The population is trained to hate and fight propaganda critics and to keep their hands off any criticism.
In recent years, many quality journalists and other propagandists have apparently sought to hammer „Nazis are the people who say the media lies“ into the minds of readers and viewers. Through constant repetition, the false reverse conclusion „All media critics are Nazis“ becomes a false certainty over time.
This conditioning has been particularly intense since autumn 2014, when propaganda in the context of the Ukrainian crisis had reached an enormous degree of denial of reality and numerous cheap false news and propaganda frames had been exposed. Program advisory boards of the public television stations posed critical questions – and were soon replaced. The cabaret show „Die Anstalt“ made fun of badly made propaganda lies. Blogs meticulously proved bold forgeries in the media. And so on.
But instead of breaking with the confrontation with reality, the propaganda’s counterattack took the form of a comprehensive slander campaign, based freely on the motto „Challenge accepted! Like thirsty people in the desert a bottle of water, the agonised propaganda service providers in the media, NGOs and politics gratefully accepted the propaganda claim of the „Liespresseschreiernazis“, which the Bild newspaper decisively supported from the start with its accompaniment of Pegida. Of course, there are always a few Nazis to show off in the huge mass of those who somehow criticise the media. In general, however, media criticism has so far been located on the left.
There has always been propaganda in the West, and more so than most people realize. But in the last years this reached a new quality in all areas important for the power elites and increased to madness. Facts, logic, science, reason, reality or even goodness and mercy no longer play a role here. People are conditioned like a Pavlovian dog and trained against media critics, war critics and other critics of the power elites.
The term „Pavlovian dog“ is associated with world-famous experiments in the field of behavioral research and should be familiar to most people. It refers to the first empirical experiment of the scientist Iwan Pawlow to prove the classical conditioning from the year 1905. Pawlow received the Nobel Prize for it.
Iwan Pavlov had observed that kennel dogs were salivated by hearing the footsteps of their feeding owner – just as if they had been fed food. Pawlow suspected that for the dogs, the sound of the footsteps followed shortly after by feeding was associated with food. He hypothesized that the „owner’s footsteps“ stimulus, which was neutral with regard to salivation, was now associated with the „food“ stimulus for these dogs and triggered salivation instead of food.
He conducted experiments in 1905: The administration of food is followed by salivation, the sounding of a bell tone is followed by nothing. But if the bell tone sounds repeatedly in connection with the offering of food, the dogs soon react to the sound alone with salivation. Pavlov called this phenomenon conditioning.
The population today is conditioned in principle in the same way as Pavlov’s dogs and ultimately trained on opponents of the propaganda of the rulers. Again and again the statement „Nazis are media critics“ is repeated – even in more harmless, less striking versions, for example with „AfD“ as a substitute – until people have „media critics are Nazis“ in their brains when the bell rings again.
What works with Nazis, right-wing extremists, anti-Semites and co also works with „lunatics“. In the published opinion, „conspiracy theorists“ are regarded as such. And according to quality journalists and propagandists, these in turn are those who contradict the official statements on important events, provide counter-evidence and repeatedly uncover actual crimes and conspiracies and do proper journalistic work. Propaganda likes to mix the Enlightenment philosophers, who are known as mad conspiracy theorists, with a handful of people who believe in the invasion of the lizards or in the fact that the earth is a disk, in order to slander the Enlightenment philosophers better.
Here, too, the dressage of the population through conditioning is used. A thousand times it is spread that people who deal critically with the media in the sense of science, enlightenment and truth-finding are conspiracy theorists. When the bell „media criticism“ rings again, the citizen then „knows“ that it can only be a madman or at least turns away quasi-instinctively. This works particularly well with conspiracy theorists who are decidedly badly slandered as „right-wing“.
Media criticism in particular is subject to double or multiple conditioning, so that the media critic appears to the victims of the training as an „insane conspiracy theorist Nazi“. For safety’s sake, one then leaves one’s fingers off such „dangerous theories“ – i.e. the truth and the uncovering of the shameful deeds of the rulers. Even if the facts obviously speak against the latter and expose them as liars.
