Psychological warfare has been declared against the American people over the last eight weeks, and the sooner we acknowledge that the sooner we can break through the propaganda messaging and take back our lives and our freedoms.
You cannot defeat an enemy unless you know you are at war and you know who it is you are fighting.
The enemies are not just in the media, but the globalist elites, often working through foundations and NGOs — those who control the media. Many are billionaires masquerading as philanthropists.
Bill and Melinda Gates, the Soros foundations, Rockefeller Foundation, Carnegie Corp., Ford Foundation, Warren Buffett, and the list goes on. All of these family foundations make grants to journalistic endeavors. For example, the left-leaning nonprofit Pro Publica churns out investigative reports with financial backing from Soros, Ford and Carnegie foundations, and then makes its work available to more than 150 mainstream media outlets including CNN, CBS, NBC, New York Times, Detroit News, Philadelphia Enquirer, Salon, Slate, Time and USA Today. The Gates Foundation provides grants to fund the global health coverage of major news outlets, including the BBC, NPR, the Guardian and ABC News, just to name a few.
Buffett has invested directly in American newspapers while also serving as a trustee on the executive team of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
I think you get the picture.
America’s media landscape is frought with conflicts of interest, particularly in the realm of public-health issues.
Should we be surprised, then, that the mainstream media has proven itself completely incapable of providing balanced coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic?
There have been almost no stories on the inflated death counts attributed to the coronavirus, as admitted by Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx. It was Birx who famously stated at a White House briefing last month that hospitals are being “liberal” with COVID-19 death certificates, meaning many people are dying “with COVID-19” not from COVID-19.
We have seen video trickery in which CBS used footage of an overwhelmed Italian hospital in a report about New York City hospitals. [See CBS admits to using footage from Italy in NYC Coronavirus report, the New York Post, April 1, 2020, by Lee Brown]
There have also been staged events passed off as news.
In the most recent revelation, a CBS News crew in Grand Rapids, Michigan, was caught by an undercover watchdog staging a busy COVID-19 testing center. Hospital workers at Cherry Medical Center in Grand Rapids were on camera talking about their experience with a CBS News crew with lines of sick people waiting to be tested and treated. There’s only one problem: It was all fake.
Cherry Medical’s hospital staff said they were called off the floors where they were working and told to get in their cars and make the line look like it was wrapping around the parking lot. Nurses in the testing center were forced to pretend they were testing patients. [See Michigan Hospital Workers Say CBS and Hospital Admin Faked COVID Patients for Sensational News Segment, Project Veritas, May 6, 2020. Also see PJ Media report on May 6, 2020, by Megan Fox]
These media do not serve the people; they serve the power elites and the political establishment, the same ones who launched Russia-gate, Ukraine-gate and Pornstar-gate against President Trump.
Trump fought bravely and defiantly to defeat all of these attacks against his presidency, but for some reason he has struggled to confront and defeat the lies and deceptions surrounding this pandemic.
There have been false computer models predicting between 1.1 million and 2.2 million dead Americans. These bogus models came from two Gates-funded university departments, one in Gates’s home state at the University of Washington and the other at Imperial College of London.
There have been false goals [remember “flatten the curve”] that were thrown out to justify shutting down the economy.
There have been false mortality rates of 3 to 4 percent [they’re actually less than 1 percent].
Trump has uncharacteristically not been able to shoot down any component of this false narrative.
As a result, our lives have been turned upside down.
We’ve seen drones spying on people in New Jersey, barking out government orders to “shelter in place” and practice “social distancing.”
We’ve seen a mom get ticketed, lectured and fined in Wisconsin for letting her kid attend a play date with a neighbor’s child.
We’ve seen the mayor of Chicago threaten city residents with arrest and jail time if they have a house guest, or talk about having house guests on social media. “We’re watching you,” she warned.
Cities such as Kansas City and New Orleans are forcing businesses and churches to keep logs of every person who enters their buildings so they can be traced and tracked.
