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“The media manipulated folks…with concern and hate”


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Editor’s be aware: A degree I’ve been harping on so much currently is how we in america have been divided by politics and the media currently. Many have turn out to be callous and misplaced their humanity. Individuals have begged for legal guidelines and rulings towards others however don’t like these legal guidelines and rulings when it later applies to them. The media is adamantly selling division. Advertisers are abandoning prospects to abide by agendas. Our personal authorities is labeling many people as “terrorists” for the easy act of disagreeing.

It is going to ring acquainted if you learn this text as Selco shares how the media manipulated the inhabitants of the Balkans fanning the flames of hatred and concern. To paraphrase, if we don’t be taught from historical past, we’ll repeat the errors, time and again. Don’t let your self be manipulated by half-truths and hate-mongering propaganda.

If you would like a good MORE thorough have a look at Balkanization and media manipulation, try Selco’s webinar on the way it all went down. ~ Daisy

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Media is a really highly effective and useful gizmo and we as preppers lean on it in making our opinions and selections.

Many survival methods, bug-out routes, survival storages, and whatnot are constructed on what we discovered primarily based on data that the media gave us.

I belong to a technology that after believed, “if it was not on TV it didn’t occur.” At present there are numerous extra decisions, however in essence, it comes all the way down to the truth that whether it is properly packaged and repeated for sufficient variety of occasions, a lot of the of us are gonna consider it.

Due to the methods of contemporary life, we are likely to need data very quick and correct, and the accent is on quick. We wish “flashy” and helpful, and the accent is on flashy.

There are numerous extra decisions, sources, and opinions for a way we get data and from what media – however nonetheless, not too many issues have modified. We’re nonetheless very simple to govern via the media.

We start to hoard data eager to know extra, however what we get is plenty of junk, with occasional items of gold. Additionally, typically data is planted there so as to “transfer public opinion” within the course that somebody highly effective desires. It’s pure propaganda.

How the media labored proper earlier than SHTF

As I stated, in my time (weeks/months prior SHTF) the state of affairs was a bit completely different, due to the variety of media retailers accessible, however plenty of issues will be identified that look just like what we see as we speak.

The methods how folks get manipulated via the media/data most likely by no means modified for ages, it merely acquired extra refined, and we folks get extra “plugged in” or just extra depending on it.

Now after I look again, it is vitally simple to see that we had been fooled by a lot of the media and pushed in actions that weren’t good, however in that point it was invisible to us. The media manipulated folks, bombarding us with concern and hate.

It’s onerous now, to sum up how all that appears, how media did the job, however some factors will be described. 

They heated up the state of affairs.

We had been bombarded rigorously with a great deal of details about modifications that had been coming to us.

It was not solely in regards to the political system. It was additionally in regards to the significance of our opinions. After a while of this, of us merely began to consider that our opinion may make a change, or that our opinion was necessary.

After that, we had been “fed” via the media that there have been nice variations between us, and that the variations had been truly so huge that they is perhaps an issue for our future life on this area.

In actuality, you possibly can level out big variations between any teams of individuals, or political choices wherever on this planet and nonetheless, that doesn’t imply it wants to finish up in blood. However we had been led to consider that blood was the one choice for fixing variations.

They elevated the concern.

The following stage – and it was introduced in a method that was so intimidatingly logical – was concern.

Concern of others, concern of variations, concern of those that needed various things from us.

Media can put nice quantities of concern in you, by cautious and really refined hints. Generally, you don’t even understand you might be in the course of that course of (of intimidation) since at some point you awakened and felt afraid

Concern is a really highly effective motivator, and underneath the affect of concern, you will be compelled to do plenty of issues.

Everyone knows that concern also can save your life, so it’s not at all times a foul factor. However I’m speaking in regards to the concern that the system could set up in you over a time frame, so as to manipulate you.

Each system on this planet performs with that, kind of.

It might are available many kinds. In my case, it was about concern of those that had been completely different than me. In your case, it could possibly be the concern of shedding some rights, or comparable. 

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They elevated the hate.

Hate typically comes with concern. And it comes once more typically as an answer to concern.

Simply earlier than S hit the fan in my case, the buildup of hate was so dense that you possibly can really feel it within the air.

