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08 June 2006

State Terrorism

How deep does it go?

This audio is from a long time ago, via Leninology.

Now, it's all-out political warfare and it's all about 'perception management' of 'perceived injustices', also known as PSYOP. But what is a PSYOP?

Straight from a doctrine by 'the inheritors of Nazi science':

Psychological operations (PSYOP) are operations planned to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals.

PSYOP are a vital part of the broad range of US political, military, economic, and informational activities.

[U.S. Doctrine for Joint Psychological Operations, 1996]

Remember, in the U.S., the U.K. is a 'foreign audience'. And why would anyone need such a thing?

"One factor undermining efforts to have an effect on world opinion today is the proliferation of news sources. In particular, the increase in the number of satellite television news services and internet connections makes it ever more difficult to influence opinions and attitudes globally, or even regionally. The explosion in the number of news providers allows viewers to read or see the news that reinforces their own prejudices and fixed opinions. An Arab viewer who finds the reporting on CNN to be contrary to his own news bias can switch to al Jazeera, the Arabic satellite news channel, and see a perspective of the world perhaps more consistent with his own."

For which the obvious solution is, as vaunted in journals that are concerned with such issues:

Everything you see, everything you hear, everything you read all entered the realms of the PSYOP, the psychological operation, a long time ago. You may not have known it, you may not even have noticed it because that, of course, is the idea. Now, though, there's no excuse.


zee said...

an interesting post and very true.

I guess whoever eventually wins the media war, will actually be winning on more fronts than one might think.

As a side note, the day i began realising how important the media war was, was when CNN openly admitted that had sat down with Government officials and discussed what was the best way to portray the Iraq War. O couldnt believe it!

Nice Blog.

Take Care.

Stef said...

The sad truth is that many 'alternative' news and commentary outlets are just as tainted as the mainstream media.

Off the top of my head I cannot think of a single alternative website or blog I haven't had doubts about at some point.

So be it

Even with a trusted source there's no excuse to dump your critical faculties when considering what it has to say.

The problem is, of course, that the vast majority of people out there have had their critical faculties pureed long ago through a combination of crappy education, consumerism, dumbed down culture and all the rest...

The Antagonist said...

Zee: Thanks. The trick now is to figure out which bits of information are good, and which bits are inherently 'bad' and it is no longer a subjective process.

A good starting point is asking, "Who benefits?"

Stef has written about COINTELPRO, which goes hand in hand with PSYOPs and is dedicated entirely to the nullification and eradication of internal opposition. While COINTELPRO is an American concept, refined from earlier work by the Nazis, you might also notice that there is no effective opposition to the regime in this country either, as demonstrated by the fact that 'the left' (whatever that is these days) has happily adopted the 'Muslims did it' approach to the events of July 7th 2005, despite the fact that not a single piece of evidence has been presented which could convinct anyone in a court of law for what happened that day.

So much for 'Innocent until PROVEN guilty'.

Stef: I agree, there is no trustworthy source of information other, perhaps, than our own first-hand, sensory-experience of the world from which we build our working maps of the territory around us.

Knowing that there are no trustworthy sources of information is about the best starting point there is.

It's a process of re-evolution.

The Antagonist said...

Here's a better version of the re-evolution link above:


(Terrence McKenna's voice-over for The Shamen's, 'Re-Evolution')

zee said...

hello again.

I also agree with the fact that every group pushes there own agenda.

The trick i guess is to ensure that you read a wide variety of news sources and than try to reason which is the most reasonable.

Well, thats what i try to do anyway.

The Antagonist said...

Zee, it is also critical to ensure that all these sources are viewed in the context of everything that has gone before them.