This blog is a follow up on:
Day 120: The Paranoia Series - How Cognitive Disinformation creates Paranoia part 1
Day 121: The Paranoia Series - How Cognitive Disinformation creates Paranoia part 2
Day 122: The Paranoia Series - How Cognitive Disinformation creates Paranoia part 3
let us take a look at how Disinformation works – how the Cognitive/Conscious aspect of the Human allows for the process of Cognitive Disinformation. Let us look today at the one thing all humans are taught from young – the need to survive eventually within the world and to protect ones own life and what one hold dear against harm. So the following article I will be using discusses why Governments for example get away with Cognitive Disinformation. What interests me, is the Human Consciousness – the ‘Cognitive’ aspect behind why any group or agency gets away with what it does. So the following Article is an example showing us how our own blind trust of authority, those we are told to always follow and believe in will be the ones who will protect us and what we hold dear. In this case for example one can see how the human believe in blind following of authority figures – to protect what is ‘mine’ is the door which opens the opportunity for a group or agency to manipulate people through Cognitive Disinformation:
This blog discussion follows from this excerpt:
“Have you ever wondered how the government’s misinformation gains traction?
What I have noticed is that whenever a stunning episode occurs, such as 9/11 or the Boston Marathon bombing, most everyone whether on the right or left goes along with the government’s explanation, because they can hook their agenda to the government’s account.
The leftwing likes the official stories of Muslims creating terrorist mayhem in America, because it proves their blowback theory and satisfies them that the dispossessed and oppressed can fight back against imperialism.
The patriotic rightwing likes the official story, because it proves America is attacked for its goodness or because terrorists were allowed in by immigration authorities and nurtured by welfare, or because the government, which can’t do anything right, ignored plentiful warnings.
Whatever the government says, no matter how problematical, the official story gets its traction from its compatibility with existing predispositions and agendas.
In such a country, truth has no relevance. Only agendas are important.
A person can see this everywhere. I could write volumes illustrating how agenda-driven writers across the spectrum will support the most improbable government stories despite the absence of any evidence simply because the government’s line can be used to support their agendas.
For example, a conservative writer in the June issue of Chronicles uses the government’s story about the alleged Boston Marathon bombers, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev, to argue against immigration, amnesty for illegals, and political asylum for Muslims. He writes: “Even the most high-tech security systems imaginable will inevitably fail as they are overwhelmed by a flood of often hostile and dangerous immigrants.”
The writer accepts all of the improbable government statements as proof that the brothers were guilty. The wounded brother who was unable to respond to the boat owner who discovered him and had to be put on life support somehow managed to write a confession on the inside of the boat.
As soon as the authorities have the brother locked up in a hospital on life support, “unnamed officials” and “authorities who remain anonymous” are planting the story in the media that the suspect is signing written confessions of his guilt while on life support. No one has seen any of these written confessions. But we know that they exist, because the government and media say so.
The conservative writer knows that Dzhokhar is guilty because he is Muslim and a Chechen. Therefore, it does not occur to the writer to wonder about the agenda of the unnamed sources who are busy at work creating belief in the brothers’ guilt. This insures that no juror would dare vote for acquittal and have to explain it to family and friends. Innocent until proven guilty in a court has been thrown out the window. This should disturb the conservative writer, but doesn’t.
The conservative writer sees Chechen ethnicity as an indication of guilt even though the brothers grew up in the US as normal Americans, because Chechens are “engaged in anti-Russian jihad.” But Chechens have no reason for hostility against the US. As evidence indicates, Washington supports the Chechens in their conflict with Russia. By supporting Chechen terrorism, Washington violates all of the laws that it ruthlessly applies to compassionate Americans who give donations to Palestinian charities that Washington alleges are run by Hamas, a Washington-declared terrorist organization.
It doesn’t occur to the conservative writer that something is amiss when martial law is established over one of America’s main cities and its metropolitan area, 10,000 heavily armed troops are put on the streets with tanks, and citizens are ordered out of their homes with their hands over their heads, all of this just to search for one wounded 19-year old suspect. Instead the writer blames the “surveillance state” on “the inevitable consequences of suicidal liberalism” which has embraced “the oldest sin in the world: rebellion against authority.” The writer is so pleased to use the government’s story line as a way of indulging the conservative’s romance with authority and striking a blow at liberalism that he does not notice that he has lined up against the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence and rebelled against authority.
I could just as easily have used a left-wing writer to illustrate the point that improbable explanations are acceptable if they fit with predispositions and can be employed in behalf of an agenda.
Think about it. Do you not think that it is extraordinary that the only investigations we have of such events as 9/11 and the Boston Marathon bombing are private investigations, such as this investigation of the backpacks.
There was no investigation of 9/11. Indeed, the White House resisted any inquiry at all for one year despite the insistent demands from the 9/11 families. NIST did not investigate anything. NIST simply constructed a computer model that was consistent with the government’s story. The 9/11 Commission simply sat and listened to the government’s explanation and wrote it down. These are not investigations.
