When I was in fourth grade, the local school decided to show movies in the gym on Saturday afternoons (note that this was in the era before cable). The first one was Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island. I thought it was great. It had action, adventure, heroes, giant creatures, etc. What else could a boy want? The girls liked it also. Some English women wash up on the shore of the island. They take up domestic duties and perform the plot function of being damsels in distress. I am sure the girls could identify with this, as this was before the girl power movement started infecting fourth grade girls.
After the movie was over, the school officials got up in front and asked how everyone liked it. There was a very enthusiastic response. The boys liked it, the girls liked it; it was just plain a good fit for all. It seemingly touched something inside, something that it resonated with. I am sure that some would say that it was activating some type of false consciousness, but does anybody really believe that?
Exit question — What is the best way to implant a false consciousness?