Employees of a construction company contracted by Newtown to demolish Sandy Hook Elementary School must sign non-disclosure agreements before commencing work on the project, scheduled to begin October 21. The contracts reserve the right to pursue legal action against workers who publicly discuss what might be observed as the 57-year-old structure is leveled. Penalties also apply to employee attempts at removing any physical remains from the site.
Francine Wheeler (Lobis), the mother of 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler who authorities say was killed alongside 25 others at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012, is also a professional musician and actor.
Wheeler is a member of “The Dream Jam Band,” a group of “five musicians from the Northeast who,” according to their website, “write and play an eclectic collection of original music for children of all ages young and old [sic].”
In this brief email an individual attending university observes faculty hypocrisy and student anger when attempting to discuss and understand the most significant event in recent world history.
(Received October 6, 2013)
To: James Tracy
By Vivian Lee*
(Time Sensitive: The following article was submitted October 5, 2013. The contributor wishes to point out that specific features of the referenced Wikipedia articles assessed herein are subject to uncertain change without the author’s control or public notice.)
“Let’s convict the son-of-a-bitch in the press. That’s the way it’s done.”-President Richard Nixon
(September 26, 2013)
Guest: Professor James Tracy of [censored] University and MemoryHoleBlog, who has been plagued by the mainstream media and by his own university administration for raising questions about the recent Navy Yard shooting, the Sandy Hook massacre, and other questionable events.
Over ninety years ago political analyst Walter Lippmann noted how the masses overwhelmingly rely on subjective views–“the pictures in our heads,” or what he termed “stereotypes”–to make sense of the world. “The stereotype,” Edward Bernays elaborated, “is the basis of a large part of the work of the public relations counsel.”
These views mirror those of an elite class that Lippmann and Bernays were pleased to serve—an elite that, taken as a whole, now retains several thousand such minds throughout government and the private sector. As these social scientists and public relations technicians proceed under the broadly-held assumption that as more “qualified” parties are enfranchised to enact realpolitik, the public must necessarily be condemned to flounder in Plato’s cave.
Early on September 18 James Tracy posted several videos, photos and other materials, most of which were emailed to him by MHB readers concerning the September 16 DC Navy Yard shooting incident. No discernible claims or arguments were made regarding what took place at Navy Yard, only attempted descriptions of the items posted.
The observations captured here emerged in preparation for a September 13 interview on Iran’s Press TV.
It is now becoming increasingly clear to the broader public that the so-called “War on Terror”–the latest chapter of which involves destabilization and proposed military action against Syria–constitutes a twelve-year-old effort to wage never-ending war abroad while maintaining a massive psychological warfare campaign on the citizenry back home.
Barack Obama’s fervent drive for yet more war carries a number of important lessons in terms of propaganda and the extent to which the “progressive left” literati can be persuaded to jump on the homicidal bandwagon.
The forces behind Syria’s destabilization have employed an array of public relations maneuvers to sway public sentiment and hone in on the support of key constituencies, including credentialed intellectuals and opinion leaders.