Editor’s Note: Think about it. Inspector General reports, court docs, and declassified documents prove that the Trump Russia Conspiracy hoax was literally a state run disinformation campaign ran by the FBI, CIA, DoJ, Hillary Clinton and Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee. So when we said that QAnon is a similar deep state disinformation campaign you might want to consider it.
The claims are based on a few “super sources”.
The claims are uniform across many groups and individuals and almost always invariably end up being wrong.
They told citizens that it’s OK and to “Trust the plan” (aka do nothing – getting citizens motivated into inaction is nothing short of a propaganda coup).
There are truths the corrupt fear. They add lies to such truths so when the lies are debunked, those spreading the misinformation along with the truth they want covered up are both completely discredited.
These “super sources” only leak to people who are not likely to sniff out the misinformation before it’s too late. This has the earmarks of a deep state disinformation campaign. Our CIA and State Department uses the same tactics against other countries.
For example, there is demonstrable statistical and eye witness evidence of fraud in at least six key states. Election laws about signature verification and having observers of both parties actually observing were broken and are absolutely winnable in a court of law (if a court would have the guts to hear them). But combine that truth with a near impossible to prove conspiracies – when the fantastic conspiracy theory gets shot down it brings down the credibility of genuine truth being uttered with it.
Very smart and educated people have been victims of state disinformation campaigns and we mean that sincerely. Being educated does not mean one is educated in propaganda techniques. Studies have shown that the higher educated one is the more likely they are to fall for certain propaganda techniques.
A good misinformation campaign includes just enough falsehood to undermine the truth. When even Alex Jones is calling out Q-Anon as coordinated misinformation, you have to stop and think.
As long time readers of PoliticalArena are aware, the propaganda techniques, mass media and attitude change theory used by Germany, Russia, China, and our own government against foreign adversaries are a research specialty of ours. The type, pattern, goals and consistency of disinformation coming from Q-Anon (and from Sydney Powell) are textbook examples of such propaganda.
Stop spreading Q-Anon disinformation. Q-Anon followers believe they are helping America and President Trump, but in reality those who spread it are enabling his enemies.
UPDATE – The Communist Bolsheviks used a similar psy-op against those who favored the Russian Romanov monarchy. They spread rumors that the military was going to take over and restore the monarchy and put the offending Bolsheviks on trial. In short they told them to trust the plan and motivated millions of their enemies to do nothing.
They even called it “Operation Trust.” Sound familiar?
Via Chris Menahan:
“Operation Trust” was a Bolshevik counterintelligence operation run from 1921 to 1926 aimed at neutralizing opposition by creating the false impression that a powerful group of military leaders had organized to stop the communists’ takeover.
Here’s an except on the “Trust” operation from pages 13-14 of Soviet defector Anatoliy Golitsyn’s book, “New Lies for Old”: