This article contains historical material concerning several World War Propagandists as well as what their tactics and associations were.
– Published on December 10, 2017 –
A big topic – indeed.
World War I Propagandists – A Vignette
What did Lasswell, Lippmann, Bjorkman, Pelley and Bernays have in common?
A companion article
to the British Security Coordination
By Virginia McClaughry
People are Dolls
You may think that the first beginnings of the use of propaganda and manipulation of public opinion as a “science” began in America – but it didn’t.
It began with where such things invariably do, in Rome with the Catholics and in England – with the British slavemasters. As far back as 1886 the Brits had begun obsessing about how to control “the masses” into doing what they wanted them to do scientifically.
In fact, one later generation propaganda man here, Harold Lasswell, actually cited a particular book on the subject, written by George Carslake Thompson in 1886 and entitled: A Study of Public Opinion and Lord Beaconsfield.
Lasswell, Why Be Quantitative?
Look at the words and phrases that they had begun choosing as their double-speak – that far back!
Euphemistic words like “international law,” “interest,” “morality,” and “taste”. I think my personal favorite was “England as a European or Asiatic great power.”
See how important it was to them to be perceived as a world power? When in reality, they really were just an island and if you took away all their perfidy and constant using of others to carry out their dirty work – they were really nothing special.
Something Thomas Jefferson correctly pegged them as being like, and what is needed to handle this psychotic tendency is to limit them to their own island.
They would still have a fertile island, a sound and effective population to labor it, and would hold that station among political powers, to which their natural resources and faculties entitle them. They would no longer indeed be the lords of the ocean, and paymasters of all the princes of the earth. They would no longer enjoy the luxuries of pyrating and plundering everything by sea, and of bribing and corrupting every thing by land; but they might enjoy the more safe and lasting luxury of living on terms of equality, justice, and good neighborhood with all nations.
…While it is much our interest to see this power reduced from it’s towering and borrowed height, to within the limits of it’s natural resources, it is by no means our interest that she should be brought below that, or lose her competent place among the nations of Europe.
-Thomas Jefferson to John Adams Polar Forest November 25 – 1816
As you can see, Jefferson sure had Britain pegged – the country that tries to make all other countries resources and peoples as being the same as the Isle of Britain.
Jefferson was not racist, the majority of the British people were viewed by him as honorable and of worthy character. But, he very succinctly puts what is wrong with certain members of its population – in particular certain members of its nobility government.
Over a hundred years later, the description is just as germane and accurate as it was when he first wrote it.
…The individuals of the nation I have ever honored and esteemed, the basis of their character being essentially worthy: but I consider their government as the most flagitious [criminal] which has existed since the days of Philip of Macedon, whom they make their model. It is not only founded in corruption itself, but insinuates the same poison into the bowels of every other, corrupts it’s councils, nourishes factions, stirs up revolutions, and places it’s own happiness in fomenting commotions and civil wars among others, thus rendering itself truly the hostis humani generis. [meaning – the enemy of the human race]
-Thomas Jefferson to John Adams Polar Forest November 25 – 1816
Pretty something, eh?
In the title of the book Lasswell noted (A Study of Public Opinion and Lord Beaconsfield) – Do you know who that innocuous-sounding title – Lord Beaconsfield – is camouflaging?
Lord (Earl) Beaconsfield = Benjamin Disraeli.
By the way, that particular “nobility” title was created just for him in 1876.
Cite: William Flavelle Monypenny and George Earle Buckle, The Life of Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield. Volume II. 1860–1881 (London: John Murray, 1929), p. 994.
Benjamin Disraeli – First Earl of Beaconsfield
Disraeli is practically a fountain of quotable slavemaster ideas – for example he is one of our “controlled opposition” sources.
No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition. It reduces their supporters to that tractable number which can be managed by the joint influences of fruition and hope. It offers vengeance to the discontented, and distinction to the ambitious; and employs the energies of aspiring spirits, who otherwise may prove traitors in a division or assassins in a debate.
– Book II of Coningsby, or The New Generation, 1844; Quotes by Benjamin Disraeli, a later Prime Minister of Britain. The whole book is also available at Project Gutenberg.
As far back as 1832, the time President Jackson had taken down the British foothold bank in America and paid off our debt, Disraeli was writing about governing the minds of men using words.
With words we govern men.
– Part 1, Chapter 21, Contarini Fleming (1832) by Benjamin Disraeli
Disraeli, like any slavemaster propagandist, knew that the “best” way was to attempt to influence individuals while leading each one to behave “as though his response were his own decision.” For this reason, propagandists especially prefer indirect messages to overt, logical arguments.
For example, one method of indirect message is visible in the quote I just gave you above. In the book Coningsby, Disraeli wrote those words (which he believed whole-heartedly) as coming through a character in his book. See? It’s also a form of declamatio.
That’s indirect, and in addition, that particular method utilized in Coningsby was quite favored by the British and Vatican slavemaster propagandists.
It still is – that is why so much of today’s fiction stories carry all manner of “messages” through the artifice of fictional characters “working things out” in their lives.
Benjamin’s father joined the propaganda chorus, in books of his own. They carried some doozies of ideas, but make no mistake – these ARE what your basic slavemaster thinks.
A couple choice examples –
Whenever we would prepare the mind by a forcible appeal, an opening quotation is a symphony preluding on the chords those tones we are about to harmonize.
…Between solid lying and disguised truth there is a difference known to writers skilled in ‘the art of governing mankind by deceiving them’; as politics, ill understood, have been defined.
– Isaac D’Israeli Curiosities of Literature
This one is un-sourced exactly, but presumably from the same source as above. However, it is sourced well in its use.
…There is no class of political lying which can want for illustration, if we consult the records of our wars; there we may trace the whole art in all the nice management of its shades, its qualities, and its more complicated parts, from invective to puff, and innuendo to prevarication! We may admire that scrupulous correction of a lie which they had told by another which they are telling, and single to triple lying to overreach their opponents.
– The Library Table, Saturday, September 14, 1878; Notes and Comments – contained in Library Table Volume 4, p 399.
What an excellent description of how Slavemasters and their ilk operate, eh?
No wonder Lasswell took the trouble to drag up the name of Lord Beaconsfield and his role in the “stellar” levels of British propagandizing (read – LYING) as just described by Isaac Disraeli.
These are some of the men to try and imitate, by the American propagandists now in their pay. They are like Dorothy in the Land of OZ.
Benjamin Disraeli is my hero!
You think I jest? Au contraire! The truth dies in the hands of a slavemaster. It must. Because…
Everything is about appearances.
Lasswell once wrote that “So great are the psychological resistances to war in modern nations,” and “that every war must appear to be a war of defense against a menacing, murderous aggressor. He was quite clear on that point that he learned at the knee of the likes of Disraeli, Lord Beaconsfield, and from Lord Northcliffe later on. He said: “There must be no ambiguity about who the public is to hate.”
It’s rather heartening to know that the bulk of humanity is so firmly against war, don’t you think?
And the corollary, how clear it is that it is only the slavemasters – generation after generation of them – that keep trying to LIE to the rest of us that we need to have War.
Lasswell was not exactly what I call representative of that bulk of humanity, but he was certainly representative of well-inculcated slavemaster ideals.
Before I take up his book (Propaganda technique in the World War) in depth – another person that was somewhat of a hero to him was Lord Northcliffe, Alfred Charles WiIlliam Harmsworth.
At one time, Northcliffe was a golden-boy of the high level Slavemasters – the Cecil family. But something happened around the time he began questioning the veracity of the Protocols of Zion. It is all quite mysterious, but suffice it to say that he died and apparently, if we are to believe the British slavemasters take on things, he died insane.
Who spread that rumor though? Wickham Steed.
Upon his return from Palestine, on March 2, 1922 Northcliffe had harshly criticized Steed at an editorial conference, suggesting he resign. But Steed not only did not resign, he went on the offensive to bring about Northcliffe’s demise. It was he that spread the rumors that Lord Northcliffe was acting irrationally and was probably insane.
Ironically, Steed himself was a rabid German-hater and also strongly anti-Zionist, so the level of hypocrisy here is going on total overload. Steed had the complete approval for his actions by the higher-level slavemasters, and so it was that after a complete news blackout on the activities surrounding him, Lord Northcliffe died suddenly and mysteriously on August 14, 1922.
They do not turn like that on their own unless that person has either exposed them in some way (whether intentionally or not) or has turned on them – both of which are unforgivable at Slavemaster level and are always dealt with extremely harshly.
My own grandfather (pictured above) my mother’s father was an up-and-coming slavemaster. If you read my Family Tree segments on my mother’s side (particularly My Family Tree II) you’ll see he had extremely high-level connections both by blood and by marriage. He went from being an extremely wealthy stock-broker – house in Hope Ranch Santa Barbara, first class everything, servants, jetting to Paris for the latest clothing collections, the whole nine yards – to dying in a run-down trailer barely able to scrape by and quite literally drinking himself to death. All in less than 10 years.
You have NO idea how far these people will go when you are one of them and fall into “disfavor”.
Lord Northcliffe seems to have fallen into this kind of slavemasters disfavor – to put it mildly. There are several news articles and books covering the time period of death that I think you should see.
Note: You’ll see a place called No 1 Carlton Gardens mentioned, this was where Northcliffe lived. He didn’t own it, he “let” (rented) it. It was put up for sale almost immediately upon his death for £45,000 – and at that time it was described as a corner residence with “uninterrupted views over the gardens of Clarence House”.
This is what it looks like –
In The London Encyclopedia (3rd edition) under the entry for Carlton Gardens –
After the war (WWI) it was bought by the Duke of Devonshire…briefly let to Lord Northcliffe, proprietor of The Times and Daily Mail. Sick and paranoid, Northcliffe spent his last days in a hut on the roof and died in August 1922.
This was not the first time someone was exiled to No. 1 Carlton Gardens, Prince Louis Napoleon (Napoleon III) lived there in 1839-40.
As you can see the Duke of Devonshire is who owned it and “let” it to Northcliffe. He was the 9th Duke and his name was Victor Cavendish.
When Northcliffe died, the Duke returned to England from being the Governor of Canada and assumed the position of Secretary of State for the Colonies between 1922 and 1924 – this is essentially a foreign intelligence position of the Cecil Bloc of Slavemasters. By the time his son, the 10th Duke, Edward Cavendish, assumed the same position they had changed the name to be…less obvious as to their real intents. The position became the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs, rather than colonies.
Edward Cavendish –
Edward Cavendish married into the Cecil family, to Lady Mary Gascoyne-Cecil, the grand-daughter of Robert Gascoyne-Cecil 3rd Marquess of Salisbury. Which should come as no surprise as the Cavendish bunch is one of the only english nobility “families” that are equals to the Cecils in power, wealth, and influence.
In fact, having no previous title or station, the Cavendish family mysteriously came to power at the same time as the rise of the Cecils (16th century). Obviously they were part of the “approved” slavemasters and spies crowd. Note: One of Edward Cavendish’s sons married into the Kennedy family – as in John F. Kennedy’s sister Kathleen Kennedy.
So now – why was Northcliffe in a “hut on the roof”? What was that all about? Let’s look into this a bit further.
Northcliffe had an unhappy end. He became paranoid and issued bewildering instructions that his staff, trained to oblige his imperiousness, never knew how to disobey. He appointed a Daily Mail concierge as the censor of advertisements, he saw two moons in the sky at Biarritz, at Boulogne he tried to push a railway porter into the sea. Perrier water became an obsession, and on the train from Dover to London he drank 13 bottles of it.
He died under the supervision of two nurses in a hut on the roof of a house in Carlton Gardens. Neurosyphilis has always been strongly rumoured, but never proved. It was an organic psychosis of some sort, in a mind that had been unsteadied by power. In his last days, he ordered hundreds of sackings….
– Ian Jack,The Guardian, Friday 8 July 2011
…died insane in a guarded rooftop hut in Carlton Gardens.
– Book: Impacts and Influences: Media Power in the Twentieth Century
“Northcliffe had lost his mind. Convinced he was in danger of being poisoned by a German gang, he had taken refuge in a hut on the roof of the Duke of Devonshire’s house in Carlton Gardens, where he kept a gun under his pillow.
– Book: Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge By Lindy Woodhead
A very colorful (and questionable) version of why Northcliffe was in this hut and died insane, is this one from a book entitled: The Controversy of Zion, allegedly written by Douglas Reed in the 1950’s but not published until 1978. The Internet Archive has the 1978 printing available.
I include it because it’s interesting the spin that is being put on this, that it is “about the Jews” – and whenever I see that I pretty much know something far worse is being attempted to be distracted from.
On February 26, 1922 he left Palestine…
On June 12, 1922 the whole party left for Evian-les-Bains, a doctor being secreted on the train, as far as the Swiss frontier, by Mr. Wickham Steed.
Arrived in Switzerland “a brilliant French nerve specialist” (unnamed) was summoned and in the evening certified Lord Northcliffe insane. On the strength of this Mr. Wickham Steed cabled instructions to The Times to disregard and not to publish anything received from Lord Northcliffe, and on June 13, 1922 he left, never to see Lord Northcliffe again.
On June 18, 1922 Lord Northcliffe returned to London and was in fact removed from all control of, and even communication with his undertakings (especially The Times; his telephone was cut). The manager had police posted at the door to prevent him entering the office of The Times if he were able to reach it.
However, before he had even reached Switzerland he had begun being removed from positions as supposedly “resigning”.
That was certainly entertaining.
Now let’s look at something that is actually far more telling than the colorful book we just looked at. The British propaganda department went into overdrive in composing Northcliffe’s obituary. It is there we find what we need to know.
The Spectator 19 August 1922; Lord Northcliffe and the “Times” –
T’is with a genuine and personal regret that we record the death of Lord Northcliffe. The circumstances surrounding his sudden illness cannot fail to touch a note of sympathy. Like so many active men before him, he tried to make up for years of overstrain and overwork by foreign travel. Unfortunately, he succeeded not in obtaining health but in contracting a fatal disease. When his resistance power was low, he exposed himself to dangers from which a man may possibly be protected in his home, but to which travellers, and especially travellers in tropical countries, are inevitably exposed.
As you can see, this is trying to say that he “contracted a fatal disease” and it’s because he traveled to “tropical” countries. This being all due to a “low resistance” physically due to his overwork and “overstrain” previously as a newspaper magnate.
He did not go traveling to “relieve stress” – he was following up on a few things as part of his work. Something smells here amidst all this rather strained blathering on…
This next part tries to make it all A-ok to trash Northcliffe even though he’s dead because, well, it’s the truth we’re all interested in. I think my eyes just rolled out the back of my head on that one, that’s just such a lie from these people.
