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Art of Public Manipulation

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posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 09:09 AM
Just imagine for moment there are really smart people in the world. So smart, we can put a man on the moon and successfully land a rover on mars. These smart people have really strong brain power. And this brain power is not always used for the most egalitarian purposes. In some cases, you might even think the brain power is being used immorally or in evil ways depending on your moral compass. Such is the case with propaganda techniques. Here is a basic introduction for how evil and insidious this science has become:

The only way you can defend yourself against these brainwashing techniques is by being aware that they exist. There is one technique in particular that is very popular today as a way of brainwashing voters. The trick is to say something that gets people so emotionally mad it puts them into a heighten emotional state. It has to be something the generates a good amount of outrage. Once the brainwashing audience has been primed then the programming begins. The way it works is once the person is in the emotional state then the person is susceptible to programming with even tone sentences. The even tone sentences are the opinions or the take away that is being implanted. It's like your brain is open to suggestion in response to the emotional state as the brain drops back to an emotional equilibrium.

For example, take the voter fraud issue and the "Soros Voting Machine" story. Who is not mad by some European billionaire coming into this country forcing a "liberal" and "NWO" agenda over on us. Let's kill the effing SOB before he "destroys" this country! However, if you try to research if there's any truth to it you find out that it's very loosely supported by any facts and is more like a conclusion based on a couple of particularly biased interpretations of the facts. If you looked at it objectively, the issue may not really be supported by any facts. Or is just based on a bunch of unprovable opinions.

"As is typical of such claims, this one is based on nothing more than the most tenuous of connections — namely that among the number of non-profit boards on which Smartmatic Chairman Lord Mark Malloch-Brown sits is the Global Board of the Open Society Foundation, an international grantmaking network founded by George Soros. That fact that one of the many people on one of the many boards of one of the many organizations with which George Soros (a large Clinton donor) is involved also happens to chair an electronic voting company is taken as proof enough by conspirators that George Soros has the means, motive, and intent to commit a massive act of voting fraud. And, despite being the multinational billionaire business magnate that he is, Soros utterly lacks the common sense not to rig an election through a confederate so obviously connected to him.

As is also typical of such claims, those who propagate them mistakenly assume that every company in the business of providing electronic voting services is producing machines that record and count votes, which isn't the case — such services can include anything from providing streamlined systems for reporting election results to the press to automating the process of voter authentication. It this case the assertion that "Smartmatic's voting machines will be used in 16 crucial states" is a false one , apparently a misinterpretation of a statement on Smartmatic's web site touting that the company had previously offered unspecified "technology and support services to the Electoral Commissions of 307 counties in 16 States" — a statement that didn't say that Smartmatic supplied voting machines used in all if those states, or that Smartmatic was even currently working with any of those states in any capacity."

The only way to defend yourself against propaganda programming techniques is to be aware of their existence. There may be cases where people are using these techniques but do not even know they are doing it. But when you use these techniques the person using them accumulates a huge amount of power over other people who are susceptible to them.

Just look at how popular and powerful Alex Jones and Infowars has become. Almost every story they post uses this propaganda pattern. The people just love it and the site is very successful. Alex Jones has accumulated a huge amount of power with this propaganda technique.

posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 09:26 AM
Too many on here believe they are too clever to be influenced.

Good thread.

posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 09:40 AM
a reply to: dfnj2015

We are all subject to the same techniques, because we are all born as humans with the same brain processes.

Edward Bernays, and many others such as Gustav Le Bon, Adolf Hitler, Benedict de Spinoza, have shown that humans act very differently when grouped as a mass than as an individual. Appeals to emotion are the highest of power when it comes to influencing masses. For some reason we react much more quickly and to our natural senses when we are grouped. People are even subject to these effects when being alone in a room, because they can simply feel they are a part of a large group and this alone can press them to be influenced by the emotional drag.

Yes, we can be aware of the techniques, and this certainly helps - but it's almost like you notice them after they've already made their mark. These techniques will be very effective still throughout our progress as humans... and I don't see us growing out of falling into the trap anytime soon (like within thousands / tens of thousands of years)

posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 09:53 AM
a reply to: dfnj2015

We have this saying where I'm from called "macky bashing" or mackerel bashing.

Basically, at the right time of year you can stick a line and hook with a bit tin foil on and land you a mackerel, in seconds. Some people set their line up to catch 30+ at a time, it's why they call it bashing because you can literally catch as much as you want... They won't stop biting.

Your thread made me think of mackerel. People are like mackerel.

posted on Oct, 31 2016 @ 10:20 AM
Group think, cults, religious fanaticism, gangs...all share a common etiology.

The tribal instincts still in operation in the human psyche.

I watched a Christian cult develop in my small village starting with one charismatic leader.
They eventually were disbanded and the leader charged and convicted of child abuse.

edit on 31-10-2016 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)

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