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How the media controls what you think (video)

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posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 09:54 AM
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I found a great video that breaks down the science of how the manipulation works. For instance, this it what they cover under media tactics.

1. Disinformation
2. Pavlov's dog theory
3. Agitation propaganda
4. memetic warfare
5. psychological warfare

It's pretty interesting to me because it covers a little more and goes a little deeper in explanation than other videos I have seen. Anyhow check it out!





posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 11:22 AM
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a reply to: CosmicAwakening

It doesn't work if you don't partake. I don't care how fine-tuned their tactics are.

I watch about a half hour of television every day. 30 minutes too long, really.

Facebook.....twice a month at best, and that's mostly maintenance.

Netflix.......I last through a half hour of Cheers before I'm out.

Radio........constantly and without end and I choose the programming/Podcasting. They don't choose me.

You would be surprised at the peace of mind acquired when you focus on the business and personal sides of your life to where T.V. doesn't even matter anymore.

Life is out there people. Not in front of a screen.

Master the subtle art of not giving a F++k and things turn easy very quickly.





posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 11:47 AM
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a reply to: CosmicAwakening

And this all happened on trump admin...

You've all been had, accept it. What was being done before the internet or mass digital media?



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 11:55 AM
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a reply to: DeepImpactX

And yet at the end of the day:
You watch tv
You listen to the radio
You use Facebook
You use Netflix

... JUST like the rest of them. The difference is the other people aren't fooling themselves into thinking they are super enlightened and woke. I think that's hilarious you think you are doing much different than anyone else, yet rail on everyone else.. without being able to see you are just like everyone else. Did you watch the video? That's literally the type of fallacy they expose...

Oh and then quote some mainstream book pushed on most lists and on audible and Amazon... Lol yeah you are Sooooo in control.
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posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 12:31 PM
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How do you know that what you are thinking now , about the media controlling what one thinks , is not the media controlling what you are thinking ?
Dang that was deep philosophy.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 02:26 PM
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originally posted by: hombero
a reply to: DeepImpactX

And yet at the end of the day:
You watch tv

It puts me to sleep better than any pharmaceutical.


You listen to the radio

Keeps me awake on the road. Professional drivers do it all the time.


You use Facebook

Not like you think I do. Actually, it's quite useless to me at the moment. I took the app off the phone and the puter is next.


You use Netflix

It puts me to sleep better than any pharmaceutical.


... JUST like the rest of them. The difference is the other people aren't fooling themselves into thinking they are super enlightened and woke.

Where the f++k did you get that from? I'm chin deep in the reality that a screen doesn't provide. If that makes me enlightened in your eyes then you don't want to meet God. F+++++g brain freeze.


I think that's hilarious you think you are doing much different than anyone else, yet rail on everyone else

But I am different. I am a unique flake of snow....I'm special....I'm worthy and, darn it, people like me. (/sarcasm)
So I don't like the boob tube and the popular forms of social media. Sue me.


Oh and then quote some mainstream book pushed on most lists and on audible and Amazon... Lol yeah you are Sooooo in control.

I was talking about the act, not the item. Not Giving A F++k is a verb, not a noun. I haven't even read the book if we're honest about things.

Dude, I caught the late end of the 60's morph into the 70's. as the next few years rolled by, I saw nothing change. When '81 hit and Lennon was shot, that put the icing on the assassination cake and let everyone know in no uncertain terms that if you have peaceful and pragmatic ideas for change and you are extremely influential......keep your mouth shut. You will be taken out.

Later in that decade the wars/police actions/oil grabs began and they haven't really ended. All the while corporations are acting like money isn't being printed anymore and greed driven actions are ruining what little used to be good.

So you tell me.......what the f++k does the media have to offer that people of my generation haven't seen a million times in different verbiages under different pretexts?

Same soup, different ingredients and it still tastes like shiite.

You want it, you can have it. I'm tired of it. The negativity, the uselessness of it all as it pertains to my own personal reality, the backbiting it promotes, the divisiveness it brings and the complete and total lack of journalistic integrity.

My allotted time (Which I control BTW) for this site is done. See you in March



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 03:41 PM
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Look at books instead of boxes.
Amazing what a difference you will feel.
Natural curiosity will return and peace of mind.
Small price to pay not paying a tv cable bill.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: hombero

In addition many have noticed that the mindbenders know that only about half, if that, swallow whole. It also appears that they know many know they are running a game, but it apparently doesn't matter if they know that you know and so on.

Also they are very confident in their abilities to twist minds, seem to have a great grasp on effects to their strategies and tactics.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 04:28 PM
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a reply to: CosmicAwakening

thank you for the video suggestion.
it was quite good.

one thing i wish they would have discussed is the way so many people become emotionally attached to a political party.

even here on above top secret there are members who support their party regardless of whether or not the politician has their best interest in mind. it's frightening. i see people on both sides of this demonizing the other side, making them less than human and not deserving even the slightest courtesy.

i'd love it for every person drop their political party stance and look at the legislation being drafted and the actions of the people we elected instead of hating one or the other because they are democrat or republican.


the people in power can only suggest we divide ourselves. it's up to we the people to come together as a nation and stand up against both parties and their divisive ways.

president trump has had some good and bad decisions during his presidency.
hilary clinton had some good and bad decisions during her time as an elected official.

both parties contribute to the current state of the union.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 04:45 PM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: CosmicAwakening

And this all happened on trump admin...


In a word: Obamacare...


Trump Derangement Syndrome is a Mental Disease and has Infected Snowflake Democrats, GOP Traitors and others around the World. The same manifestations are evident in Bi-Polar, Schizophrenia, Multiple Personality Disorder, Manic Depressive Behavior, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and others listed by quack Psychiatrists.

