Thursday, March 31, 2016

Jade Helm 16 Is Training to Withhold Food From the American People



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Jade Helm 16 Is Training to Withhold Food From the American People


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Jade Helm is back and it is back and it is back  with a vengeance. Jade Helm 15 has morphed into Unconventional Warfare Exercise 16 (UWEX 16).
UWEX 16 is about fighting a civil war against rogue American troops who will, presumably, not go along with the imposition of tyranny under the banner of the UN flag with the complicit support of foreign troops.
There is a new twist to Jade Helm 16 (i.e. UWEX 16).

I have learned from reliable sources that Jade Helm 16 is also about controlling the shipment of all food. If one thinks this sounds outrageous, stay tuned, because the circumstantial evidence clearly points in this direction.

I received this email on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.
To the staff of The Common sense show:
My cousin is deployed in Army Spec. Ops at Ft. Bragg. He is going to be expected to take part in guerrilla warfare drills against rogue military forces. After arriving at Ft. Bragg, he was still permitted to leave the base. We live in Texas and drove to meet him. When we went to lunch. he had all of use leave our cell phones in the car and we walked a block to eat dinner.  He said that they were beginning to receive briefings about taking on rogue military units in a guerrilla war scenario.  He assumes they are American military units, but they were not told that when he was presented with their newly created training specs.
He has a role in this exercise, but I will not reveal the nature, as we do not identify him. He said he is being moved from Ft. Bragg to another base that has not yet been identified. He suspects that it is in the area because their deployment gear remains the same. He told us that he fears the drill could go live for many reasons…
I first reported on Jade Helm 16 (i.e. UWEX 16) last fall. I resurfaced the issue in February 2016. Nobody seems to care, nor do the want to hear about it. However, recent revelations may begin to get the attention of the American people. The following, however, may get your attention.

Trump Is to Blame for Everything

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Donald Trump has awakened millions of Americans to the tyranny that we have been living under for the past several decades. The decadence of our ruling class has grown to such a level that even the blind can see the heinous character flaws and devastating motives which underlies our ruling class.
Whether Trump becomes President or not, he has caused a shift in consciousness for the American people. There is now an attitude, coming from the American middle class, that can only be described as “Us vs. Them”.  Trump’s political demise will only add to the growing sense of American anger and resentment.
Trump has set into motion a movement that can only end in a gigantic train wreck and the powers-that-be are preparing to blunt the momentum being experienced by the middle class. Even if Donald Trump is done away with, the movement will only grow. The criminal elite must find a way to to stop this movement because it threatens to derail the central strategies designed to destroy America and the implementation of the New World Order, namely, illegal immigration and free trade agreements.
So how will the criminal elite stop the Trump populist movement which is sweeping the country? They are going to starve the American people into submission at a time of their choosing.

“They that be slain with the sword are better than they that be slain with hunger: for these that hunger pine away, stricken through for want of the fruits of the field.”
Lamentations 4:9

The United States Recent Role in Promoting Food Instability

Recent current events have demonstrated how the Obama administration is posturing to control the food supply with the ultimate goal of regaining control of the American people and undoing the damage caused by Trump.
In November’s 2014, the controversy surrounding the $36 reduction in food stamp entitlements continues to settle in, reports covering the past several months, regarding the government spending over $80 million to protect its own buildings from food stamp rioters, continues to concern those who are following the rapid increases in food prices across the planet.
Additionally, and presently, one million of the nation’s poorest people will be cut off SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) over the course of 2016, due to the return in many areas of a three-month limit on SNAP benefits for unemployed adults aged 18-49 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children. The new federal regulations call for individuals to lose their food assistance benefits after three months regardless of how hard they are looking for work.  The impact will mostly be felt in the 22 states that are adopting the new federal guidelines to the letter of the law.
Is this the way that this administration is preparing for the coming food riots? The food riots being practiced for in Jade Helm 16.

The Government’s Historical Overview of the Control of Food

In December, 1974, National Security Council directed by Henry Kissinger completed a classified study entitled, National Security Study Memorandum 200: Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests.The study was based upon the unproven claims that population growth in Lesser Developed Countries (LDC) constituted a serious risk to America’s national security.
In November of 1975, President Ford, based upon the tenets of NSSM 200 outlined a classified plan to forcibly reduce population growth in LDC countries through birth control, war and famine. Ford’s new national security adviser, Brent Scowcroft, in conjunction with CIA  Director, George H. W. Bush, were tasked with implementing the plan and the secretaries of state, treasury, defense, and agriculture assisted in the implementation of these insane genocidal plans. Today, we also see the manifestation of NSSM 200 through Bill Gates’ eugenics policies of mass sterilizations and vaccinations on the continent of Africa.
kissinger useless eatersNSSM 200 formally raised the question, “Would food be considered to be an instrument of national power? … Is the U.S. prepared to accept food rationing to help people who can’t/won’t control their population growth?” Kissinger has answered these questions when he stated that he was predicting a series of contrived famines, created by mandatory programs and this would make exclusive reliance on birth control programs unnecessary in this modern day application of eugenics in a scheme that would allow Henry to have his cake and eat it too in that the world would finally be rid of the “useless eaters!”

That Was Then and This Is Now

13603Third world population control, using food as one of the primary weapons, has long been a matter of official covert national policy and a portion of President Obama’s Executive Order (EO 13603), National Defense Resources Preparedness is a continuation of that policy. Only now, the intended targets are not the LDC’s but, instead, the targets are the American people. With one out of six Americans on food stamps, and a reduction of these benefits under way, the policy of using food as a weapon against the American people already has a significant beachhead.
With the stroke of his pen, Obama has total and absolute control over all food where his EO 13603 states:
e)  “Food resources” means all commodities and products, (simple, mixed, or compound), or complements to such commodities or products, that are capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals, irrespective of other uses to which such commodities or products may be put, at all stages of processing from the raw commodity to the products thereof in vendible form for human or animal consumption.  “Food resources” also means potable water packaged in commercially marketable containers, all starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, seed, cotton, hemp, and flax fiber, but does not mean any such material after it loses its identity as an agricultural commodity or agricultural product.
(f)  “Food resource facilities” means plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for the production, processing, distribution, and storage (including cold storage) of food resources, and for the domestic distribution of farm equipment and fertilizer…”
This unconstitutional EO is particularly disturbing in that it clearly states that the government has control over anything that is “capable of being ingested by either human beings or animals…”  If you thought that you and Fido were going to get through the coming food crisis by storing and consuming dog food, think again.

Conclusion

How will farmers maintain the nation’s food supply when all fertilizer, their farm equipment and all of their vehicles are under the control of one power-hungry President? The criminal elite always seem to be one step ahead.
Jade Helm 16, with the assistance of foreign troops is training not only to arrest dissidents, subjugate rogue American military units who will not be on board with the increasing level of tyranny, they are also preparing to weaponize food as a means of political control in the face of the new American populism.
If you are wondering how bad it can get, you may wish to read about How Stalin killed 28,000 people per day in Ukraine by starving them to death. What was their crime? Well, they must have had a Ukranian version of Donald Trump. They wanted independence from Stalin and that is when Stalin imposed the Holomodor.  Think God, gold, food, water and guns.






