Unplug the Signal: The Truth Will Not Be Televised

By Nathan Janes, Pupaganda.com.

A flow of information is constantly streaming from the television set; a bombardment of words and pictures.  The speed at which this information is communicated makes it easy for the signal to take control, switching the viewer’s brain to stand-by as information is absorbed without analysis or question. Today the television’s constant signal shapes the conclusions of the masses and produces the collective norm.  The signal prescribes what is news and what is truth through the words of so-called experts and authorities, gelding the consciousness and independent thoughts of those subjected to it. Through television, the masses can be made to accept the most monstrous distortions of reality. The signal is a chill wind of continuous oppression over the minds of the masses. It controls the management of society and culture, creating uniformity across all subjects.

The fuel for this vehicle of mass deception is a technique known as perception management where an array of psychological techniques are used to alter the truth, leading the viewer to a desired conclusion. Some call this spin or propaganda while others know it as lying.  According to Joseph Goebbels, Propaganda Minister for Adolph Hitler, “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it… It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Most of what can be found on the nightly news is nothing but advertisements selling more government and a false reality that benefits only those in control. Television is the dictator of information; newspaper and radio are the whisper campaign of the television’s message.

It is expected that Americans will consistently prescribe to the doctrine of the television. It is subtly communicated that one should stay within the collective and never challenge the message, for doing so may be considered an aggression towards culture. The message is, “Be a good consumer; always obey authority; you know nothing; listen only to experts; be content and never question or express new ideas.” This signal is being broadcast across millions of screens, indoctrinating the unconscious minds of those who choose this as their only reality. Self-censorship occurs when these individuals become so deeply indoctrinated that they are afraid to discuss any information outside the paradigm of television-created culture; they police their thoughts to ensure they won’t conflict with this culture. Sadly, many people’s reality today does not allow any outside information to process, instead it is written off as conspiracy or blatant lies. Our consciousness has been destroyed so much that fiction has become reality. An entire lifestyle of poisonous foods, pharmaceuticals, and fluoridated water are accepted as safe and sold to us at the cost of our health and well being.

Those of the establishment are using the incredibly powerful weapon of mass psychology as a method of controlling the minds of the masses and altering the behavior of individuals. Edward Bernays, a pioneer in the field of public relations in the 20th century, applied Sigmund Freud’s theory of psychoanalysis to manipulate the masses by engineering consent. According to Bernays, “If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it.” Advertisers and psychologists of the billion dollar culture creation industry manufacture trends through the proliferation of insecurities; and manipulating desires and emotions. These concepts are also employed to control how individuals think about politics, as well as the possibilities and limitations within society.  Those welding power within our streams of mass communication market their plans into each generation as individuals adopt specific ways of thinking and never suspect that all the major events and trends within their lifetime are actually planned by an elite few before they are even born. In our society today, culture is created from the top down. Virtually all forms of culture are created by the ruling class to build a false sense of reality, ensure social compliance, and control the future course of cultural evolution.

Predictive programming is a tool used by the establishment to acclimate the public to new ideas, trends, beliefs, and threats. It is used through television by including certain situations or ideas within the plots of many fictional shows, familiarizing the viewer with these concepts no matter what they may be watching.  When similar situations occur or like ideas are circulated in the world we think that these particular things are quite natural for we have unknowingly been made familiar with them through television. By viewing nearly any popular show on television, one can see the same propaganda that will be aired on the nightly news. Propaganda on a wide array of subjects has been interwoven into a great number of television shows. Just a few of these subjects include global warming, vaccinations, torture, terrorism, national security, the militarization of police, and the degradation of the family unit. Through predictive programming, television shapes culture and prevents individuals from asking questions.

Crisis’ are created on a daily basis and broadcast across the airwaves to keep individuals in a state of panic and fear. Whether it be the threat of a pandemic or terrorism, the constant state of crisis has created a form of mental illness as we are slowly acclimated into an age of crisis. By using Hegelian dialectic, the television promotes the problem, guides our reaction, and presents the solution. The problem of terrorism was exclaimed, a strong emotional response was evoked, and it was stated that our rights need be sacrificed in order to protect us from the threat. We’ve lost personal sovereignty under the guise of terrorism; we’re stopped and searched; we’re watched by cameras as we go about our lives; and we’re encouraged to spy on our neighbors.  We have been trained to accept the life of a prisoner.

America is in a state of enlightened despotism where most individuals live only to satisfy selfish inner desires and remain ignorant of the state of the world around them. In most public places one can find a television transmitting propaganda around the clock ensuring the masses remain focused on trivial matters. From birth we take the world as it’s presented on television.  We don’t question it and any serious criticism of TV is becoming psychologically impossible in society. Who would suspect getting born into a world where everything around you is a continuous lie? The youth of today are convinced that the experts and personalities on television are the authority of credible information while parents and older generations are foolish with dated ideas.  Children are conditioned to disconnect from what is truly important to their well being and instead focus on mindless trivia, sports, celebrity gossip, and buying an array of material things. They invest their psychological worth in fantasy characters on television while ignoring or even scorning individuals contributing to the betterment of humanity. They are discouraged from getting involved in their local community and often lack the ability to think independently or to resist corruption. As their children’s minds are molded by television, there is barely a murmur from the public.