It is really interesting to see them in real time, in action, trying to cover up what happened with Northcliffe and I think the fact that he is being attacked like this just serves to stamp GUILTY even more on the slavemasters forehead – Northcliffe must have exposed them, or been about to for him to get this kind of public derogatory declamation.
Let’s see –
Though the temptation to eulogize the dead, or, at any rate, to say nothing in criticism, is always strong, it is not one to which a newspaper should yield. Newspaper proprietors and newspaper editors, whilst they are at work, have great responsibilities, and the greatest of these is to give publicity to the truth, to print facts and not fairy tales. Especially are journalists required to speak the truth about their own trade and its artificers.
See? it’s all about being good and responsible journalists and bringing us the truth. Oh sure it is, sarcastically speaking, but you see my point about there is obviously trouble in slavemaster city to be now trying to use the “truth” as a shield of some kind.
This editorial goes to great lengths to try and focus the public mind on Northcliffe’s terrible (sarcasm) attacks in his newspaper against Prime Minister Lloyd George.
…When, however, he came to attack Mr. Lloyd George, he found that it was much easier to make a man by newspaper publicity than to unmake him. You could write a man up, but you could not write him down. As Dr. Johnson said, “No man is ever written down except by himself.” The truth is the public, though it seems so innocent and “gullible,” has a well-marked gift of cynicism. Men are easily converted when they are told that they must regard this or that unknown person as a miracle of ability. It is always amusing to find bargains. When, however, they see a newspaper attacking an individual they always begin to ask why the Detonator, or the Vulture, or the Chameleon is so down upon Mr. Blank?
Now – wait a minute, there’s something very important there (which is part of why I included this).
Whoever wrote this (anonymous, of course) is revealing a very important tactic in manipulating public opinion. In their zeal to trash Northcliffe and appeal to the reader to “listen” – methinks he gave away something he shouldn’t have.
“…When…they see a newspaper attacking an individual they always begin to ask why … is so down upon Mr. Blank?
This is a way to draw attention to someone they want it on.
(and usually away from something else)
They set fake “attack dogs” on them. I can think of a number of real life examples (other than this) that are far more current and germane to my situation where this has been done to try and “draw” peoples attention onto and/or away from someone or something that is not favorable to the slavemasters agenda.
Wrap your mind around this one, the guy who wrote this scathing obituary is actually doing that very tactic while describing the tactic to you!
He’s trashing Northcliffe and his terrible deeds (which aren’t even the right terrible deeds) and then going on about the Prime Minister.
Well, that does both draw attention and tend to perhaps distract one from what the hell really happened with him – doesn’t it? Of course it does, that’s why it’s being done this way.
The key here is that the “attacker” AND the “attackee” are both fully controlled by the slavemasters – one way or another.
Such was the case with Northcliffe, he worked for the slavemasters with his paper, but to try and control attention like this, was, a mistake. It actually reveals what’s really going on if you know who’s who and what’s what. A gamble, it’s true, that the public wasn’t in the know that way – and probably most of them weren’t.
This next part shows that prior to his death, Northcliffe obviously had some sort of MAJOR disagreement with the slavemasters and more importantly, he wouldn’t back down. That’s why you see this particularly crass and nasty low blows about his Unteachableness.
Guaranteed, you see that one?
The person has resisted ALL the slavemasters manipulation and outright bullying tactics so this is all that’s left is to turn that person’s strength into an insult.
…Lord Northcliffe was not a teachable man. If he had been he might have learned from his own career and his own successes and failures a lesson in regard to the limitations of the powers of the Press. Lord Northcliffe was very naturally a believer in the force of journalism.
I half expect this person to stick his tongue out at Northcliffe like some 5-year old child! That’s how petty and childish this looks to me.
And next – Northcliffe is now portrayed as “obsessed” and on a “personal vendetta” – ah yes, pretty classic whining loser insults. There’s some truth there obviously, it’s sort of a backhanded compliment of what I just said – that he was resistive to their “efforts”.
Be all that as it may, I’d say dollars to donuts all this bitchiness and whining is NOT really about Lloyd George at all. My guess? The Cecils, Balfours, and the Cavendishes are the bitchy whiners behind this crap.
…This Lord Northcliffe would have noticed if he had not been so obsessed by the personal side of his vendetta. A very little reflection would have shown him that this was bound to be the case. Publicity is a great power and a great influence, but it is almost the only power of the Press. But you can give a man publicity by attack quite as much as by eulogy. Indeed, so contradictions is mankind that attack is very often the stronger form of publicity. It invokes the law of reversed effort. Thus Lord Northcliffe, though so successful as a business man, and in the early part of his life as a publicist, was in his latter years something of a failure. The moment he turned from producing and selling newspapers, from being, that is, what he himself once called “a merchant of news” into a newspaper statesman, he soon got into difficulties.
Take that last line…another big clue as to who is really actually pissed at him. “…into a newspaper statesman” – see that? Ah. He got “too big for his britches” did he? Senior slavemasters no likey upstart juniors who think they are equals. Another thing they are just death on.
To illustrate this same tactic of drawing attention by attack, let’s take a brief step back a few years earlier, in 1919 – look at how similar the tone is of this next editorial that also is striking at Northcliffe.
Plus, there’s some really glutz PR tactics – he “violently” attacked Balfour? Give me a break. He wrote articles – this makes it seem like he beat Arthur Balfour with a bat or something, which is obviously the image this editor wants his reader to have.
You might want to note that this one though, also served the purposes of “distancing” Northcliffe from Balfour when in fact, Northcliffe was working very closely behind the scenes with Balfour and the rest of the Cecil bloc. I include this to illustrate that there are TWO ways that Brit propagandists use an “attack”. In this case it’s a distancing, no connection here tactic. Basically a “Look! We hate each other and are not together.” misdirection.
He violently attacked Mr. Balfour and announced that he must leave the Lloyd George Ministry. Yet Mr. Balfour survives, and is no doubt less troubled by his thoughts at this moment than Lord Northcliffe himself. Lord Northcliffe, again, marked down Mr. Austen Chamberlain and Mr. Long for destruction. They were denounced as reactionary Tories—the very phrase marking another change in Lord Northcliffe—and as hopeless members of the ” Old Gang ”
…” What a pity,” Mr. Lloyd George might have exclaimed if he had not been too angry to be cunning, ” that this great national institution, a newspaper once so great and so famous, and still on many sides of its activities so efficient, so influential, and so interesting, should have fallen into the hands of a wayward and irresponsible egotist ! It is a Rolls-Royce engine of the most exquisite kind being driven by an ignoramus at the wheel—and worse than that, by an ignoramus who is persuaded, partly by himself and partly by his claque of parasites, that he is the man to save the nation and make himself our prime ruler 1″
– The Spectator – 25 APRIL 1919, Page 5
You might be asking, Well…why then, are the Jews accused for Northcliffe’s death?
Protocols of Zion.
You see, Northcliffe’s newspaper is what first brought them to broad public attention while he was still somewhat working behind the scenes with the Cecil Bloc. I think that this, though, is when the trouble began. But not for the reasons the more hysterical “the Jews did it” authors go on about.
Ramble – You know, there’s something just so strained about their stories about the “dastardly Jews” – especially considering who these British slavemasters are and what they have done to peoples around the world. It’s like the stories are almost true, but yet…there’s something very wrong there. Know what I mean? It’s as bad as L. Ron Hubbard and the Marcabians, or the Venusians, or whoever the frack he chose to misdirect attention onto. Usually some sort of aliens, but sometimes he went on about jews and bankers as well. Why are we not surprised, right?
Backing up again for a moment, let’s review what was Northcliffe’s role he was to play for the slavemasters (Cecils, Cavendishes, etc.).
During WWI, the Ministry of Information (sort of a code for MI6 and other operations) had been formed with Lord Beaverbrook heading it.
Now, within that organization, Northcliffe was chosen to head the Department of Propaganda of Enemy Countries.
A man named Wickham Steed was chosen for the Austrian section, while also being the Chief Editor for the Times (the newspaper that Northcliffe owned).
After nine months as acting Secretary while Balfour was at the Paris Peace Conference, George Nathaniel Curzon (Marquess Curzon of Kedleston) had been appointed Foreign Secretary in October 1919.
Curzon had previously been the Assistant Private Secretary to Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil) in 1885. In 1895 he had married Mary Victoria Leiter, the daughter of Levi Ziegler Leiter, an American millionaire of German Mennonite origin and co-founder of the Chicago department store Field & Leiter (now Marshall Field). She had a long and nearly fatal illness near the end of summer 1904, from which she never really recovered. Falling ill again in July 1906, she died on the 18th of that month in her husband’s arms, at the age of 36. It was the greatest personal loss of his life.
In editorials published on 29 and 31 July 1914, Wickham Steed, the Times’s Chief Editor, as ordered by Charles Frederick Gurney Masterman (the secret head of all propaganda in Britain at this time) argued that the British Empire should enter World War I.
Charles Frederick Gurney Masterman
Considering they (the British slavemasters that Steed worked for) were who created that war in the first place, that becomes rather disingenuous but straight out of the standard Cecil Bloc tactics.
The primary Cecil Bloc (headed by Robert Cecil) intelligence tactic at the time, was sometimes loosely referred to as “the Toynbee method”.
This basically consisted of privately coming together and studying an area to be controlled (or destroyed), then coming up with a plan, then beginning the public launch usually with a “need for investigation” of fraud or some such, accompanied by various forms of press and books being “reviewed” to bring public attention to the area now under the auspices of a black intelligence operation of the British Slavemasters.
What many do not know about Steed is that he endorsed the Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion as a genuine document.
On 8 May 1920, Mr. Propaganda Department Committee member Steed wrote the leader entitled “The Jewish Peril, a Disturbing Pamphlet: Call for Inquiry”, Steed wrote about The Protocols of the Elders of Zion:
What are these ‘Protocols’? Are they authentic? If so, what malevolent assembly concocted these plans and gloated over their exposition? Are they forgery? If so, whence comes the uncanny note of prophecy, prophecy in part fulfilled, in part so far gone in the way of fulfillment?”.
Would it surprise you to know that at the exact same time a young William Dudley Pelley – one of the stable of World War I propagandists – began promoting the Protocols of Zion in the United States by getting a Congressman to read it into the Congressional Record?
Returning to the United States a changed and shaken man, Pelley made his report to Representative Louis F. McFadden of Pennsylvania in 1920. The politician was so alarmed at what he heard, he personally read aloud the Protocols for the Learned Elders of Zion on the floor of Congress, officially introducing this vitally important document into the Congressional Record.
– America’s SS:THE SILVER SHIRTS by A.V. Schaerffenberg as presented in yet another re-boot of the Illuminati conspiracy theory in Liberty Bell May 1995.
You’ll forgive me if I don’t fall right into line with the poor, shaken Pelly gambit these people were running, but it is true that Pelley was most definitely continuing his job propagandizing “the world” to his next assigned target – Americans.
Henry Ford helps things out and purchases the Dearborn Independent where he hires an editor to begin the publication therein of a series of articles from 1920 through 1922 which were subsequently published in four volumes, as The International Jew: The World’s Foremost Problem.
As I said, this Protocols of Zion gambit was all yet another re-boot of the Illuminati conspiracy theory adjusted to target a different public.
Taking a little side-trip into history here, it’s important that you understand that this particular “the jews” angle goes back further than World War I.
Just after the text that Lasswell mentioned was published in 1886, a number of different propaganda operations were going on, one of which was the whole Golden Dawn/Blavatsky contingent.
In France, L’Ordre Kabbalistique de la Rose Croix (Kabbalistic Order of the Rosy Cross) (OKRC) was founded by Gerard Encausse (and others) in Paris around 1888 with Marquis Stanislas de Guaita [1861-1897] as the first Grand Master.
By March of 1895 Encausse was also a member of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Light – or Luxor – and the [Athahoor] Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn temple in Paris. F. Charles Barlet (pseudonym of Albert Faucheux 1838-1921) was his mentor of sorts, he had become the Brotherhood’s representative in France in 1885, and he became the successor of Guaita at the OKRC in 1897.
In 1901 these primarily British-driven so-called occult operatives had brought this “the jews did it” up when Encausse (aka Papus) – who was connected to Barlet and the whole Helena Blavatsky Brotherhood of Luxor bs – collaborated with Jean Carrère in producing a series of articles in the Echo de Paris under the pseudonym Niet (“no” in Russian). In the articles Sergei Witte and Pyotr Rachkovsky were attacked, and it was suggested that there was a sinister financial syndicate trying to disrupt the Franco-Russian alliance. Encausse and Carrère alleged that this syndicate was a Jewish conspiracy. (Witte was Blavatsky’s cousin – he and Rachkovsky were both Okhrana and working with Melville and British intelligence)
In his occult writings Encausse drew heavily upon the scriptures and Kabbalistic mystical writings of the Jews – in turn another fabrication on the part of particularly the Vatican slavemasters. He also attended Golden Dawn ritual meetings alongside Moina Mathers (Mina Bergson), the Jewish wife of Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers. However, in his pseudonymous political writings he excoriated Jews as evil financial conspirators.
Typical hypocrisy of one of their operatives, but this was them working to “foment revolts” as Jefferson so succinctly put it, and start a war basically – World War I.
On easy way to tell, is that the publication of the alleged “Protocols” sparked anti-Jewish pogroms in Kiev and Kishineff which then justified all manner of atrocities to be done in the name of “liberty”. (see Red Bible post)
Then, two other deep-cover combined Okhrana/MI6 agents, Casimir Pilenas Palmer and Boris Brasol actually arranged to publish the Protocols in book form – making it possible for William Pelley to give it to the congressman to read into the Congressional Record.
The same year.
As a side note, you can use the late 20th century Lyndon LaRouche-based writings almost invariably to tell you what they don’t want you to know about – like the fact that British and Russian intelligence were working together with the Vatican to bring about all this foment. LaRouche was 100 percent a controlled disinformation agent working together with a former CIA operative when he began his “work”.
We are jumping ahead quite a bit in time here, but I think you will find this interesting, from The Dismantling of Scientology’s Guardian Office – The Real Reason Why –
So, by 1953-54 the CIA had drawn on old China hands with exposure to KMT traffic (Chennault, Willauer, William Pawley, Howard Hunt) to set up the overthrow of the Arbenz government in Guatemala*.
*See Scientology Roots chapter 18: New World Order in Central America for much more about Arbenz.
