Visual Pwnage

(1) 1972
Policy objective: Close down US support for the South Vietnamese regime.
Policy debate: Who cares?
Decisive mind-control tool:
Vietnam00
(The little girl in the center is Kim Phuc Phan Thi if you need a Google-key.)

(2) 1991
Policy objective: Close down destruction of the Saddam military.
Policy debate: Who cares?
Decisive mind-control tool:
Iraq00
(The Highway of Death at Wikipedia.)

(3) 2016
Policy objective: Close down resistance to MENA mass immigration.
Policy debate: Who cares?
Decisive mind-control tool:
Syria00

“Journalism.”

For close on half a century they’ve known there’s a picture that will get people to think what they’re told. ‘Journalism’ is about ‘finding’ it.

August 23, 2016admin 39 Comments »
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  • Ryan C Says:

    Journalism was always yellow. Recently mixed in with red.

    Ends up with odd shade.

    Naturally if the War in Afghanistan was so bad, the media organizations would pay kidnapping insurance for their journalists to venture away from military units.

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    Ryan Reply:

    I’ve seen it put:

    “Journalism is evangelizing a world view in the context of current events.”

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    Ryan C Reply:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Committee_on_Public_Information

    Creel urged Wilson to create a government agency to coordinate “not propaganda as the Germans defined it, but propaganda in the true sense of the word, meaning the ‘propagation of faith.'”

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    (N) G. Eiríksson Reply:

    Wow, someone needs to collect all these facts and write a book called «The Cathedral». Subtitle could be The Rise and Fall of Post-Aryan Christianity or The Rise of Christianity 2.0, e.g.

    Posted on August 23rd, 2016 at 6:39 am Reply | Quote
  • Hyper Says:

    1991 is actually pretty cool looking.

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    I thought it was a still from “Tetsuo: The Iron Man.”

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    Hyper Reply:

    Actually, that is quite fitting now that you mention it.

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    Posted on August 23rd, 2016 at 9:20 am Reply | Quote
  • GC Says:

    You missed the decisive mind control tool for the 2003 war on terror:
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/AbuGhraibAbuse-standing-on-box.jpg

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    John Hannon Reply:

    Reminds me of a party I went to once.

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    Posted on August 23rd, 2016 at 11:35 am Reply | Quote
  • Thales Says:

    “What does the author want to be true?” — TLP

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    Lucian Reply:

    Good to see the old master of wrongthink is still remembered.

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    Posted on August 23rd, 2016 at 1:11 pm Reply | Quote
  • Brett Stevens Says:

    In theory, journalists record events.

    The media reports only what benefits itself (Leftism) and the people most likely to consume media products (Leftism).

    The truth/reality audience have to content themselves with shopping in philosophy and literature sections.

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    Lucian Reply:

    If you’re talking about ‘shopping’ in a Barnes and Noble or something, I don’t know about you, but the ‘philosophy’ section of my local is chock full of shit like Zizek and Alain de Botton. Publishing is just as pozzed as broadcast journalism and I don’t really see a big distinction between the two.

    The ‘reality’ audience looks for old books.

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    Dick Wagner Reply:

    The hole in that line of thought is that it’s the old books that led us here in the first place.

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    Mike in Boston Reply:

    Stick to the old books that didn’t get us here. White Russians (the people, not the overly sweet cocktail) are good. And they’ve already been where we are probably headed, so their hindsight works as foresight. Ivan Ilyin is good here, and has the advantage of giving the progs hives.

    John Hannon Reply:

    And public libraries don’t seem much better (e.g. Birmingham Central Library – 3 different books critical of The Bell Curve and no copy of the book itself), but at least there’s still one mainstream journalist who can see a picture for what it is –

    http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/ (scroll down a bit)

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    Posted on August 23rd, 2016 at 1:32 pm Reply | Quote
  • SVErshov Says:

    This Heat – The Fall of Saigon

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=85tq95dhySU

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    Posted on August 23rd, 2016 at 2:17 pm Reply | Quote
  • Ryan C Says:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-37167700

    it appears that Corbyn wasn’t a little boy

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    Posted on August 23rd, 2016 at 3:32 pm Reply | Quote
  • wu-wei Says:

    this always makes me KEL (kek out loud).

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    ROFK.

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    Lucian Reply:

    Media pwnage is based on feelz over realz.

    Makes me wonder if NRx is just a conspiracy of INTJs that are relatively immune to emotional manipulation.

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    Axel Mckibbin Reply:

    Correct.

    INTJ here.

    Totally immune.

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    Mild Troll Reply:

    Not NRx, but I’m interested in it and have a strong venn diagram overlap with it. Also INTJ.

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    admin Reply:

    Indeed.

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    TheDividualist Reply:

    INTP. Is there a significant difference? Where do INTPs tend to cluster?

    Alf Reply:

    Got INTJ streaks, not immune. These pics make me feel panicky because I know they will manipulate people I care about so my mind immediately starts thinking how to counter this feelz propaganda.

    I think the agree & amplify is best. Maybe have a file on your phone with 20 pics of starving/dead/charred children all over the world?

