Keith Ponders the Game of Propaganda

  • Keith Ponders the Game of Propaganda

Keith looks out his living room window past the laptop on his desk and ponders how he got into this game of propaganda.

He knows he is being used, but at least they are paying well, and he has gotten rich off of some of his market manipulations. Plus he gets money and power and influence out of the deal. And he does have an end game in mind if everything pans out well. So, all-in-all, it’s a good gig.

It all started when he realized how gullible people are. Tell people that Dihydrogen Monoxide kills people, and with a little fitness, you’ll have them wanting to ban water.

Dihydrogen monoxide (DHMO) is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and sickens over 4 billion and kills over 2 million people every year (United Nations World Health Organization, 2008: www.WHO.Int). Most of these deaths are caused by accidental inhalation of DHMO, but the dangers of dihydrogen monoxide do not end there. Prolonged exposure to its solid form causes severe tissue damage. Symptoms of DHMO ingestion can include excessive sweating and urination, and possibly a bloated feeling, nausea, vomiting and body electrolyte imbalance. For those who have become dependent, DHMO withdrawal means certain death.

He thought, just imagine how easy it is to use that gullibility against your enemies or to manipulate markets. Create a panic in the market, the prices drop, buy everything on pennies on the dollar, and when things go back up, you’re rich.

And then you get to call people conspiracy nuts when they start to figure out what you are up to.

There’s always some new opportunity. It never gets old.

Never let a good crisis go to waste. Make sure you milk that for all the money and power you can get.

Why? Because people don’t think straight and scared people give away money and power to feel safe.

And Keith likes money and power.

Keith pauses a second and realizes how proud he is at being able to dominate entire groups of the world with just words.

“Enough daydreaming,” he thinks, “it’s time for me to brainstorm about profiting off of this crisis.”

He looks back at his laptop and starts scheming.

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Written by Tejan Ausland
Tejan Ausland is an author and ghost writer, with years of experience in both creative and technical writing.