AP NEWS: “Trump Facebook Campaign Ads Use Models to Portray Actual Supporters”

It’s a practice that, under different circumstances, Trump himself would likely blast as “fake news”.

 

NEW YORK (AP) — A series of Facebook video ads for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign shows what appears to be a young woman strolling on a beach in Florida, a Hispanic man on a city street in Texas and a bearded hipster in a coffee shop in Washington, D.C., all making glowing, voice-over endorsements of the president.

“I could not ask for a better president,” intones the voice during slow-motion footage of the smiling blonde called “Tracey from Florida.” A man labeled on another video as AJ from Texas” stares into the camera as a voice says, “Although I am a lifelong Democrat, I sincerely believe that a nation must secure its borders.”

There’s just one problem: The people in the videos that ran in the past few months are all actually models in stock video footage produced far from the U.S. in France, Brazil and Turkey, and available to anyone online for a fee.

Though the 20-second videos include tiny disclaimers that say “actual testimonial, actor portrayal,” they raise the question why a campaign that can fill arenas with supporters would have to buy stock footage of models. It’s a practice that, under different circumstances, Trump himself would likely blast as “fake news.”

Trump campaign officials declined repeated requests for comment on Tuesday. Political experts say that, while it’s not unusual for stock footage to find its way into ads, a presidential campaign should have been more careful.

“As a producer, you want to control — you want people to look a certain way and you want them to sound a certain way,” said Jay Newell, a former cable TV executive who teaches advertising at Iowa State University. “The fact that the footage is from outside the U.S. makes it that much more embarrassing.”

There are plenty examples of such gaffes. In the last presidential primaries, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio ran an ad titled “Morning in America” with shots from Canada. A super PAC supporting former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush put ads on TV with video reportedly from the English countryside and workers from Southeast Asia.

Trump himself has used video from abroad before. His 2016 TV ad vowing to build a wall to keep out immigrants from Mexico showed people streaming across the border — but the shots of refugees were taken in Morocco.

The existence of the stock footage in this series of Trump ads, reported last week by Judd Legum for his website Popular Information , underscores an increasingly aggressive, targeted approach by the Trump campaign to reach out to voters on Facebook.

The Trump Make America Great Again Committee, which was behind the testimonial videos, is by far the biggest spender on political Facebook advertising, shelling out more than $2.7 million on 27,735 ads in the last 90 days alone, according to the social network’s running database of campaign ad spending. That’s in addition to the more than $1 million spent on more than 14,500 ads in the same period by Donald J. Trump for President Inc.

Trump’s campaign gets to such totals by running the same ads numerous times, all at slightly different audiences.

“Thomas from Washington,” featuring the bearded young man behind a coffee shop counter, appeared aimed at evangelicals, with the voice-over quote saying the president and his family are “in our prayers for strength and wisdom from God almighty.” ″AJ from Texas” seemed focused on Hispanic men. And “Tracey in Florida” was aimed specifically at a demographic in which Trump is historically weak — young women.

All are models for Turkish, Brazilian and French companies, respectively, that supply hundreds of photos and video to the popular site iStock run by Getty Images, which caters to publications, filmmakers and advertisers looking for professional, inexpensive imagery.

According to the site, licenses for the video clips used in the Trump ads can be had for as little as $170.

The blonde on the beach appears to be particularly prolific. Her photos and videos from the French company Tuto Photos in Roubaix, France, show her twirling in a wedding gown, walking spaniels in a meadow, getting her teeth checked at the dentist and working in a warehouse.

And the star of iStock’s “Bearded and tattooed hipster coffee shop owner posing” — also known as Trump’s “Thomas from Washington” — is a fixture on the videos and photos contributed by the company GM Stock out of Izmir, Turkey. His unmistakable beard and tats can be seen on the image site strolling with a woman on the beach, sitting by a campfire and pumping iron in the gym.

So what do these models think of being held up as model Trump supporters?

That’s not clear because none of the companies they’ve posed for would give a detailed comment to The Associated Press. A spokeswoman for Getty Images would not identify the models, citing privacy concerns.

Fred Davis, a campaign consultant who’s produced ads for George W. Bush and other Republican presidential candidates, said the Trump campaign’s use of such footage is not surprising, given the volume of political ads on the internet these days.

“Whoever did this is probably 22 years old, and they’re going through pictures and thought, ‘This is a great picture,’” Davis said.

“This is a great shot of Thomas from Washington. It’s a shame it’s not Thomas from Washington.”

 

~via APNews.com

JOSH SIGURDSON (World Alternative Media): “QAnon DESTROYED By David Icke — Exposing Faceless Movements & Distractions”

 

Josh Sigurdson sits down with David Icke, world famous researcher and theorist to talk about the absurdity of QAnon, an obvious psyop meant to distract people and keep them apathetic to Trump regardless of what he does. The idea is that everyone should “trust the plan” and lay back. No one should take action because some so-called “white hats” are working behind the scenes to save them.

