"Propaganda itself cannot be efficient unless it
brings into play
the whole state organization, and particularly the police
Jacques Ellul, Technological Society, 1964
"All effective propaganda must be confined
to a few bare necessities and then must be expressed in
These stereotyped formulas must be constantly repeated, for only
constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea upon the memory
of a crowd." - Adolph Hitler
We Make Threats Not Promises
(actual US military badge)
psychological warfare programs helped shape mass com- munication research into
a distinct scholarly field, strongly influencing the choice of leaders and
determining which of the competing scientific paradigms of communication would
be funded, elaborated, and en- couraged to prosper.
The state usually
did not directly determine what scientists could or could not say, but it did
significantly influence the
selection of who would do the "authoritative" talking in the field." -
Christopher Simpson, Science of Coercion
to how much propaganda goes into maintaining the propaganda machine itself.
This is done because propaganda is just that central to the maintenance
of dominant power structures.
Much effort is spent building trust in
establishment narrative management outlets while sowing distrust in sources of
You'll see entire propaganda campaigns built around
accomplishing solely this." - Caitlin Johnstone
"When the corporate
media in some foreign countries serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of their
government, the result is ludicrous propaganda.
corporate media in our country
serve as megaphones for the rhetoric of the US government, the result is
"During a war,
news should only be
given out for instruction.
It is possible to prove, with sufficient
repetition and a psychological understanding of the individuals concerned, that
a square is in fact a circle.
They are mere words, and
words can be molded
until they clothe ideas in disguise." - Herman Hesse
familiar to propagandists is that the doctrine
to be instilled in the target audience should not be articulated: that
would only expose them to reflection,
inquiry, and, very
The proper procedure is
to drill it home by constantly presupposing them, so that they become the very
condition for discourse." - Noam
"If information is, by nature,
completely honest, unadorned,
and clear, then propaganda is falsehood, desire for power, Machiavellianism,
crooked in intent. All propaganda must be eliminated if the public is to
be truly educated. Wherever there is propaganda, information, if it is
to survive, must utilize the same weapons. It must
engage in a struggle against the inaccuracy of
the facts proclaimed by propaganda. Any kind
of propaganda, therefore, forces the informant to engage in counterpropaganda. " - Jacques Ellul
"In my line of work you got to keep repeating
things over and over and
over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of
catapult the propaganda."
George Walker Bush, Greece, NY, May 24, 2005
Technology has made it possible to
induce and disrupt the cognitive functioning of
Your thoughts may not be your own, but rather
ones that have been implanted by
successful social engineering through scientifically validated propaganda
An American is exposed to over 3000 messages
The Roman Catholic Church of the Counter Reformation coined
with the word propaganda for
"Propaganda is most effective when it is
American people don't know is that American
propaganda is hidden.
In a closed society, propaganda is obvious and
reluctantly tolerated for fear of the
In an faux open society, the hidden and integrated characteristics of
propaganda con-vinces people they are not being manipulated.
why the concept of propaganda in America is so problematic and painted in a
strictly negative light as fake news.
Propaganda is supposed to be
something that Adolf Hitler mastered
and that his film maker Leni Riefenstahl made into a perverse art form.
It is not supposed to be part of an open society.
What could be more
propagandistic than Bush's message that Americans are do-gooders in a global
battle against evil?" - Nancy Snow
A great deal of time
and wealth is spent to guide American popular
opinion in a predefined
direction down particular avenues to the 'correct' opinion.
Euphemisms such as
consulting, news consulting, advertising, infomercials,
damage control, and
the art of spin have taken
the place of the word propaganda in the English lexicon.
millions of dollars have been spent researching how best to
manipulate the opinions of the
American people for
Hundreds of billions have been spent on advertising agencies,
public relations firms and
to influence American opinion.
Taxpayer funds are used to
pay private contractors
for dissemination of
propaganda at nearly all levels of government as
an uninformed ignorant
populace is far easier to manipulate than
an informed, thinking
human brain processes
different sensory mediums in
Words are put through
a symbol decoding
process as the brain
deciphers the sentence structure and words in order to
properly interpret the
In this process, both the
subconscious mind go
through an internal debate comparing
and interpreting new information with what is
already known to be true.
