Dragon Flood – Part Nineteen – A Policy of Propaganda

by | Oct 16, 2012

Joseph Herrin (10-16-2012)

Gustave Le Bon

One of the pioneers of the modern use of propaganda to manipulate the masses was Gustave Le Bon, a French social psychologist. Le Bon lived between the years 1841 and 1931 and wrote a number of books on the subject of the psychology of the group mind. His writings influenced many of those who became key players in institutionalizing the use of propaganda in America. Le Bon saw the necessity of controlling “the crowd,” for he believed that true democracy would lead to chaos and ruin. Le Bon contended that an aristocracy of advanced thinkers was needed to guide society and preserve civilization.

Throughout history, Le Bon professed, civilization had always been “created and directed by a small intellectual aristocracy, never by crowds.” Now in an era in which the “voice of the masses” was “preponderant,” this aristocracy (social scientists) must explore the crowd mind to develop techniques by which mass hypnosis might be employed.
[Source: PR! A History of Spin, Stuart Ewen]

Le Bon wrote:

Crowds have always undergone the influence of illusions. Whoever can supply them with illusions is easily their master; whoever attempts to destroy their illusions is always their victim.
[Source: The Crowd, Gustave Le Bon]

Another way to express this concept is that people can be controlled through deception, and they have always been susceptible to control through deception. Such a statement finds support in the Bible. Satan from the very beginning employed deception to direct the actions of mankind. He deceived Eve, and she ate of the fruit that Yahweh had forbidden mankind to eat.

It is interesting to note that Satan did not use threat of violence, or some other influence, to coerce Eve to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Satan has found mankind to be highly susceptible to deception. Lies and deceit are always his chief instruments for controlling the thoughts and actions of mankind. Satan’s disciples have adopted the same practices. Le Bon further stated:

To know the art of impressing the imagination of crowds is to know at the same time the art of governing them…


We must become a cult, write our philosophy of life in flaming headlines, and sell our cause in the market. No matter if we meanwhile surrender every value for which we stand, we must strive to cajole the majority into imagining itself on our side… It is numbers, not values that count – quantity not quality.
[Source: Ibid]

The immorality of those who adopt Satan’s policies is observed in the above quotations by Gustave Le Bon. To such men the end justifies the means. No matter if lies, deception, and atrocities, even the murder of innocent men and women, are the instruments used to control and shape the public mind, all is justified in their thinking that the greater good of civilization might be gained.

One man who adopted Le Bon’s theories wholeheartedly was Ivy Lee, the son of a Methodist Minister from Georgia.

Ivy Lee

Lee’s public relations work reflected a newly emerging variation on the theme that “truth happens to an idea…” Something asserted might become a fact, regardless of its connection to actual events.
[Source: PR! A History of Spin, Stuart Ewen]

This son of a Methodist minister was greatly awed by the mighty men of his day. He idolized men of power and wealth. Ivy Lee became a highly effective tool wielded by men of power to accomplish their purposes. One of the men Lee worked for was John D. Rockefeller, Jr.. In 1914, miners went on strike at one of the Rockefeller mine interests in Colorado, the Colorado Iron and Fuel Company. Rockefeller hired thugs to attack the striking miners. 14 miners, their wives, and children were viciously murdered in what became known as the Ludlow Massacre of 1914.

The Rockefeller name was already highly despised by the public, but the outcry over the slaughter of the miners and their family members fanned public outrage to a fever pitch. This resulted in public hearings being instituted to look into the matter.

The Rockefeller family denied any involvement in the decision to send in militiamen, but as countervailing evidence began to surface, proving their complicity in the massacre, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., was convinced that something had to be done. Ivy Lee was hired by the Rockefeller family to “secure publicity for their views…”


Lee’s work following Ludlow consisted of producing a series of circulars entitled “Facts Concerning the Strike in Colorado for Industrial Freedom.” Between June and September 1914, these nationally distributed broadsides came out every four to seven days…


Lee’s dispatches, for example, routinely exaggerated the salaries received by union organizers – the bulletins were designed to simulate objective evidence, proving that the pillage at Ludlow was the work not of the mine operators and their armies, but of “well paid agitators sent out by the union.”


One bulletin presented distorted documentation purporting to demonstrate that editorial sentiment in Colorado’s newspapers was overwhelmingly against the strikers. Disregarded in this report was the fact that those editors who were surveyed all worked for papers run by the coal companies.


Another bulletin offered an authentically couched report from Helen Grenfell, identified simply as the “Vice President of the Law and Order League of Colorado.” Her apparently first hand account certified that the battle at Ludlow was initiated by the strikers… Unmentioned in the report were the facts that Grenfell was not, in fact, an eyewitness to events at Ludlow and that she was the wife of a railroad official whose company profited from carrying Colorado coal.
[Source: PR! A History of Spin, Stuart Ewen]

People of God, such reports are not exceptional. They are the norm in the media today. Stories are reported in such a way that critical information is withheld from the public, and that which is reported is biased, and often filled with distortions of the truth. So pervasive is the false reporting of the media that the masses of men and women have lost all sense of reality. They believe the world is what is portrayed before them on television, in newspapers and magazines, on the Internet and radio.

