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Branded; Propagandist Marketing and Social Engineering

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posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 05:39 PM
Mods: this is probably the wrong place for this with in the forum, move at will.

This OP is far from complete, and if you have something to add, please do so. There's very little structure to the following, which I did so that others can kind of fill in the blanks on their own. Fruit for thought. The inspiration for this thread comes from watching the newly released DVD of "Branded"

"Set in a dystopian future where corporate brands have created a disillusioned population, one man's effort to unlock the truth behind the conspiracy will lead to an epic battle with hidden forces that control the world."

It's a little slow, but half way through kicks it up a notch. This movie is EPIC!

From the movie:
"Marketing was invented by Lenon..and now is the foundation of the world economy. The great global brand revolution has won.. We are all still living in the world that Lenon created. It used to be that brands were formed by peoples desires, now it's the people who are being formed by the desires of the brands."


“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.”
Rahm Emanuel

Anybody notice how on point the propaganda machine is as of late? Especially in regards to gun control, and Obama’s speeches.

The child is a symbol of the future, youthful enthusiasm, impressionability, and potential.

Guns(in dreams, applicable while awake as well):
Guns scare people in dreams who obviously fear that a dream maybe a premonition. However guns are not such negative objects in reality. In dreams a gun symbolizes how something has become the center of attention.

Death(those slain, and potential of it being you):
TMT and leadership (terror management theory)

"It has been suggested that culture provides meaning, organization, and a coherent world view that diminishes the psychological terror caused by the knowledge of eventual death. The terror management theory can help to explain why a leader's popularity can grow substantially during times of crisis. When a follower's mortality is made prominent they will tend to show a strong preference for iconic leaders. An example of this occurred when George W. Bush's approval rating jumped almost 50 percent following the September 11 attacks in the United States. As Forsyth (2009) posits, this tragedy made U.S. citizens aware of their mortality, and Bush provided an antidote to these existential concerns by promising to bring justice to the terrorist group responsible for the attacks."

There's a change on the horizon, symbolized by the children.
This change is to be the center of attention, symbolized by the gun.
The change will come by means of imposed justice, which will fall at the feet of innocent individuals, and the loss of civil liberties.
Rinse and repeat.

This is the exact same playbook that Bush used to enter Iraq and other military endeavors. Society is being branded, and consider yourself just a consumer. This is the real "Banker" and "Corporate" control that Alex Jones is screaming about.

Granted the following song was about media, 9/11 and such. I feel that it's appropriate in this discussion as well.

We sell an addictive 24 hour candle light vigils in TV's
Freedom will be the cost of civil liberties
The viewers are glued to television screens
Stuck... cause lots of things seem too sick
I use opportunities to pluck heart strings for theme music
I'll show you which culture to pump your fist at, which foot is right to kiss
we don't really know who the culprit is yet...but he looks like this
we know who the heroes are. Not the xenophobes who act hard
"We taught that dog to squat, how dare he do that **** in our own back yard!"
They happened to scar our financial state and char our landscape
Can you count how many times so far I ran back this same damn tape?
While a camera man creates news and shoves it down our throats on the West Bank
With a ten second clip put on constant loop to provoke US angst


posted on Jan, 24 2013 @ 06:01 PM
"The growth of Brands, has spiraled out of control... a crippling anxiety has seized consumers, they're terrified the products can hurt them, a unique opportunity now stands before you."

The answer, according to TMT, is that self-esteem is used as a buffer for people to help them cope with anxiety; it is a coping mechanism set in place to help control their terror, along with realizing that humans are animals just trying to manage the universe around them. That is the "why". The "what" for TMT is that self-esteem is a sense of personal value, that is obtained by believing in two things:

the validity of one’s cultural worldview, and
that one is living up to standards that are part of the worldview.

News as of late raising levels of anxiety?

Just trying to manage the universe around you?

Shift the American cultural worldview, after years of Terror, create a standard which calls for the removal of guns... and control the masses.



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