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Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban

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posted on May, 21 2012 @ 05:27 AM
This article (written by Mr Michael Hastings, the man behind the famous/infamous article which lead to the collapse of General Stanley McChrystals career, entitled "The Runaway General", published in Rolling Stone magazine June 2010), details what I can only describe as a disgusting sham on the part of the US government.

First of all, with the best will in the world, and giving the benifit of the doubt to all the myriad abuses of the act which currently stands that have been commited by various governments in the US over the years, there can be no excuse for removing the only official protection that the people of the US have against psychological indoctrination techniques that could be applied to them.

From the point of veiw of one who is concerned for the mental fortitude of the people of the Earth, the US government could not have picked a time to remove this protection, that could have worse implications for the people it claims to be representing. At this time, there are people in the United States of America, who far from living the American dream, are caught in a corperate controlled nightmare, living in tents and out of RV's, the fuel for which they have long since become unable to afford. There are other folks who are working three jobs just to remain in the appalling innercity hovels that they call homes. No matter what sugar you coat this stuff with, its a crap sandwhich, and the insertion of propeganda into a climate like this will ultimately have one outcome. Those who are dumb enough to listen to it, will learn to LOVE crap sandwhiches, will claim after being affected by this new disease, that scat is the new tobasco, and they want it on everything.

It will be the downfall of masses, and will see people vote in a way that runs directly counter to thier needs and political preferences. It doesnt have to work on everyone, just the majority, who are too tired, rendered too exhausted to fight the mental fight against this terrifying programming, which will undoubtedly come about after this act is removed.

Of course, this article and the news it carries are a little old hat. Most people I talk to who are from the States would say that if anything, they do not think that the Smith-Mundt Act (1948) or the FRAA (1987) have been doing a good enough of a job of protecting them from the excesses of thier governments BS machine. Many people that I have communicated with, here on this site, and in other private scenarios, have commented that they feel not only as if they have no control over the direction thier nation is taking (which is horrible enough considering that democracy is supposed to empower the people) but that they feel that thier government is shaping the nation and its populous in ways that make a mockery of the very tenents under which the nation came into being!

One has only to look into the sheer amount of concern that was expressed right after the 9/11 incident, and the years after, to see the level of distrust that some citizens felt and feel for the government, and I do not believe that the change in leadership has done much, long term, to salve that particular wound. If anything, people seem more concerned than ever that they are being lied to, about all manner of things. In recent years, you had the massive Occupy movement, who simply did not believe that bailouts, and corperate greed could continue long term, and wanted peoples heads on sticks for destroying thier livelihoods (quite rightly too I reckon, and good on everyone who showed up!). Protests on that scale, say an awful lot about the state of the national psyche in a country. Even if a certain political standpoint is not shared in ALL citizens, the presence of a certain way of thinking in a significant portion of the citizenry says an awful lot about how little trust there is in the intentions of, and the performance of thier government.

I will call this now if I may, to save the belabouring of the point at a later date. If this removal of protection goes ahead, I expect that there will be next to no resistance from great swathes of the population as it stands, and that all who do oppose and resist the inevitable programming attempts to follow, will be branded crazy and forced into hiding, exile, or prison by degrees. If this is allowed to happen then the USA as it is known, will cease to be. It will have no reputation left as a home of free people, a land to inspire bravery, and its national anthem will be replaced with the cold voice of mechanical tyranny , demanding obedience, repeating over and over :


posted on May, 21 2012 @ 06:54 AM
reply to post by silent thunder

. . . how many argue passionately that everything is fine and couldn't be better . . .

Because people have in the back of their mind the thought, "but at least we are 'safe'."
This is because of the biggest propaganda event in history, the so-called 'terrorist' event of 9/11/01.
Of course the real terrorists were the ones infiltrated into the highest levels of the US government.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 07:25 AM
I am going to go ultra-conservative and state: DISBAN the government ENTIRELY! Nevermind small. Too small is not good enough. Anarchy is better than treachery! THEN we can build from the ground up again a socialised system of governance "a government by the people and for the people".

In the meantime I think we should go after zionists, masons, pentagon, corporate leaders, etc. Make it open hunting season for those bastards. They have done more than enough damage with little(if any) consequences. If the government wants to legalise propaganda techniques, which is utterly unethical, then I see no reason for them to get away with it.

Lucifer and the tower of babel needs to fall down hard!

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 07:26 AM
Drip drip drip drip drip before you know it the bathtub is full and you can't get out.
The soviet union is dead so the great power of the U.S decided to turn in on its self and create a new enemy to fight. The American public.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 07:31 AM
In America is plenty of people that are, stupid, gullible, naive and easily manipulated the government knows this and they want to take full advantage of it.

But what is the biggest payoff for the whores pushing the lifting of the ban is that they get to auction the propaganda to the pimps in the private sector that will benefit the most manipulating peoples mind.

It is all about selling the right to use the propaganda.

It will not be the government doing the deed, but the ones that will win the contracts.

I guess we here in ATS will still be the ones as usual know the true and exposing it but sadly we are tagged nothing but conspirators.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 07:44 AM
CIA has been doing this for years. Only difference is that now it's legal, not that that really makes any difference at all.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 07:47 AM
reply to post by marg6043

I agree 100% with what you say. Unlike the KGB(soviet counterpart of the CIA), the american government who sleeps in bed with all the lobbies. contracts the work out thus it is difficult to track down the corruption and potentially punish any evil-doers. It is a convenient way to distance itself from the horrendous rot called corporatism and the politicians get to collect campaign contributions and retire after some years as millionares or even billionares.

We have not had a government "by the people and for the people" for 99 years, the inception of the Federal Reserve bank. A bunch of bankers masquerading as the government. It has become a worldwide disease for the most part.

