Breaking Down the Lies and Propaganda in Obama's Speech to our Children (InformationLiberation)
Wednesday September 9th, 2009
You can read the full text here. I could analyze the deception in every line but for the sake of simplicity I will just comment on the underlying propaganda and the most egregious statements. For the record I am not republican and this site was virulently anti-Bush for years. We are human beings first and we are against tyranny and government oppression. We are not communists or socialists or any other "ist." We are human beings who are against subjugation. We want to see people free.
To begin, the entire speech is complete and utter tripe. Scripted phony jokes, fake emotional draws, government replacing the role of the parents, "stay in school or you're a failure propaganda" etc... This is hypnotism.
His team of script writers is running through your thoughts and guiding them to a conclusion they want for you. "You feel X (this is called "pacing"), I understand you (building rapport) do what I say or else something bad will happen." (this is called "leading" aka. ordering you what to do)
That is the basic format of all hypnosis, and in turn, all propaganda. They make you feel they understand you and then they guide your thoughts to whatever they want you to do, and if you don't they put a threat in. I would suggest you read the entire text of the speech with this in mind.
Here is some simple analysis:
"If you quit on school – you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country."Translation: If you quit school you're a worthless failure and a let down to your entire country.
In actuality, leaving the socialist government schools and getting home schooled is probably the best thing you can do for yourself, your country, and your future. But I guess that means I hate learning and am a very bad person.
"the circumstances of your life – what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you’ve got going on at home – that’s no excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude. That’s no excuse for talking back to your teacher, or cutting class, or dropping out of school. That’s no excuse for not trying."Actually it is not just an excuse for all of those things, IT IS THE CAUSE. How the hell is a person supposed to focus when their family life is hell and they are living in squalor? You can't, and he is just blaming the victim and guilt-mongering.
"Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. No one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future. "ACTUALLY, that is the EXACT purpose of the government run public school system. And I quote:
the Rockefeller Education Board—which funded the creation of numerous public schools—issued a statement which read in part:...Are you starting to get the picture?
"In our dreams...people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions [intellectual and character education] fade from our minds, and unhampered by tradition we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive folk. We shall not try to make these people or any of their children into philosophers or men of learning or men of science. We have not to raise up from among them authors, educators, poets or men of letters. We shall not search for embryo great artists, painters, musicians, nor lawyers, doctors, preachers, politicians, statesmen, of whom we have ample supply. The task we set before ourselves is very simple...we will organize children...and teach them to do in a perfect way the things their fathers and mothers are doing in an imperfect way. "At the same time, William Torrey Harris, US Commissioner of Education from 1889 to 1906, wrote:
"Ninety-nine [students] out of a hundred are automata, careful to walk in prescribed paths, careful to follow the prescribed custom. This is not an accident but the result of substantial education, which, scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual".
"And even when you’re struggling, even when you’re discouraged, and you feel like other people have given up on you – don’t ever give up on yourself. Because when you give up on yourself, you give up on your country."Oh, so serving your country is the highest and most noble goal we should all work for? I thought life was about actually living... How quaint.
"The story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their best. "Actually the story of America is people fleeing their home country to escape from authoritarian rulers like yourself.
"So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country?"Translation: You're f***ing worthless as you are, you've accomplished nothing and solved nothing. Your purpose in life is to advance the society and you as an individual simply living your life count for nothing.
"Your families, your teachers, and I are doing everything we can to make sure you have the education you need to answer these questions."Notice how he tries to associate himself with your family. Again when applied to the President it is the complete opposite of the truth, to quote GWB:
"Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we, "They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we."Continued:
"I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn. But you’ve got to do your part too. So I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down – don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it."Translation: We have dug a massive hole for you which we are working hard to expand and make sure you can never ever escape, it is your responsibility to get us out of it. The world is on your shoulders, if you let us down you are a failure and we will be ashamed of you.
"Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America."Translation: F you, God damn you, and God damn America.
To think this is the sanitized version. - Chris, IL