Friday, October 2, 2015

How Narrative Warfare Works (Summarized)

There is one thing that confidence artists, military strategists, intelligence professionals, film and television professionals, advertisers and marketers, and press secretaries all agree upon: the prime and vital importance to control the flow of information. Every one of these pursuits relies on the ability to manipulate their targets by using information to push the target to go where they want them to go and do what they want them to do when and how they want it done.

Information is the basis for freedom.

There are multiple levels at which information control can, and does, operate. When we talk of Narrative Warfare, we're looking at the big picture, the level of strategic goals and the logistical systems required to make them happem. We're talking about objectives that are years, decades, even generations away from completion. That means we're talking about operations whose effects are slow, subtle, and outside the observable scope of a common man's perceptions.

Narrative Warfare is about grooming the target.

It's gas-lighting on a grand scale, a mass-grooming (the way pedophiles groom victims) meant to warp a target's sense of reality, and get them to accept something that is not acceptable in the real world. It's the deliberate undermining of a people's morality, followed by the insertion of a fraudulent alternative--a malignant fantasy--whose manipulative effects take a while to become clearly manifest.

Narrative Warfare is a cult mind control technique. It's a human rights violation.

I'm not out of line to call it a mind control technique. You can't act on what you don't know. Controlling what you know controls what you think, and therefore what you act upon. That is literal mind control. The converse--that you can act on what you know--applies even when what you know is wrong, especially if its a lie. False knowledge is still actionable, as all that changes are the possible results. Therefore, if what you know is a mixture of false information and the omission of truth--if what you know is a fantasy--then someone's controlling you for their benefit; you are NOT your own man.

Narrative Warfare is this done to deliberately achieve control over others. That means you and yours.

The objective is to achieve and maintain control over a population without overt violence on the part of the would-be oligarchs or tyrant, and the use of Narrative Warfare is the system employed to do so. There is a way out from under, but it is as much a discipline as its imposition is a system, and I'll talk more about that in a later post. For now, I leave with this quote:

“Beware of he who would deny you access to information, for in his heart he dreams himself your master.” - Commisoner Praval Lal, Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri.

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