Economics and Empires 3[i]
National Interests, Religions and the Media
One of the cornerstones of an empire is the concept of control over the people.
Control in this context means two things:
Leading the people to want and think what is favorable to the empire but not for the people themselves.
Knowing who has unfavorable opinions or sentiments of the empire and using this knowledge to act accordingly.
With this article I want to explain in detail which elements are being used by the American empire to control its own people. I also want to describe how the American empire is attempting to control the people of the world who are living in dependent countries.
Here we come to the first problem. I wrote “American empire”. This is not an indictment against the American people, but instead their government and its associated academic, media, and industrial enablers. The American people and the American nation are being (ab)used similarly as the victims of American foreign policy as formulated by the American elite.
The following text will explain these circumstances in detail.
To get a better understanding of this article, I recommend that you read the following “Economics and Empires” articles in advance.
Manipulation of the People
There are many ways to manipulate the people to get them to support even the most heinous government acts. The elites of this world have developed impressive approaches and theories that are thoroughly tested and confirmed in history. The example of Nazi Germany, although well-worn, is a classic example of how a nation was influenced to want and think exactly what the elites wanted.
But how does such manipulation work?
There are certain books available to learn about the process, but I will give you a small and very simplified explanation of how to bring people very quickly to “Sieg-Heil”-ing around. Why am I doing this? To make you aware of the attempts that are being constantly conducted to convince you to accept and adopt what is being told to you. You will be able, at least in the essentials, to recognize such attempts. Keep in mind that these attempts are being done by two devices of imperial control, namely Media and Religion.
Let’s start with a common technique used in a democratic nation:
Identify the enemy. The best examples are unpopular minorities. Implicate them as being responsible for the problems of the majority. This is essentially how one defines the “Out-group”, the enemy.
Win an election with solutions for the abovementioned problems. Legal solutions. Create the “In-group” out of people who support you and who you can support against the “Out-group”. You need slogans, logos, advertising, songs, greetings, etc. You need to create a brand that everyone wants to be part of, except the members of the “Out-group”.
When you are elected, fulfill your promises in legal ways. Keep on promoting the interests of the “In-group”.
Identify the “Out-groups” that are working against the people and the state. Highlight them whenever you can. It needs to be omnipresent. But stay on legal ground!
Staff all the functions – police, army, media, religion, industry and justice – with loyal people (members of the “In-group”, of course). If there are people who don’t want to go, remain on legal ground. Win them over. Promise whatever is needed to get them on board.
Highlight democracy. Discredit the rule of law that keeps democracy from doing its job of protecting the people and their interests. What do we need these laws for if they are only protecting the despised “Out-groups”, identified in points 1 and 4? Say it loud. Announce that you will no longer tolerate such criminal rules, that you will bring the power back to the people. Disregarding inconvenient laws is the first illegal move you make.
You now need to carefully observe the reaction of the public. Especially the reaction of the groups you are depending on. As mentioned above: judges, military, police, administration, etc. If they follow, proceed. If they are still not loyal enough and keep protesting, go back to point 5 and repeat this loop until these groups are following you. Always promote the guidelines to be part of the “In-group” and highlight the crimes of the “Out-group”.
Make sure that everyone follows you even though, for the sake of the people and democracy, you are disregarding the law. Watch carefully if everyone follows you in such an environment. Everyone will watch their colleagues, neighbors, family members, etc. to see if they will also obey. Everyone will be afraid to be the first one to call the breach of law. If you have reached this step, continue as follows. Arrest the leader of the opposition or some members of the "Out-group”. Arrest him/them for an obvious reason. Someone drove too fast with a car, who doesn’t even have a driving license? Perfect! You show everyone that you do it because you CAN do it.
Now you can start with the restructuring of your country. Arrest as many people as possible from the "Out-group" or the target minority group. Arrest judges who don’t follow. Keep breaking the law and let officials confirm that all laws are being kept, even though it is obvious that they are not. Keep using the phrases that you found in step one, when you identified the enemies. But most importantly, take control of the media and shut down private media companies that do not comply.
Now you can use your domestic popularity to show the people how foreign powers are trying to discredit you, and use it as evidence that they are trying to subvert your nation. The members of the “Out-group” are, of course, foreign agents out to kill or enslave the people. Broadcast it with all your media power. Rule.
These are some basic steps. Of course, it is seldom that all of the above steps are found in a single instance. It isn’t needed any longer, since this phase was long-ago completed in the many of the states/countries worldwide. The American empire did it all over the world and guess who was the “Out-group”? Yes, the communists. But it is still being used to conduct regime change operations in certain countries. (Ukraine, anyone?)
As mentioned above already, the most famous instance is the rise of a certain German (Austrian) leader between the first and the second world war. Nevertheless, to manipulate the masses, you can even pick just a single point (of the ten points above) as well and adopt it to the current circumstances.
