Not every conspiracy is a theory; Black people are being mass manipulated.
"Just because truth has been omitted, does not mean that truth is not true. Just because reality has not been perceived, does not mean that it is not real”.
Since 2007 I have been unrelentingly engaged in the dissemination of information asserting that as a means of maintaining its white dominance and control, the US government has been using perception management techniques against its Black population. It is a media driven program that manipulates Black people to accept white dominance over their lives by subjecting them to seeing only the fraudulent worst within themselves-- while implying that they trust and admire only whites. A massive psychosocial program I refer to as the Black Matrix: a modern covert method of defending the white statuesque against its emerging Black Populous. While most Black readers intuitively already felt this was happening and therefore fully agreed with my articles, some, however, responded that my articles require authentication or verification by an expert to be quantified.
The following information is presented to meet such a need. It quantifies that mass manipulating perception management programs are very real and routinely used by the U.S. Government to promote its governmental objectives.
There are in fact many quantifying examples supporting the contention that the U.S. government pursues secret agenda’s; and that these agenda’s are often met by using mass manipulating perception management programs. Former CIA official Philip Giraldi in his article, “The Rogue Nation,” makes it clear that the U.S. government has a hegemonic agenda that it is pursuing without congressional or public awareness. The agenda’s big picture is not understood by the public or by most in Congress. Giraldi asserts that the agenda is illegal under both U.S. and international law, but that the illegality of the agenda does not serve as a barrier.
In the February issue of the American Behavioral Scientist, a scholarly journal, Professor Lance DeHaven-Smith writes that state crimes against democracy (SCAD) involve government officials, often in combination with private interests that engage in covert activities in order to implement an agenda. Examples include McCarthyism or the fabrication of evidence of communist infiltration, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution based on false claims of President Johnson and Pentagon chief McNamara that North Vietnam attacked a U.S. naval vessel. And during the Cold War when the Pentagon sent undercover US journalists to Russia and Eastern Europe to write pro-American articles for local media outlets. More recently, the US government has used perception management techniques to promote the belief that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction in order to justify the U.S. invasion of Iraq. This misperception that Hussein was responsible for the Twin Tower terrorist attacks was very persistent, despite all the evidence suggesting that no link existed. Perception management programs are important in gaining public support of a military operation against an enemy.
[According to the article "The Man Who Sold The War" by James Bamford, a recent edition of Rolling Stone magazine, John Rendon and his Rendon Group, the leader in strategic field of perception management, was awarded 16 million contract from the Pentagon "to target Iraq and other adversaries with propaganda.The Rendon firm has been very influential in creating the conditions necessary to justify the war in Iraq. And it has had close ties with the US government ever since 1991, when the CIA hired the firm to help "create the conditions for the removal of Hussein from power."]
Perception management includes all actions used to influence the attitudes and objective reasoning of foreign audiences and consists of Public Diplomacy, Psychological Operations (PSYOPS), Public Information, Deception and Covert Action. The Department of Defense describes "perception management" as a type of psychological operationintended to provoke the behavior you want out of a given individual or targeted group collectively. It is supposed to be directed at foreign audiences, and involves providing or discarding information to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning in a way that is favorable to the originator of the information. The main goal is to influence friends and enemies, provoking them to engage in the behavior that you want.
Perception management can be used as a propaganda strategy for controlling how people view political events. This practice was refined by US intelligence services as they tried to manipulate foreign populations, but it eventually made its way into domestic US politics as a tool to manipulate public opinion. Beginning in the 1950s, more than 800 news and public information organizations and individuals carried out assignments to manage the public's perception of the CIA, according to the New York Times. By the mid-80s, CIA Director William Casey had taken the practice to the next level: an organized, covert "public diplomacy" apparatus designed to sell a governmental objective. Sometimes it involved so-called "white propaganda", stories and op-eds secretly financed by the government. But they also went "black", pushing false story lines, such as how the Sandinistas were actually anti-Semitic drug dealers. That campaign included altered photos and blatant disinformation dispersed by public officials as high as the “then” president himself. The term "perception management" is not new to the lexicon of government language. The US military has demonstrated using perception management multiple times in modern warfare. It has continued to pursue actively a course of perception management about the Iraq War. During the ongoing Iraq war the US military covertly paid Iraqi newspapers to print stories written by US soldiers; these stories were geared towards enhancing the appearance of the US mission in Iraq.
