The Definitive Mind Manipulation Thread
What does it really mean when a person is asleep or awake? Why is television in general, and mass media in particular, currently such a negative influence on the human mind? How do mass media and television impede spiritual awakening and the development of higher levels of consciousness? What is Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and how is it used to manipulate mass opinion? Can you learn to identify NLP as it is being used to influence you, thereby reducing its effectiveness?
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP): A name that encompasses the three most influential components involved in producing human experience: neurology, language and programming. The neurological system regulates how our bodies function, language determines how we interface and communicate with other people and our programming determines the kinds of models of the world we create. Neuro-Linguistic Programming describes the fundamental dynamics between mind (neuro) and language (linguistic) and how their interplay affects our body and behavior (programming).
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If you can ignore the triple 6 reference about halfway through the video (or don't, whatever floats your boat) I think the commentator makes some good points otherwise. Take it with a grain of salt.
Digging into the whole NLP philosophy and history a bit more in parallel to this thread.
That's fascinating stuff. Watching Fox just gets me upset, so I avoid it, but its nice to see someone (other than Jon Stewart, may he rest in peace) doing a step-by-step breakdown of exactly why they piss me off so much. I can totally feel the manipulation when it happens, but the explanation of the hand movements was awesome, stuff I didn't even realize was happening but now it will be hard to ignore. The pinky bit was perfect. [FWIW I also intensely dislike MSNBC – they give me quite a similar feeling.]
How did we get from Walter Cronkite to these clowns anyway?
CAF talks about "entrainment technology" which (if I recall correctly) involves non-audible sound which can be used to either make people feel happy or sad depending on the goals of the people engaging in the activity. Install happy-vibe projectors at your favorite candidate speeches, and unhappy-vibe projectors at your opponent's speeches.
Below is an example of an actual device you can buy on Amazon which uses sound waves to cause nausea, and or emotional disquiet within its area of effect. I'd guess the (presumed) CIA (FBI?) version is substantially more capable. Who needs COINTELPRO when you can selectively manipulate people's emotions without them even realizing it is possible?
Honestly, I think "mind control" is actually just "repeated use of emotional influence" – but it ends up having the same effect on the mass of public opinion over long periods of time. Law of big numbers and all that.
Isn't it interesting how both Red and Blue have their chosen manipulation agents in place? All bases are covered. I'm surprised they aren't both owned by the same company.
Walter Cronkite was perhaps simply more skilled, or people were more credulous.
But I do want to ask a question.
To ensure that you are properly indoctrinated. So that when you are drafted to go off and fight as a foot soldier in the Ukraine for freedom, you do so without question.
What is the manipulative motivation of showing this? I don’t remember this ever being done before. Surreal.
Originated Headquarters, 7th Psychological Operations Group, US Army Reserve, 1980
[quote=Introduction (dated 2003)]"While in the 1980s I had no reason to think that this paper had had any official effect upon U.S. PSYOP doctrine within or beyond the Army, it was with some fascination that I saw specific of its prescriptions applied during the first Gulf War, and recently even more obviously during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. In both instances extreme PSYOP was directed both against the object of the attack and upon U.S. domestic public perception and opinion, in 2003 to the extent of "embedding" journalists with military units to inevitably channel their perspectives and perceptions.
The impact of even these minor techniques of MindWar was remarkable. A psychological climate of inexorable U.S. victory was created and sustained in both the United States and Iraq, which accelerated that victory on the ground.
Somewhat less positively, the failure of MindWar in this instance to be guided by only the most rigorous principles of truth and ethics has just as inexorably led to a substantial post- victory evaporation of that euphoric climate. Therein lies the Achilles' heel of MindWar. Invoking as it does the most intense emotions and commitments of its audiences, it must deliver the goods as they are judged by the target audiences. If the ethical values of those audiences are not respected – if MindWar is used only in the service of ulterior motives and objectives – the resulting "disintoxication"can be socially shattering (sic)."[/quote]
From today's Fox News headlines.
[quote]FEDERAL AUTHORITIES are expected to bring charges against Enrique Marquez, far left (sic), a former neighbor of San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook who bought two of the guns used in last week’s terror attack, Fox News has learned.[/quote]
Wouldn't "left" have sufficed here? Seems like the guy on the "far left" is a problem. Maybe a solution from the "far right" might help?
Since both pictures are on the left of the text, it is entirely sensible… and common usage … to say "far left" to make it clear which picture is being referred to.