Power of Suggestion: |
The human mind is a delicate instrument, and perception is its key to understanding. Alter a man's perception, and you've changed the man. During the Cold War that is exactly what the CIA attempted to do with the European countries populations, by inundating them with capitalistic, democratic propaganda.This was to combat the growing sentiments toward communism and it worked.
How we fought the Cold War:
When an American thinks of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) from an academic standpoint Cold War images may come to mind, and the importance of such an agency may be exemplified in the observer's personal outlook. For without such intelligence, critical covert military operations, such as the uncovering of Soviet nuclear warheads during the Caribbean Missile Crisis may have been thwarted and National Security threatened. In that instance, technical intelligence by means of surveillance, and the negotiating powers of JFK and his trusted staff of advisors may have, in retrospect, saved millions of lives. But, to the avid critical thinker, much more must be involved.
So what does this central intelligence agency do with all of its government and indeed private funding by special interests?
If the general public is curious about the existence of higher (or lower) functioning life forms throughout the universe, obviously the government(s) are well equipped for such discoveries.
How about space intelligence?
The intelligence agencies are working toward the United States' "Weapons in Space Program" where complete domination of the atmosphere would mean one world superpower for all-time. And, in this day and age, security against terrorists is primary, as if not for intelligence perhaps the president would've been blown out of Air Force One by enemy fire during the 9-11 crisis.
One need not be clairvoyant or have special contacts to understand the intelligence community is a clandestine, multi-dynamic organization; though possessing one of the two would be advantageous to obtaining esoteric knowledge.But the focus of this analysis is on the CIA's areas of interest or influence, particularly, the realm of propaganda. From recruitment of the finest, most influential writers, musicians, and artists often behest without realizing it, to company symbols and slogans, the agency has a stranglehold on American interests.
Literature has always played a significant role in combatting Mother Russia:
They used the likes of Ernest Hemmingway, George Orwell, and Arthur Schlesinger Jr. to create masterpieces of American fiction and biography. These and other famous artists had their work dispersed throughout the nations, led conventions that were privately set up by the United States' government, and reaped the rewards while simultaneously serving the American purpose.
To control a population one must master mob psychology, sway the masses, and lead the "sheeple". What better way than to create heroes, influence those creations by offering fame and fortune and the sweetest fruits of the American dream to them, and if that is not enough, resort to bribery, blackmail, and blacklisting.This is not to say the CIA is evil, in fact, as through the passage of time politics involve partisanship, there is a cleavage of morals and principles by the actors in the agency, consistent with individual differences in general, and for all those members of the minority faction involved with plotting the World Trade Center wreckage, there are many more risking their lives in the name of democracy, mutual respect, and love of humankind. Albert Kenneth Carrozza published 100+ articles for high circulation daily, weekly, print, and online newspapers. Author of five books, 50 videos -- http://www.youtube.com/uenzyme -- he is CEO at https://www.universalenzyme.com.
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