zondag 20 mei 2018

Counter-Intelligence - Shining a light on Black Operations (Documentaire)


"Counter-Intelligence" heb ik al eerder gedeeld op mijn blog. Maar nu ik weer aan et posten ben over Gladio, en ook andere documentaires van Metanoia films deel, mag deze reeks gewoon niet ontbreken! Dus zonder verder oponthoud:

De 5-delige documentaire van Metanoia films over de geheime diensten van de Verenigde Staten. Een onmisbaar stuk informatie voor ieders algemene ontwikkeling. Of het nu is om gebeurtenissen uit het verleden te duiden of de meest recente ontwikkelingen in Syrië enigszins op te helderen, dit mag u niet missen.

We zullen hier niet uit de doeken doen wat inhoudelijk allemaal aan bod komt, daar is immers de documentaire zelf voor, om te kijken. Plezier kan ik u met dit zwarte pareltje niet wensen, maar u zult er gegarandeerd iets van opsteken. Wilt u wel graag tevoren lezen over het hoe en wat, dan raad ik u de behandeling van deze reeks op Visionair.nl aan. Hier deel 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 en de extra clip.

Wel even de korte samenvatting zoals Visionair.nl het prima omschrijft:
"Een boeiende documentaire serie over de oorsprong en ontwikkeling van de huidige CIA. Het bevat buitengewoon interessante informatie van vooral oud-CIA leden die nu een boekje open doen over hoe het controle netwerk op het hoogste niveau functioneert.

Alles komt voorbij: geheime diensten die seksfeestjes met minderjarige jongetjes voor staatsleiders organiseren, massale internationale drugshandel door geheime diensten, false flag operaties, het beheren en infiltreren van mainstream media, operatie Gladio in Europa waarbij aanslagen vanuit de VS en de NAVO tegen Europese burgers werden gepleegd, het afglijden van de VS naar een dictatoriale staat waar burgers inmiddels van alle rechten gestript zijn etc.

In de documentaire komen een boel mensen voorbij die zelf in hun leven actief aan deze zaken hebben meegewerkt maar nu terugblikkend er toch wat anders over zijn gaan denken en deze informatie nu vrijgeven om mensen bewust te maken wat er eigenlijk gebeurt op het wereldtoneel achter de schermen.

Werkelijk een bijzonder ontluisterende en belangrijke documentaire serie."


De delen voor u op een rij:

Counter-Intelligence 1 - The Company


Counter-Intelligence 2 - The Deep State

Counter-Intelligence 3 - The Strategy of Tension


Counter-Intelligence 4 - Necrophilous

Counter-Intelligence 5 - Drone Nation


Counter-Intelligence Extra Clip - The Politics of Conspiracy Theory

zaterdag 19 mei 2018

Psywar (documentaire)

 
Review of “Psywar” from Kim Petersen at Dissident Voice

Psywar is a sterling debut documentary from writer-director Scott Noble. It is chock full of interviews with thinkers, historical background, and excellent narration by Mikela Jay.
Psywar explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the “elitist theory of democracy” and the relationship between war, propaganda, and class.

This film is designed both as an introduction to the concept of psychological warfare by governments against their citizens and as an exploration of certain dominant themes in American propaganda. Significant time is also devoted to different conceptions of “democracy” as theorized by figures like Walter Lippmann, Edward Bernays, and the “founding fathers” of the United States itself.

Psywar illuminates how the state of the world reached the point it is at today: where an imperialist United States wages several wars abroad and maintains the support of its people, despite a growing and yawning chasm between the haves (who profit from warring) and the have-nots (cannon fodder deluded by unquestioning patriotic idealism). The US has managed to drag its fellow capitalist nations along in more-or-less support of its imperialist aggressions.

People who analyze the state of the world and consider the manifest moral and humanitarian violations might be forgiven for shaking their heads that such a whopping segment of humanity could go along with such inequality, such carnage, such insouciance.

Psywar begins by looking at how people’s distorted perceptions are crafted and maintained
In the opening segment of Psywar, there is video footage of American soldiers defacing a statue of Iraqi president Saddam Hussein with the Old Glory. It was a staged event by psyop group. The film then segues into another infamous pysop about the fallen American soldier Jessica Lynch. Both events were disinformation campaigns that deliberately misreported events.

