Presents: The Mind Altering & Addictive Medium of Government
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(Please excuse the inevitable typo. Autocorrect is a contextually illiterate evil little gremlin. AA Morris.)
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The Al Franken section has been expanded and some interesting ‘saturday night’ connections are made. Apologies for any reading inconvenience.
"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
"The medium is the message"
"...is a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan meaning that the form of a medium embeds itself in any message it would transmit or convey, creating a symbiotic relationship by which the medium influences how the message is perceived. ...Extending the argument for understanding the medium as the message itself, he proposed that the "content of any medium is always another medium" – thus, speech is the content of writing, writing is the content of print, and print itself is the content of the telegraph. …Likewise, the message of a newscast about a heinous crime may be less about the individual news story itself — the content — and more about the change in public attitude towards crime that the newscast engenders by the fact that such crimes are in effect being brought into the home to watch over dinner.”
Please note: this article contains mature mainstream News media content not meant for children.
The Lie of The Mythic Intrepid Reporter Revealed:
“The public image of American journalism has always included a good proportion of myth. Well before the Second World War, Broadway and Hollywood had made the stereotype of the Intrepid Reporter—dogged in his pursuit of the truth, fearless in his determination to see it printed—nearly as familiar as the white hats that identified the good guys in a Western. The war made legends out of such foreign correspondents as Ernie Pyle and Margaret Bourke-White; in the cold-war years that followed, with their prolonged emphasis on foreign affairs, the image of the newspaper correspondent came to be fixed in a new stereotype, but one every bit as solid, and as favorable, as the old one of Hollywood. Television was at first merely an instrument of this myth, but in the mid-1950s it grew to be something more. With the development of national network news programs, the legend came to life."
Foreword: Let's Party Like It's 1991!
Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, Clinton sax playing, sexual harassment and how the decade of the 1990’s is, in many ways, the blueprint for current culture; even the mass shootings involving pickup turcks are nothing new.
As regular readers of this blog know, I tend to keep working on most of these posts until they sometimes become lengthy blog articles. I also tend to go back and fiddle with the language and correct the inevitable typo. I do the same with comments I may have made on other blogs, as well. I recently posted an excerpt from a Time magazine article, on this blog and also in the form of a couple of comments over on the ever insightful, Hoax Busters Call blog. I posted quotes from a mainstream source to provide a contextual blueprint for today's salaciously absurd headlines. I have since deleted these quoted passages of mainstream text as they were not appropriate for a general audience, at least not in my opinion. This is something I would have never considered before my own personal “awakening”. The reason why I have taken the time to preface this article with this particular explanation is because I do think it relevant to what would seem to me to be possibly best described as a clear and sustained governmentally financed, multimedia onslaught on humanity. We are clearly being socially programmed and have been for an extremely long time. The two very basal characteristics of human nature have always been used to manage human resource. Two proverbial sides of one coin. Fear of death and instinctual desire for procreative sex, in whatever individual form that may take. The Anita Hill story was from a time period, 1991, when a dude like Clarence Thomas could still get the gig despite the allegations and court of opinion driven trial. If you are interested in the details of this particular bit of scripted political Washington D.C. theater, complete with the cast of usual live action role playing cartoon characters, the story is easily researched.
The media only has the power we give it. The hyper sexualized headlines only have as much power over our own imaginations as we allow. We will never rid ourselves of what seems to be clearly instinctual basal natural desires, if somehow we could, we would no longer be human; what we can do is not let these images of hyper sexualized fantasy and reality have the contrived and desired effect on our minds.
The other point to be made is how these stories seem to create an environment where we are encouraged to share all sorts of personal details we perhaps should not be so quick to share: as well as continuing to promote the usual media inspired gossip, “water cooler” mind everyone else’s business mentality, ignoring the beams in our own eyes, in the process. The 1990's would seem to lay the foundation for the social media age of Youtube to come.
1991 Anita Hill and Coca Cola can. 1992 brings us Bill Clinton and his philandering ways, rape allegations and tabloid, P.T. Barnum, daytime talk show, soap opera haze. These sustained media campaigns are still being carried out on eternal not so reimagined repeat and political spin cycle. It should be obvious to all with eyes to see and ears to hear. The late 20th century history is easy to research and its tabloid and daytime television, lying, yellow journal nature is on social media digital display for all those who choose to simply take the time to really look.
What’s Old is New Again: 2017 is a lot like 1991 Reimagined!
“The Luby's shooting, also known as the Luby's massacre, was a mass shooting that took place on October 16, 1991, at a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, United States. The perpetrator, George Hennard, drove his pickup truck through the front window of the restaurant. He quickly shot and killed 23 people, and wounded 27 others. He had a brief shootout with police, and refused their orders to surrender, fatally shooting himself. Ranked at the time as the deadliest mass shooting in US history, by November 2017, this incident ranked as the sixth deadliest shooting in the US by a single shooter.”
quote source: Luby's shooting - Wikipedia
The recent Louis CK harassment story is a rehash of an old one from 1975:
These new News media promoted harassment stories make little sense when put in proper historical context.
Basic common sense, the law and human resource departments of major and minor corporations have long had this one covered, or so it seems to me. If Hollywood is having problems with this now, it's on them. Them being the people on top who run that cartoonish Hollywood P.T Barnum style carnival freak show, and all those who go along with such obvious nonsense, apparently putting career first, over logic, reason, self respect and human decency. They can keep their celebrity-propaganda pied piper, gossip driven tabloid "News" shows. I personally see no evidence that any of the media allegations of Hollywood and other News media pushed harassment is anything other than propaganda. This is all it could ever be. The News media cannot present us with real stories of real criminal behavior without tainting the future court cases. Or so this seems to make sense to me, perhaps life has taught you otherwise. The evidence I can examine tells me that what we are seeing is a sustained public relations effort. The real Weapon of Mass Destruction of governmental claims. This is what real weaponized culture looks like. The medium for it is the ubiquitous electronic screen, radio, print and word of mouth.
"The phrase “sexual harassment” was coined in 1975, by a group of women at Cornell University. A former employee of the university, Carmita Wood, filed a claim for unemployment benefits after she resigned from her job due to unwanted... By 1977, three court cases confirmed that a woman could sue her employer for harassment under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, using the EEOC as the vehicle for redress. The Supreme Court upheld these early cases in 1986 with Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson..."
source (mature content warning): http://time.com/4286575/sexual-harassment-before-anita-hill/
Case Study: Senator Al Franken
Here is another in a seeming endless series of examples of how Washington D.C. is another Hollywood Disneyland, with a lot more legal power, of course. Al Franken, like so many other political figures, is an actor. He is also a comedian writer who worked on the obvious propaganda program, Saturday Night Live. There is absolutely no reason to buy onto obviously fallacious screaming yellow journal headlines. This particular sustained weaponized cultural manipulation campaign seems quite relentless. It almost seems like some kind of secret society fraternal hazing ritual of sorts, with obvious culturally manipulative and somewhat divisive intent. Elite societal role playing actors of all types, would seem to be getting promoted and becoming made men, pawns promoted to the rank of queens, to mix chess and mainstream media promoted mafia metaphors. Some of these personas are bound to be rehabilitated like Mel Gibson and Rob Lowe (as the guys over at Hoax Busters Call recently pointed out) were, some seem to be retiring or otherwise indisposed. Whatever the deal is or isn’t, none of it is any of our concern, not really.
What we have is nothing but clear evidence of a military campaign being carried out against the public.
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If you click on the image source link above you will be taken to the News story that explains the following:
“Anchorwoman and sportscaster Leeann Tweeden said Thursday that comedian Al Franken kissed and groped her without her consent during a USO tour in December 2006.” As you can read for yourself these people all have to have National security clearances. All part of the literal and very real, endless, USO road tour show. Any long time reader of this blog should know how fond I am of recounting the history of the USO tour and how it would establish the pop music concert and comedian tours of today. Our world seems like an obvious contrived joke to me. Al's Bio: “Al Franken is best known for nearly two decades of work on Saturday Night Live (1975). During that time he wrote, performed in and produced hundreds of sketches, including "Daily Affirmations with Stuart Smalley" and "The Final Days," a piece about the last days of Richard Nixon's presidency. A noted political commentator and satirist, Franken …”
source: Al Franken - IMDb
Google: “If Woody Had Gone Right To The Police”
Real News would have little to no effective propaganda value. Real events that involved things like real criminal investigations of real crime and possible criminal conspiracies and the like would logically need to involve a ‘cone of silence' to prevent the News media amplification of the case from effecting the outcome in what would be a very real demonstration of the ‘experimental result being influenced by experimenter’ concept. We would expect to see media accounts with some limited information along the lines of a local police blotter. We would not expect to have criminal investigations and trials conducted in the press with supposed witnesses giving very public media broadcast interviews, instead of private police ones. How could anyone get any kind of fair trial? The rapid speed of media publicized investigations also reveal the hoax nature of these apparently contrived and scripted events. We have been so conditioned by relentless media onslaught on our minds that too many of us accept obvious absurdities as real. We are born into a world of electronic amplified media fakery that we tend to take for granted like fish seem to take their aquatic environment for granted.
“Franken’s First Time Around: Comedian-Turned-Senator Questioned “Clarence Thomas” In 1991 SNL Sketch (VIDEO)”
“This isn’t Al Franken’s first Supreme Court confirmation hearing. In 1991 he appeared in an opening sketch on “Saturday Night Live” that mocked Clarence Thomas’s appointment process and those involved. It featured Tim Meadows as Thomas and Dana Carvey, Phil Hartman, Kevin Nealon, Chris Farley and Franken as his questioners. Suffice to say Franken was a lot more ridiculous the first time around. He played the perpetually bow-tie-clad senator from the great state of Illinois, Paul Simon, and spent the majority of his time asking Clarence Thomas how to get a date…”
Some of Al’s Work from just 4 years before 1990:
“WEEKEND UPDATE: AL FRANKEN ON HOW THE AL FRANKEN DECADE IS GOING"
"Al Franken reports on "the Al Franken Decade" by showing naked pictures of children and gives more tips on what you can do for him that include being a test audience for his movie, "One More Saturday Night." [Season 11, 1986]”
Do you believe everything you read in print or see on screens or hear by way of word of mouth?
Do you believe News headlines simply because they exist?
The News media can only present claims. We might be able to find evidence of fakery by examining these claims, which seems easy enough to do; what we cannot do is use these media claims to prove anything other than fakery. Allegations promoted by the News media are not proof. Media hyped and News journalist conducted victim interviews are not evidence of anything but a propaganda campaign. The very public News media is not the arena for real criminal style investigative work. We do not need to know all the details we end up knowing and in the context of a real and logically conducted investigation it makes no sense for there to be all the media attention in the first place. The News media exists to act as ubiquitous social shepherd. Mass media News stories are scripted to act as emotionally charged human behavioral modification moments. These stories are meant to shape our collective lives and minds and limit our imaginations in the process. Modern electronic based media is the new (world wide webbed, 'village') church; it presents only proverbial false prophets to the mass human audience. This creates an illusory world many of us mistake for reality. Too many of us really are best described as mindless sheep who are herded by delusional Little Bo Peep, cargo cult leaders. All of humanity is supposed to be part of this faithful (somewhat insane) flock.
source: DC Entertainment's 2017 Justice League Film
“In some of his early remarks after 9/11, President Bush did urge not to be afraid to "go shopping for their families," as part of a general appeal not to be intimidated from an ordinary daily routine. And he even encouraged Americans to "go to Disneyworld," as part of broader appeal to renew confidence in the safety of air travel.”
“One of the many caricatures that has arisen in the years since 9/11 is the charge that President Bush’s primary exhortation to the American people in the aftermath of the tragedy was simply to "go shopping." I have heard this charge countless times, usually offered as a laugh line, in the manner of a snarky …”
Awful & Shocking Headlines Lead To The Need For Some Rest & Respite:
This is what all the Hollywood produced art and official sports are for. It's also what shopping is for.
"Bread and circuses" (or bread and games; from Latin: panem et circenses) is metonymic for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the generation of public approval, not through exemplary or excellent public service or public policy, but through diversion; distraction; or the mere satisfaction of the immediate, shallow requirements of a populace, as an offered "palliative". Its originator, Juvenal, used the phrase to decry the selfishness of common people and their neglect of wider concerns. The phrase also implies the erosion or ignorance of civic duty amongst the concerns of the commoner.”
“Many times, shopping relieves stress and anxiety, which can be useful for several individuals. Studies have shown that there are clear benefits to retail therapy. For example, a study conducted by Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found retail therapy in moderation to be beneficial, citing that regular shopping was connected to longer life spans.”
“A new study conducted by TNS Global on behalf of Ebates.com has found that more than half of Americans admit to engaging in “retail therapy.” This echoes a previous study published in the Journal of Psychology and Marketing. Researchers Selin Atalay and Margaret Meloy found that 62% of shoppers had purchased something to cheer themselves up and another 28% had purchased as a form of celebration.”
“Researchers discovered that post-traumatic stress alters the way a person thinks and reacts to situations, including financial behavior. A 2012 Cornell University study of veterans, “Do Psychological Shocks Affect Financial Risk Taking Behavior?,” found that service members who lived through combat are more cautious in their financial investments, thereby forfeiting capital gains that could benefit them in their retirement years. The study states that just as unpredictable macroeconomic shocks (such as a stock market crash or a rapid currency devaluation) makes investors risk-averse, profound psychological shocks impact survivors in much the same way. How trauma can wreck your finances If you are making negative money choices, especially those hurling you into arrears, and you believe it might be due to past trauma, there are ways you can change course. According to Paul Hokemeyer, a Manhattan therapist, traumatic events can lead to compulsive and destructive economic behaviors. The root of this phenomenon, he says, is the impact that trauma has on the brain. These are not conscious, deliberate actions, says Hokemeyer. “Traumatic experiences cause our brain to overreact. They force us into a stress mode where we are compelled to take action as a protective measure. “In my work as an addictions and family therapist, I see too often how people utilize money and the objects it buys to self-medicate away the emotional pain that is left in the wake of their trauma,” says Hokemeyer. “Oppressive credit card debt is very frequently one of the destructive consequences of their unfortunate legacy.”
'Tis the Season to spend.
sources: Bread and circuses - Wikipedia • Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study ... • Can Shopping Help Anxiety? The Psychology Behind Retail Therapy ... • Why People Buy Things They Don't Need • Why "Retail Therapy" Works | Psychology Today • Trauma and Compulsive Spending | DR. PAUL
Trusted News Journalists Are The Priests of Our Gilded Electronic Age of Collectively Imposed Ignorance
Q: What do fairytale pied pipers, medieval priests, rabbis, modern politicians, talk show hosts, and “most trusted” News journalists have in common?
The church used to be the primary human resource and mass public education tool for social management of a peasant based workforce, or so the story goes. Religious leaders exist today, like crowned heads of state still do; the religious leaders have less of an image of importance than they used to, as more secular institutional forms have taken over many of the social duties of the religious institutional constructs. Government has become the dominant religious faith that most of us unconsciously adhere to with more faithful fervor than any medieval peasant ever had; after all we have the powerful multimedia machine to show us what is real and what is not. Powerful screens tell most of us what to think, what to eat, how to feel and look and even dream. The religious leader might still exist, yet his power is diminished in favor of the magnetic crowd attracting charisma of the high level community or b grade actor-political leader or perhaps even more powerfully, the real neo-guru of our age, the true social shepherd extraordinaire, the televised electronic media based, News journalist rabbit/priest. Artifacts like oil paintings and word of mouth mythological accounts, are as nothing compared to the power of the electronically amplified, world wide broadcast, moving audio/video image. This charm like spell is sealed with entrancing authority of the voice over appeal of self proclaimed, "most trusted" electronic anchorman.
A: These social roles are scripted and contrived and controlled Platonic shadow plays acting parts designed to manipulate human perception and to influence subsequent human behavior.
These somewhat obvious, cultural acting roles have always existed to present a scripted and contrived reality to the mass public who do not realize they are being tricked into believing things they really should not. High level politics is scripted world staged theater. All the evidence we can examine points to this being a very real fact of life, despite all absurd mind twisting ad hoc apologetics to the contrary. People seem to be most unwilling to give up their beliefs in superstitious ideas like faith in little green men from Mars, or say (spoilers warning) belief in Santa Claus, or the purposefully socially divisive “two party system”, or government, NASA space fantasy and all the rest. Grown adult minds do not want to find out that NASA is as real as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. Nor do they want to even embrace the idea that say Prez Donald Trump, a long time primetime NBC television game show host, is anything but a modern P.T. Barnum style showman like Hillary Clinton, Obama, Bill Clinton, the Bush and Kennedy clans, and all the rest of the cartoon ‘crisis’ cast. As much as a child might not want to admit to themselves that arctic unionized elves are not real, adult minds twist themselves into their own damage controlling agents of absurd explanation in order to maintain needless faith in obvious illusion.
This article is an attempt to describe this literal beast:
These monsters and clergy figures, represent real systems of human resource management and control.
"John witnessing frogs emerging from the mouths of a seven-headed dragon, a seven-headed beast & false prophets, illustrating Revelation Apocalypse - The ..."
This article explores the various media used as foundation for a long history of lies.
This article is designed so you can skip around it if you get bored with a specific section, or if you simply want to scan through the whole thing looking for the parts of it that might interest you. Hopefully the section breaks work as intended.
The frogs birthing from the mouths of both dragon and lion based Hydra beasts and monks would seem to be allegorical for emerging newborn serpent heads of proverbial Biblical Beast.
“The frog, the little dragon, is the nursery counterpart of the underworld serpent whose head supports the earth and who represents the life-progenitive, demiurgic powers of the abyss. He comes up with the golden sun ball, his dark deep waters having just taken it down: at this moment resembling the great Chinese Dragon of the East, delivering the rising sun in his jaws, or the frog on whose head rides the handsome young immortal, Han Hsiang, carrying in a basket the peaches of immortality.”
quote source: Joseph Campbell. The Hero with a Thousand Faces - WorldCat
Multimedia, Monetary & Monastery Monsters Defined: Managing Human Resources
The multi headed dragon in the above illustration, would seem to represent sea based commercial enterprise and the lion the land based incarnation. Ships and caravans were the old means of transportation of goods, people (both immigrants and slaves) and cultural ideas. Ships and a form of caravan train are still in use today, of course. Please note how the underground or occulted serpentine headed tail of the beast secretly spawns the frog speaking clergy, who were needed to manage the human resource 'flock,' in the same manner that social and political leaders, Hollywood celebrities, radio DJs, talk show hosts, and the journalists of today manage the mass media consuming public. Of course religions still exist and so do many forms of the clergy. This illustration seems to be metaphorical for the continuous growth of various religious and secular institutions, which by now have grown to titan like size that would make the above piece of artwork look like a speck of hydra dust in comparison. This multi headed media beast has grown into today's gargantuan international banking based behemoth.
Ringing Church Bells Become Ringing Telephones, Radio Call Letters and Animated Televised Network Identity Logo Interstitials
Hercules The Renaissance Demigod Laborer vs The Hydra
In my opinion the myth of the hero Heracles refers to us, the mass human workforce of the world and it refers to our endless calendar based work force existence as the 12 labors themselves would seem to refer us to the 12 full Moons, or months of officially sanctioned Saturnian calendar.
Time, The Saturnian Tool Used For The Endless Operant Conditioning of Humanity
“In Christianity, some Anglican, Catholic, and Lutheran churches ring their church bells from belltowers three times a day, at 6:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., summoning the Christian faithful to recite the Lord’s Prayer, or the Angelus, a prayer recited in honour of the Incarnation of God. …The injunction to pray the Lord's prayer thrice daily was given in Didache 8, 2 f., which, in turn, was influenced by the Jewish practice of praying thrice daily found in the Old Testament, specifically in Psalm 55:17, which suggests "evening and morning and at noon," and Daniel 6:10, in which Daniel prays thrice a day. … Some Protestant Churches ring church bells during the congregational recitation of the Lord's Prayer, after the sermon, in order to alert those who are unable to be present to "unite themselves in spirit with the congregation. .”..In many historic Christian Churches, church bells are also rung on All Hallows' Eve, as well as during the processions of Candlemas and Palm Sunday; the only time of the Christian Year when church bells are not rung include Maundy Thursday through the Easter Vigil. The Christian tradition of the ringing of church bells from a belltower is analogous to the Islamic tradition of the adhan from a minaret. …Most Christian denominations ring church bells to call the faithful to worship, signalling the start of a mass or service of worship. …In the United Kingdom predominantly in the Anglican church, there is a strong tradition of change ringing on full-circle tower bells for about half an hour before a service. This originated from the early 17th century when bell ringers found that swinging a bell through a large arc gave more control over the time between successive strikes of the clapper. This culminated in ringing bells through a full circle, which let ringers easily produce different striking sequences; known as changes.”
source: Church bell - Wikipedia
Article Preface: History is a weapon.
"Propaganda may be defined as the attempt to manipulate public opinion for the purpose of helping or injuring a particular cause, individual or group. The propagandist seeks to control rather than to inform. After reading Hollywood Goes to War, one cannot help but come away with the impression that the movie industry and various government agencies were very much in the propaganda business before and during World War II."
Hollywood always worked for National Government.
Pied Piper celebrity shepherds, both in front of, and behind, the now ubiquitous cyclops camera lens eye, have always led the public astray.
Before Fake News On Television Screen There Was Fake News On Film Screen
"A newsreel is a form of short documentary film prevalent between 1910s to 1960s, regularly released in a public presentation place and containing filmed news stories and items of topical interest. It was a source of news, current affairs, and entertainment for millions of moviegoers until television supplanted its role in the 1950s."
"Newsreels are now considered significant historical documents, since they are often the only audiovisual record of historical and cultural events of those times."
World War Two: The Reimagined Sequel
“Less than four minutes of film records the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, so Ford and co-director Gregg Toland (who photographed “Citizen Kane’’) staged footage using miniature battleships and airplanes on the Fox lot in Hollywood.”
“John Ford, who had already won three of his unmatched-to-date four Oscars and received a Purple Heart for wounds received while shooting the Academy Award-winning feature documentary “The Battle of Midway,’’ also co-directed “December 7,’’ which won the 1944 Oscar for Best Short Documentary. Less than four minutes of film records the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, so Ford and co-director Gregg Toland (who photographed “Citizen Kane’’) staged footage using miniature battleships and airplanes on the Fox lot in Hollywood. This was embellished with entirely staged shots taken in Hawaii of sailors manning surface-to-air guns “in time to perfectly frame our response to a surprise attack,’’ Harris says. “Even 70 years after Pearl Harbor, we still so want that to be true.’’ Once America entered the war, logistical problems and bureaucratic snafus sometimes made it difficult to get film crews to the front lines in time. This was especially true in Africa, where British army crews recorded lots of impressive footage, but most of the few combat scenes photographed by Americans during the invasion of Casablanca went down with a sunken ship. So Frank Capra (whose three Oscars included “It Happened One Night’’ and who oversaw an ambitious series of army training films) assigned George Stevens (whose two Oscars after the war included “Giant’’) to spend two weeks in Algiers staging re-creations (that Harris says were obviously faked) using tanks and soldiers assigned to him.”
The Best World War II Documentary Was Faked - New Republic • How Oscar-winning directors faked WWII combat footage | New York ... • John Huston's Fake Documentaries Of World War II - KnowledgeNuts • Yellow journalism - Wikipedia • Newsreel - Wikipedia
Idolatry is a weapon.
Celebrities are used as cultural weapons. Persona is used to act as gatekeeping guardian and pied piper. People tend to do things like, "kill messengers" and otherwise overlook the message or the idea in favor of getting lost in irrelevant biographic detail. Ideas matter not persona.
