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Six Brainwashing Techniques They're Using On You Right Now

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 07:05 AM
The programming does not stop with the eyes and ears.The Noses of the people are subject to the saame type of asaults.
For instance, the new car smell,as well as the smell of new leather goods, and others have been injected into the air of some businesses to promote sales and it works too!
Doesnt anyone remember walking the fairgrounds and smelling the mountain of onions frying over at the hamburger stand?
Sure they go through an extra two hundred pounds of onions which get chucked out, but they sell a hellova lot more burgers too....
The manipulation of the human mind is labrythe with different methods.
We are after all, very much predictable when you get right down to it....
There is a thing called entrainment, which syncs the mind to an outside generated source, that acts much like hypnotism.
Thjere was a cartoon which was causeing children to have siezures because of its frequency of image presentation i believe.
Thus raw human emotional levels can be adjusted through injection of subliminal frquency pulses.
Low frequency radio waves can impinge directly on the brain of a human to produce voices inside their heads even.......
This is the most scariest branches of research that man has undertaken, and with the knowledge gleaned will possibly allow some or many organizations to influence human behavior in ways that are detrimental to the human race.

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:32 AM
Wonderful post. I know it was copy/paste, but finding all those references for us, and organizing them the way you did, wow - must have taken a lot of work. Wonderful example of how to start a thread!!!
I have seen all of those techniques in play, be it on telelvision, news, papers, and forums. Not as much this forum, though I am still new here and maybe just havent run into it yet. The forum GLP is rife with it, dying of it like a massive cancer. Anyone that doubts the power shills can have should seriously check them out. They are sometimes subtle, sometimes just blatant. They will shift the focus of any story from what ever it was about to an issue of racism, religion or homosexuality in an instant, and people will bite every time. It is effective, unless we all get really smart and stop giving them the power in these forums. We may have no control over how the news is presented to us, but we can control how these shills are responded to.
but really great thread, thanks!!

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:45 AM
great thread s+f! reminds me when i was young i moved alot and couldnt figure out why people who where the victim of a bully with a crowd of spectaors laughing at them would later join the crowd laughing at the next victim in sense suppoting what they hated. we all have our sheeple tendancies to overcome. i think it was goering that said something like " it doesnt matter the form of government soicialism, fascism, democracy, as long as you provide the average citizen with someone to hate more than their own government you can pretty much do what ever you want," not the exact quote but that was government thinking in 1936 imagine what they know about us by now??

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 10:50 AM
drudge is good most the time but damn is he panic oriented.

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:02 AM
I'd just like to state that I think OP did a great job keeping the partisan in the post turned down. Most of the sections included showing both sides doing it.

There were a lot of drudge quotes, but he's certainly not the only one who uses sensationalist headlines to get hits. I remember not long ago that Gawker put out a hit article against some Tea Party girl in the North East, along with a proven false story about how she was slutting it up at some halloween party. It might not have cost her the election (She lost, but may have lost already before that article anyway), but having nasty rumors spread a month or so out, even though they were proven false (when the guy who submitted the story came clean and that he was paid around $5k to give them the pictures and story), certainly didn't help.

If you have an article like this, but only cite one side doing it (which you did a pretty good job not falling into that pit trap), it clearly becomes the same kind of brainwashing tool you're sitting there talking about. It's important to show that both sides do it equally as much.

Good show.
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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:04 AM
Very impressive thread!

It is interesting just how the mind works and how we are programed to re-act in a certain way. Pressure from our friends (geesh we don't want to look stupid in their eyes) in the way we think and even dress.

The other day I saw an old man walking into the grocery store - in his PJ's -

1) Did he just not care because he was comfortable?
2) Did he have dementia?
3) Did he just forget he wasn't dressed?

What does this have to do with this thread = I ADMIRED this man BECAUSE he had the guts (???) to enter the store without the outside pressure of the NORM.

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:18 AM
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Great thread!

We only got to "... used to sacrifice a goat..." and had to stop and STAR & FLAG ypur OP.

Congratulations for excellence to where we have read so far and keep digging.

You might find this thread interesting, as we seem to share many of the same thoughts and think you are on the right track:

The Domino Effect of February 2011 - I Had a Dream About America's Future

Looking forward to further reading and communication.

