QUOTABLE QUOTES ~ Caitlin Johnstone: “QAnon Cultism”

“QAnon, like Russiagate, consists of nothing other than something that people desperately want to believe and then seek out excuses which allow them to feel comfortable believing it. QAnon cultists do this every single time because they have been propagandized into doing so, both by the 8chan anon they follow and by the herd mentality of the community that it has fostered. This makes it far more akin to a religion or a cult than a conspiracy theory. It’s made many bogus claims and inaccurate predictions. Personally I prefer to focus on the behaviors of the QAnon cultists themselves, since they’re the ones interpreting the cryptic word salads and circulating those interpretations online. They behave as cheerleaders for their government’s most depraved agendas; it doesn’t really matter what they are being told to believe to get them to behave that way. Someone’s benefiting from this, and it isn’t you.”

~Caitlin Johnstone

 

 

~via

How You Can Be 100% Certain That QAnon Is Bullshit

LISA RENEE (Time Shift Blog): “The Rise of Ideological Conflicts”

“Controlled mainstream media is directing an all-out warfare strategy against the population to give well-funded platforms to non-sensical, unstable and irrational people that are used as puppets to generate further division in those particular reality bubbles, in order to generate schisms between groups of people that automatically and subconsciously separate themselves into boxes with specific classifications. Understand that pitting different groups against each other is not a random event; the attempts to heighten violence and vitriol between the assorted reality bubbles has been meticulously planned and well-staged. This is a part of the controller mind control mechanism used to target the masses to shape and enforce the narrative of 3D reality. But really, what this entire agenda is designed for is getting the New World Order agenda fulfilled on a global scale, because through their problem-reaction solution propaganda, they want to roll out a totalitarianism world government made through the marketing of a Marxist-Socialist type of ideology that they sell to the public as an collectivist ideology. The marketed propaganda tells the population while flooded in total chaos that this ‘socialist manifesto’ is going to be the solution to all of these class struggles generating violence and chaos in the world today.”

~Lisa Renee

 

Transcript – I would like to bring up the intentional creation of division in the public through the weaponization of topics that are used for spreading ideological conflicts, because they’re such a hot topic in the outer world right now. It’s so important to discuss this openly, because knowing what we are looking at will help us to better understand what we’re seeing implemented as a psychological warfare tactic that is happening in the outer world. I’ve been talking in the community about Alice-In-Wonderland tactics, which are military grade mind control confusion tactics used to promote nonsensical gibberish, illogical and surreal debates, and generalized bizarre behavior in the media outlets and into the public platforms in the environment in order to confuse and derange groups of people in the outerscape. Controlled mainstream media is directing an all-out warfare strategy against the population to give well-funded platforms to non-sensical, unstable and irrational people that are used as puppets to generate further division in those particular reality bubbles, in order to generate schisms between groups of people that automatically and subconsciously separate themselves into boxes with specific classifications.

This is a psychological warfare strategy deliberately designed to create many levels of separative boxes and walls that are then made into an assortment of ideological conflicts, seeding them within the various cultural norms and then spreading these conflicts out through society at large. Many of the issues were or are non-existent or only existed at an extremely small scale, statistically speaking, and have now been exploded into the media outlets with massive funding and backing of special group interests used by the Controllers. Understand that pitting different groups against each other is not a random event; the attempts to heighten violence and vitriol between the assorted reality bubbles has been meticulously planned and well-staged. This is a part of the controller mind control mechanism used to target the masses to shape and enforce the narrative of 3D reality. They are intentionally pushing a divide between the population by pushing an assortment of ideological conflicts that are then represented in the mainstream media as some kind of class struggle, severe class struggles within some of the marginalized groups that are identifying with the ideology inherently designed to create the violent conflicts.

But really, what this entire agenda is designed for is getting the New World Order agenda fulfilled on a global scale, because through their problem-reaction solution propaganda, they want to roll out a totalitarianism world government made through the marketing of a Marxist-Socialist type of ideology that they sell to the public as an collectivist ideology. The marketed propaganda tells the population while flooded in total chaos that this ‘socialist manifesto’ is going to be the solution to all of these class struggles generating violence and chaos in the world today. So the controllers, and the controlled and manipulated media, they are aware of the instinctual mentality of the masses much better than the people really know themselves. Thus, those behind the monopoly of controlled digital media realize that they have a much greater advantage at manipulating the masses into emotional reactions, even hysterical instinctual reactions that through desperation, influence them into certain directions in which they will make populist decisions that further inform politics and legislature.

The game of psychological warfare is designed to get the population very angry, upset, emotionally triggered to exploit their negative ego, exploiting the pain body of their intended targets. So for the Controllers, they’ve helped to create the many problems as a part of the larger plan of control and subsequent dismantling of human rights as valued in western cultures, and now the solution they’re presenting really has an end game of putting into place a totalitarian dictatorship. However the propaganda being used to market this end game is currently being marketed as socialism or an collectivist ideology in which no individual has access to private property and privacy. And again, in the promotion of the collectivist ideology includes the destruction of existing structures and history, as they state the destruction of our past history is going to solve all of our current planetary problems with poverty and human suffering. Unfortunately, this is a bait and switch tactic, as until we have a full disclosure event, we cannot connect the dots and see who’s really behind the controller mind controlled reality that hides behind the pyramidal scale of the esoteric knowledge and black magic manipulating reality.