The "Little Tramp" Wows The Aptly Named Wall Street
"Crowd psychology, also known as mob psychology, is a branch of social psychology. Social psychologists have developed several theories for explaining the ways in which the psychology of a crowd differs from and interacts with that of the individuals within it."
source: Crowd psychology - Wikipedia
Hollywood was always used to manipulate public opinion and behavior.
"In the 1918 photo above, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks draw tens of thousands to Wall Street and the foot of the United States Sub Treasury building (i.e. today’s Federal Hall) to drum up support for World War I war bonds (or, more precisely, Liberty Bonds). The United States had entered the conflict the prior year, on April 6, 1917, and began selling bonds to raise funds for the war effort. Although many Americans were caught up in a patriot fervor, war bond sales were initially quite weak. Most Americans in the late 1910s had never bought a bond of any kind."
"Mary Pickford was also on a war bonds tour through America at this time. The following year, Pickford, her secret lover Fairbanks, Chaplin and the film director D.W. Griffith would start the film studio United Artists.”
“Afterwards, Fairbanks and vocalist Harvey Hindemeyer led the crowd in a rendition of “Over There,” the American war anthem written by Broadway impresario George M. Cohan the previous year. (The story behind that song was featured in our podcast on the birth of the Broadway musical.)"
"When he heard about their scheme, Richard A. Rowland, head of Metro Pictures, apparently said, "The inmates are taking over the asylum". The four partners, with advice from McAdoo (son-in-law and former Treasury Secretary of then-President Woodrow Wilson), formed their distribution company. Hiram Abrams was its first managing director, and the company established its headquarters at 729 Seventh Avenue in New York City.”
World War Part One: The Prequel
“World War I, as American Experience: The Great War paraphrases a conclusion already reached by the cast of Friends many years ago, is probably the biggest event in U.S. history of which Americans know next to nothing. In some ways, that will still be true even if they watch The Great War, which views the events strictly through the lens of how Americans were affected. The welter of royal bloodlines and backdoor treaties that turned a seemingly isolated event—the assassination of an Austrian nobleman by a Serbian teenager—into a worldwide conflagration involving Russia, France, England, Italy, Germany, the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Ottoman Empire, Bulgaria, Japan, and the United States is barely explored. …But as The Great War documents in horrifying detail, that ideal was the creation of a Leviathan state with unprecedented power: to draft young men and send them to a foreign war. To set price controls on food and impose dietary restrictions. To arrest and even deport political dissidents. To create a powerful government propaganda organ aimed not at enemy nations but the American people. (It expanded from one employee to about 100,000 in a couple of months.) To send goon squads known as Liberty Loan Committees roaming neighborhoods offering deals on war bonds that couldn't be refused."
image and quotes sources: Charlie Chaplin on Wall Street: The tale behind the 1918 photo - The ... • United Artists - Wikipedia • Documentaries Put Spotlight on War Propaganda - Reason.com • Zepped - Wikipedia
“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”
“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. 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.”
quotes source: Committee on Public Information - Wikipedia
Do Not Believe What You See On Screens: Believe Half of What You See & None of What You Hear
Gossip can takes visual and audio forms and is the Devil's art. It is hearsay medium for needless government as it always was.
The trained and governmentally financed artist is the real wizard. Claims visually made, on screens, are just allegations and not evidence, especially when delivered in highly edited form. The mass of humanity has always been managed with Platonic shadow cave projections and this is even more true today. Do not buy into claims made on screens, especially by governmental agencies like NASA, who like Hollywood, has a reputation of of having a track record of deceptive, illusory, and soul selling, security clearance possessing, sign on the dotted line, contracted, Satanic like practice.
"Here's To My Sweet Satan": A Backwards Mask Revealed
"The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) was created in 1955 to advance the arts and sciences of television. Headquartered in New York, NATAS's membership is national and the organization has local chapters around the country. It was also known as the National Television Academy until 2007.”
N.A.T.A.S™ is Satan backwards, of course and you do not even need an Aleister Crowley freemasonic decoder ring to figure that one out.
image source: Allegory of the Cave - Wikipedia
World War Two: The Reimagined Sequel
"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.”
"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 Reagan’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.”
"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."
P.T. BARNUM: THE GREATEST SHOWMAN
"Step right up, step right up! Thank you for joining me ladies and gents. Mad Dashiell here with a story about the greatest show on Earth! Twentieth Century Fox will be lighting up the Christmas holidays with the story of P.T. Barnum. This visionary retelling will be celebrating the birth of show business. The spotlight will be shining on Hugh Jackman as he sings and dances his way from a nobody to a welcoming host of a worldwide sensation."
“Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 – April 7, 1891) was an American politician, showman, and businessman remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Although Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician, he said of himself, "I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me", and his personal aim was "to put money in his own coffers.” …Barnum used the museum as a platform to promote hoaxes and human curiosities such as the Feejee mermaid and General Tom Thumb. …Barnum served two terms in the Connecticut legislature in 1865 as a Republican for Fairfield.”
CHAPTER I: ORGANIZING CHAOS
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet."
Edward Bernays Propaganda: History As A Weapon, 1928.
"Plato has Socrates describe a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them, and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners' reality. Socrates explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not reality at all, for he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the manufactured reality that is the shadows seen by the prisoners. The inmates of this place do not even desire to leave their prison; for they know no better life. The prisoners manage to break their bonds one day, and discover that their reality was not what they thought it was. They discovered the sun, which Plato uses as an analogy for the fire that man cannot see behind. Like the fire that cast light on the walls of the cave, the human condition is forever bound to the impressions that are received through the senses."
Crisis = Opportunity
"A crisis is an opportunity to change one’s culture, to model scenarios and set up a crisis plan/process, to become a better company. But it’s also a bit like therapy, from the act of asking probing questions to get at the facts … to dealing with emotions and conflicting agendas. ...How do you know when a crisis begins and ends — or that you’re ready for a “comeback” story? ... One thing’s for sure though: It may seem like a public relations or media problem — but it’s really a business problem, and is often tied to internal culture and values. So how to make that an opportunity (without being opportunistic about it)?"
“The picture is not a fact but a symbol,”
"Reuven Frank once wrote. “The real child and its real crying become symbols of all children.” In the same way, a particular black may be used to symbolize the aspirations of his race, a particular student may be used to symbolize the claims of his generation, and a particular policeman may be used to symbolize the concept of authority.”
Government and News media consumption are addictions. "We the People" have a codependent relationship with our drug pushing abusers.
We need to come out and claim "me too" about this very real and very demonstrable abuse.
Welcome to News Media & Government Addicts Anonymous
I used to believe in what I saw on the television screen when it was labeled by News authority as real. I thought those who claimed the News fake were naively deluded. I had bought into the 9/11 lie for some decade or so before actually sitting down in front of computer screen and taking a good gander at the footage that was claimed to be evidence of that day. Yes I had watched videos making claims I thought crazy. It wasn't until I looked at the video of planes hitting towers that I saw just basic two dimensional computer animation, like the kind I myself am trained to create. The footage from 9/11 which depict aluminum tube planes hitting steel structure are just Adobe After Effects generated animations and nothing more. And depict something physically impossible. I am a trained artist* who actually knows how to create two and three dimensional computer graphics and animations. I've been making a living at this since the 1990's and I can demonstrate my claims. But my background is not important as what is important is what you can demonstrate for yourself. You can use the internet like I have, as the great library resource it is, to learn about things like the real history of America, the history of Hollywood, the history of science, special effects and the military and how they all go hand in hand, in hand. You can learn about Heliocentric Theory and all the rest, from the beginning and without text book and university filter. You can use Youtube to virtually sit in on things like lectures at Harvard given by professors who actually have interesting things to share.
*In my opinion all human beings are artists. Some are just more skilled than others. Everything we do, by definition, is art, IE artificial. Communication art is perhaps the most important of them all.
'Reverse Imagineering' Culture is Not Conspiracy Theorizing
The basic textbook version of history, science and all the rest is more myth than actual fact, but you have to learn this for yourself before you will believe me. Unless you are willing to take the more difficult path of self education and self critical thinking, claims like the ones I make about the News and history and space stations and huge rockets, nuclear weapons and presidential assassinations, NASA and all international space missions, being fake will sound insane. If you have not done the work for yourself you might realize the mainstream News fake only to fall into a conspiracy rabbit hole maze, seeking a leader and shepherd to guide your way. The system makes tons of money, selling endless and speculative maze like nonsense for publishing and media interest, in this way. People like Oliver Stone* make their filmic bones selling mythic bullet riddled tales of saints to the masses. Many talk show circuit authors and conspiracy investigators have long made a good living selling the idea that there were or weren't second shooters on grassy knolls. The conspiracy tabloid publishing industry has a large audience that just never seems to get their fill from guzzling down big gulp helpings of mass produced semi-official celebrity worship, conspiracy, cultic cool-aid, never noticing the same official Governmental, Coca Cola™ saccharine after-taste. Examples that readily come to mind are tabloid, conspiratorial tales of wilderness Elvis sightings and Ancient Alien Dinosaur hunting Archons. We are not supposed to reverse engineer the conspiracy noise and notice how obviously scripted and fake it all is. I do not believe in self identifying as anything in particular, as I am just a human being like everyone else is. If I had to pick a label to represent this "proper gander" work I do, I would be inclined to use "Reverse Imagineering" as apt descriptive term.
*I used to be very much interested in the JFK conspiracy and was completely enamored with conspiracy products like the Oliver Stone JFK film. I often wondered how Lee Harvey Oswald could just so happen to manage to magically get himself positioned in the Texas Book Depository in first place. He just so happens to gain employment at a location that would really fit his ‘self deluded’ and oddly motivated profile, or so we are told. He also just so happened to be interviewed as a pro Castro kind of commie sympathizer for a New Orleans News program as well as supposedly having once defected to Russia after being a marine stationed in Japan, during the height of the cold war, if memory serves. By the way, Dan Rather, who seems to have seen a different version of the Zapruder film than the one published just days after the fake assassination, also worked in New Orleans during the time Oswald was living in the same city; what are the odds of that? In any event, the Zapruder film turns out to be a two dimensional photographic cartoon complete with the wrong reflections on the visible limousine doors, and the whole JFK event turns out to be another hoax conducted on us ‘simply folks’, complete with governmental style, B-grade crisis actors (just like today), including the dudes we know as Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby and even JFK himself. The evidence we can actually examine points to this being the case. JFK was not killed that day, at least not based on any of the cartoon evidence we can actually examine. (See article index for more.)
Who hypes sexual headlines like what Donald Trump said to Billy Bush? Who sells sexual headlines and what obvious incentive do they have, besides a culturally manipulative agenda? Who sells these headlines to a general audience without respite? It's not really Hollywood as much as it's the News.
The Trusted News Journalist is The Real Governmentally Backed Terrorist: The Television Screen is A Weapon
Government and National media networks and print publishers sell very real, highly addictive mind altering substances. These are the real deadly drug pushers. Government and the media itself, especially the News, is the real mind damaging drug we should be worried about.
History is a weapon. News lies get turned into "factual" events.
It is best to assume all major News stories fake. There are inevitably obvious and glaring contradictions that can't be denied by those with working minds.
The News can become a maze of nonsensical noise that you can never verify. News media promoted scandals and wars and the rest sell unverifiable gossip to the mass public who are unaware of the very real scripted and contrived, advertising like campaign nature of it all. Most people do not understand that crowd psychology is a very real and demonstrable science and one that is as old as civilization itself. Most do not notice the News media and governmental officials talk down to them like they were children in language meant for imbeciles.
The artist employed by royal benefactor was the older weapon of mass destruction. Today Hollywood acts along with the rest of the media, including and especially the ubiquitous hydra-like News media, (which has more official and less official tabloid incarnations, both online and off, in print and on screen and radio), as the very real weapon of mass mental destruction of governmental authority. Media promoted sports team brands and all sorts of cultural artifacts like pop music and soda pop are sold in the same manner, with commercial mass produced video pomp and musical bedded circumstance, as political candidates and terrifying news headline and even wars are.
The Same Tired Old Yellow Journal Tabloid Headlines Reimagined on Eternal Multimedia Repeat Spin Cycle
We are subjected to a barrage of emotionally charged headlines about things like pedophile rings and Washington D.C. and Hollywood scandals and so much more. We can do nothing about any of these things, of course. And these stories always contain obvious fallacies that reveal them for being nothing but scripted and very contrived, live action role playing theater designed as 'public relations' tools. These problems tend to become conspiracy dead end maze fodder, that so many of us seem to be very enamored with. These stories alas tend to drown out any real issues and more locally verifiable problems.
There’s a fine print to history that media noise tends to drown out and this fine print includes things like the Treaty of Paris from 1783, which shows us that the United States is not quite as free from British Royal contractual obligations as claimed. The Monarch retained more power over the New World than most might know.
May God Save The Queen: America is Basically Still A Colony
None of it is as real as advertised. The world has long been run from top down, by international banking interests that essentially just represent old world royalty, who obviously still, exist. Some of whom still retain a lot more power than most might realize. Queen Elizabeth II of British Empire being a primary example of this fact that goes overlooked. This is no mere empty conspiracy musing as the paper work trail of treaties and constitutions leads to this conclusion. You can use this very tool that you are using to view these words to verify my claims, all you need to do is spend some time and apply a little "elbow grease", as they used to say.
As it also just so happens to turn out, the British Empire is obsessed with Sun Cultish thinking. This obsession takes physical form in all the obelisks and pyramids we see around the world, as well as being exemplified in the work of people like Sir Isaac Newton, who was more of an alchemically minded mystic than most realize. This obsession also takes literary and filmic form, with films about Cleopatra and references to Egyptian myth, like the goddess Isis, being commonly found in our culture, for example.
We are supposed to believe that the Holy Roman Empire fell and that the same can be said for British Empire. Yet the truth appears to be quite the contrary, the Empire survives and thrives to this day, having simply reimagined itself over and over and has reimagined and rebranded itself yet again, post WW II. Today we have the U.N. and the Council on Foreign Relations and so many other world wide official institutes to choose from. The fronts and the layers may change and grow and become more byzantine, but the same international, royal banking foundation remains the same. Nation states are as fake as Disneyland and are tool of human resource management. government is just another form of religion. Both are forms of human resource management. We are managed by the few in the know and in control, like any and every other Natural resource is. Government and religious institutions basically exist to get the many to do all the work while the few do as little real work as humanly possible. Fake threats have always been used to justify the perceived need for protective castle wales and protective fathers playing make believe, dressed up as "divinely righted" Sun men or gods. In this manner the world was colonized and to this day the fruits of this earlier labor are still enjoyed by the families that originally funded it all, or so the records seem to show. Groups like the world saving missionary Jesuit orders, freemason societies, and all the rest are the same thing as the military, the CIA, FBI, college fraternities and even Hollywood castes, and Red Cross like organizations, we have, today. These are just managerial teams, and nothing more. The Vatican is just another blue blood organization. Most of us regular people can never rise up to run anything important in that system, any more than anyone can actually grow up to become President, that is another myth. Only elites get to do that, but make no mistake, if you have the right stuff, I would imagine, you can join the team and perhaps one day, after being a Rhodes scholar or going to Harvard, you might rise up through the senate to ascend to the (imagined) highest office in the land.
The Holy Roman Empire was Rebranded
In many ways America is still a British colony and it is managed by international banking interests like all other countries are. Feudalism is not as dead as claimed and old world royalty still exists. The United States is a criminal corporate enterprise. It represents the real mafia family run world wide criminal (banking) ring. People wonder how the international space programs can be faked. They think China or Russia would tattle on NASA and yet ignore the fact that the Russians have been working with NASA since the 1990’s. The International Space Station represents this union of interests. The super powers and other national governments of the world are fronts for the real power that runs the world wide theatrical show. The same European based international banking managerial caste still runs things, they simply continue to reimagine world wide institutions over and over.
“Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time is a work of history written by Carroll Quigley. The book covers the period of roughly 1880 to 1963 and is multidisciplinary in nature though perhaps focusing on the economic problems brought about by the First World War and the impact these had on subsequent events. While global in scope, the book focusses on Western civilization, because Quigley has more familiarity with the West. The book has attracted the attention of those interested in geopolitics due to Quigley's assertion that a secret society initially led by Cecil Rhodes, Alfred Milner and others had considerable influence over British and American foreign policy in the first half of the twentieth century. From 1909 to 1913, Milner organized the outer ring of this society as the semi-secret Round Table groups.”
“Sutton's next three major published books (Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, Wall Street and FDR and Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler) detailed Wall Street's involvement in the Bolshevik Revolution… as well as its decisive contributions to the rise of Adolf Hitler and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, whose policies he assessed as being essentially the same "corporate socialism," planned by the big corporations. Sutton concluded that it was all part of the economic power elites' "long-range program of nurturing collectivism" and fostering "corporate socialism" in order to ensure "monopoly acquisition of wealth" because it "would fade away if it were exposed to the activity of a free market.”
Governmentally Commissioned Phantom Menaces Have Always Been Used To Sell The Religious Faith In The Need For Protective Castle Walls In The First Place
International banking based currency, by means of controlled governmental minted money is a form of prison chain. Wall Street is aptly named.
"There are varying accounts about how the Dutch-named "de Waalstraat" got its name. A generally accepted version is that the name of the street was derived from a wall (actually a wooden palisade) on the northern boundary of the New Amsterdam settlement, built to protect against Native Americans, pirates, and the British."
source: Wall Street - Wikipedia
"Subjugate them to liberate them... The poison pen the bloody sword"
"With songs of praise... a happy landing... On yet another virgin shore... Escape the old world... embrace the new world... Out here the immigrant takes all... Across the plains and over mountains... Put flight to all who came before... It’s time to move them they’re barely human... Let them kneel before the sword... Educate the “noble savage”... The great white father’s word is law... Subjugate them to liberate them... The poison pen the bloody sword "
quote source:"New World..." (Robert Plant. Album: Carry Fire)
Some of us know the drill by now.
"There was a white mouse consultation down at the county fair. All the church mice, field mice and not so nice mice, everybody gathered there. You see the muckidy muck he was speakin', tellin' them where it was at. He said hear, hear there ain't nothin' to fear except a three eyed Siamese cat. And the crowd was stunned. See, no single mouse had ever seen one. He said, "Don't be scared. We're prepared"
"Propaganda will never die out. Intelligent men must realize that propaganda is the modern instrument by which they can fight for productive ends and help to bring order out of chaos."
Edward Bernays Propaganda: History As A Weapon, 1928.
"A man can apply himself of his own free will to reading and learning, while he cannot to thinking."
"Thinking must be kindled like a fire by a draught and sustained by some kind of interest in the subject." Arthur Schopenhauer
Life In The Skinner Box: Rat Race Baiting The White Mice Maze
"An operant conditioning chamber is a laboratory apparatus used to study animal behavior."
"An operant conditioning chamber (also known as the Skinner box) is a laboratory apparatus used to study animal behavior. The operant conditioning chamber was created by B. F. Skinner while he was a graduate student at Harvard University (studying for a master's degree in 1930 and a doctorate in 1931). It may have been inspired by Jerzy Konorski's studies. It is used to study both operant conditioning and classical conditioning."
Never Forget To Go Shopping
"One of the many caricatures that has arisen in the years since 9/11 is the charge that President Bush’s primary exhortation to the American people in the aftermath of the tragedy was simply to "go shopping." I have heard this charge countless times, usually offered as a laugh line, in the manner of a snarky …In some of his early remarks after 9/11, President Bush did urge not to be afraid to "go shopping for their families," as part of a general appeal not to be intimidated from an ordinary daily routine. And he even encouraged Americans to "go to Disneyworld," as part of broader appeal to renew confidence in the safety of air travel.”
Traditional media and now electronically connected social media are the real operant conditioning chamber that most of us simply do not see.
"Hey, let's all build a bunch of walls we can't see over. That'll make us safe!"
Protective walls become endless governmental maze.
Somehow we only end up waiting on more lines and having to pay more fees to do things like take plane rides and still the News reports the world is about to end. Before 9/11 we could travel from the U.S.A. to Canada or Mexico sans passport, with but a license. Now we have extra hoops to jump through that do nothing to keep us safe in the first place. These rules and laws exist as operant conditioning tools of social management and nothing more. All borders are fake and the tools of Nation States. National identity is another divisive lie. Nobody really has the right to impose immigration policies. Immigration law is a clear indication that we do not live in lands of the free and homes of the brave as advertised. Things like immigration are tools used to manage civilization. The few have long managed to manipulate the many into undertaking all sorts of pilgrimages as history clearly shows. Religion and government are two heads of the same Biblical Beast we have long been warned about with clever metaphorical, artistic revelation. We've been warned with everything from children's fairytales to Biblical passages. These ideas are clichés and yet most of us ignore the obvious wisdom of such thinking in favor of following one kind of pied piper leader or another. If we fall out of the mainstream kind of behavior, most seem to end up following alternative leaders and gurus instead. People leave one divided and conquered cult to only join another. People seem to really like having others do their thinking for them. Not only are people not seemingly interested in reading non fiction works, they are also seemingly not interested in thinking for themselves in the first place, preferring to defer such activity to those they deem more qualified for such things. If the average mind is interested in nonfiction reading, it is usually of the mass produced Barnes and Noble, shallow propaganda kind.
Common sense safety measures are one thing, governmentally designed operant conditioning simulated threats are another.
Most of us might not want to see that we are all trapped as it were, like rats in the proverbial maze, forever frightened that an imagined three eyed siamese cat is out to get us. The electrical shocks we are subjected to are more literal than most might understand. Terrorism is a tactic conducted by governments against the non combatant public and this is all it ever really was. All other tales of terrorism ring a lot less true when one considers that government clearly benefits from such claimed activity, and all we need are claims we cannot examine to get the public in an emotional state where they are easily misled with false solutions that will only cost us more in taxes and will only continue to expand governmental growth into even more needlessly restrictive and costly forms. The News media makes liberal use of "shock and awe" style propaganda to keep the public in a constant state of traumatic terror event shock and awe of imagined governmental protection.
I know someone who died on... I went to the funeral of... I know someone who knows someone...
So many variations of the same tired childish theme. The old game of spreading gossip and hearsay goes back a long way. The earliest days of international banking are filled with tall tales of heroic Naval martyrs whose images would be used to fund all sorts of future ventures. This is one of the ways the few manage to get the many to keep turning the wheels of endless industry for all time.
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Bow, Kneel & Genuflect, Before Iconic Sainted, Mickey Mouse Martyrs
Sainted icons are generated with nearly every News cycle, blessed widows do the News media talk show circuit, like they would were they hawking a new book, new look, album or film. These widows sit through endless hair and makeup sessions immediately after losing their husbands to horrific events and we are supposed to take all of this seriously. We are not supposed to act like adults and notice that the journalists are either willingly misleading the public or are simply incapable of rational thought in the first place. The News is controlled and even honest journalists will not be able to really report on anything important in depth in any way that matters, not without it getting drowned out by all the perpetual multimedia noise and nonsense. Rational News stories are nearly unique, they occur so rarely and get a lot less coverage than obvious propaganda product. Religious martyrs, military martyrs, and of course the slain heroic citizen martyr are all used as emotional trigger idols. The mass public is an eternal audience that is programmed with these kinds of emotional narratives. Over time and generations, these stories all have effect on the resulting society, more often than not resulting in more laws and less demonstrable human freedom. In many ways we are less free today than we would have been before 1776. In fact we all would be more free without all the layers of needles government that have exploited humanity and all other natural resources for generations of seeming endless time. The average person usually gets blamed for what the few have always done. The few institutionalized slavery and the few still manage to keep us all in a form of slavery to this day.
We Can Reverse Engineer Our Way Out of Governmental Multimedia Maze
Only individuals can escape crowd psychology mouse 'traps'. The answer never lies in joining another group.
