HOW THE INTERNET BECAME A BATTLEFIELD (in the war for our minds) | a reallygraceful documentary

Hey internet friends. We are living in the age of technology, an
age in which vast amounts of information are at our fingertips, and we can connect with
each other in just a few keystrokes. The world wide web is stuffed like a thanksgiving
turkey, full of an endless buffet of distractions, breaking news headlines, advertisements masquerading
as entertainment, and a seemingly infinite trove of ever-evolving information, from which
the elusive truths of this world are the greatest treasure—so that is why today we’re going
to discuss how the internet became a battlefield in the war on our minds. The father of psychoanalysis was born in the
Austrian Empire in 1856 to Eastern European Jewish parents. It was in Vienna that Sigmund Freud researched
and experimented on the human mind, concluding that ‘man was the most ferocious animal
in existence’, and tucked inside the minds of all these animals were “primitive sexual
and aggressive forces”—forces that had the power to unleash widespread chaos and
even the potential to topple governments. While Freud warned that governments had set
loose these dangerous forces with World War I, Freud’s American nephew, Edward Bernays,
had been employed to keep the war drums beating. President Woodrow Wilson needed Americans
to get on board with the war machine, and he turned to propagandists to do just that—to
convince Americans to join the fight under the guise of spreading democracy across all
of Europe so that a hopeful future might unfold, one where individuals across the world could
experience good ol’ American freedom. But Bernays wasn’t too keen on the propagandist
title. He claimed, ironically, that the Germans had
tainted the term, and thus, he reinvented it—emerging as the father of public relations. You see, Bernays had witnessed firsthand how
powerful propaganda was at promoting war, so for his next act, Bernays decided to use
propaganda—whoops I mean—public relations to promote peace. How, might you ask, did Bernays execute such
a noble deed? Well, his uncle, who by the way, hated humans,
especially Americans, had some interesting ideas on human nature, and Bernays decided
it was time to weaponize those ideas—for peace of course. For peace! American corporations emerged even more powerful
after the first world war, and in order to maintain their cashflow, and in other words,
their influence, business owners realized they needed to keep their workers in their
factories to increase their production. And of course, there is no supply without
demand—that’s why Bernay’s big business clients hired him to figure out exactly what
motivated the human mind so corporations could better appeal to the masses. The year was 1928 when the President of the
American Tobacco Company looked to Bernays to increase sales, providing Bernays with
an opportunity to conduct an experiment of sorts. This was a time when women smoking in public
was stigmatized, but both Bernays and his client knew an untapped market when they saw
one. Bernays employed psychoanalysis, learning
that cigarettes symbolized the penis, therefore male sexual power, and he figured that if
he could connect smoking cigarettes to the idea of challenging male sexual power, he
could sell a pack of smokes to both genders. Everyone was a winner, but their lungs were
not. So, at the Easter Day parade, Bernays set
up a huge publicity stunt: he’d already tipped off the press and supplied them with
their new propaganda piece—I mean public relations phrase, “Torches of Freedom”,
which the press would then capture when a group of paid-off debutantes posing as suffragettes
lit up their cigarettes in the middle of the parade, making the single act of igniting
a torch of freedom a gesture of female empowerment—wrapped up in one stinky PR package meant to render
emotion from all who might look upon it, skyrocketing tobacco sales and forever linking human desire
and feelings with products—because it’s not like the actual act of becoming a human
chimney made women any freer, but it sure made them feel like it. And with this realization, Bernays felt confident
that his tactics could emotionally manipulate the masses to purchase product on the basis
of want, not need, and all these dangerous primitive forces his uncle was droning on
about were made more docile through Bernays’ manipulation of habits and opinions. Bernays had successfully remixed the Roman’s
bread and circuses. The average Joe was so occupied, in fact,
that most didn’t even realize a new mentality, shaped by corporate appeal, was binding and
guiding America, creating a clear path for a new elite to control the masses through
psychological techniques—forming a grand illusion of this thing we now call “democracy”. Though traditional warfare had ended with
WWII, the psychological warfare of an unseen enemy was just getting started. The masses were led to believe the world’s
boogeyman had been defeated, and that a global government organization, the United Nations,
had been established to ensure peace and security in the aftermath of all the horror. Post-war United States was as strong as ever,
with its workforce fueled by the American dream, at the center of which was family,
but out of the rubble and ruin of battle rose a subversive force, one of many names and
faces: communism, cultural marxism, soviet involvement, big brother…regardless of the
title, the goal of this variety of psychological warfare was one of a new world order, brought
about by a slow-roll brainwashing of sorts, known as ideological subversion, made up of
four stages: Stage one: demoralization—which begins in
the classroom. Instead of teaching children to act morally,
in favor of themselves, their families, their communities, and their country, under the
process of ideological subversion, demoralization takes place over a generation, where, in compulsory
public schooling, a manipulated account of history is branded into the brains of every
pupil and unrighteous behavior is encouraged at school, through television programming
and other vehicles of propaganda. These lessons are reinforced at the university
level, resulting in brainwashed cattle at every level of power: government, business,
media, and education. If stage one is successful, the individual’s
perception of reality is so warped that any attempts to get them to recognize authentic
information would be to no avail. After that, all that’s needed is a good
two to five years in order to implement stage two, the destabilization of a nation. This is the time that the subverting party
has the opportunity to crash the economy, ruin foreign relations, and disarm the defense
systems just in time for phase three, the crisis phase, intended to usher in a change
of power, brownie points if it’s a violent and dramatic change of power. The final stage is normalization, which is
the “welcome to your life as human cattle, please line up to get branded” phase—which
might be a slight exaggeration, although if you think about it, not really.It’s kind
