A Proper Gander At Propaganda

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"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

"A man without a government is like a fish without a bicycle.” Alvaro Koplovich

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Beware The Power of Behavioral Contagion

 

Let's Play A Game of Follow The Leader Right Down The Proverbial Rabbit Hole

"By dint of suggestion and contagion the miracle signalised by a single person was immediately accepted by all. Such is always the mechanism of the collective hallucinations so frequent in history — hallucinations which seem to have all the recognized characteristics of authenticity, since they are phenomena observed by thousands of persons.”

source: https://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/lebon/Crowds.pdf

*This article last updated October 19, 2017, 6:66 AM GMT

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See Section Three: The Ramification of Emotions

"Do not believe in anything simply because you've heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe in anything because it is spoken and rumoured by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."  

"I suppose we should add to that list, do not believe anything simply because Buddha – or, for that matter, Simon – says. I guess that makes it fairly comprehensive. It does not, however, bring my remarks about belief to an end. I still have a few more things to say about that sometimes thorny subject. If a belief is clearly false, but is not shaken by evidence to that effect, it is commonly called a delusion. In a person who is not mentally ill, such a delusion might be the result of self-deception, or deception by a third party, or sometimes a combination of the two."

quote source: Conditioning, Beliefs and Basic Attitudes


If you question official narrative you have the officially sanctioned, and socially shepherded, tin-foil conspiracy crowd to free-fall with.

You are not supposed to consider any other option, you are not to consider that even the conspiracy maze is part of scripted fantasy sold as reality. You aren't supposed to notice the eternal merry go round like nature of the conspiracy minded. You aren't supposed to notice how mainstream media profits from the conspiracy marketplace that they themselves created and maintain. We aren't supposed to figure out that tabloid conspiracy fare is part of a profitable damage control strategy that not only protects the truth of governmental theater with layers and layers of nonsensical noise, but also provides for a great commercial opportunity by way of eternal conspiracy published, multimedia products. Consider how much conspiracy money the supposed JFK assassination has raked in alone.


Hoax Vigils For Imaginary Heroes & Fake Funerals For Simulated Victims: Macabre Live Action Governmental Theater

Mythical heroic martyrs are needed to act as sainted iconic idols for mass producing National identities for people to self identify with.

Government is secular religion.


"This Declassified Document Is the Ultimate Proof"

How To Fake History 101

All the layers of conspiracy noise protects the truth that the government scripts and produces hyper-real, Hollywood quality, theatrical propaganda that its News Media minions sell to the public as real. The video below is insightful and well worth watching.

"(11.) Conduct funerals for mock victims."

This Declassified Document Is the Ultimate Proof  source: Truthstream Media

 


The How Can So Many People Keep A Secret Fallacy Exposed:

Not for anything but the Ghost Army was a military secret kept for some 40 years or so. This is one of many examples.

"The Ghost Army was an Allied Army tactical deception unit during World War II officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops (Operation Quicksilver) The 1,100-man unit was given a unique mission within the Allied Army: to impersonate other Allied Army units to deceive the enemy. From a few weeks after D-Day, when they landed in France, until the end of the war, they put on a "traveling road show" utilizing inflatable tanks, sound trucks, fake radio transmissions, scripts and pretence. They staged more than 20 battlefield deceptions, often operating very close to the front lines."

"Their story was kept secret for more than 40 years after the war, and elements of it remain classified. The unit was the subject of a PBS documentary The Ghost Army in 2013."

source: Ghost Army - Wikipedia


Need to generate natural tears?

I've watched numerous interviews with Heather Melton and in every one her story and performance are (pretty much) exactly the same, complete with glassy looking, near tear filled eyes. Yet there is never any real evidence she is experiencing true remorse. No drips of tell-tale snot are ever in sight and she never actually seems to shed many or any tears at all. In any case, even if Heather were an oscar caliber performer, and could cry convincingly on demand, we would be foolish to buy into what we cannot verify and what appears to be nothing more than obvious scripted fear based propaganda, and real state promoted and sponsored terrorism, complete with what appear to be live action dinner theater interactive role-playing vigils, wakes and funerals. Of course the victim card is supposed to protect these events from this kind of criticism and mainstream and even alternative media is filled with obvious emotional fallacious attempts at defense of what appears to be nothing more than another manufactured governmental event.

"Tear Stick is a wax stick in a lipstick mechanism, with an effective content of menthol and camphor extracts so as to generate natural tears."

source: Tear Stick | Kryolan - Professional Make-up

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The True Project MK Ultra Revealed: Social Shepherds Lead The Mass Along Offically Sanctioned Paths

A Real Call To Action Motivated By Fake Events

Most people tend read only headlines and fail to notice retractions and corrections. People seem to remember only the kinds of emotionally charged ideas they need to.

Social Media is the latest medium of government. Government relies on social shepherds and soap operatic, overly dramatic "personal" narratives to define the bounds of human reason and to drive humanity into new behavioral forms. Contrived FEMA drills get reported as real News as the recent Las Vegas mass shooting event shows. What most take to be real historical fact is actually little more than scripted mythic heroic fiction. Dramatic tales of mythic heroes and victims are the means by which the mass of humanity is shepherded down various trails that the governments of the world desire. This is the way we have always been manipulated into action. This is how civilization is built. These National State News heroes and martyrs are necessary artifacts of culture, or more specifically the religion known as Government. We are not supposed to notice all the obvious crisis acting fakery and that the evidence presented to us by governmental report and the News (and even alternative sources) indicates that the entire event was nothing but a drill with no real deaths to actually report. Yet without such heroic tales, or heroes and martyrs, we could have no National and more local News led rituals of public morning over fallen "friends" we never knew.

Religions are all contrived tools used to form social groupings that are easily led. All institutionalized religions are designed to enslave humanity more than they exist to free minds and souls. If you need a filter or screen by way of rabbi and priest to act as intermediary between you and the Natural Divine source of all, you are bound to a program of thinking that leads away from any possible real experience of the Divine.

Nation State Borders and Historical Racial Origins Are Mythic Fairytales

Cultural identities are manufactured and have always been used to divide and conquer humanity into more easily managed human resourced communities.

Government is A Faith Based Religion

Government and its promoted educational systems and sciences are also religions that most do not recognize as such. Nation state borders are fake as are religious divisions. We let ourselves end up being sorted by cultural backgrounds and even silly things like skin color and hair type. Human beings can be easily emotionally manipulated by hearsay tales they can never verify. This lack of verification is no problem for most minds as all they need is to feel that something is correct to know that it is. Logical reasoning is not something practiced by  most. Blind faith in external authorities of one kind of another is the order of the day. This external authority takes many forms. One form might be some kind of actual leader or pundit. Religious texts, daily National and State News reports and history books are also external authorities that most assume are correct. Critical thinking is not rewarded when that thinking begins to question what would seem to be obvious contradictions and fallacies in official reported narrative.


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"...technological innovation provides a media toolkit for modern shepherds that the shepherds of the Old Stories could only dream of."


Sheep Logic & The Common Knowledge Game

"The power source of the Common Knowledge Game is the crowd seeing the crowd,.."

"Common knowledge is information, public or private, that everyone believes is shared by everyone else. It’s the crowd of tribesmen looking around and seeing that the entire crowd heard the Missionary that unlocks the private information in their heads and turns it into common knowledge. The important thing is not that everyone hears the Missionary’s words. The important thing is that everyone believes that everyone else heard the Missionary’s words, because that’s how you update your estimation of everyone else’s estimations... The power source of the Common Knowledge Game is the crowd seeing the crowd, and the dynamic structure of the Common Knowledge Game is the dynamic structure of the flock. There’s no purposeful objective that animates a flock the way it does a pack, which is why you famously have people describing the “madness of crowds.” But it’s not madness, and it’s not chaos, either. A crowd is the communication mechanism for the Common Knowledge Game, with clear rules and strategies for playing and winning. Understanding the Common Knowledge Game has been the secret of successful shepherds since time immemorial, in business, politics, religion … any aspect of our lives as social animals. The only difference today is that technological innovation provides a media toolkit for modern shepherds that the shepherds of the Old Stories could only dream of."

source: http://www.epsilontheory.com/sheep-logic/ 

Understanding Common Knowledge Games: The Secret of Successful Shepherds

"Understanding the Common Knowledge Game has been the secret of successful shepherds since time immemorial, in business, politics, religion… any aspect of our lives as social animals. The only difference today is that technological innovation provides a media toolkit for modern shepherds that the shepherds of the Old Stories could only dream of.

