The subconscious is something lurking just below awareness,
- in a human being,
- in a community, and
- in the collective awareness of a nation.
The collective conscious of a nation is comprised of several sets of beliefs, biases and prejudices. That makes it a rather malleable set, constantly shifting and assuming new shapes. It is an active entity which charges ahead, and charts the course of a nation. It is also a passive entity which follows the leaders, in bits and parts, not as a whole. And that makes it highly mouldable clay in the hands of master craftsmen.
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