“The best propaganda is that which, as it were, works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.”
So says Joseph Goebbels, a name that by mere uttering makes plenty shiver, yet is also acknowledged by many as a master of conquering ‘the broad masses’ as he called it.
“In the beginning there is the understanding, this understanding uses propaganda as a tool to find those men, that shall turn understanding into politics,” he said back in 1920.
“We’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly.”
Conspire. It also reminds us of something else too which is now semi-overtly playing out with mass censorship by American companies:
That we do not teach children how we are governed or what is the economy, but instead we put them through torture to learn the Pythagorean theorem which most likely they will never use, or what elements make earth which again none of them will make use of, is clearly a now admitted conspiracy.
What she means is the primary role of the government is to present to children, and here we use that to mean up to 24 year old, propaganda that is passed as fact in a way that ensures it is “without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.”
One such propagandistic initiative being regimented obedience, even by force in some places or recent times where ‘teachers’ slap even with a stick, as well as repetition to make menial tasks appear ‘natural,’ in addition to in modern times the very overt propaganda at least in western Europe where schools can practically be divided between those where children wear yellow vests – usually state schools – and those where they were suits in usually private schools.
Despite great advancements over the past centuries, the lecture form of teaching where what is being stated by the authority figure is not open to challenge or discussion remains the main form even in university halls.
Except of course for the suit wearer in Oxford et al where challenging thinking and assumption is the main task with one on one sessions being the main teaching method.
The presence of authority in every ‘commoner’ fora is yet another method of ensuring ‘persuasion’ occurs “without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.”
The suit wearers of course have their own private cars, or jets, or yachts, or castles in the country side, away from the watchful eye which somehow manages to catch not any of these many knife stabbings that were occurring in London, but still appears to be very effective at getting that loud speaker to shout at you about reporting some unattended bag or now probably with a tyrannical accent fear ordering underground travellers to keep distance and god knows what other 1984 nonsense.
A picnic in the country side is now a crime with shadowy police, after being very successful at getting a handle on the many stabbing, now finding the resources to go after a perfectly beautiful family enjoying the air of god.
The above is actually real, from last year. The absurdity is obvious and dismissed as a complete joke, but it was not tweeted on April the 1st and thus it is not a joke.
What is less obvious is why they are doing it, and the reason is what in legal theory is called positivism, that is that even if a law is wrong, it should still nonetheless be obeyed.
You thus have above the police officer spending his time to measure the size of a butter knife with his conclusion being that this carried in a car for whatever reason is something illegal.
The incorrectness of positivism is obvious from the very first time it is uttered, but it is incredible how persuasive it can be when an ‘authority’ says it, in a tone that suggests punishment, that even a wrong law should be followed absolutely.
“The point of a political speech is to persuade people of what we think right. I speak differently in the provinces than I do in Berlin, and when I speak in Bayreuth, I say different things from what I say in the Pharus Hall. That is a matter of practice, not of theory. We do not want to be a movement of a few straw brains, but rather a movement that can conquer the broad masses. Propaganda should be popular, not intellectually pleasing. It is not the task of propaganda to discover intellectual truths. Those are found in other circumstances, I find them when thinking at my desk, but not in the meeting hall.” – Goebbels, 1920.
It costs about £4 a month to have Netflix. It costs three times that to pay the BBC TV license, something required even if you want to watch on TV only ITV or Channel 4.
How anyone can claim broadcasting – and to a lesser extent print web – press freedom in the United Kingdom is not explainable when everyone has to compete under the constrain of market forces instead of the ‘freedom’ of gun imposition as is the case for the BBC.
Which could have been tolerable when they had all those original documentaries and programs, but for at least two years now you find nothing except for repeats, and the BBC that bravely stood to question the suspicious circumstances of the death of David Christopher Kelly, a weapons expert who allegedly leaked that some of the claims in the 2002 dossier on Iraq were political in a way that implied a fabrication, is no longer a recognizable BBC for it now appears more like a Pravda, the official paper of the Soviet Communist Party.
It is difficult to say Britain has a free press realistically when the state ‘press,’ the BBC, is clearly so dominant due to being outside of competitive factors to an extent that grants them resources in a communist manner whereby they are not earned, nor need be reflective, but are forcefully taken even from students who usually are given a free pass.