9 Comments

  1. Grams63 ~ March 30, 2016 at 6:26 am
    Dave, you were able to forewarn me in March 2015 ‘in real time’ about JH15 as I experienced a three hour, three black hawk drill over my home which I was Not Sure if it was going live, early April. And I wasn’t even in the JH15 zone!! I was scared and furious. Within a year they have pushed their ‘security’ concerns to achieve their agenda for camera’s and drone’s, we are already under a police state so when it goes live, I don’t believe I will have the chance to say “Thank You!”
    Paying attention In Georgia,
    Grams63~
  2. WEDGE March 30, 2016 at 9:45 am
    What, do you believe, would be the response from the administration/media if/when a governor activated his state’s Constitutional Militia (which every state legally has-and more than likely, everyone reading this is IN their state’s Militia…SURPRISE!) for the sole purpose of holding a state-wide exercise/drill for a hypothetical need to defend against a tyrannical federal force attempting to illegally subjugate the citizens of that state? Of course, it too would need a catchy name…
  3. Forearmed March 30, 2016 at 9:47 am
    Interestingly enough, this was exactly how Stalin managed between1932 and 1933 to starve do death an estimated 2.5–7.5 million Ukrainians. If we allow this without an outcry of righteous indignation, regardless how many lives could be lost in stopping it, then will deserved exactly what we get. I will not be taken out all by my little lonesome, as there will be more than a few who will accompany me to that final destination.
    At some point someone will declare that it is open season on any who work for the Militaristic Police State, no matter what departmental acronym they use. Will we hear the call of the patriots? Will we chose to fight tyranny rather than be a slave to the Oligarchic Corporate State? That will remain to be seen when the clarion call goes out.
  4. James Stamulis March 30, 2016 at 12:16 pm
    I love your articles Dave and i too have seen the black choppers where i live fairly often. On the Trump thing i pray i am not the only one enraged by the all out assault on Trump while pumping up Cruz by FOX no less who when Obama ran protected his gay Muslim Communist butt as good as the other MSM trash? The establishment is terrified Trump will somewhat restore America and are not even hiding it anymore. The poor little abused so called journalist who first said she was pulled down by Trumps campaign manager until the video showed that was bullcrap. We have no television news at all for any truth. God help the military that goes against we the people. Remember the oaths you took.
  5. Common Sense March 30, 2016 at 12:43 pm
    And let’s not forget, before they took the food they took the GUNS.
  6. Mark March 30, 2016 at 3:13 pm
    Dave, if the combined governments of the united States were to attempt to withhold food from the so-called people it would be a BLOODBATH.
    What more needs said.
    EDITOR’S NOTE: IT HAS HAPPENED BEFORE. AND FOR THIS TO BE DISCOUNTED WITHOUT ANY CONTRARY EVIDENCE IS FOOLISH. WHY DO YOU THINK THEY ARE DRIVING FARMERS AND RANCHERS OFF OF THEIR LAND?
  7. […] Jade Helm is back and it is back and it is back with a vengeance. Jade Helm 15 has morphed into Unconventional Warfare Exercise 16 (UWEX 16). UWEX 16 is about fighting a civil war against rogue American troops who will, presumably, not go along with the imposition of tyranny under the banner of the UN flag with the complicit support of foreign troops. There is a new twist to Jade Helm 16 (i.e. UWEX 16). I have learned from reliable sources that Jade Helm 16 is also about controlling the shipment of all food. If one thinks this sounds outrageous, stay tuned, because the circumstantial evidence clearly points in this direction. Read More […]
  8. Ian Qld Australia March 30, 2016 at 7:19 pm
    As crazy as this article is about Civil War in US the thought can’t escape me that you might be right.
    I have been to your amazing country quite a few times. Even pondered immigrating as a business migrant . ( got divorced instead and stayed in Australia )
    Since witnessing in country 9/11 and the total bs from ” experts ” (with special reference to the Pentagon explosion) I’m prepared to believe almost anything.
    Mr Trump is shaking the voter tree in the USA and the establishment is scared.
    Don’t know how smart people like you Yanks could have allowed these spivs and losers in the past to run your country?.
    I think after the Regan era the lunatics took over .
    However the USA isn’t just a powerful country it is a concept of incredible world wide significance and you are favoured in the history of this planet for the ideals and ideas you propagate through time.
    America is a little bruised but your men and women comprise a light in the world that will get even brighter as time rolls on and I believe won’t end.
    We need a Trump down in your 51st State Australia. I’m hoping we have the beginning of one in our current PM
    Ian Qld Australia

Monday, March 28, 2016

Planned Soros Sponsored Disruptions of Elections

Planned Soros Sponsored Disruptions of Elections

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A ship of fools setting sail on a collision course can only result in the sinking of the election process. Civil disobedience is a valid tactic to confront abusive power. However, to intentionally disrupt the Free Speech dialogue of a Presidential campaign misses the legitimacy of opposing truth to power. Donald Trump is not a public official and has no civic authority to demonstrate against. Yet, the brainless minions that make up the ranks of twisted lunacy are in the service of a Soros funded and nihilist agitator system, intent upon destroying America.  
How long will the sane and contributing citizens tolerate the obvious outlaw subversion of this single embodiment of evil? Fostering anarchy as a method to force a candidate from the public arena is the pinnacle of totalitarian subversion. Serious nationals need to rally to the defense of their country. Understand who and what this seditious traitor is all about. Cliff Kincaid provides an excellent account and background on George Soros in Obama’s Master George Soros: Supporting America’s Enemies at Home and Abroad. Readers are encouraged to review this lengthy chronicle and sourced information.
World Net Daily published this account of Soros-funded group promises even more anti-Trump protests that provides a window on the perverted thinking behind just one of the Soros funded fronts.
“MoveOn.org was flying high after violent protests forced the cancellation of Donald Trump’s planned rally in Chicago last Friday. An emboldened Ilya Sheyman, the executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, crowed in a statement:
“Mr. Trump and the Republican leaders who support him and his hate-filled rhetoric should be on notice after tonight’s events. These protests are a direct result of the violence that has occurred at Trump rallies and that has been encouraged by Trump himself from the stage. Our country is better than the shameful, dangerous, and bigoted rhetoric that has been the hallmark of the Trump campaign.”
But that’s nothing but codswallop, according to one award-winning journalist and author.
“The MoveOn director’s pious statement is total BS,” said David Kupelian, author of “The Snapping of the American Mind.” “The left prides itself on shutting down free speech with which it disagrees whenever and wherever possible. Trump’s boisterous speech has nothing to do with it – the proof of which is that the left constantly disrupts and shuts down speeches by conservatives and Republicans and even pro-Israel speakers on college campuses all across the country. It happens constantly; even the most ‘civil’ and ‘mild-mannered’ conservatives are violently shut down.”
Contrast the rational and factual assessment from Mr. Kupelian with the “PC” psychosis that underpins the warped distortions of the Soros serfs. This modern day Sheriff of Nottingham has the lowly peasants addicted to the illusion of collectivist prerogative, while mustering intolerant deference toward the only populist in the Presidential equation. SOROS GROUP CALLED ‘DEMOCRACY SPRING’ VOWS TO CAUSE CATASTROPHIC CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE TO STOP TRUMP, demonstrates greater adherence towards maintaining corrupt crony globalism than overturning the “pay to play” political kingdom.
Disturbing as this development presents, the next stage of disrupting has Thousands Pledge to Get Arrested in D.C. Protests Next Month, with the full intent to delegitimize elections and candidates that disagree with the Soros vision of insider controlled opposition.
“The leaders of Democracy Spring, a coalition of far-left groups plotting a mass civil disobedience movement to begin next month, told Breitbart News they have already confirmed 2,912 protesters who pledged specifically to risk arrest.
Those protesters signed an option on the coalition’s website explicitly stating, “I pledge to be one among thousands who will risk arrest to save democracy in DC between  April 11 – 16.”
Other pledge options for protests include:
*I pledge to come to Washington DC to support the sit in through legal protest but cannot risk arrest.
*I want to join the march from Philadelphia to Washington DC, sometime between  April 2 – 11.
*I want to volunteer to help organize this campaign.
Despite the fact that many of the main groups endorsing Democracy Spring are funded by billionaire Soros, the group complains that “American elections are dominated by billionaires and big money interests who can spend unlimited sums of money on political campaigns to protect their special interests at the general expense.”
The illogic of protesting the ONLY candidate who is self-funding his own campaign, while Soros spends his ill-gotten gain on advancing his crusade to dismantle the Republic is beyond belief. Maybe it takes a mind controlled and indoctrinated ivy league sophistic to buy into the absurdity of the misdirection from true and legitimate civil disobedience.
As usual Wayne Madsen provides the essential analysis in Soros Disruption: American-Style.
“Recently, Donald Trump campaign rallies have seen highly-coordinated and well-planned political demonstrations in Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, Dayton, and other cities. The rallies were disrupted by highly-coordinated and well-planned protesters waving freshly-printed protest signs before awaiting television cameras. Such “rent-a-mob” actions are trademark signs of the involvement of George Soros and the “godfather” of political street violence, Gene Sharp, in disrupting the normal political process.
One of the favored methods proposed by Sharp and embraced by Soros-financed groups is the taunting of individuals. Sharp’s advice to taunt speakers is being played out in the US presidential campaign: “instead of predominantly silent and dignified behavior… people may mock and insult officials, either at a certain place or by following them for a period.” Sharp suggests that taunting individuals, such as presidential candidates, be combined with a refusal to disperse when either asked or ordered to do so. Sharp claims that these methods are “non-violent.” However, when the US Secret Service, charged with protecting presidential candidates from assassination or bodily harm, order protesters to leave a campaign venue and there is a subsequent refusal to do so, violence is a certainty.”
Supporting Madsen’s content appears in ANTI-TRUMP PROTESTERS Admit Answering Craigslist Ad and Getting Paid to Protest Trump. Folks the money comes out of the pockets of Soros. Trump supporters go to his rallies to hear what he has to say. They do not organize to disrupt Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders town halls. This difference should be so self-evident that only a demented sycophant of the Soros creed of upheaval, could embrace the mental disease that these hooligan thugs foster.
In order to understand the reason Soros is aiming his arrows at Trump is explained plainly in Intelligence Briefing: Soros Next Target? USA.
“The reasons for this enhanced focus on stopping Trump are twofold. First, Trump is not controlled by the Oligarchy in America. While well to do by American standards, he is not on the level of an oligarch and therefore not controlled by their normal selection of a candidate process. Second, Trump proposes a dialog with Russia from a position of business like respect. This cannot be allowed under any circumstance, as the American Oligarchy needs a hostile climate to advance a new cold war that will save America’s collapsing economy with unparalleled new defense spending. Soros color revolution USA may yet end up being the least of America’s worries as one of it’s candidates may find the hardest part of being elected, is simply staying alive.”
If Trump is such a threat that his life is at severe risk on the campaign trail, just how much blame does Soros bear? Why is he above the law? It is obvious that as “a naturalized U.S. citizen, he took an oath stipulating “…..I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign or domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…..” He has violated his oath. At a minimum his citizenship should be revoked.”
Nonetheless, Human Events adds even more compelling reasons he is so dangerous. The most salient argument comes with his words. “Soros has repeatedly said that he sees himself as a messianic figure.  Who but a megalomaniac would make these comments?  “I admit that I have always harbored an exaggerated view of my self-importance—to put it bluntly, I fancied myself as some kind of god” or “I carried some rather potent messianic fantasies with me from childhood, which I felt I had to control, otherwise I might end up in the loony bin.”  If only the loony bin were an option.  As it is, one of the wealthiest men in the world is using his billions to impose a radical agenda on America.”
Here within lies the fatal attraction among most of his pawns that follow his subversive extremist groups. They all share in the lunacy and belong in a loony bin. But the reason that the establishment is so lenient on Soros’ treason is that they are closet globalists. Both partake in the same hatred for Trump for many of the same reasons. Their reasoning is to allow Soros’s gofers to marginalize, discredit or if necessary, eliminate the national and populist alternative. And all the time the mass media places the blame on Trump for the discontent. Such a scenario explains much, why the election is such a circus.
SARTRE – March 29, 2016
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Sunday, March 20, 2016

