|WAGING WAR WITH WORDS: PSYCHOPROPAGANDA|
Words, Words, Words -
Psychopropaganda in Operation
One readily-observable fact of life is that the human race always produces individuals who want nothing more than - or so much as - ruling other people. They can have an exceptional life: they can have extraordinary comfort, security, health, wealth, fame, position, and reputation and no real or imaginable problems, yet they remain powerfully unsatisfied unless and until they are ruling people, many people.
And they want power over others simply for the sake of wielding that power. Oh, nowadays they hide their motives under claims that their orders are given solely for the good of the people, the benefit of the ruled, but that is inevitably and invariably a bare-faced lie - they do it simply because they can not stand to see people making their own decisions.
If you believe that the history of man is one of
continuously evolving, advancing human socialization and civilization, then these
"ruler" types are atavisms: genetic throwbacks to a more primitive time and
In olden times, these personality types were far more honest than their modern descendants are. Then they came at you with their big clubs (and possibly a few Neanderthal buddies) and said, "You're going to do whatever I tell you to do, or I'll bash your head in!" Today's megalomaniacs (save for the ocasional Hitler and Stalin) are as dishonest as their forebears were straightforward. Today's dictators con you into meekly submitting to their arbitrary orders by telling you that it's for your good, society's good, or some "greater good."
While their methods today are far subtler (and less physically painful), their motivation, their mind-set, and their goal - power over others - is no different from that of their caveman ancestors. As witnessed by the fact that - should someone not fall for their male bovine defecant and insist on going his own way - they still send the Neanderthals to bust down his doors, "confiscate" (that's a euphemism for "theft by government") his property, and throw him, worse for the wear, in jail.
That is, if they haven't already killed him in the process.
In psychological warfare, words are the bullets used (just as ideas - concepts - are the bombs), and the warfare itself has evolved. In earlier times, propagandists would try to recruit you to their side by the force of their arguments and "reasoning" - by "out-talking" you. Today they are far more insidious. Today, they totally (and deliberately) warp the meanings of common words into diametrically-opposed meanings, their meanings. And they also slyly and covertly turn your (the target's) traditional values upside down.
One of the main techniques they use is pdi-transfer. "Pdi" stands for "psychodynamic index." The name breaks down this way: "psycho-" refers to the subconscious workings of the human mind; "-dynamic" indicates a "power" or "force" in motion; and "index" means a measurement, a scale of measurement. And here's how "psychodynamic index" works.
All words exert a psychological effect upon us human beings. That is, just hearing (or reading) a word creates an emotional reaction or state in a person's mind. Most usually, these reactions are so subtle that we never notice them. But if the word is in your vocabulary (if you've heard it and used it to the point that you really know it), notice it or not, each word does create an emotional state in your mind.
As an illustration, "mother," "home," and "ice cream" usually arouse warm, pleasant (positive) memories in one's mind, and so hearing them unavoidably creates a positive ("warm fuzzy") emotional state. On the other hand, "hate," "war," and "death" usually arouse unpleasant (negative) memories and images, and so they create a negative emotional state.
The intensity (and sometimes even the "direction" - positive or negative) of the emotional bias (feeling) any particular word creates varies greatly from person to person, depending in each instance upon the past personal associations the word brings up, ranging all the way from palpably (that means so strong you can consciously feel it) positive, through just barely positive to just barely negative and ultimately to palpably negative.
And that is exactly what the "pdi" measures: the "strength" and direction (positive or negative) of the reaction. Because individuals' pdis for the same word can and do vary greatly from person to person, there is no "set" pdi - that is, no precise numerical or quantitative "measurement" that applies to all people - for any particular word. But there are lots of words that can be reliably counted upon to raise a strong - either positive or negative, depending upon the chosen word - emotional bias in the preponderant majority of a population.
"Pdi-transfer" depends upon the fact that applying words with high pdis to a person (or group) does, in time, "transfer" the emotional reaction the word carries to the person (or group) it is applied to, whether or not the application is justifiable or accurate.
The rule of pdi-transfer is to always apply words with high-negative pdis to "the enemy" and words with high-positive pdis to "our side." As an example that everyone has witnessed first hand (whether or not you are aware of what is happening), those who are working aggressively to destroy America today apply words like "terrorist" and "racist" - words with very high negative pdis - to principled and proud Americans and "hero" and "patriot" to themselves.
The corollary (or "other side") of direct pdi transfer is to "reverse" the historical pdi of a common word - to "demonize" positive pdi words and/or to "sanctify" negative pdi words through a program of intensive "public redefinition" of the chosen word, thereby causing people to now be condemned for the same thing they were once honored for, and vice versa.
Just as the word "militia" and the people identified by the word - both virtually revered by the Founding Fathers of America - have now been so successfully "demonized" by those who are determined to destroy this nation and the Constitution that even many true Constitutionalist patriots automatically "cringe" when identified as "militia."
Good people who are not aware of the psychoprop technique being used on them in time believe the libel, with all its emotional bias having been transferred in their minds to the people labeled.
An historical example of the use of pdi transfer can be found in the international communist movement, which has been around (and still is) by that name for nearly two centuries. "Communism" is actually the third name that has been used by a 300 (plus)-year-old sociopolitical movement. While the international communist movement popularized by Marx and Engels initially had a slightly negative ("kooky") image among the peoples of the world, the vicious, bloody rampages of the Leninist-Trotskyites in post-Revolution Russia gave the movement an actual "bad" name in most people's minds.
So much so, in fact, that in order to get people to even listen to them, they had to change their label even though they have not changed so much as one comma in their centuries-old, anti-individual agenda. In fact, here in America they have had to change it repeatedly over the past 80 years, going through - as the public became aware of what they were actually selling - five "new" names: "progressives," "liberals," moderates," "Communitarians" (which label was actually invented more than 150 years ago by a proudly self-labeled Communist) and the very latest, "Third Way." ("Communitarianism" is being presented as a religion rather than a political philosophy, but it is a political philosophy.)
Another (and allied) form of "word psyops" that everyone is consciously aware of is "political correctness," a particularly insidious psychological weapon in that it disallows any genuine debate and/or discussion, allowing only "lie" words to be used instead of honest and accurate words, thereby hamstringing honest people's attempts to debate the issues.
For the sake of injecting sanity back into the public dialog (not to mention individuals' minds), this site will point out various and sundry examples of especially egregious propaganda lies currently being foisted off on us by our teachers, preachers, mass media, and politicians in their dedicated and concerted effort to destroy this nation. It features two general categories of information which we have named "Dictionary" and "Snow Jobs" - "Dictionary" containing "restored" definitions of individual words whose use in the public dialog has been totally corrupted, and "Snow Jobs" correcting false logic and deliberately distorted common ideas and concepts.
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