Monday, March 6, 2017

Mika Accidentally Tells Truth About Indoctrination

Mika Brzezinski seems to have told the truth about her efforts, along with the consolidated corporate media controlled by only six oligarchies, to control what the public thinks with their propaganda. When she quickly corrected this claim saying it was obviously not what she meant many well informed people didn't fall for it, as the following article points out; and there is a growing amount of evidence including newly declassified documents (farther below) that prove the viewers that didn't fall for her weak denials were right:

MSNBC's Brzezinski: Trump Thinks He Can "Control Exactly What People Think," But That's "Our Job" 02/22/2017

The hosts of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' comment on President Trump's efforts to "undermine the media."

Co-host Mika Brzezinski commented Wednesday morning that she is upset to see President Trump has moved in on the media's turf when it comes to the area of mind control.

"He is trying to undermine the media and trying to make up his own facts," she said about Trump. "And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think."

"And that, that is our job," she noted, referring to the media.

She tweeted later that she "said the media's job was to keep President Trump from making up his own facts, NOT that it's our job to control what people think."

"Of course, that is obvious from the transcript but some people want to make up their own facts. SAD!" she tweeted next, mimicking the president.

Some of her Twitter followers disagreed: Complete article

Only the most credulous and complacent people might be inclined to believe that it is so "obvious" that they're not trying to control what people think if they can get away with it. If they hadn't been steadily increasing hype for decades while cutting away at the most relevant reporting then they might be able to fool many more people; but now anyone that is paying a little bit of attention must realize that something is wrong with the media.

The strongest evidence for this isn't even secret; so it is virtually impossible to dismiss it as fringe conspiracy theory; although the traditional media rarely ever discusses it. Well over ninety percent of national media is now controlled by six oligarchies. This means that a small fraction of one percent of the richest people control almost all the media in the country; this is exactly what the First Amendment was supposed to protect.

This is not hard to confirm and I did so in previous articles including Tracking the elite ruling class and The existence of a ruling class is undeniable! based on public information that can be easily confirmed, although the media routinely ignores it. This blatantly contradicts the intention of the First Amendment and the core principles of democracy, since the public needs access to diverse ideas and they have to hear from candidates that represent many points of view in order for democracy to be successful.

In order to get elected to any higher office the first thing any candidate needs is name recognition, then they need to convince the public that they represent their views best. With a consolidated media in the hands of six oligarchies they can prevent any candidate they disapprove of from getting the name recognition to become a viable candidate, at least for national and statewide elections in large states. They can also give the candidates they approve of in smaller local elections major advantages even if they can't completely rig all of them.

This gives them an opportunity to rig or virtually rig most elections, effectively making a mockery of the democratic process.

The only reason a large portion of the public isn't aware of it is that they're either highly complacent or not well educated and highly susceptible to propaganda. A lie repeated often enough often seems like the truth and the media, advertising industry, and political establishment is aware of this and many other manipulation tactics, which they routinely use, as indicated by pundits like Frank Luntz who virtually confesses to sabotaging democratic process for clients.

Another one of the most blatant examples of how they've been misusing this consolidation of the traditional media is how they report on how the United States is the "leader of the free world," and that they're always fighting to "defend democracy," as they often put it, but even a close look at a simple list of all the interventions that they've had since WWII or back even further, raises doubts about that; and if people look into the details of these wars it is clear that they rarely if ever fight to defend democracy but instead fight to serve the interests of many of the riches people in the world.

Regrettably many people want to believe that they're fighting to defend democracy, so they believe the propaganda that is handed to them by their government and the commercial media unwittingly help with the crimes of their leaders, that are betraying them.

A small sample of the blatantly undemocratic activities by the United States include coups in Iran, Guatemala, and Chile, the War in Vietnam after they declared independence from France, writing their own Declaration of Independence that adopted some of the principles from the United States Declaration of Independence along with similar declarations from France and much more. That war was never about Communism, which was only an excuse published in American news but the Vietnamese weren't as committed to it as local propaganda indicated. They were never inclined to invade the United States and the government we were fighting against had far more popular support from their own people than they tyrants starting with Ngo Dinh Diem an later with generals that the Vietnamese never supported because they terrorized their own people to serve the interests of US corporations.