As part of this operation, CIA officer Howard Hunt, with his friend Lucien Conein and Conein’s friend WerBell of OSS operations in China under Helliwell, helped out in 1954 to set up what would eventually become the Latin American branch of the KMT-backed World Anti-Communist League. Four years later the chairman of this group was the Guatemalan attorney of New Orleans Mafia leader Carlos Marcello – who was in turn directly tied to Santos Trafficante JR., the new kingpin for the Big 3’s alternate drug-smuggling route. (see 1968).
1966 – Trafficante toasts Carlos Marcello (left) and Frank Ragano (right)
The combined forces of British and American intelligence (plus the Vatican) having already infiltrated the KMT, were the real movers and shakers behind this particular organization, which started out with a quite different name.
This happened to be the same year that Rev. Moon was also tasked by the CIA to start his “Unification Church” which would later yield the CAUSA front group.
On May 1,1954, in Seoul, Reverend Moon founded the Holy Spirit Association for the Unification of World Christianity, Reverend Moon’s faith community which became popularly called the “Unification Church‚ Äù worldwide.
– Unification Church website
This is key because it marks a point when ‘new age’ type religious front groups would start being used as part of Operation Gladio activities – including drug smuggling and money laundering. You will also note that this is literally right on top of when L. Ron Hubbard formed the Founding Church of Scientology (Washington D.C.) as part of his taking part in the ‘unconventional’ political operations run by CIA NOC agent Miles Copeland.
- President of Italy Cossiga lies again about Operation Gladio to judges investigating the 1969 Piazza Fontana bombing.
- Mitch Werbell, CIA NOC asset, starts an extended (and little-noticed) relationship with John Singlaub and Lyndon LaRouche. 39 Werbell and the LaRouche CIA front group are directly connected to scientology and it’s tactics.
– 1. In the 1970s a number of FCDC [Church of Scientology Washington D.C.] public worked at his headquarters.
I actually talked to the person who ran his DC office. She said that Thomas Jefferson was really a traitor to America and went on with a lot of fascist views. Esmb thread: The Anabaptist Jacques 30th September 2012, 10:14 PM – The absolute hysterical hatred still directed at President’s Jackson and Jefferson is literally a dead giveaway. These men literally cannot talk about Jackson without insulting him one way or another. The Larouche book on this subject went into an absolute tirade about how these two men had stopped the wonderful plan for America that of course…LaRouche was now trying to sell a new generation of Americans on. This goes all the way back to the Catholic Popes and their tirades about Jeffersonian principles in the 1800’s. See this post and this one.
– 2. “The similarity between Scientology and the LaRouche organization in terms of ideology and activities seems far from than trivial, but has never been noted.” – revised version of a paper presented to the 1999 annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Boston, November 1999. (archived here)
Example – Larouche pushing abortion or else like the church of scientology. 
Example – attacking critics: As the author of this document, I can personally report that while I was a journalist in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., I was told by police authorities that a person connected to the LaRouche organization had approached a person who was secretly a police informant inquiring about hiring him to tamper with the brakes of my car and the car of a Chicago Sun-Times reporter to warn us against writing further articles about the LaRouche network. Dennis King Full book at the Internet Archive
- Mitch Werbell, La Rouche hooked up – Dennis King Full book at the Internet Archive Chapter Five: “The Reading trio did indeed operate a scam. However, the LaRouchians had a history of extensive dealings with the intelligence community dating back over a decade, entirely apart from this. The NCLC first offered its services to the CIA in 1976. A longtime CIA contract agent subsequently became LaRouche’s security adviser and meetings with several retired high-level CIA officials took place. By the early 1980s the LaRouchians enjoyed a wide range of contacts at the CIA, the National Security Council, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.” The LaRouche organization built a private intelligence gathering network which rivaled that of many governments and major media.
So, now look at what a Larouche characterization of the source of the Protocols of Zion was –
While unions were banned in Russia, Zubatov launched his own “mutual-aid societies” which were among the only legal “mass movements” in Russia. These Zubatov unions were filled with targets of Zubatov’s police repression and brainwashing techniques. Socialist leaders were arrested, and then subjected to indoctrination, often by Zubatov himself. Workers were taught to distrust the social democrats, and to focus on purely “economic” self-interests. By 1902, Zubatov had organized scores of “police unions,” and had successfully orchestrated attacks against some of the leading Russian manufacturers of the Witte faction. Zubatov also organized a number of Zionist unions as well, even as his close Okhrana collaborator, the Paris-based Peter Rachkovsky, penned the forged “Protocols of the Elders of Zion” to instigate a new pogrom against the Russian Jews, who had been among the enthusiastic backers of Witte’s modernization efforts. Zubatov had also inaugurated his own secret assassination squads, called the Battle Organizations, which were used to eliminate government ministers and other enemies of the Holy Brotherhood/Okhrana apparatus.
What do you get from that?
That it’s Russian intelligence by itself that was doing all this.
Oh no, no no.
It was not. But, see how tricky that is? Typical LaRouche.
What’s really interesting is the omission that Sergei Zubatov was actually connected to another British intelligence front group called The Fabian Society – whose logo was a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
You can see how right in line with the “people are dolls” for them to play with attitude going on there with these propagandists.
* * *
Coming back now to this World War I time period –
On April 6th 1917 the United States of America officially declared war on Germany, joining the Allies against Germany and Austro – Hungaria on the Western Front in the First World War, which had been on – going in Europe since 1914.
It was of great importance that America should be represented not merely as a strong man fully armed, but as a strong man fully armed and believing in the cause for which he was fighting. (Creel 1920, p. xv)
This was despite President Woodrow Wilson’s successful re – election campaign slogan of 1916: ‘He Kept Us Out Of War’ which was just a bit inaccurate but hey, why split hairs.
The CPI – aka the Creel committee – was designed to “protect the control and management of American society” by “a technical elite who would serve established power”. The Wilson regime’s ministry of propaganda and manipulation immediately identifies the basic methods by which it will control the minds of the American masses: appeal to emotion while largely ignoring truth or logic, replace facts with symbols, demonize the “enemy” and promise a war which will “make the world safe for democracy”.
The CPI at first used material that was based on fact, but spun it to present an upbeat picture of the American war effort. Very quickly, however, the CPI began churning out raw propaganda picturing Germans as evil monsters….. This raw propaganda included complete fabrications, such as images and stories of German soldiers killing babies and hoisting them on bayonets.
CPI pamphlets were created and warned citizens to be on the lookout for German spies. Dozens of “patriotic organizations,” with names like the American Protective League and the American Defense Society, sprang up. These groups spied, tapped telephones, and opened mail in an effort to ferret out “spies and traitors.” The targets of these groups was anyone who called for peace, questioned the Allies’ progress, or criticized the government’s policies.
Despite George Creel’s claim that the CPI strived for unflinching accuracy, many of his employees later admitted that they were quite willing to lie. Will Irwin, an ex-CPI member who published several confessional pieces after the war, made it clear that “we never told the whole truth – not by any manner of means.”
“The professional propagandist realizes that, when a single lie is exposed, the entire campaign is jeopardized.”
Edward Bernays and his cronies frequently printed untrue or distorted information on Germany – Babies on bayonets, and other blatant lies. The technique here was to INVENT an atrocity, or in this case, recycle one. For example, stories Bernays and the CPI circulated such as a tub full of eyeballs or the story of the seven-year old boy who confronted German soldiers with a wooden gun, were recycled from previous conflicts.
After the war Bernays openly admitted that his colleagues used alleged atrocities to provoke a public outcry against Germany.
Creel later revealed that as far as command intention went – The only reason dishonesty was discouraged was on strategic grounds.
What did that mean? It meant anything that reveals that this war was deliberately caused by the British, the Vatican, and their skeezy counterparts so they could take over the world.
That’s the real reason for that line about when a single lie is exposed the entire campaign goes into jeopardy. It’s not that they are against lieing. It’s they are against the lie being exposed, therefore pointing straight at the TRUTH.
TRUTH about them.
That is what they are against.
So, Bernays and his buddies super-cheezy propaganda began to do exactly that. Here’s an example using Collier’s magazine as the outlet –
It was exposed as a lie and people in American started going wait a minute…this is false? WHO is it that is trying to get us to destroy some other country without telling us that is what this about? Worst of all, it actually put their attention on that one of the factors of this war was about business. Money. Profit. They began to ask…who profits?
Therein lay the problem. That was leading straight to…and we can’t have that.
As you might expect?
The British took over. Let the master liars show us how it is done.
First thing on the agenda? The Creel Committee’s work was severely curtailed after July 1, 1918. Edward Bernays wanted to attend the Peace Conferences in Europe but he was not allowed due to the poor reputation (lying) of the CPI.
See? The Brits didn’t want that correct public perception getting even vaguely connected with them – and the man heading that peace conference business on behalf of the allies was – you guessed it – a Cecil.
Lord Robert Cecil.
The British decided on a more formal approach and took over the Propaganda efforts in Britain and America. There were too many embarrassing failures going on that were backfiring seriously. They held a conference in August of 1918 to coordinate the propaganda efforts and a new “Inter-Allied” body was formed to do Enemy propaganda.
With this object in view Lord Northcliffe and Crewe House, with the assent of the British Government, had sent invitations to the French, Italian and United States Governments to appoint delegates to an Inter-Ally Conference on Propaganda in Enemy Countries. These invitations were cordially accepted, and the Conference was held on August 14, 15 and 16, 1918. The whole field of work was surveyed, and fruitful discussions of policies, methods of production, and distribution of propaganda material took place.
So that’s what they did, but as time went on it became clear that the Allied military pressure and the weakening of the German troops’ moral, through defeat and propaganda effort, was the beginning of the end.
Lord Northcliffe’s Committee – minus Lord Northcliffe – then came to the conclusion that a policy of peace propaganda should be quickly formulated for use not only in enemy countries but also to explain to Allies and neutrals the general principles underlying British peace aims. It seemed, however, desirable that this basis of policy should not be the work of Crewe House alone, as the earlier documents were, but ought to be discussed by representatives of all departments in any way concerned with propaganda work. Invitations were, therefore, addressed to :
- The War Cabinet.
- The Admiralty.
- The War Office.
- The Foreign Office.
- The Treasury.
- The Air Ministry.
- The Colonial Office.
- The India Office.
- The Ministry of Information.
- The War Aims Committee.
- The Overseas Bureau.
Reference – the Internet Archive copy of The Times, History and Encyclopaedia of the War, British Propaganda in Enemy Countries published in 1920. (‘The Times’ was owned by Lord Northcliffe)
Northcliffe was unable to chair this committee – this is when he had his supposed nervous breakdown, which is the polite form of saying he was insane and this is when Sir Campbell Stuart stepped in.
Northcliffe had previously had H.G. Wells write up a plan (as a result of various brain-storming sessions) on their whole basic strategy which included a lot more than just “winning the war”. Wells had submitted it to the Crewe House committee in May of 1918. Northcliffe then submitted this plan to the Foreign Secretary, with the following intro:
In his letter to the Foreign Secretary Lord Northcliffe wrote :
” I wish to submit to you the following general scheme of policy as a basis for British-and eventually Allied—propaganda in Germany.
Propaganda, as an active form of policy, must be in harmony with the settled war aims of the Allies :
“The object of all propaganda is to weaken the will of the enemy to war and victory. For this purpose it is necessary to put in the forefront the ultimate object of the Allies, and the use which they would make of victory, for this is the matter with which the Germans are most concerned. . . It appears to me, however, that our war aims, as I understand them…. “These two points (a) and (b) must be kept in close connexion ; the first provides the element of fear, the second provides the element of hope. . .
Lord Northcliffe on Propaganda, 1918 –
Propaganda, he wrote, should be “the pace-maker for policy, and should form opinion without opinion realizing that it is so being formed.”
This was the first and principal maxim of the principle of “government by the consent of the governed”.
This is the plan of how to mask a MONARCHY as a DEMOCRACY.
By the time that Wickham Steed was coming out with the Protocols of Zion in 1920, it is important that you understand just who really controlled that newspaper – The Times.
I’ll let Professor Carroll Quigley fill you in a bit here – please also see my library article proving what The Round Table actually was.
Accordingly, the real efforts of the Milner Group were directed into more fruitful and anonymous activities such as The Times and The Round Table.
The Milner Group did not own The Times before 1922, but clearly controlled it at least as far back as 1912. Even before this last date, members of the innermost circle of the Milner Group were swarming about the great newspaper. In fact, it would appear that The Times had been controlled by the Cecil Bloc since 1884 and was taken over by the Milner Group in the same way in which All Souls was taken over, quietly and without a struggle. The midwife of this process apparently was George E. Buckle (1854-1935), graduate of New College in 1876, member of All Souls since 1877, and editor of The Times from 1884 to 1912. The chief members of the Milner Group who were associated with The Times have already been mentioned. Amery was connected with the paper from 1899 to 1909. During this period he edited and largely wrote the Times History of the South African War. Lord Esher was offered a directorship in 1908. Grigg was a staff writer in 1903-1905, and head of the Imperial Department in 1908-1913. B. K. Long was head of the Dominion Department in 1913-1921 and of the Foreign Department in 1920-1921. Monypenny was assistant editor both before and after the Boer War (1894-1899, 1903-1908) and on the board of directors after the paper was incorporated (1908-1912). Dawson was the paper’s chief correspondent in South Africa in the Selborne period (1905-1910), while Basil Williams was the reporter covering the National Convention there (1908-1909).
When it became clear in 1911 that Buckle must soon retire, Dawson was brought into the office in a rather vague capacity and, a year later, was made editor. The appointment was suggested and urged by Buckle. Dawson held the position from 1912 to 1941, except for the three years 1919-1922. This interval is of some significance, for it revealed to the Milner Group that they could not continue to control The Times without ownership. The Cecil Bloc had controlled The Times from 1884 to 1912 without ownership, and the Milner Group had done the same in the period 1912-1919, but, in this last year, Dawson quarreled with Lord Northcliffe (who was chief proprietor from 1908-1922) and left the editor’s chair. As soon as the Milner Group, through the Astors, acquired the chief proprietorship of the paper in 1922, Dawson was restored to his post and held it for the next twenty years. Undoubtedly the skillful stroke which acquired the ownership of The Times from the Harmsworth estate in 1922…
– Professor Carrol Quigley Anglo American Establishment – this book was written in 1949 but published posthumously in 1981.
So, of course all this is going to cross right on over into the Americas, and that’s what our three men we’re going to highlight were actually doing.
Before we do though, let’s briefly touch on that American angle of running in propaganda on us to want to go to War for no good reason.