Falling out of one trap, only to fall smack down into another is an old mistake many of us have made over and over again. Human nature is what it is and all human beings are far from perfect. We make many mistakes, all of us. The Governmental entities and even the News media tend to act like they never make any errors at all and nothing could be further from the truth. Human beings are capable of incredible feats of impressive engineering when we all work together. We are also capable of collectively and generationally, reinforcing the same mistakes over and over again, for centuries.
"Reverse engineering is the process of analyzing a subject system to create representations of the system at a higher level of abstraction."
source: Reverse engineering - Wikipedia
The Ramification of Emotions
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 into brand new patterns of behavior 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 dramatic tales, of heroes, victims and martyrs, we could have no National or even more local News led rituals of public morning over fallen "friends" we never knew.
A Real Call To Action Motivated By Fake Events
"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
News Media & Government Narratives Are Claims Not Evidence
Witness testimonies and government sourced accounts and reports are no substitute for evidence you can actually verify and examine for yourself. We can never logically verify even the most believable News and government story. Were we to have what appears to be a consistent narrative complete with believable witnesses and real tears and snot, we'd still be unwise to take such claims as evidence, given the deceptive track record of News media and government sources and their obvious motivation to lie and deceive. Governmental and even News media growth and existence relies on the public believing these institutions are needed.
The fact is we need a lot less of it all. We need more local control over our lives. We have lost local control over our educational, legal, law enforcement, and other systems, for example. The further away from simple village hall, the less your individual voice matters. Counties, State, National and International governments are needlessly grown with circularly reasoned glee. All tend to represent the same age old system of international commercial enterprise in one way or another.
Census Taking is a Sign We Are Not Free
As government grows more internationally centralized with treaties binding it all together, we the real people get shafted in the process, continuing to lose control over our own local environments and individual lives. We are simply and demonstrably less free in many ways today than ever before. We face more needless governmental intervention into our personal adult lives than in any other time period and advancing technology is only going to make governmental intrusion more a part of everyone's growing collective lives. Fake national identity products maintain the illusion that things like Nations, States, Counties and national political parties are real, they are not. These governmental forms take local control out of our hands, these are ideas used as social control tools. It is that simple. Your vote counts more on the local level. More important than any vote is the fact that your voice and actions count more on the local level. You can effect more change locally. The mass media and government promote the idea that you need to go on some kind of magical pilgrimage crusade and join one type of Military marching band circus, pied piper led parade or another, rather than focusing on your local environment. The real environmental threat is not to the weather system of the Earth, the true threat we face is the very real mental environment programmed by governmental propaganda lies that too many of us foolishly mistake for reality
The News Media & Government Promote Ad Hominem Style Reasoning In Order To Generate New Homunculi
Highly charged emotional yellow journal headlines proclaim the same old tired themes over and over. We go from scandalous sexualized headlines to news of threatening war to rumor of random violence and then on to acts of terrifying delight, only after light hearted commercial break and sports scores, of course.
Mass News Media Promoted Allegations Are Not Evidence of Anything But A Propaganda Campaign of Some Kind
We know too many details about supposed possible real criminal behavior. Real crimes would not get massive media attention that would obviously eliminate the possibility for fair trials.
All the media attention, with all the punditry opinions, would obviously influence any potential juror perceptions. This would be obviously problematic.
Journalism with its anonymous two source rule, was never meant to be a anything but a medium of gossip, in the first place.
The audience of electronic mass communications have been long conditioned to believe in the reality they see on ubiquitous screen. People have also been conditioned to really believe that it is normal for the media to promote salacious (apparent law breaking) claims, complete with supposed victim interviews for all to watch. Most seem to ignore the fact that the incredible levels of detail and mass media amplification, would work towards making any real and fair trials impossible.
"ad hominem c. 1600, Latin, literally "to a man," from ad "to" (see ad-) + hominem, accusative of homo "man" (see homunculus). Hence, "to the interests and passions of the person." Originally an argument or appeal to the known preferences or principles of the person addressed, rather than to abstract truth or logic. Aristotle (Topics, viii 11) remarks that it is sometimes necessary to refute the disputant rather than his position, and some medieval logicians taught that refutation was of two kinds, solutio recta and solutio ad hominem, the latter being imperfect or fallacious refutation. [Century Dictionary]"
Please Note: I am not saying all News stories are fake.
Things like traffic jam reports, local fires, weather and other stories are more than less “real”. I do happen to think that the News media at the very least, tends to exaggerate even weather based stories. I also think the yearly California wildfire and hurricane stories suspect and could be examples of exaggerated News. I think perhaps too that the wildfire News stories might be wildfire type “drills”, if drill is the right word. This is a subject for a future blog article I am working on.
Never forget the real lesson of 9/11:
The Governmentally Backed News Journalist is the Real Terrorist & True Weapon of Mass Destruction.
"Seven hundred million are you listening? Most of what you read is made of lies."
image source (misquoted): https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0usHGmVEAIQAWR.jpg
Weaponized Propagandist Case Study: Edward R, Murrow Head of The U.S. Disinfo Agency
The power the most trusted News journalist has over the public imagination is very impressive. These are very real pied pipers who lead many of us mentally astray.
"Propaganda bridges this interval in our modern complex civilization. Only through the wise use of propaganda will our government, considered as the continuous administrative organ of the people, be able to maintain that intimate relationship with the public which is necessary in a democracy. As David Lawrence pointed out in a recent speech, there is need for an intelligent interpretative bureau for our government in Washington. There is, it is true, a Division of Current Information in the Department of State, which at first was headed by a trained newspaper man. But later this position began to be filled by men from the diplomatic service, men who had very little knowledge of the public. While some of these diplomats have done very well, Mr. Lawrence asserted that in the long run the country would be benefited if the functions of this office were in the hands of a different type of person. There should, I believe, be an Assistant Secretary of State who is familiar with the problem of dispensing information to the press—some one upon whom the Secretary of State can call for consultation and who has sufficient authority to persuade the Secretary of State to make public that which, for insufficient reason, is suppressed. The function of the propagandist is much broader in scope than that of a mere dispenser of information to the press. The United States Government should create a Secretary of Public Relations as member of the President's Cabinet. The function of this official should be correctly to interpret America's aims and ideals throughout the world, and to keep the citizens of this country in touch with governmental activities and the reasons which prompt them. He would, in short, interpret the people to the government and the government to the people. Such an official would be neither a propagandist nor a press agent, in the ordinary understanding of those terms. He would be, rather, a trained technician who would be helpful in analyzing public thought and public trends, in order to keep the government informed about the public, and the people informed about the government. America's relations with South America and with Europe would be greatly improved under such circumstances. Ours must be a leadership democracy administered by the intelligent minority who know how to regiment and guide the masses. Is this government by propaganda? Call it, if you prefer, government by education. But education, in the academic sense of the word, is not sufficient. It must be enlightened expert propaganda through the creation of circumstances, through the high-spotting of significant events, and the dramatization of important issues. The statesman of the future will thus be enabled to focus the public mind on crucial points of policy, and regiment a vast, heterogeneous mass of voters to clear understanding and intelligent action."
"Ours must be a leadership democracy administered by the intelligent minority who know how to regiment and guide the masses."
Edward Bernays Propaganda: History As A Weapon, 1928.
CIA + Senior Media Figures = CFR
"The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), founded in 1921, is a United States nonprofit think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. It is headquartered in New York City, with an additional office in Washington, D.C. Its membership, which numbers 4,900, has included senior politicians, more than a dozen secretaries of state, CIA directors, bankers, lawyers, professors, and senior media figures. The CFR meetings convene government officials, global business leaders and prominent members of the intelligence and foreign-policy community to discuss international issues. CFR publishes the bi-monthly journal Foreign Affairs, and runs the David Rockefeller Studies Program, which influences foreign policy by making recommendations to the presidential administration and diplomatic community, testifying before Congress, interacting with the media, and publishing on foreign policy issues."
The Real Terrorist Has Always Been The Governmentally Backed Trusted News Journalist
"Tanks, boats and planes Fire, pain and lies, Environmental terrorists Tease propaganda's paper fist, Whose trade is all the truth that fits Who often lies but never sits..."
quote source: Robert Plant Network News
image source: Edward R. Murrow - Wikipedia
"Murrow resigned from CBS to accept a position as head of the United States Information Agency,"
"Edward R. Murrow KBE (born Egbert Roscoe Murrow; April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965) was an American broadcast journalist. He was generally referred to as Ed Murrow. He first came to prominence with a series of radio broadcasts for the news division of the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) during World War II, which were followed by millions of listeners in the United States. During the war he assembled a team of foreign correspondents who came to be known as the Murrow Boys. A pioneer of television news broadcasting, Murrow produced a series of reports that helped lead to the censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy. Fellow journalists Eric Sevareid, Ed Bliss, Bill Downs, Dan Rather, and Alexander Kendrick consider Murrow one of journalism's greatest figures, noting his honesty and integrity in delivering the news."
"Murrow resigned from CBS to accept a position as head of the United States Information Agency, parent of the Voice of America, in January 1961. President John F. Kennedy offered Murrow the position, which he viewed as "a timely gift." CBS president Frank Stanton had reportedly been offered the job but declined, suggesting that Murrow be offered the job. His appointment as head of the United States Information Agency was seen as a vote of confidence in the agency, which provided the official views of the government to the public in other nations. The USIA had been under fire during the McCarthy era, and Murrow reappointed at least one of McCarthy's targets, Reed Harris. Murrow insisted on a high level of presidential access, telling Kennedy, "If you want me in on the landings, I'd better be there for the takeoffs." However, the early effects of cancer kept him from taking an active role in the Bay of Pigs Invasion planning. He did advise the president during the Cuban Missile Crisis but was ill at the time the president was assassinated. Murrow was drawn into Vietnam because the USIA was assigned to convince reporters in Saigon that the government of Ngo Dinh Diem embodied the hopes and dreams of the Vietnamese people. Murrow knew the Diem government did no such thing. Asked to stay on by President Lyndon B. Johnson, Murrow did so but resigned in early 1964, citing illness. Before his departure, his last recommendation was of Barry Zorthian to be chief spokesman for the U.S. government in Saigon, Vietnam. Murrow's celebrity gave the agency a higher profile, which may have helped it earn more funds from Congress. His transfer to a governmental position – Murrow was a member of the National Security Council, a position for life – led to an embarrassing incident shortly after taking the job; he asked the BBC not to show his documentary "Harvest of Shame," in order to not damage the European view of the USA; however, the BBC refused as it had bought the program in good faith. British newspapers delighted in the irony of the situation, with one Daily Sketch writer saying: "if Murrow builds up America as skillfully as he tore it to pieces last night, the propaganda war is as good as won."
USIS not ISIS or Is it?
"The United States Information Agency (USIA), which existed from 1953 to 1999, was a United States agency devoted to "public diplomacy" (propaganda). 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)."
Terror Events & All Sorts of Historical War Tales Are More Fake Than Most Know: History is Made of Many Lies
History is made of simulated reality mixed with only minutely small doses of actuality. Terrorist threats are fabricated. ISIS terror events are simply scripted artifacts of the same cultish augmented art that too many of us mistake for true reality. None of the evidence we can actually examine points to any of this as being real. Layers of deceptive lies and limited hang outs of real information are designed to protect the truth that governments are a lot weaker than they need nor want any of us to know. Governmentally promoted existential threats exist to keep us thinking we need to stay wage slaves tied to an inhuman system of taxes (and prisons) we do not need. Government has means and motive and opportunity to create all sorts of phantom menaces to keep us in line, truly believing we need proverbial castle walls and political leaders to protect us all. Not only are we socially conditioned to live in fear of all sorts of fake threats, we are supposed to jail each other over victimless crimes. Not all sins need to be legislated, but this idea is so profitable and irresistible to the system, that things just keeps getting worse. We can face jail time for things like growing the wrong weed. Is that what freedom looks like? We allow new laws to be created without thought and we seem to refuse to make use of tools like jury nullification to do the right thing. Too many of us think more laws and layers of government can solve problems that do not really exist and instead overlook all the mundane problems that actually do need fixing. We really need to work to dismantle government and to make what is left of the system actually serve humanity. By focusing on local matters we can slowly begin to do this. By saying no to the system's impersonal demands, despite all laws to the contrary, we can slowly begin to kill the beast of government. Perhaps by sharing ideas with each other we can begin to slowly change how people think about government and the News media.
ISIS is obviously staged and fake, scripted television style terrorism, in case you were unaware.
Terrorism is carried out by government agents of one kind or another against the public. This has always been true and is still the modus operandi of today.
The tip of proverbial iceberg: ISIS Beheadings of Journalists: CIA Admitted to Staging Fake Jihadist ... • Who is Behind the Islamic State (ISIL) Beheadings? Probing the SITE ...
Imprisonment in The Cave
"Plato begins by having Socrates ask Glaucon to imagine a cave where people have been imprisoned from birth. These prisoners are chained so that their legs and necks are fixed, forcing them to gaze at the wall in front of them and not look around at the cave, each other, or themselves. Behind the prisoners is a fire, and between the fire and the prisoners is a raised walkway with a low wall, behind which people walk carrying objects or puppets "of men and other living things". The people walk behind the wall so their bodies do not cast shadows for the prisoners to see, but the objects they carry do ("just as puppet showmen have screens in front of them at which they work their puppets". The prisoners cannot see any of what is happening behind them, they are only able to see the shadows cast upon the cave wall in front of them. The sounds of the people talking echo off the walls, and the prisoners believe these sounds come from the shadows. Socrates suggests that the shadows are reality for the prisoners because they have never seen anything else; they do not realize that what they see are shadows of objects in front of a fire, much less that these objects are inspired by real things outside the cave which they do not see..."
"The angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it."-Matthew xxviii. 2."
Platonic quote source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegory_of_the_Cave#Imprisonment_in_the_cave • Biblical quote source: The Stone Rolled Away by C. H. Spurgeon - Blue Letter Bible
Could ISIS be a mirror like reference to SISI?
Does this not read like an example of early fake news that became mythical history?
The lives of legendary royals would seem to be like early reality television shows. Nothing is new. Modern Hollywood "royal" families like the Kardashians, with soap operatic, yellow journal, tabloid tales, would seem to be modern derivatives of older, more Royal personages. Considering how Lady Diana used to be tabloid press staple, we can see how this really works. The press mythology of mass, crazed, paparazzi stalkers is likely as fictional as much of the rest of Hollywood mythology. More than likely most of these supposed photographer stalking the celebrity photo events are staged with the celebrity in on it. Publicity stunts are actually older than Edward Bernays himself. Hollywood has long managed the images of its stars by liberally making use of tabloid headlines, both negative and positive and even seemingly scripted show trials. Believe it or not, but Hollywood public relations machinery can both make and break and even remake celebrities, seemingly without end. No scandal is too salacious and all sets of tabloid sold sins can be easily and eventually put aside, over time, with liberal does of proper propaganda of course. Mel Gibson comes to mind as a recent example, as does George W. Bush, who in the Prez Trump era, now looks good to many unwise, politically divided and mentally conquered, self identifying, "liberal" eyes.
Los Angeles itself is a federal city and the high level city officials are of the same managerial caste as the rest. This is would explain how show trials can be conducted. National security laws with death penally provisions, witness relocation programs, controls of prisons at the highest levels and the like, would seem to cover for many propaganda generating sins.
"Elisabeth of Bavaria (24 December 1837 – 10 September 1898) was Empress of Austria and Queen of Hungary, and many others (see Grand title of the Empress of Austria) by marriage to Emperor Franz Joseph I. Born into the royal Bavarian house of Wittelsbach, Elisabeth (also called "Sisi") enjoyed an informal upbringing before marrying Emperor Franz Joseph I at the age of sixteen. The marriage thrust her into the much more formal Habsburg court life, for which she was unprepared and which she found uncongenial. Early in the marriage she was at odds with her mother-in-law, Archduchess Sophie, who took over the rearing of Elisabeth's daughters, one of whom, Sophie, died in infancy. The birth of a male heir, Rudolf, improved her standing at court considerably, but her health suffered under the strain, and she would often visit Hungary for its more relaxed environment. She came to develop a deep kinship with Hungary, and helped to bring about the dual monarchy of Austria–Hungary in 1867.
The death of her only son Rudolf, and his mistress Mary Vetsera, in a murder–suicide at his hunting lodge at Mayerling in 1889 was a blow from which Elisabeth never recovered. She withdrew from court duties and travelled widely, unaccompanied by her family. She was obsessively concerned with maintaining her youthful figure and beauty, which was already legendary during her life. While travelling in Geneva in 1898, she was stabbed to death by an Italian anarchist named Luigi Lucheni. Elisabeth was the longest serving Empress of Austria, at 44 years."
News From Nowhere: Television and the News. by Edward Jay Epstein.
Random House. Review August 1, 1973
“The public image of American journalism has always included a good proportion of myth. Well before the Second World War, Broadway and Hollywood had made the stereotype of the Intrepid Reporter—dogged in his pursuit of the truth, fearless in his determination to see it printed—nearly as familiar as the white hats that identified the good guys in a Western. The war made legends out of such foreign correspondents as Ernie Pyle and Margaret Bourke-White; in the cold-war years that followed, with their prolonged emphasis on foreign affairs, the image of the newspaper correspondent came to be fixed in a new stereotype, but one every bit as solid, and as favorable, as the old one of Hollywood. Television was at first merely an instrument of this myth, but in the mid-1950s it grew to be something more. With the development of national network news programs, the legend came to life. Combining the events of the day with the actual faces and voices of individual correspondents, television brought forth the Intrepid Reporter before our eyes, and in the process created a new kind of journalism. Today TV news is an American institution, and in Edward Jay Epstein’s latest book it has now received a serious study of its operation. In News from Nowhere Epstein examines the processes by which network news programs are created and the institutional factors which shape those processes. His discoveries are thoroughly deflating to the myth of the Intrepid Reporter.”
“Epstein quotes a memorandum from the president of NBC News: “Every news story should, without any sacrifice of probity or responsibility, display the attributes of fiction, of drama. It should have structure and conflict, problem and denouement, rising action and falling action, a beginning, a middle, and an end. These are not only the essentials of drama; they are the essentials of narrative.” The implementation of such policies is the responsibility of producers, whose role in TV journalism is roughly that of editors in print media. Epstein maintains that correspondents who do not fit their reports to the formulas of drama may find themselves on a producer’s blacklist, receiving few assignments.”
“The FCC ruling that news programs count toward its requirement for public-service programming creates a need, but the only material affiliates cannot provide themselves is national news, which they therefore demand from the network. “To meet this expectation,” Epstein says, “producers must solve the problem of converting local happenings—since all news happens in some locality—into national stories. The ‘nationalization of news,’ which is commonly regarded by network producers as the crux of their operation, is accomplished by using reports about particular events as illustrations of national themes.”
Stopping History in Its Tracks: Braking Breaking News
By the way, there is a part in "News From Nowhere" where the author explains how at the time, the News television producers themselves were limited in their ability to look up their own old News footage and old broadcasts, for current stories. This seems to be the way things were done back during the mid to late 20th century, before they changed the modus operandi a bit. The video libraries would be limited in terms of access, and were described as begin closed when needed. This seems to me, to be a means by which News events could be memory holed so the News producers themselves would not notice the hoaxing modus operandi that we can research for ourselves, today, thanks to the Alphabet company’s own products, GOOGLE and Youtube, This seems to be appropriately poetic. I do not think this was exactly part of the “plan”, but I have no special insight to share. I do recommend using this tool to do what the News producers described in “News from Nowhere” could not do. Human beings make mistakes and this might be an unforeseen, overlooked one. Perhaps the lure of world-wide mass electronic media communication power was too much to resist, for the powers that be, the consequences be damned…
Shock and awe is targeted at minds not bodies.
Don't buy into United States (and other world government) Military advertised and over-hyped super powered claims to the contrary.
Theater of war and world stages are more apt and literal descriptions than governments of the world need nor want any of us to think about. The claimed super powers of the world governments that are supposed to threaten human life and limb turn out to be film fictions more than actual facts. Guns and tanks, bulldozers, helicopters and other such equipment are real. Things like magical NASA rockets, huge missiles that are magically remote controlled, Top Gun theatrics, and all sorts of other Howard Hughes hoaxing, are all part of the Military Industrial Entertainment show, and are special effected artifacts of weaponized Hollywood culture. Wars are covers for things like USO road shows and building world wide Coca Cola plants.
A true bit of top secret thinking is the very simple and demonstrable concept that government keeps the best special effects to itself, to use as propaganda weaponry.
Just look at all the older, highly edited and clearly fake, mid 20th century footage on Youtube, sold to the public as real examples of rockets, missiles and so much more.
200 (1975 US Information Agency Propaganda Short Film By Vincent Collins)
"This tribute to the US's 200th birthday was funded by a Bicentennial Project Grant and animated by Vincent Collins who made other psychedelic cartoons. This film was produced by the United States Information Agency -the government's propaganda agency. Can you imagine the government producing something like this these days!?"
Patriotic Cartoons Are Modern Mythological Artifacts of Governmental Legend
"THE media by which special pleaders transmit their messages to the public through propaganda include all the means by which people today transmit their ideas to one another. There is no means of human communication which may not also be a means of deliberate propaganda, because propaganda is simply the establishing of reciprocal understanding between an individual and a group. The important point to the propagandist is that the relative value of the various instruments of propaganda, and their relation to the masses, are constantly changing. If he is to get full reach for his message he must take advantage of these shifts of value the instant they occur. Fifty years ago, the public meeting was a propaganda instrument par excellence. Today it is difficult to get more than a handful of people to attend a public meeting unless extraordinary attractions are part of the program. The automobile takes them away from home, the radio keeps them in the home, the successive daily editions of the newspaper bring information to them in office or subway, and also they are sick of the ballyhoo of the rally."
Edward Bernays Propaganda: History As A Weapon, 1928.
200 (1975 US Information Agency Propaganda Short Film By Vincent ... source: secabol (*Proper Gander song version- Please note this is not the original music, I edited in what I deem to be appropriate musical song score. AA Morris)
And All The Patriotic Mice Heard: "Don't be scared. We're prepared"
"Then the muckidy muck said line up here, everybody give a buck. To fight the three eyed Siamese cat takes money and a little bit of luck. We've got a million of our best young mice to go out and volunteer to give up what they're livin' for, to make the cat disappear. Let's give 'em a hand. Yay. We don't want that cat invadin' our land. No way. We're not scared. We're prepared"
"Then the muckidy much started screaming', Yellin' till his voice gave out, He said now that you've seen what the Cat looks like Gonna tell you what he's all about,
He said he don't eat cheese on Friday, And he goes around lickin' his paws, He's awful mean and he loves to keep clean, And believes in changin' laws,
And the crowd went wild, And every mouse began to fear for his child..."
image source: Super Mouse Rides Again - YouTube
"Now two times two is forty-five, The muckidy muck explained, And the flat side of the moon is green, And the farmer don't need no rain, And the night is light and might is right, And Supermouse is on our side, And the three eyed Siamese cat's a plague, From which nobody can hide,
And the mice all cringed, The whiskers of that cat would soon be singed.."
"Then the muckidy muck started singing', Through his great paternal grin, And the church mice, field mice, All the patriotic mice, Everybody chimed right in, They sang this land is mice land, Mice country tis of thee, Well my father took it from the beaver rat, Nobody's gonna take it from me
And the mice all cheered, The sound that they were makin' sure was weird..."