Essentially, as already stated, most of the aforementioned steps have already been (mostly) completed in all western countries. Only a constant loop of the last few steps is required to adapt to the present situation and circumstances. I won’t go deeper into that here, but you can now take the ten steps and compare them to media reports and try to find instances where you are being manipulated. It is a fun game. 😊
Later, we will learn about sovereign and non-sovereign states. But I need to explain some points in advance as groundwork for the following chapters. Simply put, sovereign nations have only their own national interests. Colonialized/dependent nations have two agendas in their national interest sheets:
If asked by the colonial master, do everything that you are asked, even if it would destroy your nation and her people. The best recent example is Germany’s ongoing industrial suicide. Breaking with Russia was almost fatal. When Scholz visited the White House on 3 March 2023, he metaphorically received a rope and a pistol. His task is to hang himself and Germany and, while he is hanging and dying, to take the pistol and shoot himself to make sure the suicide is a success. Of course, this metaphor applies to breaking with China as well.
The second agenda in the national interest sheet is every kind of national interest a nation could have that would not harm any interest of the colonial master. Germany, for example, had succeeded in establishing political and financial control over the continent through the European Union. This was the most successful item in its national interest sheet, until now. Agenda Two is now at a tipping point. We’ll see where it will lead.
Sovereign nations only have Agenda Two in their national interest sheet. They only care about their own national interests and do not consider the interests of other States. Of course, they CAN take into consideration the interest of another state IF it serves its own interests in the long term. I will outline here a few incomplete requirements for a national interest sheet of a sovereign nation:
The interests should secure the prosperity of its own people.
They should provide to the domestic and international security of its own people.
They should provide that the nation never becomes dependent on foreign powers in terms of trade, resources, commodities, food and military equipment. Moreover, the country should never become dependent on foreign currencies or financial systems, particularly those controlled by a single nation.
They should provide that the neighbors either would be turned into friendly nations or to destabilize or eliminate them in case they pose a threat to the first three points.
They should provide long term planning, especially in demographic questions. The nation can only survive in the long term if the demography is controlled by the nation and not by foreign powers. A high birth rate should be encouraged. Low emigration should be a target. Robust qualified immigration should be encouraged. Immigrants should go through a strict integration program on which certain goals must be achieved.
All attempts of foreign powers to pull the youth of the country away should be aggressively countered.
Foreign investments and companies are welcome if they produce in the country. Trade-only companies should be strictly controlled.
Foreign NGOs should be either labelled as foreign agents or banned outright.
Foreign media should be either banned if they work against the aforementioned points, or labelled as foreign agents and their work should be labelled as propaganda, with an explanation attached as to which particular goal this agent is pursuing with a particular propaganda piece in order to raise awareness of how the foreign manipulation and intervention is working.
If all points are being followed, the youth should have work to produce what is needed in the country, instead of existing only to import and consume foreign (Western) goods. Young men should be able to earn enough money to raise a family. Women need to have the sovereign choice whether they want to work and give the children to the kindergarten or to stay home and raise the children. In case they stay at home, the young family should have no financial disadvantages.
There are countries out there that are successfully implementing such an agenda. Unfortunately, very few. Usually, countries that are trying to implement such an agenda got bombed by the US in the past. This is currently changing. Due to the emergence of an alternative to the American-centric empire, ever more nations will develop their own national interests. In fact, they should be able to drop Agenda One of the national interest sheet.
Now we come to the methods being used to deliver information to you, so that you will be ready and prepared to receive it: Religions and Media.
Before I get into the topic of religion, I’d like to offer a clarification. I’m a strong believer in orthodox Christianity. I strongly believe in God and Jesus Christ. I also value and respect all religions, be they Christianity, Islamism, Judaism, and Buddhism, just to name a few. All major religions believe in God, of course. The names might differ but that doesn’t matter here.
Nevertheless, there is a problem. I want to explain it by a couple of analogies from the present time. The first example is the “color revolution”. The West likes to trigger protests in other countries, often under legitimate reasons. As soon as the target government starts to crumble or a civil war starts, the West injects its own prepared leaders to hijack the protests and the color revolution. Suddenly the demands are not less poverty or similar legitimate demands, but for American troops on its soil, or for being anti-Russian and/or joining NATO or the EU, etc.
The second example is COVID. I do believe that there were some dangerous COVID strains at the beginning. My father almost died in such a case. But I also believe that every country worldwide hijacked the “measures” against COVID to implement their own political goals and to mass test some “new technologies”. Crazies like the WEF crowd were just waiting for ANY virus to implement some of their dreams, described in the book “The Great Reset”. Again, a hijacking of a legitimate event for political interests. For a better understanding, compare the behaviors of politicians and the media during COVID to my ten initial rules to manipulate the masses. You will find startling coincidences.