John Rendon, an “information warrior and perception manager,” is a major player in the $200 billion a year perception-management industry. Rendon is the figure who orchestrated the effort to sell the American public on a war against Iraq. The American public was buying it early on. At best, it can be stated the government thought highly enough about the public acumen that it resorted to disinformation; at least public perception matters.

The corporate media is heavily complicit in the warmongering and warring, even to the extent that psywarriors at CNN “helped in the production of news.”

Psywar points to a synergy: “The invasion of Iraq represents a pinnacle of domestic psywar in the United States, an unparalleled integration between [sic] public relations firms, corporate media, and military psyops.”

The perception management was so powerful that even soldiers were so deceived that they engaged in the greatest crime as defined by the Nuremberg Tribunal at the end of World War II: aggression.
Perception management is “steeped in class warfare.” Psywar tells the story of the exploitation of workers by the wealthy Rockefeller family. Striking coal miners seeking better working conditions and pay were attacked by the National Guard who were in the pay of the Rockefeller family. It is known as the Ludlow Massacre.

In one of his last videotaped interviews, historian Howard Zinn explains the dilemma of the working poor against plutocrats such as the Rockefeller family.

The Ludlow Massacre was a PR nightmare for the Rockefellers. An early psywarrior, Ivy Lee was instrumental in attempting to rehabilitate the image of the Rockefellers. His public relations involved smears and disinformation against the coal miners and their supporters. As Psywar mentions later in the film, Lee would later propagandize for Nazis against Americans.

Early on, it became clear that public perception needed to operate behind the scenes. Staged PR was arranged, such as charity.

Richard Coniff, author of A Natural History of the Rich, challenges the philanthropy of rich – stating that the rich hold a “functional view of wealth rather than a strictly charitable view.”

Zinn agreed, noting that charity can be exploitative and that the American system is exploitative. Zinn said that the “system is maintained […] by giving people a little bit, and giving enough people just enough to prevent them from breaking out in open rebellion”

In the second part of the documentary, Noble looked at propagating the faith. It begins with Graeme MacQueen, co-founder of the Center for Peace Studies. He also holds that the support of the people is necessary for war. However, he said “war is disgusting to most people”; therefore great psychological pressure is brought to bear upon soldiers.

 National Security is there to swindle people
Christopher Simpson, author of The Science of Coercion, says propaganda is about mindset and ideology.
Recognizing this, Psywar relates how president Woodrow Wilson helped cast the propagandistic George Creel Commission which would pave the way for the US to enter World War I by planting false atrocity stories, stoking fear in Americans and calling on them to fight the good fight for democracy.
The propagandist firm of Hill and Knowlton arranged an infamous staged op as a prelude to an assault against Iraq. A teenage girl, Nasriyah, cried crocodile tears and lied about babies being ripped from incubators by Iraqi soldiers. The false story moved American sentiment to back military action against Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait.

Patriotism is the sentiment widely relied upon by governments to attain their ends against foreign foes. Historian Michael Parenti appears to challenge typical notions of patriotism. He identifies patriotism as being about greater values than attacking foreign lands; he sees it as about social justice, peace and stability, an end to racism, etc.

Another problem identified as preventing a public solidarity was that unions were based on gender and ethnicity.

Historian Sharon Smith said a breakthrough came with the anarcho-syndicalist union the Industrial Workers of the World (better known as the Wobblies) which set out to organize and include women, immigrants, and African Americans in one big union.

Anarcho-syndicalist scholar Noam Chomsky holds that it is natural for humans to free associate.
The unity among humans is thwarted by a state which uses war to accumulate power and by corporations to gain enormous fortunes. The Left worldwide labor movement is in disarray
In part 3, We the People, Psywar elucidates on how people are pawns in a system set up in favor of the wealthy.

The existence of democracy is refuted. Chomsky calls elections “a marketing exercise.”
Says William I. Robinson, editor of Critical Globalization Studies, we live in polyarchy: “a system of elite rule.” That is the way the system was designed to be.

Historian John Manley states that the so-called founding fathers were slave owners who sought to protect propertied interests. To this end, the Constitution was crafted behind closed doors. Chomsky notes that James Madison, the major framer of the Constitution, designed it to protect the opulent from the majority.

Littler known is that the US Constitution is based on the Kaianerekowa (Great Law of Peace) of the Haudenosaunee (called Iroquois in Psywar). Stephen M. Sachs, author of Remembering the Circle, lists how the Kaianerekowa allowed the Haudenosaunee to easily remove corrupt leaders, that women had a major role in decision-making, that everyone was involved in policy formation, thus creating a participatory society.