The socialism-collectivism moniker is giving the NAA and their controller puppets another layered facade to hide behind an inverted system that is being used to compartmentalize and hide true and accurate knowledge and information that empowers the public to use critical thinking and common sense on a path towards self-determination. And so they can continue to radically confuse the public, dumbing them down, in so that the masses are not aware to the true Orwellian purpose that this agenda is hiding. When we bring to mind the values held within an ideology, what I’d like you to also remember, in connecting to that ideology, is to connect to the negative ego attitudes and have an greater awareness of the false identities and the false sense of self that is propagating these divisions and classifications. Because a lot of people on this earth hold belief systems on the nature of reality and have an ideology that has evolved into a core value system, and then this value system is directly tied into their sense of identity. And the question to ask when observing ideology in action is “why is that right? who are you? who are you representing really?” and to see the war over consciousness playing out as a game, there is strategy of control and manipulation that’s being played out upon the masses. Once you identify with an ideology and you believe that that is your real identity, then by default you are a puppet on strings that can be manipulated in every direction by external forces. So it is very important to know how amplifying nonsensical behavior along with promoting ideological conflicts in the outerscape, works as a form of psychological warfare and why weaponizing narratives works so well to intimidate and control the public.

Let us reflect on why people can be instigated into mob hysteria so easily. In order to understand this phenomena we have to understand most 3D people’s motivation, combined with the fact that a person’s belief system and ideology are directly tied to their sense of personal identity; this is their personality. Many people, if they feel that you are representing a value system that is threatening their personal beliefs, then immediately without even thinking, you are assigned to be a threat to the personality, a threat to the existence of their ego, and thus they will generally react in unpleasant ways. The current population has been classically conditioned to be an emotionally reactive culture, reacting in hostile and angry ways to different or opposing viewpoints, and this is understanding the negative ego in action. This is negative ego 101 to really get a clear understanding of how the three levels of ego function and to see it when it’s in action, because it’s surfacing into violent conflicts everywhere around us.

So in further exploring the nature of ideologies: ideologies are core value systems people are motivated by through a sense of identification or personal meaning. They’re beliefs held within a group of people that identify with whatever this ideology is exploring or stating. So bring to mind a few labels of what people believe they are classified as into groups, they identify with some kind of classification some other external force has told them exists, or through their own interpretation of experience. Then note how this is used to divide and separate people through the aggravation of confusion, anger and violence in emotionally unstable people. Today they are pushing for generating classifications that are entirely ridiculous, some of these ideologies that go into race, to color of skin, to defining gender and sex, to transgenderism which is an weaponized arm within the controller agenda. This is what the controllers want the masses to get lost in; the never-ending classifications, because this is exactly how you divide and conquer people and weaken the whole species. It is important now to recognize how the obsession with ideologies are being developed in this way, as in the creation of a new religion – the ideology – that gives meaning to some people’s lives. These ideologies are spread intentionally to become strongly tied to the person’s sense of self, to their identity, to their personality, to appeal to their negative ego function at the lowest levels.

Now generally, ideologies are kind of constantly in flux as they evolve to be relevant to current events and cultural attitudes. Some people are more mutable and impressionable because they take in the stimulus of what the environment is telling them is right or wrong, and then they adopt this ideology they have been sold and go along with its agenda. This is a person that is not a very strong person in their core self. Most of the time they don’t know who they are and so they don’t have a developed personal value system, they don’t abide by their own core values, and that’s generally the profile of a undeveloped and immature person that hasn’t done any inner work at all. We must make the effort to know ourselves, a person must have some self-awareness to be able to know what their personal values and motivations in life actually are. Today, most of the values that are being promoted out there in mainstream are ideologies that are directly related to the survival of the negative ego. Many of the belief systems are often in association with cognitive dissonance, because a person may say they have a core value or support an ideology, but they are in cognitive dissonance with that belief system because they’re unwilling to look at the actual source of their own conflicts. That which may be something unpleasant to face or which would require that they do more due diligence to explore the truth in the matter. To get to the truth inside all things, we have to dig deeper, we have to do some work on ourselves in order to become in charge of our own thoughts and choices in the world. Ideologies are constantly being interpreted in the face of things that are ever changing in the current global events, and the consensus of the media, what the masses are told to repeat or parrot to the rest of the population to keep them in line.

Understanding that ideologies are used more like a guiding strategy to the subconscious, and many people do not have core principles that they follow strictly, because they are totally unaware of their hidden deeper motivations. So this is why it’s so important to deeply know yourself, to become clear about your own personal value system, and to understand that this is how you develop personal integrity, to follow your core principles that hold meaning within your heart. You must decide what is right for you and then act accordingly; that’s how you build personal integrity, and then it requires that you are also able to see all of this mind control madness that’s playing out in the external world. Many people are fracturing and rupturing under the pressure of the mind control experiments they are targeting the public with, especially the young adults and children. So understanding that ideological conflicts are heightened now in the current warfare, and that the reality of life on earth is knowing that it is really one big lesson in group conflict resolution. That’s most of what we’re dealing with down here on planet earth; a lot of conflict resolution, so we need to get more comfortable with that process.