Will Donald Trump’s Candidacy Be the Catalyst for Civil War? The Establishment is Preparing



While I do not always agree with all his assessments

 I also see the same things  that  Dave Hodges is seeing  ......  Max




Will Donald Trump’s Candidacy Be the Catalyst for Civil War? The Establishment is Preparing



When I am President, we will keep these jobs home. No more with the $500 billlion per year trade deficit with China. No more shutting down American factories and shipping our jobs overseas and bringing back products tax free into America. No more Pfizer's, they will make their product in America or go broke.
In the business of uncovering both present and coming events, in an effort to warn the public so they can prepare accordingly, we often uncover material that is nefarious, but we are often unsure as to how an event could fit into an entire paradigm. Along these lines, I recall what Steve Quayle once said as a guest on my show “We are no longer talking about what is coming, what is coming is already here“. In the light of unfolding events, based on their connections to past events, a clear and distinguishable picture is emerging.

The Trump Factor

 Can he be stopped?
Can he be stopped?
Here is Soros choice for President. He will see her elected at any cost.
Here is Soros’ choice for President. He will see Clinton elected at any cost.
I am growing convinced by the day that Donald Trump’s pursuit of the Presidency will likely be the spark that brings on martial law and ends with civil war. George Soros and his criminal organizations, such as Moveon.org and Black Lives Matter, et al., have demonstrated that they will go to any lengths to stop Donald Trump. Soros’ tactics, on behalf of the criminal elite have not worked. If anything, Soros has driven even more American citizens into the Trump camp with their reprehensible tactics predicated on violence.
If Trump has the nomination stolen from him, there will be, as Trump himself has stated, riots! If Donald Trump is assassinated, there will be riots in every major American city. The coming GOP convention is promising to make the 1968 Democratic Convention look like an elementary school recess in comparison.
As the police brutalized the protesters at the 1968 Democratic Convention, the protesters chanted "The whole world is watching"....
As the police brutalized the protesters at the 1968 Democratic Convention, the protesters chanted “The whole world is watching”….
No matter which direction the GOP nomination goes, there will be violence. There will be widespread violence if he defeats Clinton in the General Election.

The Establishment Is Preparing for What Is Coming This Summer


As  I have reported on many occasions before, the government is storing 30,000 guillotines and they are the most efficient mass execution device ever invented.

And what will they do with the bodies?

This appeared on Steve Quayle’s website entitled Q Alerts. It is an eyewitness account of portable incinerators traveling into Albuquerque. Why would anyone need portable incinerators? The answer is easy, incinerators will be used to dispose of the remains of people who are executed by guillotine.
NEW MEXICO–I noticed 2 men, sitting in the front, and what appeared to be a ‘smoke stack’, behind the drivers side. In my spirit I seemed to ‘know’ what this was – a portable incinerator.
“I just wanted to share something I witnessed yesterday driving through the pass between the Sandia Mts, heading west into ABQ. It was @ 5 PM, and I came up on this odd looking truck. From behind, as I came upon it, I
thought it looked like some new, small refuse truck, but the back was sort of odd looking; no lift or the kind of mechanism you see on a garbage truck. The body of the truck was round. As I passed this truck, I noticed that it was all white, and no markings anywhere, no company name, no ID numbers, nothing visible. This truck was moving slower than the 65 MPH limit, so as I passed it, and pulled in front, in my rear view I noticed 2 men, sitting in the front, and what appeared to be a ‘smoke stack’, behind the drivers side. In my spirit I seemed to ‘know’ what this was – a portable incinerator…”
Jennifer   Mar 18, 2016

UWEX 16- FOREIGN TROPS ARRIVING IN TEXAS IN PREPARATION TO TRAIN FOR THE COMING CIVIL WAR

I have received information regarding a large influx of troops at Fort Bullus and Fort Bliss. One eyewitness, a civilian contractor has had first hand contact with the troops. Both bases are involved in UWEX 16 which is, among other things, designed to practice for fighting a civil war against American troops.
Further, the Independent Media has been alive with accounts of FEMA camp activations, which has actually been going on for almost two years.
In 2014, I reported on a large influx of potential 5th column terrorists (eg MS-13) with DHS ordering their admittance with the Border Patrol acting as their proxy.
The CIA sponsored ISIS/MS-13 fifth column gangsters are coming to your neighborhood armed with IED's, anti-tank weapons, automatic weapons and WMD's courtesy of of the 2014 immigration crisis immigration crisis.
The CIA sponsored ISIS/MS-13 fifth column gangsters are coming to your neighborhood armed with IED’s, anti-tank weapons, automatic weapons and WMD’s courtesy of of the 2014 immigration crisis immigration crisis.
In 2015, I reported on the Judicial Watch documents which clearly showed that ISIS was maintaining a base camp less than 8 miles from El Paso, TX.
I have also reported on FM 39.4, of the Army Resettlement documents

Appendix N  Foreign Confinement Officer Training Program

Training U.S. Trainers
N-43. Soldiers and Marines who are assigned training missions receive a course of preparation to deal with the specific requirements of developing the target HN confinement officers (i.e. foreign detention officers). The course should emphasize the cultural background of the HN, introduce its language (to include specific confinement-related terms and phrases) and provide insights into cultural tips for developing a good rapport with HN personnel.
The above document should need no explanation.

