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Internal & External Propaganda: News Producers Get Propagandized and Terror Drilled Too!


"Everybody" Must Get "Drilled"

"Don't panic! Police drills slated for WTC on Wednesday and this ..."

An essay.

Military simulation is an old tactic. Internal and external propaganda serve the same purpose of creating true believers in the faith. At the higher levels the News, Hollywood, the Militaries and Governments of the world are essentially managed by the same caste of people. High level journalists, high level celebrities and high level politicians attend the same schools and join the same fraternities. They are part of the same Council on Foreign Relations and other such golf course groups.

Those of us lower down the food chain are left out of many of the "need to know" loops. Lower level News producers and reporters themselves could be subjected to Military style drills. The prison Lockdown is the new orange. The latest Duck and Cover is the Newtown Sandy Hook shooting response of treating our children like prisoners. This is simply old Stanford prison experiment schtick used to get the school staff to act like warden and prison guards.

Everyone gets fear conditioned, the governmental employees, police, and Military personal are likely to subject to massive amounts of propaganda and various levels of simulated reality as a form of operant conditioning. The lower level insiders would need to be managed. It doesn't even matter if people lower down begin to wake up as the higher up positions are filled with those who know how to play the propaganda game.

All of this seems pretty obvious now. We need to take back local control over our lives and children's educations. We send our money off to County, State and Federal systems only to have it come back with so many strings attached we end up strangling and choking on them all.

I am starting to suspect that the average member of Hollywood, The Military, Government and the News media are subjected to as much if not more simulated reality operant conditioning propaganda than the average person might be.

An event like Sandy Hook, might have more levels of stage management than we might otherwise be aware of or consider. Many if not all of the journalists and News producers sent to cover such an event might they themselves be led through a version of Military Industrial Live Action Theater™. Audience-participation murder mysteries might provide a clue to the modus operandi. This might stand to reason. The oldest medium of Government is the verbal lie. The Military and Hollywood know how to put on shows. Lower level employees are more than likely run through live action Disneyland scenarios. Everyone gets fear conditioned. We all need to believe we need all the layers of government we do not need. We also need to be kept in a state of perpetual fear so we rely on external authority for guidance. This is about funding government agencies and this is about justifying the taxes we have to pay. This is also about cultural manipulation and social behavior modification. This is about justifying government existence.

"Whilst many governments make use of simulation, both individually and collaboratively, little is known about it outside professional circles. Yet modelling is often the means by which governments test and refine their military and political policies."



 The All or Nothing Fallacy


The news media exists to screen and filter reality and is a propaganda arm and governmental shepherd's crook. The News and Hollywood product are the medium of and for and by Government. Does it really matter if every news story is a hoax or not? Does every news story have to be an either or choice? Can't we have different opinions about the various rabbit holes of nonsense we have been and are subjected to? Some news might be based on real events, some might be real events purposefully clouded and shrouded with noise so we can't easily tell the real from the fake. The main point is to understand that we are relying on circular reasoned news sources that were never meant to inform. The news media is designed as a rumor mill that moves on from one story to the next without thought. We cannot verify media claims easily or at all. The media relies on governmental sources and that says it all.

The audience is kept in a constant Washington Dazed and Confused State. The constant barrage of soap operatic noise will drown out not only anything real, but critical thinking as well. The news media and Hollywood do not care about all the obvious problems with the contradictory narratives they present to us. The Sandy Hook School Shooting is a great example of an obviously flawed news story sold as rock solid fact to the public. Whatever one does or does not think about the events of that day, there are plenty of obvious problems with the way the families acted and the contradictory accounts we were presented with. My point here is that the news media moves on to the next set of narratives and the case is officially considered settled and closed. Any critical questioning is simply and conveniently labeled tin foil conspiracy nonsense and that is that. No lower level news producer or journalist is going to get anywhere attempting to expose anything about any old story. In fact the news simply ignores anything not part of the agenda. All the major News media outlets tend to stick to the same echo chamber teleprompter parroted scripts. All the so-called "most trusted" news sources tend to report the same AP and Reuters News feeds.

Once the case is officially closed on a story it becomes textbook history of the kind to be found in a school book depository.

The conspiracy publishing behemoth exists to profit from gatekeeping and limited hangouts of information noise. A maze of rabbit holes are designed to keep us going around in circles and arguing over minutiae. 



Please notice the quote below and the impression it leaves us with. The transmission of news (verbally) was highly unreliable but the impression we have is that the news becomes reliable with the invention of the printing press. Does that make sense? Of course not. Changing medium from word of mouth to the printed word cannot make the news more reliable. The news is still like (Chinese Whispers) the telephone game, you just can't trust it.

