Propaganda and the Media
Part 3 – Establishing and Controlling the Narrative
By Larry Romanoff for The Saker Blog, May 21, 2021
The Globe & Mail is a respectable broadsheet long recognised as Canada’s national newspaper. Some years ago, the Globe published an article detailing the atrocities then being committed against the Arabs in Palestine. The article wasn’t inflammatory or ideological, but simply an accurate chronicle of events the editors believed should be brought to the attention of the world. The very next morning, the entire top half of the front page of the Globe carried a huge photo of a Jewish soldier giving candy to a supposedly Palestinian child, with text to match. You don’t need an imagination to know what must have happened behind a closed door somewhere. The date was 1983 and, in the 38 years since then, the Globe hasn’t published a single article that was critical of either the Jews or of Israel. Much the opposite, in fact. One of their more celebrated pieces was titled, “Shmeck the Halls”, a story about how two Jewish songwriters “created Christmas”. (1)
It is widely-known that a relatively small handful of people, all Jews, either own or exercise virtual total control over all Western (and much other) media. This includes not only newspapers, but radio and TV stations and networks, plus most recognised magazines, virtually the entire book publishing industry, all of the social media and related internet platforms like Wikipedia and Google, as well as 90% of Hollywood which includes both motion pictures and television programs. The people involved do not like this information stated publicly, but the facts are not in dispute and indeed Jewish publications boast privately about the extent of their ownership of the media as well as of their control of movies and television.
Philip Weiss wrote an article in Mondoweiss titled, “Do Jews Dominate in American Media? And So What If We Do?” (2) In his article, he inserted this observation and quotation: As former CNN correspondent Linda Scherzer has said, “We, as Jews, must understand that we come with a certain bias … We believe in the Israeli narrative of history. We support the values that we as Americans, Westerners, and Jews espouse. Thus, we see news reporting through our own prism.” (3)
Yes, and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, depending of course on the orientation of the facets of that prism. Much of the reporting through that “Jewish prism” is harmless, while some of it is helpful. In fact, much of the second and third tier of the Internet consists of platforms that provide us with our only alternative sources of publication and information, and are operated mostly but not entirely by Jews. The Vineyard of the Saker, the Unz Review, Global Research and many similar. Without these, our world would be one-dimensional. The problem is that, aside from the ‘helpful prisms’, the vast majority of these Jewish contributors are low-level conscripts. I don’t mean to denigrate their abilities or contribution; merely to state that they are nowhere near the top of the pyramid where the “values” are decided and the narratives constructed. And it is the top of the pyramid that requires our focus.
In the comments section of my article Propaganda and the Media – Part 1, one reader related the following paragraph by Michael Cieply:
By and large, talented reporters scrambled to match stories with what internally was often called “the narrative”. We were occasionally asked to map a narrative for our various beats a year in advance, square the plan with editors, then generate stories that fit the pre-designated line. The bigger shock came on being told, at least twice, by Times editors who were describing the paper’s daily Page One meeting: “We set the agenda for the country in that room.” (4) (5)
This is the real issue: The NYT are not in the business of reporting news but of creating and then editorialising it with ideology, with ‘viewpoints’, and with their ‘agenda for the country’. And they aren’t alone. Within these parts of the Jewish-owned media scaffolding, there exists a commonality, a synchronicity, a simultaneity, a shared identity, that does not originate within these scattered pieces of the media herd but comes from somewhere higher in the pyramid, from a central source quietly operating behind the scenes in Europe. It cannot be otherwise: When every newspaper in the Western world and much of the rest can repeatedly report on the same events in the same way with an astonishing total uniformity, this cannot possibly be random and cannot be attributed to use of a newswire service. Someone, somewhere, as Bernays was so fond of saying, is “pulling the wires which control the public mind.” (6)
As evidence (admittedly circumstantial but obviously also powerful), consider the hate campaign against China that has been running at full speed for the past at least 18 months in every Western country, and this gleeful review of the results which reflects only three countries of the many where similar programs and polls have been conducted:
Ask yourself: how could it happen that virtually every editor and TV newsroom director in the West (and in much of the rest of the world) would, without external contact or instruction, independently and simultaneously decide to mount an intense, unremitting, and relentless negative campaign against China and everything Chinese? How would it happen that similar unanimous and simultaneous demonising campaigns were mounted against Iraq and Libya prior to their invasion and colonisation? Against Russia, Cuba and North Korea? Against Venezuela today? How is it that an enormous swath of these media outlets, not only newspapers but including (apparently unrelated) television networks and magazines would have the same story to tell us about ZIKA, all unanimous with cries for Latin America to relax its abortion restrictions?