And you are correct about an overwhelming majority of people being sheep, even on ATS which supposedly prides itself on alternative views and "deny ignorance".
The problem is there are too many sleeping at the wheel and not enough positive knowledge spreading. Mainstream media has access to billions of homes while ATS has access to those LUCKY ENOUGH to STUMBLE upon it via search engine.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:00 AM
Well at least they are trying to be honest about it now...... I am not going to say this is the beginning of a fascist regime, however, it is interesting the steps being taken lately.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:04 AM

Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux

Originally posted by silent thunder
reply to post by TKDRL

The problem with it, in my opinion, is that it legalizes government-sanctioned lying. Yeah, they've always lied. Now they can do it freely, openly, and proudly. Moreover, they can earmark huge budgets to bring to bear on the issue of how to influence public opinion.

It's basically a declaration of open psychological warfare on the populace.

Because the Constitution never expressly, nor even implicitly prohibited the federal government from lying, they, of course, view this as a Constitutional right to do lie. This is why Feds Embrace Lying in Response to Public Records Request. This is why the federal government lied about the debt crises. This is why the call the Federal Reserve a bank. This is why they have continually lied about American wars, why they continually lie about the national debt, why they lie, and lie, and lie, and lie, because they can.

And get away with it again and again and again and again with no repercussions or consequences that apply to the people that got away with it. I'm not mad at that, I'm mad at the fact that people have sat back time and time again and let this happen.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:13 AM
illegal or not, they still do it.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:23 AM
I can see an official government tv channel in the future. That or networks will have to give equal air time during the national news for the "Official News" It's just all coming together, isn't it? The next 4 years will see Orwell's 1984 in full swing.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:27 AM
Foot bullet? If this happens they basically give us, all of us, no reason at all to believe anything at all they say ever again. And they think that's going to help us be "ruled" by them?


posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:37 AM

Whore of Babylon
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Whore of Babylon or "Babylon the Great" is a Christian allegorical figure of evil mentioned in the Book of Revelation in the Bible. Her full title is given as "Babylon the Great, the Mother of Prostitutes and Abominations of the Earth."


The Whore is associated with the Antichrist and the Beast of Revelation by connection with an equally allegorical kingdom. (The word "Whore" can also be translated as "Idolatress".)[1][2] The Whore's apocalyptic downfall is prophesied to take place in the hands of the beast with seven heads and ten horns. There is much speculation within Christian eschatology on what the Whore and Beast symbolize as well as the possible implications for contemporary interpretations.[3][4][5][6][7]

The “great whore”, of the biblical book of Revelation is featured in chapters 17 and 18. Many passages define symbolic meanings inherent in the text.

17:1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:

17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. ["Fornication" is interpreted/translated as "idolatry" in the Amplified Bible (AMP)]

17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

17:5 And upon her forehead was a name written a mystery: BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. [King James Version; the New International Version uses "prostitutes" instead of "harlots"].

17:6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.

17:9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sat. [King James Version; the New International Version Bible uses "hills" instead of "mountains"].

17:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he comes, he must continue a short space.

17:11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goes into perdition.

17:12 And the ten horns which thou saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

17:15 And he said unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sat, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.

17:18 And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth.

— Revelation 17:4–18 (various)

edit on 5/21/2012 by EarthCitizen07 because: fixed link

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:41 AM

Originally posted by silent thunder

All this comes just as the Pentagon is ramping up its information warfare capabilities, throwing unprecidented money and sophistication into efforts to sway public opinion.

And selling surveillance drones to local enforcement agencies. It really doesn't look too good.

edit on 5/21/2012 by this_is_who_we_are because: typos

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:48 AM

Originally posted by silent thunder

Originally posted by Jagermeister
Now why would a Government with no ill intentions even need the use of propaganda? I think that's the question people need to be asking here. If the police dressed up in full riot gear, tsa sexually assaulting citizens, endless wars, or the poison in the water and food wasn't enough to get you thinking, surely openly brainwashing the public should make that little light bulb turn on?

One of the most truly shocking things about our march off the cliff has been how difficult that little lightbulb really is to turn on for so many - and still more shocking, how many argue passionately that everything is fine and couldn't be better -- even in places like ATS. I expect a few prime examples will be joining us right here in this thread before all that much longer.

Couldn't agree with you more. Most people are 'binkered.' But it gets worse. They defend the people and institutions that subjugate them. I am glad I am a leader and not a follower. Guess which camp the founders were in?

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:53 AM

Originally posted by DAVID64
I can see an official government tv channel in the future. That or networks will have to give equal air time during the national news for the "Official News" It's just all coming together, isn't it? The next 4 years will see Orwell's 1984 in full swing.

Government dont need their own tv channel as long as they have media willing to bend over for them.

Second line.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:54 AM
Look at the comparison of the EU parliament building and the tower of babel:

Kind of similar? Coincidence?

I think european bankers(masonic chiefs) are running the show worldwide and they view each nation as a slave colony. BTW where there not 10 original members in the EU? Not sure about this..............

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 08:56 AM

Tar and Feather!

The pusification of America is nearly complete.

I emailed my senators and congressman and now I am on a no fly list for expressing my displeasure about NDAA.

If you have any doubt that this is the most tyrannical regime the US have ever seen you had best wake up.

We live in a time that the Germans endured in 1933 and onward.

I would list the abuses that this Government have but its pointless. You either know them or you don't care.

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 09:05 AM
A lot of people on this site wonder why this place is more about the news than some fairy tales, and this story is a good example of why its that way and why I'd hope for it to continue to be so. Reality is much more important. Sorry if it's not entertaining enough for you!

posted on May, 21 2012 @ 09:26 AM
We're too broke to help the poor.
But we got plenty of money to create an entirely new agency and increase the size of government in order to convince them they're not.

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