The U.S. Navy helped create the modern communication system and the Government is more involved with it all (at the higher levels) than most might realize, even those working in the industry. The world is run from corporate boards on down.

"The history of journalism, or the development of the gathering and transmitting of news spans the growth of technology and trade, marked by the advent of specialized techniques for gathering and disseminating information on a regular basis that has caused, as one history of journalism surmises, the steady increase of "the scope of news available to us and the speed with which it is transmitted. Before the printing press was invented, word of mouth was the primary source of news." 

"Returning merchantssailors and travelers brought news back to the mainland, and this was then picked up by pedlars and traveling players and spread from town to town.

This transmission of news was highly unreliable, and died out with the invention of the printing press. Newspapers have always been the primary medium of journalists since 1700, with magazines added in the 18th century (which is also the 1700s) radio and television in the 20th century, and the Internet in the 21st century."

"The history of radio broadcasting begins in the 1920s, and reached its apogee in the 1930s and 1940s. Experimental television was being studied before the 2nd world war, became operational in the late 1940s, and became widespread in the 1950s and 1960s, largely but not entirely displacing radio."

History of journalism - Wikipedia


Journalist Sources Are Not Necessarily Reliable: This is Another Version of the Telephone Game

"In journalism, a source is a person, publication, or other record or document that gives timely information. Outside journalism, sources are sometimes known as "news sources". Examples of sources include official records, publications or broadcasts, officials in government or business, organizations or corporations, witnesses of crime, accidents or other events, and people involved with or affected by a news event or issue."

"According to Shoemaker (1996) and McQuail (1994), there are a multitude of factors that tend to condition the acceptance of sources as bona fide by investigative journalists. Reporters are expected to develop and cultivate sources, especially if they regularly cover a specific topic, known as a "beat". Beat reporters must, however, be cautious of becoming too close to their sources. Reporters often, but not always, give greater leeway to sources with little experience. For example, sometimes a person will say they don't want to talk, and then proceed to talk; if that person is not a public figure, reporters are less likely to use that information. Journalists are also encouraged to be skeptical without being cynical as per the saying "If your mother says she loves you, check it out." popularized by the City News Bureau of Chicago. As a rule of thumb, but especially when reporting on controversy, reporters are expected to use multiple sources."

Source (journalism) - Wikipedia


Oral Traditions: The Telephone Game

"Chinese whispers—or telephone in the United States —is an internationally popular game,[2] in which one person whispers a message to the ear of the next person through a line of people until the last player announces the message to the entire group. Although the objective is to pass around the message without it becoming misheard and altered along the way, part of the enjoyment is that, regardless, this usually ends up happening. Errors typically accumulate in the retellings, so the statement announced by the last player differs significantly from that of the first player, usually with amusing or humorous effect. Reasons for changes include anxiousness or impatience, erroneous corrections, the difficult-to-understand mechanism of whispering, and that some players may deliberately alter what is being said to guarantee a changed message by the end of the line."

"The game is often played by children as a party game or on the playground. It is often invoked as a metaphor for cumulative error, especially the inaccuracies as rumours or gossip spread, or, more generally, for the unreliability of human recollection or even oral traditions."

Chinese whispers - Wikipedia


The News Journalist, Hollywood Artist & Government Itself are The True Terrorists

(whether they know it or not and as are we when we repeat and parrot what the media has programmed us to)


Washington DC: Identify and Divide The Public Creating More Social Divisions

We are all in this together and we might just want to learn to let other people express their individual views without getting emotionally invested like we have been conditioned to. If you don't like vanilla ice-cream and express that, should I be offended because I do? Am I supposed to "self identify" as an ice-cream flavor? Last time I checked I was some kind of Natural phenomena and process but maybe I really am a vanilla ice-cream cone, I had never considered that.


terrorism (n.) 

"1795, in specific sense of "government intimidation during the Reign of Terror in France" (March 1793-July 1794), from French terrorisme, from Latin terror (see terror).

If the basis of a popular government in peacetime is virtue, its basis in a time of revolution is virtue and terror -- virtue, without which terror would be barbaric; and terror, without which virtue would be impotent. [Robespierre, speech in French National Convention, 1794]

General sense of "systematic use of terror as a policy" is first recorded in English 1798 (in reference to the Irish Rebellion of that year). At one time, a word for a certain kind of mass-destruction terrorism was dynamitism (1883); and during World War I frightfulness(translating German Schrecklichkeit) was used in Britain for "deliberate policy of terrorizing enemy non-combatants." "

Terrorism - Online Etymology Dictionary 



History of broadcasting

RCA - Wikipedia

Colonial Williamsburg - Wikipedia

Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting - Wikipedia

Getting Away With Murder : Theater: Audience participation mysteries ...

