US Propaganda in Korea Exposes American TV as Social Engineering Tool

Tony Cartalucci
Activist Post

When Wired published its article, “The Plot to Free North Korea with Smuggled Episodes of ‘Friends,’” it probably hoped that its impressionable, politically ignorant audience would not pick up on the underlying facts and their implications, and simply see a “cute” anecdote poking fun at the besieged East Asian country while inflating their own sense of unwarranted cultural superiority.

What they missed, of course, is the fact that the program peddled by Wired as the work of “the North Korea Strategy Center and its 46-year-old founder, Kang Chol-hwan,” is in fact funded and organized instead by the US State Department.

Indeed, the North Korea Strategy Center is partnered directly with the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the US Department of State, the US State Department’s Radio Free Asia propaganda network, and the US State Department’s National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a de facto “department of regime change” backed by Wall Street’s Fortune 500, solely for the interests of Wall Street’s Fortune 500.

Readers of Wired’s latest, long-winded spin on US-backed sedition abroad also most likely missed the fact that if TV shows from America are considered a tool for social engineering in North Korea, they are most likely being used as a tool of social engineering in the United States as well. The degradation of American culture, the family, and weakening of local communities, versus the growing centralized dominance of corporate-financier monopolies and their increasingly draconian police and surveillance state is a direct result of this.

Wired would admit in their article that:

Kang likens the USB sticks to the red pill from The Matrix: a mind-altering treatment that has the power to shatter a world of illusions. “When North Koreans watch Desperate Housewives, they see that Americans aren’t all war-loving imperialists,” Kang says. “They’re just people having affairs or whatever. They see the leisure, the freedom. They realize that this isn’t the enemy; it’s what they want for themselves. It cancels out everything they’ve been told. And when that happens, it starts a revolution in their mind.”

Indeed, convincing a population to be self-absorbed moral and social degenerates is “mind-altering;” however, it has little or nothing to do with the pursuit of freedom. The weakness sown amongst populations encouraged to break up first their families, then their local communities, is tantamount to a domestic military campaign of sociopolitical “divide and conquer.” Local communities that are incapable of organizing themselves, because individuals themselves are incapable of building families, reduces the potential of competitors rising up and challenging the status quo established by Wall Street and Washington.

More importantly, it encourages servile dependency on a particular type of consumerist paradigm perfected and exclusively dominated by Western interests that best feeds the sort of self-absorbed behavior endlessly promoted across Western media.

Essentially, NKSC is not working to “free” anyone. Instead, they are working to corral North Koreans out of one cage, and into another. Some might argue this “other cage” is more comfortable, but it is still a cage nonetheless. It is not done for any altruistic purpose, but simply to enroll millions more from yet another region of the planet into Wall Street’s global-spanning, unsustainable, exploitative consumerist paradigm – one which strangles the environment, society, and individuals.

How can NKSC Show People the “Truth” if it Can’t Even be Honest About Who is Behind its Work?

It is also a consumerist paradigm admittedly being built up and sustained with US taxpayers’ money, through the US State Department whose mission is allegedly to represent the American people and their best interests, but which is instead demonstrably imposing US corporate-financier interests on other people, through tricks when possible, and through force when necessary.

Wired’s article, like many others it has written to spin what is essentially colonialism 2.0, is meant to give readers a sense of moral superiority over the West’s many perceived enemies.

That Wired never mentions the US State Department’s role in this particular propaganda campaign illustrates that not only are people being manipulated, they are being manipulated through an extraordinarily dishonest campaign. Would Kang’s sedition be as palatable to North Koreans if they knew it was in fact fully funded, supported, and even the creation of the US State Department? Would that bolster Kang’s allegations that North Korea is unreasonably paranoid regarding American designs to subvert, destroy, and overrun the nation? Or does the fact that his work is fully underwritten by the US State Department undermine entirely the lies he uses to defend it?

When offering “freedom” to others, truth and transparency is essential. The ill-informed or misinformed cannot make truly honest decisions about their future. If North Korea’s crime is deceiving its people about the state of the world beyond its borders, than Kang and the North Korea Strategy Center’s campaign to show them the “true world” with propaganda funded by the US State Department – a fact never mentioned by Kang and the NKSC – is just as deceptive.

As is often said, two wrongs don’t make a right – and that’s if one foolishly assumes the US State Department is seeking to make a right in the first place.

Tony Cartalucci, Bangkok-based geopolitical researcher and writer, especially for the online magazineNew Eastern Outlook”, where this article first appeared.


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10 Comments on "US Propaganda in Korea Exposes American TV as Social Engineering Tool"

  1. If you see humans as cows, nations as ranches, and governments as cowboys managing those ranches, which are owned by bankers, then this is just a bit of fence-moving. The human herd will all still be treated like cows to be milked for taxes and profits, but with one-fewer of those inconvenient sub-ranches to deal with.

  2. You know Jews openly brag about how they created Hollywood, the American Dream, and how they control the media and government. Let’s accept reality. The purveyors of the Hollywood mind control and social engineering are predominantly Jewish. Us non-Jews are just goyim put here on Earth to serve them. That’s what their religious texts tell them.

  3. The propaganda technique went to a quantum leap as of May 10th, 2012.

    U.S. media is mandated and subject to section 501 of the National Defense Authorization Act. It legalizes a longstanding federal law that made it illegal for the US Department of State to share domestically the internally-authored news stories sent to American-operated outlets broadcasting around the globe.

    In other words they could use propaganda everywhere but here on US soil against Americans. It’s section 501 of the NDAA. It overturns the Smith-Mundt Act. It abolishes the stipulation that the U.S. Had to leave it’s propaganda just overseas. It now allows the government to use propaganda on it’s own citizens. People here criticize Russia, China and North Korea because their media is state run. Well now, since May 10, 2012 the USA’s is too!

    http://rt.com/usa/smith-mundt-domestic-propaganda-121/

    http://www.businessinsider.com/ndaa-legalizes-propaganda-2012-5#ixzz2Y7KbYyr1

    “Movies SHOULD be to entertain NOT to influence. News SHOULD be to inform NOT to spread propaganda. Governments SHOULD be there to assist NOT take over. MAN is here to bring change NOT to sit back and be changed.
    #WorldWideWakeUp”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYUUxIoFsDQ

    The self-declared champions of so-called “free markets” cannot tolerate a “free market of information.”

  4. N. Korea has it’s own brand of social engineering; it’s called 25 year hard labor.
    I’ll keep the Jewish anyday…….Islamic lands, which are in general, opposed to Jewish people and those Islamic lands almost invariably do not allow TV as we know it and yet those very same lands are some of the most violent places of oppression, honor killings, woman enslaving raping environments in our entire world.
    Yes, Tv and Movies are an excellent tool for social engineering and have been used that way but anyone can use that same tool……..make a movie, convince people to watch it and wait for it to take affect

    • Truman Golden | March 22, 2015 at 5:23 am | Reply

      LOL, another brainwashed uncritical goy. Or maybe just a hasbara doing his bit for the Zionist entity.

  5. Truman Golden | March 22, 2015 at 5:21 am | Reply

    We should help the spun of Satan go with their daddy.

  6. Ruth Gauthier | March 22, 2015 at 11:09 pm | Reply

    This has been understood since the 1950’s. The problem is people perfer a lie to the truth.

    • Little Feather | October 9, 2016 at 12:26 am | Reply

      Dem’s, lib’s and minorities prefer lies…..yes. And they listen to them and are brain-washed into BELIEVING them. Its called Media…..the best brain-washers.

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