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"Propaganda itself cannot be efficient unless it brings into play
the whole state organization, and particularly the police power."
Jacques Ellul, Technological Society, 1964

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"All effective propaganda must be confined to a few bare necessities and then must be expressed in stereotyped formulas.

These stereotyped formulas must be constantly repeated, for only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea upon the memory of a crowd." - Adolph Hitler

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"Government psychological warfare programs helped shape mass com- munication research into a distinct scholarly field, strongly influencing the choice of leaders and determining which of the competing scientific paradigms of communication would be funded, elaborated, and en- couraged to prosper.

The state usually did not directly determine what scientists could or could not say, but it did significantly influence the selection of who would do the "authoritative" talking in the field." - Christopher Simpson, Science of Coercion

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"Once a perception is forged by misinformation,

it is tough to correct the wrongs." - Susanne M. Reyto

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"Pay attention to how much propaganda goes into maintaining the propaganda machine itself.

This is done because propaganda is just that central to the maintenance of dominant power structures.

Much effort is spent building trust in establishment narrative management outlets while sowing distrust in sources of dissent.

You'll see entire propaganda campaigns built around accomplishing solely this." - Caitlin Johnstone

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"It is the absolute right of the state to supervise the formation
of public opinion
. Think of the press as a great keyboard
on which the government can play
." - Joseph Goebbels

"Free speech is a bourgeois prejudice. We do not have time to play
at 'opposition' at 'conferences.' We will keep our political opponents,
whether open or disguised as 'nonparty,' in prison."

Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov

"When the corporate media in some foreign countries serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of their government, the result is ludicrous propaganda. When the corporate media in our country serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of the US government, the result is 'responsible' journalism." – Norman Solomon

"During a war, news should be given out for instruction rather than information.

It would not be impossible to prove, with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the individuals concerned, that a square is in fact a circle.

They are mere words, and words can be molded until they clothe ideas in disguise." - Herman Hesse


"A principle familiar to propagandists is that the doctrine to be instilled in the target audience should not be articulated: that would only expose them to reflection, inquiry, and, very likely, ridicule.
The proper procedure is to drill them home by constantly presupposing them, so that they become the very condition for discourse." - Noam Chomsky

"If information is, by nature, completely honest, unadorned, and clear, then propaganda is falsehood, desire for power, Machiavellianism, crooked in intent. All propaganda must be eliminated if the public is to be truly educated. Wherever there is propaganda, information, if it is to survive, must utilize the same weapons. It must engage in a struggle against the inaccuracy of the facts proclaimed by propaganda. Any kind of propaganda, therefore, forces the informant to engage in counterpropaganda. " - Jacques Ellul

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"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and
over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda."
George Walker Bush, Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

Technology has made it possible to induce and disrupt the cognitive functioning of individual brains.

Your thoughts may not be your own, but rather ones that have been implanted by successful social engineering through scientifically validated propaganda methods.

An American is exposed to over 3000 messages everyday.

The Roman Catholic Church of the Counter Reformation coined with the word propaganda for mental reservation.

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"Propaganda is most effective when it is least noticeable.

What the American people don't know is that American propaganda is hidden.

In a closed society, propaganda is obvious and reluctantly tolerated for fear of the negative consequences.

In an open society, such as in America, the hidden and integrated characteristics of propaganda con-vinces people that they are not being manipulated.

This is why the concept of propaganda in America is so problematic and painted in a strictly negative light.

Propaganda is supposed to be something that Adolf Hitler mastered and that his film maker Leni Riefenstahl made into a perverse art form.

It is not supposed to be part of an open society.

What could be more propagandistic than George Walker Bush's message that Americans are do-gooders in a global battle against evil?" - Nancy Snow

A great deal of time and wealth is spent to guide American popular opinion in a predefined direction down particular avenues to the 'correct' opinion.

Euphemisms such as misinformation, disinformation, image consulting, political consulting, news consulting, advertising, infomercials, public relations, damage control, and the art of spin have taken the place of the word propaganda in the English lexicon.

Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent researching how best to manipulate the opinions of the American people over decades while hundreds of billions have been spent on advertising agencies, public relations firms and political consultants to influence American opinion.

Taxpayer funds are used to pay private contractors for dissemination of propaganda at nearly all levels of government.

An uninformed ignorant populace is far easier to manipulate than an informed, thinking populace.

