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How the truth sets you free: my personal journey through the Pentagon’s propaganda swamp

Though rejecting the propaganda image the US media and the Pentagon seek to impose can be traumatic, it is more moral and more rational to live in the real world than in the one created by propaganda illusions.

To get the people of any country to act in a prescribed manner, requires specific information to be released via the mass media and Government Heads.

This information is designed to trigger emotional responses which will motivate people to act or react in a predetermined and desired way.

The reason the Pentagon employs a Psyops Department is precisely for this reason. They use clever psychological techniques to control and steer the populace to a predetermined destination.

As individuals human beings are magnificent in ways.  However in their mass they can be manipulated and steered like a herd of Wildebeest. Or at least that’s the theory.

The method the Pentagon uses is insidiously clever.  One wonders if so many people have been under such mass psychological bombardment as we are today?

The US and its allies say they are fighting a war against Terror in Syria and Iraq, and up to this point they have spent $9.3 billion in just the air campaign alone.

They say they are fighting the good fight against the radical beheading Islamic Terrorists called ISIS. Although the fight is a long and difficult one, they say they will not waver and will beat them in the end.

They head a coalition of 65 nations.

They refuse to ally themselves with Bashar Al Assad, the Syrian Army or, with the Russian Air Force who have come to Assad’s assistance because they say Assad is a criminal who is ruthlessly terrorising his own people by dropping barrel bombs on them and, they say, the Russian barbarians are helping him.

The above is the script the Pentagon Psyops Officers have written for their Western ‘Patients’.

This is the pill you have been taking every hour on the hour from every Western media outlet and from every ‘Government talking head’ you’ve bothered to watch for the past 6 years.

But a lie becomes ever harder to conceal over time and the insidious facade created over the last 6 years concerning Syria is slowly breaking down piece by piece. 

This however is very dangerous.

Why is it dangerous?   It is dangerous because,rather than being found out lying to their own citizens the perpetrators of the lie are more likely to escalate and take us all to war.

But rather than trying to foresee what the US/NATO machine might do next in Syria I want to explain what the individual experiences when they are exposed to the lies of the propaganda and starts to understand how they are being manipulated by these psychological techniques.

It is initially hard to accept the pure and logical truth when you have been swallowing the propaganda pill for some time.

At the time of discovery it is difficult to believe you have fallen for a lie and have been doing so moreover for so long.  However because you have believed the lie you now find you have to readjust and change your worldview in so many areas.  This is hard.

Simplistically, the good guys turn out to be the bad guys and the bad guys are really the good guys.

That dilemma creates many many moral and intellectual disparities for a thinking person to work through.

Some people, even after discovering the truth, find it much easier to go on accepting the lie because it fits their mental and moral paradigm which has been carefully constructed over the previous years.

Take for example an RT article which has recently appeared

A German undercover journalist enrolled as an intern at the RT Deutsch studio to spy on “Putin’s propaganda broadcaster,” but things didn’t exactly go as planned. After just two days, the man began to question the mainstream media bias – and his own worldview.”

This German journalist discovered the very “lie” that has been prescribed for us in the West. The mental collision he experienced drove him to visit a psychologist to try and work through his issues.

He eventually chose to believe the lie because it saved him the pain of having to reconstruct his worldview.  For him maybe it was easier to go on believing the lie and have others do the thinking for him?

This type of intellectual collision is similar to a religious awakening in that if a convert who accept a truth opposed to his or her previous existence has to change everything – opinions, friends,  interests  – and then admit error.

Accepting a new paradigm is very difficult since it may affect longstanding and treasured relationships with family and friends.  In the case of a journalist it may affect career prospects.

So coming to the knowledge of the truth of a situation is not an easy thing for many people.

However for some, it may come as a refreshing breeze because they never really embraced the lie in the first place. 

Let us look at the example of the promotion of the Syrian White Helmets.

Their promotional photos and videos of rescuing babies from the ‘Syrian and Russian bombed rubble’ is designed to tap empathy which triggers emotionally defined decisions however, based on incorrect information.

The Netflix documentary on The White Helmets is designed to do just this.  Emotions are triggered and the viewer has arrived at a “predetermined and prescribed decision” designed by the psychological warfare experts.

The emotional reaction leads to support for the White Helmets and directly to opposition to the Syrian and Russian offensive.

It is a natural condition to think this way after seeing human beings suffer.  However the photos and videos are mostly contrived.  The White Helmets have definitely been proven to be a construct of the US/NATO machine specifically designed to elicit precisely these very human responses.

So decisions are made based on a worldview constructed from lies.

I have experienced all of these intellectual and emotional attacks personally.

In 2014 I discovered the truth of what had actually transpired during the coup in Ukraine and the subsequent uprisings in the east of that country.

I went through all the shocks I have described. My family and friends thought I’d become a communist – such was their ignorance of the Russian Federation. They looked at me with shock and then started to defend the propaganda they’d been fed even though they knew little or nothing about Ukraine – the country that was the whole subject!  Still, I’m looked upon with suspicion.

Then, to compound matters, I was exposed to the truth of what’s really happening in Syria and, although the situation there is very complicated, I experienced a further mental cleansing.

It can be hard because the propaganda is so effective, and it can be challenging personally.  However I hunger for the truth even if understanding what’s really happening means being misunderstood and running in the opposite directions to the herd.

The truth is, that innocent people are being slaughtered and our Western governments are complicit and are facilitating these slaughters.

We have a responsibility to do whatever we can to stop the lies and to expose the guilty in any way we can.

We should explore both sides of the Syrian war and refuse to believe blanket attacks without evidence because so many accusations are being made yet no evidence is ever presented.

Guard your minds and your hearts because they are being attacked. 

You are being led away from where you would naturally choose to be if you had the information our forefathers fought for you to have.

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Vaughan Famularo
A proud Aussie, a musician. and a happily married father of four.