The United States used to have something called the Smith-Mundt Act, which prevented the government from disseminating propaganda for domestic consumption. All that came to end with the National Defense Authorization Act 2013, the very same yearly act that previously brought you indefinite detention and Presidential martial law powers without oversight from Congress.
The NDAA 2013 overturned the Smith-Mundt Act and paved the way for Voice of America to begin airing in the United States. After all, if Voice of America is good enough for Al-Shabab in Somalia, it's good enough for the American people. And I know some of you are saying, "But, Abreu Report, doesn't Putin have Russia Today?" Yes, and it's now apparent that the United States considers foreign propaganda to be such a serious threat that soon it will start distributing propaganda to its own citizens.
Obama's "nudge" squad was recently revealed: "The document was emailed by Maya Shankar, a White House senior adviser on social and behavioral sciences, to a university professor with the request that it be distributed to people interested in joining the team. The idea is that the team would 'experiment' with various techniques, with the goal of tweaking behavior so people do everything from saving more for retirement to saving more in energy costs. The document praises subtle policies to change behavior that have already been implemented in England, which already has a 'Behavioral Insights Team.' One British policy concerns how to get late tax filers to pay up."
Obama doesn't have to do much research, however. Since the 1990s, the US military has shown extreme interest in something the Soviets dubbed "psychotronic" weapons: "psychotronic weapons are those that act to take away a part of the information which is stored in a man's brain. It is sent to a computer, which reworks it to the level needed for those who need to control the man, and the modified information is then reinserted into the brain. These weapons are used against the mind to induce hallucinations, sickness, mutations in human cells, 'zombification,' or even death. Included in the arsenal are VHF generators, X-rays, ultrasound, and radio waves."
Most chilling in the US army article is the cold realization that: "Strobe lights have been known to cause epileptic seizures. Not long ago in Japan, children watching television cartoons were subjected to pulsating lights that caused seizures in some and made others very sick."
Seven years later, the US army unveiled the PHASR, a non-lethal laser rifle. A microwave emitter known as the Active Denial System and capable of frying a crowd of protesters was unveiled two years after the PHASR. It is undeniable that the US military has made significant progress since it was recognized in the 90s that Russian research was leaving the Pentagon behind.
The effort to subdue the US population will only escalate in coming years with the obliteration of the Smith-Mundt act, but it is the case that the Pentagon has been cooperating with Hollywood for ages: "Kevin Costner clashed with the Pentagon over the script of Thirteen Days, a film recounting the Cuban missile crisis. Defense officials objected to the portrayal of Air Force chief General Curtis LeMay as a bellicose hawk, a description shared by most historians. But the Pentagon wanted his character depicted in a more positive light. As a result, the production had to be moved to the Philippines at great cost."
Make no mistake about it, the Pentagon provides the equipment and it comes at a price not only to the script, but also to the action itself. Pentagon consultants are often so embedded into a film, that even a second in a movie might be scrutinized as "damaging to realism." However, realism is of no concern, especially considering that the Pentagon loves those science-fiction movies that stay away from the current political climate. The Pentagon has already been in the business of making video games for quite some time, and now they have the power to release their own movies on the American market. We haven't had a real Pentagon blockbuster since WWII; the world is anxious.