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Psychological Warfare:
How Creating Perceptions is Critical to Getting the Masses to Accept Change
 
For certain, we are in 'the matrix', but it's not a digital illusion. It's a psychological one. For years, our perceptions of the world have been under attack by those projecting to us the world they want to achieve. The war is subtle. It has to be, for when people are actively aware they are being manipulated, they resist. If the public recognized that freedom hung in the balance, it would fight.
 
But, the truth is, even as we've sent our troops off to defend and promote freedom in other parts of the world, we've been tricked into conceding our freedom at home. So familiar are the weapons used against us that we don't even recognize them. Many used to promote this war don't even realize they've been drafted, so subtle and seamless is the ideological grafting, the ideas they thought were their own.
 
This psychological war has been waged against us for years through entertainment, the media, and public education. Much of the church has also fallen prey. These institutions have been targeted, infiltrated and cultivated to manipulate public perception. More than merely entertaining, informing or educating, they have been and are being used to teach, to indoctrinate. They have been seized to achieve social and governmental change.
 
As a method of transformation, psychological warfare is slow, but insidious, often difficult to detect. Those who do see it, if they dare to sound the alarm, often find themselves labeled and alienated. Even its victims tend
"[W]e prefer to use
the power of persuasion,
but if that doesn't work we
use the persuasion of power."
--Andy Stern, President of SEIU
(union affliate of Acorn)
explaining how intimidation and force
are used when manipulation fails
to be resistant to wanting to believe they've been duped,
whether because of pride, or to deny owning any responsibility or guilt associated with their unwitting participation.
 
Like a frog unaware he is in a pot set to boil, we've been conditioned to adopt perceptions and beliefs about our world that have been projected for us. When we accept and act on these perceptions, we unwittingly participate in creating the reality we've been led to believe already exists. Often, we concede because we mistakenly believe the battle has already been lost. Therein, we passively participate in sealing our own fate.
 
The critical question of the day is how many will recognize this manipulation and where it is leading and how hard they will be willing to fight against it. More are waking up every day and they are speaking out. The activist media is working hard to stem
the bleeding by ridiculing, marginalizing and villanizing what it cannot simply ignore. Everyday citizens are being bullied for taking a stand. More effort goes into figuring out how to 'spin' a story than goes into investigating it.
 
In the last several years, and certainly our last election, it's become more apparent than ever that much of the media has a deeply vested interest in the outcome of many of the issues it covers. Although well outnumbered, outlets that seek to educate the public, report objectively or present opposing views are a threat as their audiences continue to grow. Change-seekers are intent on edging them out, ironically, in the name of 'fairness'. It must never look like information is being controlled.
 
Those intent on changing America find Bible-believing Christians to be a particular problem because they tend to be more allegiant to God than to what is promoted as politically correct. Their resistance has made them prime targets in the psych-war. Christianity is increasingly positioned as a threat to freedom, despite our founding fathers' insistence that Judeo-Christian principles and reliance on God are essential to maintaining freedom. Subtly denigrating Christians has resulted in a populace where it is okay to be a Christian so long as you keep it at church and out of the public square.
 
The power is yet in the hands of the people. The destination of the ride on which we've been taken is now visible and it is foreign to our roots. If we are to depart from this course, we must become vocal and not be deterred by being called names or being mischaracterized. Such psychological weapons have no power except to deceive or discourage and we must not allow either. Above all, we must not be provoked to violence as it would serve our enemy's cause far better than our own. Now is the time to stand and be counted. If there is anything our enemies fear, it's that our numbers be known.
 

If you are concerned about where America is today, you need to understand how we got here...
 
 
The Marketing of Evil
How Radicals, Elitists and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom
By David Kupelian
 
Americans have come to tolerate, embrace and even champion many things that would have horrified their parents' generation -- from easy divorce and unrestricted abortion-on-demand to extreme body piercing and teaching homosexuality to grade-schoolers. Does that mean today's Americans are inherently more morally confused and depraved than previous generations? Of course not, says veteran journalist David Kupelian. But they have fallen victim to some of the most stunningly brilliant and compelling marketing campaigns in modern history.

"The Marketing of Evil" reveals how much of what Americans once almost universally abhorred has been packaged, perfumed, gift-wrapped and sold to them as though it had great value. Highly skilled marketers, playing on our deeply felt national values of fairness, generosity and tolerance, have persuaded us to embrace as enlightened and noble that which all previous generations since America's founding regarded as grossly self-destructive -- in a word, evil.

In this groundbreaking and meticulously researched book, Kupelian peels back the veil of marketing-induced deception to reveal exactly when, where, how, and especially why Americans bought into the lies that now threaten the future of the country.

For example, few of us realize that the widely revered father of the "sexual revolution" has been irrefutably exposed as a full-fledged sexual psychopath who encouraged pedophilia. Or that giant corporations voraciously competing for America's $150 billion teen market routinely infiltrate young people's social groups to find out how better to lead children into ever more debauched forms of "authentic self-expression."

Likewise, most of us mistakenly believe the "abortion rights" and "gay rights" movements were spontaneous, grassroots uprisings of neglected or persecuted minorities wanting to breathe free. Few people realize America was actually "sold" on abortion thanks to an audacious public relations campaign that relied on fantastic lies and fabrications. Or that the "gay rights" movement -- which transformed America's former view of homosexuals as self-destructive human beings into their current status as victims and cultural heroes -- faithfully followed an in-depth, phased plan laid out by professional Harvard-trained marketers.

No quarter is given in this riveting, insightful exploration of how lies, both subtle and outrageous, are packaged as truth. From the federal government to the public school system to the news media to the hidden creators of "youth culture," nothing is exempt from the thousand-watt spotlight of Kupelian's journalistic inquiry.

In the end, "The Marketing of Evil" is an up-close, modern-day look at what is traditionally known as "temptation" -- the art and science of making evil look good.

About the author: David Kupelian is the managing editor of WorldNetDaily.com, the world's largest independent news Web site. He is also a widely read online columnist and the driving force behind the acclaimed monthly news magazine Whistleblower.