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, but of all manufactured political opinion, a process that has been operative ever since. Lippmann created these theories of mass persuasion of the public, using totally fabricated “facts” deeply insinuated into the minds of a gullible public, but there is much more to this story. An Austrian Jew named Edward Louis Bernays, who was the nephew of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, was one of Lippmann’s most precocious students and it was he who put Lippmann’s theories into practice. Bernays is widely known in America as the father of Public Relations, but he would be much more accurately described as the father of American war marketing as well as the father of mass manipulation of the public mind.
Bernays claimed “If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind” it will be possible “to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing about it”. He called this scientific technique of opinion-molding the ‘engineering of consent’, and to accomplish it he merged theories of crowd psychology with the psychoanalytical ideas of his uncle Sigmund Freud. Bernays regarded society as irrational and dangerous, with a “herd instinct”, and that if the multi-party electoral system (which was fabricated by a group of European elites as a population control mechanism) were to survive and continue to serve those elites, massive manipulation of the public mind was necessary. These elites, “invisible people”, would have, through their influence on government and their control of the media, a monopoly on the power to shape thoughts, values, and responses of the citizenry. His conviction was that this group should flood the public with misinformation and emotionally-loaded propaganda to “engineer” the acquiescence of the masses and thereby rule over them. According to him, this manufactured consent of the masses, creating conformity of opinion molded by the tool of false propaganda, would be vital for the survival of democracy. (1) (1a) (2)
Bernays wrote, “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.” He stated that in America, people are governed, their minds molded, their tastes formed, their ideas suggested, largely by men they have never heard of. He claimed, “This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner. In almost every act of our daily lives we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.” (3)
In his main work titled ‘Propaganda’, (4) (4a) which he wrote in 1928, Bernays argued that the manipulation of public opinion was a necessary part of democracy in which individuals were inherently dangerous (to the rapacity of the elites) but could be harnessed and channeled by these same elites for their economic benefit. He wrote further that “No serious sociologist any longer believes that the voice of the people expresses any … wise idea. The voice of the people expresses the mind of the people, and that mind is made up for it by … those persons who understand the manipulation of public opinion. It is composed of inherited prejudices and symbols and clichés and verbal formulas supplied to them by the leaders. Fortunately, the … politician is able, by the instrument of propaganda, to mold and form the will of the people.” He clearly believed that virtually total control of a population was possible, and perhaps easy to accomplish: “So vast are the numbers of minds which can be regimented, and so tenacious are they when regimented, that (they produce) an irresistible pressure before which legislators, editors, and teachers are helpless.”
And it wasn’t only the public masses that were ‘inherently dangerous’, but a nation’s leaders fit this description as well, therefore also requiring manipulation and control. Bernays realised that if you can influence the leaders of a nation, either with or without their conscious cooperation, you can control the government and the country, and that is precisely where he set his sights. Bernays again: “In some departments of our daily life, in which we imagine ourselves free agents, we are ruled by dictators exercising great power. There are invisible rulers who control the destinies of millions. It is not generally realized to what extent the words and actions of our most influential public men are dictated by shrewd persons operating behind the scenes. Nor, what is still more important, the extent to which our thoughts and habits are modified by authorities.” He went on to tell us that “The invisible government tends to be concentrated in the hands of the few because of the expense of manipulating the social machinery which controls the opinions and habits of the masses.” And in this case, the “few” are the wealthy elites, their even wealthier bankers, and their brethren who control the media, publishing and entertainment industries.
US President Wilson was desperate to fulfill his obligations to his handlers by putting the US into the First World War as they wished, but was having little success with public opinion at home; few Americans wanted to enter the European war. In 1917 Wilson founded what was called The Committee on Public Information, of which Bernays became a star member. It was Bernays’ vast propaganda schemes and his influence in promoting the patently false idea that US entry to the war was primarily aimed at “bringing democracy to all of Europe”, that proved so successful in altering public opinion about the war. Thanks to Edward Bernays, American war marketing was born and would never die.
Until the First World War, these theories of creating an entirely false public opinion based on misinformation, then manipulating this for population control, were still only theories, but the astounding success of propaganda by Bernays and his group during the war laid bare the possibilities of perpetually controlling the public mind on all matters. The “shrewd” designers of Bernays’ “invisible government” developed a standard technique for what was essentially propaganda and mind control, or at least opinion control, and infiltrated it throughout the US government, its departments and agencies, and its leaders and politicians. Coincident with this, they practiced infecting the leaders of every identifiable group – fraternal, religious, commercial, patriotic, social – and encouraging these men to likewise infect their supporters.
Bernays was apparently stunned by the outstanding success of his democracy slogan and hate campaign in swaying public opinion in favor of war, and so immediately began to apply his model to peacetime enterprises. “In applying his uncle’s Freudian theories to deal with public conceptions, Bernays realised that provoking a fear of communism and then manipulating the public’s emotions toward it, could be a sure recipe for success in the widespread engineering of popular opinion and control of the population. This theory was so powerful that it became a weapon of its own during the cold war.” The term ‘propaganda’ had acquired a poor reputation so Bernays created and promoted the term ‘Public Relations’, but of course his processes were no such thing. Bernays’ PR ethic involved psychological manipulation and control of the public mind through cleverly-devised – and thoroughly false – propaganda.
Bernays carries the blame for more than American entry into the two world wars, having been instrumental in paving the way for the US cannibalisation and military colonisation of much of the world, and for the US installing and supporting the dozens of brutal military dictatorships around the world. His first international project was helping to engineer the US overthrow of the popular elected government of Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala. At the time, the Rockefellers’ United Fruit Company and various US elites and international financiers owned most of Guatemala including 70% of all the arable land, the communications facilities, the only railroad and shipping port, and controlled most exports. When Arbenz commenced expropriations and land redistribution, Bernays developed a massive propaganda campaign that colored Arbenz as communist, a terrorist, an enemy to democracy, a blot on humanity, and much more, to the extent that American public opinion supported an outrageous travesty and one of the most brutal violations of human rights in US history. Bernays’ template has been used about 70 times with US invasions of that many nations, which is one source of the vast disconnect between what the American people believe their government has done and what it has actually done. As a side note, Guatemala appealed to the United Nations to stop the Americans’ massive interference in their country, a plea that was sympathetically received by UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold who proved troublesome for the US. He would do so again a few years later, and would be assassinated by the CIA for his trouble.