of curious that while all of this ideological subversion was allegedly being implemented
during the Cold War at the hands of the Bolshevik Communist Lenin Marxist Soviet Red Scare “Hide
Under Your Desk, Y’all. We’re about to get nuked” Boogeyman, United
States government agencies formed post WWII were utilizing the same psychological tactics
not just on foreign nations, but on regular ol’ unsuspecting Americans. In the early 1950s, the Central Intelligence
Agency used major media companies for propaganda purposes in order to sway public opinion during
the Cold War—a move right out of Bernay’s playbook. This program was known as Operation Mockingbird,
and in addition to controlling executives, reporters, and other staff within major media
companies, the CIA also put forth their own agents as journalists of the so called “free
press”; journalists who worked around the clock, especially after the assassination
of President Kennedy, doing their patriotic duty to suppress truth from the American people,
forcing witnesses to change their story, and silencing those who questioned the official
narrative. Meanwhile, during that same time, the Federal
Bureau of Investigation established their own counter intelligence program with the
intention of “surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting, and disrupting domestic political
organizations” or basically any groups or individuals they deemed problematic. Cointelpro’s greatest hits (no pun intended)
include infiltrating civil and women’s rights movements and even groups who protested the
Vietnam War. They went above and beyond, infiltrating groups
and dismantling them by creating inner conflicts amongst members, aggressive surveillance,
character attacks published by the mockingbird media, and if all that didn’t work—the
FBI would attempt to break up marriages and push an individual to suicide. Both the FBI’s cointelpro and the CIA’s
Operation Mockingbird were reportedly terminated in the 1970s, but the manipulation of the
masses certainly didn’t end with these programs. PART IIIWhile newspaper, radio, and television
dominated the first age of information, the computer age ushered in the second installment. In 1960, the United States Department of Defense
began awarding contracts for what would now be considered the primitive internet, and
in 1989, the world wide web as we know it, the same tool that billions of people utilize
to this day, was developed by the European Organization for Nuclear Research, also known
as CERN. In 1984, only 8.4 % percent of American households
had a computer, rising to 36% in 1997, and in 2015, 87%. In 2018, 95% of Americans reported owning
a cellphone and of that 95% pecent, 77% reported owning smart phone, meaning that the vast
majority of Americans have a plethora of information at their fingertips at any given moment. In a few clicks, they can educate themselves
on any topic imaginable, connect to individuals thousands of miles away, and learn about events
before the news even has a chance to report on them. So much information, and so little regulation. That’s what Harvard Law Professor and President
Obama’s Administrator of the White House Office of Information was probably thinking
nearly a decade ago when he started publishing his tactics to control the flow of information
online. His target? Conspiracy theories. In an academic paper he wrote in 2008, Cass
Sunstein managed to marry elements of Edward Bernays manipulation of the masses with a
touch of operation mockingbird and a dash of cointelpro tactics in order to counter
information online that he suggested was a threat to the United States government. Sunstein defined conspiracy theories as, “an
effort to explain some event or practice by references to the machinations of powerful
people who attempt to conceal their role (at least until their aims are accomplished)”. While Sunstein admitted that some conspiracy
theories are true, making them just…conspiracies, like Project MK Ultra, Watergate, Operation
Northwoods, and the Bush administration illegally spying on US citizens after 9/11, he still
advocated his policy for silencing conspiracy theorists, saying that “Governments should
engage in cognitive infiltration of the groups that produce conspiracy theories.” And rather ironically, Sunstein recommended
that government officials should utilize conspiratorial means to accomplish this, taking on false
identities or even anonymity in online social networks, chatrooms, and in-person to undermine
groups and individuals who investigate, discuss, and propagate theories. Though, it’s curious—Sunstein didn’t
take aim at any other fallible variety of theory that resulted in harm to someone, somewhere. Scientific theories got a free pass. Sunstein’s message can be boiled down to
the following: if you outspokenly call for transparency in government and circulate research
about events that might or might not have transpired or might not have happened the
way the mockingbird media said they did, Sunstein says the government doesn’t trust you and
you need to be dealt with. Let’s all take a moment of silence for Cass
Sunstein, press F to pay respects as he is a victim of ideological subversion, or at
least we hope so, because his treasonous and despicable behavior is otherwise inexcusable. While I’d like to tell you that Sunstein’s
efforts and the efforts of those before him to control the flow of information online
have been unsuccessful, it only takes a quick glance at the present to recognize their fruit. Dissenting voices are silenced every day online
for expressing even the most lukewarm controversial opinion whilst appointed arbiters of truth
are pushed into the public eye under the guise of being independent or alternative media. Today, only six companies control 90% of American
media outlets, and one company has the monopoly on the main gateway to the treasure trove
of information the world wide web has to offer. That company is Google, owned by Alphabet
Inc. The lines between corporations and governments
aren’t just blurred anymore—they barely exist at all. And just when people start to take notice
that something isn’t quite right, another distraction gets rolled out, probably some
breaking news headline on a polarizing issue into which well-meaning people throw their
energy—social media then becomes weaponized, dividing people into virtual armies that endlessly
attack each other. White versus black. Men versus women. Muslims versus Christians. Gay versus straight. Antifa versus the alt-right. The left hand path versus the right hand path—regardless
of which path you take, they all lead to the same destination. Gah, It’s all so draining. So why don’t you sit back, relax and watch
a little Netflix—a company founded by none other than the grand nephew of Edward Bernays? And that is how the internet became a battlefield
in the war on our minds.Thank you so much for watching, internet friends. You know I always look forward to your comments. Thank you for subscribing and supporting my
channel on Patreon. Bye!

