Podcast Episode 76
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Podcast Episode 76: Controlled Rage Crowd
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The yellow and black blueprint for news and subsequent history:
HISTORICAL ORIGINS OF #ME TOO:
A ROYAL, YELLOW TABLOID, SOAP OPERA HISTORY of BLACK PROPAGANDA MYTHOLOGY
Celebrity role model, idol shepherds are nothing new. It's all about living vicariously through the lives of famous people of some kind. Whether the tales are true, false or somewhere along the spectrum, in between, matters not, factual accuracy always takes a back seat to cultural defining, compelling, ego shaping ands identity building, behavior guiding, narratives.
"...seized by a crowd of angry women..."
"Public support remained with Queen Catherine. One evening in the autumn of 1531, Anne was dining at a manor house on the river Thames and was almost seized by a crowd of angry women. Anne just managed to escape by boat."
source: Anne Boleyn - Wikipedia
"...dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system."
"Yellow journalism and the yellow press are American terms for journalism and associated newspapers that present little or no legitimate well-researched news while instead using eye-catching headlines for increased sales. 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"
"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."
"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"
"The major characteristic of black propaganda is that the people are not aware that someone is influencing them, and do not feel that they are being pushed in a certain direction"
Rose McGowan's Spiritual Tabloid Celebrity Predecessor
"1908 painting by Henry Payne of the scene in the Temple Garden from Shakespeare's play Henry VI, Part 1, where supporters of the rival factions pick either red or white roses"
image and quote source:: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wars_of_the_Roses
Pick a side to identify with. Checkerboard-based Ego identity is used as the tool of government.
The historical personage Shakespeare was a theatrical gossip columnist playwright who reinforced royal soap opera dramas designed as early forms of royal sponsored social engineering. Basic human nature is used as the tool of rulership; whether rule is overtly by the many or by the few, the truth is government is the traditional tool used by the few to manage the many. High end, mass produced art, in all of its numerous forms, is used to occult the natural world in favor of governmental interest.
"The King's Men was the acting company to which William Shakespeare(1564– 1616) belonged for most of his career. Formerly known as The Lord Chamberlain's Men during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, they became The King's Men in 1603 when King James I ascended the throne and became the company's patron. ....."
Origins of Rose McGowan's War
"The controversial book "The Education of Christian Women" by Juan Luis Vives, which claimed women have the right to an education, was dedicated to and commissioned by her. Such was Catherine's impression on people, that even her enemy, Thomas Cromwell, said of her "If not for her sex, she could have defied all the heroes of History." She successfully appealed for the lives of the rebels involved in the Evil May Day for the sake of their families. Furthermore, Catherine won widespread admiration by starting an extensive programme for the relief of the poor. She was also a patron of Renaissance humanism, and a friend of the great scholars Erasmus of Rotterdam and Saint Thomas More."
"Some saw her as a martyr."
"THE DIVORCE OF CATHERINE OF ARAGON: THE STORY AS TOLD BY THE IMPERIAL AMBASSADORS
RESIDENT AT THE COURT OF HENRY VIII."
"IN USUM LAICORUM BY J. A. FROUDE"
"BEING A SUPPLEMENTARY VOLUME TO THE AUTHOR'S HISTORY OF ENGLAND NEW YORK CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS 1891 [All rights reserved] Copyright, 1891,"
"By CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS."
Consider how these historical royal "fairytales" are used as social engineering propaganda.
However accurate supposed historical event may or may not be matters a lot less than the social identity generating (and behavior modyfying) value such tales have.
GOSSIP IS THE BASIC BUILDING BLOCK FOR GOVERNMENT
Human beings seem to naturally enjoy talking to each other and trading tales of all kinds. Many of us pass on information without examining any underlying assumptions. We can become unwitting agents of government as each of us is a potential medium for government reinforcing hearsay, gossip and scripted myth.
Human beings tend to pass on information without critically examining that information.
The power storytelling has to shape opinion:
"Retha M. Warnicke, the author of The Rise and Fall of Anne Boleyn (1989) has attempted to explain why Queen Anne was so unpopular."
