e are mind control subjects. This is hard to
believe because we pride ourselves on our independence and
self-control. But we have been subjected to a barrage of
"programming" our entire lives and are, therefore, mind control
subjects—whether we like to admit it or not.
If you are activistically inclined to expose
the lies, fraud and deceit commonly purveyed by the mouthpieces
of government, industry and the media, you have no doubt
encountered that glassy-eyed-stare from people who are
well-entrenched in our present societal matrix. Out of polite
unbelief they stare at you with their minds in neutral. Their
programming does not compute with the information you are
Much to their chagrin, denial and disbelief,
they are mind controlled. It is difficult to reach out to them.
It is even more difficult to penetrate the walls in their minds,
erected by their governors.
Among the predominant definitions of
"govern," is the word "control." "Consent of the governed" is
the basis of government, whether it is the willing assent to the
most wholesome of laws necessary for a just society or the more
common coercion, corruption or outright force applied to the
subjects of government. Achieving consent is the purpose of mind
Tzu (400-430 B.C.) authored
The Art of
War detailing many methods to dominate opponents and
achieve victory by military and other means. Among his notable
quotes is, "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy
Today Sun Tzu’s observation can be translated
into "manufacturing consent."
The antiquity of manufacturing and
controlling consent is demonstrated in the ancient Indian text,
Arthashastra (Arthasāstra), written by Chanakya
(350 - 283 B.C.), a professor of political science at
Takshashila University. This 15-volume set is a treatise on
statecraft and economic policy which discusses how to spread
propaganda and apply it in warfare, among other things.
Roger Boesche describes it as, "A book of
political realism, a book analyzing how the political world does
work and not very often stating how it ought to work, a book
that frequently discloses to a king what calculating and
sometimes brutal measures he must carry out to preserve the
state and the common good."
"Propaganda" comes from the Latin verb "propagare,"
meaning to propagate or spread. It was first used in 1622 by the
Jesuits who embraced the term propaganda in the title of their
new organization: Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide,
founded by Pope Gregory XV. Propaganda and its counterpart
censorship have long since been a perpetual part of the western
Wikipedia defines propaganda as, "A type of
message aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of people.
Often, instead of impartially providing information, propaganda
can be deliberately misleading, or using logical fallacies,
which, while sometimes convincing, are not necessarily valid.
"Propaganda techniques include: patriotic
flag-waving, glittering generalities, intentional vagueness,
oversimplification of complex issues, rationalization,
introducing unrelated red herring issues, using appealing,
simple slogans, stereotyping, testimonials from authority
figures or celebrities, unstated assumptions, and encouraging
readers or viewers to "jump on the bandwagon" of a particular
point of view."
What separates propagandism from "normal"
communication is how the message attempts to shape opinion or
behavior, often with subtle, insidious and other
Gabriel Tarde’s Laws of Imitation
(1890) and Gustave Le Bon’s The Crowd: A Study of the Popular
Mind (1897) were two of the first codifications of "modern"
Lippman, who wrote Public Opinion in 1922, worked
with psychologist Edward Bernays, a nephew of Freud, developing
propagandism early in the 20th century.
During World War I, Lippman and Bernays were
hired by then President, Woodrow Wilson to participate in the
Creel Commission, the mission of which was to sway popular
opinion in favor of entering the war and encourage censorship of
the American press.
The war propaganda campaign of Lippman and
Bernays produced an intense anti-German hysteria in six months.
Bernays coined the terms "group mind" and "engineering consent,"
important concepts in practical propaganda.
World War II saw an expanded use of
propaganda as a weapon of war on all sides: Hitler’s
propagandist Joseph Goebbels, the British Political Warfare
Executive, and the United States Office of War Information.
Goebbels is famous for engineering Hitler’s
rise to power. The German propaganda machine was as important as
the industrial and economic engines that prepared the German
people for a war against the world. Only two decades earlier,
Germany suffered deeply from both military defeat and economic
The education system in Nazi Germany was
co-opted to indoctrinate German youth with the National
Socialist Teachers’ Union. In 1937, 97 percent of all German
teachers were members. Public rallies, media control and the
active suppression of dissent combined as a hammer to forge the
German people’s mind.
Similarly U.S. government propagandists,
propaganda agencies and the media here at home were in overdrive
to promote "the war effort." But the real show began after WWII
more famous for rocket scientists, Operation Paperclip was how
the U.S. imported German scientists at the end of WWII.
Astounded by the sheer scope of the German technical and
scientific accomplishments and realizing the danger of letting
German technology fall into Russian hands, this covert program
to evacuate key German technicians and their families was
By 1955, more than 760 German scientists had
been granted citizenship in the U.S. and given prominent
positions in the American scientific community. Many had been
longtime members of the Nazi party and the Gestapo, had
conducted experiments on humans at concentration camps, had used
slave labor and had committed other war crimes. Paperclip
acquired Germany’s most accomplished scientists in the fields of
rocketry, aeronautics, chemistry, fuel development, optics,
medicine, eugenics, intelligence and propaganda.