Second from right –
In The Strangest Friendship in History, p. 172, (1932) George Sylvester Viereck writes,
After America entered the War, Wiseman, according to [Lord] Northcliffe, [Head of Propaganda, including the U.S. versions] was the only man who had access at all times to the Colonel and to the White House. Wiseman rented an apartment in the House where the Colonel lived. David Lawrence referred to the Fifty-Third Street house (New York City) jestingly as the American No. 10 Downing St. . . . [the equivalent of British Intelligence headquarters in London] Col. House had a special code used only with Sir William Wiseman. Col. House was Bush.
These two “unofficial” advisors to the British and American governments had a code solely for each other, which no one else could understand. Even stranger was the fact that the international Communist espionage apparatus for many years used Col. House’s book, Philip Dru – Administrator, as their official code book.
Author Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones notes just how far the British would go to try and hide their clearly skekses-like intervention into American affairs – they would lie, and lie, and lie some more.
…Pro-British bias on the part of American officials seems evident, but at the same time there was the question of whether British secret agents had tricked America into complicity of imperial rule, as a prelude to drawing the United States into the war. As Berle’s suspicions confirm, British intelligence officials concerned with drawing America into the Second World War were not unreasonable in their sensitivity to the charge that could be levied against them. Guy Gaunt [note: discussed in this post proving that his nemesis Alistair Crowley was a spy for Wiseman] was at pains to dismiss as ‘the wildest of fiction’ Rintelen’s claim that Britain had saturated the United States with secret agents. Wiseman had always been circumspect about American public opinion. As he warned ‘C’ in the autumn of 1917, in America there were ‘people who are still afraid of George III’.
People who were “still afraid of George III” is a reference to the times of the American Revolution. What is particularly sickening about this is that this is being said by a man who is engaging in exactly the kind of dirty, nefarious, under-handed dealings that were one of the main reasons we kicked Britain out in the first place!
Always skekses – they are. Sneaking and plotting their slimy, disgusting plans.
All Souls Oxford, one of the recruiting grounds for next-gen slavemasters, had an interesting final exam that was their idea of testing the qualities for admission that they wanted: “exceptional analytical ability, breadth and depth of knowledge, independent-mindedness and clarity of thought and expression”. It was simply called – “Essay”; You turn over the plain blank sheet of A4 paper, and there is a single word on it; you have nothing else to write about for the next three hours. For example, one person’s word was “Miracles”.
You can see even from that, how important written propaganda was to these men.
The influence that the Slavemasters wished to wield was not exercised by acting directly on public opinion, since originally the All Souls bunch never intended to influence events by acting through any instruments of mass propaganda, but rather hoped to work on the opinions of the small group of “important people,” who in turn could influence wider and wider circles of persons.
This was the Jesuit model – the oldest known group dedicated to influencing the minds of men.
If you look at my article: Why Psychiatry is More Religion Than Science – the section starting …This wasn’t about religion… –you’ll get quite an eyeful of what really went on in the beginnings of the Jesuits, including actual founding documents for you to peruse. Suffice it to say that when they start running with any kind of slogan or dogma, it is always a cover for something far more mercenary and not-at-all altruistic or helpful to humanity.
Jesuits (and the top Catholic leaders) are ALL about messing with people’s minds. That’s their real goal actually.
…[The Jesuit Society] it seeks to rival the Divinity in its knowledge of the human heart.
From the contemplation of this pious work, we will turn to the famous Constitutions of the Society. The Institute of the Jesuits is contained in fifteen distinct works; the book of the Constitutions being the groundwork of the system: strongly, deeply built; with a knowledge of mental architecture unsurpassed, except in the Spiritual Exercises of the same cunning Builder. Subsequent Rules, Decrees, Canons, &c., are stated to have ‘resulted from the spirit of the Institute, which they are intended to uphold and enforce. 1
Per Quigley, this whole Jesuit model was the basis on which the Milner Group itself was constructed; it was the theory behind the Rhodes Scholarships; it was the theory behind “The Round Table and the Royal Institute of International Affairs; it was the theory behind the efforts to control All Souls, New College, and Balliol and, through these three, to control Oxford University; and it was the theory behind The Times.
Later, following the decision of the American Senate not to ratify the Versailles Treaty with Germany in 1919, a series of investigations began as to the reasons America entered into the war, and during the course of these enquiries, many details concerning the devious nature and scope of Britain’s propaganda campaign in America between 1914 and 1917 were uncovered. Many in the United States concluded that they had been duped into involvement on the Allied side, especially by the secret British propaganda emanating from Wellington House.
H.G. Wells, Mr. “War of the Worlds”, was tasked to prepare a brief for this Committee to outline this new policy of British peace aims. On May 27, 1918 Mr. Wells submitted a long memorandum to the Committee on this subject, stating –
The real war aim of the Allies was not only to beat the enemy but to establish a world peace that precluded the resumption of war. One of the first requisites was to study and to lay down the lines of a practical League of Nations. Its control of raw materials, of shipping, and its power to exclude for an indefinite period enemy or even neutral peoples until they subscribe to and give pledges of their acceptance of its principles should be emphasized. …that,unless enemy peoples accepted the Allied conception of a world peace settlement, it would be impossible for them to repair the havoc of the present war, to avert utter financial ruin, and to save themselves from prolonged misery; and that the longer the struggle lasted the deeper would become the hatred of everything German …and the heavier the social and economic handicap under which the enemy peoples would labour, even after their admission into a League of Nations.”
So, the entire point of this war was to usher in the League of Nations, with Britain sitting like a cherry on top of all it, and the Vatican lurking in the background as usual.
Even after the war – the CPI’s propaganda activities continued in lockstep with the Brits – for another year. It wasn’t entirely abolished until August 21, 1919, when President Wilson signed into being executive order 3154. The organization’s records were turned over to the Council of National Defense.
Of course, in usual slavemaster short-sightedness, some of the people involved in this propaganda bohemoth they had helped to create during the war? Well, they begin to have second thoughts. Some of them actually even experienced guilt over the lies and deceptions that they had helped to spread.
George Creel recounted his experiences with the CPI in How We Advertised America: The First Telling of the Amazing Story of the Committee on Public Information, 1917-1919, published in 1920. In his book, Creel tells of the congressional attempt to suppress his report of the CPI’s propaganda activities. Creel, who was proud of his activities, discussed in detail the history of the CPI’s domestic and foreign activities. (Propaganda and Persuasion by Garth S. Jowett and Victoria O’Donnell; chapter 4 pp. 122-54.)
Undeterred by such useless ideas as “guilt” over manipulating people so maliciously, in Propaganda Technique in the World War, our erstwhile propagandist Harold Lasswell stated in grandiose language the belief that the media could sway public opinion and the masses toward almost any point of view, because, you see, slavemasters hate even the idea that there could be dissent to their kooky plans that they cannot control.
But when all allowances have been made, and all extravagant estimates pared to the bone, the fact remains that propaganda is one of the most powerful instrumentalities in the modern world. It has arisen to its present eminence in response to a complex of changed circumstances which have altered the nature of society….
A newer and subtler instrument must weld thousands and even millions of human beings into one amalgamated mass of hate and will and hope. A new flame must burn out the canker of dissent and temper the steel of bellicose enthusiasm. The name of this new hammer and anvil of social solidarity is propaganda.
“Wireless” radio transmission was considered to be the new medium for shaping public attitudes. It was believed that radio propaganda could weld the masses into an amalgamation of “hate and will and hope”
– Harold Lasswell, Propaganda Technique in the World War 1927, p. 221
Lasswell expressed his awe of propaganda in this pioneer work, seemingly taking special pride in noting for everyone how the people had been duped and degraded by propaganda during the war, but he also revealed a plan.
So great are the psychological resistances to war in modern nations that every war must appear to be a war of defense against a menacing, murderous aggressor.
That sounds just about exactly what our nightly news has been subjected to, in one form or the other, for almost a hundred years now.
Lasswell also tried to have believed that “Propaganda as a mere tool is no more moral or immoral than a pump handle.”
(Harold Lasswell, “Propaganda,” Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 1937, vol 11.)
But by far the most used vehicle that he promoted, even on up until today, is the use of an “atrocity”.
A handy rule for arousing hate is, if at first they do not enrage, use an atrocity. It has been employed with unvarying success in every conflict known to man.
– Lasswell, 1927 Propaganda Technique in World War, You can view the 1938 reprint at Hathitrust.
Lasswell speculated that atrocity stories will always be popular because the audience is able to feel self-righteous indignation toward the enemy, and, at some level, identify with the perpetrators of the crimes. “A young woman, ravished by the enemy,” he wrote “yields secret satisfaction to a host of vicarious ravishers on the other side of the border.” (p. 81 Lasswell)
After the war, Edward Bernays, who specifically directed CPI propaganda efforts in Latin America, openly admitted that his colleagues used alleged atrocities to provoke a public outcry against Germany. Some of the atrocity stories which were circulated during the war, such as the one about a tub full of eyeballs or the story of the seven-year old boy who confronted German soldiers with a wooden gun, were actually recycled from previous conflicts!
In order to reach intellectuals and pacifists, the British directed that the CPI should promote the idea that military intervention would bring about a democratic League of Nations and end warfare forever.
Well, that didn’t happen.
And it wasn’t because they didn’t get their League of Nations they wanted, either. (shot down by Senator Borah of Idaho as Chairman of the Senate Council)
It was because they are perpetual war-mongers who are absolutely obsessed with ruling the world to somehow assuage their perpetual inferiority complex.
But what of Lasswell – what happened to him after the war?
Well…he moved in some rather interesting circles slavemaster-wise, to say the least.
Harold Dwight Lasswell
Lasswell was appointed assistant professor of political science at Chicago in 1926 and soon embarked on “researches”
in political psychology. Almost immediately, he had been granted a postdoctoral fellowship by the Social Science
Research Council for 1927—1928 and he spent most of that year in Berlin undergoing psychoanalysis at the hands of
Theodor Reik, a student of Freud. His first book on the subject: Psychopathology and Politics appeared in 1930 when he was still quite young – twenty-eight at the time.
Then for the next year he began consulting with the psychiatric directors of mental institutions, having been given permission to examine politician patients psychiatric records at St. Elizabeth’s in Washington, D.C.; Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital near Baltimore; Pennsylvania State Hospital in Philadelphia; Bloomingdale Hospital of White Plains, New York; and Boston Psychopathic Hospital.
All of which are very well-known for gross abuses of patient rights and horrific experiments done against the patients will. Places where great pains were taken to studiously hide what they were really doing from the general knowledge of most people.
Lasswell also became close with anthropologist Edward Sapir, then a colleague at the University of Chicago, as well as with the New York psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan. The three of them began to plan an ambitious program of culture and personality research in the middle and late 1920s, with British intelligence asset Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson right in the middle of it all.
During the mid-1920s when he was preparing for his study of psychopathology and politics, Lasswell encountered the maverick psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan during his visits at eastern psychiatric hospitals. He also made the acquaintance of Dr. William Alanson White, the director of St. Elizabeth’s, who was strongly interested in research and in collaboration with the social sciences. (Lasswell, because of his association with Merriam, was in a position to facilitate access for Dr. White to the early organizational meetings of the Social Science Research Council, then being held in Hanover, New Hampshire.)
During these same years, Sullivan had come to know the cultural anthropologist Edward Sapir, then a colleague of Lasswell’s at the University of Chicago. The three men, although of different ages—Sapir was born in 1884, Sullivan in 1892, and Lasswell in 1902—were attracted to one another out of the strongest interest in culture-personality themes. They dreamed of a research institute that would combine the study of culture, society, and personality and contribute to a better and happier world.
The research institute never came to fruition, but these encounters surely influenced Lasswell’s program at the University
of Chicago, Sapir’s Institute of Human Relations at Yale, and Sullivan’s William Alanson White Psychiatric Foundation
in Washington, D.C.
– Harold Lasswell biography
The first publication of the authoritarian personality research of the Frankfurt School—Studien ilber Autoritdt und Familie—appeared in 1936.
One of the important items I’d like to point out from this 1930 book of Laswell’s is that he goes to some trouble to promote the use of life histories.That is straight out of Catholic methodology as well.
In my article proving who really started the Illuminati conspiracy theory, one of the things I went over is how British intelligence agent-come-Jesuit John Robison promoted that in the Illuminati, a novice must submit to what they called a “report” phase.
…each candidate was required to complete an exhaustive autobiography of himself, his strengths, weaknesses and interests, as well as a statement of why he sought admission into the Illuminati.
– The Enlightenment, Freemasonry, and The Illuminati by Conrad Goeringer, retrieved out of the Internet Archive
Robison propagandized this as if within the Illuminati was the ONLY place this ever went on.
That incredibly extensive report that the Novice must give is right out of the Jesuit Order procedures. Author and former ‘novice’ Jesuit, Andrew Steinmetz, wrote a book called The Novitiate in 1846. He talks about this exact idea.
…Among the questions to be put to candidates are the following:—Whether any of his ancestors were heretics? whether his parents are alive? their name, condition as to wealth or poverty, their occupation? whether he has ever been in pecuniary difficulties, or is bound by any claim to his parents or relatives? whether, discarding his own opinion and judgment, he will leave that point to the judgment of his Superior or the Society? how many brothers and sisters he has? their situation, whether married or otherwise, their occupation or manner of life? with regard to himself, whether he has ever uttered words that may seem to have pledged him to marry? or has had, or has, a son?
A severe scrutiny as to his spiritual bent, faith, and conscience, follows this domestic inquisition. If the candidate has any property, he must promise ‘ to leave all,’ without delay, at the command of his Superior, after he has been a year in the Novitiate. But he is to resign his property to the “poor” for the Gospel says, “give to the poor,” not to relatives.
– The Novitiate by Andrew Steinmetz, 1846; * Exam. Gen. cb. iv. 7, a rule of the Summary to be got by heart by the novices.
As if that wasn’t enough –
… These the Society requires to be known; but it requires more—it requires to know secret propensities, hidden inclinations…
…Accustomed as I was to ‘tell all” to my indulgent Superior…
And then all that information is reported up to the Jesuit General in Rome, which means they kept FILES as INTELLIGENCE on everyone that ever applied to be a Novice over the last 350 years or so somewhere in the Vatican.
…A report is subsequently sent to the General at Rome, touching the character, &c., of all the novices.1
Saved somewhere in here perhaps.
Please note: this was one of the very things that Lasswell began pushing that psychiatrists do – keep detailed records – “life histories” about their patients.
The influence of this intrusive “life history” crossed with psychological profiling, shows up in several other interesting places.
