Edward Bernays & 10 Big Lies of the 21st Century with Junious Ricardo Stanton

“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” ~ Edward L. Bernays

By Catherine Austin Fitts

Junious Ricardo Stanton is producer and host of The Digital Underground and The Cyberspace Sanctuary – A Safe House for the Mind. A writer and community broadcaster for 20 years, Junious blogs at From the Ramparts.

Frequent requests over the years have come from subscribers to discuss the father of modern propaganda Edward Bernays. When I discovered that Junious was blogging on Bernays and his techniques, I asked him to join me on the Solari Report to connect the dots between Bernays, the propaganda industry Bernays helped create and the lies we live with today. Many people struggle to understand reality because the lies used to construct our official reality are so BIG.  When you understand the history of manufacturing big lies and the powerful technology available to help construct false realities, the modern era starts to make more sense.

In Let’s Go to the Movies, I will comment on Unacknowledged  – a new documentary about the black budget, black technology and the black world that underscores how thick the lies have become.

In Money & Markets this week I will discuss the latest in financial and geopolitical news.

Send your questions for Ask Catherine or post in the comment section.

Talk to you Thursday!

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  1. Fascinating and important topic.

    Most folks don’t know who Edward Bernays was… yet, if you measured his impact on the 20th Century and beyond, he was one of the most important… if not THE most important figure of the early 20th Century.

    Joseph Goebbels was a HUGE fan… and the use of Bernays methods by the fascists were the impetus for changing the name of the work to “Public Relations” from “Propaganda.”

    I came to know of Bernays 1928 best selling book, “Propaganda” only a few years ago. When I read the first few pages of Chapter 1, it made my mouth drop open and I am sure I said “HOLY S***!” out loud.

    As always, looking forward to this weeks conversation.

    • John:

      Fascinating. I don’t know how the same lies keep working, generation after generation. It is as if we keep experiencing a memory wipe of what kills our loved ones.


  2. Catherine… what are your thoughts on Mueller as Special Counsel?

    Of course, who can serve inside the beltway, unless they have a willingness to play ball.

    So far as Mr. Globalist goes… I suppose I can’t imagine Mueller is against the Deep State. He certainly knows Comey well, given their service during Bush 2…

    I may have answered my own question… although Mueller gets a couple of points, for his threat to resign during Bush 2 over illegal surveillance.

    But, since I know you know far more than the rest of us about the professional history and connections in the beltway (and your memory for SURE is better than mine), wondered what your thoughts were.

    • Frankly, I resent any allocation of resources to witch hunting as opposed to health care, regulatory reform, tax reform and building infrastructure. I appreciate that DOJ needs someone to focus and keep the line management from having their time and productivity buried by this. I will look into Mueller more….

      Frankly, we need 200% more engineers and 90% less lawyers. Why aren’t we helping to build the Silk Road? Because our experienced generation is in the business of making rules and witch hunting.

      • I suppose there’s a form of “Stockholm Syndrome” that happens in DC as well. People are so used to corruption, sniping and crap throwing.. that they suffer from acute chronic cynicism about the possibility of making something better.

        They’re imagination is dead… or at least dormant and buried.

        They can’t conceive of what your math geek analyst suggested, when he told you we could unleash huge amounts of wealth by running a “clean” economic system.

        Catherine… does a Special Counsel also mean he could open up some of the Clinton shenanigans… at least if Clinton/DNC… et. al, were seen as the origin of that Russia story line?

        Lastly… did you see Gowdy on Fox Tuesday night? He left a HUGE hint about things we don’t know… but sure wish we did know. Be sure and watch to the end… that’s where the “holy cra*” moment is.


        • Acute chronic cynicism is a symptom of powerlessness.

          Russia could open a lot of can of worms, especially for all the US politicians and agencies who have danced with the Russian mafiya.

  3. Cigarettes?
    “Torches for Freedom”

    A bit dated yet 3 titles that clear the fog a bit …

    Toxic Sludge is Good For You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry by John Stauber

    Trust Us We’re Experts: How Industry Manipulates Science and Gambles with Your Future by Sheldon Rampton

    Weapons of Mass Deception: The Uses of Propaganda in Bush’s War on Iraq by Sheldon Rampton

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