"Don't be scared, We're prepared"
Uncle Scam Says: Thou Shalt Consume
"Another cause for the increasing relationship is undoubtedly to be found in the various phenomena growing out of mass production. Mass production is only profitable if its rhythm can be maintained— that is, if it can continue to sell its product in steady or increasing quantity. The result is that while, under the handicraft or small-unit system of production that was typical a century ago, demand created the supply, to-day supply must actively seek to create its corresponding demand. A single factory, potentially capable of supplying a whole continent with its particular product, cannot afford to wait until the public asks for its product; it must maintain constant touch, through advertising and propaganda, with the vast public in order to assure itself the continuous demand which alone will make its costly plant profitable. This entails a vastly more complex system of distribution than formerly. To make customers is the new problem. One must understand not only his own business—the manufacture of a particular product—but also the structure, the personality, the prejudices, of a potentially universal public. Still another reason is to be found in the improvements in the technique of advertising—as regards both the size of the public which can be reached by the printed word, and the methods of appeal. The growth of newspapers and magazines having a circulation of millions of copies, and the art of the modern advertising expert in making the printed message attractive and persuasive, have placed the business man in a personal relation with a vast and diversified public."
Edward Bernays Propaganda: History As A Weapon, 1928.
M-I-C S-E-X S-E-L-L-S K-E-Y
"The scandal ran until 1999 ... tabloid media in the 20th century ... that sex sells newspapers and boosts TV ratings and have used scandal as a ... "
"Indeed, in the media since 9/11, we can observe almost a continuous beating of war drums and sounding of martial trumpets, after the initial sounds of grief and mourning gave way in late September to the bellicose tone in broadcast media coverage of the War on Terrorism."
"As noted media researcher Shoma Munshi observes, “from the days and weeks following 9/11, till the United States attacked Afghanistan in October 2002, and most recently Iraq in March 2003, US broadcast media have managed to maintain a sustained level of patriotism fanning the public mood to keep the United States safe by whatever means possible". Already shortly after 9/11, NPR asked its composer Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr for special coverage music, “either for another crisis in the States, or, as it happened, an attack on Afghanistan.” The music he composed for the events of October, 2001 found use again in March of 2003, albeit with “subtle changes” dictated by the network. We shall return to this specific music, but we should note that even a politically liberal news provider like NPR, which was no uncritical supporter of the war on terrorism, recognized the value of creating a “war music” that would engage the public."
"Is this government by propaganda?"
"Call it, if you prefer, government by education. But education, in the academic sense of the word, is not sufficient. It must be enlightened expert propaganda through the creation of circumstances, through the high-spotting of significant events, and the dramatization of important issues. The statesman of the future will thus be enabled to focus the public mind on crucial points of policy, and regiment a vast, heterogeneous mass of voters to clear understanding and intelligent action."
Edward Bernays Propaganda: History As A Weapon, 1928.
Tune The News Out: Assume All High Profile News Stories Are Fake
It's sad to say, but the fact is the logical thing to do, based on history, is to ignore the Chicken Little News media and the Boy Who Cried Wolf governments. These sources should not be trusted even when and or if they ever provide us with believable accounts. These agencies of mostly dis and mis information have clear and obvious means, motive and opportunity to continue to fool the public into buying into all sorts of childish ideas that only end up growing more cancerous propaganda media and government in the process. We need less of this hydra like brain tumor growing nonsense.
Yellow Journal SEX Scandals Grabs Huge Audience Share & So Does Tabloid War
Two oldies but goodies. Basal impulses have long been used to shepherd the masses.
"It is not really any jump at all to the use of music to sell not only one particular network’s coverage of the war, but also an attitude about that war, whereby American media empires seem to be marching in lockstep with the government."
"As media personality Danny Schechter writes, “it started with the Gulf War — the packaging of news, the graphics, the music, the classification of stories ... If you can get a sedated public hooked..., you have a winner in terms of building audience” (Baum, 105). War may “leash devastation and death on people, but it also delivers ratings and brings life to television. War is often the ‘big story’ (when sex isn’t) and a defining moment for many journalists...” And for the American public, it is one’s patriotic duty to support a just war against terrorists who have heinously attacked the homeland."
Electrified Grid = World Wide Communications Grid
The food dispenser represents our collective wage slavery. The response lever could be the voting booth in this analogy. It could also be the comment section to a Youtube video or other example of social media interaction.
image source: Operant conditioning chamber - Wikipedia
The Multimedia Noise Machine Is An Operant Conditioning Chamber
"An operant conditioning chamber permits experimenters to study behavior conditioning (training) by teaching a subject animal to perform certain actions (like pressing a lever) in response to specific stimuli, such as a light or sound signal. When the subject correctly performs the behavior, the chamber mechanism delivers food or another reward. In some cases, the mechanism delivers a punishment for incorrect or missing responses. For instance, to test how operant conditioning works for certain invertebrates, such as fruit flies, psychologists use a device known as a "heat box". Essentially this takes up the same form as the Skinner box, but the box is composed of two sides: one side that can undergo temperature change and the other that does not. As soon as the invertebrate crosses over to the side that can undergo a temperature change, the area is heated up. Eventually, the invertebrate will be conditioned to stay on the side that does not undergo a temperature change. This goes to the extent that even when the temperature is turned to its lowest point, the fruit fly will still refrain from approaching that area of the heat box. These types of apparatuses allow experimenters to perform studies in conditioning and training through reward/punishment mechanisms."
Governmentally Sponsored School Drills Are Examples of Fear Conditioning & So Are Numerous News Stories
We are supposed to obey. We are supposed to defer to external authorities. We are not supposed to be truly self reliant in any real sense.
Shocking Contrived News Headlines Act As All Too Real Skinner Socially Conditioning Neurological Electrical Shocks
Things like media tales of church and school shootings complete with endless child victim lists are the electrical shocks we are supposed to experience and respond to with emotional fervor that eliminates rational thought. No problemo reaction too small, dudio!
We are supposed to pick a side, any of the officially approved and promoted politically divisive sides. We are not supposed to stop and compare notes with those across artificial political divide and notice how we are all being tricked and ripped off.
Never Forget: “Crime does not pay…as well as politics”
The Electrical Shocks Are Fake News Media Events Designed To Literally Terrorize Eternal Audience
World Wide Webbed Social Media Is Now A Handheld Skinner Box Complete with Shocking Neurological Electrical Feedback
Highly publicized and multimedia promoted and obviously contrived fake News events clearly demonstrate how the News media works together with government to promote a climate of irrational fear that allows government to not only survive, but to continue to grow like a virus like cancer, spawning endless new tumors in hydra like procession. Government and urbanization go hand in hand. There's a difference between living in a city and living off the land. Urbanization means more reliance on governmental systems of various kinds, and more governmental growth with more laws, fees, taxes and possible prison time. It's not like urbanization just means we get to live in places like the suburbs and cities and have access to things like grocery stores which stock produce from around the world.
Pulp fantasy allegory tells the story.
“The Mouth of Sauron was a living man, the ambassador and messenger of Sauron, the Lieutenant of the Dark Tower of Barad-dûr in Middle-earth and one of the most devoted and dark servants of Sauron at the time of the War of the Ring. His true name had been forgotten, even by himself.”
image and quote source: Mouth of Sauron | The One Wiki to Rule Them All | FANDOM powered ...
“A pseudonym (literally “false name”) is a name that differs from an original ... Common examples are the pen names taken by writers, or the stage names adopted by actors. ... The latter adopted her name as a dancer, but became better known as a spy. Secret agents often assumed an alias, among them Rudolf Abel (William …”
A News Media That Is Mouthpiece of Government Propaganda Sells Myths Designed To Promote The False Belief In The Need For Castle Walls In The First Place
"A damp and misty history they keep it to themselves. All lost in dark antiquity and smoldering descent, Invisible divisions..."
Behind a Maze of Byzantine Laws & Castle Walls:
"The Russians, the Americans, the British and the French They’re carving up the world again, it’s getting kind of tense A whole lotta posture and very little sense
It’s no surprise they hide behind a wall and not a fence, The Irish and the English and the Scottish and the Welsh. A damp and misty history they keep it to themselves
All lost in dark antiquity and smoldering descent Invisible divisions “behind a wall and not a fence”
'Emperors and Sultans, Kings and Presidents Dictators and ambassadors engaged in our defense. A lifetime of great service, of selfless good intent Guaranteed immunity “behind a wall and not a fence”
quotes source: "Carving Up The World Again" Robert Planet, Album: Carry Fire
Late Night Propagandists Reinforce The News Media Memes, Usually with Comedy
These are social shepherds. Notice too the obvious Hollywood executive hypocrisy as all the major current talk show hosts are white men, are they not? Hollywood and the News media love to preach to us how we are unfair to each other, even going so far as to script fake events to make human beings seem a lot more violent and despicable than we actually are. Only Arsenio Hall and the late Joan Rivers come readily to mind as late night talk show hosts who were not white men.
The same media messengers also stand on allegorical soap box and preach to the choir about how important it was for Hillary Clinton to have won the Presidency; how important it was to get a woman into the Whitehouse and how Trump robbed everyone of this great achievement of social justice. The media parrots push all sorts of other obvious yellow journal victim appeals and ignore and overlook their own obvious and publicly demonstrable hypocrisy*. Never forget: the late night talk show host is governmental secret propaganda, socially manipulative, agent, whether they know it or not.
*Please note I am not referring to Hollywood tabloid salacious garbage headlines like the ones promoted by Corey Feldman. Feldman is obvious PT Barnum sideshow liar. I think the Kevin Spacey and Weinstein saga a part of the same psychological operation as the Cosby and Trump and Bill Clinton canards. It's the same script over and over on endless spin and repeat cycle. The numbers change but the salacious stories remain the same. Most people do not understand that high profile News stories that reveal all the soap operative (and contradictory) details are not and cannot be real. There's no way anyone would have a fair trial, for example. This is one reason why all the high profile trials are suspect. And when we see the same cast of characters, like the Al Sharptons and Gloria Allreds of the world, we have clear signs we are witnessing what is best described as a show. At the very least one should consider the idea that perhaps obvious problems (and obvious contradictions the media ignores), with these stories point to the fact that these narratives are scripted and fake. Hypocritical Hollywood actors and actresses, who obviously put career first, are not reliable sources of information and the celebrity shepherding power of Hollywood star has long been well known and demonstrated as World War One era Liberty Bonds sales show. The mass audience has always been enamored with tabloid tales and to this day more people are interested in obviously flawed conspiracy theorizing rather than seeing the obvious propaganda pattern of forests for trees. It's a good idea to tune out all claims one cannot verify for oneself. We have to logically take such claims with proverbial grains of salt. Yet too many of us not only make a living as medium for propaganda gossip, intentional or not, too many of us really seem to enjoy pure imaginative speculation and refuse to leave the conspiracy crowded maze of nonsense for a rational step by step approach that puts it all into a context that has much more explanatory power. Fabricated and contrived so-called 'reality' can contain contradictions, naturally occurring events cannot.
Most people do not seem to understand that the media presents layers of scripted reality and that actors and actresses and other celebrities, get paid for performing in publicity stunts that might even include story lines that might even require them to trash their own images. Most do not understand what a live action roleplaying, "life actor" is. Most think the layers of celebrity tabloid gossip necessarily real, when not all of it is. The public persona of a celebrity is, or can be, as much of a scripted act, as the acting they are known for. Celebrities, especially high level ones, are as much branded, commercial (identity) products of a system as a Hershey's bar or can of Coke. All the evidence we can examine points to the idea that people like Kevin Spacey and the rest of the cast are part of a governmentally contracted caste of society who are involved in a form of public theater presented as reality, much like so called "reality" television shows that are anything but. Hollywood and government are both run from the top down by the same international banking caste of characters and always have been. Hollywood was always a huge head of proverbial governmental propaganda beast. Non disclosure agreements, buckets of tax payers cash, treason laws, National Security acts, death penalties for blabbing, and witness protection programs go a long way to explain how these projects are conducted and how things have apparently been run for a long, long time.
Hollywood actors, even "B" level ones, have been known to possess National Security clearances, with Ronald Reagan being one of many examples from the World War Two era.
Keep in mind the sexual harassment theme is an old News media and governmental staple:
Reimagined Over & Over
“But, while the Anita Hill controversy drew national attention to the issue of sexual harassment, the problem itself was hardly a new one. For most of American history, women silently endured mistreatment in the workplace, with little protection or recourse."
source and rest of article: http://time.com/4286575/sexual-harassment-before-anita-hill/
Political, Sports, News, Entertainment, Business & Other Types of Celebrity Are Promoted By Mainstream Media To Act As Social Shepherds
"Propaganda will never die out. Intelligent men must realize that propaganda is the modern instrument by which they can fight for productive ends and help to bring order out of chaos."
"The propagandist must treat personality as he would treat any other objective fact within his province. A personality may create circumstances, as Lindbergh created good will between the United States and Mexico. Events may create a personality, as the Cuban War created the political figure of Roosevelt. It is often difficult to say which creates the other. Once a public figure has decided what ends he wishes to achieve, he must regard himself objectively and present an outward picture of himself which is consistent with his real character and his aims. There are a multitude of other avenues of approach to the public mind, some old, some new as television. No attempt will be made to discuss each one separately. The school may disseminate information concerning scientific facts. The fact that a commercial concern may eventually profit from a widespread understanding of its activities because of this does not condemn the dissemination of such information, provided that the subject merits study on the part of the students. If a baking corporation contributes pictures and charts to a school, to show how bread is made, these propaganda activities, if they are accurate and candid, are in no way reprehensible, provided the school authorities accept or reject such offers carefully on their educational merits. It may be that a new product will be announced to the public by means of a motion picture of a parade taking place a thousand miles away. Or the manufacturer of a new jitney airplane may personally appear and speak in a million homes through radio and television. The man who would most effectively transmit his message to the public must be alert to make use of all the means of propaganda. Undoubtedly the public is becoming aware of the methods which are being used to mold its opinions and habits. If the public is better informed about the processes of its own life, it will be so much the more receptive to reasonable appeals to its own interests. No matter how sophisticated, how cynical the public may become about publicity methods, it must respond to the basic appeals, because it will always need food, crave amusement, long for beauty, respond to leadership. If the public becomes more intelligent in its commercial demands, commercial firms will meet the new standards. If it becomes weary of the old methods used to persuade it to accept a given idea or commodity, its leaders will present their appeals more intelligently. Propaganda will never die out. Intelligent men must realize that propaganda is the modern instrument by which they can fight for productive ends and help to bring order out of chaos."
Edward Bernays Propaganda: History As A Weapon, 1928.
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Of Sandyhook School Shootings & Political Pedophile Rings Ordering Children Like Pizza Pies:
The "Gate" News Stories Are Always Fake
The News media loves to sell tales of children being harmed, yet all they do is offer claims and no real evidence for any of us to examine; the News media can never really offer us anything real, the News only exists as electronic waves on screens or ink on paper, or voice over airwaves, or repeated hearsay gossip at proverbial water cooler. Allegations are not evidence. The claims the News media offer only go a long way to proving we are being subjected to the same kind of poorly acted propaganda sold as reality over and over again as our parents and past generations were. Mythic tales of the Roman god of government, Saturn, consuming his own children and ancient Greek tales of Medea, the witch, killing her own, and Grimm's fairy tales, would seem to be the mythical and folklore foundation for these modern electronically amplified, governmentally commissioned, Hollywood style, scripted, allegories. Real pedophilia would seem to be more intimate. It seems to stand to reason that it would be more local in nature and scale, and not involve rings of criminals like the media claims. It would seem to have more to do with things like lecherous old men wanting to marry or otherwise interact with, thirteen year old girls, and perhaps the occasional priest taking advantage of a young male Catholic school student, as far as I can tell. I have no firsthand knowledge of such things, thankfully. What I do know is that the News media promoted, military and governmental pedophile ring stories are nonsense. The massive and blitzkrieg like, blanketed nationally covered News stories get so much attention and involve so many details and pundit shaped public opinion, that it precludes the chance for any real fair trial at all, for the accused, victim and even the system; and this should be obvious to anyone who actually pays attention to the official and illogical, self-contradictory, News and governmental promoted noise.
Programming Child's Minds: 1970's - 1980's & 2012 Style
"Casting Calls For Face on A Milk Carton, Parts"
Theses stories seem designed to terrorize and otherwise emotionally effect parents and to some extent children themselves. I know from personal experience how I felt as both a child, growing up during the 1970’s and 1980’s being exposed to various News horror stories with children victims, and more recently and extremely more powerfully, as a naive adult who had young children at the time of the (hoax) Sandyhook shooting event. This was before I went through my own self educational process and became aware of all the layers of media fakery. In many ways this event can be considered to be the impetus for my own continuing self educational process.
Modern P.T. Barnum Broadcasters are Electronic Three Ring Child Mind Rape Masters
Overlooked Weaponized Screen-Gate
Gate means money.
"Meaning "money collected from selling tickets" dates from 1896 (short for gate money, 1820)."
Pulp Film Allegory: Old Ghosted Pictures of Mid 20th Century Airwave Television
Television programing used to end. After the late night talk show and late, late, classic films, the National Anthem used to play and then the official televised signals went dead. Sleeping masses huddled in comfortable beds would rest in the electronic glare of broadcast vacuum tube based radiation, that projected only scrambled background cosmic noise, that their television sets would still be receiving, by way of rabbit eared or roof top antenna. Picture resolution was extremely limited back then. The picture used to be subjected to all sorts of interference. The image would "roll", for example, and there were dials to control this unwanted image distortion. Today, an increasing number of human minds, like the child in the film "Poltergeist" continue to get sucked further and further into a ghost like world of 24 hour and 7 day a week, augmented and screened reality they mistake for real events that occur in the actual and Natural world. Ghosted, broadcast, images on screens are mistaken for real people, and in many ways, are also mistaken for trusted friends and treated as family.
The Real Pedophile Exposed:
The real governmental and National Security law protected pedophile ring, the one we can demonstrate exists with tangible evidence, is obviously the mainstream media, including and especially the News media with its near constant and endless use of hyper sexualized story lines. This media pushes the idea that performers like Beyonce are symbols of feminism when their's are stripper pole burlesque acts that require the ladies shake it seductively for camera and audience. This obvious adult entertainment is sold to audiences of all ages without thought. Adult entertainment for adults is one thing, labeling it "general audience" and selling it to children is another thing. The same media sells all sorts of sexualized ideas and front page headlines that perhaps children should not be exposed to. Yet the News media seems exempt from the kind of ratings like restrictions the entertainment based media adhere to. The same media and “free” press that spent the 1990’s promoting things like child beauty pageants, and star child celebrity scandals, also spends plenty of time, to this day, pushing over sexualized ideas onto a younger and younger public consciousness. The News media pushes the idea that prepubescent children should illogically decide which gender they should identify with when they should be simply enjoying their childhood as the imaginative and innocent souls they are Naturally meant to be. Who an adult falls in love with is nobody’s business but those involved. The media would have us all constantly minding each other’s business. The News media encourages all sorts of ridiculous and mindless, gossip like behavior not appropriate for thinking adults or even unthinking children.
Santa Claus Reimagined For The 21st Century
Eyes Wide Shut Allegory Overlooked:
Saturn, the child eating god of government and commercial enterprise, is also known as Santa ... he’s awfully hungry and ever ready for harvest.
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Lying to our children becomes common place. Tooth Fairies, Easter Bunnies, little green men from Mars and talking mice, in many demonstrable ways we might be inclined to not notice, we encourage our children to believe in very fanciful imaginative and unreal things. Consider how this same modus operandi is used by governments and media minions to deceive adult minds, continuously.
Santa Was Born In New York: A Child of Wall Street
"St. Nicholas made his first inroads into American popular culture towards the end of the 18th century. In December 1773, and again in 1774, a New York newspaper reported that groups of Dutch families had gathered to honor the anniversary of his death. The name Santa Claus evolved from Nick’s Dutch nickname, Sinter Klaas, a shortened form of Sint Nikolaas (Dutch for Saint Nicholas). In 1804, John Pintard, a member of the New York Historical Society, distributed woodcuts of St. Nicholas at the society’s annual meeting. The background of the engraving contains now-familiar Santa images including stockings filled with toys and fruit hung over a fireplace. In 1809, Washington Irving helped to popularize the Sinter Klaas stories when he referred to St. Nicholas as the patron saint of New York in his book, The History of New York. As his prominence grew, Sinter Klaas was described as everything from a “rascal” with a blue three-cornered hat, red waistcoat, and yellow stockings to a man wearing a broad-brimmed hat and a “huge pair of Flemish trunk hose.” Gift-giving, mainly centered around children, has been an important part of the Christmas celebration since the holiday’s rejuvenation in the early 19th century. Stores began to advertise Christmas shopping in 1820, and by the 1840s, newspapers were creating separate sections for holiday advertisements, which often featured images of the newly-popular Santa Claus. In 1841, thousands of children visited a Philadelphia shop to see a life-size Santa Claus model. It was only a matter of time before stores began to attract children, and their parents, with the lure of a peek at a “live” Santa Claus. In the early 1890s, the Salvation Army needed money to pay for the free Christmas meals they provided to needy families. They began dressing up unemployed men in Santa Claus suits and sending them into the streets of New York to solicit donations. Those familiar Salvation Army Santas have been ringing bells on the street corners of American cities ever since."
Obvious Social Media Propagandists: Pizzagate's Posobiec The Public Relations Agent Is On The Scene!
This dude seems to be an example of a life actor, crisis role playing, perception managing, type of media persona.
This seems to be all part of one big scripted, 21st Century, governmentally funded, P.T.Barnum style, propaganda side show.
“On Friday, Pizzagate conspiracy theory peddler Jack Posobiec posted the photo and workplace of the woman who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 14 years old. Posobiec doxxed Leigh Corfman, who alleged to The Washington Post that Moore sexually assaulted her as a teenager when Moore was a 32-year-old assistant district attorney in 1979. Posobiec came to prominence for pushing the Pizzagate conspiracy that falsely claimed the Clinton campaign was running a child sex ring in the basement of a pizza shop that had no basement. Months later, his account was given Twitter’s verified blue check mark, which is handed out at the discretion of Twitter employees and is usually reserved for celebrities and public figures. Twitter did not respond to a request for comment on Posobiec’s doxxing. The company has responded to every request for comment on harassment-related inquiries from The Daily Beast in 2017 with the statement that “we do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons.” ”
Jack Has A Wikipedia Entry, Do You?
This dude screams governmental disinfo agent. He has the obvious background for it.
This dude is busy spending his time trying to get duped, politically identifying fools to do stupid and childish things. This seems to me to be obvious agent provocateur behavior with the usual and obvious governmental concocted, and News media promoted, problem, reaction, solution, based motive. The 'best' part is that if this is the case, then we foot the bill for this guy's salary by way of our federally taxed wages. If these stories are to be believed, this guy simply seeks to cause trouble and to further politically divide an already divided public. Either that or his actions are scripted to directly lead to federal and state laws, rather than indirectly, or perhaps it is a bit of both.
This dude would have National security credentials, a National security clearance and would have signed on non-disclosure dotted line, with National Security treason laws as penalty for revealing any National secret.
Jack Posobiec - The Agent Provocateur
"Jack Posobiec (/pəˈsoʊbɪk/) (born 1985) is an American alt-right pro-Donald Trump Internet activist and conspiracy theorist, known primarily for his controversial comments on Twitter. During the 2016 election, he was a special projects director of Citizens for Trump, a pro-Trump organization. For two months in 2017, he was a correspondent for The Rebel, a far-right Canada-based website .[He was granted press access to the White House in April 2017, and his tweets have been promoted by former Trump campaign manager Roger Stone. Posobiec describes himself as a "Republican political operative". He has called his work "reality journalism—part investigative, part activist, part commentary", and has said: "I'm willing to break the fourth wall. I'm willing to walk into an anti-Trump march and start chanting anti-Clinton stuff—to make something happen, and then cover what happens." Will Sommer, an editor at The Hill, has said Posobiec "make[s] stuff up, relentlessly", and that "there's no one at that level." Education and early career Posobiec was born and raised in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He went to college at Temple University, where he double-majored in political science and broadcast journalism and graduated in 2008."
