Rules of Propaganda
- The rule of simplification: reduce all data to simple confrontation between "good & bad", "friend & foe".
- The rule of disfiguration: discrediting the opposition by crude smears & parodies.
- The rule of transfusion: manipulating the consensus values of the target audience for one's own ends.
- The rule of unanimity: presenting one's viewpoint as if it were the unanimous opinion of all right thinking people: drawing the doubting individual into agreement by the appeal of star-performers, by social pressure and by "psychological contagion"
- The rule of orchestration: endlessly repeating the same messages in different variations and combinations.
One of the more insidious forms of propaganda, however, is that situation where the true sources of information are hidden (or ignored) from the recipients and propagators alike. This stripe of so-called "covertly directed propaganda" conspires to mobilize a network of unsuspecting "agents of influence" who pass on the messages as if they were acting spontaneously, by feigning a coincidence of views with those of the target society it seeks to subvert.
By pandering to the proclivities of key individuals, it can procure by stealth clandestine means a dominant élite of opinion makers from which the operations can then prosper.
America, stand guard! The enemy is already among us. It entered into our nation, our cities, and our graces through the unchecked Trojan Horse of political correctness, runaway multiculturalism, as lofty as these ideals may seem to the hopelessly romantic, but when combined with the iron sword of petrodollar blackmail, it is a disaster waiting to happen.. This is not a drill. This is the real thing, and this cold war struggle will inevitably give way to the hot war for survival of our very souls. It is my opinion that this war will not long continue as the mere police action it is today, but as our enemies continue to whittle away at the basic way of liberty that is the American birthright, we will be forced to defend ourselves by any means necessary.
This is not my desire. But we are either still asleep at the wheel blinded by our own lethargy brought on by greed and irrational philosophies and behaviors, or else we have already in the full light of day chosen to our path, having sold our birthright for a gallon of gasoline, for a bowl of porridge, and the delightful sound phrases of false ideology, and as a consequence, we will required by nature to pay the price for our duplicitous behavior. Let us pray this terrible reckoning of the fevers which ail us never arrives. Let us pray we can turn back the tide of aggression facing us. We us pray, educate, and prepare ourselves and our families of this threat to our civil liberties and to life itself. The alternative won't be pretty.
This simple fact leaves the liberal media (and there's no shortage of so-called right wing media, also) scratching its venerable collective head in puzzlement. I mean, doesn't everybody know that poverty causes terrorism, and only the desperate, uneducated and easily led join jihadist groups?
Of course, many have documented here for years that the opposite is the case, and just yesterday Saudi pseudoacademic shill John Esposito admitted it publically: "The radicals are better educated, have better jobs, and are more hopeful with regard to the future than mainstream Muslims."
Alas, this simple realization never seems to get through to the clueless, indifferent, PC-addled mainstream media.
In this week's Moroccan round-up, police conducted nationwide raids, the biggest crackdown in Morocco since suicide bombings killed 45 people, including the 12 bombers, in Casablanca five years ago. The alleged leader of the group was a well-off Moroccan immigrant in Belgium who is accused of financing his activity with multimillion-dollar hold-ups and committing assassinations in that European country dating back 20 years. Moroccan Interior Minister Chakib Benmoussa said in an interview that the group plotted to assassinate Cabinet ministers, military chiefs and Jewish leaders to destabilize this moderate Muslim nation.
"The leaders of this network had the opportunity to train in Afghanistan, to meet leaders of Al Qaeda, and to go to Algeria to train in [rural outposts] in 2005," Benmoussa said.
Some aspects of the case against the suspects perplex analysts. The three politicians arrested belong to small parties that mix Islamist and leftist ideologies. Their defenders say they are moderates. Their longtime ties to Shiite Muslim movements, including Hezbollah, may have been a factor in their arrests. Sunni Muslims are the majority here, but authorities worry about the danger of extremism among the small Shiite minority and sympathetic Sunni radicals.
Sunni and Western governments fear that the recent assassination of a Hezbollah military chief in Syria could foment Shiite-inspired violence around the world, says Abdellah Rami, an expert on Islam at the Moroccan Center for Social Studies. But Rami sees contradictions in the official version alleging that the Moroccan group of suspects was influenced by both Sunni-led Al Qaeda and Shiite Hezbollah.
We must face the inevitable. We have a lot of work ahead of us in securing our nation from the threats within and without its national borders. Wanna bet how many on the Left and the NWO Right will laugh at you for your passé "nationalist" concerns...