Sometime shortly after the end of the Progressive era (WW I – WW II), the U.S. Congress made propaganda illegal in this country. Ostensibly, this meant the U.S. Government was not allowed to make or disseminate its own ‘news.’ However, propaganda is not ‘news,’ but deception and lies in the guise of ‘news.’ Thus, Congress said the U.S. Government could not lie to the American people. Well, in 2012, Congress repealed this law and made it legal for the Federal Government to lie to America once more. Why would they do that? Well, let’s see if we can “Connect the Dots.” We’ll start with a short lesson on the modern history of that thing we call ‘propaganda.’
We start with the dictionary:
: ideas or statements that are often false or exaggerated and that are spread in order to help a cause, a political leader, a government, etc.
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2: the spreading of ideas, information, or rumor for the purpose of helping or injuring an institution, a cause, or a person
3: ideas, facts, or allegations spread deliberately to further one’s cause or to damage an opposing cause; also: a public action having such an effect
So, ‘propaganda’ is usually a lie. I say lie because an allegation, distortion or false statement asserted for the purpose of deceiving others is the operative definition of a lie.
Definition of lie
1 : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive
2 : to create a false or misleading impression
So, again, propaganda is a lie told to harm an individual or cause and/or benefit one’s self or cause. Until recently, it was illegal for the government or anyone acting in an official capacity as a member of the government to do this. Not anymore. Now the government and everyone in it can legally lie to further its agenda and destroy its opponents.
Ostensibly, this was done for purposes of ‘defense and national security.’ However, as we shall soon see, there is very good reason to believe that is propaganda, itself (i.e. not true — a lie).
Let start by going back to the source of modern propaganda, Woodrow Wilson. This is a decent post, as it ties much of this history together in a fairly neat little ball:
We will get to Bernays and Lippman in a moment. For now, let’s look at a few pull quotes from the above link. Remember I said we cannot trust appeals to ‘national defense’ as a reason for passing a law or legalizing something to which we would normally object? Well, Wilson and the Progressives did exactly this to get America to accept their hidden agenda:
Wilson saw the European war as an opportunity. Using the fear of war as a cover, he had already rammed through the Federal Reserve Act, the imposition of income taxes, the introduction of the Internal Revenue Service and the segregation of the armed forces (to prevent white soldiers from contracting ‘black diseases’).
Then, as now, the government used the threat of war or national security to justify lawlessness. But Wilson went further than this. He incorporated the whole of America’s mass media to accomplish his agenda.
Wilson ordered the infant motion picture industry make propaganda films, commissioning films like “Birth of a Nation” (1915) and “Battle Cry For Peace” (1915) as part of its public brainwashing effort.
As a side note, D.W. Griffith’s “Birth of a Nation” which depicted the KKK as the noble defenders of American white race privilege, was reputed to be Wilson’s all-time favorite film and was used to justify his reinstitution of racial segregation as official US domestic policy.
Notice how the government was in partnership with the media back then? And that the movie, “Birth of a Nation” played a prominent role in the Progressive Democrat Party agenda? The same movie that is now being invoked by the same Democrat Party to further its agenda today, only, this time, it is being used to label the Democrats’ opponent as the racist. Well, Wilson and the Progressives back then are the same people Hillary claimed allegiance with in this latest Presidential race:
[Note: Progressives destroyed themselves in the eyes of the American people, so they stole the name ‘Liberal,’ which stood for something they are not and never will be. Simply put, Hillary’s answer here was propaganda.]
Now, to sell his agenda to America, Wilson enlisted the help of a man named Edward Bernays. Edward Bernays is called the father of Public Relations as well as modern propaganda. He is the reason you have a big breakfast, with bacon and orange juice. He is also the reason more women smoke than men! Wilson also enlisted a hero of American journalism, Walter Lippmann. Together, they helped Wilson to overcome the religious sentiment in America, which was against joining in WW I. Today, the government is using propaganda to overcome the religious resistance to many of the Progressive agenda points, such as the homosexual agenda, abortion, and other social issues the American people are naturally per-disposed to resist.
