Psyops (PSY-1)
Start Here Psy War “In his treatise on tanks [J.F.C. Fuller] prophesied that traditional means of warfare, as then known and understood, might in time be replaced by a purely psychological warfare, wherein weapons are not used or battlefields sought. . . but [rather] . . .the corruption of the human reason, the dimming of the human intellect, and the disintegration of the moral and spiritual life of one nation by the influence of the will of another is accomplished. “ --From Daughterty in psywar dot org below The express goals of the United Front system include undermining social cohesion, exacerbating racial tension, and influencing politics.”--See The Gateway Pundit-2020/06/28 below Understanding the Threat This is “political warfare,” and is never done willy nilly. It has purpose, and is a part of a larger strategy…For the Global Islamic Movement’s leading edge – the Muslim Brotherhood – their methodology is “Civilization Jihad” by OUR hands. They get our leaders and key organizations to do their work for them. Getting the U.S. State Department to write the constitutions for Iraq and Afghanistan (2005) which created Islamic states under sharia – thus fulfilling Al Qaeda’s objectives* in those nations – and getting a four-star U.S. general (Petraeus) to go on international television to condemn a U.S. citizen for exercising his First Amendment rights to burn a book (the Koran) – thus enforcing the Islamic law of “Slander” – are two simple examples.” See John Guandolo in Information Dominance: A Snapshot of the War-2016/08/07-Understanding the Threat-2016 *Comment from PF on this: Shiites and clerical input seemed to influence Iraq’s constitution, Shiites and Sunnis, former Baathists and mixed secular and varied Islamic fundamentalists, often Sunni, cooperated with Al Qaeda; Iran was strongly influencing the Shiite position in Iraq as well as clerics; several in the Iraq government had hidden from Saddam in Iran before coming back to Iraq after his downfall. Shiites were dominant in number in Iraq and Iran Shiites are in control now as of 2021/04/23. The point is, other than an overall Al Qaeda-driven conspiracy driving both Shiites and Sunnis, it seems the Iraqi constitution was largely designed by and for Shiites although the American government repeatedly tried to get a mixed platform involved in its creation. As for Afghanistan, it seems likely the constitution was created by a Harzai- centered platform which engaged only a certain trajectory of Afghans and not the population as a whole. The question we might be asking outselves across both Iraq and Afghanistan constsitsution creations is how Zalmay Khalilzad was involved and whether this could have been the Al Qaeda type of connection across both platforms of which John Guandolo speaks. American Thinker “And most know nothing of the sinister techniques Mr. Obama and his Progressive comrades used, and continue to use, to sway us. ..This is how Progressive politics now works……To shape people's actions and decisions, Thaler and Sunstein write, one should frame a ‘choice architecture" that gives only limited choices as a way to herd people toward what you want. Apply peer pressure by claiming that neighbors and others are already doing what you secretly want. Use "priming," as we wrote, by "subtly programming the mind with trigger words, concepts, images and cues that can move a person towards a particular response and decision.’ Such ‘nudges,’ we wrote, could be used openly and paternalistically to help people, as Thaler prefers. But they ‘could also be used for what MIT radical intellectual Noam Chomsky calls 'the manufacture of consent,' to manipulate people into assenting to whatever the State or ruling political party wishes. A 'nudge' is a kind of push, and this push could come to shove." See American Thinker-2017/10/15 below Psycom “This quote by Uzi Shaya, a former Israeli intelligence officer, appeared in a recent New Yorker article. Shaya continued adding, “You can do whatever you want. You can be whoever you want.” The advent of the Internet opened a new arsenal of tools that can be used for manipulation including online hacking, aliases, bots, unattributed websites filled with fabricated content, social media avatars posting fake news. Influence is the game, and information warfare is how this new type of war is won. The ability to plant seeds of ideas into people’s minds, have them question the information and attempt to change their minds, is now the seat of power. Unfortunately, regulations have not kept pace with advances in technology, resulting in a Wild West, anything-goes mindset. These types of persuasion tactics have become big business. Social media, according to security experts P.W. Singer and Emerson Brooking in their book LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media has “become a battlefield where information itself is weaponized.”4 See Psycom dot net below Higgins Memo “This is not politics as usual but rather political warfare at an unprecedented level that is openly engaged in the direct targeting of a seated president through manipulation of the news cycle. It must be recognized on its own terms so that immediate action can be taken. At its core, these campaigns run on multiple lines of effort, serve as the non-violent line of effort of a wider movement, and execute political warfare agendas that reflect cultural Marxist outcomes. The campaigns operate through narratives. “ --See Higgins Memo below in Unconstrained Analytics and Guandolo’s Understanding the Threat Other forms of Psyops can include Americans putting out paper pamphlets thrown out from aircraft over wide expanses of ground, and using radio broadcasts pro-American news stories, playing pro-American or other forms of music before or during battles, and applying the approach of “win hearts and minds” -personal input from Police Factor LINKS LIST 2017/10/15--https //www americanthinker com/blog/2017/10/liberal_mind_control_the_secret_methods_of_democrat_politics html vaccine/ sheepishly-comply/We ARTICLES DETAIL Some with excerpts American Thinker dot com 2017/10/15 Liberal Mind Control: The Secret Politics of Democrat Politics. By Lowell Ponte Au dot af dot mil