100 thoughts on “HOW THE INTERNET BECAME A BATTLEFIELD (in the war for our minds) | a reallygraceful documentary

  1. Hey internet friends! I'm noticing some comments saying they saw an image flash in this video. I caught that, too–after uploading. The image flashing is the first frame of this video, and that's either a video rendering issue or an uploading issue, which is really disappointing. No, I'm not trying to send you flashing messages.

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  2. Nicotine is a non-pharmaceutical selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. You can find it in tobacco, tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and many other plants. Cigarettes are just one method of administration. "Poison is in everything, and no thing exists without poison. The dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy." — Paracelsus

  3. A level of evil..and arrogance that although it is FULL VIEW is almost inconceivable and know no bounds and is now morphing into monstrous actions with impunity.
    The big smackdown is fast approaching because Jesus won't put up with the carnage .

  4. that makes one wonder who's behind the horror of those who have been targeted. T.I.'s are a topic that needs to be forefront and direct center. who is doing this and WHY? of all of those who have not been a victim of this should count blessings and pray hard they never get chosen to be. more people need to be aware of this horrorble reality so it will be taken as serious as it is!

  5. It's the 'apple'. This is why the internet…especially cell phones…are 'the god their fathers knew not'. It may not be coincidence theyre called 'cell phones'. Unbeknownst to those thinking too much of themselves what theyre actually doing is assembling the distributed corporal network of the 'lord of the air'. Believe it or not this is how the world really works. Its elegant proof regarding what we have been told. Faith wrongly placed creates only death. Look at this world. You cant deny it. They think theyre smart but are only dummies…

  6. Our Marxist educational system has been extremely successful in teaching our youth to hate their own country and to set them at odds with their parents.
    In Poland today they are now eliminating Leftist social classes from their universities. Extreme but will save Poland from Globalism.

  7. Speak your truth. Don’t worry about other’s comments. Many of the trolls may be bots anyway, so they won’t be convinced of anything.

