A Proper Gander At Propaganda


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BREAKING NEWS: CNN Spreads Contagious Crowd Behavior!



"The systematic study of mass psychology revealed to students the potentialities of invisible government of society by manipulation of the motives which actuate man in the group. Trotter and Le Bon, who approached the subject in a scientific manner, and Graham Wallas, Walter Lippmann and others who continued with searching studies of the group mind, established that the group has mental characteristics distinct from those of the individual, and is motivated by impulses and emotions which cannot be explained on the basis of what we know of individual psychology. So the question naturally arose: If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, is it not possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it? "

source: Propaganda by Edward Bernays (1928) - History Is A Weapon

How To Divide & Conquer The Corwd

When Will It Stop?

Somebody Needs To Do Something!

Obviously we need more government. The News media journalists are the real terrorists. They love selling empty fear to a public all to eager to consume it all.

Repetitive headlines like these seem to be a News media spread disease that seeks to get us to focus our attention on affairs that are not really of global import. Local News stories get magnified and blown out of all rationale proportion by a world wide spread, noise machine that will never rest. The list of autos and crowd crash mingling grows and either it's the fault of mass media loud speaker or magical coincidence. Of course most do not consider other more theatrical options and explanations as even possible, despite obvious governmental and News media means, motive and military style opportunity, otherwise. These incidents are all local problems, if real, and perhaps they are as real as advertised; but these stories do not deserve the attention the News media gives them. In fact I'd say these events deserve no mass media attention at all and are of interest only to locals. But the media needs to promote the busy body religion of mind other people's situations in order to keep us thinking and believing in footing the bill for all sorts of governmental protection, that never seem to actually work, if we go by breaking News headline.



It couldn't be faked could it?

"Award winning role play actors and film makers specially trained in disaster and crisis management."

"Our specialist role play actors – many with security clearance – are trained by behavioural psychologists and rigorously rehearsed in criminal and victim behaviour to help police, the army and the emergency services, hospitals, schools, local authorities, government, private security firms, shopping centres, airports, big business, criminal justice departments, media and the military to simulate incident environments for life saving procedures."

source: http://crisiscast.com

The Media Made Me Do It

Duh, Ya Think? Isn't This The Idea?

How can anyone claim the News media shouldn't recognize that they would be the medium for spreading insane behavior? The media's role in shaping both public opinion and public behavior is obvious and well known. It seems silly to pretend otherwise or to downplay the power the trusted News journalist has over the imaginations of the mass public.

"Researchers gathered records of school shootings and mass killings from several data sets and fit them into a mathematical "contagion model." The spread they found was not dependent on location, leading researchers to believe that national media coverage of a mass shooting might play a role. On average, mass shootings occur about once every two weeks in the United States and school shootings happen about once a month, the study said."  

quote source: School shootings, mass killings are 'contagious,' study finds By Ben Smart, Special to CNN

This just in, CNN claims it's part of the sin.

If we choose to not accept the idea that police and military crisis drills can go live and become fake news, we then have at least a couple of other options. One is some kind of magical synchronized behavior along the lines of Rupert Sheldrake's ideas about morphic resonant fields. Or we could speculate that perhaps such behavioral contagion was the result of media overexposure. This would make sense if we assume these events are not as scripted and contrived as they seem to be.

Mass killings and school shooting need a medium. Television with global reach is a powerful tool for inflicting visual terrorism.

"(CNN) Mass killings and school shootings spread "contagiously," a study found, where one killing or shooting increases the chances that others will occur within about two weeks. The study, published in July the journal PLOS ONE, found evidence that school shootings and mass killings -- defined as four or more deaths -- spread "contagiously," and 20% to 30% of such killings appear to be the result of "infection." The contagion period lasts about 13 days, researchers found. 

Researchers gathered records of school shootings and mass killings from several data sets and fit them into a mathematical "contagion model." The spread they found was not dependent on location, leading researchers to believe that national media coverage of a mass shooting might play a role. On average, mass shootings occur about once every two weeks in the United States and school shootings happen about once a month, the study said.

    The massacre that didn't happen

    "What we believe may be happening is national news media attention is like a 'vector' that reaches people who are vulnerable," said Sherry Towers, a research professor at Arizona State University and lead author of the study. Those vulnerable people are those who have regular access to weapons and are perhaps mentally ill, Towers said. Once "infected" with knowledge of a shooting from national media coverage, data shows that a person is more likely to commit a similar crime.

