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Amerika in a Media-Induced Trance

May 22, 2011


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So it is not that the lunatics have taken over the asylum; the fact is the damned place was designed and built by them.


[Editor's Note: This is somewhat incoherent but still evocative of our reality.]

By William Whitten


"Psychologically conditioned, the public will accept the stages of the New World Order as if they were self-evident."~HG Wells

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. ...We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of.

This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society. In almost every act of our daily lives, whether in the sphere of politics or business, in our social conduct or our ethical thinking, we are dominated by the relatively small number of persons...who understand the mental processes and social patterns of the masses. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind."  From 'Propaganda' by Edward Bernays

There has never been a person who has been successfully brainwashed who believed he was brainwashed. It lies within the definition of the word itself. This is the crux of the problem that the crux of the matter reveals. The majority of the people are automatons responding to media and social cues and have no control over their destiny.

It is that horror envisioned by the film,  "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers."

Any number of 'futurist' stories have visited the main psychological terror of the film. Most of these stories were NOT analogies of the "future" however, but a deeper view of the present that they were told from. For most of
history humankind has in the main, been under the influence of powerful systems of dominance based on psychic as well as physical traumas.

So it is not that the lunatics have taken over the asylum, the fact is the damned place was designed and built by them. This is true as an allegory to the larger society and also literally true as to the history of psychotherapy and mental institutions--a tale of terror in itself. "Mad Doctors" are as real as lobotomies and atomic bombs.

This brings us to an important question:

What does it mean to be well-adjusted in a psychotic society?

"We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men."~George Orwell

In 2008 there was the credit meltdown, which showed purposeful malfeasance. Last year the BP disaster. This year, the Fukushima event, not only does it seem probable that the last two events were orchestrated, but that they are being aggravated by the means taken to control the Corexit aggravation in the Gulf, and the apparent bumbling idiocy going on at Fukushima. That is the same excuse used for 9/11 as well.

This is all the work of maniacs.

That these maniacs have the ability to soothe and sweet talk the peoples of the planet into thinking it is all a matter of happenstance is one of the great wonders of the world.

Is it any wonder? Not unless you are comatose.


"The day of combination is here to stay.  Individualism is gone never to return". ~John D. Rockefeller


I have been reading and studying nonstop for 46 years now. I am serious about getting a grasp on it. My step father used to pound into me: "grow up and face 'reality'".

Although I discovered he never really did, I took his words to heart. I have been looking for this so-called 'reality' ever since. It comes in aspects and in varying contexts, and those who see everything in simplistic black-and-white terms are the same ones who go along to get along...

As all of us who take history seriously, I have come to reject 'pop history'--what I have come to term 'Lollipop History'. This paradigm imbues not only film and literature, but academia as well. So I have coined another term, 'Acamaniacs' to describe the mindset of those who never question the ground upon which they walk, taking too much for granted and never digging below the surface of these issues that divide men into camps of True Believers. Dogma is the root of all evil.


"Only puny secrets need protection.
Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity."
~Marshall McLuhan


All of us, who have chosen the path of thinking things through invariably come to the charge of being, "conspiracy theorists". The slurs are well known and well honed; "Tin hat conspiracy nut", "Paranoid daydreamers", "barking moon-bat crazy", and variations on this theme.

There are scores of Acamaniacs who are professors of "psychology" or "law" who have taken it upon themselves to explain why 'we' are disturbed individuals, while ignoring and burying the  fact that the paradigm of the system of this society itself is psychotic.

Who can deny that a society and system based on endless war is insane?

Only conformist bean counters and apologists for the
Military-Intelligence Industrial Complex.

'There is only one certainty available to man; "I am"...all else is conjecture. It is the reasonableness and rationality of the conjecturing that gives weight to it's profitability.

Amerika is a land of enchantment, virtually the entire population is in a trance induced by the magic spell of mass media. They are in the clutch of necromancy so high tech, and so powerful that it transcends anything humankind has faced in all of its history. It is a witko mass-mind--a psychotic super-social entity on track for mass suicide. It does not seem as if the world has gone mad, the world has indeed gone mad.


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Comments for "Amerika in a Media-Induced Trance "

Charles said (May 23, 2011):

I see no reason for Americans to not be entranced. Every culture is an enchantment. All men are trapped in delusion. The details of the enchantment vary by local conditions and cultural acceptance but as the Zen teachers note-conceptual thinking is the heart of the problem.

Simply observing without concepts and acting according to observation is not what men are taught. The great mass of men are caught in the delusion and in delusion they act. Since
not one of the mass of men is free, it is quite impossible to create a "free" country. Jurisprudential freedom can be suborned. Mere legality is replaced by mere legality. Respect is given to outward forms but the inside man stays the same-grasping at illusions.

Discernment suggests that we are not ready to be a nation of Thoreau's, and not many will spend a night in jail to protest a war. To each of us is gifted a different capacity, but all men have the capacity to wake up right now regardless of race, wealth, or nationality.

David said (May 23, 2011):

A comment for 'Amerika in a mass-induced trance'. I think this Rense quote helps clarify the writer's argument:

"We are witnessing the unprecedented takeover of the mass psyche of not only this country, but the world in general. Any part of the world that has access to the mass media, propagated of course and injected into the subconscious by television primarily. I believe now that the mass media combine in this country, whether it be people magazine in print, whether it be MTV and all rest of the visual media, whether it be audio through the music, it doesn’t matter. I believe that combine of media is now to a large degree the actual virtual consciousness and brain of the majority of the masses of this country. I believe it thinks for them, I believe it decides for them, I believe they are hopelessly and irrevocably consulting with it 24 hours a day without even knowing it, because of the ability to project into the subconscious and the conscious mind all the time the imagery, the thoughts, the processes, the boundaries. I believe we are living now with people in a secondary role to a virtual consciousness and brain that has been created with utter and full intent."

Henry Makow received his Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Toronto in 1982. He welcomes your comments at