But a graphic image is
instantly processes by the right brain as true and real
bypassing the internal debate
Information presented in a
visual format or a musical sound
format has a much greater impact on the
subconscious than symbols as
processing circuits of the left brain have been put on hold.
long periods of time, recurring imagery
has a built up effect on the viewer which
allows for the subconscious to
manifest these images as reality.
The best example is the American
fear of terrorism implanted
by the never ending stream of death and
misery seen on television and
in the movies.
claim television is a means of relaxation.
This has been confirmed
by electroencephalograph (EEG) readings of
skin résistance and heart rates
of people watching television.
Attraction to moving images
is centered on the biological orienting
response is a part of all mammals
evolutionary heritage as a biological sensitivity to movement and
potential predatory threats.
Orienting response reactions include
dilation of blood
vessels to the brain, slowing of the heart,
constriction of blood
vessels to major muscle groups.
The brain is gathering
information while the body momentarily
response to the stressor, the body prepares for either "fight or
The body responds by
releasing quick energy in stored
fuels of sugar and fat.
increases to supply more
oxygen to the blood.
Muscle tension increases to prepare for
clotting mechanisms are activated to
reduce bleeding from
Senses become more acute (pupils dilate, hearing and smell
Heart rate and blood pressure
rise to provide blood to the muscles.
And then the
Veil of Cognitive
evaporates and you step into
protective posture allows you to
cope with potential
dangers by shuting down logic
processing centers that are used to identify what is being seen.
Images may be directly
implanted into the subconscious as reality even though
these images portray a reality
far from the truth.
1917 With World War
I dragging on in Europe Bernard Mannes Baruch and
House have Woodrow Wilson
enlist George Creel.
George Creel forms the The Committee of Public
Information, the Creel
Commission, which primes and greases the US propaganda machine.
Edward Louis Bernays
sythesizes the ideas of Gustave Le Bon and Wilfred
Trotter on crowd
psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle,
Edward Louis Bernays
felt it was necessary to manipulate the public through propaganda to dampen
down the "herd instinct".
Edward Louis Bernays,
author of Propaganda, is one of the first to attempt to manipulate
public opinion using the psychology of the
"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the
organized habits and opinions of the masses
is an important element in a 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,
suggested, largely by
social engineers we have never heard of.
This is a logical
result of the way in which our society is organized.
Vast numbers of human beings
must coöperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly
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 who understand the
mental processes and
social patterns of the
the wires to control the public consciousness." - Edward
Walter Lippmann argued propaganda was necessary to 'manufacture
consent' and that 'the
common interests elude public opinion entirely'.
To this end Walter
Lippmann suggested propaganda could only be understood and managed by a 'specialized class of responsible
men' who are intelligent enough to
figure out what was best for
Louis Bernays, the father of the public
relations industry, and Walter Lippmann, the dean of American journalists,
a major foreign and domestic policy critic, and
an important theorist of
neoliberal democracy were drafted along with a group of cartoonists,
writers, editors, publishers.
popularized tobacco smoking with American women by hiring beautiful women
to walk down Madison Avenue while smoking cigarettes, giving women the idea
that smoking is synonymous with beauty.
Within a year Bernays and Walter
Lippmann, through the machinations of the Creel
Commission, turn a large number of Americans from a population friendly to
Germans into a fervent anti-German populace.
no one was allowed to think
freely; now it is permitted, but
no one is capable of it any more. Now
people want to think only what
they are supposed to think, and
consider freedom." - Oswald Spengler
Ivan Pavlov studies
instinctive response to any sudden or novel visual or auditory
Carl Byoir leases two
Cuban newspapers, the Havana Post and the Havana Telegram.
He becomes an influential intermediary for
Americans wishing to invest
Byoir made his name helping FDR establish the March of
German television, dependent of vacuum tubes, is
conceived primarily as a
tool of propaganda rather than as
a means of
Cinema television is used
throughout the war for troop entertainment.
1933 Joseph Goebbels,
Reich Minister for Public Enlightenment and Propaganda, combines all
media dissemination vehicles - the press,
radio, film and
theater - into
one institution he
Joseph Goebbels considers media "a piano in the hands of the
government" on which the government could play.
realizes monotony may set in so he develops a theory that mass media should be
"uniform in principle"
but "polyform in
Goebbels hypothesis is based on the observations of
1937 The Great Atlantic and
Pacific Tea Company hires Carl Byoir to help it fight the powerful
anti-chain-store movement, which sought to break up big chains in order to
protect independent retailers and wholesalers.
