Here is some old and recent background for what George CIA Lucas and Steven CIA Spielberg are up to in the Age of Obama, restoring the social order upset by the Cheney administration.
The topic of heuristics as tools for racial and sexual agitation propaganda or agit-prop
...is important enough that I'm going to go ahead and horrify a few people (just ignore this post if you want) with examples of the psyops tactic of marketing competing associations with keywords and memes at critical times in the news cycle to exploit interference theory, inoculation theory, and something called 'the similarity paradox' all working against recall and retransmission of 'subversive' information
...all in the name of Stability Operations.
This is the template for marketing scripts that has been used since the late 1950s. The target audience is naive suggestible youth about to be of recruiting age and is thus pre-emptive. So don't apply this model to mature over-informed Rigorous Intuition readers, ok?
'Milk' is a good example of a seemingly 'good guy' film promoted and timed for evil ulterior motives during the recent US administration transition. 'Milk' was released 11/26/08 shortly after Obama won the presidential election and Republicans were clearing out gun shops in a panic, a hot time to be pushing their buttons by waving the Gay
King of the Castro
District in San Francisco from Pelosi's California in their faces.
"Castro?" With the imminent warming of relations with Cuba during the Obama administration, bridging the negative associations of the keyword, "Castro," as both commie and gay makes for potent agit-prop meant to induce Pavlovian seething amongst authoritarian nationalist Republicans in the near future when the Cuba thing starts to show up in the news. Republicans will have a subliminal sexual neurosis driving their views about Cuba. Sex both sells and repels.
One of the world's largest weapon manufacturers, General Electric
, owns the film division called Focus Features that made 'Milk' plus another gay-themed movie
, 'Brokeback Mountain' along with many other psyops films.
Why? Has General Electric gone progressive and begun encouraging men to love each other instead of bomb each other?
These recent gay-themed films were financed and distributed as agit-prop
meant to horrify and thus activate a homophobic demographic that happens to also vote Republican
and is pro-war/anti-progressive. The timing of 'Milk' probably had a lot to do with activating a pro-Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage in California.
Astounding efforts have gone into keeping American culture macho and violent for national security justifications besides stirring up Republican/fundamendalist homophobes.
The name, 'Milk,' is too perfect for evoking a visceral image of...milky fluids...and sex both sells and repels.
Another strategic reason for the movie, 'Milk,' was that, with a black man in the White House, it was important to market competing associations with the meme
"black leader killed by government/police"
since the USG/CIA/FBI has a long history of doing just that - helping imprison Mandela, kill Lumumba, Malcolm X, Fred Hampton and other Black Panthers, and, notoriously,
which in print, especially online, is easily evoked subliminally by
Harvey MiLK was shot by a policeman
), just like MLK who was shot by a Memphis Police Department sniper, possibly Earl Clark according to Lloyd Jowers back in the 1990s.
And there's another subliminal racial theme, too, the name of MiLK's assassin being "White," the kind of thematic coincidence spooks delight in exploiting to maximum effect.
Another decoy movie released by Rupert Murdoch's 20th Century Fox on 12/25/08 to kidz
intended to redirect the dangerous meme "black leader killed by government/police"
and for the same reason (Obama)... was 'Marley and Me,'
about a cute white
puppy dog, not Bob Marley
who was shot by government thugs and rumored
to have later died from CIA poisoning by DCI William Colby's son.
There's hardly a more distinct counter-association with a keyword than
'cute puppy' vs. 'murdered leader.'
This is the kind of combination of similarity/meme-reversal that makes interference theory work to the degree it does in lab tests and thus justify its deployment as counterpropaganda for the masses.
Thus the white
of 'Milk' (ll/26/08) and 'Marley and Me' 12/26/08) both serve as well timed meme-reversals supporting interference theory affecting recall regarding assassinated black
Actors are cast for their names as mnemonic cues.
, best known from the TV sit-com 'Friends,'
starred in 'Marley and Me' for the same reason she's been saturating the magazine covers since Katrina - as a competing association with the racist firebombing of a Freedom Rider bus in Anniston
, Alabama on May 14, 1961.
You know how place names become synonymous with events, like Dallas - Birmingham - Waco - OKCity, etc. ? The psyops goal is to prevent this from happening to "Anniston" and thereby compete with the noble success story of Rosa Parks on a bus which has much less horrific imagery.
So Jennifer Aniston has been thrust in our face at the supermarket checkout chute
"Aniston = Friends"
"Anniston = Enemies"
Why now? Because American blacks are in cities seeing buses everyday, a civil rights cue due to Rosa Parks
, and should not be reminded each time of that non-noble non-successful
civil rights incident, especially after Katrina once again proved that they were expendable to the US government which let them suffer and die by the thousands.
The urban riots of the mid-60s scared the hell out of the USG which was losing in Vietnam during the Cold War and was being advised by Pentagon counterinsurgency experts that urban warfare could take hold in America's cities that would be even worse. So they recommended a domestic version of Operation Phoenix to decapitate social movements and prevent them from ever getting out of control again, for national security, you understand. The FBI did this with COINTELPRO and the CIA deployed Operation CHAOS. Military intelligence, alphabet agencies, and the Memphis Police department all pitched in to kill Martin Luther King who was uniting anti-war anti-poverty whites with pro-civil rights blacks.
So after the draft ended in 1973 along with the Vietnam War, redirecting poor minorities into the 'volunteer army' also became the new way of
> draining the 'urban swamps' while
>indoctrinating many minority alpha-males with nationalism and
> funneling the neuveau-middle-class blacks out into the suburbs
...a win-win-win for the Army Corps of Social Engineering.
But the repellent nature of the Cheney administration with massive disenfranchisement of black voters in 2000 and people who reminded us all of the KKK in the White House diminished black military recruiting significantly.
Now with Obama bringing Stevie Wonder (a safe association with the meme "blind black man" that displaces "Tuskegee experiment victim") into the White House repeatedly plus some nudging from CIA-Hollywood, this national security personnel deficit can be paid off with new blood.