The Truth Movement
To many in both politics and business, the triumph of the self is the ultimate expression of democracy, where power has finally moved to the people. Certainly the people may feel they are in charge, but are they really? Adam Curtis's documentary for the BBC, "The Century of the Self"  tells the story of the growth of the mass-consumer society in Britain and the United States. How was the all-consuming self created, by whom, and in whose interests?
The Century of the Self focuses on how Sigmund Freud, Anna Freud, and Edward Bernays influenced the way corporations and governments have analyzed, dealt with, and controlled people.
The business and political world uses psychological techniques to read, create and fulfill our desires, to make their products or speeches as pleasing as possible to us. Employing the tactics of psychoanalysis, politicians appeal to irrational, primitive impulses that have little apparent bearing on issues outside of the narrow self-interest of a consumer population.
Paul Mazer, a Wall Street banker working for Lehman Brothers in the 1930s, is cited as declaring "We must shift America from a needs- to a desires-culture. People must be trained to desire, to want new things, even before the old have been entirely consumed.... Man's desires must overshadow his needs."
Strategy of Tension
The strategy of tension is a theory that describes how to divide, manipulate, and control public opinion using fear, propaganda, disinformation, psychological warfare, agents provocateurs, and false flag terrorist actions.
The theory began with allegations that the United States government and the Greek military junta of 1967–1974 supported far-right terrorist groups in Italy and Turkey, where communism was growing in popularity, to spread panic among the population who would in turn demand stronger and more dictatorial governments.
As argued by Adam Curtis in his BBC documentary "The Power of Nightmares" subtitled "The Rise of the Politics of Fear" the threat of radical Islamism as a massive, sinister organised force of destruction, specifically in the form of al-Qaeda, is a myth perpetrated by politicians in many countries.  Examination of the evidence shows that the official government explanations for most, if not all, "Al Qaeda" terrorist attacks are lies. Many researchers such as Dr. Judy Wood started to question the events of 9/11 when what they saw and heard on television was contradictory and appeared to violate the laws of physics.  These independent researchers have established beyond all reasonable doubt that the 9/11 attacks were a false flag operation and therefore western populations are presently subject to the strategy of tension.
US Secretary of State Hiliary Clinton provided an excellent example of the way our rulers think when on 6 March 2009 she told young Europeans at the European Parliament that global economic turmoil provided a fresh opening. "Never waste a good crisis ... Don't waste it when it can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy security,"
Any individual or organisation which opposes the established order is liable to be the subject of surveilance, infiltratation, discrediting, and disruption as per the US Governments COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) .
Cass Robert Sunstein, an American legal scholar, who currently is the Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration, co-authored a 2008 paper with Adrian Vermeule, titled "Conspiracy Theories," dealing with the risks and possible government responses to false, conspiracy theories resulting from "cascades" of faulty information within groups that may ultimately lead to violence. In this article they wrote, "The existence of both domestic and foreign conspiracy theories, we suggest, is no trivial matter, posing real risks to the government’s antiterrorism policies, whatever the latter may be." They go on to propose that, "the best response consists in cognitive infiltration of extremist groups", where they suggest, among other tactics, "Government agents (and their allies) might enter chat rooms, online social networks, or even real-space groups and attempt to undermine percolating conspiracy theories by raising doubts about their factual premises, causal logic or implications for political action." They refer, several times, to groups that promote the view that the US Government was responsible or complicit in the September 11 attacks as "extremist groups."
Culture (society's predominant beliefs and values) is created by the mainstream media. Mainstream TV, radio and newspapers dismiss any serious anti-government accusations as "conspiracy theories", which are presumed to be groundless and therefore not worthy of investigation. In a 12 December 2008 article ABC News asks "Does Conspiracy Always Equal Delusion?" 
Desert Storm veterans and other U.S. military servicemembers were told that their health problems from exposure to depleted uranium were in fact a result of a psychological disorder. 
The US Center for Disease Control offers the following about suffers of Morgellans disease “We conducted an investigation of this unexplained dermopathy to characterize the clinical and epidemiologic features and explore potential etiologies,” The only potential etiology suggested was that the patients were delusional. 
During an 8 June 2012 BBC interview author Jonathan Kay claims that only a small minority of conspiracy theorists have "clinical mental health issues".  The majority, he claims "had been radicalised by the internet". We can look forward to increasing internet censorship by governments in the name of cybersecurity - bring on the false flag cyber attacks 
The most truthful information is available from independent whistleblowers and reseachers. The most difficult thing to do is work out who's telling the truth and who's working for counter intelligence.
1. Wikipedia, The Century of the Self, 7 April 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Century_of_the_Self
2. Wikipedia, Strategy of Tension, 7 April 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategy_of_tension
3. Wikipedia, The Power of Nightmares, 7 April 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Power_of_Nightmares
4. The Journal of 9/11 Research and 9/11 Issues, 8 April 2012, http://drjudywood.com/
5. Wikipedia, COINTELPRO, 6 April 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COINTELPRO
6. Wikipedia, Cass Sunstein, 6 April 2012, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cass_Sunstein
7. ABC News, What's Behind Internet Conspiracy Empires?, 12 December 2008, http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/story?id=6443988&page=1#.T4F1jtWrTyU
8. Times Higher Education, 30 June 2000, Gulf war syndrome: a psychological illness? http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storyCode=152325§ioncode=26
9. CDC calls Morgellons’ nanoworms a delusion, protects DARPA, 30 January 2012, http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/cdc-calls-morgellons-nanoworms-delusion.html
10. wideshutuk, Bilderberg Believers Are Mental Say BBC, 8 June 2012, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lzQML1O0aw
11. Daily Mail, Anonymous takes down Home Office website in attack against Government surveillance plans, 8 April 2012, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2126733/Anonymous-takes-Home-Office-website-attack-Government-surveillance-plans.html