TED Talk Parody Shows How Easy It Is To Brainwash Us With Formulas

By Vic Bishop

Subliminal messages in advertising are but one tool available to public relations and propaganda professionals to manufacture consent, create unanimity, and encourage group-think. The use of formulas, scripts and rehearsals are also integral parts of the production process, and a look at how easily a formula can influence our perception of the information being presented shows us just how easy it is to be duped by well-presented nonsense.

TED Talks are ubiquitous on the Internet, and their comfortably predictable formula lends them instant credibility. The well-produced, important sounding speeches featuring seemingly ordinary people with “Big” ideas have become a source of wisdom and knowledge, as important to our culture as 24-hour news pundits and Snopes.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) produced a TED Talk parody video which hilariously exposes the formula that gives TED so much of its instant credibility, while showing how ‘thought leaders’ are created by the magic of media production.

Throughout modern media, mainstream news and television, well-groomed presenters, who are really actors, are trained to use language, pause, inflection, volume, suspense, drama, and emotion to instruct you how to receive a message. This is rehearsed and perfected so that you only see the final confident and authoritative performance.

Group-think doesn’t just happen. Conformity of thought and deed are cultural implants, brought into being by clever marketers, psychological change makers, and script writers. The TED formula works, and pretty much anyone can copy it; and in the era of fake news and intense propaganda, it’s no longer acceptable to take media at face value.
Given the nature of the human mind, most people are unaware enough to separate the information being presented from the way in which it is intended to be received. Furthermore, much of what is presented to us as live broadcasting is actually well planned, well thought out, well rehearsed and well designed to not only plant ideas in our society, but to shape how we feel about those ideas.

Here, Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change offers insight into how this actually works in media organizations like The Huffington Post, telling of his invitation to a ‘live’ broadcast which turned out to be taped, rehearsed and well manicured before being presented to the public as if it were truly live.

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Vic Bishop is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com and OffgridOutpost.com Survival Tips blog. He is an observer of people, animals, nature, and he loves to ponder the connection and relationship between them all. A believer in always striving to becoming self-sufficient and free from the matrix, please track him down on Facebook.

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10 Comments on "TED Talk Parody Shows How Easy It Is To Brainwash Us With Formulas"

  1. Westcoastliberal | March 22, 2017 at 6:55 pm | Reply

    Great piece. Thanks for highlighting this.

  2. Now tune into CBS tonight to realize every one of the tactics.

  3. Paul Mitchell | March 23, 2017 at 12:51 pm | Reply

    I couldn’t agree more. After months of receiving email notifications of new TED talks I finally got totally grossed out by the blatant technocratic/globalists agenda in the talks. Ha, ha, I literally just this morning cancelled my notification subscription. Good work Activist Post.

  4. Really good article and so true!! But I missed it, what does TED stand for?
    I know the premise of this story is absolutely true. Everything on screen, even so-called live broadcasts, commercials or movies, is staged to support & enhance the subliminal message. They do studies of people watching the screen to see where the eyes of viewers are focused. Did you know your ? are being directed to look at what they want you to see? Lighting is another trick: like a subtle, imperceptible strobe effect to alter your brain chemistry thru light and produce emotion and other desired responses. It’s all geared to your psychological perception!
    When I do watch TV I often look at the background rather than the point I’m being directed to focus on just to keep from being systematized.

  5. Be A Freeman | March 23, 2017 at 3:32 pm | Reply

    Thank you for this! I will share this far and wide!

    We the people have woken up, and no longer accept the lies and illusions cast upon us!


    The American kleptocracy (a government ruled by thieves) continues to suck the American people down a rabbit hole into a parallel universe in which the Constitution is meaningless, the government is all-powerful, and the citizenry is powerless to defend itself against government agents who steal, spy, lie, plunder, kill, abuse and generally inflict mayhem and sow madness on everyone and everything in their sphere.

    • Well, aren’t you the cheerful one ?

      So, what is your offering of a solution since your good insight is mostly know by all of us? I offer this…

      Look at your own life as being an agent of change that will help carry water. Attend any meeting that affects the life and livelihood of you and yours…PTA, city and county councils, school boards, anything on Agenda 21, flouride, cell towers, vacinations, land annexation, etc. We need to be like the white blood cells of our bodies. They go and fight infection at the site to the benefit of the whole body.

  6. “The well-produced, important sounding speeches featuring seemingly ordinary people with “Big” ideas have become a source of wisdom and knowledge, as important…”

    Never seen one.

  7. AnotherLover | March 25, 2017 at 5:11 am | Reply

    I’d like to hear that talk clipped up with some auto-tone or whatever. Get some classical music parts to match the tone of the talk.

  8. Beware of the CBC. It was compromised long ago.

  9. I just discovered this site. But my link to it will be removed due to the sorry ads I’m drowning in here. So sad. To be clear, The issue isn’t the ads per se. They indicate strongly the potential for compromise, unless the org is pseudo progressive to start with.

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