Received from Tom Barrow, Detroit.
I wanted to share with you the crux of a post I received from one of my Facebook friends, Troy Tisdale. I took the liberty to edit some of it, but am sending it to you and encourage you to take a few minutes to read it. While the post discusses race, it is not a racial assault but rather is given to explain precisely what you and I see that is occurring in Detroit. Personally, I believe it explains why many Detroiters participate in what so many others see so clearly as injustice. Mr friend, read the post for its information and then think deliberately about what you are seeing with your own eyes...
The attached is a JPEG of the 1928 picture of Dr. Edward Bernays, the man ultimately responsible for why Detroit blacks are presently being degraded within the majority controlled media. He reveals that it is a mortifying psycho-social method of control which is being used in urban centers all across America and will gain even greater popularity because it is now shown to have worked in the city of Detroit.
Bear in mind that Dr Bernays’s uncle was psychiatrist Sigmund Freud. Bernays was a mass manipulation expert hired as an advisor to several U.S corporations and presidents. It was he that impressed upon the majority ruling elite of how they could control the minds of the masses and targeted populations by using mass media propaganda. Dr. Bernays coined the terms "group mind" and "engineering consent", both are important concepts in practical mind manipulation.
Bernays is quoted as saying that "The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized 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.”
What we have just experienced in Detroit, with the planned help of the influx of massive unprecedented corporate money, is the direct outgrowth of Dr. Bernays' work. To quote Dr. Bernays “If we understand the mechanism and motives of a group mind [long-time Detroit residents], it is now possible to control and regiment the masses [long-time Detroit residents] according to our will without them knowing it”.
Sigmund Freud taught Bernays how to use the human psyche to make people feel they needed whatever product was being advertised. He also invented the public relations profession in the 1920s and was the first person to take Freud’s ideas to manipulate the masses. In the process, he invented the modern technique for mass-consumer persuasion.
Bernays showed American corporations how they could make people want things they didn’t need by systematically linking their products to their unconscious desires. “You’ve Come a Long Way Baby!” His most notorious feat was breaking the taboo on women smoking by persuading them that cigarettes were a symbol of independence and freedom. Bernays was convinced that this mass method of manipulation was more than just a way of selling consumer goods. For him it was a NEW POLITICAL tool which could allow one to control the masses [long-time Detroit residents]. By satisfying the inner irrational desires that his uncle, Sigmund Freud, had identified, people could be made happy, docile, angry, self hating or even confused.
One of Bernays biggest fans was Adolph Hitler’s propaganda chief, Joseph Goebbels, a fact about which Bernays bragged proudly. A common pattern used repeatedly by Goebbels was to turn a harmless entity into a fearsome enemy through lies and manufactured news items. Then use that “threat” to justify attacking the entity. To do that, Bernays coined the terms “group mind” and “engineering consent”, important concepts in practical propaganda work.
The present despairing state of Detroit’s majority community is neither a baffling phenomenon nor the result of some innate deficient capacity among its residents, but rather the result of the elites innate proclivity to reinvent devious methods of suppressing the city’s majority population – thus now using these same psychological programs against the city’s majority population as a means of maintaining dominance and control.
Using the travails of Kwame Kilpatrick against the city’s entire African American population, the local media constantly but racially put forth devaluing depictions and distorted portrayal of Detroit’s Black population, amplified the negative to the point that it distorted reality. This, my friends, was really a carefully crafted, deliberately designed debasing management perception program—a media driven mass manipulation wherein which the city’s Black population was made to see themselves through mortifyingly lens secretly assigned to them by the few newly arrived Detroit corporate executive’s mass manipulation experts.
This contemporary bigoted system used the trusted local media’s proven mass manipulating capabilities to adversely shape the collective perceptions of the city’s own black population as a means of maintaining a minority white dominance and control. Within the doctrines of Bernays, this method of Psychological manipulation states that in order to maintain dominance and control over a targeted group that the groups aggressions must be turned inward AGAINST themselves. Simply stated, “they must be made to hate themselves.” And to accomplish this goal the targeted group must be made to believe that their problem is an internalized one. This is precisely what is being done to long time Detroit residents of color by the majority controlled media. Its daily assault of deplorable minority debasing images upon the Black psyche is purposefully designed to adversely manipulate and shape the minds and collective consciousness of the targeted Black population.
This media driven program from trusted media sources falsely devalued anything of color and effectively marginalized the Black brand while exemplifying the white brand. It circulates Black demeaning TV stroies on crime, Kwame Kilpatrick and other fake news reports designed to frame the myth of Whites’ racial, moral, and intellectual superiority over the Black population. This mass manipulation produced internalized feelings of self-contemptuous responses within the targeted Black population that hinders the black community’s own unity, upward mobility and manipulates them to accept white dominance over their lives.
The assault reinforced seemingly pre-conditioned responses of resentment and prejudicial images of Black people in the city’s majority population, thereby creating a false impression of wanton Black criminality and violence. This created conditioned responses in its population for eventualities to unfold against the targeted Black populous without opposition or resentment. The local media controllers will never come out and admit that they are intentionally doing this to Black populations–for they are actually accountable to no one and are free to target and therefore destroy any group they choose. Nonetheless, this mass manipulation scheme is deemed a necessity by the city’s media because although they profess upon the surface equality for all of the citizens, they are in fact unrelentingly committed towards the preservation of White dominance over its minority population.
My friends, do not lose hope. Facebook alone will not save us, rather we must organize formally and excise the Bernays operative within. Those of us who saw Dr. Bernays’s methods while they were being applied were vilified because we saw them and had to be diminished. Inform your friends. the unwarranted Detroit bankruptcy, the devaluing of anything controlled by black or long-time Detroit residents, the deliberate reducing and restoration of city services, the selling off of city assets and transferring of the city’s wealth from democrats to conservatives and the unjust enrichment of conservative law firms during the bankruptcy is all the practical application of Bernays’s work.
The current public relations behemoth on Detroit is a direct outgrowth of Bernays’ work and his method of mass psychological manipulation is being currently used by a few Detroit businessmen who seek to control all of Detroit by conducting planned campaigns of extensive strategic psychological operations [based upon the works of Benays] through the local media to influence and direct the perception and climate of the city towards their own objectives. Today, these corporate few are openly carrying out their social-engineering agendas via planned campaigns of extensive strategic psychological operations through the media to influence and direct the perception and climate of the city towards their objectives of maintaining a white dominance and control resulted in Detroit using these same proven methods of strategic psychological manipulation of the city’s Black population.
I will close with this last quote from Bernays “The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who can manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is possible to control and regiment those masses [long-time Detroit residents] according