Again, the response from "jlaw172364" was waaaay more logical than the troll attacks I endure on this board.
Not entirely correct, as I see things from studying psyops for 7 years but....
jlaw172364 wrote:Hugh, we are probably in violent agreement on the general premises of government / entertainment nexus. I merely doubted that they cared enough about the Catlett woman to name the heroinne of the Hunger Games to divert non-existent public attention from her.
Psyoperator culture is pre-emptive, pro-active, and projects their worst-case fears of 'instability' on to their careerist work which mandates that NO subversive keyword/theme gets traction among the plebes and takes off to be yet another ongoing problem to be masked with decoys.
So, yes, they "care enough about the Catlett woman's" imminent demise and epitaph effect of reviving Cold War suppression of female activists which can interfere with female recruiting, the Holy Grail since the 1990s confirmation of the superior female brain for intelligence amplified by the now-permanent global war for oil.
But there are multiple reasons for the keyword name with "Cat." Obviously.
There's the sexy image imposed on female military recruits to assuage their egos.
There's the meme of the quiet graceful feline stalker of prey.
There's the past media portrayals of 'Batman's' female alter-ego, 'Cat Woman', operating in 'The Dark.'
Your assertion that Hollywood's primary goal is to consume attentional bandwith is correct.
But there's much more going on in these time-wasting scripts than just running down the leisure-time clock!
Conditioning, indoctrination, mnemonic direction and misdirection.
I think the primary purposes of Hollywood are as follows:
1. Circuses for the public, meaning an attractive opiate diversion to waste public time otherwise spent agitating for a larger share of the wealth pie; instead of a Soviet style forced propaganda, the propaganda is sold itself as being a "fun" "cool" thing to do with "free" time. The primary purpose is attract an audience, one that will pay. Rather than the state subsidizing the propaganda, the audience is swindled into paying for its own drugging;
Actually, I think of all of those are tied together. I think the demoralization and degradation through the exhibition of self-destructive behaviors is a side-effect. People, in aggregate, are attracted to sex and death.
But the biggest thing that Hollywood does is waste people's time and colonize the public discourse. People can't talk about how they are being enslaved if they're too busy talking about some celeb, UNLESS their enslavement is so painful and obvious that they can no longer ignore it.
The fictionalization of Everything Important to Know serves to muddle the mass mind like nothing else. And there are FEW movies, if any, that are really "subversive."
I mean, there are plenty of movies that are actually subversive, aside from those that are billed as subversive, but the point is, the audience is still sitting there stupified, watching. It's really about making people addicted to being spectators.
Deterring shows of force and psyops of the "inevitability" type promote Learned Helplessness to prevent what Duesenberry taught about visibility as a force magnifier called "The Demonstration Principle"...back during the 1960s um demonstrations. You know the decoy as 'Doonesbury.'
Real life is risky. Getting involved is risky. And look what happens every time someone protests? They get arrested or worse. Better to stay on the sidelines, accept your lot, and occupy your free time with fun and games. Life is too short to risk premature death trying to obtain something you may think you actually deserve.
I don't think the CIA exercises monolithic, micromanaging control over the industry[./quote]
Bottom line control-
What gets released and when. That's what They control.
And this system has been in place for many many decades. So you get people indoctrinated and easily complicit to serve as agenda conduits-
I also think that what you might assume is CIA control, is actually right-wing Hollywood executives (and they're all right-wing) toadying up to the people who actual do all the unsavory killing and black ops that allow them to make their profits. The executives know they wouldn't be multi-millionaires without continuous black ops, so they make a lot of movies that are basically love letters to the black ops community, which in turn makes for easier recruitment, as bright young men see black ops operatives repeatedly being rewarded with sex with beautiful women, an initiation into a world of secrets, having an endless expense account, etc.
But the scientific socialization towards armed warfare and class warfare are recent modifications of what preceded in history-
And of course, society (independent of the CIA) has always conditioned men to want to be warriors. That's as old as time. Men are expendable because a handful will suffice to reproduce the population, and so the rest must be occupied or disposed of somehow.
Much agreement here but a distinction as to 'agency'....