"Afterwards he worked for the United States Chamber of Commerce in China. In 2008, Posobiec played a minor role in the film The Forbidden Kingdom.”
“Posobiec is a lieutenant junior grade naval intelligence officer. He served several tours in the Naval Reserves between 2010 and 2017, including a deployment at Guantanamo Bay. In March 2017 Posobiec resigned from his Office of Naval Intelligence position, saying that his support for Trump led to a "toxic work environment". As of August 2017 his security clearance was suspended and under review.”
"From 2012 to 2016, Posobiec ran a blog and podcast about Game of Thrones called AngryGoTFan.”
source: Jack Posobiec - Wikipedia
Unverifiable Telephone Game Like Gossip is the Medium of Governmental Propaganda & Always Has Been
Some witting, but mostly unwitting agents, spread rumor like wildfire.
Word of mouth hearsay and gossip and telephone game, governmental inducing myth have always spread like proverbial flaming bush fire. The crowd loves to crow about tall tales. It casts a magic like spell over the imaginations of most minds, limiting them in the process. Critical thinking is not really rewarded or encouraged, at least among the mass public, that is. The unwitting "dupe" is the best medium for governmental propaganda lies. This person will come across as credible because they truly believe in what they are relaying. The best agent of governmental propaganda is, of course, the true believer. In this manner only limited roles need to be performed by those 'in the know', and of course, those 'in the know' need only know what they need to. Need to know basis and layers of lies, non-disclosure contracts, buckets of governmental cash, and treason laws cover for many sins. The telephone gossip game is nothing new and is now digitally enhanced for post modern times.
Urban legend used to spread by way of simple word of mouth parroted echoed hearsay, with most if not nearly all being unwittingly duped into passing on faulty information. News paper columns would (and still do) promote gossip and urban myths as would other official and semiofficial media outlets and publications. People really do love tabloid gossip, it seems. Consider all the legendary levels of pure nonsense promoted by cable television, and other official multimedia sources, under the misleading titles of "science" and "history". Tales of Ancient Egyptian 'dinosaur hunting' U.F.O.'s, ghosts, bigfeeted monsters and all sorts of imaginative speculative stories are still sold to this day to a public that can't seem to get its fill of such tabloid fare. I kid about the dinosaur hunting Ancient Egyptians, of course.
The Telephone Game Seems To Be An Eternal Example of Human Instinct
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Touch screen tactile feedback addiction is a real problem for many of us.
Too many have the false belief that they have mastered the visually baited screen.
Nothing could be further from the case as most seem to be slaves and handcuffed to this hand held wireless thing, having to check in with paroled prisoner like periodic precision.
Many of us just can't seem to resist touching and playing with the operant conditioning brick, can we?
God forbid most of us even attempt to use the thing to self educate and exercise a critical thinking mind that is unafraid to think its own thoughts outside of governmental and media promoted paradigms.
Social media amplifies word of mouth hearsay to new electronically enhanced and enchanted levels.
The so-called "smart" phone provides us with an impressive interactive window on the world. This tool could be a powerful educational resource that enables human beings to self educate and to empower their own imaginations and yet most use this wonderful device for not much more than posting things like endless streams of needless selfies, pictures of cute kittens and cats and food photography. Most refuse to use this tool for anything but a feedback like hypnotic operant conditioning touch-screen.
The aptly named touchscreen has seems to truly have captured the attentions of most who are exposed to it.
Consider the appropriate allegory.
"The medium is the message" is a phrase coined by Marshall McLuhan meaning that the form of a medium embeds itself in any message it would transmit or convey, creating a symbiotic relationship by which the medium influences how the message is perceived.”
“Extending the argument for understanding the medium as the message itself, he proposed that the "content of any medium is always another medium" – thus, speech is the content of writing, writing is the content of print, and print itself is the content of the telegraph. …Likewise, the message of a newscast about a heinous crime may be less about the individual news story itself — the content — and more about the change in public attitude towards crime that the newscast engenders by the fact that such crimes are in effect being brought into the home to watch over dinner.”
The Ubiquitous Screen Is The Overlooked Weapon of Very Real Governmental Mind Control
The screen is a machine that occults or filters reality. Film screens, television screens and now smart device screens, in many real and demonstrable ways, the screen is designed to deceive more than truly educate. It exists to indoctrinate 'brand newly minted human minds' into the current civilization paradigm. Most people do not use the same device to really self educate their own critical thinking minds. Education alone is not enough, one must also learn to think for oneself.
The interactive touch display would prove to be the very real monolithic foundation for 21st century culture.
Elections Are Like Skinner Box-Mouse Maze Feedback Levers: Politics So Obviously Scripted & Staged
NY Times: "Days Before Vote, Terror Attack Puts Mayor on World Stage"
The governor just so happens to be around for the drill gone live to morph into historical event. This is about more than just the usual political divide, this is about selling faith in the need for governmental protection in the first place. The recent Halloween NYC event has the usual problems with the narrative and the usual signs of state sponsored "terror" fakery. One example is the fact that photographs and video of the school bus show that it is located on a cramped one way side street, complete with parked cars, with no pick up in sight, if memory serves, and the home depot pick up truck is photographed, quite trashed, in an intersection with no bus in sight. Whatever acrobatic like mental apologetics one wishes to apply to such "evidence" aside, all we have is clear evidence of a hoax.
"Barely two hours after the deadly truck attack struck Lower Manhattan on Tuesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio convened a news conference at Police Headquarters, where police and elected officials were to address the cameras that rolled for viewers around the world. Mr. de Blasio, speaking a week before a mayoral election that he is widely expected to win, presented himself as the head of the nation’s largest city at a time of pain. He responded with resolve, calling the attack terrorism in his first public remarks, and he vowed, as his predecessors had done in other moments of crisis, not to let the actions of those bent on terrorism alter the life of the city. Almost immediately afterward, the mayor and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made a series of appearances — at the site of the attack, at a news conference and at the annual Halloween parade Tuesday night — and put aside, for the moment at least, the destructive political rivalry that plagued much of the mayor’s first term."
"Is this government by propaganda?"
"Call it, if you prefer, government by education. But education, in the academic sense of the word, is not sufficient. It must be enlightened expert propaganda through the creation of circumstances, through the high-spotting of significant events, and the dramatization of important issues. The statesman of the future will thus be enabled to focus the public mind on crucial points of policy, and regiment a vast, heterogeneous mass of voters to clear understanding and intelligent action."
Edward Bernays Propaganda: History As A Weapon, 1928.
Even if the authorities ever decide to get their literal acts together and present us a seemingly believable event, we'd be most unwise to buy into what they are selling, considering their long, very long, historical record. There’s good reason why we have tales about Emperor’s new clothes, chicken littles and boys who cry wolves. Even believable witnesses accounts cannot be taken as evidence of anything.
Government has always relied on unverifiable claims to not only survive, but to thrive and spread like cancerous wildfire. Artists have always been employed to craft governmental bullshit to sell to the mass of humanity. This is not new. When we uncritically spread rumor and myth, (things we cannot actually demonstrate), we do the same.
Gossip is governmental devil's game and medium for mental mass destruction.
Nothing Like Electrifying The Public Mind With Terror Conditioning Around Election Time
Consider all the recent terror inducing headlines. Consider all the gossip podcasting voices who parrot official and official conspiracy, fear based, socially divisive lies. It seems that the online podcasting and Youtube commentary, obvious, cliched, antisemitism card is now being played in overdrive all the time. As if such obvious nonsense can occult the way the world is actually run. Legal documents, treaties, and constitutions clearly show us how the world is bound and run and magical banking Jewish families are not the ones at the top of the long standing mafia pyramid con job. Such middle manager caste members are not the source of our collective slavery. We all are to blame and we can all begin to make change by starting to fix ourselves and working out from there. The News media acts as governmental propaganda beast designed to get us to focus our attention on all sorts of events that do not directly concern us and that we cannot verify for ourselves. We should logically tune it all out and instead focus on local interests we can actually verify and perhaps even do something about.
Word of Mouth Bullshit Still Spreads Governmental Mind Cancer Like Wildfire
Multimedia noise machine with screaming headline and media promoted less than thirty second attention spans, have largely replaced old school reading as favored medium of so-called "education". Back before the age of mass communication that many of us seem to truly take for granted, and do not really understand the power of, people's minds were influenced by the medium of the printed word which had come to replace the prior medium of simple spoken syllables. Obviously all medium is prone to error and mistakes and also outright lies. The older medium for governmental bullshit is the telephone gossip game of word of mouth hearsay. Mostly unwitting tongues parrot and repeat political mantras that are nothing but empty emotionally triggering propaganda appeals that are clearly designed to divide and conquer us all into more easily managed communities based on artificial constructs like religious and political differences that are not as real as multimedia and governmentally advertised.
"Thinking for Oneself"
by Arthur Schopenhauer
" ...the book-philosopher starts from the authorities and other people’s opinions, therefrom constructing a whole for himself; so that he resembles an automaton, whose composition we do not understand. The other man, the man who thinks for himself, on the other hand, is like a living man as made by nature."
"A man can apply himself of his own free will to reading and learning, while he cannot to thinking. Thinking must be kindled like a fire by a draught and sustained by some kind of interest in the subject. This interest may be either of a purely objective nature or it may be merely subjective. The latter exists in matters concerning us personally, but objective interest is only to be found in heads that think by nature, and to whom thinking is as natural as breathing; but they are very rare. This is why there is so little of it in most men of learning. The difference between the effect that thinking for oneself and that reading has on the mind is incredibly great; hence it is continually developing that original difference in minds which induces one man to think and another to read. Reading forces thoughts upon the mind which are as foreign and heterogeneous to the bent and mood in which it may be for the moment, as the seal is to the wax on which it stamps its imprint. The mind thus suffers total compulsion from without; it has first this and first that to think about, for which it has at the time neither instinct nor liking.
On the other hand, when a man thinks for himself he follows his own impulse, which either his external surroundings or some kind of recollection has determined at the moment. His visible surroundings do not leave upon his mind one single definite thought as reading does, but merely supply him with material and occasion to think over what is in keeping with his nature and present mood. This is why much reading robs the mind of all elasticity; it is like keeping a spring under a continuous, heavy weight. If a man does not want to think, the safest plan is to take up a book directly he has a spare moment. This practice accounts for the fact that learning makes most men more stupid and foolish than they are by nature, and prevents their writings from being a success; they remain, as Pope has said, “For ever reading, never to be read.”— Dunciad iii. 194. Men of learning are those who have read the contents of books. Thinkers, geniuses, and those who have enlightened the world and furthered the race of men, are those who have made direct use of the book of the world. Indeed, it is only a man’s own fundamental thoughts that have truth and life in them. For it is these that he really and completely understands. To read the thoughts of others is like taking the remains of some one else’s meal, like putting on the discarded clothes of a stranger.
The thought we read is related to the thought which rises in us, as the fossilised impress of a prehistoric plant is to a plant budding out in spring. Reading is merely a substitute for one’s own thoughts. A man allows his thoughts to be put into leading-strings. Further, many books serve only to show how many wrong paths there are, and how widely a man may stray if he allows himself to be led by them. But he who is guided by his genius, that is to say, he who thinks for himself, who thinks voluntarily and rightly, possesses the compass wherewith to find the right course. A man, therefore, should only read when the source of his own thoughts stagnates; which is often the case with the best of minds.
It is sin against the Holy Spirit to frighten away one’s own original thoughts by taking up a book. It is the same as a man flying from Nature to look at a museum of dried plants, or to study a beautiful landscape in copperplate. A man at times arrives at a truth or an idea after spending much time in thinking it out for himself, linking together his various thoughts, when he might have found the same thing in a book; it is a hundred times more valuable if he has acquired it by thinking it out for himself. For it is only by his thinking it out for himself that it enters as an integral part, as a living member into the whole system of his thought, and stands in complete and firm relation with it; that it is fundamentally understood with all its consequences, and carries the colour, the shade, the impress of his own way of thinking; and comes at the very moment, just as the necessity for it is felt, and stands fast and cannot be forgotten. This is the perfect application, nay, interpretation of Goethe’s “Was du ererbt von deinen Vätern hast
Erwirb es um es zu besitzen.”
The man who thinks for himself learns the authorities for his opinions only later on, when they serve merely to strengthen both them and himself; while the book-philosopher starts from the authorities and other people’s opinions, therefrom constructing a whole for himself; so that he resembles an automaton, whose composition we do not understand. The other man, the man who thinks for himself, on the other hand, is like a living man as made by nature. His mind is impregnated from without, which then bears and brings forth its child. Truth that has been merely learned adheres to us like an artificial limb, a false tooth, a waxen nose, or at best like one made out of another’s flesh; truth which is acquired by thinking for oneself is like a natural member: it alone really belongs to us. Here we touch upon the difference between the thinking man and the mere man of learning. Therefore the intellectual acquirements of the man who thinks for himself are like a fine painting that stands out full of life, that has its light and shade correct, the tone sustained, and perfect harmony of colour. The intellectual attainments of the merely learned man, on the contrary, resemble a big palette covered with every colour, at most systematically arranged, but without harmony, relation, and meaning."
Where are you on this spectrum?
Can you demonstrate what you believe or do you rely on others to do that for you?
"Averroes classified people as of three categories:
1. the demonstrative class, which is capable of strict reasoning and demonstration according to Aristotle’s laws of logic;
2. the dialectical class, which is satisfied with the plausible opinions general to thoughtful people; and
3. the rhetorical class, who are persuaded simply by what they are told and whose views cannot stand up to criticism.
It is to the last and second, according to his view, that the apparent readings of Scripture are addressed, and not so much for their enlightenment as for their moral control and improvement. For such folk cannot grasp philosophical demonstrations and, if unsettled in their minds, would be morally undone."
source: Creative Mythology page 142 (Joseph Campbell)
Apocalypse of Scripted Synchronicity?
The Great Revelation is the fact that art has always been used to craft an illusionary world for the masses to believe in.
Dead seems to mean zombie, or "brain dead", as they say. As we become aware of the artistic trickery, we tune the media out and awaken to our own natural, individual, intellectual powers and imaginations. The mass managing of humanity is really no great revelation, this condition seems to be historically perennial in character which suggests a human instinctual bias. This might be the way it always was, is and will ever be. There might always be a certain percentage of humanity that always buys into the mass produced media mythology of the time period and perhaps too there is always a certain percentage of those who are aware of the hoaxing and fakery. As humanity’s numbers grow or diminish with passing time, this percentage, perhaps, remains the same. At the very least, the fairy tales, myths, folktales and books like the Bible show us that there is justification for this idea. The age old allegories are the evidence for this claim. Mediums may advance into MATRIX like, augmented microchipped reality, or even recede back to campfire side chats, as long as their is human tongue, there will aways be medium for government. The Biblical beast of lore, with hydra headed existence would seem to be allegorical for the all the forms of sea and land based, international banking systems that have always made liberal use of art forms in service of “royal” interests, spawning a myriad of religious institutions and governmental systems, which come in many different guises and flavors.
"1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Hebrews 12:19 And the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which voice they that heard intreated that the word should not be spoken to them any more: Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet, Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. Revelation 8:2 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets. Revelation 8:6 And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound."
"Revelation 18:22 And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;"
The Power of Disneyland-like Enterprises: Building Better Mental Maze-like Mouse Traps
“Architectural propaganda is the use of architecture, intentionally or unintentionally, to communicate an attitude or idea in a persuasive manner, often for an explicitly propagandic purpose. The use of architecture for propaganda purposes in order to influence attitudes, opinions, and feelings of the target audience can be found in many cultures across history. Since architecture itself is an expression of culture, the propaganda element of architecture can organically flow from the structure by nature of its being. The fact that something may be used for propaganda is not a values statement about the thing itself. It is a simple truism that people are influenced by things around them and therefore, when those things around include architecture, people will be influenced by it as a part of an environment. This inherent quality of architecture then can be used by those with the desire to do so. This use is what transforms the architecture from a simple influence into a piece of propaganda. The psychological dimension of architecture and propaganda means that even when a group or government has no direct intent to use architecture for propaganda purposes, the nature of architecture proceeding as it does from the human mind will express something about the designer and his or her culture. The architecture itself becomes an expression of the larger opinions of a cultural or social group which may then be impressed upon others. By virtue of observation of an architectural work, an individual may come to understand something about the original builder and his or her culture. Thus, even with no prior intent, architecture by its very nature has a built-in propaganda value.”
The Power of The Imagineer:
"If one compares an effective artistic film with one of our great stage dramas, leaving aside the technical, cinematic, and photographic elements and considering only the internal structures and ideological aims, he will conclude that live drama is directed to the select taste and intellectual level of the individual, while film drama presupposes and gears itself to a certain mass type. A Macbeth, a Hamlet, or a Faust is conceivable only in drama. If it is filmed, fundamental changes have to be made in the material. We have seen this with Shakespeare and Goethe. This by no means implies that the film is colorless, projecting only an imitation of life on the screen. The two dimensional character of film, which works only with light and shadow, does indeed necessitate a graphic form on the screen, and also a different treatment than is found on stage, on which movement and form are possible in three dimensions. The essential difference between stage and film is not, however, a matter of purely technical characteristics. Above all, the film has become a means of mass entertainment, despite initial criticism from the intellectual and artistic elite. Intelligent photographers and directors gave it a character that had to lead to a mass medium. The film has therefore achieved definite contact with the masses, with one limitation: the problem of conscious mass enlightenment has yet to be solved. It is interesting that, in the past two decades, a new type of play has developed that is similar to the film and different from an intellectually based theatre. The latter is concerned with the pathos of the individual and is intended for the tastes of a limited audience. A completely primitive form of theatre, suited to mass tastes, developed alongside the classical drama. This first happened in camps behind the front and in the prisoner and internment camps of the World War. They resembled, at least in German areas, the old burlesques and popular amusements that had been forgotten by our mature intellectual culture in the decades before the war. This primitive theatre, originally acted by amateurs, but today in a growing number of theatres as well, may already have reached a really broad audience with a corresponding effect. To think of this development as transient and to therefore ignore it would be a mistake. The agitprop troupes of the Communist Party annually give thousands of shows to hundreds of thousands of spectators. The primitive theatre is similarly well developed in the Social Democratic Party. And there have been theatre groups like the Shock Troopers and the Brown Shirts in the National Socialist Party, who for many years have combined education in the meaning of their movement with enjoyment and entertainment."
Disney, DARPA & The National Security Agency Sitting In A Tree...
"He (Eric Haseltine ) then left for Walt Disney Imagineering in 1992, where he joined the research and development group, working on large-scale virtual-reality projects. "
"Eric Haseltine (born October 11, 1951 in Death Valley, CA) is a technologist who has worked in senior-executive positions in both industry and the United States intelligence community. Haseltine spent 13 years at Hughes Aircraft, where he rose to the position of Director of Engineering. He then left for Walt Disney Imagineering in 1992, where he joined the research and development group, working on large-scale virtual-reality projects. In 1998, he was promoted to senior vice president responsible for all technology projects. In 2000, he was made Executive Vice President. Haseltine was head of research and development for Walt Disney Imagineering by the time he left in 2002 to join the National Security Agency as Director of Research. From 2005 to 2007, Haseltine was Associate Director for Science and Technology, Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)—that organization's first—a position he described in a 2006 US News and World Report interview by stating: "You can think of me as the CTO [chief technology officer] of the intelligence community"."
Aftermath 9/11: Virtual Reality Imagineer Eric Haseltine's Time at The NSA
"In his two years there, Eric oversaw all Science and Technology efforts within the United States Intelligence Community as well as fostering development innovative new technologies for counter terrorism."
"Haseltine’s research in military flight simulation gave him a strong foundation in the emerging field of virtual reality, so in 1992 he joined Walt Disney Imagineering to help found the Virtual Reality Studio, which he ultimately ran until his departure from Disney in 2002. When he left Disney, Dr Haseltine was Executive Vice President of Imagineering and head of R&D for the entire corporation, including film, television, theme parks, Internet and consumer products. In the aftermath of 9/11, Eric joined the National Security Agency as its Associate Director, in charge of Research and Development, where he directed a broad range of projects, specializing in counter-terrorism technology. When Congress created the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Dr. Haseltine was promoted in 2005 to become its first CTO (Associate Director National Intelligence, reporting to the Director). In his two years there, Eric oversaw all Science and Technology efforts within the United States Intelligence Community as well as fostering development innovative new technologies for counter terrorism. Through his consulting company Haseltine Partners LLC, Eric now helps intelligence agencies and the Department of Defense find and apply cutting edge technologies to problems such as counter terrorism and collaborative intelligence analysis. Haseltine also consults for Fortune 500 companies, helping them develop breakthrough innovations and business practices. He serves on numerous boards, and is an active speaker and writer. His new book is Brain Safari."
quotes and image sources: Eric Haseltine - Wikipedia • Eric Haseltine Ph.D. | Psychology Today • The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State • Eric Haseltine on security - The New Yorker Conference - YouTube
"There are a multitude of other avenues of approach to the public mind, some old, some new as television."
"If the public relations counsel can breathe the breath of life into an idea and make it take its place among other ideas and events, it will receive the public attention it merits. There can be no question of his "contaminating news at its source." He creates some of the day's events, which must compete in the editorial office with other events. Often the events which he creates may be specially acceptable to a newspaper's public and he may create them with that public in mind."
"There are a multitude of other avenues of approach to the public mind, some old, some new as television. No attempt will be made to discuss each one separately. The school may disseminate information concerning scientific facts. The fact that a commercial concern may eventually profit from a widespread understanding of its activities because of this does not condemn the dissemination of such information, provided that the subject merits study on the part of the students. If a baking corporation contributes pictures and charts to a school, to show how bread is made, these propaganda activities, if they are accurate and candid, are in no way reprehensible, provided the school authorities accept or reject such offers carefully on their educational merits. It may be that a new product will be announced to the public by means of a motion picture of a parade taking place a thousand miles away. Or the manufacturer of a new jitney airplane may personally appear and speak in a million homes through radio and television. The man who would most effectively transmit his message to the public must be alert to make use of all the means of propaganda. ... If the public becomes more intelligent in its commercial demands, commercial firms will meet the new standards. If it becomes weary of the old methods used to persuade it to accept a given idea or commodity, its leaders will present their appeals more intelligently. Propaganda will never die out. Intelligent men must realize that propaganda is the modern instrument by which they can fight for productive ends and help to bring order out of chaos."
Edward Bernays Propaganda: History As A Weapon, 1928.
image source: (our tax dollars) & Cyclops Smiley Face Cork Coaster by IStillLiveWithMyParents
DISINFO SCHOOL: OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK
"The Defense Information School (DINFOS) is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) school located at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. DINFOS fulfills the Department of Defense's need for an internal corps of professional journalists, broadcasters, and public affairs professionals. Members from all branches of the U.S. military, DoD civilians and international military personnel attend DINFOS for training in public affairs, print journalism, photojournalism, photography, television and radio broadcasting, lithography, equipment maintenance and various forms of multimedia. The American Council on Education recommends college credit for most DINFOS courses."
"The Army Information School was founded in 1946 at Carlisle Barracks in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Other branches of the military merged with the Army Information School in 1948 to form the Armed Forces Information School at Fort Slocum, New York. The joint service venture disbanded due to poor enrollment until 1964, when Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Arthur Sylvester chartered DINFOS. DINFOS moved to Fort Benjamin Harrison, just outside Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1965 where it remained until its 1995 move to Fort George G. Meade, Maryland."
"Students learn advanced photo-editing, composition and other techniques not taught in basic photojournalism classes."
