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Winston Smith

What is the point of this blog?

Conspiracy is neither my obsession, nor my guilty pleasure. My interest lies in the multifarious ways in which we are, as a society and as a culture, being manipulated from behind the curtain. I became aware of social conditioning/culture manipulation whilst quite young and yet I still somehow failed to see how it had affected my own thinking until well into middle age.

Conditioning is everywhere in our culture and those who practice it in order to advance certain agendas are past masters at its many forms. I therefore offer the information presented within this blog as an overview of the many methods that the manipulators of our society can and do use, to their advantage and our cost.

I’m aware that many who read these posts will be coming to much of what is covered here cold. And so, I have compiled this brief glossary of terms as an aid to understanding the concepts here covered.

Glossary

COINTELPRO

PsyOp

Disinformation: The dissemination of false data or the deliberate omission of part or all of the facts pertaining to important information.

Straw man argument: Focusing debate or attention on selected – cherry picked – points of the opponent’s thesis to give a false interpretation of their meaning, or bring their motives into question.

Cognitive dissonance: Mental conflict occurring when assumptions or beliefs are contradicted by new information.

Group think: A lazy form of thinking where the individual prefers to adopt the opinions of their peers rather than make the effort to figure things out for themself. Once an individual has made a commitment to group think, it can be difficult and even dangerous to challenge their paradigm.

Cultural Marxism: Unlike traditional Marxism, which is economics based, Cultural Marxism focuses on culture. It maintains that all human behavior stems from the culture. Adherents can be characterised by their belief in a collectivist future, brought about by infiltration of the system via academia, the media and the political establishment. They believe in change from within enacted incrementally.

False flag: Essentially a self inflicted wound designed to implicate an enemy to justify an intended aggression against them.

MKULTRA

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Monarch

Hegelian dialectic: The dialectic, put simply, involves taking two opposing ideas; Thesis and Antithesis (eg. Capitalism and Communism, Left wing and Right wing, Theism and atheism) and putting them into conflict. After a time the two arguments begin to take on aspects of their opposite, in effect creating a third way, known as Synthesis. The blending of Capitalism and Communism creates a kind of collectivist fascism. The blending of Theism and Atheism creates New Age type quasi religions.

Agenda 21: Not what it appears to be, but rather the very epitome of the wolf in sheep’s clothing.

New World Order: This is not, I believe, the name of an organisation as is commonly claimed, but rather, a scheme that has been running beneath the surface of our society for well over one hundred years. It is the planned take down of the Nation State by a cabal of elitist Oligarchs. They have been working tirelessly for a world (radically reduced in population) collectivised and controlled by a global police state apparatus.

Illuminati: This name, which you will rarely find used on this blog, should be considered a general term intended to describe the more occult (hidden) aspects of New World Order conspiracy. I feel that it is generally used inappropriately and most often (though not always) by COINTELPRO operatives trying to discredit those who question.

Operation Gladio: Though the code name is only really relevant in Italy, it has come to refer to the top secret ‘stay behind armies’ which NATO put in place, in almost every European country, to act as a sort of behind the lines guerrilla force should the West be overrun by Soviet conventional forces. These largely right wing or Fascist groups had members reaching right up into governments, Police, Military and other Establishment organizations. When WWIII failed to materialise, these CIA backed fanatics began to use their resources and networks against Leftist groups, even going so far as to commit terrorist atrocities and blaming them on the Red brigade. These atrocities are even said to have included the bombing of the Bologna railway station and the kidnapping and murder of Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro.

Tavistock: The Tavistock Institute pretends to be a benign charitable NGO, but is actually a key component in the creation of social manipulation and mind control techniques.

What they claim to be.

What they are accused of being.

Skull and Bones: A fraternal secret society operating out of Yale University. Included in its list of members are many notables of the power elite including Presidents. This group is, by definition, occult.

I will add more to this section as time permits.

