Saturday, October 25, 2014

How are you being lied to and manipulated by the government, mega corporations and the main stream media?

Robert David Steele

Robert David Steele (American activist and a former Central Intelligence Agency clandestine services case officer), in his book The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust, explains how your perception of reality is being manipulated by the government and main stream media.

Much has been written about how mass collaboration —alternatively called Collective Intelligence, Smart Mobs, Wisdom of the Crowds , Army of Davids —has not been possible in complex situations in the past because the industrial era introduced (imposed) a cumulative series of information pathologies that deprived the group of access to all relevant information, while favoring an elite few with privileged access that allowed them to concentrate both power and wealth. In the public domain, many artificial— that is to say, contrived— obstacles to informing the public emerged in the past century, such as the following, each a book title:

Fog Facts: These are facts that are “known” to some and publicly accessible but only if you know where to look . The mainstream media “blacks out” this knowledge. Modern examples include U.S. government support for dictators and U.S. government tolerance of massive fraud, waste, and abuse in return for fractional campaign contributions to presidential and legislative candidates who strive to remain in office “at any cost.”

Forbidden Knowledge: This includes both knowledge forbidden for public consumption by governments (e.g., restrictions on pornography) as well as corporations (e.g., concealment of known pathologies such as the effect of tobacco on cancer, or toxins associated with household goods) and religions (the triumph of dogma over consciousness).

Lost History: The most prominent modern example is the deliberate classification as secret of clandestine and covert operations by the U.S. government such that a modern history of foreign relations cannot be written— this is the documented complaint of the historians responsible for this task on behalf of the Department of State. The role of the Central Intelligence Agency in the introduction of massive amounts of cocaine into the USA under the pretext of supporting “strategic” operations “at any cost” is especially frightening to anyone upholding the Constitution. 

Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman first discussed this aspect of a modern democracy, and now, decades later, their work has been updated by Sheldon Wolin in his book, Democracy Incorporated: Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism. Corporations now “own” not just the legislative and executive branches of the U.S. government, but the judiciary as well, with the Supreme Court ruling on Citizens United being the more reprehensible evidence of the corruption of the highest court in the nation.

Missing Information: Bill McKibben did something never done before— he recorded all the television channels being broadcast in his area in one twenty-four-hour period, and watched them all over the course of time. He then spent twenty-four hours alone in the wilderness. Comparing the two experiences, he produced a truly brilliant exposition of how much “missing information” there is in our lives.

Propaganda: Propaganda, put most simply , is the development of manipulated (i.e., not truthful) information and the delivery of that information to an audience in such a way as to impress upon them views and beliefs that are not rooted in fact or deliberative dialog. Propaganda, which includes advertising that itself fosters an appreciation for planned obsolescence, waste, and toxic foods and goods, is the antithesis of transparency, truth, and trust.

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf
Rule by Secrecy: As we have all now realized, and as Occupy is now confronting on Wall Street and around the world, secret banking networks, not governments , have been making decisions about war and peace, poverty and prosperity. It is banks that profit most from wars, followed by the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex, and We the People that suffer most. Government secrecy enables massive lies—such as the 935 documented lies delivered by Dick Cheney that took us into a multi-trillion dollar losing war in Iraq —and this is one reason why I have committed the balance of my life to Open-Source Everything: transparency , truth, and trust are the true currency for human transactions, and everything else is a cancer.

Weapons of Mass Deception: Whereas Rule by Secrecy is about secret cabals making decisions on the truth as they know it, Weapons of Mass Deception are about blatant lies— many of them allowed to go unchallenged by the media, think tanks, university specialists, and all others who should be thinking in the public interest but instead choose to “go along” out of a selfish and unethical dependency on funding from the government doing the lying. A form of mass hysteria is achieved, one best illuminated by the manner in which the three singers of the band Dixie Chicks were treated when they publicly protested and questioned the veracity of the White House. Now, years later, as with Jane Fonda on Vietnam, we know that the White House was committing treason, and the Dixie Chicks were both ethical and correct in their protestations. Mass hysteria— and mainstream media corruption— prevented the broader public from recognizing the truth at the time.

Weapons of Mass Instruction: Underlying the ability of a treasonous White House and a complicit Congress (which must abdicate its Article 1 responsibilities when going along with known lies to permit an undeclared war at great cost) is a national educational system that is at best mediocre and at worst a crime against humanity. We are imposing on children of the Internet era— digital natives— an industrial -era system that is mindless: rote learning of old knowledge, sitting silent for hours on end, listening to lectures best left silent and so easily replaced by more vibrant multimedia communications. Teachers and the educational stakeholders who are complicit in the criminally negligent continuation of a retarded educational system are a foundation for an uninformed, unengaged public.

Steele, Robert David (2012-06-05). The Open-Source Everything Manifesto: Transparency, Truth, and Trust (Manifesto Series) (pp. 15-18). North Atlantic Books. Kindle Edition.

Problem, Reaction, Solution or the Hagalian Dialectic

You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.
--Rahm Emanuel, American Politician

The first step (thesis) is to create a problem. The second step (antithesis) is to generate opposition to the problem (fear, panic and hysteria). The third step (synthesis) is to offer the solution to the problem created by step one: A change which would have been impossible to impose upon the people without the proper psychological conditioning achieved in stages one and two.
--David Icke

Video: The Hegelian Dialectic - Problem, Reaction, Solution

“Why of course the people don't want war. Why should some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally the common people don't want war: neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or fascist dictatorship, or a parliament or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peace makers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
--Hermann Göring, Nazi  

Case Study: How the Elite Fund and Manipulate Radicals - American Example 1960s 

This video provides a historical example of how the elite fund and manipulate radicals to help implement their own Orwellian plans.

The same strategy has been used with the Bolsheviks, Nazis and the communist Chinese.

Video: How the Elite Fund and Manipulate Radicals - American Example 60s

Final Word

It is up to you to learn about these manipulation strategies and take responsibility for your perceptions and your resulting choices. Be skeptical about the motives of the government, corporations and the bought and paid for main stream media.

Do not let them manipulate you.

Stand tall,
Cameron Mottus

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