Today, in carrying out its social-engineering agenda, the United States Government now conducts extensive strategic psychological operations through the national media to influence the nation towards its governmental objectives. When most people hear the term of 'psychological manipulation' they usually think in terms of the classic "conspiracy theory" that refers to overt mind control such as mind altering drugs with hypnotic programming.
However, the real dangers are the well proven methods of psychological manipulation that works by affecting the unconscious mind through deception to adversely affect the recipient group in terms of their behavior. The U.S. Government secretly disseminates false statistics and propaganda about its Black population that are deliberately designed to corrupt African Americans sense of unity, cohesion, reason and wellbeing.
Let us, for example, imagine that a crew of people were aboard their own massive ship and that this ship was being shadowed by another neighbouring ship that was constantly broadcasting derogatory messages to the first group. Such messages as that their ship was lesser seaworthy, perhaps smaller, slower, slowly sinking or that their crew was incompetent and planning a mutiny. With time, the group receiving the negative messages, being unable to refute or to confirm these derogatory messages and deficiencies about themselves will grow weary and paranoid of the negative messages and will eventually comes to accept these negative assessments of themselves.
The taunting unconsciously influences the taunted group subsequently causing them to become distrustful of themselves, hating themselves and eventually fighting among themselves. The taunted group may become so besieged by deep feelings of inadequacy and jump into the sea to swim towards the supposedly superior ship.This mortifying psychological manipulation is being done to African Americans through an immense campaign of false derogatory misinformation and false statistics.
The relentless psychological bombardment of African Americans is carefully and deliberately designed to subject them to see the worst in themselves-while insinuating that they admire, respect, and trust only Whites.As a result of this conditioning program, many Blacks themselves now believe the analogy that they themselves are their own worst enemies like that of crabs in a bucket always pulling each other back down and now often refers to themselves as niggers more than whites do [ publicly at least].
Moreover, all African Americans have experienced the burden of this psychological warfare, some more severely than others have. It is experienced every time we [Blacks] read a newspaper, watch the evening news, enter a classroom, and read its racially biased textbooks. And while many Black Americans have successfully navigated through this psychologically mortifying mine field and have gone on to lead successful, productive lives, for far too many African Americans, this immense devaluation can seem inescapable.
This psychological warfare against African Americans may be the most aggravating, if not core, factor of the national phenomenon of loss of educational aspirations, ethical values, cultural norms and fragile psyches of so many African Americans today. All people are products of cultural conditions and their world views operate outside their level of consciousness.
This psychological conditioning is being actually done to engender a shift of victimisation that changes the root problem of racism in America to be due to Black's behavior rather than White's proclivity for racism. It insinuates that America would be a better off if African Americans were gone.It thus engenders increasingly prejudiced perceptions and acrimonious beliefs about African Americans that are designed to discourage miscegenation, makes the nation and the entire world insensitive to their plight, tranquilises efforts on their behalf, lessens pressure for social change on their behalf and makes any serious criticism of White racism almost impossible today.
It also creates a false justification for the legal system's mistreatment of African Americans. Wherein they are disproportionately incarcerated , given stiffer sentences, and are more likely than other racial groups to be treated brutally, beaten, and fired upon by police officers while they are unarmed.These injustices now goes ignored because the perception has become that it's all now justified.
When contempt of Blacks is made to appear to be justifiable, world audiences will sit by idly as African Americans are mistreated; governmental policies, laws, and other legislation actions, will ensure that African Americans will not advance. Its effects are manifested in ideas, education, governmental policies, economic stratification, social segregation, housing markets, hiring and promotion practices, psychological issues, and minority access to a variety of social services and opportunity. This campaign successfully stripped African Americans of the national and international support that was acquired during the 1960's civil rights struggles.
More than a century ago, Charles Darwin predicted in his book, "The Origin of Species" (1859) "the evolutionary theory would one day provide a new foundation for the science of psychology." The truth in his words were realised when the science of psychology, through the methods of propaganda techniques was codified and applied in a scientific manner by journalist Walter Lippman and psychologist Edward Bernays (nephew of Sigmund Freud) early in the 20th century.
During World War I, Lippman and Bernays were hired by then United States President, Woodrow Wilson, to participate in the Creel Commission, the mission of which was to sway popular opinion in favour of entering the war, on the side of Britain. The war propaganda campaign of Lippman and Bernays produced such an intense anti-German hysteria as to permanently impress America 's governmental elites with the potential of large-scale propaganda to control public opinion.
Edward Bernays coined the terms "group mind" and "engineering consent", important concepts in practical propaganda work. Bernays said in his 1928 book Propaganda, that; "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organised habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. The current public relations industry is a direct outgrowth of Lippman's and Bernays' work and is still used extensively by the United States government.
Over time the techniques increased in their sophistication as modern advances in the understanding of the genetics of social behavior ushered in Sociobiology; a controversial new science of the biological study of social behavior of humans.
Since the 1950's,U.S. experimental psychologists and Cognitive scientists have developed ideas about the unconscious mental process that proposes that most of our mental processes happen outside of our awareness suggesting that the ability to control the behavior of people around us subconsciously is now a distinct possibility.
Moreover, over the past five decades, human sociobiology has transformed into an evolutionary psychology that has gained science the means and ability to control and, therefore, predict the actions and feelings of individuals or groups merely by the messages conveyed against them.According to this controversial use of psychology, the human mind is the most extraordinary part of the human body, and there seems to be little doubt, wrote biologist David Barash, "that the unconscious is real and that in certain obscure ways the forces of cultures are all-powerful in shaping human behavior.
Advances in these studies resulted in governments using psychology as a weapon for maintaining White dominance. This effectiveness of the usage of the psychology of deceit to profoundly influence and control individuals and mass groups was made obvious as a result of one of the most infamous mistakes in history. It happened on Oct. 30, 1938, when millions of Americans tuned in to a popular radio program that featured a plays directed by, and starring, Orson Welles.
The performance that evening was an adaptation of the science fiction novel The War of the Worlds. In adapting the book for a radio play, under Welles' direction, the play was written and performed so it would sound like news broadcast about an invasion from Mars, a technique that, presumably, was intended to heighten the dramatic effect. News of the panic was conveyed via genuine news report.
As the audience listened to this simulation of news broadcast, created with voice acting and sound effects, a portion of the audience concluded that it was hearing an actual news account of an invasion from Mars. People packed the roads, hid in cellars, loaded guns, fought among themselves, even wrapped their heads in wet towels as protection from Martian poison gas, oblivious to the fact that they were acting out the role of the panic-stricken public that actually belonged in a radio play. This demonstrated the effectiveness of the media at affecting masses of people.
History overwhelmingly demonstrates that the White race's innate proclivity for racism, control, and dominance is too deeply ingrained for them to just merely give up their practices of implementing suppressive methods over its African American population. Reincarnation of suppressive methods into forms more acceptable to the changing times is a common practice of the United States government as seen after the abolishment of slavery wherein its methods of using racist, oppressive treatment of its Black population was reincarnated into Jim Crow laws.
Let us not forget the many sorts of devious strategies and methods used to prevent Blacks from becoming registered voters. The historic and demonstrative evidence overwhelmingly reflects the reality that the U.S. government does manifest a proclivity for reinventing devious methods to suppress its Black population. This proclivity has led to the U.S. Government now using its proven method of psychological operations to control the advancement and growth of its Black population. It was the next logical choice for it provides the Government the benefit of the appearance of conducting humanitarian efforts to help its Black community while covertly seeking only to maintain its White dominance.