• 25 MAY 12
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    ICNIRP’s blueprint for maintaining its hegemony

    Reading my daily dosage of Truthout I thought the following article particularly relevant to the current attempts by ICNIRP and Co. to downplay the IARC’s RF classification as a possible human carcinogen and any science that questions their self appointed role as the final arbiter on RF health issues. Recommended!


    From Truthout:

    Messing With Our Minds: The Ever Finer Line Between News and Advertising

    Kingsley Dennis, Truthout:

    “The manufacturing of consent is endemic within modern societies. Throughout history, the need to ‘persuade and influence’ has always been manipulated by those people in power as a means to maintain authority and legitimacy. In more recent years, the overall manipulation of the mass public mind has become less about making speeches and more about becoming a pervasive presence within the lives of each individual.”


    Other methods of blatant propaganda include governing bodies using what can be called the “reality of truth” by releasing seemingly accurate statistics that tell of plausible situations. This is the expert-in-the-white-lab-coat tactic. For such propaganda/information to be effective, it cannot be too far from the truth; in other words, it must have the appearance of reality. Trade, employment and financial figures are an example of this. And which members of the general public have the knowledge and/or resources to check and confirm such figures? Those people who do know are usually those who have a vested interest in maintaining the illusion, such as traders and financiers. And when a nation releases its unemployment figures, do the numbers really include the many who are jobless but not signing on, or are dispossessed or immigrants? As a norm, statistics of a negative connotation are usually drawn from the smallest possible pile. Once a false or doctored claim is disseminated and accepted by the public, it becomes established and hard to deconstruct or invalidate, unless persuasive anti-propaganda is just as effective.


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