Segment the market, segment information, segment minds.
your tax dollars at work: BOO!!!!!!!
1951: Duck and Cover (atom bomb scare drill for KIDDIES - feat. Burt the Turtle) (8mb WMV)
2003: Duct Tape and Plastic sheeting
your tax dollars at work: refuting the laws of physics
1963 - Single-Bullet Theory
2001 - Double-Pancaked Theory
Flash video: 9-11_Truth--Pancake_Theory_IMPOSSIBLE.flv from NOVA
install FLVplayer or Videolan VLC (good clean programs)
9-11_Truth--Pancake_Theory_IMPOSSIBLE.avi (first 5 sec blank)
The 911 Solution - The big clue everybody missed
The 9-11 Solution -How the myth was sold-
1. MSNBC presented an elaborately detailed story about the lifestyle and anti-US philosophy of Osama bin Laden - while both towers were still burning and long before Bin Laden had been accused by anyone.
2. FOX News featured a "man in the street" eye witness who explained in strangely formal language the science behind why the towers collapsed when most engineers and firemen were utterly baffled and in shock by what had just taken place.
3. CBS featured a Bush administration insider (and not identified as such) as a guest who actively worked to dissuade Dan Rather (and viewers) from speculating that there must have been explosive charges placed in the buildings for them to have collapsed the way they did.
Psychology Behind Mass Subservience to Tyranny - by Christopher Rudy
Psychology Behind Mass Subservience to Tyranny (local copy MHTML)
Origins of the Overclass more CIA control BIG PICTURE EXPLANATION
Lightweight: The Science of Spin
(March 20, 1962) - A recorded lecture in which the author of Brave New World discusses using terrorism to create willing slaves out of the population. Getting people to LOVE their servitude.)9-11 Psyops DISINFO page & discussions on Break for News - 8 years planning, 8 years aftermath of manipulation
Fake Terror Alerts (from a conventional viewpoint)
"Who Is Zarqawi?" A key proof of the Axis of Evil, that’s who.
Who is Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi? (counterpoint) The Pentagon's new "Terrorist Mastermind". The "war on terrorism" rests on the creation of one or more evil bogeymen, the terror leaders, Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, et al, ...
Pentagon PSYOP: "Terror Mastermind" Abu Musab Al Zarqawi
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi: Dead Again
Rumsfeld accuses bin Laden and Zarqawi of Manipulating the U.S. Media
Pentagon Jettisons US Agent Provocateur Al-Zarqawi
Zarqawi was interested in overthrowing King Hussein of Jordan, so Jordan helped hype him to the US, turned him into a monster-figure.
Jack Van Impe - Extra Terrestrials Global Invasion
"People have immortal spirits with incredible power over elemental things. The way to deal with inanimate matter is to talk to it." Rev. Pat Robertson, quoted in San Francisco Examiner
from "Apocalypse of Coercion"
The secret of mind-control is simple—so simple that Rushkoff can sum it up in one sentence: “In whatever milieu coercion is practiced, the routine follows the same basic steps: Generate disorientation, induce regression, and then become the target’s transferred parent figure".
Unlike Chomsky’s Manufacturing Consent, Rushkoff’s book provides a detailed guide to the nuts-and-bolts techniques employed against us every day by advertisers, marketers, public relations specialists, Hollywood filmmakers, salespeople, pyramid-scam artists, and cult leaders —the very same techniques applied for decades, and gradually perfected, by CIA interrogators and psychological warfare experts. These techniques are designed to disable rational thought and manipulate behavior at the unconscious and emotional levels. Anyone curious about why so many otherwise rational people have believed the official story of 9/11 for so long, in the teeth of the overwhelming evidence against it, should start by reading Coercion.
ASIDE: I just KNOW that the extreme popularity of GANGSTA RAP and booty-shake fuck-rap is a product of the CIA. Can't have no mo Malcolm Xs or Fred Hamptons, or Huey P. Newtons, or Bobby Seales sproutin' up.
