December 29, 2017
by Doug “Uncola” Lynn:
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. …We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. …In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.
– Edward Bernays, “Propaganda”
Edward Bernays (1891 – 1995) was a famous pioneer in the field of public relations and is, today, often referred to as the Father of Propaganda. Perhaps Bernays became thus known because he authored the above-quoted 1928 book entitled by that very term. He was the nephew of famed psychopathologist Sigmund Freud and was proud of his uncle’s work. More than that, Bernays accepted the basic premises of Freud towards the use of emotional manipulation of the masses through advertising. It was, in fact, Bernays, who changed the term propaganda into “public relations”.
If the excerpt above from Bernays’ book “Propaganda” is true, then it would imply there are men of great power who utilize psychology in order to message and manipulate the minds of the masses. Are these the men that Thomas Jefferson, supposedly, once warned about? Indeed. They are the ones who control the issue of currency; the ones who first by inflation, then by deflation, caused the banks and corporations to grow up around the people thus depriving them of all property until the people’s children woke up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.
These are the men who financially and politically manage sovereign governments as well as the handful of corporations that control 90% of the media today. It is not hard to imagine why it would be in the best interests of these men to mentally maneuver the masses into complacency. But how is this psychological manipulation implemented?
Through lies, of course.
Adolf Hitler’s Reich Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, once asserted that:
A lie told once remains a lie but a lie told a thousand times becomes the truth.
In like manner, I now question if this sentence could be modified as follows:
A lie told to a few people is still a lie but a lie told to thousands, even millions, of people becomes the truth.
Yet, it is those who question the lies today that are labeled the conspiracy theorists. What irony.
Carroll Quigley in his book “Tragedy and Hope: The History of the World in Our Time” exposed the takeover of the world’s financial system by these few, powerful men when he wrote on page 51:
In time the (the “Order”) brought into their financial network the provincial banking centers, organized as commercial banks and savings banks, as well as insurance companies, to form all of these into a single financial system on an international scale which manipulated the quantity and flow of money so that they were able to influence, if not control, governments on one side and industries on the other.
It appears control is the result of money equaling power as both give rise to an alternative reality which, paradoxically, is subsidized by the vanquished; by those who want to believe. Yes, it is the masses of people who finance their own dreams via various monthly installment plans while their own eyes rely upon what they see on any number of electronic screens before them. The people pay their taxes, they borrow, they consume, they believe.
For the remnant that is awake, however, the lies are plain to see.
The psychology remains subliminally subtle as the optics unfurl like a massage onto the brain of millions of people in real time. Quite often, the electronic screens will yield these massages from the messengers under the guise of personal enjoyment and recreation; to wit, films.
Here are three recent examples:
If J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lords of the Rings were actual history, then modernity would look a lot like the world as shown in the Netflix original film, Bright (2017); complete with orcs and elves sharing the earth with humans by way of a fantastical, and familiar, friction. The film is somewhat of a campy social commentary presenting the themes of segregated society, of rich versus poor, and race relations; and all with prophetic and religious undertones. The Dark Lord cometh.
Bright showcases a world where the elves are the cream of the crop who rose to the top; a race in charge of banking, finance, and high society. Will Smith plays a gritty street cop in Los Angeles who is, reluctantly, partnered with the police department’s latest “diversity hire”, an orc right out of Tolkien’s Mordor, but with a far more evolved and pleasant personality.
At one point, the character played by Will Smith explains to his biracial daughter that “none of the races are smarter or dumber than each other, they’re all just trying to get along”, just before his orc “diversity hire” partner, on the way home from diversity training, shows up at his house and interrupts the conversation. When Will Smith and his orc partner argue, Smith tells the orc to “shut up” before being chastised by his own daughter who says: “Don’t tell him to shut up! He’s a person too!”
Smith and his partner then drive into Elftown; a heavily guarded New York Madison Avenue, or Beverly Hills Rodeo Drive, -style financial and retail district full of (according to Smith’s character) “rich-ass elves just running the world and shopping”.
It is a world where Orc clans in gather in L.A. and where members get blooded in ways eerily reminiscent of real-life Blood and Crypt gang initiations. A world where the police department overflows with white cops who really hate the orc cop and pressure Will Smith’s character to find a way to get rid of the pig motherf***er. A world where a group of renegade elves, called the Inferni, work to prepare the way for the Dark Lord so “he can slaughter billions and enslave the survivors to serve him in a new age of magic. In fact, in the film, we discover it was the elvish Inferni who destroyed the Illuminati “a hundred years ago”.
Complete with Mexican standoffs, an elvish long-eared femme fatale, multiple shootouts, a car chase, a Beltane Horned-god masked figure in a satanic dungeon, and a resurrection in accordance to a prophecy foretold, the film, most assuredly, displays the authoritative supremacy of the Federal Agents and the need for them to feign false narratives, ostentatiously, for the public good.