And, of course, conditioning does not only work with media criticism. Also all Merkel critics „are Nazis and insane psychopaths“, all EU critics „are Nazis and insane psychopaths“, all war critics „are Nazis and insane psychopaths“, all critics of the financial system „are Nazis and insane psychopaths“, all critics of the exploitation of developing countries „are Nazis and insane psychopaths“, all critics of surveillance and censorship are „are Nazis and insane psychopaths“, all critics of police violence and police state „are Nazis and insane psychopaths“. And so on and so forth.
Who see in films and read in books again and again of heroes who bring the truth to light and almost immediately this is accepted, everything changes and the bad ones are arrested. This does not or no longer correspond to reality. The Enlighteners are ignored or slandered and through the „kennel dog dressage“ this happens almost automatically. If necessary supports the propaganda.
By conditioning the will of mankind – or at least of the western population – is to be broken and the ability to think is to be switched off. And who is conditioned particularly well like a Pawlow’s kennel dog, feels then correctly well, if he attacks in the alleged „heroic fight against Nazis“ Enlightenment philosophers, or shows, what a supposedly mad and science-led humans is, if he proceeds against „lunatics“.
The fact that many „conspiracy theorists“ are in truth those who pursue science and want to enlighten and that the alleged media critic Nazis are in truth those who write against exploitation, surveillance, censorship, police state, the invasion of foreign countries and the murder and rape of its inhabitants – combined with an unbelievable anti-scientific propaganda orgy – the trained people then no longer see. Only a few succeed in using their intellect and breaking the conditioning. Fortunately, there are more and more of them.
The massive action of the rulers against critical voices, the constant attempts of brainwashing and conditioning, show that the power elites and their propagandists have no arguments, that their lies have short legs and that their alleged expert statements are only anti-scientific madness to cover manipulation and atrocities. Their supposed truth shuns light as the devil shuns holy water.
All this shows us the incredible power of truth and a scientific view of the manipulated events. Every single dissenting voice, every shared and communicated critical contribution helps to bring down the building of lies. One often hears „What can I do as an individual? Never before has an individual, a normal citizen, been able to achieve so much and do so much good with so little effort as today. You only have to spread critical voices. It is enough to put something up for discussion and point out that one is not necessarily of the same opinion, but that this theory also exists. Every little bit of truth has an incredible explosive power. Now is the right time, because it will not get better, but worse and worse.
This is where the article could end, but many would like to have examples that media and propaganda criticism is indeed justified. Some of the judges, in their desperation, would take missing examples as a pretext for declaring this article „invalid“, and consider themselves incredibly clever. So here are some expert opinions on the Syrian war. And yes: The reporting on this is „the press of lies“, at least. This stupid term, which the media themselves imposed on the population for their own protection, is still far too weak to describe the behaviour of the media when foreign countries are attacked.
Expert opinions on the Syrian war
Professor Michael Jabra Carley (1): „The talk of „our moderates“ is a fiction and cloak of the US for its support for Al Qaeda and its various allies, largely foreign mercenaries fighting against the secular, legitimate government of Syria. […] whether the inhabitants of the US, Canada and Europe are willing to risk a groundless war with Russia for a series of lies and in defense of the US-led Al-Qaeda invasion of Syria.“
Professor Götz Aly (2): „While Western media sold the lie of the seven-year-old ‚Twitter girl‘ Bana Alabed from Aleppo’s eastern district conquered by ‚the rebels‘ as pure truth, Franciscan priest Ibrahim Alsabagh sat in the besieged western part of the contested city. He was grateful to the government troops for defending those who were almost trapped.
Professor Jan Oberg (3): „[…] who had come from other countries and had occupied the East of Aleppo – whether we call them rebels, jihadists, armed opposition, fighters, terrorists or otherwise. […] I did not meet „white helmets“, members of this allegedly humanitarian organization. Nor did I meet anyone who saw them in Aleppo or was helped by them. […] Even the big Western media have stayed away.“
Professor Werner Arnold, Deutsche Welle (4): „Christians in Syria were able to live a relatively peaceful life for a long time. During the civil war, Aramaic communities were targeted by radical Islamic groups fighting against the Assad regime. Experts are sounding the alarm. […] For the Syrian Christians Arnold only hopes ‚that this whole rebellion will collapse at some point'“.
