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The Psychology Behind “Fake News” In America

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

When I created The Common Sense Show, in response to the Central American’s Free Trade Agreement’s intent to seize my property without compensation, along with 300 of my neighbors, I chose the name, The Common Sense Show, intentionally, to wage war against these thieving globalists. In choosing this name, I was honoring the values expressed by Thomas Paine as he wrote the most important non-governmental document in all of American History and it was entitled, Common Sense.

Paine’s Document Changed the Course of American History

In an effort to promote rebellion in the face of an oppressive British government, Paine offered an account of life in the colonies in which he posed some “Common Sense” questions such as “What sense does it make for an Island to rule over a continent?…’Tis time to part…” In pondering the implications of Paine’s work, I felt his ideas had great utility for Americans in our present time. For example, “What sense does it make for a band of sociopathic serial criminals to rule over nation of people who expect the rule of law to reign supreme?”

Further, I became aware of how “fake news sites” were propagandizing our citizens, and having an extensive background in psychology, I came to realize the psyops being employed to enslave the minds of my fellow citizens. Hence, I chose the name and banner phrase as follows:

Psychological Tools of Enslavement

Being a former therapist and instructor in the realm of sociology, psychology, research methods and statistics, I became keenly aware of how frighteningly effective the brainwashing and psyops techniques had become. These techniques are insidious, yet amazingly covert. One, has to be fully educated in these psychological techniques to recognize the subtleties related to the implementation of these practices against the American public.

I have tried to educate the American public as to how they are being conditioned and even brainwashed to accept the New World Order and one world governance which is devoid of any Christian principles. It would be nice if I had more assistance from my colleagues in the behavioral sciences. However, I am a rare breed. I have a background in the social sciences, but I am an uncompromising conservative, Bible-believing Christian. The vast majority of my social sciences colleagues are liberal, atheist or agnostic, and sometimes fanatically liberal and decidedly anti-Christian. It is because of this that I am asking for help from my fellow patriots. Please make the following information go viral. People deserve the opportunity to see how their freedom and quality of life are being diminished because of how the people unknowingly and unquestionably buy into a paradigm designed to enslave them. All enslavement begins in the mind and knowing how we are enslaved, coupled with a faith-based belief system, can free one’s mind to become what God meant for us to become.

Here is a very brief summary of these psychological techniques designed to enslave the human mind and spirit:

Group Think– This is a strategy where a “fake” bandwagon effect is promoted. The strategy works by getting the consumer of mainstream media news to believe that a specific opinion is shared by the MAJORITY of the population and that any belief to the contrary, is lunacy. The best example of this strategy in recent times consists of the “fake” news polls which was promoted by the “fake” mainstream media. These “fake polls” sent the “fake” message that Donald Trump had virtually no chance of winning. Every one of these “fake” polls were proven to be false.

Confirmation Bias– This concept is analogous to the old Nazi practice that if a lie is repeated often enough, the lie will come to be accepted as the truth. This is the reason that in a 60 minute television program, you may see the same advertisement six times. This psychological technique was in evidence in the classic Solomon Asch’s lines experiment where it was proven that people could be coerced into giving an obviously incorrect answer because of subtle peer pressure. This pressure is effective, according to the social science research, about 60% of the time. Also, the Milgram experiment which followed the Asch experiment, demonstrated that two-thirds of the people would murder a stranger, for no reason based on an authority figure’s suggestion while only using minimal social and non-coercive, pressure. This is what we see from the mainstream “fake news” media everyday. We are inundated with the message that Donald Trump is xenophobic, racist, sexist, etc. The Independent media, and Donald Trump himself, along with some divine intervention, inoculated enough Americans from this effect in order that Trump won the election. Now, these same techniques, are being employed to convince the extreme left to burn down America before Trump can turn America into minority extermination factory reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

Learned Helplessness-This is the phenomenon whereby Martin Seligman conducted experiments on dogs in which he clearly demonstrated that canines, and of course humans, could be conditioned to believe that their decision making and personal power can have no impact on their present circumstances. The strategy seeks to turn the nation into a collection of “Stepford Wives” in which blind obedience is conditioned and the loss of internal decision making (i.e. internal locus of control) is eliminated. The incessant message from the “fake” mainstream media was that Donald Trump had no chance to get elected, so why bother even trying to change the inevitable?

Cognitive Dissonance– In the face of contradictory facts in which one’s world view (i.e. paradigm), is challenged, the person’s ultimate psychological safety weapon, denial, takes over. The person stubbornly holds to old belief system in the face of uncompromising and substantiated facts to the contrary. During the recent election campaign, I would ask people the following question: “How could you raise your children to respect authority, the law, obey and respect their teachers, love Jesus and then turn around and support a sociopathic (e.g. Benghazi, Vince Foster murderer, selling uranium to the Russians, and the email scandals) serial criminal? I would show them the documented proof and I stood in amazement when I watched highly intelligent people be reduced to child-like reasoning to explain their very contradictory choice to support Hillary Clinton as they would utter one of Hillary’s slogans “We are stronger together” and Donald Trump hates all women and minorities”. When it came to the Clinton supporters, many of them would not look at her obvious corruption in the eye, because to do so, would have challenged their world view. So, cognitive dissonance ruled the day and half of this country resembled a bunch of intellectual zombies.

Interestingly, the very best antidote to avoid falling victim to these psychological ploys is to simply be aware of them.

Will the Real “Fake News” Media Please Stand Up?

In regard to the aforementioned psychological tools of enslavement, there are some very obvious and apparent culprits when it comes to deceiving the public with “fake news” and promoting dependence on a corrupt political system. Here are some of the purveyors of “fake news”.

ABC

NBC
CBS

MSNBC

NPR

CNN

FOX

REUTERS

ASSOCIATED PRESS

ANY NEWS ORGANIZATION ON SATELLITE OR CABLE

AOL-TIME WARNER

GOOGLE

FACEBOOK

TWITTER

GANNETT BROADCASTING

MCGRAW-HILL

CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS

PREMIER NETWORKS

THE NEW YORK TIMES

THE WASHINGTON POST

THE LA TIMES

USA TODAY

All of the above engage in psychological brainwashing of the public, extreme censorship AND THE PROMOTION OF FALSE BELIEFS DESIGNED TO ENSLAVE THE FOLLOWERS OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS. Under our system of law, Donald Trump does not have the power to change this. The reform of the corrupt mainstream media and their “fake news” can only be changed from the bottom up.

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