The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) sums it up: “Perception management through propaganda is the deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, and direct behavior of a population to achieve responses that furthers the desired intent of the Government.”Perception Management programs uses propaganda as a form of communication, to further a political agenda, aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position. It is used to purposeful persuade and/or influence the emotions, attitudes, opinions, and actions of a community, population, or specified target audiences for ideological, and or political purposes through the controlled transmission of one-sided messages (which may or may not be factual) via mass and direct media channels. It combines truth projection, operations security, cover and deception, and psychological operations. Although perception management programs are specifically defined as being limited to foreign audiences, critics of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) charge that it also engages in domestic perception management.
Only the very ill-informed or very naive could believe that the U.S. government would not employ these same proven covert perception management programs to meet its unrelenting objective of maintaining its white dominance and control.
Presently, as a means of ensuring that white dominance and control is maintained, Black people are being made to see themselves through lens secretly assigned to them by government sponsored perception management propaganda programs. The United States media’s distorted portrayal of Black America that amplifies the negative to the point that it distorts reality is more than just biased media reports. They function as a media manipulation psychosocial propaganda program. It is deployed through massive propaganda campaigns that devalue African Americans. The “Mainstreaming” of negative images of Black people within the United States has been an on-going phenomenon for the past 40 years. The concept of mainstreaming is important to U.S. Government, because it creates conditioned responses in a population for eventualities to unfold without opposition or resentment:
Nightly newscasts reinforce seemingly pre-conditioned response of resentment and prejudicial images of Black people in the majority population, thereby creating a false impression of wanton Black criminality and violence.
This method provides a more contemporary and stealthy design that provides a more socially acceptable means of controlling and suppressing the Black population. Its features include the ability to both influence the national climate and engender personal psychological feelings among African Americans that ensures the continuance of white dominance. This psychosocial program adversely manipulates and shapes the minds and collective perceptions of African Americans by subjecting them to seeing propaganda depicting only the fraudulent worst in themselves. Its unrelenting daily assault on the Black psyche is designed to break down African Americans’ sense of racial unity and allegiance, mold the character of self-hatred, and engender self-doubt, self-loathing, and division among their group that weakens their ranks. It also conditions Black people to accept white dominance over their lives by convincing them that it is now they that are their own worst enemies.
Furthermore, it also heightens mass insensitivity throughout the nation and world regarding the plight of African Americans therefore facilitating a consensual nationally setting for Black mistreatment. It fosters false justifications for America’s legal system’s mistreatment of African Americans; wherein they are disproportionately incarcerated, given stiffer sentences, and unfairly treated. The effects of this massive psychosocial program are also 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. It also affects attitudes that, when enacted through governmental policies, laws, and other legislation actions, serve to ensure that African Americans will not advance.[ A study published in the most recent issue of the journal Sociological Inquiry, ScienceDaily (Aug. 23, 2009) —sociologists from four major research institutions supports the hypothesis that large populations can be manipulated in this way.]
This psychosocial program is at the core of the feeling of self hatred that many African Americans now experience as well as the feelings of superiority that many whites possess. The objective of the United States government has always been to maintain its White dominance over its Black population, and clearly mass psychological manipulation meets this need--because it covertly creates a national climate that allows the government to suppress consensually the advancement of its African American population and to maintain its White dominance. Furthermore, history overwhelmingly demonstrates that the White race’s innate proclivity for racism, control, and dominance is much too deeply engrained for them to just merely give up their practices of implementing suppressive methods over its African American population. Clearly, the method of psychological warfare provides the United States Governmental elites with a method for meeting this need but doing so with the added benefit of not appearing racist. It was perfectly suited for the changing times. Unlike the extremely cruel and public racism used in the past, which Blacks were able to easily identify and thus unify to form counter strategies against, racism through psychological warfare is much harder to detect. Armed with this method, the U.S. government could maintain dominance and control with less social fallout because racism is not as easily recognized.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Perception management is a term originated by the US military. The US Department of Defense (DOD) gives this definition:
Actions to convey and/or deny selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning as well as to intelligence systems and leaders at all levels to influence official estimates, ultimately resulting in foreign behaviors and official actions favorable to the originator's objectives. In various ways, perception management combines truth projection, operations security, cover and deception, and psychological operations.
