posted on Sep, 8 2011 @ 05:02 AM
This is standard political manipulation to quell any form of dissent from the official line.
If you ask a politician a question that goes against the official line they don't answer the question. Instead they attack the question, they answer
a different question, and then return to attack the person who asked the original question. The idea behind this psychological approach is to
undermine any form of legitimate dissent to the official line.
Interviewer: Many young people are dying for what many people regard as a futile war in
Politician: I find it incredible that you refuse to support the troops of our nation! You are obviously not a patriot!
Note how the question answered is not the one asked, the interviewer made no reference to supporting or not supporting the troops but was concerned
about death tolls, however, the politician has changed the focus of the interview to be able to act outraged and upset about any further questions the
interviewer may ask. From this point on the interview is a waste of time. You can change the question to almost anything, but the strategy behind
derailing legitimate questioning and debate is the same.
There is no democracy in our society as the politicians won't engage in genuine debate without resorting to psychological techniques to deflect
questioning into specified areas that support the official stories. There is no accountability, and there will never be answers to genuinely posed
questions that require to be answered to either prove or disprove the official story.
It would take a brave reporter to stand up and calmly explain what the respondent is doing and then keep badgering them until they answered the
No wonder Truthers feel there is a conspiracy, given the way the information is presented, the refusal of the authorities to engage in genuine
discussion and debate, the refusal to show all the evidence, the evasion, obfuscation, and so on it might make anyone think there is a conspiracy!
Attacking Truthers as being unpatriotic, liars, dissemblers, and worse is pure psychological warfare. It is unfair, it is undemocratic, and denies
freedom of speech, expression, and further erodes what little is left of the democratic process and state. If you don't follow the official line
then you are a threat to the State? That is not consistent with a free open society. That has more in line with the closed societies of the former
USSR and the People's Republic of China!