Professor Jörg Becker (5): „Nevertheless, the majority of mass media users will simply be ignorant that the US has been trying for years to bring about a regime change in Syria contrary to international law. That the whole terror problem has arisen above all from Western murders and Western wars. Yes, that the West has been supplying Al-Qaeda with weapons for years and that it was through this that it first made great in order to overthrow Assad.
Professor Norman Paech, partially quoted (6): „On the other hand, it has been proven, for example, that sarin from Turkey was delivered to „rebels“ in Syria in 2013. This had not been followed up by the media in this country either. „The endless and disillusioning series of war lies, which all US-American administrations have supplied us with in their warfare from Vietnam to Yugoslavia to Iraq, have shattered my trust in their reports.
Dr. Daniele Ganser (7): „When the Syrian war broke out in March 2011, we saw that President Assad’s security units were actually attacked there, i.e. the police and the military. These were covert wars supported by Saudi Arabia and Qatar. […] But they never sent tanks, […] instead they supported radical Sunnis, who then attacked the Syrian security apparatus. And when the Syrians shot back, Assad was said to be shooting his people.“
Professor Eva Myrdal (8): „[…] we could travel freely in Damascus and from there east. […] During our journey we see calls from the Swedish Foreign Ministry and news from international TV stations such as CNN, BBC and Al Jasira in Arabic and English. We find that the discrepancies between what they claim about places where we are and the facts on the ground are systematic. And in recent months it has become even clearer that ‚international reporting‘ à la Svensson is running a disinformation campaign.“
Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court (9): „The Federal Public Prosecutor accuses the accused of committing war crimes according to the International Criminal Code (VStGB). In Aleppo, for example, he is said to have commanded a district militia of at least 150 people, which belonged to the „Ghoraba-as-Sham“ group. The militia commanded by the accused is said to have controlled a district in the northeast of Aleppo. The militia is said to have plundered and captured, tortured and severely mistreated those who opposed it.“
Former General Harald Kujat (10): „But Aleppo will be a humanitarian catastrophe because terrorist groups have occupied this city, oppress the population and the regime, Assad regime, is trying to liberate it. […] Aleppo also has a key function in supplying the terrorist groups: Al-Qaeda, there Al-Nusra, occupy Aleppo and the IS. It is simply not the case that there the moderate groups are fighting against the Assad regime […]“.
Archbishop Jacques Behnan Hindo of Hassakè-Nisibi (11): „Western propaganda […] continues to speak of moderate rebels, but they do not exist: in the galaxy of armed groups the soldiers of the Syrian Liberation Army can only be found with a magnifying glass. All the others, apart from the IS, have joined together in the Al-Nusra front, an offshoot of Al-Kaida in Syria […] All this is very disturbing: this superpower is protesting 14 years after September 11 because the Russians are bombing Al-Kaida militias in Syria. What does that mean?“
Professor Theodore Postol (12): „This raises disturbing questions about how the U.S. political and military leadership concluded that the Syrian government was responsible for the alleged attack. It is particularly worrying that the WHR presents itself as a report with „very convincing“ findings and that numerous senior officials in the US administration expressed their views that the report was correct.
Professor Günter Meyer (13): „In 2007 […] Seymour Hersh uncovered that the USA, together with Israel and Saudi Arabia, was building a terrorist army to overthrow the governments in Damascus. Former French Foreign Minister Fabius also reported on British preparations in 2009 for a military attack on Syria. […] According to Western interpretations, the peaceful protests of the „Arab Spring“ in 2011 were crushed by the Assad regime with brutal violence. No mention was made of armed […] nor of „hidden massacres“ of security forces.