Now, back to religions. I believe that Jesus Christ lived on earth and died as a martyr, as the Bible says. Whether he performed actual miracles or whether metaphors were described, I don’t know. I also believe that, consequently, two things happened:
Believers wrote down what they thought they experienced and started the early stages of Christianity.
Rulers saw an opportunity when Christianity started to spread in the following decades and centuries, and hijacked the movement in order to control and influence the people.
The same goes for Judaism (earlier) and Islam (later). And all other religions and peoples (Greeks, Romans, Scandinavians, Indians, etc.) as well. In fact, religions were “The Media” or the source of nearly all knowledge almost from the beginning of humankind until the 18th or 19th century.
Now you have a legitimate reason to believe and to do good deeds. Most of what is being taught is good. I’ve read the Bible, the Quran and the Tanakh. Basically, all are very similar and, in fact, are by and large preaching good deeds. And in most cases these religions are being used for good. But there is this 1% (made up number) of a religion’s dogma that is being used for “inception”, to put some political idea in your head under cover of religious dogma that the rulers want you to believe. Unfortunately, over the history of religions, this 1% led to disastrous wars and crimes against humanity.
We can say that religions and churches are being hijacked as well by the elites to influence and control the people. In particular, topics are being communicated that the politicians couldn’t openly communicate. The collective Church (of all religions) can do that instead of the politicians under the guise of some religious concepts (deception).
This can go both ways. The priests, rabbis, imams, etc. communicate the mood of the people to their superiors. As it is in the military, especially the US military, the higher you are in the command structure the more of a politician you are. When the information reaches some high echelons, then you can be sure that they are in direct communication with the rulers (governments/agencies) and communicate everything of importance. Not only in the West, but worldwide. In every country. Yes, Russia as well.
Now, these explanations were valid for millennia. With the emergence of printed media (books, newspapers, pamphlets, etc.), things began to slowly change. If we assume that the first newspapers emerged in the 17th century, then we could also assume that the transition of the fount of knowledge from the Church to the Media took a few centuries. In the meantime, both went hand in hand. I’ll come later to the Media.
Due to the emergence of digital media and social media, the usefulness of religions diminished. They are no longer needed by the empire. Sovereign nations need the religions for the aforementioned valid and legitimate reasons. The American empire uses the religions and churches of its colonies to achieve its goals, which is a sign that the target nations are not sovereign and they have no or weak national interests.
Russia, for example, will need the control over its religions (churches, mosques, etc.) further on. We see all the efforts employed by the West to split up the Russian Orthodox church throughout the world, to create “independent” local branches. The most recent example is the newly branched Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The Russian state and its agencies exercised influence at home and abroad with the help of the Orthodox church. Hence, the efforts by the West to diminish this influence. So, isn’t this a bad thing that the Russians are doing, influencing its people? Well, as I said, elites everywhere have been doing this since the beginning of humankind. The question is whether you are doing it for good or bad purposes. Good: Promoting the national interests. Bad: Promoting foreign interests or creating a tyranny or dictatorship.
Manipulation is one of the cornerstones of a sovereign nation. A nation can manipulate its citizens in order to achieve national interests (outlined above in the corresponding chapter), or it can manipulate them for bad or evil purposes. The fact is, EVERY nation is using manifold vectors of influence over its people to achieve certain national interests. The question is always whether these vectors are used for a nation’s own national interest, or, if you are a dependent (colony) nation, on behalf of the master nation.
Hence, we see the death of Christianity and churches in the West. They are no longer needed for influence and above all they are preaching or are based on family values. Family values are contradictory to short-term macroeconomic considerations where everyone needs to work around the clock to achieve growth in the international competition. Mothers and families are poison for growth in the short-term macroeconomic considerations. Hence, the woke movement. I will explain this in detail in my final major article that is planned for BMA.
Of course, having NO mothers at all is far more poisonous for the macro economy if you consider the long-term perspective. But few politicians care about long term considerations these days. if you need growth today and you are only elected for a few years anyway, why bother thinking about or investing in the future if you need to be re-elected now? Therefore, you mobilize everything possible, mothers, children, etc., to work for growth. Women who don’t get pregnant are even better. You don’t have several months or years of maternity leave or reduced working hours. You have the full working force of the women during your term of office.
As I said, Christianity is dead in the West. In fact, it is the enemy of the state. And all other religions with it. The Catholic church is still powerful, even though its local branches are losing ever more members and it is about to turn woke. Even so, billions of people still listen to the Catholic church through some channels.
You wouldn’t want to kill a medium that still has billions of followers if you have control over it. It currently looks to me that there is an attempt to transform the Catholic church so that the people don’t leave it en mass. Therefore, the classic family values need to be replaced by something that better serves the empire. Will the empire succeed in inserting its control to flip the catholic church? It remains to be seen.
If we flip this, then we could say that most religions describe such behavior as evil. Maybe someone somewhere is evil? Who knows?