I discussed earlier the black and white mentality that pervades America. Much of this is supported by the witch-hunting versions of Christianity that Americans have embraced, but much of the blame must be laid on Bernays’ propaganda methods. Bernays himself asserted that propaganda could produce rapid and strong emotional responses in the public, but that the range of these responses was limited because the emotional loading inherent in his propaganda would create a kind of binary mentality, eventually forcing the population into a programmed black and white world – which is precisely what we see in the US today. This isn’t difficult to understand. In a discussion of a landscaping option for our garden, we could have a range of dispassionate responses from antipathy to adoration, but when Bernays flooded the public with fabricated tales of Germans killing babies, the range of potential responses was not dispassionate but rather entirely emotional and would be limited to either abhorrence or perhaps a blocking of the information. In a sense, our emotional switch will be forced into either an ‘on’ or ‘off’ position, with no other reasonable choices. We see this in debates on subjects like global warming, where positions do not correspond to educational or employment circumstances, nor to experience, but tend to be strongly emotional responses along ideological and political lines with precisely the kind of binary mentality Bernays predicted.
It is interesting to note that the manipulators eventually became the manipulated. Wilson, in his eagerness to manipulate public opinion in favor of war, failed to realise he was himself being manipulated by his handlers, by these same elite propagandists whose war ambitions he was fulfilling, as well as other schemes they had already planted in his mind. The puppeteer became the puppet, and the practice became permanent. The elite few, as Bernays called them, realised early on the potential for control of governments, and in every subsequent US administration the president and his White House staff, the politicians, the leaders of the military and intelligence agencies, all fell prey to this same disease of shrewd manipulation. Roosevelt’s “intense desire for war” (5) (6) (7) in 1939 was the result of this same infection process and, once infected, he of course approved of the infection of the entire American population. George Bush with Iraq and Obama with Libya and Syria are not different. Walter Lippmann and Edward Bernays succeeded beyond their wildest expectations.
Bernays was very correct in stating that a society’s ability to participate in a democracy was dependent on how well-informed the society was, but Americans fail to appreciate that it is ignorance and not knowledge or education that protects the existence of multi-party political systems. That is why American leaders, controlled by the same “invisible government” and with a fully-compliant elite-owned media, have intentionally misrepresented their current policies and actions to the public, while their “elite few” specialised in massive historical revisionism, especially American history in the world and the effects of that history on other nations. By keeping Americans ignorant and uninformed, their minds filled with foolish and false myths, and forever distracted by irrelevancies, American leaders and their puppet-masters have used Bernays’ theories to control public opinion and beliefs with lies, religion, patriotism and emotional propaganda. It was very much an “engineered ignorance” created by a continuing program of misinformation, manipulation and deception, a shrewdly-planned subversion of the American public.
The almost overwhelming political-religious ideological fog permeating America today is due to generations of institutionalized deception and propaganda, and is the direct cause of much of the renowned ignorance of the American people. Their capitalist ideology as well, is rooted in economic misconceptions and false propaganda, with the result that almost no Americans today have any understanding of the real (and largely criminal) reasons for their nation’s economic success. The astonishing extent of the binary polarisation of politics and government is another example, yet few Americans have any understanding of their condition. As one author noted, “The wealthy in America have created an inherently imbalanced system that is exploitable by the wealthy and they are working through the use of propaganda and misinformation to convince Americans that the system is just, or, if anything, unfairly biased toward the poor.” And again, “The economic system that America has developed is dependent on the exploitation of foreign countries and the acquisition of foreign resources, which is why (the US) pursues a strategy of global preeminence.” He went on to state that the foreign policy of the American Right-Wing has been developed through extensive propaganda and exaggeration of foreign threats in order to maintain the conditions for public support and to justify the suppression of dissent.
I have written before that no Right-Wing government could survive in the full light of day with all truths exposed, because most of these truths are bitterly anti-social and designed only to create a flow of a nation’s wealth to the relatively few members of the elites and financiers. In order to function at all, a Right-Wing government like that in the US must be increasingly secretive and rely ever more heavily on Bernays and on his propaganda in order to produce in the population both his engineered consent and engineered ignorance, without which a democracy could not survive. This is so true that after World War II, the US military heavily restricted media control in occupied Germany and Japan because it recognized that the media could easily educate citizens to the dangers of the American presence both at home and in Europe. This veil of secrecy has been carried to an extent that the American and international elites have created what one writer called a massive framework of lies that functions as an arena within which the desired propaganda ideas are presented to the American people as information, but where the reality is very different from that in which American leadership functions. The same writer stated so perfectly, “Within this framework of lies the world appears to be a simplistic place of good and evil. The feeling of Americans that we are the most successful people on earth, and that America is the most successful country, is used to support the idea that America’s policies are inherently altruistic because our culture tells us that success is the measure of goodness. What is actually the case, though, is that America is successful precisely because American policy is not altruistic.”
The next essay in this series will outline in detail the beginnings – and the devastating results – of Bernays’ initial efforts.
Mr. Romanoff’s writing has been translated into 28 languages and his articles posted on more than 150 foreign-language news and politics websites in more than 30 countries, as well as more than 100 English-language platforms. Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. He is one of the contributing authors to Cynthia McKinney’s new anthology ‘When China Sneezes‘. His full archive can be seen at https://www.moonofshanghai.com/ and http://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/
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(4) https://www.amazon.com/Propaganda-Edward-Bernays/dp/0970312598; (4a) http://www.historyisaweapon.com/defcon1/bernprop.html
Good stuff, right on the button. Of course Bernays has been (quite rightly) subject to intense criticism by subsequent radical American theorists. Back in the 1970s I remember reading Vance Packard ‘The Hidden Persuaders’ (1957) and ‘The Naked Society’. Then of course came the massive intellectual critique of C Wright Mills ‘The Power Elite’ ‘The Sociological Imagination’ and ‘White Collar’ And not forgetting of course ‘The Manufacture of Consent’, by Herman and Chomsky, and a more recent study comes from John Perkins ‘Confessions of an Economic Hit Man’ all valuable contributions.
