Ten Times Empire Managers Showed Us That They Want To Control Our Thoughts

1. Operation Mockingbird

2. Intelligence operatives now just openly working in the media

3. Richard Stengel’s CFR remarks on propaganda

4. US officials telling the press they’re circulating disinfo about Russia to win an information war against Putin

5. Senators telling Silicon Valley representatives it’s their job to manipulate public thought to prevent dissent

6. The Department of Homeland Security’s “Disinformation Governance Board”

7. The Smith–Mundt Modernization Act of 2012

8. Reagan’s Psychological Operations

9. Canadian military leaders using Covid regulations as an opportunity to test out psyop techniques on civilians

  • “Canadian military leaders saw the pandemic as a unique opportunity to test out propaganda techniques on an unsuspecting public, a newly released Canadian Forces report concludes.”
  • “The plan devised by the Canadian Joint Operations Command, also known as CJOC, relied on propaganda techniques similar to those employed during the Afghanistan war. The campaign called for ‘shaping’ and ‘exploiting’ information. CJOC claimed the information operations scheme was needed to head off civil disobedience by Canadians during the coronavirus pandemic and to bolster government messages about the pandemic.”
  • “A separate initiative, not linked to the CJOC plan, but overseen by Canadian Forces intelligence officers, culled information from public social media accounts in Ontario. Data was also compiled on peaceful Black Lives Matter gatherings and BLM leaders.”
  • “’This is really a learning opportunity for all of us and a chance to start getting information operations into our (CAF-DND) routine,’ the rear admiral stated.”
  • “Yet another review centred on the Canadian Forces public affairs branch and its activities. Last year, the branch launched a controversial plan that would have allowed military public affairs officers to use propaganda to change attitudes and behaviours of Canadians as well as to collect and analyze information from public social media accounts.”
  • “The plan would have seen staff move from traditional government methods of communicating with the public to a more aggressive strategy of using information warfare and influence tactics on Canadians.”

10. The US government funding “independent” media in Ukraine

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Caitlin Johnstone

Caitlin Johnstone

I write about the end of illusions.