Date registered: Sep 2004
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Location: Planet Houston
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RE: KVinning stands ..............alone
I hate to sound conspiratorial, but I think what has actually happened is that psy-ops mass media techniques developed during the Cold War have been adopted by the Republican Party. These principles can apply to any type of media channel, and the Republican Ministry of Propaganda lead by Rush and Murdoch have successfully applied them. Orwell foresaw this world, with Winston's little TV screen, and the Repubs have turned that little AM car radio and cable news into the same thing, a little box that bombards us with a repetitive message that one side is always bad and the other side, the government, is always good. The Internet is the key to it for them, it keeps all the "talk show hosts" and cable "talking heads" superbly organized and on message 24/7, where they are all talking about one subject as they peddle one villian "liberals" the new word for "nigger" or Hitler's "kike" or Orwells "Goldstein". Its the same thing they did with Radio Free Europe. The same message beamed to Cuba was going to Czechoslovakia, and they used the ARPNET, military fore runner of the Net, to do the same exact thing.
Its quite simple, really - you take the main issue of the day, you come up with a spun or false explanation that blames the opposition for whatever the problem is, and then you make sure 1,000 AM radio fascists, TV talking heads, right wing newspapers and web sites are all talking about the exact same issue at the exact same time giving the exact same explanation. Look how well it works. Ask the average person why healthcare costs have risen, and they will say "trial lawyers" when the real facts are that obscene profits and price hikes by drug companies make lawsuits look like a pittance. There is a real question of whether we have greater free speech or mass hypnosis as is used in totalitarian states. The War in Iraq is this methodologies greatest achievement. Even today large percentages of people believe Saddam was directly responsible.