The phrase "perception management" has often functioned as a "euphemism" for "an aspect of information warfare". A scholar in the field notes a distinction between "perception management" and public diplomacy, which "does not, as a rule, involve falsehood and deception, whereas these are important ingredients of perception management; the purpose is to get the other side to believe what one wishes it to believe, whatever the truth may be."
Perception management was also known as public diplomacy in the Ronald Reagan era; however, some people also argue perception management is now an accepted part of international strategic influence.
The phrase "perception management" is filtering into common use as a synonym for "persuasion". Public relations firms now offer "perception management" as one of their services. Similarly, public officials who are being accused of shading the truth are now frequently charged with engaging in "perception management" when disseminating information to media or to the general public.
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"Perception management"—also known as "public diplomacy"—is a propaganda strategy for controlling how a target population views political events. For example, US President George W. Bush has misled the public about a policy in order to "protect" the American public. After the Vietnam-War era the administration launched an extraordinary effort to influence how the American people perceived overseas events, essentially by exaggerating threats from abroad and demonizing selected foreign leaders. In the years of the Reagan/Bush administration the government saw a lot of reluctance to commit military forces abroad. They used many tactics to change the outlook of peoples' thoughts about oversea issues. Warfare experts from the CIA and the Army Special Forces were included in this plan. They accomplished this by pushing issues about the events in South America and Leftist right issues in Nicaragua and Afghanistan.
The US military had been accused of manipulating the media in Iraq in order to achieve their pro-war goals, by secretly paying Iraqi journalists to publish stories written by US soldiers. According to the article "The Man Who Sold The War" by James Bamford in the recent edition of Rolling Stone magazine, John Rendon and his Rendon Group, the leader in strategic field of perception management, was awarded 16 million contract from the Pentagon "to target Iraq and other adversaries with propaganda.
"A wind of death may become the harbinger of destruction"
The Chinese government had been controlling media to exercise "mind control" and manipulate public opinion on its citizens. All Chinese media, including newspapers, periodicals, news agencies, TV stations, broadcasting, the movie industry and art performances, are categorized and managed as "mouthpieces" of the ruling Communist Party.
"Mind control" includes "indoctrination from kindergarten to college through officially compiled textbooks, as all teachers are categorized as 'educators of CCP' (The Chinese Communist Party)". According to Qinglian He, a former Chinese government propagandist and now a senior researcher at Human Rights in China, by exercising "mind control", the Chinese government has misled the Chinese population from the values of human rights and democracy, and also from the truth.
The objective of this seedling project is to investigate the feasibility of enhancing the quality of human decision-making in complex and uncertain situations and under time pressure. The specific focus is to characterize the principles underlying the augmented cognition systems and to develop techniques that alleviate natural human attentional limitations in the management of uncertainty using dynamic visualization techniques.
 See also
- Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
- Spin (public relations)
- Public diplomacy
- Alhurra Satellite TV channel sponsored by the U.S. government.
- Brand management
- Emotional intelligence
- Customer Relationship Management
- PSYOPS Psychological Operations, techniques used to influence belief systems and behavior.
- Opposition research
- Smith-Mundt Act
 Further reading
- ^Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, Joint Publication 1-02, 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 17 December 2003)
- ^ Goldman, Emily O. (2004). National Security in the Information Age: Issues, Interpretations, Periodizations. Routledge (U.K.). ISBN 0-7146-5600-3. , p. 149
- ^ Daragahi, Borzou, and Mark Mazzetti. "U.S. Military Covertly Pays to Run Stories in Iraqi Press." Los Angeles Times 30 Nov. 2005: A1.