Having said this, however, the tidal wave of political and social conformity engineered by the PTB has engulfed the popular mind and has swept it aside to the extent that the masses have now lost the ability to think. This is particularly true of the intermediate social layers of white collar and professional elites. They compose the ‘outer party’ in Orwell’s 1984. They are both fanatical and insane. The elites know exactly what’s going on and manipulate (with the utmost cynicism) their shock troops in the middle stratum, who are they key players in keeping the elites in power.
This will end in catastrophe, elite systems always do. As Orwell once observed, ‘We no longer live in the age of faith, we live in the age of schizophrenia ,,, only with equality can sanity prevail.’
“the tidal wave of political and social conformity engineered by the PTB has engulfed the popular mind and has swept it aside to the extent that the masses have now lost the ability to think.”
What the fools (the foolishness is not in the conception a such, but rather the kind of application of an unfinished conception) didn’t envisage is the fact that they themselves sit in the same cave as well, whether they like it or not, thus it’s basically just a sophisticated type of cannibalism and/or suicide. There is no way they themselve can escape their machinations, it may take some time but then being irreversible and dead certain – The Walking Dead – yes the first will be last, HeHeHe – there cannot be a greater Horror than what they will experience !
So it still is and remains what it always was – a death cult.
Donald Trump has bought an island fortress. Obama has done the same and no doubt, so have all the big players. They obviously don’t intend to hang around for the final collapse and the chaos which will follow.
Perhaps this has been the plan all along. Millions, if not billions will die when the food chains break and disease and starvation are rife in lawless lands. It would certainly reduce mankind’s carbon footprint and any peasants would so grateful to their new feudal lords.
Imagine the power of the old feudal lords combined with the standard of living which today’s technology gives us. Nice work if you can get it!
Well, what they don’t know is that they themselves are the rot, so it’s futile to escape to an island. What they will bring forward are the consequences of their doing, there is no escape to this – their offspring will be executioners of the consequences anyway.
One cannot escape one’s Karma
‘Until the First World War, these theories of creating an entirely false public opinion based on misinformation, then manipulating this for population control, were still only theories,’
In this otherwise excellent and important article, Romanov omits William Randolph Hearst’s demand that his correspondent in Cuba ‘supply the photographs, I’ll supply the war’. This occurred a good 15 years before WWI.
Likewise, the Puritans’ characterization of Native Americans as ‘heathen savages” was more manipulation of the public to justify genocide.
American delusions of Exceptionalism and Manifest Destiny preceded Bernays and Lippmann.
Likewise, organized religion has intuitively known all about this means of controlling populations.
They didn’t burn people at the stake for nothing. Challenging official myth is an extreme threat to authority. Always has been.
But his basic point here is correct, Bernays and his successors made this into a science. Culminating in the dictum, “We create reality” espoused during the Bush administration, and of course, continuing on today.
Again, details are extremly important and that exclamation of Bush shows their fundamental mis-understanding of the topic it should be read “We create irreality” which is analogous to “We create lies” or “We create insanity” or “We manufacture Death and misery”.
Their manifest ‘creation’ is measuably different than the real thus almost everything is already been said about their creation and it’s destiny.
The problem is not that they think, but rather always stop short of the crucial point, because their ego intervenes, it sells better and furnishes the glow around the self which otherwise would not be possible all very, very old stuff.
But they certainly know how to sell stuff, albeit bad, very bad stuff.
The American world of hucksterism was already there in embryo and growing fast as soon as the Civil War ended and the opening shots for the full-on exploitation of the continent’s resources was on. A nation of hucksters and hucksterees was being born.
Rockefeller and other robber barons pioneered techniques for getting the press to print stories that started, and stopped, runs on Wall Street that they needed for their stock manipulations. In fact I think a number of newspapers were founded for this purpose by Rockefeller and other oil and railway barons. Every new communications technology quickly became the locus of new attempts to manipulate the public, disseminate certain ideas/(I guess we would now call them memes), and fears.
I don’t think radio was yet a factor in the run-up to WW1, so the Committee on Public Danger must have relied mainly on the press. But as soon as radios were invented both the Nazis and others were using them to the hilt for propaganda and control of the Overton Window. Bernays was born at the right time to pioneer how to use new technologies to slide his ideas into the country via radio, TV, and the popular press, esp. as molded by Madison Avenue manipulators.
Katherine, another important development in mass media communication, in addition to the Radio, is Cinema, and so-called Talkies, were the hot new thing by the end of the 1920s.
This is why we live under a tyrannical gvt, its all seemingly legal, but one misstep and the constitution grabs you by the ankle and shackles you to the truth.
Where you fall into an infinite denial and dream of being sleeping beauty while running the world.
“He clearly believed that virtually total control of a population was possible, and perhaps easy to accomplish”.
Well now, this is debatable. Let’s compare Europe to the US.
Europe has more than 2.000 years of history and tradition behind it, and controlling the minds of the population, a full 100 %, is impossible. Just look at the demonstrations in France. How many people are against Macron ? Also, take a look at Western propaganda directed against Russia. Oliver Carroll, the Moscow correspondent for The Independent newspaper in the UK, took to Twitter on Wednesday to opine on why locals had been broadly unmoved by the three-and-a-half year sentence handed down by a court to opposition activist Alexey Navalny the day before. Conclusion: “Russians lack self-worth”, no less. This type of mentality says it all. Western centers of power could not understand why Russians would not believe the Western narrative on Navalny and take to the streets. They forgot that Russia, too, has more than 2.000 years of history and that blogger Navalny has few supporters. Russia, by the way, is no banana republic for simple subversive methods to be used, which no doubt have both irritated and insulted many Russians.
How much history does the US possess ? One can argue that US history begins in 1865, when the US Civil War was concluded. The actual Civil War was basically a conflict between the Celtic South and Germanic North. After 1865 work began on creating a “unified” USA with a strong Federal Government. Well, a strong Federal Government was indeed created. However, how unified the country is, is open for debate.
What is the “propaganda” situation in the US today, ie. how successful is it ? There is no question that it is more successful than in Europe, with much of the population falling for media manipulations. However, even so, a full 100 % control has not been achieved, as the November elections have proved with mass support for Trump.
