By 2013, we would find out about a great national security threat, a secret that had to be protected at all costs: every American, every Englishman, every New Zealander, every Australian and every Canadian was considered a potential terrorist and would require constant surveillance. Snowden NSA Files Also Reveal FOX News Alliance in Phone Hacking Scandal.
We know for a fact from the Snowden NSA disclosures that JTRIG (Joint Threat Research and Intelligence Group) and GCHQ (Government Communications Headquarters) were using the national media in psychological operations as well as tapping every cell phone in England. We know for a fact that any ruling party has access to that data, and that for that data to be useful in psychological operations it must be shared with media assets. One such asset is right-wing media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
To think Rupert Murdoch didn’t get help from the “Five Eyes” international surveillance network in the phone hacking scandal that hit Britain in 2011 appears naive in the post-Snowden era, but it would explain a great deal, because let’s face it: the cover story that some slack-jawed, sensationalist reporters from a gossip rag were so technologically gifted they were able to hack into the phones of anyone they wanted, up to and including the royal family, is absurd.
We know now, thanks to Snowden, that an unchecked surveillance state that allowed such abuses not only could exist on a global level but that it absolutely did. We know now that the emails, texts, phone calls of all citizens, collected in bulk, was available for any third party to cull. We can choose to believe some reporter at the News of the World was clever enough to obtain all the data you could only get from the Five Eyes at a moments notice, or that the Murdoch media empire had access to that data from Tory cronies in Britain’s spy network for an ongoing PSYOPS campaign, WHICH IS A FACT.
Murdoch was also investigated in the United States for phone hacking, but here it was hushed up. By that time Murdoch had shuttered his sacrificial lamb, The Sun, as official investigations came close to uncovering the connection between his media empire and the Five Eyes. In the US, no doubt “National Security” secrets were likely used as an excuse to curtail any significant investigations for the very same reason.
Greatest National Security Threat Revealed: It Is You
By 2013, we would find out about that great national security threat, that secret that had to be protected at all costs: every American, every Englishman, every New Zealander, every Australian and every Canadian was considered a potential terrorist and would require constant surveillance. The initial reaction from the mainstream media was an incalculable outrage, not gratitude, because it exposed their own role— concealment and long-term deception and trauma-based behavioral modification— in the surveillance state. That is mind control, by the way; when someone can dictate your actions, and control your moods, without your knowledge.
Psychologists Explain 9/11 Denial (Slide 1)
Cognitive dissonance and our inability to examine empirical evidence for fear of ostracism, anxiety, a challenge to our world view. How we appeal to denial to protect us from anxiety, and the effect of trauma on a national level after watching thousands of Americans killed on live television.
NOTICE: With an issue of this magnitude let it be clear that everything covered is not about the speculative but about the self-evident. You will not need to Google anything, but simply be honest with yourself. Although some of the issues covered herein may be disturbing, overwhelming or even shocking; this is not cause for despair. The problems raised herein will not be presented without a credible, known solution. This is not an article about what you cannot do, it is about what you can do. It is not about futility but about empowerment and awareness, and where it starts. So put on your seat belt because this will get bumpy and the curves are sharp, but remember the terrorist psychodrama is a ride that can end when you want it to.
“There is another reason also why they will close their eyes: for we shall keep promising them to give back all the liberties we have taken away as soon as we have quelled the enemies of peace and tamed all parties… [intentionally eternal “war on terror”]
“It is not worth while to say anything about how long a time they will be kept waiting for this return of their liberties.”
“Official Washington and the mainstream U.S. media have taken on the characteristics of a male stalker who can’t understand why his female target finds him repulsive. It must be because someone is poisoning her mind with negative comments about his sterling personality. We now live in a system of delusions built upon delusions.”
Robert Parry, Investigative Reporter
Bombarding the Amygdala with Traumatic Stimuli and Calling it “News”
We have all experienced trauma, and the mass media has been using known triggers to manipulate your behavior and shut down critical thinking. This is why people get angry, or go into denial when discussing trauma like molestation, rape, or what really happened on 9/11: a regime change affecting every aspect of American life.