This is why sitcom laugh tracks exist. This is why performances, whether it’s an NFL game or Dancing with the Stars, are filmed in front of a live audience. This is why the Chinese government still bans any internet pictures of the Tiananmen Square protests, with their massive crowds, more than 20 years after they occurred. This is what John Maynard Keynes called the Newspaper Beauty Contest, which he believed (and demonstrated) was the secret to successful investing through the 1930s. This is how Dick Clark built a massive fortune with American Bandstand. He didn’t tell Middle America what music to like; he got a crowd of attractive young people to announce what music they liked (“it’s got a good beat and you can dance to it, I give it a 94, Dick!”), and Middle America took its cues from that. Not only is that all you need to motivate sheep, it’s far more effective than any efforts at direct influence.

This is why executions used to be held in public and why inaugurations still are. This is why Donald Trump cared so much about the size of his inauguration crowd. This is why he’s always talking about the viewership and ratings of his televised appearances. Trump gets it. He understands what makes the Common Knowledge Game work. It’s not what the crowd believes. It’s what the crowd believes that the crowd believes. The power of a crowd seeing a crowd is one of the most awesome forces in human society. It topples governments. It launches Crusades. It builds cathedrals. And it darn sure moves markets…”

source: comment by  Rendar @ October 10, 2017 at 9:36 am

link: https://pieceofmindful.com/2017/10/10/trotter-and-lebon-trotter-and-lebon-trotter-and-le/#more-76942


Government propaganda puts the 'cult' into culture.

Culture is a very real mind virus, as is unquestioned blind faith in governmental authority.

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Conspiracy Nonsense Draws A Larger Audience Than Dissecting Culture Does

We have long been conditioned by Hollywood style, Oliver Stoned, riddles wrapped in pretzel-puzzle like mazes of nonsense conspiracy product to overlook the obvious, Uncle Scammed, stage illusionist truth in favor of unverifiable speculative-conspiracy based fantasy. We have the fallacious false choice of  state sanctioned, News journalist approved, (with red, white and blue based patriotic, faith), official narrative and the diametrically opposite choice, the officially approved, paranoid, conspiracy based con-job, to choose from. We are not supposed to consider that both options usually require we drink plenty of proverbial, officially sanctioned (mind) poison.

Consider how much more attention all the obvious conspiracy fare gets compared to all the "hoax-busting, fakeology, & clues forum seeking".

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image source: The Shining: Hedge Maze - YouTube

People  Seem To Really Love Riddle Wrapped Conspiratorial Mazes with Endless Amazing Revelation Around Every Corner!

There seems to be more of an audience for official sanctioned accounts and for endless maze-like conspiratorial fare, than there is for deconstructing such myths. Most people seem to think the concept that events are scripted and manufactured more unbelievable than all the highly questionable, contradictory and obviously problematic official government and News accounts. Most people also seem to prefer considering tabloid conspiracy ideas more than they like to ponder possible governmental propaganda fakery. Despite the fact that we can look to plenty of mainstream sources to support claims of a history of governmental sponsored hoaxing, most will fall back on group think of one kind or another and will overlook and ignore the obvious in favor of the emotional support of the like minded.

Layers of conspiracy noise has long covered for the fact that most of these stories are nothing but government contrived propaganda fictions. The multimedia noise machine profits while playing damage control. Conspiracy memes seem to spread like viral infections, with government and officially sanctioned News and multimedia sources being the worst Typhoid Mary-like offenders.


A Human History of Hearsay

Most people really love playing a telephone game of spreading unverifiable sensational ideas like fear based propaganda claims of murder, sexual abuse and other sorts of MK Ultra, and "Satanic occulted" secret society nonsense. People really seem to enjoy speculating about UFOs, top secret Tesla tech, chem-trails, ghosts, demons and all sorts of other fairytale concepts rather than simply looking at what we can actually demonstrate. People love parroting what they cannot really verify. Most of us seem to be easily distracted by multimedia noise.

Speculation is fine, and certainly has its place, but most people seem to confuse speculation with demonstration.

We are supposed to buy into all sorts of claims of cartoonish governmental super power might that are simply not true.

Despite things like obvious NASA fakery, most people buy into all sorts of childish notions that are simply not true. The world is not run as advertised and this is something easily demonstrated with an internet connection. There are real legally binding documents and there is a real history that clearly shows us that the world has long been run as one united business enterprise behind the scenes. Nation state borders are illusions, artifacts of manufactured culture used as tools for global management of vast human resource. Things like international space programs are as fantastic as talking mice and are propaganda symbols of both hope, with the eternal promise of colonizing outer space that will never actually happen outside of a film set of one kind or another, and of despair as the supposed rocketry is the medium for mass nuclear, global annihilation, many times over. Luckily for us, all the evidence would seem to indicate that atomic weaponry is nothing but a Hollywood manufactured hoax.


It's About Crowd Control


"Rapidly multiplying dictatorial measures have continually tended to restrict individual liberties, and this in two ways. Regulations have been established every year in greater number, imposing a constraint on the citizen in matters in which his acts were formerly completely free, and forcing him to accomplish acts which he was formerly at liberty to accomplish or not to accomplish at will."


Remote Controlling Crowds

We must help build our own prisons, mental and even physical. We need to believe we must have even more government to keep us all safe from bogeyman threat.

NEVER FORGET THE POWER PROPAGANDA HAS TO EFFECT THE LEGISLATURE AND THUS THE BILLS THAT THESE PEOPLE WRITE INTO LAW

The public is not the only target of military grade, governmental propaganda campaigns. This is about the cancerous growth of more government, with all the additional taxes, fees, fines, laws and jail time that go along with it. Not all sins are crimes, but it is so profitable to define them as such. Things like Drug Wars are clear signs we do not live in lands of the free and homes of the brave. Slavery comes in many forms and guises and the profitable legal/prison system is truly an immoral sin against humanity.

“Legislation since this period has followed the course, I pointed out. Rapidly multiplying dictatorial measures have continually tended to restrict individual liberties, and this in two ways. Regulations have been established every year in greater number, imposing a constraint on the citizen in matters in which his acts were formerly completely free, and forcing him to accomplish acts which he was formerly at liberty to accomplish or not to accomplish at will. At the same time heavier and heavier public, and especially local, burdens have still further restricted his liberty by diminishing the portion of his profits he can spend as he chooses, and by augmenting the portion which is taken from him to be spent according to the good pleasure of the public authorities.” 

source: https://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/lebon/Crowds.pdf


New Behaviors Gone Viral

"Behavioral contagion is a type of social influence. It refers to the propensity for certain behavior exhibited by one person to be copied by others who are either in the vicinity of the original actor, or who have been exposed to media coverage describing the behavior of the original actor."

source: Behavioral contagion - Wikipedia


The News and Social Media: Weaponized Medium Of Emotional Manipulation

Contagious Theory Means Stuff Spreads

Mental Viruses Spread Too. News media and governmental promoted, allegorical Apocalyptic Four Horsemen threats have always been used as very real weapons of mass mind destructive, terrorism. Panic tends to spread like very real wildfire. Our's is a culture that has a blueprint that is aptly called yellow.

The internet of course, is the latest and indeed probably the greatest medium for behavioral contagion humanity has (so far) ever experienced.

Human See Human Do, Human Hear Human Say

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism   •   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron

The Contagious Theory: Michelle McCullough at TEDxBountiful  source: TEDx Talks

Psychological Contagion is a real phenomena.


Social Contagion is a double edged sword in this age of 21st Century ever evolving social media landscape.

Unlike the last century's screen products, this century has screens we can "talk back" to. We can use the same screen we watch a film, television show, read a novel or listen to a song with to also send each other messages and to spread our own memes and ideas without official media filter, or with as little as possible, depending on the format we choose. The hyper linked library-like, easily searchable nature of the internet means that every person potentially has the chance to self educate in a way that would have been impossible during any other prior time period.

Minority opinions that question the reality of officially sanctioned state based history are a threat to the system that could potentially snowball into a future very real movement that upsets the status quo in a way that actually matters and makes a difference. Ideas and opinions held by a minuscule percentage of the global population could one day become impetus for real social reform, decades or centuries from now. This would be the only real kind of (minuscule) threat to inhuman global system of governance and commerce, that those of us who question official narrative and who propagate such ideas, represent.


Contagious Social Networks

Social Networks, Contagion & Diffusion  source: Stella Bastone 4 GBC

 


An Amazing Contagious Craze: Apocryphal Television

I don't trust Hollywood products, especially those we can only see on a screen, but this old television show clip is illustrative of very real human behavior; whether this was a contrived scene in its entirety or it is as real it is claimed.