The only investigations have come from a physicist who proved that WTC 7 came down at free fall and was thus the result of controlled demolition, from a team of scientists who examined dust from the WTC towers and found nano-thermite, from high-rise architects and structural engineers with decades of experience, and from first responders and firefighters who were in the towers and experienced explosions throughout the towers, even in the sub-basements.
We have reached the point where evidence is no longer required. The government’s statements suffice. Only conspiracy kooks produce real evidence.
In America, government statements have a unique authority. This authority comes from the white hat that the US wore in World War II and in the subsequent Cold War. It was easy to demonize Nazi Germany, Soviet Communism and Maoist China. Even today when Russian publications interview me about the perilous state of civil liberty in the US and Washington’s endless illegal military attacks abroad, I sometimes receive reports that some Russians believe that it was an impostor who was interviewed, not the real Paul Craig Roberts. There are Russians who believe that it was President Reagan who brought freedom to Russia, and as I served in the Reagan administration these Russians associate me with their vision of America as a light unto the world. Some Russians actually believe that Washington’s wars are truly wars of liberation.
For the full article:http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2013/05/24/why-disinformation-works/#sthash.WYhGPkHP.dpuf
So what are we seeing in this article – as I mentioned above – the author speaks of a ‘blind faith in what governments represent – because - after all - we as the people have allowed ourselves either through the acceptance of this as blind-faith or through the clinging to hope –already accepted that no matter what ‘governments protect the people’. Most people have become aware that this is not the case – however due to brainwashing that we are not able to change the problem – most simply create negative backchat (internal conversations) about governments – and continue with their lives, swearing and cussing each time we read about government/political deception in the newspapers/media. Other people are not even aware that there is a problem, as for some the brainwashing is so extensive that we do not have the programming consciously to even question that which we see, read and hear. Either way a point exists within the public of acceptance that the ultimate authority will either never do anything to harm ‘the people’ or that there is nothing we are able to do about it.
The other aspect that is mentioned in the article is of course the point of consciously or unconsciously agreeing with what is stated/done by a government with which one has an alliance. Therefore as long as that group/organisation/governments protects me, my family and my life style – I will believe whatever it is they say about another – and therefore Cognitive Disinformation as a brainwashing technique follows the lines of playing on people’s fears of self responsibility, fear of standing up and being held accountable and fear of loosing ones lifestyle or what one experiences a ‘love’ for.
Therefore – what one notices here within the domain of ‘how and why Cognitive Disinformation works’ is because the people/group doing the Disinforming are using that which people trust in and believe against us. This one is able to see for yourself if you do some research into whether any of our governments have ever done anything within the only principle of ‘what is best for all.’ It has always been about protecting power and Money – through fighting over and defending land, resources and the rights to gain that which will give power and profit/money. That is why as I mentioned in a previous blog – the current problems have never been solved even though common-sensically - they should have been sorted out many many years ago – if even allowed to have come into existence in the first place. So that which we as the public want secretly our governments to protect for us – what is mine’ – is exactly that which they will use to in actuality get us to keep them in power while they also protect only what is theirs – for here the deception starts with knowing that we are all always only wanting to protect our special needs and wants over the rights and protection of Life. So the cycle of Cognitive Deception starts with the individual – what we secretly fear losing and the life style and money we want protected. So even if a few stand up and say we will no longer accept Disinformation and corruption in our governments – how will we change them if they are simply using our fears to protect their fears?
SolutionIn further blogs we will look at more examples of the Cognitive Human aspect within how Cognitive Disinformation actually functions – that it is obviously – as even our Psychologists and Behaviorists will note – not simply an external mechanism functioning off thin air –Cognitive Disinformation, as the name suggests Misinforms the Human at our base Cognitive/Consciousness levels – that which we have come to accept as who we are – but don't like it when it is used against us.
So in future blogs I will expand on the solution aspect of Cognitive Disinformation – and will for now highlight what we have noted in this blog – the emotional aspects together with the though processes within the human which make it possible for Deception to occur. The question in ones mind is now –but why can I not protect my lifestyle without being Misdirected/misinformed and manipulated – well lets use basic common sense here:
If one exists equally to all others - where what you have others can have to – then there is no need to withhold anything from others including oneself. If one creates a system which functions on the principles of have and have not – then you are creating fear of not having/fear of loss – which takes the human into the emotional and conscious experience of fear, anxiety and desperation – which has the outflow effect down the line of accepting a system where you have to accept your wins and accept your losses as part of life. This has the generational consequence of people accepting life as possible gains and possible wins and this prepares/programs the human as we enter the system to deceive and steal from others through various Capitalistic Systems – to be able to better gain profit – and this is currently the principles according to which Capitalism functions.
This has the outflow of the system itself which exists of working people earning salaries and bosses all participating in ways to gain the most profit. So what is the Cognitive Disinformer doing but creating a positive view of a particular group/person or organisation while placing another person/group organisation at a disadvantage – which as we noted in the first blog has the outcome of direct economic loss/gain or to ensure an political and governmental wins which will always result in certain groups gaining power over others – which if you use basic common sense and look at how politics work always has to do with protecting money for the select Elite groups.
More on the Conscious aspects of Cognitive Disinformation as we proceed…
Interested in knowing more about how Cognitive Disinformation works – lets look at the ‘traits of a Disinformer’