This is a follow up from:
Day 120: The Paranoia Series - How Cognitive Disinformation creates Paranoia part 1
In this blog we will be looking briefly at the History of Cognitive Disinformation, to show how throughout our History what we as the public perceived and viewed as governments protecting the people, was actually techniques used to gain power for the benefit of the Minority. It has never been about protecting the public – in common sense – you may look for yourself – if this were indeed the case we would not have mass poverty and global situations of extreme suffering in various forms – which the governments claim to have the power to change – yet do not change. Thus – one should take a look back and ask the question – my experience of safety and what I perceive to be a ‘good life’ – is it based on truth, meaning the lifestyle I have become accustomed to – is it what I have always believed it to be – the perfect ‘American-type dream’ or am I living the life I am, but this life has cost others their ability to live the same and this life draws on the enslavement of others? Do my governments tell the truth when they do something or am I being led down a path of Cognitive Disinformation – when I believe what I read in the news and see in the media?
Let us take a look back at some Historical examples of Cognitive Disinformation. This allowed me to question all information I have been given on behalf of my education system, my governments, my peers - any person who used lies to get me to stick to the program of how our current World Systems function. For example, was I raised to have a healthy happy life, where I know that my basic needs will be met, and I will not have to fear for my own survival? Yes – I was told that if I go and work in the system I will have this life – and yet this did not happen – and this Lie is perpetuated and sold to ALL. Clearly what we are told is our future – the happy pictures we see in magazines of loving, satisfied people– is for most not attainable – and the current economic system – is more and more using corruption and fraud, as ‘simply the way it is for people to survive and from the starting point of Greed. So – the picture we are sold of a happy healthy life style does not match the outcome experienced by most adults – from the person living on the streets starving to the person drowning in debt. Some have come to see for themselves that there is a big difference between what we believe will be our lives and what we really are living.
I had an interesting experience myself in the last 2 weeks - I contracted a stomach virus and after vomiting for over 24 hours and seeing no end in sight I decided to go to a doctor. Sitting there is the waiting room, feeling rather bleak, I was yet again reminded of the Cognitive Disinformation that we all are stuck within at all times, as we choose to ignore on a personal level the finer details of our current system. For example – I was fortunate enough to hand the secretary a wad of money and she allowed me to then see the doctor, whom prescribed me medicine – where again I had to produce a wad of money to get. The doctor had pre-warned me that this virus was particularly nasty and that many people had been hospitalised and that if in 48 hours I was not feeling better I should come back. In 48 hours I felt slightly better so I chose not to go back – however the complication after a few more days, with the nausea and vomiting caused me to burn my oesophagus – so I ended up going to hospital with what felt like chest pains about 3 days after my initial visit to the doctor.
Lying there in the emergency ward, I actually started to cry, as I heard people coming into the ward, some crying, some looking very sickly, all being led to beds to be checked by the doctor. I cried after a while because I again was reminded that we were the ‘lucky few’ the ones who were feeling so sick or injured that we could at least go to a hospital for relief/support. What about the millions of people and animals who do not have this luxury? This should after all be our birth right and yet this is something that is taken away for millions of humans and animals alike. I mean, place yourself in the shoes/paws of someone – or look back at a time when you were admitted to hospital – now imagine you do not have that luxury - you are gravely ill or dying, in immense pain – and you have no where to go. You lie on a bed suffering until you either die or after a long while your body recovers from the illness. Now it reminded me again of the Cognitive Disinformation that we have all accepted as the ‘public/the individual’ on the levels that we completely refuse to see. I mean I can show examples of Cognitive Disinformation as it occurs politically, in history, in war time, by governments and secret groups –where we again as the public have all agreed that ‘those people’ deceived us. But on a day to day level – we completely refuse to see the lies that we all participate in and continue to live.
I mean even in the article excerpt to follow (history of Cognitive Disinformation) - if you look closely you will notice that the author writes about ‘the politicians, the governments’ the ‘usual suspects’ and the ‘usual forms of cognitive disinformation’ – at no point or should I say rarely do i see people referring to the other form of cognitive disinformation that we are subject to from birth as we allow our superiors, our parents and teachers to mould us into who we are now and what we accept within life. I mean – somewhere along the way – we accepted that it is ok for some to have money to survive, such as in my example of the hospital – and that others must just suffer and die. We decided somewhere between the innocence of childhood to who we are now – that it is ok to withhold food and other basic requirements from a life form equal to ourselves because they do not have a piece of paper (from a money system that is designed to cheat and deceive people out of money at every step). So even if you have money – for most it is still unaffordable to have a decent life style above basic survival.
So we speak of the Cognitive Disinformation that governments and corporations subject us to, but then we only mention a teeensy hand full of examples – we don't mention the type of examples mentioned above of training us to believe that some can afford to survive while others cannot. And we all accept this Cognitive Disinformation about life, about who we are – and will even proudly say ‘but I am a good person/christian/soul etc’ while what I allow is the daily massacring/holocausts of millions. We call ourselves spiritual beings, but we will always place money as a currency between life and death.
Therefore as difficult as it is for most to see – Cognitive Disinformation is not only found in the History stories based on Political Disinformation – but in the individual, the public - our own beliefs, ideas and desires – our individual ‘brainwashing’ which contradict Reality.