"Although Anne had been crowned queen of England, many of the king's subjects continued to describe her as an adulteress. Numerous individuals, especially women, who felt personally threatened by her marriage to Henry because it was perceived as an assault on traditional family values, denounced the liaison of the royal couple. After they were wed, in fact, the protests seemed to have increased in number, for as long as the ex-queen was still living at least a part of the populace was more willing to accept Anne as the king's mistress than as his consort."
Word of mouth gossip evolves over time into a myriad of government building forms.
These include oil paintings, stained glass based illustrations, mass produced printed material and then the telegraph, film theater chains, television and now the internet.
THE POWER OF CELEBRITY IDOL:
Human beings copy each other's behavior. Thus we have the expression "monkey see, monkey do". Much of what many of us take for factual historical event and actual biographical data is more actually just the stuff of gossip myth making mouthpieces who work for the system.
"In Hollywood's "golden age" in the 1930s and 1940s, gossip columnists were courted by the movie studios, so that the studios could use gossip columns as a powerful publicity tool. During this period, the major film studios had "stables" of contractually obligated actors, and the studios controlled nearly all aspects of the lives of their movie stars."
"Well-timed leaks about a star's purported romantic adventures helped the studios to create and sustain the public's interest in the studios' star actors."
"As well, the movie studios' publicity agents acted as unnamed "well-informed inside sources" who provided misinformation and rumors to counteract whispers about celebrity secrets — such as homosexuality or an out-of-wedlock child — that could have severely damaged not only the reputation of the movie star in question, but the movie star's box office viability."
Information warfare (IW)
"Information warfare (IW) is a concept involving the battlespace use and management of information and communication technology (ICT) in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent. Information warfare is the manipulation of information trusted by a target without the target's awareness, so that the target will make decisions against their interest but in the interest of the one conducting information warfare. As a result, it is not clear when information warfare begins, ends, and how strong or destructive it is. Information warfare may involve collection of tactical information, assurance(s) that one's own information is valid, spreading of propaganda or disinformation to demoralize or manipulate the enemy and the public, undermining the quality of opposing force information and denial of information-collection opportunities to opposing forces. Information warfare is closely linked to psychological warfare. The United States military focus tends to favor technology, and hence tends to extend into the realms of electronic warfare, cyberwarfare, information assurance and computer network operations, attack and defense."
"Most of the rest of the world use the much broader term of "Information Operations" which, although making use of technology, focuses on the more human-related aspects of information use, including (amongst many others) social network analysis, decision analysis and the human aspects of command and control."
EDWARD BERNAYS EXPLAINS PROPAGANDA
"There are invisible rulers who control the destinies of millions."
"If we set out to make a list of the men and women who, because of their position in public life, might fairly be called the molders of public opinion, we could quickly arrive at an extended list of persons mentioned in "Who's Who." ... Such persons typify in the public mind the type of ruler associated with the phrase invisible government. But we do not often stop to think that there are dictators in other fields whose influence is just as decisive as that of the politicians I have mentioned. An Irene Castle can establish the fashion of short hair which dominates nine-tenths of the women who make any pretense to being fashionable. Paris fashion leaders set the mode of the short skirt, for wearing which, twenty years ago, any woman would simply have been arrested and thrown into jail by the New York police, and the entire women's clothing industry, capitalized at hundreds of millions of dollars, must be reorganized to conform to their dictum. There are invisible rulers who control the destinies of millions. It is not generally realized to what extent the words and actions of our most influential public men are dictated by shrewd persons operating behind the scenes."
"Nor, what is still more important, the extent to which our thoughts and habits are modified by authorities."
DARPA FUNDED RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF MASS ELECTRONIC MEDIUM AND RELATED TECHNOLOGY IS INTEGRAL TO MODERN PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGNS
A demonstrable example of Nobel prize winning science:
"The real history of digital photography as we know it began in the 1950s."
"In 1951, the first digital signals were saved to magnetic tape via the first video tape recorder. Six years later, in 1957, the first digital image was produced through a computer by Russell Kirsch. It was an image of his son. In the late 1960s, Willard S. Boyle and George E. Smith, two physicists with Bell Labs, Inc., invented the charge-coupled device (CCD), a semiconductor circuit later used in the first digital video cameras for television broadcasting."
