The Spirit of Propaganda and Fear are closely tied together in fact they are inseparable one will not work without the other!
“But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false-teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow their pernicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of. And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not. …”
If your watching the News, the Fake News networks like @CNN @MSNBC or any of the other Parrot Networks that simply repeat what their leadership says they must say. Then your involved in the very middle of what the Bible terms “False Prophets” so what do I mean by using this comparison?
Is this an accurate comparison? Can I really use this term when talking about modern News agency’s? Does the Bible actually apply here?
Well of course it does, do you think modern times make the Bible inaccurate?
The Bible is more accurate more up to date than any newspaper, any news machine in modern history, why because God knows Past, Present and Future not just as knowledge but because HE EXISTS IN ALL THREE AT THE SAME TIME! He’s God, he’s Eternal and nothing we know now trumps what he’s ALWAYS KNOWN!
My point in saying this is not simply to attack the Media because there are really good Media People and outlets that simply report news as it should be reported BUT THE BIG MEDIA OUTLETS ARE SIMPLY PUT FALSE PROPHETS OF THIS AGE!
“But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.“
Matthew Henry’s Commentary says this about these kind of people!
I. The character of these deceivers is described.
They defile the flesh. The flesh or body is the immediate seat, and often the irritating occasion, of many horrid pollution's; yet these, though done in and against the body, do greatly defile and grievously maim and wound the soul. Fleshly lusts do war against the soul, 1Pe_2:11. and in 2Co_7:1 we read of filthiness of flesh and spirit, each of which, though of different kinds, defiles the whole man.
They despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities, are of a disturbed mind and a seditious spirit, forgetting that the powers that be are ordained of God, Rom_13:1. God requires us to speak evil of no man (Tit_3:2.); but it is a great aggravation of the sin of evil-speaking when what we say is pointed at magistrates, men whom God has set in authority over us, by blaspheming or speaking evil of whom we blaspheme God himself.
Or if we understand it, as some do, with respect to religion, which ought to have the dominion in this lower world, such evil-speakers despise the dominion of conscience, make a jest of it, and would banish it out of the world; and as for the word of God, the rule of conscience, they despise it.
The revelations of the divine will go for little with them; they are a rule of faith and manners, but not till they have explained them, and imposed their sense of them upon all about them. Or, as others account for the sense of this passage, the people of God, truly and specially so, are the dignities here spoken of or referred to, according to that of the psalmist, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm, Psa_105:15. They speak evil, etc.
Religion and its serious professors have been always and every where evil spoken of. Though there is nothing in religion but what is very good, and deserves our highest regards, both as it is perfectible of our natures and as it is subservient to our truest and highest interests; yet this sect, as its enemies are pleased to call it, is every where spoken against, Act_28:22.
Now I don’t know about you but the Bible’s description of these brute beasts seems to me to accurately describe the Media’s reaction to truth, to facts concerning anything they do not personally like!
“These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withers, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots; Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.”
What we are seeing right before our eyes on every News broadcast in the World now is this very behavior that is so graphically portrayed in Scripture. They refuse known facts, twist it into something it does not actually say in order to promote a set agenda. Dishonesty is chosen rather than simply reporting facts and letting the People make up their minds!
Why is this being done so openly and obviously? Its pretty simple really you see Satan is the Prince and the Power of the AIRWAVES literally and figuratively speaking. He PROJECTS his own nature into our airwaves through propaganda which is just another term for LYING or promoting things to a certain end result! Lies told often enough become most peoples facts!
“Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves (WILLINGLY) servants to obey, his (WILLING) servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death (LYING, MANIPULATING, TWISTING), or of obedience unto righteousness (TELLING THE TRUTH)?”
The Commandments of Propaganda
Divide and Conquer
More small groups are easier to pit against each other Tell the people what they want to hear, Pander to the masses.
The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it. Make statements grandiose and loud. ALWAYS appeal to the lowest common denominator. It’s O.K. to “dumb it down”
Commandments of Propaganda
Generalize as much as possible, Paint in broad strokes, Use “expert” testimonial Have someone known or relatable “pitch” it, Refer often to the “authority” of your office Remind public of knowledge and power.
4) Ten Commandments of Propaganda
Stack the cards with “information”, Use as much supportive evidence as possible
A confused people are easily led, More informed means more skeptical, Get the “plain folks” onto the “bandwagon”, Appeal to the common man & he will follow.
5) Keystone Mandated Propaganda Strategies
Name-Calling Bandwagon Red Herring Emotional Appeal/Loaded Words Testimonial Repetition Glittering/Sweeping Generalizations Circular Arguments Appeal to Numbers, Facts, and Statistics
6) Additional Propaganda Strategies All Citizens Should Understand
Fear, Scapegoating, Black and White.
7) Slogan “Trust Sleepy’s For the ‘rest’ Of your life”
A catchword or phrase loaded with emotion Jingle–A musical phrase the audience will remember Often sells through repetition Clever and easy to remember Stays with you a long time Often a melody you already know“Trust Sleepy’s For the ‘rest’Of your life”
The name-calling technique links a person, or idea, to a negative symbol. A way of smearing an opponent.
Intent is to damage opponent. It also arouses suspicion of opponents Intention it is to create an uneasy feeling Used to try to avoid supporting their own opinion with facts.
Rather than explain what they believe in, they prefer to try to tear their opponent down. Used by politicians and product companies.
The most obvious type of name calling involves bad names. For example, consider the following: Communist Fascist Criminal Liar Terrorist Bum.
Name-Calling: An attack on a person instead of an issue.
The Glittering Generality is, in short, Name Calling in reverse. The Glittering Generality device seeks to make us approve and accept without examining the evidence. Uses important-sounding “glad words”little or no real meaning. Used in general statements that cannot be proved or disproved.Words like “good,” “honest,” “fair,” and “best” are examples of “glad” words.
Glittering Generalities in Media
STATEMENT: “Change We Can Believe In.
”PROPAGANDA: The audience is meant to be lured in by the promise of “change.” The idea is catchy and attractive, but without substance or evidence.
Now….. tell me you cannot see this used daily in every aspect of you life? And keep in mind there are levels of this its not necessarily all terrible, evil things done with it but the graduated forms are what Satan uses to deceive us at every turn we need to wake up to our “atmosphere”, the surroundings we have around us that we just get used too!
“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”