Psychology of Propaganda leading to Hysteria (Part 4)
Weaponized social engineering of the masses at large
Opinion/ Critical Thinking Exercise written by: Jeffery O’Neal
Here are the links to part 1, 2, 3 of this Critical Thinking series.
It may be difficult to believe, the self-proclaimed fourth estate of government “the press” (the first estate being the executive, the second estate being the legislative, and the third and final estate being the judiciary, never a mention of the fourth estate – other than the 1st Amendment, that only states “a free press” as a right, not a division of government) would be so arrogant to think they are the sole arbiters of truth, and the public must have them tell us what is true or false. It has been deliberately woven incrementally into the core of every socio-political class/ status over successive generations for the past century. That this group is separate and a higher class of individuals, to be trusted implicitly above your own intellect and others. Often with the words: truth, on your side, justice, non-biased; somewhere in their branding to place a false sense of truth, honesty to elicit trust that has never been earned. Well, up to this point, there hasn’t been any real push back or accountability placed on them.
In the past decade, with the rise of bloggers and independent citizen news sites. We have seen a sharp push back by mainstream outlets and supporters; with campaigns emphasizing that “journalist are highly educated and trained professionals” and “that this makes the difference between real news and fake news (another CIA invented binary psychological term to divide and keep us off balance). Then, bloggers and vloggers suddenly appear across every digital medium heralding (supposedly “non-connected” to these big mainstream organization, verifying the difference and need for the professionals over the citizen [not including the many studies (pay-for-results kind) that conveniently are always there to support the claim] proclaiming this is real news versus fake or misleading) that only professional journalist are immune to fake news. The issues with these bloggers and vloggers claims, by coming out and speaking the “truth” (which is subjective). That professionals are the only source of non-biased, real news and citizens are peddling “fake” and “misleading” news. That in fact, they are “shooting themselves in the foot” because they are defined by their own definition, as citizen journalist and not professional journalists, right?