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"The Exploitation of Superstitions for the Purpose of Psychological Warfare"

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posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 05:14 PM
You know those annoying bulletins stupid, angsty kids used to always post on Myspace that went along the lines of "repost this three times or your mother will die!"? Apparently, the U.S. government used to troll the Nazi troops with chain mail just like that to distract them and lower overall morale.

Also, the U.S. government secretly manipulated the horoscope readings in Nazi Germany to subliminally convince the Germans that the Third Reich would inevitably fail.

This is what I fear about religious prophecy. Its just a timebomb waiting to go off...

Anyway, here is the link.

I found this stuff to be fascinating.

posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 05:24 PM
reply to post by BirdOfillOmen

Ahh this, its a pretty good read, and depending on the religious faction its a pretty decent strat when you think about it.

Moral is a fickle thing, it was once said that any occupation is doomed to fail. This line is true, unless you break the local population mentally, once this has been successful (which usually takes years to do), you wind up having a semi-obiediant populus to fruther manipulate.

HOWEVER, it will only work if the vast majority of your enemy is of the same mind set/faith, the minute you start adding in, seperate faiths or beliefs is where this will fall down in a heap, especially so if the two intermingle, you'd have to start a fight between them before the war starts, to instill paranoia between the two (or more) parties, have them start in-fighting, then commence bombing them to the dark ages, else its possible they would unite and yeah invasion becomes downright hard if not impossible.

But there are far too many parameters to apply this in modern life. But still tho its a VERY interesting read if you are into the use of propoganda.

posted on Nov, 24 2011 @ 06:22 PM
reply to post by BirdOfillOmen

No surprise that they describe it as being more common among the uneducated. That is exactly what is to be found on myspace, with all its glittering and glowing profiles.

How are those in power using the internet? If they can't stop the information from being circulated, should they then flood it? Should they package the information in such a way that even when it is heard, the contents of it is received but the person is likely unable to act on it?

So many people are constantly in search of news but that's it. It stops there. It's just a source of drama for them. I think they're so overloaded with information that they cannot narrow down what to act on, if anything.

posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 01:43 AM
reply to post by daynight42

I've thought the same many times. Like the show Brad Meltzer's DECODED. They know that certain things lime the Illuminati theories will reach the public now with the internet, so they decided to be the ones to introduce it, with THEIR spin, so hopefully they can be the first to reach your ears. Then when you read stiff on the internet you will dismiss it as "those crazy paranoid conspiracy theorists they talked about on the show DECODED, which already told me there is no Illuminati. After all, its a real, professional TV show for God's sakes!". Then no matter how much proof is provided, they will still wait for an "official" TV program to tell them its true. All the while unaware that those TV programs are controlled by the very ones who wish to supress the truth.
"Nice play, Octavio..." -Dale Gribble

posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 02:34 AM
Aw man thats a good one. Did you hear about the one where the British in WW2 perpetuated the myth that carrots improve you're eyesight so that the Nazis wouldn't catch on to them being able to use Radar?

There is a myth that World War II, the UK developed high-carotene carrots in order to enhance the night vision of their pilots. However, this was done as a disinformation campaign to fool the Germans into thinking this was the reason for bomber losses (instead of the actual reason... British Radar). After the war this myth (carrots improve night vision) persisted. Unless an individual has a vitamin A deficiency, eating huge amounts of carrots will have no effect on vision (night vision or otherwise).

Wars are won with more than sheer power.

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