False Flag Terror Events On Multiple Fronts Is Coming

I have stated for the record that the U.S. was going to be attacked on multiple fronts at multiple times by 5th column operatives allowed into this country by the Obama administration.
Oregon Live through its association with the AP and its twitter feed, is reporting the following:
“Serbia’s authorities are investigating reports that a cargo package bound for Portland contained two missiles with explosive warheads on a passenger flight from Lebanon.
N1 television said the package with two guided armor-piercing missiles was discovered Saturday by a sniffer dog after an Air Serbia flight from Beirut landed at a Belgrade airport.”
If the following does not raise collective eyebrows, nothing will. And of course, the authorities are trying to spin this event by saying the missiles were unarmed and were part of a training exercise. I am having a hard time controlling my laughter as I wrote the words to the previous sentence.

We Have Come Full Circle

THE ELITE TTE WILL NEVER GIVE UP THEIR FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS AND ALL THE TOOLS THEY USE TO FINANCIALLY RAPE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WITHOUT A MAJOR WAR. DONALD TRUMP IS A THREAT TO THAT FINANCIAL ORDER.

What is written above is only a fraction of what has been reported on The Common Sense Show over sqmetalspast two years related to civil war preparations. Now that there is some historical perspective, it is becoming clear that a massive conflict between the people, some of our military units versus DHS and their foreign troop operatives is very close. There only needs to be a match that is lit. And what could spark rioting in every major city? It would be if Donald Trump wins. It would be if Donald Trump has the election stolen from him.  Regardless, it is going to be on long and very hot summer.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

Don’t Be Distracted by the Election, This Is Your Main Danger

Don’t Be Distracted by the Election, This Is Your Main Danger

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UWEX 16 will dominate our headlines come mid-November, at the latest. To some extent, the GOP Primary, as important as it is, is serving as a distraction for a much serious situation that is unfolding in Texas. It involves preparations for mass FEMA camp incarcerations, the use of slave labor in the camps and the engagement of rogue American military units identified as hostile by this current administration.

Very Few Are Paying Attention

This is the story that will get no traction. Last fall, I wrote about Jade Helm 16 and how it was going to be a more dire continuation of Jade Helm 15. In late January/early February of 2016, I wrote with great specificity regarding emerging details of Jade Helm 16, now known as Unconventional Warfare Exercise 16 (UWEX 16)-(aka Jade Helm 16). Very few took notice.
In the first week of February, I published several documents pertaining to UWEX 16, including the following advertisement for “role players” in this “drill”:
The U.S. Army Special Operations Command is looking for role players, most with past military, government or law enforcement experience, to take part in unconventional warfare training that will happen partly in Texas between March and June, 2016. Photo: Oak Grove Technologies
The reader can see that the drill apparently, at least in part, kicks off at Camp Bullis, TX., on March 21 following a preliminary set of activities.

Independent Media Confirmation

Seven months after mentioned Jade Helm 16 by name and six weeks after publishing documents related to UWEX 16 (ie Jade Helm 16), Dahboo777 published this video, yesterday, highlighting these same documents as depicted in the following video.

Private UWEX 16 Eyewitness Accounts Have Remained Steady Since January

I have received several very similar emails in the past 8 weeks which, in part tells us why we should be concerned with UWEX 16.
Dear Dave,
Thanks for your coverage last year of Jade Helm 15. Although I didn’t realize it then, we have a lot to be afraid of when it comes to Jade 2 or UWEX as they are calling the next phase of Jade Helm 15. 
I have a family member who is serving in Special Operations. We recently met with him for lunch and he was as white as a ghost. He told us that he is expected to “extract domestic terrorists and take them to an impromptu detention facility. At the facility, they are expected to train foreign troops to take over the detention of the prisoners. This is what you wrote about last summer about the Army Reserves in Michigan. His best friend is training for guerrilla warfare inside of Texas. Is JH2 going to be what all of us were afraid was happening in Jade Helm 15?
Please do not publish my name or email address.
It is clear that this above email is talking about FEMA camp activation with foreign troop involvement. A deep-cover source connected to Paul Martin is reporting the same thing. This scenario is very consistent with the Resettlement Army documents released in 2014.
I also received this email on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, not too long after my release of the UWEX documents.
To the staff of The Common sense show:
My cousin is deployed in Army Spec. Ops at Ft. Bragg. He is going to be expected to take part in guerrilla warfare drills against rogue military forces. After arriving at Ft. Bragg, he was still permitted to leave the base. We live in Texas and drove to meet him. When we went to lunch. he had all of use leave our cell phones in the car and we walked a block to eat dinner.  He said that they were beginning to receive briefings about taking on rogue military units in a guerrilla war scenario.  He assumes they are American military units, but they were not told that when he was presented with their newly created training specs.
He has a role in this exercise, but I will not reveal the nature, as we do not identify him. He said he is being moved from one base to another base that has not yet been identified. He suspects that it is in the area because their deployment gear remains the same. He told us that he fears the drill could go live for many reasons…
Most recently, following an interview with Mike Adams, on March 13, 2016, I received several emails regarding UWEX 16 including the following:
Hi Dave.
I just had a opportunity to hear your interview with Mike Adams. When you spoke about the military drills soon to begin here in Texas my ears pricked up. I live just a few miles down the road from Fort Hood. It is in Killeen and I’m in Lampasas, Texas. I am a nurse and work 10-6 at night in a local nursing home. This morning another nurse informed me that about 1,000 (one thousand) soldiers from Fort Hood are being sent out of the area on assignment. I asked her if she knew where they were going. She didn’t have any idea but it sure sounds suspicious in light
of everything else going on. Just thought you might be interested. Thanks for all the great work you and all the watchmen do! God bless you, your family and Katy.
Sent from my iPad
Late last night, I received this email from a Texas resident.
Dear Dave,
I am going to have to be a bit vague in this email in order to protect the identity of the person that I got the following information from very recently.
Governor Abbott has been having local discussions with certain people regarding the idea that Texas will secede from the Union. It is 1861 all over again. I also know that our Texas governor has had discussions with several other governors about the same topic…….
Again, a deep cover source close to Paul Martin has said the same. Also, Gary Franchi of Next News Network has released the following video on UWEX 16.
It is very clear that various aspects of FM 39.4, of the Army Resettlement documents are very clearly associated with UWEX 16 in terms of how this playing out.
As was the case with the NAZIS, slave labor will be a part of the landscape as evidenced by the following Army document.
Appendix J
J-20 FM 3-39.40 12 February 2010
J-67.
Commanders must organize and manage detainees in such a manner as to permit the proper and ready employment of each detainee. Establish and maintain a current occupational skill record for each detainee. Include new skills as they are acquired.
Assigning individual detainees to a work detail or job on a regular or permanent basis.
Establishing vocational training projects and encouraging detainees to study and develop needed skills to the maximum extent possible.
LABOR CONSIDERATIONS
J-68.
Detainee labor may be used to perform the following:
Camp administration and installation maintenance.
Agricultural work.
Public works, public utilities, and building operations that have no military character or purpose.
Transportation and handling of stores that are not military in nature or purpose.
Domestic service
Stop! The following may contain images and messages which are troublesome to those who suffer from cognitive dissonance and corporate media group think. 
What lies below is more proof that it will be foreign troops killing American citizens, not American soldiers who cannot be counted on to violate their oath to the Constitution.

