At the root of propaganda is CONFUSION - a Philip Roth quote

Questions, speculations & updates on the techniques and nature of media fakery
Post Reply
Posts: 2579
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 5:38 am
Location: Italy

At the root of propaganda is CONFUSION - a Philip Roth quote

Unread post by nonhocapito » Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:08 am

I finished recently to read Philip Roth's Operation Shylock. I'll leave out for now my negative feelings about this (more than 20 years old) book, suffice to say that this is a very foggy text about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, which depicts Palestinians as worn out lunatics, Israeli as ruthless master deceivers and the holocaust as a monstrous event from which all these negative energies pour into the present.

But I wanted to pass on to you the following quote, because, in its description of the strategy of Mossad in Palestine, it actually describes the strategy of fakery and propaganda we deal with on this forum, on a global scale. The matrix is clearly, literally, the same.
I say the permutations are infinite in a situation like ours, where the object is to create an atmosphere in which no Arab can feel secure as to who is his enemy and who is his friend. Nothing is secure. This is the message to the Arab population in the territories. Of what is going on all around them, they should know very little and get everything wrong. And they do know very little and they do get everything wrong.
The character speaking is a Mossad agent named Smilesburger, who, after declaring that he's now retired, adds: "...freed of it all, of everything vile and sinister. Deceptions. Disinformation. Fakery."

I am sure the members of this forum will see how the above applies to the propaganda we face everyday in regard to fake terrorism and fake news events. How all these contradictory explanations and interpretations fed by the media, hinted at by the "conspiracy theorists", kept alive by "casual remarks" of politicians are not a sign of sloppiness but are planted by design... and by design without ever amounting to anything definite or useful.

We do pierce through the fabric of fakery by declaring that things are faked: yet this is often not enough to create a reaction, because the strategy in which terror and propaganda are communicated globally is so inclusive of every possible permutation and interpretation that, as long as the final picture is an utterly confusing one, the terror event still works as such...

We have seen this with every shill on this forum, with every counter-action against our research: the purpose is always one of poisoning the discussion by adding contradicting, confusing elements; by making the written language very bookish, very metaphorical, argumentative to the point of becoming unreadable, or illiterate to the same point: all of these are strategies to add confusion and uncertainty so that researching the truth will be very frustrating, and, more importantly, so that your partners in the search will disappoint you because they will get confused in a different way from you.

I want to be optimistic and say that the research into fakery inch by inch eats away from this strategy, making it in the long run ineffective. But it is also useful to see how an intent to spread confusing messages is at the root of it all; in other words Confusion is not an accessory of counter-intelligence, in reaction to people glimpsing at the truth: rather the events are designed from their inception with Confusion as the final result. So that people will "know very little" and "get everything wrong".

Posts: 279
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2016 3:03 am

Re: At the root of propaganda is CONFUSION - a Philip Roth q

Unread post by aa5 » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:49 pm

The less a person knows that is true, the worse their decision making is going to be.

For example young adults who go $150,000 in debt to get a degree in art history, and then are sad at 30 years old when they work part-time at a coffee shop. The poor college choices & reckless spending, were because they simply had no idea how the 'real world' works.

Post Reply