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Offline PinginNZ

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Psyops differentiation
« on: October 06, 2011, 06:50:55 PM »
Just a brief bit about me, I am a young man with no military service, who has an interest in electronic warfare and psyops.

I was watching video of a man named Yuri Bezmenov. If you don't know the name, he was a KGB officer who defected (I think?). Yuri described intelligence agency operations in the way that half of their resources are used for conventional spying (like James Bond), while the other half are used for psyops against their fellow countrymen.

He described how it takes around 20 years for a group or country to be manipulated through the media ultimately to lose sense of morality and natural human standards, with the purpose of state domination of the public. Think of how the USA has changed since the 1950's to the crack-cocaine and prostitute epidemic of the 80's (just an example).

For the sake of wanting to learn more I assume to differentiate, would be to analyses the desired goals of relevant campaigns. I would also assume that wartime propaganda has the ultimate goal of rallying the public behind the political goals, while internal propaganda has goals of supporting the existing system and manipulating the public for relevant desired outcome.

Can anyone speak further on the subject of social manipulation vs psyops for war-related goals, specifically the former?

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Re: Psyops differentiation
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 11:38:05 AM »
So you're suggesting that the 1950's U.S. Government deliberately used propaganda on itself to cause a crack-cocaine and prostitution epidemic? Was you born in 1980's America by chance?
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