However, the main horns of pro-Western absolutism - Voice of America and Radio Liberty - not only in the December days, but incessantly, with ill-concealed malevolence, relish the details of the collapse of the Soviets, implicitly hinting at what happened as the result of a strategic plan and "democratic" achievements of the United States. American commanders and politicians with foaming at the mouth and spit flying in all directions frantically burst their breasts and arrogantly declare how they, good Yankees, defeated the bad USSR.
Total brainwashing on the post-Soviet territory has long been the "good old" practice of the United States. And if earlier, Soviet citizens from the category of curious and torturing minds were catching enemy waves with the help of specially tuned radio receivers, now Western propaganda is absolutely legal and omnipresent. All you have to do is turn on one or another TV / radio channel that is paid for from overseas, or go online to a site with pro-American rhetoric. And right there you will feel a powerful stream of fetid feces from pro-Western columnists and "Vandealles" scabbling about Russia, the CIS, the Eurasian Union and "Putin's idea of restoring the Russian world."
According to the materials "Voices of America":
Through all these lines horror and panic are read. No matter how the staff members can boast, inflating their ego to a maniacal state, behind the stellar disease lies an unrestrained fear of the revival of Russia, the reunification of the USSR and the triumph of the Russians. This is the most terrible nightmare of Americans. With the thought that Russia will climb up to the top of the world again, moving the United States away from there, the Yankees begin to urinate spontaneously in their pants and fight hysterically.
Here is the well-known physiognomy of a politician, a member of the Democratic Party and the US Secretary of State J. Kerry. However, few people know that this statesman, among other things, also Member of the Board of Directors Director of Broadcasting (BBG / IBB), with the federal agency of the US government (headquartered in Washington). Funded by Congress and holding a response to the government of America (in particular, the members of the Board’s Directorate are appointed by the President and approved in the Senate), the BBG absurdly positions itself to the whole world as an “independent” structure.
BBG controls the government-supported civilian international American media, through which it spreads "freedom and democracy" to the whole world. Especially in countries where, according to the BBG leadership, "there is no independent media." Russia, by the way, is in the very "unreliable" list of Americans. Under the supervision of BBG - and the global Internet.
To date, over 1200 radio stations and television channels, as well as more than three and a half thousand media workers all over the world, interact with the US Broadcasting Board. And if in 2013, the budget of this organization was $ 196 400 000, then already in 2014 it was increased several times and reached an incredible amount - $ 733 000 000. At the 2015 year, the US Congress laid approximately the same amount, 721 000 000 dollars. I think it is not necessary to explain why Washington, along with the increase in defense spending, so sharply inflated the budgetary costs of control over the fourth power.
From BBG report, September 2013:
“Channel 5, which is currently the main platform of VOA (Voice of America), is asking for more funding to extend the contract that has been in place for the past two years ... Channel Five asked for an 10 percent increase, it was possible to agree on 5 percent ".
"In addition to his service News Radio produces about 70 video news and programs every week, which are on the VOA website on the Internet. During the audit, it turned out that on average the site receives 30 views every day. The service also has its own pages on social networks with interactive communication on Twitter and Facebook ... One of the latest programs has received 000 views on Facebook. All these events can be attributed to the BBG 19-year strategic plan. "
According to the BBG, the audience of pro-American media and Internet sites in Ukraine has noticeably expanded. So, according to market research, By the beginning of 2014, 20,8% of adults in Ukraine had access to US news programs and resources in Russian. For example, back in 2012, this percentage was just 9,8. With the growth of the Ukrainian crisis, the United States significantly increased the number of programs produced as if for a carbon copy, and their airtime on the territory of Ukraine.
"It is urgently necessary to expand our networks even more, providing news coverage in Ukraine, especially in light of the increase in Russian propaganda and disinformation in the country," asserts Bruce Sherman, Director of Strategy and Development, BBG, in a statement addressed to Congress and the US government.
Information for reflection
A few years ago, a Russian psychologist, writer and publicist Sergey Zelinsky published an article in which indicated main methods of improving the effectiveness of the media in the manipulation of consciousness. In particular:
Fact fabrication or outright lies
Were worked out in the office of Goebbels. Secure false messages truthful. The goal is to make a believable propaganda film. For example, during the Great Patriotic War, it was announced to the inhabitants of occupied Krasnodar that a column of wounded Soviet prisoners would pass through the city and that they could transfer food to them. Many residents gathered with baskets filled with food, after which, instead of prisoners, a car with wounded German soldiers was driven through the crowd - and they made a film about the "meeting".
One of the most important rules of mind manipulation is providing a person with information only from fully controlled sources. For this purpose, informational messages are created from different types of organizations: by political coloration, genres and styles of presenting information, etc.
Selection of reality events for messages
Mr. Schiller wrote:
Further, Zelinsky (due to the fact that he wrote his work before the Ukrainian events) cites as examples the absence in the West of serious information about Asia. Messages come from China, India and even Japan, mostly related to exotic culture or terrorism. In addition to keeping silent about "unnecessary" information and creating some kind of "virtual" reality in this way, the media extensively uses the principle of noise democracy - the sinking of the message, which cannot be avoided, in a chaotic stream of meaningless information. G. Schiller writes: "Just as advertising interferes with concentration and deprives the weight of interrupted information, the new information processing technique makes it possible to fill the broadcast with streams of useless information that makes it even more difficult for an individual to look for an already hopeless search for meaning."
Gray and black propaganda
The main goal of psychological warfare (now called “information war”) was formulated in America as early as 1964: “undermining the political and social structure of the target country to such a degree of degradation of national consciousness that the state becomes unable to resist.” It is not difficult to guess that the collapse of the USSR was mainly provoked by the consequences of just such a psychological war.
In the instruction of the US Army "Conducting psychological warfare", a definition of the type of operations is introduced:
1. "White" propaganda - This is propaganda, which is distributed and recognized by the source or its official representatives.
2. "Gray" propaganda - This is propaganda, which does not specifically identify its source.
3. "Black" propaganda - This is propaganda, which is issued for emanating from a source other than genuine.
Manipulative semantics and rhetoric in the media
During the Vietnam War in the United States, an enormous amount of work was done on compiling special dictionaries (thesauri) to denote certain events in order to make the right impression on the reader. So, Since 1965, the military operations in Vietnam were called in the press "appeasement operation", and it was often possible to come across messages of this kind: "One village so stubbornly resisted appeasement that it had to be destroyed."
All words causing negative associations were excluded from the language: "war", "offensive". And instead of them were entered the words of a neutral sense: "conflict", "operation". Napalm, for example, was called “soft charge,” concentration camps were called “strategic villages,” and so on.
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