Anyone observing the political scene in our country for the past 20 years can’t help but to have noticed that our mainstream media in America has become the biggest and largest group of pro-government lackies in history. Don’t get distracted by the nits picked here or there. While there may be individuals in government who get kicked to the curb from time to time, the overall meda agenda is pro-government and they are very good at it.
Forget Pravda or Izvestia of the Soviet era, those guys were amatures. These days we have professionals who use the social science of marketing psychology along with the scientific study of public relations and “neuro-linguistic programming” (NLP) to mold public opinion.
People who doubt me on this probably haven’t done their homework. I didn’t realize how advanced the science of manipulation was either until I started studying internet marketing related materials a couple of years ago. Some of those guys are the best in the world at getting people to give them money and they have made full use of advanced persuasion techniques in order to accomplish that goal.
Now there’s nothing wrong with convincing people, who are already in the market, to buy your widget or service over someone else’s, but what if your goal is more sinister? What if you want to manipulate people to support programs or actions that are contrary to their own good, or even down-right evil. What if you have a compliant media to carry your water and help promote your propaganda campaigns?
( If you have ever wondered how most Americans, to this very day, still think that Saddam had something to do with 9/11, then there is your answer. )
If you want to understand this better, look up “Frank Kern” on Google or YouTube and watch his stuff. Kern is a premier internet marketing guru who is very up front about his tactics. He isn’t doing anything wrong but try to imagine what someone could do with that information if they had the media at their disposal and less scruples than Kern. And while Kern is very good, he is quite simply small beans compared to the real experts at manipulation.
If you want find out who those people are, go read about the godfather of propaganda, Edward Bernays. When you do, you will realize just how far back this all goes. You will be shocked and you will start to wonder just how much you think you know is really just the product of someone else’s clever propaganda campaign.
The memo has gone out to push the “Hate Crimes” agenda full bore, and the media minions have responded with enthusiasm. Note, for those of you who carry a torch for one party or the other, BOTH parties at the top support this nonsense.
The recent attack on the Holocaust museum by James Von Brunn has been the catalyst for all the little tryants to come out of the woodwork and begin puling for “laws” and “roundups.”
Here is a silly twit named Bonnie Erbe, a contributing editor and US News & World Report as well as a PBS host. Ms. Erbe proposes that the United States government go out and “round up hate promoters…” After all, there are “Three incidents and counting,” she says. The “incidents” she speaks of, the aforementioned attack by Von Brunn, the murder of Dr. Tiller, and the murder of a muslim army private, are widely separated in time and space and have nothing to do with one another. Only an idiot, or a complete shill for government tyranny, would try to stretch those events to cover the same agenda. Apparently it seems Ms. Erbe is both.
I could point out the obvious fact (to those of us who’ve read the Bill of Rights) that the First Amendment doesn’t make exceptions for Erbe and Friends pet project of “Hate Speech,” but there is an even more obvious point I’d like to make. Namely, that NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN KILLED BY “HATE SPEECH.”
Hate actions, yes, but happily there are already provision in the law for such things.
Still, I suppose if you are both and idiot and a mindless shill for government tyranny, you need such obvious things pointed out to you.
( By the way, to forestall all the emails about it, yes I know the title “she hate me…” is ungrammatical.)