A Proper Gander At Propaganda


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The Missile "Knows" Where It Is At All Times By Knowing Where It Isn't

"Always remember to fear as much fear as you can bear to fear. Fear fear itself. And never forget 9/11." Franklin Delano Giuliani



There is internal and external propaganda. Not everyone is on a need to know basis. Governmental employees, journalists, members of the military and corporate world, are bound to be inundated with as much, if not more, propaganda as the average person. The true believer is more powerful a proponent than the snake oil salesman.  The general public and the government's own employees and officials are as much a target of propaganda as foreign government officials and populations are.  Not everyone knows what the top level global managers do: the governments of the world work for the elite banking managerial caste of the world. Government does not work or exist for any of us, we exist to serve it. Nation states and borders are convenient fictions used to keep humanity properly sorted, divided and conquered. The threat of war and of course scripted war simulation, keep most of humanity truly believing in the need for governmental authority.

"The US military defines psychological operations, or PSYOP, as:

planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence the emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals."


Word of Mouth is the basic medium of Militarily Deceptive Governmental Lies.

There's a clear and easily researched history of various forms of military deception and live action theater. Hollywood is a military grade weapon of mass propaganda propagation. Journalists, military personal and governmental employees are more than likely to  be run through live action, mystery dinner theater, Disneyland style simulations they are told are real events. The traumatized journalist's personal account would be more effective at communicating fear based conditioning, than the smirking actor is.


Ghost Army - Wikipedia

History Contains Facts Liberally Mixed With Fiction

Mythology would be a better term for what we consider history. Some of it makes sense and seems valid and logical and some of it comes across just like fantasy fiction and fairytale does. The hand drawn illustration used to be the cutting edge medium and technology of the day. Do you think this image represents what really happened or do you think it is embellished to make the event seem more impressive and mythic? What is really more important in our highly contrived world, image or substance?

Lagâri Hasan Çelebi's rocket flight depicted in a 17th-century engraving


Magic Missiles Can Magically Steer Without All That "Needless" Airplane Gear

A real guided missile would be some kind of remote controlled airplane and not a rocket. Rockets are basically just glorified fireworks. How could rockets really be able to steer themselves? A radio guided airplane would seem to be able to accomplish this feat, but not a rocket, which is a lot more like a projectile. We are told otherwise of course, But does it really make any sense?

These images exist only for propaganda purposes. We are supposed to fear the Military might of the world.


Does it really make sense for the Military to explain how their weaponry worked?

Is it logical to show the world how missile guidance works? What about all the supposed National Security risks, clearances and need to know basis stuff?

The Tomahawk Missile Guidance System (how it works)


Rockets go back a long way.

"Roger Bacon made one of the earliest mentions of gunpowder in Europe in 1267, in his work Epistola de secretis operibus artiis et nature. His studies of gunpowder greatly improved the range of rockets. Bacon has been credited by some authors as the inventor of gunpowder (although the first to use it were Chinese), because around 1261 he developed the correct formula for gunpowder (75% of saltpeter, 15% of carbon and 10% of sulphur). Jean Froissart had the idea of launching rockets through tubes, so that they could make more accurate flights. Froissart's idea is a forerunner of the modern bazooka."

History of rockets - Wikipedia


Cold War Era Cartoons Explained How Missile Guidance Systems Worked Back in the Late 20th Century:

Does This Cold War Era Film Make Sense as Anything But Fear Based Propaganda? What we have here are unverifiable claims of fantastic speeds and mythical power. All of this work would seem to have to be public relations and marketing material with little to no basis in reality. Either that or the Military has always been run by some very stupid people. Why would the Military want the world to know how they conduct their affairs? What happened to being security conscious? 

If "our" missiles couldn't reach Russia, and "their" missiles couldn't reach us, nobody would think there was a need for the IRS tax scheme in the first place. The governments of the world have always used the existential threat of war to keep us the mass public in our place as human resource to be exploited and used. The system does not exist for us, we exist to serve it. The world is run by an elite caste of banking mangers and governments work for them.

