The world of television and modern media has become a tool of de-evolution, propaganda, social control and the manufacture of public opinion. Since the beginning of modern communication systems, nearly unlimited resources have been applied to understanding how to manipulate the human psyche through television and other forms of mass media.
Indeed, what we have witnessed since the Edward Snowden leaks has not only been enlightening but frightening. A clear example of this would be the UK’s law enforcement infrastructure and surveillance agencies such as GCHQ engaged in manipulating public opinion via the internet, particularly social media, new documents reveal.
According to the Intercept‘s Glenn Greenwald and Andrew Fishman, particularly revealing is a 42-page report document entitled ‘Behavioral Science Support for JTRIG’s Effects and Online HUMINT [Human Intelligence] Operations’ and detailing JTRIG’s activities. Read his latest update on this report HERE.
Among them is “Providing spoof online resources such as magazines and books that provide inaccurate information (to disrupt, delay, deceive, discredit, promote distrust, dissuade, deter or denigrate/degrade)”; “setting up spoof trade sites (or sellers) that may take customer’s money and/or send customers degraded or spoof products (to deny, disrupt, degrade/denigrate, delay, deceive, discredit, dissuade or deter”; “sending spoof e-mails and text messages from a fake person or mimicking a real person (to discredit, promote distrust dissuade, deceive, deter, delay or disrupt.”
The report states that the surveillance unit “currently collaborates with other agencies,” including the Metropolitan police, Security Service (MI5), Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), Border Agency, Revenue and Customs (HMRC), and National Public Order and Intelligence Unit (NPOIU).
What we have today is an increasingly sophisticated full-spectrum assault on free will and psychological well-being, and we have come to a point where it is no longer even necessary for media institutions to attempt to hide their blatant work of manipulating public opinion, manufacturing consent, and creating winners and losers in the minds of the already brain-washed public.
The BBC was accused of “horrendous bias” in its reporting of the Scottish independence referendum. Political impartiality was resigned to the waste basket, household named businesses were coerced into backing a NO vote. The public were threatened with increased interest rates by the Bank of England and UK banks more widely. All of this was a co-ordinated attack on democracy to change public opinion to suit the political elite and the organisations that own them.
Chomsky warned that major Western media companies deliberately work to manipulate people’s consciousness and spread propaganda, organising the habits and opinions of the masses.
“Media creates artificial wants, atomises people and separates them from one another, making sure regular folks don’t disturb political elites. Major media corporations turn people “into isolated atoms of consumption, obedient, having the ‘right’ opinions which don’t bother political elites,” Chomsky said.
That’s the true agenda of media conglomerates, which spend huge amounts of money on manipulating people’s minds. The Professor told Sputnik;
“When media and modern technology get into the hands of wrong people — private tyrannies or totalitarian states — it can become a dangerous tool for suppressing the masses and serving the interests of the few governing elites“, Chomsky said.
Suppressing the masses and manipulating minds will be conducted through a continual process of ever more sophisticated state sponsored misinformation, disinformation and propaganda campaigns. And the UK and US leads the charge in its rapacious and egregious desire to secure unlimited resources for the few, forget the many.
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