 

Bibliography of essential texts

I would further wish to direct the reader’s attention to the following essential readings. If you have not had access to any of these books then you have little chance of understanding the world you find yourself living in.

John A Stormer: None dare call it Treason

Gary Allen: None dare call it Conspiracy

Dr Anthony Sutton: Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution 

Wall Street & the Rise of Hitler

America’s Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones

The federal Reserve Conspiracy

Carroll Quigley: Tragedy & Hope: A History of the World in Our Time

The Anglo-American Establishment 

Holly Sklar: Trilateralism: The Trilateral Commission and Elite Planning for World Management

Edward Bernays: Propaganda

Zbigniew Brzezinski: The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives

Between Two Ages: America’s Role in the Technetronic Era

John Coleman: The Tavistock Institute of Human Relations

David Ray Griffin: The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé

Michael C Ruppert: Crossing the Rubicon

Webster Griffin Tarpley: 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in the USA

Eustace Mullins: The Secrets of the Federal Reserve

Niki Raapana, Nordica Friedrich: 2020: Our Common Destiny and The Anti Communitarian Manifesto

Cathy O’Brien, Mark Phillips: Trance: Formation of America

David McGowan: Weird scenes inside the canyon 

Programmed to kill: the politics of serial murder

Other books of note: Confessions of an economic hit man by John Perkins, The shock doctrine by Naomi Klein, Debunking 9/11 debunking by David Ray Griffin, Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee’s Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy by David Ray Griffin.

Hey man, what’s with all the wiki quotes?

I have occasionally been criticised for relying too much on a certain online encyclopedia. I am only too aware that Wikipedia is, in general, an unreliable source. Many of the moderators on there are in the employ of the Intelligence community and it has long been a vehicle for the dissemination of disinformation. That said, I made an editorial decision at the very beginning that I would make it as easy as possible for people to check any facts I use to back up my ‘opinions’ (after all, I’m not writing academic papers here, I’m trying to help speed the day that ‘hundredth monkey’ makes the connection).

This should in no way be taken to mean that I use Wikipedia as my primary research tool. I quote it when I know it is correct on a particular point simply because I’m only too aware that many people do use it and, in many cases, simply won’t bother to read anything that isn’t easy to access online. I fact check everything I print, to the best of my ability. And I have a large personal collection of well-thumbed books on history, science and politics to hand. This may only be a blog, but I take what I do here very seriously.

I would also ask that if, whilst using this site, you come across a dead or broken link, please let me know so that I can fix it promptly.

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There’s something that the activists of the Left have completely failed to comprehend; they basically all work (gratis) for the very globalist corporations they claim to despise. I should probably clarify that; the vast majority have failed to comprehend it, there are plenty in the leadership who, I am sure, comprehend this fact just fine.

By some who read this, I will be instantly labelled a Right Wing Conspiracy Theorist or worse (people do love their labels), however, I do not align with the Right and this is not just theory.

Europe is currently experiencing a flood of immigration from the less stable (basically because we destabilized them) parts of the globe. Millions of, mostly Muslim, mostly young, mostly male immigrants have been pouring into multiple European countries; literally millions, with millions more on the way.

There has naturally been a great deal of disquiet from the existent populations of these countries who fear that vast numbers of people from another culture (one that is not really known for its willingness to merge or blend with Western values or ideals) may begin to subsume their own cultures.

These people rightly question their governments’ motives in allowing such unfettered access to their homelands to people from places that have long been identified as threat risks in these times of, so called, heightened security.

The governments would have us believe that they are acting out of altruism and kindness (ludicrous, they barely give a damn about their own peoples and give less of one for third world populations), but the truth is that it is the corporations that have been lobbying the EU, US, UK, and Commonwealth governments to take as many of these refugees as possible.

The reason they are doing this is simple enough to ravel. It has long been their goal to bring down the standard of living in the West, to in effect, destroy the middle class. And, in case you haven’t noticed, they’ve been doing a pretty efficient job of it. This latest gambit is, I’m sure, designed to close the deal.

