Saturday, June 24, 2023

People Need To Understand They’re 'Being Used Against Each Other': Filmmaker | ZeroHedge

 Authored by Ella Kietlinska and Jan Jekielek via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

Most people do not realize that America has been at war for a long time, but it is not a conventional war—it is a psychological war, said a filmmaker who recently released a documentary directing people’s attention to this important issue.

It’s a war of propaganda,” said Mikki Willis, filmmaker and creator of the “Plandemic” film series. The third installment, “Plandemic 3: The Great Awakening,” was released in June.

It’s a war to divide the people and weaken the strength of our collaborative communities to do anything about these new ideologies being forced upon Americans,” Willis said in an interview for EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program.

Mikki Willis, filmmaker and creator of the Plandemic film series, including the third installment, “Plandemic 3: The Great Awakening,” in June 2023. (Screenshot/Epoch TV)

The new film does not highlight much about COVID-19 or COVID vaccines as filmmakers stayed away from these topics, Willis said. Instead, the documentary illustrates “what all of those [COVID-related] crises were used to advance.”

To explain their point, the filmmakers drew a comparison to a couple of cultural revolutions in history—primarily Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution in China—to show that the only way for the past dictators to be able to commit atrocities and genocide was to lure the people into a hypnotic spell, to become their force for doing evil, Willis said.

Organizations, such as Mussolini’s Blackshirts, Hitler’s Youth, Lenin’s Red Army, and Mao’s Red Guards, were examples of such forces formed to accomplish dictators’ evil objectives, Willis added.

“It’s a real wake-up call to the people to understand that we’re being used against each other,” Willis said. “When we are united, that’s when we are literally unstoppable.”

In the 1960s, Mao Zedong, a Chinese Communist Party leader who then ruled communist China, launched the Cultural Revolution, carried out by fanatical youth encouraged to smash, beat, torture, and murder for the sake of destroying the so-called “four olds” of China—old customs, old culture, old habits, and old ideas.

The death toll of the Cultural Revolution in China was estimated by many researchers at a minimum of 2 million, while American professor R.J. Rummel, who researched the mass killing, wrote in his book that the Cultural Revolution claimed the lives of 7.73 million people.

Dictatorship Needs Complicity

None of the dictators of the past would have succeeded in committing atrocities or genocide without luring the people into their armies, Willis said.

Most of [those people] are just citizens that were enlisted in to fight for the dictators and to fight against their own people, and in many cases, against their own families.

There are people that were part of Mao’s Red Guards that are now coming out in deep remorse of turning their own parents in, Willis said, “but at the time, they were under such a spell that they celebrated the imprisonment, the torture, and execution of their own parents.”

“They thought they were doing something so righteous for the world.”

Former Red Guard Zhang Hongbing, who denounced his mother as a “counterrevolutionary” to the authorities—which led to her execution—later started a campaign to make his mother’s grave a Cultural Revolution landmark, according to a 2013 report by Beijing News.

Zhang, radicalized by the Cultural Revolution, was just 16 in 1970 when he reported his mother to the communist authorities for criticizing the political leaders of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for promoting idol-worshipping, and for supporting Mao’s political opponent in a family argument.

Zhang’s mother was imprisoned and executed by firing squad upon his denouncement.

Later, Zhang deeply regretted his action and, since 2011, has appealed to the local authorities to have his mother’s grave marked and preserved as a historical landmark of the Cultural Revolution, hoping that people would learn from his tragic experience.

“Let people scorn me and condemn me. I want to serve as a negative example that they can all learn from,” Zhang said in 2013.

It’s a scary idea to think that we’re capable of turning against our own loved ones, the people that gave us life itself,” Willis pointed out. “That’s what this wakeup call is about in ‘The Great Awakening.'”