Vatic Note: This is a must read, truly. I put this up because I agree that there is some serious hanky panky going around about some of the more prominent websites and she does a good job of covering the issue, however, she missed an important factor and consideration for what is going on. What if the subject that appears to be attacked is in fact a disinfo propogandist? A psych-ops if you will?
Then how, as the psych-ops manager, do you get the suspicion off of your man at the helm??? One possible way is to do exactly what this below is doing. Its saying its only the good guys who are being attacked and thus you can trust them since they would not be attacked unless they were harming the powers that be. That would then take suspicion off of the real perps so they can continue doing their misleading work.
I am wondering why she did not address that since it was a natural leap in logic to look at the other side of that coin as well. Susan is no dummy by a long shot as we have seen from many of her posts, so how did she miss that possibilty unless she didn't want us to even consider it, and if that is the case, then the next question would be "WHY WOULDN'T SHE WANT US TO CONSIDER IT?"
The answer to that, is automatically built into the question. Anyway you read and decide. I am still on the fence and believe much more research is necessary when one wants to ignore a previously good source. By the same token, what we can least afford is being taken down the primrose path of the wrong side. That is even more damaging in the end than being mislead by some.
Divide And Conquer - Who Are The Puppet Masters Behind The Attempt To Destroy Alternative Media?
By Susan Duclos - All News PipeLine, May 7, 2015
Will you be amazed when you find out who has sold you down the drain?
my morning routine of hunting through hundreds of articles to determine
what to add to the "Hot News... Around the Web" section of All News PipeLine's front page, I ran across a piece of at Rumor Mill News that gave me what many will understand as an "AHA" moment where pieces of a puzzle, the big picture
so to speak, simply assembled itself in my head, showing an insidious,
long term plan and implementation of that plan, to destroy Alternative
Media from within.
The article in question
is from a member of the Alternative Media and while it touches on the
topic of the internal strife at an Alternative News Site, that is not
what caught my eye, nor the topic of this article, since we in no way have a clue what happened, nor have we had any interest to untangle the "he said, she said," issues.
What caught my eye was the following sentence "What Mike has done, however, is apparently misread what I wrote, or been prompted by "friends" (as he wrote), to construe what I wrote as being in some way an attack on...."
has been a common refrain I have been hearing from other Alternative
News website owners over the last year, whom I am not naming because
there is a fine line in reporting
a problem and feeding into it, but I have been told that each of these
Alt Sites owners were informed by their trusted associates that
"friends" or "colleagues" or "sources" have informed them of (insert
false claim here against the site owner), and in each case it has caused
strife between the site owner and the trusted associate. Some issues
were resolved through open communication, but others left lasting
scars.... aka dividing them, separating them from each other.
According to Matthew 18:15 "If
your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you
and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But
if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every
charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If
he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses
to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector."
other words communicate, be clear and identify the source of the
rumors, lies or character assassinations openly to the person you are
accusing, because if you are made to feel you cannot be truthful about
the "friend," or "associate" or "source," then that should be a large
red flag that they are agents, shills and/or are on someone's payroll
otherwise known as professional agitators.
THE COMMON DENOMINATOR
the past year I have seen InfoWars attacked in an attempt to cause
divisions from within, I have seen Rick Wiles of TruNews attacked for
his interviews and beliefs, The Hagmanns and Steve Quayle attacked and
accused falsely, just to name a few.... and what they all have in
common is they question the official narrative, the "message" pushed by
the mainstream media and government officials, they link to sources
unlike the MSM, rather than referring to them then asking
readers/listeners to simply believe their interpretation of them.
I am not linking to these attacks because to do so would be to
perpetuate them and ANP will not do that, the point being, someone, or
many someones, are deliberately attempting to cause divisions between
friends, within Alternative websites internally, as well separate
websites, to separate them so they will not share information with each
other that helps to connect the dots and put the puzzle pieces together.
seen below, this is a strategy based in Psychological Warfare that has
been used throughout history and is now being used against Alternative
Media, to the nth degree.
MILITARY PSY-OP STRATEGY
Wikipedia describes Psychological Warfare
as "Psychological Warfare (PSYWAR), or the basic aspects of modern
psychological operations (PSYOP), have been known by many other names or
terms, including MISO, Psy Ops, Political Warfare, "Hearts and Minds,"
and propaganda. The term is used "to denote any action which is
practiced mainly by psychological methods with the aim of evoking a
planned psychological reaction in other people."Various techniques are
used, and are aimed at influencing a target audience's value system,
belief system, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior. It is used to
induce confessions or reinforce attitudes and behaviors favorable to the originator's objectives, and are sometimes combined with black operations or false flag tactics."