One big theme to remember is that most people in their ego will feel conflicted when they perceive their ideology is being challenged, or that their belief in the nature of reality is being called into question. And many times they are resistant to resolving any of this with you or others, because now they’re going have to make changes in their lifestyle if they were to admit the possibility that this could be true, or their ideology is flawed. Again, if a person or group starts to have an ideological belief system in that they think this is how the world works, and then they discover that they were believing in a fallacy, now where does that leave that individual or group? How are they going to resolve this conflict? Most people choose to ignore it out of fear or apathy. However, it is critical that we all learn how to resolve these conflicts within ourselves. Otherwise we are living in fallacies and deceptions and there is no way to be guided towards truth and clarity.

Some people choose to stay in cognitive dissonance, because they don’t know how to resolve the conflict they have. This is another point as to why we must develop critical thinking skills and intuitive skills, to actually come into an deeper self awareness and take any inventory on that content within ourselves. Because you’ll see within the current death culture what’s being promoted in terms of the ideological conflicts growing in the masses, this is about triggering people into high defensiveness, so that they just emotionally react from their pain body; and when we react in this way, this reaction, this impetus that comes from instinct, thus we don’t have any impulse control. This removes the logical and critical thinking, because now we’re just reacting, and we can see this being repeated over and over again in the environment. The mass manipulation with the media, in the intended cultivation of abusing and weaponizing the term “political correctness”, but we may also understand what political correctness actually means in this context. Actually, in the way that political correctness is being used as a weapon, this is really a mind control tactic that is being used to influence and target free speech.

People now live in fear that they will accidently say the wrong thing and then be called a bigot or racist by the cultivation of mob hysteria, and they can lose their job and be blacklisted in their career, persecuted and made an example for public humiliation. They Controller groups are doing all they can to censor our language and our words, confound the communication between people. So as well, in our society unfortunately, people are not encouraged to know themselves or communicate well with each other. So this is really what I want to leave with you, with this information, is to know yourself deeply and learn how to communicate well. At least attempt to be able to communicate, make improvements in your communication with others, because most people do not know how to communicate with others, especially with kindness or with compassion and empathy. This is a critical skill set now in the current outer terrain of radical psychological warfare being targeted into the population. I really encourage us all to be aware of the importance of compassionate communication, and nonviolent communication, of which there is more information that is in the Ascension Glossary under those terms.

So recognizing what it means for the ego aspect to have ideological conflicts. If there is a conflict in someone’s belief in the nature of reality, most people will feel a sense of threat. So this is understanding, that when you see people react in hostility or rage that this is generally because there is a perceived threat to the ego personality and its belief systems. This can define a classic narcissist. You may be the catalyst in that way to others, just being as natural as it is to be yourself. The person actually feels threatened that you have a different perspective than they do. This may seem ridiculous at times, but it’s true and is something that should be pointed out more, in helping people to release their fears of feeling threatened by belief systems that do not generate physical harm. Why do they feel threatened? People tend to take incoming information and distort it so they can maintain the core identity of their personal value system, whatever the idea is that they may have about the nature of reality, and this is a part of the confirmation bias to reinforce the 3D narrative.

Confirmation bias means that you only select things that actually reinforce the things that you want to believe, and are unwilling to look at anything else that may contradict your beliefs. This is a part of producing extreme mental rigidity which can be observed in over intellectualized people with closed hearts. The ego mind produces this mental rigidity, where one can only live in the confirmation bias, that mental rigidity will not allow for opposing views or debates about anything, because that person’s ego feels threatened.

Those of us in our community need to be the first line in learning how to be compassionate communicators with being able to have opposing views to someone else; do not perceive the opposing belief as a personal threat and then to seek to find a resolution when it is possible, to envision a higher resolution through the conflict. But in noting as well, when people feel threatened, usually the first thing they will do is to perceive the person that’s challenging them as lesser than, they’ll dehumanize that person and the make wise cracks, or they say something mean or nasty about them. Ridicule is the way the threatened ego and dark forces tend to crush people with opposing views. And again this is the classic tactic of manipulators; this is playing out the dramas in the victim-victimizer game, a classic tactic for divide and conquer of groups. Beyond the classifications, beyond the ideologies, we’ve got to come to an understanding that we are the human race, we are the human species, the earth is the home of the human race and this is the number one consideration. True humanity. That’s who we are; everything else should really fall aside.

So in learning how to seek clarity and agreement on the terms for discussing ideological differences and conflicts, a good beginning is by learning how to become a safe person relationally, and establishing ways that a trusting relationship can coexist despite different points of view, despite the range of ideological differences. And in my personal view an easy way to do that is just to bring the Golden Rule into your life. If everybody had their own belief systems and ideologies, but were committed to uphold the Golden Rule, which is a commitment to be respectful and harmlessness to each other, imagine that! We would be able to coexist a lot easier. And as well, here in our community there are many things that we learn about lying tactics, manipulation strategies, in order to see how fears are being exploited in the masses for generating ideological conflicts.

The many things we learn in ES is also about checking energy signatures and boundary testing; and this is also very helpful in being able to better discern the mass confusion that is out there, that is being created into chaos from this psychological warfare method. Again, “Alice-In-Wonderland” technique is creating mass confusion using terms under the guise of political correctness and ideological conflicts in order to confuse people into believing in these classifications that don’t really exist, and are meaningless in the larger picture. This presents an opportunity to learn better skill sets with compassionate communication, speaking with kindness even with opposing viewpoints. It’s very productive to learn how to apply nonviolent communication towards every aspect of our lives, towards every aspect of our interpersonal relationships, as we are facing personal issues, massive planetary issues. These are core principles that empower us on the way to improving self-mastery and self-awareness during the bifurcation cycle. Focusing upon observer point and conflict resolution is a very powerful process to help us bring more peace, and more harmony between many opposing views and heated interactions.