You really need to read the link to see just how thoroughly the Progressive government joined itself to the American Press and Mass Media — just as it has today. Here is another helpful link:
A few quotes from Bernays and Lippmann might also be in order:
“The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the [public] 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.”
“Without some form of censorship, propaganda in the strict sense of the word is impossible. In order to conduct propaganda there must be some barrier between the public and the event.”
Notice that Bernays is saying that the intentional manipulation of the people is an essential aspect of a ‘democratic’ society? And that Lippmann, a hero of American journalism, agrees? Furthermore, they are implying that the government must have some form of control over the media to make this happen. This requires a secret and silent partnership between government and Mass media — not ‘the Press,’ but all forms of Mass Media.
Now let me share another quote with you:
“Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavor to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.”
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
“We have made the Reich by propaganda”
In fact, Goebbels wrote in his diary that the NAZI’s learned propaganda directly from Wilson and the Progressives. But let’s not stop here. Let’s look at what his boss said about the way to apply propaganda:
“In relation to the political decontamination of our public life, the government will embark upon a systematic campaign to restore the nation’s moral and material health. The whole educational system, theater, film, literature, the press and broadcasting – all these will be used as a means to this end.”
This is exactly what Bernays and Lippmann said, and what Wilson did, and exactly what is happening today. There is a partnership between the government and the Mass Media/Press. They are working together to destroy their enemies and further their agenda. They do this through propaganda — lies! And they had to make it legal because it had become so widespread and so obvious that, should another lawful person ever get elected, the entire cabal could have easily been prosecuted and jailed.
I know this all sounds like conspiracy, but it isn’t — not really. If you know where to look, you will find where the people behind all of this have openly and fully explained their ideas. Bernays wrote books about it. You can still find them on Amazon today. The same for Lippmann and many others. Wilson openly declared Progressivism to be the American form of Communism. The father of American public education, John Dewey, openly stated that he was seeking to use the schools to make this a Communist nation, and to use the teachers as ‘prophets of his new religion.’ Today, we see the effect of their work. It has taken nearly one hundred years, but to those who know history, there is little difference left between modern America and an idealized Communist era Russia.
Have you ever wondered why the ‘main stream media’ is called that? It’s propaganda. And why doesn’t it cover the details of Hillary’s FBI investigation? Or the FBI investigation into the Clinton Foundation? Why, when the evidence is already in the public Congressional Record, why hasn’t anything been done about the Obama Administration’s treason in selling weapons to and giving military aid and comfort to our enemies in Al Qaeda and ISIS? Why, instead, does the media — news and entertainment alike — say there is nothing there and mock anyone who says otherwise? It is all the result of tightly coordinated propaganda. And if you doubt that, then explain why the media always uses the same talking points to discuss ever new scandal that arises? Here, this is the perfect example. This clip not only makes the point everyone knows is true, but does it in a way that mocks those who believe it is proof of a government/media partnership:
Also, notice how this is a Mass Media show pretending to be ‘news.’ Have you read my post on this yet?
So, what should we make of all this? Well, several things. First, it is not conspiracy theory to think the government and Mass Media/Press are working together. The Progressive Democrats started this practice under Wilson and have never abandoned it. They are open about it and how it works. It does work — very well. And they have had decades to perfect it. All they needed was to make it legal again, and they did. Oh, that brings me to two other points to note here:
1 — There are Progressives in both Parties, which is why the GOP always seems to cave to the Democrats and the Democrats always seem to get beat by the GOP.
2 — The law making it legal to lie to us again was jointly sponsored by a Republican and a Democrat.
Folks, this is not a Party thing: this is a thing of tyrants and dictatorships, and we need to accept it and act accordingly. I mean, seriously, what do you think the ‘Fairness in Broadcasting Act’ is all about? It is about maintaining government control over the media — period! The evidence is everywhere. All you need to do is learn what to look for, then look. You’ll find it. I guarantee it.