Today’s Flash Back Friday comes from Episode 69, originally published in January 2012.
Join Jason Hartman and film director, Jeff Warrick as they discuss subliminal messaging in our culture. Are we really brainwashed? Many, of course, call this a conspiracy theory, but Jeff feels the real conspiracy is in how nearly all of the media outlets are owned by five companies, who all seem to work in conjunction with one another and all share board of directors.
Jeff’s research for the documentary, “Programming the Nation?” found many instances of subliminal messaging, including in a presidential campaign ad in 2000 for George W. Bush, and Disney films and marketing ads, just to name a few. To learn more, listen at: www.HolisticSurvival.com/podcast. Jeff Warrick talks about how subliminal messaging is clearly being used in many ways. The U.S. Army has psychological operations units that have the capability of broadcasting such messages from a plane to influence people’s behavior. According to the late Wilson Bryan Key, this happened in Waco and was also used to force Manuel Noriega out of the Vatican compound in Panama City. Influencing behaviors can also be done by planting false stories, innocuous words in ads, music, and other propaganda. The documentary doesn’t explore why subliminal messaging is used, but it explores how it has been purportedly used throughout the years and sheds some light on the amount of misinformation out there today regarding this subject, based on recent studies that prove subliminal messaging is effective at least to a small extent.
Jeff Warrick founded Ignite Productions in 2002 to create revolutionary and thought provoking entertainment. He graduated from UC Santa Cruz in 2000 with a double major in Film and Literature, and his screenwriting accomplishments include two original scripts that advanced to the top 5% in the Nicholl Fellowships in 2003 and 2005. With over 10 years of experience with print and web-related media, he is also responsible for dozens of successful marketing, graphic design, multi-media, and technical support related campaigns. He directed “Programming the Nation?” as his personal mission to determine if these manipulative tactics have succeeded, or if subliminal programming belongs in the category of urban legend.