- ^ Komarek, Ed. May 14th, 2008. "UFOs and Perception Management, You are the Target". <http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/61734>.
- ^ Shanker, Thom and Schmitt, Eric. "Pentagon Weighs Use of Deception in a Broad Arena". 13 December 2004.
- ^ Bamford, James (2005). "The Man Who Sold the War." Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 Nov, 2008.
- ^ Lieutenant-Colonel Steven Collins, "Mind Games", IWS-The Information Warfare Site, Retrieved November 20, 2008
- ^ ab Greg Guma. "The Evolution of Perception Management Tactics". Retrieved November 20, 2008.
- ^ Schmitt, Eric. Dec 5th, 2003. "Pentagon & Bogus News: All is Denied". New York Times
- ^ Analytica, Oxford. "Perception Management." Forbes. 5 July 2006. retrieved 20 Nov. 2008 <http://www.forbes.com/2006/07/04/haditha-iraq-tribunal-cx_0705oxford.html>.
- ^ "Pentagon Sued for Records on Propaganda, PSY-OPS and 'Perception Management' Targeting U.S. Civilians." (2005, March 4) Judicial Watch, Inc: Washington D.C.
- ^ Parry, Robert. “Bush’s Perception Management Plan”. November 18, 2004., Global Exchange
- ^ Martemucci, Matteo G. "Regaining the High Ground: The Challenges of Perception Management in National Strategy and Military Operations". 17 June 2007.
- ^ Smith, B. (1994) "Perception Management," The Empire Club of Canada Speeches 1994-1995: http://www.empireclubfoundation.com/details.asp?FT=yes&SpeechID=1270
- ^ Vance, Beaumont. "Perception and meltdowns.(RISK MANAGEMENT)." Risk & Insurance 18.12 (Oct 1, 2007): 20(1).
- ^ Tang, Tony, "Viewpoint: Perception Management Crucial for International Business," Wisconsin School of Business, September 2006.
- ^ Miller, Susan W. Fashion Stylist. August 18, 2006.
- ^ Dagmar Recklies, "Understanding and Managing Customer Perception," University Press, July 2006.
- ^ Sreenath Sreenivasan. "New Tools for Public Relation Firms". March 31, 1997.The New York Times.
- ^ Brooks Barnes, "Rodriguez Signs with Hollywood Talent Agency," NY Times, July 2008.
- ^ FM.;FK., "Out of the Disability Closet: strategic use of perception management by select university students with disabilities," Disability & Society, 18(1) January 2003 , pp. 35-50 (16)
- ^ Gressang, D. S. , 2004-03-17 "Perception Management and Counter-terrorism: Leveraging the Communicative Dynamic" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Studies Association, Le Centre Sheraton Hotel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Online <.PDF>. 2008-10-10 from http://www.allacademic.com/meta/p73614_index.html
- ^ Robert Parry. November 18, 2004. Bush's "Perception Management" Plan. consortiumnews.com. Last accessed November 20, 2008.
- ^ Time Leslie (2005. The U.S. Military and the Age of 'Perception Management'. CommonDreams.org News Center
- ^ <http://www.worldtribune.com/worldtribune/WTARC/2007/ea_china_08_10.asp>
- ^ "China's 'perception management' agenda controls all media," World Tribune, August 10, 2007.
- ^ Dylan Schmorrow,Augmented Cognition,n.d.
 External links
- The Corporation - a book and film which looks at how corporations operate, each of which includes a chapter titled "Perception Management" as it is practiced by corporations.
- The Whole Truth - a novel by David Baldacci, in which an arms dealer tries to fabricate a new Cold War by running a disinformation campaign using sophisticated perception management. David Baldacci researched perception management techniques extensively during the writing of this book.
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- Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, Joint Publication 1-02, 12 April 2001 (As Amended Through 17 December 2003)
- Indymedia: Answering the Charges against Iran: Dispelling the Demonising Myths (example of current US military perception management operations)
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