There is no rational way to doubt that big businesses put people into positions where they can help the company prosper. People who doubt it are simply not able to be rational because they reason using false facts. To protect the false facts, a huge public relations effort has been conducted to protect them. It comes in the form of saying the fact are disinformation and getting agents who have credentials many respect to support the false facts. It is the same thing done to convince people that someone who uncovers a conspiracy is crazy. What trick is older than that one?
Public Relations became part of the business culture long ago. “Public Relations” means influencing public opinion. The idea to put certain people in positions from which they can assist the company, otherwise known as ’embedding,’ is more than brilliant. It is sinister, too. Using trust to manipulate people is sinister. The side effects of such behavior ripple across the world destroying trust and confidence. Everyone has to be constantly on guard against deception. Who to trust and who not to trust is nearly impossible to know.
Public trust is being exploited by corporations. They have been doing it at least since the early 1900s when Edward Bernays was hired by the tobacco industry to change the minds of women. Back then, most women opposed smoking. So Bernays’s company was hired to do something about it, which they did nearly doubling cigarette sales. It could not have happened without the trust grown over many decades.
Check out this quote from Stuart Ewen’s introduction to Edward Bernays’s book Crystalizing Public Opinion (1925):
Bernays was also a farsighted architect of modern propaganda techniques who, dramatically, from the early1920s — when Crystallizing Public Opinion first appeared – helped to consolidate a fateful marriage between theories of mass and individual psychology and the designs of corporate political persuasion.
<p “>During the First World War, Bernays served as a foot soldier for the U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI) – the vast American propaganda machine mobilized in 1917 to package, advertise and sell the war as one that would “Make the World Safe for Democracy.” The CPI would become the source from which marketing strategies for subsequent wars – including the spurious and deadly adventure in Iraq – would flow.
In the twenties, Bernays fathered the link between corporate sales campaigns and popular social caused, when – while working for the American Tobacco Company – he persuaded the women’s rights marchers in New York City to hold up Lucky Strike cigarettes as symbolic “Torches of freedom.
Such actions could easily be classified as ‘disinformation.’ Don’t expect it to happen though. The public acceptance of public relations work has made the people dupes despite their intelligence and good character. That is what propaganda dose. It capitalizes on trust developed over as much as two centuries. America was founded by honorable people and put into practice by people who were not subject to propaganda. The ‘press’ – almost the only means to acquire information – was an honorable institution that would have tared and feathered the like of Bernays.
The development of a new science assisted the propaganda, opinion creating, consent getting gang of unscrupulous characters who exploit trust and honor by deceit, cunning, and a total lack of empathy, sympathy, and all other emotions. Psychology became a field of scientific study in about 1854, but there is evidence of it in some philosophical data that goes back to ancient civilizations. When scientists began to study behavior and mental process, the public relations sector latched onto it like leaches sucking it dry for tools to use against the natural tendencies of human beings. Good behavior was turned into directed behavior. People began to behave and think as they were intentionally made to think without even known something had been done to them. The modern social networks, internet, televisions, movies, and cellular telephones coupled with the education systems to begin cranking out virtual robots the behaved and thought as they were ‘programmed’ to.
There is something that can happen to people that opens their eyes to the sculpting of their minds. The word ‘woke’ as used today implies the process, but not to an extent large enough to open the eyes of the robotic people lost in their programming convinced they are not only right but logical. The long-term effects has made it possible to usurp the liberty and democratic self-government that made the USA a great nation for a while by putting agents of public relations and other corporations into key place in government and it many agencies.
Today there are many embedded hacks destroying the agencies conceived to protect the people from the rapacious appetites of big business, otherwise known as global corporations. The many governments of this nation, USA, have been infiltrated since it was liberated from foreign possession. In fact, it was never fully liberated from England, France, Spain and the other European nations. They sent men to the Americas to claim all the land for their respective monarchs. When that became untenable, influence began to work from within to defeat the effort to liberate the people.
Thomas Jefferson wrote about the compromises that had to be conceded in the construction of the Constitution in a letter to William Johnson in 1823:
at the formation of our government, many had formed their political opinions on European writings and practices, believing the experience of old countries, and especially of England, abusive as it was, to be a safer guide than mere theory. the doctrines of Europe were that men in numerous associations cannot be restrained within the limits of order and justice but by forces physical and moral wielded over them by authorities independent of their will. hence their organization of kings, hereditary nobles, and priests. still further to constrain the brute force of the people, they deem it necessary to keep them down by hard labor, poverty and ignorance, and to take from them, as from bees, so much of their earnings as that unremitting labour shall be necessary to obtain a sufficient surplus barely to sustain a scanty and miserable life. and these earnings they apply to maintain their priviledged orders in splendor and idleness, to fascinate the eyes of the people, and excite in them an humble adoration and submission as to an order of superior beings.
Rational people cannot dismiss that and be part of the ways of the world today without being propagandized sufficient to make false facts form the basis of their reason. The benevolence desired in the creation of America never came to fruition. Ratification would not have been possible if slavery was abolished in the document. That, along with other concession in the drafting of the national government’s power, prevented this nation from becoming what the Founding Fathers and the people who believed as they did wanted. Propaganda and manipulation of public opinions began immediately. The Federalist Papers contain the efforts of some of the men who created the national government to counter negative opinions with positive opinions just to get the Constitution ratified. America was never free of European desires and efforts to rule the entire continent. It is clear that agents of European interests were present in the drafting of the Constitution. Were they hired agents or simply independent people who shared the views of European monarchs? We may never know. But we know that the influence was present.
A couple hundred yeas later the American governments have changed so much there is little left of the ideals that caused men to go to war to liberate Americans from the ways of European monarchs. Time worked out a merging that has slowly made the USA a part of the European community of nations. The United Nations is a good example, but better ones are abundant. A good example can be seen any time by watching the adoration of members of congress and the president. Even the members of government agencies are treated like the Lords of old England. The fact that they are elected was not a difficult hurdle to jump over.
Elections are not a reasonable method of expressing public opinion or selecting representatives. It is too susceptible to propaganda, false promises, incumbent power, public relations, and outright corruption. The concept had merit only in the idea of representation of the will of the people. Today, we have representation of the wealthy and corporations. The act of holding election has never happened the way the founders envisioned it; not even in the first election. If all the voters do not vote, there is no majority possible. The only reason we have elections now is to prevent rebellion. It’s a show.
Recent evidence has been uncovered exposing the agents of the pharmaceutical industry planted in the Center for Disease Control, the CDC.
According to a report from the Disinformation Chronicle, multiple employees of the PR firm Weber Shandwick are embedded at the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
The firm has long represented Pfizer and began providing public relations support to Moderna sometime in 2020.
The pharma industry—at least part of it—was likely less conflicted about the CDC’s decision, as the boardrooms of both Pfizer and Moderna have witnessed unprecedented sales and eye watering profits since introducing their COVID-19 vaccines. The companies’ success before the CDC also signals a win for the PR firm Weber Shandwick, which has long represented Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies and began providing public relations support to Moderna sometime in 2020.
A potential $50 million contract allows PR firm to be “embedded at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta as part of the Division of Viral Diseases team.
Many Americans have tossed aside all caution and critical thinking when it comes to medical interventions that get labeled “vaccines.” I can only remark that, to myself and many living in Europe, it comes across as rather disturbing at times—almost cultish. How else can so many support the idea that men can bear children? If that was the most outrageous example, it would be bad enough. But there are thousands more, maybe millions. Reality has been replaced by fake realities planted in the psychologies of the masses. Even a cursory examination of the science of psychology makes that obvious.