Prudential: Everybody's Doing It  source: Prudential


The Power Of The Icon:

"But when the example of the leader is not at hand and the herd must think for itself, it does so by means of cliches, pat words or images which stand for a whole group of ideas or experiences. Not many years ago, it was only necessary to tag a political candidate with the word interests to stampede millions of people into voting against him, because anything associated with "the interests" seemed necessarily corrupt. Recently the word Bolshevik has performed a similar service for persons who wished to frighten the public away from a line of action."

source: Propaganda by Edward Bernays (1928) - History Is A Weapon


Fake News vs Yellow Journalism: Pot Calling Kettle Yellow

A False Dialectic

"Fake news is a type of yellow journalism or propaganda that consists of deliberate misinformation or hoaxesspread via traditional print and broadcast news media or online social media Fake news is written and published with the intent to mislead in order to damage an agency, entity, or person, and/or gain financially or politically, often with sensationalist, exaggerated, or patently false headlines that grab attention. Intentionally misleading and deceptive fake news is different from obvious satire or parody which is intended to humor rather than mislead its audience. Fake news often employs eye-catching headlines or entirely fabricated news stories to increase readership, online sharing and Internet click revenue. In the latter case, it is similar to sensational online "clickbait" headlines and relies on advertising revenue generated from this activity, regardless of the veracity of the published stories. Fake news also undermines serious media coverage and makes it more difficult for journalists to cover significant news stories."

STATE PROPAGANDA EXPOSED:

All National & State News is Yellow Journalism: All National & State News Was Always Propaganda

"Yellow journalism, or the yellow press, is a US term for a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers.[1] Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering or sensationalism. By extension, the term yellow journalism is used today as a pejorative to decry any journalism that treats news in an unprofessional or unethical fashion. The term is chiefly used in the US. In the UK, a roughly equivalent term is tabloid journalism, meaning journalism characteristic of tabloid newspapers, even if found elsewhere (e.g. on television)."

Yellow Journalism is the Blueprint For Culture: 

"Joseph Campbell describes yellow press newspapers as having daily multi-column front-page headlines covering a variety of topics, such as sports and scandal, using bold layouts (with large illustrations and perhaps color), heavy reliance on unnamed sources, and unabashed self-promotion. The term was extensively used to describe certain major New York City newspapers around 1900 as they battled for circulation."

"Frank Luther Mott identifies yellow journalism based on five characteristics: scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news  •  lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings  •  use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts  •  emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips  •  dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system."

source: Fake news - Wikipedia  •   Yellow journalism - Wikipedia


Damage Control: Blame The Russians

"What exactly has changed since then to make foreign propaganda far more dangerous today?

"During the Cold War, most Americans received their news and information via mediated platforms. Reporters and editors serving in the role of professional gatekeepers had almost full control over what appeared in the media. A foreign adversary seeking to reach American audiences did not have great options for bypassing these umpires, and Russian dezinformatsia rarely penetrated. While television remains the main source of news for most Americans, viewers today tend to select a network in line with their political preferences. Even more significantly,

The Pew Research Center has found that two-thirds of Americans are getting at least some of their news through social media.

After the election, around 84 percent of Americans polled by Pew described themselves as at least somewhat confident in their ability to discern real news from fake. This confidence may be misplaced. The sheer quantity of shares that misleading stories get on Facebook is staggering. Using a database of 156 election-related news stories that fact-checking websites deemed false, economists from New York University and Stanford University determined that these false stories had been shared by American social media users 38 million times in the three months before the 2016 presidential election."

source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/opinion/samantha-power-propaganda-fake-news.html?_r=0


Fact Checking Does Not Matter Once A Meme Is Out There Most People Seem To Buy Into It

"This study examines the agenda-setting power of fake news and fact-checkers who fight them through a computational look at the online mediascape from 2014 to 2016. Although our study confirms that content from fake news websites is increasing, these sites do not exert excessive power. Instead, fake news has an intricately entwined relationship with online partisan media, both responding and setting its issue agenda. In 2016, partisan media appeared to be especially susceptible to the agendas of fake news, perhaps due to the election. Emerging news media are also responsive to the agendas of fake news, but to a lesser degree. Fake news coverage itself is diverging and becoming more autonomous topically. While fact-checkers are autonomous in their selection of issues to cover, they were not influential in determining the agenda of news media overall, and their influence appears to be declining, illustrating the difficulties fact-checkers face in disseminating their corrections."

source: The agenda-setting power of fake news: A big data analysis of the ...


A Proper Gander At War: PSYWAR

Public Relations Warriors Battle For Your Mind

Perception management matters more than fighting actual war. Make no mistake, the free thinking human mind is the enemy of government itself. Most people only know about war from what they have seen on screens. Most people tend to confuse Hollywood crafted propaganda imagery with historical events and this is a huge mistake. The contrived, scripted fake news events of today have their origins with the fake Newsreel war footage of yesterday. Fake war film footage is as old as photography itself.

see: The Early History of Faking War on Film | History | Smithsonian   •   Faked photos: Combat scenes from WWI were staged using models.  •  Death in the Air - The Museum of Hoaxes  •  War photographer fooled world with fake ISIS images | Daily Mail Online

Wars Are Good For Crafting Menatlly Binding National Identities: Wars Allow Governemnts To Grow In Power

Psywar - Full Documentary   source: Conspiracy Documentaries

"This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the "elitist theory of democracy" and the relationship between war, propaganda and class."    source: Conspiracy Documentaries


"When the Constitution was adopted, the unit of organization was the village community, which produced the greater part of its own necessary commodities and generated its group ideas and opinions by personal contact and discussion directly among its citizens."

source: Propaganda by Edward Bernays (1928) - History Is A Weapon


World War One Propaganda Lies

The Committee On Public Information (CPI)

"The Committee on Public Information, also known as the CPI or the Creel Committee, was an independent agency of the government of the United States created to influence public opinion to support US participation in World War I. In just over 26 months, from April 14, 1917, to June 30, 1919, it used every medium available to create enthusiasm for the war effort and to enlist public support against the foreign and perceived domestic attempts to stop America's participation in the war. It used mainly propaganda to accomplish its goals."

"The purpose of the CPI was to influence American public opinion toward supporting U.S. participation in World War I via a prolonged propaganda campaign. The CPI at first used material that was based on fact, but spun it to present an upbeat picture of the American war effort. In his memoirs, Creel claimed that the CPI routinely denied false or undocumented atrocity reports, fighting the crude propaganda efforts of "patriotic organizations" like the National Security League and the American Defense Society that preferred "general thundering" and wanted the CPI to "preach a gospel of hate." The committee used newsprint, posters, radio, telegraph, cable and movies to broadcast its message. It recruited about 75,000 "Four Minute Men," volunteers who spoke about the war at social events for an ideal length of four minutes, considering that the average human attention span was judged at the time to be four minutes. They covered the draft, rationing, war bond drives, victory gardens and why America was fighting. It was estimated that by the end of the war, they had made more than 7.5 million speeches to 314 million people in 5,200 communities. They were advised to keep their message positive, always use their own words and avoid "hymns of hate." For ten days in May 1917, the Four Minute Men were expected to promote "Universal Service by Selective Draft" in advance of national draft registration on June 5, 1917.

The CPI staged events designed for specific ethnic groups. For instance, Irish-American tenor John McCormack sang at Mount Vernon before an audience representing Irish-American organizations.[10] The Committee also targeted the American worker and, endorsed by Samuel Gompers, filled factories and offices with posters designed to promote the critical role of American labor in the success of the war effort.

The CPI's activities were so thorough that historians later stated, using the example of a typical midwestern American farm family, that every item of war news they saw—in the country weekly, in magazines, or in the city daily picked up occasionally in the general store—was not merely officially approved information but precisely the same kind that millions of their fellow citizens were getting at the same moment. Every war story had been censored somewhere along the line— at the source, in transit, or in the newspaper offices in accordance with ‘voluntary’ rules established by the CPI.

Rejection of the word 'propaganda  •  Creel wrote about the Committee's rejection of the word propaganda, saying: "We did not call it propaganda, for that word, in German hands, had come to be associated with deceit and corruption. Our effort was educational and informative throughout, for we had such confidence in our case as to feel that no other argument was needed than the simple, straightforward presentation of facts." "

"One early incident demonstrated the dangers of embroidering the truth. The CPI fed newspapers the story that ships escorting the First Division to Europe sank several German submarines, a story discredited when newsmen interviewed the ships' officers in England. Republican Senator Boies Penrose of Pennsylvania called for an investigation and The New York Times called the CPI "the Committee on Public Misinformation." The incident turned the once compliant news publishing industry into skeptics."

source: Committee on Public Information - Wikipedia


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image source: Faked photos: Combat scenes from WWI were staged using models.

"Early in 1918, the CPI made a premature announcement that "the first American built battle planes are today en route to the front in France," but newspapers learned that the accompanying pictures were fake, there was only one plane, and it was still being tested. At other times, though the CPI could control in large measure what newspapers printed, its exaggerations were challenged and mocked in Congressional hearings."

"The Committee's overall tone also changed with time, shifting from its original belief in the power of facts to mobilization based on hate, like the slogan "Stop the Hun!" on posters showing a U.S. soldier taking hold of a German soldier in the act of terrorizing a mother and child, all in support of war bond sales."

source: Committee on Public Information - Wikipedia


Beware ISIS: No Beware USIS!