What is dangerous for the US is the fact that the centralized media manipulations are far more severe than in Europe, as the elites in Europe would not dare go all the way as the elites in the US have done, as this would lead to repercussions. The chief task of the MSM in the US is as follows: (1) To prevent a mass infusion of foreign news into the country, (2) To provide filtered, selective foreign news to the people of the US, (3) to reduce the amount of news which covers the US, (4) To concentrate news on local matters and thus train people to think locally and not nationally and thus be open to manipulation. This policy has achieved quite a bit of success. However, this policy has offended many.
Finally, we come to the question of democracy. The elites in the West constantly scream about democracy and human rights. Why ? Well, in the 14th century you had peasant uprisings in France and England against the aristocracies. The elites in the West took measures to prevent such things happening again. Democracy, based on the democracy which ostensibly existed in Greek city states, was introduced and cemented in the 19th century. The intent was to make the modern serfs heterogeneous and not homogeneous. The two party systems are introduced, and modern serfs were thus given an opportunity to vote. At the same time they were broken up, since they voted for different parties. As Lenin said, the best political opposition you can possibly have is the one you can control. The current political situation in the US proves it, when both Republicans and Democrats conspired to have Trump removed from Office by means of mass voter fraud. As one analyst has stated, the two political parties in the US are two hands controlled by the same head.
And the conclusion ? As the old saying goes, you can lie to some of the people some of the time, but you cannot lie to all of the people all of the time. We now have populism as a reaction, both in Europe and in the US, with Europe in the lead. This populism cannot be reversed, taking into consideration the fact that this century has seen the greatest transfer of wealth to the elites, the same being appropriated from the working and middle classes. You cannot have plundering and propaganda at the same time. Reactions ensue. The future is going to be very interesting indeed.
We now have populism as a reaction, both in Europe and in the US, with Europe in the lead. This populism cannot be reversed, taking into consideration the fact that this century has seen the greatest transfer of wealth to the elites, the same being appropriated from the working and middle classes. You cannot have plundering and propaganda at the same time.
Unfortunately, you can have propaganda and plundering at the same time. It’s all around us everyday now. The various social justice, gender, and racial issues, among many others today, have effectively divided and neutered any genuine populist movement in the US. The people still don’t recognize that political issues all, without exception, some down to economic class first and foremost, in spite of the abundant evidence that envelops their lives every day. The propaganda has effectively convinced them that admitting their plight would paint them as economic “losers,” and absolutely no one wants to see themselves that way. Add to that the infamous “protestant work ethic,” still prevalent in those of a certain age, which prescribes that one should just shut up, get back to work, and not complain, lest what little you have be taken away as a perverse sort of divine retribution.
The system serves the winners. They reward their own, they appoint their own, they provide their own information they set their own rules, they enforce the rules, and they create their own facts and realities. While we debate the existing reality they are creating three new ones. As Stalin said the dogs keep barking and the caravan is in the next village.
Karl Rove now appears prescient for uttering his infamous “we create our own realities” quote, no? He knew, even then.
Yes Rove is the one that I am quoting
The key reason for the difference between Europe and Fahrenheit Land is that European prosperity and industry depend upon an educated (and, thetefore, intelligent) workforce, whereas Fahrenheit Land is a demonstration of the proposition that education and clear thinking are irrelevant to the success of a country since that country could always seduce the bright, educated elsewhere immigrants to settle in that country.
Engineered consent and engineered ignorance, without which a democracy could not survive.
Bernays was very correct in stating that a society’s ability to participate in a democracy was dependent on how well-informed the society was, but Americans fail to appreciate that it is ignorance and not knowledge or education that protects the existence of multi-party political systems.
So, which one is it? The Greeks, who as I understand( maybe just Greek propoganda are the greeks really the fathers of democracy?) seem to have thought that the only way a democracy can survive is with an educated, informed and involved population. They seem to think that ignorance, apathy, laziness and the lack of participation is what kills democracy. Bernays, was obviously a murderer and his victim is democracy.
Excellent summation. Bernays might well have been the most influential person of the 20th century. Looking forward to the rest.
There is a new kid on the block, certain Mr. Mike Podhorzer, who had decided, in the fall of 2019, to “save’ the elections of POTUS. The oligarchs and intelligence community joined the ranks.
And now the traitors have their bacchanalia: https://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2021/02/give-this-a-read-im-sure-to-most-of-us-it-sounds-like-a-confession-httpswebarchiveorgweb20210205034403httpsti.html
Does not seem that the ZUSA is salvageable: “The economic system that America has developed is dependent on the exploitation of foreign countries and the acquisition of foreign resources, which is why (the US) pursues a strategy of global preeminence.” — Correct. The ZUSA represents a total moral decay.
This Molly Ball article is incredible.
All the definitnions seem to be turned on th eir heads.
Now, a “conspioracy” , run by a cabal, to make sure the election “came out right” is A-OK!
It sure does sound as though the institution of mail-in ballots was designed not to facilitate “democracy” but to control the outcomes.
The statement that democracy and “fragile” and must be protected is IMO subversive. Surely democracy is robust. It is the potential for uncontrolled outcomes that must be eliminated—hence, the “fragile” description.
The right to qulestoin the outcome of an election and to uncover possible fraud surely is the essence of democracy where representatives are chosen by voters.
The idea that forming a cabal to prevent “fraud” is, obviouslly, a program very susceptible to the charge of fraud and manipulation.
BTW, it is exactly states’ changing their voting laws in unconstitutional ways to affect the outcome of the election that constituted one of the principal claims in the case that the SCOTUS rejected on the argument that Trump plus over 17 state AGs did not have standing.
Yet here Ball appears to confirm that indeed there was an actual “conspiracy” (her word) to instigate these unconstitutional actions by some states—inlcuding the blizzard of mail-in ballots, no control on who actually voted, and extended deadlines to count those ballots—to the detriment of other states and their voters.
To the argument that even proving fraud would not have changed the outcome is completely invalid. A criminal act is criminal regardless of how successful it was! Isn’t this obvious?
It is really a shame that the only person who stepped up to the plate after Nov. 3 to question various aspects of the election run-up was Sidiney Powell. I admiore her guts, but she barked up too many wrong trees and made too many typos.
Anyhow I do think everyone should read the Ball piece.
This is in Time magazine!!!