And so, the angry young things of the Left who profess to hate the corporations (except the ones who make their groovy phones of course) are in fact helping to facilitate a hostile corporate takeover of the entire Western World; one that will see us all working for the same slave wages currently being offered to, and gratefully accepted by, the current waves of immigrants.

This is an irony that is completely lost on most ‘activists’, so mired are they in the stinking bog of dogma they call political awareness. It’s not the first time useful idiots have been used in this way, but it does rather beg the question, are these people ever going to wake up to the scam?

But Winston, that’s ridiculous, if we are all impoverished, who will buy the corporations’ products?

Fair comment, but let this little factoid sink in for a moment; the new and rapidly expanding middle class of India is already larger than the entire population of the continental United States. China has a similar population demographic.

If you suddenly just got that familiar feeling in the pit of your stomach you remember from when that girl or guy you really liked in high school, dumped you for a better model, welcome to the New World Order.

The following video is obviously agenda driven. It is in fact a piece of unapologetic propaganda designed to sway your opinion. That said, you would have to be pretty brainwashed not to see that there is much in its message to be deeply concerned about.

 

 

For the record, before anyone starts throwing around all sorts of abusive insults designed to stifle debate, I harbor no animosity towards Islam or the Muslim people. I am, very sympathetic to the plight of all the refugees that our imperialist wars are creating around the world. That said, this is plain bad policy and needs to be rethought.

 

Discourse with delusion

 

-Winston Smith

“According to the International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Kremlin advisers were the first to widely use the term (Political Correctness). They did so without a trace of irony. Calling someone “politically correct” in Soviet Russia meant they toed the party line. A PC Kremlin insider was one who could reflect what Moscow was thinking—exactly the sort of person who would go far.”

~ Morris M.

“The asylum seekers are also overwhelmingly male. Of the 411,567 refugees/migrants who have entered the European Union by sea so far this year, 72% have been male, 13% women and 15% children, according to calculations by the United Nations Refugee Agency. Information about the gender of those arriving by land remains unavailable.

“Of the asylum seekers arriving in Germany in 2014, 71.5% of those between ages 16 and 18 were male; 77.5% in the 18-25 age group were male; as were 73.5% of those between 25 and 30, according to German migration statistics. Data for 2015 is not yet available.”

~ Soeren Kern Gatestone Institute

 

I get asked a lot, what my objection is to the ideological doctrine that has come to be known as Political Correctness. I’m frankly baffled by this question (particularly as it is a term most commonly used as a form of disparagement). To me the answer is self evident.

Political Correctness is anathema to all freedom and self determination. It is in fact totalitarianism by stealth.

Let’s take one of the fundamental tenants of PC thinking.

All racism is evil and must be eradicated.

That sounds fair enough on the face of it. Racism is pretty ugly, I think we can all agree on that; so the next obvious question is, how? How are you going to eradicate racist thoughts from the minds of millions of people?

PC thinking: Easy, simply make it illegal to do or say racist things.

That was not the question. How are you going to eradicate racism from the minds of millions of people?

PC thinking: Well, obviously we can’t control every thought in people’s heads. We can only influence what they actually say or do.

So what you’re saying is that your utopia (and let’s be quite clear here, we are talking about utopian thinking) involves forcing people to act entirely contrary to their own actual thoughts and opinions to conform to others’ ideas of what is appropriate; to, in effect, become fake versions of their true selves. Is this a fair assessment?

PC thinking: well yes, at first, but over time it would simply become second nature, such racist thoughts would simply not occur to people.

Hmm.

Here’s the thing, my thoughts are my own. The ideas, opinions, memories and experiences that I embody create a unique and specific being that is me. I am only too aware that there are traces of racism in there; sexism too. Nearly all the taboo ‘isms’ are present, to varying degrees, inside the amorphous consciousness of Winston Smith. Does that make me evil?

