Today I had the opportunity to watch a brilliant video that was cleverly disguised and planted in various websites to go viral. While the websites and the channel that conducted it termed it as a “Social Experiment”, It was pretty much a face-saving video for the US Army and to boost the government effort to get more support to strike Syria.
A Muslim shop Keeper
A U.S Soldier
An Unhappy Crackpot
6 People from Everyday routine
Produced by: American Broadcasting Company
Here is what is suspicious about the video.
Heading: Do Americans hate Muslims ? You MUST watch this short.
Reason: Watch this. No, You MUST watch this because the video is going to prove that they don’t hate all Muslims but only Muslims who don’t work and support the interest of US of A in the Middle East and you should watch this because the video is going to make you feel proud about Army men and their Principles.
Timing of the Video:
The video with the US soldier explaining his duty goes viral exactly at a time when all the world countries are debating about whether or not to strike Syria. With most of the public against the war, The government has as usual turned to their favorite propaganda machines to push their agenda. The sudden spike in the graph and the start of the US threat to Syria coincides perfectly.
Cut to Perfection:
Let us consider the order in which they have shot the video. We have five positive responses followed by one negative response and ends with the soldier with the voice over telling us that it’s the final test. Now we don’t know the order in which they shot the video so let us consider the situations with all the responses. It could have been,
1) Negative response followed by five positive responses and end with Soldier or
2) Start with the Soldiers response, followed by five positive responses and end with negative response
(Can have multiple combinations I chose two to explain the edits)
In the first option the soldiers response would look normal because everyone who spoke before him told the same.
In the second option by ending with a negative response the show would have ended in disappointment and hence we have the third option which they aired.
All the five positive responses at the start followed by a negative response which is kind of shock and then ending with the soldier providing the finishing touch, kind of an unexpected answer. The negative response is fixed there to create excitement and expectation on the final response from the soldier.
The way they have “Edited” the reality show is “Perfect”.
Leveraging out of Human Behavior:
In the video, the US soldier defends the rights of a Muslim shopkeeper in America, he goes on to explain that he wears the uniform to protect people and their rights and ends it by saying “If you are an American, you are an American”. While everything is genuine about the soldier and people involved in the reality show, We fail to understand that the complete system, though it is wicked is split into various smaller levels and is run by ordinary men and women who never suspect the ulterior motives but just work to earn more money and do their job efficiently. The people who really pull the strings are those who are in control of the entire system which needs to be manipulated to keep them in power.
In his entire speech, the soldier convinces the audience that he fights for their rights – Not for O.I.L
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Just because something isn’t a lie does not mean that it isn’t deceptive. A liar knows that he is a liar, but one who speaks mere portions of truth in order to deceive is a craftsman of destruction. – Criss Jami