As I stated in Part 1 of this series, the important point is that these ‘media floods’ as I call them do not and cannot happen by accident. These circumstances are planned meticulously, and implemented with strategies carefully chosen according to Freud’s theories to create public discomfort and emotional pressure for acceptance of ‘the agenda’, to manipulate public attitudes on political, social, and commercial issues – in fact “pulling the wires which control the public mind.”
Sometimes the agenda is for the benefit of their countless hundreds of huge multinationals, many more than you might imagine, many controlled in ways you might not imagine. As one example the Jewish Wallenberg family has been reliably fixed as controlling more than 40% of the stocks listed on Sweden’s exchange, as well as about 40% of the GDP of the nation. One detailed and extensively-documented study concluded that fewer than 150 corporations controlled at least 40% of everything on the world’s listed stock markets. (7) (8) The first link gives an excellent summary, with links to important sources.
Most of the multi-nationals you know so well, and a great many you may not know, are in this incestuous grouping, controlled mostly by privately-owned banks, related hedge funds and similar. But the statistic omits the essential point and the reality of this condition, because it is not the 150 companies who control virtually everything and who set the international corporate ‘agenda’, but the ultimate beneficial owners of those companies – real people with names. As an example, if Berkshire-Hathaway buys Coca-Cola, it is not “Berkshire-Hathaway” that sets the agenda for Coca-Cola to liquidate union organisers in Latin America; it is Warren Buffett who does that.
As another example, much effort has been made to tally the assets of the Rothschild banking family. A creditable result obtained some years back with an estimate of between 6 trillion and 7 trillion US dollars, with many of the European Jewish banking families being similar. Since that time, I have obtained a graphic that displays the vast holdings of the Rothschilds. It appears similar to a corporate organisation chart, with small boxes and lines indicating the holdings and the directions of control. To print this graphic in the smallest readable type, would require a sheet of paper 1/2 a square meter in size. It was recently reported that Rothschild established a new bank simply to hold his accumulation of arable land that has been acquired in so many nations.
In a brief abstract taken from a database of Chinese scientific and technological journals; The Age of Innovation 2013 Issue 6; 95-97 pp. 3 of 1003, the text says: Rothschild was “sitting on a $6 billon fortune in the 1850s, and was known (in China) as “the enemy”. It even accurately addresses the deep Jewish influence on the US government at the time: “The Democratic Party belongs to the Morgan family, and the Republican Party belongs to the Rockefeller family.” Rockefeller and Morgan, however, belonged to Rothschild.”
This is admittedly speculative because hard facts are seldom available and because of the intense secrecy and use of so many tax havens, but my updated estimate of the accumulated wealth of the Rothschilds is between 20 trillion and 30 trillion US dollars. You can imagine the power associated with wealth of this magnitude, including political power which has existed and grown for centuries.
Much has been written, and many tallies presented, of “The Richest Man in the World”, an honor alternating for years between Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim and, more recently, Jeff Bezos. This has all been false propaganda emanating from the same source as every item on the ‘agenda’, Rothschild and the Jewish banking families of Sassoon, Warburg, Montefiori, and many others disappearing entirely from view and apparently non-existent. We have many Jewish websites ‘debunking’ the fiction of Jewish banking families being wealthy, and Wikipedia tells us that the Rothschilds were once rich but they so freely distributed their wealth among their many children and are now merely middle-class Europeans. This silence, and the associated fiction, is one part of the ‘agenda’ emanating from the central core.
As one quick example, Canada, through its cleverly Jewish-controlled central bank, has paid these European bankers more than one trillion US dollars in interest during the past 30 or 40 years. And this is only one of dozens of central banks they control. The real truth about the ‘richest man’ that no medium anywhere has had the courage to state openly, is that compared to these European Jewish bankers, Bill Gates is pocket change. The interest alone that these people earn each year from these central banks is far more than Gates’ entire wealth, and this isn’t accounting for the revenue deriving from their hundreds of huge multi-national corporations.