Of course not, it makes me human.

And this is the biggest problem I have with so called Political Correctness. Whilst declaring that all people must be recognized, celebrated and accepted, it continually denies our basic humanity.

To do so it has had to twist itself into some pretty spectacular ideological pretzels. Minorities must be given more consideration than the majority because they are by definition oppressed. A member of a racial minority cannot be racist because he or she has no power in our society and so a hatred of white people is justified and can only be called bias not racism. A woman who hates men cannot be called sexist for the same reasons that a racial minority cannot be racist.

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Credit: Markus Boehm/DPA, via Associated Press.

The most recent contortions have revolved around the New Year’s Eve mass sexual assaults in Cologne Germany. I’m not going to go into the unpleasant details of those attacks here; that can all be found online easily enough.

The attacks themselves were astonishing enough. What was more astonishing still was the response from the German government and the so called feminists. The government (that has of course been bringing Muslim refugees into the country by the tens of thousands) could hardly have their own policies brought into question and so naturally have resorted to victim blaming. German women need to learn how to dress appropriately (in their own country) in front of these ‘guests’.

The many ways that this is just plain twisted should not really need to be explained here.

As bizarre as the authorities’ response may have been, the feminists have easily topped them. The first to heap scorn upon all malekind whenever one of the White-privilege flaunting, patriarchal oppressors commits a hate crime against all Earthgoddessy sisterlyhoodness, they now find themselves somewhat hoist on their own Petard.

You see, having championed the rights of all Muslim VICTIMS of the Patriarchal War Complex everywhereandforalltime to live wherever the hell they want in Europe, they have really left themselves nowhere to go if, for instance, some of these VICTIMS turn out to be less than ideal ‘ideology fodder’.

And now some of those selfsame VICTIMS have raped and assaulted their way through a small but significant portion of the local population.

The first volley the feminists fired was desultory to say the least and amounted to them saying, yeah, well, German men rape too.

Helpful.

Then came this little missive from Prospect magazine…

“Feminists are necessarily concerned with the protection of minorities and marginalised groups. If some of them are finding it difficult to speak up about the event because of concerns it might be used to encourage aggression against refugees, I can’t say I blame them. The fault lies not with the feminists but with those making them nervous to speak–the very same people, often, who are expressing outrage that they aren’t.

“It is usually the task of feminists to make enough noise about incidents of sexual assault that they can no longer be ignored; the Cologne attack was big enough that it received a huge amount of attention across Europe and further afield. We can only hope now that the police are successful in bringing those responsible to the courtroom and preventing further attacks, and that the women involved are given enough support.”

And Tweets that somehow managed to lay the blame squarely oooon… not the rapists.

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In fact, despite the truly despicable nature of the attacks (attacks that presumably cannot even be partially blamed on alcohol since Muslim men don’t imbibe) no one in the feminist camp seems willing to come out and say there may be a problem. Mass rape is apparently just a hiccup on the road to a far more homogenous world.

Once an ideology begins to contradict itself in so glaring a manner, it is only a matter of time before it begins to turn against its own.

This is how the Purges got started in Russia.

Cologne Mayor’s ‘Arm’s Length’ Advice on Sexual Attacks Stirs Outcry

Mass Sex Abuse in Cologne: Part of a Disturbing Trend among Middle East and North African immigrants

Being there

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-Winston Smith

 

I recently re watched the Naudet brothers’ documentary 9/11 for the first time in several years. I wanted to see if it really was as blatant a piece of propaganda as I remembered.

As it turned out, it was not; it was much worse.

As I watched this time, I quickly came to the conclusion that either the two brothers were incompetent, but extremely lucky, bunglers who were completely ignorant of what they had captured on tape (utterly clueless, in fact, as to the significance of key scenes in their own film), or they knew exactly what they were making and had insider information directing them to exactly where to be and when.

