Friday, July 5, 2013

Summer of the Dupes

Dupe of the Day - 4th of July in Cairo (more HERE & HERE)
"[US Defense Secretary] Hagel and [US Chief of Staff General] Dempsey were walking a fine line … expressing concern while attempting to avoid the impression that the U.S. was manipulating events [in Egypt] behind the scenes." (Military.com, July 3, 2013)

"All things grow out of the barrel of a gun."   
Mao Tse Tung - "Problems of War and Strategy" (November 6, 1938), Selected Works, Vol. II

The governments of the US, the UK, France and Israel - along with their intelligence services, 'aid-agencies', international 'human-rights'- and 'environmental' organizations - spend hundreds of millions of dollars each year to create and to finance movements like Occupy or the Pirate Parties, 'democracy activists' like Alexei Navalny, 'opposition-leaders' like Mohamed ElBaradei or Mir-Hossein Mousavi and 'dissidents' of the ilk of Ai Weiwei, to co-opt and 'channel' local populations of targeted countries against their own political leadership. Empty democracy slogans and flashy colors aside, color revolutions are good old-fashioned regime change operations: destabilization without the tanks. The secret ingredient is a sophisticated science used to manipulate emotions and circumvent critical thinking. History shows, to much of the power elite humanity is seen as a collection of nerve endings to be pushed and pulled one way or the other, sometimes made to tremble in fear, sometimes made to salivate like Pavlov's dogs. These days the manipulation is so pervasive, so subtle, so effective, that even critical individuals at times must necessarily fail to recognize how often - or in what context - they have fallen prey. Of course fear is the most obvious emotion played upon to effect massive social change. One need only to reflect upon the last years, since 9/11, to know that fear is a primary instrument used to initiate and justify dangerous shifts in public policy.

Otpor - The Belgrade-Blue Print
But as humanity has been physiologically equipped with a range of emotions, and is not merely arrested and controlled by fear alone, a strata of behavioral and political science also found it useful to master the flip-side of the emotional spectrum, and by that we mean desire, and all that drives groups of individuals to act, even in the face of fear, in pursuit of something worthwhile. Many are the professions that utilize this type of understanding, including marketing, advertising, public relations, politics and law-making, radio, television, journalism and news, film, music, general business and salesmanship; each of them selling, branding, promoting, entertaining, sloganeering, framing, explaining, creating friends and enemies, arguing likes and dislikes, setting the boundaries of good and evil: in many cases using their talents to circumvent their audiences' intellect, the real target being emotional, oftentimes even subconscious. Looking beneath the facade of the color revolutionary movement there is a desire-based behavioral structure, in particular one that has been built upon historical lessons offered by social movements and periods of political upheaval.

The Corporate Media & The Useful Idiots
It then makes sense that the personnel of such operations include perception managers, PR firms, pollsters and opinion-makers in the social media. Through the operational infrastructure, these entities work in close coordination with intelligence agents, local and foreign activists, strategists and tacticians, tax-exempt foundations, governmental agencies, and a host of non- governmental organizations. Collectively, their job is to make a palace coup (of their sponsorship) seem like a social revolution; to help fill the streets with fearless demonstrators advocating on behalf of a government of their choosing, which then legitimizes the sham governments with the authenticity of popular democracy and revolutionary fervor. Because the operatives perform much of their craft in the open, their effectiveness is heavily predicated upon their ability to veil the influence backing them, and the long-term intentions guiding their work. Their effectiveness is predicated on their ability to deceive, targeting both local populations and foreign audiences with highly-misleading interpretations of the underlying causes provoking these events.

Color revolutions are bound up in the larger geopolitical universe. A color revolution is a tool of foreign policy, the ultimate object being the geopolitical advantages gained by powerful financiers and the brain trust they employ. Understanding the geopolitical context and the motive is necessary to understanding the purpose of the color revolution (more HERE).