Appendix N
Foreign Confinement Officer Training Program

Training U.S. Trainers
N-43. Soldiers and Marines who are assigned training missions receive a course of preparation to deal with the specific requirements of developing the target HN confinement officers (i.e. foreign detention officers). The course should emphasize the cultural background of the HN, introduce its language (to include specific confinement-related terms and phrases) and provide insights into cultural tips for developing a good rapport with HN personnel.
It is amazing that some still continue to deny the presence of foreign troops on American soil.
It is clear that UWEX 16 will, in part, include slave labor as part of the forced incarceration of what presumably will be millions of Americans.  Further, Executive Order 13603, also calls for slave labor in the camps. Let remind the reader that Jade Helm 15 was primarily about dissident extraction and incarceration, hence the use of special forces as opposed to conventional forces.
UWEX 16 is about (1) dissident extraction (2) the quelling of any domestic civil unrest and (3) the obliteration of any American military unit that is not on board and opposes the subjugation of millions of American citizens.

What Does It All Mean?

The establishment of the GOP would rather destroy their own party than give sqmetalsup the gravy train brought to them through the free trade agreements. If it appears that Trump will be the next President, the plug will undoubtedly be pulled. The GOP leadership will be damned if they are going to give up their strangle hold on this country. They will not only ruin the Republican Party, they will collapse the country.

I think a massive false flag upon the Republican Convention remains a real possibility. This would leave the GOP in a mess and from two scenarios emerge as distinct possibilities:
  • Obama will declare martial law and never leave office and there will be no November election.
  • Hillary Clinton will be championed by the media as a unifying force and she will assume control of the Presidency.
On even a more disturbing note, these events are not confined to Texas and this will be concerned with events unfolding across the country in several locations. This is currently under investigation.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Government Actually has a Zombie Apocalypse Plan — and It’s Just Been Declassified

The Government Actually has a Zombie Apocalypse Plan — and It’s Just Been Declassified

Anti-Media – by Jake Anderson
A few years ago, the Center for Disease Control launched a zombie preparedness initiative that drew significant attention. The Department of Defense followed suit and developed an entire training course intended for the Joint Operational Planning and Execution System (JOPES). The complete response plan, called CONPLAN888, was recently declassified, and it’s just as weird and creepy as you might imagine.
The Black Vault posted two documents retrieved from the NSA using the Freedom of Information Act.  
The purpose of the plan, according to the United States Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), was to use a fictitious scenario to prepare for real-world emergencies.
“[The training focused on how to] undertake military operations to preserve ‘non-zombie’ humans from the threats posed by a zombie horde. Because zombies pose a threat to all ‘non-zombie’ human life (hereafter referred to as ‘humans’), USSTRATCOM will be prepared to preserve the sanctity of human life and conduct operations in support of any human population-including traditional adversaries.”
The objective of the three-fold plan includes the neutralization of zombies through “denial, deception, disruption, degradation or destruction,” though with the exception of ‘destruction,’ it is unclear what is meant by these terms with regard to fighting zombies.
Reading at times like the treatment to a campy science fiction script,CONPLAN888 categorizes eight classes of zombies:
  1. Pathogenic zombies — Zombie life forms created after infection by a viral or bacterial contagion.
  2. Radiation zombies — Zombie life forms created after infection from electromagnetic or particle radiation.
  3. Evil Magic Zombies — Zombie life forms created by occult experimentation, or “evil magic.”
  4. Space Zombies — Zombies that come from space or are created by extraterrestrial toxins (this also includes Zombie Satellites that could pose a threat to SATCOM services like DirecTV)
  5. Weaponized Zombies — Zombie life forms engineered through bio-mechanical technology for the purposes of attacking another nation.
  6. Symbiant-Induced Zombies — Zombie life forms created after the “introduction of a symbiant life form into an otherwise healthy host.”
  7. Vegetarian Zombies — Zombie life forms that cause no threat to humans because they only eat plant life (could nevertheless “cause massive de-forestation or elimination of basic food crops essential to humans [rice, corn, soybeans])”
  8. Chicken Zombies (yes, this is real)— Zombies that are essentially old hens that can no longer lay eggs. Farmers euthanize them with carbon monoxide and stack them in piles; however, some of the hens are still alive and crawl out. Though they ultimately die of organ failure, chicken zombies are “simply terrifying to behold” and are likely only to make people become vegetarians in protest of animal cruelty.
CONPLAN888 consists of multiple striking passages, given this is a government agency assessing a fictitious zombie uprising. More practical factors concern environmental issues such as groundwater contaminated with zombie pathogens.
Other, more ominous notes, include references to the government declaring martial law within the United States. There is also a reference to epidemiologic surveillance for the purposes of watching changes in disease vectors.
The government response to a zombie uprising unleashed by a nation-state, large corporation, or terrorist group includes the following additional measures: HAND SANITIZER, which, marketing materials say, kills 99% of germs (they note that hand sanitizer has never been tested on biohazard level 4 pathogens like ebola); and FIREPOWER TO THE HEAD (the human brain will still be functioning in the zombie state, but it is universally agreed that the only part actually active will be the brain stem”).
The document’s assessment of zombies states that they are “undead and thus feel no pain or fear of death, (therefore) riot control counter-measures would be completely ineffective.”
CONPLAN888 references the books and articles The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z; An Oral History of the Zombie War, and “Zombie Chickens Taking Over California,” among others.
http://theantimedia.org/the-government-actually-has-a-zombie-apocalypse-plan-and-its-just-been-declassified/

Mind Control Theories and Techniques used by Mass Media

 

 

Mind Control Theories and Techniques used by Mass Media

Vigilant Citizen
Mass media is the most powerful tool used by the ruling class to manipulate the masses. It shapes and molds opinions and attitudes and defines what is normal and acceptable. This article looks at the workings of mass media through the theories of its major thinkers, its power structure and the techniques it uses, in order to understand its true role in society.  
Most of the articles on this site discuss occult symbolism found in objects of popular culture. From these articles arise many legitimate questions relating to the purpose of those symbols and the motivations of those who place them there, but it is impossible for me to provide satisfactory answers to these questions without mentioning many other concepts and facts. I’ve therefore decided to write this article to supply the theoretical and methodological background of the analyzes presented on this site as well as introducing the main scholars of the field of mass communications. Some people read my articles and think I’m saying “Lady Gaga wants to control our minds”. That is not the case. She is simply a small part of the huge system that is the mass media.