"Nations were new to cinema and its capability to spread and influence mass sentiment at the start of World War I. The early years of the war were experimental in regard to using films as a propaganda tool, but eventually became a central instrument for what George Mosse has called the "nationalization of the masses" as nations learned to manipulate emotions to mobilize the people for a national cause against the imagined or real enemy."

USIS

"The United States Information Agency (USIA), which existed from 1953 to 1999, was a United States agency devoted to public diplomacy. In 1999, USIA's broadcasting functions were moved to the newly created Broadcasting Board of Governors, and its exchange and non-broadcasting information functions were given to the newly created Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. The agency was previously known overseas as the United States Information Service (USIS)."

sources: World War I film propaganda  •   United States Information Agency


News Manipulation & Personality Inflation

"Some of the phenomena of this process are criticized—the manipulation of news, the inflation of personality, and the general ballyhoo by which politicians and commercial products and social ideas are brought to the consciousness of the masses. The instruments by which public opinion is organized and focused may be misused. But such organization and focusing are necessary to orderly life. As civilization has become more complex, and as the need for invisible government has been increasingly demonstrated, the technical means have been invented and developed by which opinion may be regimented. With the printing press and the newspaper, the railroad, the telephone, telegraph, radio and airplanes, ideas can be spread rapidly and even instantaneously over the whole of America.  H. G. Wells senses the vast potentialities of these inventions when he writes in the New York Times: 

"Modern means of communication—the power afforded by print, telephone, wireless and so forth, of rapidly putting through directive strategic or technical conceptions to a great number of cooperating centers, of getting quick replies and effective discussion—have opened up a new world of political processes. Ideas and phrases can now be given an effectiveness greater than the effectiveness of any personality and stronger than any sectional interest. The common design can be documented and sustained against perversion and betrayal. It can be elaborated and developed steadily and widely without personal, local and sectional misunderstanding." 

What Mr. Wells says of political processes is equally true of commercial and social processes and all manifestations of mass activity. The groupings and affiliations of society to-day are no longer subject to "local and sectional" limitations. When the Constitution was adopted, the unit of organization was the village community, which produced the greater part of its own necessary commodities and generated its group ideas and opinions by personal contact and discussion directly among its citizens. But to-day, because ideas can be instantaneously transmitted to any distance and to any number of people, this geographical integration has been supplemented by many other kinds of grouping, so that persons having the same ideas and interests may be associated and regimented for common action even though they live thousands of miles apart."

source: Propaganda by Edward Bernays (1928) - History Is A Weapon


Edward Bernays & Company Create The Foundation For The Modern Age of Advertising

Citizens become consumers.

"Among those who participated in the CPI's work were: Edward Bernays, a pioneer in public relations and later theorist of the importance of propaganda to democratic governance. He directed the CPI's Latin News Service. The CPI's poor reputation prevented Bernays from handling American publicity at the 1919 Peace Conference as he wanted.

Vira Boarman Whitehouse, director of the CPI's office in Switzerland. She repeatedly crossed into Germany to deliver propaganda materials. She later told of her experiences in A Year as a Government Agent (1920).

Ernest Poole. Poole was the co Director of the Foreign Press Bureau division. Poole was awarded the very first Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for his novel, His Family.

Carl R. Byoir (1886 – 1957), like Bernays, a founding father of public relations in America.

Maurice Lyons was the Secretary of the Committee. Lyons was a journalist who got involved in politics when he became secretary to William F. McCombs, who was Chairman of the Democratic National Committee during Woodrow Wilson's presidential campaign of 1912.

Charles Edward Merriam, a professor of political science at the University of Chicago and an adviser to several U.S. Presidents.

Dennis J. Sullivan, Manager of Domestic Distribution for films made by the CPI."

source: Committee on Public Information - Wikipedia


Hollywood Has Always Been Part of The Military Industrial Complex

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"Georges Méliès, the pioneer filmmaker, shot faked footage of the war of 1897—including the earliest shots of what was claimed to be naval warfare, and some horrific scenes of atrocities in Crete. All were created in his studio or his back yard in Paris."

image and quote source: The Early History of Faking War on Film | History | Smithsonian


"It was All Faked!"

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"It was just faked!"

"I know ... To produce the Zeppelin scenes, Mr. Hughes gathered about him a staff of the .... Howard Hughs spared no expense."

'This is but one of the breath-taking scenes from “Hell’s Angels.” Again the puzzling question: “How in the world did they take it?”

Of course, anyone’s ordinary reasoning power tells one that it was not a full-size, man-carrying Zeppelin that fell from out the skies. But, to believe so, is no more erratic than to believe the know-it-all, wise guy, who tells you in tones of belittlement: “Huh! It was just faked! I know! That was just a toy balloon that they used.”

Both beliefs are wrong. It was done by scale model photography. This is not comparable at all to the crude miniature stuff that is injected from time to time in pictures, and which often changes a tragic situation into a comic farce. Nor are scale models employed solely to keep down production cost. The primary purpose is to put across a scene with greater realism and finer photographic values. The use of scale models should not imply belittlement.

In producing “Hell’s Angels,” it was entirely within the range of the pocket-book of the producer, Howard Hughes, to buy and to wreck a full-size Zeppelin. But, even so, the film record would not be comparable with that recorded with the use of the scale model. In the latter case, the entire set was under the complete control of the director; the set was lighted to give the best photographic values; close-up shots of the Zeppelin falling in flames and its ultimate crash to the earth were taken with precision; all of which would have been impossible if a full-size airship were used, to say nothing of the hazard to life and property.

To produce the Zeppelin scenes, Mr. Hughes gathered about him a staff of the cleverest technicians in the United States. A model Zeppelin was built—an exact replica of a German, wartime dirigible. This was built to a scale of one foot equals one inch. So the model was approximately 60 feet long and 6 feet in diameter. Quite a sizeable “miniature”! Even the framework followed closely the true Zeppelin design."

image and quote source: Crashing a Zeppelin for Fun | Modern Mechanix 

see also: Zepped - Wikipedia

for more: Watch History Channel Sell Mythic Mascot Propaganda — A Proper ...


Staged Models Confused For Reality

"John Ford, John Huston, Frank Capra, William Wyler and George ­Stevens all enlisted despite their ­glittering Hollywood lifestyles and joined other filmmakers recording the Allied advance across occupied Europe and in the Pacific. Their films aimed to boost morale among troops and cinema audiences around the world as well as providing an accurate historical record of epic battles, according to Five Came Back by movie historian Mark Harris.

Yet while the directors distinguished themselves by regularly braving enemy fire to film in the thick of the action, they also all resorted to “re-enacting” some scenes and even creating others.

By 1942 John Ford, who had won Academy Awards for The Grapes Of Wrath and How Green Was My Valley, had been awarded a Purple Heart for wounds received while filming The Battle of Midway. Ford also co-directed December 7 for the US Navy, which recounted the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and won the 1944 Oscar for best short ­documentary."

"Almost all of it, says Mr Harris, was fiction."

"Less than four minutes of genuine footage of the air attack exists and Ford and his co-director Gregg Toland, who had been the cinematographer on Citizen Kane, staged their own using model battleships and aeroplanes in the Fox studio in Hollywood."

source: http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/463830/Lights-camera-fiction-Second-World-War-documentary-footage-a-Hollywood-fake


"Reagan tells how the Hollywood team would “burn out” their counterparts in “our target scene,” obliterating along with the city, the boundaries between illusion and reality.”


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War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination

"Back in Hollywood, First Lieutenant Ronald Reagan was taking part in what he refers to in his autobiography as one of the major "secrets of war, ranking up with the atom bomb project": creating a complete miniature of Tokyo, so authentic in detail that even top Air Corps generals could not distinguish it from reality. Footage of fake bomb runs on the toy city were then used to brief bombing crews, who were taken by Reagnan’s voice over narrative all the way to his dramatic “Bombs away.” As areas of Tokyo were burned out, Reagan tells how the Hollywood team would “burn out” their counterparts in “our target scene,” obliterating along with the city, the boundaries between illusion and reality.”

source: War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination

see: Faking World War Two: Ronald Reagan Targets Tokyo for more.


"Special-effects men were flown to Washington for briefings on every known landmark--cemeteries, rice paddies, factories, geisha joints."


The Military Entertainment Complex Is Real

"One of the war's best-kept secrets was a film called "Target Tokyo," which Reagan narrated. It simulated an actual air raid on Japan. Special-effects men were flown to Washington for briefings on every known landmark--cemeteries, rice paddies, factories, geisha joints."

"The first fire-bomb target simulated was Ota, where Nakajima was mass-producing the deadly new fighter plane, Ki-84. From match sticks, piano wire, plaster and cheesecloth, the FMPU's model makers replicated the entire route to Ota."

"Above the 90-by-90-foot scale model swung a camera crane with a clever synchronous interlock drive designed by Sgt. Don Klopfel. Cotton clouds were added for further realism."

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From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star ...