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The human brain processes different sensory mediums in different ways.

Written and spoken words are put through a symbol decoding process as the human brain deciphers the sentence structure and words in order to properly interpret the symbols.

In this process, both the conscious and subconscious mind go through an internal debate comparing and interpreting new information with what is already known to be true.

But a graphic image is instantly processes by the right brain as true and real bypassing the internal debate entirely.

Information presented in a visual format or a musical sound format has a much greater impact on the subconscious than symbols as the logical processing circuits of the left brain have been put on hold.

Over long periods of time, recurring imagery has a built up effect on the viewer which allows for the subconscious to manifest these images as reality.

The best example is the American fear of terrorism implanted by the never ending stream of death and misery seen on television and in the movies.

Television watchers claim television is a means of relaxation.

This has been confirmed by electroencephalograph (EEG) readings of brain waves, skin résistance and heart rates of people watching television.

Attraction to moving images is centered on the biological orienting response.

Biological orienting response is a part of all mammals evolutionary heritage as a biological sensitivity to movement and potential predatory threats.

Orienting response reactions include dilation of blood vessels to the brain, slowing of the heart, constriction of blood vessels to major muscle groups.

The brain focuses on gathering more information while the body relaxes.

In response to the stressor, the body prepares for either "fight or flight."

The body responds by releasing stored fuels (sugar and fats) to provide quick energy; breathing rate increases to supply more oxygen to the blood; muscle tension increases to prepare for action; blood clotting mechanisms are activated to reduce bleeding from cuts; senses become more acute (hearing becomes more sensitive, pupils dilate, smell becomes sharper); heart rate and blood pressure rise to provide more blood to the muscles and the Veil of Cognitive Blindness falls and you step out of the Dream into Reality.

This protective posture allows you to cope with potential dangers by shuting down logic processing centers that are used to identify what is being seen.

Images may be directly implanted into the subconscious as reality even though these images portray a reality far from the truth.

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"The primary aim of official propaganda is to generate an "official narrative" that can be mindlessly repeated by the ruling classes and those who support and identify with them." - CJ Hopkins

1917 With World War I dragging on in Europe Bernard Mannes Baruch and Edward Mandell House have Woodrow Wilson enlist George Creel.

George Creel forms the The Committee of Public Information, the Creel Commission, which primes and greases the US propaganda machine.

Edward Louis Bernays sythesizes the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle, Sigmund Freud.

Edward Louis Bernays felt it was necessary to manipulate the public through propaganda to dampen down the "herd instinct".

Edward Louis Bernays, author of Propaganda, is one of the first to attempt to manipulate public opinion using the psychology of the subconscious.

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in a democratic society.

Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.

We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.

This is a logical result of the way in which our society is organized.

Vast numbers of human beings must coöperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.

In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses.

They pull the wires to control the public consciousness." - Edward Bernays*

Walter Lippmann argued propaganda was necessary to 'manufacture consent' and that 'the common interests elude public opinion entirely'.

To this end Walter Lippmann suggested propaganda could only be understood and managed by a 'specialized class of responsible men' who are intelligent enough to figure out what was best for Americans.

Edward Louis Bernays, the father of the public relations industry, and Walter Lippmann, the dean of American journalists, a major foreign and domestic policy critic, and an important theorist of neoliberal democracy were drafted along with a group of cartoonists, writers, editors, publishers.

Within a year Edward Louis Bernays and Walter Lippmann, through the machinations of the Creel Commission, turn a large number of Americans from a population friendly to Germans into a fervent anti-German populace.

"Formerly no one was allowed to think freely; now it is permitted, but no one is capable of it any more. Now people want to think only what they are supposed to think, and this they consider freedom." - Oswald Spengler

1927 Ivan Pavlov studies instinctive response to any sudden or novel visual or auditory stimulus.

1930 Carl Byoir leases two Cuban newspapers, the Havana Post and the Havana Telegram.

He becomes an influential intermediary for Americans wishing to invest in Cuba.

Byoir made his name helping FDR establish the March of Dimes foundation.

German television is conceived primarily as a tool of propaganda rather than a means of entertainment.

Cinema television is used throughout the war for troop entertainment.

Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident that they are acting of their own free will

"Violence is to a dictatorship,
what propaganda is to a democracy

Joseph Goebbels

1933 Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, combines all media dissemination vehicles - the press, radio, film and theater - into one institution he controls.

