For an in depth discussion of propaganda and how it is used, go here
The most well know master of such is Joseph Goebbels. However, many nations have continued to produce such in various degrees and for various reasons, which, of course, is always for the good of the populace to which it is directed. Public trust and or ignorance is essential for such "news speak" to be accepted. Ann Corcoran brings to light the very troubling efforts of one Brian Reich who is the Goebbels of "persuasion" regarding refugee resettlement.
"Truly I’m creeped-out when I read about the small group of social engineers hired by the United Nations, to create a narrative, to solve what they call the “most pressing issue” of our time—the “refugee crisis.”
THE HIVE AND A “MANHATTAN PROJECT FOR NONPROFITS”
So what is the Hive, and what does it do? It’s a team of 10 people working out of New York, exploring the universe of “persuadables” in the context of the refugee crisis. Reich and his colleagues are always asking, “Who can we get to engage around this issue that the UNHCR might not otherwise target? And how can we measure their behavior?” Its hiring practices are unorthodox, for the nonprofit world, at least. “We have the first full-time data scientist in a nonprofit in the U.S. focused on engagement,” says Reich.
And, here they describe one of their recent successes as they work for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (the agency choosing refugees for your towns!):"
"The persuadables," are people who are kind of on the fence about being altruistic at all, but could—possibly—be persuaded. Reich came to feel that attending to the behavior of persuadables should be the next frontier in nonprofit development. There’s potentially a huge number of them, after all, and he believes that if you could spend resources persuading the persuadables, then those "lookalikes" one rung in would topple toward do-gooding naturally, like dominoes.
The only problem? No one had really studied persuadables in the nonprofit space. And no one really knew how to study them. It was unlikely that you could get them to donate to a cause right away. But you might get them to become aware and educated about it; you might even get them talking to their friends about it. And years later, Reich posited, these persuadables might blossom into financial donors to a cause."
While Reich may not be as villainous in his intent as was Goebbels, how soon before those who do not comply with the official narrative will be excoriated/imprisoned/executed. Lest the previous statement be taken as hysteria, keep in mind that most totalitarian intents usually begin in a benign manner first by the art of persuasion, then a gradual escalation toward complete control via the media, as well as of all social institutions.
Initially, the falsities told to the German people were accepted as a humanitarian welcome for the displaced victims of the Syrian civil war. It became obvious that a more nefarious agenda was being pursued because of the "official" government reaction to the crimes/rapes committed by the "refugees" upon its own German citizens. The cover-up and excuses for these criminal acts rapidly wore thin--not only in Germany but in most of Western Europe. The arrogance and belligerence of the migrants has led to street fights, Mosque burnings, and mass demonstrations by the German people against them. Germany has now arrived to the point where Germans Are Leaving Germany 'In Droves'
More than 1.5 million Germans, many of them highly educated, left Germany during the past decade. — Die Welt.
Germany is facing a spike in migrant crime, including an epidemic of rapes and sexual assaults. Mass migration is also accelerating the Islamization of Germany. Many Germans appear to be losing hope about the future direction of their country.
"We refugees... do not want to live in the same country with you. You can, and I think you should, leave Germany. And please take Saxony and the Alternative for Germany (AfD) with you.... Why do you not go to another country? We are sick of you!" — Aras Bacho an 18-year-old Syrian migrant, in Der Freitag, October 2016.
How soon before there will be no place to go in order to escape the tyranny of the globalist agenda of destroying Western Civilization?
In America, the Soros controlled MSM is a perfect example of the media being turned into a propaganda machine par excellence. His nearly total control enables favorable MSM coverage of his preferred candidates and issues. For a complete discussion of his monstrous influence and agenda, go here
The following is from a most informative article by Daniel Greenfield which exposes the truth of Hillary's well shielded intent.
The possibility is indeed very frightening. If allowed to progress, who will (be allowed) to be elected after Hillary?it’s Hillary’s vision of government that is dark and unaccountable. From the beginning of the debate, she made it clear that she does not wish to be accountable to the Constitution. Her email cover up made it painfully clear that she does not want to be accountable to the American people. Instead Hillary would like everyone in the country to be accountable to her. A mass of regulations and enforcers will force everyone to be accountable to the dark and unaccountable force in the White House.
The breadth and depth of suppression of dissent by “liberals” throughout our most important institutions makes clear that this is not a tactic occasionally implemented by a loose cannon or “rogue employee in Cincinnati.” Instead, it is a determined strategy of the entire political left, implying recognition of the inherent weakness and unpopularity of their philosophy and their policies, and the distances they are willing to go to impose both on an unwilling populace.
In present day America, an individual as well as an entire group can be labeled "racist" because they either disagree with the current president because he is black or oppose the forced influx of largely Muslim "refugees" simply because they are Muslim. Thus, one may not disagree with the policies of a black led administration no matter how egregious they may be, Period. Factually, the racist charge in the latter case makes no sense because Islam is not a Race but an ideology coupled with a religious belief system. Worldwide, people of all ethnic descents and national origins follow Islam.
It is neither racist nor hateful for Americans to want to know exactly who is crossing their borders and to decry the chaos, crime, and financial burden that such persons create in smaller towns.
To be fair, not all refugees are terrorists or are militant toward the values of their host nation. Many are quite frankly, afraid to speak out or are passively complicit. However, enough are overtly militant and capable of and have engaged in terrorist acts on U.S. soil, in the name of Islam, to cause justifiable concern.
Americans cannot afford to ignore the reality of the creeping totalitarianism engulfing their culture. Propaganda and its partners, the suppression of free speech and false accusations, have infiltrated the MSM to a large degree. Occasionally, the truth might come out on any particular subject, but only after it becomes so blatant that it can no longer be ignored. However, as the years increase, there will come a time when not only will the lies be covered-up and twisted, but declared as the truth. Those who disagree will either be "re-educated" or dispensed with.
In Hillary's world the lies, deceit, and outright suppression via executive fiats, left unchallenged by a cowed Congress and upheld by a globalist anti-American Supreme Court, will ramp up as she moves the nation toward and through the globalist Gates Of Hell.
Will it eventually come to this?
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