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The Real Fake News and the Effects of Television on the Brain

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Published on: December 17, 2016

Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s minister of propaganda, once said a lie repeated often enough becomes the truth. This is obviously true as our nation has become one of an uninformed, confused citizenry more interested in entertaining itself than defending their values and principles. How else can this change unless we are willing to repeat the truth over and over again?

Clearly, all of this hype about fake news and the Russians hacking our elections is an attempt to undermine our Constitutional Republic and convince Americans they are in need of a new form of government. The idea that the Russians hacked our election process to instill a capitalist like Donald Trump is laughable seeing as though Hillary Clinton played an instrumental role in ensuring Vladimir Putin now owns twenty percent of America’s uranium mines. Furthermore, President Obama funded a campaign to undermine the re-election of Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu in 2015, so not only is he making an idiot of himself assuming the simpletons he lords over have forgotten, he is also showing the depths of liberal hypocrisy. Unfortunately, most Americans have no idea where to stand on any major issue because our nation has been inundated by fake news and propaganda for decades. While it is doubtful the Russians attempted to undermine the election in favor of Donald trump, it is highly likely the Communists are behind the efforts to convince you they did. The Russians have been engaged in a ruthless campaign to undermine America as a Democratic Republic for nearly a century, since the beginning of the progressive movement at least. They have undermined our morality and values by taking over our education system and they have fed us a steady diet of news that subtly favors a communist world view in an effort to keep us from being able to pursue the truth. They have also used race as a means of creating chaos, inciting violent riots based on what can only be described as “fake news” designed to make police look like they are systematically murdering minorities for sport. In other words, they are attempting to convince the average American that our culture needs to change and they are presenting communism as an alternative. While this may be dismissed as a wild conspiracy or fake news, there is more documented proof of this then there is of any effort to undermine our election in favor of Donald Trump.

By psychopolitics our chief goals are effectively carried forward. To produce a maximum of chaos in the culture of the enemy is our first most important step. Our fruits are grown in chaos, distrust, economic depression and scientific turmoil. At last a weary populace can seek peace only in our offered Communist State, at last only Communism can resolve the problems of the masses. (Laventia Beria, A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics.)

In 1948, the Central Intelligence Agency charged Frank Wisner with the responsibility of creating a covert, internal organization responsible for spreading misinformation in the United States. The intent was to manipulate public opinion in favor of the governments world view. This was known as Operation Mockingbird. From the 1950’s through the 70’s major news organizations such as ABC, NBC, CBS, Time and others were brought in as media assets. Other corporations such as Disney, AOL, Fox and Universal were also utilized. Today, almost everything you watch on television, whether it be news related or entertainment, pushes propaganda that supports the politically correct party line.
Americans spend a vast majority of their free time watching television, or being plugged into some other form of social media device. While it may seem harmless enough, it is having a massive effect on the way they view reality. In fact, there is research out therethat suggests too much television will cause an individual to confuse what is being viewed on television with the real world. Watching television produces a chemical reaction in the brain, releasing the body’s natural opiates as brain activity switches from the left hemisphere to the right. These opiates are structurally the same as codeine and heroin. In other words, watching television becomes an addiction as it creates pleasure. Furthermore, the switch over of activity from the left hemisphere to the right shuts down an individuals ability to rationally process the information being taken in, as the left is responsible for more cognitive processes and the right is more aligned with producing emotional reactions to stimulus. So while the brain is releasing the body’s natural opiates while watching television, the brain is also being conditioned to react emotionally first before logically thinking through the stimulus being fed to it.

Also, it has also been discovered that while watching television, the Neo-cortex, or upper region of the brain, also shuts down while the limbic system, (the lower portion) becomes more active. These lower regions of the brain cannot process information the way the Neo-cortex does, therefore, the ability to discern reality from television programming is diminished. In other words, the more T.V. you watch, the more likely you are too think that what you are watching represents reality. The following is from research conducted by Herbert Krugman in the Journal of Advertising Research.

When you’re watching television the higher brain regions (like the midbrain and the neo-cortex) are shut down, and most activity shifts to the lower brain regions (like the limbic system). The neurological processes that take place in these regions cannot accurately be called “cognitive.” The lower or reptile brain simply stands poised to react to the environment using deeply embedded “fight or flight” response programs. Moreover, these lower brain regions cannot distinguish reality from fabricated images (a job performed by the neo-cortex), so they react to television content as though it were real, releasing appropriate hormones and so on. Studies have proven that, in the long run, too much activity in the lower brain leads to atrophy in the higher brain regions.

A lingering question remains. Was the CIA aware of these types of affects on the brain when they implemented operation mockingbird? While it is unlikely they had this much detailed knowledge because television didn’t exist at the time Frank Wisner put his program together, there is evidence to suggest they knew how to manipulate public opinion. After the War of the Worlds broadcast in 1938, social scientists scrambled to study the affects of mass panic on the population. If you remember, The War of the Worlds was a radio broadcast depicting an alien invasion from Mars that many across the country thought was a real event.

“Such rare occurrences provide opportunities for social scientists to study mass behavior. They must be exploited when they come. Although the social scientists unfortunately cannot usually predict such situations and have his tools of investigations ready to analyze the phenomena while it is still on the wing, he can begin his work before the effects of the crisis are over and memories are blurred. The situation created by the broadcast was one which shows us how the common man reacts in a time of stress and strain. It gives us insight into his intelligence, his anxieties and his needs, which we would never get by tests or strictly experimental studies.”

Today, as we listen to the frantic claims that we are being inundated by fake news and Russian attempts to undermine our elections, keep in mind that it is true. Everything we see in the main stream media is an attempt to undermine our cultural values and beliefs in liberty. It is highly likely that Communist agents are behind the efforts to convince us that Russians hijacked our elections if for no other reason than to simply diminish our faith in our nation and our constitutional form of government. In an age when the vast majority of people believe what they are taught, and what they see on television, it is unlikely we will overcome these attempts to ideologically discredit us as a nation unless we decide collectively to stop listening to the media and do what was intended when the nation was founded. Live our lives as informed citizens working to hold our government accountable to the principles the nation was founded on. The more we sit back and focus on entertaining ourselves the more power we surrender to forces that do not have our nation interests at heart. Shut off your televisions America, do some research. Our nation depends on it.

Article posted with permission from In Defense of Our Nation

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