Hence a fox network or other alternative views can not quite broadcastly compete in England because you have to pay £12 a month which goes to the BBC to see their competitor, with cable TV to escape it not possible here because that £12 to the BBC is payable for the mere fact of having a TV even if one never turns it on at all and uses it as a computer monitor.
Previously the BBC could have at least claimed independence, but the positivists know what they say is nonsense and therefore they’ve pretty much forced the BBC through some ‘budget’ changes made last year to basically become very much a state mouthpiece.
The natural reaction to seeing the above image is seething outrage, but that’s the point. The point is to make you outraged and let you know in the process there is nothing you can do about it because it is the law, and therefore you should just rant for a bit and get on with it.
Alternatively you could just ignore them, and then potentially meet those robots in uniform. Or to complement the fall of compliance as Podesta says you could also add a fall of ignorance.
“Propaganda is not a matter for average minds, but rather a matter for practitioners. It is not supposed to be lovely or theoretically correct. I do not care if I give wonderful, aesthetically elegant speeches, or speak so that women cry.”
This direct intrusion of the state into ones own personal room through the above device which nowadays they openly admit they are tapping on to track everyone’s movements, makes the fall of western liberalism a very real matter for the government now appears to claim it is not the individual who is best to decide, but some idiot way up there in his aristocratic castle.
The above tone in that ‘text’ is clearly dictatorial, with the above tone making it obvious to those yellow vest wearing kids that the government is giving them an order which must be followed at the risk of punishment.
An order that is a lie, for there are many exceptions to ‘stay at home,’ for the NHS should protect us not we the NHS, and for the curfew is clearly saving no lives as Sweden proves and as these all time high confirmed infection rates show because they are now two months on after the lockdown.
So then how do we get such all time high infection rates two months on after tearing families apart? Well, through lies of course.
One has to wonder what area is a bad behavior zone, or which one is not a good behavior zone. The date there of course being indicative for it says oppression.
North east Europe is now most free, starting from Germany up, and then Portugal as well as Ireland.
The United Kingdom comes 35th. The United States 45th. Overall an abysmal picture.
Under propaganda, it is easy to dismiss words as just some letters or sounds, instead of the concepts that they embody, and the expression of principles which at time very bloody experience has gifted us.
Under positivism, one gives power to letters and sounds while all know they have no power for words are empty without the life they contain within them which gives them the power of those letters themselves being acts and thus alive.
If you require millions to sing to a mass audience or to tell a story through a movie, then you are not free for without the ability to speak impactfully you have no say in how we live or what is to be.
That ability is instead preserved for a select few movie and music corporations which use that power of words at most enjoyable times to engage in propaganda in a way that “works invisibly, penetrates the whole of life without the public having any knowledge of the propagandistic initiative.”
Our immense resources, by our consent ultimately for most are self-enslaving instead of doctors for example refusing to put down as new flu causes that obviously have other reasons, our immense resources are being squandered by our self when we could enjoy the time we have through simple propaganda resistance by just merely recognizing it as such and expressing anger towards it in intimate settings through mass subversion and mass civil disobedience.
They’re right. When the Hong Kong protesters stormed their own parliament last year, you would have expected some sort of declaration.
Instead they went right back to where they began, and this time got stuck there, in asking some powerless men and women to give them their natural rights.
The global protests of the past few days are doing little different. Seemingly oblivious to the fact they can just open their barber shops, or factories, or cafes, or can put down any beach barrier or fence, they stood and quite understandably did so in protest to create a common cohesion towards that understanding of one can just go by without care of these tyrants.
If you do not see a leaf fall, did it actually do so? Hence the job of propaganda, to bring to your face that leaf, so as to initiate chemical processes within, that thus make you obedient to the leaf.
For we are emotional animals. And as much as we would like to deny the role of emotions, they have a great effect on our internal acting thinking.
Meaning you beat emotion with emotion. Anger against fear. A claim of people’s authority when confronted with government authority. And ultimately, a taking of power and so declaring claim on it instead of asking a granting of it.
Our rights were won by blood, and pen. They were never granted and they will never be. Instead by grant they are only taken away as the then slaves of Africa, or the then slaves of Jerusalem, can attest.
Ask not what is right, do what is objectively rightful. For ultimately we are the governance and we are the government.