We Make Threats Not Promises
(actual US military badge)
"If information is, by nature,
completely honest, unadorned, and
clear, then propaganda, we know,
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
"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
made it possible to induce and disrupt the
cognitive functioning of
Your thoughts may not be your own, but ones that
have been implanted through exceedingly successful, validated and
proven propaganda methods.
is exposed to more than 3000 messages everyday.
"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?" -
deal of time, effort, and wealth is spent to guide American popular opinion in
a predefined direction down particular avenues to the 'correct'
Euphemisms such as
misinformation, disinformation, image consulting,
relations, damage control,
and the art of spin have taken the place of the word propaganda in the English
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
uninformed ignorant populace is far easier to manipulate than an informed,
human brain processes
different sensory mediums in different
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
processing circuits of the left brain have been put on hold.
long periods of time, recurring imagery has
a built up effect on the viewer which allows for the
manifest these images as
Perhaps 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
and heart rates of people watching television.
Part of the attraction to movies and television
has to do with the
orienting response is a part of all mammals
evolutionary heritage , biological sensitivity to movement and potential
orienting response reactions include dilation of the blood vessels to the
brain, slowing of the heart, and constriction of blood vessels to major muscle
The brain focuses attention on
gathering more information while the rest of the body relaxes.
in response to the stressor, the body prepares for either "fight or
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 noumenon.
This protective posture helps you cope
with potential dangers but it also totally shuts down logic processing centers
that are used to identify the noumenon of what is being seen.
This allows images to be directly
implanted into the subconscious as reality - even those these images portray a
reality in which nothing could be farther from the
1917 With World War I
dragging on in Europe Bernard
Baruch and Edward Mandell
House have Woodrow Wilson enlist
George Creel forms the
The Committee of Public
Information, the Creel Commission, which primes and greases the US
Bernays sythesizes the ideas of Gustave
Le Bon and Wilfred Trotter on crowd
psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle,
Edward Louis Bernays felt it was
necessary to manipulate the public through propaganda to dampen down the "herd
Louis Bernays, author of Propaganda, was one of the first scientific
attempt to manipulate public opinion using the
psychology of 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 cooperate 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. It is they who pull the wires which control the
public mind." -
Edward Louis 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
Bernays, Sigmund Freud's nephew, and Walter
Lippmann through the machinations of the Creel Commission are able to 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
1930 German television is conceived
primarily as a tool of propaganda rather than
a means of
entertainment. A limited number of cinemas are equipped with 180-line
projector receivers so that Nazi Party propaganda can be disseminated easily.
Cinema television is used throughout the war for
1933 Joseph Goebbels,
Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, combines all
corporate media dissemination vehicles - the
press, radio, film and
theater - into a collectivised institution he controls. Joseph Goebbels
considers corporate media "a piano
in the hands of the government" on
which the government could play. Joseph Goebbels realized monotony may set in
so he developed a theory that the mass media
should be "uniform in
principle" but "polyform in nuances."
Goebbels concepts are based on the observations of
Bernays and Walter
tobacco smoking with American women by hiring beautiful women to walk up
and down Madison Avenue while smoking cigarettes, giving women the idea that
smoking is synonymous with beauty.
Bernays most infamous project was the propaganda effort behind the
1954 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.
"The 1960's witnessed a democratic upsurge of
democratic fervor in America."
Trilateral Commission, issues a report labeled
'The Governability of Democracies.'
Samuel 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'.
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,
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." -
At the forefront of
White House thinking is the
command and control of
the global marketplace through
information manipulation and control.
recorded music, theme parks,
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
"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
Their findings explain the never ending action of
broadcast advertisements and why older people prefer peaceful drama over
Passivity and a lower
level of alertness correlate with televison veiwing.
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
of television with a lack of tension.
Once the screen is turned
back on astral projection begins
and a hypnotic state is once again
The association is positively reinforced as viewers
remain relaxed throughout viewing, and it is negatively reinforced via the
dysphoric rumination that
occurs once the television screen goes blank again.
Habit forming drugs
work in a similar manner.
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.
According to a report published in the
Archives of General Psychiatry in 2009 for each hour of television viewed per
day male teenagers had
statistically significant greater likelihood of developing depression in young
Tremendous power over all aspects of life is bestowed
upon those who control the broadcast airwaves.
"Media is now so
image rich and content poor that it just serves to capture the eye, manipulate
emotions, and short-circuit reason. The propaganda and advertising 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, dramatic.
have over the last few decades become increasingly fast-paced, the editing
faster, the scenes shorter, the special effects more dramatic." -
"Ripped from the
Talmudwood has skimmed
stories from headlines for decades and
television has followed
Millions of Americans watch
the evening news.
Even more watch the
The most popular programs are
fictionalized accounts of pseudo real
psychology, the effective use of propaganda, uses the theories, concepts
and methods of
psychology to study the impact of media on individuals, groups, and
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
This is done through the media of movies and television, by
use of music, camera angles,
image size, and all facets of sound and image production that create
impressions and facilitate our immersion in
the pseudo reality
of media psychology has found the most effective means of
conditioning people is to embed the message to be conveyed into
the storylines of the fictionalized stories.
branded when the
prescribed message is able to bypass the conscious attention of the
political agendas can be subconsciously set and the manner in which reality is
understood can be easily modified.
Corporations spend thousands of
hours and millions of dollars devising ways to decieve the public,
the public spends 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
media affect us emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally, and how to defend
against indoctrinating messages, is vital for an informed, free
"Propagandists have for a long while realized that
a lie is not good alone, that "truth pays," that propaganda must be based upon
facts." - Jacques EllulThere are three 'colors' of
'white'- truthfully attributed and non-attributed
'gray'- falsely attributed to a third party
'black' - nothing less than a
form of intellectual subversion
Propagandists prepare a three stage
strategic campaign - a triumvirate of "Desensitization," "Jamming," and
"Conversion" to create and lock in moral indifference.
through indoctrination reduces public sensitivity and moral outrage by
inundating the public in a continuous flood of images and ideas they find
Desensitization convinces a very weary public to view the
issue under discussion with moral indifference or apathy rather than sharp
Jamming is psychological terrorism used to silence dissenting
People that display strong moral conviction are castigated as
out of touch hateful 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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