Attacking National Leaders Through ‘Psychological Pincers’

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Written by Prof.Dr. Vladimir Prav exclusively for SouthFront

Today’s geopolitical struggles entail widespread use of psychological warfare against national elites, even from allied countries. This survey examines psychological techniques, including the use of informal NGO channels, which have been dubbed “organizational weapons.”

Psychological attacks attempt to take the target into veritable “pincers.” They are effective because the target, in the form of a national government, is subjected to pressure from both legitimate and “shadowy” actors, attacking from both above and below.

In order to carry out a pincer attack, the attacker must satisfy five conditions.

  1. Establish a psychological pressure environment.

It entails two sets of activities. The first is establishing the pressure from above, in the form of planting “agents of influence” into the government and into associated organizations dealing with analysis and information dissemination, and pressure from below by creating a range of legal and shadowy societal and organization organizations to influence public opinion, organize mass protests, and  coordinate anti-government activities.

  1. Implementing the “pressure from below” scenario.

The objective is to provoke mass displeasure with the government through the formation of public opinion by emphasizing government’s failures, including imagined ones. This information campaign then leads to protests, civil disobedience, and other measures to provoke the government into suppressing the demonstrations through the use of violence, which in turn will persuade many individuals to demand the government’s resignation. The goal is to place the government into a stressful situation in which it has to make snap decisions in order to stabilize the political situation and to lessen the psychological assault.

  1. Organizing “pressure from above”

This includes using agents of influence to lobby the government to adopt certain decisions. The lobbying accomplishes two things:

The target government leaders are flooded with false information on the unfolding events, with such information coming from trusted and close sources including even relatives and good friends.

It impresses upon government members the unavoidability of adopting proposed measures.

  1. Making the political decision.

Given growing pressure from above and below, the government falls under a psychological sense of emergency, in which it feels it has to make hasty decisions. If the decision does not satisfy the organizers, they step up the level of pressure. Once the government makes the expected decision, the organizers move to the next step.

  1. Removing the pressure. Once the decision satisfies the organizers, its widespread and enthusiastic acceptance is organized. The situation returns to normal as the level of organizing activity drops off.

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Source: Attacking National Leaders Through ‘Psychological Pincers’

Cultocracy note:

These tactics are being used in reverse by fearful shadowy collectives in the UK.

The usual suspects :

As stated at the end of the article the internal ‘elite’ groups exerting psychological pressure include:

  • Members of the ruling elite;
  • The political anti-elite consisting of people who want to join the elite and change the country’s political, financial, legal policies;
  • The political sub-elite, or secondary groups within the elite who are not happy with their status and want to move up.

Delusion & grandeur :

The word ‘elite’ is a label that the establishment like to pin to themselves , this is an artificial construct created to support their deviant mindset .

In reverse similar labels are created for the general populace such as ‘low lifes’ or ‘useless eaters’ , this creates a self propagating ‘them & us’ mentality whereby they can continue to justify their own actions to each other .

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