 

~via EnergeticSynthesis.com – Time Shift Blog – November 5, 2019

LISA RENEE: “Controlled Chaos”

“This is a global strategy for full spectrum domination of earth carried out by the NAA forces, who use human controllers on the ground that have been handed access to unlimited wealth and resources of the planet in order to manage the rest of us in a Controlled Chaos. Those individuals that are either moderate or extreme occultists in their different branches of the satanic belief system are also practicing the same divide and conquer strategies in order to gain advantage and oppress the masses, through Lack of Empathy and compassion for others’ plight. Satanism promotes the rise of master manipulators and sociopathic personalities to exploit all human psychological and emotional weakness for personal gain.”

~Lisa Renee

 

Today too many good-hearted people in the world give their corrupted leaders and policy makers the benefit of the doubt, citing incompetence or pathological compassion when attempting to explain away the rapidly increasing destruction and decay of their western culture in major cities undergoing the agenda for Controlled Chaos. The systematic and methodical destruction of natural resources and civilized cultural settings, destroying or hiding beautiful masterpieces of art and literature, and the intended decimation of artifacts and antiquities highlighting previous ages of an enlightened human culture is not an accident. Controlled Chaos is based on subjecting individuals to sophisticated methods of a global Psychological Manipulation designed to reform and suppress the mass consciousness, by Shaping False Narratives that destroy Unity and Empathy within humanity. Divide and rule strategies encourage divisions, conflicts and chaos among the opposing groups to prevent the formation of strong alliances and unification that could challenge the power of the Controller or Ruler. This extends to the negative entities, such as the Luciferian or Satanic groups, that exert further control over their human representatives that have been socially engineered to carry out their divide and conquer agenda against the human race.

Comprehending the motivation of the controlling power elite means understanding their spiritual and ideological beliefs connected to using controlled chaos against their opposition, which essentially is to continually incite chaos and division in order to control the rest of earth’s inhabitants. Controlled Chaos is understanding the role of chaos theory that is used in military based decision making, when planning divide and conquer tactics being targeted against any group, demographic or nation. Controlled Chaos is used both as a spiritual warfare strategy on the metaphysical front by non-physical dark forces, and as a propaganda-based disinformation tool and weakening tactic aimed against the masses in the physical world. This is a global strategy for full spectrum domination of earth carried out by the NAA forces, who use human controllers on the ground that have been handed access to unlimited wealth and resources of the planet in order to manage the rest of us in a Controlled Chaos.

By methodically destroying the cohesion and unity that exists within any targeted group, organization, state, or nation, the group is weakened by internal division and chaos, whereby outside organized forces that use controlled chaos tactics can intercept and easily impose control over the group’s resources. As a case study, the intended destruction of a powerful state could be potentially desired by multinational corporations, crime syndicates and institutions that intend to gain aggressive control over the global financial, military and information resources in that state. Strategies would include saturating the death culture propaganda into the population by reinforcing destructive behaviors; such as increasing destitution and homelessness, handing out free heroin needles, pushing sexual misery to reduce birth rates and increase death rates. When there is indifference to the suffering, misery and destitution of others, people become suicidal and lose their will to live. This acts as a general euthanasia mechanism for facilitating a eugenic strategy or kill off in the targeted culture.

Instigating and seeding continuous chaos, particularly through natural disasters or emergency situations, overwhelms the capacity for supporting sustainable living and disrupts the stability and cohesion that is necessary to restore order to the disorder. Uprooting people from their homes, creating refugees and mass migrations are tools used for destabilization and psychological warfare, by gaining control of these areas through inciting chaos while destroying the local culture. When the natural environment and earth beauty is being destroyed, such as trees, plants and animals, this decimation produces a Dehumanization and demoralization effect upon the people living there. Living in a barren, desolate wasteland as a result of abject poverty, war and cataclysmic events is not highly desirable to evolve consciousness and develop the local culture, it produces primitive values and barbarism. Through conditioning propaganda of continual controlled chaos as a way of life being seeded as the global Death Culture, it achieves the aims of the Controllers in various ways.

— Living in the psychological warfare terrain of global controlled chaos strategies stunts the growth of human consciousness, exploits primitive negative emotions, and neutralizes the inner drive to create and further develop in positive ways that contribute to society, personally and professionally (invoke fear, division to confusion).

— It destroys the development of communication links between people, increasing compartmentalization and disconnection from seeing the larger sum of moving parts, removing access to information that gives people and groups access to see the whole picture (ignorance versus intelligence, division to confusion).

— It reduces the ability of the common people to influence events in the power and control structures, promoting barbaric and primitive values as acceptable, while shutting down independent and alternative media. (dehumanization and demoralization, ignorance versus intelligence).

— Increases bureaucracy, spreads gaslighting through false narratives, sows the delusional belief that more money is needed to solve everything, increases debt enslavement and promotes corruption and criminal behaviors (overwhelm and wear down, demoralization).

— Destroys higher education progress and thwarts true scientific discovery, eliminates the ability to pursue avenues for increasing humanity’s higher development into free and open technologies that would eliminate war, fuel and disaster-based economies (ignorance versus intelligence, division to confusion).