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    Posted on August 23rd, 2016 at 6:50 pm Reply | Quote
  • (N) G. Eiríksson Says:

    Speaking of visual pwnage

    i just had an orgasm

    https://youtu.be/7sGT3tmZJ5s (warning dweeb, this is the sort that´ll get you complaining about hipsters.)

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    Posted on August 23rd, 2016 at 8:09 pm Reply | Quote
  • Anon Says:

    The Gulf War propaganda is the wrong exemplar. Keeping with the child theme, you ought to be using this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayirah_(testimony)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_for_a_Free_Kuwait

    This is a component in a larger propaganda game being played, the Russians have the larger game worked out BTW: http://fmso.leavenworth.army.mil/documents/Regional%20security%20europe/MilitaryReview_20160228_art009.pdf

    See pages 4 and 5 for infographic of the Cathedral strategy, notice in the Western MSM and shill blogs like 20committee that Gerasimov’s interpretation of American strategy is being pushed as “new generation warfare” or “hybrid warfare” as if it is the boogeyman Russians suggesting potential actions; when, as this paper says, it is the Russian interpretation of actual American actions. The propaganda components are part of the larger pretext for regime change identified by the Russians.

    Here is a larger post from years ago putting together the spiderweb of deep state, media, PR, and various other groups involved in Syria: https://pinkindustry.wordpress.com/the-syrian-support-group/

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    Posted on August 24th, 2016 at 1:23 am Reply | Quote
  • Etiq Says:

    The damage was already done.

    https://i.imgur.com/rNq3LzQ.jpg

    Witnessing the utterly insane reaction to this photo was a stronger red pill for me than any of Moldbug’s writings.

    Mass media is an instinct multiplier. One person sees a toddler in trouble and jumps in to the river to save her. Now a civilisation hundreds of millions of people strong sees a photo of a toddler and collectively jumps in to the river. But it’s still just one fucking toddler.

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    Rent Seeking Missile Reply:

    Yes, I was going to mention that photo.

    The ‘Nudge Unit’ behavioural types call the mass limbic hyper-reaction to stills such as these an ‘availability cascade’.

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    Cryptogenic Reply:

    Narrative collapse doesn’t dissuade them. The backstory of the beached brat is particularly stupid: Turkish dad of the year wasn’t even on the boat.

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    Xoth Reply:

    Yet the crushed girl with her doll in Nice was mostly ignored. Flames were fanned in one case but not the other.

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    (N) G. Eiríksson Reply:

    That´s just demonic.

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    Posted on August 24th, 2016 at 3:02 am Reply | Quote
  • (N) G. Eiríksson Says:

    Fucked up thing is that in the West, many native toddlers died that same day. It´s just how the world goes. There´s news every now and then in Britain of e.g. abusive parents causing death of toddlers. How about looking into solving these kinds of things (this is somewhat chartable now with biotechnology).

    But no, the necro romance of the brown baby wins, “he never even stood a chance” (this mixes in with the whole ‘white burden’, ‘white privilige’ and ‘white guilt’ egregor).

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    (N) G. Eiríksson Reply:

    This goes to very human roots: the worship of death & loss. Sorrow, care, mourning, grievance, funeral rites, burying, crying, caressing, cujoling, cuckoldry.

    Evola writes heavily on this, as does Nietzsche.

    Aryans worshiped heroic ancestors, bodies were burned, or left to wild animals. Aryans did entheogens.

    The syncretic so-called modern man holds these protracted so-called funerals, where everybody acts sad. It´s superstition. Missing too much is dependency & sentiment. Sure, it´s useful to remember people, some of them, or their traits, but what is sorrow but fear?

    The roots of leftism are in this emotional complex. In this superstition. In these faulty rites. With the riteless (because a superstitious rite is no rite. Literally ‘not right’).

    Far from the floor of heaven in all directions, the ancient riteless ones
    Whether they weep or laugh, thou hast o’erthrown them, O Indra, on the sky’s extremest limit.
    The Dasyu thou hast burned from heaven, and welcomed the prayer of him who pours the juice and lauds thee.

    I never got communal mourning. (Probably the biggest such events are the deaths of Communist directors.) I understand they do it for their communal socially derived value system “he was this, he was that” (said in-between socius members, as a way of restructuring the hierarchy, e.g. Johana signals that her relationship was like “that” in regards to “this”), but it´s simply inferior to the sober personal relationship which is comparatively immune to phoniness. I´ll rather go & have a glass of wine and reminisce, lone at a grave

    Now we have these, not only nationwide, but continent, transatlantic-wide mournings for days or weeks for people that (in some cases, quite exactly) nobody of the mourners even knew nor had any idea of except for some journo-jobber who made a professional packet out of it.

    It´s Feminist (& pseudomale) romance (porn)

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    Posted on August 24th, 2016 at 1:32 pm Reply | Quote
  • Erebus Says:

    The unabashed propagandists over at the Chinese State Media seem to have gone and said that the entire thing looks staged to them — like recognizes like — and they accuse the Western media of pushing for an intervention. Interesting for them to say such things publicly.

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    Posted on August 24th, 2016 at 5:01 pm Reply | Quote
  • Anonymous Says:

    https://i.imgur.com/2XlghfN.gifv

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    Posted on August 24th, 2016 at 10:26 pm Reply | Quote
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    Posted on August 28th, 2016 at 5:02 am Reply | Quote
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