Freedom is very important to people. The value placed upon it is such, that many have given their lives in their pursuit of freedom throughout history.
But there is one circumstance, in which most people are willing to give up some of that freedom. When they are concerned about their safety, when they, or their loved ones are in peril, most people are willing to sacrifice their liberties in return for protection by an outside authority.
Those, who held the reigns of power have known this and used it to their advantage since ancient times. When governments want to carry out agendas, which they know the public would not support, they sometimes manufacture a crisis, create a situation, that is threatening to the populace.
This causes fear, concerned for their safety, people are now willing to agree to policies, that they would not support under normal circumstances. The solution to the crisis creates conditions that the government, or the manipulating body needs to carry out their plans.
The threat can be an impending war, a financial collapse, a terrorist threat, an epidemic, or the prospect of an environmental disaster, among others. Using the power of the media, even a fictitious threat can be made believable to the public, or a lesser one made to appear more ominous, to get the necessary emotional reaction.
A strategy, that is often used to create a crisis is a false flag attack, or “state sponsored terror”. A false flag is a staged event, orchestrated by the government, or proponents of a political movement. It is designed to deceive, to create the appearance, that another group, or nation is responsible for the act.
In some cases, an individual is chosen to take the blame for the attack, a scapegoat, or the “fall guy”. This is done to make the impression, that justice is served, while those responsible evade detection.
“The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders….All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and for exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country.”
Herman Goering – Hitler’s Propaganda Minister
The following examples, randomly selected from history to present times, illustrate how this technique of mass deception works in real life.
In 2002 and early 2003, Weapons of Mass Destruction, “WMD”, was all over the news. Iraq was said to possess them, a rogue nation, that is a clear and present danger, a threat to our democracy. What the public didn’t know, was that the Bush administration knew there were no WMD, but they wanted to invade Iraq and needed a pretext to execute their plan.
Saddam Hussein became the boogeyman and the ceaseless coverage of “WMD” garnered enough support to launch the campaign in March of 2003. Not surprisingly, no weapons of mass destruction were found. Thousands of US soldiers died, tens of thousands maimed and hundreds of thousands of civilians perished, as a consequence of the invasion.
Less than two years before the Weapons.... Full Article: Time For Truth Blog