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2021 Update: Previously, I wrote posts to inspire revelations in the reader, because I didn't like being an "explainer", so they tended to be a little abstract, and lead the reader to wonder... since writing this, I've realised people like details in clear black & white, and, newer details have since emerged that help to make this story, clearer, so I've decided to update it. Enjoy!
Once Upon a Time... sometime in the 1920's, Sigmund Freud's nephew - Edward Bernays - popularised and refined the concept of Propaganda. He even wrote a book with that title.
He based the Art of Media Manipulation on his Uncle's Research into Human Desire.
Yes, you heard that right: the original Data-Hacker, gathering info on what you desire, in order to manipulate you into doing whatever The Puppet Master wants you to do - usually, to sell you things.
The etymology of the word "Propaganda" comes from "Propagate" - which is what you do to plants when you want them to grow, and "multiply".
In Latin, it's a feminine word, because it's like Mothers, who "multiply" children.
The word rose to fame through the church - as most dangerous things do - when they wanted to "propagate" the Faith; as in, spread the word. Multiply the Church. Reach far and wide with their message.
Such is propaganda, designed to multiply through you.
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses 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. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.
According to wikipedia, Propaganda is as old as Human Recorded History.
âThe first time Propaganda was seen in the Media, was probably in War Propaganda - this is said to have inspired Bernays; apparently, he was inspired by how propaganda might be used for peace.
Propaganda is like symbols and magic; in the wrong hands, it can go badly. Leading people to war and chaos.
In the right hands, it can guide you to exactly what you desire, in the shortest way.
Similarly to some of Nikola Teslas's Creations, Tesla soon realised that in the wrong hands, his creations could become very dangerous. (scroll to #8: Lasers)
Things he created for defence and medicine could also be used by bad men, aggressively: "Death Rays".
The earliest known propaganda film was a series of short silent films made during the Spanish-American War in 1898 created by Vitagraph Studios.
At an epic 120 minute running time, the 1912 Romanian IndependenÈa RomÃ¢niei is the first fictional film in the world with a deliberate propagandistic message... the movie was meant to shift the perception of the Romanian public towards an acceptance of Romanian involvement into an expected Balkan conflict (the First Balkan War)
Why is there always a smiling woman in a bikini selling you a car?
"Look how happy this hot-chick is. Buy this car, and you'll get all the girls."
So which is more valuable or desired: the woman, or the car?
I bet you didn't know that Diamonds weren't really even that rare and valuable?
Nor that Marilyn Monroe (Norma-Jean), herself, actually preferred diamantes.
I read that in a book, sometime; she said she preferred diamantes because you could wear so many of them, unlike diamonds. But I can't find mention of it online, just this, which says she didn't like diamonds, so let's just speculate.
My mum had this book I wasn't allowed to read, written by her housekeeper?
I just remember reading something about the cleaner walking in on Marilyn peroxiding her pubic hair, surprised that Marilyn wasn't a natural blonde.
But here is the story that diamonds aren't that rare; their value was "inflated" - propaganda.
First, Monopolise ALL the Diamond Mines
De Beers took control of the global Diamond Trade; owning as many mines as possible - by any means, mind you, and everything along the Diamond Supply route, including the jewellers.
"Blood Diamond", the movie, was created to show us the circumstances surrounding diamond mining, and Ethical Diamonds have been created to appease those who've since learned the truth.
Second, Control Supply and Demand
Through Marketing and Propaganda, literally "invent" a need for Diamonds, where there was none. If you owned all the diamonds and supply chains, why would anybody else want one? Black Opal is rarer than Diamonds, along with many other precious gems.
No, you have to make them desire what you have.
Wealth, Power, Influence. Diamonds.
A Woman for Life.
Put on your magic, THEY LIVE" glasses
and let's look at some of the messages being used to target and manipulate our emotions by De Beers
Propaganda is frequently used as Crowd Control.
To this day, the most prevalent tv shows are about Law, Order, and courtroom shenanigans.
"OBEY" is the message.
The LAW is watching - they'll get you!
These days, they protect the corporations from YOU!
Also: "You're smart. See if you can figure it out before the detectives do!"
- as long as you're not paying attention to actual reality, and your mind is occupied, we're all good.
(I may as well just quote the entire plot of THEY LIVE ~ lol)
Cooking channels are a Lifestyle; not necessarily propaganda. Although it could be said that lifestyles are for the comfortable.
I'm reminded of a quote I once saw from an online-guru.