Theatrical Rockets On The World Stage

It's unlikely that cartoonish reasoned weapons can really hurt anyone, especially when the claims ignore demonstrable physical principle.

How Missile Guidance Systems Work_ A Missile Named Mac (1962)

Yellow Journalism Cartoon Weaponry: Mind War

Consider how small our tallest buildings are in comparison to the immense globe we live on. Scale and proportion matter; please notice most military presentations divert our attention away from realistic scales and proportions and to models, illustrations and cartoons, which are completely out of proportion and ignore scale. These images of missile attack warfare would seem to have to be fairytale fiction. There's a reason why bullets can travel faster than the Concorde passenger jet could. The atmosphere does not scale with engineering models. A small object can reach velocities and maneuver in ways a large object is physically incapable of. Huge rockets and magically controlled missiles are the work of Hollywood fiction and are just propaganda product.


Satellites are a hoax. Bell Labs basically created the internet and computer graphics.

The real weapons of government are the news journalists and Hollywood manufactured celebrity and special effects products. Tax dollars are spent not on developing new weapons as much as the effort goes twards developing new communications technologies in order to develop new cultural norms and to keep the wheel of industry turning. The electronic medium is the WMD of the 20th and 21st centuries. Scripted international strife is used to keep the public believing in the need for government. 

Russia and the "West" have been at odds since the end of World War Two. One makes the perfect (perpetual & virtual) bogeyman for the other.

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Huge Rockets Are A Hollywood Hoax & Satellites Are Unnecessary and are just Illogical Cold War Era Propaganda Constructs

"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. It is mostly used in the shortwave frequency bands."


Rockets & War: The Myths of History

"According to the 18th-century historian Ludovico Antonio Muratori, rockets were used in the war between the Republics of Genoa and Venice at Chioggia in 1380. It is uncertain whether Muratori was correct in his interpretation, as the reference might also have been to bombard, but Muratori is the source for the widespread claim that the earliest recorded European use of rocket artillery dates to 1380.  Konrad Kyeser described rockets in his famous military treatise Bellifortis around 1405. Kyeser describes three types of rockets, swimming, free flying and captive."

Depiction of a rocket in Kyeser's Bellifortis (1405)

Looks Just Like A Spear's Head To Me

Spear - Wikipedia

"Joanes de Fontana in Bellicorum instrumentorum liber (c. 1420) described flying rockets in the shape of doves, running rockets in the shape of hares, and a large car driven by three rockets, as well as a large rocket torpedo with the head of a sea monster.
In the mid-16th century, Conrad Haas wrote a book that described rocket technology that combined fireworks and weapons technologies. This manuscript was discovered in 1961, in the Sibiu public records (Sibiu public records Varia II 374). His work dealt with the theory of motion of multi-stage rockets, different fuel mixtures using liquid fuel, and introduced delta-shape fins and bell-shaped nozzles.

"The name Rocket comes from the Italian rocchetta, meaning "bobbin" or "little spindle", given due to the similarity in shape to the bobbin or spool used to hold the thread to be fed to a spinning wheel. The Italian term was adopted into German in the mid 16th century, by Leonhard Fronsperger in a book on rocket artillery published in 1557, using the spelling rogete, and by Conrad Haas as rackette; adoption into English dates to ca. 1610.  Johann Schmidlap, a German fireworks maker, is believed to have experimented with staging in 1590."

"(There is an ignorable apocryphal theory based on the resemblance between the words "rocket" and "rock" that alleges that its history goes back to the Stone Age.)"

History of rockets - Wikipedia

Cruise Missile Documentary

Cruise Missile

When will amazon.com offer jetpacks and other individual modes of air transport?