Joseph Goebbels considers media "a piano in the hands of the government" on which the government could play.

Joseph Goebbels realizes monotony may set in so he developes a theory that mass media should be "uniform in principle" but "polyform in nuances."

Joseph Goebbels concepts are based on the observations of Edward Bernays and Walter Lippmann.

Edward Bernays popularized tobacco smoking with American women by hiring beautiful women to walk down Madison Avenue while smoking cigarettes, giving women the idea that smoking is synonymous with beauty.

1937 The Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company hires Carl Byoir to help it fight the powerful anti-chain-store movement, which sought to break up big chains in order to protect independent retailers and wholesalers.

Working behind the scenes, Byoir organized a campaign to highlight the benefits of chains in reducing consumer prices.

September 15, 1938 1,600 publications run a full-page advertisement headlined "A Statement of Public Policy by the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company."

The advertisement criticizes a bill introduced by Representative Wright Patman of Texas to impose punitive taxes on chain stores.

The bill is blocked, and the power of the anti-chain movement wanes.

1954Bernays most infamous project was the propaganda effort behind the CIA coup in Guatemala.

He framed it as a "liberation from communism" when in fact it was to rekindle the decades-long dictatorship to protect the interests of the United Fruit Company who had hired him to manage the media campaign against the democratic socialist government of Guatemala.

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"The 1960's witnessed a democratic
upsurge of democratic fervor in America."
Samuel Phillips Huntington


Trilateral Commission, issues report labeled 'Governability of Democracies.'

Samuel Phillips Huntington, a political science professor at Harvard University and a long time consultant to the White House on the war in Vietnam, wrote there was a huge growth of citizen participation 'in the forms of marches, demonstrations, protest movements, and cause organizations,' 'markedly higher levels of self-consciousness on the part of blacks, Indians, Chicanos, white ethnic groups, students and women', 'marked expansion of white-collar unionism,' and all this added up to 'a reassertion of unalienable rights in social, economic and political life'.

"The essence of the democratic surge of the 1960's was a general challenge to existing systems of authority, public and private. In one form or another, this challenge manifested itself in the family, the university, business, public and private associations, politics, the governmental bureaucracy, and the military services. People no longer felt the same obligation to obey those whom they had previously considered superior to themselves in age, rank, status, expertise, character, or talents." - Samuel Phillips Huntington

At the forefront of White House thinking is the command and control of the global marketplace through information manipulation and control.

Corporate movies, television programs, recorded music, theme parks, advertising and news broadcasts offer a Talmudwood perspective.

A Talmudwood program structure has been exported to television stations all over the Earth, resulting in a corporately branded style which include shorter news segments, a de-emphasis on government and politics, fewer talking heads, more graphic material, "warm and fuzzy" stories and more corporate image burnishing.

"The president, to win the election, needed the support of a broad coalition, however, the day after his election, the size of his majority is almost - if not entirely - irrelevant to his ability to govern the country. What counts then is the president's ability to mobilize support from the leaders of key institutions. This coalition must include key individuals in Congress, the executive branch, corporate media and the corporate industrial sector." - Samuel Huntington

1986 Byron Reeves of Stanford University, Esther Thorson of the University of Missouri and their colleagues began to study whether the simple formal features of television - cuts, edits, zooms, pans, sudden noises - activate the biological orienting response, thereby keeping attention on the screen.

By watching how brain waves were affected by cuts, edits, zooms, pans, and sudden noises they concluded that stylistic tricks can indeed trigger involuntary responses through the evolutionary significance of detecting movement.

Their findings explain the never ending action of broadcast advertisements and why older people prefer peaceful drama over youthful action movies.

Passivity and a lower level of alertness correlate with televison veiwing.

Once the television is turned off, the sense of relaxation dissipates quickly, but passivity and lowered alertness remain for a considerable time.

As relaxation occurs quickly, people are conditioned to associate viewing of television with a lack of tension.

Once the screen is turned back on astral projection begins and a hypnotic state is once again entered into.

The association is positively reinforced as viewers remain relaxed throughout viewing, and it is negatively reinforced via the stress and dysphoric rumination that occurs once the television screen goes blank again.

Habit forming drugs work in a similar manner.

A tranquilizer that leaves the body rapidly is much more likely to cause dependence than one that leaves the body slowly, precisely because the user is more aware that the effects of the drug are wearing off.

