this short documentary from Storm Clouds Gathering from 1/2014, is DEEPLY related to this topic. If you haven’t yet made time to watch this, it is a MUST. well sourced, and footnoted, SCG does superior work and explains just how deep this rabbit hole is. Bernays, Chomsky, etc.
PLEASE make time, watch it, and understand the content, especially if you are going to build an audience writing on this.
Rule from the Shadows — The Psychology of Power — Part 1