Friday, May 22, 2009

On a Mission...

In addition to stating the goals of invading Iraq and finding new reasons for when and how America exercises its military muscle for which a "New Pearl Harbor" would garner public support in a timely fashion, the document called "Rebuilding America's Defenses" along with others from the Project for a New American Century discussed new realms for warfare, one of them being cyberspace.

Of course, much of the cyberspace warfare discussion was about defending against computer attacks, as well as pre-emptive launching of our own attacks to get battlefield dominance. Control of the means for communication is a key military objective. To that end, though, control doesn't have to be destructive.

You can google Operation Mockingbird to learn about the CIA's secret project from the late 1940's that bought influence behind the scenes at major media outlets and recruited America news organizations and journalists to becomes spies and disseminators of propaganda. However, "The Information Operations Roadmap" is a more recent document about the Pentagon's comprehensive strategy for taking over the internet and controlling the free flow of information.

From "The Pentagon’s War on the Internet"

"The War Dept. is planning to insert itself into every area of the internet from blogs to chat rooms, from leftist web sites to editorial commentary. The objective is to challenge any tidbit of information that appears on the web that may counter the official narrative; the fairytale of benign American intervention to promote democracy and human rights across the planet."

Which brings us to 9/11 and some of the comments posted here.

If this forum were infiltrated by the government, what form would that meddling take?

I'll leave Joshua Holland out of the consideration, because he accomplished his journalistic goals of getting eyeballs to his article and the associated ads. Aside from being on the left, he isn't quite in the same league with other entertainers of the right like Rush, Hannity, and Savage, who probably don't believe half of what they spew but who are successful in drumming up controversy, which means more listeners to the ads.

No, a small handful of posters to this forum exemplify much better the spirit of being government trolls. The frequency and ferver of their postings is an initial clue, in that the writing effort was a huge time-suck and major distraction for anyone having a real job, unless their paid-to-post participation here was their real job.

Evidently Internet PYS OPS Panzer Division IV sends their recruits to the Karl Rove School of Online Debate, because their postings reflect so much of its training:

Lesson #1: The first part of any response should be to personally attack the opponent.

Lesson #2: Put incorrect words into your opponent's mouth.

Lesson #3: Misconstrue your opponent's message purposely so as to build a straw man argument that is easier to knock down than your opponent's real argument.

Lesson #4: Take all of the weaknesses in your own position and project them onto your opponent, whether or not true. Later when the opponent picks up how the weakness is really yours, you can point to their unoriginality in throwing it back at you.

{Inspiration and creation came later in this volume.}

Lesson #4b: Take all of the strengths in your opponent's position and project them onto your position, whether or not true. Later when the opponent picks up how the strength is really theirs, you can point to their unoriginality in bringing it up.

Lesson #5: Rather than addressing your opponent's points head-on, insult their intelligence instead and extrapolate your claim of their lack of intelligence as being the reason why their points fail.

Lesson #6: Purposely mislabel your points as "fact", so that it is harder for your opponent to question it.

Lesson #7: Repeat your lie over and over until it sinks in as a possible truth.

I've seen these lessons played out in other forums as the HATER acronym for "Hype - Associate - Twist - Egg - Repeat", whereby a false association is twisted, repeated, and hyped, mostly just to egg other on. Makes sense to employ such tactics if the motivation of 9/11 falsers and coincidence theorists is pay-for-postings and ending discussions.

A key difference between 9/11 falsers and 9/11 truthers is that those seeking 9/11 truth have a much wider difference of opinion about the events of the day stemming from the extent of their research and knowledge of current affairs. The 9/11 falsers toe the same party line where ever one of their government trolls drew it, while the 9/11 truthers tow many lines to drag the public's conscience into the same realization that 9/11 was an inside con job.

Case in point are the planes. Until half a year ago, I believed commercial aircraft hit the twin towers, but not the Pentagon or Shanksville. Today, I'm a no-planer. I believe that no commercial jets hit the twin towers or the Pentagon. Google "September Clues" and view the analysis of what the media presented to us on 9/11 and shortly thereafter. Learn how Hollywood wizardry inserted tricks and planted story-lines into our collective conscience.

But be that as it may, I can set aside my no-plane beliefs and reach common ground with other 9/11 truthers in saying that the structural integrity of the (three) towers even if hit by real planes should not have failed so completely or so quickly in a physics defying manner.

If the government's official conspiracy theory about 9/11 is true, then we should all become Muslims, because those 19 Islamic hijackers proved in those great and mystical and unprecedented events of 9/11 that their Allah is more powerful than our God in circumventing standard operating procedures on the ground as well as the laws of physics in the destruction observed.

Hermann Goering, the Nazi Reichsmarshall, said:

"It is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a Parliament or a Communist dictatorship. The people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger."

I'm just another Blues Brother on a mission from God. My directives concerning 9/11 truth were very clear. "Feed my sheep."