Divide And Conquer – Who Are The Puppet Masters Behind The Attempt To Destroy Alternative Media?
by Susan Duclos, All News Pipeline Will you be amazed when you find out who has sold you down the drain? During my morning routine of hunting through hundreds of articles to determine what to add to the “Hot News… Around the Web” section of All News PipeLine’s front page, I ran across a piece of at Rumor Mill News that gave me what many will understand as an “AHA” moment where pieces of a puzzle, the big picture so to speak, simply assembled itself in my head, showing an insidious, long term plan and implementation of that plan, to destroy Alternative Media from within.
The article in question is from a member of the Alternative Media and while it touches on the topic of the internal strife at an Alternative News Site, that is not what caught my eye, nor the topic of this article, since we in no way have a clue what happened, nor have we had any interest to untangle the “he said, she said,” issues.
What caught my eye was the following sentence “What Mike has done, however, is apparently misread what I wrote, or been prompted by “friends” (as he wrote), to construe what I wrote as being in some way an attack on….”
This has been a common refrain I have been hearing from other Alternative News website owners over the last year, whom I am not naming because there is a fine line in reporting a problem and feeding into it, but I have been told that each of these Alt Sites owners were informed by their trusted associates that “friends” or “colleagues” or “sources” have informed them of (insert false claim here against the site owner), and in each case it has caused strife between the site owner and the trusted associate. Some issues were resolved through open communication, but others left lasting scars…. aka dividing them, separating them from each other.
According to Matthew 18:15 “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.“
In other words communicate, be clear and identify the source of the rumors, lies or character assassinations openly to the person you are accusing, because if you are made to feel you cannot be truthful about the “friend,” or “associate” or “source,” then that should be a large red flag that they are agents, shills and/or are on someone’s payroll otherwise known as professional agitators.
THE COMMON DENOMINATOR
In the past year I have seen InfoWars attacked in an attempt to cause divisions from within, I have seen Rick Wiles of TruNews attacked for his interviews and beliefs, The Hagmanns and Steve Quayle attacked and accused falsely, just to name a few…. and what they all have in common is they question the official narrative, the “message” pushed by the mainstream media and government officials, they link to sources unlike the MSM, rather than referring to them then asking readers/listeners to simply believe their interpretation of them.
Notice I am not linking to these attacks because to do so would be to perpetuate them and ANP will not do that, the point being, someone, or many someones, are deliberately attempting to cause divisions between friends, within Alternative websites internally, as well separate websites, to separate them so they will not share information with each other that helps to connect the dots and put the puzzle pieces together.
As seen below, this is a strategy based in Psychological Warfare that has been used throughout history and is now being used against Alternative Media, to the nth degree.
MILITARY PSY-OP STRATEGY
Wikipedia describes Psychological Warfare as “Psychological Warfare (PSYWAR), or the basic aspects of modern psychological operations (PSYOP), have been known by many other names or terms, including MISO, Psy Ops, Political Warfare, “Hearts and Minds,” and propaganda. The term is used “to denote any action which is practiced mainly by psychological methods with the aim of evoking a planned psychological reaction in other people.”Various techniques are used, and are aimed at influencing a target audience’s value system, belief system, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior. It is used to induce confessions or reinforce attitudes and behaviors favorable to the originator’s objectives, and are sometimes combined with black operations or false flag tactics.”
In 2005, in a 244 page Air Force Law Review PDF, on page 235, we see “ruses” which are considered lawful deceptions which goes on to explain in Article 37, examples of permissible ruses, which includes “the use of camouflage, decoys, mock operations and misinformation.”
According Merriam Webster Dictionary, disinformation is defined as “false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth.”
There are entities, whole websites, dedicated to pushing massive disinformation with just enough truth interspersed to make the person or the site appear legitimate. What they count on is the reader/listener/viewer will not do their due diligence to verify and separate the truth from the hoaxes and false information.