And what about Jay-Z and "Rockafella" records? Self-administered EUGENICS, via crack and murder and "hoes"? That's my guess. (Sure, it's a "reflection of ghetto life", but it's also a celebration of social degeneration and crime and addiction, which is far different from a serious analysis of social-political-economic conditions, even though SOME of that is sprinkled in from time to time. What better way to trap and flush a generation than with mass-marketed "rebellion".)
link above is to a cartoon flow chart about How Ronald Reagan created Gangsta Rap
Exceptions, political hip-hop: OutKast ft Erykah Badu, Cee lo, Big Rube... Liberation!
more I don't know about
Secrets of the Lebanon Gambit psychological op
WHICH IS A TERRORIST MASTERMIND?
A few ways to recognize a "Psy-ops" campaign ...
... similar to a snake oil sales pitch, a family guilt trip. Psych 101. (per me)
Instant Answers .. which have gaping holes in them ... which are impolite ... or worse, forbidden ... to point out.Attributing criticism to jealous (partisan) attacks, or conversely, offering only partisan (Democrat) solutions.
Plausible arguments ... which on closer inspection don't fit other facts ... or other facts which may be obscured.
Openly reveal the truth --- but only half of it.
Guilt tripping. Irrational and defensive placing of Blame. Threatening remarks. Blanket assertions, unproven assumptions, and implied blame, used.as stand-in for actual facts.
Various manipulative ways to get you to
"How dare you ask that ... you're making wild accusations ... you're accusing me of lying."
Sales pitch filled with threats and obscene fear-mongering: "If you don't buy this car / insurance / war pretext NOW, dire consequences may befall you."
"Don't believe your eyes, or your gut instincts, or the facts ... just believe me."
Easy admissions of guilt or partial culpability, easy fall guys, possibly covering up bigger crimes.
Diffused guilt or responsiblity.
Secrets kept from YOU for various vague reasons, "National Security", or by outright belligerence.
The other key point in my 2001 comments was that reference to the 9/11 PsyOp being like a cliché-ridden B-movie script. In a way, it was a rerun of the infamous terror-inspiring Orson Wells radio broadcast. It seems farcical that people actually bought those fake news reports of mayhem following an alien invasion of the U.S.A. --but they did.
Learn what's real, watch out for intentional disinfo sites meant to discredit all "skeptics" and watch out for blanket "ad-hominem" name-calling.
Some physical evidence on 9-11 videos is important, and some is fake, but this official documentation and mainstream news reports showing links btw Al-Qaida and US leaders is sufficient.
Some disinfo exposes:
Here is a page in part-support, part-rebuke of vonKleist.
Brian Salter: Even setting all the technical issues aside, the no-plane analysis simply defies common sense.
I'm alarmed at the current situation. Many of the most important 9/11 sites rely on Holmgren's analysis of the Pentagon anomalies. If he persists in pushing this baseless theory, large portions of the 9/11 truth movement stand to be tainted through this association. The debunkers would approach it like this: "Within the community of 9/11 conspiracy theorists, broad support is given to a man that believes that no 767s hit the World Trade Center." Guilt by association may not be an honorable debating tactic, but the other side is anything but honorable.
The WTC no-plane theories are a danger to the 9/11 truth movement and should be vigorously rejected.
research on physical collapse:
Building a Better Mirage: NIST's 3-Year $20,000,000 Cover-Up of the Crime of the Century -- NIST's Report sidesteps the very question it purported to investigate: what caused the total destruction of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers?
