1 / Distraction strategy
Key element of social control, the strategy of diversion is to divert public’s attention away from important issues and changes decided by the political and economic elites, through a continual flood of distractions and trivial information. The strategy of distraction is also essential to prevent the public to focus on the essential knowledge in the fields of science, economics, psychology, neurobiology, and cybernetics. “Keep distracting the public attention away from real social problems, its attention is captivated by matters of no real importance. Keep the public busy, busy, busy, no time to think; back on the farm with the other animals. “Excerpt from” Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars “
2 / Create problems, then offer solutions (PRS)
This method is also called “problem–reaction-solution.” We first create a problem, a “situation” that triggers a certain reaction of the public, so then the latter will be asking for measures that we wish to impose on him. For example: let’s start an urban violence, or arrange for bloody attacks, so that the public will be asking for a drastic security laws,to the detriment of freedom. Or: create an economic crisis to accept as a necessary sacrifice, the decline of social rights and the dismantling of public services.
3 / strategy degradation
To make them accept the unacceptable , just apply it gradually, “degraded” over a period of 10 years. This is the way that new socio-economic conditions radically (neoliberal) were imposed in the years 1980 to 1990. Massive unemployment, precariousness, flexibility, outsourcing, wages no longer ensure a decent income, so many changes that would have caused a revolution if they had been applied suddenly.
4 / deferral strategy
Another way to accept an unpopular decision is to present it as “painful but necessary”, obtaining the agreement of the public to be introduced in the near future. It is always easier to accept a future sacrifice that an immediate sacrifice. First, because the effort is not to be provided immediately. Then because the public still tends to naively hope that “everything will be better tomorrow” and that the sacrifice required may be avoided. Finally, it allows time for the public to get used to the idea of change and accept it with resignation when the time comes.
5 / Addressing the public as to children in a nursery
Most advertisements for the general public use a discourse, arguments, characters, and in a particularly infantilizing tone, often close to the dumb down, as if the viewer was a child or suffers from a mental disability. The more we seek to deceive the viewer, the more we adopt a condescending tone. Why? “it is for a person who is 12 years old or less, then, due to suggestibility, it will, with some probability, respond with an uncritical reaction of a 12 year old child. “Excerpted from “Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars”
6 / Appealing to the emotional rather than thinking
Appealing to the emotional is a classic technique for bypassing rational analysis, and thus the critical sense of individuals. In addition, the use of emotional register opens the gateway to the unconscious to implant ideas, desires, fears, impulses, or behavior …
7 / Keep the public in ignorance and stupidity
Ensure that the public is incapable of understanding the technologies and methods used for its control and slavery. “The quality of education given to the lower classes must be the poor, so that the moat of ignorance isolating the inferior ranks of the upper classes is and remains incomprehensible to the lower classes. Excerpt from “Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars”
8 / Encourage the public to wallow in mediocrity
Encourage the public to find “cool” being stupid, vulgar and uneducated …
9 / Replace the revolt by guilt
To believe that the individual is solely responsible for his misfortune, because of the inadequacy of his intellect, abilities, or their efforts. So, instead of rebelling against the economic system, the individual and self-devaluing guilt, which creates a depression, one of whose effects is the inhibition of the action. And without action, no revolution! …
10 / Know the people better than they know themselvesOver the last 50 years, dramatic advances in science have dug a growing gap between public knowledge and those owned and used by the ruling elites. Thanks to biology, neurobiology and applied psychology, the “system” has reached an advanced knowledge of the human being, both physically and psychologically. The system has come to know the individual means that he will know himself. This means that in most cases, the system has more control and more power over individuals that individuals themselves.