    "When at least three people are shot, but less than four people are killed, the media reports tended be local," Towers said. These shootings that received local news coverage, but no national news coverage, did not have the same contagious effect, according to Towers."

    source: http://www.cnn.com/2015/07/02/health/contagious-mass-killings-study/index.html

    Never Assume, But If You Do:

    IF we presuppose that these mass copycat events aren't as scripted and governmentally contrived as they seem, then shouldn't we notice that it is the mainstream News media that gives such a huge and free platform to these attention grabbing types of horrific crimes? Will a growing number of our fellow human beings ever even notice that the media is the source of all of this violent noise and would logically be the source of spreading these ideas to other sick and twisted minds.

    The Potentially Dangerously Hypocritical News Media

    I think the more likely explanation is fakery and not contagion, but this is opinion. If you swing your mind in a different direction and consider these events real, then doesn't it make sense that the News media cheerleading is what spreads violence like a super contagious plague? There's chatter about censorship of the internet but shouldn't we talk about censoring the mainstream media instead? I'm not advocating censorship, mind you, I am simply making a point.


    Copy Cat Zombie Parrots Attack!

    "Alarmed by an increase in mass shootings in the U.S., researchers are examining whether the 24-hour news cycle and social media may play a role.

    This week, two media researchers from Western New Mexico University presented a paper that looked at whether the incidence of gun massacres may be affected by what they call a "media contagion." At a meeting of the American Psychological Association, researchers Jennifer Johnston and Andrew Joy gave findings from their research examining past studies on when gun massacres occur and profiles of the perpetrators. In particular, they looked at a 2015 study that examined 57 billion tweets, of which 72 million used the word “shooting” and 2 million the words “mass murder” or “school shooting."

    One of the most startling of Johnston and Joy’s findings is that the more tweets that occur about a mass shooting, the higher the chance of another gun massacre occurring soon after. If, after a school shooting, at least 10 out of every million tweets mentions the incident, the likelihood that there will be another school shooting increases to 50 percent within eight days after the initial violence and to 100 percent within 35 days afterward, according to the paper. Johnston told ABC News that she was struck that the number of mass shootings has increased at a time when homicide in general is not on the rise, and she wanted to understand why, calling it a "complicated issue." She said that the rise in gun massacres began after the year 2000, when the average of two to three mass shootings per year climbed to 20 such incidents in 2015, “a three-fold increase over a 15-year time span."

    The evidence points to the idea that mass violence is likely "contagious," she said. “Now we have some pretty solid evidence that it is," she said. "There is a clear pattern that is not due to chance.” From combing through multiple studies, Johnston and Joy also found that the perpetrator of mass shootings usually "desired fame and wished to emulate a previous mass shooter."

    "We would argue identification with prior mass shooters made famous by extensive media coverage, including names, faces, writings, and detailed accounts of their lives and backgrounds, is a more powerful push toward violence than mental healthstatus or even access to guns," the authors write in their presentation paper.

    The researchers suggest that the media refrain from giving details about mass shootings -- including names, photos, or a perpetrator's manifesto after a mass killing – and advocated instead for a “Don’t Name Them” campaign developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training research division at Texas State University at San Marcos along with the FBI and families of victims.

    The authors say that holding back details about gun massacres would deprive killers from getting the publicity they want and could also prevent mass shootings from inspiring copycats."

    source: Mass Shootings May Be Affected by 'Media Contagion ... - ABC News

    Breaking News Cycles: Trauma & Fear Media Merry Go ROund

    Between the News media and Hollywood film making, supposed actual historical events become traumatic artifacts of our culture that we will continuously be reminded of. We must never forget any of the horrors of the past. The News media promotes all sorts of fear based News headlines, like summer shark attacks, endless cycles of racial violence along with the eternal promise of race war and all the rest. 9/11 Al Qaeda terrorists morph into Islamic cross dressing, ninja costumed, orange jump suited ISIS threats that turn into 2017 global car attacks. The globally News media, now with world wide social media forwarding and commenting support,  is clearly the medium of and for governmental psychological warfare. The News media is not an independent and honest public resource as advertised. Despite legendary Watergate exposure, the truth is the News media is a very important part of the show, being the stage with global reach, that the world actors need to perform their Platonic shadow puppet schtick on.

    Lenon Honor - "9/11 & Cyclical, Fear-Based Mind Control in the Media” 212  source: GnosticMedia

    We know 9/11 had to be an inside controlled demotions job. The U.S. & New York Governments had to be in on it.

    Only these bodies, with mass media support, could pull such an incredible feat off. No foreign government could possibly be responsible.

