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Lessons from history - Diocletian's Problem-Reaction-Solution

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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 03:10 PM
Having wondered for how long the elites have used the all so famous problem-reaction-solution (PRS) method for reaching their goals I reached interesting article about Diocletian, who reached his goal using the same method.
Today, use of problem - reaction - solution method is recognized in numerous events and political processes.

As most of you know, problem-reaction-solution goes something like this: Individual, or secret society with agenda creates a problem wich affects tergeted group of people, then this group of people reacts demanding solution. This is a time when the same side (who created the problem) offers a solution to a problem. The higher demand for a solution, the higher are the chances for accepting the solution presented.

Here is a link to article about Diocletian and how he used problem reaction solution over roman people to expand government and increase taxes.
In short - Diocletian needed a new enemy to create the 'problem' to justify government expansion and high taxes. Christians were to be used as an enemy and he already had poor relations with them. Christians didn't like blood sacrifices made in the name of the god of Jupiter, to whom Diocletian proclaimed himself the earthly representative of Rome.

Diocletian's palace:

Galerius - vice emperor suggested to Diocletian, to burn down his palace, wich he did. A false flag event was executed. Diocletian's palace in Nicomedia burned twice within sixteen days. Government expanded and taxes stayed high. The Christians were immediately blamed. A monumental crackdown then occurred against christians. Despite all this, Christians bacame too numerous across the empire to be wiped out.

Diocletian acomplished his goal - higher taxes. He created a problem - false flag attacks and propaganda against christians. Then, public reacted demanding solution. He increased taxes and reduce liberty to "handle" christians.

Sory for my bad english


The key to being able to see the truth through the matrix of lies and myths that exist around us, is understanding why the lies exist. This requires an understanding of the technique known as Problem-Reaction-Solution.

Governments exist to solve problems. Governments increase in size and power when new problems arise, which they can then work to solve. It is not in the interest of governments to actually eliminate problems, because then there would be nothing for them to do.

What if there are no new problems for governments to solve? They must create the problem, or label something as a problem. When the public see this new problem, they demand that government solve the problem, and the government willingly obliges by presenting it's solution.

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posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 03:39 PM
crappy film- Muslims riot- ndaa?

posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 03:43 PM
It is in the realm of possibility that the recent Muslim riots/problem is manufactured. If Obama goes to the rescue and solves the problem so close to the election it becomes probable instead of possible.

posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 03:44 PM
Very valid. I suppose you could also include a form of the Hegelian Dialectic, which uses a form of PRS.

Make a problem, get reaction, offer two seemingly opposed points of view up through two different solution providers (that both serve towards the goal of the original problem-creator), and then the people get to "choose" one or the other, both of which ultimately serve a single goal.

Boy does that sound familiar!

posted on Sep, 18 2012 @ 04:28 PM

Originally posted by benrl
crappy film- Muslims riot- ndaa?

could be, we'll see.
I would try it this way: Mass murders (such as one during Batman premiere) - public outrage - gun confiscation
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