Messing with our heads

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Psychological warfare (PSYOPS), deployed to sway our perceptions, is not new and the CIA has a long history of interference in book publishing, Hollywood and other media.

EXCLUSIVE: Documents expose how Hollywood promotes war on behalf of the Pentagon, CIA and NSA by Tom Secker and Matthew Alford
US military intelligence agencies have influenced over 1,800 movies and TV shows
Tom Secker and Matthew Alford report on their astonishing findings from trawling through thousands of new US military and intelligence documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.
The documents reveal for the first time the vast scale of US government control in Hollywood, including the ability to manipulate scripts or even prevent films too critical of the Pentagon from being made — not to mention influencing some of the most popular film franchises in recent years.
This raises new questions not only about the way censorship works in the modern entertainment industry, but also about Hollywood’s little known role as a propaganda machine for the US national security apparatus.

James Corbett and Sibel Edmonds discuss the 1970s film, Three Days of the Condor, which revealed the omnipresence of the deep state and softened us up to the idea that we will never win.

Social media is a primary PSYOPS medium today and is used to perpetuate the war on Syria with the emotive exploitation of children.

BANA: The Heartbreaking Story of Child Exploitation, Propaganda and Media Falsehood by Tim Hayward
“This is child exploitation to create the propaganda that promoted the terrorists in East Aleppo and was being used to destroy Syria” ~ Khaled Iskef

Using children to inflame our anger and sympathy complements the creation of "monsters" and bogeymen and women to focus our anger at the desired symbol of aggression to justify war.

Asma Al-Assad: How Western Media Turned “A Rose in the Desert” into “A Cheerleader for Evil” by Sarah Abed
“Asma al-Assad is glamorous, young, and very chic—the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies. Her style is not the couture-and-bling dazzle of Middle Eastern power but a deliberate lack of adornment. She’s a rare combination: a thin, long-limbed beauty with a trained analytic mind who dresses with cunning understatement. Paris Match calls her “the element of light in a country full of shadow zones.” “She is the first lady of Syria”.
Soon after the Vogue article was published the war in Syria began, with a staged uprising in Daraa. Another war against Vogue Magazine and this article, in particular, was waged by many publications, in particular, those that had ties or were sympathetic to the illegal state of Israel.
These publications shamed, insulted, belittled and demanded that this story be retracted or changed to fit the demonization campaign that spawned in mainstream media.

We should be wary when consuming media, even when we are aware of the underlying agenda; it is designed to elicit a particular response and we are told stories which support the official narratives. Rather than succumb to their PSYOPS, look beyond establishment news and information sources to understand the real agendas at play.