Obama’s Three Step Plan to Brainwash America
by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show
On September 15, 2015, Obama granted himself the authority to perform an act against the American people that even I did not anticipate he could do with the totality of what he intends to perform this action. What am I speaking about?
Obama has ranted himself the authority to brainwash America. Don’t do a double take, Obama has initiated another Executive Order in which he promises to employ psychological tactics and techniques in order to get the American people to bend to the will of his administration. Even if this Executive Order was not true, it would not matter, because Obama is doing precisely what is laid out below. He is fundamentally transforming the minds of almost all Americans.
Here is how a duplicitous leader can use the psychological forces associated with brainwashing to bend a nation to his will on behalf of the bankers.
The Shock and Awe of Cognitive Dissonance
Whenever a government engages in a sea change which includes the purposeful or accidental inducement of poverty for the masses as well as the wholesale loss of civil liberties in the name of fighting terrorism, the nation’s purveyors of social and political change can be the temporary beneficiaries of a psychological conditioning phenomenon known as cognitive dissonance.
Cognitive dissonance is psychological in which an individual or group is intellectually and emotionally paralyzed because of dramatically changing circumstances. The individual and group psyche of a civilization seeks out a state of homeostasis (i.e. the status quo). And when the status quo is significantly altered, the defense mechanism denial rears its ugly head and a population will deny what is happened.
Cognitive dissonance is not a permanent condition, but it does buy time for those seeking to perpetrate a dramatic social, political and/or economic change. The people, as a whole, will deny the new reality and this will buy time for the so-called changing of the guard.
President Obama explains the purpose of FEMA Camps. In a page right of the movie, The Minority Report, the President says President said, “People are not going to be arrested for past crimes, but for the crimes that they might commit”. The NDAA is the precursor event which will precede mass roundups and incarcerations and worse.
To those in the independent media who are falsely telling their readers that “There are no FEMA Camps”, the following statements from Obama should send chills up and down your spine and break through your veil of blindness induced by cognitive dissonance.
Some stories need very little elaboration. Therefore, in just over 100 words, I have told you all that you need to know and President Obama and his love affair with FEMA Camps as we let the President tell you in his own words.
Inducing Passivity Among the America Population
For a nation such as the United States, with its 300 million hand guns, it would be necessary to conquer the minds of the people prior to actually conquering the nation as a whole. And the manner in which this can most efficiently be achieved is through the introduction and application of what psychologists call learned helplessness.
Why won’t America stand up for herself? Why is the country, once a country which possessed courage and conviction, now sitting idly while allowing itself to be taken to the slaughter without so much as a whimper?
The answer to the above question lies in the psychological concept known as “Learned Helplessness” as discovered by Martin Seligman in the 1960’s.
“Learned helplessness” occurs when an animal, or a person, is repeatedly subjected to an aversive stimulus that it cannot escape from. Eventually, the animal will stop trying to avoid the stimulus and behave as if it is utterly helpless to change the situation. Even when opportunities to escape are presented, this learned helplessness will prevent any action”.
In the first phase of the learned helplessness experiment, Seligman placed a dog on an electrical grid, shocked the dog and noted that the dog would demonstrate the ability to escape the aversive stimulus.
In the second phase, the dog was barricaded on the grid and was unable to escape the painful shocks. Eventually the dog laid down and passively accepted the shock.
Seligman then removed the barricades and the dog could have easily escaped the shocks. However, the dog, conditioned by the prior set of events, simply laid down and accepted the shocks, without mounting any resistance whatsoever. This, in large part, is where America is at today.
Learned Helplessness In America
Today, we lay down in the face of the abject criminality of our government. We accept GMO’s, chemtrails, unabated child sex trafficking, the theft of our mortgages, the murder of dissidents, constant surveillance, unsafe medicines and foods (e.g. Vioxx and Celebrex), and the privatization of our most vital resources which are being priced out of our reach (e.g. water) and now we are soon going to be experiencing the loss of the truth in the form of the free Internet.
We have the ability to fight back (phase one). We have done it before (e.g. Revolutionary War, Civil War). However, this was before the omnipresent MSM came on the scene.
We are conditioned by an apathetic Congress that our opinion does not matter (phase two). The media tells us we are the most free nation on the earth. As a case in point, we honor our veterans and subsequently let the VA murder them. We are conditioned by these factors and the corporate controlled media that our actions can make no difference.
As I have written about on numerous occasions, America has 92 million fulltime working adults. In contrast, America has 102 million people of working age who are not working fulltime. Cognitive dissonance and learned helplnessness have a force multiplier effect and they combine to keep most Americans from appreciating the gravity of this new economic reality. As a result, most Americans will never realize what has hit them when the economy crashes and burns.
Keeping people in the dark and inducing passivity, is one thing. Getting the people to become unwitting accomplices is quite another but it has happened many times before in places like Nazi Germany. To understand how the powers that be can get us to become our worst enemy and actively participate in our demise, we must take a look at a third psychological phenomenon known as “group think”.
Group Think Has Provided Humanity With Some of Its Darkest Days
The masses at the old Roman Coliseum and concentration camps of Nazi Germany are shining examples of how a populace can be manipulated into not only accepting state-sponsored mass murder, but to also become complicit in these heinous acts that taint the pages of our history books.
Conformity to Group Norms: The Solomon Asch Experiment
Do you think of yourself as a conformist or a non-conformist? If you ask most people the same question, you would find that most people consider themselves to be a non-conformist and would be able to stand up to a group when they know they are right. However, can nonconformists actually resist the peer pressure to blend in with the rest of their peers?
In the 1950’s, Polish born psychologist, Solomon Asch, conducted a conformity study. The participants signed up to participate in a psychology experiment in which they are asked to complete a vision test. This was a deception. The real experiment attempted to answer the question, can people resist peer pressure to conform to a false belief?
Seated in a room with the other participants, the research participants are shown a line segment and then asked to choose the matching line from a group with three segments of different lengths.
The experimenter subsequently asked each participant individually to select the matching line segment. On some occasions everyone in the group chooses the correct line, but occasionally, the other participants unanimously declare that a different line is actually the correct match. Unknown to the main subject of the experiment, everyone else in the experiment is a confederate and their answers have been preplanned for the purpose of determining whether, or not, the participant’s answer can be determined by the people deliberately giving the wrong answer.
Nearly 75 percent of the participants in the conformity experiments went along with the rest of the group at least one time. After combining the trials, the results indicated that participants conformed to the incorrect group answer approximately one-third of the time.
At the conclusion of the experiments, participants were asked why they had gone along with the rest of the group. In most cases, the students stated that while they knew the rest of the group was wrong, they did not want to risk facing personal criticism. A few of the participants were so weak-minded that they suggested that they actually believed the other members of the group were correct in their answers.
These results suggest that conformity can be influenced both by a need to fit in and a belief that other people are smarter or better informed. Given the level of conformity seen in Asch’s experiments, conformity can be even stronger in real-life situations where stimuli are more ambiguous or more difficult to judge. For example, a soldier, in attempting to decide if they will fire upon innocent civilians, will be forced to weigh their own risk. If they fail to obey the command to fire upon American citizens, will they face disciplinary action, or even death?
Asch also found that having one of the confederates give the correct answer while the rest of the confederates gave the incorrect answer dramatically lowered conformity. In this situation, just five to ten percent of the participants conformed to the rest of the group. Allies, committed to a central belief, is what drives many in the alternative media to relentlessly pursue the truth and then inform as many people as will listen.