Many readers have expressed their astonishment over the seemingly bizarre apathy of their friends and family who seem to be living in some kind of trance state; happily unconcerned about the encroaching chaos of the world around them. They pooh-pooh warnings about the impending collapse of the dollar, citing the rising stock market as some sort of proof our economy is improving.
Although a great number of folks don’t like our current President, they seem determined to remain ignorant of just how many Constitutional rights have been stripped from us these last four years. They give no thought to the rising police state or how our leaders, elected to represent what WE want in our government, are steadfastly refusing to hold anyone accountable for the treasonous behavior being committed right in front of our collective faces.
Even the breathtaking fall of the moral climate in America doesn’t seem to penetrate very far into most people’s psyche. They are content to live their normal lives; get up, get the kids ready for school, go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch TV, go to bed, rinse and repeat.
We can shout all the warnings, and print out hard copy proof of the perilous times in which we’re living but the information does not seem to sink in. It rolls off most people like water off a duck. It’s frustrating to say the least, and I know hundreds of you understand what I’m talking about.
The single most frustrating thing I see is the glassy-eyed contentment of the congregations in our churches today. They put on their pretty dresses and suits, pin a new ribbon in little Susie’s hair and put in the obligatory hour on Sunday mornings, thinking they are good Christians because they gave an extra five bucks in the offering this week.
They’ve heard Sunday after Sunday, year after year, how Jesus loves them and wants them to have the best life possible, so they can’t understand what all the fuss is about from their conspiracy theory, wacked-out family members, who keep blathering that the end of the world is coming. They seem hypnotized.
This is a phenomenon those of us who are awake have never seen, at least not to this degree! It rattles us and literally makes us question the warning signs of things to come. Are WE the ones who are nuts? Are we making a big deal out of nothing when the world seems to be toddling along just as it has all our lives? Are the warnings about the impending collapse of our economy triggering only God knows what, just the sick fantasy of those too geeky to get a date on Saturday nights? Are the scoffers right?
Or is there really something insidious affecting our friends and loved ones, causing them to be blind to those things occurring right under their own noses? I think I’ve finally stumbled on an answer or rather, a combination of answers which validates what so many of us have marveled about these last few years. I think you’ll find what I’m about to tell you both fascinating and maddening at the same time, because there is little we can do to break the spell over the sheeple.
First of all, let’s look at the amazing power of propaganda in the media, especially in the arena of television. What exactly IS propaganda? Webster’s defines it as: “The systematic widespread promotion of a particular doctrine or idea.” However, it only presents one side of any argument because its aim is to influence its audience.
Wikipedia states this tool “often presents facts selectively, lying by omission, to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of attitude toward the subject in the target audience, to further a political, religious or commercial agenda.”
Noam Chomsky, noted American professor and author, has studied the uses and techniques of language and propaganda for years, and has been called “the Father of modern linguistics.” In 1988, he and colleague Edward S. Herman wrote a book called, Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media, which examines mainstream mass media and its role in supporting big business and governmental interests.
The book describes how “democratic societies like America use subtle, nonviolent means of control, unlike totalitarian governments, where physical force can readily be used to coerce the general population. ‘Propaganda is to a democracy what a bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.’” They also point out that most media outlets are owned by large corporations, which causes the press to behave in a subservient manner to elite interests. In other words, what you hear on the mainstream news is rarely the truth, much less the whole truth.
Propagandists make use of our sources of information, including the news, government reports, junk science, movies, magazines, TV and they love to utilize historical revision by rewriting past events in the public school system’s history books. There are many techniques to manipulate the general public into believing what the elites want us to accept and believe.
Here are a few of those techniques:
Ad Hominem—to attack your opponent rather than opponent’s ideas. Presidential debates, anyone?
Ad nauseam—tireless repetition of an idea or slogan. “Yes we can!”
Appealing to fear—instilling anxiety and/or panic in the general population. ‘War on terror’
Bandwagon—‘Come on, everybody’s doing it!’
Beautiful people—using a famous celebrity to insinuate that if the target uses a particular product or subscribes to an intended idea, they too will be one of the beautiful people. “It’s L’Oreal, and I’m worth it!”
Common man—appealing to ‘plain folks’ common sense to win confidence of the target. The newscaster, Walter Conkrite was famously used by the elites for this purpose.
Demonizing the enemy—making the opponent appear subhuman, immoral, worthless or dangerous through suggestion or lies. “Returning veterans, Christians, Constitutionalists, 2nd Amendment advocates are to be considered domestic terrorists.” Yes, the DHS actually states this.
