- Published on Sunday, 16 August 2015 09:43
Propaganda is mainly concerned with controlling people's understanding of past or current events - ie. putting a particular spin or slant on events as they happen or afterwards. Predictive programming is used to condition public opinion, through entertainment, using scenarios/plot lines, well in advance of future events.
In part 2 of this interview, Tom Secker highlights a number of TV shows/films which created a narrative of "Islamic extremists" conducting suicide bombings of London's public transport network. He cites the BBC TV series Spooks, produced with assistance from UK intelligence services. The plot lines are more subtle than a direct copy of 7/7; differing "fictional" details have been assimilated by the general public over the years leading up to 7/7, prompting not just acceptance of the official story of 7/7 but allowing competing "theories" about the "who" and the "how" to flourish in alternative media.
Part 1 of the interview deals with specific contradictions and misinformation contained in the official narrative of 7/7 which show, irrespective of competing alternative theories, the official story doesn't stand up to scrutiny and circumstantial evidence suggests that rather than four self-radicalised British Muslims acting on their own, there was involvement of, or instigation by, the UK intelligence service, MI5.
In his film, 7/7; Crime and Prejudice, Secker explores the precedents for UK intelligence involvement in terrorist attacks during the IRA bombing campaign in the last century and highlights some of the anomalies and unsatisfactory aspects of police inquiries and the coroners inquest.
Propaganda, false flags and predictive programming are used habitually to instigate fear of and anger against other countries, cultures, races and religions. The demonisation of Muslims has been constant since 9/11 and is now so embedded that suicide bombers and Islam have become inextricably intertwined in people's psyche. Only by exploring more deeply, than the superficial soundbites from media and parroted alternative theories of events, can we begin to see the pattern that emerges.
If we're really want to stop these perpetual wars, we need to understand wars are the product of the political economy and only by changing its structure can we stop them.