The Essential Ronald Reagan: A Profile in Courage, Justice, and Wisdom


War Bonds: Hollywood Goes to War

"...after the U.S. gets involved in the war, stars such as Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Charlie Chaplin help the effort by selling war bonds."

Star Power: The Impact of Branded Celebrity [2 volumes]: The Impact ...  •  Celebrity Cultures: An Introduction - Google Books Result  •  

"Propaganda films come into play. "

Hollywood - Ep 4 : Hollywood goes to War  source: jamon2112

"After the onset of World War I, Hollywood begins turning out movies such as Intolerance and Civilization to help promote peace. However, after the U.S. gets involved in the war, stars such as Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and Charlie Chaplin help the effort by selling war bonds. Propaganda films come into play. Eventually, the public grew tired of movies about the war. Most of the definitive WWI films weren't made until several years after the war had ended (The Big Parade, What Price Glory, Wings and All Quiet on the Western Front)."   source: jamon2112


Hollywood Promoted Stars Exist To Act Like Pied Piper Social Shepherds

Pro-War, Anti-War, Turn Right, Turn Left, Go Back, Go Forward: The Piper Acts To Tell You How To Feel and Behave

Culturally iconic leaders exist to guide the mass public into whatever new directions culturally desired. It does not matter if the public has to have its collective opinion turned in a one hundred and eighty degree about face. No problem for the overwhelming multimedia noise machine and its hydra-like celebrity filled front. 

"Lights, Camera, Action!” were the buzzwords around Hollywood; however, starting on December 7, 1941, America was prepared to join the rest of the world in shouting, “Ready, Aim, Fire!”  With Europe in turmoil on the eve of the Second World War, the Hollywood community began to concern themselves more with winning battles than Oscars. Despite their commitment to freedom, the American public had generally adopted an isolationist point of view and resisted involvement in Europe’s power struggles. Politically, the early 1940’s witnessed great changes in state structure and policies. Nations became further centralized and developed new war strategies to protect their boundaries. War became a more violent and disorderly affair with countless causalities. Such changes gave an unsettling feeling to American citizens; it was Hollywood who tried to dispel these fears.  With the entrance of the United States into the war as an Allied force, something had to be done to convert isolationist America into a country of war supporters.  Surprisingly enough, the soldiers, weaponry, and military strategies were not the only forces that led to Allied Victory. The Hollywood community, in a mutually beneficial relationship with the U.S. government, functioned as a major WWII contributor and advocate, ultimately helping put victory within America’s grasp."

source: Hollywood at War - web page template


20th Century War Bondage:

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Before and After: My Has Washington D.C. Grown Like A Fine Cancerous Tumor

From fields of counted sheep to fleets of mentally controlled mass herded humanity. A Federal City built on lies.


Believe None of What You Hear & Half of What You See

"Ask not what your country can do for you.." is manufactured National identity product, marketing slogan myth and a lie.

Are we supposed to serve government or is it supposed to serve us? The system of governance (from more local to international) owes us all an awful lot. We've been conned and ripped off for centuries. Governments have always relied on layers of mass marketed deception to survive and thrive.

Government is a secular religion that needs to make use of the crowd controlling power of martyred idol saints.

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Conspiracy noise covers for many sins, and the multimedia noise machine profits from offering entertaining bread and circus propaganda for the conspiracy minded masses, while creating an endless rabbit hole to free fall down.

You are not supposed to consider that JFK wasn't killed as government and News and history books tell us.

You are not supposed to notice that the Zapruder film is just a photographic cartoon.

You are not supposed to consider the idea that these events are completely scripted and faked with no actual murders as claimed.


CASE STUDY: ONLINE GATEKEEPING

Conspiracy Noise Exists To Act As Eternal Gatekeeping Maze-Like Distraction

Former Marines have been know to lie, or so Warren Commission testimony goes, Introducing Fetzer, Captain James, Fetzer, Marine & Shepherding Flim-Flam Salesman

"James Henry Fetzer (born December 6, 1940) is the Distinguished McKnight University Professor Emeritus of the philosophy of science at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Since the late 1970s, Fetzer has worked on assessing and clarifying the forms and foundations of scientific explanation, probability in science, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of cognitive science, especially artificial intelligence and computer science. In the early 1990s, Fetzer started promoting John F. Kennedy assassination conspiracy theories, later 9/11 conspiracy theories, Holocaust denial, conspiracy theories regarding the 2002 death of Senator Paul Wellstone and more recently Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting conspiracy theories. He cofounded Scholars for 9/11 Truthin 2005, and claims that the United States government, Israeli government and Israeli Mossad are involved in these and other conspiracies. Fetzer's allegations and speculations have drawn strong criticism"

"Following his graduation from South Pasadena High School, Fetzer studied philosophy at Princeton University and graduated magna cum laude in 1962, while his undergraduate thesis, done under Carl G Hempel, won The Dickinson Prize. He then joined the United States Marine Corps, and was second lieutenant in an artillery unit. In the early 1960s he was stationed at Okinawa, Japan. During military service in the 1960s, Fetzer married, and divorced four years later, after having a son. He remarried in the 1970s while teaching at the University of Kentucky.  In 1966, soon after promotion to captain, he resigned to enter graduate school. Having attained a master's degree from Indiana University, he studied at Columbia University for a year, then returned to Indiana University and in 1970 gained a PhD in history of science and philosophy of science."

source: James H. Fetzer - Wikipedia


We are not supposed to consider that history as we understand it, is more National identity building myth than not.

Mythical National sainted martyrs are meant to act as iconic shepherds for mass public consumption. JFK. MLK, RFK, LBJ, Mickey Mouse, Mickey Mantle, Donald Duck and Donal Trump, Hitler, Obama, Bin Laden, Bush, Clinton, Lex Luthor, ISIS, Joe DiMaggio, Mr. Coffee, Marlyn Monroe,  the Coca Cola logo, Ronald Mc Donald, Ronald Reagan and all the rest, all are mascot, corporate logo-like cartoon characters, of one kind or another,  who are supposed to be either idolized or despised, depending on scripted requirements and one's supposed "home team" community association, like Nationality or party affiliation or favorite cartoon strip character publisher.


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"Lex 2000 #1, featuring Lex Luthor as President of the United States. Cover art by Glen Orbik."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lex_Luthor#President_of_the_United_States 

image sources: The Many Ways Donald Trump Is a Real-Life Lex Luthor  •   The Many Ways Donald Trump Is a Real-Life Lex Luthor


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image source: The Wizard of Oz smoke and mirrors hiding a human. | ".GIF ...

WAR & TERROR NEWS: WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?

THE OZ-LIKE ILLUSION OF OMNIPOTENT & OMNISCIENCE GOVERNMENTAL POWER CREATES GOVERNMENTAL GROWTH

We are all supposed to duck and cower and genuflect in fear and awe of governmental might and power. We either have to fear governmental might or have faith we need to keep paying taxes to foot the bill for our safety. We are not supposed to realize we actually do possess the real power and supposed threats government protect us from are nothing but Platonic shadow lies. The truth is governments need protection from us, we, the real people.

The super powers of governmental claims are nothing but Hollywood smoke and mirror illusion. The governments of the world are a lot less powerful than they want or need any of us to know. Perhaps there is a good reason why government wants to control all the guns. I would go a step further and state that I think we do not even need guns to exert our power, were we to stop allowing ourselves to be divided into easily managed identity based communities.

The Governments of the world rightfully fear us, the mass public. We the real people, are a huge problem for the managers of global enterprise.

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FACTOID: The foundational problem with governance of the many by the few is obvious.

This really seems to be a war of ideas, but make no mistake, if push actually came to shove, and we, the real people, were to act together, and decided to take down the inhuman system of governance we are all subject to, we would win.


"THE MOST DANGEROUS SUPERSTITION"

By Larken Rose

"The belief in “authority,” which includes all belief in “government,” is irrational and self- contradictory; it is contrary to civilization and morality, and constitutes the most dangerous, destructive superstition that has ever existed. Rather than being a force for order and justice, the belief in “authority” is the arch-enemy of humanity."

"Starting with the Punch Line"

"How many millions have gazed upon the brutal horrors of history, with its countless examples of man’s inhumanity to man, and wondered aloud how such things could happen? The truth is, most people wouldn’t want to know how it happens, because they themselves are religiously attached to the very belief that makes it possible. The vast majority of suffering and injustice in the world, today and spanning back thousands of years, can be directly attributed to a single idea. It is not greed or hatred, or any of the other emotions or ideas that are usually blamed for the evils of society. Instead, most of the violence, theft, assault and murder in the world is the result of a mere superstition – a belief which, though almost universally held, runs contrary to all evidence and reason (though, of course, those who hold the belief do not see it that way). The “punch line” of this book is easy to express, albeit difficult for most people to accept, or even to calmly and rationally contemplate: The belief in “authority,” which includes all belief in “government,” is irrational and self- contradictory; it is contrary to civilization and morality, and constitutes the most dangerous, destructive superstition that has ever existed. Rather than being a force for order and justice, the belief in “authority” is the arch-enemy of humanity."

