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originally posted by: zerozero00
a reply to: Moresby
I'm sure I'm not the only one here that can't watch tv, especially commercial advertisements, my brain feels like it's under attack from some serious BS...almost like a secret government special deadly brain weapon!!...😎...oh..hold on a minute
That being said, it's worth pointing out two things:
As far as I can tell, there's only one "source" for this attribution, a journalist named Mae Brussell. That's it. No one else, to my knowledge, has ever corroborated this. A single source tends to be problematic in that you have little way of knowing if it's in fact accurate; if a quote was transcribed incorrectly, or misunderstood, or made up all together, we'd be none the wiser.
We don't have any idea of the context in which the alleged quote was said. All that there is is the single sentence which, all on its own, becomes pretty worthless unless you want to imprint pre-existing beliefs on it. Without the larger context of the statement, we have no idea whether or not it was actually said in the manner in which subsequent people have clearly intended it to come across as. For all we know, it could be the punch line of a joke or even some very worthwhile advice about trying to make disinformation so believable to the Soviets that it's even believable to Americans, rather than something that sounds ominously dark.
 Adding to this was the fact that Brussell had a reputation for being something of a conspiracy theorist. While that, in and of itself, shouldn't necessarily make what she claimed wrong, it certainly means that we ought to adopt a much more stringent approach to dealing with stuff she said happened.
originally posted by: deloprator20000
a reply to: tweetie
They don't need to be all powerful to direct and control much of the world and/or world events.
They were powerful enough that when the hammer came down in 2011, most every true believer ran for cover.