And as soon as actual hate is there (combined with concern) you will be manipulated in such wild issues that you possibly can not have believed attainable.

Hate additionally will be good motivation, however solely in very small doses, as a result of it “spends” you very quick. What is absolutely extra necessary right here is the truth that basic hatred clouds your judgment.

Having clouded judgment is completely towards any mindset of being a prepper.

Each time you end up in a state of affairs if you really feel that you simply typically hate teams of individuals, choices, or states, cease for a second and undergo severe psychological examine: Are you being manipulated by somebody and what are the explanations for that?

I witnessed many occasions harmless folks being killed as a result of a public opinion was shaped that “it’s OK”, and it was scary how briskly that opinion was shaped.

Because the violence and concern progressed, it was simpler to be much more manipulated by the media.

You need to use frequent sense.

I’m not saying that you need to belief nobody and sit at residence with tin foil hat, however watch out what you belief with regards to media.

Use frequent sense and attempt to construct your personal community. Discover teams of people that share your view of life.

Huge media gamers have their very own agenda often, and that’s the reason why they’re huge. They know their job superb.

A part of the answer is undeniable fact that as we speak, we now have big decisions with regards to data. The web provides each man the chance to take a look at and supply opinions. After all, that additionally will be a part of the issue as a result of typically there’s an excessive amount of data.

Search for an individual, not a system.

I believe I used to be one thing like 11 years previous after we had a faculty occasion within the title of one of many huge battles of WWII.

There have been flags, an orchestra, speeches from native communists, and we youngsters with small flags.

The speeches had been in regards to the noble combat, heroic acts, like to the motherland, patriotism…

Along with politicians, on the stage was standing an previous man, a survivor of the battle, a person who held highest navy ornament of the WWII. He was a hero of the folks.

After a while, a politician stated, “Now we’re gonna ask our hero of the folks to inform us few phrases about that heroic  battle.”

The previous man took the microphone and stated, “Effectively, son, it was a whole and absolute shitstorm”

In that second politician took the mic and gently pulled the man away, saying into the microphone, “We’re sorry, our hero wants some relaxation…”

We had been completely shocked by the previous man phrases. He was supposed to discuss sacrifices, the brilliant way forward for our nation, how all of us have to be communists, larger causes, and many others.

However in truth, the previous hero merely went out on stage and spoke the true, chilly reality. It was bloody hell, and for him, in that second, fancy phrases weren’t necessary.

I believe he was too huge a legend to fret about what he was saying.

Additionally, I believe that occasion was the beginning of my doubts in any system. It was a very small begin, however it was bolstered in years that got here later.

The purpose of this story just isn’t about struggle heroes or communist societies or the truth that the US is completely different from my area.

The purpose of the story is to search for actual folks at all times and to kind your personal circles in buying data. Don’t simply take heed to huge media.

The actual reality about how the combat was you possibly can hear from that struggle hero, not from politicians and media.

Be warned.

For a few years I didn’t watch TV or take heed to the radio. I select my factors of knowledge the on the web, and nonetheless, I do discover myself generally forming opinions primarily based on some ridiculous data. It’s in human nature to behave like that generally.

However be warned. It turns into harmful if you begin to act primarily based on utterly flawed data, or to kind your entire survival setup on it.

What are your ideas?

Do you see the similarities? Is that this a long-term playbook? How do you suppose folks can fight this technique to divide us?

Let’s talk about it within the feedback part.

About Selco:

Selco survived the Balkan struggle of the 90s in a metropolis underneath siege, with out electrical energy, operating water, or meals distribution. He’s at present accepting college students for his subsequent bodily course right here.

In his on-line works, he provides an inside view of the fact of survival underneath the harshest circumstances. He opinions what works and what doesn’t, tells you the onerous classes he discovered, and shares how he prepares as we speak.

He by no means stopped studying about survival and preparedness because the struggle. No matter what occurs, likelihood is you’ll by no means expertise excessive conditions as Selco did. However you’ve the prospect to be taught from him and the way he confronted dying for months.

Actual survival just isn’t romantic or idealistic. It’s brutal, onerous and unfair. Let Selco take you into that world.

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