Alex Carey, an Australian observer who died in 1987, said that the greatest accomplishment of American propaganda was to convince Americans that there is no American propaganda. We are, of course, swimming in it. Most of it is benign – the false history and fake accomplishments, military flyovers and soldiers pretending to be defending us – it even serves a useful purpose, holding us together as a nation. Propaganda validates us, gives us a reason to feel good about ourselves.
Every country on earth swims in such nonsense. It’s far more intense in fascist states – only in Nazi Germany or the U.S. will you see flags the size of a football field. The more militarily aggressive countries go for big images and symbols.
Still, I’ve no problem with it. However, every now and the our controllers decide that they have to ramp up the game. Then we step up into agitation propaganda. That’s a different animal. While normal American propaganda merely keeps us misinformed and content in our ignorance, agitprop it is intense, psychologically destructive, and done with an immediate objective.
9/11 was the most intense agitprop I have ever seen, essentially a snuff film. It was a television show, and because of the power of television, people assumed everything they saw and heard was real. Even now, thirteen years later, when it is so easy to demonstrate how much of it was done using CGI, people cling to the belief that it was real.
If it is on TV, it is real.
Our agitprop people seem to have a fixation on aircraft and beheadings lately. Whether or not the Sotloff murder was real or simulated does not matter. The question you have to answer, and I mean this very seriously, is this: Who is behind ISIS? There’s a reason why they are shocking us now, traumatizing us with those horrible images. The Pentagon is going to start snuffing innocent people in Syria and Iraq. Hundreds of thousands of people will be murdered. Agitprop of the intensity we are seeing is intended to dull our senses and prepare us for what is to follow.
So I urge that you turn off your TV, burn your newspaper, turn the radio over to a music station, and do some investigation. Who is behind ISIS? Please, leave the bubble to do so.