One weak link stood out in Psywar. Why did the film turn to a white man to tell the history of “native Americans”? Why not talk to one of the Haudenosaunee?

The final part of Psywar is Consumers. People are indoctrinated to see themselves as consumers. Advertising reminds people of this. The system would have people work to consume. To this end, the emphasis is on work, not leisure. It is feared that less hours of work might foment radicalism.

Sut Jhally of the Media Education Foundation attacked consumptive society: “The problem of capitalism is the problem of consumption. And the problem is that after your needs have been met, there is no real need for consumption.”

The system is reeling now. Neoliberalism calls for cutbacks and results in increasing inequality. Parenti said we are back to about 1900 in terms of inequality. “People are poor because they are paid less than the value that they produce. You need poverty. Poverty is needed if you are gonna have wealth.”

Psywar argues that it is the monopoly media’s relentless propaganda that holds up capitalism. Democracy and capitalism are argued to be mutually exclusive. If capitalism is sacrosanct, then you can not have democracy.

“Behind political democracy was economic equality.”

Psywar tells the story of how and why the world is the way it is now. It tells of the system, why it was concocted and why it is kept in place.

Knowledge is requisite to combat propaganda and disinformation. It is necessary to overcome the system and to erect a people-centered system that respects the needs and aspirations of the society as a whole. Psywar makes clear that public opinion is important. If it were not important, then there would be no need for perception management. It is the incessant propaganda and disinformation that creates a perception of reality. Noble reveals the framework that exploits class, race, gender, and resources to benefit the already wealthy at the expense of the masses.

Psywar is a documentary that augurs well for future filmmaking by Noble who made the film for $1500 while working a blue collar job. It is a good example of the democratization of filmmaking occurring via the internet.


Psywar from S DN on Vimeo.

vrijdag 18 mei 2018

Human Resources (documentaire)

 
 
* The Driving Force In Society Is Not Love But Fear *

"Human Resources" is a Documentary Presentation
By Scott Noble, a Metanoia Film http://metanoia-films.org/

This is an outstanding educational resource and a compilation of information gathered on the field of Human Behaviorism and Psychology. The footage in this captivating presentation on the Human Psyche is totally fascinating and very revealing in demonstrating to us the facts on how our World and our Society is being controlled. :(By whom I do not know…, yet?) The content in this documentary film is a must see for anyone who might be interested in how our Society actually works.

A very important Scholar in History mentioned in this film is John Broadus Watson (January 9, 1878 – September 25, 1958) was an American psychologist who established the psychological school of behaviorism. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_B....

*** In Watson's experimentation, he reached a radical conclusion which would come to define Political and Social Engineering in the 20th Century. He stated that, (The Driving Force In Society Is Not Love But Fear.) ***

THINK? about it...
  

 
Of via Vimeo:


Human Resources from S DN on Vimeo.

donderdag 17 mei 2018

NATO's Secret Armies (2009)

 
 
 
Als vervolg op de BBC documentaire Gladio die ik gisteren heb gepost, vandaag NATO's Secret Armies  uit 2009. Beschrijving en video zijn in het Engels.
 
Throughout the late 60s, 70s and 80s a wave of brutal terror attacks swept through Western Europe killing hundreds of innocent civilians in cities across the continent. At the time the attacks were thought to be the work of radical extremists but now, thirty years on, a different, far more disturbing story is starting to come out.

In 1990 Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti revealed the existence of a secret NATO army code named Gladio whose mission was to defend Italy in the event of a Soviet occupation. He confessed that it was part of a much wider network of underground "stay-behind" armies that had been established by NATO throughout Europe during the Cold War. It transpired that Britain and the US had secretly recruited and trained civilians and military men in twenty European countries, setting up armed military networks unaccountable to any national parliament.

For many years it was believed that the role of the NATO secret armies was purely defensive but from the testimony of right wing extremists implicated in some of Europe's most horrific bombing campaigns and the prosecutor hired to investigate them, a different and far more disquieting picture has begun to emerge. They claim that the Gladio network manipulated and controlled a string of extremist groups in a bid to unleash a wave of terror across the continent. The attacks formed part of a project which came to be known as the "strategy of tension". The aim was to prevent a political slide to the left and ensure a return to centrist government in the European countries crucial to the US defence strategy.

