One of our O Society people says they feel like they just don’t get it after watching Adam Curtis’ documentary HyperNormalisation, which we discuss here:
by O Society May 22, 2019
So let’s put it into context, Ok?
One of the things about all of this which sticks out like a giant cock is no, Russia did not determine the outcome of the 2016 US Presidential election; however, many of the propaganda techniques we document Putin/ Stalin/ Russia/ USSR using on its own citizens are things we now see clearly being done to us as citizens here in the US.
Trump didn’t invent any of this stuff. He’s too lazy and stupid to invent things. So he steals them.
This bit about “It can’t happen here” is a tragically ignorant take for Americans to have, yet it is so baked into our system, most people seem to believe “propaganda” HAS TO BE German Nazis or Russian Communists or Chinese Mao Cultural Revolution and so on by definition to qualify as propaganda.
By our American definition, propaganda CANNOT be American government on American citizens. Besides, even if they tried it on US, WE are too smart to fall for it, aren’t we?
So take the first part of the Wikipedia write up of HyperNormalisation:
“The word hypernormalisation was coined by Alexei Yurchak, a professor of anthropology who was born in Leningrad and later went to teach in the United States. He introduced the word in his book Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation (2006), which describes paradoxes of life in the Soviet Union during the 1970s and 1980s.
He says everyone in the Soviet Union knew the system was failing, but no one could imagine an alternative to the status quo, and politicians and citizens alike were resigned to maintaining the pretense of a functioning society.
Now this is going to hurt a bit, so tell your ego to shut the hell up and listen for a minute.
Admit to yourself in your own heart of hearts the exact same thing is going on in America right now – and here’s the hard part – it has been going on at least since the day Ronald Reagan took office.
Yes, we can prove it.
Trump isn’t the one who started any of this. Collectively, we’ve been living in a fantasy land my entire lifetime. I can’t really speak to things before I was born, so for sake of this essay we’ll take 1980 as our starting date, OK?
Around this time, Ronald Reagan began using what is called psychological operations – psyops – on American citizens the same way we use these techniques on people in foreign countries.
Yes, he did.
Reagan made a deal with Iran to release the hostages only after he sabotaged Jimmy Carter’s re-election. These hostages were on a goddam plane within 30 minutes of Reagan being sworn in as president.
Correct. Reagan rigged the 1980 election and to this day, our US government is perpetuated through fraud. Scams aren’t exceptional, they are the rule.
It never stopped. Obama did it. Clinton did it. It isn’t just a “Republican” thing or a “Democrat” thing. It’s an every-thing.
Bush 1 & Bush 2 both did it.
It’s gotten so bad, we believe our own bullshit now. It isn’t just Trump and Fox News. It’s the Clintons, MSNBC, CNN, Washington Post and NY Times, all of it is infected with bullshit.
“The aide said guys like me are “in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.”
“That’s not the way the world really works anymore,” he continued. “We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out.
We’re history’s actors … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.”
It’s religious beliefs now on both sides. Blue gods and red gods. It’s magical thinking.
Yes, the inception of this intentional psyops on We the People is documented in papers in the Reagan library.
Why doesn’t anyone in the mainstream media talk about how we are legally psyopsed every day in America by our own mainstream media who feed us exactly the lies Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, and Reagan feed to them?
You don’t have to understand the details of Adam Curtis’ movie or believe him. It can be over your head. No worries. No need to get out the bulletin board with photos and string and thumbtacks.
The basic concept is easy to grasp. The information needed to see the hoax for what it is publicly available. Hiding in plain sight. The point is Trump didn’t start this, he’s simply carrying on the fraud so loudly and belligerently, no one can look away.
We’re every bit as delusional as a society as the USSR and Russia because our US government and media are using exactly the same techniques on us Russians use on their people. Whataboutism is but one example.
The United States is a failing empire. We are in rapid decline due to neoconservative warmongering in foreign countries and neoliberal economic exploitation of American Citizens.
The average person doesn’t get the details yet, nonetheless, it is real. The British empire, the Roman empire, they all failed eventually. American Empire is failing right now before our eyes.
Donald Trump gets elected only because our society is sick enough to elect a demagogue conman of his obviously enormous PT Barnum proportions. A healthy society never would have elected this clown. We’re sick. We have the highest rate of mental illness in the world, don’t we?
I am not a fortune teller and cannot tell you the exact date of the coming collapse. It will be the Great Depression and the 2008 housing crisis and so on all over again, and it will happen sooner rather than later.
It’s coming, we just can’t see it yet because we’re all in Disneyland watching American Idol and cat videos on YouTube and arguing with the Useful Village Idiots about whether global warming is real on Twitter.
The giant chicken called Anthropocene is coming home to roost, y’all.
Still don’t believe it? OK, no worries.
Here’s an example from today’s headlines. You can do this any and every day now with your newsfeed, by the way.
Here the US government says there is another example of the Assad guy in Syria gassing his own people. They’ll show us some video or pictures of kids or something soon too, no doubt.
Thing is, it’s fraud. George Clooney, Oscars to the White Hats, it’s all fake. The Syrian gas attacks were staged when Obama was president and Hillary Clinton Secretary of State. And they’re faked now under Trump and Pompeo. Names change, story same.
Yes, it’s fake.
Yes, it was fake the time before that too.
The Song Remains the Same. This is what we mean by psyops run on American civilians. Syrian gassing. Fake. Weapons of Mass Destruction. Fake. The Russia-gate narrative is fake.
These contrived bread and circuses carry no more weight in reality than does the average soap opera story line or WWF wrassling heel vs. face feud. The stories have nothing to do with the actual decisions and operations of the government and its officials. These stories are the in-flight movie in your trip on the Enola Gay.
The political theater in the United States going on in our 21st century is every bit as fake as it was in Weimar Germany in the ’30s and Moscow, Russia in the ’80s of the last century.
Yes it is. A blind goat herder on peyote could see it.
Time to own it.