by Mary W Maxwell, PhD, LLB
I want to float the idea that people in Sydney may have been given a subliminal message to buy flowers after the “siege” of December 15, 2014. I emphatically am not claiming that this happened. I am merely wondering about it.
I’d appreciate hearing from anyone who did purchase a bouquet that day. Maybe we could find out from the police what the total number was. It looks like thousands.
We do know that sometimes subliminal messages are used commercially. As early as 1957, there was an experiment in two cinemas. One cinema showed popcorn on the screen for a fraction of a second (which people did not register consciously). The other cinema did not show popcorn. More people at the first cinema then proceeded to buy popcorn during the interval.
A couple of years ago I read about a billboard in front of a shop in Oxford Street, London that had the capacity to send a message to anyone who walked by, using something like the V2K technology. (“Voice to skull” – the words go into your brain directly; seeming to bypass the audio process.)
That technology is not in dispute. It was a further aspect of the billboard that was under discussion. The writer of the article (sorry, I’m unable to track it down) pointed to the potential for the said billboard to know who was walking past.
They could glean, from the credit cards in wallets, the identity of the people, and direct the message in a customized way. So if the walker-past is Mary Maxwell who has been known (via credit card history) to buy kilts, maybe they will say “Ladies’ kilts on the third floor.”
This is not exactly horrible stuff. It’s not in the same league as telling you whom to vote for (as was suggested by Dalia in her May 19, 2015 article about the UK election. There the method was alleged to be some kind of hypnosis.)
Telling people to buy flowers, or kilts, or even whom to vote for, is not in the same league as telling them whom to stab or rob. We do know for sure that the CIA trained people to kill, by using subconscious instructions. Several victims of MK-Ultra have confessed to murders they committed as “Manchurian candidates.”
As I noted in a comment to Dalia’s May 19 article, the recent trial of mobster Whitey Bulger in Boson led to his saying that he had been given LSD in prison as part of an experiment allegedly aimed at finding a cure for schizophrenia. He admits to having joined that experiment consensually in exchange for less prison time.
Later he murdered 19 people. I do NOT say that the “training” he received is what made him a murderer. He may have killed 19 people without any past history of the LSD experiments. We can’t tell. But it makes me suspicious.
The thing that makes me suspicious about the flowers is that I don’t think I would have donated in such an anonymous way at Martin Place. (That is, assuming for the moment that I felt Monis’ hostage–taking was real terrorism).
Flowers cost around $19, in Adelaide, maybe more in Sydney. That is a lot to spend when one can only throw the item onto a huge pile. Are there really that many sentimental people working near Martin Place? Were they mainly moved to show respect for the victims, or was it to express nationalist solidarity?
Flower-donating does not strike me as very typical Aussie behavior. Please let me know what you think.
POSTSCRIPT: Dalia has provided me with this item from the advertising industry:
“Holosonics has partnered with a cable network once before, when Court TV implemented the technology to promote its ‘Mystery Whisperer’ in the mystery sections of select bookstores. Mr. Pompei said the company also has tested retail deployments in grocery stores with Procter & Gamble and Kraft for customized audio messaging. So a customer, for example, looking to buy laundry detergent could suddenly hear the sound of gurgling water and thus feel compelled to buy Tide as a result of the sonic experience.” (adage.com)
— Mary W Maxwell is a researcher. Her new book, “Fraud Upon the Court,” is in press.