You see, religion still has a massive influence on people. In some countries more and in some (West) less. But still, the elites try to use it eventually for mass manipulation, some in good purpose and some in bad.
Jews serve a special function for the elites. Now, I don’t want to get too much into the discussion whether Judaism is only a religion or an ethnicity as well. It is not relevant to my explanations. What is relevant is that, from my point of view, Jews have been used by the rulers in a horrible way to achieve their political goals for at least the last several centuries.
Before I start to explain, I want to highlight something. If you are looking for a Jewish conspiracy, for Rothschild banks or for a Jewish plan to rule the world, then you will be disappointed. I absolutely do not support or believe in such conspiracies. In fact, I see the Jews as victims of the elites and I will explain why.
For many centuries or even a millennium, the Jews have been persecuted, killed, and worse. Most of you will have the genocide by the Nazis in mind. But the Holocaust was by no means the only crime conducted against Jews over the centuries. I won’t describe them here. You can educate yourself.
Next, consider the following two arguments:
They are often in public positions where they are controlling banking, finances, etc.
They are often in positions that allows them to manipulate the masses.
Hence, they are to be blamed when things go wrong, right? Since they are in public positions they draw the anger of the people from time to time.
I’d say no.
It’s my theory that the true rulers of a country or an empire do not believe in God (by whatever name), but only in Power. In some countries, it is the government; in some, foreign powers; in some, a group of oligarchs. But those who believe not in God, but in power to control people using religion, can’t be believers. These people are, by deduction, atheists. But a better term for them might be power-worshippers. They might claim to be part of the local dominant church, for the people to see. But they DO NOT believe.
Hence, they can’t be Jews either. They may be part of the Jewish church, yes. But they are not believers.
Next, there are maybe some 15 million Jews worldwide. Some of them are in very public positions, especially in Hollywood and the banking/finance sector. The true oligarchs, however, are not in public. You will never know them. Or see them. Or read about them.
I think there is a very small group of power-worshippers within the Jewish community. But I can assure you that in relative numbers the same proportion of power-worshippers are represented in Christianity and Islam as well. Even in Buddhism.
Hence, the rulers put Jews in public positions in which they may eventually be hated, as circumstances evolve. Such hatred may accumulate for decades or centuries, and from time to time the hatred explodes. The last time was under the Nazis. This was a disaster for the Jewish people. However, they don’t do it to themselves. They have been used as a scapegoat for the elites when people decide to rise up in Western countries.
Hence, I do not believe in a Jewish conspiracy. A very few are power-worshippers, just like in any other group. But the vast majority are simple people and believers like you and me.
Keep in mind that Christianity has billions of followers. Hence even as a small percentage, we have millions of power-worshippers who are doing evil things under the name of God or Jesus. There are only 15 million Jews. And some of them, especially the Zionists, which are VERY FEW, have some extreme agendas. And so, we Christians have also our black sheep. Muslims and Buddhists do as well.
What I want to say is, don’t buy into the “Evil Jews” tale. It has been deliberately created and pushed for centuries to use it in the right time to scapegoat them for the crimes of the elites. When the empire starts to crumble, I can imagine that the official line could change to point fingers at the Media and Finance, which is full of Jews currently. Need I say more?
Take care! The true power-worshippers are not Jews. The Jews are victims, as are all other peoples. The true enemies of humanity are people who believe only in power. They don’t care about religion. They care about resources. Resources are always the representation of the value of the current currency, whatever it is, and thereby of power. I won’t go deeper into this since it is dangerous. These people are happy as long as you are looking for the enemy in synagogues. You learned already a lot about deception on BMA. This has been the biggest deception for millennia.
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Welcome to the Media. 😊 The successor to the religions. At least in the western controlled hemisphere. What is the Media? I won’t do a definition chapter here. Read the Wikipedia article for a breakdown. Yes, Wikipedia is also part of the Media. But I will name only a few examples: Television, cinema, movies, music, newspapers, tv news, social media, smart devices, IoT, books, magazines, internet, internet blogs etc.
The purpose of the media is to communicate any kind of information to as many people as possible. Since most Western people have some kind of access to Media, and the rest of the world is catching up with lightning speed, we can safely say that it is the perfect way to spread a message as fast and as broadly as possible.
We have the same problem with the Media that we have with religions. One can use the Media for good purposes and also for bad. Bad purposes of course could be the spread of pedophilia. Even though such purposes are highly important to highlight, I will focus in this article only on manipulation, influencing, and propaganda.
Exactly, as with the religions, the national state or empire needs to create single points of influence. In former times it was only the church. Remember, the higher echelons of the churches are collaborating with state actors and agencies. The same goes for the Media. A nation needs a wide network of various media outlets which differs slightly with regards to the political direction. Either slightly left, slightly right, or center.