  8. Your number one really graceful I like your videos I study all this too and you're right on the mark by the way I really listen to what you say believe me I listen to what you say if I don't get it all go back and listen to it again cuz I'm in the studying all this ever since those Towers went down in New York I taught myself how to use a computer and bought my first laptop and I'm still at it I know all about our wars I know about the Bible and all the different religions I know who knocked those twin towers down who really did it and the fake wars and the reason why were in different countries yet it's crazy you're right on the mark

  9. Then how come I just didn't listen nnfound truth. There has to be a reason. Are we the truthful at heart n that's why they can't brainwash us. What's the reason

  10. This is exactly what is going on right now in YouTube; at least in the search for conspiracy theories videos, UFO and extraterrestrial theories, and other topics on the platform… giving preference to the established media like FOX, ABC, etc. Great video

  11. I believe that debating on the internet in this day and age is completely different from smoking publicly to declare independency and freedom. I think it makes people actually think for themselves and put their thoughts into words. It also spreads messages and ideologies from which people get to choose from and form their understanding of the world. It was from debates like these that I actually understood that there was something wrong with how things are run in our society (for example the thing about big corporations and government working together as you mentioned). Last but not least while we should never be absolutely fixed on an ideology Marx had some great things to say about the inequalities of the working system and how it could be run better in the hands of the actual working class. Could someone please help me understand what "reallygracefull" is trying to point out against the things that I mentioned previously? I really love her videos so I would love to understand her point of view

  12. why u use same photage over and over. Are you trying to manipulate the viewers? Folks, she is part of the system, how you think she got all the photage……

  13. Grace while I love how you bring us the truth you should look into doing the audio for childrens books as a side gig.

  14. I'm late to this video, but omg!!! You know how many times my jaw dropped throughout this!
    This video only has 50k views??? I think everyone on the internet should see this and know what we have gotten ourselves into..
    Thanks reallygraceful, you are seriously the best mini documentary maker I swear!!

  15. Do you honestly think this all just began in the last century? This goes back way further my dear sister.
    Peace. ✌️✨💖✨

  16. Im really admired about infomation u share to us… really make homework, analysis fact and ground study before ready to present!!
    Thanks!!!.. keep up a Good work..

  17. Another well put together piece of art from you, accurate, concise and you flow from one topic to the next without missing a beat. I live watching your videos!

  18. The World has ALLWAYS been a Battlefield so all the internet did was create a bigger and somewhat more dangerous way to get sht done =( Pandoras Box is open and now it is up to the SMART people to make it safer for ALL, never mind that would be impossible =( So I go for a walk in Nature and listen to silence =)))

  19. You make the greatest videos . Thanks for putting an effort . It’s good to hear a smart dissident voice among all these propaganda liars that surrounds us.

  20. Yeah here in canada eh, they control our minds with… beer, electro convulsive therapy aka mind erasure, and dogs that can fly. "Strange brew", 1983. Everybody else in the world gets a book called "1984".

  21. the woman's rights movement was about braking up the Family so the children learned from and became loyal to the state!!!…..they don't give a fuck about anyone's rights…lol

  22. Thank you, Graceful.
    You are, obviously, up to speed on the paradigm-shift created by the internet.
    So much has changed with the introduction of the internet; but the change is most obvious to those of us who have lived through its evolution.
    Most frightening, too.
    Thank you, Graceful

  23. 1996 austin tx a friend of mine, who was a friend of a friend; guitar player, deep thinker, trauma survivor, fellow seeker named Tavis said to the good doctor and I: "The internet is going to be the manifestation of the Christ Consciousness." ….I asked him to repeat that, and, he did …..and I laughed out loud and either said "no fucking shit?!?!" or "no fucking way?!?!" This has come up a few times since, obviously I did not forgot what he said (I have not ever heard anyone say that, other than myself using this example before or after that…)or how quick my reaction came… but for the life of me I cannot remember not whether I agreed or disagreed with his statement; only knowing that those words were important without knowing anything about the internet. Curious. Thank you Grace I love your work. SUPERLOVE

  24. Man I've been sleeping on your channel. Subscribed after watching this and your Disney video. Also the edits, I dig it. Keep up the great work

  25. Very good analysis, I've definitely seen this trend at play within certain groups I'm aware of. Namely Comicsgate, a collective of users critiquing the forced inclusion within the main publications (Marvel and DC). However the pioneering channels (ComicArtist Pro Secrets & Comics Matter and othrrs) have, I believe, been infiltrated by corporate PR companies intent on imploding their movement through espionage.

  26. how can one single person put together such a great.. documentary? with fancy editing and all? like seriously, do you do all the research, scripts and editing for your videos alone? respect!

  27. I gotta say your execution, research, and appeal through true concrete information is awe-inspiring! KEEP AT ITT!! (I'm a new fan/"internet friend" and look forward to all your future pieces) 🥰👍

  28. Adblock is the best part of the internet. YouTube has a plethora of different content and ideas. It’s up to us to choose wisely and avoid social media and choose real social contacts and conversations. I am studying Brexit and Islam right now for free. Serious topics to be careful of.

