By Rachel WRITESIDE BLONDE
Mockingbird: any of several songbirds of the New World family “Mimidae.” The common, or northern, mockingbird is well known as a mimic: it has been known to imitate the songs of 20 or more species within 10 minutes. (Britannica.com, accessed 10/9/2022)
A beautiful newscaster brushes her dark, shoulder length hair. She sits at her make up table in the studio with lights beaming onto her face, her gaze into the mirror. Set neatly in front of her is a collection of makeup brushes. She clutches one and gently pulls her hair back to apply powder to her face. Once finished, she confidently walks to the news desk, her notes prepared and waiting for her as she takes her seat. She exchanges a few effronteries with her colleagues and the countdown begins. 5…she checks that her mic is secure. 4…her hands find her hair and smooth out the leftover fly-aways. 3…she wipes the corners of her mouth and any excess lipstick away. 2…she sits up straight, her piercing stare finds its way to the camera. 1…it’s showtime.
She boldly reads from the teleprompter in her most assertive camera-ready voice.
On the other side of the screen is a working mother half listening, feverishly making a lunch for her kid who hates the school lunch that day, fish sticks. It’s a construction worker watching from his brief morning stop at the coffee shop before heading to the job site. It’s the businessmen and women during the daily commute to the office. It’s you. It’s me.
The news is our sense of truth, our sense of reality. In an instant, what we hear on the news can evoke feelings of pride, happiness, or excitement. But it can just as easily fill us with life-changing fear resulting in a societal shift, in what feels like our whole existence. If an entity wanted to take over a country, it wouldn’t be hard, knowing the impact of the information shared by the news and its effect on a population. “Information…knowledge is power. If you can control the information, you can control people.” Author Tom Clancy has said.
The information can be modified easily now too. What once was a legitimate top level news report, or a homemade video created by a concerned citizen can be scrubbed in a matter of minutes online. This blatant censorship leaves many to wonder if what they just observed with their own eyes was nothing more than an unchecked imagination. Witnesses are made to look insane. Researchers run short on sources of truth. “Fact checkers” on social media sites, funded largely by special interest groups, have become prominent and corroborate whatever reality is being pushed that week.
Every day, from what seems like everywhere, we are inundated with “news.” Yet despite all the information, no one has been able to come to any sensible conclusion. It seems two very different realities have emerged depending on what side of the political fence you stand. As a result, families have been torn apart and close friends have become strangers.
Was this done by design? Could it be this confusion was propagated by an agency within our own country? It’s not as far-fetched as it might seem. After all, it was William Casey, the Central Intelligence Agency director from 1981-1987, who stated in 1981, “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.” And it was the Inaugural CIA director, Wm Colby, who asserted the purpose of the CIA’s Project Mockingbird was to spread disinformation through the media in America, which included television, newspapers, as well as magazines. “The CIA even ran a formal training program in the 1950s to teach its agents to be journalists,” Carl Bernstein, an American journalist well-studied on the CIA’s relationship with media, wrote in a 1977 Rolling Stones article. To better understand the organization, it’s necessary to revisit its inception.
During World War II, a spy organization known as the Office of Strategic Services was created and served as the precursor for the CIA. Once the war was over, President Harry Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947, officially forming the Central Intelligence Agency. The purpose of the CIA, the public was told, “was to fight communism in the world’s shadows and back alleys, from Bangkok to Berlin.” (George Magazine, “The CIA – 50 Years of Success, Scandals, and Sabotage,” James Risen, October 1997) Behind closed doors, however, was a different story.
Many have heard the whispers of CIA corruption throughout the years. Though shrouded in secrecy, Americans seem to have a clear assessment of the agency, manufactured from what they’ve seen on TV or heard in the movies. Much less of the population would be aware of two programs carried out in the wake of WWII, created in conjunction with the birth of the CIA.
Operation Paperclip and Operation Mockingbird. Two programs connected surreptitiously. Operation Paperclip’s mission was to covertly aid in the assimilation and protect the identities of many top Nazi officials after WWII, an estimated 55,000 of them. These Nazis were not only allowed to enter the United States in droves but were integrated comfortably into our society.
Operation Mockingbird‘s mission? To inject disinformation into American media outlets without the public finding out. To start the program, the CIA used approximately 400 of these new American (Nazi) “citizens” to carry out the initial stages of Mockingbird. For more than 7 decades, Americans have been subject to CIA influence in our media, despite its repeated ability to walk back accusations of the stealthy connection in the name of maintaining secrecy.