"Indeed, the reason the myth of “authority” needs to be demolished is precisely because there is such a thing as right and wrong, it does matter how people treat each other, and people should always strive to live moral lives. Despite the constant authoritarian propaganda claiming otherwise, having respect for “authority” and having respect for humanity are mutually exclusive and diametrically opposed. The reason to have no respect for the myth of “authority” is so that we can have respect for humanity and justice."

source: Larken Rose - The Most Dangerous Superstition - Mensenrechten.org


 


Awake To A New Morning: Forget Soap Opera Drama Wakes & Mourning

Great shades of 9/11!

DALLAS - Season 9 (1985-86) Cliffhanger (Pam Wakes Up)  source: Keith Norman

see Pam Ewing - Wikipedia for context if you do not get the reference.


POSTSCRIPT: A HOLLYWOOD HISTORY OF SEEMINGLY SCRIPTED TABLOID SCANDALS

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Hollywood: Cultural Cesspool or Sewer?

The power of Hollywood crafted imagery and idol is well know and has been long established. There are layers and layers of public relations (propaganda) fake Newsreel mythology that literally lies at the foundation of modern history. Fake News is not a new phenomena and dates all the way back to the first days of society with a world of government created with the old-school medium of word of mouth lying.

Hollywood has always been the real weapon of mass destruction that serves the interests of Government. It's not just the film and multimedia products that are weaponized, the personalities that populate mythic Hollywood are also products and idols with fan bases and mass appeal. Manufactured Hollywood stars are meant to be followed in the same way as the real stars in the sky were used to navigate the globe. Hollywood manufactures celebrity idols for us to follow and emulate. We are supposed to be fascinated with all the celebrity gossip that is to be considered real. We aren't supposed to consider the idea that all the noise out of Hollywood about things like movie star's personal lives and pedophiles and casting couches and gropings is more smoke than fire. These are all unverifiable claims that have long been part of Hollywood legend and myth. We really shouldn't trust the words of people who have made careers from fooling the public. Hollywood actors and actresses are not reliable witnesses to anything. Hearsay and gossip is evidence of nothing. Hollywood has long profited from sexualized, tabloid, headlines. We aren't supposed to suspect that victims of all types can be simulated. We are not supposed to consider that money makes the world go round and that actresses and actors, of all kinds, would willingly participate in scripted fake events presented to the public as real. Everyone would seem to have a price.

None of these salacious tabloid News headlines are new and in fact none of them are really even worth commenting on or getting sucked into. The recent Harvey Weinstein scandal is a great example of what is best described as a clear Military Industrial Strength style propaganda campaign designed to distract the public from more important, relevant and verifiable considerations.


A Contrived & Obvious Cultural Time Loop

Highly charged emotional headlines with seemingly endless lines of victims, who seem to climb out of the wood work, is the hallmark of scripted propaganda. The recent Harvey Weinstein headline blitz comes across like the Bill Cosby barrage, just reimagined, a tiny bit.


What do these two have in common?

October 2015 Becomes October 2016 Becomes October 2017: Same Time Of Year Same Old Meme!

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The Revelation of A Las Vegas Style, Three of a Kind, Trifecta!

The News sure seems scheduled with stone mason like precision. Precise like a real life "Clockwork Orange".


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The Eternal "Same Time Next Year" News Media Promoted Propaganda Playbook Revealed:

Can You Smell Bill Clinton's Cigar? Believe It Or Not, It's That Time of Year Again.

"Substantial allegations of sexual misconduct by Weinstein were first reported by the journalists Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey in The New York Times on October 5, 2017. The story accused Weinstein of three decades of sexually harassing and paying eight settlements to actresses and female Miramax and Weinstein Company production assistants, temps, and other employees.

"On October 10, 2017, NBC News correspondent Ronan Farrow ..."

"On October 10, 2017, NBC News correspondent Ronan Farrow reported in The New Yorker further allegations that Weinstein had sexually assaulted or harassed 13 women, and raped three of them. Farrow said he had previously wanted to break the story months earlier with NBC but implied the network was under pressure not to publish,[13] which NBC denied. According to Farrow, 16 former, or current, executives and assistants connected with Weinstein said that they had witnessed or had been informed of Weinstein's non-consensual sexual advances to women. Four actresses relayed their suspicion that after rejecting Weinstein's advances and complaining about him, he had them dropped from projects or persuaded others to do so. A number of Farrow's sources said Weinstein had referred to his success in planting stories in the media about individuals who had crossed him. The New Yorker also published a covert recording made by New York City police in 2015. In it, Weinstein admits to groping Ambra Gutierrez."

"On October 7, 2016, during the 2016 United States presidential election,.."

"On October 7, 2016, during the 2016 United States presidential election, The Washington Post released a video and accompanying article about then presidential candidate Donald Trump and television host Billy Bush having "an extremely lewd conversation about women" in 2005. In the video, Trump indicated that he might start kissing a woman that he and Bush were about to meet during the filming of an episode of Access Hollywood, a show owned by NBCUniversal. Trump then said: "I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it, you can do anything... grab them by the pussy". As a result of this remark, some in the media dubbed the resulting scandal Pussygate. Commentators and lawyers have described such an action as sexual assault."

"Oct 10, 2015 - Bill Cosby has made his first comments on sexual misconduct allegations ..."

"Oct 10, 2015 - Bill Cosby was compelled today to answer questions under oath about allegations he sexually ... Sally McLinn • on Oct 10, 2015 3:56 am."

"Bill Cosby has given a deposition in a case alleging that he sexually abused a 15-year old at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, attorney Gloria Allred confirmed on Saturday. In a brief statement delivered on Saturday morning, Allred said the deposition took place from 9 am to 4.30pm ET on Friday in Boston. She did not disclose where in the city the deposition took place. Cosby’s accuser, Judy Huth, is scheduled to give her deposition to Cosby’s lawyers on 15 October."

sources: Donald Trump and Billy Bush recording - Wikipedia  •  Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct allegations - Wikipedia  • https://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/10/bill-cosby-sex-abuse-case-deposition-gloria-allred-playboy-mansion   •   Bill Cosby Testifies For 7 Hours In Boston Deposition – Update ...  • The Guardian: Bill Cosby gives deposition in Playboy Mansion sex abuse case ...  •  Same Time, Next Year (film) - Wikipedia   •   Woody Allen responds after son Ronan Farrow blasts him, media over ...   • Woody Allen Warns of 'Witch Hunt' Over Weinstein, Then Tries to ...  •  Susan Sarandon on Woody Allen: 'He Sexually Assaulted a Child ...  •  Lolita - Wikipedia  •  Roman Polanski sexual abuse case - Wikipedia   • Mia Farrow •   Woody Allen - Wikipedia


Can You Smell The Smoke That Lacks A Fire?

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Taking A Look At The Fat Albert, Jello Spokesman Retirement Psy-Op Plan In All Of It's Glory:

"American comedian Bill Cosby has been the subject of publicized sexual assault allegations. With the earliest incidents allegedly taking place in the mid-1960s, Cosby has been accused by numerous women of rape, drug facilitated sexual assault, sexual battery, child sexual abuse, or sexual misconduct. Earlier sexual assault allegations against Cosby became more public after an October 2014 comedy routine by comedian Hannibal Buress alluding to Cosby's covert sexual misbehavior went viral, and many additional claims were made after that date. The dates of the alleged incidents span from 1965 to 2008 across 10 U.S. states and one Canadian province."

"As of November 2015, eight related civil lawsuits are active against Cosby. Gloria Allred is representing 33 of the alleged victims."


"Most of the alleged acts fall outside the statutes of limitations for criminal legal proceedings, but criminal charges have been filed against Cosby in one case and numerous civil lawsuits have been brought against him. As of November 2015, eight related civil lawsuits are active against Cosby. Gloria Allred is representing 33 of the alleged victims. In July 2015, some of the court records from Andrea Constand's 2005 civil lawsuit against Cosby were unsealed and released to the public. The full transcript of his deposition was also released to the media by a court reporting service. In his testimony, Cosby admitted to casual sex, involving recreational use of the sedative-hypnotic methaqualone (Quaaludes), with a series of young women, and acknowledged that his dispensing the prescription drug was illegal."

source: Bill Cosby sexual assault allegations - Wikipedia


G-L-O-R-I-A

Publicity Stuntwoman

"Gloria Allred was born on July 3, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Gloria Bloom."

"She is an actress, known for We the People With Gloria Allred (2011), Rat Race(2001) and John Q (2002)."

source: Gloria Allred - IMDb


Hollywood Celebrities Are Not Just In Front Of The Camera: Celebrity Takes Many Forms As The Hollywood Walk of Fame Shows

Behind the camera personas can be presented to the public as culturally influential idols in the same manner as those who act on stage in front of the camera. Hollywood's power over culture is well established.