— Hides covert spiritual targeting and persecution that is directed to stunt expanding consciousness, bombarding us with negativity, while suppressing truth and Krystic attributes in Awakening people, as all media and control pillars in society are used to subdue us spiritually, 24/7 (invoke fear, division to confusion, demoralization).

Controlled Chaos strategies and intentionally inciting the forces of chaos in the world at large are also entwined with the overall Satanic Ideology and its highest principles. Those individuals that are either moderate or extreme occultists in their different branches of the satanic belief system are also practicing the same divide and conquer strategies in order to gain advantage and oppress the masses, through Lack of Empathy and compassion for others’ plight. Satanism promotes the rise of master manipulators and sociopathic personalities to exploit all human psychological and emotional weakness for personal gain. For the Satanic occultist, psychic attacking and Black Magic is designed for siphoning soul energy for producing spiritual weakness along with the premeditation of complex strategies that are designed to destroy their opposition at any cost. Hence many Satanists are master propogandists, using complex deceptions for psychological manipulation in attempting to indoctrinate the public into various forms of moderate to extreme Satanic Ideology throughout the controlled mainstream media. [1]

 

References:

Propaganda

See Also:

Psychological Operations

Mind Control

 

~via Ascension Glossary

NOAM CHOMSKY: “The 10 Strategies of Media Manipulation”

“Thanks to the media propaganda, it has created or destroyed social movements, justified wars, tempered financial crisis, spurred on some other ideological currents, endorsed ethnic cleansing and genocide, and even given the phenomenon of media as producers of reality within the collective psyche. Unfortunately, as we are being inundated with all forms of media, there are many unscrupulous tactics to use subtle and not so subtle ways to target people with sophisticated webs of deceptions and mind control. Therefore, we must reeducate ourselves to learn how the media is used as a directed psychological and emotional operation that is used against the public, in order to get the desired results as premeditated and orchestrated by those who are behind spoon feeding and controlling how these messages are being presented. Thus, pay attention, develop strong discernment (develop your b.s. meter), and do your own research to stay awake and aware in these times of great turbulence and powerful change.”

~Lisa Renee

 

The 10 Strategies of Media Manipulation

1. The Strategy of Distraction

The primary element of social control is the strategy of distraction which is to divert public attention from important issues and changes determined by the political and economic elites, by the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information. The distraction strategy is also essential to prevent the public interest in accessing the essential knowledge in the areas of science, economics, psychology, neurobiology and cybernetics. “Maintaining public attention diverted away from the real social problems, captivated by matters of no real importance. Keep the public busy, busy, busy, no time to think, back to farm and other animals.” (quote from text Silent Weapons for Quiet War)

2. Create Problems, then offer Solutions

This method is also called problem-reaction-solution. They create a problem, a situation that is referred to cause some reaction in the public or audience, so that this problem is the principal of the steps that they want you to accept. For example: let the problem unfold and intensify urban violence, or arrange for bloody attacks in order that the public is made pliable to accept security laws and policies that are the detriment of personal freedoms. Or: to create an economic crisis and make that acceptable as a necessary evil, while limiting social and human rights, with the dismantling of public services.

3. The Gradual Strategy or Desensitization

To desensitize major issues through cultivating public acceptance to an unacceptable degree, just apply the changes gradually, little by little, over many consecutive years. That is how the radically new socioeconomic conditions (neoliberalism) were imposed during the 1980s and 1990s: the minimal state, privatization, instability, massive unemployment, low wages, and did not guarantee a decent income, so many of these changes would have brought about a revolution, if these changes had been applied all at once. Apply these changes gradually with distractions, in order to desensitize and acclimate people to easily accept these changes.

4. The Strategy of Deferring

Another way to accept an unpopular decision is to present it as painful and necessary, by gaining public acceptance, at the time it will be used for a future application. It is easier to accept that a future sacrifice is necessary than of an immediate slaughter. In the beginning of introducing the idea to the public, people accept it because the effort is not being used immediately. Then, because the public has the tendency to expect naively that everything will be better tomorrow and that the sacrifice required may be avoided in the future. This plays on people’s hope and optimism, getting them to accept something unpleasant in the future. This gives the public more time to get used to the idea of painful changes and accept it with resignation, when the time comes.

5. Go to the Public as a Little Child

Most of the advertising to the general public uses speech, argument, people and particularly children’s intonation, often close to the emotional weakness, as if the viewer were a little child or a mentally deficient. The harder one tries to deceive the viewer, the more it tends to adopt a tone infantilizing. Why? “If one goes to a person as if she had the age of 12 years or less, then, because of suggestion, she tends with a certain probability that a response or reaction also devoid of a critical sense as a person 12 years or younger.” (see Silent Weapons for Quiet War)

6. Use the Emotional Reaction more than the Reflection

Making use of the emotional aspect is a classic technique for causing a short circuit on rational analysis and critical thinking, and finally to short circuit the common sense of the individual. Furthermore, the use of emotional register to open the door to the unconscious mind for implantation or grafting ideas, desires, fears and anxieties, addictions, or inducing certain behaviors.