Amazing that the writer and the editor who let this get published don’t seem to notice the implications of what is written here. This is not a description of a political coalition. It is a secret combine that looks more like a RICO situation.
IMO a good lawyer or even lawmaker could take it apart in an instant and bring charges of election tampering on the basis of hysterical fears. Who knows what kinds of pressures were brought to bear, also on SCOTUS?
It is well within the American political tradition to question election outcomes and withhold certification. I jsut happened to read this about Gifford Pinchot, the Progressive who became the governer of Pennsylvania:
“Constitutionally barred from seeking a second term, Pinchot ran in the 1926 Senate election in Pennsylvania. Facing strong opposition from anti-Prohibition “wets” and the conservative wing of the Republican Party, Pinchot was defeated by Congressman William Scott Vare in the Republican primary. Vare went on to defeat former Labor Secretary William Wilson in the general election, but in his capacity as governor Pinchot refused to certify the results of the election, claiming that Vare had illegally bought votes. The Senate refused to seat Vare and the seat would not be filled until the appointment of Joseph R. Grundy in 1929.” (Wikipedia)
So how come refusing to certify election results considered fraudulent is now un-American and traitorous, the idea now being inserted into Americans’ brains? It’s a version of shooting the messenger. It’s not as if this cabal was really trying to ensure fair voting—if that were the case we would have had universal paper ballots and in-person voting. This article seems actually to prove that Trump was right: that the mail=in ballot push WAS designed to defeat him.
Longarch, at Semper Tyrannis:
“In my opinion, the “cabal” praised by Time magazine broke RICO statutes.”
My thought as well.
The conspirators no doubt feel that the ends justify the means and they had to break a few eggs to get the “right” outcome. Hence they did not conspire to commit a crime.
74 million Americans would justly see the ends as manipulating an election, thus a crime. And thus subject to RICO.
Rudi, you are the RICO specialist! Does anyone listen to you anymore?
MICIMATT InfraTards, cease and desist!
MICIMATT Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank …mod
If you were not so retarded you would know all of the following, which you have proven that you do not know because you have done the following:
1.) Do not pick a fight with God.
2.) Do not pick a fight with the truth.
3.) Do not pick a fight with math.
4.) Do not pick a fight with science.
5.) Do not pick a fight with biology.
6.) Do not pick a fight with nature.
7.) Do not pick a fight with the law, and by the way the law is not the government. The law is the constitution, which all swore by oath and affirmation to defend.
MICIMATT InfraTard Team of Retards, each and every one of you are your biggest problem, and your next biggest problem is your team. There is no stength in numbers when everyone on the team is evil and retarded. Your allies are destroying you. You are just too retarded to know it. Misery loves company.
You have to be exceptionally retarded to pick a fight with the above categories, and some of them even picked a fight with all of the above categories!
There is not a chance that you can win, and if you were not totally mentally incompetent, you would know that.
…….There is no stength in numbers when everyone on the team is evil and retarded……
Good point. However, I would change your words to conformism and oportunist hedonism. More than 90% of people. Humans have become deities who do not need God. They themselves determine whether they sin or not, according to the laws of idols that the media are full of.
In any case, this what the man said about the so-called Protestants …… because our culture tells us that success is the measure of goodness …… I completely agree. The egg which was laid by those who financed the first Protestants. And killed reformism in begining. Mammon is a deity they believe in, because the one who serves him well, has a lot of money. And after all, they manage to connect it with Christ, unbelievably.
I stand by my statement. I disagree with what you are saying. Protestants are not conformists. If they were, they would be abiding by the ten commandments and the constitution, among other things. Of course there are some that do not fall into that category.They conform when it is to their own personal advantage, for the most part. I reject the belief in determinism that is a fundamental belief of Protestantism and is rejected by all other religions, including various branches of Christianity, including Catholism, Russian Orthodox, and Greek Orthodox. It was strictly a belief that permitted King Henry 8th to do what ever he pleased without being questioned. I do not agree that 90% of people do not believe that they do not need God either. I am not involved in organized religion. That is my personal choice. It has been my personal experience that it is cult like and filled with many wolves in sheeps clothing.
Do you think that Christianity really matters to these people? As George says it’s a big club and you and I are not in it …
Actually, I am absolutely convinced that they have been cursed by God with infinite stupidity for selling their souls to the devil. I am dead serious.
Either that or they have been coercerced. Yesterday Biden and Blinken said tgat they intended to diminish Israeli focus and collusion, and strengthen ties with Iran including re-joining the JCPOA, today, the DoJ seized the oil from the Aegeis Greek ship with Iranian oil on the alleged grounds that the IRGC is a terrorist network made by the Trump administration.
Either the do not have brains, or the Israelis or AIPAC donors have hijacked them with dirt on them that they are controlling them with, or with some type of existential threat, what ever it may be. The Israelis are dead set against the JCPOA, and so are AIPAC members. Liberal and progressive Jews support the JCPOA, Iran, and oppose Israel.
So, the Biden administration is effectively compromised and is being controlled by the Israelis and AIPAC. They were most likely also the reason for the anti-Russia hysteria, because Russia is more of a threat to Israeli interests than American interests. It was insane and illogical. They probably get off in some kind of sick perverted way over the circus acts that they have created in destroying our country. Why in the hell would they be doing it if it was not for that reason? They are clearly terrorists. There is really no way to deny it.
The CIA and now DARPA and WHO have been idiotically trying to create Stepford Wives for over sixty years with brain implants. Obviously, they missed the big picture. It is just not possible. Only a cold blooded retarded monster would think that it would be a good idea to attempt something like that, and only cold blooded retarded monsters would still be trying to do it after sixty years of failure. I am one of their victims. When they realized tgat they had shockingly failed again, after over sixty years with zero success, they thought that they would simply murder me after trying to get me to move so that it would be less detectable. It was Columbia St. Mary’s Ozaukee hospital that performed this sick, sadistic, cold blooded, monstrous, animalistic, barbaric crimes against humanity on me, surpassing Mengela in gruesome behavior. It was done while I was unconscious, without my consent, and without anyone elses consent either. They have repeatedly denied that they have done it, for obvious reasons of self preservation.