Psychological Operations Principles and Case Studies Edited by Frank L. Goldstein Col. USAF (1996) ISBN 1-58566-016-7 Daily Stormer [Note from PF: This source has a pro-RT and Russian bias; people have suggested RT is Russian state-owned propaganda] Excerpt: What we do know is this: the coronavirus isn’t and has never been a serious threat. The government has consistently lied about the virus. We have very little accurate information about the virus, but what we know as a matter of fact is that the total death count of 2020 is not increased significantly over the total death count of any other year, meaning that people that are dying from this disease would have died from something else. This fact was recently admitted in a publication from Johns Hopkins University. What that means is that all of these measures to ostensibly restrict the spread of the virus were not actually about restricting the spread of the virus. The measures, we now understand, were part of a totally unrelated social engineering program, relating to a global government agenda. The government has used this lockdown to: Completely define the role of government in our lives Strip us of virtually all of our most basic freedoms Transfer billions of dollars from the middle class to billionaires Completely destroy the concept of small businesses by closing them down and transferring their share of the economy to multinational corporations Not one single element of this program has related to public health. vaccine/ Psycom Psywar dot org Origin of PSYOP Terminology by William E. Daugherty The terms "psychological operations" and "psychological warfare" are often used interchangeably to identify an activity or function as old as human conflict or intercultural group relations. Both terms, however, are known to be of relatively recent origin. Psychological warfare was first used in 1920 and psychological operations in 1945. http //www psywar org/articles.php Higgins Memo Unconstrained Analytics first found in Understanding the Threat/Resources Understanding the Threat dot com 2016/08/07 Information Dominance: A Snapshot of the War BOOKS, MANUALS Covert Persuasion: Psychological Tactics and Tricks to Win the Game (2006) Kevin Hogan and James Speakman CIA: Manual for PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS IN GUERRILLA WARFARE (2011) COMMENTS PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE OR ANTICS FORMS OF REASONING USED DISHONESTLY TO JUSTIFY TERRORIST, CARTEL, and CORRUPT STATE ACTOR CONTROL AND CRUELTY (ie, ethno-religionism, real or perceived slights, vigilante punishments and psychological warfare. For example, this latter might be something designed to make whites (or others deemed perpetrators) to feel what minorities or Holocaust Jews claim to have felt, etc) TERMS Maoist Insurgency Model - See Higgins Memo ARTICLES 2 The Gateway Pundit dot com 2020/06/28 Communists, Islamists and Radicals Behind the BLM Movement Hijack America – While Others Sheepishly Comply. By Joe Hoft Of import: the CCP’s United Front Work Department america-others-sheepishly-comply/We 2. Communists Both Domestic and Foreign The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses propaganda and influence operations as a means of projecting its power and weakening its enemies. Chief amongst the targets for these kinds of operations is the United States. These operations are not run on some kind of ad hoc basis. They are coordinated and directed at a national level by the CCP’s United Front Work Department. The CCP’s United Front system mobilizes the party’s “friends” to strike the party’s enemies. The system has existed for a long time, but it has been greatly energized and expanded in recent years by Xi Jinping. It operates inside foreign political parties, diaspora communities, colleges and corporations, all with the goal of promoting the party’s interests. The express goals of the United Front system include undermining social cohesion, exacerbating racial tension, and influencing politics. Monkey See Monkey Do This is the idea that often terrorists and cartels are teaching their acolytes in a watch and do manner. Information also can get transmitted across various clans. It can speed up and increase knowledge and applications load in certain ways. They are getting it from their elders, brothers, other clansmen, and so on. SUMMARY Psychological Operations can be looked at from both the perspective of the operator and the receiving end, from the enemy or as the victim. Issues can and do get a lot more complicated than what you see on this page or in this section. Both Private and Public - Governments and Individuals “get it” - private individuals might not realize they are targets and are scooped up in a network of operations; similar tendencies might be seen when applied by certain groups Low Self-confidence: Trying to Make someone feel dejected, untrusted - you can see it in the publid forum easier because you expect public leaders to “get it” - what’s harder is to realize when a family member, coworker or neighbor is being targeted Trophyism or triumphalism seem to be a major part of the package when directed by certain types of groups; they want to broadcast their winnings; you might add the concept “elationism” here (discussed elsewhere) - the psychological trajectory from desire to manifestation holds onto this elationism - Updates 2021/05/08 summary added at bottom; 2021/04/21 added articles and excerpt incl. Psychom, UTT and Analytics; 2021/04/18; Psyops section 2021/04/17 American Thinker-2017 article added; 03/28/2016
Definition Contextual o Start Here Links Articles Books, Manuals Monkey See Monkey Do ----------------------------------------------------------------------- DEFINITION :Military operations usually aimed at influencing the enemy's state of mind through noncombative means (such as distribution of leaflets) https //www merriam-webster com/dictionary/psyops CONTEXTUAL Start Here o Daughtery in Psywar -- notice corruption or disruption of various human attributes o Gateway Pundit on United Front system - bothering social cohesion, racial tension o Understanding the Threat o American Thinker o Higgins Memo
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