We’ve seen governors close beaches, parks and golf courses, decisions not backed up by any scientific evidence. When governors such as Ron DeSantis of Florida and Brian Kemp of Georgia decided to reopen beaches, they came under ferocious media criticism. They were told they will have “blood on their hands!”
We’ve seen small-business owners arrested for reopening salons and barber shops in Texas and Maine in violation of gubernatorial edicts ordering the shuttering of everything deemed “non-essential.” Shelley Luther, a mother in Dallas, was handcuffed and jailed this week for reopening her salon under strict social distancing rules — this is the same Dallas County that has released more than 1,000 hardened criminals from its prisons so they wouldn’t contract the coronavirus.
We’ve seen governments teaming up with corporations to use phone apps that track the movements of healthy people.
We are seeing states across the U.S. hiring, as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo described it, an “army” of persons called contact-tracers who will fan out across the land in search of “asymptomatic” carriers of the invisible disease, a privacy nightmare in the making.
We’ve seen state governments set up hotlines where people can rat out neighbors suspected of violating the new orders.
Never in the history of our country has the government told people they can’t go to church because it’s not essential but they can go get an abortion because that’s essential.
Never before have we seen the government let criminals out of jail at the same time they threaten to lock up the law-abiding.
Never before have we been told we could not go to the store and purchase a firearm at the same time prisons were being emptied of murderers and rapists.
Let’s be honest, the fundamental transformation taking place exceeds anything Barack Obama could have dreamed about. We can argue whether Trump could have done more to stop this nightmare from playing out but there is no arguing that it has happened. That is a cold hard fact.
The only thing in question now is how much of this transformation will be made permanent.
Nothing should surprise us about governments, increasingly controlled by unelected bureaucrats, expanding their control over citizens. History shows there is no better time for the accumulation of new powers than during a crisis.
What is shocking is that the vast majority of Americans not only tolerated the power grabs, they cheered them on. They demanded it. They welcomed it. And eight weeks in, many still don’t want things to return to pre-COVID normalcy.
Why is that?
We cannot blame it all on the COVID-19 coronavirus.
We have had many viruses and some much worse than COVID-19. There was the Spanish flu of 1918 that wiped out 650,000 American lives, the H2N2 “Asian flu” virus killed 116,000 in 1957-58, and the H3N2 “Hong Kong flu” killed about 100,000 in 1968 [Woodstock hippies didn’t seem phased].
If the government had tried to shut down all of America in 1918, 1958 or 1968, I can just imagine what my parents’ or my grandparents’ generation’s response would have been! These were much tougher people!
So something has changed in the American psyche over the last 50 to 100 years. What is it?
For the answer, we must understand cultural Marxism and the proponents of this dreadful ideology’s stated goal to take over our country from within.
Antonio Gramsci, considered the father of Italian communism, was one of the first cultural Marxists and his writings are still popular on college campuses today.
Gramsci was a different kind of communist.
He believed that rather than using violence and revolution, it would be more effective to gradually usurp the reins of power within a nation — this involves more than just the politics of getting Marxists elected to office. You must get Marxists, or at least those sympathetic to Marxist ideas, into positions of authority in the media, education and religious establishments. For God’s sake get them into the corporate boardrooms!
So instead of forcing churches to close and harassing pastors like the old Leninists did, Gramsci would say let’s let the Christians keep their churches and their God. But we will infiltrate their pulpits with Marxist-oriented pastors and teachers who will change the way these Christians think.
The right focuses on politicians, and that’s important. But the left takes a more all-inclusive strategy in the search for influential role-models capable of shaping public opinion. They want not only politicians but priests, professors and artists.
In short, we have been conditioned for this moment, for decades.
We have been conditioned to unquestioningly believe what we are told by people in authority, the so-called experts, who run our universities, schools, state and local bureaucracies, and churches. This subtle war on the human mind was captured in the prophetic novels Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.
