It always amazes me how easily the masses are manipulated and controlled by the “official” narratives of governments and their propaganda mouthpieces, which, in today’s world, includes every major corporate-owned mass media soapbox. The ability to lie and have the lie hungrily swallowed by the open maws of the brainwashed subservient masses has, despite the stated distrust of all government that has become so pronounced, seems to remain far too familiar. Even in the face of the explosion in alternative information sources exposing what should be apparent truths, we stay so damned pliable and manipulated into acquiescence, if not belief.
One reason, besides human nature and our deep residual need to believe the words of figures of authority, is that we are being beaten close to death by a variation of the Cloward Piven process. The overloading of our sensory perceptions and mental capacities with so many issues, events, and crises domestically and around the globe that to maintain some semblance of social balance, we grab the lie as the only lifeboat on very turbulent seas.
We have entered the most turbulent and dangerous times for humanity, perhaps, literally in all of the modern times. Australian fires. Locust invasions. A Corona pandemic. A war between globalists and nationalists, between the Deep State and the people, and the destruction of the rule of law all these and so much more are swirling around us in a vortex of insanity. We are overwhelmed. Perhaps, this makes us all even more susceptible to the big lie. Perhaps, this is all part of the plan, a plan where we are all so overwhelmed we reach out and demand a solution. Perhaps, the powers that be know this and are waiting in the wings with the solution, as they have over the past thousands of years. Beware the solution provided.
“It was, of course, the astounding success of propaganda during the [First World] war that opened the eyes of the intelligent few in all departments of life to the possibilities of regimenting the public mind….We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. Whatever attitude one chooses to take toward this condition, it remains a fact that in almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by a relatively small number of persons, a trifling fraction of our hundred and twenty million [U.S. citizens at the time], who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires, which control the public mind, and who harness old social forces and contrive new ways to bind and guide the world.”
-Edward Bernays, 1922
“You remember what happened to the American narrative of Winning the War in Vietnam, right?
This happened. The Tet Offensive happened.
From a narrative perspective, China is fighting this war against nCov2019 exactly like the US fought its war against North Vietnam.
It’s what the Best and the Brightest always do … they convince themselves that the people can’t handle the truth, particularly if the truth ain’t such good news. They convince themselves that they can buy enough time to win the real-world war by designing and employing a carefully constructed “communication strategy” to win the narrative-world war.
That strategy proved to be a social and political disaster for the United States, as the cartoon tail (gotta get more NV casualties for Cronkite to report) ended up wagging the policy dog (send out more counterproductive search-and-destroy missions).
I think exactly the same thing is happening in China.”
Source: Body Count | Epsilon Theory