âFrom memory, he said:
Are Hollywood Movies influencing the behaviour of society?
THE HAYS CODE was introduced as cinematic censorship in the 1930's; removing natural sexuality from stories resulted in the creation of a sexual sub-culture, and subsequent billion-dollar industry.
"Mankind has always recognized the importance of entertainment and its value in rebuilding the bodies and souls of human beings.
So... humans are impressionable, hey...?
Could media and and the enlightening art of storytelling *possibly* be used to forward an agenda; specifically if someone or something had a media-monopoly...?
Read THE HAYS CODE
Like, for example, if the church wanted to scare teenagers out of having sex, would it make sure that sexual characters in horror-movies got murdered, and virgins survived?
It did do that.
In the Playboy Documentary, "Sex at 24 Frames Per Second", I became very enlightened about a lot of Hollywood propaganda - especially how the The Hollywood Code created the porn-industry by censoring sex from stories; if stories guide the psyche, removing sex from stories about life cuts a person in half at the waist, in just the way the church does.
Isolating the lower, humanimal nature does not transmute it; it creates an underworld devoid of insight. A very dark place.
Here, we openly acknowledge the potential for psychic influence, manipulation, and mind control.
I also watched "Sex, Censorship, And The Silver Screen"; a 6-Part Series, Hosted by Raquel Welsh - but you'll have to search for it because it's highly censored - ironically.
"Hence, though regarding motion pictures primarily as entertainment without any explicit purpose of teaching or propaganda, they know that the motion picture within its own field of entertainment may be directly responsible for spiritual or moral progress, for higher types of social life, and for much correct thinking.
The following is an example of the seeds of the stories that have calculatingly manipulated the collective-mind since storytelling was harnessed on the silver screen; along with the psychological aftermath of these themes that have been magnified by their sojourn in the shadows.
Exclusion - regulation by agenda - thereby 'created' the shadow: it empowered the imaginary 'devil' in the dance of duality.
Let the projector shed some Light on a shady subject!
MARLON BRANDO had a point to make, and he refused to accept his Award for The Godfather. He sent in indigenous woman - Satcheen Littlefeather - to read his speech - but she wasn't allowed to read it.
Perhaps at this moment you are saying to yourself what the hell has all this got to do with the Academy Awards? Why is this woman standing up here, ruining our evening, invading our lives with things that don't concern us, and that we don't care about? Wasting our time and money and intruding in our homes.
IS ROSEANNE RACIST?
âRoseanne is a comedian; comedy counteracts the tragedy of existence. We need this.
I'm not a racist, I never was & never will be. One stupid joke in a lifetime of fighting 4 civil rights 4 all minorities, against networks, studios, at the expense of my nervous system/family/wealth will NEVER be taken from me.
Is Rose McGowan "right-wing"?
"Democrats are in a Cult"
"But I also said Republicans were, too."
What about those of us in the middle?
What about those of have both our wings?
What about those of us who have transcended duality? Those of us who are Zen?
Was Charles Manson Created by the CIA to Destroy the Spiritual Uprising of the 60's?
Itâs hard to explain Tom OâNeillâs new book Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties without sounding like a conspiracy theorist down a rabbit hole â you try telling your friends that a reporter spent two decades researching the links between one of Americaâs most notorious criminals and the governmentâs super-secretive mind-control program MKULTRA without getting a few snickers.
Questions to ask yourself might be: what would the CIA want with Feminism?
Some conclusions might include: if it's women fighting other women instead of the common enemy, then it's not feminism.
If it's not elevating and liberating women from 'The Pyramid' Man has built upon The Male Gaze, then it's not feminism.
âArt excluded; Art is layered, and rarely understood by the logical mind.
So What Can I Do?
Whether it's a lifestyle, or an idea, or an actual product.
Most importantly, whether it's psychological warfare, trying to distract you from reality: reality is where the rich steal all the land, all the resources, and suggest that is you spend your time and life labouring for others, when you get really old and tired, you might be able to buy your dream car.
âAsk yourself: why can't you have that now?
For example, I'm trying to sell you on the idea of joining my mailing list, so they we can be best-friends forever, and I can let you know when I post something new (or updated), because I Love to write, teach, connect, and communicate.
I want to find ALL the people who want to find me.
And don't believe everything you read on the internet; not even snopes, not even wikipedia. Do a bit of research, find a few perspectives, avoid extremist thinking.
Connect with sources you trust.
Mardi Shakti is a Tantric Priestess | Astrologer | and Destiny Coach.