"Journalism classes feature basic writing skills and include a headline style known at the school as "headline-ese", a total style for writing and developing headlines. Students are taught a variety of writing styles and formats such as news, sports and feature writing. Photojournalism courses focus on composition, exposure, and general camera operation skills. Flash photography is introduced in the basic photography course. Students learn advanced photo-editing, composition and other techniques not taught in basic photojournalism classes. For military print journalists, DINFOS offers the 12-week Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course (BPASC), a 26-week online BPASC and three-week Editors' Course. U.S. Army students are awarded the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) designator of 46Q, and U.S. Marine Corps students are awarded the MOS 4341 Combat Correspondent. For military Broadcast journalists, DINFOS offers the Broadcast Communication Specialist Course. Broadcasters begin by attending several weeks of BWAS - Basic Writing and Announcing Skills. If the class requirements are met, students may continue into Radio and Television broadcasting classes. U.S. Army students are awarded the MOS designator of 46R. Students in all courses hail from all branches of the U.S. military and reserve as well as International military students."
"Journalism classes feature basic writing skills and include a headline style known at the school as "headline-ese", a total style for writing and developing headlines. Students are taught a variety of writing styles and formats such as news, sports and feature writing."
Information Soldiers Swear Oaths of Loyalty To Inhuman Governmental Systems
They swear to do their duty, More often than not, this duty stinks to high heaven as they are ordered to sell bullshit to the public, with treason level punishment as stick and governmental contracted cash as carrot. Nothing like watching our tax dollars at work manipulating and deceiving human minds.
We Pay For The Governmental Generation of National Security Clearance Possessing & Non Disclosure Governmentally Contracted, Legal Oath Obligated Yellow Journal Minions
These trained minds are tasked with what is best described as various psychological operative type duties designed to manipulate public opinion and behavior.
Defense Information School Video Production Story source: Peter Taylor
Strength Through Lies: The Deceptive Aladdin's Lamp Logo Reveals A Truth
The electronic communications medium is allegorical wish fulfilling lamp and real weapon of mass destruction of 20th Century "atomic" research.
"Nothing could be further from my thought than to call wireless telephony around the world "the greatest achievement of humanity" as reported. This is a feat which, however stupefying, can be readily performed by any expert. I have myself constructed a plant for this very purpose. The wireless wonders are only seeming, not results of exceptional skill, as popularly believed. The truth is the electrician has been put in possession of a veritable lamp of Aladdin. All he has to do is to rub it. Now, to rub the lamp of Aladdin is no achievement."
New York Times April 21, 1908
War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination
"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.”
"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 Reagan’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.”
"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."
source: http://articles.latimes.com/1985-05-22/news/vw-16948_1_culver-city • From Sawdust to Stardust: The Biography of DeForest Kelley, Star ... • The Essential Ronald Reagan: A Profile in Courage, Justice, and Wisdom
M-I-C-- K-E-Y-- M-O-U-S-E!
The "key" to the mousetrap revealed.
"(The) Mickey Mouse (Club) March", is the opening theme for The Mickey Mouse Club television show, which aired in the United States from October 1955 to 1959, on the ABC television network. (The first two lines are: Who’s the leader of the Club that’s made for you and me? M-I-C-- K-E-Y-- M-O-U-S-E!) The song is reprised with the slower "it's time to say goodbye" verse, at the end of each episode. In the show's opening, the song is partially performed by the characters Dumbo and Jiminy Cricket. It also ended with Donald Duck attempting to hit a gong with the "Mickey Mouse Club" title on it, but would end with comic results, such as him getting hit by lightning, or the gong turning out to be a pie, or Donald just hitting a triangle instead."
"In M*A*S*H season 5 (1976–77), Hawkeye Pierce sings the M-O-U-S-E line of the song after Radar O'Reilly spells out a name. The episode was first aired in December 1976, but depicts events in 1952, three years before the song was published. In Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam War film Full Metal Jacket (1987), American troops sing the song to ironic effect at the film's end, as they march out of the city at the Battle of Huế."
source: Mickey Mouse March - Wikipedia
Someone's always coming out with a brand new mind mouse trap, always based on the same old themes.
image source: Mouse Trap Game > Online Toys Australia
YouTube Would Make Reagan Pee With Glee
Better special effects and higher quality audio and highly contrived and edited video delivered electronically to ubiquitous hand held, Natural imagination restriction device, make the Reagan era World War Two Hollywood wizardry look like the miniature model-cartoon work it was. Computer screens can damn or save the human soul. The sad thing is most of us use them to continue to perpetuate a state of seeming blissful ignorance. Too many believe in what they see on screens, even if it makes no sense, and is more than likely physically impossible, as long as such fantasy is accompanied by an authoritative voice over.
The 21st Century has been long planned. The power the moving image has over human imagination has been studied for a long time.
The electronic audio visual age of instant information is the real medium for mass mind destruction. The governmentally backed News journalist has always been the real terrorist. The government has always relied on Platonic shadow threats to sell fear to the mass public in order to not only survive but to thrive like cancerous virus.
"You will communicate instantly by simple vest-pocket equipment. Aircraft will travel the skies, unmanned, driven and guided by radio."
"We shall be able to witness and hear events--the inauguration of a President, the playing of a world series game, the havoc of an earthquake or the terror of a battle--just as though we were present. "When the wireless transmission of power is made commercial, transport and transmission will be revolutionized. Already motion pictures have been transmitted by wireless over a short distance. Later the distance will be illimitable, and by later I mean only a few years hence. Pictures are transmitted over wires--they were telegraphed successfully through the point system thirty years ago. When wireless transmission of power becomes general, these methods will be as crude as is the steam locomotive compared with the electric train."
WIRELESS TELEGRAPHY & TELEPHONY
By Walter W. Massie & Charles R. Underhill, 1908, pp. 67-71.
"It is intended to give practical demonstrations of these principles with the plant illustrated. As soon as completed, it will be possible for a business man in New York to dictate instructions, and have them instantly appear in type at his office in London or elsewhere. He will be able to call up, from his desk, and talk to any telephone subscriber on the globe, without any change whatever in the existing equipment. An inexpensive instrument, not bigger than a watch, will enable its bearer to hear anywhere, on sea or land, music or song, the speech of a political leader, the address of an eminent man of science, or the sermon of an eloquent clergyman, delivered in some other place, however distant. In the same manner any picture, character, drawing, or print can be transferred from one to another place. Millions of such instruments can be operated from but one plant of this kind. More important than all of this, however, will be the transmission of power, without wires, which will be shown on a scale large enough to carry conviction. These few indications will be sufficient to show that the wireless art offers greater possibilities than any invention or discovery heretofore made, and if the conditions are favorable, we can expect with certitude that in the next few years wonders will be wrought by its application." Nikola Tesla 1908
"Larry Page is one of the most powerful people in the world. The quirky, soft-spoken computer scientist cofounded Google with Sergey Brin in 1998 and now, almost 20 years later, still runs its parent company, Alphabet."
"At 12, Page read a biography about the brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla."
"At 12, Page read a biography about the brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla, who died in debt and obscurity. The ending made him cry, and inspired Page to not only want to build world-changing technologies, but to have the business sense to know how to spread them. "I figured that inventing things wasn't any good," he has said. "You really had to get them out into the world and have people use them to have any effect." "
sources: "When Woman is Boss" - Twenty First Century Books • "The Future of the Wireless Art" by Nikola Tesla • Larry Page: Life and career of the Google founder and Alphabet CEO ... • Google buys YouTube for $1.65 billion - Business - US business ...
"“In 1935, with the help of newsreel photographers, Tesla designed and produced an electrified extravaganza which he offered to Paramount Pictures."
Legend has it that Paramount Pictures felt the film was too technical for the mass public. Make of this unverifiable story what you will. It is odd that we do not have recordings or films of Mr. Tesla who was supposed to have lived until he was 82, having supposed to have died in 1943. The "electrified extravaganza" ended up being used in films like Frankenstein, or so the story goes. See the links directly below for mroe.
Governmental Propaganda Gives You Something To 'Watch'
Time: The Metaphorical Weapon of Saturn, The Symbolic God of Government, Time, The Harvest, & Commercial Enterprise
Time is money and money is time. The wristwatch has always been an allegorical handcuff, chaining the working human resource mind to the centuries old, ever growing, system of commerce. Working 9 to 5, five days a week is so late 1990's... now many of us get to work multiple jobs all week long... yay! Technology!
image source: Apple Watch - Three Weeks In. / Memory Monster
"Nikola Tesla Describes the Modern Smartphone — in 1926"
""When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do his will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket." -Nikola Tesla, 1926
HAL = CBS
An Officially Televised Cycloptic Vision
WARNING!: Do Not Buy Into Camera Eye Lies
Two eyes are always better than the one that is only News media spun.
"Pictures are transmitted over wires—they were telegraphed successfully through the point system thirty years ago."
"When the wireless transmission of power is made commercial, transport and transmission will be revolutionized. Already motion pictures have been transmitted by wireless over a short distance. Later the distance will be illimitable, and by later I mean only a few years hence. Pictures are transmitted over wires—they were telegraphed successfully through the point system thirty years ago. When wireless transmission of power becomes general, these methods will be as crude as is the steam locomotive compared with the electric train." Nikola Tesla January 30, 1926
A Bifocal Proper Gander At The History of TV:
This Technology Appears To Be Older Than Most Might Know
"The invention of the television was the work of many individuals in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Individuals and corporations competed in various parts of the world to deliver a device that superseded previous technology. Many were compelled to capitalize on the invention and make profit, while some wanted to change the world through visual and audio communication technology."
"Facsimile transmission systems pioneered methods of mechanically scanning graphics in the early 19th century. The Scottish inventor Alexander Bain introduced the facsimile machine between 1843 and 1846. The English physicist Frederick Bakewell demonstrated a working laboratory version in 1851. The first practical facsimile system, working on telegraph lines, was developed and put into service by the Italian priest Giovanni Caselli from 1856 onward."
The U.S. Marines Hearts Communication Professionals
"RECLASSIFICATION OF 43XX (PUBLIC AFFAIRS) AND 46XX (COMBAT CAMERA) MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES (MOS’S) INTO 45XX (COMMUNICATION STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS) MOS’S"
Recommended Viewing: Is Ancient History A Hoax?
Is history a weapon?
”UnSpun #093: Jacob Duellman returns tonight to continue his research presentations on the history of classical scholarship as it relates to Julius Caesar and Joseph Justus "Scaliger" Bordoni. These figures are honored in historical annals for the revival of the classics and constructing the foundation for the chronology of ancient history. Tonight, Jacob traces their lives using encyclopedic dictionaries of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, the claims of Julius & Joseph, citations from their contemporaries, and remarks by the historians who trace their genealogical line."
Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kw_OLM3zjk
A "History" Of Headless Men
History Gets Revised From Time To Time, But Is Always Made of A Lot of Lies
"Various species of mythical headless men were rumored, in antiquity and later, to inhabit remote parts of the world. They are variously known as akephaloi (Greek ἀκέφαλοι, "headless ones") or Blemmyes (Latin: Blemmyae; Greek: βλέμμυες) and described as lacking a head, with their facial features on their chest. These were at first described as inhabitants of the Nile system (Aethiopia). Later traditions confined their habitat to a particular island in the Brisone River, or shifted it to India. Blemmyes are said to occur in two types: with eyes on the chest or with the eyes on the shoulders. Epiphagi, a variant name for the headless people of the Brisone, is sometimes used as a term referring strictly to the eyes-on-the-shoulders type."
"The Travels of Sir John Mandeville writes of "ugly folk without heads, who have eyes in each shoulder" with their mouths "round like a horseshoe, in the middle of their chest" living among the populace in the big island of Dundeya (Andaman Islands) between India and Myanmar. In other parts of the island are headless men with eyes and mouth on their backs. This has been noted as an example of blemmyes by commentators, though Mandeville does not use the term. ...During the Age of Discovery, a rumor of headless men called the Ewaipanoma was reported by Sir Walter Raleigh in his Discovery of Guiana, to have been living on the banks of the Caura River. Of the story, Raleigh was "resolved it is true, because every child in the provinces of Aromaia and Canuri affirm the same". He also cited an anonymous Spaniard's sighting of the Ewaipanoma. Joannes de Laet, a somewhat later contemporary, dismissed the story, writing that these natives' heads were set so close to the shoulders, that some were led to believe their eyes were attached to the shoulders and the mouth to their breasts."
History is overlooked scripted theater.
History is more Disneyland maze than most suspect: and there seems to be many mass media, 'Easter Egg", allegorical clues, hidden in plain sight, that allude to this idea.
Mainstream and even alternative conspiracy sources act to gate keep and distract us from noticing the scripted nature of it all. It's best not to end up lost in a conspiracy maze. Conspiracy theorizing is very much part of our shared world wide culture and the fact is most people think these ideas merely entertaining fancies and not much else. Most people do not seem to want to look behind the proverbial curtain for real, they would rather pretend they did. Guru conspiracy guides have always lurked about to lead the straying and awakening sheep back to flock. This is such a staple of our shared world wide culture that many of us tend to ignore its importance and significance.
GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING!
It's Obviously Only Red Paint & A Fake Rabbit
Really great illusions contain many layers of deception.
image source: Magic - GIF on Imgur
Abracadabra: The Power & Importance of Electronic Media Revealed
"The 1920s was a golden age for stage magic and Charles Carter is an American stage magician at the height of his fame and powers. At the climax of his latest touring stage show, Carter invites United States President Warren G. Harding on to stage to take part in his act. In front of an amazed audience, Carter proceeds to chop the president into pieces, cut off his head, and feed him to a lion, before restoring him to health. The show is a great success, but two hours later the president is dead, and Carter finds himself the centre of some very unwelcome attention indeed."
"This novel is a fictionalised biography of Charles Joseph Carter. The main character, Carter, is followed through his career, from his first encounter with magic to his last performance. Along the way he encounters many historical figures, including fellow magicians Harry Houdini and Howard Thurston, United States President Warren G. Harding, BMW founder Max Friz, the Marx Brothers, business magnate Francis Marion "Borax" Smith, the inventor of electronic television Philo Farnsworth, and San Franciscan madams Tessie Wall and Jessie Hayman. Most of the novel centres on the mysterious death of President Harding, who dies shortly after taking part in Carter's stage show. President Harding apparently knew of many serious scandals that seemed likely to bring down the establishment and it seems certain that he was assassinated by persons and methods unknown. Much of Carter's past is shown in the form of flashbacks as U.S. Secret Service Agent Griffin investigates the magician as a suspect. The flashbacks chart Carter's early career including his first encounter with a magic trick, shown to him by "the tallest man alive", Joe Sullivan (also an actual, if obscure, historical figure) in a fairground sideshow, his first paid performance for Borax Smith, his rivalry with the magician "Mysterioso", his first meeting with Harry Houdini who bestows the title "Carter the Great" on him, and Carter's marriage to Sarah Annabelle. Unbeknownst to Agent Griffin, President Harding passed a great secret to Carter: a young inventor named Philo Farnsworth has a new invention called television. Television is wanted by both the radio industry and the military and they are hunting Carter to get it. Carter must draw on all his magic to escape kidnapping and death as he seeks out the inventor. Along the way Carter meets a young blind woman with a mysterious past and encounters a deadly rival. Finally, in a magic show to end all magic shows, Carter must truly beat the devil if he is to save Farnsworth and his magical invention."
Carter was supposed to have been a real person.
"Carter began his career as a journalist and lawyer. As time passed, he grew an interest in magic. Due to stiff competition from the number of magic acts on the American stages at the time, Carter opted to pursue his career abroad, where he achieved his greatest fame. Among the highlights of Carter's stage performances during his career were the classic "sawing a woman in half" illusion (an elaborate surgical-themed version with "nurses" in attendance), making a live elephant disappear and "cheating the gallows", where a shrouded Carter would vanish, just as he dropped at the end of a hangman's noose.
Carter's first theatrical experience occurred at the Herzog's museum and Pat Harris' Masonic Temple in Baltimore at the age of 10, where he appeared as "Master Charles Carter the Original Boy Magician". Carter purchased the famous Martinka Magic Palace in 1917, a time when he was unable to continue his world touring magic show. The story goes that he kept his lion, Monty in the back room of the shop and when it would roar, the startled customers would run for the door. He died on February 13, 1936, aged 61, in India."
source: Charles Joseph Carter
Irish Allegory Stills Rings True:
"In Irish mythology, Balor (modern spelling: Balar) was king of named Fomorians, a group of supernatural beings. He is often described as a giant with a large eye in his forehead that wreaks destruction when opened. He has been interpreted as a god or personification of drought and blight. He is also referred to as Balor Béimnech (Balor the smiter), Balor Balcbéimnech (Balor the strong smiter) and Balor Birugderc (Balor of the piercing eye). The latter has led to the English name Balor of the Evil Eye. Balor is related to Janus, Kronos, the Serbian monster "Vy," the Welsh Ysbaddaden, and other versions of a two-headed god with an evil eye. Krappe also suggests that the woman may originally have been a cow goddess, such as Hathor, Io or Hera."
"The baneful eye was at him. This eye was opened only in the field of fight. Four persons were necessary to raise an eyelid of his eye by four polish rods passed through eyelids. The army which would look in this eye, could not resist, even if be in many thousands by number".
All Allegory But A Single Golden Fleece Reference Aside: The Revelation of The Real Weapon of Mass Destruction
The camera lens, is like the magic eye of mythical celtic cyclops, and it represents the very real monstrous weapon of mass destruction of 20th century research and development, that was and still is, deployed against all of us not “in the know” or not on an official “need to know basis”. The Hollywood special effect enhanced mass communication system is the real weapon of mass mind control and is obviously an incredibly more powerful weapon of world domination than any imagined death dealing atomic bomb could ever be.
BEE: "Balor of the Evil Eye"
The Mass Communication Media Has Always Been Governmentally Controlled
The United States Navy was instrumental in founding electronic communications starting with the very first radio corporation. From radio to television and now social media, the federal government is always there and always ultimately in control. They still control it all from top down.
DIS, CIA, FBI, BBC, ABC, CNN, FOX, RCA, NBC, CBS, MI6, LSD, DSL, SEX, WAR, ETC: Three character symbols of governmental programming.
The newer electronic medium began existence in more limited, singular governmentally controlled form. From the one or few, come the many. From the alphabet agencies come the alphabet logo television networks. All major News is centrally fed. Many heads represent one allegorical beast. Today governmental body has spawned many new television heads that are now busy generating social media offspring.
The major important (and even some seemingly innocuous) News media have always been controlled, and today is no different. For example, News agencies like Reuters and AP control much of what we see and hear in the media.
"Sarnoff predicted that television would become the American people’s “principal source of entertainment, education and news,”
"David Sarnoff ...was an American businessman and pioneer of American radio and television. Throughout most of his career he led the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in various capacities from shortly after its founding in 1919 until his retirement in 1970. He ruled over an ever-growing telecommunications and media empire that included both RCA and NBC, and became one of the largest companies in the world. Named a Reserve Brigadier General of the Signal Corps in 1945, Sarnoff thereafter was widely known as "The General." Sarnoff is credited with Sarnoff's law, which states that the value of a broadcast network is proportional to the number of viewers."
"Few technologies have stirred the utopian imagination like television. Virtually from the moment that research produced the first breakthroughs that made it more than a science fiction fantasy, its promoters began gushing about how it would change the world. Perhaps the most effusive was David Sarnoff. Like the hero of a dime novel, Sarnoff had come to America as a nearly penniless immigrant child, and had risen from lowly office boy to the presidency of RCA, a leading manufacturer of radio receivers and the parent company of the nation’s biggest radio network, NBC. More than anyone else, it was Sarnoff who had recognized the potential of “wireless” as a form of broadcasting—a way of transmitting from a single source to a geographically dispersed audience. Sarnoff had built NBC into a juggernaut, the network with the largest number of affiliates and the most popular programs. He had also become the industry’s loudest cheerleader, touting its contributions to “progress” and the “American Way of Life.” Having blessed the world with the miracle of radio, he promised Americans an even more astounding marvel, a device that would bring them sound and pictures over the air, using the same invisible frequencies.
In countless speeches heralding television’s imminent arrival, Sarnoff rhapsodized about how it would transform American life and encourage global communication and “international solidarity.” “Television will be a mighty window, through which people in all walks of life, rich and poor alike, will be able to see for themselves, not only the small world around us but the larger world of which we are a part,” he proclaimed in 1945, as the Second World War was nearing an end and Sarnoff and RCA eagerly anticipated an increase in public demand for the new technology. Sarnoff predicted that television would become the American people’s “principal source of entertainment, education and news,” bringing them a wealth of program options. It would increase the public’s appreciation for “high culture” and, when supplemented by universal schooling, enable Americans to attain “the highest general cultural level of any people in the history of the world.” Among the new medium’s “outstanding contributions,” he argued, would be “its ability to bring news and sporting events to the listener while they are occurring,” and build on the news programs that NBC and the other networks had already developed for radio. He saw no conflicts or potential problems. Action-adventure programs, mysteries, soap operas, situation comedies, and variety shows would coexist harmoniously with high-toned drama, ballet, opera, classical music performances, and news and public affairs programs. And they would all be supported by advertising, making it unnecessary for the United States to move to a system of “government control,” as in Europe and the UK. Television in the US would remain “free.”
Yet Sarnoff ’s booster rhetoric overlooked some thorny issues. Radio in the US wasn’t really free. It was thoroughly commercialized, and this had a powerful influence on the range of programs available to listeners. To pay for program development, the networks and individual stations “sold” airtime to advertisers. Advertisers, in turn, produced programs—or selected ones created by independent producers—that they hoped would attract listeners. The whole point of “sponsorship” was to reach the public and make them aware of your products, most often through recurrent advertisements. Though owners of radios didn’t have to pay an annual fee for the privilege of listening, as did citizens in other countries, they were forced to endure the commercials that accompanied the majority of programs."
A Televisionary Pioneer, Philo "T": The Image Dissector Inventor
"Philo Taylor Farnsworth ... was an American inventor and television pioneer. He made many contributions that were crucial to the early development of all-electronic television. He is perhaps best known for his 1927 invention of the first fully functional all-electronic image pickup device (video camera tube), the "image dissector", as well as the first fully functional and complete all-electronic television system. He was also the first person to demonstrate such a system to the public. Farnsworth developed a television system complete with receiver and camera, which he produced commercially in the form of the Farnsworth Television and Radio Corporation, from 1938 to 1951, in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Farnsworth held 300 patents, mostly in radio and television."
CBS V NBC: Controlled Opposition
The multimedia beast began its life as word of mouth lies spread by hearsay gossip in service of crafting governmental myth; and now it has evolved and grown into an all too real multi-headed hydra monster than constantly spawns newly minted minion skulls. Today this beast lurks in the form of witting and unwitting agents, online in every handheld "smart" device connected to the "internet of things".
"By the mid-1930s, the most impressive radio news division belonged not to Sarnoff ’s NBC but its main rival, CBS. Owned by William S. Paley, the wealthy son of a cigar magnate, CBS was struggling to keep up with NBC, and Paley came to see news as an area where his young network might be able to gain an advantage. A brilliant, visionary businessman, Paley was fascinated by broadcasting and would soon steer CBS ahead of NBC, in part by luring away its biggest stars. His bold initiative to beef up its news division was equally important, giving CBS an identity that clearly distinguished it from its rivals. Under Paley, CBS would become the “Tiffany network,” the home of “quality” as well as crowd-pleasers, a brand that made it irresistible to advertisers."
World War Two Served As A Cover For Adopting A New Electronic Medium Paradigm
The post war world is one connected with electronic transmissions and pan am air travel. The pre war world is not the same place as the one many of us take for granted.
World War Two Changed Everything
Before the war there were no world wide networks of commercial business interests like Coca Cola bottling plants. There was no mass world wide travel, no world wide hotel chains, pop star tours, and all the rest of the tourist and business based existence we enjoy today. Wars cover for engineering projects. Wars have always been used to keep humanity in its place as work machine. Images and talk of war is all that is needed. The Newsreel images and history of war as we are taught is more scripted Hollywood propaganda myth than fact. Before the second world war there was no mass world wide communications system like the one that would be built right after war's end. The world of today would not exist were it not for the first, and more importantly, the second world war. Both wars are more fable that fact, as it turns out, despite university approved history to the contrary. History is not as factual as advertised.
