The Many Faces of Manipulation

PROPAGANDIZING
ADVERTISING
PROSELYTIZING
MARKETING
BOOSTING
PERSUADING
IMPACTING
PROMOTING
INFLUENCING
SCHOOLING
MENTORING
SOCIALIZING
The notion of the blank slate satisfies both the impulse to control and to negate autonomy. Autonomy is the antithesis of authority even as the negation of autonomy creates the demand for authority.
I am not anti-social, but I am against socializing.