Masters of Deceit: The U.S Government’s Propaganda of Fear, Mind Control and Brain Warfare

Support SouthFront

Masters of Deceit: The U.S Government’s Propaganda of Fear, Mind Control and Brain Warfare

Illustrative Image

“It is the function of mass agitation to exploit all the grievances, hopes, aspirations, prejudices, fears, and ideals of all the special groups that make up our society, social, religious, economic, racial, political. Stir them up. Set one against the other. Divide and conquer. That’s the way to soften up a democracy.”― J. Edgar Hoover, Masters of Deceit

Written by John W. Whitehead and Nisha Whitehead

The U.S. government has become a master of deceit.

It’s all documented, too.

This is a government that lies, cheats, steals, spies, kills, maims, enslaves, breaks the laws, overreaches its authority, and abuses its power at almost every turn; treats its citizens like faceless statistics and economic units to be bought, sold, bartered, traded, and tracked; and wages wars for profit, jails its own people for profit, and has no qualms about spreading its reign of terror abroad.

Worse, this is a government that has become almost indistinguishable from the evil it claims to be fighting, whether that evil takes the form of terrorism, torture, drug traffickingsex trafficking, murder, violence, theft, pornography, scientific experimentations or some other diabolical means of inflicting pain, suffering and servitude on humanity.

With every passing day, it becomes painfully clear that this is not a government that can be trusted with your life, your loved ones, your livelihood or your freedoms.

Just recently, for example, the Pentagon was compelled to order a sweeping review of clandestine U.S. psychological warfare operations (psy ops) conducted through social media platforms. The investigation comes in response to reports suggesting that the U.S. military has been creating bogus personas with AI-generated profile pictures and fictitious media sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in order to manipulate social media users.

Psychological warfare, as the U.S. Army’s 4th Psychological Operations Group explained in a recruiting video released earlier this year, enables the government to pull the strings, turn everything they touch into a weapon, be everywhere, deceive, persuade, change, influence, and inspire.

Of the many weapons in the government’s vast arsenal, psychological warfare (or psy ops) can take many forms: mind control experiments, behavioral nudging, propaganda.

In the 1950s, MK-ULTRA, the mind control program developed under CIA director Allen Dulles as part of his brain warfare Cold War campaigns, subjected hundreds of unsuspecting American civilians and military personnel to doses of LSD, some having the hallucinogenic drug slipped into their drinks at the beach, in city bars, at restaurants. For Operation Midnight Climax, the CIA hired prostitutes to lure men into a bugged room, where they would be dosed with LSD and observed having sex.

As Brianna Nofil explains, “MK-Ultra’s ‘mind control’ experiments generally centered around behavior modification via electro-shock therapy, hypnosis, polygraphs, radiation, and a variety of drugs, toxins, and chemicals.”

The CIA spent nearly $20 million on its MKULTRA program, reportedly as a means of programming people to carry out assassinations and, to a lesser degree, inducing anxieties and erasing memories, before it was supposedly shut down.

As one study reported, detainees held in CIA safe-houses abroad “were literally interrogated to death in experimental methods combining drugs, hypnosis and torture, to attempt to master brainwashing techniques and memory erasing.”

Similarly, the top-secret Montauk Project, the inspiration for the hit Netflix series Stranger Things, allegedly was working to develop mind-control techniques that would then be tested out on locals in a nearby village, triggering crime waves or causing teenagers to congregate.

As journalist Lorraine Boissoneault concludes, “Despite MK-ULTRA violating ethical norms for human experiments, the legacy of brainwashing experiments continued to live on in U.S. policy. The same methods that had once been used to train American soldiers ended up being used to extract information from terrorists in Abu Ghraib, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay.”

Fast forward to the present day, and it’s clear that the government—aided and abetted by technological advances and scientific experimentation—has updated its psy ops warfare for a new era. For instance, the government has been empowered to use its ever-expanding arsenal of weapons and technologies to influence behaviors en masse and control the populace.

It’s a short hop, skip and a jump from a behavioral program that tries to influence how people respond to paperwork to a government program that tries to shape the public’s views about other, more consequential matters. Thus, increasingly, governments around the world—including in the United States—are relying on “nudge units” to steer citizens in the direction the powers-that-be want them to go, while preserving the appearance of free will.

Back in 2014, for example, a Fusion Center in Washington State (a Dept. of Homeland Security-linked data collection clearinghouse that shares information between state, local and federal agencies) inadvertently released records on remote mind control tactics (the use of “psycho-electronic” weapons to control people from a distance or subject them to varying degrees of pain).

Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic could easily be considered psychological warfare disguised as a pandemic threat. As science writer David Robson explains: “Fears of contagion lead us to become more conformist and tribalistic… Daily reminders of disease may even sway our political affiliations… Various experiments have shown that we become more conformist and respectful of convention when we feel the threat of a disease… the evocative images of a pandemic led [participants in an experiment] to value conformity and obedience over eccentricity or rebellion.”

This is how you persuade a populace to voluntarily march in lockstep with a police state and police themselves (and each other): by ratcheting up the fear-factor, meted out one carefully calibrated crisis at a time, and teaching them to distrust any who diverge from the norm.