Orwell referred to the manipulation of language by powerful elites as Doublespeak and the strategic creation of new words and phrases as Newspeak.
In Brave New World, Huxley envisioned a process of hypnopaedia in which children were conditioned through a form of hypnosis to believe the messages of the state, not far off from the mesmerizing messages that come at us from all angles in modern society and are to be accepted without question. “Diversity is our strength,” “Islamophobia,” and “a woman has a right to choose” are just a few examples of words and phrases created by the left and repeated ad nauseam until they become accepted and ingrained in the minds of millions.
With this in mind, let’s examine some of the verbal chicanery that has been injected into our current situation by the elites, using a compliant non-journalistic media as their marketing conduits. [I say non-journalistic because true journalists are supposed to question everything that comes from government authorities, corporate elites, anyone exercising power over the powerless. Instead, today’s media allies itself with the powerful against the powerless]. Ask yourself how many times you have heard these phrases in recent weeks and consider, if you will, what they really mean:
- “Your privacy will be protected” = your privacy will not be protected.
- “Too soon, too risky” to open up the economy = it’s never the right time to reopen.
- “Stay home stay safe” = stay under house arrest until we say you can leave.
- “Asymptomatic carriers” = fear everyone you come in contact with. This may be the single most significant term that was repeatedly used to scare the public into accepting unprecedented lockdowns and shutdowns. Dr. Birx used these two words almost every day at the White House press briefings to terrify the American people and make them afraid to leave their homes. In truth, almost every disease has an asymptomatic phase, where the person has the disease but shows no symptoms. This same terroristic mind-control is also being used now to justify the ramping up of “contact tracing” efforts nationwide.
- “Contact tracing” = spying on you, your friends, your family and your movements.
- “We’re all in this together” = we’re all equal but some are more equal than others, as Orwell said. Misery loves company, but insinuating that all Americans are equally affected by COVID-19 is just not true. About 30 percent of the nation has been either thrown out of work, declared “non-essential” or had their business forcibly shut down while farmers are having to destroy unsellable crops or kill off cattle. But many corporate managers have not missed a paycheck and some tech companies like Amazon will actually get more power and wealth.
- “It’s just temporary” = there is no end in sight to this misery, so get ready for permanent changes to your way of life and plan on coughing up civil liberties.
- “Social distancing” = social control. [Many doctors have tried to get out the truth, that we can never achieve the herd immunity needed to defeat this virus by quarantining the healthy, but they have been ignored by the media and silenced by social-media giants].
- “New normal” = there is nothing normal about the new normal!
- “America Strong” = America has been severely weakened by government bailouts that would not have been necessary if the government hadn’t overreacted and shut everything down in the first place.
- “Virtual weddings, funerals and meetups” = every aspect of your life has been recorded and digitized, like it or not. How’s that feel? Surveillance-state anyone?
- “This is not the flu” = no it’s not, just like my right hand is not my left hand, but they sure do look and act alike!
- Stimulus program = government-dependency program setting the stage for future tyrannical government usurpations.
- All must wear the mask; it’s for everyone’s protection = wear a mask to show your submission to irrational and arbitrary exercises of raw state power. The mask also serves as a visible sign to everyone that things are not as they used to be.
Our constitutional rights are still in place, but unless we act like free citizens they win. In the legal world, if you don’t dissent or rebut or reject what is thrust upon you, it is assumed that you are in support of the new rules.
Our Declaration of Independence provided a solution for such a time as this.
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
In other words, we the people need to speak up, stand up, and voice our dissent to our elected representatives, reminding them that they work for us, they were never meant to rule over us, and we will never submit to their unconstitutional edicts and power grabs.
Leo Hohmann is an independent freelance journalist, author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” He is working on a follow-up that will investigate the Interfaith movement, which is ushering false and antichrist ideas into Western churches. To support his research and writing projects, please consider a donation of any size.