Operant conditioning - Wikipedia

Stanford prison experiment - Wikipedia

Council on Foreign Relations - Wikipedia

Drill (disambiguation) - Wikipedia

Military parade - Wikipedia



Lockdown - Wikipedia

Lockdown drill - Wikipedia

Duck and cover - Wikipedia


Other drills

School shooting - Wikipedia

Fear conditioning - Wikipedia

Terrorism - Online Etymology Dictionary

Military simulation - Wikipedia

News agency - Wikipedia


The Dark Knight Rises

The Prop Master put a reference to his hometown in the film he was working on. This does not point to predictive programming, as much as it shows us a connection between Newtown, Connecticut and Hollywood. We do not need to take it any further than that.

"STAMFORD -- A 46-year-old Newtown man who worked behind the scenes on numerous blockbuster films was killed in a head-on accident on the Merritt Parkway Friday evening.

Scott Getzinger, a property master who provided props for more than 25 films, including "Spider-Man," "Independence Day," "The Truman Show" and the upcoming "Men in Black III" and "The Dark Knight Rises," died at Stamford Hospital after sustaining severe injuries.

Getzinger suffered multiple broken bones, but was described as conscious and alert after being cut out of the 2002 Ford F-150 pickup truck he was driving. State police initially characterized his injuries as non-life..."

Newtown man dies in Stamford accident - StamfordAdvocate

Batman Prop Master Died In Newtown, Connecticut 8 Months Prior To ...


Bruce Jenner Went To Newtown High School

"Caitlyn Marie Jenner was born William Bruce Jenner on October 28, 1949, in Mount Kisco, New York,[12] to Esther Ruth (née McGuire) and William Hugh Jenner. Her father was an arborist. She has two sisters, Lisa and Pam. Her younger brother, Burt, was killed in a car accident in Canton, Connecticut on November 30, 1976, shortly after Jenner's success at the Olympic Games. As a young child, Jenner was diagnosed with dyslexia. "

"Jenner attended Sleepy Hollow High School in Sleepy Hollow, New York, for her freshman and sophomore years and Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut, for her junior and senior years, graduating in 1968. Jenner earned a football scholarship and attended Graceland College (now Graceland University) in Lamoni, Iowa, but was forced to stop playing football because of a knee injury.  Recognizing Jenner's potential, Graceland track coach L. D. Weldon encouraged Jenner to switch to the decathlon.  In 1970, Jenner placed fifth while debuting in the decathlon at the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa. Jenner graduated from Graceland College in 1973 with a degree in physical education."

Caitlyn Jenner - Wikipedia


Newtown, Connecticut: Notable Residents

"Notable residents have included James Purdy, who ministered to smallpox victims during the American Civil War;[19] Mary Elizabeth Hawley, Newtown's benefactress;[20] Joseph F. Engelberger, an engineer and entrepreneur who is often credited with being the "Father of Robotics" – the Robotics Industries Association annually presents the Joseph F. Engelberger Awards to "persons who have contributed outstandingly to the furtherance of the science and practice of robotics."; and Caitlyn Jenner (then Bruce),[a] 1976 Summer Olympics decathlon gold medalist, attended Newtown High School. This list includes individuals who were born, died, resided (for all or part of their lives), worked, and/or attended school in Newtown, CT or one of its communities.

Other notable residents (in alphabetical order):

Renata Adler (1938-), author
John Ball (1972-), soccer player
William Bayer (1939-), novelist
Cyrus Beers (1786-1850), U.S. Representative from New York
Charles Chapman (1799-1869), U.S. Representative from Connecticut
Emit (1971-), artist
Suzanne Collins (1962-), author of the best-selling The Hunger Games book series
Joanna Cole (1944-), author of The Magic School Bus series
Robert Cottingham (1935-), photorealist painter [22]
Helle Crafts (1947-1986), victim of woodchipper murder
Bruce Degen (1945-), illustrator of The Magic School Bus series
Henry Dutton (1796-1869), former Connecticut governor
Joseph F. Engelberger (1925-), roboticist
Sawyer Fredericks (1999-) folk singer notable for winning NBC's The Voice (U.S. season 8), born in Newtown and lived there until age 8, when he moved to Fultonville, New York (near Albany)
Robert Edison Fulton, Jr. (1909-2004), inventor and adventurer
Charles Goodyear (1800-1860), inventor of the vulcanization process
Robert Hoagland (1963–), resident missing since 2013.
Rea Irvin (1881-1972), cartoonist, illustrator and art editor
Caitlyn Jenner (1949-), Olympic athlete
Elia Kazan (1909-2003), film and stage director
Steven Kellogg (1940-), children's author and illustrator, used to live in Sandy Hook,[23] "is believed to have sold house to Anthony Edwards".[24]
Deen Kemsley, accounting professor and Christian author
Burke Marshall (1922-2003), head of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice during the Civil Rights Era, retired in Newtown
Leah McSweeney (1982-), founder and CEO of the female "Married to the MOB" (MTTM) clothing line
Daniel Nash Morgan (1844-1931), Treasurer of the United States
Luzon Buritt Morris (1827-1895), 55th Governor of Connecticut
Ryan T. Murphy (1971-), associate director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, was a resident and graduate from Newtown High School
Elizur H. Prindle (1829-1890), U.S. Representative from New York
Francis Cornwall Sherman (1805-1870), Mayor of Chicago, for three terms for the Democratic Party
Francis Trowbridge Sherman (1825-1905), Union general during the American Civil War
Joey Styles (1971-), announcer for Extreme Championship Wrestling
James Thurber (1894-1961), cartoonist and playwright[citation needed]
Isaac Toucey (1792–1869), U.S. Senator, Secretary of the Navy, Attorney General of the United States and Governor of Connecticut, was born in town
Rick Spencer (singer) (1952-), American folk singer-songwriter and musical historian
Marcus Tracy (1986-), professional soccer player
Mead Treadwell (1956-), 13th Lieutenant Governor of Alaska and former Chair of the U.S. Arctic Research Commission
Walter S. Trumbull (d. 1961), sportswriter and columnist
Cecily Tynan (1969-), broadcast meteorologist, WPVI TV Action News in Philadelphia, PA
Jenna Von Oy (1977-), actress, TV series Blossom and The Parkers."