The CIA’s justification for spreading disinformation may have initially been in the name of safety, like most freedom-weakening programs. It’s easy to sell evil when it’s packaged as necessary for the country’s well-being. That argument, however, should have been null and void upon the USSR, and thereby the “Red Scare,” being dissolved. Yet, the CIA continued its connection to the media well after that and even expanded on it in the case of Hollywood (more on this in future issues).
And one might suggest the journalists were merely an insurance policy for the CIA, a way to quickly sweep up any brewing negativity about the agency and brush it under the rug before major reputational damage. Considering the amount of journalists on the CIA payroll from all branches of media, which was estimated at one point to be around 400 on the low end, one has to ask, “Did the CIA really need that many journalists just for damage control?” Or was there, perhaps, more at play all along?
It was Adolf Hitler’s former bodyguard, Otto Scorzeny, who stated on his deathbed, “What we are taught about history in American schools is not history, but a fairy tale. Better yet, it is propaganda designed to hoodwink an unsuspecting society about its true heritage and the treasonous acts and sabotage that were conceived to bring about a New World Order. You are about to learn the real identities of those who have infiltrated your nation on behalf of secret societies intent on bringing about the total slavery of mankind.”
Subversion is the process by which enemies infiltrate a country with the goal of slowly changing its culture, weakening it over time, to the point when it is unrecognizable. The process is done by inserting anti-American propaganda and as a result, Americans begin to despise their own heritage. Divided, they question their history. Ideas that once seemed preposterous become mainstream, not in the name of social justice like the subverters advertise, no. It is done in the name of destabilizing the very fabric holding the country together. The quickest and easiest way to subvert a country is by gaining control of the media and controlling what citizens hear on the radio, see on television, and read in the newspapers.
In 1961, President Kennedy said, “For we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence, on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific, and political operations. Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried, not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”
The speech addressed the media’s responsibility to ensure professionalism, to maintain our national security by not revealing secrets that would give our enemies the upper hand. But it accomplished something else. It laid out, in great detail, the enemy we are up against.
We’ve heard the rebuttal “but if THAT were true, wouldn’t it be in the news?” Given what we now know of the history of subversion, the CIA, and the cooperation of the media, the answer to the aforementioned question is a resounding no. Our media is, and has been for some time, complicit.
It’s generally human nature to side with whatever information is first fed to us. A wise man once stated, “It’s easier to fool someone than to convince them they were fooled.” Therefore, when the media tells us the New World Order that was planned for us is nothing more than a conspiracy theory, it is even more difficult to convince people that it is, in fact, real. Perhaps you, the reader of this article, have found yourself disagreeing, though you have no other reason for disagreeing other than what you heard on the news. This confusion is exactly what the media and all the puppeteers (subverters) behind it want.
Another tactic used frequently is done by accusing a target of exactly what those on the offense are engaged in. Want to ensure no one finds out about your propaganda program? Accuse the other side of releasing propaganda. Need to make sure no one finds out your game plan? Circulate an article stating exactly what your game plan is, only have the roles reversed. By the time anyone catches on to the truth, the damage has been done, the grave has been dug. One only needs to look back at the last two years of media releases to see this phenomenon, the inaccuracies. They are countless.
At George, we seek to expose these inaccuracies, to paint the true picture no matter what political side was “right” or “wrong.” Political parties do not matter anymore for good, and evil existed in both parties. Americans are yearning for the truth, and we will get the truth. We will come together again, and we will be united once more.
A mockingbird imitates other birds. Our mockingbird media has been mimicking one another, singing a reused melody that’s out of tune with Americans, our culture, and our foundation. It’s time to break the chain of bondage and the first link we must liberate from is the propaganda machine known as the mainstream “mockingbird” media.
“Without debate, without criticism, no Administration and no country can succeed, and no Republic can survive.” President John F. Kennedy
Sheila Holm, Author of “For the Sake of America IV”
Operation Paperclip News Release:
Proof the CIA put out disinformation:
Proof CIA and journalists still collaborate as of 2012
Tricia Jenkins book, “The CIA in Hollywood”
Carl Bernstein Paper featured in Rolling Stone:
Idaho Observer 2007 Article about Otto Scorzeny
George Magazine, “The CIA – 50 Years of Success, Scandals, and Sabotage,” James Risen, October 1997