The invisible government, those whom Edward Bernays, Gustave Le Bon, and Ivy Lee referred to as an “intellectual aristocracy,” consists of immensely wealthy bankers and corporate tycoons such as the Rockefellers, and the Rothschilds. The practices that proved so effective in defending their corporate interests generations ago are now employed on a national and even global scale. The major media is owned by a close knit group of global power brokers who employ its massive influence to create illusions of reality, and to thereby govern and control the masses.

Those who own the media do not wait for news stories to come along, and then merely spin the accounts to serve their own interests. They manufacture the news events.

As Bernays explained it, “the engineer of consent must create news.” He must orchestrate public occurrences so they will be noticed and will harvest the acquiescence necessary to sustain the desired outcome…


“Newsworthy events, involving people, usually do not happen by accident. They are planned deliberately to accomplish a purpose, to influence our ideas and actions.”
[Source: PR! A History of Spin, Stuart Ewen]

Since the advent of television, the manipulation of mankind has risen to new heights. Not only are words used to shape thoughts and stir men to action, but images are skillfully crafted to manipulate the masses. It seems symbolic that the center for America’s television industry is a city named Hollywood. Holly was a wood sacred to ancient druids and is used by witches to craft their magic wands. In the massively popular Harry Potter series, the lead character’s wand was made out of Holly wood. The television is an instrument of bewitchment. The masses are spellbound by its power.

A recent example of a manufactured news event that bears striking resemblance to the reports Ivy Lee crafted for the Rockefeller family comes from the Persian Gulf War in 1991.

Some months before, during the fall of 1990, a particularly alarming story began to be circulated by American news agencies. Following the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, the report affirmed, Iraqi soldiers entered hospitals in Kuwait City and removed hundreds of premature infants from incubators, leaving them to die on cold hospital floors. Appearing again and again in the American news media, the story attested to the profound cruelty of the invasionary force.


The source of this story was an anonymous fifteen-year-old Kuwaiti girl, called Nariyah, who had testified to the horrific events before the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on October 10, 1990. According to her story, she was a “hospital volunteer” and a firsthand witness to the purported barbarism. To ensure her continued safety, the head of the caucus announced, the girl’s true identity be kept secret.


Only much later, after the Persian Gulf War was fading into the historical record, did it turn out that “Nariyah” was in fact, Nariyah al-Sabah, daughter of the Kuwaiti ambassador to the United States. Her actual whereabouts, at the time the alleged cruelties had taken place, were questionable; she had been witness to no such events.


Beyond the dubiousness of her tale, it also turned out that the meeting of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus itself had been the brainchild of Gary Hymel, a vice-president of Hill and Knowlton, one of the largest public relations firms in the world. Hymel had graciously provided the caucus with all the witnesses that it heard. Hymel and Hill and Knowlton were on the payroll of the Kuwaiti royal family in exile and had been given the assignment of manufacturing public support for the U.S. military intervention.


Nariyah’s shocking testimony was but one created circumstance in an involved plan to inflame American public outrage. Within a few months, tales such as hers had readied the public mind and led the nation into war.
[Source: PR! A History of Spin, Stuart Ewen]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmfVs3WaE9Y

If you watch the video of this girl’s testimony and do not realize that the entire event was manufactured by one of the world’s largest PR firms and paid for by the Kuwaiti royal family, you would surely be moved to outrage at the testimony given. This is the profound power of television and the media to shape public opinion. It is stated that “seeing is believing.” Yet, no one actually saw the Iraqi soldiers committing these atrocities. They only saw a teenage girl testifying that such things had occurred.

Consider the shrewdness of selecting an attractive young Kuwaiti girl to tell this story. People are predisposed to believe children. They do not typically associate adolescent girls with cunning and deception. Had the adult men who wrote the script actually delivered the words, it would have had a very different effect.

A similar deception was foisted upon the American public during the second Gulf War when public support for the conflict began to wane. A story of American heroism was needed to rekindle support. The story of a young, attractive female soldier caught in an ambush, served this purpose. The Jessica Lynch story was front page, and prime time fodder for all of the news agencies.

Jessica Lynch – People Magazine

It was reported that Jessica fought alongside her ambushed comrades, firing her gun until she ran out of ammunition. She was then taken captive by the Iraqis, sexually assaulted, and treated horribly despite her many wounds. Her ordeal ended when she was dramatically rescued in a daring raid by American special forces troops. Personal details of Jessica Lynch’s life, such as her desire to become a school teacher, were touted repeatedly to make her appear to be the all-American girl, full of virtue, brave, and willing to sacrifice for her country.