How Do You Spell Newton Again?

"Newtown was a stronghold of Tory sentiment during the early American Revolutionary War. French General Rochambeau and his troops encamped here in 1781 on their way to the siege of YorktownVirginia, which ended the Revolution."

"The rooster weathervane (a town symbol), located atop the Newtown Meeting House, is said to have been used as a target by French soldiers encamped here in 1781 during the Revolutionary War."

"The game of Scrabble was developed in Newtown by a town resident. In 1948, a lawyer, bought the rights to manufacture the game in exchange for granting the inventor a royalty on every unit sold. Though he left most of the game (including the distribution of letters) unchanged, Brunot slightly rearranged the "premium" squares of the board and simplified the rules; he also changed the name of the game from "Criss-Crosswords" to "Scrabble", a real word which means "to grope frantically," and sold sets to, among other customers, Macy's department store, which created a demand for the game."

History of Newtown, Connecticut


Let Me Tell You A Tory

"A Tory holds a political philosophy (Toryism) based on a British version of traditionalism and conservatism, which upholds the supremacy of social order as it has evolved throughout history. The Tory ethos has been summed up with the phrase "God, King and Country". Tories generally advocate monarchism, are usually of a high church Anglican religious heritage, and are opposed to the liberalism of the Whig faction. In Britain, the Tory political faction originated with the Cavaliers during the English Civil War. This political philosophy remains prominent in the politics of the United Kingdom, and also appears in parts of the Commonwealth realms, particularly in Canada. It also had exponents in other parts of the former British Empire, such as the Loyalists of British America who opposed American secession during the American Revolutionary War. Under the Corn Laws (1815–1846) a majority of Tories supported protectionist agrarianism with tariffs being imposed at the time for higher food prices, self-sufficiency, and enhanced wages in rural employment."


Elia Kazan - Wikipedia


Director Elia Kazan Dies;Former Sandy Hook ... - The Newtown Bee

"In 1972 Mr. Kazan directed "The Visitors," a tiny-budget feature written by his elder son, Chris (who died of cancer in 1991), and shot in 16-millimeter in and around his farm in Newtown, Conn. Vincent Canby of The Times praised the movie, about the violent legacy of the Vietnam War, as "extremely moving" and said Mr. Kazan was "still a first-rate director.""

Elia Kazan, Influential Director, Dies at 94 - The New York Times



"Bill Schmidt and his long-term girlfriend Martha Wayne and their young son Hal live in a small Connecticut farmhouse owned by Martha's overbearing father. One snowy winter Sunday, two of Bill's ex-army buddies, Mike and Tony, arrive. A few years ago, they had all served together in Vietnam in the same platoon but later ended up on opposite sides of a court-martial. Bill has never told his girlfriend what happened in Vietnam nor at the court-martial. The story slowly unfolds. Under orders in Vietnam not to take any prisoners, and faced with potentially hostile civilians who might attack them if left behind, Mike kills a civilian. Bill testifies against him and Mike is sent to the stockade (military prison) for two years. He is angry. There is sexual tension between Mike and Martha. The tension builds and culminates in a fight and a rape."


Does the News Media ever provide any real context for anything? Do online conspiracy media people like Alex Jones and the rest of his minion followers? A really good encyclopedia and dictionary are two indispensable tools.