If you have five big media outlets in a country and all write the exact same message, that would be slightly suspicious. In fact, these Media outlets need to have slightly differing messages to attract all social and political spheres. To catch all the people and not allow them to go to independent or alternative media. In fact, these Media outlets are, on the surface, not on the same page. But they will always support each other against independent and alternative media. And above all, they will advocate the same geopolitical direction. In the West it is basically: all need to be pro NATO.
I will explain that in future chapters, but let me explain another thing first.
What I just described is the system of the Mainstream Media (MSM). They are usually doing a good job in non-political topics. But they use this 1% of information, essentially as religions are doing, to influence you politically, or if you are living in a colonial nation, geopolitically.
Hence, the employees of the MSM are not liars. They are mostly very capable people, and I could name many examples. When you are evaluating their work, you need first to ask the question what their goals/purposes/objectives are. And you need to evaluate their work against these objectives. The Media, at least the MSM, are a covert branch of the state. Essentially, like the armed forces, they are tasked to achieve politics by other means, except that they are not officially part of the state. At least not always. Of course, there are state media out there as well.
So, we can conclude that the purpose of the MSM is to execute and promote the national interests of either their country or of the colonial master, depending upon where you live. Moreover, we could call the employees, at least those who are responsible for the political part, information soldiers.
Essentially, I support such a system. If you are living in a sovereign state, this ensures the national cohesion and the achievement of the national interests. Why I decided to explain all this stuff is that most of the world is currently living under the influence or under direct control of the American empire. Hence most countries are dependent, and the people are directly influenced against their own national interests in favor of the empire. It is a total abuse of the Media system.
Hence, the local MSM are doing a good job measured by their set objectives. They influence you in favor of the colonial masters. You might call it lying, but it is not. It is a means of warfare which is effectively used by capable information soldiers. You could do another fun game and pick your “favorite” information soldier from your local MSM outlet and research his past. Most are affiliated somehow to academies that are affiliated with the United States, including the CIA or some other transatlantic agencies. (Since I do not know the circumstances in Asia, I can’t speak for my Asian readers here. I’m sorry.)
In case you live in Europe, check out the sources of the political articles in your local MSM outlet. You will find in all MSM outlets the same sources for geopolitical topics. For instance, AP (Associated Press) is openly a CIA affiliated agency.
The same goes for all other types of Media, even though I was only referring to news. It’s the same for movies (Hollywood), music, videogames, etc.
The next question, of course, is how you get manipulated to believe what you are being told.
First, recall the ten rules for manipulating the masses (outlined above).
Second, try to understand the following:
First, you need to make the people trust you. Therefore, you need to have excellent articles or other content. Usually, the people need to trust you blindly. If we talk about magazines, then you need to have excellent scientific and economic articles. If we are talking about television, think of some of the big streaming companies. I avoid naming names here. They can produce series with great content. Some of them are great. People will trust them and buy subscriptions. They will watch all kinds of series.
Second, when the people trust you (because you have excellent articles about science and sports), then you can implement from time to time decent political or geopolitical messages that you want your readership to believe. I liked the Hollywood movie “Inception”. Which is why I call this concept “Inception”. Make the people feel safe. Make them believe and trust you. And then give out small signals to influence them politically or geopolitically. There are great series out there on the streaming services. Unfortunately, after the first great season you become “addicted”. You want to learn more in the following seasons. Then you get bombarded in following episodes with “politically correct” messages and “woke ideology”.
Actually, there is a particularly excellent European newspaper focused on macroeconomics. It is a mainstream media outlet. I read it daily. It even has some great podcasts about macroeconomics as well. First class journalism. I won’t name here any media outlets, since I don’t want to get in trouble. But! Always when there is a war, I assume that the reporters change their business outfits into military outfits and start to write ideological bullshit. 😊
I enjoy that bullshit as well, since one can learn a lot from it by analyzing the ideological information war propaganda of usually highly capable and intelligent people. They always put messages between the lines (where you can learn what they really think). I won’t go deeper into that here.
Okay, we learned now about my version of “Inception”. I’m sure, there is some other word in psychology, but since I’m not a psychologist I’ll stick with “Inception”.
Now let’s dig a little deeper into this concept. What we learned is that you need to gain the trust of your targets. When you have their unconditional trust, you can feed them with little bites of whatever you want them to believe. Step by step, continuously. You insert an idea into their heads that grows, and eventually they will be convinced that it is the truth, like it was their own idea.
That’s how it works in peacetime. And it works. Essentially, this is how it was until 2014. That was the first time that I personally experienced the media transforming into berserk mode flipping all news by 180 degrees. It was the full activation of the information war mode. Not lying! Information warfare. The writers were not to be blamed, they were not idiots, liars, etc. They were doing their job, exactly as a solider does on the battlefield. He is not a murderer. He is not doing this for his own gain. The soldier is fighting and killing, in the best case, for his homeland. In the worst case, for a foreign power. (Who are the Ukrainian soldiers serving?)
