6 Apr (VACTRUTH) – Many of you know him through his methods, but have never met him. Edward Bernays is best known in mass media circles as the “Father of Propaganda.” Scientific techniques were developed and used to shape the psychological decisions and opinions of the masses.  For example, he was an important part of the U.S. Committee on Public Information (CPI) during World War I, along with Walter Lippmann and Carl Byoir. The propaganda from CPI sold the war to Americans as one that would “Make the World Safe for Democracy.” Later in this article, we will share with you a little secret about Bernays. But first you should know a little more about his methods.
In 1928, Bernays published an operators manual on mass manipulation entitled Propaganda in which he says on page 37, “… our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.” But more to the point, on page 76 he writes:
“Suppose the old type of salesmanship, acting for a meat packer, was seeking to increase the sale of bacon. It would reiterate innumerable times in full-page advertisements: “Eat more bacon. Eat bacon because it is cheap, because it is good, because it gives you reserve energy.” The newer salesmanship, understanding the group structure of society and principles of mass psychology, would first ask: “Who is it that influences the eating habits of the world?” The answer, obviously, is: “The physicians.” The new salesman will then suggest to physicians to say publicly that it is wholesome to eat bacon. He knows as a mathematical certainty, that large numbers of persons will follow the advice of their doctors, because he understands the psychological relation of dependence of men upon their physicians.”
Not a bad recommendation for “1928 science.” If this type of message sounds familiar to you, it should. Today most of the pharmaceutical television commercials end with the phrase, “Just ask your doctor.”
Think again if you believe Big Pharma doesn’t use the propaganda techniques mentioned by Bernays. I think the above statement from Bernays ties in nicely if you look at ProPublica’s Dollars for Docs program.  This particular report shows over $2 billion dollars being paid to doctors to pimp Pharma’s drugs to you and your children.
But before I get into vaccines, I want to show you a few examples of how the media manipulates information. I promise it will be well worth your time.
WHAT CAN A COMEDIAN TEACH US ABOUT PROPAGANDA?
Sometimes comedy can teach us complex topics in a matter of seconds, as is the case with American comedian Conan O’Brien. His editors have put together video clips show how you are manipulated by “independent” news stations repeating the same message. This is considered typical propaganda.
Go here to view full story and videos and imagine how Big Pharma influences the messages of your doctor and medical organizations.
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