In Peace, Love & Light


posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:30 AM
I really liked this thread. I was kind of creeped out by the Walmart chant when I was watching it play. Which is funny, because I bet if I worked at Walmart and had to do that, I'd be right there clapping along, and thinking how fun this was, and how I was glad we did that because it improved group morale and made people happier, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

I totally agree with the source amnesia too. If there is one thing I learned in life, it's that the mind is fallible. There are so many times I'm so sure that so-and-so was in a certain movie, or that such and such was the answer to a question. And I even would argue with friends over what and what was true. Oftentimes I was right, but sometimes I was completely wrong, and I start wondering in my head, how could I have thought that was true and be so sure? I think this is really connected to source amnesia because it plays on the idea that you really think something actually happened or is actually true, where in reality it's not the case.

And whenever reading about politics, it's always conservatives vs. liberals, and it's so hard to be middle of the road. If a liberal is too conservative, liberals don't like him, and if a conservative is too liberal, it's the same way. Or if a politician is honest, people get upset about how can he say something like that? but of course if a politician is dishonest, people get upset about how corrupt they are. The whole political world is such a lose-lose situation when it comes to winning people's hearts and minds, where the only time you can appease everyone is when you don't take a side at all, and use fancy language to make it look like you are answering the questing without either consenting or dissenting.

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:31 AM
Awesome article - S&F.

[just Facebook'd the cracked article, with caption: "Yes, our brains reward us all, for being closed-minded dicks!"]

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:33 AM
Everyone should read this post. Very good information.

You should also include info about transference. This is when a person gets you to talk or think about your childhood and you begin to transfer your feelings you had towards your parent to the other person. It doesn't seem like it but this is a very, very powerful technique.

The TV show friends showed a brief example of this. Joey and Rachel were talking about pick up techniques and her method was to get the guy to talk about his childhood. It's also why many tv ads play songs from their target demographic's childhood.

NLP is another technique used in political speeches. You can read about NLP here

There was also an article I read about eye movements of video games being hypnotic but I can't remember the link.

I also think society has been set-up to isolate people from each other. It's easier to manipulate people when they are just sitting in their home watching a flashing box.
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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:40 AM
This is a great thread. OP, thank you for posting this. I love these kinds of information. I will surely come back to flag this thread. Keep it up!

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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:53 AM
Thank you very much for the post. The whole Cut/Paste thing... I appreciate you telling us and being very humble, but your honesty is to be commended. The information is outstanding and if we would stop to think about the everyday "little things" that we do, we might be able to create lasting change. The problem is, most people are zombies and really don't care what they hear, read or eat. They are "asleep at the wheel" and will take what is issued to them! FEMA Camps, GMO foods, ChemTrails and that our political system is not corrupt. Great post and thank you for taking the time to help us!!!

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 11:56 AM

Originally posted by muzzleflash
Well I guess I didn't articulate any good examples of what I meant. It's nothing special or anything though, just mundane normal stuff.

In real life you can get a feel for people, since you usually know what job they do other basic things. Walking down the street this means nothing because we don't stop and talk to people on the street 95% of the time. Point is there are probably people you know in real life that you try to tell them about ATS type subjects or news.

And they will REJECT it hardcore. Knee-jerk style.

We have seen all of these reactions before on ATS in the very threads and topics that are rejected in real life.

Depending on who the person is, their disposition and their tendencies, you have to treat each differently.


When I talk to my grandmother, and want her to be informed about certain aspects of our corrupt world and how I am against it and think it sucks, I will speak in the context of the Bible.

Now I am not religious, but I am very keen about what their book says.

This is a very strong advantage with this particular type of person, I can actually get her to admit that the government is bad. Now that may seem like nothing big, but she is one of those people that voted for G W Bush, twice ok. Twice.

I think I may have actually turned her against "Them" totally. I used Biblical references to establish a bridge between what she agrees with and what she may not want to admit.

It is using one of the tactics listed above in a particular format, the "Us vs Them" paradigm. "Either you're with us or you're against us."

I lay it out like this, either she agrees with Jesus, or she agrees with evil humans. This makes my job extremely easy, because she obviously chooses Jesus.

You might have just made me have a realization moment, thats how people can just instantly disagree with something that has good facts to support it, which I have had problems with.

Time to work on the craft

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 12:02 PM
Glad I could bring something to the boards that many appreciate.

