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Media's Use Of Generated Controversy For Manipulation; Obamacare

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posted on Jan, 1 2015 @ 01:02 AM
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The media manipulates the mentalities of the masses by creating controversy, pre-defining the 'sides' of the issue, and creating the compulsion to pick a side. It is clear to me that there is something at work which intentionally crafts the way issues are presented, so as to sort of program the masses into a certain paradigm of thinking. It's semantic manipulation, the projecting of assumptions into people's minds without awareness of it. It is assumed prior to the thought, because frameworks are pounded into our minds through media. Many don't question the assumed paradigms. This is just one example. How hot-button issues are used to manipulate, and the people are unable to get out because they are trapped in pre-defined dialectics. Either this or that, the meaning of 'this' or 'that' being given to us pre-packaged. Then we choose. For the majority, no other possibilities are seriously seen or considered. And this is a large part of how we remain trapped in systems that do not really serve our best interests.

I will give just one example that has been on my mind, among countless other potential examples. And that is that, the entire script for the debate on Obamacare is formatted in just such a way, so as to manipulate the mentalities of the people. What do I mean? Well, the whole buzzword against Obamacare is 'socialism.' Socialsim has become the proclaimed enemy for a good portion of the population. This is a perfect example of how they use linguistics to essentially program the thinking of the population through media. So socialism is the enemy. You dare not speak positively of anything socialist, lest about half of the population see you as the enemy. So instead we get the reality of this government sponsored corporatism, simply the government making people buy insurance plans from private companies. This is not to talk 100% bad of the whole thing, it does help a decent amount of people. Nonetheless, pro or anti Obamacare is not the point I wish to address in this thread. It is rather the way which this whole issue isbeing used as a tactic for manipulating the public.

So, socialism being the enemy, noone dare challenge the assumption that medical care is something which should be an economic decision just like any other. That is the issue. Fundamentally. How can we accept the fact that for a very significant portion of the population, they are going to ignore medical checkups and treatments, because they simply can't afford it. And if you go and nothing is wrong, well then you're really pissed, cuz you just blew a bunch of money for nothing. Obviously this aversion towards medical care is an a gradient depending on individual psychology and level of income. Nonetheless, money shouldn't factor into seeking medical assistance. And if you say that, it's very easy to say you are supporting socialism, and that is a buzzword that has purely negative connotations for about half of the population. Despite the fact that the current system is not even socialist. So now we won't even have that debate for some time, cuz socialist is something which half of the population is looking to call people disparagingly.

Ultimately I support a much more radical re-structuring of society. 'Socialism' is no end goal to me. But I certainly do not think medical care should be something which people have to considered considered financially in the same way as other things. Going to the doctor to see whether or not you have a problem should not be a luxury. And statistically countries that do this are much better off in terms of a variety of health-related statistics.
edit on 1-1-2015 by TheJourney because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 1 2015 @ 01:20 AM
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so what about the people that didnt signup for it?



posted on Jan, 1 2015 @ 02:14 AM
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1. its called propagnda and its been around for centuries ..
2. Insurance is NOT healthcare .
3. Obumacare is legalized extortion to make insurance companies more money .. It is NOT healthcare.



posted on Jan, 1 2015 @ 02:31 AM
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originally posted by: Expat888
1. its called propagnda and its been around for centuries ..
2. Insurance is NOT healthcare .
3. Obumacare is legalized extortion to make insurance companies more money .. It is NOT healthcare.



I'm confused as to why you are saying this as if you are going against what I said...

From my OP:


So instead we get the reality of this government sponsored corporatism, simply the government making people buy insurance plans from private companies.



posted on Jan, 1 2015 @ 10:54 AM
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a reply to: TheJourney

I work with a fairly large group of people currently residing in: Canada, the UK, Germany, Sweden, France. I can tell you, each of these countries goes about providing healthcare as a social responsibility first and then finds various ways to eliminate the parasitic entities with no value add --Like insurance companies.

They pay a lot less, are more satisfied with the outcome and live longer. Many Americans are programmed to act against their self interest and subordinate their interests to those of profit machines. Really odd and ironic if you look at the big picture. Voting within the artificial two party political system is another great example.

Classical propaganda, seeks to condition you for a certain reflexive emotional response. I believe we've entered some new territory in the last 10 years that people don't fully know how to articulate yet.
Non-linear propaganda. The goal here is to overwhelm the mind with conflicting and ambiguous information until your brain enters a state of total capitulation/apathy. In this state you are a blinking cursor waiting for the next program.

The Russian approach

The USG has been using this since 9/11 and probably back to the JFK assassination.



posted on Jan, 2 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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a reply to: InverseLookingGlass


The goal here is to overwhelm the mind with conflicting and ambiguous information until your brain enters a state of total capitulation/apathy. In this state you are a blinking cursor waiting for the next program.


We saw this with the WTT attack. Snap folks out of apathy and into a pre arranged program.
Step one? Ask "Who did it", not "who will take advantage of it".
Step two? Send everybody off chasing the set answer to the wrong question. Meanwhile the "programers" took advantage.




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