7. Keep the Public in Ignorance and Mediocrity

Making the public incapable of understanding the technologies and methods that are used to mind control and enslave. “The quality of education given to the lower social classes must be the poor and mediocre as possible so that the gap of ignorance it plans among the lower classes and upper classes is and remains impossible to attain for the lower classes.” (Silent Weapons for Quiet War)

8. To encourage the Public to be Complacent with Mediocrity

Promote the public to believe that it is fashionable to be stupid, vulgar and uneducated. A person can become famous by acting like an vulgar idiot or posting butt or nude shots.

9. Strengthen Self-Blame and Depression

To let individuals blame others for their misfortune, because of the failure of their intelligence, their abilities, or their efforts. So, instead of rebelling against the economic system, or wanting access to education or knowledge, the individual automatically validates their guilt and unworthiness, which creates depression. Depression has the effect to which inhibits any kind of outward action, and generates apathy. When there is no action, and people are apathetic, there is no revolution!

10. Getting to know the Individuals better than they know Themselves

Over the past 50 years, advances of accelerated science and knowledge has generated a growing gap between public knowledge and those owned and operated by the dominant power elites. Thanks to biology, neurobiology and applied psychology, the system has enjoyed a sophisticated understanding of what motivates human beings, both physically and psychologically, perfecting mind control techniques. The system has gotten better acquainted with the common man more than he knows himself. This means that, in most cases, the system exerts greater control and greater power over individuals, because the system has much more knowledge to manipulate others, they know the individual more than the individuals know about themselves.

 

References:

Media Manipulation

http://www.syti.net/GB/SilentWeaponsGB.html

CAITLIN JOHNSTONE: “32 Tips For Navigating A Society Full Of Propaganda And Manipulation”

“As Carl Sagan once said, ‘It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.'”

~Caitlin Johnstone

 

For as long as there has been human language, humans have been using it to manipulate one another. The fact that it is possible to skillfully weave a collection of symbolic mouth noises together in such a way as to extract favors, concessions, votes and consent from other humans has made manipulation so common that it now pervades our society from top to bottom, from personal relationships between two people to international relationships between government agencies and the public.

This has made it very difficult to figure out what’s going on, both in our lives and in the world. Here are thirty-two suggestions for navigating this complex manipulation-laden landscape, whether it be for navigating the manipulations you may encounter in your small-scale personal interactions, or the large-scale manipulations which impact the entire world:

 

1 – Understand the fact that humans are storytelling animals, and that whoever controls the stories controls the humans. 

Mental narrative dominates human consciousness; thought is essentially one continuous, churning monologue about the self and what it reckons is going on in its world, and that monologue is composed entirely of mental stories. These stories can and will be manipulated, on an individual scale by people we encounter and on a mass scale by skillful propagandists. We base our actions on our mental assessments of what’s going on in the world, and those mental assessments can be manipulated by narrative control.

2 – Be humble and open enough to know that you can be fooled.

Your cognitive wiring is susceptible the same hacks as everyone else, and manipulators of all sorts are always looking to exploit those vulnerabilities. It’s not shameful to be deceived, it’s shameful to deceive people. Don’t let shame and cognitive dissonance keep you compartmentalized away from considering the possibility that you’ve been duped in some way.

3 – Watch people’s behavior and ignore the stories they tell about their behavior.

This applies to people in your life, to politicians, and to governments. Narratives can be easily manipulated and distorted in many different ways, while behavior itself, when examined with as much objectivity as possible, cannot be. Pay attention to behavior in this way and eventually you’ll start noticing a large gap between what some people’s actions say and what their words say. Those people are the manipulators. Distrust them.

4 – Be suspicious of people who keep telling you what they are and how they are, because they’re trying to manipulate your narrative about them.

Be doubly suspicious of people who keep telling you what you are and how you are, because they’re trying to manipulate your narrative about you.

5 – Learn to see how trust and sympathy are used by manipulators to trick people into subscribing to their narratives about what’s going on.

Every manipulator uses trust and/or sympathy as a primer for their manipulations, because if you don’t have trust or sympathy for them, you’re not going to mentally subscribe to their stories. This is true of mass media outlets, it’s true of State Department press releases which implore you to have sympathy for the people of Nation X, and it’s true of family members and coworkers. Once you’ve spotted a manipulator, your task is to kill off all of your sympathy for them and your trust in them, no matter how hard they start playing the victim to suck you back in.

6 – Be suspicious of anyone who refuses to articulate themselves clearly.

Word salading is a tactic notoriously used by abusive narcissists, because it keeps the victim confused and unable to figure out what’s going on. If they can’t get a clear handle on what the manipulative abuser is saying, they can’t form their own solid position in relation to it, and the abuser knows this. Insist on lucid communication, and if it’s refused to you, remove trust and sympathy. Apply this to people in your life, to government officials, and to 8chan propaganda constructs.

7 – Familiarize yourself with cognitive biases, the glitches in human cognition which cause us to perceive things in a way that is not rational.

Pay special attention to confirmation bias, the backfire effect, and the illusory truth effect. Humans have an annoying tendency to seek out cognitive ease in their information-gathering and avoid cognitive dissonance, rather than seeking out what’s true regardless of whether it brings us cognitive ease or dissonance. This means we tend to choose what we believe based on whether believing it is psychologically comfortable, rather than whether it’s solidly backed by facts and evidence. This is a weakness in our cognitive wiring, and manipulators can and do exploit it constantly. And, again, be humble enough to know that this means you.

8 – Trust your own understanding above anyone else’s.