Working behind the
scenes, Byoir organized a campaign to highlight the
benefits of chains in
reducing consumer prices.
September 15, 1938
1,600 publications run a full-page ad
headlined "A Statement of Public Policy by the Great Atlantic & Pacific
The advertisement criticizes a bill introduced by
Representative Wright Patman of Texas to impose punitive taxes on
The bill is blocked, and the power of the anti-chain movement
for a long while have realized that a lie is not good alone, "truth pays," that
propaganda must be based upon
facts." - Jacques Ellul
"There are two types of propaganda:
rational propaganda in favor of action
that is consonant with the enlightened self-interest of those who make it
and those to whom it is
propaganda that is not consonant with anybody's
self-interest, but is dictated by, and appeals to,
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
There are three 'colors' of
falsely attributed to a third party
- nothing less than a
form of intellectual subversion
Propagandists prepare a three stage
strategic campaign - the propaganda
techniques they chose are "Desensitization," "Jamming," and "Conversion" to build
sensitivity and moral
outrage by inundating
the public with
a continuous flood of repulsive
a very weary public to view
the issue under discussion with moral
indifference or apathy rather than
Jamming is psychological
terrorism used to silence dissenting opinion.
People that display strong moral
conviction are castigated as reactionaries.
Conversion is the
perception and belief through
allusion, insinuation and false
Propaganda 'converts' the
individual to the 'correct' way of thinking.
late 40s CIA begins recruiting American news
organizations and journalists to become spies and disseminators of
The effort is headed by
Allen Welsh Dulles,
Frank Wisner and Philip Graham.
Graham is publisher of the Washington Post, a major CIA player.
"It can be shown with plentiful evidence that Bradlee and the Post did
some, at best incomplete, at worst spurious, reporting on at least three
mammoth issues from its heyday: John Kennedy's assassination, the global
policies of JFK's presidency and even Richard Nixon's Watergate scandal.
There were several other major lapses - the murders of Martin Luther
King Jr. in 1968 and the CIA's Contra-drug-running in the 1980s." - James
DiEugenio, Ben Bradlee's Not Such 'A Good Life'
Eventually, the CIA media assets will include elements within ABC, NBC,
CBS, Time, Newsweek, Associated
Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Copley News Service and more.
CIA admits at least 25 organizations and 400 journalists became CIA
1949 CIA creates its first major
propaganda outlet, Radio Free
Over the next several decades, its broadcasts are so
blatantly false that it is considered illegal to publish transcripts of them in
early 1950's Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty are organized by the Agency as
outlets of propaganda.
The intent of Radio Free Europe is to
broadcast into the
Soviet Union and
Eastern Europe to
"keep hope alive among
friends"; "confuse, divide and
undermine enemies"; and "encourage uprisings
Bing Crosby, Henry Fonda,
Ronald Reagan, Rock
Hudson, and Barbara Stanwyck all made propaganda films or radio
"I was sitting on a
stool at the bar of the luxurious Grand Hotel waiting for an appointment
when the man sat down on the stool next to me.
from pictures in the press announcing his presence in Rome.
said hello, and we chatted bar talk until the chat turned into a short
interview, which I subsequently published in the European press.
asked him point-blank about the mysterious Stay-Behind Army.
To my surprise Colby almost boasted about the covert action
branches built throughout Western Europe known as
'Stay-Behind Nets', in Italy as Operation Gladio,
headquartered in Rome.
In that post-war period Colby was a young
intelligence officer assigned to the CIA station in the US Rome Embassy.
Officially the network was clandestine ready to be called into action
for sabotage when the time came.
Colby claimed in 1951 the chief of the
CIA in West Europe sent him to help build the Stay-Behind network.
aim was the creation of an Italian nationalism capable of
halting the slide to the left,' he said." - Gaither
Cold war disinformation arm of the CIA is centered in the "Mighty
Wurlitzer" propaganda offices of Wall Street veteran
This operation has
employees adept at planting press and radio stories, engaging with labor
unions, applying economic pressure, offering direct monetary payments while
waging political and cultural warfare.
