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originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
There are definitely professional contributors who always appear in certain forums who simply disagree with any notion of a conspiracy without being able to bring any concrete evidence to de-bunk a thread. It's just a case of posting a comment in order to derail a thread and keep repeating the same message throughout a thread, you must have seen those?
originally posted by: boymonkey74
So anyone with an opposing view to you is an agent.
Thats what I'm reading here and have read before when a member gets his intellectual ass handed to him many times.
The U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) (USACAPOC)(Abn), located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, commands the Army’s Reserve Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations units. It is a subordinate command to the United States Army Reserve Command. USACAPOC(Abn) soldiers maintain the highest standards of training and combat readiness in order to deploy anywhere in the world.
Psychological Operations (PSYOP) uses persuasion and public communication to influence perceptions and encourage desired behavior among foreign target audiences. The cornerstone of PSYOP is truth, credibly presented to convince a given audience to cease resistance or take actions favorable to friendly force intentions. PSYOP soldiers provide the commander with the ability to communicate information to large and small audiences via face-to-face, radio, television, internet, print and/or other forms of media. Their language skills, cultural awareness, regional orientation and knowledge of communications media provide a means to deliver critical information to a target audiences to achieve the desired effect.
As “citizen-soldiers,” Reserves have access to and can influence the
“whole-of-society” for Phase 0 as well as Phase 4/5 missions
A potential approach (growing directly out of the account here of how such [conspiracy] theories spread) is cognitive infiltration of extremist groups. As used here, this admittedly provocative term does not mean 1960s-style infiltration with a view to surveillance and collecting information, possibly for use in future prosecutions. Rather, it means that government efforts might succeed in weakening or even breaking up the ideological and epistemological complexes that constitute these networks and groups...How might this tactic work? Recall that extremist networks and groups, including those that purvey conspiracy theories, typically suffer from a kind of crippled epistemology. Hearing only conspiratorial accounts of government behavior, their members become ever more prone to believe and generate such accounts. Perhaps the generation of ever-more-extreme views within these groups can be dampened or reversed by the introduction of cognitive diversity
originally posted by: TechUnique
I think it's well past the point of wondering now lol.. it's almost painful to see the barrage of these goons whenever something genuinely worth posting on ATS is brought up. It's so bloody obvious. Whenever I see a thread that I think, finally, I could really sink my teeth into this. Not just the usual already talked about, obvious, or repeated MSM bollocks.. I get there and the thread has been trampled on. Relentlessly.
Then the threads you'd EXPECT to recieve a bad response on this site.. (The ones that used to.) are finding their way onto the front page more and more. Don't even get me started on the forum sliding technique. That happens every day.
I really feel for all of this.. I feel like I am losing a member of my family. I know I am not just being dramatic.. can you notice it too? Thank God there are still plenty of decent members left on this site making it worth coming to, also the new content from staff. Otherwise this site would be trash. Luckily the diamonds in the dirt make it worthwhile.
I wonder how much money has been spent trying to destroy this site. How many different agencies, corporations and 'politicians' do you think have had this sites name cursed in their minds? I wonder how many have woken up because of it! I sure know this was the first site that got me really interested in this stuff.
I love this site so much. It was like a home to me for years.. this is why it breaks my heart to see it turn into something completely new and unlike what it once was..
I'm curious what the OP considers signs that someone may be a dis info agent.