WTC "Pancake Collapse" should have taken 96 seconds. - scientific case for controlled demolition
Sander Hicks dissecting 9-11 public inquiry with Mickey Z:
... when you have 9/11 people who know nothing about history or foreign policy or politics who advance theories that completely ignore smoking guns, like the CIA/ISI connection. Their theories tend to veer into the esoteric. Really imaginative territory, like the "In Plane Sight" video. I'm not sure who they blame, they seem to think that the attack originated deep inside the war machine itself. But Arab anger is real. The real trick is to not only see it, but to understand it, and then to understand how it could have been manipulated. (one more possible outlook - did Al-Qaeda do it under manipulation, or was the whole event manufactured with Arabs serving as Patsys?)
"‘9/11’" Great Crimes / A Greater Cover-Up
DON PAUL & JIM HOFFMAN, et al 2003
Letter to Dear Family Steering
Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission
more complex and kinky PSYOPS - NICK BERG9-11 conveniently made US citizens the top suspects for future crimes.
Bloggers doubt Berg execution video
More graphically, some claim that cutting the throat's artery would cause a significant amount of blood to gush out. But little emerges and when the head was raised – not a drop of blood is seen to fall.
9-11 conveniently made DISSENT not just any crime, but equal to
TERRORISM, according to the USA PATRIOT Act. America Must Not Bend
Remember, Attorney General Ashcroft said that if you question the government, you're suppporting terrorists. So this is a terrorist web page.
The White House also said a real 9-11 inquiry-investigation would impede the execution of their War on Terrorism. I'll bet it would.
Of Fraud and Force Fast Woven: Domestic Propaganda During The First World WarIntro: In the early 1900's, Woodrow Wilson was elected on a platform of being a "peace candidate". "He kept us out of the war" was the campaign slogan. In a short time, he took Americans (most) eagerly into World War One on the European continent, where millions died. Dissent -- coming from Republicans and Socialists -- was suppressed and outlawed. How did this happen? Progaganda, the power of mass appeals to emotionalism via symbolism and early psychology. Fear, patriotism, and religion. Different messages to different groups.
The techniques and psychology have tested and improved, but not changed that much. Uncanny parallels to today. After the war, Propaganda became employed by government and corporations to deal with "problems of peace", i.e. social unrest, labor unrest, democratic interference with leaders, etc., and to turn people from troublesome citzens into complacent consumers. The Century of Self video. -- gg
(partial copy of article)"Lead this people into war, and they'll forget there was ever such a thing as tolerance. To fight, you must be brutal and ruthless, and the spirit of ruthless brutality will enter into the very fibre of national life, infecting the Congress, the courts, the policeman on the beat, the man in the street."
It is one of history's great ironies that Woodrow Wilson, who was re-elected as a peace candidate in 1916, led America into the First World War. With the help of a propaganda apparatus that was unparalleled in world history, Wilson forged a nation of immigrants into a fighting whole. An examination of public opinion before the war, propaganda efforts during the war, and the endurance of propaganda in peacetime raises significant questions about the viability of democracy as a governing principle.
Can democracy work .. with the appearance of propaganda ... or even without it ... and how do you define it? What about the 'free-flow' of propaganda, with a full variety of propaganda as differing opinions?
From PSYOP to MINDWAR - a book by NSA director General Michael Acquino, talks about the use of MindWar on the American People, as well as against 'enemies'. (Are Americans an enemy force?) Acquino -- despite being a Satanist -- or maybe because of his philosophy -- he ironically seems LESS corrupt than the fake "Christian" neo-conservatives, because he remains up-front about who he is and what he stands for. He invokes no pretentions about morality or Christianity, and he cites MindWar as a tool for winning US wars, while preventing unnecessary bloodshed. He says propaganda must be TRUE, or must come true in the future. Straussians don't care about consistency, they just change the lies.
"With the aid of [Teddy?] Roosevelt, the murmurs [for war with Germany and the Kaiser] became a monotonous chant, and finally a chorus so mighty that to be out of it was at first to be disreputable, and finally almost obscene." Once the war was underway, dissent was practically impossible. "If you believed our going into this war was a mistake," wrote The Nation in a post-war editorial, "if you held, as President Wilson did early in 1917, that the ideal outcome would be 'peace without victory,' you were a traitor."