This is not a new experiment in mind control.

Add the government’s inclination to monitor online activity and police so-called “disinformation,” and you have the makings of a restructuring of reality straight out of Orwell’s 1984, where the Ministry of Truth polices speech and ensures that facts conform to whatever version of reality the government propagandists embrace.

This “policing of the mind” is exactly the danger author Jim Keith warned about when he predicted that “information and communication sources are gradually being linked together into a single computerized network, providing an opportunity for unheralded control of what will be broadcast, what will be said, and ultimately what will be thought.”

We’ve already seen this play out on the state and federal level with hate crime legislation that cracks down on so-called “hateful” thoughts and expression, encourages self-censoring and reduces free debate on various subject matter.

The end goal of these mind-control campaigns—packaged in the guise of the greater good—is to see how far the American people will allow the government to go in re-shaping the country in the image of a totalitarian police state.

The government’s fear-mongering is yet another key element in its mind-control programming.

It’s a simple enough formula. National crises, global pandemics, reported terrorist attacks, and sporadic shootings leave us in a constant state of fear. The emotional panic that accompanies fear actually shuts down the prefrontal cortex or the rational thinking part of our brains. In other words, when we are consumed by fear, we stop thinking.

A populace that stops thinking for themselves is a populace that is easily led, easily manipulated and easily controlled whether through propaganda, brainwashing, mind control, or just plain fear-mongering.

Fear not only increases the power of government, but it also divides the people into factions, persuades them to see each other as the enemy and keeps them screaming at each other so that they drown out all other sounds. In this way, they will never reach consensus about anything and will be too distracted to notice the police state closing in on them until the final crushing curtain falls.

This Machiavellian scheme has so ensnared the nation that few Americans even realize they are being brainwashed—manipulated—into adopting an “us” against “them” mindset. All the while, those in power—bought and paid for by lobbyists and corporations—move their costly agendas forward.

This unseen mechanism of society that manipulates us through fear into compliance is what American theorist Edward L. Bernays referred to as “an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”

It was almost 100 years ago when Bernays wrote his seminal work Propaganda:

“We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of… In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons…who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.”

As I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People and in its fictional counterpart The Erik Blair Diaries, to this invisible government of rulers who operate behind the scenes—the architects of the Deep State—we are mere puppets on a string, to be brainwashed, manipulated and controlled.

For years now, the powers-that-be—those politicians and bureaucrats who think like tyrants and act like petty dictators regardless of what party they belong to—have attempted to brainwash us into believing that we have no rights: to think for ourselves, make decisions about our health, protect our homes and families and businesses, act in our best interests, demand accountability and transparency from government, or generally operate as if we are in control of our own lives.

Well, the government is wrong.

We have every right, and you know why? Because, as the Declaration of Independence states, we are endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights—to life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness—that no government can take away from us.

It’s time we started reminding the government that “we the people” are the ones in charge.

This article was originally published on The Rutherford Institute.

Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His most recent books are the best-selling Battlefield America: The War on the American People, the award-winning A Government of Wolves: The Emerging American Police State, and a debut dystopian fiction novel, The Erik Blair Diaries. Whitehead can be contacted at staff@rutherford.org.

Nisha Whitehead is the Executive Director of The Rutherford Institute. Information about The Rutherford Institute is available at www.rutherford.org.

MORE ON THE TOPIC:

Support SouthFront

Subscribe
Notify of
guest
32 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
????

It’s true, these tools will really hack your devices if they want too.

hash
hashed
Donnchadh

The latest spy app from Team Cymru is Augury this is a US company purchased by the US Military Intelligence to spy on EVERY US citizen I can take it for granted that GCHQ are also using it.

Sophie McNulty

Making more income each month from domestic extra than $26k simply with the aid of using doing easy reproduction and paste like on line activity. I even have received $18635 from this clean (nau-30) domestic activity Everybody can now makes more money on line without difficulty with the aid of using. simply follow_______𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘀𝗵𝗯𝗼𝘅𝟭.𝗯𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘀𝗽𝗼𝘁.𝗰𝗼𝗺/

Last edited 2 months ago by Sophie McNulty
John W. Whitehead

My fake name is John W. Whitehead. But my real name is Nigger Loving White Trash. I always like to blame everything on government and on white people, because I am too lazy and I am a master. I am part of Deep State and I am the Globalist.

Last edited 2 months ago by John W. Whitehead
War

US and UK has been killing 7 million of innocent peoples in the Middle East lol.

War

They already hack your brain.

John Simons

The evil has always been with us but in reality, it is the work of a few who have spent all their time plotting and scheming to get their way over all others in this world. I am reading a book called The Nameless war by Captain Ramsay, a very interesting and enlightening read. To really understand what is happening right now it is important to delve into the history of HOW this has happened. It is very simple, man as a race is lost, we have no idea who we are or why we are here, on this planet. If I talk of Peace, people will think I mean absence of war but that is not what Peace is, the Peace we all seek is within us all and there is a Knowledge we need to know in order to understand what Peace actually is. to this end I suggest people look at tprf.org and check The Peace Education program, which has taken off globally.

