December 14, 2016
With so much vitriol flying in every direction these days about,
...it's crucial to acknowledge and understand the fact that there is a definitive science to distorting reality and manufacturing public consent.
Many of the deliberate techniques of this form of social mind control are well-documented, having been revealed by industry insiders, experts, and content manufacturers.
In the Beginning
Known as the father of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays was the original pioneer of social engineering via mass media.
In the early 20th century Bernays laid the foundation for cultural programming at the whole-society level by helping to transform a mostly rural agrarian based society into a homogenized culture of consumers and devout statists.
The principles he set in motion have dramatically influenced the growth of our culture, and now, having carried his torch into the 21st century, here's what several experts on modern brainwashing, propaganda and mind control have revealed about their craft.
A Renowned CBS Journalists Explains 'Astroturfing'
One of the most important things happening in our world today is the corruption of grass-roots movements and how these movements are portrayed in the media to achieve very specific social and political results.
We see this at work in major ways today as dozens of seemingly organic social movements are repeatedly used to create the ongoing narrative of social chaos, racism, division, and political protest.
These methods are used to give people the impression that there is widespread support for an agenda, when, in reality, the public may not have any true interest at play.
Astroturf tactics are also used to discredit or criticize those that disagree with certain agendas, using stereotypical names such as,
...and other popular catch terms.
Here is a summary of astroturf tactics, as described by Attkisson:
A thorough presentation on the matter by Attkisson can be seen, here:
Filmmaker Tells You All about Subliminal Messaging
Subliminal messaging is a staple of modern mind control, and when bombarded with such cleverly concealed information, the emotional mind can be triggered, and a person's intellect can be subjugated in favor of base mental processes such as fear or sexual desire.
A person may not consciously realize why they start to become more attracted to certain behaviors, lifestyles or products, but the attraction is real and materializes in their personal choices.
In the 2011 documentary Programming the Nation, filmmaker and former advertising sales rep, graphic artist and digital media producer, Jeff Warrick, provides modern examples of how subliminal messages and other subconscious techniques are used in advertising and other media to reinforce cultural norms and social programs such as consumerism, health choices, the materialization of women's bodies, and the glorification of violence.
In the film, Warrick examines how these effective techniques have conditioned the United States public to accept certain lifestyle choices by veiled suggestion placed in ads, television programs, films and newscasts:
The effects of decades of manipulative media can be seen in,
These two expert examples are but a couple among many techniques used to sway public opinion and change public behavior, but for these to be effective, the public must be remain unaware of the how the science of social programming and brainwashing are at work manipulating our lives.