Rothschild’s Sanofi-Aventis-Connaught is perhaps the largest manufacturer of vaccines in the world. If a few members of this elite group stand to benefit from the sale of COVID-19 (or other) vaccines, their close media partners will cooperate to heavily promote vaccinations, while elected officials will legislate them as compulsory, with their controlled governments scheming ‘vaccination passports’ to ensure sales (one of the ‘benefits’ of democracy), while relieving the vaccine makers of all liability. They will heavily pressure poor governments into the purchases and will utilise every portion of the UN, including the World Bank and IMF as well as the WHO, to tie loans and other assistance to these purchases – while stipulating the avoidance of such vaccines not manufactured by their group, such as those from China and Russia, the media helpfully denigrating these as ‘untested’ and ‘ineffective’, with the UN and various Western governments helpfully withholding approvals. It’s a very small club.
Certainly, members of this media herd can determine an agenda on local matters, though they would be working in concert, but not so for international and serious geo-political affairs – which would be above their level. In simple terms, neither the NYT nor the Huffington Post would decide on their own that Libya should be invaded and colonised, and all its gold and oil seized by a few European bankers and industrialists. If they were to attempt such a maneuver, they would be alone, and likely held to ridicule. But when the entire list of international media sources suddenly and simultaneously espouses this agenda, we know it originated in a central source with ‘the agenda’ delivered to media lieutenants for execution.
Much of the agenda, as you already know, is geo-political, and has existed in its present form for nearly 100 years. It began with Lippman and Bernays in marketing both world wars (9), and continued most notably when on June 5, 1989, every one of these media sources unanimously carried the same story about China’s student demonstration in Tiananmen Square – a story that has been proven totally false even by the US Embassy itself (10).
The uniform agenda was fully evident during the media floods preparing the world for the invasion and total confiscation of the assets of Iraq and Libya, and it is much in evidence today in their current Anger Campaign against China (11). We have COVID-19 “escaping” from a Chinese lab, the “genocide” occurring in Xinjiang, the travesties in Tibet, the “democracy” protests in Hong Kong, the threatened invasion of Taiwan, China’s “military threatening” of all South-East Asia, China’s “militarisation” of the South China Seas. We have Huawei, Tik-Tok and WeChat (12); we have accusations of cyber-spying. We have “questionable Chinese economic data” (13) prepared by “authoritarian dictators” desperate to cling to their “tenuous grip on power”.
The Jewish columnist Jonathan Kay of Canada’s Jewish-owned National Post tells us “China’s ruthless foreign policy is changing the world in dangerous ways”, that “unlike the US”, “China doesn’t even pretend to operate on any other principle except naked self-interest.” (14) We have Roderic Broadhurst in the SCMP telling us that “Corruption is a byproduct of Chinese party-state’s defective genes” (15). Jewish historical websites (16) and the NYT (17) are today telling us the Bubonic Plague that killed 30% of the population of Europe actually originated in China, as did the Rockefeller Medical Institute’s 1918 “influenza” pandemic that killed as many as 100 million people. Today, China is “stealing our secrets” while “enslaving the world”, has no “rule of law” and is “choking on its own success” in cities that are “barely livable” and inhabited by only children who have no future.
The established ‘agenda’ includes at its core an upheaval of the world’s educational, social, sexual, religious, and family values. In an earlier essay titled “Connecting the Dots” (18), I stated the following: It often happens that events we view as isolated occurrences are connected as integral parts of a much larger picture, often as part of a wide-ranging plan, and frequently with important social, economic, and/or political implications which become evident only when seen in total.” We must today make a sincere effort to connect related events and see them as portions of the overall plan that they are.
As one example of the determined indoctrination efforts to re-vamp our social and sexual values, Canada is passing new legislation (the country’s only new legislation of consequence) to lower (and then eliminate) the age of consent for anal sex while adopting striking new measures for “assisted dying” of family members, especially those who either cost money or have money to distribute. Canada’s British Columbia government officially endorses sexual “Glory Holes” (19) (20), releasing a detailed 16-page brochure with tips on how to best use, and offers new tips for masturbation & orgies. The new tip sheet was inspired by a document released earlier by the health authority of New York City (21), and sharing “some invaluable insights on how to stage orgies . . . amid the pandemic”. Pornhub, the world’s largest pornographic website, located in Montreal, Canada, (22) (23) has become mainstream media with the apparent silent approval of Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Certainly, he’s had nothing negative to offer, in spite of the outrage that website has caused for egregious violations.