Programming Through Mass Media

Mass media are media forms designed to reach the largest audience possible. They include television, movies, radio, newspapers, magazines, books, records, video games and the internet. Many studies have been conducted in the past century to measure the effects of mass media on the population in order to discover the best techniques to influence it. From those studies emerged the science of Communications, which is used in marketing, public relations and politics. Mass communication is a necessary tool to insure the functionality of a large democracy; it is also a necessary tool for a dictatorship. It all depends on its usage.
In the 1958 preface for A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley paints a rather grim portrait of society. He believes it is controlled by an “impersonal force”, a ruling elite, which manipulates the population using various methods.
“Impersonal forces over which we have almost no control seem to be pushing us all in the direction of the Brave New Worldian nightmare; and this impersonal pushing is being consciously accelerated by representatives of commercial and political organizations who have developed a number of new techniques for manipulating, in the interest of some minority, the thoughts and feelings of the masses.”
– Aldous Huxley, Preface to A Brave New World
His bleak outlook is not a simple hypothesis or a paranoid delusion. It is a documented fact, present in the world’s most important studies on mass media. Here are some of them:

Elite Thinkers

Walter Lippmann


Walter Lippmann, an American intellectual, writer and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner brought forth one of the first works concerning the usage of mass media in America. In Public Opinion (1922), Lippmann compared the masses to a “great beast” and a “bewildered herd” that needed to be guided by a governing class. He described the ruling elite as “a specialized class whose interests reach beyond the locality.” This class is composed of experts, specialists and bureaucrats. According to Lippmann, the experts, who often are referred to as “elites,” are to be a machinery of knowledge that circumvents the primary defect of democracy, the impossible ideal of the “omnicompetent citizen.” The trampling and roaring “bewildered herd” has its function: to be “the interested spectators of action,” i.e. not participants. Participation is the duty of “the responsible man”, which is not the regular citizen.
Mass media and propaganda are therefore tools that must be used by the elite to rule the public without physical coercion. One important concept presented by Lippmann is the “manufacture of consent”, which is, in short, the manipulation of public opinion to accept the elite’s agenda. It is Lippmann’s opinion that the general public is not qualified to reason and to decide on important issues. It is therefore important for the elite to decide “for its own good” and then sell those decisions to the masses.
“That the manufacture of consent is capable of great refinements no one, I think, denies. The process by which public opinions arise is certainly no less intricate than it has appeared in these pages, and the opportunities for manipulation open to anyone who understands the process are plain enough. . . . as a result of psychological research, coupled with the modern means of communication, the practice of democracy has turned a corner. A revolution is taking place, infinitely more significant than any shifting of economic power. . . . Under the impact of propaganda, not necessarily in the sinister meaning of the word alone, the old constants of our thinking have become variables. It is no longer possible, for example, to believe in the original dogma of democracy; that the knowledge needed for the management of human affairs comes up spontaneously from the human heart. Where we act on that theory we expose ourselves to self-deception, and to forms of persuasion that we cannot verify. It has been demonstrated that we cannot rely upon intuition, conscience, or the accidents of casual opinion if we are to deal with the world beyond our reach.”
–Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion
It might be interesting to note that Lippmann is one of the founding fathers of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the most influential foreign policy think tank in the world. This fact should give you a small hint of the mind state of the elite concerning the usage of media.
“Political and economic power in the United States is concentrated in the hands of a “ruling elite” that controls most of U.S.-based multinational corporations, major communication media, the most influential foundations, major private universities and most public utilities. Founded in 1921, the Council of Foreign Relations is the key link between the large corporations and the federal government. It has been called a “school for statesmen” and “comes close to being an organ of what C. Wright Mills has called the Power Elite – a group of men, similar in interest and outlook shaping events from invulnerable positions behind the scenes. The creation of the United Nations was a Council project, as well as the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.”
– Steve Jacobson, Mind Control in the United States
Some current members of the CFR include David Rockefeller, Dick Cheney, Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, mega-church pastor Rick Warren and the CEOs of major corporations such as CBS, Nike, Coca-Cola and Visa.

Carl Jung


Carl Jung is the founder of analytical psychology (also known an Jungian psychology), which emphasizes understanding the psyche by exploring dreams, art, mythology, religion, symbols and philosophy. The Swiss therapist is at the origin of many psychological concepts used today such as the Archetype, the Complex, the Persona, the Introvert/Extrovert and Synchronicity. He was highly influenced by the occult background of his family. Carl Gustav, his grandfather, was an avid Freemason (he was Grand Master) and Jung himself discovered that some of his ancestors were Rosicrucians. This might explain his great interest in Eastern and Western philosophy, alchemy, astrology and symbolism. One of  his most important (and misunderstood) concept was the Collective Unconscious.
“My thesis, then, is as follows: In addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature and which we believe to be the only empirical psyche (even if we tack on the personal unconscious as an appendix), there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. This collective unconscious does not develop individually but is inherited. It consists of pre-existent forms, the archetypes, which can only become conscious secondarily and which give definite form to certain psychic contents.”
– Carl Jung, The Concept of the Collective Unconscious
The collective unconscious transpires through the existence of similar symbols and mythological figures in different civilizations. Archetypal symbols seem to be embedded in our collective subconscious, and, when exposed to them, we demonstrate natural attraction and fascination. Occult symbols can therefore exert a great impact on people, even if many individuals were never personally introduced to the symbol’s esoteric meaning. Mass media thinkers, such as Edward D. Bernays, found in this concept a great way to manipulate the public’s personal and collective unconscious.
1955 Time Magazine cover featuring Carl Jung. Looks a little like Avatar, doesn’t it?

Edward  Bernays


Edward Bernays is considered to be the “father of public relations” and used concepts discovered by his uncle Sigmund Freud to manipulate the public using the subconscious. He shared Walter Lippmann’s view of the general population by considering it irrational and subject to the “herd instinct”. In his opinion, the masses need to be manipulated by an invisible government to insure the survival of democracy.
“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.

Our invisible governors are, in many cases, unaware of the identity of their fellow members in the inner cabinet.”
– Edward Bernays, Propaganda
Bernay’s trailblazing marketing campaigns profoundly changed the functioning of American society. He basically created “consumerism” by creating a culture wherein Americans bought for pleasure instead of buying for survival. For this reason, he was considered by Life Magazine to be in the Top 100 most influential Americans of the 20th century.

Harold Lasswell


In 1939-1940, the University of Chicago was the host of a series of secret seminars on communications. These think tanks were funded by the Rockefeller foundation and involved the most prominent researchers in the fields of communications and sociological studies. One of these scholars was Harold Lasswell, a leading American political scientist and communications theorist, specializing in the analysis of propaganda. He was also of the opinion that a democracy, a government ruled by the people, could not sustain itself without a specialized elite shaping and molding public opinion through propaganda.
In his Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, Lasswell explained that when elites lack the requisite force to compel obedience, social managers must turn to “a whole new technique of control, largely through propaganda.” He added the conventional justification: we must recognize the “ignorance and stupidity [of]… the masses and not succumb to democratic dogmatisms about men being the best judges of their own interests.”
Lasswell extensively studied the field of content analysis in order to understand the effectiveness of different types of propaganda.  In his essay Contents of Communication, Lasswell explained that, in order to understand the meaning of a message (i.e. a movie, a speech, a book, etc.), one should take into account the frequency with which certain symbols appear in the message, the direction in which the symbols try to persuade the audience’s opinion, and the intensity of the symbols used.
Lasswell was famous for his media analysis model based on:
Who (says) What (to) Whom (in) What Channel (with) What Effect
By this model, Lasswell indicates that in order to properly analyze a media product, one must look atwho produced the product (the people who ordered its creation),  who was it aimed at (the target audience) and what were the desired effects of this product (to inform, to convince, to sell, etc.) on the audience.
Using a Rihanna video as an example, the analysis would be as follows: WHO PRODUCED: Vivendi Universal; WHAT: pop artist Rihanna; TO WHOM: consumers between the ages of 9 and 25; WHAT CHANNEL: music video; and WHAT EFFECT: selling the artist, her song, her image and her message.
The analyzes of videos and movies on The Vigilant Citizen place a great importance on the “who is behind” the messages communicated to the public. The term “Illuminati” is often used to describe this small elite group covertly ruling the masses. Although the term sounds quite caricatured and conspiratorial, it aptly describes the elite’s affinities with secret societies and occult knowledge. However, I personally detest using the term “conspiracy theory” to describe what is happening in the mass media. If all the facts concerning the elitist nature of the industry are readily available to the public, can it still be considered a  “conspiracy theory”?
There used to be a variety of viewpoints, ideas and opinions in popular culture. The consolidation of media corporations has, however, produced a standardization of the cultural industry. Ever wondered why all recent music sounds the same and all recent movies look the same? The following is part of the answer:

Media Ownership


As depicted in the graph above, the number of corporations owning the majority of U.S. media outlets went from 50 to 5 in less than 20 years. Here are the top corporations evolving around the world and the assets they own.