However, as we shall soon see, trust in the corporate media should be immediately terminated with extreme prejudice. Your trust has not just been violated, it is self-evident that inasmuch as you have been manipulated or cowed through staged or exaggerated threats of Islamic terror, you have been psychologically violated via long-term, trauma-based conditioning. It is not a figure of speech.
Your brain is wired to learn to associate fear with a visual image without thought. Cable and mainstream news is visual imagery and sound, which means they can and do program fear to predict and manipulate your behavior.
Your amygdala, your brain’s fear center, has been systematically targeted for “shared affect” and “channeled behavior” to keep complicit officials in office, and the media giants know exactly what they are doing. The top secret Snowden NSA files discussed herein, e.g. details on how the corporate media and social media were used to control public opinion, make it crystal clear.
Research conducted over the past 30 years leads to the conclusion that televised violence does influence viewers’ attitudes, values and behavior (Hearold, 1986; Murray, 2000, 1994, 1973; Paik and Comstock, 1994; Surgeon General’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior, 1972). Although the social effect of viewing televised violence is a controversial topic of research and discussion, the body of research is extensive and fairly coherent in demonstrating systematic patterns of influence. In general, there seem to be three main classes of effects:
- Aggression. Viewing televised violence can lead to increases in aggressive behavior and/or changes in attitudes and values favoring the use of aggression to solve conflicts (Huston et al., 1992).
- Desensitization. Extensive violence viewing may lead to decreased sensitivity to violence and a greater willingness to tolerate increasing levels of violence in society (Drabman and Thomas, 1974; Thomas et al., 1977).
- Fear. Extensive exposure to television violence may produce the “mean world syndrome,” in which viewers overestimate their risk of victimization (Gerbner, 1970; Gerbner et al., 1994).
We’ll focus on fear for now, and the insidious science of making “viewers overestimate their risk of victimization.”
Long-Term, Trauma-based Behavioral Modification of Americans
In The Brain Made Simple, we read:
“When you think of the amygdala, you should think of one word. Fear. The amygdala is the reason we are afraid of things outside our control. It also controls the way we react to certain stimuli, or an event that causes an emotion, that we see as potentially threatening or dangerous.” [Italics mine]
Bombarding the amygdala with an unending nightmare of ambiguous terrorist threats “outside our control” creates stress, which then creates cortisol. In high levels, cortisol begins to destroy neurons, damage the amygdala and other areas of the brain, so we are talking of psychological and physiological damage.
What it amounts to is the long-term, trauma-based behavioral modification of Americans on an industrial scale. This shall be proven to your satisfaction. The most obvious proof of this reality is absurdly irrational behavior we exhibit without a second thought, such as not seeing the controlled demolition that is plainly before our very eyes, and if we do see it, waiting for media authorities to make sense of it for us because we are conditioned not to trust our own eyes over their pundits. For example, you may see and immediately “not see” the videos above of firefighters describing multiple explosions in the Twin Towers, or George W. Bush himself admitting explosives were used on 9/11, etc. Not seeing what you have just seen and an inability to act without “official” approval is behavior consistent with cult programming that uses fear, hate and psychodrama to tear down and rebuild members into unthinking and unquestioning followers. What do we do? We follow the news, we are news followers.1 Objectively watching the news, and following it is not the same thing. Following the news makes you focus on whatever the media oligarchs want you to believe is news, watching it implies you control your focus.
Effects of chronic stress and how cortisol can damage the brain. This is long term stress that can easily come from the media’s constant terrorist fear-mongering in a nation unhealed from the national trauma of 9/11, when we saw over 3,000 Americans slaughtered on live television, and in denial or otherwise, we faced the inescapable and chronic stress of a blatant, irrefutable neocon overthrow of the United States. We faced, and still face the chronic stress of endless warfare; of the suspension of the Bill of Rights and of the resulting militarization of the local police, as we saw in Ferguson and elsewhere. Full trauma lecture video and source here.
When a pilot is burned alive and you see him burn and hear him scream, then it is repeated constantly on television so you cannot forget it; please keep in mind that television is an audio-visual experience, and that memory and flashbacks are audio-visual so in a very real sense, it is like you were there if you know the killing is real. There is no suspension of disbelief. It is the very fact you are watching someone get killed that brings a thrill to depraved criminals who pay for snuff films, but for the healthy mind it is traumatic. No one is more so affected than veterans.