Social shepherds and their stories come in many forms, some presented as fact and some presented as fiction, all highly contrived and manipulated. All presented by mainstream media in the most sensationalized way possible. The purpose is to not only distract us from thinking about more important and relevant things, but to get us sucked into National soap operas that do not really concern us and that we can never verify.

Women and children as victims are easy emotional ploys long used as plot devices  to get us, the eternal audience, emotionally involved in mass produced tabloid tales.

Hollywood - Ep 7 : Autocrats  source: jamon2112


Propaganda Child Actor Case Study: Corey Feldman

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"Corey's Heavenly Tour: Angelic 2 the U.S. Summer Tour 2017 White Oak Music Hall - Upstairs Houston, Texas Front Row"

image and quote source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDbpaVRzR7I


Feldman Supposedly Goes Viral With This Video Clip

Corey Feldman & the Angels - Go 4 It - Today Show  source: Brittany Paige

Don't you want to catch the "cool" Feldman Virus, everyone else is catching it, shouldn't you get infected with it too?

Please notice the use of social shepherding role models to sell Corey's double album. Please note too how we are simply told that "everyone" is sharing this clip on social media, and this is presented as if people are sharing this in a positive light, and not as a mocking bit of video gossip. We associate this guy with acting not musical performances. His bit seems to be somewhat cartoonish, does it not? It seems somewhat intended to be mock worthy. Was this some kind of publicity stunt to sell  this out of work actor's album? What record company would think it wise to give this guy a record contract in the first place? 


"Feldman is also the lead singer for the rock band Truth Movement."

"Angelic 2 the Core is the fifth studio album by American actor/singer Corey Feldman, released on June 22, 2016. Feldman asked fans to help raise $105,000 to fund the album through Indiegogo  but only went on to raise $14,982."

sources: Corey Feldman - Wikipedia   •   Angelic 2 the Core


Feldman, Corey Feldman, Publicity Stuntman: Looking So Ancient Egyptian


Corey Feldman, Actor For Hire

Corey Feldman, former child actor, and former supposed Michael Jackson protege, does the publicity tour from time to time and when he does, he usually has nothing to sell but tabloid tales of child molestation casting couch calls. He can never actually substantiate any of his hearsay gossip claims, he can never even point out any actual person. All he does is spread obvious pulp fiction rumor with no foundation in fact.

Feldman's Claim:

"Both he and his childhood friend Corey Haim have talked in the past about the fact that they were both molested at the same time. What’s more Feldman claims that Haim was molested by one powerful Hollywood mogul in particular. If that’s true, why not reveal that person’s name? Feldman says, “that person needs to be exposed, but, unfortunately, I can't be the one to do it.” Why not? You’re Corey Feldman, at this point in your life it can’t possibly hurt your career. Something’s fishy here."

"It all comes down to how much can we really trust what Corey Feldman has to say. He has plenty of reason to lie here, alleging molestation is a great way to get extra publicity. Book publishers, for instance, are known to pay extra for celebrity tell-alls which contain a molestation story. Feldman can always use more publicity."

source: Corey Feldman Claims Hollywood Is A Den Of Molesting Pedophiles

"2 days ago - It sounds like Corey Feldman wants to return to the Friday the 13th ... to the silver screen -- by taking a few cues from Halloween: H20. ... This process would allow the franchise to ignore most of the weaker sequels, and create ..."

source: How Corey Feldman Wants To Return To The Friday The 13th Franchise 10/15/2017


Touched By A Pun?

"In an interview to air Friday on ABC's 20/20, Feldman tells famed Jackson journalist Martin Bashir that Jackson never molested him. (Bashir himself has been subpoenaed to testify at the singer's currently on-hold trial.)"

(By the way if you click the link, please notice how this News story makes little sense as Feldamn gave an interview to the media that was broadcast before he ever testified. How does this make sense if this were a real legal proceeding; is the legal system that obviously illogical and silly and subservient to television ratings concerns? How could this kind of media exposure lead to any kind of fair trial at all? What about the fact that both the interviewer, Bashir and interviewee, Feldman were subpoenaed? Does any of this make sense as anything but a hoax?)

source: Corey Feldman's Michael Memories | E! News - E! Online

A Tasteless Touching Play On Words?

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image source: https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/w2a-Y

"Feldman, now 33, and possessed of recent credits such as Serial Killing 4 Dummys, is the first ex-child actor reported to have received a subpoena. ABC News says he's to appear in court on March 15.  Jackson, 46, faces 10 counts of molesting a child who is believed to be a recovered cancer patient now 15, conspiracy and plying the child with wine. He has pleaded innocent to all charges. If prosecutors are looking for Feldman to lead them to the smoking gun, as it were, it seems doubtful he'll be the guide. But he could be used as a linking device to reputed evidence. In an interview to air Friday on ABC's 20/20, Feldman tells famed Jackson journalist Martin Bashir that Jackson never molested him. (Bashir himself has been subpoenaed to testify at the singer's currently on-hold trial.)"

"What if they put Michael Jackson on trial, and a former child star reunion broke out? The world may soon find out. Goonies alum Corey Feldman has been subpoenaed to testify at Jackson's upcoming child-molestation trial, ABC News reported Thursday."

source: Corey Feldman's Michael Memories | E! News - E! Online

see also: Corey Feldman On Michael Jackson Allegations: 'He Was Not That ...

1993 child sexual abuse accusations against Michael ... - Wikipedia  •  Trial of Michael Jackson - Wikipedia  •  Personal relationships of Michael Jackson - Wikipedia


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Diff-Rented Strokes For Different Folks & A Fire Made of Mostly Smoke: Former Child Actors Need Gigs

An Evolution From Former Child Actor To Adult Publicity Stunt/Showman Gone 'Viral'

The talk show circuit and pulp publishing industry need stars to draw audiences, after all. This is a form of modern myth making. This is a form of yellow journalism.

source: A “very special” Diff'rent Strokes that's terrifying for all the wrong reasons   •   'Diff'rent Strokes' actor: I tried to help Haim - TODAY.com  •   Todd Bridges, 'Diff'rent Strokes' Star, Talks About Healing From Sexual ...  •   Former Child Star Todd Bridges' Darkest Days - Oprah.com


We are supposed to feel insignificant, as we are supposed to compare ourselves to famous people.

We are supposed to get caught up in the lives of so-called celebrity. We aren't supposed to realize that fame is fake.


Ever Feel Like The News Has Jumped The Shark?

Want to know a secret? It was always like this. Suspension of disbelief is more common than most realize.

Moving picture products labeled as fiction are not the only theatrical scripted products advertised, and otherwise marketed and sold to the public. Fact can turn out to be fiction, too, and many so-called historical events, and News promoted headline narratives, are nothing but powerful hallucination inducing, Platonic propaganda, shadow-shark jumping cartoon fantasy.

What's true for scripted fictional programming is also true for the falsely labeled "reality" product, including, and especially the News. The News too often "jumps the shark" more than any scripted television series does and yet too many of our fellow human beings have been long conditioned to ignore obvious absurdity in favor of following the lead of journalist shepherd to the promised land of eternal unquestioning zombie like slumber.

Suspension Of Disbelief: How Movies & TV Become Unbelievable  source: Georg Rockall-Schmidt

 

Post Script Part Two: Faking Your Death 101

A few anecdotes to consider.

I'm not sure about the validity of these narratives as I cannot verify the claims myself, but I do think that these tales are revelatory of official governmental and aristocratic modus operandi. Perhaps these types of stories are forms of damage control with layers of deception designed to distract from officially sanctioned activity, perhaps not. Whatever the case may or may not be, these stories serve as appropriate (more or less allegorical), apocryphal examples.

"Philip Sessarago was a military man in The Royal Artillery with aspirations of joining the SAS. He failed to be accepted twice by the SAS. He saw himself as a James Bond type and was disappointed not to be a part of the SAS. In 1993, he faked his death by claiming to detonate a landmine in Bosnia. He changed his name to Tom Carew and a penned the book, Jihad! The book was on its way to being a best seller after being serialized in the New York Times. Jihad! was released in paperback the day before the 9/11 attacks. The book’s timing was perfect as he claimed to be an expert on the tactics used by the terrorists, which led to many interviews. In a 2001 interview his deception came to light when he was recognized by his children."

"John Stonehouse was a British politician who got in over his head during his business affairs. He started cooking the books and got wind that the Department of Trade and Industry was looking into his affairs. He started moving money and set up a new identity as Joseph Markham. On November 20, 1974, he faked his own suicide by leaving a pile of clothes on a beach, making it appear that he drowned. He was, instead, on his way to Australia to make a new life with his mistress. John was caught in Australia by an astute banker who caught on to the fact that he was moving money under more than one name. Police first thought he was the fugitive, Lord Lucan, who, two weeks before Stonehouse, was believed to have faked his own death as well. John was identified by a photo of himself on a list of the recently deceased and was arrested on December 24, 1974."