For weeks the story played across all the major media outlets and a patriotic fervor gripped America. Support for President Bush and the war in Iraq surged. Much later it was disclosed that the entire description of events was immensely hyped.

[From a CBS New Report by David Martin]
Jessica’s testimony before Congress
A couple days after her rescue, The Washington Post had reported that before she was captured by the Iraqis she “fought fiercely and shot several enemy soldiers…firing her weapon until she ran out of ammunition.” According to the Post account, which was based on anonymous sources citing battlefield reports, Lynch kept firing “even after she sustained multiple gunshot wounds.” By her own account, none of that happened. She never fired her weapon and was knocked unconscious when her vehicle crashed, waking up hours later in an Iraqi hospital. As she put it in her testimony today, the story depicted her as “the little girl Rambo from the hills of West Virginia who went down fighting. It was not true.” She blamed the media for perpetuating the myth. “They should have found out the facts before they spread the word like wildfire.”

In 2007 Jessica was called before Congress to give testimony about her experiences and she stated, “I am still confused as to why they chose to lie and tried to make me a legend.” In actuality, after being captured Jessica was turned over to Iraqi medical personnel who gave her the best care they possibly could. When the special forces invaded the hospital compound, it was nearly deserted. There were no enemy soldiers to fight off, though dramatic images of troops repelling into the compound on ropes, and flying Jessica out on helicopter, were conveniently taken to be splashed across the media throughout America.

Not only was the story of Jessica’s ordeal manufactured so that it bore no resemblance to the truth, but her moral character was greatly whitewashed to make her appear like America’s darling. It was later revealed that Jessica engaged in a sexually debauched party with fellow soldiers before shipping out to Iraq. Pictures of her cavorting topless with male soldiers surfaced, and Larry Flynt, publisher of Hustler Magazine reportedly paid a six figure price for the photos, but was pressured to not publish them.

With the media and the government both fully in the power of the invisible government, one must truly wonder what can be believed today. If you are forming your world view by what you see, hear, and read in the news, then you are surely deceived. From America’s birth in the Green Dragon Tavern, to the present day, she has been a Luciferian nation. Her policies are Luciferian. The government deliberately seeks to deceive the citizens of the nation, to hide from them their true motives and actions, while proclaiming pleasant lies intended to obtain their consent.

One of the biggest deceptions of the moment, being played out across the media, is the fiction that Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are duking it out as adversaries with opposing views, wanting to lead America down different paths. An examination of the twenty largest monetary contributors to the Obama and Romney campaigns reveals that both campaigns are being financed by the same banking and corporate interests. The following is extracted from the Progressive Leadership Conference website. Major banks are highlighted.

Top 20 Mitt Romney Campaign Contributors

Goldman Sachs         $891,140
Bank of America     $667,139
JPMorgan Chase & Co     $662,719
Morgan Stanley         $649,847
Credit Suisse Group     $554,066
Citigroup Inc         $418,263
Wells Fargo         $412,250
Barclays             $403,800
Kirkland & Ellis         $393,667
Deloitte LLP         $355,390
HIG Capital             $338,000
PricewaterhouseCoopers     $333,600
Blackstone Group         $313,725
UBS AG             $308,130
Elliott Management     $281,175
Bain Capital             $268,470
EMC Corp             $252,250
General Electric         $214,450
Ernst & Young         $212,025
Sullivan & Cromwell     $197,150

Top 20 Barack Obama Campaign Contributors for 2008 and 2012

University of California     $1,648,685
Goldman Sachs         $1,013,091
Harvard University     $878,164
Microsoft Corp         $852,167
Google Inc             $814,540
JP Morgan Chase & Co     $808,799
Citigroup Inc         $736,771
Time Warner         $624,618
Sidley Austin LLP         $600,298
Stanford University     $595,716
National Amusements Inc     $563,798
WilmerHale LLP         $550,668
Columbia University     $547,852
Skadden, Arps et al         $543,539
UBS AG             $532,674
IBM Corp             $532,372
General Electric         $529,855
US Government         $513,308
Morgan Stanley         $512,232
Latham & Watkins         $503,295
[Source: http://intertheory.org/plcblog/2012/10/01/obama-and-romney-so-hot-for-us/]

NOTE: The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

It doesn’t matter which candidate is elected. They both serve the same masters.

People of God, you and I are living in an hour when the deceptive principles of Satan are being practiced as a matter of course by nations, and those who guide them, whether seen or unseen. Like a flood, lies and distortions of the truth are being poured out, and the masses are being swept along with the swiftly moving current. The prudent Christian will perceive what is occurring and deliver themselves from peril.

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1 Comment

  1. Clay

    Praise God! Excellent article brother, glory to Jesus!

    "We know that we are from God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one." 1 John 5:19

    Reply

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