Tavistock and MI6/OSS “personality testing” during World War II –
In the WOSB experiment I worked with Majors Jock Sutherland and Wilfred Bion. The scheme was first suggested by the late Ferguson Rodger, a psychiatrist. He had the idea of a group of selectors working with a group of candidates. But the form of the Boards was developed by Sutherland, Bion and myself. A very good account of this is in Hugh MurrayÕs article in Volume I of the history of our work – The Social Engagement of Social Science (SESS). My first job was to devise a psychological test program with intelligence tests, projective tests like the Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) and a life history questionnaire. At that time I had the only copy of Henry A. Murray’s TAT in Britain and I kept it longer than I should out of the Cambridge library.
This was 1942 and my son, Alan, was born in Edinburgh. We were then transferred to Pierpoint Morgan’s country house near London, and the family came back to London. We worked on WOSBs for three months before they became operational…
– The Grateful Dead: Hunter, Garcia, and Grace-Marie Haddy 1961: The Brotherhood Part 5A – Welcome to the REAL Scientology published September 25, 2012 by Virginia McClaughry; section on Eric Trist, quotes from his autobiography.
Intelligence agency recruits like Anthony Mitrano AKA William James Morgan. After filling out three copies of his “Life History” as he put it, he reported for duty to the OSS’s Colonel Donovan 4 September 1943. (Spies and Saboteurs, chapter 1)
Intelligence utilized CIA front groups like Synanon in 1974 –
In the Game – telling your life history called “telling your rotten story” talking about how hopeless an useless life had been before we joined Synanon.
– How Now Shall We Live? By Charles Colson, Nancy Pearcey
The same year of 1974, Scientology’s Sea Organization put out a full form called the Life History Questionairre which first appeared on the internet in part at Arnie Lerma’s site in 1997 (Arnie’s website ressurrected here in 2019, archived here ). The content of the questionnaire was re-posted in a newsgroup in 1998, then 10 years later a revised version was posted on 12 June 2008 by Jeffrey Augustine using a pseudonym of J. Swift at the Anonymous scientology protestors forum, and the full original document was posted here by Tony Ortega in 2012, but since then he (or someone) he has since broken the image links that actually showed the complete document. Suffice it to say the thing existed. I know, I filled one out when I joined the Sea Organization back in 1978.
It is no coincidence that all of these intelligence organizations and front groups utilize this provably JESUIT procedure.
The other aspect that Lasswell focused on in his book, as to methodology, was “the uses” of the study of the deviant or the abnormal for the understanding of the normal.
Not only does that go all the way back to the 1800’s, when in the U.S. the British had engaged psychiatrists to start “studying” and statisticizing American mental patients because they said that this was the way to “understand the American mind” so that they could “find out weaknesses”, but that exact concept – the study of the deviant – formed the background for the creation of front groups like the Church of Scientology and the Unification Church! (see the secret Doctrinal Program of the Psychological Strategy Board)
All of this formed the theme of Lasswell’s entire intellectual career, carefully couched in phrases like the “politics of prevention”
about war and other evils and that it be defined what is good as a “commonwealth of human dignity” – and that both required
Well, isn’t that convenient. Just even a brief look at my Why Psychiatry is More Religion Than Science will prove just how Catholic this all really is even in that aspect.
There is also a rather interesting convergence with particularly the later use of an “e-meter” by L. Ron Hubbard beginning in the early days of Dianetics and Scientology.
You see, Lasswell here had set up what he hoped to be viewed as a “model” laboratory in his own offices in the Social Science Research Building at the University of Chicago.
With the help and support of psychiatrists like Harry Stack Sullivan of Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital and William
Alanson White of St. Elizabeth’s, he devised a procedure under which skin conductivity, pulse rate, respiration, and body
movements of experimental subjects were measured as the spoken word was recorded. Three articles describing this
procedure and reporting preliminary results appeared in psychoanalytic journals in 1935, 1936, and 1937.
Unfortunately these research records were destroyed in 1938 in an accident that befell the vans moving Lasswell’s effects to Washington on his departure from Chicago. This project, if not the first, was certainly one of the earliest efforts to link physiological, autonomic, and behavioral variables with communications and personality processes.
Lasswell was moving from the University of Chicago to join forces with psychiatrist Harry Stack Sullivan and Yale anthropologist Edward Sapir, under the auspices of the William Alanson White Psychiatric Foundation but that basically came to nothing.
Lasswell shows up again in a big way during WWII.
During the war years he played an active role as a consultant to the Office of Facts and Figures and its successor organization, the Office of War Information; the Office of Strategic Services; the Foreign Broadcast Monitoring Service of
the Federal Communications Commission; and the Army’s Psychological Warfare Branch.
– Harold Lasswell biography
That last one, involved James L. Monroe and a secretive research program formed under the auspices of the Psychological Strategy Board that launched a mission to Korea that in a very real sense, located, recruited, and launched what would become the Unification Church. (see my library article: A History Of Korea And The Unification Church That You Won’t See Anywhere Else – Part 2: War, Intelligence, Money and Communism ).
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One particular quote by Lasswell is used quite frequently by “conspiracy theory” websites (without sourcing usually).
As doesn’t often happen with such sites, the one that they use does actually exist. It is on page 221 of the 1927 book: Propaganda technique in the World War by Harold D. Lasswell in 1927, reprint in 1938 by Peter Smith, New York. You can view the 1938 reprint at Hathitrust.
In the Great Society it is no longer possible to fuse the waywardness of individuals in the furnace of the war dance; a new and subtler instrument must weld thousands and even millions of human beings into one amalgamated mass of hate and will and hope. A new flame must burn out the canker of dissent and temper the steel of bellicose enthusiasm, The name of this new hammer and anvil of social solidarity is propaganda. Talk must take the place of drill; print must supplant the dance. War dances live in literature and at the fringes of the modern earth; war propaganda breathes and fumes in the capitals and provinces of the world…
Here is an image of the actual page –
Aside from the conspiracy porn (low-level intellectualism that is really about offering up imaginary atrocities) by certain authors out there and their use of it, there is more to be looked at here than as some use as a justification of “jew” or “illuminati” world domination theories, which is the usual use of the above quote.
Let’s take for example that it’s pretty obvious to me that Lasswell’s writing here (besides consulting a thesaurus jut a little too often and going a bit crazy with the schmalzy metaphors) also seems to be a bit strained as if he’s trying to prove something to the reader.
In my opinion, I think that he’s trying to ease his conscience for having been part of a group, the CPI, that unnecessarily sent millions of people to their death. All to suit the British Slavemasters plan. This is most likely the real reason why he tries to glorify and sanctify his “work” in this area.
However, as part of this soul-searching he reveals the views that they were trained in and expected to believe in, as well as that there was indeed a “parent” or superior force involved here. The British – as usual.
Take this part, for example.
fuse the waywardness of individuals
The idolatry of the individual? What…are the slavemasters feeling dethroned and jealous? Looks like it. Temperamental bunch, aren’t they.
The new antidote to wilfulness is propaganda.
If the mass will be free of chains of iron, it must accept its chains of silver. If it will not love, honour and obey, it must not expect to escape seduction.
Wow. Now there’s something to see. Wilfulness in this usage means not doing what the slavemasters want. To position it as needing an antidote means that wilfulness is being positioned as not just a disease – it’s a POISON!
Good god. It’s hard to read that much arrogance some times.
The part about having silver chains that need to be accepted instead of iron chains, was pretty choice too.
“…If the mass will be free of chains of iron, it must accept its chains of silver.”
On the same page Lasswell also said that propaganda: “is the new dynamic of society” and that: “power is subdivided and diffused” – meaning harder to track down the actual sources he means – and that “more can be won by illusion than by coercion.”
Ah, but you see. It’s STILL coercion. Coercion is the practice of forcing another party to act in an involuntary manner by use of intimidation or threats or some other form of pressure or force. If you read the extant materials at this time period, one of the main themes is the idea of “accessing” the persons subconcious so as to “bring pressure” on them to decide to do something.
I think it’s interesting that our mini-slavemasters here such as Lasswell want to try and hide the fact that they are still indeed trying to force people to go in the direction that their masters want. The use of illusion and “subconcious” triggers are just a new way of trying to cause involuntary decisions by pressure, that in this case is against the conscious will of the person. At least that’s how they thought of it.
P. 208 – This part discusses the finer points of lying.
The truth about the relation of truth to propaganda seems to be that it is never wise to use material which is likely to be contradicted by certain unconcealable events before the political objective of propaganda is attained. It is foolish to promise victory on a definite date in the imminent future, because the prediction may be falsified by the event and lead to a certain backwash of discouragement and suspicion.
It is perfectly permissible to assert that ultimate success is sure, even though no critically-trained intelligence could accept such a statement as proved, because it is impossible to disprove this proposition before the attainment or the total eclipse of all hope of attaining the political objective.
Suspicion is what they’re worried about because suspicion leads to investigation and investigation leads to exposing them and holding them accountable – anaethema to a Slavemaster.
It’s also no accident that suspicion has entered its way into their field of mental illness. Paranoia, Schizophrenia, and so on all carry a “symptom” of suspicious of others.
Interesting how afraid of that they are, that particular trait, isn’t it? For what is suspicion really, minus it’s somewhat slur connotations – it’s perceiving that there is something wrong there. If one were to not ignore it and either wait watchfully or take active investigation steps, that would lead to actual proof. I figure the Slavemasters want to nip that in the bud and just get everyone thinking that to “be suspicious” is a bad thing and everyone is just supposed to act like nothing is wrong until after the fact.
Which, if you notice in what Lasswell said above, works fine for them because they would have already achieved “the political objective of propaganda”.
The word suspicion actually has an interesting definition that you may not be familiar with. That is: a very slight trace of something. That’s actually an awesome definition because that’s very true. With wrongdoing there is always a trace, and you can always pick up on it.
See why they want to villify it?
The task of a propagandist is: to facilitate, rather than to fabricate – per Lasswell, which is a fine example of double-speak.
Facilitate means to make a process easier, the key word being process. To Lasswell and his ilk, that process means your making of a decision so they think of themselves as trying to manipulate your “subconsious” up to and including trying to be “the little subconscious voice” – that isn’t yours, of course.
They are still lying to you. The difference is they are trying to get you to think that it was YOUR idea all along.
On page 206, Lasswell admits this, but tries to weaken it by using the word “fake” instead of lie. But he also gives some interesting examples of some things they did in WWI.
Actual propaganda, wherever studied, has a large element of the fake in it.
This varies from putting a false date line on a despatch, through the printing of unverified rumours, the printing of denials in order to convey an insinuation, to the ” staging ” of events.
One of the world war fakes was the use of pictures of the Jewish pogrom of 1905, somewhat retouched, as fresh enemy atrocities. Of a similar type was the following : the London Daily Mirror of August 2oth, 1915, published a picture of three German officers, who held various vessels in their hands. The sub-title was, “Three German Cavalrymen loaded with gold and silver loot,” which they had taken in Poland. This was, in fact, a defaced reproduction of a picture, which had originally appeared in the Berliner Lokalanzeiger for the 9th of June, 1914…
Now let’s really look at these:
- putting a false date line on a despatch
- printing of unverified rumours
- printing of denials in order to convey an insinuation
- “staging” of events.
The first one is called “back-dating” also, and is one of the oldest forms of misrepresentations engaged in by the British slavemasters and their propagandists. They especially do this in their versions of so-called history – sometimes to an extreme of hundreds of thousands of years. The most extreme example is probably the Bible.
The third one you may not be familiar with, but if I put it into modern form you will recognize it. Accusing someone of something without looking like you are often starts out like this:
“I can neither confirm nor deny that (name) is guilty of (whatever you want to accuse them of).” or
“There is no evidence to prove that (name) was (whatever you want to accuse them of).”
Yeah. Now you recognize it.
The fourth one is by far the most evil of these, in my opinion. Why? Because it is exactly what both World Wars were – they were STAGED.
Another term for this is False Flag Operation, by the way. (see the section on that in this post for a great description of a real one)
The word tactical means: of, relating to, or used for a specific plan that is created to achieve a particular goal in war, politics, etc.
The key is two sides minimum. One side wants to cause the other to do something, or to not do something. Therefore, it is at a minimum a contest, and at a maximum outright war.
This is why some have characterized today’s battlefield of the Slavemaster as WAR for the minds of men.
Their new favorite weapon is propaganda. Understand that it is thoughts, feelings, and decisions that someone else wants you to have in order for them to achieve a goal that they want.
It is that cold-blooded.
Lasswell describes the tactical principles of propaganda (pp. 208 and 209) as:
I. Suggestions should be circulated which promise to arouse the interest of specific groups.
2. Suggestions should be chosen to nullify inconvenient ideas which cannot be suppressed.
3· Suggestions should be used which are likely to pass un-contradicted until the propaganda aim is realized, and this implies, in particular, that self-contradiction in the same context to the same public must be avoided.
Well. There’s certainly some key things here. I particularly love (sarcastically speaking) the “inconvenient” ideas part.
SUSPICION (of British motives)
Speaking very drolly here, those ideas are just so inconvenient to a war-mongering Slavemaster.
In an explanation of point #2 above (nullifying inconvenient ideas) Lasswell said that Governments “learn to nullify rather than conceal undesirable ideas”.
He lays out a technique for us.
Part of this technique is the control of emphasis. Underemphasis may be procured in the Press by relegating an item to an obscure column with an inconspicuous headline, by incorporating in another story, by omitting detail, by contradiction on the part of the writer or “witness,” by quotations which cast doubt upon the assertion and related devices.
That’s just disgusting. Really. All to try and prevent people from knowing the truth? Unbelievable.
Let’s lay them out better for easier viewing.
To try and falsely skew an “inconvenient” truth, the techniques of nullification are:
- relegating an item to an obscure column with an inconspicuous headline
- by incorporating in another story
- by omitting detail
- by contradiction on the part of the writer or “witness,”
- by quotations which cast doubt upon the assertion and related devices.
These are all straight Cecil Bloc tactics, by the way. Long employed by the British slavemasters.
In order to promote one of their spurious and non-beneficial to anyone but them ideas – the tactics are:
- given prominent columns
- striking headlines
- independent treatment
- circumstantial detail
- impressive corroboration
- and ceaseless repetition.
Number 4 is particularly humorous to me, because it shows they have to lie even about their own ideas!! Only circumstantial evidence is possible, not real evidence. I think that’s just perfect irony.
Number 5 is basically name-dropping or an “appeal to authority”. Some guy with 15 titles after his name, or a Movie star, or a “Lord” endorses the idea, and then see, it’s all good! We’ll all just follow along like little lemmings off the proverbial cliff. At least that’s what they think, anyway.
And there again, you have the problem of if just one starts “disrupting the flow”.
Number 5 is also important. If you recall, just a few years back we kept getting a constant hammering (radio, press, t.v.) repetition of “bad economy” when it was not that way at all. Next thing you know? People started not spending their money, employees got laid off, etc. PURELY because some idiots decided to believe the idea that “the economy is bad”.