The best-known example is
von Braun. Though suspected of having used slave labor and
having received honors from Himmler for excellent service to the
war effort, he became the father of American rocketry.
The achievements of rocket science is a
source of national pride, but the ability to control how and
what you think has been kept a little quieter. Among the
Paperclip gang were numerous propagandists who were farmed out
to various social science research facilities, primarily located
in America’s universities.
"The primary nexus between government and
social science is an economic one," wrote Albert Biderman and
In the first decade after World War II,
communications studies crystallized into a distinct academic
field, the science of communications—journalism. Propaganda and
intelligence agencies and the military provided major funding
for the field. The National Science Foundation (NSF) reported
that, in 1952, over 96 percent of all reported funding for
social science research came from the U.S. military. Private
money also came from the Ford, Rockefeller and Russell Sage
Foundations. Nelson Rockefeller served as Eisenhower’s principal
advisor and strategist for psychological operations during
Propaganda, euphemistically renamed the
science of communications, advanced like rocketry during the
post-war decade from a generally aimed launch to a
precision-targeted delivery system.
Wisner established Mockingbird, a program to influence the
domestic and foreign media. Wisner recruited Philip Graham of
the Washington Post to run the project within the
industry. Wisner was appointed director of the Office of Special
Projects (OSP), which later became the Office of Policy
Coordination (OPC), the espionage and counter-intelligence
branch of the Central Intelligence Agency. Allen W. Dulles
persuaded Cord Meyer to join the CIA in 1951.
In 1977, Rolling Stone magazine
alleged that one of the most important journalists under the
control of Operation Mockingbird was Joseph Alsop, whose
articles appeared in over 300 different newspapers. In August
1952, the Office of Policy Coordination and the Office of
Special Operations (the espionage division of the CIA) were
merged to form the Directorate of Plans (DP). Frank Wisner
became head of this new organization and Richard Helms became
his chief of operations. Mockingbird was now the responsibility
of the DP.
After 1953, the network was overseen by Allen
W. Dulles, director of the Central Intelligence Agency. By this
time Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 key
newspapers and wire agencies. According to Alex Constantine (Mockingbird:
The Subversion Of The Free Press By The CIA), in the 1950s,
"some 3,000 salaried and contract CIA employees were eventually
engaged in propaganda efforts".
After Richard Bissell lost his post as
Director of Plans in 1962, Tracy Barnes took over the running of
Mockingbird. In June 1965, Desmond FitzGerald was appointed as
head of the Directorate for Plans. He then took charge of
Further details of Operation Mockingbird were
revealed as a result of the Frank Church investigations (Select
Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to
Intelligence Activities) in 1975. According to the Congressional
report published in 1976:
"The CIA currently maintains a network of
several hundred foreign individuals around the world who provide
intelligence for the CIA and at times attempt to influence
opinion through the use of covert propaganda. These individuals
provide the CIA with direct access to a large number of
newspapers and periodicals, scores of press services and news
agencies, radio and television stations, commercial book
publishers, and other foreign media outlets."
Church argued that misinforming the world
cost American taxpayers an estimated $265 million a year.
According to Carl Bernstein, over 400
reporters and editors were working for the CIA as part of
Our Virtual World
first technological leap in propaganda came with the invention
of the printing press during the Protestant Reformation era;
Christianity was forever changed.
During WWI the print media was the state of
the art with news traveling from the telegraph to the newspaper
By WWII, radio became the realtime purveyor
The trance-inducing technology of TV was
developed as the propagandist’s tool of choice from the later
50s through the 80s.
Today we are in an instant, multi-media,
global communication age. Information is overwhelming. No sane
human can keep up with the pace of information coming at them
today, let alone verify its authenticity.
Hollywood can make almost any bizarre concept
seem real. Computer generation makes anything imaginable
visually and audibly possible. The science of mind-altering
frequency generation and subliminal suggestion can literally
reach the core of your being.
Even with such advances in the propagandist’s
art, we are still primarily subject to the classical, rhetorical
diatribes of the spin-doctors. Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh,
Noam Chomsky and Amy Goodman all ride the propaganda rails.
Is O’Reilly ever deliberately misleading,
using logical fallacies, which, while sometimes convincing, lack
validity? Does Rush engage in patriotic flag-waving, glittering
generalities, intentional vagueness and oversimplification of
complex issues, rationalization and the introduction of
unrelated red herring issues? Do Chomsky and Goodman use
appealing, simple slogans, stereotyping, testimonials from
authority figures or celebrities and unstated assumptions? Both
the left and right gatekeepers encourage readers or viewers to
"jump on the bandwagon."
You are a mind control subject. If you don’t
learn how to take control of your mind, someone else will.
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