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We are Not Alone

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog I was moved to write this essay because of an odd circumstance that occurred to me on Friday (Sept. 10). Part 1: In downtown Shanghai, there is a magnificent Buddhist temple (Jing’An Temple) separated from a shopping mall by a pedestrian walkway. Across the street is a large park with a small lake (a pond, actually) hidden in its center, and on the

Today’s Cardboard Cutout Corporate Heroes – Virgin Births All

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog What do the following people have in common? George Soros, Elon Musk, Jeffery Epstein, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Sanger, Jimmy Wales. Two things. One, they are Jewish. Two, they condensed from a spiritual mist to almost suddenly become household names, men of immense wealth whose companies exert huge influence on Western society – but men who apparently achieved these enviable heights without the usual

Propaganda and the Media: Fact-Checking – Part 7

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, June 27, 2021 In our world today, who desperately needs to be “fact-checked“? The mass media, of course. And, in today’s world, who owns, funds, and controls the entire fact-checking infrastructure and conducts all the fact-checks? The mass media, of course. So, the inmates are running the asylum and the foxes are guarding the henhouse. What could possibly go wrong? First, let’s disabuse ourselves of the foolish

Propaganda and the Media — Censorship, or Burning the History Books — Part 6

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog,   I have written elsewhere that probably 90%, or even 95%, of everything that you know, or think that you know, or that you believe to be true about history, is wrong. To state another way, if we were to take the history of the entire world for the past 500 years and condense it into a history book of 100 pages, a full 50 of

Propaganda and the Media — Let’s Tell Some Lies — Part 5

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, June 13, 2021 I stated in earlier articles that we are subjected – more often than we might imagine – to news articles that were entirely fictitious, reporting on news events that either never occurred, or where the description bore no resemblance to the actual event. One of the most common ploys is to fabricate an event – usually an atrocity tale of some nature –

Propaganda and the Media: All you have to do is think – Part 4

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, May 21, 2021 If I were a dictator, one of my first dictates would be that every adult must take at least one university-level course in logic. In today’s world, with what is essentially an international criminal element in control, one which effectively manages public perception through their leverage over the mass media, readers would benefit immensely from some exposure to the principles of logic. The main

Propaganda and the Media — Part 3 – Establishing and Controlling the Narrative

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog The Globe & Mail is a respectable broadsheet long recognised as Canada’s national newspaper. Some years ago, the Globe published an article detailing the atrocities then being committed against the Arabs in Palestine. The article wasn’t inflammatory or ideological, but simply an accurate chronicle of events the editors believed should be brought to the attention of the world. The very next morning, the entire top half of the

Propaganda and the Media – Deception on a Grand Scale – Part 2

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, May 16, 2021 Much of the US media attention directed to China is unrelated to news in any sense, but is part of an extensive propaganda program designed to inflict serious discomfort on China’s government, using the political pressure of the media in attempts to force China to accommodate US and European political and commercial interests. This is often done in attempts to mitigate the punishment

Propaganda and the Media: Part 1 – Introduction

By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, May 10, 2021 Note to Readers: For a period of about ten years, I operated a website of political commentary that contained thousands of articles, many of which were content from various media, but many being my own work. That website experienced occasional but persistent DDOS and other attacks by forces unknown Some years ago, I published on that website a three-page article on the Western media

Dealing With Demons

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Nüshu (女书)

By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog On September 4, 2004, Yang Huanyi died at her home in Central China. She was 98 years old, and the last fluent practitioner of Nüshu, one of the oldest and most beautiful, and certainly one of the more intriguing languages in the world. (1) (2) Nüshu, (女书), (literally, women’s writing and/or women’s script) is the only known language in the history of the world that was

Captain America – The Man with Two Brains

By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog An earlier essay titled, “If America Dissolves . . .” formed an introduction to the series on Bernays and Propaganda. This essay functions as the epilogue. I will briefly repeat here several observations I made earlier, in order to develop a point that requires some elaboration. In the essay titled The Utopia Syndrome, I mentioned Elizabeth Anderson’s theory of what I call ‘The Propaganda Mask’, which

Bernays and Propaganda – Propaganda Continues Unabated – Part 5

By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog In most nations, when a particular criminal conduct reaches epidemic proportion, the government finally acts decisively to eradicate it. Not in America; they solve the problem by legalising it. They did this with influence-peddling (lobbying) and drugs, the same now occurring with domestic propaganda which has been against the law for a very long time to protect citizens from psychological manipulation and control by their own

Bernays and Propaganda – The Transition to Education and Commerce – Part 4

By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog The success of Lippman and Bernays did not go unnoticed in many segments of American society. Universities in particular realised the potential of these new propaganda techniques to form, manipulate and control social perceptions and behavior. Schools and Universities in the US had never been viewed as an educational system but more as tools of a public disciplinary system, a method both of

Bernays and Propaganda – Democracy Control

By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog From their experiences in the formulation, manipulation and control of public perception and opinion with the CPI, both Lippman and Bernays later wrote of their open contempt for a “malleable and hopelessly ill-informed public” in America. (1) Lippmann had already written that the people in a democracy were simply “a bewildered herd” of “ignorant and meddlesome outsiders” (2) who should be maintained only

Bernays and Propaganda – The Marketing of War

By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog   In the revelation of propaganda as a tool of public mind control and its use for war marketing, it is worthwhile to examine the historical background of Bernays’ war effort. At the time, the European Zionist Jews had made an agreement with England to bring the US into the war against Germany, on the side of England, a favor for which England

Bernays and Propaganda

By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog Many years ago, the Jewish-American political commentator Walter Lippmann realised that political ideology could be completely fabricated, using the media to control both presentation and conceptualisation, not only to create deeply-ingrained false beliefs in a population, but also to entirely erase undesirable political ideas from the public mind. This was the beginning of not only the American hysteria for freedom, democracy and patriotism,

If America Dissolves

By Larry Romanoff for the Saker Blog This essay is an introduction to the topic of Mass Propaganda and, perhaps more importantly, to a brief series of articles detailing how the US has been for more than 100 years the most propagandised and brainwashed nation in the world. The history of this has been buried for generations, but the facts are indisputable. One of the most important elements in this

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