New Mental Illness Identified and Manifests across the Globe

By no means do I recommend that liberals go cold turkey on the mainstream media. They should start out by listening to conservative media for only about five minutes per day to avoid shock.

How Liberals Can Recover from Trump Derangement Syndrome

The country is in the throes of a major epidemic, with no known cure and some pretty scary symptoms. It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome, or TDS, and it's rapidly spreading from the point of origin – the political class – to the population at large.

The mid-level stages of TDS have a profound effect on the victim's vocabulary: Sufferers speak a distinctive language consisting solely of hyperbole. As TDS progresses, the afflicted lose the ability to distinguish fantasy from reality.

In the advanced stages of the disease, the afflicted lose touch with reality. Opinion is unmoored from fact. Life resembles a dark fairy tale in which the villain – Trump – is an amalgam of all the worst tyrants in history, past and present, while the heroes –Trump's critics – are akin to the resistance fighters of World War II.

Do you suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome?

Are you or someone you know suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), the new mental disorder sweeping college towns, gated communities and other trust-funder enclaves across the nation?

You may have Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) if:

• If you’ve posted on social media that 2016 was the worst year of your life.

• If you begin every other sentence with: “Although Hillary received 2.9 million more votes….”

• If you have attached a safety pin to some article of your clothing, to indicate that you will provide a “safe space” for any of your fellow NPR tote-bag carriers so traumatized by what has happened.

Trump Derangement Syndrome reaches epidemic levels



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 04:59 PM
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a reply to: Murgatroid

That is very funny, the idea of tying up a liberal to a chair in front of a big television and forcing them to watch conservative viewpoints.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 05:29 PM
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a reply to: CosmicAwakening

If kids grow up watching news and their parents believe everything that's said in the news than the kids likely will also. I think you have to be taught not to believe it all.

With the amount of people they can reach they could start a civil war if they were allowed too.

I've always been able to see through some of it but I admit I believed the 911 story for a short time. I was just getting into all this back then.

I would have cut the cable off years ago if not for the wife. She loves her programs. LOL!



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 06:04 PM
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Your mom! Or please pass the jelly.

Anybody triggered yet.


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posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 06:11 PM
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That part about meme warfare was interesting. A few decades back they came out with mime warfare. It proved toxic and had to be stopped. Still gives me nightmares.



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Look at books instead of boxes.
Amazing what a difference you will feel.
Natural curiosity will return and peace of mind.
Small price to pay not paying a tv cable bill.



Great advice. I will admit I am hooked on Youtube. I do read too though. Reminds me of a quote, of whom I forgot, but goes something like this. "We don't need to burn books anymore, just get people to the point where they do not care to read"



posted on Jan, 27 2019 @ 08:28 PM
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originally posted by: Trucker1
a reply to: CosmicAwakening

If kids grow up watching news and their parents believe everything that's said in the news than the kids likely will also. I think you have to be taught not to believe it all.

With the amount of people they can reach they could start a civil war if they were allowed too.

I've always been able to see through some of it but I admit I believed the 911 story for a short time. I was just getting into all this back then.

I would have cut the cable off years ago if not for the wife. She loves her programs. LOL!


We all fall for some of it some of the time. It was after 9/11 that I started to gradually research all of this stuff. I fell for it too at first. So confusing because everyone wants someone to save us but ultimately I don't think it works that way. Collectively people need to wake up.



posted on Jan, 28 2019 @ 07:04 AM
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This is the most valuable ATS thread in the last two years.



posted on Jan, 29 2019 @ 09:58 AM
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I have to give a plug for this channel. These guys are really likable in a big bang theory kind of nerdy way. They have great rapport and have put together an easily digestible format for complicated subjects. I also like that they don't shy away from "conspiracies" but go after them.

That said the show seems too polished and professional, almost like a PBS production. Of course this leads me to wonder about them on a conspiratorial level. Hanging out here has made me too cynical and distrusting, lol.




posted on Jan, 29 2019 @ 10:21 AM
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originally posted by: odzeandennz
a reply to: CosmicAwakening

And this all happened on Trump admin...

You've all been had, accept it. What was being done before the internet or mass digital media?


I remember Trump tried to do something against the media after Acosta accosted a young lady and a bunch of people had a grown up version of a tantrum.

I remember AG Barr stating that something would be done to penalize "serious violations" and the same crowd of numbskulls lost their #.

So, it feels disingenuous for you to try to somehow include Trump as a media ally.

It's not Trump who is preventing this media Problem (enemy of the people) from being fixed. It's loony liberals. Progressive liberals. Leftists.

You just sound like a braying jackass (as in a literal donkey). 5 cops were killed in Houston, and it happened under Trump, OMG we've been had, y'all!

Damn, that just makes me wonder, what else happened under Trumps watch?

Oh crap, I got stung by a bee last summer, and looking back, sure enough, Trumps fingers were all over that plot to disable my typing thumb I use for my phone... First of all the bee had yellow on it, like the color of gold, like Trump's toilet. Second, now I can't really put my finger on it, but, I'm just gonna need you to believe me on this on, but, the bee just, FELT Russian. Case closed. Trump is a deepstate plant. All the attacks against him, his family, were just for pretend...

...AND if that wasnt enough, someone just transported the entire facility into the same location as a galactic federation prison, C137 escaped, we are DOO*belch*OOMED!
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posted on Jan, 30 2019 @ 05:49 PM
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It really doesn't matter if you're left wing or right wing, you'll find the news that fits commentary of what you believe already, that just reaffirms your beliefs.

If you're right wing, you're probably listening to propaganda from folks like Sean Hannity, Rush Limbuagh, Ann Coulter, Alex Jones that fits exactly with your beliefs.

If you're left wing, you're probably listening to propaganda from folks like Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Jake Tapper, Bill Maher that fits exactly with your beliefs.



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