Frank Wisner captured OSS
filmmaker John Ford and
studio bosses Cecil B.
DeMille (Paramount Pictures) and Darryl
Zanuck (20th Century-Fox).
Howard Hughes, the boss of RKO Pictures,
jumped on the transport plane "exacerbated by his desire to have Hughes
Aircraft profit from the Korean and any future anti-Soviet wars".
main concern was the
portrayal of race-relations in movies.
It was argued that the left
was using this issue to undermine the idea that America was a
democracy based on
Charles Douglas Jackson sent to
the producers of films called for scenes showing Blacks mixing on equal terms
J. Edgar Hoover, fearful of growing CIA power, gave Joseph
McCarthy details of an affair Frank Wisner had with Princess Caradja of
Joseph McCarthy began
claiming senior CIA members were security risks.
FBI refuses to give
Cord Meyer "security clearance".
Drew Pearson, Joe Alsop,
Walter Lippmann and
Edward Murrow all go into attack mode and Joseph Raymond McCarthy is
permanently damaged by the press coverage orchestrated by Frank
Cohn, a DoJ prosecutor at the espionage trial of Julius and Ethel
Rosenberg, is chief counsel in investigations of suspected communists, a top
political fixer, and Donald Trump's mentor and personal lawyer.
leaving McCarthy, Cohn has a 30-year career as an attorney in New York City.
His clients included
Donald Trump; New York
Yankees baseball club and New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner; Aristotle
Onassis; Mafia figures Tony Salerno, Carmine Galante, and John Gotti; Studio 54
owners Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager; the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New
York, and Texas financier and philanthropist Shearn Moody, Jr.
Secret life of J Edgar Hoover
1954 Edward Bernays most
infamous project is the propaganda effort behind the
CIA coup in Guatemala.
Framed as a "liberation from
communism" it is in fact a rekindling of the decades-long dictatorship to
protect the interests of the
United Fruit Company
who has hired him to manage the media
campaign against the liberal socialist government of
April 1967 "CIA send an official
memorandum dispatch to agency chiefs and stations.
This memo described
a strategy for discrediting critics of the Warren Report, the official
account for the assassination of President Kennedy.
At the time of the
memo, polls showed that 46% of Americans do not think Lee Harvey Oswald acted
alone, in contradiction to
the official narrative.
To counter such criticisms, the memo
proposes labeling critics as "conspiracy theorists" and
proposed Agency "propaganda assets" in media begin to
use this slur and related techniques to
The memo instructed media assets to discredit those questioning
government reports by saying the critics should be depicted as "wedded to theories adopted before the
evidence was in, hasty
or inaccurate in their research, or
infatuated with their own
The approach laid out by the memo was adopted by many in
American media." - Kevin Ryan
March 1967 Ramparts
publishes NSA and the CIA by Sol Stern.
NSA and the CIA
reports CIA funding of the National Student Association; exposed the
whole system of anti-Communist front organizations in Europe,
South America while naming
Cord Meyer as key to this campaign.
This article also notes the funding
of the literary journal Encounter, Stephen Spender and Irving
The Ramparts Affair
"The 1960's witnessed a democratic
of democratic fervor in America."
Select Committee to Study Governmental
Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities:
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
commercial book publishers,
and foreign media."
Frank Church argues the cost of misinforming the
world is costing American taxpayers an estimated $265 million a
Trilateral Commission, issues report labeled 'Governability of
Huntington, a political science professor at
Harvard University and a
long time consultant to the White House,
writes there is a huge growth of citizen participation 'in the forms of
marches, demonstrations, protest movements, and cause organizations.'
levels of self-consciousness on the part of the disenfranchised, 'marked
expansion of white-collar unionism,' all add up to 'a reassertion of
unalienable rights in social, economic and political life'.
"The essence of the democratic surge of the 1960's is
a general challenge to existing
systems of authority, public and private.
In one form or another,
manifested itself in the family, the university, business,
public and private associations,
politics, the governmental
bureaucracy, and the military
no longer felt the same obligation to obey
those whom they had previously
considered superior to themselves in age, rank,
character, or talents." -
At the forefront of
White House thinking is
the command and control of the global
marketplace through information manipulation and
television programs, recorded music,
theme parks, advertising and news broadcasts
offer a Talmudwood perspective.