If you now are in war mode, and you do not need to take care about the step-by-step inception approach, then you can switch gears. You will get exact instructions from a superior agency, say some US-alphabet-soup-agency-affiliated media agencies, and you will write your articles with minor differences. Since there are many MSM outlets in a country, you will need to differ slightly, so the sheep don’t detect the synchronization. Intelligent people will detect it but won’t say anything since they will be afraid what the others think if they are not in line.
We can see this currently in Ukraine. The Russian media outlets were closed down in many Western states, and they are no longer accessible. One can use some alternative media outlets but they have a very small reach. Moreover, they are constantly being intimidated by the administration and by the MSM. You pick something in your target country that is being considered as bad, e.g., Nazis, and you constantly repeat as an MSM outlet that these alternative and independent media outlets are Nazis. Job done.
Now you can claim whatever you want. There is no simple way to prove you wrong if there is no alternative information. There is alternative information, but it has a limited reach. If the reach grows too much, it would be cut down accordingly. Hence, you can start to claim that Russia is losing exactly the numbers of troops that Ukraine is using. You can say that Artemovsk is a meatgrinder for Russian troops. You can claim that Ukraine has captured thousands of Russian tanks and still claim at the same time that Ukraine urgently needs tanks to survive, and that Ukraine is winning. It doesn’t matter whether it makes sense or not. You are now exactly in the cycle which I described in the ten steps at the beginning of this article.
What if the truth comes out? Consider this:
The winner writes history. In case of a Ukrainian (NATO) victory the history books (if there would be a continued history at all) would be written in favor of the West, of Ukraine and its absurd claims.
In case Russia wins, well, you find a scapegoat and move on to the next deception story. The COVID era was a very good example of how it works. Every three months a new absurd measure was brought up in the media and all government and media outlets instantly claimed it will never happen. Three months later it was law. Who cares? If you don’t agree then you are what in your country is bad, e.g., a Nazi, or what have you. You know the game. It is being played again as I write this. As soon as you hear that this or that weapon system will NEVER be delivered to Ukraine, then you can be sure that one of the following two realities applies:
Three months later, as soon as the public is sufficiently prepared, the weapons will be delivered.
The weapons were ALREADY delivered, even before the first claim was made that it will never be delivered.
The important part in constructing the narrative is to always be prepared to alter the narrative, but only when the change is a foregone conclusion. Stick with the narrative until that time. For example, we can see it in Ukraine. Ukraine apparently is winning big against Russia. It killed many Russian troops in several meatgrinders and captured and destroyed many Russian tanks, so that Russia will soon be without an army and Ukraine can drive safely all the way to Moscow.
This narrative is being maintained all the way through the war, even though between 100 and 200 thousand Ukrainian soldiers have died during this period. And up to 400,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been wounded or captured, such that they can’t participate any longer in the war. But it doesn’t matter as long as the Western audience can’t get other/accurate information.
The American intelligence agencies know exactly what the situation is on the ground. And they know approximately when a collapse is imminent. Hence, the narrative will start to change, step by step, gradually at the last possible date. This applies for all possible events, not only for the Ukrainian war.
Suddenly, a strategically important town like Artemovsk (Bakhmut) is no longer strategically important. Or, suddenly, the Ukrainians suffered heavy losses during the war, even though it was reported until recently that Ukraine only lost some 10,000 casualties. Before a big change on the ground is imminent, the virtual reality can be maintained. It is more than sufficient to start adapting the narrative step by step, a few weeks or a month in advance. Remember “Inception”. The Western audience is well fed with the MSM. Some 70% of the people fully believe the MSM. The other 30% are silent because they don’t want to be intimidated.
It is the same as the proverbial boiling of a frog.
Truly fascinating...in a Faustian way.
Most people will hate me for this. But it is what it has always been, for millennia. You need the Media (since Media existed) and/or religion as cornerstone(s) of the state to keep up national interests, by which I mean the real sovereign national interests. Colonies like Italy, Germany, France, Japan, etc., don’t have such. In fact, they have (as I explained before) the national interests of the colonial master, which have a higher priority than their own.
With these, you control the people to go along with your policies. Sometimes policies which are actually favorable to your national interests are difficult to communicate by politicians. Here the Media and religions are doing “Inception” work to prepare the people for hard measures and laws. Moreover, you create a national coherence and patriotism as well. All of these measures are to some degree important in order to stay a sovereign state. However, excessive measures are bad as well, as we saw in Germany eighty years ago.
So, there must be a balance between control over, and freedom of the people. The people shouldn’t feel that they are being controlled or denied their freedoms if the particular government/Media strategy is executed well. See my article about the “Inception”.
Unfortunately, history always provides some psychopaths, dictators, and tyrants who abuse such mechanisms, mechanisms that should usually be used for a good cause.
