The Virus: Rebelling Against a Programmed Society

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Every person has been programmed to some degree. The Virus (Thorin s fourth book) is the cure for that condition. In The Virus, Thorin exposes the tricks and tactics that external forces (salesmen, religious leaders, social forces, authoritarians, product pushing corporations...) use to condition behavior. The Virus successfully straddles both psychology and sociology as it delivers the goods in Thoirn's trademark "intellectual rebellion" style. The Virus is a book which exposes (in an easy to read, yet witty and entertaining style) the way in which members of society are persuaded, conditioned, and manipulated. Many people think that they are capable of picking up on these ever-present persuasions and subtleties, but as they finish The Virus, many will look back in astonishment that their beforehand knowledge was simply the tip of the iceberg.

Although this ingenious book could be reverse-engineered by business owners, P.R. firms, and media spinsters, the true intent of this book is to enlighten its readers of "the translucent strings which model and direct behavior, persuade purchasing habits, condition thought patterns, and manipulate the mass into submissive servants". The tricks are all exposed and all the curtains are fully pulled back. The psychological wizardry is broken down, and as the virus unfolds, the snake oil salesmen are exposed. Are you ready to step free from your mental shackles? If so, then you are ready to read this book; you are ready to unleash The Virus and stop the external programming and manipulation of your own mind.

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Thorin, author of four books, and freelance writer for many counter-culture websites is a self-declared, "Destroyer of pleasant falsities." Born (1971) into a very chaotic childhood, Thorin has spent the bulk of his adulthood challenging the status quo and acting as the voice of the underdogs and socially rejected. Thorin pens his books in a very unique style. Often times his words are like fire, and his voice echoes through his readers minds like that of a shot gun. This angst-ridden social critic is one of the most formidable voices of the counter-culture revolution. Unfettered by archaic dogmas and not intimidated by threats of social ostracism, Thorin's words blaze the pages of his books like a Molotov cocktail.

One of the most rebellious writers of the twenty-first century, Thorin has made it his personal mission to return the power of independent thought back to the manipulated mass. Thorin is empathetic rage, and to Thorin, the world truly is a stage; his objective is to expose the actors and rip away all facades. Thorin is a writer who seeks out truth. He will dredge it from the deepest, darkest social undercurrents...or unearth it from under the most pious foundations.

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