Name calling—incites fears and prejudices, appealing to the target’s desire to be accepted. This is substituted for rational, face based arguments. “homophobic”
Unstated assumption—plants an idea that would seem outrageous if explicitly stated. Instead, the desired concept is repeatedly assumed or implied. This is one of BO’s favorite tactics as you will see later in this article.
Let’s pause here for a second and allow you to contemplate the degree to which the American public has been manipulated in the past hundred years, at least. Someone sent me a list of old product ads from the 1950’s through about the early 1970’s which would be considered absolutely outrageous today. However, because of the expert use of propaganda, these views were widely accepted.
For instance, (you’re not going to believe this!) a magazine/newspaper ad from the Soda Pop Board of America shows a photo of a smiling baby about a year old, with his smiling mother. It states the following: “For a better start in life, start COLA earlier! How soon is too soon?” The ad goes on to emphatically and confidentially state that “laboratory tests have proven that babies who start drinking soda during that early formative period, have a much higher chance of being happy and popular during their teens.” And what lab would that be??
It literally states, “So, do yourself a favor. Do your child a favor. Start them on a strict regimen of sodas and other sugary carbonated beverages right now, for a lifetime of guaranteed
happiness!” Soda “promotes an active lifestyle, boosts personality and supplies the body with essential sugars.” Because of the way this ad is worded, using the authority of some supposed laboratory, the public swallowed this hook, line and sinker!
A 1970’s era cigarette ad shows a pretty woman, wearing the ever popular halter top, gazing adoringly into some leather jacket wearing, B-movie star mustached, loser’s face. The ad seductively promises, “Blow smoke in her face and she’ll follow you anywhere.” Good idea gentlemen! HAHAHA!!
Those are just two small historical examples of the brazen, outrageous lies big business tells us, with the aid of their complicit media lap dogs. All these years later, everyone knows giving sugary sodas to babies doesn’t promote a sparkling personality or guarantee happiness. And I can promise if anyone tries to entice my attention by blowing cigarette smoke in my face, it’s probably the last time they’ll use their lips for much of anything!
Do you see how stupid the elites think we are? Well, unfortunately, most of the time we DO fall for the slick ads and bogus news stories we hear. Think about the Benghazi debacle. Look at what a colossal propaganda failure that whole situation was from start to finish. It really has been fascinating to get a peek behind the curtain at the White House’s cow patty spreader.
Most alternative news sources have agreed the tragedy was most likely a failed “October surprise” kidnapping attempt, engineered to make BO look heroic when he negotiated the safe release of Ambassador Chris Stevens. This was supposed to bolster Obama’s sagging presidential campaign, but instead, it got out of hand and four men were murdered.
So what did our illustrious leaders do? They scrambled like mad and came up with the pathetically lame excuse that Islamists were all upset about some obscure 20 minute You Tube video, causing them to attack the embassy. Right. Yeah. That’s the ticket. And the White House did nothing to assist those men, even thought we had PLENTY of firepower to rescue every living soul in that compound because…uh…well, we didn’t want the muslims to get more upset. No, wait. Umm, Stevens was running guns to the Syrian rebels and we didn’t know it. Yeah! It’s all his fault!
Propaganda. Gotta love it! But you know, when you start to wake up to the baloney the elites foist upon the American public every day, their attempts to direct and control us become that much more insulting and maddening. Unfortunately, propaganda isn’t the only tool they use on we the people. Oh nooooo, it most certainly is NOT.
If you take any time to study Roman history, one of the richest, long lasting and powerful civilizations ever to rule on this earth, you can see the striking parallels to the wealthy, power hungry elites of that time to our own in this day.
As Roman society was decaying and falling apart around them, the elites made sure the common man, who was being taxed dry, remained distracted from their problems and the ineptitude of the ruling class. The phrase, “Bread and Circuses” comes from a Roman political satire written by the poet, Juvenal, in approximately 100 AD.
Wikipedia states he was describing a Roman populace who no longer cared for their historical right of political involvement. He observed that the Roman politicians devised a plan to win the votes of the citizens by providing cheap food and entertainment, i.e., bread and circuses. They found this to be the most effective method of obtaining and remaining in power.
Sound familiar? There are 47 million Americans now on food stamps. How about the promises of ‘free’ healthcare of the “Affordable HealthCare Act?” Obama-phone, anyone?
Next, turn your attention to the dumbing down of our citizens. Our public schools are more concerned with teaching ‘self esteem,’ diversity, deviant sexual practices and Islamic teachings than reading, writing and arithmetic. History books are rewritten to reflect the uber-liberal Globalist agenda, where we all worship nature and stay dependent on foreign resources.
