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Group Dynamics, Mass Hypnosis and the Art of Social Programming




By:  David Deschesne

Editor/Publisher, Fort Fairfield Journal

July 31, 2019


“Dave, your name came up at a store in Presque Isle the other day and the person I was talking to became furious.  He said you ruined the Fort Fairfield Review with your tin foil hat stuff.  I couldn’t get him to quiet down and he started to become very loud and emotional.  It was beginning to get embarrassing.”


Editor:  First, I tend to make people angry a lot, but they never confront me directly.  This is because it’s not me they’re mad at.  Rather, it’s the subconscious realization their own belief systems are wrong and have been manufactured for them by government, public school and the mainstream media.  Most people don’t want to admit they’ve been duped, so anger at the messenger is their only conceivable recourse to information they’re uncomfortable with.  I’ll address that more below in the sub-paragraph, “Group Dynamics.” 

   Secondly, I didn’t “ruin the Fort Fairfield Review.”  The Review went out of business a full six months before I started the Journal and I had nothing to do with that; I was happily providing sound system contracting at the time and had no affiliation with the Review

   As for “tin foil hat,” I’ve never advocated for the wearing of tin foil hats.  If this person thinks I did, perhaps they should cite the Volume, Edition and page number of the Journal where I did so.  Oh, but that would require research and citing actual documentation which most of my detractors don’t want to do to back up their position because that requires way too much work. 

   The emotion-driving response was a conditioned response programmed into him by the mainstream media which programs society to think with the emotion side of their brain (the right hemisphere), rather than the logic/fact-based side (the left hemisphere).  Right brain thinkers are good for coming up with new, artistic ideas, new product designs and for drama and expression in arts and entertainment, but when dealing with facts and objective reality we need to switch over to the left brain, please.  

   One of the world's greatest propagandists, Adolph Hitler understood that successful propaganda must appeal to the emotion.  In his book, Mein Kampf, Hitler wrote that propaganda “for the most part must be aimed at the emotions and only to a very limited degree at the so-called intellect.  All propaganda must be popular and its intellectual level must be adjusted to the most limited intelligence among those it is addressed to.  Consequently, the greater the mass it is intended to reach, the lower its purely intellectual level will have to be.” (Mein Kampf © 1971 Houghton Mifflin Co., p. 180).

   Isn’t it interesting how the mainstream media and public schools have deployed Hitler’s strategy on propaganda against us.

“Conspiracy Theory”

   The term, “Conspiracy Theory” was introduced into society in the 1960s by the CIA in order to confront and defuse inconvenient facts that were doing damage to their propaganda campaigns.  Over the past several decades, society has been programmed and conditioned to knee-jerk react to anything that challenges the government’s “official” version of any event by labeling any information that conflicts with government as a “conspiracy theory.” 

  The story from the officials is the “official story,” but that alone doesn’t make it true.

  Up until the advent of the internet, it was difficult for independent researchers to put their information out to rebut government propaganda so the term got little use.  Sure, it was deployed to detract from damaging information about the Kennedy assassination, the Regan attempted assassination, the attack on the U.S.S. Liberty and the attack on Oklahoma City.  But since the government-friendly mainstream media—television/radio/print—was the primary source of information for the public, it was already too easy for government to control the message.  “Conspiracy Theory” was only used to belittle those “kooks” who dared to question the official narrative and notice the facts didn’t line up with the government fable.

   Now comes 911. The internet had been functioning for a few years and people were beginning to explore how to use it to circumvent the mainstream media information bottleneck.  Thanks to independent researchers we found that jet fuel (which is kerosene) burning in open air does not burn hot enough to melt, or even weaken steel building structures; we also learned that Building 7 imploded into its own basement at free-fall speed with no fires in it, a feat that could only have been accomplished with controlled demolitions.  Also, the World Trade Towers 1 & 2 were constructed with a massive network of vertical steel columns with a light lattice of floors and an aluminum shell so they could absorb the impact of multiple airplane hits and remain standing.  We also learned that a raging inferno took place in the World Trade Center’s north tower in 1975 and burned really hot (photo copier chemicals, etc) for many hours but the steel did not weaken and the tower did not fall (See New York Times, Feb. 14, 1975– ref.: )   Contrast that with a slow-burning, cool, sooty open-air kerosene fire burning for around an hour before both towers imploded into their own basements at free-fall speed.  Additionally, we learned that the only place kerosene can burn hot enough to melt steel is under controlled circumstances inside a jet engine combustion chamber pressurized to 15 psi and the fuel atomized to a precise fuel-to-air mixture.  None of these conditions could have been extant inside a steel office building, much less one with gaping holes in the walls.  Prior to the collapse of the two towers, we have recordings of NYFD radio communications that indicate the fires in the two towers were essentially burned out with only small, isolated pockets of fire; hardly enough to make a building of that size and construction to collapse at free fall speed into its own basement.

   These are all facts the mainstream media dutifully ignored to tell the public, thus creating the illusion that the government-inspired propaganda puff piece that became the “official” 911 narrative was the only “truth” about the event.   Those of us who point out facts that conflict with the government’s story of course got labeled “Conspiracy Theorists” as if that somehow makes those facts go away.

   Of course the government lied to us about 911 and the mainstream media was complicit in that lie.  However, the public by-in-large still believes the government.  Hitler also understood this innate quirk of human nature by stating the masses “more easily fall a victim to a big lie than to a little one, since they themselves lie in little things, but would be ashamed of lies that were too big.  Such a falsehood will never enter their heads, and they will not be able to believe in the possibility of such monstrous effrontery and infamous misrepresentations in others; yes, even when enlightened on the subject.” (Mein Kampf, p. 231)  Ergo, even when people who believe the government lie are shown how they have been lied to, they still choose to believe the lie.  Hitler said the bigger the lie, the harder it is to convince people who believe it that it is a lie.  And this is the group I’m trying to tell the truth to.