See how that works?
In practice, the simplest mode of nullifying important reports is by the device of compensation.
The depressing news of an enemy gain should, however, be counterbalanced by a simultaneous gain. This was what Winston Churchill used to do at the Admiralty, for he would hold on to a bit of bad news for a time on the chance of getting a bit of good news to publish as an offset…
That’s an interesting one, isn’t it? Churchill – sheesh. What a liar that man was. He lied so much it’d be a wonder if any fully truthful statement could be found ever crossing his twisted lips.
Another important point to understand is that these propagandists have a LOT of attention on that their propaganda not be exposed prior to the aim of the propaganda being achieved.
They speak of it as compared to a chemical reaction – this is a further attempt to characterize that a person’s thinking has laws on the order of Chemistry. Ergo, that the person is “forced” to respond in a certain way, every time.
Is it any wonder they can feel so threatened by just one person who breaks this scientific fairy-tale illusion of theirs? In Science, that would mean your rule isn’t a rule at all – so back to the drawing board you go.
…the public mind to the trained propagandist is a pool into which phrases and thoughts· are dropped like acids, with a foreknowledge of the reactions that will take place, just as
Professor Loeb at the Rockefeller Institute can make a thousand crustaceans stop swimming aimlessly about in the bowl and rush with one headlong impulse to the side
where the light comes from, merely by introducing into the water a little drop of a chemical.
– New York Tribune, July 12th, 1918, p.8 Cited in Military Intelligence booklet on Propaganda in its Military and Legal Aspects, p. 93, cited incorrectly as July 13th.
Here’s the editorial titled “The Invisible Enemy” from page 8 of the Tribune – the fourth paragraph is what’s being quoted above.
Lasswell then specifies that these “suggestions” may be spoken, written, pictorial or musical.
He also says quite euphemistically that: “When it is proposed to inaugurate a policy to which there may be some objection, it is possible to instigate a demand for the very policy which it is intended to introduce.”
Yea, a “policy” like going out and dieing in some staged War for the benefit of the British slavemasters. There definitely would be (and should be) some objection to that, to put it mildly.
The important thing to note there is the “instigate a demand” part – now that’s the essence of lying that they engage in, if you ask me.
Lasswell adds to his tactics list on page 205, and says that –
Bad news and unwanted criticism may be nullified by distracting the attention of the public from them.
A distraction is managed by springing a sensation which is unrelated to the inconvenient focal point of attention. The arrival of the Deutschland served this purpose in Germany at a dull moment during the War.
Springing a sensation, huh? Yes, I do believe we’ve seen that one a time or two before – now haven’t we. Take a look over here if you want to see some excellent examples of distraction off of key topics about Scientology – like L. Ron Hubbard’s intelligence career and that Scientology is an actual intelligence operation and always has been. That place is practically drowning in tabloidish distractions, just as Lasswell describes.
I also like that “dull moment” bit – as if Lasswell is saying: “What a bummer that was! No bad news about the Germans to report.”
What’s a propagandist to do? Why invent something, of course.
Lasswell summarizes the 3 basic tactics of propaganda on page 200.
- To arouse the interest of specific groups
- To nullify inconvenient ideas
- To avoid untruth which is likely to be contradictedbefore the achievement of the strategic purpose.
On page 196, Lasswell specifically credits the British for the propaganda of “international humanitarian aims” – in other words it was bullshit. They didn’t give a snot about any of that, they just wanted the people to think that they did.
But he also lays out their strategies when they are at war with a person, group, country, or the world for that matter.
To keep an ally being an ally, the cardinal themes are:
- our strenuous exertion in the prosecution of the war
- our hearty assent to the cherished war aims of the ally
Lasswell adds that “this may be supported by demonstrations of respect and esteem and by all the themes of domestic propaganda.”
How to win over a “neutral” or put another way – an undecided person.
- lead the neutral to identify his own interests with the defeat of our enemy.
- seek to draw the neutral into active co-operation in some non-military capacity.
If all else fails –
- re-enforce pacifism, by portraying the horrors of war, and the unwillingness of the enemy to make peace.
- stir up trouble between two neutrals.
To demoralize the enemy
- substitute new hates for old
- diversion depends mainly upon spreading discouragement and instigating defeatism
“The way”, per Lasswell, is then paved for “violent campaigns against allies, against the governing class, and among national minorities, against the unity of the state.”
Divide and conquer, in other words.
There is an old British expression of “beyond the pale”.
The Pale, was a demarcation line in Ireland while under English dominion – the Irish were slaves or “subjects” of the English.
Pale is an old name for a pointed piece of wood driven into the ground and — by an obvious extension — to a barrier made of such stakes, a palisade or fence.
To travel outside of that boundary, beyond the pale, was to leave behind all the rules and institutions of English society, which the English considered synonymous with civilization itself.
People who exist outside such a conceptual pale are not “our” kind and do not share “our” values, beliefs or customs and are outside the boundaries of morality.
Well, I think that some of the things that the British tried to pass off as being their views, (which were not) and trying to hide behind what was actually humanity’s views was beyond the pale.
For example – as purely propaganda you understand, these are some of the points that Lasswell documented that the British tried to pass off.
The British talked about a war to protect international law and to guarantee the sanctity of treaties, and they fought against a monster, known as autocratic militarism, in the name of democracy.
British public men began to talk about a war to end war…
In the name of democracy – yea, name only – now that really demonstrates the ultimate in hypocrisy by the British.
The broad strategic aims (page 196) of propaganda has 4 major objectives:
- To mobilize hatred against the enemy
- To preserve the friendship of allies
- To preserve the friendship and, if possible, to procure the co-operation of neutrals
- To demoralize the enemy.
To mobilize the hatred of the people against the enemy –
- represent the opposing nation as a menacing, murderous aggressor.
- Represent the enemy as an obstacle to the realization of the cherished ideals and dreams of the nation
as a whole, and of each constituent unit.
- Represent opposing nation as satanic; it violates all the moral standards (mores) of the group, and insults its self-esteem.
The maintenance of hatred depends upon supplementing the direct representations of the menacing, obstructive, satanic enemy by assurances of ultimate victory.
The success of Propaganda depends on:
- traditional Prejudices,
- objective connections between nations,
- and the changing level of popular irritability.
That last one means that they need to keep an eye on how well it’s festering with the people.
As far as the press goes, it’s interesting that Lasswell brought forth a discussion of Lord Northcliffe (British propaganda head in WWI).
“What sells a newspaper?” A former associate of Lord Northcliffe answers:
The first answer is ” war.”
War not only creates a supply of news but a demand for it. So deep-rooted is the fascination in war and all things appertaining to it that …a paper has only to be able to put up on its placard ”A Great Battle” for its sales to mount up. (ref: Kennedy Jones, Fleet Street and Downing Street, p. 108.)
This is the key to the proclivity of the Press to aggravate public anxiety in moments of crises.
That pretty much says it all.
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When it comes to Lasswell and WWII, you cannot talk of his work at that time without an understanding of William Stephenson’s British Security Coordination or BSC organization, the British WWII intelligence organization. In our reading library section of the blog, there is actually an entire series devoted to disussing just what the hell that organization got up to – all of it ugly, all of it a total betrayal of the American people.
These next three men, Bjorkman, Lippmann, and Bernays form an excellent example of exactly what Dickie Coit of that very same British Security Coordination is being asked to carry on in the tradition of. (See Specific Persons section – C for Coit, Richard)
I think that it is worthwhile to do a brief overview of some of their activities. Because, you see, I’m leading up to that far from being over, these kind of smarmy, dirty, underhanded tactics would not only continue – they would get even worse, while at the same time, more sophisticated at it – if you can imagine such a thing.
We already covered Bernays more or less, so let’s talk about Bjorkman and his buddy William Pelley now.
Edwin August Bjorkman
During World War I, Bjorkman was first tasked to dream up some propaganda by Oxford University as part of the initial propaganda as to why Britain should have a War.
It was called – Scandinavia and the War – published in 1914.
Not only did he serve under the barely veiled MI6 front group, the Department of Information in Sweden, 1915-1917 (and was decorated for his service by the Danish government) but in 1918-1919, he was director of the Scandinavian bureau of the American Committee on Public Information.
You might wonder at the slight time gap there. This was because the British had were re-organizing their intelligence/propaganda house (re-vamping it) in 1918. Bjorkman was re-assigned at that time – but he was still falling under Lord Northcliffe (and later Sir Campbell Stuart) as were Bernays and Lippman.
After the war ended, from 1920 to 1922, Bjorkman was associate director of the League of Nations News Bureau.
That’s an even more clear example of that he, just like Lippmann was squarely in the midst of the slavemasters – sitting right at the “moneyed aristocracy” part of the slavemaster hierarchy.
In May of 1918, The League of Nations was the brainchild of Brit H.G. Wells (in charge of propaganda in Germany) and Lord Northcliff (head of the Department of Propaganda in Enemy Countries – under the Ministry of Information headed by Lord Beaverbrook) – all of which were tied up together with British SIS/MI6, as well as with the second Robert Cecil.
However – the real mastermind behind all this was the first Robert Cecil – as in Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury.
He died in 1903, but much earlier than that, in 1897 he had done a speech about what he called a federation that he wanted to see put together.
Here’s the second Robert Cecil talking about the first – Lord Salisbury, Robert Gascoyne-Cecil and ‘federation’ aka League of Nations – in a Nobel Prize acceptance speech for peace efforts (if you can believe the gall of that one) –
I have often heard my father, the late Lord Salisbury, say that, though he did not see how it was possible under the then existing circumstances to avoid wars altogether, yet he had never been able to satisfy himself that they were in principle morally defensible.
Indeed, particularly in the latter part of his life, he made more than one speech in which he expressed the hope that, by some international combination, wars could in the future be prevented. He did not hesitate to express his belief that some such organization as we have since then attempted and erected in the League of Nations might furnish the solution of what he conceived to be the terrific evil of war. For instance, in 1897, in a speech in which he had been defending the concert or, as he preferred to call it, the Federation of Europe, he went on to say:
“This Federation of Europe is the embryo of the only possible structure of Europe which can save civilization from the desolating effects of a disastrous war. You notice that on all sides the instruments of destruction, the piling up of arms, is becoming greater; the instruments of death are more active and more numerous, and they are improved with every year; and each nation is bound for its own safety’s sake to take part in this competition. The one hope that we have to prevent this competition from ending in a terrible effort of mutual destruction which will be fatal to Christian civilization – the only hope we have is that the Powers may gradually be brought together in a friendly spirit on all questions of difference which may arise, until at last they shall be welded in some international constitution which shall give to the world, as a result of their great strength, a long spell of unfettered and prosperous trade and continued peace.”
I think my audience will agree with me that that is rather a remarkable prophecy of what actually happened and what we are trying to bring about at the present time.
You will notice that the speaker referred more than once to the danger that threatened civilization. I am afraid there is no doubt that that danger still continues. He referred to the armaments race which no one could avoid taking part in and which was, in itself, a great danger to peace. That also is unhappily true: ten times more true now than it was in his days.
He finally referred to an international constitution which was, on the one hand, to satisfy the unsatisfied longings of different nations, and on the other, by its great strength, to prevent them from destroying civilization by war.
– The Future of Civilization June 1 1938.
Listen to him live –
Under the second Robert Cecil, the whole thing backfired terribly, the U.S. Congress had refused to allow the World War I British “League of Nations” idea into our governmental organization. It was correctly perceived as what it was – an ‘international organization’ that everyone knew who would be the real power behind, the Brits.
After the war – Björkman went on to chair the Foreign Press Service – after declining a position with America’s new Inter-Racial council and he also became involved in as the Editorial Secretary for the League of Free Nations Association. The FPS, yet another propaganda front, was euphemistically described as having been started for –
…the purpose of permitting an exchange of correct first-hand information between this and other countries.
Just a few short years later, in 1925, we find that he was in Asheville (Biltmore) N.C., apparently recovering from an illness and the loss of his eyesight.
From 1926 to 1929, he began his propaganda efforts anew, and became the literary editor of the Asheville (N.C.) Times.
Being a “literary” editor was part of the Toynbee/Cecil method of controlling certain areas of public opinion ie: book reviews. Not that they were the first in this idea, they weren’t. It’s more of a long-held slavemaster tradition type thing where a passing of the torch occurs with each successive generation – Toynbee being one example of that.
By 1934, his was one of only a couple books published by a very unknown publishing company – Gollifox Press.
The other book published by this Gollifox Press happens to be related to William Pelley in a rather key way. I now have a library article about Pelley that goes into a lot of detail of what I’m about to tell you, but for the purposes of this article I will be more brief and focused on a few particular points.
William Dudley Pelley
Pelley was also mixed up with propagandizing for Crewe House and the Creel Committee, although he was much more associated with deep cover intelligence actions.
When he began specifically engaging in war propaganda writing for the slavemasters in 1917 – his cover was that he was a “reporter” or “writer” which was quite common during this time period. He spent time in Russia, the Balkans, Turkey, and assorted other European locales.
Pelley also helped out in the U.S. wartime Division of Films, which ensured that the war was promoted “correctly” in the cinema. Correctly as determined by the British slavemasters and their ilk – that is.
Movies with titles like The Kaiser: The Beast of Berlin, Wolves of Kultur, and Pershing’s Crusaders flooded American theaters.
After the war, Pelley first continued as before, only adjusting his propaganda as per his handlers request, to being more “spiritual”. A good example is this article written for American magazine.
The British slavemasters were trying to quell the “masses” who were understandably not pleased at all with the MILLIONS killed in yet another pointless war.
Pelly, in particular, was helping to push the idea that the death of all the men and boys in WWI was GOOD for women – if you can believe that. That’s pretty atrocious, but he really did do this – read the story.
It contained lovely little propaganda gems like: “The purpose of Life is to find out what fear is like…”; “the reason we are “here on earth” is to know the full pain of loss; we’re defective in our souls”; and others that were even worse. The really scary thing about what he was involved with, is that it was actually part of trying to sell the next war that they already had in mind – he even tried to portray war as being a great source of enlightenment!
Where did he get that idea from that he obviously had marching orders to spread?
From the “bible” of the British propagandists – The Climax of Civilisation by Correa Moylan Walsh published in 1917. I have done a complete and thorough analysis of this book in my library article: Inside the Mind of a Slavemaster.
In relation to this “war is good, beneficial, and enlightening” propaganda – here’s a couple quotes from that book.
… For advance in civilisation has rested on something else than collaboration, at least than friendly collaboration.
