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.
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.
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.
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: