A Proper Gander At Propaganda


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Hollywood Myth Making Defining Our Culture: Revealing What is Hidden From View

http://www.jcf.org Myth lets you know where you are across the ages of life - at 40 or at 80... This video is a brief excerpt from interviews filmed with Joseph Campbell shortly before his death in 1987, previously unreleased by the Joseph Campbell Foundation - http://www.jcf.org

"Dwight D. Eisenhower exit speech on Jan.17, 1961.
Warning us of the military industrial complex."

Films are the most powerful means by which ideas can be introduced to the mass public. Governments have always worked together with filmmakers to create many forms of propaganda, some more easily recognized than others. Occult is a word thrown around by both the media and the public and none seem to know it just means "concealed".

The Apple, Film: (1980) Mr. Boogalow (Vladek Sheybal) sings and dances to prove that life is nothing but show business in 1994.

Forces Occultes

"The film was commissioned in 1942 by the Propaganda Abteilung, a delegation of Nazi Germany's propaganda ministry within occupied France by the ex-Mason Mamy. It virulently denounces Freemasonry, parliamentarianism and Jews as part of Vichy's drive against them and seeks to prove a Jewish-Masonic plot.

On France's liberation, its writer Jean Marquès-Rivière, its producer Robert Muzard, and its director Jean Mamy were purged for collaboration with the enemy. On 25 November 1945, Muzard was condemned to 3 years in prison and Marquès-Rivière was condemned in his absence (he had gone into self-imposed exile) to death and degradation.

Mamy had also been a journalist on L'Appel under Pierre Constantini (leader of the Ligue française d’épuration, d’entraide sociale et de collaboration européenne) and on the collaborationist journal Au pilori, and was thus condemned to death and executed at the fortress of Montrouge on 29 March 1949.

Forces occultes (Occult Forces - subtitled The mysteries of Freemasonry unveiled for the first time on the screen) is a French film of 1943, notable as the last film to be directed by Paul Riche (the pseudonym of Jean Mamy).

The film recounts the life of a young député who joins the Freemasons in order to relaunch his career. He thus learns of how the Freemasons are conspiring with the Jews and the Anglo-American nations to encourage France into a war against Germany."


The late Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock, the immensely popular alien character from the late 1960's classic television show, Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek. Nimoy would explain he got the idea for the Vulcan "V" salute from Hebrew tradition.

Coincidentally the hand salutes, when combined, resemble the free masonry symbol.

One hand gesture would seem to represent a mountain, and one a valley.

Vulcan, the Roman name for the Greek god of metalworking, Hephaestus, is Roddenberry's choice for the name of his popular alien race. Vulcan like Yaweh from the Hebrew tradition, is a mountain or volcano god-like figure.

Masonry could represent building artificial structure, the fitting of different shaped stones together to erect a wall or building.

Like putting a puzzle together, each stone belongs in its proper place.

Original Str Trek cast and Gene Roddenberry, at a NASA event, with the Space Shuttle Enterprise in the background.

The film Forces Occultes below.

1934's House of Rothschild film, below.

The myth of the evil banker and of course the notorious anti-semitic sentiment is clearly on display in this obvious piece of pre-World War Two era, propaganda. Seems to be another example of film being the source for modern "conspiracy theory" memes. Religion and economic class differences are easily used to divide the public. 

Ancient  Greek Tragedy & Comedy Masks

"Greek tragedy as we know it was created in Athens around the time of 532 BC, when Thespis was the earliest recorded actor. Being a winner of the first theatrical contest held at Athens, he was the exarchon, or leader,[3]of the dithyrambs performed in and around Attica, especially at the rural Dionysia. By Thespis' time the dithyramb had evolved far away from its cult roots. Under the influence of heroic epic, Doric choral lyric and the innovations of the poet Arion, it had become a narrative, ballad-like genre. Because of these, Thespis is often called the "Father of Tragedy"; however, his importance is disputed, and Thespis is sometimes listed as late as 16th in the chronological order of Greek tragedians; the statesman Solon, for example, is credited with creating poems in which characters speak with their own voice, and spoken performances of Homer's epics by rhapsodes were popular in festivals prior to 534 BC.[4] Thus, Thespis's true contribution to drama is unclear at best, but his name has been immortalized as a common term for performer—a "thespian."

The dramatic performances were important to the Athenians – this is made clear by the creation of a tragedy competition and festival in the City Dionysia. This was organized possibly to foster loyalty among the tribes of Attica (recently created by Cleisthenes). The festival was created roughly around 508 BC. While no drama texts exist from the sixth century BC, we do know the names of three competitors besides Thespis: Choerilus, Pratinas, and Phrynichus. Each is credited with different innovations in the field.

More is known about Phrynichus. He won his first competition between 511 BC and 508 BC. He produced tragedies on themes and subjects later exploited in the golden age such as the Danaids, Phoenician Women and Alcestis. He was the first poet we know of to use a historical subject – his Fall of Miletus, produced in 493-2, chronicled the fate of the town of Miletus after it was conquered by the Persians. Herodotus reports that "the Athenians made clear their deep grief for the taking of Miletus in many ways, but especially in this: when Phrynichus wrote a play entitled "The Fall of Miletus" and produced it, the whole theatre fell to weeping; they fined Phrynichus a thousand drachmas for bringing to mind a calamity that affected them so personally, and forbade the performance of that play forever."[5] He is also thought to be the first to use female characters (though not female performers).[6]

Until the Hellenistic period, all tragedies were unique pieces written in honour of Dionysus and played only once, so that today we primarily have the pieces that were still remembered well enough to have been repeated when the repetition of old tragedies became fashionable (the accidents of survival, as well as the subjective tastes of the Hellenistic librarians later in Greek history, also played a role in what survived from this period)."

Introducing the mythic and legendary, Howard Hughes, a 'real-life' Tony Stark.

Howard Highes the filmmaker and legendary aerospace industry pioneer. And like most legendary mythic figures, his origins are shrouded in mystery.

Hughes had a questionable birth certificate, like a certain 21st Century President would supposedly have. This man would be credited with many advances in technology we take for granted today. Examples include, satellite communication and guided radio controlled missile systems.

Yet Hughes was a Hollywood filmmaker, which brings up the very real possibility that he was more marketing figure than actual inventor and businessman. Is it possible such historical figures are little more than spokesmen and actors? Fronts for business interests? Are some of these cultural figures nothing more than public relations creations?

Hughes was a media darling and early "Trump" like figure. He is credited for a great many things. This man is presented like a fictional genius. He is the quintessential handsome, daring and intellectual hero, like a pulp fiction character come to life, a true "Doc Savage".

"Hughes' birthplace is recorded as either Humble or Houston, Texas. The date is also uncertain, though Hughes claimed that his birthday was Christmas Eve. A 1941 affidavit birth certificate of Hughes, signed by his aunt Annette Gano Lummis and Estelle Boughton Sharp, states that he was born on December 24, 1905, in Harris County, Texas.[N 1] However, his baptismal record of October 7, 1906, in the parish register of St. John's Episcopal Church in Keokuk, Iowa, has his birth listed as September 24, 1905, without reference to the place of birth."

Howard Hughes, according to legend, suffered from the same germ phobia as a prior historical figure, who was also a pioneer of radio technology and communications, Nikola Tesla.



  Michael Bay , like Howard Hughes before him, is a Hollywood filmmaker with connections to the U.S. Military Industrial Complex.  It would seem President Eisenhower had really been warning us about this, a   "Military Industrial Entertainment Complex".

Michael Bay, like Howard Hughes before him, is a Hollywood filmmaker with connections to the U.S. Military Industrial Complex.

It would seem President Eisenhower had really been warning us about this, a "Military Industrial Entertainment Complex".

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By the 1960's Hughes was considered to be a billionaire. Hughes aerospace business worked on things like the NASA Apollo program. 

Hughes moved to Las Vegas, and famously bought up hotels and casinos and a television station. Hughes would seem to be the one who possessed the foresight to see the "Disneyland" potential of the artificial oasis. Of course, media legend has Hughes hiding out under the influence of a mythic obsessive compulsive disorder. 