Why can't we go to some kind of theme park and get to use these magical jet packs? Maybe the elite few will get to visit that film set, but not the rest of us. We lack the security clearances of course. How would this jet pack really be able to maneuver? It seems that any explanations would have to be fantasy. There would seem to be a logical reason why the aircraft we can actually verify and use are designed and engineered as they are. We do not have access to any kind of individual air transport that resembles the mythic rocket jet pack.

The Military Industrial Entertainment Complex™ Presents: Faking ...

LOST in FAKE SPACE: Strapped Into A Hooked Harness & Stuck To A Crane

Rocket Jet Packs are pulp fiction artifacts sold to the public to convince us that governmental rocketry is the precise weapon of mass destruction that the Governments of the world claim it is. We aren't supposed to figure out that the man behind Oz's curtain is a Hollywood special effects guru and public "cowherd".  A bunch of quick highly edited shots of what looks to be a guy suspended from a crane does not prove "Jetson age" jetpacks are real, Hollywood special effects elves have been removing wires from film shots for years. Darkroom magic is older than Adobe Photoshop™.

LOST IN SPACE: Hollywood one of the Propaganda Heads of the World Governmental Beast

Lost In Space used music by Bernard Herrmann for the Rocket Belt - in episode of the 1st season. The music is from Beneath the 12 Mile Reef) This footage is the same stock-footage of John Robinson flying, but taken from the final episode "Junkyard in Space"

"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."

"The first large-scale use of propaganda by the U.S. government came during World War I. The government enlisted the help of citizens and children to help promote war bonds and stamps to help stimulate the economy. To keep the prices of war supplies down (guns, gunpowder, cannons, steel, etc.), the U.S. government produced posters that encouraged people to reduce waste and grow their own vegetables in "victory gardens". The public skepticism that was generated by the heavy-handed tactics of the Committee on Public Information would lead the postwar government to officially abandon the use of propaganda."

"The US military defines psychological operations, or PSYOP, as:

planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence the emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. "

"World War II
Further information: Office of War Information, Why We Fight, and American propaganda during World War II
During World War II the U.S. officially had no propaganda, but the Roosevelt government used means to circumvent this official line. One such propaganda tool was the publicly owned but government-funded Writers' War Board (WWB). The activities of the WWB were so extensive that it has been called the "greatest propaganda machine in history".[1] Why We Fight is a famous series of US government propaganda films made to justify US involvement in World War II.

From 1944-1948, prominent US policy makers promoted a domestic propaganda campaign aimed at convincing the U.S. public to agree to a harsh peace for the German people, for example by removing the common view of the German people and the Nazi party as separate entities.[2] The core of this campaign was the Writers' War Board, which was closely associated with the Roosevelt administration. 

Another means was the United States Office of War Information that Roosevelt established in June 1942, whose mandate was to promote understanding of the war policies under the director Elmer Davis. It dealt with posters, press, movies, exhibitions, and produced often slanted material conforming to US wartime purposes. Other large and influential non-governmental organizations during the war and immediate post war period were the Society for the Prevention of World War III and the Council on Books in Wartime.

Cold War
Further information: COINTELPRO
During the Cold War, the U.S. government produced vast amounts of propaganda against communism and the Soviet bloc. Much of this propaganda was directed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation under J. Edgar Hoover, who himself wrote the anti-communist tract Masters of Deceit. The FBI's COINTELPRO arm solicited journalists to produce fake news items discrediting communists and affiliated groups, such as H. Bruce Franklin and the Venceremos Organization.

War on Drugs

Further information: National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign
The National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, originally established by the National Narcotics Leadership Act of 1988,[3][4] but now conducted by the Office of National Drug Control Policy under the Drug-Free Media Campaign Act of 1998,[5] is a domestic propaganda campaign designed to "influence the attitudes of the public and the news media with respect to drug abuse" and for "reducing and preventing drug abuse among young people in the United States".[6][7] The Media Campaign cooperates with the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and other government and non-government organizations. "



The Masters of Europe Have Long Understood & Used The Power of Art To Shape Human Perception

The royalty of the world have always used artists and art to promote the cult of celebrity worship. The royalty themselves were the original theatrical idols to be worshipped and emulated. The fashions they wore, the music, the literature and the rest of their culture would obviously influence human imagination and behavior for generations. This video is excellent.

