Controlling the narrative
| Controlling the narrative |
(mind control, propaganda, statecraft)
Soon after the destruction of the WTC, 'Harley Guy', a purported passer-by, clearly articulates the commercially-controlled media's official narrative about fire inducing the "collapse" of the WTC towers. The TV interviewer believed him to be a passer-by, as evidenced by his later asking 'Harley Guy's handler what he was doing there
|Interest of||• Ellen Pao|
Controlling the narrative is an important method of mind control and propaganda. It is an important component of statecraft.
Seeding the narrative
Quickly providing people with something to believe in is an important part of controlling the narrative, to prevent people from exercising their curiosity and potentially reaching unwanted conclusions as a result.
Within 10 minutes of the second twin tower being hit in the World Trade Center ... CNN said Osama bin Laden had done it. That was a planned piece of disinformation by the real perpetrators. It created an instant mindset and put public opinion into a trance, which prevented even intelligent people from thinking for themselves. - Hamid Gul interview (September 26 2001)
Playing both sides
Deep state milieux including Skull and Bones have long understood the importance of playing both sides. The more secret ones such as the Bilderberg offer a confidential environment for public "enemies" to orchestrate future conflicts and agree the script, in the presence of selected witness.
The use of controlled opposition, such as official opposition narrative allows for an easy way to frame the debate. As long as discussion centres on two alternatives, both of which have been pre-selected (like in the case of party politics) allows for confidence that its conclusion will not stray into unwanted areas.
When an alternative narrative emerges, the speed of the response id often more important than its quality. For example, on 3 June 2020 the Telegraph broke the news that Richard Dearlove believed that COVID-19's origins were artificial, i.e. that the virus was the result of genetic modification. On 9 June the Guardian carried a story by Peter Daszak entitled Ignore the conspiracy theories: Scientists know Covid-19 wasn't created in a lab, which initially made no mention of Daszak's long term working relationship with Zhengli Shi and the Wuhan Institute of Virology BSL-4 lab.
Removal of third rail opinions and topics
- Full article: Third rail topics
- Full article: Third rail topics
Certain perspectives, are so toxic to the official narrative, that they must be expunged as quickly as possible to narrow the Overton window to the desired alternatives. Topics about which no official narrative exists are called third rail topics, and professionals in the commercially-controlled media know not to touch them.
|Algorithm manipulation||Where algorithms on Social media are used in order to promote the Official narrative.|
|Corporate media/Consolidation||The conglomeration of Corporate media.|
|Gatekeeper||A controlled opposition figure who works to corral opinion|
|Identity politics||A divide and rule strategy that focuses on superficial issues such as gender, religion or even skin color to promote infighting.|
|Official opposition narrative||The Official Opposition Narrative is the alternative cover story of "the powers that be". Debate is generally encouraged between the two.|
|World Social Forum|
|George Carlin||“Now, to balance the scale, I'd like to talk about some things that bring us together, things that point out our similarities instead of our differences. 'Cause that's all you ever hear about in this country. It's our differences. That's all the media and the politicians are ever talking about—the things that separate us, things that make us different from one another. That's the way the ruling class operates in any society. They try to divide the rest of the people. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other so that they, the rich, can run off with all the fucking money! Fairly simple thing. Happens to work. You know? Anything different—that's what they're gonna talk about—race, religion, ethnic and national background, jobs, income, education, social status, sexuality, anything they can do to keep us fighting with each other, so that they can keep going to the bank! You know how I define the economic and social classes in this country? The upper class keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there just to scare the shit out of the middle class. Keep 'em showing up at those jobs.”||George Carlin|
|George Carlin||“Smug, greedy, well-fed white people have invented a language to conceal their sins. It's as simple as that. The CIA doesn't kill anybody anymore, they neutralize people, or they depopulate the area. The government doesn't lie, it engages in disinformation. The Pentagon actually measures nuclear radiation in something they call sunshine units. Israeli murderers are called commandos, Arab commandos are called terrorists. Contra killers are called freedom fighters. Well, if crime fighters fight crime, and firefighters fight fires, what do freedom fighters fight?”||George Carlin|
|Corporate media/Logic||“Now, to balance the scale, I'd like to talk about some things that bring us together, things that point out our similarities instead of our differences. 'Cause that's all you ever hear about in this country. It's our differences. That's all the media and the politicians are ever talking about—the things that separate us, things that make us different from one another. That's the way the ruling class operates in any society. They try to divide the rest of the people. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other so that they, the rich, can run off with all the fucking money! Fairly simple thing. Happens to work. You know? Anything different—that's what they're gonna talk about—race, religion, ethnic and national background, jobs, income, education, social status, sexuality, anything they can do to keep us fighting with each other, so that they can keep going to the bank! You know how I define the economic and social classes in this country? The upper class keeps all of the money, pays none of the taxes. The middle class pays all of the taxes, does all of the work. The poor are there just to scare the shit out of the middle class. Keep 'em showing up at those jobs.”||George Carlin|
|Dan Dicks||“The internet we have today is not going to be around very much longer. They need to control the narrative...