The Desert Inn

"The original name was Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn. Wilbur Clark originally began building the resort, but when he ran out of money, the Cleveland mob led by Moe Dalitz took over the construction. Clark became the public frontman of the resort while Dalitz remained quietly in the background as the principal owner. Much of the financing came from the American National Insurance Company (ANICO), which at the time had indirect ties to the Cleveland crime syndicate and the Maceo crime syndicate in Galveston, Texas.[3] The resort would eventually be renamed Desert Inn, and was affectionately called the "DI" by Las Vegas locals and regular guests. The St. Andrews Tower was completed in 1963.

The Desert Inn’s most famous guest, businessman Howard Hughes, arrived on Thanksgiving Day 1966, renting the hotel's entire top two floors. After staying past his initial ten-day reservation, he was asked to leave in December so that the resort could accommodate the high rollers who had been promised those suites. Instead of leaving, Hughes decided to start negotiations to buy the Desert Inn. On March 1, 1967, Hughes purchased the resort from Dalitz for around $13 million. This purchase was the first of many Las Vegas resort purchases by Hughes. The Augusta Tower, which was the Desert Inn's main tower, was completed in 1978.

Almost every major star of the last fifty years played at the Desert Inn. Its famous "crystal showroom" hosted Patti PageLiberaceFrank SinatraNoël CowardTed LewisJoe E. LewisBobby Darin, Dean MartinTony BennettPaul AnkaNeil SedakaDionne WarwickLouise MandrellWayne NewtonBarry ManilowCherTina Turner, and more. Comics and variety acts like Myron CohenPat CooperMartin and LewisBob NewhartDon RicklesThe Smothers BrothersRoseanne BarrBrian EvansGarry ShandlingBuddy Hackett, and Rich Little all worked the Desert Inn along with thousands of others."

Actor Jason Robards played the reclusive and compulsive version of Howard Hughes in the film Melvin and Howard. He also starred in the nuclear war television film, The Day After.

Hollywood, the Military, Atom Bombs and Lookout Mountain Air Force Stationsee below

As it turns out, Hollywood and the U.S. Military always worked hand in hand, and the above clip is an example from the cold war era. Lookout Mountain was the home for military industrial film making, complete with all the state of the art facilities anyone could want.

Together the military and the film industry would produce countless reels of atomic era propaganda (as well as other footage) seemingly designed to terrify the public. The 1980's era television film event, "The Day After" is another example of this kind of emotionally manipulative art.

For more information about the establishment of the modern media, in the first place see the end of this article, here: http://www.aamorris.net/properganderatpropaganda/2015/10/16/hollywood-lawyers-and-astrology-the-occult

The Day After, a made for television filmwas released twenty years after the apparent JFK assassination, nearly to the day. This abc television produced film was televised on November 20, 1983.

"The Day After is an American television film that first aired on November 20, 1983, on the ABC television network. It was seen by more than 100 million people during its initial broadcast[1] is currently the highest-rated television film in history.[2]

The film postulates a fictional war between NATO forces and the Warsaw Pact that rapidly escalates into a full-scale nuclear exchange between the United States and the Soviet Union. However, the action itself focuses on the residents of Lawrence, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri, as well as several family farms situated near nuclear missile silos."


As is usual with these kind of media promoted narratives, the public is blamed for the troubles of the world more often than not. After all, world wars are started by nationalistic pride and the like. The atomic bomb was used for decades, and still is, to frighten the public into a state of submission, so any measure taken by the central government is accepted with as little questioning as possible. Only the powerful U.S. government could protect the world from such a threat. The public seems to be easily deceived by such distractions. It keeps the public in a state of suspended disbelief. There is no real resolution to any of it, so the public hangs in a state of suspension, oscillating like a pendulum, just like the hanged man Tarot card.

The Grateful Dead performs their song, "Terrapin Station", below: (A turtle is a terrapin of course)

"Duck and cover" is a method of personal protection against the effects of a nuclear explosion. Ducking and covering is useful at conferring a degree of protection to personnel situated outside the radius of the nuclear fireball but still within sufficient range of the nuclear explosion that standing upright and un-covered is likely to cause serious injury or death."

Duck and Cover propaganda film 1950's below.