Scott Ritter (14): „The CIA’s training and equipment programme can be traced back to spring 2011 […] Covered by NATO air supremacy, fighters against the regime in Libya were able to gain control of large parts of the country. […] to divert weapons to Turkey, where they were handed over to rebel forces who had been fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since June 2011 […] from the Syrian branch of the Muslim Brotherhood“.
Professor Götz Aly (15): „Russia was able to persuade Turkey that the radical Islamic Al-Nusra Front (now disguised as the Fatah Al-Shame Front) and of course the IS will continue to be fought. For years both terrorist organizations were indirectly supplied with US and British weapons by Saudi Arabia, long supported directly by Turkey […] In the case of Syria our leading politicians (and many journalists) suffer from historical blindness and loss of reality.
Peter Scholl-Latour (16): „The situation in Syria itself would not be so explosive if support, money and above all weapons were not brought in from outside. It is significant, after all, that the insurgency areas of Hom are located directly on the Lebanese border […] then, on the other hand, Kilis, where the Turks […] have recently taken up position, and then Dara’a, the third point on the Jordanian border; one can also very easily dress a Jordanian soldier in a Syrian uniform and say that he is a Syrian soldier.
Karin Leukefeld (17): „The economic centres of Syria – which were located around Aleppo, Homs and Damascus – are largely destroyed. Syria had its own pharmaceutical industry, an excellent textile industry, a food industry and large grain reserves: everything was destroyed, plundered and sold to Turkey.
Professor Frieder Otto Wolf (18): „It is not fair to describe the conflict only from the perspective of the present opposition forces in Syria. One must also consider the long-term development and social forces there. The West has engaged here with Islamist forces, as it has already done in Afghanistan and Libya, with whom, I believe, no viable partnership is possible“.
Dr. Daniele Ganser (19): „Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Turkey, the British and the USA have wanted to overthrow Assad for years […] In scientific research one speaks of regime change, i.e. a coup. […] In order to overthrow Assad, his opponents supported radical Sunnis and today they form the IS.“
Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli (20): „Dear Mr. Hackl, your Investigative Department of ARD asked me a question in response to a publication by RT under the title: „Swedish doctors: Life saving measures of the White Helmets are posed and dangerous.“ In it I am interviewed […] as head of the Swedish medical organisation „Doctors for Human Rights“ (SWEDHR). […] numerous falsified „life-saving“ measures on presumably already dead children […]“.
Bishop Severios Malke Mourad, quoted (21): „According to his information during the recent attacks of the terror militia „Islamic State“ (IS) on northern Syrian Christian villages between three and four hundred Christians were kidnapped. In particular the Christian village Tell Tamer is of strategic importance for the IS-terrorists because of its proximity to the border, since it enables them to supply weapons via Turkey“.
Volker Bräutigam, Friedhelm Klinkhammer (22): „Program complaint: ARD-aktuell conceals opposing view of the Syrian war […] Archbishop Tobij’s report in the Italian parliament, after all one of the great political stages of the EU, would have been suitable to make the German audience aware of the pathetic hypocrisy of the Berlin government. He would also have made an explanation more for why Rome refused on 20 October to join further EU sanctions against Russia, as demanded by Cabinet Merkel.
Professor Götz Aly (23): „Contrary to what the initiators of the study […] would have us believe, not nearly 70 percent of those questioned fled Syria because of the Assad regime alone, but at most 20 percent […] Either the journalists responsible for the study are unwilling to check statistics, or they see themselves as propagandists […] Apart from the interpretation of the data, it is important to bear in mind that refugees seeking asylum in Germany know predominantly which answers are opportune and which are not“.
Federal Supreme Court (24): „[…] Offensive in the city of Aleppo in July 2012, the capture of the provincial capital Raqqa in March 2013, in cooperation with the ‚Jabhat al Nusra‘, the ‚Islamic State in Iraq and Syria‘ (ISIG) and other jihadist groups from the 4th century onwards. On August 4, 2013, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIG) and other jihadist groups took part in the offensive against Alawite mountain villages in the province of Latakia, in which numerous civilians were murdered, and in February 2014 in the attack on the central prison of Aleppo, in which the ‚Jabhat al Nusra‘ and other jihadist associations also participated.“.