What I want to say are the following two things:
If you control the people for the good cause of protecting them and boosting the prosperity of the nation, then everything is right. There are many good examples.
Unfortunately, as already described, control has been abused too often in history. It has been used as a tool of oppression. See the ten steps at the beginning of the article and think about how dictators have applied them throughout history.
Hence, even though I support the concept if it is executed for good cause, the grim reality is that today over 150 countries worldwide are completely under the media control and the manipulation by the American empire. Hence, for a bad cause. Controlling foreign nations is bad. Being controlled by foreign nations is worse. That is what I aim to outline in this article.
If a foreign power controls your Media presentation, then you are a dependent nation. A modern colony.
Only if your media are independent and are working in favor of the national sovereign interests, will you be an independent nation and also not a dictatorship. If you are independent, but your government uses the Media against its own people and not in the best interests of the nation and its people, then you are living in a dictatorship, which is BAD!
Repetitive and Synchronized Phrases[ii]
It is sometimes funny to track the current Media strategy slogans of the American empire. Some funny guys (metaphoric, of course) travel around with a black suitcase and they hand over the new Media slogans to the leaders of their colonies. Read: Italy, Germany, France, Romania, Japan etc.
Now, out of nothing, suddenly all the “leaders” are repeating the same slogans. “We will support Ukraine for as long as it takes”. “We will never supply tanks to Ukraine”. “Russia blew up Nord Stream”. “We will not negotiate a bad peace”. And so on. Germany just decided to kill itself, which is truly fascinating. Scholz travelled to Washington to personally pick up Germany’s new orders and the new Media slogan: “If China delivers weapons to Russia, we will punish China.” Hahaha.
If you read my article about Germany, you know that Germany is critically dependent on China. Scholz went to Washington to receive his new orders, as well as a rope and a pistol. The latter two are to make sure Germany’s suicide is successful. As I said, truly fascinating new Media slogan.
Freedom of the Press
The American empire is promoting freedom of the press all over the world. Why? As I said, through this vehicle and through NGOs, the empire can control the distribution of information worldwide and create an alternative reality in the Media sphere. The empire can control the local politicians and eliminate them if needed. It is very easy to stage a coup in a country if you are in control of its Media. At the same time, it becomes apparent that the target country has no sovereignty. If it had sovereignty, it would have national interests that would forbid such a thing from happening.
Note that freedom of the (independent) press is good and right, particularly to prevent dictatorships from happening. But it must never allow control from foreign powers. The local MSM has to be either under the control of the local government, or, far better, under NO control. The freedom of speech/press is absolutely important, as already stated, to prevent dictatorships (or worse, foreign control) from happening.
I won’t go deeper here into this topic, but I recommend that you educate yourself about the CIA’s “Operation Mockingbird”. It is the operation to control and influence foreign and domestic media through “Inception”. There is plenty of material to be found on the internet.
Secret Laws and Courts
For the next chapter, Social Media, we first need to understand one important fact. I will describe it superficially, since there is a lot of information available on the internet.
In almost every country, but especially in countries with strong national interests, there are both secret laws and secret courts. They are in place to fight terrorism and organized crime and to prevent events that would harm the national security. But, as everything that is in theory good, these laws can result in unintended consequences.
Let’s consider Edward Snowden’s revelations. You can find most of the things I will write below in his released documents and in the media reports in which he collaborated. Unfortunately, I can’t explain the concept of secret laws and courts deeper for a few reasons:
If any Media enterprise (especially social media but all other types of media as well) reaches a certain critical number of users, it becomes relevant for the national security.
What I wrote to this point should give you an idea what I really wanted to say. It will become clearer in the next chapters. I think it is better to not go too deep into this topic just yet.
Social Media and Big Tech
Social media is the perfect spot for influence and control. First it was the religions, then the newspapers and now we have the social media. Since everybody decided to carry his own spy device with him, everything is easy. Now I’m no modern-day Luddite, living in the basement and hiding from mobile phones. I fully use all available technology. As long as you are not a threat to national security or part of organized crime, nothing will happen with your data. The local police won’t have access without a court order.
Okay, let’s start. How to influence, manipulate, and blackmail political players, both domestic and foreign? As I pointed out above, some laws are, in theory, applicable to threats on national security. This is a very flexible term.
You have global power if you have global information. Let’s assume that all big media and software enterprises would have an interface that would allow real-time access to all its data, especially social media databases. To governments in colonies as well. Wouldn’t that be a dream for any emperor? Can’t you just imagine Senator Palpatine from Star Wars laughing? 😊
Let’s dive quickly into basic relational database technology. It consists of at least one but up to hundreds of thousands of records. Every record is the representation of a real-life object, and each record has fields containing information. Some fields are only there for auxiliary reasons. For example, you have a field, “Person”, where your name is saved. Then you have a field “Address”, and so on. The information in the fields always stays within the record, which represents a single real-life object. Note that it is clear that person A has the address B, since all of his data is stored in the corresponding fields. A spreadsheet (table) is a perfect example of a simple database.
