posted on Oct, 23 2011 @ 03:35 PM
PSYOP or Psychological Operations has both a good and bad effect on our civilization. It is performed by Governments, their military, Corporations, to
include the media who’s allegiance can change at the drop of a hat, and in our own personal relationships. Sometimes intended, sometimes not. We all
practice it daily in our interactions with people.
But the one thing that all the aforementioned have in common is that there is a desired effect upon the audience with which the message is intended.
Whether it be in National interests or customers or our significant others.
There is another word for PSYOP. It’s called Marketing. Whether it be “Buy our product!, visit this website, vote for this guy or gal, or
even…”Baby! But we NEED that 72 inch flat screen TV!” We are bombarded with it daily and from all corners.
To paraphrase from the US Army’s own PSYOP Manual.
“The mission is to persuade and influence the target audience to change their behavior in support of the Commander's intent and objectives.”
When you boil it down…it’s advertising!…Nothing more than marketing.
But that same marketing can be used to divide. The have’s vs. the have not’s. And it can be used to further agendas that continue to erode
Gen. Pershing helped put down the Moro revolt by promising the rebels he would bury all Muslim dead in pig entrails. Definitely not a nice way of
doing business, but it got the job done…for a period anyway.
The only way to counter PSYOP is to have an open mind…and keep it open. Think for yourself and to come up with your own conclusions, even if they
disagree with your emotions. You must have and be open to honest discussions.
Only you can allow yourself to be told to what to think by others...or you can think for yourself.