For over half a century, our society has lived under this signal of mental programming and conditioning. The message is clear: don’t be a leader, don’t engage in critical thinking, and don’t care about the people in your life. Until individuals become aware of the current information war, our standard of living and our liberties will continue to be degraded and we will continue to lose communities and meaningful relationships between people. Currently, pockets of resistance are beginning to spring up everywhere as some unplug the signal and regain control of their own thoughts. Informed individuals are canceling their cable and satellite subscriptions and instead spending time with their families and children while participating in meaningful experiences. They are seeking alternative news sources. They are reading about those who weld incredible influence over culture like Edward Bernays, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Charles Galton Darwin, Plato, Bertrand Russell, and Aldous Huxley. However, it is a continuous battle to educate the masses for the television remains our greatest threat to individual sovereignty and the largest obstacle to becoming a truly informed individual. Fortunately, unplugging from the signal is easy. The television can simply be turned off. Through doing so, you may realize nearly our entire world is now a hoax; things once known as truth are fake. We have been trained like dogs to be obedient to our television; our master has had our minds on a tight leash. Let us never forget the truth will not be televised.

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14 Comments on "Unplug the Signal: The Truth Will Not Be Televised"

  1. James Baker | Feb 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm |

    Amazing Article and artwork!

  2. James Baker | Feb 23, 2010 at 3:59 pm |

    Amazing Article and Artwork!

  3. Brilliant. I couldn't agree more but unfortunately TV is addictive and people are not willing to go through 'withdrawal'. When we unplugged I can remember feeling anxiety, missing TV and being at a loss for what to do.

  4. GoodDoktorBad | Feb 23, 2010 at 11:08 pm |

    The world will end when “Lost” goes off the air. Wheeee……..

  5. “The Ugly American” – a totally propagandized product of Television ans the movies!

  6. “It is expected that Americans will consistently prescribe to the doctrine of the television.”

    Nathan Janes can't possible mean “prescribe.” Perhaps he means “subscribe”?

    “Those welding power within our streams of mass communication….”

    He must mean “wielding” and just doesn't know how to spell it?

    “Crisis’ are created on a daily basis and broadcast across the airwaves….”

    Does he mean “crises” and is ignorant of both the plural of the word “crisis” and the use of the apostrophe?

    I'll stop here out of respect for short attention spans, but the communication errors in this piece are unsettling. There's no greater proof of the damage that TV (along with audio, video, and Internet saturation) has inflicted on our society than the noise this writer inadvertently injects into his signal because his verbal skills are so crude.

    Good argument; awful transmission.

    • Donald France | Feb 24, 2010 at 5:22 pm |

      Somebody is jealous….? As a father of 3, I would guess you are a stubborn child.

      • Oh, Donald, I'm sorry that my serious critique of Nathan Janes's noisy text aroused in you the desire to post a “personal attack,” as they say. Yet another symptom of these entropic times: public discourse without civility. Eh…this too shall pass.

        No, I'm neither stubborn nor a child. As a 64-year-old woman who has dedicated 42 work-years to encouraging adolescents and young adults to think critically and to evaluate information for themselves, I have sadly witnessed a profound decrease in the cognitive functioning of those who are now, say, 45 years of age and under. Like Nathan, I correlate this significant impairment, at least in part, with our overwhelming dependence on television (and other mesmeric media feeds), for a variety of reasons that are too complicated to discuss in this small rectangle.

        I hope that, as a father of 3, you'll have at least a small but beneficial effect on your children's respective personalities. Of course, the psychosocial odds are heavily against you, and your conduct here does not bode well in that regard, but I prefer not to cling stubbornly to the notion that it's too late for any or all of us to change.

        In that spirit, I wish you and your offspring the best of luck, Donald. Be well.

        — Anna R.

    • I noticed these too, annar…

      • Thanks for the corroboration, T.R.

        I'm enjoying reading your blog(s), by the way!

        — Anna R.

    • Donald France | Feb 27, 2010 at 6:36 am |

      There's a difference between giving a critique and just being a complete A$$hole. Why don't you go back and read your post and think about what a pompous arrogant a$$hole you sound like. That's the point!

      I'll guarantee my children are not going to come out and act like idiots in the face of a great message.

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  8. Judith_Hollister_aspca | Jun 6, 2010 at 9:29 pm |

    Purchase your support with the new t-shirts, shoes, bumper stickers, and skateboard! All a means to help promote the messages that I put out and fund my operations. It’s your support that keeps me creating new articles and activist artwork! It’s your support that keeps me in a position to combat the system of tyranny that surrounds us.


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    Thank you for your support,

    Nathan Janes

  9. Judith_Hollister_aspca | Jun 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm |

    Purchase your support with the new t-shirts, shoes, bumper stickers, and skateboard! All a means to help promote the messages that I put out and fund my operations. It's your support that keeps me creating new articles and activist artwork! It's your support that keeps me in a position to combat the system of tyranny that surrounds us.


    Original Source:

    Thank you for your support,

    Nathan Janes

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