Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Defining Psychological Warfare (Part One)

Psychological Warfare and the Pandemic

To better understand the topic at hand, we must begin by defining Psychological Warfare (a.k.a. PsyOps). It is defined as:

a. “things that are done to make someone (such as an enemy or opponent) become less confident or to feel hopeless, afraid, etc.”;

b. “the use of propaganda, threats, and other psychological techniques to mislead, intimidate, demoralize, or otherwise influence the thinking or behaviour of an opponent”; and

c. “the use of activities that cause fear and anxiety in the people you want to influence without hurting them physically.”

These three definitions present us with some interesting “ingredients” as to the nature of psychological warfare. As you can see, each one clearly compliments the other. When combined, we have a good recipe for (i.e. overall view of) the term and what it is all about.

It’s important to note that in all of the definitions, no direct physical harm is inflicted upon the targets; instead, it is purely psychological. But, how does it work?

To arrive at an answer, consider the point made in the following passage: “The power of psychological warfare, when performed successfully, is the inability of those being brainwashed to defend themselves against its effect. Psychological warfare aims at the insecurities and desires of its targets and uses these as a means of achieving objectives.” So, in other words, psychological warfare “attacks” targets (i.e. people) where they are most psychologically vulnerable in order to produce the desired result.

Next, let’s look at some of the techniques used to support the achievement of the objectives.

The starting point is a tool that might not be so obvious: Propaganda. “Propaganda is ideas or statements that are false or exaggerated and is deliberately spread to influence the masses. The goal of psychological warfare is to intentionally use propaganda to manipulate another and break down their will without using physical force.” And how are the lies disseminated? Easily! Here’s how:

a. “News Outlets—The news is a large information source that all can tap into. Whether it's government run or independently owned, the news has the ability to spread whichever information it chooses. By infiltrating a news source, a population could be tainted by volatile information;

b. Threats—Threats of violence, restrictions of freedom, and control can be made to instill fear in the people. These could be empty threats or threats with true intention. Whatever the case, threatening a group or groups of people can psychologically damage the recipients over time, putting them in a state of constant fear, anxiety, and terror;

c. Leaflets—Leaflets are pieces of paper with manipulative messages and pictures that are dropped from the air over areas of war or political unrest. The goal is to persuade the recipients to either support or oppose the political event taking place;

d. Objects—Using objects such as t-shirts, posters, hats, pins, and more is an effective way to get a message across. The objects can become symbols for larger messages regarding politics, radical beliefs, religious philosophies, etc. These objects can become tools for promotion and even worship;

e. False flag—A false flag is when a group releases false information or carries out a fake terror attack to instill fear in people. However, the blame is put on another group or organization to gain control over the masses and shift opinion; and

f. Media—While it may not seem like it, films, music, and books can act as tools for psychological warfare. The messages in the media can rewrite history from a new perspective and/or put new ideas in the minds of the populous.”

Considering the preceding, we can now bring everything together to get a better picture of this plandemic. Oops! I mean pandemic!

Next, in Part Two, you’ll learn how the pandemic PsyOp has played out to this point in time.

- Steve

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