EVIL WORDSMITHS ARE PREYING ON YOUR IMAGINATIONS!
Blah, blah, blah. So where are you taking us E. A.?
In part one I defined the true Canadian spirit as I see it. We are NOT A FEARFUL PEOPLE. We are not interested in SACRIFICING OUR FREEDOM IN THE NAME OF SECURITY. In part two, I did my best to learn about the Muslim population of the planet, in order to offset the propaganda machine created by political pundits and main-stream media FEAR MONGERS. This final part of the series will take you into the dark world of fear mongers; main-stream media and political speech writers, or as they are better known: SPIN DOCTORS.
To understand ANY human, you must first understand that EVERYTHING we do is selfishly motivated if you look closely enough.
Although I could not find the origin of this philosophical idea, it very much applies to the West’s dealings in the Middle East. If you help an old person cross a street; are you doing it for them or are you doing it for the nice feeling you get from doing a good deed? So with this in mind, I will take the few advanced and enlightened humans on the planet on a journey into main-stream media, politics, propaganda, and manipulation.
The words used previously to describe how my children’s story MANIPULATED those young minds by appealing to their BASE FEARS can be applied to ALL TV news broadcasts, ALL radio news broadcasts, ALL large newspaper stories, ALL political speeches, and MOST of what you find on the internet.
These word-smiths earn a living by writing, ergo, they are selfishly motivated to follow “editorial guidelines”.
But who is the real Editor In Chief that mass media bows to?
The more money they make, the more corrupt they become, and the more easily their words can be DIRECTED to comply with an agenda. Most top political speech writers have six figure salaries, and those who do not, have every PERK imaginable in lieu of salary. Unlimited expense accounts and private jets are not off the table.
How important is a speech writer to a politician trying to manipulate a population?
“Ask not what your country can do for you . . . ask what you can do for your country.”
This famous quote was DELIVERED by President John F. Kennedy, but was WRITTEN by a guy named Ted Sorenson.
ALL WRITERS ARE STORY TELLERS!!!
I am one; but I CHOOSE to attempt to create AWARENESS with almost everything I write, and I assure you, my writing has not yet given me a five digit income let alone a six. Perhaps I suck at this, or perhaps there is no money in peddling the TRUTH. Time will tell.
It is because mainstream media does such a bad job of reporting events and telling ACCURATE accounts these days, that the world now views the North American populace as BACKWARD AND FEARFUL like our media.
Whatever happened to fact-checking sources? In their haste to be first with “Breaking News” the media will run any loosely-sourced bit of information, and sell it as TRUTH until they retract it later . . . quietly and without all the hoopla.
Most people remember the headlines but never see the retractions.
In the epitome of sensationalized news “entertainment”—I no longer call it journalism—every evening for weeks, Wolf Blitzer found a missing plane, and then, apparently, he was astounded each night when he discovered the debris turned out to be only a Styrofoam cup or something equally ridiculous to claim as plane wreckage. The producers at the very least knew what had been found, but they needed a headline.
This is dangerous.
While I am the last person who should be lecturing readers about staying on top of current events, I encourage readers to DIG DEEP into the facts of a story which interests them, and not to believe anything they read, hear, or see, until there is UNDENIABLE PROOF.
Our populace is sold MISINFORMATION through headlines.
It seems that North American societies, and most humans for that matter, believe well-written and well-told stories without ever checking the facts. WE ARE GULLIBLE! You must question the credibility of everything you hear and most of what you see in a news report. Beginning in Vietnam, the staging of live-fire events for news cameras began as the military did not want reporters in active war zones where they could become casualties, prisoners, give away positions, or see “things best be kept secret” and out of the watchful eye of the public.
Here is how main-stream media tells a story:
Instead of a title they call it a headline.
The media now sells:
- the seemingly plausible,
- real sounding,
- and not understood,
from sources who:
- and told stories
to reporters who were:
- and far away from people,
using words like:
- and massive,
- in the darkness,
- in the blackness,
all in an effort to move you emotionally, engaging your most BASIC FEARS.
You are now OPEN TO MANIPULATION because they triggered your mind to not only imagine this fearful setting, but to remember and compare it to a time when you were as scared and/or worried as these people appear to be.
Whether you are eight, eighteen or eighty years of age, you can be manipulated by the presentation of seemingly factual information disseminated by an authoritative figure like a news anchor, a politician, or a religious leader, if you are not cognizant of their agenda, and a vigilant fact-checker.