On April 13, 1917, Wilson created the Committee on Public Information (CPI) to promote the war domestically while publicizing American war aims abroad. Under the leadership of a muckraking journalist named George Creel, the CPI recruited heavily from business, media, academia, and the art world. The CPI blended advertising techniques with a sophisticated understanding of human psychology, and its efforts represent the first time that a modern government disseminated propaganda on such a large scale. It is fascinating that this phenomenon, often linked with totalitarian regimes, emerged in a democratic state.
Like modern reporters who participate in Pentagon press pools, journalists grudgingly complied with the official guidelines in order to stay connected to the information loop. Radical newspapers, such as the socialist Appeal to Reason, were almost completely extinguished by wartime limitations on dissent.
"Not bombs nor bread," wrote Lasswell, "but words, pictures, songs, parades, and many similar devices are the typical means of making propaganda." According to Lasswell, "propaganda relies on symbols to attain its end: the manipulation of collective attitudes."
Because propagandists attempt to "do the other fellow's thinking for him," they prefer indirect messages to overt, logical arguments. During the war, the CPI accomplished this by making calculated emotional appeals, by demonizing Germany, by linking the war to the goals of various social groups, and, when necessary, by lying outright. Emotional agitation is a favourite technique of the propagandist, because "any emotion may be 'drained off' into any activity by skillful manipulation."
Wartime slogans such as "Bleeding Belgium," "The Criminal Kaiser," and "Make the World Safe For Democracy," suggest that the CPI was no stranger to this idea. Evidence of this technique can be seen in a typical propaganda poster that portrayed an aggressive, bayonet-wielding German soldier above the caption "Beat Back The Hun With Liberty Bonds." In this example, the emotions of hate and fear were redirected toward giving money to the war effort. It is an interesting side-note that many analysts attribute the failure of German propaganda in America to the fact that it emphasized logic over passion. According to Count von Bernstorff, a German diplomat, "the outstanding characteristic of the average American is rather a great, though superficial, sentimentality," and German press telegrams completely failed to grasp this fact. (Hitler later adopted the methods of Wilson and American propagandists.)
A second propaganda technique used by the CPI was demonization of the enemy. "So great are the psychological resistances to war in modern nations," wrote Lasswell "that every war must appear to be a war of defence against a menacing, murderous aggressor. There must be no ambiguity about who the public is to hate." [...] A particularly effective strategy for demonizing Germans was the use of atrocity stories. Edward Bernays, who directed CPI propaganda efforts in Latin America, openly admitted that his colleagues used alleged atrocities to provoke a public outcry. Some of the atrocity stories which were circulated during the war, such as the one about a tub full of eyeballs or the story of the seven-year old boy who confronted German soldiers with a wooden gun, were actually recycled from previous conflicts. [...] "A young woman, ravished by the enemy," he wrote "yields secret satisfaction to a host of vicarious ravishers on the other side of the border." (psych!)
Anti-German propaganda fuelled support for the war, but it also contributed to intolerance on the home front. Dachshunds were renamed liberty dogs, German measles were renamed liberty measles, and the City University of New York reduced by one credit every course in German. Fourteen states banned the speaking of German in public schools. The military adversary was thousands of miles away, but German-Americans provided convenient local scapegoats. In Van Houten, New Mexico, an angry mob accused an immigrant miner of supporting Germany and forced him to kneel before them, kiss the flag, and shout "To hell with the Kaiser." In Illinois, a group of zealous patriots accused Robert Prager, a German coal miner, of hoarding explosives. Though Prager asserted his loyalty to the very end, he was lynched by the angry mob. Explosives were never found.
Emotional appeals and simplistic caricatures of the enemy influenced many Americans, but the CPI recognized that certain social groups had more complex propaganda needs. In order to reach intellectuals and pacifists, the CPI claimed that military intervention would bring about a democratic League of Nations and end warfare forever.