Thanks to those who provided other examples of brainwashing techniques and also links to other threads/sites

Great stuff, keep it coming!



posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 12:02 PM
OK article with some good points (most that I've been aware of already) but I don't like the not so subtle anti right wing / conservative message it gives. Notice that the majority of examples they use as using brainwashing techniques are criticizing the right and/or being a conservative:

1) Drudge report - the articles certainly are meant to appeal to the right wing
2) Alex Jones - a proponent of conservative principles
3) Two or three examples of how the republican side used these techniques during the last presidential campaign
4) Mocking those who 'don't believe the liberal media' even though by any reasonable standards, most mainstream media is of course very liberal.
5) Poking fun at the military which is of course more associated with the right wing.
6) Pointing out how at political conventions people often chant USA. I'm sure it sometimes occurs at a democratic convention but this is much more common at a Republican convention where people are more prone to have much pride in America and our military (see # 5).
7) The McCain getting testy youtube clip.
8) The bookshelf picture shows books mostly of a right wing perspective.

Granted there are a few jabs at the democratic side but each time they do so, they kind of cancel it out but giving a similar example from the right.

I can only assume that the editors of are aware that those who go on the site are prone to lean to the left and so they make sure their articles will do the same.

I gotta say it kinda angers me to see the way this article is slanted. Much of it is about how during the last presidential election, the right was using these 'brainwashing techniques' to try to make people fear Obama ie. the community organizer stuff, the muslim stuff, he's not one of us, etc.

I'm sure a liberal type would tell me that I'm brainwashed but I for one side with the right about all of that stuff. A former community organizer is NOT the most ideal background for a president to have. It's not a deal breaker, but it's nothing amazing either. Obama's religious connotation has always been a little sketchy. I'm not saying he's a Muslim, but I think the way he comes across in his beliefs is just a little odd. It's almost like his trying to prove his Christianity to us. Not to mention, his former church with Reverend Wright was extremely anti American.
There's been plenty more said about Obama in a much more articulate and informative way here on ATS and elsewhere but I just really believe that the man is not to be trusted with the most powerful position on the planet and I don't just think that because I was brainwashed by the right wing. A big thumbs down for cracked on this one in my opinion in regards to what seems to me to be a hidden message saying it's not okay to question Obama's sketchy past which may be of concern considering he's now the POTS and his true intentions and motives are of utmost importance.

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 12:14 PM
Yep, I payed attention in school, where we talked about propaganda and marketing.

Too bad 98% of the rest of America did'nt..........My girlfriend included.

So many people do not realize that the TV is a propaganda machine, made to make you think that you need items or that you are patriotic.... I cannot even watch some shows because of the bs.

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 12:39 PM

Originally posted by NightGypsy
Awesome thread, OP.

If anyone has a problem identifying the disinfo agents who frequent ATS forums, they should read this thread. Our professional "debunkers" know exactly what they're doing and their techniques fit these to a "T."

I don't want to get into a flame war with you or single you out specifically NightGypsy, but your reply being the very first reply in this thread - whether intentionally or not, has illustrated the OP's point perfectly.

People like me - "debunkers", who in reality just want tangible proof of things (for example "alien visitation"), are not "one of you". We're just people trying with all of our "disinfo agent" power to get you to not believe in something that has zero proof. Nevermind that a majority of the "debunkers" have actual points to ponder - we're just not "on the same team". You must either attack us or be stupid with us - right?

On the other hand, if that's not really the point you were making by sigling out "debunkers" by using a label in a mocking way to question our intelligence, then I do apologize. I get tired of people using the techniques illustrated in the OP to mock anyone who has doubts about any unproven mass assumption.

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 12:47 PM
I would also have to add that this thread has made me take a look at myself also. I can admit that I am also guilty of these techniques. Regardless of whether it works or not, all of us on ATS (myself included) have to take a good hard look inward and at least attempt to stop using the mockery and us vs them mentality in our responses and instead focus on sound debates or rebuttals.

Even if this is a mostly cut and paste job, it is a very thought provoking thread. Great job OP.
S&F for you.
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edit on 2-7-2011 by tallcool1 because: Second edit for spelling. I need more coffee! Too many dumb mistakes.

posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 12:55 PM
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posted on Jul, 2 2011 @ 12:56 PM
Since I frequent "Hellmart", I was a bit taken aback by their motivational chanting before starting work...Apparently this seems to work where this was filmed. The "Hellmart" I frequent apparently does not do this lol...They have to be some of the most unmotivated people I have ever seen
Watching that video gave me an impending doom feeling for some odd reason. Great post! Ty!

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