Professor Michael Jabara Carley (25): „In fact, the Syrian Arab army is encircling the jihadists in Aleppo and pushing them towards the Turkish border to cut off their supply routes […] A turnaround is being welcomed everywhere except by the Western mainstream media […] The Obama administration has directly or indirectly supported ISIS and various branches of Al Qaeda in Syria“.
Dr. Daniele Ganser (26): „Yes, even the attack on Syria in 2011 was illegal. The attackers USA, Great Britain, France, Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have trained brutal gangs and equipped them with weapons and have been trying to overthrow President Assad since 2011, but they have not succeeded so far. These brutal gangs must be called terrorists, but the attackers use the word „moderate rebels“ to confuse the public.
Professor Günter Meyer, Hallertau.info (27): „Professor Meyer also referred to the „white helmets“ that were awarded the Alternative Peace Prize last year. They are actually a civil defence organisation of the Nusra Front in which hundreds of millions of dollars were invested from abroad. Nusra and IS are offshoots of the al Qaeda organization, which fought hard for some time and had meanwhile reconciled again. The Nusra fighters are the most brutal of all. The reports and photos of the rescue operations of the white helmets are often forged to manipulate the world.“
US Department of Defense (28): „That said, it’s primarily al-Nusra who holds Aleppo“. Al Nusra is the Syrian arm of Al Qaeda. Qaida therefore holds Aleppo or East Aleppo, according to the US military.
Professor Theodore Postol (29): „What is absolutely clear from the videos is that the location of the sarin delivery, from which the WHR proceeds, and the location where the mass victims would have had to appear if the sarin release had actually taken place, is in no way connected with the scenes of the victims shown in the other videos. The conclusion is obvious, the alleged attack as described in the White House Report has never occurred.“
Dr. Tim Anderson (book review by Jens Berger, 30): „However, a different picture emerges when Anderson painstakingly depicts how events in Syria have been massively reinterpreted and rewritten by a combination of Islamic fundamentalists, US geostrategists, Wahhabi Stone Age kingdoms, Western mainstream media and non-governmental organizations. […] The allegedly Syrian rebels come from over eighty countries.“
Professor Jörg Becker (31): „The public is wrongly and distortedly informed about the Middle East and, of course, the essential connections are not properly communicated. At the moment, almost everything one can imagine is wrong in Syria and Iraq reporting. […] The Saudi, Qatari and Turkish support of various Syrian rebel groups and the so-called Islamic state also remains unclear in the German media“.
Professor Günter Meyer (32): „[…] that the jihadists rejected the ceasefire from the beginning and that the civilian population is abused as a human shield. The extremists‘ snipers prevent the inhabitants of the besieged Eastern Aleppo from getting to safety via the corridors opened by the Russians. […] A defeat of the US-backed rebels in East Aleppo would be a huge humiliation for President Barack Obama. That’s why Washington is doing everything it can to prevent this.“
3rd Criminal Senate of the Stuttgart Higher Regional Court (33): „According to the Senate’s findings, since 2011 the „Ahrar al-Sham“, which can be classified as Salafist, has been striving for the goal of forcibly eliminating the government of Syrian President Assad and replacing it with an Islamic state under its leadership. To this end, the hierarchically structured unification carried out attacks against members of the Syrian army and security forces through its military units of up to 20,000 fighters – often in cooperation with the jihadist Al-Nusra front.
Dr. Kurt Gritsch (34): „Qatar supported the regime change in Syria. So Al Jazeera supported the anti-Assad discourse. The dictator let shoot at his own unarmed citizens. What did not fit into the picture was simply not broadcast. The former BBC war reporter Ali Hashem, now with Al Jazeera, had filmed armed men, Syrians and Lebanese in May 2011, who brought weapons from Lebanon to Syria.“
Professor Günter Meyer (35): „There are no funnels of such bombs anywhere, there are no splinters, everything indicates that small, splinter-free explosive devices were used here. […] This means that the only ones who had an interest in it were the rebels, and here we have the Islamists, who also had one of their headquarters exactly in this place. That is, a false-flag attack with the sole aim of blaming the Syrian regime. This calculation worked out.