With other social groups, the CPI modified its arguments, and interpreted the war as "a conflict to destroy the threat of German industrial competition (business group), to protect the American standard of living (labour), to remove certain baneful German influences in our education (teachers), to destroy German music - itself a subtle propaganda (musicians), to preserve civilization, 'we' and `civilization' being synonymous (nationalists), to make the world safe for democracy, crush militarism, [and] establish the rights of small nations et al. (religious and idealistic groups)." It is impossible to make rigorous statements about which one of these appeals was most effective, but this is the advantage that the propagandist has over the communications scholar. The propagandist is primarily concerned with effectiveness and can afford to ignore the methodological demands of social science.
Finally, like most propagandists, the CPI was frequently dishonest. Despite George Creel's claim that the CPI strived for unflinching accuracy, many of his employees later admitted that they were quite willing to lie. Will Irwin, an ex-CPI member who published several confessional pieces after the war, felt that the CPI was more honest than other propaganda ministries, but made it clear that "we never told the whole truth - not by any manner of means." Citing an intelligence officer who bluntly said "you can't tell them the truth," G.S Viereck argued that, as on all fronts, victories were routinely manufactured by American military authorities. The professional propagandist realizes that, when a single lie is exposed, the entire campaign is jeopardized. Dishonesty is discouraged, but on strategic grounds, not moral grounds.
According to Lasswell, many former agents of the CPI stayed in Washington and New York and took advantage of their skill and contacts. [...] "the history of propaganda in the war would scarcely be worthy of consideration here, but for one fact - it did not stop with the armistice." (Describes more about how propaganda was then converted to domestic services, by government and big business, applied to "problems of peace", i.e. domestic unrest and corporate profit margin, and demonizing the Soviet Union with fake stories about "St. Bartholemew nights" "Death to all bourgeois!" and loose communist women, rather than simply discussing the economic issues surrounding communism.)
Democracy threatened: Communication between citizens was assumed to be a necessary element of the democratic process. During the first world war, America's leaders felt that citizens were not making the correct decisions quickly enough, so they flooded the channels of communication with dishonest messages that were designed to stir up emotions and provoke hatred of Germany. The war came to an end, but propaganda did not. For the past seven decades, those who lead our nation, along with those who seek to overthrow it, have mouthed the ideals of Jefferson while behaving like Bernays.
Is propaganda compatible with democracy, or does it undermine the population's ability to think critically about world events? What happens when simplistic, emotional appeals are endlessly repeated? During the war, Bourne complained that "simple syllogisms are substituted for analysis, things are known by their labels, [and] our heart's desire dictates what we shall see." Could this description apply equally to a political climate in which slogans like "Three Strikes, You're Out," "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and "Just Say No" are treated as if they were actual policies for dealing with social needs?
What of the propagandist's argument that the complexity of the modern world makes obsolete the Enlightenment faith in popular wisdom? It is impossible for one person to simultaneously be an expert in foreign policy, labour disputes, the environment, the educational system, health care, constitutional law, and scientific regulation. Even the President is forced to rely on the advice of key advisors. Should America follow Bernays' prescription and accept the wisdom of "a leadership democracy administered by the intelligent minority who know how to regiment and guide the masses?" Or is "leadership democracy" simply one stage of our democratic development? Could it someday be replaced by something more far reaching?
Does the myth of "interactivity" legitimize an unbalanced social relationship, or does it make it possible for the audience to challenge the propagandist? (The Web and Talk Radio cited.)
The important difference between our "leadership democracy" and a totalitarian state is that we are allowed to raise questions such as these. However, history shows that, in times of political crisis and social dislocation, this freedom is one of the first to disappear. As we approach the end of the twentieth century, finding answers to these questions is more important than ever.
Article contributed by Aaron Delwiche (Doctoral candidate in the School of Communications at the University of Washington).
a few more details: http://www.firstworldwar.com/features/propaganda.htm