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“...the rank and file are usually much more primitive than we imagine. Propaganda must therefore always be essentially simple and repetitious.

“The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly... it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over.”

— Joseph Goebbels
Nazi Propaganda Minister

Mass-Media Brainwashing
in America

“How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don’t think.”

— Adolf Hitler

The Media - always ready with new and better ways of not seeing what’s in front of you. Take it from Goebbels and Hitler, true experts on mass-brainwashing. And the U.S. government, particularly the CIA, has learned a great deal from the Nazis. The Nazis in turn learned a great deal from American corporate advertising techniques and the American mass-media.

The American corporate mass-media is the world’s greatest practitioner of what its student Goebbels preached: repeating simple-minded lies over and over for months and years, until the lies take on a life of their own and all the American sheeple repeat them unthinkingly as commonly accepted “facts”.

Such as the “fact” that Serbians committed “ethnic cleansing” of Albanians, murdering untold thousands and burying them in “mass graves” in Kosovo. Such as the “fact” that Moslem terrorists were the ultimate authors of the 9-11 terror attacks. Such as the “fact” that “humanitarian” America and “democratic” Israel would never stoop so low as to engage in terrorism themselves. All these are bald-faced lies, not facts.

“There are no important media outlets in the U.S. that are not owned or controlled by Jews.”

— Israel Shamir
Russian-Israeli journalist
in his article “Midas Ears”

Note: Israel Shamir is a decent, conscientious man.
His statement is meant not as an ethnocentric boast,
but as a wake-up call.

As a result, most Americans are utterly ignorant of the genocidal state terrorism perpetrated by their own government and military, and its direct extension, the Israeli government and military. The primary cause of this ignorance is the mass-brainwashing effect of both the government-controlled school system and the corporate mass-media.

Who needs Goebbels when you’ve got American schools and T.V.?

cartoon by Omayya Joha.  It shows an Army soldier, one of his hands dripping with the red blood of his victims, while in his other hand he holds an assault rifle.  He is facing a camera that has an American flag on it, symbolizing the American mass-media.  Out of this camera comes a photograph of the soldier, but the photo shows him holding an olive branch instead of a rifle as he smiles innocently and waves his other hand which shows no blood on it. - http://www.omayya.com/

If you want real facts, here’s a basic fact of life you will never see trumpeted on T.V. or any of the mainstream American mass-media:

American domestic and foreign policy is now, and has always been, dictated fundamentally by economics — not by moral and political values.

All the talk of “democracy” and “human rights” is just so much PR spin — to cover up American and Israeli war crimes.

America has never been a democracy itself, which helps to explain why it has never supported democracy anywhere else in the world. For over 100 years America has supported brutal fascist regimes in Latin America, Asia, Africa and Europe; criminal regimes dominated by extremely evil, murderous people — the sort of people the American plutocracy feels more comfortable with.

America is a plutocracy, not a democracy. Ultra-wealthy slave-owners, landowners, bankers and corporations have been the ultimate power behind the U.S. government from the beginning to the present day — not “We The People”. A government by the majority of “We The People” has always been a total myth at the national level, and at most state, county and big city levels as well.

In America therefore, as in all countries, we are subjected to the bald-faced lies of patriotic propaganda in the soulless, government-controlled schools. But far more importantly, we are absolutely dominated — from our earliest childhood — by the calculated, highly effective brainwashing of the corporate-owned mass-media.

American television is by far the most effective.

“It’s been demonstrated that well within two minutes of watching television, most people enter a hypnotic alpha state bordering on theta. Viewers in this state are no longer able to critically evaluate, discern, or pass judgement from their own moral database on the material being viewed. The information just flows, unimpeded, into their subconscious year in and year out.”

— Jeff Rense

With its hypnotic, rapid-flashing images and chanting “news” announcers — jabbering away in their rhythmic, sing-song cadences calculated to lull the listener into a state of subconscious receptivity — American television is the most effective mass-brainwashing tool of all time.

On the radio the so-called “news” is presented by similarly jabbering droids, but television is a more powerful tool for influencing the subconscious mind because it is visually oriented. The conscious mind is influenced by words, but the language of the subconscious mind is that of images — form and color.

And the television sits right there in your living room or bedroom every day. You don’t have to go to a theatre and buy a ticket to be brainwashed. All you have to do is sit down in your own easy chair or lie back in your bed, push a button, and say goodbye to your independence of mind.

