By Howard Nema
“The War of the Worlds” was performed as a Halloween episode of the Mercury Theatre on October 30, 1938, and aired over the CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) radio network.
Directed and narrated by Orson Welles, the episode was an adaptation of futurist, H.G. Welles 1898 novel the War of the Worlds. The first two thirds of the 60 minute broadcast were presented as a series of simulated news bulletins without commercials, which suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion by Martians was actually occurring. Compounding the issue was the fact that the Mercury Theatre show ran without commercial breaks, adding to the program’s realism.
In the days following the adaptation, however, there was widespread outrage by the public and the media leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the broadcast and calls for regulation by the FCC. The psyop worked. America was petrified by a fictitious story.
Many listeners heard only a portion of the broadcast and mistook it for a genuine news broadcast. Frantic people were arming themselves and preparing for an invasion from mars.
Newspapers reported that mass panic ensued, with people across the Northeastern United States and Canada fleeing their homes. Paul White head of CBS News wrote:
“The telephone switchboard, a vast sea of light, could handle only a fraction of incoming calls. The haggard Welles sat alone and despondent. “I’m through,” he lamented, “washed up.” I didn’t bother to reply to this highly inaccurate self-appraisal. I was too busy writing explanations to put on the air, reassuring the audience that it was safe. I also answered my share of incessant telephone calls, many of them from as far away as the Pacific Coast.”
Within one month, newspapers had published 12,500 articles about the broadcast and its impact, although the story dropped off the front pages after a few days.
Orson Welles broadcast was an intentional psy-op executed by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (O.S.S), the pre-cursor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as a population control experiment. Listeners tuned in to what they thought was a real invasion by Martians. The broadcast was funded by the Rockefeller Foundation through The Princeton Radio Project, and guided by members of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Orson Welles apologized for the hysteria this radio show created. The Princeton University Radio Project, under supervision of psychologist Dr. Paul F. Lazarsfeld, Frank Stanton (later head of CBS Radio and Television) and Dr. Hadley Cantril, hired Orson Welles to adapt H. G. Wells’ fiction book “The War of the Worlds” to the radio format in order to study the behavior of citizens under panic conditions.
Not only was the panic created by a fictional Martian invasion the night before Halloween anticipated by its producers, the program was purposely crafted to create mayhem and terror.
This was the very first electronic mass media “psy-op” and was heard by over 6 million people, 1,700,000 of whom believed the broadcast to be genuine, and 1,200,000 of whom were frightened enough to prepare to fight the invaders.
The idea of using an interrupting news-bulletin in the middle of what seemed like regular music programming was deemed manipulative and deceptive, but that was the plan. It has believed that Welles received death threats from the Rockefellers should he ever reveal that the “unforeseen” reaction to this broadcast was precisely what is perpetrators had hoped to achieve and analyze.
This secret test was used to judge susceptibility to phobias, fatalism and the fear of war. Members of the general public were later interviewed and their reactions were paired against such variables as religion, education, year and make of car, reading materials, job security, etc. Cantril later wrote a paper entitled: “The Invasion from Mars — A Study in the Psychology of Panic.” Cantril’s study examined the power of the radio broadcast media and its effects upon a population under the direct influence of fear.
This first electronic stress test was just in time for the dawn of the age of television. Only two years later, again with Rockefeller Foundation money, Cantril established the Office of Public Opinion Research at Princeton. Among the studies conducted by the OPOR was analyzing the effectiveness of propaganda produced by the Office of Strategic Services.
During WWII, Edward R. Murrow, also a CFR member, was paid by the Rockefeller Foundation and Dr. Cantril to monitor Nazi radio propaganda and judge its effectiveness.
From this project sprang the FBIS (Foreign Broadcast Intelligence Service) which eventually became the US Information Agency, used by the National Security Council as its chief disseminator of propaganda after WWII.
After leaving CBS, Frank Stanton became the Chairman of the RAND Corporation, an extremely influential government think tank, which researched among other topics, mass brainwashing of an unsuspecting public through the mass media.
War of the Worlds was nothing less than a hoaxed alien invasion from Mars created to terrify the citizenry of the United States in order to measure their reactions to artificially induced stress, like laboratory rats of the controllers at the Council of Foreign Relations.
In 1917, Marxist John Dewey publicly promoted the threat of an invasion from outer space.
He said: “Some one remarked that the best way to unite all the nations on this globe would be an attack from some other planet. In the face of such an alien enemy, people would respond with a sense of their unity of interest and purpose.” John Dewey, New York 1917.
The radio broadcast of “The War of the Worlds” may just be a precursor to another fake outer space alien invasion, “Project Blue Beam.”
The War of the Worlds psy-op was a complete success and led to further social control mechanisms used to control the population to this day. The experiment proved that Americans could be swayed by what they hear, read and see. We are indeed manipulated and controlled by these powerful mediums of radio and all forms of multimedia.
And suddenly, aliens were all the rage. It seems, they are using the alien psy-op again given the undeniable and ever growing pop-culture popularity of all things alien for the last 97 years.
On September 21, 1987 President Ronald Reagan in a speech to the United Nations said:
“In our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us realize this common bond. I occasionally think how quickly our differences would vanish if we were facing an alien threat from outside this world.”
Recently even Bill Clinton, who has never stated anything without a political purpose has been talking about aliens.
The alien agenda is one of several cataclysmic psyops conjured up by the elitists at the JASON Society and other think tanks to affect the changes necessary to install the New World Order, one world, totalitarian socialist government.
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