…This is strife, contention, competition.
…Strife is thus the weeder-out of the weak and unfit.
Advance has, indeed, almost always been made by some few getting ahead of the rest…
…These exceptional men become rulers, found families, and oppress the others either by reducing them to slavery, which is subserviency entirely for the benefit of the rulers, or by making them into subjects
…differentiation of individuals by contention has been a universal precedent, on our earth, of their organisation, by which collaboration is again obtained.
…Collaboration is…of unequals, in which some lead and guide and others do what they are told, and some merely transmit orders.
…Civilisation advances by the striving and by the strife of individuals and combinations of men…leads up to success in the attainment by some of a high position of wealth and enlightenment.
…with the coming on of hard times…a new religion is introduced, which turns its back on the world, gives up the task of civilisation, and exalts the lower classes.
Nothing like a good religion to keep everybody busy going nowhere….
See why Pelley shifted to “spiritual” and stories highlighting the benefits of war as to enlightenment?
Walsh’s book was the go-to book for the slavemasters, and still is.
Therefore, Pelley’s writings provide an excellent example of the type of propaganda that is preferred and will be marketed intentionally by the British slavemasters. Particular ideas will be seen all the way up into present fictional works.
Here’s just one example – using writer R.A. Salvatore as the comparison point.
William Pelley in 1929:
- We’re on this earth to meet it face to face, to explore it, to know the full pain of it, the joy of discovery that it’s possible to vanquish it.
R.A. Salvatore (The Dark Elf series) in 1991:
- There is a wide world out there, my friend, full of pain, but filled with joy as well. The former keeps you on the path of growth, and the latter makes the journey tolerable.
This is because the slavemasters (through Correa Walsh) had identified that the two biggest evils that bring down “civilisation” were – wait for it – WOMEN HAVING EQUAL RIGHTS and socialism. By socialism they meant the people and not the slavemasters rule. His book is just filled with repeated slandering of women being either independent, owning property, making decisions (voting) and so on. Read it for yourself – you’ll see.
It’s really sick when you know that, to see Pelley deliberately causing tremendous (and unreal) suffering to his woman character – all the while pontificating on how good it is for here to “learn her place” and become more “enlightened” thereby. Horrifying, really.
Now while he’s writing these sick and twisted novelettes, it also just so happened that the managing editor of the American magazine was James C. Derieux, whose wife Mary was the fiction editor and simultaneously serving an official Chairman of the publishing committee of the ASPR – the American Society of Psychical Research.
The ASPR was a branch of the SPR, the original British MI6 Intelligence front group founded in 1882.
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Pelley then shows up in…you guessed it. Asheville (Biltmore) N.C. Right where Bjorkman was. This Gollifox Press connected William Pelley and Bjorkman to another propagandist named J.A. Henckels.
Ok, so, we have one of the Cecil Bloc men – John Cecil, marrying the Biltmore heiress in 1924, then Mr. League of Nations News Bureau Bjorkman moved there and becomes the ‘literary editor” of the Asheville Times, then Pelley – Mr. False Benjamin Franklin anti-semitic speeches, and Weaver, the Gollifox publisher of false Andrew Jackson anti-semitic speeches …ALL CONVERGE IN THE SAME PLACE?
That’s just a little too coincidental for my taste.
J.A. Henckels was the source of the propagandic false quote “You are a den of vipers and thieves” first attributed to President Jackson in a book by J.A. Henkels – also in the 1920′s.
A PDF file of the book carrying that specific quote Henkels, Andrew Jackson and The Bank of the United States – is one of the documents in the British Propaganda section of the Just Dox “room” of our Reading Library. This book is Source #1 of the “Den of Vipers and Thieves” quote falsely attributed to President Jackson, meaning it is the first time it ever appeared anywhere.
Also in the the British Propaganda section – You might enjoy reading the Father Coughlin “Questions and Answers” booklet that first brought this spurious quote into public view.
Coughlin worked as an asset for the BSC (British Security Coordination) which was a sprawling intelligence organization under Wlliam Stephenson with one primary purpose – getting American into WWII. Coughlin was part of the “opposed” or “bad guy” side of the standard British controlled-opposition tactic – although yes, it is just a little more complicated than that as to why Coughlin had the job he did.
Nevertheless, Bernays, Coughlin, and Pelley all learned this tactic at the knees of the British Slavemasters during and after WWI.
Edward Bernays expressed it fairly simply in 1923 in his book Crystallizing Public Opinion. In chapter 2 (Technique and Method) he said that the propagandist “stages battles against evils in which the antagonist is personified for the public.
The people were pissed off (and rightly so) about several things that would, if pursued properly, lead straight to the Slavemasters who were behind them.
Knowing this, the slavemasters usual handling for this was employed. They think it’s just a grand idea to misdirect everyone by providing a different target for the people to attack and/or support – that isn’t them, of course.
In WWI, that was “the jews” or “the jewish bankers”. See how that is not really accurate? But it has a small element of truth in that some bankers who happened to be Jewish were often in the employ of slavemasters.
EMPLOY OF – they are the junior at best. Certainly not the world-dominating gnomes that conspiracy theorists insist on portraying them as.
Sort of like the equivalent portrayal of these guys in the Harry Potter movies –
Now what do you think the odds are that two propaganda specialists, one directly connected to the Cecil Bloc, would just happen to be publishing propaganda through the same tiny publisher as Henkel’s and his propaganda re: President Jackson?
Exactly – about a zillion to one that it’s a coincidence. It was definitely not. In fact, the very press outlet for these, Gollifox press, just happened to be located in a place in North Carolina, where William Pelley just happened to decide to move to just before he just happened to completely shift and start agitating pro-nazi crap to make isolationists look bad – and this location just happened to be where one of the Cecil family was making his home –
That particular Cecil Bloc man was –
John Francis Amherst Cecil – a direct descendant to the first SPYMASTER William Cecil, the chief adviser to Queen Elizabeth I in the 16th century. He married one of the Vanderbilt family, Cornelia Vanderbilt, and built the famous mansion in Biltmore, North Carolina.
In addition – that little booklet by J.A. Henkel’s was part of a broader plan.
A slavemaster World Order one, as usual, and Henkel was specifically targeting American ideals and the basis of our Republic through a little history re-writing and nagging on about President Jackson. Jackson, the U.S. President that had soundly beaten the slavemasters and gotten the United States out of debt – the only time that ever happened.
Henkel’s booklet was published in 1928, the same year that Pelley was getting going with his “Seven Minutes in Eternity” propaganda.
Which leads us into…
Around the same time, in 1922, Walter Lippman put out a book called Public Opinion wherein he too trashes “American ideals” – this time straight at democracy and the words of Thomas Jefferson.
Lippmann coined the term “manufacture of consent” and re-defined the purpose of journalism as “intelligence work”.
Well, he just let the cat out the bag there, didn’t he?
Per Lippmann, it’s not about reporting truthful news, it’s about reporting “events” to “produce a reaction”.
He also spends quite some time trying to convince the reader that “democratic ideals had deteriorated” because of incompetent and ignorant people in America who must be ruled properly by a new “governing class”.
It is no longer possible, for example, to believe in the original dogma of democracy; that the knowledge needed for the management of human affairs comes up spontaneously from the human heart.
…It has been demonstrated that we cannot rely upon intuition, conscience, or the accidents of casual opinion if we are to deal with the world beyond our reach.
— Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion, Chapter XV
It’s obvious he is in total lockstep with Slavemaster bible author Correa Moylan Walsh, but this line in particular – that the knowledge needed for the management of human affairs comes up spontaneously from the human heart – was a direct shaft-to-the-heart of the original principles that this country was founded upon.
Particularly as so eloquently communicated by Thomas Jefferson, who, by the way, absolutely abhorred the perfidy of the English monarch and nobility.
Here’s some examples of what Thomas Jefferson said, that lapdog Lippmann was tasked to try and help the British slavemasters tear down.
These are just as relevant today as they were over 200 years ago…
Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself.
Can he then be trusted with the government of others?
Or have we found angels, in the form of kings, to govern him…
— First Inaugural Address, viii, 3. Ford ed., viii, 3. (1801.) 7786.
From The Jefferson Cyclopedia – available to view online at the Internet Archive and Hathi Trust.
Every man, and every body of men on earth, possesses the right of self-government. They receive it with their being from the hand of nature…
— Official Opinion, vii, 496. Ford ed., v, 205. (1790.) page 820
From The Jefferson Cyclopedia – available to view online at the Internet Archive and Hathi Trust.
…the reason of man may be trusted with the formation of his own action.
— To James Madison, ii, 67. Ford ed., iv, 334. (P., 1786.) page 820
From The Jefferson Cyclopedia – available to view online at the Internet Archive and Hathi Trust.
… men may be trusted to govern themselves without a master.
Could the contrary of this be proved, I should conclude, either that there is no God or that he is a malevolent being.
— To David Hartley, ii, 165. (P., 1787.) page 820
From The Jefferson Cyclopedia – available to view online at the Internet Archive and Hathi Trust.
It is a happy truth that man is capable of self-government, and only rendered otherwise by the moral degradation designedly superinduced on him by the wicked acts of his tyrant.
— To M. de Mar- bois. vii, 77. (M., 1817.) page 820
From The Jefferson Cyclopedia – available to view online at the Internet Archive and Hathi Trust.
Under governments of force; as is the case in all other monarchies… It is a government of wolves over sheep.
— To James Madison. ii, 105. Ford ed., iv, .362. (P.. 1787.)
From The Jefferson Cyclopedia – available to view online at the Internet Archive and Hathi Trust.
Lippmann’s book now leads us to Edward L. Bernays, who took Lippmann’s term of “manufacture of consent” and changed it to the engineering of consent in his essay of 1947 – almost 30 years after Lippmann’s book Public Opinion.
Edward L. Bernays
The engineering of consent is the very essence of the democratic process, the freedom to persuade and suggest. – Edward L. Bernays
– The “Engineering of Consent” , Edward L. Bernays, published in The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.1947; 250: 113-120
Bernays described that the central idea behind the engineering of consent is that the public or people should not be aware of the manipulation taking place.
Granted, the idea was the same as Lippmann, but it’s interesting that Bernays changed it to a more “scientific” sounding meme. It’s also of note that his description is almost verbatim to Lord Northcliffe’s mantra.
Propaganda,he wrote, should be “the pace-maker for policy, and should form opinion without opinion realizing that it is so being formed.“
This was the first and principal maxim of the principle of “government by the consent of the governed”. – Northcliffe
– Reference – the Internet Archive copy of The Times, History and Encyclopaedia of the War, British Propaganda in Enemy Countries published in 1920. (‘The Times’ was owned by Lord Northcliffe)
See how obvious it is where he (and Lippmann for that matter) got their controlling of consent and dubious ideas regarding self-government from?
This is the entire weapon that their empire-building rests upon – the idea that Propaganda could get you to form an opinion without you realizing that is what is happening…
THIS IS WHAT THEY CALL DEMOCRACY.
But what it really is, is a MONARCHY posing as a democracy.
And Bernays thought this was just a great idea – he spent his entire career helping to forward these British ideals.
Just like Bjorkman, Bernays also worked with Northcliffe and British intelligence, and very closely with Lippmann. This is because Lippmann and Bernays were part of the Creel Committee during WWI.
Brief Review (plus some additional details not previously mentioned) –
The Creel Committee was a massive verbal and written communications (and visual) effort to gain support for the Brits next war following the last false flag operation War – The Spanish-American War of 1898. (see this post)
Now that the relationship of America being the British slavemasters strong-arm for their MONARCHY posing as democracy efforts had solidified behind the scenes – they were ready to take on more ground. Ground to break-in to being a part of their new world order – their world EMPIRE.
That “ground” was what World War I was about.
The CPI was officially founded on April 13, 1917 by President Woodrow Wilson. It was also informally referred to as the “Creel” committee. This is because George Creel was it’s chairman, and other ex officio members were the Secretaries of: State (Robert Lansing), War (Newton D. Baker), and the Navy (Josephus Daniels).
Edward L. Bernays directed the CPI’s Latin News Service.
Bernays said about this time “this was the first time in our history that information was used as a weapon of war.”
Maybe as far as he knew, but it had actually begun during the Spanish-American War. What could be considered the first time for this ‘weapon’, was using it on an international basis.
It was formed at the request of the British, the Cecil Bloc to be precise. Lord Balfour came to the U.S. on a “mission” to coordinate the flow of information and the manipulation of pubic opinion to be in favor of joining the Brits war – within a week of the formation of the CPI. This mission came to be called the Balfour Mission.
A truly motley crew indeed.
As Sir William Wiseman wrote to House in September, 1917: Germany’s greatest asset is the three thousand miles that separates Washington from London’.
The futility of an isolated American effort was keenly appreciated by the President and his advisers, and it was largely as a result of American insistence, especially on the part of Secretary McAdoo and the heads of the war boards, that full cooperation was finally secured. The process was necessarily slow, for American opinion had to be educated to both the need and the opportunity.
There was then, as there will always be, a modicum of opinion which insisted that the United States had been lured into the war by designing interests…
– Chapter 2 The Balfour Mission; Carroll Quigley
It would be impossible to mention the Creel committee and maintain any accuracy as to the real picture there without also bringing up Colonel House. The Colonel, as he liked to be called, was the clearing-house of information in the U.S. for the British.
Although his father took the dutch name Haus (then Americanized to House) the actual roots of the family had been firmly planted in England for over three hundred years. This was revealed in Colonel House’s own attempt at a family biography.
This highly edited by multiple British intelligence sources book by a Yale author, was published in 1926.
Same time frame…Americans restless and pissed about all the dead…the book attempted to portray the monstrous and duplicitous persons involved in a more “nice” way – which means that the people were clearly on to who did this and why – or at least some of them anyway.
The CPI was designed to “protect the control and management of American society” by “a technical elite who would serve established power”. The Wilson regime’s ministry of propaganda and manipulation immediately identifies the basic methods by which it will control the minds of the American masses: appeal to emotion while largely ignoring truth or logic, replace facts with symbols, demonize the “enemy” and promise a war which will “make the world safe for democracy”.
After the war was over, Edward Bernays took the techniques he learned in the CPI directly to Madison Avenue and became a vocal proponent of propaganda as a “tool” for democratic government, lauding himself by association as one of the intelligent few he loved to go on about.
”It was, of course, the astounding success of propaganda during the war that opened the eyes of the intelligent few in all departments of life to the possibilities of regimenting the public mind,”
“It was only natural, after the war ended, that intelligent persons should ask themselves whether it was not possible to apply a similar technique to the problems of peace.”