   The independent media isn’t always responsible in its reporting.  A few years back, a rumor was floated on the internet that human hair was an ingredient in most commercially baked breads.  Most people don’t research, nor are they trained to.  So, I researched it out.  It seems there’s an amino acid that is found in hair, duck and goose feathers called L-cysteine.  This chemical is derived primarily from duck feathers through a complex refining process.  It is then used as an additive to bread to make the dough more soft and pliable, to reduce rise-times, and make it less sticky to the equipment.  Somebody then extrapolated that since the Chinese are notorious for “cutting corners” to reduce costs they must be simply dumping hair from salon and barber shop floors directly into the bread with no facts to support it.  I researched it, interviewed some large bread manufacturers and published my findings in a subsequent FFJ editorial (FFJ April 13, 2016, p. 2).

   So, when research is conducted that doesn’t conflict with a government story, that’s okay.  Most people would call that responsible journalism.  But, when the same level of research is done that does confront and refute a government story, that’s somehow a “Conspiracy Theory” and is ridiculed and marginalized with phrases like “tin foil hat.”  That’s not a logically consistent method of processing information, so why does the majority of society behave that way?  The answer is: they’ve been programmed to.


Mainstream Media “Programming”

   Have you ever noticed in the vernacular of television broadcasting the TV shows have come to be called “programs?”  That’s not an accident.  Television shows are produced for one purpose: to sell something.  Whether it’s an envelope to wrap around a car or pharmaceutical advertisement, or to offer a package to insert product placement into (where the product such as a can of Pepsi or a box of Dunkin’ Donuts is used in the scene of the show), television programs are now and have always been produced to sell things and make the networks money.

   That ability of video images to sell products hasn’t gone unnoticed by government and executives within the mainstream media who are friendly to the idea of a communist, top-down, authoritarian government model for society.  They use their media apparatus to program into society the social memes and government-friendly propaganda ideas to sell their “product” - their product being a particular idea or narrative that the government controllers want society to believe.  So-called Propaganda Placement has been in use since at least the 1970s.  A few shows from yesteryear that come to mind, which heavily deployed Propaganda Placement are:  All in the Family, Maude, and the Jeffersons.  More recently, CSI and 24 are the big government propaganda hitters, but pretty much everything on television today (and by extension, the network takeover of YouTube) is programmed for social control and mind-shifting of society.  I’m sure an entire book could be written on this subject so I won’t digress on it here.

   Using screen flicker rate and—as some believe—the advanced form of subliminal messaging called Silent Sound Presentation System (see FFJ October 7, 2009, p.2)—the television media has become quite adept at lulling its viewers into a state of quasi-REM sleep while they’re watching a program, then instilling a preconceived message deep into their subconscious.   Hypnotists are able to do the same thing at the local Fair, or on television reality shows where they are hypnotizing large groups of people.

   Hypnotists will admit there is a certain percentage of people who cannot be hypnotized efficiently.  Renown hypnotist, Michael Blaine had been performing at the Houlton Fair on and off for the past few years and he screens volunteers to select only those who are most likely to be hypnotized.  When he selects good candidates for hypnosis he can make them do some pretty amazing things with subliminally implanted cues.  But sometimes he’s not able to find anyone in a group.  It’s hit or miss depending on the crowd.

   The same problems are extant in a television viewing audience.  The mainstream media controllers understand only a certain segment of the population will become hypnotized and accept the message implants, but that’s okay because once those subjects start circulating in society and conducting conversations with their contemporaries, either in person or via social media, the art of group dynamics takes over and closes the gap; ensnaring the vast majority of the public into a manufactured, pre-programmed idea that government and media controllers want to instill within them.  It then gets continually reinforced in the echo chamber that is social media today until eventually a lie - habitually repeated - becomes accepted as the truth.


Group Dynamics

   Hitler understood the masses were slow moving and always require a certain time before they are ready to notice anything, and “only after the simplest ideas are repeated thousands of times will the masses finally remember them.” (Mein Kampf, p. 185)

   Advertising and marketing agents know this quirk of human nature all too well.  For example, consider how many people in society believe the popular home stereo speaker, Bose is the absolute best on the market and are ready to shell out thousands of dollars for one pair of those speakers, despite the fact that they are constructed with mediocre components at best, for perhaps less than a hundred dollars in material and labor.  That is how effective marketing can be and in group dynamics it is only necessary to get the flywheel spinning with a bit of repetition of marketing slogans and the public will self-perpetuate the message among themselves long into the future.

   In Group Dynamics theory, there are various combinations of three different pressures at place and not all are bad.  They are;

1.) Group locomotion: Pressures toward uniformity among members in order for the group to achieve its goal.  For example, a basketball team understands certain things need to be agreed to and done in order to win the game;

2.) Group maintenance. Pressures within a group to maintain its existence.  For example, a board of directors understands and agrees to certain bylaws and meeting schedules in order for that board to continue to exist and fulfill the function for which it was intended; and

3.) Social reality.  This is the most subjective of the three.  In the book, Group Dynamics  it explains that “group pressures may arise in order to provide support for the opinions of one another by creating, through consensus, a social reality. (Group Dynamics, ©1960 Harper & Row, p. 170)


   In order to continue to exist as a group, those who deviate from the group’s faulty belief system are often ostracized and ridiculed until enough of the group members come to the realization of the truth.  The mainstream media and government are working valiantly to prevent that from happening in this society.  As can be seen from my critic’s comments in the opening paragraph here, they are succeeding most effortlessly.


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