Despite the fact that we have as much or more natural gas and oil in this country than all the Middle East combined, we cannot drill or even put up an unobtrusive oil pipeline from our northern neighbor because we might hurt the feelings of a caribou. Eco-terrorism at its finest.
But to distract us from the utter absurdity of this governmental stranglehold on our economy, the network lapdogs provide us with voyeuristic reality shows, allowing us to peek into the lives of people more maladjusted than we are! Jersey Shore. Storage Wars. Here Comes Honey Boo-boo. Teen Mom. The Bachelor. Queer Eye for the Straight Girl. Need I say more?
So if you think about it, the American public is lied to from the moment they get out of bed to the moment they lay down again to sleep. I’ve found I have to rely on alternative news sources, as well as news outlets from other countries in order to find out what is really happening right here in the good ‘ol U.S. of A. That is pathetic!
But this last method the Globalists have of keeping the vast majority of Americans wandering around in a Stepford Wife trance during this administration is the piece de resistance of bull. The magnum opus of obfuscation. The most clever, demonic, insidious, heinous method of mass manipulation ever conceived, and it answers the burning question of WHY so many people are completely enchanted with a President who has achieved absolutely nothing on his own merit in his entire life.
You must remember we don’t really know anything about the man who is sitting in the most powerful chair in the world, ‘leading’ the most powerful nation on earth. We do know of his very close associations with known communist terrorists, even from childhood. This man was chosen and groomed from a young age to rise to the office of President of the United States in order to systematically dismantle and destroy it from within.
This is no longer a conspiracy theory because this agenda is now out in the open, rubbed in our faces. This is partly evidenced by the fact that he consistently surrounds himself with White House cabinet members and advisers that are known communists with anti-American ideologies.
I’ve covered this information many times in past articles and will not waste time rehashing what those of us who are awake already know. I want to explain HOW he has amassed a cult-like following from the sheeple of this country. Thank you, Lord, for allowing me to stumble on this material because it makes perfect sense and ties the aspects of his absurd and inexplicable god-like popularity into a nice, understandable package.
To put it bluntly, BO is a master of mass hypnosis. Hang with me here. Although still doubted by many, hypnosis isn’t just some game played on people, called up on the stage of a comedy club. The people that stand and cluck like chickens after they’ve been hypnotized really DO believe they are acting appropriately. When the hypnotic suggestion is broken, and they ‘wake up’ for lack of a better term, they have no memory of clucking like a chicken.
However, hypnosis is NOT just a silly parlor game and it is NOT fake. It’s an extremely powerful tool that can be used to achieve great good for the person being hypnotized, such as instilling the desire to quit smoking, erasing harmful memories of past trauma, helping to overcome phobias, etc.
Dr. Milton Erickson was an American psychiatrist who utilized hypnotherapy with his patients with great success. He discovered a way to plant hypnotic suggestions that would change the patient’s attitudes or behavior, while in holding a simple conversation with them. It’s called Neuro-linguistic Programming or conversational hypnosis, and is precisely the method BO uses to whip the unsuspecting sheeple into a frenzy of adoration and support.
This does not entail swinging a shiny object in front of the person, nor are they put into a sleep-like trance. The person is completely awake and aware of their surroundings and situation at all times, but they are constantly receiving messages to their subconscious by the use of covert suggestions, which are designed to sideline rational judgment, implant hypnotic commands and illicit strong emotions as a result.
Some of the covert methods he uses are, pacing, distraction and leading, critical factor bypass, stacking language patterns and emotional transfer. There is NO WAY he doesn’t know what he is doing! He has obviously been expertly trained in this for years. This is the reason he MUST have his teleprompters. The words written for him are part of the pattern of control.
He has been trained to use text book, clinical trance induction in his speeches. His techniques work on a subconscious level, and are designed so that people watching him in an audience or on TV are completely unaware of his techniques and their effects. He is using clear hypnotic anchoring, pacing and leading, as well as numerous other tools designed to take away rational judgment. The tempo of his words, voice inflections, pauses, and repeated hand gestures at appropriate times reinforce the subliminal commands he wants his audience to perform.
Remember I told you that one of the tools of propaganda that BO seems to love was ‘unstated assumption?’ Here is an example of this, also using conversational hypnosis: BO can be describing how bad the economy is (acceptable truth), how people are losing their homes to foreclosure (acceptable truth), the jobless rate is too high (acceptable truth) while he speaks with absolute calm confidence. There is no reason to doubt what he says, because you know he is telling the truth. You learn to trust him and your mind lowers its defenses to accept what he says.