It might not be perfect, but it’s a damn sight better than letting your understanding be controlled by narrative managers and dopey partisan groupthink, or by literally anyone else in a narrative landscape that is saturated with propaganda and manipulation. You won’t get everything right, but betting on your own understanding is the very safest bet on the table. It can be intimidating to stand alone and sort out the true from the false by yourself on an instance-by-instance basis, but the alternative is giving someone else authority over your understanding of the world. Abdicating your responsibility to come to a clear understanding of what’s going on in your world is a shameful, cowardly thing to do. Be brave enough to insist that you are right until such time as you yourself come to your own understanding that you were wrong.

9 – Understand that propaganda is the single most overlooked and under-appreciated aspect of our society.

Everyone’s constantly talking about what’s wrong with the world, but hardly any of those discussions are centered around the fact that the public been manipulated into supporting the creation and continuation of those problems by mass media propaganda. The fact that powerful people are constantly manipulating the way we think, act and vote should be at the forefront of everyone’s awareness, not relegated to occasional discussions in fringe circles.

10 – Respect the fact that the science of modern propaganda has been in research and development for over a century.

Think of all the military advancements that have been made in the last century to get an idea of how sophisticated this science must now be. They are far, far ahead of us in terms of research and understanding of the methods of manipulating the human psyche toward ends which benefit the powerful. If you ever doubt that the narrative managers could be advanced and cunning enough to pull off a given manipulation, you can lay that particular doubt to rest. Don’t underestimate them.

11 – Understand that western mass media propaganda rarely consists of full, outright lies.

At most, such outlets will credulously publish the things that are told to them by government agencies which lie all the time. More often, the deception comes in the form of distortions, half-truths, and omissions. Pay more attention to discrepancies in things that are covered versus things that aren’t, and to what they’re not saying.

12 – Put effort into developing a good news-sense, a sense for what’s newsworthy and what’s not.

This takes time and practice, but it lets you see which newsworthy stories are going unreported by the mass media and which non-stories are being overblown to shape an establishment-friendly narrative. When you’ve got that nailed down, you’ll notice “Why are they acting like this is a news story?” and “Why is nobody reporting this??” stories all the time.

13 – Be patient and compassionate with yourself when it comes to developing your narrative navigating skills.

Like literally any skill set, you’ll suck at it for a while. If you learn you’ve been wrong about something, just take in the new information, adjust appropriately, and keep plugging away. Don’t expect to have mastered this thing before you’ve had time to master it. Like anything else, if you put in the hours you’ll get good at it.

14 – Find reliable news reporters who have a good sense for navigating the narrative matrix, and keep track of them to orient yourself and stay on top of what’s going on.

Use individual reporters, not outlets; no outlet is 100 percent solid, but some reporters are pretty close on some specific subjects.

15 – Don’t let paranoia be your primary or only tool for navigating the narrative matrix.

Some people’s only means of understanding the world is to become intensely suspicious of everything and everyone, which is about as useful as a compass which tells you that every direction is north. Spend time in conspiracy and media criticism circles and you’ll run into many such people. Rejecting everything as false leaves you with nothing as true. Find positive tools for learning what’s true.

16 – Hold your worldview loosely enough that you can change it at any time in the light of new information.

But, not so loosely that it can be slapped out of your head by someone telling you what to think in a confident, authoritative tone. As Carl Sagan once said, “It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.”

17 – Speaking of confident, authoritative tones, be suspicious of confident, authoritative tones.

It’s amazing how much traction people can get with a narrative just by posturing as though they know that what they’re saying is true, whether they’re an MSNBC pundit or a popular conspiracy Youtuber. So many people are just plain faking it, because it works. You run into this all the time in debates on online political forums; people come at you with a supremely confident posture, but if you push them to present their knowledge on the subject and the strength of their arguments, there’s not actually anything there. They’re just accustomed to people assuming they know what they’re talking about and leaving their claims unchallenged, and it completely throws them off when someone doesn’t buy their feigned confidence schtick.

18 – Be aware that sociopaths exist.

There are people who, to varying degrees, do not care what happens to others, and these are the types of people who will use manipulation to get their way whenever it serves them. If you don’t care about truth or other people beyond the extent to which you can use them, then there’s no disincentive to manipulating.

19 – Be aware of projection, and be aware of the fact that it cuts both ways. 

Unhealthy people tend to project their wickedness onto others, while healthy people tend to project their goodness. Don’t let your goodness trick you into thinking there aren’t monsters who will deceive and manipulate you, and don’t let sociopaths project their own sinister motives onto you by telling you how rotten you are. This mixes a lot of good people up, especially in their personal lives. Not everyone is good, and not everyone is truthful. See this clearly.

20 – Be suspicious of those who excessively advocate civility, rules and politeness.

Manipulators thrive on rules and civility, because they know how to manipulate them. Someone who’s willing to color outside the lines and get angry at someone noxious even when they’re acting within the rules makes a manipulator very uncomfortable. Often times those telling you to calm down and behave yourself when you are rightfully upset are manipulators who have a vested interest in getting you to adhere to the rules set they’ve learned to operate within.

21 – Meditation, mindfulness, self-inquiry and other practices are powerful tools which can help you understand your own inner processes.

Which, in turn helps you understand how manipulators can manipulate you, and how they manipulate others. Just be sure that you are using them for this purpose, not for escapism as most “spiritual” types do. You’re trying to become fully aware of what makes you tick mentally, emotionally and energetically; you’re not trying to become some vapid spiritual bliss bunny. The goal isn’t to feel better, the goal is to get better at feeling. Better at consciously experiencing your own inner world.