In its ‘Entertainment’ section, the Huffington Post helpfully advises on the best places for women to find pornography online (24), along with another article advising that “Swinging is back” and how to assess “if it’s right for you” (25). In other parts, pedophilia, incest and sex parties are being promoted. ABC discusses young girls repaying their student loans by being a “sugar baby” (26), working to separate sex and morality by encouraging young girls to prostitute themselves. Such a discussion in the mainstream media serves not only to legitimise but to “approve” of these attitudes.
Add these to the continuous flood of the alphabet soup of “sexual preferences” being promoted today, and try to see this as one enormous propaganda campaign being flogged worldwide as one portion of the “agenda” determined and promulgated by these same people. With the power of the mass media, they are in fact dictating the new attitudes and points of view to be accepted, while censoring and condemning contrary opinions.
I stated earlier that the US media function as the microphone of the US State Department, full partners in scripting propaganda campaigns to achieve foreign policy objectives. But it is crucial to understand that the Americans are not leading these international geo-political, social, and moral assaults. They are merely functioning as the Bankers’ Private Army to accomplish the objectives of a group of European-UK elites who are always in the shadows and led by one who, like Voldemort, is “he who must not be named”.
The marketing control of this agenda is near total. We have not only the newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations and book publishers, but the social media have been 100% conscripted into this agenda. Scores of websites, including some very prominent ones, have been ‘de-platformed’ by Google, to the extent their contents almost never appear in searches. Facebook and Twitter have become quite aggressive in censoring and silencing all dissenting voices to the extent that even mentioning an author’s name or listing the URL of an article is now flagged as “false news” and either prohibited or deleted. The so-called “fact-checkers” are doing their part to trash anyone escaping the censorship net.
Again, pause for a moment to think of all the persons who must be involved to accomplish such results. How many individuals in which places must be involved to ensure either an unremitting flood of propaganda or a complete blanket of silence, and ask yourself what is the source of their power to do this.
The connection you need to make is that all of these agenda categories, and many more, emanate from the same source. It is not ‘the media’ who want to invade Iran and confiscate the country’s oil. It is not the NYT journalists who want to destroy China and Russia or the WSJ editors who are determined to initiate World War III. It is not Arianna Huffington who wants you to become sexual perverts and abandon your moral, social, religious, and family values. These media people are tools for distributing the propaganda and manipulating public opinion according to the various items currently on ‘the agenda’. Media editors and columnists are lieutenants; they receive instructions and act on them. It happens because the relative handful of real, live people who set the agenda have unshakeable ethnic and philosophical bonds with the media owners and editors to ensure cooperation in their mutual view of the world. They all belong to the same small club and share the same ‘interests’ and ‘values’. This is all part of one thing, emanating from a small group of real people with names.
In an earlier article titled “Humanity at the Crossroads” (27), I began with this statement:
Humankind is at a cusp, a point of transition between two different states of governance and existence. The world today is like a sack being slowly filled while the string around the opening is pulled increasingly tighter to prevent the contents from escaping confinement. The shadows of this future are everywhere to be seen but even the keenest of observers tend to view the portents not as the warnings they are, but instead regard all these pieces of one despairing puzzle as disconnected and unrelated events. In this essay, we will take a look at where our world is going, how it is going there, and why it is going there.
Mr. Romanoff’s writing has been translated into more than 30 languages and his articles posted on more than 150 foreign-language news and politics websites in more than 30 countries, as well as more than 100 English language platforms. Larry Romanoff is a retired management consultant and businessman. He has held senior executive positions in international consulting firms, and owned an international import-export business. He has been a visiting professor at Shanghai’s Fudan University, presenting case studies in international affairs to senior EMBA classes. Mr. Romanoff lives in Shanghai and is currently writing a series of ten books generally related to China and the West. He is one of the contributing authors to Cynthia McKinney’s new anthology ‘When China Sneezes’, Chapt. 2 “Dealing with Demons”.
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(6) Bernays and Propaganda – Part 1 of 5
(15) SCMP.com; 12 December, 2013
(27) https://www.bluemoonofshanghai.com/politics/2331/ Humanity at the Crossroads
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