Sep. 4, 2006

How to Brainwash a Nation

From Episode Two of the film series "The Century of the Self" by Adam Curtis. The nephew of Sigmund Freud, Edward Bernays started his business life as a publicist. While still in his twenties, he was part of the propaganda effort that drove the United States into in World War I (WW I.) He personally advised several US presidents starting with Woodrow Wilson and counseled numerous corporations and business associations. Hitler's propaganda chief and Nazi henchman Joseph Goebbels was a reader and fan of Bernay's writing in particular Bernay's book "Crystalizing Public Opinion." In this short excerpt from Curtis's film we see one example of Bernays at work. Bernays was one of the engineers of the Cold War. He perfected the technique of manufacturing a distant but ever-threatening enemy and then creating a constant state of fear by generating false news reports that endlessly re-stated and exagerated the threat. The stated purpose of Bernay's methods was to give those in power greater control over what he called "the mass mind." It worked well in the 1950s and sadly, it appears to be working quite well today... but maybe not forever. For more free films visit:

Sep. 3, 2006


JPPics - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting This video has accompanying dialogue describing firefighters who felt it was going to collapse. Obviously there was something about the structure that to their trained eyes appeared structurally unsound. Why then is there any need to have explosives be any part of the collapse? Why are firefighters even trying to save the building if they are in on it? I have also read about 36,000 gallons of kerosene stored in tanks just underneath the building, and another 6,000 gallon tank stored on the second floor. Judging by the way the penthouse collapses first, It appears there is a point of collapse within the building prior to the general collapse. I suggest that that weakening of the 2nd floor due the fire caused by the rupture and fire of the bottom larger tank caused the upper tank to plummet through to the bottom, destroying supports on its way. This prehearted kerosene would land, split and splash preheated kerosene out into pre-existing flames and heat wityh enough explosive force to briong down the already weakened building. It is not insignificant that these tanks are not mentioned on any site that promotes the explosive theory.