The Media - always ready with new and better ways of not seeing what’s in front of you.

It’s no wonder, therefore, that media-mesmerized Americans are so totally CLUELESS.

T.V.-brainwashed Americans have been gaping like morons all their lives at increasingly puerile and degraded “entertainment.” They have no idea of the horrifying numbers of innocent, civilian people whom our own United States government and military have violently murdered and terrorized, all around the world, for over 100 years.

See the Chronology of Terror for a good overview of America’s genocidal hidden history.


Revealing Quotes 3: Mass-Media Deception

America’s War-Criminal M.O.

Professional Liars: The Crooked Job of Corporate Journalism

Corporations Have a Chokehold on the U.S. Media
by Rep. Bernie Sanders

Neighborhood Bully: American Militarism
interview with Ramsey Clark

“Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it. To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one’s self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice.

“Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.”

— Michael Rivero

Related sites

TV-Turnoff Network

“TV-Turnoff Network encourages children and adults to watch much less television in order to promote healthier lives and communities.

“TV-Turnoff Network has helped millions of Americans to break free of TV through our two primary programs, National TV-Turnoff Week and More Reading, Less TV. Our 3,000 members include teachers, parents, doctors, and others — Americans from every corner of the country and walk of life.

“Formerly TV-Free America, TV Turnoff Network was founded in 1994.”

US psychological warfare experts worked at CNN and NPR during Kosovo War

“Cable News Network (CNN) and National Public Radio (NPR) have acknowledged that eight members of the US Army 4th Psychological Operations (PSYOPS) Group served as interns in their news divisions and other areas during the Kosovo war. PSYOPS is a highly specialized unit of the military whose personnel are trained in the production and dissemination of US government propaganda, including on television and radio programs.”

“Three PSYOPS personnel also worked at the Washington DC headquarters of NPR, a publicly-funded radio network. They worked for periods ranging from six weeks to four months from September 1998 through May 1999 on such programs as All Things Considered and Morning Edition.

Propaganda Techniques

“This document is based upon ‘Appendix I: PSYOP Techniques’ from Psychological Operations Field Manual No. 33-1 published by Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington DC, 31 August 1979.

“Although this document was published by the U.S. Army, the techniques described are well known to those who practise propaganda.”

And also because this is published by the U.S. Army, it’s no wonder that the document itself contains propaganda. For example, near the end it states: “The United States is absolutely opposed to the use of terror or terror tactics.” Hilarious.

Here’s another (and closely related) kneeslapper:

“Lying and distortion. Lying is stating as truth that which is contrary to fact. For example, assertions may be lies. This technique will not be used by US personnel. It is presented for use of the analyst of enemy propaganda.”

Yeah, right. But with absurdities like that recognized as such, this document is still of great value for identifying and understanding some of the U.S. government’s own basic propaganda techniques.

How the White House and the media package government propaganda as entertainment

Project Censored

“The Essential Issue raised by [Project Censored] is the failure of the mass media to provide the people with all the information they need to make informed decisions concerning their own lives and in the voting booth.”

PR Watch and the Center for Media & Democracy

“Whether the issue is health, consumer safety, environmental preservation or democracy and world peace, citizens today find themselves confronted by a bewildering array of hired propagandists paid to convince the public that junk food is nutritious, pollution is harmless, and that what’s good for big business and big government is good for the rest of us.

“Unlike advertising, public relations is often hard to recognize. ‘The best PR is invisible,’ say industry insiders. To spin the news in favor of their clients, PR firms specialize in setting up phony citizens’ groups and scientific ‘experts’ who spin out contrived research using junk science.”

Six of the most notorious PR propaganda firms are the Rendon Group, Ruder-Finn, Hill & Knowlton, Shandwick, Burson-Marsteller and Ketchum PR.

See also a review of the book
Toxic Sludge is Good For You!:
Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry

Media Beat

“Media Beat is the insightful weekly syndicated column on media and politics written by FAIR associate Norman Solomon. It runs in newspapers across the country.

Utne Reader called Solomon one of ‘the fiercest and most articulate media critics around.’ A Los Angeles Times reviewer wrote: ‘The bold, muckraking tone of these columns offers a welcome respite from the decerebrated discourse that too often passes for contemporary journalism.’”

Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting — FAIR

“FAIR, the national media watch group, has been offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship since 1986. We work to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.

“As an anti-censorship organization, we expose neglected news stories and defend working journalists when they are muzzled. As a progressive group, FAIR believes that structural reform is ultimately needed to break up the dominant media conglomerates, establish independent public broadcasting and promote strong non-profit sources of information.”


Inventing Reality:
The Politics of News Media
by Michael Parenti

Manufacturing Consent:
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky

The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media:
Decoding Spin and Lies in Mainstream News
by Norman Solomon

Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television
by Jerry Mander

The Plug-In Drug
by Marie Winn

Pirates and Emperors, Old and New:
International Terrorism in the Real World
by Noam Chomsky

The Real Terror Network:
Terrorism in Fact and Propaganda
by Edward S. Herman

Body of Secrets:
Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency
by James Bamford

In 1962, U.S. military leaders had top-secret a plan for committing terrorist attacks on Americans in Miami and Washington D.C., while blaming Cuba. Codenamed “Operation Northwoods”, the plan was intended to provide the propaganda necessary to create popular support for an invasion of Cuba.

War, Lies & Videotape:
How media monopoly stifles truth
edited by Lenora Foerstel; multiple authors

The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
by Gore Vidal

What Uncle Sam Really Wants
by Noam Chomsky

Corporate Media and the Threat to Democracy
by Robert W. McChesney

The Hidden Persuaders:
What makes us buy, believe – and even vote – the way we do?
by Vance Packard

Toxic Sludge is Good for You!:
Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry
by John Stauber and Sheldon Rampton

Dumbing Us Down:
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
by John Taylor Gatto

Lies My Teacher Told Me:
Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
by James Loewen

Derailing Democracy:
The America the Media Don’t Want You to See
by David McGowan

War At Home:
Covert Action Against U.S. Activists and What We Can Do About It
by Brian Glick

Blackshirts and Reds:
Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism
by Michael Parenti

The Beast Reawakens
by Martin A. Lee

The Fire This Time:
U.S. War Crimes in the Gulf
by Ramsey Clark

Desert Slaughter:
The Imperialist War Against Iraq
by the Workers League

Hidden Agenda:
U.S./NATO Takeover of Yugoslavia
by Ramsey Clark, Nadja Tesich, Michel Chossudovsky, Slobodan Milosevic, numerous authors

NATO in the Balkans:
Voices of Opposition
by Ramsey Clark, Sean Gervasi, Nadja Tesich, Sara Flounders, Thomas Deichmann, Gary Wilson and Richard Becker

To Kill A Nation:
The Attack on Yugoslavia
by Michael Parenti

Killing Hope:
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since WWII
by William Blum

Rogue State:
A Guide to the World’s Only Superpower
by William Blum

Western State Terrorism
Alexander George, editor; essays by Noam Chomsky, Edward S. Herman, Gerry O’Sullivan and others

Terrorizing the Neighborhood:
American Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era
by Noam Chomsky
Pressure Drop Press, 1991

Corporate Predators:
The Hunt for Mega-Profits and the Attack on Democracy
by Russell Mokhiber and Robert Weissman

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“If you want free speech you can go down to a street corner and shout.”

— Jim Olson
owner of Humboldt Internet
September 26, 2001

On September 14, 2001, three days after the WTC attack, the owner of the humboldt1.com ISP summarily deleted the original American Terrorism website. When informed that he was suppressing online free speech, he offered the helpful advice above.

Launched: May, 2000  —  Torpedoed: September 14, 2001   R.I.P.

To spare my vocal chords I offer this remaining mirror site:


http://www.AmericanStateTerrorism.com/ (Germany)
AWOL: October 24, 2003 – no response to email inquiries

http://americanterrorism.afedwards.com/ (U.K.)
Missing In Action: May 27, 2002
entire afedwards.com site vanished, email inquiries bounced back

Efficient FTP access terminated for all free sites: April 1, 2002

Axed by Angelfire.com: December 13, 2001 (see note below)

Torpedoed by Tripod.com: October 18, 2001 (see note below)

“Lycos [Tripod and Angelfire]... reserves the right to terminate any user’s access to the Lycos Network...for any reason or for no reason at all, in Lycos’ sole discretion, without prior notice, or any notice.”

...or without any discretion, or, after September 11, 2001, for a hypocrite, patriot-idiot, police-state censorship reason.

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