Why is it that every time the presidents want to go invade another country or send troops to some other country for anything, or take away more of our Constitutional rights they invoke 9/11?
Perhaps because 9/11 is the lie that changed the world and gave us a never ending war, plus a reason that the government can invoke support for just about anything in the guise of keeping us "safe".
Here is that quote from Politics Daily
"We are at war," Obama said. "We are at war against Al-Qaeda, a far-reaching network of violence and hatred that attacked us on 9/11, that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people, and that is plotting to strike us again. And we will do whatever it takes to defeat them."
Lately every time Obama opens his mouth he is war drumming and using 9/11 as the call to arms.
Obama is sounding more like Bush everyday.
Obama also called America the homeland.
THE WHAT???? yes that's right.. you read it correctly..the man said the homeland.
Such a subtle note of brainwashing PSYOP propaganda that word "homeland" is.
Here is the quote from "Salon News
"First, although our intelligence community had learned a great deal about the
Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, called Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, that we knew that they sought to strike the United States and that they were recruiting operatives to do so, the intelligence community did not aggressively follow up on and prioritize particular streams of intelligence related to a possible attack against the homeland."
Obama invoking 9/11 and calling America "The Homeland" are techniques employed by those who have the need for propaganda or PR to spindoctor something so that "We The People" will buy it. (Remember that Obama and all presidents reads from a teleprompter and someone writes his/their speeches.)
I went to http://www.gatecreepers.com/entries/propaganda-techniques-infowarrior-resource-part/#1.9 and looked up propaganda.
Here is what they had to say.
Propaganda Techniques" is based upon "Appendix I: PSYOP Techniques" from "Psychological Operations Field Manual No.33-1" published by Headquarters; Department of the Army, in Washington DC, on 31 August 1979 (from http://www.zoehouse.com/is/sco/proptech.html)
Here are a few of the types of propaganda that I heard in Obama's talk.
Assertions are positive statements presented as fact. They imply that what is stated is self-evident and needs no further proof. Assertions may or may not be true.
Glittering generalities are intensely emotionally appealing words so closely associated with highly valued concepts and beliefs that they carry conviction without supporting information or reason. They appeal to such emotions as love of country, home; desire for peace, freedom, glory, honor, etc. They ask for approval without examination of the reason. Though the words and phrases are vague and suggest different things to different people, their connotation is always favorable: "The concepts and programs of the propagandist are always good, desirable, virtuous."
Generalities may gain or lose effectiveness with changes in conditions. They must, therefore, be responsive to current conditions. Phrases which called up pleasant associations at one time may evoke unpleasant or unfavorable connotations at another, particularly if their frame of reference has been altered.
Generalities are deliberately vague so that the audience may supply its own interpretations. The intention is to move the audience by use of undefined phrases, without analyzing their validity or attempting to determine their reasonableness or application.
Individuals or groups may use favorable generalities to rationalize questionable acts or beliefs. Vague and pleasant phrases are often used to justify such actions or beliefs.
Favorable generalities are used to provide simple answers to complex social, political, economic, or military problems.
This is a technique of projecting positive or negative qualities (praise or blame) of a person, entity, object, or value (an individual, group, organization, nation, patriotism, etc.) to another in order to make the second more acceptable or to discredit it. This technique is generally used to transfer blame from one member of a conflict to another. It evokes an emotional response which stimulates the target to identify with recognized authorities.
Least of Evils:
This is a technique of acknowledging that the course of action being taken is perhaps undesirable but that any alternative would result in an outcome far worse. This technique is generally used to explain the need for sacrifices or to justify the seemingly harsh actions that displease the target audience or restrict personal liberties. Projecting blame on the enemy for the unpleasant or restrictive conditions is usually coupled with this technique.
Last but not least I leave you with this quote from Hermann Göring
"Of course the people don't want war ... that is understood. But voice or no voice, 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 in any country."
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