by Lee Kessler (reprinted with permission from leekessler.net)
Having revealed in my novels how “mind guys” implement their mind control, there is a tactic we all need to be aware of that has already been deployed to influence the Republican primaries and selection of the candidate for 2024. Election interference has already begun, and it is being done under the category of Perception Management.
That tactic used to be known as mind control or brainwashing. Then it was changed to propaganda as a whole “new-age” form of warfare was developed. To sanitize it even further and make it palatable to the average person, propaganda was redefined as Public Relations. A whole industry was born to do “opposition research” to support one’s candidate, and destroy the opponent by souring the voter–not on the opponent’s policies and viewpoints, but rather on a rejection of their perceived character flaws. Initially begun with the idea that the research might expose some sordid things, but would actually be true, it has given way in recent years to a concoction of half-truths, falsehoods, and outright slander. And that is where the propagandist operates—in the murkiness of lies that appear as truth.
Most recently, however, to legitimize it even more after the Steele Dossier and Russia Hoax debacle, those who would override your reason with emotion and passion have chosen a delicious new route called Perception Management. If one can create and/or manipulate what you see and perceive, you change your thoughts, and thereby your decisions and actions. Whether you change your vote, or lose your enthusiasm, or withhold contributions, or pass on harmful information in order to “inform” your followers, if one can alter your perception, they are engaged in the slickest form of mind control.
For example, last week, Trump was in New Hampshire as part of his campaign. I heard a news commentator remark that there didn’t seem to be the enthusiasm in the crowd that used to be there for him. And, further inserting his opinion into his evaluation, he added that perhaps it is time for someone new. This was a top-rated news agency, not CNN or MSNBC.
I realized then that one of the most dangerous Perception Management operations has already begun to stop Donald J Trump from receiving the nomination of his party for President. It is obvious to me that his policies worked, and they worked because of his unique and creative leadership style, and his unshakable courage in the face of relentless attacks, 24/7. Perception Management will redefine that steadfastness as “reckless stubbornness” however. In my lifetime, I have never seen a President so attacked, so relentlessly, as he and his administration worked to better conditions in the United States and abroad.
Whether you love him or hate him, whether you voted for him or against him, when a President has an historic increase in people voting for him over his first run for the office, and when he and the American people—75 million of us—were told he had lost, it defied credibility. Sadly, the Biden Campaign was a study in Perception Management, and its first huge victory was the defeat of Trump. Now, one should ask oneself, who really wanted Trump gone? Was it really the American people, or was it someone else?
I believe it is in fact someone else, and they skillfully aligned forces and industries like Big Media and Big Tech to ensure he did not make it. You can read “White King and the Seat at the Table” to find out who they are and what they plan for you next. Their problem, though, is Donald J. Trump. He is running again for his second term. And 75 million Americans believe their vote was somehow negated in 2020. Whether it was cheating, incompetence, wholly inadequate state elections laws, media manipulation, edgy voting day disparities, or even legal loopholes, the outcome was the same—tens of millions of Americans now doubt the election process in the US.
The solution that the Perception Management people have cooked up is this. They can’t outright tell 75 million Americans to stop believing in President Trump, or to stop believing in what they witnessed in 2020. So, they are inside the party itself now promoting selecting someone who is “just like Trump, but not Trump.” The very traits that made him so effective in negotiations, in policies, and in world leadership are the traits they want you to shy away from. Statements like “well, I loved his policies, but I didn’t like his personality, or his tweets” are straight out of the opposition playbook in Perception Management. The goal is to get you to change your perception of Trump, by lowering it just enough that you will choose “someone just like him, but not him.” The problem is there is no one like him. He is a one of a kind, and a total standout in the nearly 250 year history of our country. If they can manage your perception of him, dampen your enthusiasm, or get you to embrace the delusion that if he just goes away and we pick someone else all things will calm down, they win.
I personally experienced the negative outcome of such thinking in my acting career in Hollywood. As a young actress rising into starring roles (about the time I was blacklisted) the top producer of TV shows at the time was casting the lead in a 10-part miniseries to be followed by a series. He had chosen me, but had not made an offer. Then, “someone” gave him the idea that he should find someone just like Lee Kessler, but not Lee Kessler. He searched all over the United States—literally–and the last night before he would have to start filming he found someone in Chicago “just like Lee Kessler, only not Lee Kessler.” The project failed totally, because although she was a lovely, nice actress who looked like me, she was not me.
And someone wants you to embrace the “just like Trump, but not Trump” mantra. My situation was trivial in the grand scheme of things. But, the undermining of an American President is not. The attack will be covert, and it will come from within the ranks of very credible people. Their voice and their argument will seem so reasonable. Having lived in Florida until this year, I admire and respect Gov. DeSantis. But, he is not Donald Trump. Neither is Nikki Haley. Neither is Mike Pompeo. All fine people. But, mark my words, if Republicans like anyone of these, or a long list of other hopefuls, and begin to salivate over the idea of offering one of them up to us as the candidate, they have already succumbed to the perception management tactics.
Just make sure you, my fellow countrymen, do not take the bait. He is today who he was in 2016 and throughout his presidency. He represented and spoke for millions upon millions. But if an enemy can get you to favor calm and predictability more than you value world security and the security and prosperity of the American people, that enemy knows you will have fallen for their perception management whereby they persuaded you that he is somehow too noisy, too dangerous, and you must choose someone more traditionally palatable—someone safer. In doing so, they override the obvious—it was all the calm, safe politicians who got us here in the first place, and were too cowardly to back their President when he stood up.
Controversial, embattled, noisy, sometimes full of grace, sometimes uncouth, he nonetheless got the job done in the world as it is today, not as it was in the past. The next time you hear someone say, “well, we like his policies, but we just want someone else who won’t be soooo…we want somebody different,” just know they are repeating the propaganda line of the Perception Management arm of the global elites. In the world of propaganda strategies, a lie told often enough becomes the truth. Likewise, the repetition of the message until all embrace it is an old marketing strategy still used today. The more of you who repeat that message, the more you make it true.
Ask yourself, who benefits if someone with good intentions and talent, but nowhere near seasoned enough to stop the opposing party’s candidate—let alone our formidable global adversaries–is nominated? You? Or maybe the naïve people who just quietly and sweetly say, “I just don’t like his tweets,” hoping that if he goes away somehow miraculously all things will be hunky dory again? No. Regrettably, just like the Hollywood story that turned out badly with the Producer’s choice, this will turn out badly. Only this one really matters to mankind’s future. The TV show did not. Don’t take the bait!
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Lee Kessler (leekessler.net) is an author, television actress, screenwriter, playwright, and stage director. Her career spans thirty-five years, and includes dozens of guest starring roles in television and movies, including recurring roles in the series Hill Street Blues and Matlock, and a co-starring role with Peter O’Toole in the movie Creator.
Since the publication of her four suspense novels in the White King Rising series, Lee has made numerous radio and TV appearances discussing the book’s relevance to the outcome of the War on Terror. Today, Lee is a successful entrepreneur, a pioneer in Internet commerce, and owns an international Internet business which operates throughout the United States.