The vast majority of us, including myself, WANT TO BELIEVE.
It is natural. Belief brings HOPE. Hope brings a continued EFFORT in the worst of times. Mankind is the dominant species on the planet because of our ability to continually STRIVE through hardship. Without belief and hope we would not succeed as a species.
I, as a child, would hang on every word Walter Cronkite ever spoke. Rightly or wrongly, I RESPECTED AND TRUSTED HIM, but now I fear this former influence may have simply been a PRESENTER OF CAREFULLY CRAFTED WORDS, either as a willing or unsuspecting participant in a propaganda machine.
As stated previously, I am spiritual, but I am not religiously affiliated. I do listen to major addresses by the Pope when he is seemingly sending a message of PEACE. I now wonder about the Church’s motivations in our modern world, and I wonder about his speech writers. Long ago I RESPECTED AND TRUSTED THEM, never thinking even the Pope may just be a DELIVERER OF CAREFULLY CRAFTED WORDS.
Most humans are not interested in fact-checking, so they are easily herded and marshaled by words.
Most humans are more interested in gossip, or in other words, an interesting plausible tale.
Most humans are no better than the scared children hearing a spooky story in the dark.
We must change this. By undertaking a STUDY IN FEAR, we can teach our children to recognize manipulation strategies in an instant. Future humans may well need this as a survival instinct. How fear was created by this writer was explained to children in the second part of this series. Now we will see how some of those SAME SCARE TACTICS are used by the main-stream media TO SELL FEAR TO ADULTS.
When we cannot see, we tend to rely on what we hear. Everything seems louder, bigger, closer, and more dangerous.
In the Gulf war, did the TV cameras only work at night?
- The SAME downtown Bagdad night time anti-aircraft fire footage was used again and again.
- SCUD missile attacks and Patriot missile interceptions were a night-time thing.
- Planes lighting after-burners as they raced down a runway into the darkness were featured daily.
It made for exciting coverage, but IT WAS THE DARKNESS THAT PLAYED ON OUR FEARS.
‘The night is dark and full of terrors.’ – Game of Thrones
When trying to interpret sounds, we use our imaginations; our brains create possible pictures in our head of what we might be hearing, and then we choose one TO BELIEVE IN based on our knowledge and experiences.
Iraqi launched SCUD missiles were unlikely to land anywhere near their intended target, in fact 20 miles away was common. However, THE WORLD WAS SHOWN A LOOK OF FEAR AND PANIC THAT WAS NOTICED BY ALL OUR ENEMIES when an air-raid siren at a forward airbase had American reporters and camera people scrambling for shelter and gas masks.
Psyops – abbreviation – Psychological operations (PSYOP) are operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.
Who benefits from controlling the minds of the populace?
Just follow the money.
We need to put someone with balls on camera for the world to see, and not some scared over-paid coward running for cover. It will send a different message.
The air-raid siren conjures up memories of London during the blitz in our adult minds, whether we were there or just saw it in movies. As a youngster in school in Toronto, they would test the air-raid siren on the school’s roof, and we kids would be hustled down into a basement boiler room shelter.
We were taught to FEAR THIS SOUND.
Somewhere on that air-base near Riyadh, there were aircraft ground crews working while the siren sounded, and this is what needed to be shown by the media. A couple of Canadian boys would have looked up and said: “No biggy.” and went back about their business. This is why western civilization is viewed as being WEAK, and why these enemies think we are VULNERABLE TO TERRORISM. I would bet my last dollar that Stormin’ Norman would not sweat that moment. He was the last “real” guy with a pair I have seen on TV since. It is possible I was manipulated into thinking this by his evil word-smith. This is the danger of mass media.
If you do not BELIEVE anything, you will likely create FEAR based in paranoia.
If nothing is REAL, and there is no TRUTH, then you cannot BELIEVE, which means all HOPE is removed and continued existence becomes pointless. I have enough of a belief system (I hope) to offset this potential pitfall because STRIVING to find and expose TRUTH is a worthwhile pursuit in my estimation.
“The title made you believe in something imaginary. You were told the writer had encountered these things in the title when, in fact, he had not.”
WMD’s: Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq.
