Updated: Apr 20, 2022
“In a totalitarian state, it doesn’t matter what people think, since the government can control people by force using a bludgeon. But when you can’t control people by force, you have to control what people think, and the standard way to do this is via propaganda.”
In 2002, the French writer, Sylvain Timsit created a list of strategies of media manipulation used by political and economic powers to control the public. 15 years later it is still alive and well and being used in news rooms all across the country. The purpose of these strategies, according to the author, is to create docile, submissive, and obedient individuals.
They first have to know their audience. Technological advances now allow large tech companies to know everything about every single individual. They can manipulate us exactly where we’re weak. They know how we think, what we say and what we purchase.
Information is power so they keep us dumbied up. Isolation from knowledge makes us easier to manipulate. Fear can also be a powerful thing and the media knows it so they appeal to the public’s emotions. They try to keep us from thinking critically and they try to control our thoughts.
Distraction is a another big tool in their tool box. They flood the news with stories on trivial issues keeping our minds off the real issues. They treat us like we don’t know any thing. We have no idea what’s good for us or our families. Only they know.
They also like to play the blame game blaming everything on us. We’re the only ones responsible for our misfortunes They seek self-incrimination through self-exculpation and keep the public from mobilizing.
Today with Joe biden’s approval rating lower then any president in history, they’re starting to back track on alot of what they reported over the last two years like rats jumping off the Titanic. These day’s I highly recommend reruns of Duck Dynasty. You’ll probobly learn more about the real America.
Beware of the talking heads!
Written by Walt Ryba April 19, 2022