If the former, then they appear to have ‘accidentally’ created a perfect piece of near genius propaganda; the entire narrative is in place from the very start.

To me the latter seems more likely, that they were either knowingly or unwittingly guided to right place right time positions capturing as if (but not actually) by dumb luck, perfect propaganda ‘vignettes’.

For those who have not seen this documentary (and I strongly recommend you do) the synopsis goes; two filmmaker brothers approach the NYC Fire Dept. with a proposal to make a movie following just one rookie from the academy through his first year as a fireman.

They just happened to pick a rookie who will end up at Ladder 1, one of the only Manhattan based fire houses to lose no one on 9/11. They spend a short time building the viewers empathy for the rookie, mostly through various scenes of on the job hazing by his ‘mentors’. Then, it’s straight into the propaganda.

There is an astonishingly blatant scene, shot outside at night, where an older fireman is giving the rookie some sage advice….in a bucket riser…..at rooftop level…with the brightly lit WTC right there in the background, dominating the scene. The narrative of the movie gives the impression that this is just a few days before September 11th. Quite a coincidence, no?

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Soon after this, there is a call-out to a ‘Gas leak” which the younger Naudet contrives to attend and shoot, on the pretense that he needs the camera experience. This call-out positions him perfectly to film the only known footage of the first plane strike on the WTC, what luck.

The ability of these two brothers, literal unknowns, to be at key positions throughout the day of 9/11 must surely be regarded with suspicion.

As the men of Ladder 1 arrive at the scene of the unfolding tragedy, it is again Jules, the younger brother who is there to film the havoc in the lobby of the towers. His camera reveals the first major anomaly of the event.

The lobby literally looks as if a bomb has been detonated. Most of the windows have been blown out and the heavy marble facings have in many places been blown from the walls of the lobby. Jules also describes two burning bodies on the floor of the lobby (which he does not film).

This is all consistent with a major explosion at or below ground level. However, according to official accounts, no such explosion occurred. The explanation for the carnage in the lobby as recounted in the film; burning jet fuel, we are told, shot down the elevator shafts from the 85th floor and into the lobby.

There is no explanation offered for how burning kerosene can blast marble off walls or blow out thick glass windows. The fact that most elevator shafts in such tall buildings never run the full height of the structure*, but rather are staggered in shorter sections is also glossed over.

We are to believe that flaming fuel could shoot from near the top of the tower and explode like a bomb below, blowing the elevator doors out and destroying a significant portion of a large marble lobby. If this fails to stretch your credulity, congratulations, you are the ideal citizen for the coming dystopia.

This film asks very few questions. When the firemen who survived the destruction describe floors popping ahead of the collapse ‘as if explosives had been planted in the buildings’ this is simply left to hang without further comment. Raging fires are described bursting from the pile during rescue efforts but no explanation as to how such fires could be burning (in the end, for several months) in an oxygen starved environment is sought or offered.

Instead they choose to continue with their focus on the rookie as if this is still the film they set out to make. And why focus on a fairly inconsequential player in the day’s events? Because this is a propaganda film and there is still one message left to deliver.

In a scene where the rookie finds out that the Pentagon is also on fire, he delivers A line something to the effect of, well I guess now it’s either stay doing what I’m doing or join the army.

Ultimately he decides to stay with his “brothers” in the department as he “prefers to save lives than take them.” However, the message has been delivered. The new expectation is that those who are able to join up and seek revenge upon the attackers of the homeland will do so.

We know now (with 14 blood soaked years’ worth of hindsight) that thousands did just that. And a great many payed with their lives, bodies or minds. Many more in fact than died on that dark day captured on the Naudets’ video tape.

This all begs a fairly obvious question. If the movie the two brothers were making was a propaganda film from the very start, who were they really working for?

I can think of one obvious candidate.