Anyone that wants a Stepford Wife should just buy a sex doll, and give up women altogether, for the sake of the women, and they should stop this sick experimentation!
Why is it that anyone who criticizes religion is not publisher on this blog. Religion is used to destabilize the human race.. Hiding this is a disservice to debate. .
In short it’s the same as shooting oneself, albeit in super extreme slow motion and looking extremly stupid at the same time.
Hello Mr. Romanoff,
I enjoy and benefit from reading your material. And, I want you to know I admire your courage and command of the subject matter. Please keep up the good work.
In other words, scumbags believe it’s ok to lie. How appropriate that offspring of the father of lies, with names like Freud, Bernays, and Lippmann, are found to be some of the main authors of lies.
Thank God for the Internet and this guy Romanov. Amazing. Imagine Bernay’s with today’s media?
Marshall McLuhan was right:
“The extensions of man’s consciousness induced by the electric media could conceivably usher in the millennium, but it also holds the potential for realizing the Anti-Christ—Yeats’ rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouching toward Bethlehem to be born.”
Bernay’s hero and that of the few elites is surely walking the earth and is about to do what was written thousands of years ago!
Beyond all of this the motto
Trust No One
As for Christianity what a failure it has been in the life of America. To think a nation that had such great and awesome miracles like this and still we have little to no understanding that climate change is the work of God:
the story of Charles Finney:
“During the summer of 1853 Oberlin was struck with a severe drought. The hay fields were dried up so there was no feed for the cattle. The cattle soon must die and the harvest fail unless rain comes. Crops had withered, wells dried up, and the parched earth became powdery.
On Sunday morning the church was filled. Not a cloud was in sight and no one expected a drop of water to fall from the skies that day. The situation was desperate. Finney arose from his chair walked to the pulpit and lifted his voice in prayer.
“O Lord! Send us rain. We pray for rain. Our harvests perish. There is not a drop for the thirsting birds. The ground is parched. The choking cattle lift their voices toward a brassy heaven and lowing, cry ‘Lord give us water… We do not presume to dictate to Thee what is best for us, yet Thou dost invite us to come to Thee as children to a father and tell Thee all our wants. We want rain! Even the squirrels in the woods are suffering for want of it. Unless Thou givest us rain our cattle must die… O Lord, send us rain! and send it now! For Jesus sake!’ Amen.”
“In the preacher’s voice,” reports the California minister, “was the plaintiveness of a creature’s cry. I do not know whether any pencil caught more of this wonderful prayer, but all who heard it had to tell of its bold importunity. It had the pathos and power of an Isaiah.”
Then the pastor-revivalist poured out his soul in a searching sermon, “hewing close to the line,” from the text, “I have somewhat against thee because thou hast left thy first love.”
“Not many minutes did the sermon go on before a cloud about the size of a man’s hand came athwart the summer sky,” says the California preacher. “It grew fast. The wind rattled the shutters of the old church. Darkness came on the air, joy aroused our anxious hearts as great raindrops pattered on the sun-scorched shingles of the monumental old church. Finney’s lithe figure, tall as a Sioux warrior, ruddy as a David, trembled. His clarion voice choked. God had heard his cry. The sermon was never finished, for torrents of water poured from the prayer-unlocked heavens. The preacher bowed over the pulpit and said, Let us thank the Lord for the rain.”
He gave out the hymn, When all they mercies, O my God my rising soul surveys, Transported with the view, I’m lost in wonder, love and praise.
The congregation could not sing for weeping. Then Finney lifted heavenward a prayer of thanksgiving and praise. “I can remember not a word of the closing prayer, but the reverent and relaxed figure, the pathetic voice, the pallid and awe-struck countenance, are vivid as if it was yesterday; the plank sidewalks of the dear old town splashed our garments as we walked home from a short service, of which life’s memory must be lasting.” This is the testimony of the student who sat in the gallery and saw and heard Finney that morning.”
And so much the more can be told about the Great Awakenings.
The ignorance of the Bible is astonishing if not utterly criminal. Hopefully my work is changing that and by way of the media no less!
Your book Climate change is amazing! Anyone who finds the holy Bible too confusing to start with, your book is a great intro to understanding the bible and God’s work but best of all what the Creator our Father expects from us.
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A great article Mr. Romanoff. Let me ask a question about our international responsibility to tell the truth since international law that we sign are also our national laws. Former national leaders, such as Chretien, Blair, Chirac, Schroeder, Salona, Clinton, Bush, and others through their national and international representatives incited violence against and between groups to exploit racial conflict in the name of the NATO agenda and national economic interests.
In two examples, Yugoslavia and Iraq, the NATO nations promoted hate between Catholics, Orthodox and Muslims in Bosnia and Shi’a and Sunni in Iraq to gain indirect control of these countries. Within this framework of lies the historic enemies of Serbia, Germany from the North and Turkey from the south and the main enemy of the Serbs, the British sold the lie that the Serbs were evil, and the Albanians, Fundamentalist Bosnian Muslims and Fascist Croats were good.
In the case of Iraq, the Suni were evil and the Shia were good. The western governments and media made the former allies unworthy and their former enemies worthy to sell to the taxpayer the need for NATO existence. The aim was to perpetuate the conflict that the Military Industrial Complex in the West needed to build and sell more weapons.
The media repeated lies about “the ethnic cleansing of Bosnian Muslims in Bosnia-Herzegovina (1992-1995.” The information bureaus of western governments made one group the villains when in fact three groups did the same thing in equal measure. It was in the interest of NATO powers to incite ethnic hatred to exploit this conflict to justify the breakup of a nation. This action led to the death of some 99 000 people and displacement of several million more. The fact that the Media, repeats this lie, should they be charged with spreading hate.
What do we do when powerful nations lie, facilitate, promote, inspire, aid, and abet their surrogates to commit murder? Further to this question, what do we do with public relations firms like Ruder Finn Global Public Affairs, the public relations firm hired by Croatian and Muslim nationalist elements to manufacture, fabricate, orchestrate, and promote a lie which they called “the news” and shaped public opinion for a fee.
This firm promoted “A malicious campaign of war propaganda, anti-Serb hatred, and plain lies has flooded the American media. It has been financed and run through public relations firms, non-governmental organizations, and human rights groups with the patronage of various governments, all with the single purpose of mobilizing public opinion on the side of the Bosnian Muslims and Croats, and against those “horrible people,” the Serbs.