In 2005, in a 244 page Air Force Law Review PDF, on page 235, we see "ruses" which are considered lawful deceptions which goes on to explain in Article 37, examples of permissible ruses, which includes “the use of camouflage, decoys, mock operations and misinformation."
According Merriam Webster Dictionary,
disinformation is defined as "false information deliberately and often
covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence
public opinion or obscure the truth."
There are entities, whole
websites, dedicated to pushing massive disinformation with just enough
truth interspersed to make the person or the site appear legitimate.
What they count on is the reader/listener/viewer will not do their due
diligence to verify and separate the truth from the hoaxes and false
These sites are created with the sole purpose of destroying Alternative Media as a whole.
GOVERNMENT TROLLS AND ARTIFICIAL ENTITIES
The Guardian reported in 2011
on a US spy operation that creates fake online identities to spread
propagnada, where the article details software that was being developed
that would "manipulate" social media
by using "fake online personas to influence internet conversations,"
most of which would lead people away from the information being exposed
by Alternative Media.
The project has been likened by web
experts to China's attempts to control and restrict free speech on the
internet. Critics are likely to complain that it will allow the US
military to create a false consensus in online conversations, crowd out
unwelcome opinions and smother commentaries or reports that do not
correspond with its own objectives.
The discovery that the US military is developing false online personalities – known to users of social media as "sock puppets" – could also encourage other governments, private companies and non-government organisations to do the same.
The claim was that is would be used against Americans, but revelations by Edward Snowden exposed the governments
do hire "internet trolls," to manipulate and control online discourse
with "extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destructions."
cites documents from the “previously secret” Joint Threat Research
Intelligence Group in the U.K., which describe injecting “all sorts of
false material onto the Internet in order to destroy the reputation of
its targets” and to use “social sciences and other techniques to
manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.”
see how extremist these programs are, just consider the tactics they
boast of using to achieve those ends: ‘false flag operations’ (posting
material to the Internet and falsely attributing it to someone else),
fake victim blog posts
(pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want
to destroy), and posting ‘negative information’ on various forums.”
See more on the leaked handbook here.
you are confronted in a conversation by someone attempting to "change"
the topic, or distract from the original message, ask yourself, do I
know this person? How well do I know this person? Why will they not
address the issue and instead are attempting to lead us away from it.
DIVIDE AND CONQUER
The strategy of Divide and Conquer is described succinctly by WiseGeek in the follow manner:
divide and conquer strategy, also known as “divide and rule strategy”
is often applied in the arenas of politics and sociology. In this
strategy, one power breaks another power into smaller, more manageable
pieces, and then takes control of those pieces one by one. It generally
takes a very strong power to implement such a strategy. In order to
successfully break up another power or government, the conqueror must
have access to strong political, military, and economic machines.
in order to maintain power and influence, large governments will often
work to keep smaller powers and governments from uniting. In fact, this
use of the principles within the divide and conquer strategy is most
common. It is much easier to prevent small powers from linking forces
than to break them apart once they have aligned.
who use a divide and conquer strategy may encourage or foster feuds
between smaller powers. This kind of political maneuvering requires a
great understanding of the people who are being manipulated. In order to
foster feuds, for example, one must understand the political and social
histories of the parties intended to take part in the feuds.
THE PUPPET MASTERS
is my personal opinion that Alternative Media itself has been
infiltrated by "entities" pretending to be friends, sources, associates,
then whisper into the ears of their new friends that their trusted old
friends are working against them, deliberately planting suggestions,
manipulating situations with lies, in order to divide Alternative Media
and cause them to attack each other, but more importantly, to separate
them so the information cannot flow, the puzzle cannot be put together
and finally, to distract them from doing what Alternative Media is
supposed to do... which is to report what the MSM won't.
ultimate puppet masters behind it all are those with the most to gain
from destroying Alternative Media, those whose agendas are being exposed
by Alt Media, and we will leave it up to the readers to decide who they
think that is.
Media has made an incredible difference over the years in exposing
agendas, providing aspects and points of view that the MSM doesn't,
offering links, videos, documentation that asks the reader to think for
themselves and to research, but these paid agitators, government shills
and artificial entites do the exact opposite, they count on those that
do not want to "think," those that will simply accept the "message"
these shills are pushing without bothering to double check and verify
After researching, a reader may disagree with
the conclusions offered by the Alternative Media site, but that is a
good thing, healthy, civil debate often offers others a chance to see
another point of view whether it changes their mind or not.
- If someone is whispering in your ear, but is not willing to back up
what they are telling you about someone you have known and trusted for
many years, with verifiable evidence.... then chances are they are on
someone's payroll and their sole goal is to separate you from those you
Research that person and you may be amazed to find out who sold you down the drain.
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