"Their invention was recognized by a Nobel Prize in Physics in 2009."
"The first published color digital photograph was produced in 1972 by Michael Francis Tompsett using CCD sensor technology and was featured on the cover of Electronics Magazine. It was a picture of his wife, Margaret Thompsett. The Cromemco Cyclops, a digital camera developed as a commercial product and interfaced to a microcomputer, was featured in the February 1975 issue of Popular Electronics magazine. It used metal-oxide semiconductor (MOS) technology for its image sensor."
1960's Computer Scanning and Printing Technology
"Kirsch's drum scanning device, for inputting images into the computer, created the first device for inputting digital image data directly into a computer and several decisions made: in the ... In 1969, two researchers at Bell Labs."
"In his 2001 book, prosecutor and author Vincent Bugliosi criticized Boies' abilities as a trial lawyer, arguing that Boies "wasn't forceful or eloquent at all in making his points" in Bush v. Gore. "[A]lthough he seemed to have a very good grasp of the facts, he seemed completely incapable of drawing powerful, irresistible inferences from those facts that painted his opposition into a corner". In 2017, Boies' firm reportedly directed private intelligence company Black Cube to spy on alleged victims of Harvey Weinstein's sexual abuse and on reporters who were investigating Weinstein's actions. Over the course of a year, Weinstein had Black Cube and other agencies "“target,” or collect information on, dozens of individuals, and compile psychological profiles that sometimes focussed on their personal or sexual histories." A few days later, The New York Times announced it had “terminated its relationship” with Boies' firm. According to The Wall Street Journal, Boies negotiated Harvey Weinstein’s contract without saying to Weinstein Co. Directors he had investment in the company’s movies."
Click here for more notes– Podcast Episode 73: Hunting Gold Bugs
"CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and “The Chew’s” Mario Batali had a score to settle Friday."
"It involved the smell of the chef’s bright orange Crocs. Cooper appeared on “The Chew” to discuss his lack of cooking skills — he eats oatmeal for breakfast and a burrito for dinner — and his new book, The Rainbow Comes and Goes. Cooper had reported on his “AC360” program that his staff detests the smell of his favorite candle. On his famous feature, “The Ridiculist,” Cooper’s staff came up with other disgusting things his candle smells like. They included dumpster ravioli and Mario Batali’s Crocs."
"The Producer can do pretty much anything they want with your life story, including misrepresent it."
"You may be humiliated and explicitly portrayed "in a false light." "
A Monkey See Monkey Do Postscript: Do Not Deadname Me!
How do you define a woman?
Is your definition based on natural and demonstrable principle or on artificially produced products of one type or another?
Is a woman simply hair style, lipstick, eye and face makeup, high heels and other fashion choices?
Isn't a woman defined by her potential procreative role?
Please keep in mmd this has nothing to do with homosexuality or even one's fashion choices or how one self identifies. This has to do with how we choose to define our collective experience. This has to do with self identity being used as a tool for governmental purpose.
This is how we collectively allow so-called "common sense" to be defined.
“If I say I’m a chimp, I am a chimp,”
"Call me Bobo."
"Gervais dedicates a section of his show Humanity to jokes about (specifically) Caitlyn Jenner but also, by sly association, the idea of transgendering more widely. “If I say I’m a chimp, I am a chimp,” one riff begins, as Gervais makes merry with the culture of identity as self-assertion – and scores dependable laughs with rudimentary monkey business too. ...Despite Gervais’s repeated assertions that he wasn’t being transphobic, it seemed clear that he was “othering” trans people and making them seem ridiculous. I stated that he could be “callous and objectionable”, and that his material was insensitive to trans people. ...Gervais argues forcibly in the show – as usual – that there’s no such thing as off-limits in comedy; there’s nothing you can’t joke about. I agree with that – just as I agree that comics, like anyone else, should take responsibility for what they say, do and effect. He deserves to be called out on his routine poking fun at the idea of transitioning, but I do think that the concepts he zeroes in on (“deadnaming”; identity as self-assertion) are fertile for comedy, precisely because they’re new, they’re destabilising, and (whether you welcome them or not) we’re still establishing where the boundaries around them lie. (A process with which comedy may help.)"