Technology, Propaganda, and Mind Control
Government has been in the business of mind control since government was invented. We call that propaganda. The ancient Egyptians, for instance, would depict their pharaohs winning battles and would omit the lost battles in their records. Naturally, the pharaohs being divine beings, incarnations of Horus, would not want this image tarnished. Julius Caesar pointed out his family lineage to the goddess Venus as a descendant of the Trojan Aeneas. This use of divine authority has been used by all religions as well, especially the priest class.
Julius Caesar’s writings The Conquest of Gaul and Civil War are also brilliant pieces of propaganda, let alone sterling examples of clear concise writing. Octavious Caesar’s reframing a Civil War as a war against Cleopatra the foreign harlot is another example of effective propaganda. There were of course the Greek sophists trained in rhetoric and persuasive speech. There are countless other examples of propaganda from classical history.
Flash forward to the early and mid twentieth century, and propaganda became an art form with the Communists and the Fascists in Europe and elsewhere. The invention of radio and television, both inherently hypnotic mediums, elevated propaganda to the status of mind control. Technology enabled the transition from propaganda to mind control. Coupled with sophisticated strategies utilizing imagery and verbal suggestion, along with emotional anchors to condition responses and Group Think, a comprehensive system designed to maneuver people to discard the intellect and program the masses were put in place.
Operation Mocking Bird was the CIA program to use journalism and media to manipulate the American public. The so called entertainment industry propagandizes people from cradle to grave. The first mind control program in the U.S. was recording to have been conducted by the Navy in 1947. Project Blue Bird and Operation Artichoke were the first mind control programs initiated by the CIA. Operation Paper Clip was a secret CIA program from 1951–52 that extricated 1,600 German scientists, engineers, and technicians
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