A Proper Gander At Propaganda


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Television Is The Medium For Government: The News Journalist is The Real Terrorist



Welcome To The Overlooked Avenue.

Sometimes things hide in plain sight.


"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.  They govern us by their qualities of natural leadership, their ability to supply needed ideas and by their key position in the social structure. Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons—a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty million—who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind, who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world. It is not usually realized how necessary these invisible governors are to the orderly functioning of our group life. In theory, every citizen may vote for whom he pleases. Our Constitution does not envisage political parties as part of the mechanism of government, and its framers seem not to have pictured to themselves the existence in our national politics of anything like the modern political machine. But the American voters soon found that without organization and direction their individual votes, cast, perhaps, for dozens or hundreds of candidates, would produce nothing but confusion. Invisible government, in the shape of rudimentary political parties, arose almost overnight. Ever since then we have agreed, for the sake of simplicity and practicality, that party machines should narrow down the field of choice to two candidates, or at most three or four. "

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

Media calls for content.

See: Walker's Run & Charlottesville Fun for some background about Brennan Gilmore and why it's safe to say we tax payers pay his salary.

What does terrorism mean?

"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."

source: Terrorism - Online Etymology Dictionary

Modern Day Propaganda: The News Media Terrifies The American Audience

Not only is the News media the source of horrific headlines in the first place, the News media also contributes to dumbing adult America minds down into a sports team worshipping, simplistic and cartoonish, child like state of mental incapacity and intellectual laziness. Strawman good guys eternally wage war against Platonic shadow bad guys .Now we have State Department employed smart phone wielding fools running around town trying to get on the News. This dude slings more shit than a plumber's ugly step daughter. His apologetics are becoming the stuff of legend as he now tries to explain how his resume is evidence that he is not a governmental employed agent, although he admits he works for the State Department as some kind of global representative. 

source: Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) | Twitter

Brennan GIlmore.jpg

This is from his public Twitter page.

image source: Brennan Gilmore (@brennanmgilmore) | Twitter


"THE public relations counsel is necessary to social work. And since social service, by its very nature, can continue only by means of the voluntary support of the wealthy, it is obliged to use propaganda continually. The leaders in social service were among the first consciously to utilize propaganda in its modern sense. The great enemy of any attempt to change men's habits is inertia. Civilization is limited by inertia. Our attitude toward social relations, toward economics, toward national and international politics, continues past attitudes and strengthens them under the force of tradition. Comstock drops his mantle of proselytizing morality on the willing shoulders of a Sumner; Penrose drops his mantle on Butler; Carnegie his on Schwab, and so ad infinitum. Opposing this traditional acceptance of existing ideas is an active public opinion that has been directed consciously into movements against inertia. Public opinion was made or changed formerly by tribal chiefs, by kings, by religious leaders. To-day the privilege of attempting to sway public opinion is every one's. It is one of the manifestations of democracy that any one may try to convince others and to assume leadership on behalf of his own thesis. New ideas, new precedents, are continually striving for a place in the scheme of things."

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

"Musicians Without Borders • Arab-Appalachian, anyone? by SARAH GRAHAM"

"Lassaad Hosni looks up from his brie plate with a scowl, insisting that cheese should be salty. Brennan Gilmore (Col ’01) urges him in fluid French to give the fruit pairing a chance, but Lassad is having none of it. The waitress at Michael’s Bistro quickly brings him a plate of cheddar slices intended for cheeseburgers and the table erupts in laughter. It’s clear that this band is in the habit of joking with each other, language barriers or no. Welcome to the strange cultural meld known as Kantara, the world’s first Arab-Appalachian fusion group. Gilmore, a guitar-mandolin-banjo player raised on bluegrass, was stationed in Tunis with the U.S. State Department in 2005 when he met Riadh Fehri, a Tunisian musician who plays the oud. Soon thereafter, Gilmore recruited friends Zack Blatter (Col ’01), Anne Marie Calhoun (Col ’01) and Brian Calhoun to join the ensemble, while Fehri contacted some of his North African compatriots, vocalist Amel Boukchina and renowned percussionist Lassaad Hosni. Kantara literally means “bridge” in Arabic, and sweet or salty is the least of the cultural and musical barriers they intend to overcome. While a number of their pieces splice Appalachian chord progressions with Arabic melodies, the band is proudest of their original compositions. Written primarily by Gilmore and Fehri, they synthesize classic Appalachian and Arabic tunes. Kantara has been lauded in the press for its virtuoso live performances of this musical combination, even earning recognition from the U.S. State Department for Muslim cultural outreach. Despite a hectic schedule of travel, rehearsals, shows and recording for an album to be released this fall, the musicians are consummate pranksters—teasing, shooting spitballs, even hiding one another’s passports until the last minute in what seems a bizarre, globe-trotting version of the game “chicken.” "

