[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2019-04-11%20James%20Evan%20Pilato.mp3"][/audio]This week on the New World Next Week: No war on Iran! (*without congressional approval); Yes, you are being assigned a secret trustworthiness score; and government allows homeowners to grow vegetables in Florida!
[audio mp3="https://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/episode332-lq.mp3"][/audio]Now openly admitted, governments and militaries around the world employ armies of keyboard warriors to spread propaganda and disrupt their online opposition. Their goal? To shape public discourse around global events in a way favourable to their standing military and geopolitical objectives. Their method? The Weaponization of Social Media.
[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2018-02-26%20American%20Vagabond.mp3"][/audio]Were we led to believe that long-told lies were finally being exposed, only to lull the masses back into a state of subservience and blind patriotism? How would that even be done? What type of massive control structure would be needed to execute such a manipulation? Is that even possible?
[audio mp3="http://www.corbettreport.com/mp3/2018-02-23%20Hagmann%20Report.mp3"][/audio]James Corbett joins The Hagmann Report once again to discuss the use and abuse of social media to shape the public into smartphone-addicted lab rats in a giant social engineering experiment.
We may be looking at the echoes of WWI, but we are no mere shadows consigned to observe the events taking place around us. We are conscious actors with the ability to give our identities over to the next "great" war cause, or to retain our humanity and refuse to give in. And make no mistake: your choice does make a difference.
Because the Beech-Nut Packing Company told you to, that's why. But don't take it from me, take it from the man who engineered the campaign himself, Edward Bernays. So what other ideas have been woven so thoroughly into the fabric of our society that we no longer even stop to think about them?
Did you know that only 9% of crosswalks buttons in New York City actually do anything? Or that a piece of US government legislation disabled all elevator "close door" buttons in 1990. But these buttons are still there, and we still push them, even when we know that they do nothing. But why? And what does this tell us about the other illusions of control that the social engineers have placed before us?
Swat team Lego. Cashless monopoly. Barbie's new credit card. If I didn't know better, I'd say that the social engineers figured out long ago that the best time to condition the public is when they're young and impressionable. But nahhhhh, that's probably just a load of rich, creamery butter. (And knowing is half the battle!)
By: N Wahid Azal Cui bono?