A Talmudwood program structure is
exported globally resulting in a corporate
style which includes shorter news segments,
a de-emphasis on government and
politics, fewer talking heads, more graphic material,
"warm and fuzzy" stories and more
to win the election, needs the
support of a broad coalition, however,
the day after the
election, the size of his majority is irrelevant to his ability to govern
What counts then is the president's ability to mobilize
support from leaders of key
This coalition must include
individuals in Congress,
the executive branch,
corporate media and the
corporate industrial sector." -
1977 New York Times investigative series states the
Agency owned or subsidized more than 50 newspapers,
radio stations, periodicals
and other communications facilities.
Paid agents infiltrated a dozen
foreign news organizations, and at least 22 American news organizations employ agents as
US publishers print over 1,000 books produced or subsidized by
Copely News Service works closely with the
intelligence services - in fact, 23 employees are full-time employees of the
Byron Reeves and Esther Thorson began to study whether the formal features of
television - cuts, edits, zooms,
pans, sudden noises - activate the biological orienting response, thereby
keeping attention on the screen.
Watching brain waves
affected by cuts, edits, zooms, pans, and
sudden noises they concluded that
stylistic tricks can
indeed trigger involuntary responses through
significance of detecting movement.
Their findings explain the
never ending action of broadcast
advertisements and why older people prefer peaceful drama over youthful
Passivity and a lower
level of alertness correlate with televison veiwing.
television is turned off, the sense
of relaxation dissipates quickly, but passivity and
lowered alertness remain for a considerable
occurs quickly, people are
to associate viewing of television with a
lack of tension.
Once the screen is turned back on
begins and a hypnotic
state is once again entered into.
The association is positively
reinforced as viewers remain relaxed throughout viewing, and it is negatively
reinforced via the stress
and dysphoric rumination
that occurs once the television screen goes blank again.
Habit forming drugs work in
a similar manner.
A tranquilizer that
leaves the body rapidly is much more likely to cause dependence than one
that leaves the body slowly, precisely because the user is more
aware that the
effects of the drug are wearing off.
"People see the headline, see
what the story is supposedly about, there is already a built-in set of
expectations from the audience. When we write the stories we can play off of
and play against those expectations." - Rene Balcer
1988 Talmudwood has skimmed stories from headlines for decades
and television has followed suit.
Millions of Americans watch the
Even more watch the entertainment that surrounds
The most popular programs are
fictionalized accounts of pseudo
uses the theories, concepts and
psychology to study the impact of media on individuals, groups, and
Media psychology studies the psychological parameters of
communications between people that are
mediated by a
technology or conduit other than air.
Media psychology is
interested in delivering
intervention strategies through print and electronic media to modify every
aspect of human behavior.
This is done through the black magic
screen with music, camera
angles, editing, lighting and all facets of sound and image production that
create impressions that
facilitate immersion in the
pseudo reality presented.
The field of media
psychology has found the most effective means of indoctrinating and
conditioning people is to embed the message to be
conveyed into the narratives of the compounded fictionalized
are branded when the prescribed message is able to bypass the conscious
attention of the receiver.
Social and political agendas
can be subconsciously set and the manner in which reality is understood can be
Corporations spend thousands of
hours and millions of dollars devising ways to decieve the public, the
public has little time to design counter strategies.
to adequately control a target
population an emotional
response must be conditioned into the
subconscious of the target population -
a manufactured desire the
target population is
consciously unaware of.
Media literacy, knowing how the messages
conveyed by media affect us emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally, and how
to defend against indoctrinating messages, is vital for an informed, free
Archives of General Psychiatry report finds for each hour of television
viewed per day male teenagers had a statistically significant greater
likelihood of developing depression in young adulthood.
"Media is so
image rich and content poor that it just serves to capture the eye, manipulate
emotions, and short-circuit reason. Propaganda industries function increasingly
like adult obedience
industries . " - Nancy Snow
"Moving from one stimulus to
another, the mind develops a higher and higher tolerance to stimulation.
So the dosage must increase:
video games that are more
exciting, television is faster-paced, more dramatic.
television programming have over the last few
decades become increasingly fast-paced, the editing faster,
the scenes shorter, the
special effects more dramatic."
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