source: Musicians Without Borders | VIRGINIA Magazine

Brennan Gilmore: A State Department Traveling Musician Who Seeks To Cross Cultural Divides But Only Ends Up Reinforcing Such Division At Home

Holy hypocrite!

Great Shades of Merry Prankster Fun!

"Despite a hectic schedule of travel, rehearsals, shows and recording for an album to be released this fall, the musicians are consummate pranksters—teasing, shooting spitballs, even hiding one another’s passports until the last minute in what seems a bizarre, globe-trotting version of the game “chicken.” "

 "Kantara has been lauded in the press for its virtuoso live performances of this musical combination, even earning recognition from the U.S. State Department for Muslim cultural outreach."

"Gilmore, a guitar-mandolin-banjo player raised on bluegrass, was stationed in Tunis with the U.S. State Department in 2005 when he met Riadh Fehri, a Tunisian musician who plays the oud."

source: Musicians Without Borders | VIRGINIA Magazine

Brennan Gilmore: An Admitted Foreign Services Officer

"A Foreign Service Officer (FSO) is a commissioned member of the United States Foreign Service. Along with other U.S. diplomats, Foreign ServiceOfficers formulate and implement the foreign policy of the United States."

source: Foreign Service Officer - Wikipedia

The Dodge Charger conveniently has no other traffic to worry about as it speeds forward and luckily again while performing a reverse get away. There are no other cars in sight and the streets look close off to traffic. The entire event is suspicious and believe it or not, could be simple Hollywood live action stunt work. It looks like this explanation might best describe the event considering this guys paranoid need to play apologist over criticism of the role he played in this soap opera drama.

(Please read: There's Something Up With That Van From The Charlottesville Car Attack for more about the apparent problems with this particular News story.)

Even if this story turned out to be true, it does not deserve the endless National and international media spotlight it has gotten. This too is a huge problem as too many of us buy into the media promoted mind the other person's business mentality. Government needs to blow molehills into Hollywood style nuclear blasts in order to justify its continued tax based existence. Back during World War One Hollywood and Washington D.C. were basically just empty fields filled with sheep. Today these two places are monolithic like monstrosities that have grown like a collective rotting brain tumor.

This Dude Comes Across Like He Is Completely Full of $hit

Please notice how he is pushing the narrative that government wants pushed. He just knew it was an act of deliberate terrorism. Imagine that. He's right of course, but not in the way most people would think. He is the terrorist.

Brennan Gilmore with MSNBC's Alex Witt On Charlottesville Terrorist Incident  source: googler


      "WHO are the men who, without our realizing it, give us our ideas, tell us whom to admire and whom to despise, what to believe about the ownership of public utilities, about the tariff, about the price of rubber, about the Dawes Plan, about immigration; who tell us how our houses should be designed, what furniture we should put into them, what menus we should serve on our table, what kind of shirts we must wear, what sports we should indulge in, what plays we should see, what charities we should support, what pictures we should admire, what slang we should affect, what jokes we should laugh at?" 

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


Gilmore Loves Shadowboxing Childish & Cartoonish Platonic Strawmen

Nothing like reaching for the lowest common denominating United banana republic fruit. There is no Deep State and political divides are as fake as the rest of history most mistake for reality. The Deep State is yellow journal, banana flavored and artificially sweetened tabloid fare.