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*There was one express elevator that ran to the top, but realistically, how much of the fuel could have found it’s way down that shaft considering the bulk of it burned up in the initial impact fireball?

The clock ticks towards Year Zero

-Winston Smith

Imagine a boot stamping on a human face forever. Cultural Marxism is the lacing on that boot.

I’ve written at length on this blog about the threat posed by Cultural Marxism, but I’m still often asked, yes, but what is it exactly? And therein lays the problem, because it is a very difficult creature to define.

You see, in this context, Marxism doesn’t mean what most think it does. As the video below valiantly attempts to explain, traditional Marxism has always been seen to be a political struggle between the working classes and the ruling capitalist class; a desire to take power and the means of production out of the hands of the few and deliver it into the control of the many. It’s a fundamentally flawed idea, but simple enough to understand.

Cultural Marxism is an altogether different beastie; its disciples – by design – difficult to identify. You would imagine, for instance, that adherents to any form of Marxism would be, by necessity, of the political Left.

This is because most of us have yet to realize that within the great Hegelian dialectic in which we are now unwittingly being forced to participate, things have already moved on to the next phase. While the vast majority of people are still living in a Left/Right paradigm, the movers and shapers are well into the Synthesis phase.

In this phase – also known as the Third Way – Left and Right are being melded into a sociopolitical hybrid. That is partly of both, but effectively neither. Even in the political mainstream, it is often remarked that the two sides are becoming virtually indistinguishable. What is not generally admitted (because it is often not understood) is that this has always been the goal.

Cultural Marxists – who have spent the last eighty years infiltrating academia, the media, the entertainment industry, and just about every other institution with the power to influence public opinion – have relied upon the glacier like reactivity of the general public to help cloak their activities. They have known from the start that this race to the bottom would have to be nearing completion by the time the sleeping populace finally woke up to what was happening, or else the entire endeavor would likely fail.

At this point, I’m beginning to think they were giving the public too much credit.

The following video attempts to define what Cultural Marxism actually is. The interview from the superb Mind Renewed podcast (which I cannot recommend highly enough), focuses on just one aspect – education – to demonstrate how it is already critically affecting our society.

Dr. Duke Pesta : Common Core Update – Metrics, Muddle & Manipulation

We are joined again by Dr. Duke Pesta, professor of English at The University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and Academic Director of FreedomProject Education, for an update on Common Core, the US education system’s so-called “Common Core State Standards Initiative”.

Touted as “a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English… created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live”,  Common Core sounds almost too good to be true.
 
And so it is, according to Dr. Pesta, who explains that far from raising standards, Common Core actually lowers them, in the interests of engineering a compliant Global Citizenry for the nascent One-World Corporatist State.

What does manipulation smell like?

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The very unassuming looking nephew of Freud.

At one time the smell of social manipulation might well have been the all pervading acrid tang of cigarette smoke in the ladies fitting rooms at Bloomingdale’s. However, as yet another wave of manipulation has largely swept public smoking aside, perhaps it is the smell of bacon and eggs wafting out of a crowded café as you pass by on your way to work.

Only a few people are likely to grasp the meaning of the paragraph above.

Edward Bernays was, among many other things, the nephew of Sigmund Freud; father of modern psychology. This unassuming looking man was one of the most influential figures of the 20th Century and yet almost no one even knows his name. This has not happened by accident.

Bernays was a change agent and the medium he used to effect change was advertising. Employing many of the ideas and theories put forward by his famous uncle, Bernays set about discovering how to get people to do things they didn’t necessarily want to do. The conclusion he came to was that people need to be ‘persuaded’ that, in fact, they did want to do that very thing. Give an individual the impression that a thought you want them to think is their own and you can get them to do, or agree to, virtually anything.

Before Bernays was hired by the tobacco industry to help increase the sales of cigarettes, it was generally considered undesirable for women to smoke publicly. This was a situation that the tobacco companies wished to see rectified. Were women to take to smoking like men, annual profits could be expected to almost double.