Nato's Secret Armies examines three major terror attacks: The Brabant massacre in Belgium, the Oktoberfest bombing in Germany and the Piazza Fontana killings in Italy. Through the testimony of former terrorists, Gladio, ex CIA agents, diplomats, prosecutors and police investigators; the film pieces together the disturbing trail of influence behind each of the attacks and considers whether hundreds may have died at the hands of state sponsored terrorism. More chillingly, it asks whether the strategy of tension might still be in use today.


woensdag 16 mei 2018

Operation Gladio - BBC Timewatch

 
Operatie Gladio was een in 1952 gestart geheim stay-behindnetwerk in Italië, gesponsord door de CIA en de NAVO, om in geval van een communistische machtsovername in Italië of bij een Russische inval in andere landen het verzet te organiseren.
 
De eerste voorbereidingen werden al in 1947 getroffen. Hoewel de term Gladio alleen slaat op het Italiaanse deel, worden ook de soortgelijke netwerken in andere landen veelal met Gladio aangeduid. Uit recent onderzoek is bekend geworden dat soortgelijke netwerken in geheel West-Europa actief en aan elkaar gelinkt waren. In ieder geval was Gladio actief in België, Denemarken, Duitsland, Frankrijk, Griekenland, Luxemburg, Nederland, Noorwegen, Oostenrijk, Portugal, Spanje, Turkije en Zwitserland, terwijl ook het Verenigd Koninkrijk en de Verenigde Staten een rol speelden in de strategische planning van het netwerk. De rol van Gladio in Europa, bij onder meer aanslagen en terreur, heeft in diverse landen tot parlementaire onderzoeken geleid.
 
Als je meer wilt weten over de "strategie van de spanning", dan is deze tweeëneenhalf uur durende BBC documentaire een must see!!!


dinsdag 15 mei 2018

The Century of the Self (Adam Curtis)

 
Voor mij een van de grootste eye-openers ooit. Er wordt onder andere behandeld hoe Edward Bernays propaganda succesvol omtoverde tot PR, en dit ons nu nog dagelijks om de oren wordt geslagen. Voor velen, zelfs bij navraag aan professionals en docenten in communicatie, tot op de dag van vandaag onbekend. Onvoorstelbaar gezien zijn gigantische invloed, politiek en commercieel!
 
Wikipedia zegt over deze documentaire:
The Century of the Self (of Century of Self) is een vierdelige serie documentaires die Adam Curtis in 2002 maakte voor de BBC.

De reeks is onderverdeeld in vier logisch op elkaar volgende programma's van één uur per stuk:
  • Happiness Machines
  • The Engineering of Consent
  • There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads: He Must Be Destroyed
  • Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering
De rode draad van de serie is Freuds theorie van de psychoanalyse en hoe die door de jaren heen door verschillende mensen gebruikt en misbruikt is om het grote publiek te manipuleren. Curtis richt zich in The Century of the Self met name op de politiek en het grote bedrijfsleven.

Belangrijke personen in de serie zijn Freuds neef Edward Bernays (één van de grondleggers van de public relations), Freuds dochter en kinderpsychologe Anna Freud en Wilhelm Reich, een van Freuds grootste criticasters. Zij groeiden in de loop van de 20e eeuw uit tot basis van grote invloeden op de consumptiemaatschappij en beïnvloeding van de moderne democratie. The Century of the Self verslaat het gebeuren van de genesis, begin twintigste eeuw, tot aan de huidige verschijningsvormen. De politieke verhoudingen en strategieën in met name Engeland (Labour versus de Conservative Party) en de Verenigde Staten (de gegroeide invloed van de Neo-Conservatives) begin 21e eeuw dienen daarbij ter illustratie.
 
 Alle vier de delen in 1 video:



Deel 1:
The story of the relationship between Sigmund Freud and his American nephew, Edward Bernays. Bernays invented the public relations profession in the 1920s and was the first person to take Freud's ideas to manipulate the masses. He showed American corporations how they could make people want things they didn't need by systematically linking mass-produced goods to their unconscious desires.

Bernays was one of the main architects of the modern techniques of mass-consumer persuasion, using every trick in the book, from celebrity endorsement and outrageous PR stunts, to eroticising the motorcar.