Meet Jim Morrison's Dad, a Life Actor

Rear Admiral George Stephen Morrison

Hollywood, Scripting History & the U.S. Military

"He began flight training in 1943 at Naval Air Station PensacolaFlorida, and graduated in spring 1944. Morrison flew missions in the Pacific Theater for the duration of World War II.[4]

He served as an instructor on nuclear weapons programs following the end of the war, while during the Korean War, he served at the joint operations center in Seoul. This resulted in the award of the Bronze Star with "V" for Valor device.[3]

In 1963, Morrison took command of the Essex-class aircraft carrier Bon Homme Richard (CVA-31), flagship of a 3rd Fleet Carrier Division in the Pacific, and based at Naval Air Station Alameda, California.

Morrison was in command of the Carrier Division during the controversial Gulf of Tonkin Incident in August 1964, which resulted in a dramatic escalation of the Vietnam War.[5]

In 1966, he was promoted to Rear Admiral at age 46. In WestPac in 1968, he was Commander of Task Force 77; the Hancock (CVA-19) served as his flagship. Besides operations against communist forces in North Vietnam, the task force was diverted to Korea in December of 1968 to support South Korean forces battling North Korean infiltrators during the Korean DMZ Conflict. He successfully led the Task Force in the interdiction of communist North Korean forces in spite of attempts by Soviet Navy destroyers to prevent flight operations by attempting to cross the path of the Hancock. In 1972, he was appointed Commander Naval Forces Marianas.[6] As such, he was in charge of relief efforts for Vietnamese refugees sent to Guam after the fall of Saigon in the spring of 1975.[7][8][9][10][11]

Rear Admiral Morrison was the keynote speaker at the decommissioning ceremony for the carrier Bon Homme Richard, his first ship as an admiral, on July 3, 1971 in Washington D.C., the same day his son, rockmusician Jim Morrison, died in Paris, France at age 27.

Morrison retired from the Navy in August 1975 as a rear admiral"

Jim and Admiral Morrison, above. B film movie fare below, from the late 20th century. This film would become the source for more modern conspiracy theories and speculation found on the internet. Jim was a film student at UCLA before becoming famous as a rock star.

The film "Beyond The Doors" was apparently retitled, "Down on Us".

"Down on Us is a low budget 1984 movie about the United States government's plot to assassinate 1960's rock stars, Jim MorrisonJanis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix, using an elite force of killers. It is sometimes known as Beyond the Doors.

The movie does not use any of the original songs of the artists portrayed due to high royalty fees. Instead, they used songs written to sound like the originals.

The story of Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, and Janis Joplin, and how their message for their generation made them targets of a US government plot."

Woodstock and the marketing of the hippie "sub" culture.

see here for more about the marketing of this cultural "revolution": 


Woodstock did not take place in Woodstock, N.Y., of course. The music and arts festival had to find a new locale. Thankfully Max Yasgar showed up on the scene. The festival is famously saved when it relocates and moves to Yasgar's farm in Bethel New York. 

Bethel would seem to be derived from Bethlehem

"EL"signifies God.

for more see: http://www.aamorris.net/properganderatpropaganda/2015/10/16/let-me-take-you-to-the-movies


How Can You Have A Drug War if Nobody is Doing Drugs?

We are free to do with our bodes as we like. The mainstream media promoted drug use in order to create the environment for the unlawful and useless Drug War. The Drug War must end. We must stop jailing each other over nonsense. The mainstream media's notion of freedom is just another prison. 

The "EYE" Network has its eye on the hippie "movement".

Walter Cronkite, the most trusted talking head on TV, a "news persona" from the era.

Below, one of the best things to come out of "Woodstock", in my opinion. Joni Mitchell's Woodstock.

Robert Plant's "Tie on The Highway" below.

Hollywood = The Military: Science Fiction is Fantasy

All they do is remake old properties over and over in endless repeat. Some of it labelled as "real" when that too is just more fantasy.

Enter The Age of Aquarius

   "We choose to go to the Moon."

"We choose to go to the Moon."

1969's film Marooned, based on the novel of the same name. would seem to predict the dramatic subsequent Apollo 13 mission, which would also become a film.


Live televised NASA Apollo footage below:

Marooned film trailer below:

Ron Howard's Apollo 13 film trailer below.