Bernays achieved this with almost ridiculous ease. He first engaged several popular Hollywood starlets to agree to be seen smoking on silver screen. These, in effect,  proto-product placements were shot so as to maximize the allure and attractiveness of the act; to make it sexy in other words. This had a marked effect on both men and women in the audiences that saw these movies.

Next Bernays inserted a group of suffragettes into a parade in New York. At an agreed signal, as the women marched along, they took out cigarette and lit up. At the time, it was considered quite shocking to see a large group of young women (and many of these were from ‘society’) smoking in public.

The women declared that they had lit their “torches of liberty” (at least that’s what Bernays had the papers write) and from that moment on, the taboos regarding women’s smoking began to swiftly break down.

Social revisionists no doubt see this as another great leap forward for equality of the sexes; another triumph for feminism, however, it was devised by a man and financed by company boards made up entirely of men and it has led to the deaths of untold millions of women, so I frankly fail to see the victory.

As I mentioned earlier, smoking is no longer considered acceptable for either sex (in public at least), but another one of Bernays’ social manipulations is still very much in evidence today. It may come as a surprise to some readers to learn that the ubiquitous bacon and eggs breakfast enjoyed by millions all over the world is a relatively new creation.

Bernays, after being approached by the pork product manufacturers of America, created the notion of the bacon and eggs breakfast to encourage people to eat the stuff in the mornings (thus considerably increasing the profits of the meat processing plants). Up until that point, breakfast was more likely to consist of a boiled egg with toast. From that moment on, however, Americans (quickly followed by the rest of the Western world) took to bacon breakfasts with gusto.

So what, you may say. Bacon is delicious. He did us all a favour. And on one level (though not in terms of general health) that is arguably true. However, the fact remains that Bernays manipulated the minds of the public into believing that something they’d never eaten in the mornings before, was exactly what they now wanted for breakfast.

Isn’t that just a little insidious?

You could argue that that is precisely what advertising is for and that is also true, but it’s true due largely to Bernays’ efforts. He is the father of modern advertising techniques. His methods built Madison Avenue.

It should probably come as no surprise to learn that he also wrote a book called Propaganda in which he basically showed that advertising and propaganda are exactly the same thing.

In his waning years, Bernays openly admitted that he despised the sheep-like public because of the ease with which he and his colleagues were able to lead them about.

Therefore, I’m going to go with bacon; manipulation smells like delicious bacon frying in the pan.

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Conflictingly ambiguous, no?

 

-Winston Smith.

Beat me, whip me, make me watch propaganda.

-Winston Smith

OK, I was hoping I wasn’t going to need to write anything about ‘the video’, but sadly, though the logical flaws and outright deceptions are painfully obvious to a person with more than two brain cells in their head, the stupid thing has gone viral among the sheep, so….

Where to begin?

Trenton Tye is (allegedly) a blacksmith*.

Dr Niels Harrit is a physicist.

One of these men understands a physics based argument and one does not.

Taking time out of his busy day for his little sixth grade level demonstration, Tye heats a bar of steel to 1,800°F (as he himself admits 300°F hotter than the temperature burning jet fuel can reach – under any circumstances). The steel is literally white hot when he removes it from his furnace. Of course a steel bar that has been heated until white hot bends like a noodle, what exactly does this prove and what does it have to do with what occurred on 9/11?

To quote Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth:

Jet fuel fires reach temperatures of around 1,500°F only under optimal conditions. In open air conditions like the WTC buildings, they burn at around 600°F.

600°F as opposed to 1,800! This is a massive disparity (deception in fact) that any critical thinker should spot immediately.

To again quote the experts at AE9/11:

There have been literally hundreds of hotter, larger, longer-lasting fires in steel-frame high-rises over the last century, and never has one caused the total collapse of a building. Tye’s simplistic logic implies that many of these infernos should have led to a total collapse. Of course, none has — and that also goes for the three steel-frame high-rises that were destroyed on 9/11.

