The Theatre of Illusion: How Mass Media Dictates Reality

June 7th, 2024

By Paul A. Philips

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

“It’s not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.”  ~ Henry Kissinger

Nothing in the world is as it seems. On one level, the ‘theatre of illusion’ world we live in, believed by many to be true, can be mainly attributed to two things:

1. The globalists controlling the planet have managed to manipulate the mass media and, in effect, control consensus reality. This has been done to produce the desired behavioural patterns, thoughts, opinions, attitudes, and social norms… in the masses so that they can be ruled over. In short, the controlling globalists see the mass media as a necessary tool for a dictatorship.

2. The majority of the human population has allowed itself to be deceived through ignorance, deception, stupidity, chronic apathy, or a serious lack of curiosity and questioning, all somewhat bolstered by cynicism… Consumerism rules; as long as their bellies are full and heads filled with mindless entertainment or other gratuitous distractions… they’re happy. Genetic cloning is unnecessary. Cloning has already been done care of the effects of mass media brainwashing.

Considering the above two factors, let’s look at how the mass media controls consensus reality.

Tool for a Dictatorship

The hidden globalists regard the human population as nothing more than sheep incapable of looking after themselves, needing to be shepherded. This has been made abundantly clear over the years by spokesmen/agents for the controllers advocating mind control techniques in the mass media for shaping human thought.

Through the backdoor of the subconscious mind

“If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it.” ~ Edward Bernays

For me, one of the most interesting advocates was Edward Bernays. Most people today probably wouldn’t be familiar with him, but they will know his Uncle, Sigmund Freud, and many could well have been, at some time, under the extraordinary influence of his ideas. Having studied his Uncle’s work, Bernays knew how the unconscious worked and how it could influence others without them knowing. He successfully took his ideas to the mass media through subliminal advertising through subliminal perception.

This occurs when we perceive something in the media, such as an advert, but only a part of it reaches our consciousness awareness. The rest of the advert, containing a hidden message, is perceived by our subconscious, and because we are unaware of this, it can cause us to behave in certain ways without knowing why. I call it ’in through the backdoor of the subconscious mind.’  These ‘in through the backdoor’ hidden subliminal messages in mass media can influence us in many ways and, without doubt, as Bernays had predicted, have been a major influence in controlling people’s thoughts, opinions, and attitudes without them ever being aware of it.

Now, take a look at these examples of subliminal advertising. Most people find this type of conniving trickery fascinating.

At first glance, this looks like a perfectly innocent advert for the 18-30 club, but when looked at closely, you can see the carefully planned out sexual connotations. The advert is planned so that the unaware prospective customer will only subconsciously perceive the various sexual positions hinted at (but will go on to buy the holiday?!).

Doctors have been used to advertise smoking cigarettes. Look at these 1950’s adverts.

The scheme behind this relates to the subliminal thought that Doctors are trustworthy figures. So people then get the idea in their subconscious that it’s healthy to smoke Camel cigarettes.

Remember, subliminal perception influences the masses in various ways, including political, educational, and scientific indoctrination. For more on this, go here.

Arrested Development

The mass media has been and still is a useful tool for the globalist controllers in holding back opportunities for real human growth and development: It has become a massive dam of lies and cover-ups, holding back a wealth of knowledge for raising conscious awareness, self-sufficiency and unity for the human race.  The result is a planet full of people going nowhere in their lives while the surrounding walls slowly draw in closer, further restricting their freedom.

Media Monopolization

For roughly twenty years, it stuns me to write that at one point, the entire mass media ownership in the USA had gone from 50 to just five corporations: AOL-Time Warner, Disney, Sony, Vivendi Universal, and Viacom.

The idea of having so few media corporations means that the hidden controllers can more easily be in charge of what they want to release to the people. This, in essence, means giving the public at large one limited viewpoint, one voice, one point of view, one propaganda message…to produce consent. For example, ‘There are weapons of mass destruction in Iraq…’ used to engineer consent for the war in Iraq.

A Shift in the Wind

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be … The people cannot be safe without information. When the press is free, every man is able to read, all is safe.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

An ignorant population does not look to see the greater way, never questions authorities or understands rights, and therefore provides little opposition to a dictatorship. We must start educating ourselves if we want to grow as a race. Be able to learn to discern. Recognise when the media is trying to manipulate us. Whatever it is we’re subjected to in the media, beware of the hidden ulterior motive. Perhaps it would be better to boycott this propagandist pap altogether and, instead of being listless or unresponsive, do something worthwhile, campaign for the truth…

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About the Author:

My blogs, along with the related alternative news website iNewParadigm.com, are about my belief that we can create a world that makes a difference for everyone.

I had graduated in biomedical sciences and worked for a number of years in healthcare. I am now a retiree. My website is slanted on health matters.

However, over the years, I have come to the firm conclusion that practically every subject under the sun needs redefining using more truthful, honest, and integral approaches in theory and practice, hence the website’s name ‘New Paradigm’

From these new approaches, from the ‘imagination of ourselves,’ from our visions… a ‘new era’ in humanity can result!


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