By Jack Mullen
One can see that the iconoclasts, whom one accuses of disdaining and negating images, were those who accorded them their true value, in contrast to the iconolaters who only saw reflections in them and were content to venerate a filigree God.
Jean Baudrillard -‘Simulacra and Simulation’
Mainstream Media is an instrument of propaganda constructed in the early 20th century to produce pointed, manipulated information and disinformation – supporting the ideas, news and morality of an artificial, simulated culture in which, the media would be the dominant producer of ideas, inventing and creating supportive news-like information, orchestrate perceptions, opinions – and introduce all topics for public conversation.
A hallucination of the real, of the lived, of the everyday—but reconstituted, sometimes even unto its most disconcertingly unusual details, recreated like an animal park or a botanical garden, presented with transparent precision, but totally lacking substance, having been derealized and hyperrealized. 
Deceiving the masses is not a new or even a modern activity. It has been done over and over in recorded history by those who maintain and hold the attention of large groups of people; minds more or less easily held by systems of thought which can be manipulated for the enrichment of the central manipulators (perceived authorities.)
It was in the early 20th century when it became apparent to those who had historically maintained positions of power and generational wealth and already had experiences with maintaining control over people through systems of thought, it would soon be possible to encircle humanity in a dome of pseudo-reality. And, by the end of the 20th century, the means to collect and control the minds of people had improved dramatically, geometrically in fact, as a result of the multiplying effect of technology. For the first time, it was now possible to reach a staggering number of minds in the shortest possible time – even approaching a real-time mind connection.
The idea of controlling large populations using modern media technology and the introduction of a new simulated culture, which, like an organic culture with its deep and protective values and protocols, this simulated culture would impose rules of behavior and reinforced concepts of morality, with new ‘modern’ modes of normalcy – but, the created culture would be thin, projecting steadily declining standards of morality, enabling-as-normal, anti-stabilizing modes of behavior, favoring non-traditional groups at the expense of the most productive members of a now disenfranchised people and their culture.
The new culture would not reflect generations of knowledge and self-protection protocols accumulated in race-specific cultures; rather, the new culture would delegitimize historical racial allegiances, turning people against the “old-values”, moralities, and affinity and respect for race, while elevating a class of people identifiable only by a non-objective and irrational hierarchy of status and values. The ‘New World Person’ is then empowered by pseudo-values of an artificial culture; people perceived over time as the new normal representative of a plastic, degenerate culture; misfit toys.
Hints of this plan and the foreshadowing of the future we now experience can be detected in literature and fiction works beginning in late 1700s, including the staunch predictions of men like Adam Weishaupt, founder of the ‘Illuminati’ in 1776, and believed to be the first to employ Freemasonry as a weapon; a system of cultural infiltration, societal corruption, intelligence networking, coordinated funding on demand and action network for deploying new ideas, memes and created-values to an existing civilization.
It is necessary to establish a universal regime over the whole world, Weishaupt had said. (Writings of the Illuminati, 1780).
Weishaupt employed the ‘All Seeing Eye’ of Horus as the symbol of the Illuminati, and later it became the symbol of Freemasonry, this symbol now observed above an uncapped pyramid on the Federal Reserve Note, implying the central banking scam was indeed a cog in the wheel of world domination.
The concepts of the New World Order were also introduced in the fictionalized works of science fiction authors like H. G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clark, Isaac Asimov and the writings of Aldous Huxley and George Orwell. Tactics and implied moralities of a single-world “surveillance state” are predicted in the works of Ian Fleming, John Le Carre, Tom Clancy, PK Dick and more.
It was the invention of movies, the radio and television and their mass media derivatives (records, tapes, VCR, later CDs, DVD and the Internet) which paved the road for the creation of a new world image, a simulation of reality in which we find ourselves today.
We accept the reality of the world with which we’re presented. It’s as simple as that. Christof (Truman Show)
In the 1920s a group of American outsiders, immigrants from Eastern Europe’s Soviet block, began building movie studios in Hollywood and soon began to change the culture of America through the new Media of full-length motion pictures. Using the magic of images, icons and by implying movies were a mirroring of society at large, the media manipulation of America got its start with this new and powerful culture creating tool, the motion picture; an incubator of thought form, projecting morality and normalcy.
Movies offered entertainment to large audiences and opened their minds for slow burn, long term manipulation. Over time Hollywood created their own version of America in film, a fabricated version and eventually American’s adopted their version.
According to Neal Gabler author of the book “An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood” :
“ultimately, this shadow America becomes so popular and so widely disseminated, that its images and it values come to devour the real America. American’s come to define themselves by the shadow America that was created by Eastern European Jewish immigrants.”
Communications Technology Iron Curtain
At the turn of the 20th-century fledgling radio technology was getting its start and was quickly seen as an important tool to those planning their ‘New World Order’. Even though radio was new, the would-be rulers of the world had already created a way to build gates and gatekeepers for purposes of maintaining control of the technology and for making certain it would serve their interests and not the general public.
The Communications Act of 1934 is where it was established the U.S. Government would maintain complete control of radio and the other broad-to-public technologies planned and already in the design stages. This act created a federal bureaucracy, the FCC, for which the control of radio, television, and all other forms of broadcasting – on all frequencies – was now forever in the realm of licensing and regulation. The FCC also began creating standards for content and policing the airwaves. The groundwork already laid and they only had to wait for the future technology, which would usher in the media dominated second half of the 20th century.
George Baily: Now wait a minute, here. Wait a minute here. As, this is some sort of a funny dream I’m having here. So long, mister, I’m going home.
CLARENCE: Home? What home? – “It’s Wonderful Life”
“in the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make that claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of experience, but the very existence of external reality was tacitly denied by their philosophy.” – Orwell, 1984
The Reality-disconnect began fastidiously in the 1950s as the giant networks of TV and print media, including magazines, comic books, educational textbooks, etc., began to be consolidated in ownership, condensing into one monolithic “Medium.”
Stephanie is a Citizen Investigative Journalist and founding editor of THE GOVERNMENT RAG. The Government Rag is an educational alternative news site started in 2009. Stephanie trades in Truth, Freedom, and Transparency. She is committed to educating the public on the real issues that Americans face today.