22 – Be relentlessly honest with yourself about your own inner narratives and the various ways you engage in manipulation.

You can’t navigate your way through the narrative control matrix if you aren’t clear on your own role in it. Look inside and consciously take an inventory.

23 – Understand that truth doesn’t generally move in a way that is pleasing to the ego, i.e. in a way Hollywood scripts are written to appeal to.

Any narrative that points to a Hollywood ending where the bad guy gets karate kicked into lava and the hero gets the girl is manufactured. Russiagate and QAnon are both perfect examples of an egoically pleasing narrative with the promise of a Hollywood ending, either by Trump and his cohorts being dragged off in chains or by the “white hats” overcoming the Deep State and throwing all the Democrats and Never-Trumpers in prison for pedophilia. Ain’t gonna happen, folks.

24 – Try to view the world with fresh eyes rather than with your tired old grown-up eyes which have taught you to see all this as normal.

Hold an image in your mind of what a perfectly healthy and harmonious world would look like; the sharp contrast between this image and the world we have now allows you see through the campaign of the propagandists to normalize things like war, poverty, ecocide, and impotent electoral systems which keep seeing the same government behavior regardless of who people vote for. None of this is normal.

25 – Know that the truth has no political party, and neither do the social engineers.

All political parties are used to manipulate the masses in various ways, and nuggets of truth can and do emerge from any of them. Thinking along partisan lines is guaranteed to give you a distorted view. Ignore the imaginary lines between the parties. You may be certain that your rulers do.

26 – Remain always aware of this simple dynamic: the people who become billionaires are generally the ones who are sociopathic enough to do whatever it takes to get ahead.

This class has been able to buy up near-total narrative control via media ownership/influence, corporate lobbying, think tank funding, and campaign finance, and are thus able to manipulate the public into consenting to agendas which benefit nobody but plutocrats and their lackeys. This explains pretty much every major problem that we are facing right now.

27 – Understand that nations are pure narrative constructs; they only exist to the extent that people agree to pretend that they do.

The narrative managers know this, and they exploit the fact that most of us don’t. Take Julian Assange, perfect example: he was pried out of the embassy and imprisoned by an extremely obvious collaboration between the US, UK, Sweden, Ecuador, and Australia, yet they each pretended that they were acting as separate, sovereign nations completely independently of one another. Sweden pretended it was deeply concerned about rape allegations, the UK pretended it was deeply concerned about a bail violation, Ecuador pretended it was deeply concerned about skateboarding and embassy cat hygiene, the US pretended it was deeply concerned about the particulars of the way Assange helped Chelsea Manning cover her tracks, Australia pretended it was too deeply concerned about honoring the sovereign affairs of these other countries to intervene on behalf of its citizen, and it all converged in a way that just so happened to look exactly the same as imprisoning a journalist for publishing facts. You see this same dynamic constantly, whether it’s with military interventions, trade deals, or narrative-shaping campaigns against non-aligned governments.

28 – Understand that war is the glue which holds the US-centralized empire together.

Without the carrot of military/economic alliance and the stick of military/economic violence, the US-centralized empire would cease to exist. This is why war propaganda is constant and sometimes so forced that glaring plot holes become exposed; it’s so important that they need to force it through, even if they can’t get the narrative matrix around it constructed just right. If they ceased manufacturing consent for the empire’s relentless warmongering, people would lose all trust in government and media institutions, and those institutions would lose the ability to propagandize the public effectively. Without the ability to propagandize the public effectively, our rulers cannot rule.

29 – Remember that when it comes to foreign policy, the neocons are always wrong.

They’ve been so remarkably consistent in this for so long that whenever there’s a question about any narrative involving hostilities between the US-centralized power alliance and any other nation, you can just look at what Bill Kristol, Max Boot and John Bolton are saying about it and believe the exact opposite. They’re actually a very helpful navigation tool in this way.

30 – Notice how the manipulators like to split the population in two and then get them arguing over how they should serve the establishment.

Arguing over whether it’s better to vote Democrat or Republican, arguing over whether it’s better to increase hostilities with Iran and Venezuela or with Syria and Russia, over whether you should support the US president or the FBI, arguing over how internet censorship should happen and whomshould be censored rather than if censorship should happen in the first place. The longer they can keep us arguing over the best way to lick the imperial boot, the longer they keep us from talking about whether we want to lick it at all.

31 – Watch out for appeals to emotion.

It’s much easier to manipulate someone by appealing to their feely bits rather than their capacity for rational analysis, which is why any time they want to manufacture support for military interventionism you see pictures of dead children on news screens everywhere rather than a logical argument for the advantages of using military violence based on a thorough presentation of facts and evidence. You see the same strategy used in the guilt trips they lay on third-party voters; it’s all emotional hyperbole that crumbles under any fact-based analysis, but they use it because it works. They go after your heart strings to circumvent your head.

32 – Pay attention to how much propaganda goes into maintaining the propaganda machine itself.

This is done this because propaganda is just that central to the maintenance of dominant power structures. Much effort is spent building trust in establishment narrative management outlets while sowing distrust in sources of dissent. You’ll see entire propaganda campaigns built around accomplishing solely this.

 

 

~via WakingTimes.com