henrymakow.com – May 9, 2017
On Oct 30, 1938, Orson Welles’ radio play War of the Worlds had more than a million Americans running for their lives because ‘thousands had died in a Martian invasion.’
Radio was used in the thirties to keep American living in state of constant anxiety and fear similar to today. “We interrupt this broadcast” was a familiar refrain that brought bad news- the Lindbergh Kidnapping, the destruction of the Hindenburg, another Hitler invasion. Indeed people thought of Hitler when they heard “Martians.”
The Question is, Was this a deliberate Illuminati psy op like Sandy Hook or Orlando? L.C. Vincent argues below that it was. Supporting this view, it took place on the day before Halloween, a Satanic holy day and it caused great suffering for many people. Trauma is used in brainwashing. Was it designed to test the feasibility of the rumoured Illuminati plan to fake an alien invasion in order to unite the planet, as William Cooper suggests here?
On the other hand, according to this excellent documentary on War of the Worlds, the broadcast was whipped up in the space of a week and the news interruption angle was added at the last minute. While Orson Welles may have been connected to the Illuminati, (his grandfather was Secretary of the Navy under Lincoln) he certainly did not enjoy the charmed career Illuminati whores usually enjoy.
I highly recommend Magician: The Astounding Life and Work of Orson Welles which shows Welles as first and foremost an artist and gifted filmmaker ahead of his time. He was in love with his art and took acting parts to finance his own films. He was a “humanist” and toward the end of his life said he craved a larger mission than “art for art sake.” You have to believe in “something larger than yourself.”
While he admitted that his War of the Worlds had the hidden agenda of showing Americans how gullible they were, it is still unclear if he was involved in an Illuminati psy op as Vincent argues. In any case, he was a prodigy, only 23 years old when he directed this radio play. He went on to have an illustrious career that does not reflect the Illuminati agenda. He died at the age of 70 in 1985.
(from June 22, 2010)
by L C Vincent — (henrymakow.com)
Hardly a month goes by when society is not subject to some psychological (or real) attack, whether it be false flag terror or white knuckle warmongering. These attacks are orchestrated by the Illuminati and trumpeted by their private house organ, the mainstream mass media.
A classic early example of these psy ops was the 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast which created “accidental” and “unfortunate” panic and hysteria throughout the United States. Listeners tuned in to what they thought was a real invasion by Martians. It was funded indirectly by the Rockefeller Foundation through the The Princeton Radio Project, and guided at every stage by members of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Actor Orson Welles, the creator of the program and the “news announcer” of this infamous broadcast, later 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 terror.
This very first electronic mass media “psy-op” was heard by 6 million people, 1,700,000 of whom believed the broadcast to be genuine, and 1,200,000 of whom were frightened enough to take action — either by running away or preparing to fight the invaders. Later, when the truth was revealed, Welles apologized repeatedly. The idea of using an interrupting news-bulletin in the middle of what seemed like regular music programming was deemed excessively cruel, manipulative and deceptive.
It has been reported that Welles even 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, demographically, psycho-graphically and statistically.
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.