This film, in theaters now, was viewed a few days ago by me, along with my offspring, and we laughed out loud continuously; but at all the wrong points of the story, I think. Billed as a science-fiction comedy drama, and starring Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig, it is to an extent, a satire. As such, it had potential and I will admit it did have its moments. Overall though, it came across as silly and pretentious, with some people in our theater walking out before the end.
Here’s the gist: Due to overpopulation, an apparent United Nations initiative was sent forth to find the best way for mankind to survive in the face of earth’s limited resources. One scientific solution was developed by an institute in Norway whereby humans were successfully, and proportionately, shrunk to approximately five centimeters in height. A sizable colony of such midgets was then experimentally established, and after four years, all of their waste products filled less than one half of a single, medium-sized, garbage bag. The collective dreams of environmentalists worldwide were realized. At a sustainability conference the plan to shrink the human race was revealed and met with widespread fanfare and approval.
Soon colonies of miniature humans were proliferating all across the globe, including one first-class, top-of-the line, settlement in Arizona named Leisureland where the married characters (played by Damon and Wiig) were to settle. After liquidating all of their assets, the protagonists’ were told their approximate $150,000 in equity would, by the apparent magic of inverse shrinkflation, transition to an impressive $12 million nest egg for the tiny couple in Leisureland.
The main themes of Downsizing (2017) include overpopulation, saving the planet, the stratification of rich versus poor, the dangers of global warming, melting ice caps, and the release of polar methane gas threatening all of mankind with extinction.
Furthermore, not all is perfect in the tiny colonies as observed via dramatic upward pans of the camera showcasing a gigantic wall surrounding Leisureland. Of course, the working-poor Hispanic and Vietnamese tiny folks are forced to live in dilapidated high rise buildings, with no elevators, in the desert just outside of the giant, divisive wall. And the full tragedy of the diminutive brown people is realized once the story reveals how they migrated only to suffer long commutes every day just to serve the residents of Leisureland who lead lives of miniaturized luxury.
The film also stresses the importance of the United Nations initiatives that are designed to save mankind from a dying planet while, at the same time, flaunting a quirky Christian Vietnamese girl who was downsized against her will. She is an environmental activist, with a good heart, and a love for people. She is also the sole survivor of a group of pocket-sized immigrants who died trying to enter America in a flat-screen television box.
Concerns of tiny terrorist invasions were also referenced in the film.
To be fair, this film has not been viewed by the author of this article, but the trailer played during the theater’s preview of attractions before the Downsizing movie started. Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, The Post (2017), is considered by movie reviewer, Rex Reed, as quite possibly one of the best movies ever made. It is, in fact, a prequel to “All the President’s Men”, the 1976 film about Nixon’s Watergate scandal.
While reserving the option to write about this film at a later date, I can only comment on the film’s trailer for now. It appears Meryl Streep plays the Mother Mary in the form of The Washington Post’s owner and publisher, Katharine Graham (1917-1921), with Tom Hanks playing the Post’s Executive Editor, Ben Bradlee (1921 – 2014), as Jesus, and the Washington Post itself as a religious institution of undisputed purity defending the U.S. Constitution, freedom, and the American people’s right to know.
It remains to be seen if the movie makes mention of the mainstream media’s incestuous Mockingbird relationship with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that was first revealed in Deborah Davis’s 1979 book, Katharine the Great: Katharine Graham and her Washington Post Empire.
No doubt moviegoers in droves will exit this film with reinvigorated enthusiasm and esteem for the old guard Fourth Estate and The Washington Post; especially, in light of Trump’s collusion with Russia to steal the U.S. Presidency with the aid of Russian-backed, “fake news” internet sources.
Again, the irony.
The cadre of elite multinational powerbrokers is continuously spinning electronic and digital visions of globalism like dreamweavers casting a cabled web of anima mundi over the earth. Be assured, they will psychogenically purport the orthodoxies of human secularism, and political correctness, in ways that would make any perverted hypnotherapist blush in admiration.
According to ancient legend (or history – depending upon your theological perspective), the original Tower of Babel represented the full manifestation of mankind’s desire for harmonic unity on earth. The dream still lives, except today, instead of materializing upon the plains of Shinar, it is appearing in the public arena and entertainment venues throughout the Northern Hemisphere.
The nations are being psychologically conditioned for one world under power as the minds of the masses are massaged into embracing their downsizing and eventual demise; while, simultaneously, being programmed to accept the supremacy of the state; or, otherwise, trusting in corrupt institutions of dubious probity.
It is a new year and a time for new beginnings; a time for resolutions. May the reader resolve to not be fooled.