Last edited 2 months ago by John Simons
Karl Pomeroy

Believe it or not, the great movie One Million Years BC with Rachel Welch brings out vividly the idea that man is lost and has no idea who he is or why he is here. Profound in its own way.

Bobo

How many Jews in the US Congress! How many hold duel citizenship as Israeli citizens. Jew control the federal reserve system the US government at all levels the media the intertainment industry the synagogue of Satan

hash
hashed
jens hoIm

I was abducted from Danish orphanage in 1960s and spent many years in CIA biohazard dungeons.

But I verry love 💖 CIA 💖

hash
hashed
Donnchadh

My post didn’t last long it was short but somebody didn’t like me posting the new American Military Intelligence app spying on all US citizens — whose removing them and what politics do you support America,s ???

hash
hashed
Donnchadh

This is a test for SF-

Team Cymru- makers of AUGURY a US company have sold this spy app to US Military Intelligence to spy on ALL of its citizens – if this doesn’t post I will know the truth.

Last edited 2 months ago by Donnchadh
Donnchadh

I have just found out SF has been under attack so apologises SF for thinking you had anything to do with it.

ItsTheJews

The filthy jews own and run America, they do all this to destroy the White population. At this point as a White American, I’m glad. Because if Whites are this stupid to roll over and bend over and take it in the ass without doing anything, they deserve it.

hash
hashed
War

Self hate, eh? For your failure in grifting?

Here is the secret for ya: every hick and kebab who acquires slaves always magically becomes a Jew.

Last edited 2 months ago by War
Karl Pomeroy

I can hardly blame you for being fed up.

GARETH PECK

The propaganda is nowhere as pervasive, or good as it used to be. The propaganda these days is written by clowns who have absolutely no idea on how to sustain a narrative, without it becoming weak and ridiculous.

hash
hashed
Vlad from Romania

Yes, but it works. Because humans are failures, maybe the gene therapy called vaccine against covid really did something to their brains…

sovereigntea

Covertly influencing behaviour UK Govt unit now unaccountably privatised. Tech being sold to a govt near you ?

Before the Behavioural Insights Team was created, some of its members were working at the Institute for Government, where they were commissioned by the Cabinet Office to author a report on influencing behaviour with academics from the London School of Economics and Imperial College.

The MINDSPACE report was the result, and helped to make the case for the establishment of the Behavioural Insights Team at the heart of the UK Government.

https://www.bi.team/publications/mindspace/

hash
hashed
Karl Pomeroy

The US Government is a tool of the Rothschilds, who are conducting an irrational vendetta against Russia, and apparently against Christians everywhere and free people of all kinds. Mind control is absolute, with complete ownership of the media. That said, I believe LSD had a net positive effect on society, no doubt contrary the intentions of the CIA, who are not allowed to take it and probably have little knowledge of its effects. LSD does broaden the mind and make one more aware of simple things like kindness and the beauty of nature. (Will reCAPTCHA allow this comment?)

hash
hashed
Josh

Plus, it’s very irritating, and very frustrating.
https://tenor.com/view/frustrating-beerfest-beerfestmovie-gif-5298921

hash
hashed
Josh

Most minds are not capable of really grasping how very all the way bat poop crazy these bozos really are. Most simply do not have a point of reference by which they can base a comparative measure, if they can percieve it in the first place. It’s very irritating actually.

hash
hashed
Frantisek

SF full of racist Russian oligarch worshipping Jews hating white American Republicans.

hash
hashed
Last edited 2 months ago by Frantisek
frkkin homo

how many jew cocks you lick?

antinaciantiputin

antinaziantiputin

Vlad from Romania

Moldavian brothers have raised against Maia Sandu and her gang of Klaus Schwab slaves.
Give them some support, boys!
The few Romanians and Moldavians left with their brains sane will not give up to WEF manipulation.

hash
hashed
Last edited 2 months ago by Vlad from Romania
jens homo

amerikan have no brain—they controlled like perverted lgbt rat with dildo

hash
failed
Ziological Warefare

Western propaganda is very vast, no other nation has spent so much resources and money on propaganda in history. So we can conclude that the truth is not on the side of the West. They have far too many lies to cover up. And lies become increasingly expensive over time, they get you less and less like law of diminishing returns

hash
hashed
Donnchadh

Third try at posting this and it being deleted – will it last ???

American Military Intelligence has bought US software maker – Team Cymru – AUGURY spy app to spy on all its citizens — this is a new government level spyware and a means of controlling the population .

Last edited 2 months ago by Donnchadh
Donnchadh

“would love your comments ” — not when you continually remove my posts .

All that does is make me spend more time on PRO- Russian websites who DON’T do that .

Pleases the west .

hash
hashed
Vlad from Romania

This is what governments do. This means to govern the sheeple.

hash
hashed
Some joe

The word horrifying is the exact and proper word. 5g is the real problem it allows foreign actors to participate via the internet.
Speaking not from experience. And to all those that don’t have experience “have a bad day”.

hash
hashed