"British Security Co-ordination (BSC) was a covert organisation set up in New York City by the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) in May 1940 upon the authorisation of Prime Minister Winston Churchill."
"Its purpose was to investigate enemy activities, prevent sabotage against British interests in the Americas, and mobilise pro-British opinion in the Americas. As a 'huge secret agency of nationwide news manipulation and black propaganda', the BSC influenced news coverage in the Herald Tribune, the New York Post, The Baltimore Sun, and Radio New York Worldwide. The stories disseminated from Rockefeller Center would then be legitimately picked up by other radio stations and newspapers, before being relayed to the American public. Through this, anti-German stories were placed in major American media outlets to turn public opinion. Its cover was the British Passport Control Office. BSC benefitted from support given by the chief of the US Office of Strategic Services, William J. Donovan (whose organisation was modelled on British activities), and US President Franklin D. Rooseveltwho was staunchly anti-Nazi."
September 11, 1941
"The Pentagon is the headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, located in ... Ground was broken for construction on September 11, 1941, and the building was dedicated on January 15, 1943."
source: The Pentagon - Wikipedia
President George H.W. Bush: "No New Taxes and No New Terror"
Address Before a Joint Session of the Congress on the Persian Gulf Crisis and the Federal Budget Deficit
September 11, 1990
"We stand today at a unique and extraordinary moment. The crisis in the Persian Gulf, as grave as it is, also offers a rare opportunity to move toward an historic period of cooperation. Out of these troubled times, our fifth objective -- a new world order -- can emerge: a new era -- freer from the threat of terror, stronger in the pursuit of justice, and more secure in the quest for peace. An era in which the nations of the world, East and West, North and South, can prosper and live in harmony."
September 11th Abides: An Event That Casts Long Shadow Across Time...
cast | Origin and meaning of cast by Online Etymology Dictionary • caste | Origin and meaning of caste by Online Etymology Dictionary • castle | Origin and meaning of castle by Online Etymology Dictionary • tax | Origin and meaning of tax by Online Etymology Dictionary
Never Forget This 9/11: Dude Means Fool or Idiot
"Yankee Doodle Dandy" Would Seem To Be An Insult: It Is Unwise To Act As Patriotic Fool & Tool
National identity products are as fake as mass produced claims of Saddam seeking to bake a yellow cake.
"... he called himself the Dude. Now, Dude, that's a name no one would self-apply where I come from. But then, there was a lot about the Dude that didn't make a whole lot of sense to me. And a lot about where he lived, likewise. But then again, maybe that's why I found the place s'durned innarestin'. They call Los Angeles the City of Angels. I didn't find it to be that exactly, but I'll allow as there are some nice folks there. 'Course, I can't say I seen London, and I never been to France, and I ain't never seen no queen in her damn undies as the fellah says. But I'll tell you what, after seeing Los Angeles and this here story I'm about to unfold--well, I guess I seen somethin' ever' bit as stupefying' as you'd see in any a those other places, and in English too, so I can die with a smile on my face without feeling' like the good Lord gypped me. Now this story I'm about to unfold took place back in the early nineties--just about the time of our conflict with Saddam and the Iraqis. I only mention it 'cause some- times there's a man... "
Cowboy Narrator character, from the film, "The Big Lebowski".
The film makes reference to Bush's 9/11/1990 Iraq related speech, of course.
"Origin uncertain, though likely derived from doodle (“fool, simpleton, mindless person”), perhaps with reference to the fashionable “Yankee Doodle dandy” in the 18th-century lyrics of the song “Yankee Doodle”; the word is first attested in 1883 as a New York City slang term of contempt for a “fastidious man, fop”."
"It has also been suggested that the word is derived from dudes (“old rags”; compare duds) and dudesman (“scarecrow”),[ or possibly related to dawdle; to German Low German Dudeldop, Dudendop (“fool, dunce”), from Middle Low German dudendop (“cuckold; simpleton”); or to Saterland Frisian Duddigegen (“idiot”)."
The word 'dude': "The vogue word of 1883, originally used in reference to the devotees of the "aesthetic" craze, later applied to city slickers, especially Easterners vacationing in the West (as in dude ranch, first recorded 1921)."
image and quotes sources: The Big Lebowski - Wikipedia • dude | Origin and meaning of dude by Online Etymology Dictionary • dude - Wiktionary
Dueling Dandy Dudes: Law Macaroni Meets Prince Macaroni
Alphabet Agency Case Study: CNN, The CIA, The Real Project MK Ultra & Your Mind
Which News network legendarily made their bones during the first Persian Gulf "War"?
CNN, the home to American blue-blooded, Anderson “CIA intern” Cooper of course. Well known source of “trusted” News that turns out to be not so “trusted”.
"I asked Turner, “How much money over our 1991 budget am I authorized to spend?” His answer was swift and short: “You spend whatever you think it takes, pal.”
"With that authority, CNN prepared for war."
"Every media company based in Baghdad—except CNN—lost power and transmission capabilities. Only CNN broadcast live to hundreds of millions of people worldwide."
"Eason Jordan and Robert Wiener had the foresight to install a “four wire,” a separate system to send audio feeds from the Al Rasheed Hotel to CNN’s center in Jordan and then back to Atlanta by satellite feeds. “The first thing that will go down after an attack on Iraq will be its power systems and its communications,” Wiener said. When the war finally started, we were ready. On January 16, 1991, CNN anchor Bernard Shaw reported to the world, “The skies over Baghdad have been illuminated . . .” As predicted, Iraqi power and communications systems were destroyed by stealth fighter jets and cruise missiles. Every media company based in Baghdad—except CNN—lost power and transmission capabilities. Only CNN broadcast live to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. All channels turned to us for exclusive coverage; there was no place else. Back then CNN was the only global 24/7 news channel. That live coverage of war—the first time it had been televised worldwide—transformed the media landscape. CNN became required viewing for informed citizens and heads of state, the one truly global news source. That has changed now, with multiple cable networks and news breaking on social media. But without the investment in journalism from visionary owners such as Turner, today’s networks focus more on commentary than news gathering. The Gulf War was the most significant moment in CNN’s history—all possible because Turner said, “Spend whatever you think it takes, pal.” Georgia native Tom Johnson was chairman and CEO of CNN from 1990 to 2001."
Do you think it wise to trust CNN, which was just a newly spawned cable head of the same old governmentally controlled multimedia propaganda beast? We are not supposed to consider the idea that CNN is (basically) the government.
CNN would seem to be run from the top down by “friends” of government in the first place. All important media is similarly structured with a clear cast of managerial characters who all seem to belong to the same National Security possessing, Council on Foreign Relations, “club”. This makes any confirmation of governmental claim by the News media very suspect. Considering too, the obviously highly edited nature of supposed war footage, with official National Security possessing, authoritative voice over, we can see how this is all best described simply as evidence of a propaganda campaign against the public and not really evidence, in and of itself, of war, as odd as that idea may seem. Not all the News media is in on it. The military embedded reporters, by definition, have to be governmentally contracted in one way or another and they would be subjected to treason laws and the like. They would need to possess National Security credentials other reporters do not. This would put them in position to act as governmental propaganda tools in terms of live action role-playing authorities who would shape the collective opinion of their fellow journalists. The military embeds would be taken as credible witnesses by their fellow journalists. In this manner very basic word of mouth hearsay is used behind the scenes to create an illusion of war. Or so it seems to me.
I think we need to consider the very real idea that the government runs its unwitting employees, the unknowing members of the press, and the public, as well as people like unsuspecting Military, Intelligence, Police, Emergencey and NASA personal, through a series of what can best be described as RAND corporation style simulated war game reality that never ends.
Wars as branded television product:
The article (quoted below) presents an apologetic view of things. The (somewhat) easily researched history of Hollywood, the News media and governmental military growth, clearly shows they go hand in hand and always have, as this blog and article (hopefully) demonstrate. The same international banking caste of characters*, that have long managed things for European based royal interests have run the show the same way for years, making liberal use of whatever modern art was available at at the time to sell myths and legend as reality to a gullible public who have seemingly eternal and unquenchable mental thirst for such imaginative fare. Tall tales of international banking inspired Naval battles in far off seas were long used to generate sainted martyrs for the masse to believe in, and to gossip about, as they did things like going to work building ships to set sail to "new worlds" in.
*Please note, I am of the opinion that anyone can join this caste and that it is not limited to some kind of family connection, thought that obviously always helps. I think military and university recruitment. (things like Rhodes scholarships) are examples of systems that are intended to allow "useful commoners" to rise up in rank. Basic Hollywood and sports style talent scouting and contract signings, (on a National Security governmental type level) would seem to go a long way towards explaining how things actually work.
"News and Entertainment – Breaking News from Hollywood?"
"Some of the contributions in this book discuss the relationship between fact and fiction in the media coverage of certain countries. This reflects an ap- proach to war journalism that should be taken seriously by media research- ers because it builds an interesting bridge between news and entertainment. When Michael Moore received the Academy Award for his film “Bowling for Columbine” he said in his acceptance speech that “we live in a fictitious world”, referring, inter alia, to the fact that George Bush was in the White House without having won the presidential election. As we have pointed out, the issues of truths and lies seem to be less important than winning over opinion in favour of military interventions. The importance of the entertain- ment industry should not be underestimated in the process of shaping pub- lic opinion. The relation between entertainment and news should be ana- lysed at several levels. As Edward Herman and Robert McChesney showed in their book The Global Media. The New Missionaries of Global Capitalism (1997), motion pictures and radio technology were among the first industries to compete in a global market. As early as 1914, 85% of the world’s film audience was watching American movies (Herman & McChesney, 1997: 13-14). One of the early players in this broadcasting market was CBS. They started their global career in radio and helped create Voice of America as a propaganda tool for the US government during the Second World War. The experience with film, broadcasting and propaganda in general elevated the importance of com- munication in the minds of policy-makers during the inter-war years and has continued to do so to this very day. As a result, US-based film companies still have commercial and political global hegemony. The global film indus- try was controlled by a few US companies like Columbia, Twentieth Cen- tury-Fox, United Artists, MCA (Universal), Warner Brothers, Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer and Paramount (Ibid:19)(based on Ottosen 2004). Historically, under US broadcasting regulations (subsequently partly elimi- nated and under constant pressure), the US networks NBC, CBS and ABC have been restricted in what they are allowed to produce for domestic broad- cast. Thus, the major US programme producers, and therefore the major global TV production studios, were actually the film studios of Hollywood (Ibid:21). The present global market is dominated by the studios owned by Disney, Time Warner, Viacom, Universal, Sony Polygram and News Corporation."
"Key news networks have to an increasing extent been bought by con- glomerates whose primary interest is the entertainment business. One of the effects on the corporate level of the merging between the news industry and the entertainment industry is that in the US a growing share of the news is about entertainment and includes stories about celebrities and movie stars. In the total picture news loses ground to entertainment. International reporting is losing ground on the priority lists in television news. Fewer correspond- ents get time to inform about world events. The exception is during global wars like that in Iraq, for war is big business in international news. CNN made its international breakthrough during the 1991 Gulf War. At that time, CNN was the only actor on the 24/7 (24 hours 7 days a week) market (Thussu 2003), but nowadays there are several players competing in this market, including the Arab channels, with al-Jazeera as the most important, offering Arab perspectives as an alternative to the Western way of interpreting world events. One of the winners in the new global market is BBC World, which increased its number of viewers from ten million in 1996 to 244 million in 200 countries in 2003."
"Spectacle and Media Propaganda in the War on Iraq: A Critique of U.S. Broadcasting Networks" By Douglas Kellner
Introducing Al Jazeera:
(compare to the CNN story from the prior decade)
"Al Jazeera came to the attention of many in the West during the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the Taliban in Afghanistan after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the United States. It aired videos it received from Osama bin Laden and the Taliban, deeming new footage of the world's most wanted fugitives to be newsworthy. Some criticized the network for giving a voice to terrorists."
source: Al Jazeera - Wikipedia
"A great debate emerged around the embedded reporters and whether journalists who depended on the protection of the U.S. and British military, lived with the troops, and signed papers agreeing to a rigorous set of restrictions on their reporting could be objective and critical of their protectors."
"From the beginning, it was clear that the embedded reporters were indeed "in bed with" their military escorts and as the U.S. and Britain stormed into Iraq, the reporters presented exultant and triumphant accounts that trumped any paid propagandist. The embedded U.S. network television reporters were gung ho cheerleaders and spinners for the U.S. and UK military and lost any veneer of objectivity. But as the blitzkrieg stalled, a sandstorm hit, and U.S. and British forces came under attack, the embedded reporters reflected genuine fear, helped capture the chaos of war, provided often vivid accounts of the fighting, and occasionally, as I note below, deflated propaganda lies of the U.S. or U.K. military."
"The 2003 Iraq war was a major global media event constructed very differently by varying broadcasting networks in different parts of the world. While the U.S. networks framed the event as "Operation Iraqi Freedom" (the Pentagon concept) or "War in Iraq," the Canadian CBC used the logo "War on Iraq," and various Arab networks presented it as an "invasion" and "occupation." In this study, I provide critique of the U.S. broadcasting network construction of the war that I interpret as providing a conduit for Bush administration and Pentagon propaganda."
"On March 19, the media spectacle of the war against Iraq unfolded with a dramatic attempt to "decapitate" the Iraqi regime. Large numbers of missiles were aimed at targets in Baghdad where Saddam Hussein and the Iraqi leadership were believed to be staying and the tens of thousands of ground troops on the Kuwait-Iraq border poised for invasion entered Iraq in a blitzkrieg toward Baghdad. The media followed the Bush administration and Pentagon slogan of "shock and awe" and presented the war against Iraq as a great military spectacle, while triumphalism marked the opening days of the U.S. bombing of Iraq and invasion. The Al Jazeera network live coverage of the bombing of a palace belonging to the Hussein family was indeed shocking as loud explosions and blasts jolted viewers throughout the world. Whereas some Western audiences experienced this bombing positively as a powerful assault on "evil," for Arab audiences it was experienced as an attack on the body of the Arab and Muslim people, just as the September 11 terror attacks were experienced by Americans as assaults on the very body and symbols of the United States. Whereas during Gulf War I, CNN was the only network live in Baghdad and throughout the war framed the images, discourses, and spectacle, there were over twenty broadcasting networks in Baghdad for the 2003 Iraq war, including several Arab networks, and the different TV companies presented the war quite diversely."
Selling Eternal ISIS-style Crisis
"A crisis is an opportunity to change one’s culture, to model scenarios and set up a crisis plan/process, to become a better company. But it’s also a bit like therapy, from the act of asking probing questions to get at the facts … to dealing with emotions and conflicting agendas. In this hallway-style conversation with a16z’s Margit Wennmachers and Kim Milosevich — who previously shared the why, how, and when of public relations — we (with Sonal Chokshi) explore the process and mindsets behind the outcomes of a crisis in lieu of specific examples. Because it’s something that seems so obvious to those who are on the inside (but even then it’s really not!), yet is actually a bit of a “black box” to founders and others who aren’t familiar with crisis comms 101. What constitutes a crisis? Can someone inside a company “call it” early and prevent a crisis from becoming a bigger deal? How do you respond when there’s a lag or too much time between acknowledging the issue and finding out all the facts? Who should be in the (war) room where it happens? Should you share the off-the-record background story with reporters? How do you know when a crisis begins and ends — or that you’re ready for a “comeback” story? ... One thing’s for sure though: It may seem like a public relations or media problem — but it’s really a business problem, and is often tied to internal culture and values. So how to make that an opportunity (without being opportunistic about it)?"
"Selling War: Television News Music and the Shaping of American Public Opinion"
"It is not really any jump at all to the use of music to sell not only one particular network’s coverage of the war, but also an attitude about that war, whereby American media empires seem to be marching in lockstep with the government. As media personality Danny Schechter writes, “it started with the Gulf War — the packaging of news, the graphics, the music, the classification of stories ... If you can get a sedated public hooked..., you have a winner in terms of building audience” (Baum, 105). War may “leash devastation and death on people, but it also delivers ratings and brings life to television. War is often the ‘big story’ (when sex isn’t) and a defining moment for many journalists...” And for the American public, it is one’s patriotic duty to support a just war against terrorists who have heinously attacked the homeland. Indeed, in the media since 9/11, we can observe almost a continuous beating of war drums and sounding of martial trumpets, after the initial sounds of grief and mourning gave way in late September to the bellicose tone in broadcast media coverage of the War on Terrorism. As noted media researcher Shoma Munshi observes, “from the days and weeks following 9/11, till the United States attacked Afghanistan in October 2002, and most recently Iraq in March 2003, US broadcast media have managed to maintain a sustained level of patriotism fanning the public mood to keep the United States safe by whatever means possible" (50). Already shortly after 9/11, NPR asked its composer Jeffrey Freymann-Weyr for special coverage music, “either for another crisis in the States, or, as it happened, an attack on Afghanistan.” The music he composed for the events of October, 2001 found use again in March of 2003, albeit with “subtle changes” dictated by the network. We shall return to this specific music, but we should note that even a politically liberal news provider like NPR, which was no uncritical supporter of the war on terrorism, recognized the value of creating a “war music” that would engage the public. Thus if the evening of March 19, 2003 brought the unannounced, yet not unexpected, onset of the War on Iraq, the networks were well prepared. Five days before the war began, Fox News had its music package entitled “Liberation Iraq Music” ready to go. Bob Israel of Score Productions, the source of the ABC Nightly News theme in 1978, used the same thematic material to make a soundtrack for the ABC war news in advance of March 19."
"Striking images. One might perversely call them “spectacular.” But they are not purely visual: a whole sonic realm works with the images to produce their impact. We as musicians may have observed the role of music in creating affect in that montage, but how many members of the American public-at-large, the consumers of such media representations, know that the music is selling us a certain take on the news? In the context of television, this political application of music, "the ultimate hidden persuader" to quote Nicholas Cook (122), is all the more powerful not only by virtue of the size of its audience, but also because it seems natural. Indeed, a multi-million dollar industry is devoted to providing music for the broadcast media. Normally, local radio and television stations and even national networks do not possess the resources to have a composer on staff, and thus they turn to production companies that sell licensed packages or libraries of musical material, called elements, for insertion at appropriate moments within the broadcast. The most popular such production elements in television news (see Appendix for a listing) include: Opens and closes, also known as titles or themes, which identify the newscast and provide musical material for the rest of the broadcast. Through fanfare-like, wide-ranging, quick, syncopated themes in brass and strings over a driving beat, they create the impression of a dynamic newsroom, while at the same time establishing an authority in the eyes and ears of the viewer. Stingers or teases are very brief musical and visual markers for an important news item — occurring just before specific coverage begins, they serve the dual purpose of notifying the public about the importance of the reports to follow and — subliminally — helping to create an attitude within the viewership that will not only accept but also adopt the broadcast's position. These are the most original and free production elements of the newscast. Beds, often called "promo beds," provide framing and background music for extensions of opens or longer previews of upcoming items, under voices and images. Beds at the beginning of broadcasts often take the opening theme and loop several of its measures in the middle, so that a highly variable length is possible. Bumpers are the musical lead-ins to and lead-outs from commercials, which like stingers create a mood for the news items to which they refer. Unlike openers/closers and beds, bumpers within one newscast may widely differ, depending on the topic of the referenced news item."
image source: News from Nowhere - Wikipedia
News From Nowhere: The 1969 Era Television Age Exposed
“The picture is not a fact but a symbol,” Reuven Frank once wrote. “The real child and its real crying become symbols of all children.” In the same way, a particular black may be used to symbolize the aspirations of his race, a particular student may be used to symbolize the claims of his generation, and a particular policeman may be used to symbolize the concept of authority.”
“The process by which news is gathered, edited, and presented to the public is more or less similar at the three networks. A limited number of subjects—usually somewhere between twenty and thirty—are selected each day as possible film stories by news executives, producers, anchor men, and assignment editors, who base their choices principally on wire-service and newspaper reports. Camera crews are dispatched to capture these events on 16-mm. color film. The filming is supervised by either a field producer or a correspondent—or, in some cases, the cameraman himself. The film is then shipped to the network’s headquarters in New York or to one of its major news bureaus—in Chicago, Los Angeles, or Washington—or, if time is an important consideration, processed and edited at the nearest available facilities and transmitted electronically to New York. Through editing and rearranging of the filmed scenes, a small fraction of the exposed film—usually less than ten per cent—is reconstructed into a story whose form is to some extent predetermined. Reuven Frank, until two months ago the president of N.B.C. News, has written:Every news story should, without any sacrifice of probity or responsibility, display the attributes of fiction, of drama. It should have structure and conflict, problem and denouement,rising action and falling action, a beginning, a middle and an end.After the addition of a sound track, recorded at the event, the story is explained and pulled together by a narration, written by the correspondent who covered the event or by a writer in the network news offices. Finally, the story is integrated into the news program by the anchor man. Network news organizations select not only the events that will be shown as national and world news on television but the way in which those events will be depicted. This necessarily involves choosing symbols that will have general meaning for a national audience. “The picture is not a fact but a symbol,” Reuven Frank once wrote. “The real child and its real crying become symbols of all children.” In the same way, a particular black may be used to symbolize the aspirations of his race, a particular student may be used to symbolize the claims of his generation, and a particular policeman may be used to symbolize the concept of authority.”
“News coverage generally happens too fast for anything like that to take place.” But does it? Though it is true that elements of certain events, such as space exploration and political conventions, are broadcast live, virtually all of the regular newscasts, except for the commentator’s “lead-ins” and “tags” to the news stories, are prerecorded on videotape or else on film, which must be transported, processed,edited, and projected before it can be seen. Some film stories are delayed from one day to two."
"In filming delayed stories, newsmen are expected to eliminate any elements of the unexpected,so as not to destroy the illusion of immediacy. This becomes especially important when it is likely that the unusual developments will be reported in other media and thus date the story. A case in point is an N.B.C. News story about the inauguration of a high-speed train service between Montreal and Toronto. While the N.B.C. crew was filming the turbo train during its inaugural run to Toronto, it collided with—and “sliced in half,” as one newspaper put it—a meat trailer-truck, and then suffered a complete mechanical breakdown on the return trip. Persistent“performance flaws” and subsequent breakdowns eventually led to a temporary suspension of the service. None of these accidents and aberrations were included in the filmed story broadcast two weeks later on the N.B.C. evening news. David Brinkley, keeping to the original story, written before the event, introduced the film by saying, “The only high-speed train now running in North America has just begun in Canada.” Four and a half minutes of shots of the streamlined train followed, and the narration suggested that this foreshadowed the future of transportation, since Canada’s “new turbo just might shake [American] lethargy” in developing such trains. (The announcement of the suspension of the service, almost two weeks later, was not carried on the program.)"
News: “From Here to the Seventies”
"Both of these analyses overlook the economic realities of network television, the effects of government regulation on broadcasting, and the organizational requirements of the network news operations, whose established routines and procedures tend to impose certain forms on television news stories. David Brinkley, in an N.B.C. News special entitled “From Here to the Seventies,” reiterated a description of television news that is frequently offered by television newsmen:What television did in the sixties was to show the American people to the American people. It did show the people places and things they had not seen before. Some they liked, and some they did not. It was not that television produced or created any of it.In this view, television news does no more than mirror reality. Thus, Leonard Goldenson, the chairman of the board of A.B.C., testified before the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence that complaints of news distortion were brought about by the fact that
“Americans are reluctant to accept the images reflected by the mirror we have held up to our society.” Robert D. Kasmire, a vice president of N.B.C., told the commission, “There is no doubt that television is, to a large degree, a mirror of our society. It is also a mirror of public attitudes and preferences.” The president of N.B.C., Julian Goodman, told the commission, “In short, the medium is blamed for the message.” ...