They are starting to clamp down, not on just conservative voices.It's not about those on the right, it's not about people on the left, it's about anybody who goes against the status quo.”
|Dan Dicks||June 2019|
|Event 201||“Some governments have taken control of national access to the internet. Others are censoring websites and social media content, and a small number have shut down internet access completely to prevent the spread of misinformation. Penalties have been put in place for spreading harmful falsehoods, including arrests. Other countries have taken a more moderate approach and have focused on promoting fact checking efforts and working with traditional media outlets. Yet these approaches are limited in scope. Social media companies report that they're doing all they can to limit the use of their platforms for nefarious or misleading purposes. But this is a technically difficult problem and false misleading or half true information is difficult to sort without limiting potentially true messages. The bottom line is that members of the public no longer know who to trust. Both the misinformation and the measures to control it have led to a crisis of confidence”||18 October 2019|
|Event 201||“I also think we are at a moment where the social media platforms have to step forward and recognize the moment to assert that they're a technology platform and not a broadcaster is over. They in fact have to be a participant broadcasting accurate information and partnering with the scientific and health communities to counterweight, if not flood the zone, of accurate information. Because to try to put the genie back in the bottle of the misinformation and disinformation is not possible.”||Matthew Harrington||18 October 2019|
|Gigablast||“The search engine was based on the Gigablast open-source search engine by Matt Wells. Normally I endorse the “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all” saying, but… That was one of the biggest mistakes we made. Looking back, that codebase was outdated and we ended up putting way too much time and money into bug-fixing and optimizing it instead of adding new features. It was not as flexible or feature rich as it needed to be, to be the foundation of a modern search engine. We came close on a number of occasions to making a deal with Matt to develop it further, but every time he ended up disappearing. We will leave our version available for the foreseeable future, but our recommendation is clear – DO NOT USE IT – not ours, and especially not the original. Start somewhere else if you want to build a new search engine. Do not base your project on a one-man project, no matter how confidently it is “sold” to you.”||August 2019|
|Warren Hinckle||“While the ADA-types and the Arthur Schlesinger model liberal kewpie dolls battled fascism by protecting their right flank with domestic Red-baiting and Cold War one-upmanship, the Ivy League delinquents who fled to the CIA – liberal lawyers, businessmen, academics, games-playing craftsmen – hatched a master plan of Germanic ambition that entailed nothing less than clandestine political control of the international operations of all important American professional and cultural organisations: journalists, educators, jurists, businessmen, et al. The standing CIA subsidy to the National Student Association was but one slice of a very complex pie.”||Warren Hinckle||1967|
|Kate Shemirani||“From what I can see it would appear a "conspiracy theorist" is actually now anyone who believes something other than what your controllers want them to believe... I find this deeply disturbing”||Kate Shemirani|