I refuse to call this clown by his office title. G. W.’s SPIN DOCTORS went to work to CONCOCT A FICTIONAL STORY that would be used to SELL FEAR to the American public and to other nations in the West in the wake of 9/11. THEY CREATED THE AXIS OF EVIL. THEY INVENTED WMD’s. G.W. wanted to equal his father’s legacy and came up way short, unless his sole purpose was to remove freedoms from Americans. He embarrassed the office; destabilized the Middle East region; created new enemies for all Western countries, assuming terrorists are not a construct of his cronies; wasted money; wasted lives; had his dirty little hands in the stock market crisis, and has been linked to the bin Ladin family. THIS IS HIS LEGACY.
In his time in office, he opened the door to TERRORISM by making the West seem WEAK AND INCREDIBLY STUPID.
“The writer began to scare you with creepy words like: snakes, big dangerous things, lions, tigers, bears, cougars, wolves, bats, owls and how they come out at night when it is dark and you cannot see well.”
WMD’s, anthrax, mustard gas, nerve agents, Sarin gas, blister agents and yellow-cake uranium were hot topics in the STORIES being spun.
IF they were ever used, then the military hushed it up as directed by political leaders in order to avoid an escalation of the conflict.
“The writer told you this was the third time he had run into this, so you thought it could be true.”
Saddam had used chemical weapons years before in the war with Iran.
The frightened fear-mongering media never let you forget this.
“A grown-up was telling you that he was scared and went to hide, so you would think the thing must be real and it scared you.”
The next shell or SCUD missile MIGHT BE THE ONE that had a chemical or nerve agent, or so the media was telling us.
They were selling an unfolding drama filled with suspense while creating anxiety.
“The writer told us there must be more than one of the things, to play on our fear of being out-numbered.”
How loudly did the media, military, and politicians play up Saddam’s 1,000,000 man army in the Gulf War?
A one-million man army that was SCARED, under-trained, and under-equipped, and hungry had little hope against the World’s best soldiers.
Here are some FACTS for you to mull:
Middle-Eastern civilization predates Western civilization by a “few” years. Sumer was around 4000 years before Christ. That is 4826 years before the first English monarch. People from the region view us as unruly children who cannot be controlled, and we continue to prove them right.
However, turn-about is fair play.
Christianity appears to have produced The Old Testament up to 150 years before Christ, and the individual stories appear to have been created up to 10,000 years before that, depending on who you talk to. Muhammad’s life was chronicled almost 700 years after Christ. That makes the Islamic religion MUCH YOUNGER by comparison. Christians did HORRIFIC things to their fellow man in their FORMATIVE YEARS. In the early years of Christianity, the Church was very POLITICALLY ACTIVE; there was killing and conquering in the name of Christianity; there was bickering among the Church’s top officials which led to today’s 41,000 Christian denominations; there was MASS MIGRATION of early Christian peoples to escape persecution, and the good words of the BIBLE were twisted by EVIL DOERS to suit their own agendas.
Does any of this sound familiar?
The West has had much longer to put our religions IN PERSPECTIVE in our personal lives; within our modern society, and we have mostly separated religion from politics.
Islamic followers are mostly born into their faith. Most do not know they have been indoctrinated, and some are content with the idea. Some Muslims will argue their way is SIMPLER and EASIER than ours. That may well be true, but it requires an individual to become a FOLLOWER, and to give up many of their rights as an individual in the process.
This does not sit well in the West where we have paid a very dear price for our personal rights and freedoms.
I harbor ANGER towards all those evil word-smiths who participate in fear-mongering.
I harbor ANGER towards all those who use religions to manipulate the masses.
I harbor ANGER towards all those who spread terror.
A FEAR MONGER IS THE TERRORIST WE SHOULD FEAR!
UNTIL WE ELIMINATE FEAR; HUMANITY CANNOT UNITE.
The topics of politics, religion, and propaganda are soul crushing to me. I struggle almost daily with humanity’s right to succeed as a species, yet I continually search for HOPE.
This is why I rarely venture into world events, until a guy like our Prime Minister (Harper) tries to write himself into a history book by wasting young Canadian lives in a place like Afghanistan, while taking away rights our parents or grandparents paid for in blood, all in the name of FEAR and SECURITY. He is G. W. incarnate.
They are all in it together.
It is time to shelve our differences and work collectively to figure out what the puppet masters are up to, before it’s too late.