THE BLACKHOLE OF WAR & THE ENGINEERING OF CONSENT

It is all but certain, any military action taken by North Korea would end in an immediate decimation of the DPRK, so why are we in the West being told that the clash is inevitable? Whether it be the reignition of the second Cold War or our ever-encroaching policies toward the Middle-East, the world is shaped around specifically incited conflicts. The propaganda is an echo of the Military Industrial Complex which profits on mass suffering and genocide. The real stories behind nearly all of the military clashes in recent times have been carefully crafted and concealed by the “Deep State” to fit specific narratives which always lead to win-win situations exploited by the banks and lobbyists in power. Wars are condemned by the bulk of society until the “call to arms” begins, then a sort of “blind patriotism” takes over and suddenly those morally opposed to war suddenly come around to either some understanding or outright approval for military action. Why is it that the mainstream media is always beating the drums of war?

Some insight can be drawn from one of history’s most notorious “societal sculptors”, Edward Bernays, in “The Engineering of Consent”. An essay first published in 1947, Bernays clearly defines “engineering consent” as the art of manipulating people. The firm belief was the common man was undisciplined, lacking in intellect, moral principles, thus making them susceptible to unconscious influence. The central idea behind the engineering of consent was and remains, that the public or people should not be aware of the manipulation taking place. Richard Nixon was quoted as saying, “the American people don’t believe anything until they see it on television”, and this misplaced trust has been instrumental in giving the few infinite power over the many.

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