Tuesday, October 16, 2007

COINTELPRO and the use of clappers and the Greek Choruses in the mainstream media

If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” (Joseph Goebbels)

Last Sunday I came across an article in The New York Times with the title "Analysts Find Israel Struck a Nuclear Project Inside Syria”, quoting American and foreign officials with access to the intelligence reports. After reading a paragraph, it was blatantly obvious that the foreign officials could only be Israeli officials, as they are the only ones with unfettered access to intelligence reports and whose nationality are routinely not mentioned.

Within hours Reuters came with a short article that mentioned this article no less than 7 times. It added further that the American and Israeli officials had spoken under condition of anonymity. No surprise there. It is a common way for COINTELPRO to vector public opinion in a desired direction, by the spreading of lies by it’s various outlets, in this case The New York Times. If the story would ONLY have appeared in the New York Times, it would not have had much effect and this is where we come to the issue of COINTELPRO and the use of clappers and the Greek Chorus. Laura Knight Jadczyk and Joe Quinn write in “911 – The Ultimate Truth”:

“No, they weren’t always called COINTELPRO, but the principle is the same. It has been used since time immemorial. The earliest written records we have are of “clappers” in the audiences of theatres in ancient Greece. What do you think the term “Greek Chorus ” means? We have exactly that in the present day in the form of the mainstream media. Did you
think that, with the power of the internet to reach millions of people that the “powers that be” would have ignored the necessity of installing a “Greek Chorus” on the net?

"The chorus offered background and summary information to help the
audience follow the performance, commented on main themes, and showed how an ideal audience might react to the drama as it was presented. They also represent the general populace of any particular story. "

Discussion boards are ideal formats for “Greek Choruses” as they can be vectored to “show how the ideal audience ought to react”, and to “represent the general populace”. In this way, the illusion can be created of a consensus when, in fact, such a consensus may not exist.
Polls are another example of Greek Choruses or Clappers.

Once the The New York Times story had been picked up and quoted extensively by Reuters, it was distributed by the clappers around the world and appearing in all the news outlets. To mention a few of these clappers, you will find the story in the Boston Globe, The Scotsman, San Francisco Chronicle, Houston Chronicle, The Star Tribune, The Australian, The Times of India, Sydney Morning Herald, Gulf Times, MSNBC, Yahoo Daily News, TVNZ, DefenceNews, Haaretz, Ynet, ABC News Australia and many, many others.

COINTELPRO has obviously found that by releasing the story via the New York Times, the story gains more credibility, than if it is released from the Israeli Defence ministry or the Jerusalem Post, which would more easily be dismissed as propaganda. With the use of the Greek Chorus or clappers, the story appears in multiple places around the world and due to it’s exposure has the vectoring influence. This is the same kind of effect as when you go to the supermarket and unconsciously buy the brand of butter that is heavily advertised on TV. Multiple repeated exposures work and COINTELPRO uses it over and over with the predictable effect of guiding the masses down the narrow road leading towards the abyss.

Remember the incubator story from the first Gulf war, that later turned out to be fake, but never the less vectored public opinion behind Bush senior to attack Iraq. That was also sold via propagating a lie repeatedly with the use of the Greek Choruses or clappers.

Or the Niger yellow cake story, that also turned out to be a lie, but still managed to sell the war on Iraq, four and a half years ago, to the American people. Again the Greek Choruses played their part.

Several times since the attack by Israel on the sovereign state of Syria on September the 6th, there has been allusion to that it was an attack on a Syrian nuclear program. Never mind that there is no evidence for it, as long as the lie is repeated often enough and loud enough. The power of suggestion and the use of the Greek Choruses is all that is needed for COINTELPRO to vector the public into supporting another preemptive strike against a sovereign nation state. Whether that state will be Syria or Iran time will tell, but judging from the past, it is not looking good.

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