  29. sigmund theories are pretty sexist so honeslty they should be believed so much, he said something about females having a penis envy, he did thought come up with that "hysteria" was a illness that come from women being sexually abused as young children, but because he got so much backpush from the others in the field he changed it and said that these women wanted and imgaened these thing happening to them .. also he said that all men wanna fuck thier mothers and all girls wanna fuck their dads … so you know

  30. There is no hope after all, even in the field of cyberspace. The Web is being controlled by a handful of individuals after all.
    Eventually, we are being watched by the machines of loving grace.
    I suggest you to see the film "Hypernormalisation".

  31. Reallygraceful. Thank you for the video, It is interesting listening to you,
    I Can't make up my mind wether you are an American, learning English, Or English learning American, But you have a pleasant dialect, If you are an American, I would suggest Main, North East u.s.a. If English, Sufolk or Sussex.

  32. I stumbled across your channel by accident. Have been studying politics for the last five years. Your clips are brilliant. Not sure if you have a team helping you or you're a solo flier but brilliant both ways. The short clips 10-15 mins can be absorbed easily into the attention deficit modern brains. I've noticed that you're also a very effective speaker and you bring an almost calming tone to an otherwise disturbing topic. So thanks from New Zealand!

  33. O gentle lady, You are the best of learned women. High impact Brian- told me about you! Aye Love Your voice! P.ost S.cript Robert David Steele for president

  34. I've ran by your sight before and was redirected to you via Bryan from High Impact Flix and saw your sight content and they coincide w/my research as well as does High Impacts vids , vlogs and whatnot so now your own my personal lists of great , informative issues and events and follow them fairly closely as anyone can …..One more sub and God bless the work as He is the one directing YOU and all that do what you do to the ultimate conclusions and the facts at the end of the day , so to speak , Speak for themselves quite nicely and as they say , it's better from the horse's mouth , (original sources ) than way down the communication route after he said she said they said and so on where the true content seems to gets lost i the confusion , just as the plan calls for ? ! ……….amazing how truth seems to go to the top no matter how hard forces try and keep it from being exposed to the light at the surface
    Anyway keep doing what you do it will get through eventually to whom it may concern for sure !

  35. We are awake now ! The great awakening has Finely come and we can discern what and who is doing what ! Trust no one and question everything ! And follow the truth and get the hell away from all that is hollywood or the old guard of government and we WILL take our countries back for THE PEOPLE ! the news media are all Lying to you and if you watch TV news media or the social media bull shit then, you get what you deserve. Garage in and garage out ! Good piece.

  36. You are my sistee from another mister! I love history and write the heaviest articles in the world.

  37. Great video. You sound a little more stern I guess for lack of a better word in this one. I usually find myself forgetting what you're even talking about in some of your other videos due to how soothing your voice usually is. "Reallygraceful" is a great handle for you, not to sound creepy but you really do have an exceptionally soft/soothing voice with mirroring inflections. Thanks for taking the time to make these for all of us.

  38. Oh my word, that ending was remarkable. What a way to end it, extremely talented. Isn't this the girl who used to make those 'criminal case' videos? Then just when she started growing they demonetized her channel. I watched her back-to-back last year and was amazed how much good she was doing with all that research… I also remember she made a video outside wanting to change her life, getting back into shape or something. I commented that I'd join. Or is this another girl? I'm kind of confused now. Non the less, I love her work, these are like mini-movies now. Well done.. xx..

  39. Did you watch the documentary;The Century of the Self. Yours is almost identical.It's great to see someone passing along good information.They have been programming the masses for years.

  40. Hollywood is the largest and most insidious propaganda machine these days. There’s a reason I can’t watch that crap anymore. Endless war “superheroes” and such. argh!!!!!!!!!!

  41. Sadly your intelligence and outright truth goes over the head of most people today..saying the same facts for years. .

  42. Thrilled to see someone bringing Bernays to the public eye. His machinations truly created and developed mass publicity as a means of pushing agenda. Thank you!

  43. When dealing with issues of propaganda or public relations, it is all about perception and pursuasion. And it is manipulative. And it discounts intelligence. So it is delusive, albeit fascinating.

    And so delusion captivates, by bypassing intelligence – becoming it's own trap – and to the general public seen for what it is, but to the more sophisticated a trap into which they are drawn into a delusive fantasy world of self importance where stupidity is infinitely complex and reflected outward casting it's delusive rays like a star, working on your perception by deceit and surrender unto the delusion.

    Simply put, they're dumbies.

  44. Funny how another halfhatted creeper is once again found to be behind the manipulation of western sociaty. It wouldn't be that the halfhats beleive in anti-christ would it?

  45. ReallyGraceful will you ever watch the Documentary "Dominion 2018" & "Earthlings" ? Our Europeans folks need to know .

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