In a democracy, people have the freedom to decide and implement its decision, in the opinion and desire to self-interest or group. Using their fundamental right to freedom of opinion and expression and access to information from the media, completely truthful and contrasted with reality, that lets you create a state of critical opinion about today. Similarly, education in a democratic society has a duty to ensure learning for people to arrive at the full development of their lives as citizens, offering them the intellectual tools needed to acquire the knowledge, values, customs and ways of acting in the process of emancipation. These elements are fundamental in the structure of culture, where there is any society, in terms of a foundation established in the socio-political system in which they live.
The difficult task of mediation between reality and the viewer encounters the factor of the audience as a barometer to harass of market the mass media. At the time the world realized that the information is big business, this was separated from the culture, observing life from the air for anyone with money can get it, disseminate it and make more money. And if not there life, there is always speculation, that whatever happens, the television, do better or worse, is the first source of information for most citizens, who attend the spectacle of the great circus of the mass media. Also includes internet, cinema, radio, print advertisements and even in the urban landscape.
While the journalistic information, as organized data set is part of a fact, always its under doubt the question of speculation. In this context there is another type of information, over the information. The network of networks has been commissioned to transform, manipulate, and make Noam Chomsky as the author of the list of the 10 Strategies of Manipulation of mass media, where is the text “Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars.” While according with some of the theories of linguist Noam Chomsky’s thought, he is not the author. The list in question was compiled by Sylvain Timsit, who said and comments in an interview with Radio Ici Maintenance on July 13, 2005.
Ten Strategies of Manipulation by Sylvain Timsit
1. The strategy of distraction. The primary element of social control is the strategy of distraction which is to divert public attention from important issues and changes determined by the political and economic elites, by the technique of flood or flooding continuous distractions and insignificant information.
Distraction strategy is also essential to prevent the public interest in the essential knowledge in the area of the science, economics, psychology, neurobiology and cybernetics.
“Maintaining public attention diverted away from the real social problems, captivated by matters of no real importance. Keep the public busy, busy, busy, no time to think, back to farm and other animals” (quote from text Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars).
2. Create problems, then offer solutions. This method is also called “problem -reaction- solution.”
It creates a problem, a “situation” referred to cause some reaction in the audience, so this is the principal of the steps that you want to accept.
For example: let it unfold and intensify urban violence, or arrange for bloody attacks in order that the public is the applicant’s security laws and policies to the detriment of freedom.
Or create an economic crisis to accept as a necessary evil retreat of social rights and the dismantling of public services.
3. The gradual strategy. Acceptance to an unacceptable degree, just apply it gradually, dropper, for consecutive years.
That is how they radically new socioeconomic conditions (neoliberalism) were imposed during the 1980s and 1990s: the minimal state, privatization, precariousness, flexibility, massive unemployment, wages, do not guarantee a decent income, so many changes that have brought about a revolution if they had been applied once.
4. The strategy of deferring. Another way to accept an unpopular decision is to present it as “painful and necessary”, gaining public acceptance, at the time for future application.
It is easier to accept that a future sacrifice of immediate slaughter.
• First, because the effort is not used immediately
• Then, because the public, masses, is always the tendency to expect naively that “everything will be better tomorrow” and that the sacrifice required may be avoided
This gives the public more time to get used to the idea of change and accept it with resignation when the time comes.
5. Go to the public as a little child. Most of the advertising to the general public uses speech, argument, people and particularly children’s intonation, often close to the weakness, as if the viewer were a little child or a mentally deficient.
The harder one tries to deceive the viewer look, the more it tends to adopt a tone infantilizing.
“If one goes to a person as if she had the age of 12 years or less, then, because of suggestion, she tends with a certain probability that a response or reaction also devoid of a critical sense as a person 12 years or younger.” (see Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars)
6. Use the emotional side more than the reflection. Making use of the emotional aspect is a classic technique for causing a short circuit on rational analysis, and finally to the critical sense of the individual.
Furthermore, the use of emotional register to open the door to the unconscious for implantation or grafting ideas , desires, fears and anxieties , compulsions, or induce behaviors …
7. Keep the public in ignorance and mediocrity. Making the public incapable of understanding the technologies and methods used to control and enslavement.
“The quality of education given to the lower social classes must be the poor and mediocre as possible so that the gap of ignorance it plans among the lower classes and upper classes is and remains impossible to attain for the lower classes.” (See Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars).
8. To encourage the public to be complacent with mediocrity. Promote the public to believe that the fact is fashionable to be stupid, vulgar and uneducated…
9. Self-blame Strengthen. To let individual blame for their misfortune, because of the failure of their intelligence, their abilities, or their efforts.
So, instead of rebelling against the economic system, the individual auto-devaluate and guilt himself, which creates a depression, one of whose effects is to inhibit its action.
And, without action, there is no revolution!
10. Getting to know the individuals better than they know themselves. Over the past 50 years, advances of accelerated science has generated a growing gap between public knowledge and those owned and operated by dominant elites.
Thanks to biology, neurobiology and applied psychology, the “system” has enjoyed a sophisticated understanding of human beings, both physically and psychologically.
The system has gotten better acquainted with the common man more than he knows himself.
This means that, in most cases, the system exerts greater control and great power over individuals, greater than that of individuals about themselves.
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