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    BOO! Scary Stories Distract The Audience

    News headlines are designed to get us to worry about events we cannot verify or ever confirm. Tabloid style alt media tales about pedophile sex rings and occult magicians like Aleister Crowley are myths crafted to keep the audience on the edge of their allegorical seats. We end up worrying about events that may or may not be true; and more importantly, we worry about events we can do nothing about instead of focusing our energies and mental efforts on that which we have control over and can confirm. Some of the narratives that people seem to buy into without thinking are comically absurd and are salaciously sold with obvious pulp exaggeration. It's amazing how people seem to go from parroting mainstream media myths to then parroting alt media myths in the same manner. Tabloid fantasy becomes an alt version of reality that Hollywood artists use as source for their over the top, cartoonish products. These works end up helping adult minds stay childishly immature instead of growing more wise. Art has allegorical value, but if one assumes it is history and reality, one is going to end up in a metaphorical land of their own creative insanity. The media was always part of the government and was always tasked with screening reality from the eternal audience. Media exists to program human minds. Media exists to craft us into quite the malleable human resource.


    "The recent practice of propaganda has proved that it is possible, at least up to a certain point and within certain limits. Mass psychology is as yet far from being an exact science and the mysteries of human motivation are by no means all revealed. But at least theory and practice have combined with sufficient success to permit us to know that in certain cases we can effect some change in public opinion with a fair degree of accuracy by operating a certain mechanism, just as the motorist can regulate the speed of his car by manipulating the flow of gasoline. Propaganda is not a science in the laboratory sense, but it is no longer entirely the empirical affair that it was before the advent of the study of mass psychology. It is now scientific in the sense that it seeks to base its operations upon definite knowledge drawn from direct observation of the group mind, and upon the application of principles which have been demonstrated to be consistent and relatively constant

    The modern propagandist studies systematically and objectively the material with which he is working in the spirit of the laboratory. If the matter in hand is a nation-wide sales campaign, he studies the field by means of a clipping service, or of a corps of scouts, or by personal study at a crucial spot He determines, for example, which features of a product are losing their public appeal, and in what new direction the public taste is veering. He will not fail to investigate to what extent it is the wife who has the final word in the choice of her husband's car, or of his suits and shirts. 

    Scientific accuracy of results is not to be expected, because many of the elements of the situation must always be beyond his control. He may know with a fair degree of certainty that under favorable circumstances an international flight will produce a spirit of good will, making possible even the consummation of political programs. But he cannot be sure that some unexpected event will not overshadow this flight in the public interest, or that some other aviator may not do something more spectacular the day before. Even in his restricted field of public psychology there must always be a wide margin of error. Propaganda, like economics and sociology, can never be an exact science for the reason that its subject-matter, like theirs, deals with human beings.

    But when the example of the leader is not at hand and the herd must think for itself, it does so by means of cliches, pat words or images which stand for a whole group of ideas or experiences. Not many years ago, it was only necessary to tag a political candidate with the word interests to stampede millions of people into voting against him, because anything associated with "the interests" seemed necessarily corrupt. Recently the word Bolshevik has performed a similar service for persons who wished to frighten the public away from a line of action. By playing upon an old cliche, or manipulating a new one, the propagandist can sometimes swing a whole mass of group emotions. In Great Britain, during the war, the evacuation hospitals came in for a considerable amount of criticism because of the summary way in which they handled their wounded. It was assumed by the public that a hospital gives prolonged and conscientious attention to its patients. When the name was changed to evacuation posts the critical reaction vanished. No one expected more than an adequate emergency treatment from an institution so named. The cliche hospital was indelibly associated in the public mind with a certain picture. To persuade the public to discriminate between one type of hospital and another, to dissociate the cliche from the picture it evoked, would have been an impossible task. Instead, a new cliche automatically conditioned the public emotion toward these hospitals. 

    Men are rarely aware of the real reasons which motivate their actions. A man may believe that he buys a motor car because, after careful study of the technical features of all makes on the market, he has concluded that this is the best. He is almost certainly fooling himself. He bought it, perhaps, because a friend whose financial acumen he respects bought one last week; or because his neighbors believed he was not able to afford a car of that class; or because its colors are those of his college fraternity."

    source: Propaganda by Edward Bernays (1928) - History Is A Weapon

    A Canadian Post Script: Shakespeare's Staged Dream

    Rush - Limelight  source: RushVEVO 

    Put Aside The Alienation

    "All the world's indeed a stage And we are merely players Performers and portrayers Each another's audience Outside the gilded cage"

    source: Rush Lyrics - Limelight - AZLyrics