The truth, the lives of innocent people, and the real dangers of a wider war are all forsaken; the main thing is to twist or to invent the facts so that they fit in with [NATO] foreign policy objectives, in Bosnia, Middle East, Rwanda , the Congo and in the other 70 or so wars that Western Media ignored and manipulated the facts.
Every step of the way, the media has acted as a co-belligerent, with the aim of whipping up anti-Serbian sentiment and support for military intervention on the side of the Muslim and Croat forces.” I am not defending any group here, however, I am asking how do we deal with propaganda in the name of national interest since tribunals are just more brainwashing to justify the lie.
I think that the U.S. empire has already moved on to a post-propaganda world (if just a world of its own). As the author implies, propaganda must work as an unifying tool, its main role being to rally the populace behind their rulers and to take them to a thought universe where all agree on common ideas and purposes, on their shared History, on the tasks for the future. What resumes this to perfection is the expression Manufactured Consent. Now, if that was the case for the U.S. during the Cold War and then for at most one decade after, the reality has completely changed since 2003, reaching a pivotal point in the period opened in last November.
Despite appearances, despite the brutal, unrelenting avalanche of anti-Russian, anti-Chinese and anti-any country, leader, individual who dares to challenge the empire, all that propaganda is serving less and less its stated purpose of unifying the U.S. population behind their rulers and more and more as an important element of division and also as a clear evidence of the grave crisis afflicting the system, which from my POV could only be because of the deep state of decomposition of the empire itself. See, we all know about the typical regime, system, in which political propaganda plays a crucial role for social conformism. In Nazi Germany, Stalinist USSR, in today’s North Korea, you as a citizen have the rules written right in front you, you know them and you follow them and you will be successful in life or at least will have a decent one. In Nazi Germany you only had to be obedient to the Party, believe in its ideology, worship Hitler, work hard, be loyal, and you could go far, you could even become a leader..! And the same may be said of any other Fascist or Socialist/Communist regime, Mussolini’s Italy, Fidel Castro’s Cuba, Ho”s Vietnam. That is the crucial difference with today’s U.S. empire. In those systems you were loyal and the system, the regime, paid you back for your loyalty; you were respected, you were even honored if you deserved it and that the main reason why those systems were, or are, stable and lasted, because they were systems in which little people felt they mattered. Nothing of that is present in the decomposing US empire of today. Nowadays the elite, the “invisible government” in the US has throw any resemblance of respect for the populace to the point that it doesn’t even bother pretending that it respects them. The events of the last three months can be resumed as the elites (Wall Street, the MIC, Big Business, High Tech, the MSM, the academic world, etc) telling the masses: FY, you are nothing to us, just serfs and slaves. That is what I call the post-propaganda stage for the empire, one where it is fighting for its life, overwhelmed by grave crisis in every possible field: social, political, economic, financial, racial, medical, international, etc, etc, so it has simply taken out its propaganda signs and folded back its pamphlets and is caring now about just one thing: self-preservation. In this stage, as already said, no one is respected, no one is untouchable, no one is safe, not even those at the top. The empire has become an Each Man For Himself world. As comparison, during Hitler’s reign you could consider yourself safe if you were his faithful follower but in today’s “America” not even a member of Congress sitting on the right side is sure he/she can breath easily. Take AOC for example, does anyone think she feels safe and secure in her actual place, despite being part of the winning team, can she be certain that she won’t be stabbed in the back any of these days and dumped into the trash can…? And that is true for many others, no matter where they are sitting, because the true elites don’t care about loyalty anymore, they are only caring about keeping their power and because of that they will sacrifice whatever minion and tool they see fit to sacrifice. Those BLM and Anftifa “activists” must know by now that they have nowhere to go, that they were used and the only thing they can expect from the powers that be is to be disposed of. And that also for many, if not most of those who we have been seeing in the news for the last three months. They are all disposable for the elite, and that is why traditional propaganda doesn’t work anymore in the U.S.: because loyalty doesn’t pay anymore for minions and tools (even if for some that simple idea will take time to sink in).
Excellent summation! A post-propaganda, disinformation-oriented, war of all against all world, where the MSM is used primarily to sow chaos and confusion, rather than to inform for good or for ill.
There is enough people out in the general community now that know the techniques and ways of the”elite” liars who benefit so much from controlling the herd.
The role of the informed is to turn the herd, to call out the liars and make it seem to the indoctrinated that they are in the minority and better get up to speed if they are not to be thought a fool.
This one by one conversion is the only way to gain momentum over the machine.
“Who controls the narrative, controls the consciousness”
..and the narrative & consciousness control the narrative (that’s the first loop, many more can be done of course). – and no there is no other outside, no other safe space…. bad luck ladd – so then the manufactured reaility creates itself, good luck – and yes lies are a pain in the ass for a looooong time.
Stupid linear extrapolations in a world which fundamentally is not like that.
Seems the exam is coming to an end soon.
So what’s needed now is a vaccine against US /western propaganda.
Who has one?
Thank you Larry Romanoff, The Shaker, and all who have commented. “The eyes see only what the mind can comprehend.” Henri Bergson. If one is not prepared to comprehend the truth, will you ever see it? I appreciate your work Larry Romanoff, so I can comprehend and thus see the truth.
” He went on to state that the foreign policy of the American Right-Wing has been developed through extensive propaganda and exaggeration of foreign threats in order to maintain the conditions for public support and to justify the suppression of dissent.”
I suppose every American govt and the whole USA political universe is here being labeled “right wing.” I find this nomenclature confusing, since I believe most readers here and most Americans have a different idea of what “right wing” means. To me the most disturbing aspect of the current moment is not the role of the “right wing” (note scare quos) but the take over by the JSA “left wing” (again note scare quos) of the role of suppressing dissent, regardless of which end of the spectrum (such as it is) it comes from.
Re “the same writer,” it would be reader-friendly just to give his name.
I was thinking the same thing. I suppose it’s just semantics, but it does confuse the issue.
There are 2 people in th xx century that everyone should know about the details of their life, motivations and written work.
Bernays is one of them, as for him drawn and laid the hidden traps that are uses in modern societys.
