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gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures and prevents smaller power groups from linking up
persuades rather then compelling physically, they rely on logic, fear, desire, or other mental factors to promote specific emotions, attitudes or behaviors
planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is induce or reinforce behavior favorable to US objectives
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win. - Gandhi
originally posted by: benrl
They wouldn't be marginalizing if it was not some threat of being able to effect change.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: MojaveBurning
Therefore, if a member or a thread occasionally descends into chaos, then I am happy to think of it as letting entropy have its way, because when compared with the vast bulk of the commentary, and user generated opinion and content here, it means very little.