Controlled Opposition: a strategy in which an individual, organization, or movement is covertly controlled or influenced by a 3rd party and the controlled entity’s true purpose is something other than its publicly stated purpose. The controlled entity serves a role of mass deception, surveillance or political/social manipulation. The controlled party is portrayed as being in opposition to the interests of the controlling party.
The purposes of controlled opposition include:
Co opting or preempting a resistance movement to neutralize the threat that a grassroots movement would pose to an established power structure
Preempt or neutralize true but negative information by having it be championed in a skewed or stigmatized fashion by a person or group. The truth can be peppered with misinformation or the truth of the message can be neutralized by association due to the extreme, radical, or unpalatable positions held by the controlled entity (person or group) who is disclosing the information or “championing” a position. The stigmatize truth or adulterated truth in turn steers people away from truthful information which would normally cause criticism or a serious backlash against the controlling party
Hijack the goals and actions of an organization or movement for purposes other than those that were the original intentions of the grassroots movement
Give the public the false illusion of choice by presenting a political party or organization that superficially speaks to the desires or frustrations of the people but whose actions do not further the stated goals of the organization
Disinformation or deception of the masses. Steering the masses in the wrong direction or misdirect their energies, beliefs and actions
Unmask and monitor the true opposition
Create a chaotic and divisive environment in which the opposition cannot band together and there is general mistrust thereby ensuring that an organized opposition with clear goals and priorities never manifests
Act in such a way that superficially appears to benefit the opposition, but in truth furthers the ends of the controlling party
The strategy of controlled opposition works best under circumstances in which the masses are gullible, credulous, lack critical thinking and are unable to connect the dots and see how the actions/inaction or manipulation of information from the controlled entity benefit the controlling entity.
A controlled opposition is a protest movement that is actually being led by government agents. Nearly all governments in history have employed this technique to trick and subdue their adversaries. Notably Vladimir Lenin who said ””The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”
Paranoia pervades dissident circles of all sorts, and it’s not entirely without merit, since establishment infiltration of political movements is the norm, not the exception. This article by Truthout documents multiple instances in which movements like the 1968 Chicago DNC protest and Peter Camejo’s 1976 anti-establishment presidential campaign were so heavily infiltrated by opaque government agencies that one out of every six people involved in them were secretly working for the feds. This trend of infiltration is known to have continued into the current day with movements like Occupy and Black Lives Matter, and we’d be ignorant not to assume that this has been at least as rampant in online circles where people organize and disseminate ideas and information.
Three people were killed and five seriously injured in a knife attack in southern Germany on Friday by a 24-year-old Somali immigrant, described by officials as having been placed under compulsory psychiatric treatment in recent days.
Police stopped and arrested the attacker in the town of Wuerzburg by firing a bullet through his thigh. They said his injuries were not life-threatening.
Divide and rule (Latin: divide et impera), or divide and conquer, in politics and sociology is 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 use of this technique is meant to empower the sovereign to control subjects, populations, or factions of different interests, who collectively might be able to oppose his rule. Niccolò Machiavelli identifies a similar application to military strategy, advising in Book VI of The Art of War (1521) (L’arte della guerra): a Captain should endeavor with every act to divide the forces of the enemy. Machiavelli advises that this act should be achieved either by making him suspicious of his men in whom he trusted, or by giving him cause that he has to separate his forces, and, because of this, become weaker.
One of the world’s premiere beauty pageants has fallen for the transgender craze and will be allowing a biological male to compete with the country’s most beautiful women for the crown of Miss America.
Identity politics is a political approach wherein people of a particular gender, religion, race, social background, class or other identifying factor develop political agendas based around one or more of these categories.
Contemporary applications of identity politics describe people of specific race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, economic class, disability status, education, religion, language, profession, political party, veteran status, and geographic location. These identity labels are not mutually exclusive but are in many cases compounded into one when describing hyper-specific groups, a concept known as intersectionality. An example is that of African-American, homosexual, demi-boys with body integrity dysphoria, who constitute a particular hyper-specific identity class.
This video covers the F-15EX , US Air Force’s newest fighter jet. While its core design may be stemming from the 1970s, there is a lot there making it one of the most potent USAF tools. How does it stack up with other planes? And why did USAF go for it in the first place? Watch the video to find out.
The Cheka was the first Soviet secret police and stood for: All-Russian Extraordinary Commission to Combat Counterrevolution and Sabotage. The Red Terror (1918) was an important element of the Russian Revolution that showed the violent character of the Bolshevik regime led by Vladimir Lenin. The Cheka was led by Felix Dzerzhinsky. Underlaying causes were the Left-SR uprising and the assassination attempt on Lenin by Fanny Kaplan. Hundreds of thousands of people would die at the hands of the Cheka.
In the case of the 13-year-old killed in a bestial manner in Vienna at the weekend, the police reported a resounding search success on Monday evening. Within a few hours, the handcuffs clicked for two suspects – the two well-known asylum seekers from Afghanistan are to be interrogated on Tuesday. One of the two already has a criminal record – for drug and violent crimes.
The shocking act may have occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning in Vienna. The girl’s body was discovered around 7 a.m. on a green strip on Viktor-Kaplan-Straße in the 22nd district. Eva (name changed) leaned lifelessly against a tree.
It took more than 24 hours until the 13-year-old was identified – the parents had contacted the police in Tulln (Lower Austria) after publishing a description of the victim. The autopsy revealed that the 13-year-old had been suffocated under particularly brutal circumstances. Traces point to sexual violence, the victim may have been drugged. In addition, the corpse had severe hematomas in the area of the neck and chest. And what was clear from the beginning: The location was – as reported – not the crime scene!
Yes. I know I could’ve done A, B, and C, but cross-platform and Operating Systems, and all Clouds really, really pissing us/me off today, this will have to work for now. These are copied from the Primary Source. Bonus Points awarded if any Camper noticed the PATTERN regarding this Source and what it shares in common with the Orgs mentioned in almost every Post recently. Think about Data-Diving and Org Structures (Winner can ask me ANYTHING Field or US Political/Campaign Related – that’s not Contractually Sensitive – and receive an English, non-Field and sans Shorthand answer). Hint, it is glaringly obvious and that’s what makes it a pain! I have Faith Campers, prove me right!