Image has always been more important that truth.

Early "Hollywood" always worked for the Ruling Class. The royals have always played dress up to impress the rest of us. The architecture of the world and all the rest of the culture many of us take for granted obviously originates with the Holy Roman Empire.

The Habsburgs: Rarely Seen Masterpieces from Europe's Greatest Dynasty exhibition video   

"This sweeping exhibition showcases the amazing history of the Austrian Habsburg Emperors, who commissioned and collected households full of masterpieces by which to display their power. It focuses particularly on the three periods of their greatest flourishing."

The Holy Roaming Emperor Seems To Be The Early Prototype of the Touring Celebrity Persona

Part rock and roll god, part sports star, part political leader and part mythic cartoon super hero, the Holy Roman Emperor would seem to be the prototype of the heroic sports, music, acting, political and other kinds of touring shepherds, we have long been accustomed to "following', virtually or in actuality. The Holy Roman Emperor is the original colorful celebrity icon.

The original Sports Pageant and early Military Simulation was the Royal Joust Tournament.

"During the 1490s, emperor Maximilian I invested a lot of effort into perfecting the sport, for which he received his nickname of "The Last Knight". Rennen and Stechen were two sportive forms of the joust developed during the 15th century and practised throughout the 16th century. The armours used for these two respective styles of the joust was known as Rennzeug and Stechzeug, respectively. The Stechzeug in particular developed into extremely heavy armour which completely inhibited the movement of the rider, in its latest forms resembling an armour-shaped cabin integrated into the horse armour more than a functional suit of armour. Such forms of sportive equipment during the final phase of the joust in 16th-century Germanygave rise to modern misconceptions about the heaviness or clumsiness of "medieval armour", as notably popularised by Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The extremely heavy helmets of the Stechzeug are explained by the fact that the aim was to detach the crest of the opponent's helmet, resulting in frequent full impact of the lance to the helmet.

By contrast the Rennen was a type of joust with lighter contact. Here, the aim was to hit the opponent's shield. The specialised Rennzeug was developed on the request of Maximilian, who desired a return to a more agile form of joust compared to the heavily armoured "full contact" Stechen. In the Rennzeug, the shield was attached to the armour with a mechanism of springs and would detach itself upon contact.

In France, the 1559 death of King Henry II of wounds suffered in a tournament led to the end of jousting as a sport."

Jousting - Wikipedia

Today's World Leaders Comes Across As Little More Than Multimedia Scripted Reality-Game Show Hosts

"Nobody" Thinks Trump is a Phony.

"At the time I saw that Trump had all the attributes of performance art and conceptual art, albeit, morally skewed,” Nobody said. “He is a performance artist, there is no doubt. He is loaded. He is like action art. I just thought it was totally Dada, society turned inside out. You could see into the heart of America through Donald Trump.”



"Performance Artist Stalked Trump For A Year And Developed An Interesting Theory
Is Donald Trump a performance artist, too?"

"The image above shows two men. One is the well-known real estate magnate, reality television star and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Next to him is a lesser known face: that of performance artist David Henry Nobody Jr. 

"In 1999, Nobody began a performance piece for which he stalked Trump for an entire year, going undercover as what he described as a “conservative, run-of-the-mill white guy.” Obsessed with Donald and the excessively macho power he embodied, Nobody studied the behavior and actions of Trump and his intimate inner circle, attempting to ingratiate himself as much as possible. "



It is becoming increasingly difficult to take any of this seriously at all. Government seems like a long standing court jester's joke. Trump seems like a "card".

"..dated, informal A person regarded as odd or amusing."

‘He laughed: ‘You're a card, you know’’

card - definition of card in English | Oxford Dictionaries