The 1967 Prisoner Episodes and the Modern Art of Persuasion

The Prisoner Episodes and the Art of Persuasion

Excerpt From: A Note on the Mighty Wurlitzer – Anatomy of Modern Propaganda Techniques

An ominously prescient depiction of the more advanced state of behavior control and social engineering is in the allegorical British television series of 1967 titled ‘The Prisoner‘. Watch online here. Its seventeen episodes masterfully enacted many of the psychological techniques of social engineering, behavior manipulation at both conscious and subliminal levels, voluntary and involuntary mass persuasion, and psychotropically induced mind control as in CIA’s MK ULTRA, spanning the gamut in theories drawn from Aldous Huxley’s ‘Brave New World‘ to George Orwell’s ‘1984‘, and from Plato’s ‘The Republic‘ to Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince‘. Many of these “soft” (altering the sense of perception) as well as “hard” (altering the brain chemistry) mind/behavior control techniques at macro social levels appear to be in actual play in the West today. See for instance: ‘The Sovereign Man is the Real Prisoner‘, which quotes from the FBI’s Counterterrorism Analysis report titled ‘Sovereign Citizens – A Growing Domestic Threat to Law Enforcement‘, the tortuous statement: “The FBI considers sovereign-citizen extremists as comprising a domestic terrorist movement,”. Anyone – who is not entirely stripped of commonsense and their powers of observation that is – can easily witness that to think independently from the herd, to resist manipulation, to challenge official narratives, is almost getting to be typecast as being an “unmutual” committing “thought crimes”, a “conspiracy theorist” exhibiting signs of “mental illness”, a “terrorist” working against the “greater common good”, etc. See Anatomy of Conspiracy Theory for how it has been orchestrated in plainsight under various guises from national security imperatives to academic eruditeness. Draconian behavior conformance of the individual for the “greater common good” is now directly visible even to the most blind at the US-UK Airports where the majority of travelers, more than 99 percent, willingly subject themselves to the false choice between X-ray radiation or pat-down molestation without a murmur of protest. See Body-scan Alert – Not Suffering Indignities at Airports ( http://tinyurl.com/airportbodyscan ). Watch it here. Today, fact and fiction have been merged to such an alarming degree with adept perception control that to be able to rationally separate them, to tell what is mere imagery of the Mighty Wurlitzer vs. the actual interconnected causal reality of statecraft, can be as uncongenial to the cognitive mind as depicted by Plato for the prisoners bred in the underground cave since birth (see Book VII, The Republic, page 300 book PDF).

Episode 01 Arrival

Episode 02 Chimes of Big Ben

Episode 03 ABC

Episode 04 Free For All

Episode 05 The Schizoid Man

Episode 06 The General

Episode 07 Many Happy Returns

Episode 08 Dance Of The Dead

Episode 09 Checkmate

Episode 10 Hammer Into Anvil

Episode 11 It’s Your Funeral

Episode 12 – A Change Of Mind

Episode 13 Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

Episode 14 – Living In Harmony

Episode 15 – The Girl Who Was Death

Episode 16 Once Upon a Time

Episode 17 Fall Out


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