I didn’t want to make it too complicated but I can imagine that it already has become too complicated. Forgive me if that is the case. IT experts will say that I’m an idiot and people with no computer experience will understand nothing. Sorry for that.
Now let’s imagine that a big social media application has thousands of databases, each for a specific use or application. But for the sake of simplifying, we will assume that there is only one single database in every big social media application. Facebook consists of one single table with all information gathered from users. Assume Twitter, Instagram, etc., do as well.
You have users in every social media application. That’s the purpose of it. Let’s assume that this single table is the “User” table. It will have an ID, and let’s simplify further on and say, an email.
Now, pretend you are Senator Palpatine (soon to become Emperor), and you want to have access to all databases within your reach. What are you going to do?
You will develop a program that links up all the users in all connected media (a.k.a. critical mass) and make them all traceable across the internet. Every single move. How does it work?
Well, you write an application, sometimes called a crawler, that is doing nothing but checking the free accessible interfaces to all connected media enterprises for new data for new or altered users. It will check a set of information about the users. Name, email address, used IP addresses, etc. It will check the found information against a big data warehouse system, where for every single registered person worldwide, a single record is stored. Name and ID, etc.
Now you have a database of all registered people and a connection to all corresponding media and governmental administration agency databases. The crawler applications are creating these connections 24/7. In fact, one can now take the viewer application of this giant data warehouse application, look for a particular person and get real-time access to all its media accounts connected to the system. Yes, all kinds of messenger applications as well. You don’t need to be hacked. You can’t protect yourself. This program has the “keys”.
And now you are as transparent as glass.
Now I need to explain a few things. All the information stated above was fully taken out of the documents of Edward Snowden. I hope I was successful in simplifying the tons of gigabytes of data he released in a few hundred words, so it is understandable by everyone. I do know far more, but that’s all I can say, since it is publicly available and the stated information is more than ten years old.
Again, don’t worry! If you are not a supervillain or if you are not planning a coup or something like that, no one will look into your data. I personally assume, but I don’t know, that you might become interesting for certain agencies if you have more than 0.1% of the population of the country you are living in as followers and you push hard against your government. Then, you could potentially attract attention.
In addition, you certainly will be interesting if you possess a position of power or influence. Your data can be used to control you.
Information War on Social Media and (selective) Free Speech
Social media became truly funny for me in the meantime.
I can seemingly recognize armies of Western and Eastern influencers, trolls, experts, etc., fighting each other in the public sphere; fighting for the sovereignty of interpretation of the circulating information. In fact, many of the people you like to listen to are for sure somehow “influenced” by certain agencies. Since I found that out, my decision was even more firm to get out of blogging ASAP. Hence, at the end of the year.
One can really see the information war raging on the internet. And I certainly, as a normal natural person don’t want to be part of that show! I do not want to be the propaganda piece for anyone. And IF I would, then only for Serbia! But as I said, I have no interest in such a show.
Free speech indeed ends, even in the West, as quickly as you can say “Free Speech”! 😊 As stated already in a former chapter, you will get labelled as whatever is associated with something very bad in your country. In many countries it will be Nazis. So, if you embrace your right to free speech, you are a Nazi. For example: “I do not support a war against Russia. I want peace in Ukraine”. It is crystal clear! You are a Nazi! If you support a so-called “bad peace”, then you are a Nazi. Now try to exercise your free speech right as a Nazi 😊 A “bad peace”, by the way, is everything that doesn’t entail the breakup of Russia. Essentially what the actual Nazis planned back then! But who cares about free speech and facts? You are a Nazi if you are against things that Nazis did and that Ukraine/NATO is doing today.
Sovereign and Dependent Countries
I hope I was able to give you a little understanding about how the Media is working nowadays. And what you need to consider when consuming it. The best thing is to consume the media of both sides and some alternative media outlets as well. If you have a little bit of intelligence, you will be able to see the truth, which lies in between, on your own. Yes, you read right. Russia is doing the same, but in the name of its sovereignty. The West is doing it to maintain its neo-colonial system of undeclared, unofficial colonies.
Moreover, I hope I was able to explain a little bit what the difference between sovereign countries and colonies are. I especially wanted to highlight that the West never left the colonial age. It has only become a master in concealing the fact that a country is a colony against its citizens. This goes for Europe as well as for Africa and many more places besides.
This neo-colonialism and all its media/religion control over its colonies will start to break down after Russia’s victory in Ukraine. At least, the victory is one side of the medal. The second side of the medal will be explained on BMA soon in another major article. It is the macroeconomics side.
[ii] For further information, search for “illusory truth effect”, in which regular repetition of a phrase eventually replaces truth with an illusion of truth. The familiarity of the phrase makes the reader believe it to be true.
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