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From Goebbels to Bernanke

From Goebbels to Bernanke

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Based upon
Goebbels' Principles of Propaganda
by Leonard W. Doob, published in
Public Opinion and Propaganda; A Book of Readings edited for The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
. [Summary By: Psywarrior.com] [Bracketed Bernanke quotes sourced from “Say What? 30 Ben Bernanke Quotes That Are SoStupid That You Won’t Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry,” The Economic Bust Blog] [Bracketed comments WB7] 1. Propagandist must have access to intelligence concerning events and public opinion. [Bureau of Labor Statistics et al.] 2. Propaganda must be planned and executed by only one authority. [The FRB is the putative official conduit for parsing US economic data, “independent” datagathering organizations are typically within the FRB’s spere of influence and staffed by membersof the same PhD clique]a. It must issue all the propaganda directives. [POTUS and Timmah are basically puppeting Bernank’s script] b. It must explain propaganda directives to important officials and maintain their morale. [Ad nauseum Congressional hearings and briefings] c. It must oversee other agencies' activities which have propaganda consequences [Constant consultation with Geithner who in turn is responsible or exerts influence over theentire Federal economic apparatus]3. The propaganda consequences of an action must be considered in planning that action. [Difficult to assess. But the FRB has an army of PhD asshats studying something or other] 4. Propaganda must affect the enemy's policy and action. [Depends on how one defines “enemy.” If the enemy is other Central bankers and sovereignnations, this is clearly what speeches like the one Bernank made Friday are intended to do.If the “enemy” comprises contrarian viewpoints, testimony like Bernank’s disparaging FCICremarks about the the blogosphere are intended to do this] 
a. By suppressing propagandistically desirable material which can provide the enemy with usefulintelligence. [The FRB is one big secretive opaque whale. Audits anyone?] b. By openly disseminating propaganda whose content or tone causes the enemy to draw thedesired conclusions [Look at the FRB Web site] c. By goading the enemy into revealing vital information about himself  [FRB surrogate trolls and Trollbots?]d. By making no reference to a desired enemy activity when any reference would discredit thatactivity [Thoughts?] 5. Declassified, operational information must be available to implement a propaganda campaign [I am sure it is] 6. To be perceived, propaganda must evoke the interest of an audience and must be transmittedthrough an attention-getting communications medium. [Like 60 minutes and CNBC] 7. Credibility alone must determine whether propaganda output should be true or false. [Sorry, this stuff is for for PhD’s only] 8. The purpose, content and effectiveness of enemy propaganda; the strength and effects of anexpose; and the nature of current propaganda campaigns determine whether enemy propagandashould be ignored or refuted. [Apparently, the frequency of his media and hearing appearances is unprecedented for Chairmorons] 9. Credibility, intelligence, and the possible effects of communicating determine whether propaganda materials should be censored. [FRB Error 503 Please Standby] 10. Material from enemy propaganda may be utilized in operations when it helps diminish thatenemy's prestige or lends support to the propagandist's own objective. [Kind of smells like the USAF RFP and American Chamber of Commerce BradBlog fiasco] 
11. Black rather than white propaganda may be employed when the latter is less credible or produces undesirable effects. [Get ready for more black propaganda folks] 12. Propaganda may be facilitated by leaders with prestige. [What else does the Teleprompter in Chief do?] 13. Propaganda must be carefully timed. [Yes, good news before the Asia Monday open, bad news after the Friday close] a. The communication must reach the audience ahead of competing propaganda. [Thank you MSM] b. A propaganda campaign must begin at the optimum moment [Duh...] c. A propaganda theme must be repeated, but not beyond some point of diminishing effectiveness [Tell an even bigger lie over and over...] 14. Propaganda must label events and people with distinctive phrases or slogans. [“Green shoots” or encouraging shit?] a. They must evoke desired responses which the audience previously possesses [Honey, where’s the remote?] b. They must be capable of being easily learned [This is expecting a little bit too much in Jay Leno’s America] c. They must be utilized again and again, but only in appropriate situations [Indeed they must...] d. They must be boomerang-proof  [How about Tyler Durden proof?] 15. Propaganda to the home front must prevent the raising of false hopes which can be blasted byfuture events. [Fucked up nicely on this one with the Green Shit jive]

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