Atlantic Council, summary in Telepolis (36): „An American think tank explains how the al-Qaida militias exercise their power in areas already conquered […] Meanwhile it has become known that the two jihadists/salafist groups al-Nusra and Ahrar al-Sham have committed all other militias in Aleppo to the Sharia. It is important to add: their form of Sharia understanding.“
Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli (37): „The three children subjected to ‚life-saving‘ procedures in the second video were eventually dead, and the cause of death -that according to the White helmets video would be attributed to chlorine gas- has been disputed by other medical opinions independently of the assessments by the Swedish doctors mentioned in the SWEDHR reports. […] the health-status in reference to the above mentioned child could be instead attributed to drug overdose, likely opiates. […] war-criminal behaviour represented by the misuse of dead children with propaganda aims.“
Professor Marcello Ferrada de Noli (38): „[…] In the midst of the emotional visual language of the video of the white helmets, which showed numerous fake „life-saving“ measures on presumably already dead children, nobody had the idea to question their authenticity. Wouldn’t this have been a unique opportunity for the ARD verification team? […] you would have come across numerous articles in which I have already set out my conclusions about the unethical manipulation for propaganda purposes by the white helmets…“.
Professor Günter Meyer (39): „[…] Clinton is still calling for the establishment of a no-fly zone. The destruction of the Syrian air force bases by cruise missiles is planned for this purpose. Now that Russia has installed numerous defence systems against ballistic missiles in Syria, this military intervention by the USA would inevitably lead to a direct military confrontation between the two nuclear powers. It remains to be seen whether Clinton will actually accept this or whether he will just bluff.
Professor Reinhard Merkel (40): „This strategy is a variant of what has been called „democratic interventionism“ since the invasion of Iraq ten years ago: the pursuit of a regime change by military means for the purpose of establishing democratic rule. In Iraq, the invaders did this themselves. […] What is happening in Syria is what appears to be a milder form of intervention […] In any case, the interveners assume the supposed and absurd role of the innocent“.
Peter Scholl-Latour (41): „If you look at how one-sided the local media, from TAZ to Welt, report on the events in Ukraine, then you can really report on a disinformation on a large scale, flanked by the technical possibilities of the digital age, then you can only state that globalization has led to a sad provincialization in the media world. Similar things have happened and continue to happen in Syria and other trouble spots.“
University of Heidelberg, Kolloqium 2009 (before the war, 42): „The Near East is perceived as a conflict region in Europe. In Syria, on the other hand, which is occasionally counted as a „rogue state“ in the West, a large number of peoples and religious communities have been living peacefully together for a long time. […] „In no other country of this region do so many different peoples live with different religions and languages as in Syria,“ explains Prof. Dr. Werner Arnold.
Professor Günter Meyer (43): „Immediately after the terrorist attacks of al Qaeda in 2001, the US government planned to change the regimes in Syria and six other Islamic countries. Since 2006, the U.S., with its political influence on the Gulf states, has promoted Assad’s overthrow by financing media campaigns and training terrorists.“
Professor Eva Myrdal (44): „DN.se writes that  tanks rolled into the central parts of Damascus and demonstrations began after Friday prayer. Exactly on that day […] for family reasons we drove four times through the centre of Damascus in a taxi […] and we see no demonstrations, no military vehicles, no policemen. […] Friends from Baniyas […] about what is happening in the small industrial town on the coast: ‚We don’t know who they are. They come here on motorcycles and are masked in black.'“.
Professor Tim Hayward, via SWPRS (45): „Professor Tim Hayward of Edinburgh University yesterday published a secret OPCW report. It says that a staging by militias is the „only plausible explanation“ for the alleged poison gas attack of April 2018 in the Syrian Douma. The report seems to definitively refute the Douma narrative circulated by transatlantic media and experts, which claimed a Syrian attack. Already before this, considerable doubts arose on the basis of testimonies.“
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This english version is an automatic translation with the DeepL translator.
Original (German): „Abgerichtet wie Hunde„.