Monday, July 15, 2013

propaganda's bedtime tales

CIA Will Now Openly Propagandize Americans

Kurt Nimmo
15 July 2013

"“Most consumers of the corporate media were – and are – unaware of the effect that the salting of public opinion has on their own beliefs,” Constantine continues. “A network anchorman in time of national crisis is an instrument of psychological warfare in the MOCKINGBIRD media. He is a creature from the national security sector’s chamber of horrors. For this reason consumers of the corporate press have reason to examine their basic beliefs about government and life in the parallel universe of these United States.”"

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It looks like whatever is going on merely became 'formalized,' having been the habit for some while.

Why does it concern? Because I had been noticing the lengths (as have many) to which unnamed anchors have been reframing how we should 'understand' the news for some while (and I am not speaking so much here of liberal slant or bias, although that has been the picture, too, for a very long while) and wondering if they thought we were really that lacking in critical thinking skills.

In their defense, I have also witnessed stories that rely on that critical thinking and seem to almost plead for our ability to 'see through' the story presented.

Mr. Obama and his administration, however, are also prone to assuming an adoring public (or a very foolish one?) will buy anything they say. It has ceased to be bias or slant, however, and becomes a story deliberately crafted to a specific end and presented as factual.

However, it reached such a degree Sunday night with the NBC coverage of the 'hoped-for' riots (the local networks seemed also prone to a tender believing that, if they just kept coming back to it, it might have happened by then) and violence from the verdict rendered in the George Zimmerman trial that I knew if I heard 'innocent child' one more time or saw another mom with her lower lip trembling while she wept over her four year old daughter's future safety, I would retch...

And so I turned off the news.

When did Trayvon Martin beating Zimmerman get left out of the picture? If your child does not try to beat a man within an inch of his life, surely your child will be quite safe. How did this idea of a gun-wielding white man who will murder innocent black children get into the picture?

Because of the narrow lens (and readers should be aware by now of the irony in that 'narrow') of this blog, I had not been tracking the story. It becomes trackable because of the deception(s) involved and the marked attempts to create a civil rights issue and inflame racial tensions...

And a possibility that a bigger picture is attempting to be wrested from it plays into eschatological possibilities on several points, one of which may well be the destruction of America.

A very real question concerning why a 'white' man killing a black man is being touted as a civil rights issue but black crime against white people is not presented even as news, and when it is presented, it is stated as 'not a racially-motivated crime' is fortunately being tracked at large by many bloggers.

It is not so much the effect on critical thinkers that is the danger, but rather, that world full of folk who lack critical thinking skills and drink it all in as if it were fact...

The Conservative Treehouse (2012)
The American Thinker
Mike McDaniel (2012)
Andrea Shea King
The New Black Panther position
While we are distracted

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The 2007 Knoxville Murders Of Channon Christian and Christopher Newsome


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