Now we know here at WAM that we won’t win any points by making this video, but this is about consistency and not allowing the populace to be distracted by faceless movements there to confuse people and misdirect millions of people.

David Icke also breaks down his thoughts on the recent coup in Venezuela as Trump declares Juan Guaido the “legitimate” president of the country as Maduro ends whatever relationship remained with the United States.

David Icke talks about the history of movements meant to distract, divide and destroy.

 

~via https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCLdZo0Mkh_z2IQZSmD8Iy0Q/videos

 

MICHELLE WALLING: “Is QAnon a Fraud?”

Reblogged since this question keeps arising:  “Is QAnon the MOST successful psyop EVER?”

“One of the first things that turned me off about Q is that I do not prefer to spend my time researching what is happening ‘out there’. The real change out there should be a reflection of what is happening ‘within’, and I am a huge proponent of doing my own work to shift my vibrational frequency rather than being distracted by ‘look over there’. Second, I prefer to communicate with clear cut, precise words that completely convey what I am trying to say and that convey what I need to know, and I don’t have the time or patience to decode and guess, or to play anonymous games.”

~Michelle Walling

 

I have never been drawn to follow the white hat posts from “QAnon”.  I have associates who continue to share Q’s posts but I haven’t paid much attention to it.  I looked deep into why I was feeling this way and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it until I watched a video from from Aurora that explained the intention behind the current QAnon movement.

One of the first things that turned me off about Q is that I do not prefer to spend my time researching what is happening “out there”.  The real change out there should be a reflection of what is happening “within”, and I am a huge proponent of doing my own work to shift my vibrational frequency rather than being distracted by “look over there”.  Second, I prefer to communicate with clear cut, precise words that completely convey what I am trying to say and that convey what I need to know, and I don’t have the time or patience to decode and guess, or to play anonymous games.

I resonate with Aurora, a walk in Starseed, and here is what she says about Q:

—When QAnon started making posts in November/December 2017, she feels like it was a different entity than what we are seeing today.  

—She says that it first started out as a military intelligence insider, but that it grew to group of people connected through quantum encryption.  

—At first, the Q posts were showing the promise of a collective move toward exposing things like America’s corrupt government and child sex trafficking and cannibalism.  

—There was a focus of POTUS making America great again.  However Aurora feels the Q posts have not been the same since January of 2018 and is on its second or third incarnation.  

—Q is a composite of many people logging in on many different devices and making comments and then responding in real time.  

—For many people to be logged in and to respond in real time with accurate information, it would need to be on a platform that is encrypted beyond any technology that can be hacked that would need to be on a quantum level that would probably tied to the use of artificial intelligence.

At this point the whole QAnon project has been hijacked and subverted according to Aurora.  The big red flag was when Q stated repeatedly “Just Trust”.  Just trust Trump, Sessions, etc. and trust “the plan”.  In her opinion and observation when you say to someone “just trust me”, it’s like saying “F- you”.

Aurora feels like the Q project has turned into a pacifier for those who would normally storm the castle and demand justice.  Now the Q posts encourage that the rectification of exposure to the corruption will take time and you should be patient and trust that it is all being taken care of.  Her observation is that the promised exposure seems to be dragging on without much solid proof of change.

“The Q information keeps everybody strapped into in their child highchair with mommy and daddy and they feed you carrots and peas and then you just sit there waiting for more carrots and peas.”

 

Well at least that’s a good way to get your vegetables.

Big change requires humanity storming the castle with pitchforks and torches, and instead we are being told just to trust Big Daddy and Big Brother.  Aurora encourages people to think for themselves, be skeptical, and don’t just believe the party line.  On top of that, there are now people who claim to now be an expert decoders of Q, which skews the information to another level.  I feel like it’s good advice to not give your energy to these people and distractions, and instead work on your own inner journey.

The bottom line is that Q has become another saviorship model, when the work we should be doing to save ourselves includes activating our merkaba energy field, healing our physical bodies, re-integrating the pieces and parts of us to make us whole again.  This restores the organic DNA template, and that’s how peaceful, non compliant warriors of light get the job done.

The marathon we are running is a marathon of consciousness towards total freedom.  Where Q may have started as a supporter running next to you in your own marathon, it has morphed into an apathetic spoon fed hysteria of popular puzzles and game decoders.  It shouldn’t take many years to drain the swamp.  In South Korea, they quickly indicted their corrupted and cult influenced leader who now sits in jail.

Most of us have realized that we do not have to expend large amounts of energy to convert other people to our way of thinking.  Instead, the inner work will change our outer reality and the collective consciousness.  The magic and alchemy is just waiting for us to utilize it.

 

 

~via HowToExitTheMatrix.com

Link to full article with video: http://howtoexitthematrix.com/2018/04/29/is-q-anon-a-fraud/

 

ERIC RAINES: “Changing Ourselves First”

Hey people. Guess what. The only way you will ever change anything is by changing yourself. If something in the world makes you so angry that you cannot let it go and you are compelled to attack your fellow man, you are following directly along with the programming.