There were major problems with most if not all the other confrontations with countries that the United States routinely demonizes including both Cuba and Iran. In both these cases their leaders do have major problems but they overthrew tyrants that were supported by the United States; and instead of trying to address their legitimate grievances the US tried to restore the same tyrannical regimes or close allies so they could continue doing the interests of US corporations. In both cases the United States was involved in more atrocities against them than they were against the US. Neither of them ever tried to invade and most if not all of the activities against the United States by them were in retaliation for attempted coups or for inspiring the invasion of Iran by Iraq. The United States supplied weapons to both sides of the Iran/Iraq War and made numerous attempts to assassinate Castro.

These have been admitted to by the United States government, although they repeat their propaganda much more often and remain silent when some of the most extreme right wingers contradict the truth with their claims accompanied by emotional appeals.

They could never do this if they didn't have a consolidated media trying to control what the public thinks.

Here are a couple lists of the interventions along with an estimate of the people that have been killed by the United States government; if anyone that is accustomed to United States Propaganda doubts this they're welcome to check the details of any given conflict with their own research, then their beliefs will be based on the quality of their own research not just US propaganda or my own claims to the contrary along with alternative media outlets.

List of countries the USA has bombed since the end of World War II as of 2011.

History of U.S. Military Interventions since 1890 up to 2014

US Has Killed More Than 20 Million People in 37 “Victim Nations” Since World War II 01/29/2017

If anyone doubts the reliability of alternative media outlets that the mainstream media is now trying to portray as "Russian propaganda" they should keep in mind that many of the best ones often cite the traditional media reports that are often reported at a relatively low profile manner and declassified documents from the US government that are also often buried where most people never look at them. so in many cases they're citing actual admission from the United States government that often contradicts their propaganda.

On top of that there has been an enormous amount of additional evidence for this for decades and it continues to grow including with recently declassified documents reported by Washington's Blog, that show that even before the media consolidated into six oligarchies they were heavily influenced by the CIA. Unless people are accustomed to checking with alternative media outlets they're not likely to hear about this report and many more. Some of them might be exaggerations but I suspect that if you do your own confirmation and research you might find, as I did that a large portion of it is very reliable, often including the most important parts, while other portions are not quite so certain and some exaggeration are used to stereotype criticism and dismiss the most reliable research along with the worst.

Newly-Declassified Documents Show that a Senior CIA Agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence Worked Closely with Owners and Journalists with Many of the Largest Media Outlets 02/27/2017

Newly-declassified documents show that a senior CIA agent and Deputy Director of the Directorate of Intelligence worked closely with the owners and journalists of many of the largest media outlets:

The United States Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities found in 1975 that the CIA submitted stories to the American press:

(For video from Church Committee see complete article at Washington's Blob below.)

Wikipedia adds details:

After 1953, the network was overseen by Allen W. Dulles, director of the CIA. By this time, Operation Mockingbird had a major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. The usual methodology was placing reports developed from intelligence provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by the preceding reporters which in turn would then be cited throughout the media wire services.

The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC) was funded by siphoning off funds intended for the Marshall Plan [i.e. the rebuilding of Europe by the U.S. after WWII]. Some of this money was used to bribe journalists and publishers.

In 2008, the New York Times wrote:

During the early years of the cold war, [prominent writers and artists, from Arthur Schlesinger Jr. to Jackson Pollock] were supported, sometimes lavishly, always secretly, by the C.I.A. as part of its propaganda war against the Soviet Union. It was perhaps the most successful use of “soft power” in American history.

A CIA operative told Washington Post owner Philip Graham … in a conversation about the willingness of journalists to peddle CIA propaganda and cover stories:

You could get a journalist cheaper than a good call girl, for a couple hundred dollars a month.

Famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein wrote in 1977:

More than 400 American journalists … in the past twenty‑five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters.

Complete article

If there wasn't a significant amount of truth to these disclosures then why haven't more diverse media reported on the many lies justifying war before they happen? Actually they have but they're only alternative media outlets considered fringe, but one time after another, they're proven to be right, after the fact, when it is to late to change it.

One of the most obvious and partially disclosed operative for the CIA working with the CIA is Anderson Cooper as disclosed in numerous relatively low profile articles including, CNN’s Anderson Cooper confronted about his CIA connections… his response may surprise you! (transcript) 11/05/2015 (video) Anderson Cooper responded to this with ridicule and acted as if something as old as the fifties is no longer relevant. If anyone that a decent reporter was interviewing responded that way they would consider it evasive and it would raise suspicions; even Anderson Cooper would have been skeptical unless he was involved in something he wanted to hide.

Anderson Cooper also responded to these claims in 2006 when he wrote about My summer job ... nearly 20 years ago 09/06/2006 in a similar way that dealt with it through ridicule and didn’t address many of the most important issues. He dismisses his internship at the CIA as just a trivial irrelevant job; however it is the only training he had before he got his first job at Channel One which should also be considered with suspicion since as I’ll explain is targeting children with indoctrination.

This article also has an enormous amount of support from the comments section complementing him. These comments came in almost immediately and if there are any critical ones a reader would have to sort through a lot of mindless fluff.

If you click on the “Add a Comment,” it says, “Comments are moderated by CNN, in accordance with the CNN Comment Policy, and may not appear on this blog until they have been reviewed and deemed appropriate for posting. Also, due to the volume of comments we receive, not all comments will be posted.” It seems too positive to me, and I although I have no evidence, I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that these comments were staged to distract, one way or another. Now it is over ten years later and if you click on the “Continue to the comment form.” After receiving that message you get an error indicating that comments are closed but they don’t seem to have any beyond the first night. For all I know it may have been posted at a time when they knew that positive feedback from friendly responders could come quickly; and, I can’t even rule out the possibility that they might have censored truly critical comments. Anyone that has looked closely at the history of the CIA might understand why I can’t rule out the possibility that this is staged; but even if it isn’t it doesn’t address any of the most important issues about the problems with either the media or the CIA.

Discussion about this subject almost never makes it onto the mainstream media.

Nor do they discuss whether they ever sign non-disclosure agreements when they conduct interviews with corporations, or even with their own employers, or at least not in a high profile manner. One of the exceptions was posted at Quora, where most people are highly unlikely to find it, When should journalists sign or decline a Non-Disclosure Agreement? 2011 This discussion indicates that it isn’t entirely disclosed and that many journalists don’t follow the same practices, indicating that the issue is inconclusive at best. It is generally agreed that this is a bad idea but some of the respondents have admitted to doing so. One thing they don’t come out and say is that a Non-Disclosure Agreement is clearly a contract that requires the participants to participate in a conspiracy, although they practically never call it that, nor do they discuss the definition often, instead repeating the propaganda about it over and over again creating misleading stereotypes. A conspiracy is when more than one people conduct secret discussions or activities that impact the public and the Non-Disclosure Agreement’s clearly fit that definition. However by avoiding much if any discussion of the definition of a conspiracy they can repeat propaganda making it seem justifiable to keep many activities that impact the public secret and they can, and do, ridicule anyone that says otherwise

Many of the most important research about this is done in alternative media outlets where few people read or watch, which should raise doubts about whether the media is trying their best to report the news, especially when people who check alternative media outlets routinely find better reporting, once they learn to sort out the most reliable sources.

Also both Mika Brzezinski and Anderson Cooper come from well connected and rich families along with most of the other high profile media pundits and anchors. When the vast majority of the media is controlled by the rich and they often give preferential treatment to coverage that preserves their control of the political and economic systems that raises major doubts about the traditional media.