So taking a look here at some of the History of Cognitive Disinformation:
Excerpt taken from:
Gale Encyclopaedia of Espionage & Intelligence:
“Disinformation is mostly commonly described as false information created by governments in wartime for military purposes and by totalitarian governments for political purposes in peacetime. Rumors, lies, and other forms of disinformation were made public by the Soviet Union to discredit the United States, the latter being the context in which the word is generally applied. The KGB coined the Russian word dezinformatsiya; it came into the English language as disinformation. The technique of disinformation goes back at least to 1918 with the end of World War I. Disinformation as a KGB weapon began in 1923 when I. S. Inshlikht, deputy chairman of the GPU, then the name of the KGB, proposed the establishment of a special disinformation office to conduct active intelligence operations.If you are interested in reading the full article: http://www.answers.com/topic/disinformation#ixzz2YeEye66p
Soviet active measures. Soviet active measures refer to the influence operations organized by the Soviet government. These include white, gray, and black propaganda, as well as disinformation. White propaganda was created by the Information Department of the Communist Party and included those publicly identified Soviet channels as Radio Moscow, Novosti, and pamphlets and magazines as well as official Soviet government statements. Gray propaganda was organized by the International Department of the Communist Party and used such channels as the foreign Communist Parties and the network of international Soviet fronts. Black propaganda was prepared by the KGB and included agents of influence, covert media placements, and until 1959, assassinations. Forgeries and disinformation were used by the Soviets in all modes. The first effective disinformation campaign was during the Korean Conflict. This was a major Soviet disinformation campaign that generated media attention. The Americans were accused of going into Korean villages during the Korean conflict (1950–1953) and shooting villagers, or killing them with biological weapons and chemical warfare. In fact, the Soviets used anthrax in Korea to kill men, women, and children, and then blamed it on the Americans.
An attempt is now underway with the Cold War History Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington, DC, to counter this account, especially through the work of Katherine Weathersby who discovered that Soviet documents obtained through a Japanese researcher belied these rumors and accusations. The issue re-surfaced in the book United States and Biological Weapons: Secrets of the Early Cold War and Korea (Indiana University Press, 1999) by Stephen Endicott and Edward Hagerman. Endicott was the son of one of the men who helped to disseminate the disinformation campaign, James Endicott.
On September 9, 1982, President Ronald Reagan designated the United States Information Agency to lead an inter-departmental effort to counter Soviet propaganda and disinformation. For an advisory body, the administration created the Active Measures Working Group in 1981 to bring together the information the various agencies held to counter Soviet disinformation and forgery. It served as a clearinghouse to expose such information and it had permission to use classified documents and any other resources that were required to meet this goal. The Working Group was chaired by the State Department with representatives from State, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, United States Information Agency, and the Defense and Justice Departments. The Working Group ended in 1991, two years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
AIDS disinformation campaign. A major effort for the Working Group was the AIDS disinformation campaign, a controversial topic that had basis as a Soviet disinformation campaign. A sensational disinformation story appeared with allegations that the United States deliberately created AIDS in the laboratory to use it as a weapon. The KGB started the story in 1985 with placements in both Soviet and foreign newspapers; by September, 1986, it became a major campaign when an English language paper that actually originated in East Berlin carried the story. "AIDS: Its Nature and Origin," was distributed at the Non-Aligned Movement Summit in Harare, where it contained pseudo scientific verbiage, but the only evidence linking the origin of AIDS to U.S. military laboratories was the following unfounded statement: "The first appearance of AIDS exactly coincides with the opening of a P-4 laboratory at Fort Detrick [Maryland]—taking into account the incubation period. This is also indicated by the fact that the spreading of AIDS to the world emanated from New York, a city in the neighbourhood of Fort Detrick. The assumption that AIDS is a product of the preparation of biological warfare can therefore quite plainly be expressed."
The Soviet disinformation campaign accused the U.S. government of creating the AIDS virus as a weapon against black people and the story quickly appeared worldwide, despite U.S. protests that Fort Detrick, in Maryland, was hundreds of miles from New York. In April 1987, U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop advised the Soviets that if this campaign continued, "direct U.S.-Soviet collaboration on AIDS research would be impossible." The KGB then began winding down the worldwide campaign, but other countries continued to endorse the disinformation. In Africa, stories circulated for years that the United States created the AIDS virus. The U.S. Information Service (USIS, USIA overseas) staff responded with accurate information that countered these charges and defused the situation. In Pretoria, South Africa, and in Lilongwe, Malawi, USIS information was able to refocus the media on AIDS prevention rather than on false blame.
World Trade Center attacks. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, a disinformation campaign originated that 4000 Jewish persons did not show up for work at the World Trade Center on that day. Authorities have not determined the origin of the disinformation, but have concluded that its source was probably from an Arabic region, as the circulated disinformation did not mention the fact that the hijackers were Arabic. This was the first recorded account of an urban legend that has swept the Arab world, and no facts in it have ever been substantiated. The disinformation appears to be based on concern expressed by the Israeli government for the fate of 4,000 Israeli residents in New York, a small number of whom worked at the World Trade Center. Within a matter of days it was no longer 4,000 Israelis who were supposed not to have turned up to work, but 4,000 Jewish persons; then reports appeared that no Jewish persons died on September 11. In fact, many Jewish Americans died in the attack, as well as four Israeli citizens—two in the World Trade Center and two on hijacked planes, according to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.”
To follow: more on current day examples of Cognitive Disinformation and the history of the Human and Cognitive Disinformation.