This is Brennan Gilmore's apologetic response:

"Desperate to lay blame on anyone besides the alt-right, they seized on these facts to suggest a counter-narrative to the attack, claiming there was no way that someone with my background just happened to be right there to take the video. Even ignoring the fact that someone with my background—raised in Virginia, UVA graduate, lives in Charlottesville, worked to resolve ethnic conflicts overseas, politically progressive—is exactly the kind of person you’d expect to find at a protest against Nazis, their theories were absurd and illogical. They wrote that I was a CIA operative, funded by (choose your own adventure) George Soros, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, the IMF/World Bank, and/or a global Jewish mafia to orchestrate the Charlottesville attack in order to turn the general public against the alt-right. I had staged the attack and then worked with MSNBC and other outlets controlled by the left to spread propaganda. They claimed my ultimate goal was to start a race war that would undermine and then overthrow Donald Trump on behalf of the “Deep State.” (I’m generalizing here as the theories are widely variant and logically inconsistent, and I’m only aware of the small percentage I could be bothered to read.)"

As these theories spread, I started receiving hate mail. Some people sent me fairly tame comments on social media like, “God has a special place for you Gilmore,” “you are a lying communist Nazi” and “fuck you cuck.” Others threatened to kill me. One commenter posted that he’d like to torture me to see “the extent of my CIA training.” I was followed and accosted on the street in Charlottesville, and there have been many attempts to hack into my online accounts. One site posted all of my known addresses and family members, including the house I grew up in, where my parents still live." 

source: How I Became Fake News - POLITICO Magazine

So Full Of Banana Republic $hit

You can read for yourself how he also admits he is not familiar with a lot of the criticism of the event and why some of us think he is full of shit. I am not an alt right type. I do not self identify anymore, but when I did I was a left leaning liberal democratic kind of kid. I don't hate anyone and do not think we need to resort to nonsensical tabloid promoted tin-foil conspiracy to explain human nature and the real workings of government. Government does not exist to serve us, we exist to be managed by it.

Brennan Gilmore throws around terms like "logical inconsistent" yet he does not seem to understand what that really means. He mentions a cast of political cartoon characters we are either supposed to love or hate, and in either case we are not supposed to suspect that these comic book characters are role playing life actors on eternal scripted global stage. We are not supposed to suspect that we are meant to be an eternal governmental audience. Television is the medium for government. All communications media have always been controlled for this very reason. Old media still exists, print, radio, film, etc. Today it's all online and live 24/7 and globally connected and social media enhanced, but it is still the same old word of mouth bull shit hearsay nonsense sold as reality. The original medium for government still exists and is still in use today, it's called talking.


"THE media by which special pleaders transmit their messages to the public through propaganda include all the means by which people to-day 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. To-day 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.  Instead there are numerous other media of communication, some new, others old but so transformed that they have become virtually new. The newspaper, of course, remains always a primary medium for the transmission of opinions and ideas—in other words, for propaganda."

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

He was a witness in Charlottesville. Then the death threats and conspiracy theories began.  source: PBS NewsHour 


Wars and other horrific events are a lot less real than most of us know. The biggest top secret is that we do not need to foot the bill for government at all.

We do not need all of the layers of problem, reaction, governmental revolutions, that are sold as solutions to artificial Platonic false choice problems.

Our taxes do not fund cartoon weaponry fun. They go to R&D for Hollywood special effects, the internet, computer graphic games and all the rest. Our taxes fund things like psychological operations and huge media events, public relations stunts and other sorts of live action theatrical, propaganda fun. We are supposed to be caught like flies on sticky flypaper, we are supposed to buy into the false left vs right political paradigm and divide and conquer ourselves into smaller and less intellectually diverse communities of like minded parroting zombies who accept down as up because some dude on a screen said so.

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Operation Gladio - Wikipedia

Ghost Army - Wikipedia


"IN the education of the American public toward greater art appreciation, propaganda plays an important part. When art galleries seek to launch the canvases of an artist they should create public acceptance for his works. To increase public appreciation a deliberate propagandizing effort must be made. In art as in politics the minority rules, but it can rule only by going out to meet the public on its own ground, by understanding the anatomy of public opinion and utilizing it. In applied and commercial art, propaganda makes greater opportunities for the artist than ever before. This arises from the fact that mass production reaches an impasse when it competes on a price basis only. It must, therefore, in a large number of fields create a field of competition based on esthetic values. Business of many types capitalizes the esthetic sense to increase markets and profits. Which is only another way of saying that the artist has the opportunity of collaborating with industry in such a way as to improve the public taste, injecting beautiful instead of ugly motifs into the articles of common use, and, furthermore, securing recognition and money for himself. Propaganda can play a part in pointing out what is and what is not beautiful, and business can definitely help in this way to raise the level of American culture. In this process propaganda will naturally make use of the authority of group leaders whose taste and opinion are recognized. The public must be interested by means of associational values and dramatic incidents. New inspiration, which to the artist may be a very technical and abstract kind of beauty, must be made vital to the public by association with values which it recognizes and responds to."