His most notorious coup was breaking the taboo on women smoking by persuading them that cigarettes were a symbol of independence and freedom. But Bernays was convinced that this was more than just a way of selling consumer goods. It was a new political idea of how to control the masses. By satisfying the inner irrational desires that his uncle had identified, people could be made happy and thus docile.

It was the start of the all-consuming self which has come to dominate today's world.

Originally broadcast on 29th April 2002.

The Century of the Self - Part 1: "Happiness Machines"
 




Deel 2:
This episode explores how those in power in post-war America used Freud's ideas about the unconscious mind to try and control the masses.

Politicians and planners came to believe Freud's underlying premise - that deep within all human beings were dangerous and irrational desires and fears. They were convinced that it was the unleashing of these instincts that had led to the barbarism of Nazi Germany. To stop it ever happening again they set out to find ways to control this hidden enemy within the human mind.

Sigmund Freud's daughter, Anna, and his nephew, Edward Bernays, provided the centrepiece philosophy. The US government, big business, and the CIA used their ideas to develop techniques to manage and control the minds of the American people. But this was not a cynical exercise in manipulation. Those in power believed that the only way to make democracy work and create a stable society was to repress the savage barbarism that lurked just under the surface of normal American life.

Includes copyrighted material from Zodiak Entertainment.

Originally broadcast on 30th April 2002

The Century of the Self - Part 2: "The Engineering of Consent"




Deel 3:
In the 1960s, a radical group of psychotherapists challenged the influence of Freudian ideas in America. They were inspired by the ideas of Wilhelm Reich, a pupil of, who had turned against him and was hated by the Freud family. He believed that the inner self did not need to be repressed and controlled. It should be encouraged to express itself.

Out of this came a political movement that sought to create new beings free of the psychological conformity that had been implanted in people's minds by business and politics.

This programme shows how this rapidly developed in America through self-help movements like Werber Erhard's Erhard Seminar Training - into the irresistible rise of the expressive self: the Me Generation.

But the American corporations soon realised that this new self was not a threat but their greatest opportunity. It was in their interest to encourage people to feel they were unique individuals and then sell them ways to express that individuality. To do this they turned to techniques developed by Freudian psychoanalysts to read the inner desires of the new self.

Originally broadcast on 2nd May 2002.

The Century of the Self - Part 3: "There is a Policeman Inside All Our Heads; He Must Be Destroyed."




Deel 4:
This episode explains how politicians on the left, in both Britain and America, turned to the techniques developed by business to read and fulfil the inner desires of the self.

Both New Labour, under Tony Blair, and the Democrats, led by Bill Clinton, used the focus group, which had been invented by psychoanalysts, in order to regain power. They set out to mould their policies to people's inner desires and feelings, just as capitalism had learnt to do with products.

Out of this grew a new culture of public relations and marketing in politics, business and journalism. One of its stars in Britain was Matthew Freud who followed in the footsteps of his relation, Edward Bernays, the inventor of public relations in the 1920s.

The politicians believed they were creating a new and better form of democracy, one that truly responded to the inner feelings of individual. But what they didn't realise was that the aim of those who had originally created these techniques had not been to liberate the people but to develop a new way of controlling them.

Originally broadcast on 3rd May 2002

The Century of the Self - Part 4: "Eight People Sipping Wine in Kettering"


maandag 14 mei 2018

Propaganda - Edward Bernays (1928) pdf

 
Voor velen zijn dit boek en diens auteur volledig onbekend. Toch voelen we dagelijks zijn invloed en is hij van ongekende betekenis voor de geschiedenis. Al eerder publiceerde ik artikelen die betrekking hadden op Bernays. Ook heb ik al eerder de Documentaide The Century of the self gedeeld, van Adam Curtis. Helaas blijft die documentaire steeds weer offline gehaald worden. Hieronder de hele vierdelige reeks in 1 video.
 
Maar gezien primaire bronnen van groot belang zijn, deel ik nu alvast het boek Propaganda als PDF met u. Sla het op, deel het en lees het vooral. Doe er uw voordeel mee.
 
Propaganda
is a 1928 book by Edward Bernays. It argued that the scientific manipulation of public opinion was necessary to overcome chaos and conflict in society:
The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. [...] In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons [...] who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.
Source Wikipedia

Click here to read the complete PDF!!

Or get it from Archive.org!!

Extra referencesHistory is a weapon
Karl Rove & the Spectre of Freud’s Nephew