Which brings me to this little gem from the Daily Mail website:

Footage that kills the conspiracy theories: Unseen 9/11 footage shows WTC Building 7 consumed by fire

This is modern reportage at its finest. First they build the straw man argument that ‘conspiracy theorists’ believe that there were no fires in building seven. Then they counter that argument (you know, the one that no one actually made) with photographic evidence of ‘raging’ fires burning out of control in the building.

Proof! The conspiracy kooks were wrong all along.

Except, why did the fire bring the building down when no other fire – even those that burned out of control for far longer – ever has? And let’s be very clear here, there have been thousands of high rise fires over the past century.

That part we don’t get from our esteemed journalists.

Every steel framed multi-storied building has a serious fire at least once in its existence (the twin towers had several). They are expected and planned for. No steel framed building in history has EVER collapsed due to fire, that’s why they build them from steel in the first place.

On only one day in the history of steel framed construction has a building collapsed (supposedly) from fire; September 11th 2001. And three of them went down on that day; all in exactly the same way, and in exactly the same location. on no other occasion before or since has anything like this occurred.

And although this unique event was a first, contravening all proven, time honoured techniques for fighting fires in high rise buildings (techniques predicated on the certain knowledge that the building will continue to stand), did those techniques change after 9/11?

They did not.

Fires in high rises are still fought in exactly the same way they were before 9/11. Firemen still race up those stairs to engage the flames. Don’t you think that is a little odd if all it took to bring the forty seven story WTC 7 down at near free-fall acceleration was a fire on one or two floors?

Of course, what we see in the Daily mail article is propaganda. What we see in the Tie video is also propaganda – pitched, in both cases, at a very rudimentary level of understanding, but propaganda nevertheless.

You cannot trust what you are told (by me or anyone else) you need to apply your noodle – not Mr Tye’s deceptive and foolishly simplistic bendy noodle – the one you were given for your own personal use. Your mind is a gift and it is a terrible thing to waste.

 

*A blacksmith with the ability to produce videos with suspiciously high production values I might add. The lighting and framing as well as the sound quality hints at a professional production company’s involvement.

The long division

– Winston Smith

Division

Though some of you will probably find this hard to believe, I am basically an optimist at heart. I believe that people are, for the most part, good. There are obviously exceptions to this, but mostly, people are at least benign.

Crowds are a different matter, put people in a big enough group and all the good just seems to evaporate. Humans are not great herd animals. People, unlike wildebeest, are at their best when their uniqueness is given room to shine. Bunch us up together and that uniqueness is lost, along with about half of our collective IQ points. That’s why I’m not much of a joiner.

Sport and politics seem to be the worst culprits here. When people clump together around a team or party, they can get seriously stupid. Suddenly, people who in any other context would be considered reasonable, thinking human beings turn into rabid, frothing imbeciles who blame every ill in the world upon ‘those other guys’.

I listed sports and politics separately, but in truth, most people treat politics exactly as they do their favorite sport. I have friends who make the most outrageous claims about the other side’s supporters. To hear them tell it, their fellow countrymen are not simply unique individuals trying to decipher the complexities of life in a way that makes sense to them. No, they are either idiots or they are evil; period.

How this helps us, I honestly don’t know. This need to divide into camps is what keeps us weak. It allows the powerful to control and exploit us, but nobody ever seems to see that.
The psychology of the mob has been well understood by our rulers for many centuries. They use it very effectively; divide and conquer, it’s a thing.

While you’re busy pouring your vitriol on that guy on Facebook who ‘just doesn’t get it’ his candidate and yours play racquetball together and laugh uproariously at both of you over cocktails.

Even now, I sense you’re nodding your head in agreement with what I’m saying, but you’re applying it exclusively to the people on the other side of the divide; those stupid schmucks.

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