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Forum Post: Programming The Nation

Posted 6 years ago on March 12, 2013, 4:28 p.m. EST by ZenDogTroll (13032) from South Burlington, VT
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PROGRAMMING THE NATION - FULL HQ MOVIE

It's excellent. Well worth the one hundred minute investment - it explores the history and development of subliminal advertising techniques, debunking the ad industry claims we don't use them and if we did they wouldn't work; documents that the basic goal of subliminal advertising is to hook some very basic needs and or fears, documents the goal of instilling anxiety for the purpose of providing a solution, which is whatever product being sold - including of all things - BUSHITE.

It does not go into great detail regarding the creation and use of what I call Manchurian Candidates but it does provide a starting point and it offers individuals who are very clear in their warnings against the general practice of deceptive, fraudulent, and /or subliminal advertising.

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[-] 2 points by BradB (2693) from Washington, DC 6 years ago

looks good !!!

makes me want to build a "subliminal message camera/viewer" ... probably would be easy... just sample fast...

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

It was OK, but they barely scratched the surface and no accurate mention of multi-pronged marketing/PR.

Not to make you any more paranoid, but new research is done every day that could be misused by all sorts of marketing firms.

http://discovermagazine.com/2013/april/6-creating-false-mouse-memories#.UUDZ7corY40

There's one for today.

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[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

The drug used is for the treatment of schizophrenia, and side effects on humans don't include that, I guess they can't ask the mice.........Yet.

Still it is interesting that they can create a "false" memory.

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[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

I don't mean to encourage you, but it was published, so others will be trying to repeat and adjust it further.

My main point in posting this was to show that research into these things are real and on going and you know that someone, somewhere, is going to find a way to apply it to humans. .

Here's the actual paper. I haven't read it, but it is published.

http://www.sciencemag.org/content/335/6075/1513.short

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[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

These are the kinds of things marketers play with each and every day.

Keep in mind that this is light stuff too. More in depth research to these ends will never see the light of day.

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[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 6 years ago

Manufacturing consent is real.

[-] -1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 6 years ago

I started to watch and it's already heading towards a description of multi- pronged marketing/PR.

I read the book Subliminal Seduction many years ago, so I found the interview with the author to be pretty cool.

I'll try and watch the rest later. Thanks for the link.

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