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

Making Governmental Propaganda News: Where Our Tax Money Is Spent

This Cold War era propaganda is early tax funded fear porn designed to scare the wits out of the American audience. Space is used as both inspiring place to dream about exploring and more importantly, space became medium for Nuclear nightmare visions of burning annihilation. Who showed America footage from the top secret Russian space program? Mike Wallace of course. Wallace would show the nation a bunch of Hollywood special effects miniature work to sell the public on the need for paying even more in taxes for eternal government protection from global menacing threat.


"Published on Feb 6, 2017

“The Race For Space” is a 1959 made-for-television documentary film directed by David L. Wolper and narrated by famed newsman Mike Wallace. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and originally aired in April 1960. 

The film opens with a countdown in Russian and a rocket streaking into the night sky in the opening seconds before Wallace notes “you are the first Americans to see this launching of Sputnik 1.” (Sputnik, the first artificial Earth satellite, launched by the Soviet Union on Oct. 4, 1957. It triggered the Space Race and ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments.) Wallace explains the film’s purpose starting at mark 01:08, and how the “race for space has always involved a great ideal — a dream that existed long before the Cold War. One of man’s oldest dreams — a trip to the stars.”

Wallace explains at mark 04:44 how Robert Goddard, an American engineer, professor, physicist, and inventor, built the world’s first liquid-fueled rocket in 1926 and ushered in the Space Age. Wallace interviews his widow, Edith, starting at mark 05:30, who reminisces about her husband’s work while scenes of Goddard and his experiments unfold on the screen. 

The film goes back prior to World War II and to amateur rocketry clubs in Germany (mark 10:40), which helped filmmakers create the film “Woman in the Moon” in 1929. It is often considered to be one of the first “serious” science fiction films. A decade later it caught the eye of the Nazis (mark 12:09), who enlisted rocketry clubs to experiment with long-range rockets. That led to the creation of the V-2 rocket under the guidance of aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun. The picture goes on to show footage (mark 19:34) of successful rocket launches that had been shown to Adolf Hitler, followed by some of the devastation they brought upon London during World War II (mark 20:30).

With Germany finally defeated, rocketry caught the eye of the Americans and the Russians, who raced to Nordhausen and Peenemunde to get the German rocket scientists and technology that would benefit their own space programs (mark 22:15). As the film continues we learn how von Braun surrendered to American forces and how other German scientists, engineers, and technicians were recruited into working for the US government as part of Operation Paperclip.

Wallace talks of life returning to normal after WWII starting at mark 28:15 and we see scenes of returning troops and life i suburbia, as well learning of the Baby Boom and advent of television as Milton Berle (mark 29:11) “became America’s best-known face.” In the Soviet Union, however, we watch as Josef Stalin (mark 29:21) and later Nikita Khrushchev used those post-war years to educate young students about science and engineering. Russian rocket research looked to surpass that of the United States, leading to renewed efforts by American and German scientists. The results including the Viking and Atlas missiles. The USSR continued to the next step, returning to the launch of Sputnik 1 (mark 36:45) and a more-detailed explanation on the first Earth satellite. As the United States tried to determine its next step, the USSR moved forward once again sending Laika (mark 38:12), the first dog in space, on a one-way trip on board Sputnik 2 in November 1957. Although the dog died within hours, it became the first living creature to orbit Earth. American ingenuity came up short, as starting at mark 40:32 we see a series of failed US rocket launches. Scientists like von Braun and James Van Allen (mark 42:35) worked to advance the program. The first successful U.S. satellite, Explorer I, was launched into Earth orbit by the Army on Jan. 31, 1958, at Cape Canaveral, Florida, four months after Russia orbited Sputnik (mark 48:25).

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