It is easy to dismiss this as fringe conspiracy theories, especially after looking at some of the least reliable alternative media outlets; however, even if the worst include a lot of exaggerations, and even outright lies, many of them come up with much more thorough reporting and, at times, if you sort through the exaggerations it is clear that the traditional media isn't reporting all the news.

Sometimes even the least reliable fringe conspiracy theorists like Alex Jones, who I rarely read or watch comes closer to the truth than the traditional media; however when that happens it is advisable to find corroboration through a more reliable source when possible, or maintain a reasonable amount of skepticism.

For one reason or another most conspiracy theorists overlook one of the most important aspects of Anderson Cooper's career that indicates that with or without a CIA connection, he's got his start providing propaganda to children working for Channel One as his Wikipedia article indicates. Roy Fox did a thorough research into this in the nineties and found that the advertising to kids is heavily influencing their education in a negative way as I reported in Roy Fox Harvesting Minds, Channel One Indoctrination of Kids and Roy F Fox on unethical targeting of children by marketers where he explained why he thought that this should be fully disclosed.

This subject has also received very little attention and the research backing it up comes from some academics that are usually much better than most conspiracy theorists and do an excellent job showing the work that lead them to their conclusions. Additional authors who have exposed how advertising to children at an early age interferes with their ability to develop critical thinking skills include child psychologist Susan Linn author of Consuming Kids and Economist and Sociologist Juliet Schor author of Born to Buy. They demonstrated that indoctrination of children starting at an early age, through advertising in school or at home, may be as important, if not more important than indoctrination of adults through a consolidated corporate media.

Most of the coverage about school reform is about the increased use of Charter Schools which are increasingly becoming dominated by for profit corporations that often put money ahead of education. This is as important as well; and once again the best criticism of it happens at the grassroots level. There is an overwhelming opposition to this when people are well informed, or in many cases after they try it and see how disastrous it is but the mainstream media still gives preferential treatment to those that keep pushing a failed experiment.

Mika Brzezinski's own father, Zbigniew Brzezinski, who apparently came from Polish nobility (or "szlachta" in Polish), has been involved in propaganda much longer than she has, and some of the hardest to believe quotes from him aren't that hard to confirm by searching the internet. Apparently over the years one way or another many of his activities have been exposed; but like most other controversial news or history that challenges the establishment ideology and attempts to control the public it hardly ever gets reported.

As I said when searching through some of these conspiracy theories some of them might turn out to be exaggerations or outright lies, so don't take my word for it; do your own research and come to your own conclusions.

However you might, find, as I did that mixed in with the exaggerations and outright lies is often more credible research exposing additional details about how the ruling class, whether it's through the CIA, mainstream media, control of education systems or large corporations is trying to control what the public think.

The most effective way to prevent this is to learn as much as possible about their indoctrination tactics and to get news from more diverse sources with better peer review.

The following are some related articles or sources:

Wikipedia: Manuscript Society

Wikipedia: Operation Mockingbird

Wikipedia: Anderson Cooper: Channel One

Anderson Cooper's CIA Secret 10/27/2008

My summer job ... nearly 20 years ago 09/06/2006

CNN's Anderson Cooper Admits Working for the CIA - Operation Mockingbird Asset Exposed! Mark Dice 09/20/2014

When should journalists sign or decline a Non-Disclosure Agreement? 2011

“Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They’ll only be able to parrot the information they’ve been given on the previous night’s news.“ Zbigniew Brzezinski

“Speaking of a future at most only decades away, an experimenter in intelligence control asserted, ‘I foresee a time when we shall when we shall have the means and therefore, inevitably, the temptation to manipulate the behavior and intellectual functioning of all the people through environmental and biochemical manipulation of the brain.’” Zbigniew Brzezinski

"It used to be easier to control a million people than to kill them, but today it is infinitely easier to kill one million people than to kill them!" Zbigniew Brzezinski

VIDEO: Brzezinski’s Feared “Global Awakening” Has Arrived 01/29/2011

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