"Timothy Dexter was a self-proclaimed Lord, born in Massachusetts in 1748. He was a prime example of a self-made man, having little to no education and accomplishing so much. He became an author, publishing his book with no punctuation and horrible spelling. Originally, he had to give it away, but it immediately became popular and went to the eighth edition printing. His second book included an extra thirteen pages of punctuation, with a note saying, “place it as you please.” Timothy decided he wanted to know what people would say about him if he were dead, so he faked his own death and made plans for a funeral. Three thousand people attended the wake and, because his own wife didn’t cry for him, he decided not to reveal himself. Later, he caned his wife for not showing sympathy and crying. He officially died on October 26, 1806."

source: Top 10 People Who Faked Their Deaths - Listverse


Do official, and more than likely scripted, allegorical, anecdotes reveal governmental modus operandi?

I think this story suspect as well, and more than likely scripted, considering the chicken little who cried wolf source, but find it to be another good apocryphal example:

"Silk Road employee says federal agents faked his death after being hired to kill"

see: Silk Road employee says federal agents faked his death after being ...  •   The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 1 | WIRED   •   Stealing bitcoins with badges: How Silk Road's dirty cops got caught ...


Post Script Part Three: Coincidental Cultish Cool-Aid

Jesus Disappears Before Proving He Really Exists, So Much For The Biblically Imagined Apocalypse...

Gee, why would any logical and rationally minded person think this event fake?

"Jesus Campos is  Security guard of Hispani background known to be the first to be shot by Las Vega mass shooter, Stephen Paddoc, minutes before the onslaught of bullets rained down on the attendees of the Route 91 Harves Country music festival."

"Mandalay Bay Resort Shooting :  As a Security guard for the Mandalay Bay Resor, Jesus is known for being one of the prime witnesses in the Las Vega Mass shooting perpetrated by Stephen Paddoc. On the evening of October 1st, 2017, Jesus was working the night shift at the hotel when the alarm to the 32nd floor go off. He went up to the floor to investigate.  While on the 32nd floor, he found that a stairwell door was jammed and radioed down to maintenance. The maintenance worker arrived and the two began a discussion about the jammed the door. As the two spoke, Stephen Paddoc open fired through the door of his room with a single fire gun. Paddock then switched to a rapid fire rifle. At one of those moments, one of the bullets impacted Campos' upper leg. Campos radioed in to the police the location of Paddock. Moments later, Paddock would go on to commit one of the biggest Mass shooting in US Histor. While on the 32nd floor Paddock used Automatic rifles with a Bump fire stock / Slide Fire stoc to shoot down on thousands of civilians enjoying a live concert by Jason Aldea - the last act on the Route 91 Harves country music festival. 59 people died, about 200 people were injured in the shooting."

"TV Appearance & Disappearance"

"On Thursday, October 12th, 2017, Campos was scheduled to do an interview with various news outlets when moments before his appearance, he disappeared. His location was unknown well into Friday afternoon when it was reported that he had checked into to a quick clinic. "

source: Jesus Campos | Wiki & Bio | Everipedia   •   Jesus Camp - Wikipedia   •   Wamberto de Jesus Sousa Campos - Wikipedia


UPDATE October 18: Jesus Resurrects For A Daytime TV Talk Show Appearance!

Welcome to the theater of the absurd, brought to you by the United States Information Agency™.

he public is thoroughly conditioned to not notice it is the eternal audience for a vaudeville style, snake oil scam. Talk show hosts, daytime and night time, are obvious propagandists, who reinforce the News headlines of the day with comic relief, televised, and laugh tracked, night club stylings. Stand up comedians that use News headlines as source for their material are usually witting or unwitting cultural agents of government, as all they do is reinforce so-called conventional wisdom that is nothing but governmental multimedia, National identity propaganda. This all seems like an obvious and staged joke to me.

"Mandalay Bay Security Guard To Appear On ‘Ellen’ After Ducking Other Interviews  • Jesus Campos had disappeared before scheduled interview appearances."

"The security guard at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas who was among the first to encounter mass killer Stephen Paddock during his deadly Oct. 1 shooting spree has apparently broken his silence. Jesus Campos is scheduled to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday for an interview with the talk-show host.  DeGeneres tweeted an image of Campos and maintenance worker Stephen Schuck, who also encountered Paddock, speaking with her on the set of her show."

theater of the absurd source: Huffington Post -  MYSTERY MAN REAPPEARS       


Never Forget The Apocalypse of The Dawning Of The New Age of The Post 9/11 World of Twisted Steel Savior/Victim Statues

A New Proper Gander Article, Click Here: Unique, rare 9/11 material shot from the Hudson

'Angel of 9/11': Steel visage tricks the eye — and touches the heart ...   •   New 9/11 memorial to include names of sickened responders | New ...   •   Memorializing 9/11 with 'WTC Steel' - - World-Architects   •   Workers stunned by eerie face in World Trade Center steel - NY Daily ...   •   9/11 Memorials Aren't Limited to NY and DC—They're Everywhere ...

Victim Fallacy | A Philosopher's Blog   •   Appeal to Pity - Logically Fallacious

The Yellow Underdog Hero/Victim Blueprint For All Culture

"...dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system."

"Frank Luther Mott identifies yellow journalism based on five characteristics: scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news  •  lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings  •  use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts  •  emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips  •  dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system."

source: Fake news - Wikipedia  •   Yellow journalism - Wikipedia


CROWING ABOUT LEGENDS TO THE CROWD

"By dint of suggestion and contagion the miracle signalised by a single person was immediately accepted by all. Such is always the mechanism of the collective hallucinations so frequent in history — hallucinations which seem to have all the recognised characteristics of authenticity, since they are phenomena observed by thousands of persons.”

"The creation of the legends which so easily obtain circulation in crowds is not solely the consequence of their extreme credulity. It is also the result of the prodigious perversions that events undergo in the imagination of a throng. The simplest event that comes under the observation of a crowd is soon totally transformed. A crowd thinks in images, and the image itself immediately calls up a series of other images, having no logical connection with the first. We can easily conceive this state by thinking of the fantastic succession of ideas to which we are sometimes led by calling up in our minds any fact. Our reason shows us the incoherence there is in these images, but a crowd is almost blind to this truth, and confuses with the real event what the deforming action of its imagination has superimposed thereon. A crowd scarcely distinguishes between the subjective and the objective. It accepts as real the images evoked in its mind, though they most often have only a very distant relation with the observed fact.
The ways in which a crowd perverts any event of which it is a witness ought, it would seem, to be innumerable and unlike each other, since the individuals composing the gathering are of very different temperaments. But this is not the case. As the result of contagion the perversions are of the same kind, and take the same shape in the case of all the assembled individuals. The first perversion of the truth effected by one of the individuals of the gathering is the starting-point of the contagious suggestion. Before St. George appeared on the walls of Jerusalem to all the Crusaders he was certainly perceived in the first instance by one of those present. By dint of suggestion and contagion the miracle signalised by a single person was immediately accepted by all. Such is always the mechanism of the collective hallucinations so frequent in history — hallucinations which seem to have all the recognised characteristics of authenticity, since they are phenomena observed by thousands of persons.”

source: https://socserv2.socsci.mcmaster.ca/~econ/ugcm/3ll3/lebon/Crowds.pdf


The Power of The Celebrity Shepherd: In May Ways, "Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You" Is The Command Of Behavioral Master To Mental Slave

"Chelsea Handler Quits Netflix Show For A Very Political Reason: The comedian revealed via Twitter on Wednesday that she wouldn’t return for a third season of “Chelsea” in 2018, and was instead turning to political activism."

"Edward L. Bernays, an early leader in the public relations field who devised or developed many techniques for influencing public opinion, died yesterday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 103. Mr. Bernays was one of the first people to expand what had been a narrow concept of press agentry, or working to influence government policy, into a far more ambitious -- and controversial -- realm of seeking to influence and change public opinion and behavior. Over the years, he was instrumental in the formation of opinion-shaping methods that were used on behalf of many business and industrial enterprises, welfare and civic groups, and governments at home and abroad. He helped shape public relations by favoring the use of endorsements from opinion leaders, celebrities, doctors and other "experts" to strengthen the arguments his clients wanted to make. In addition, he favored surveys, releasing the results of experiments and polls to make a better case for his clients' positions and produce"

sources: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chelsea-handler-quits-netflix_us_59e87e18e4b00905bdaeedd1?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

Edward Bernays, 'Father of Public Relations' And Leader in Opinion ...

"Recent research has advanced our understanding of  the psychological,social, and cultural influences on decision making and human behavior and has demonstrated that they have a significant impact on development outcomes."

source: World Development Report 2015: Mind, Society, and Behavior, Foreword by Jim Yong Kim, President, THE WORLD BANK