2009 Archives of General Psychiatry report finds for each hour of television viewed per day male teenagers had a statistically significant greater likelihood of developing depression in young adulthood.

"Media is so image rich and content poor that it just serves to capture the eye, manipulate emotions, and short-circuit reason. Propaganda industries function increasingly like adult obedience industries . " - Nancy Snow

"Moving from one stimulus to another, the mind develops a higher and higher tolerance to stimulation.

So the dosage must increase: video games that are more exciting, television is faster-paced, more dramatic.

Movies and television programming have over the last few decades become increasingly fast-paced, the editing faster, the scenes shorter, the special effects more dramatic." - Charles Eisenstein

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"People see the headline, see what the story is supposedly about, there is already a built-in set of expectations from the audience. When we write the stories we can play off of and play against those expectations." - Rene Balcer

1988 Talmudwood has skimmed stories from headlines for decades and television has followed suit.

Millions of Americans watch the evening news.

Even more watch the entertainment that surrounds it.

The most popular programs are fictionalized accounts of pseudo real events.

Media psychology, the effective use of propaganda, uses the theories, concepts and methods of psychology to study the impact of media on individuals, groups, and cultures.

Media psychology is concerned with the social and psychological parameters of communications between people that are mediated by some technology or conduit other than simply air.

The field of media psychology is interested in delivering psychological treatments and intervention strategies through print and electronic media to modify aspects of human behavior.

This is done through the media of movies and television, by use of music, camera angles, editing, lighting, color and black/white recording, image size, and all facets of sound and image production that create impressions and facilitate our immersion in the pseudo reality presented.

The field of media psychology has found the most effective means of indoctrinating and conditioning people is to embed the message to be conveyed into the narratives of the compounded fictionalized stories.

People are branded when the prescribed message is able to bypass the conscious attention of the receiver.

Social and political agendas can be subconsciously set and the manner in which reality is understood can be easily revised.

Corporations spend thousands of hours and millions of dollars devising ways to decieve the public, the public has little time to design counter strategies.

In order to adequately control a target population an emotional response must be conditioned into the subconscious of the target population - a manufactured desire the target population is consciously unaware of.

Media literacy, knowing how the messages conveyed by media affect us emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally, and how to defend against indoctrinating messages, is vital for an informed, free society.

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"Propagandists for a long while realized that a lie is not good alone, that "truth pays," that propaganda must be based upon facts." - Jacques Ellul

"There are two kinds of propaganda: rational propaganda in favor of action that is consonant with the enlightened self-interest of those who make it and those to whom it is addressed; non-rational propaganda that is not consonant with anybody's enlightened self-interest, but is dictated by, and appeals to, passion." - Aldous Huxley, Brave New World Revisited

There are three 'colors' of propaganda:

'white'- truthfully attributed and non-attributed messages

'gray'- falsely attributed to a third party messages

'black' - nothing less than a form of intellectual subversion

Propagandists prepare a three stage strategic campaign - the propaganda techniques they chose are "Desensitization," " Jamming," and "Conversion" to build moral indifference.

Desensitization through indoctrination reduces public sensitivity and moral outrage by inundating the public with a continuous flood of repulsive ideas.

Desensitization convinces a very weary public to view the issue under discussion with moral indifference or apathy rather than sharp emotion.

Jamming is psychological terrorism used to silence dissenting opinion.

People that display strong moral conviction are castigated as reactionaries.

Conversion is the manipulation of perception and belief through allusion, insinuation and false association.

Propaganda 'converts' the individual to the 'correct' way of thinking.

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This website defines a new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race. Religious intolerance occurs when any group refuses to tolerate religious practices, religious beliefs or persons due to their religious ideology. This web site marks the founding of a system of philosophy named The Truth of the Way of the Lumière Infinie - a rational gnostic mystery religion based on reason which requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of the Lumière Infinie are spelled out in detail on this web site by the author. Violent acts against individuals due to their religious beliefs in America is considered a "hate crime."

This web site in no way condones violence. To the contrary the intent here is to reduce the violence that is already occurring due to the international corporate cartels desire to control the human race. The international corporate cartel already controls the world economic system, corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment complex and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on coöperation. Coöperation does not occur at the point of a gun.

American social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of a perfect world. Through distraction and coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.

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