Vincent Salandria is the other, as he is the antidote for manipulation and lies, as using his reasoning as a lens anyone can see clearly the hidden artifacts.
Both of them are mostly unknown to most. Clearly it is not in the plantation owners interest that the workforce knows the kind of hidden shackles used, nor the tools to see them.
“antidote for manipulation and lies”
It’s interesting I knew nothing about either one of these men until just a few years ago and not until you this Salandria, and for the most part knowing about them in my case is irrelevant because I learned in my teens that a foundation was laid a long time ago to build ones life on. It goes like this:
For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble;
Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is.
If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward.
If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.
1 Corinthians 3:11-15
Taking this seriously was for me my antidote to all of the lies and manipulation. The real problem however, has always been trying to understand all the lies and the why of it all? What are the real motivations of the heart is a question that needs asking all of the time? The answer to that I guess mostly revolves around greed, pride and power. Someone else uses the 3 G’s gold, girls, and glory. lol Now doesn’t that fit Trumpf to a tee?
As for Bernays’s like Darwin no Christian worth anything would have anything to do with either one of them but as St. Paul rightly said:
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them.” Ephesians 5:11
What happened to America that it desires to fellowship with such instead and shockingly some of its Christians? follow along? That is another question to ask?
Biden and Blinken seem to have the political accumen of Donald Trump. The DoJ seized assets of oil on the Aegeis Greek ship transporting Iraniaian oil, claiming that it would fund terrorism, since the Trump administration declared the IRG and Al Qus force terrorist networks, marking the first time in world history that a sovereign nations military was officially designated as a terrorist network.
Just yesterday, Biden and Blinken claimed that they intended to focus on strengthening ties with Iran, including re-joining the JCPOA recklessly abandoned by the Trump/Pompeo/ Kushner administration.
Yesterday they wanted to ally with Iran, today they seize sovereign national assets!
More of the same! Meet the new boss, same as the old boss! It is really impossible to believe that these diplomatic dipshits even have a brain at all! They simply couldn’t have brains! Nobody that had a brain would do the things that they do!
Excuse me if I am perhaps too blunt and unsympathetic, but, please, boo hoo Iran. Poor little Iran, subject to such a brutal, unrelenting foreign aggression. If I am not mistaken, Iran had every chance to get her own nuclear strategic force after the demise the Soviet Union when there were a number of then unemployed Soviet military, specially Ukrainian, willing to sell whatever had been left unguarded in the Soviet arsenal for a price, but yet for some reason it refused the occasion it was been handed to them. Iran turned its back to the chance it had been given to own the same deterrence force that have made the fat kid of North Korea so assertive and even daring and which saved also in a dramatic way Cuba from being invaded in 1962. Why. did Tehran refuse to profit from the golden opportunity given to it..? It was for religious reasons, I am told. Iran refused to have those aces in his hand because their religion forbade them to get them (“Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has deemed them to be forbidden under Islam” Wikipedia) Well Iran, you are free to have the religious you want but please, don:t ask for my sympathy when the lack of those assets you refused to have puts you in such a dangerous position and at such a disadvantage face to the enemies who want to destroy you.
BTW, I am sure that present day Iran’s strategic force of missiles and artillery account to a decent number of kilotons so I don’t know what is the fuzz about the N-word. Also, by the end of WW2 the Allies were dropping on Germany the equivalent of small size nukes and so the US military did in Indochina in the 1960s.
I commend your article on Edward Bernays and await your next. Your comment that “their ‘elite few’ [of the invisible government] specialized in massive historical revisionism. Here is a revision that almost everyone believes: America was created by slavery and capitalist oppression, rapine, hypocrisy, lies, and the brainwashing of the population. American “success” was based on looting other nations.
Is America “successful”? In 1945 America produced 75% of the world’s steel; today only 4%. Its population has suffered a 40% loss in its living standard since 1973; unemployment, poverty and immiseration of the people has markedly increased in just the past year. Nearly 60% of women with children under 6 years old are either working or looking for a job. Internationally America has lost leadership in drugs, electronics, even in heavy machinery. The dollar is losing its currency and reserve status in large parts of the world. The former industrial heartland of the nation is now known as the “rust belt”, and “deindustrialization” is the policy of the ruling elite.This is success?
Yet, America was once the greatest industrial capitalist nation in the world, granting its citizens the highest standard of living in the world. Millions fled poverty and subjection in their homeland to enjoy the economic and cultural opportunities in this great country. That was brought about by industrial capitalism. Industrial capitalism, called the “American System” made America the most productive nation in the World. Industrial capitalism creates wealth; that was the source of American success before the financial capitalists conquered America beginning in the 1890s and fully by the end of WWII. You, Mr. Romanov, live in an industrial capitalist nation which has a government determined to protect its industries from the destructive ravages of financial (merchant-banking) capitalism. Merchant-banking capitalism only lives by stealing. It is imperialism. But, is it capitalism? It takes capital from the economy but invests in useless paper. It actually destroys capital.
So, the main historical revisionism is instilling the belief that the financial capitalism that America and the world is suffering under has been the cause of America’s “success”, and that America has always been ruled by the merchant-bankers and their ideology (as manifested by Edward Bernays, et al.) Nothing could be further from the truth. Don’t ever confuse American System industrial capitalism with British System merchant-banking capitalism. They are mutually exclusive opposites.
About this subject, there’s a great BBC documentary availablein YouTube.
The Century of Self by Adam Curtis
I think this guy fooled the BBC to allow this doc to go on.
It is not available in the BBC anymore. They kind of regret
On exactly the same subject.
Documentary by Adam Curtis (surprisingly broadcast by BBC)
The Century of the Self – Part 1: “Happiness Machines”
The Century of the Self – Part 2: “The Engineering of Consent”
The Century of the Self – Part 3: “There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads; He Must Be Destroyed.”
The Century of the Self – Part 4: “Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering”
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Former CIA director William Casey once reputedly proclaimed: “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
I think it is safe to say the CIA has succeeded beyond Casey’s wildest dreams.
Instead of praising Bill Casey, why don’t you uncover and refute some of his lies? How many of your friends, and possibly you yoursel, actually believe that American “success” came from merchant-banking capitalism?
Do you imagine that present day hedge funds and major banks built America’s industries?