The mirror analogy has considerable descriptive power, but it also leads to a number of serious misconceptions about the medium. The notion of a “mirror of society” implies that everything of significance that happens will be reflected on television news. Network news organizations, however, far from being ubiquitous and all-seeing, are limited news gathering operations, which depend on camera crews based in only a few major cities for most of their national stories. Some network executives have advanced the idea that network news is the product of coverage by hundreds of affiliated stations, but the affiliates’ contribution to the network news programs actually is very small. Most network news stories are assigned in advance to network news crews and correspondents, and in many cases whether or not an event is covered depends on where it occurs and the availability of network crews. The mirror analogy also suggests immediacy: events are reflected instantaneously, as in a mirror. This notion of immediate reporting is reinforced by the way people in television news depict the process to the public. News executives sometimes say that, given the immediacy of television, the network organization has little opportunity to intervene in news decisions. Reuven Frank once declared, on a television program about television, “News coverage generally happens too fast for anything like that to take place.” But does it? Though it is true that elements of certain events, such as space exploration and political conventions, are broadcast live,virtually all of the regular newscasts, except for the commentator’s “lead-ins” and “tags” to the news stories, are prerecorded on videotape or else on film, which must be transported, processed,edited, and projected before it can be seen. Some film stories are delayed from one day to two."
News 1969 Style
"Americans now get most of their national and inter national news from television, but of the thousands of newsworthy events taking place in the world every day, only a handful can be shown on a half‐hour program. How TV journalists select what is to be shown thus determines what the public learns, and there are at least three theories about their selection procedures. The official journalistic theory is that events are selected by their importance. Another theory, popular with the White House before the Watergate scandal, proposes that events are chosen mainly to satisfy the allegedly leftist bias of the TV journalists. A third theory, favored by social scientists, is that network priorities encour age journalists to select those events that can be covered most easily and cheaply and that will attract a large audience."
“This theory is developed more fully by Edward Jay Epstein in his new book, a study based on observations among and interviews with TV journalists in 1968 and 1969, par ticularly at N.B.C. News. Since funds are limited, the entire panoply of national news must be covered by a small number of camera crews (10 during his study but more now), and the events most often chosen for filming are those most accessible to the camera crews. Domestic news thus comes largely out of Washington, New York, Chicago and a few other urban centers, and much of it reports what Epstein calls anticipated events, such as news conferences. Epstein shows that in order to attract and hold the audience, network news must emphasize dramatic events which depict exciting visual action. The TV journalists are further limited by network policy, such as that regulating the coverage of race riots, and by the F.C.C. fairness doctrine, which requires them to present “both sides” of a controversial issue what ever the conclusion of their own fact‐finding. Epstein concludes that TV journalists are so beset with technical and corporate requirements that they have little opportunity to select news according to their own values”
"Because the mission required the lunar module to skim the moon's surface to within 50,000 feet and "snoop around" scouting the Apollo 11 landing site, the crew named the lunar module "Snoopy." Naturally, the Apollo command module was labeled "Charlie Brown." "
image sources; NASA Apollo 11 (circa 1969) • The Shining (film) - Wikipedia quote source: NASA - Snoopy Soars with NASA at Charles Schulz Museum
Take A Dip In The Press Pool
“A press pool is a group of news gathering organizations that combine their resources in the collection of news. A pool feed is then distributed to members of the broadcast pool who are free to edit it or use it as they see necessary. In the case of print reporters, a written pool report is distributed to all members. A pool spray is a brief photo opportunity, for instance, at the White House following a meeting. Pool coverage is sometimes required because of the nature of the news event being covered. For example, judges will often allow only one broadcast camera in the courtroom during a trial. As a result, interested broadcasters will select one of their own to provide the "pool camera" for the day, with that organization agreeing to share the footage with all other broadcasters in the pool. Similarly, a daily rotating pool is set up at the White House for organizations that cover the president. They are allowed special access to certain events with the understanding that the information and footage will then be shared with the rest of the White House press corps. For instance, when the president meets with a foreign dignitary, the two will sometimes make a statement together in the Oval Office. Since it is not possible to accommodate all interested journalists in that room, pool coverage is the only practical way to handle the event.Controlling expense. At other times, pool coverage takes place as a more cost-effective way of covering events that only occasionally "make news." For example, the major networks rely on a pool feed of the daily briefing at the State Department for their live coverage, since the press conference is usually only of national interest when there is a significant breaking story relating to international diplomacy. Since "coverage" of such an event consists merely of pointing a camera at a person standing behind a lectern, a pool feed is a practical means of ensuring the event will be available as needed without all five major US TV news outlets paying for their own individual live crews.
Large events. Pool situations are also often set up because of the physical immensity of certain events. One prominent example of this was the international broadcast of the state funeral of John F. Kennedy, which involved four major venues and a lengthy procession. Likewise, presidential inaugurations and political conventions tend to involve pool coverage in the US (particularly since there is no state broadcaster that would naturally handle the coverage on its own).”
quote sources: News from Nowhere Redux: Television and the News by Edward Jay ... • News from Nowhere: Television and the News - Google Books • News From Nowhere - The New York Times • Press pool - Wikipedia
"A newsreel is a form of short documentary film prevalent between 1910s to 1960s,"
Film and special effects pioneer Charles Pathé created the original News program.
"A newsreel is a form of short documentary film prevalent between 1910s to 1960s, regularly released in a public presentation place and containing filmed news stories and items of topical interest. It was a source of news, current affairs, and entertainment for millions of moviegoers until television supplanted its role in the 1950s. Newsreels are now considered significant historical documents, since they are often the only audiovisual record of historical and cultural events of those times. Newsreels were typically exhibited as short subjects preceding the main feature film into the 1960s. There were dedicated newsreel theaters in many major cities in the 1930s and 1940s, and some large city cinemas also included a smaller theaterette where newsreels were screened continuously throughout the day. Created in 1911 by Charles Pathé, this form of film was a staple of the typical North American, British, and Commonwealth countries (especially Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), and throughout European cinema programming schedule from the silent era until the 1960s when television news broadcasting completely supplanted its role. The National Film and Sound Archive in Australia holds the Cinesound Movietone Australian Newsreel Collection, a comprehensive collection of 4,000 newsreel films and documentaries representing news stories covering all major events. The first official British news cinema that only showed newsreels was the Daily Bioscope that opened in London on May 23, 1909. In 1929 William Fox purchased a former Broadway theater called the Embassy (now a visitor center operated by the Times Square Alliance). He changed the format from a $2 show twice a day to a continuous 25 cent programme establishing the first newsreel theater in the USA. The idea was such a success that Fox and his backers announced they would start a chain of newsreel theaters across the USA. The newsreels were often accompanied by cartoons or short subjects. In some countries, newsreels generally used music as a background for usually silent on-site film footage. In some countries, the narrator used humorous remarks for light-hearted or non-tragic stories. In the U.S., newsreel series included The March of Time (1935–1951), Pathé News (1910–1956), Paramount News (1927–1957), Fox Movietone News (1928–1963), Hearst Metrotone News (1914–1967), and Universal Newsreel (1929–1967). Pathé News was distributed by RKO Radio Pictures from 1931 to 1947, and then by Warner Brothers from 1947 to 1956. On August 12, 1949, 120 cinema technicians employed by Associated British Pathé in London went on strike to protest the dismissal of fifteen men on the grounds of redundancy while conciliation under trade union agreements was pending. Their strike lasted through to at least Tuesday August 16, the Tuesday being the last day for production on new newsreels shown on the Thursday. Events of the strike resulted in over three hundred cinemas across Britain having to go without newsreels that week. An example of a newsreel story is in the film Citizen Kane (1941), which was prepared by RKO's actual newsreel staff. Citizen Kane includes a fictional newsreel "News on the March" that summarizes the life of title character Charles Foster Kane while parodying The March of Time."
Space: The Final Frontier of Bound Human Imagination:
Government and Religion are twin human resource managerial systems.
The electronic media of mass world wide communication is medium for impressive audio and visual mind altering artifacts of the ultimate global state religion of “scientism”.
This medium is the symbol of both mass destruction as rockets are imagined to carry devastating atomic threat. It is also a symbol of eternal hope, as rockets represent the eternal promise of outer space travel and colonization of the imagined planets, and beyond... this is what modern religion looks like.
Many So-Called "Scientific Feats" and even "Historical Events", Including War are More Hoax & Hollywood Illusion & Myth Than Most Might Know
In many ways, Georges Méliès, (pictured above), is the real father of the space programs of the world.
"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."
"Marie-Georges-Jean Méliès, known as Georges Méliès (/meɪˈljɛs/; French: [meljɛs]; 8 December 1861 – 21 January 1938), was a French illusionist and film director who led many technical and narrative developments in the earliest days of cinema. Méliès was an especially prolific innovator in the use of special effects, popularizing such techniques as substitution splices, multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand-painted color. He was also one of the first filmmakers to use storyboards. His films include A Trip to the Moon (1902) and The Impossible Voyage (1904), both involving strange, surreal journeys somewhat in the style of Jules Verne, and are considered among the most important early science fiction films, though their approach is closer to fantasy."
The Moon landing is obvious hoax like the rest of the space programs of the world. The Lunar imagery and imaginative travel based ideas originate with the work of illusionists like Georges Méliès. In many ways, this man is the real father of the space programs of the world.
The NASA & Subsequent International Space Programs Were Created To Generate Images For The Medium of Television
"In the 1950's Walt Disney produced the famous "Man in Space" TV series. And when Walt needed for the show a technical director he called the best rocket specialist: Wernher von Braun, a man who knew what the word "rocket" means. Von Braun was one of the leading figures in the development of rocket technology during World War II. A one-time member of the Nazi party and a commissioned SS officer, Von Braun would later be regarded as the preeminent rocket engineer of the 20th century in his role with the United States civilian space agency NASA. In his 20s and early 30s, von Braun was the central figure in Germany's pre-war rocket development programme, responsible for the design and realization of the deadly V-2 combat rocket during World War II. After the war, he and some of his rocket team were taken to the U.S. as part of the then-secret Operation Paperclip. In 1955, ten years after entering the country, von Braun became a naturalized U.S. citizen. Von Braun worked on the US Army intermediate range ballistic missile program before his group was assimilated by NASA, under which he served as director of the newly-formed Marshall Space Flight Center and as the chief architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the superbooster that propelled the Apollo spacecraft to the Moon.According to one NASA source, he is "without doubt, the greatest rocket scientist in history. His crowning achievement was to lead the development of the Saturn V booster rocket that helped land the first men on the Moon in July 1969." He even received the 1975 National Medal of Science."
image source: Wernher von Braun | The Mind & Heart of a Lunatic
Nazi's, & Mickey Mouse, Lunar Musings & Selling Fantasy To Mass Humanity: Mass Producing Imagination
"As the 1960s ended, von Braun had realized his dream of exploring outer space by helping place a human on the moon and satellite probes to the planets. His engineering and managerial expertise contributed to a technological revolution but his respect for the power of imagination had changed the way America perceived space exploration much earlier in the 1950s. He believed that America's devotion to space fiction in the early 1950s could be channeled into interest in space fact. "It was a matter of synthesizing the philosophical aspects into neat packages and solid statements which the public would buy," according to Erik Bergaust, von Braun's biographer. In the early 1950s, Collier's magazine invited von Braun to publish his vision regarding space exploration. Space historian Randy Liebermann has explained the significance of the Collier's articles: "After 25 years of continuous and directed thinking and endless hours of experimentation, von Braun, the world's leading rocket engineer, had the chance to come out of his sequestered military environment and through a national magazine inform the general public of his detailed blueprint for realizing manned space travel." The articles, illustrated by leading space artists, seemed to accomplish more than any other seriously respected cultural or artistic medium had done in the early 1950s to suggest that the future of space exploration would emerge indebted to both science fiction and science fact. At its highest point, Collier's attained a circulation of approximately 4 million and these readers were excited by von Braun's vision of the future. Even so, there were already more than 15 million television sets in America by 1952 and von Braun recognized that this change in American culture had the potential to fundamentally reshape American past perceptions. So did Walter Elias Disney who had used film as a powerful medium to entertain and inform Americans since the 1940s. "Neither Walt Disney nor Dr. von Braun were ever backward in making maximum use of new media for advancing their ideas: Now was the age of television," said one observer. Von Braun served as technical advisor on three space-related television films that Disney produced in the 1950s. Together, von Braun (the engineer) and Disney (the artist) used the new medium of television to illustrate how high man might fly on the strength of technology and the spirit of human imagination. According to David R. Smith, Director of Archives at Walt Disney Productions, von Braun caught the attention of Disney senior producer Ward Kimball"
The First "Serious" Science Fiction Film
“Woman in the Moon (German Frau im Mond) is a science fiction silent film that premiered 15 October 1929 at the UFA-Palast am Zoo cinema in Berlin to an audience of 2,000. It is often considered to be one of the first "serious" science fiction films. It was written and directed by Fritz Lang, based on the novel The Rocket to the Moon by his collaborator Thea von Harbou, his wife at the time. It was released in the USA as By Rocket to the Moon and in the UK as Woman in the Moon. The basics of rocket travel were presented to a mass audience for the first time by this film, including the use of a multi-stage rocket. The film was shot between October 1928 and June 1929 at the UFA studios in Neubabelsberg near Berlin.”
"Rocket scientist Hermann Oberth worked as an advisor on this movie. He had originally intended to build a working rocket for use in the film, but time and technology prevented this from happening. The film was popular among the rocket scientists in Wernher von Braun's circle at the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (VfR). The first successfully launched V-2 rocket at the rocket-development facility in Peenemünde had the Frau im Mond logo painted on its base. Noted post-war science writer Willy Ley also served as a consultant on the film. Thomas Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow, which deals with the V-2 rockets, refers to the movie, along with several other classic German silent films."
source: Woman in the Moon - Wikipedia
Go out and observe the Moon for yourself, look at it as it waxes and wanes, during the day and at night.
Consider how bright it is. It is so bright a sliver of it can be seen during the day. When it is full, it can cast obvious shadows. It looks like it glows. If it is somehow solid matter, made of material like crystal or rock, that can somehow unexplainably float in the heavens, it would be like a glowing radioactive kind of comic book mythic white-kryptonite composed planet of glowing atomic energy, a radiating 'meteor rock' of some kind. Photographs of the Moon that make it look like a non-glowing rock would seem to have to be filtered in some way. Go out and look up at the sky, for yourself.
image source: How to Photograph the Moon • “moon” captured by Paul Simpson.
A note about the real Moon. There is absolutely no evidence the Moon is a rock. The Moon is most mysterious.
Thinking something looks like another thing does not make it so. The celestial phenomena in the heavens have long been used as ultimate Platonic shadow cave play and rorschach test. "Never judge a book by its cover", is another old cliché that is very wise advice.
Photographs and telescopic views that show the Moon to be like granite rock are not accurate and are more than likely filtered images. It is somewhat difficult to photograph the Moon at night as it is so bright a light source. Look up at the Moon and you will see a light source so intense that you can see it when it is waxing and waning during the day. It glows at night when it is full and its light is powerful enough to cast shadows. One would think this light should only be magnified by telescope lens. Rocks do not fly and the Moon is not like a falling apple. That is not to say that the Moon lacks crater like patterns or anything like that. What something may or may not look like is opinion not evidence nor fact. Common sense and demonstrable physical principle shows us that we have no reason to believe the Moon to be a physical body like apples and stones. For all we know the Moon is some kind of Naturally occurring radio wave or "cosmic ray" like (background radiation) projection emanating from the Earth itself as a result of the Earth naturally outgassing. If somehow the Moon is a huge rock, we live in a very strange Universe with very odd "laws" that human beings seem incapable of demonstrating. This to me seems unlikely for many reasons, chief among them is the distances of the solar system model, basic optics, and of course, demonstrable ballistic physics. Newton's concept of gravity being the explanation for the rising and setting of celestial phenomena like the Moon is absurd. The mechanical modeling of the observable celestial occurrences makes no sense. Satellites are not even needed, for example, and if they are, they are more than likely gas filled dirigibles. Newtonian orbital mechanics are flawed and one would never logically expect to be able to put an object into mythical orbit in the first place. Satellites are not needed as shortwave radio amateurs were supposed to have been bouncing signals off of the ionosphere decades before NASA ever claimed achieving any feat at all. See the article index or the website bar below, for more about this subject.
"In radio communication, skywave or skip refers to the propagation of radio waves reflected or refracted back toward Earth from the ionosphere, an electrically charged layer of the upper atmosphere. Since it is not limited by the curvature of the Earth, skywave propagation can be used to communicate beyond the horizon, at intercontinental distances."
source: Skywave - Wikipedia
Mathematical Formula Acts As Illogical Magic Spell
Most people think these things settled science and the truth is this is not so. These questions might be more speculative and metaphysical in nature than we have been conditioned to admit. The Moon and the rest of the celestial phenomena might forever remain a mystery impossible for humans to solve in a satisfying manner. What we can do is model the universe based upon what we actually experience and not what we are told we do. We can at least base our speculations on things we can and can't demonstrate, rather than official peer reviewed nonsense, which is nothing but another version of the psychological control of the crowd, by way of simple and somewhat childish, peer pressure style tactics. Mathematics is simply another way to model reality. It is a language. Language has limits that are obvious. Language can be used to lie and otherwise deceive, intentionally or not. Language can also produce gibberish. Mathematical equation is not evidence. It is a model; it is more like a verbal sentence. It is a claim. An experiment would be the actual evidence to support Heliocentric based musings, but Newton could do no real experiment to show that a falling apple is like the rising and setting Moon. His was but a fallacious thought experiment that denies actual ballistic reality. The real experiments were supposed to have been the space programs, which turn out to be nothing but the work of mind's like that of Georges Méliès.
Metaphysical Musings: A Divinely Natural Touchscreen?
The Electric Geocentric Model: The 'We Live On The Center Electrode of a Plasma Globe' Model
This is only a model. I know that NASA photographs of the Earth from space are fake. For all I know the world is shaped like a doughnut. I do think the world best described as globe shaped as the motions of the heavenly rising and setting celestial phenomena, seem to be best imaged with this modeling analogy. I think that we should speculate about the world's shape, and not buy into official accounts, not without a lot of critical thinking, at least; but I do not think we should let such musings divide us into separate faith based "communities". The shape of the world is not as important in the scheme of things as we might be tempted to think. It's an obvious (albeit interesting) diversion that seems to end up causing an awful lot of unnecessary division.
The circular shapes of the celestial objects might be the result of some kind of natural electrical luminance phenomena.
I think there's something to the idea that the Earth sits motionless at the center of all the observable celestial phenomena. We can go outside and witness for ourselves what would seem to be possibly the result of a very complex interaction of what might best be described as ionized gas patterns. Light is an electrical phenomena that involves electricity and gas, as a light bulb demonstrates. The Earth's magnetic field and natural lightning and similar phenomena, suggest the Earth might best be described in electrochemical terms, as some kind of active natural electrical (a complex polyphase, alternating current) generator of sorts. Tides and other natural phenomena can be explained with an electrical universe type based theory and modeling. Despite all university textbook hype and appeals to unreason and peer reviewed mathematical gibberish and ad hoc reasoned apologetics, there is no evidence the Earth spins or orbits the Sun and every reason to believe it sits motionless at the center of all that is. See the article index or the website navigation bar below, for more. Suffice it to say that the current patchwork model of the Universe is a complicated mess that even Sir Isaac Newton would find insane. None of it really "works" as advertised. The work of Sir Isaac himself would not have been needed were the heliocentric model as elegant as claimed. As it turns out the basic Ptolemaic style model of the Universe, the one we can actually observe and the one we actually experience, best models the world, imagine that!
"As an indication of exactly how good the Ptolemaic model is, modern planetariums are built using gears and motors that essentially reproduce the Ptolemaic model for the appearance of the sky as viewed from a stationary Earth. In the planetarium projector, motors and gears provide uniform motion of the heavenly bodies. One motor moves the planet projector around in a big circle, which in this case is the deferent, and another gear or motor takes the place of the epicycle"
Atmospheric Electricity: Ionized Gas As Medium for So-called "Satellite" Television
The idea is that the electrified atmosphere would act as a conductor for electrical waves, IE radio wave signals.
“The ionosphere … is a region of Earth's upper atmosphere, from about 60 km (37 mi) to 1,000 km (620 mi) altitude, that includes the thermosphere and parts of the mesosphere and exosphere. It is ionized by solar radiation, plays an important part in atmospheric electricity and forms the inner edge of the magnetosphere. It has practical importance because, among other functions, it influences radio propagation to distant places on the Earth.”
No Satellites Were Ever Needed
"November (1938) - Due to freak atmospheric conditions, a BBC TV broadcast is received in New York City. A film camera is used to record the silent images which included the performance of a play, a cartoon, and other matter. A four-minute excerpt from this filmed recording survives and is, as of 2014, considered the only surviving example of a pre-war BBC television transmission."
(see article index for more)
Even Telephone Lines Were Always Controlled By Government
"The first known experiment with a national emergency telephone number occurred in the United Kingdom in 1937, using the number 999."
"In the earliest days of telephone technology, prior to the development of the rotary dial telephone, all telephone calls were operator-assisted. To place a call, the caller was required to pick up the telephone receiver, sometimes turn a magneto crank, and wait for the telephone operator to answer. The caller would then ask to be connected to the number they wished to call, and the operator would make the required connection manually, by means of a switchboard. In an emergency, the caller might simply say "Get me the police", "I want to report a fire", or "I need an ambulance or doctor". Until dial service came into use, one could not place calls without proper operator assistance. "Emergency 911" displayed on the side of an Upper Dublin Township, Pennsylvania police vehicle, indicating that 9-1-1 is the number to dial in the event of an emergency. The first known experiment with a national emergency telephone number occurred in the United Kingdom in 1937, using the number 999. In the United States, the push for the development of a nationwide American emergency telephone number came in 1957 when the National Association of Fire Chiefs recommended that a single number be used for reporting fires. The first city in North America to use a central emergency number was the Canadian city of Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1959, which instituted the change at the urging of Stephen Juba, mayor of Winnipeg at the time. Winnipeg initially used 999 as the emergency number, but switched numbers when 9-1-1 was proposed by the United States. In 1967, the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and Administration of Justice recommended the creation of a single number that could be used nationwide for reporting emergencies. The Federal Communications Commission then met with AT&T in November 1967 in order to choose the number. In 1968, the number was agreed upon. AT&T chose the number 9-1-1, which was simple, easy to remember, dialed easily, and worked well with the phone systems in place at the time. Just 35 days after AT&T's announcement, on February 16, 1968, the first-ever 9-1-1 call was placed by Alabama Speaker of the House Rankin Fite, from Haleyville City Hall, to U.S. Rep. Tom Bevill, at the city's police station. Bevill reportedly answered the phone with "Hello". At the City Hall with Fite was Haleyville mayor James Whitt; at the police station with Bevill were Gallagher and Alabama Public Service Commission director Eugene "Bull" Connor. Robert Fitzgerald, Inside State Plant Manager for the Alabama Telephone Company, was at the ATC central office serving Haleyville and actually observed the call pass through the switching gear as the mechanical equipment clunked out "9-1-1". The phone used to answer the first 9-1-1 call, a bright red model, is now in a museum in Haleyville, while a duplicate phone is still in use at the police station."
source: 911 - Wikipedia
See Disney, DARPA, The NSA & You for more.
A new article will be posted by early next week. I simply wanted to flesh this one out so it might make a bit more sense to people less familiar, or perhaps even unfamiliar, with the fundamental idea of historical and governmental hoaxing and fakery.