Division is the name of the game right now, on all levels.

When we activate the bioelectric flow, it is not the blockage or the darkness that we focus on. What we focus on is creating such a clean, open flow that it begins to radiate with pure light. Then, we bring that into the darkness and it is forced to transmute into what we wish to experience. It cannot even resist, this is universal law.

As above, so below.

When you focus on what you want to experience, instead of what you do not, you create a field that attracts that same energy into your life.

Right now, I see humanity once again dancing to the puppet masters’ strings.

Look inside at what you are feeling. Is it wholesome? Is it kind? Is it for the benefit of all, not just your group?

It is not about me or you, it is about us. We. Every single last one of us.

Humanity. We are approaching the eye of the needle. Do you really want to take this baggage through? Because it won’t fit and we are going regardless of your comfort level.

Everyone keeps wishing their family and friends would just “wake up”… what kind of example are you creating? God is inside of all of us and it is about damn time we started to honor the God in all life, not just what you deem worthy.

End rant.

Most of this post is directed at the MAGA hat wearing kids being drummed at and the absolute uproar that followed, but the general alignment of FB today is on this same divisive path.

 

~via TheEarthPlan.com

SIGMUND FRAUD: “The 5 Main Cultural Influences Controlling Your Subconscious Mind”

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

~Carl Jung

 

Flip this quote from Dr. Jung around and it suggests that once you become aware of the unconscious forces directing you, you will experience freedom and gain newfound control over your own life. This realization gives us extraordinary power.

Based on what we know about the brain, mind, and consciousness, most of our decisions are made without conscious thought, that is, we are driven by low-level mental activity which happens automatically. This level of thinking is the product of the subconscious mind.

In other words, most of the time we are basically on autopilot.

The fact that subliminal advertising can alter the buying habits of consumers is well-established and this is a widely used practice in the advertising industry. It is, perhaps, the most overt form of directly tampering with the subconscious minds of individuals. But there a great deal of other things all around us which interfere with our subconscious programming on a daily basis.

1. – Beauty Programming  

In 2017, Forbes magazine estimated that the beauty industry is worth nearly half a trillion dollars a year in the U.S. The industry is so lucrative because of how body image is used to manipulate people and their sexual identities, especially women. An ideal, largely unattainable representation of beauty is projected throughout our culture, causing a major disruption to self-identity. Over-sexualization of even the youngest members of society is everywhere.

2. – Violence Programming

This one is everywhere, from the nightly news to the vast majority of television shows and movies, and even throughout the music industry. Violence is presented as the solution to any problem, darkly coloring the subconscious mind with images of death, torture, fighting, destruction, war and violence against nature.

3. – Occult Symbolism

Classic occult symbolism is ubiquitous in our culture now. Appearing throughout entertainment media, the spiritual symbols of the occult present a constant reminder that dark forces are at play in our world. They trigger the deeply subconscious fear of death, which is thought to be the main driver of all human behavior, as well as submissiveness to base level forces, such as fear, greed, and lust.

The themes are applied in so many productions that it utterly defies coincidence, which means there must be some greater unifying message or purpose to it all. Based on the type of symbols and when looked at in the historical context of esoteric religious movement, Egyptian theology, Babylonian mythology, Satan worship and so on, Hollywood and the movie industry is clearly working to serve a particular idealogical movement.

The worship of dark and satanic forces has historically been linked to human sacrifice, pedophilia, sexual perversion, ego worship, celebrity worship, fragmentation of the individual psyche into controllable parts, mind control and corruption of the soul. The use of the occult and its symbols is a methodology employed to weaken the power of the individual and to create psychological slaves. It is a serious form of mind control.

4. – The Hypocrisy of Church and State

Stoking extreme cognitive dissonance, the most influential institutions in our world, church and state, are perpetually engaged in behavior that defies their stated objectives, creating an environment where otherwise would-be virtuous people develop a warped sense of reality.

The Catholic Church is mired in evil child-abuse scandals all the time, but they still put on the air of righteousness. The government is pretty much always engaging in scandal, murder, corruption and every other evil things, while, again, presenting itself as an organization that brings justice and equity to our world.

5. – Victim Consciousness

If you believe you are a victim, then you also believe that you have no control over your choices and fate. Church and state love for people to play the role of victim, because they know it leaves a power vacuum in one’s life, causing them to look outwardly for direction, while giving up their power.

Final Thoughts

The subconscious mind doesn’t speak the same language as the conscious mind. It works on the level of visualization. Many of the influences mentioned above operate as mental images within the minds of many in our culture. A form of daydreaming. A trance like state. Waking up to this awareness is exceptionally liberating.

 

About the Author: Sigmund Fraud is a survivor of modern psychiatry and a dedicated mental activist. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com where he indulges in the possibility of a massive shift towards a more psychologically aware future for humankind.

 

~via WakingTimes.com