Then he will insert a suggestion/command into what he is saying using a linking statement, such as “and that is why.” For instance, after painting a picture of gloom and doom for the audience, he’ll say something like, “We need change and that is why I want to be your next President.”
Let’s look closer at this. The audience can agree the economy is in the tank and people are certainly losing their homes. They know we need change. All of these statements by BO are true.
However, notice all he is doing is listing problems that we all know exist. It’s therefore reasonable to conclude that we should elect a person for President who is able to solve those problems. BUT, notice he has not made any logical argument as to why HE should be that person.
By using basic words as hypnotic linking statements from a person you perceive as trustworthy, due to the fact that what he is saying is true, he is able to slip a new message past your critical thinking gates, because it is coming from that same source of truth. You don’t notice he doesn’t offer any solutions to those problems he outlined. You walk away feeling ‘we need a change, therefore we need to elect BO.’
This is only one small example of how this works. It also involves the way he carries himself with such arrogant confidence, as if he was already elected (another example of unstated assumption), standing in a mock-up of the Parthenon, home of the gods in Greece, to deliver his acceptance speech. You can scarcely keep from being caught up in the unconscious thrill of it all. Unless you’re awake, of course.
I am including a link with exhaustive information showing how he has managed to take control of this country with such seeming ease. He also has the help of a lying, complicit media as well as his Globalist backers in the banking world and a congress full of elites. It is an amazing Wizard of Oz experience to sit back and watch his plans unfold.
http://www.whale.to/c/an_examination_of_obama.html#Foreword_and_commentary_ (You may have to copy and paste into your browser.)
I have to remind myself what the Bible says about this; otherwise, I would lose hope. Ephesians 6: 12-13 tells us, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore, take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”
Yes, there are unspeakably wicked people who are controlling the economies and governments of this world. They are the Globalists who are feverishly working towards their centuries old goal of instituting a New World Order. Their puppets have infiltrated our government, even to the highest levels and yes, they are masters at using propaganda, bread and circuses and hypnosis on the American people.
But they would be nothing without the satanic power that is fueling their plans. If our eyes could be opened, we would undoubtedly see demonic entities swirling around our nation’s capital en mass. It would freak us out if we could pull back the thin veil of our dimension to watch all the activity.
That is why it is important not to hate these people, evil as they may be. They have consented to be used by the forces of hell for a specific purpose, and that purpose happens to fit in perfectly with the will of Almighty God. HE will deal with them in His own time.
You just know they’d be pretty bummed if they realized all the work they’re doing, and all their plans to usher in the NWO and rule the earth, are being directed by God. HAHA! Shhh! Let them think they have the upper hand, even though they most assuredly do not.
I agree with you–It’s difficult to watch the country we grew up in and love morphing into an ugly, phantasmagoric version of itself, but we must look at the BIGGER picture. Yes, lots of really horrible things are coming to America and the rest of the world, and billions of people are going to perish as a result. But as the old saying goes, “I’ve read the back of the book, and we win!”
Evil is NOT in ultimate control. Evil will win some battles, but it will NOT win the war.
Psalms 2: 1-5, gives us a rare look into what is happening in heaven. “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord, and against His anointed, saying ‘Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.’ He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision. Then shall He speak unto them in His wrath, and vex them in His sore displeasure.” Uh-oh…I wouldn’t want to be on the Globalist’s side when Almighty God, maker of heaven and earth, gets fed up!
Even though we are facing uncertain and frightening times, Jesus made it very clear that we are not to fear what mere human beings can do. He states emphatically in Luke 12: 5, “But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear Him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear Him.”
The people of this world, who don’t belong to Jesus, are quickly approaching the day when they will be FORCED to decide whom they fear the most. There will only be two choices:
1. Accept the mark of the antichrist so you can live a few more short years on this earth in relative comfort, only to end up being cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity.
2. Refuse the mark of the antichrist, turn your life over to Jesus with the full understanding your decision will lead to certain death, but being assured of spending eternity in a place of joy, love and breathtaking beauty, with the One who created you and loves you more than you could imagine.
Of course, you STILL have a third option, but you’d better hurry because this is a limited time offer. Choose this one, and you can be spared the terrible things that are coming on this earth. Admit to God that you’re a sinner, unable to save yourself and throw yourself on His mercy, through the blood that Jesus shed on the cross, accepting His sacrifice as your only ticket to heaven.
Then turn your life over to the Lord and live for Him. Read your Bible and pray, so you can get to know this wonderful Savior. While you still can, tell others of His saving grace. Tell them that He’s coming very, very soon, to snatch His own out of harm’s way.
Don’t put this off! If you wait until we’re gone, sooner or later, you WILL be faced with those two other choices.