“A list of the properties controlled by AOL Time Warner takes ten typed pages listing 292 separate companies and subsidiaries. Of these, twenty-two are joint ventures with other major corporations involved in varying degrees with media operations. These partners include 3Com, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, Citigroup, Ticketmaster, American Express, Homestore, Sony, Viva, Bertelsmann, Polygram, and Amazon.com. Some of the more familiar fully owned properties of Time Warner include Book-of-the-Month Club; Little, Brown publishers; HBO, with its seven channels; CNN; seven specialized and foreign-language channels; Road Runner; Warner Brothers Studios; Weight Watchers; Popular Science; and fifty-two different record labels.”
– Ben Bagdikan, The New Media Monopoly
AOL Time Warner owns:
  • 64 magazines, including Time, Life, People, MAD Magazine and DC Comics
  • Warner Bros, New Line and Fine Line Features in cinema
  • More than 40 music labels including Warner Bros, Atlantic and Elektra
  • Many television networks such as WB Networks, HBO, Cinemax, TNT, Cartoon Network and CNN
  • Madonna, Sean Paul, The White Stripes
Viacom owns:
  • CBS, MTV, MTV2, UPN, VH1, Showtime, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, TNN, CMT and BET
  • Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon Movies, MTV Films
  • Blockbuster Videos
  • 1800 screens in theaters through Famous Players

“Disney ownership of a hockey team called The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim does not begin to describe the vastness of the kingdom. Hollywood is still its symbolic heart, with eight movie production studios and distributors: Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Miramax, Buena Vista Home Video, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Buena Vista International, Hollywood Pictures, and Caravan Pictures.
The Walt Disney Company controls eight book house imprints under Walt Disney Company Book Publishing and ABC Publishing Group; seventeen magazines; the ABC Television Network, with ten owned and operated stations of its own including in the five top markets; thirty radio stations, including all the major markets; eleven cable channels, including Disney, ESPN (jointly), A&E, and the History Channel; thirteen international broadcast channels stretching from Australia to Brazil; seven production and sports units around the world; and seventeen Internet sites, including the ABC group, ESPN.sportszone, NFL.com, NBAZ.com, and NASCAR.com. Its five music groups include the Buena Vista, Lyric Street, and Walt Disney labels, and live theater productions growing out of the movies The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and King David.”
– Ibid
The Walt Disney Company owns:
  • ABC, Disney Channel, ESPN, A&E, History Channel
  • Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Miramax Film Corp., Dimensionand Buena Vista International
  • Miley Cyrus/ Hannah Montana, Selena Gomez, Jonas Brothers

Vivendi Universal owns:
  • 27% of US music sales, labels include: Interscope, Geffen, A&M, Island, Def Jam, MCA, Mercury, Motown and Universal
  • Universal Studios, Studio Canal, Polygram Films, Canal +
  • Numerous internet and cell phone companies
  • Lady Gaga, The Black Eyed Peas, Lil Wayne, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, Jay-Z

Sony owns:
  • Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics
  • 15% of US Music sales, labels include Columbia, Epic, Sony, Arista, Jive and RCA Records
  • Beyonce, Shakira, Michael Jackson, Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera
A limited number of actors in the cultural industry means a limited amount of viewpoints and ideas making their way to the general public. It also means that a single message can easily saturate all forms of media to generate consent (i.e. “there are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq”).

The Standardization of Human Thought


The merger of media companies in the last decades generated a small oligarchy of media conglomerates. The TV shows we follow, the music we listen to, the movies we watch and the newspapers we read are all produced by FIVE corporations. The owners of those conglomerates have close ties with the world’s elite and, in many ways, they ARE the elite. By owning all of the possible outlets having the potential to reach the masses, these conglomerates have the power to create in the minds of the people a single and cohesive world view, engendering a “standardization of human thought”.
Even movements or styles that are considered marginal are, in fact, extensions of mainstream thinking. Mass medias produce their own rebels who definitely look the part but are still part of the establishment and do not question any of it. Artists, creations and ideas that do not fit the mainstream way of thinking are mercilessly rejected and forgotten by the conglomerates, which in turn makes them virtually disappear from society itself. However, ideas that are deemed to be valid and desirable to be accepted by society are skillfully marketed to the masses in order to make them become self-evident norm.
In 1928, Edward Bernays already saw the immense potential of motion pictures to standardize thought:
“The American motion picture is the greatest unconscious carrier of propaganda in the world today. It is a great distributor for ideas and opinions. The motion picture can standardize the ideas and habits of a nation. Because pictures are made to meet market demands, they reflect, emphasize and even exaggerate broad popular tendencies, rather than stimulate new ideas and opinions. The motion picture avails itself only of ideas and facts which are in vogue. As the newspaper seeks to purvey news, it seeks to purvey entertainment.”
– Edward Bernays, Propaganda
These facts were flagged as dangers to human freedom in the 1930’s by thinkers of the school of Frankfurt such as Theodor Adorno and Herbert Marcuse. They identified three main problems with the cultural industry. The industry can:
  1. reduce human beings to the state of mass by hindering the development of emancipated individuals, who are capable of making rational decisions;
  2. replace the legitimate drive for autonomy and self-awareness by the safe laziness of conformism and passivity; and
  3. validate the idea that men actually seek to escape the absurd and cruel world in which they live by losing themselves in a hypnotic state self-satisfaction.
The notion of escapism is even more relevant today with advent of online video games, 3D movies and home theaters. The masses, constantly seeking state-of-the-art entertainment, will resort to high-budget products that can only be produced by the biggest media corporations of the world. These products contain carefully calculated messages and symbols which are nothing more and nothing less than entertaining propaganda. The public have been trained to LOVE its propaganda to the extent that it spends its hard-earned money to be exposed to it. Propaganda (used in both political, cultural and commercial sense) is no longer the coercive or authoritative communication form found in dictatorships: it has become the synonym of entertainment and pleasure.
“In regard to propaganda the early advocates of universal literacy and a free press envisaged only two possibilities: the propaganda might be true, or it might be false. They did not foresee what in fact has happened, above all in our Western capitalist democracies — the development of a vast mass communications industry, concerned in the main neither with the true nor the false, but with the unreal, the more or less totally irrelevant. In a word, they failed to take into account man’s almost infinite appetite for distractions.”
– Aldous Huxley, Preface to A Brave New World
A single piece of media often does not have a lasting effect on the human psyche. Mass media, however, by its omnipresent nature, creates a living environment we evolve in on a daily basis. It defines the norm and excludes the undesirable. The same way carriage horses wear blinders so they can only see what is right in front of them, the masses can only see where they are supposed to go.
“It is the emergence of mass media which makes possible the use of propaganda techniques on a societal scale. The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment. Mass media provides the essential link between the individual and the demands of the technological society.”
– Jacques Ellul
One of the reasons mass media successfully influences society is due to the extensive amount of research on cognitive sciences and human nature that has been applied to it.