-From “Manipulating Public Opinion: The Why and the How” (1928) by Edward L. Bernays
What that “problems of peace” part really meant is that the people were righteously pissed at what a horrific loss that War had engendered – and FOR NOTHING, and here’s the problem. Since Senator Borah killed their League of Nations idea, exposed every one of their lies to public view and generally kicked their buts on it, well. The people were going to be extremely against the idea of another war.
Which is exactly what they had planned.
That’s where William Pelley comes back into play.
In the face of such devastation as happened in World War I – is it any wonder the people were mad as hell about that war?
That’s where our man William Dudley Pelley first came into play. His ridiculously transparent propaganda stories that he was writing for American magazine.
Bernays and those he worked for were engaging in a massive propaganda effort trying to basically:
A: convince people how the war was good for them –
….the great effect of the war… was in jarring dead brain cells into life
…removed troublesome factors [factors…not people!]
…we came out of the war, having vastly expanded our productive capacity and self-confidence.
“[referring to corporations] …they learned a lesson in cooperation which has repaid them many times over for any sacrifice the war demanded.
– PDF 1929 American Magazine interview with Bernard Mannes Baum Baruch – one of the men who hugely profited from the war.
B: they already had another War planned and they were trying to “handle the field” so that there wouldn’t be resistance in Congress to declaring War – again.
William Pelley’s story about how having pain and loss “leads one to the light” of enlightenment, first appeared in The American magazine in 1929. (PDF – American Magazine, June 1929, William Pelley )
Bernays book Propaganda, had just emerged the previous year – forming a bit of a text book for would-be propagandists for the New World Order.
Bernays book discussed how he took the ideas of his famous uncle Sigmund Freud, and applied them to the emerging science of mass persuasion. Bernays used his Uncle Freud’s ideas, specifically, of uncovering hidden themes in the human unconscious. This was used by Bernays, in order to learn how to mask agendas and to create illusions that deceive and misrepresent, for marketing purposes.
Propaganda – Chapter 1 – Organizing Chaos
THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
The invisible government that he refers to – he had first-hand knowledge of through his close relationship to Wellington House, MI6 the Round Table, and Northcliffe.
He meant the Cecil Bloc, as it had been doing for almost 4 hundred years, as had the Vatican.
Furthermore, this invisible government had Britain and the Vatican right at it’s head, with it’s American contingents just off to the side.
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The American magazine, that hosted these just wonderful stories (sarcastically speaking) like William Dudley Pelley’s, designed specifically to mislead the people with, was part of the stable of magazines that grew from Collier’s – a magazine first begun by Peter Fenelon Collier.
Peter Fenelon Collier was an Irish Catholic immigrant who left the company he worked for in 1875 to form his own book subscription service producing books for the Roman Catholic market. This then led to the formation of the company P.F. Collier’s and Son. In April of 1888 he published his own magazine called Once A Week sold in conjunction with the bi-weekly Collier’s Library series of popular literature, and that was would would be renamed Collier’s Weekly in 1895.
He also put together a list of what I call declamatio writings primarily, that are said to Constitutes A Harvard Education – Do it Yourself
What Pelley was doing during WWI and then later at Collier’s was, in a very real sense, no different than what Nazi Hermann Goering said when he was on trial at Nuremberg.
“… the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All You have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.”
TELL them they are being attacked. NOT that they actually are, you understand.
What’s the excuse as to why this is “ok”?
British intelligence, the Vatican, FBI agents and CIA intelligence officials, constitutional law expert professor Jonathan Turley, Time Magazine, Keith Olbermann and the Washington Post have all said the excuse for such behavior is that those involved were “trying to create an atmosphere of fear” in which the people “would give them more power”.
That’s the key.
It’s how the slavemasters always roll.
Well, speaking of specious incidents of the “throw the first punch” variety – this guy worked for William Stephenson at the British Security Coordination during World War II.
He was involved in an updated form of the Toynbee Strategy which begs a more complete review, at this point, of what that is.
The influence that the Slavemasters initially wished to wield was not exercised by acting directly on public opinion, but rather hoped to work on the opinions of the small group of “important people,” who in turn could influence wider and wider circles of persons.
But then they added mass propaganda – as an entirely separate category.
Remember the branches of their overall strategy –
- (a) a triple-front penetration in politics, education, and journalism;
- (b) the recruitment of men of ability (chiefly from All Souls) and the linking of these men to the Cecil Bloc by matrimonial alliances and by gratitude for titles and positions of power; and
- (c) the influencing of public policy by placing members of the Cecil Bloc in positions of power shielded as much as possible from public attention.
By the interaction of these various branches on one another, the influence of each branch was increased through a process of mutual reinforcement.
This apparent unanimity is very important because it is specifically designed to create the illusion of the influence of a ‘single Truth’ when it was really the result of the existence of a single group.
It would go like this…a statesman/politician (who is a member of the Group) announces a policy. Meanwhile, at approximately the same time, the Royal Institute of International Affairs publishes a study on the subject, and an Oxford don, a Fellow of All Souls (also a member of the Group) also publishes a volume on the subject (probably through an allied to the group publishing house).
Then, we have the statesman/politician’s policy get subjected to critical analysis and final approval in a “leader” in The Times, while the two books are reviewed (in a single review) in The Times Literary Supplement.
Normally, but this “leader” story and the review itself are done anonymously, but this expanded to using both pseudonyms and other writers to front a piece of writing that is actually written by members of the group.
You can see how this same basic strategy simply became updated through the use of more modern mediums – but essentially remained the same.
The Cecil tactic of converging branches to create the illusion of a “single truth’ often also had an additional step of that n anonymous article in The Round Table (or something similarly authoritarian in more modern times) would strongly advocate the same policy.
The cumulative effect of such tactics as this, even if each tactical move influences only a small number of important people, is bound to be great.
This also worked in reverse to ‘kill’ an idea, policy, subject matter or book that the Slavemasters did not want to get off the ground.
A cutting editorial or an unfriendly book review, followed by a suffocating blanket of silence and neglect. Today, this has been expanded to include “independent views” spoken out from “multiple sources” attacking a person that the Slavemasters are worried about the possible influence of. On the internet? This would mean the use of sockpuppets and false identities.
Under Richard Coit, Ivar Bryce (Mister False Hitler Map) and William Stephenson – one of their main targets for propaganda and false flag operations were Latin-American and Caribbean countries, where Edward Bernays had previously operated and would again for this war as well.
BSC covert intelligence and propaganda efforts directly affected wartime developments in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay, Mexico, the Central American countries, Bermuda, Cuba and Puerto Rico.
“Training” for these misadventures, was done out of the United States Office of War Information in Canada.
Like William Pelley, Ivar Bryce’s outer intelligence cover was that of “journalist”. Also like Pelley, Ivar Bryce recruited and ran spies, and had an extensive network.
I was a fully-fledged member of Donovan’s organization, as well as Stephenson’s. The OSS had taken shape with the presidential mandate of complete co-operation with Stephenson’s far-flung secret force, the British Security Co-Ordination.
…My cover profession was as a journalist.
…My recruiting activities [he recruited spies and ran agents] in South America had grown into a fully fledged underground network of trustworthy British and Anglophile civilians living, many of them in key positions, outwardly respectable lives in the Latin republics.
Outwardly respectable lives…or outwardly disreputable depending on what type of operations were being done. Alistair Crowley and L. Ron Hubbard are good examples of the second category.
As was Pelley, and interestingly enough, all three of these men would also cross into the so-called occult “spiritual” powers through the auspices of the Society for Psychical Research.
Note: By 1919 when Pelley was back in the U.S. and had resumed his writings and newspaper career, per the book Psychic Dictatorship in America by Gerald Bryan, Pelley became interested in “Secret Service investigations,” and claimed to have had “contacts with some of the biggest men in the Hoover administration.”
The shore story goes (see our article explaining that term), that he was “disillusioned with the materialism of Hollywood and New York”, and that he was withdrawing to a comfortable cottage in Altadena for “a rest”.
After more than six months of preparation, Pelley hooks up with the American Society of Psychic Research – specifically,
In prep for his “Seven Minutes in Eternity” piece (which is supposed to propel him front and center in the hearts and minds of the American people) a whole story, like a cover story, is invented concerning the background of the piece.
Quite literally a cover story for a cover story.
It went something like this:
As May of 1928 drew to a close he found himself deep in a manuscript entitled “The Urge of Peoples.” The night of the 29th Pelley lay awake reading in bed.
As he laid the book aside and turned out the light, he began to ponder the question which he had asked himself over and over while working on “Urge of Peoples.”
“What are races?” Pelley had always been interested in ethnology and the history of the Aryans, but what was at the root of all racial origins? He thought himself to sleep.
In the middle of the night Pelley felt a shock and became conscious.
“What are races?” Pelley had always been interested in ethnology and the history of the Aryans, but what was at the root of all racial origins? He thought himself to sleep.
In the middle of the night Pelley felt a shock and became conscious. He thought the end had come. He was dying! He knew he was lying in that Altadena bungalow, but he felt himself falling through a depth of cool blue light. Suddenly he was caught by human hands beneath his knees and shoulders!
Thoroughly disoriented, he was carefully placed on a stone bench. Slowly he opened his eyes. He was lying in a marble patio in the company of two men dressed in white uniforms much like hospital orderlies. Pelley came to the startling realization that one of the men was his former friend and editor Bert Boyden. Boyden had been dead for several years. Over the course of the next few hours Pelley would meet and chat with many acquaintances whom he had last seen “as cold as wax in their caskets.” It was during such a conversation with Boyden that his departed friend brought up the question about the races of man.
“They’re classifications of humanity epitomizing gradations of spiritual development, starting with the black man and proceeding upward in cycles to the white,” Boyden said. Pelley knew that Boyden’s statement suggested reincarnation. That tenet of repeated existence which seemed so far from Pelley’s mind before that night would become the basis of much of the information he would circulate in the years that followed.
With morning he found himself back in the bungalow bedroom. The experience had made such a powerful impression on him that he sought to confirm its validity among some of his New York associates who were involved with the American Society for Psychical Research. In the weeks that followed, Pelley found that ideas were coming to his mind as if spoken by the departed friends he had recently encountered.
His acquaintances in New York not only assured him that he hadn’t lost his mind, but encouraged him to write an account of his odyssey for the vastly popular American Magazine.
After much goading, Pelley prepared “Seven Minutes in Eternity” for the March 1929 issue of American magazine.
The article attracted letters from nearly 30,000 readers – the bait had been taken. In many of the letters people from throughout the country related similar experiences. Others said that the story had inspired them and suggested that Mr. Pelley write more along these lines.
Out of these responses was born the Liberation movement. In the years that followed, Pelley’s “mentors” would communicate to him through clairaudience “a million and a half words of supernal wisdom.” By 1930 Pelley was distributing copies of the earliest of these messages to the nearly 500 weekly study groups of the League for the Liberation. In May the first issue of The New Liberator, named after William Lloyd Garrison’s abolitionist newspaper, appeared.
Out of the Liberation movement came the Silver Shirts and a sudden shift to pro-Nazi agitation at the same time as Father Coughlin did, at the same time that William Stephenson, together with Ivar Bryce and “Dickie” Coit would begin fomenting “the enemy” that all us Americans must view it as.
Early in 1931, Pelley left New York, “wandered” over to Washington D.C., where presumably he may have had himself a nice conversation with John Francis Cecil, because next thing you know, and of all the places in the world Pelley goes to Biltmore (Asheville, North Carolina). Giving himself the ‘cover’ or shore story (see our article explaining that term) of that he was an ‘author’ and ‘metaphysician, Pelley established the new headquarters of Galahad Press, then a little later on he established Galahad College.
He wrote many articles, one of which announced ‘Christ’s government,’ predicting that Christ, after 60 generations of rumors, was coming back to earth to institute a new social order and set up a thousand years reign of righteousness and peace – this is an “Ascended Masters” type religion, a concept which had been started by British agent Helena Blavatsky in the late 1800′s.
Among the publications of this press was a weekly magazine, the Liberation, in which he espoused anti-Semitic views. This is when he began suddenly espousing Anti-Semitic views.
In his book The Door to Revelation Pelley describes how he launched his ‘Silver Shirts’ on 31 Jan 1933, the day after Hitler took power in Germany. He organized the ‘protestant militia of America,’ naming them the Silver Shirts. This, he explained, was a great Christian militia, a body of uniformed men to fight communism. The ‘Silver Rangers’ were the equivalent of Hitler’s storm troopers.
To fight “communism”.
Well, as regular readers of our blog here would know, that isn’t too obvious now who’s really behind that, now is it. It ain’t Hitler, that’s for damn sure.
Still continuing in his “spiritual telephone” mode, we get another outcropping from among Pelley’s recruits. The Ascended Masters.
The term Ascended Master was first introduced in 1934 by Guy Ballard with the publication of Unveiled Mysteries, a book which he said was dictated to him by the Ascended Master St. Germain. Some of the original members of Ballard’s “I AM” Activity, were recruited from the ranks of William Dudley Pelley’s organization the Silver Shirts.
Guy and Edna Ballard
The “I AM” Activity calls itself Christian, because Jesus is considered to be one of the more important Ascended Masters. It also calls itself as “patriotic” because Ascended Master St. Germain is believed to have inspired and guided the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. (Which is complete bullshit, of course).
As an example of the passing of the torch that I mentioned earlier, where they keep passing the same old propaganda down and just sort of tweaking it a bit to fit the next generation, look at this.
The movement incorporated Lurian Kabbalah, (just like Thomas Edison and his “sparks) wherein it teaches that the omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent creator God (‘I AM’ – Exodus 3:14) is in all of us as a spark from the Divine Flame, and that we can experience this presence, love, power and light – the power of the Violet Consuming Flame of Divine Love – through quiet contemplation and by repeating ‘affirmations’ and ‘decrees’. By ‘affirming’ something one desires, one can cause it to happen – both of which were ideas that Robert Collier, the nephew of Fenton Collier predated Guy Ballard buy 5 years or so, in his book The Secret of The Ages. Collier’s Books have recently been brought back to prominence from being referenced in the hokily skewed metaphysical movie The Secret.
A little interesting sidebar – remember our discussion of the dark Elf series by Salvatore earlier? Well, the books make a big deal of that Drizzt, our “home” seeking dark elf, has purple, or lavender eyes.
Why? Because its one of the signs of that a person is accessing ‘their higher self’. Forming yet another example almost 50 years later of this same old stale propaganda showing up yet again!
I figure that right about now? You’re starting to get a good idea of how all this works.
We’ll just end this here then.
1 – The Novitiate written in 1846 by former ‘novice’ Jesuit Andrew Steinmetz