Yes. Emotional blackmail through societal norms and the media.
Society tells us what is good or bad, right or wrong, acceptable and not acceptable. Misbehave and you are ostracized by society. The media plays on our emotions, invoking anger, sorrow, fear, etc to gain viewers. They do this for financial gain but... in the process they invoke actions due to the emotions they stir up. I try to tell myself that this is not a deliberate attempt at controlling society, but if that were not so, what is the point of political rallies? Or any rally for that matter? Why try to distract us with reality shows