Manipulation Techniques

“Publicity is the deliberate attempt to manage the public’s perception of a subject. The subjects of publicity include people (for example, politicians and performing artists), goods and services, organizations of all kinds, and works of art or entertainment.”
The drive to sell products and ideas to the masses has lead to an unprecedented amount of research on human behavior and on the human psyche. Cognitive sciences, psychology, sociology, semiotics, linguistics and other related fields were and still are extensively researched through well-funded studies.
“No group of sociologists can approximate the ad teams in the gathering and processing of exploitable social data. The ad teams have billions to spend annually on research and testing of reactions, and their products are magnificent accumulations of material about the shared experience and feelings of the entire community.”
– Marshal McLuhan, The Extensions of Man
The results of those studies are applied to advertisements, movies, music videos and other media in order to make them as influential as possible. The art of marketing is highly calculated and scientific because it must reach both the individual and the collective consciousness. In high-budget cultural products, a video is never “just a video,” Images, symbols and meanings are strategically placed in order to generate a desired effect.
“It is with knowledge of the human being, his tendencies, his desires, his needs, his psychic mechanisms, his automatisms as well as knowledge of social psychology and analytical psychology that propaganda refines its techniques.”
– Propagandes, Jacques Ellul (free translation)
Today’s propaganda almost never uses rational or logical arguments. It directly taps into a human’s most primal needs and instincts in order to generate an emotional and irrational response. If we always thought rationally, we probably wouldn’t buy 50% of what we own. Babies and children are constantly found in advertisements targeting women for a specific reason: studies have shown that images of children trigger in women an instinctual need to nurture, to care and to protect, ultimately leading to a sympathetic bias towards the advertisement.
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Strange old 7up ad using the cuteness of babies
Sex is ubiquitous in mass media, as it draws and keeps the viewer’s attention. It directly connects to our animal need to breed and to reproduce, and, when triggered, this instinct can instantly overshadow any other rational thoughts in our brain.

Subliminal Perception

What if the messages described above were able to reach directly the viewers’ subconscious mind, without the viewers even realizing what is happening? That is the goal of subliminal perception. The phrase subliminal advertising was coined in 1957 by the US market researcher James Vicary, who said he could get moviegoers to “drink Coca-Cola” and “eat popcorn” by flashing those messages onscreen for such a short time that viewers were unaware.
“Subliminal perception is a deliberate process created by communications technicians, by which you receive and respond to information and instructions without being consciously aware of the instructions”
– Steve Jacobson, Mind Control in the United States
This technique is often used in marketing and we all know that sex sells.
Although some sources claim that subliminal advertising is ineffective or even an urban myth, the documented usage of this technique in mass media proves that creators believe in its powers. Recent studies have also proven its effectiveness, especially when the message is negative.
” A team from University College London, funded by the Wellcome Trust, found that it [subliminal perception]was particularly good at instilling negative thoughts. There has been much speculation about whether people can process emotional information unconsciously, for example pictures, faces and words,” said Professor Nilli Lavie, who led the research. We have shown that people can perceive the emotional value of subliminal messages and have demonstrated conclusively that people are much more attuned to negative words.”
– Source
A famous example of subliminal messaging in political communications is in George Bush’s advertisement against Al Gore in 2000.



Right after the name of Gore is mentioned, the ending of the word “bureaucrats” – “rats” – flashes on the screen for a split second.

The discovery of this trickery caused quite a stir and, even if there are no laws against subliminal messaging in the U.S., the advertisement was taken off the air.
As seen in many articles on The Vigilant Citizen, subliminal and semi-subliminal messages are often used in movies and music videos to communicate messages and ideas to the viewers.

Desensitization

In the past, when changes were imposed on populations, they would take to the streets, protest and even riot. The main reason for this clash was due to the fact that the change was clearly announced by the rulers and understood by the population. It was sudden and its effects could clearly be analyzed and evaluated. Today, when the elite needs a part of its agenda to be accepted by the public, it is done through desensitization. The agenda, which might go against the public best interests,  is slowly, gradually and repetitively introduced to the world through movies (by involving it within the plot), music videos (who make it cool and sexy) or the news (who present it as a solution to today’s problems). After several years of exposing the masses to a particular agenda, the elite openly presents the concept the world and, due to mental programming, it is greeted with general indifference and is passively accepted. This technique originates from psychotherapy.
“The techniques of psychotherapy, widely practiced and accepted as a means of curing psychological disorders, are also methods of controlling people. They can be used systematically to influence attitudes and behavior. Systematic desensitization is a method used to dissolve anxiety so the the patient (public) is no longer troubled by a specific fear, a fear of violence for example. […] People adapt to frightening situations if they are exposed to them enough”.
– Steven Jacobson, Mind Control in the United States
Predictive programming is often found in the science fiction genre. It presents a specific image of the future – the one that is desired by the elite – and ultimately becomes in the minds of men an inevitability. A decade ago, the public was being desensitized to war against the Arab world. Today, the population is gradually being exposed to the existence of mind control, of transhumanism and of an Illuminati elite. Emerging from the shadows, those concepts are now everywhere in popular culture. This is what Alice Bailey describes as the “externalization of the hierarchy”: the hidden rulers slowly revealing themselves.

Occult Symbolism in Pop Culture

Metropolis – a movie by the elite, for the elite?
Contrarily to the information presented above, documentation on occult symbolism is rather hard to find. This should not come as a surprise as the term “occult”, literally means “hidden”. It also means “reserved to those in the know” as it is only communicated to those who are deemed worthy of the knowledge. It is not taught in schools nor is it discussed in the media. It is thus considered marginal or even ridiculous by the general population.
Occult knowledge is NOT, however, considered ridiculous in occult circles. It is considered timeless and sacred. There is a long tradition of hermetic and occult knowledge being  taught through secret societies originating from ancient Egyptians, to Eastern Mystics, to the Knights Templar to modern day Freemasons. Even if the nature and the depth of this knowledge was most probably modified and altered throughout the centuries, mystery schools kept their main features, which are highly symbolic,ritualistic and metaphysical. Those characteristics, which were an intricate part of ancient civilizations, have totally been evacuated from modern society to be replaced by pragmatic materialism. For this reason, there lies an important gap of understanding between the pragmatic average person and the ritualistic establishment.
“If this inner doctrine were always concealed from the masses, for whom a simpler code had been devised, is it not highly probable that the exponents of every aspect of modern civilization – philosophic, ethical, religious, and scientific-are ignorant of the true meaning of the very theories and tenets on which their beliefs are founded? Do the arts and sciences that the race has inherited from older nations conceal beneath their fair exterior a mystery so great that only the most illumined intellect can grasp its import? Such is undoubtedly the case.”
– Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages
The “simpler code” devised for the masses used to be organized religions. It is now becoming the Temple of the Mass Media and it preaches on a daily basis extreme materialism, spiritual vacuosity and a self-centered, individualistic existence. This is exactly the opposite of the attributes required to become a truly free individual, as taught by all great philosophical schools of thought. Is a dumbed-down population easier to deceive and to manipulate?
“These blind slaves are told they are “free” and “highly educated” even as they march behind signs that would cause any medieval peasant to run screaming away from them in panic-stricken terror. The symbols that modern man embraces with the naive trust of an infant would be tantamount to billboards reading, ‘This way to your death and enslavement,’ to the understanding of the traditional peasant of antiquity”
– Michael A. Hoffman II, Secret Societies and Psychological Warfare

In Conclusion

This article examined the major thinkers in the field of mass media, the media power structure and the techniques used to manipulate the masses. I believe this information is vital to the understanding of  the “why” in the topics discussed on The Vigilant Citizen.  The  “mass population” versus “ruling class” dichotomy described in many articles is not a “conspiracy theory” (again, I hate that term), but a reality that has been clearly stated in the works of some of the 20th century’s most influential men.
Lippmann, Bernays and Lasswell have all declared that the public are not fit to decide their own fate, which is the inherent goal of democracy. Instead, they called for a cryptocracy, a hidden government, a ruling class in charge of the “bewildered herd.” As their ideas continue to be applied to society, it is increasingly apparent that an ignorant population is not an obstacle that the rulers must deal with: It is something that is DESIRABLE and, indeed, necessary, to insure total leadership. An ignorant population does not know its rights, does not seek a greater understanding of issues and does not question authorities. It simply follows trends. Popular culture caters to and nurtures ignorance by continually serving up brain-numbing entertainment and spotlighting degenerate celebrities to be idolized. Many people ask me: “Is there a way to stop this?” Yes, there is. STOP BUYING THEIR CRAP AND READ A BOOK.
“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.”
– Thomas Jefferson