"What occurs to me in reading their book is that the new American approach to social control is so much more sophisticated and pervasive that it really deserves a new name.  It isn't just propaganda any more, it's 'prop-agenda'.  It's not so much the control of what we think, but the control of what we think about.  When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about.  And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks'. "
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Brian Eno
(1948- ) English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist
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on Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber's "Weapons of Mass Deception"
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I wasn't quite sure how to rate this. 5 Stars for 'to the point, accuracy' or, a thumbs down because what that means of so many individual
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- PO'dPuppy      
    Yup, we're screwed! Reality 101.
     -- Mike, Pleasant Hill     
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    Watch 1984 by George Orwell.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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    Not too much in this world that's "absolute," but boy-oh-boy, doesn't this guy have it right !!
     -- Bob, Charlotte, VT     
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    Most major newspapers have been practicing this for years.
     -- SCSURFR, La Mirada     
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    ENO! Man, I haven't heard from him in decades. Very intelligent man, and very influential musician. He knows very well the ins-and-outs of the media biz. Prop-agenda, indeed!
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Youth leader for Liberal democrats. Eno. One could shoot the messenger of this quote. Considering he is pro Qadesh. Nadiyb liberal. No wonder he is anti Israel. It is not rocket science to see the few in media, control the greater number. Not doubt he is in bed with the majority of socialist democrats.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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    Ron, you are only defending your preferred 'prop-agenda' based on your own frequently expressed religious beliefs. Pro-Zionism is pro-establishment -- all you guys warning us of impending 'Armageddon' are playing into the globalists hands. Far too often, the end-of-times folks accelerate their own prophecy.

    I want NO part of it. Israel is hardly a beacon of Liberty, nor does America owe any part of its Liberty and Independence to Israel, the Vatican, or the Church of England, for that matter. Does that make me a leftist? Hardly -- because zionism, like communism, is another totalitarian ideology where Power, not Liberty, is but for the privileged few. And why? Because THE LORD said so.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    Does the king tax his children or strangers ? Christ died to set the children free. It is this doctrine of Liberty which we embrace. Economic Liberty. No other place is it suited well but in a pure Monarchy. I will state again, I am non-denominational. Israel as with many nations now are under secular rule. Watching to much tv, and listening to popcorn preachers spout the book of Revelations only brings confusion. They never wanting to face the real issue of economic Liberty. The Rock upon which our Republic rest is well stated and keenly pointed as to what the word of our liberty means regardless of the language written in. Threskeia religions practice only ( will worship ). The beacon of ancient liberty is exactly what Israel denied their very own people siding with Rome. They executed Christ. That should shed some light on the ruling classes mindset as fare as they are concerned with Liberty ( Chophshiy ) freedom from bondage and tax of ones on children. No doubt Israel is in bed with Rome. Rome is in bed with the world. Our liberty is based upon the gospel of Christ. If our Gospel ( Liberty ) be hid, it is hid to them that are lost, in whom the god of this world has blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God should shine unto them. But we preach Christ crucified , unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness. But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. You faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. We are endowed by our Creator. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God, that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God. The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God. For they are foolishness unto him. God taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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    Ron13, Some more gibberish.
     -- jim k, austin tx     
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    @Ron, "No other place is it [economic liberty] suited well but in a pure Monarchy." Huh? I do not know how a Christian can believe in Christ as King and America as a republic -- how is this reconcilable? And how is 'our liberty based upon the gospel of Christ?' Israel secular? Are you blind -- this is what religions do, kill the unbelievers. The Old Testament is nothing but a license to kill. Christians still believe in the Bible, right, and that God is angry and jealous, and commanded that the Hebrews destroy city after city. Of course, the Catholics did the same thing -- and so too the Protestants, And the Muslims have gotten in on the action, tied their ideology to Hebrew scripture, and wrote themselves in as descendants of Abraham. Secular? Hardly! Religions are traditional political ideologies that claim holy authority over everyone else.

    The sad fact is that very few people care at all about freedom -- they only care about the continuation of their religious domination of the world -- that has always been the goal of the Jews, the Christians, and the Muslims. What a bunch of hypocrites, all. What an incredible world it could be if no one was ever taught these mental poisons. What evil is committed in God's name because the aspirant believes he has a get-out-of-hell-free card. (!!)
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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