hearts that are plotting evil." - Proverbs 12:20
"Self-deception is a particularly
destructive characteristic of Western culture." -
"The major news media
have failed the American public for years and are still doing so." - Darrell
"The psychology of deception is not a mature
field, and the neural mechanisms that underlie the ability to intentionally
suppress, distort, or fabricate
information are not yet well understood.
Consequently, if the
investment is correct in stating
that confidence in a given technique will require a solid
theoretical base, then a significant research investment into the
underlying neuropsychological mechanisms of deception must be made before any practical
system for detecting deception can be
developed and employed." - Intelligence Science Board Study on Educing
Successful deception requires
a cooperative audience.
most insidious part of any deception is not
its outrageous claims but its
appeal to the needs of the audience.
The art of deception lies in understanding how
subtle touches and
be twisted in the minds of the
The key is finding
logicians with shared expectations and
These left brain
logicians are then hired to staff think tanks.
Audiences with shared
preconceptions will make
allowances, will reach the 'right' conclusion and will unwittingly participate
in the deception.
This is the case
with all celebrity figures which include news
anchors, talk show hosts, movie
stars, well known authors,
corporate CEOs and
popular politicians all of
which have an economic interest in furthering the status quo.
deception requires the complicity of the
victim, a little disorientation helps.
Indian street fakirs, sleight of
hand artists, have a simple game: Indian street fakirs
get their audiences to laugh,
then tap into another emotion, fear.
Once frightened their marks are ripe to be sold whatever is
promised to soothe their fear.
need for emotional comfort will often overrule reason.
amulets and rings are guaranteed to assure an emotionally 'happy'
Deception is extremely useful
in the halls of commerce and politics.
Marketers, politicians and pundits
play on fear then deliver the
false embrace of product
Historically, the application of psychological
operations has proven to be essential in the successful waging of war.
Use of psychological operations as a force multiplier is easily
recognized by warriors, politicians, psychopaths, chief operating officers and
chief financial officers.
III of Macedonia conquered most of the known world but spread himself thin.
To retreat and regroup forces with the armies he had left behind
Alexander III of Macedonia
instructed his armor smiths to make several oversized armor breastplates and
helmets that would fit "giants", men 7 to 8 feet tall. During the night his
forces withdrew leaving behind the oversized armor.
The deception sowed
enough doubt and
fear that the opposing force elected not to
Sun Tsu strongly advocated the
use of psychological warfare as a force multiplier.
Sun Tsu wrote
"To capture the enemy's entire army is better than to destroy it;
to take intact a regiment, a company, or a squad is better than to destroy
them. For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme
of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the supreme excellence. Thus,
what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy. Next
best is to disrupt his alliances by diplomacy. The next best is to attack his
army. And the worst policy is to attack cities."
Sun Tzu understood
that given the opportunity, an
adversary will surrender to a superior commander prior to
The image of total,
used was greatly enhanced by use of deception, operational security, and
targeting his adversaries' decision-making
"Agents of influence" were sent in advance of his armies
to do face-to-face psychological
warfare sowing fear by telling of the
brutality of the large Mongol army.
A network of "arrow riders"
created the illusion of invincible numbers by facilitating rapid troop
maneuvers while targeting enemy messengers to prevent enemy commanders from
rose to power by exploiting the dissatisfaction of supporters of the
traditional left and right wing parties, by dwelling on the failure of these
parties to solve the problems created by the conditions imposed on Germany
under the Treaty of
then presented national socialism as the
one movement capable of uniting conservative nationalists with international
socialists, the professional classes with the working classes in the service of
The speeches he delivered urged national
pride and unity and placed the blame for all
of Germany's problems on 'others'.
The oratory techniques of Adolf Hitler and use of propaganda gave him a
truly hypnotic grip over the German masses.
Joseph Goebbels, minister of
propaganda, practiced the techniques of psychological operations both to unite
Germany and to intimidate their enemies.
The most well known innovative
use of psychological warfare must be
attributed to a radio broadcast by the British
Broadcasting Corporation, the BBC.
When the German invasion of England
seemed imminent, a regular BBC radio program,
easily heard and often listened to by the Germans, began a series of English
language lessons for the invaders.
These broadcasts of course were
presented in flawless German.
The British announcer stated the purpose
of these broadcast like this:
..and so it will be best if you
learn a few useful phrases in English before visiting us. For your first
lesson, we take 'DIE KANAUEBERFAHRT'. The channel crossing." ... "Now, just
repeat after me: 'DAS BOOT
SINKT.' The boat is sinking. The boat is sinking" ... "DAS WASSER IST KALT. The
water is cold. SER KALT. Very cold" ... "Now I will give you a verb that should
be very useful. Again, please repeat after me. ICH BRENNE. i am
burning. Du Brennst. You are burning. ER BRENNT. He is burning. WIR BRENNEN. We
burn. IHR BRENNT. You are burning. SIR BRENNEN. They are burning."
crude propaganda proved extremly effective.
The phrases about burning
in the English Channel seemed to confirm the intensive rumors already being
spread by British agents on the continent that the British had perfected an
apparatus with which they were going to set fires in the Channel and on the
English beaches whenever Hitler launched his invasion.
true, the rumors were so well planned and cleverly spread that to this day many
Germans still believe them.
Documents found after the war confirmed that
the German high command believed that the British had a workable plan to set
fire to the English Channel. Masters of propaganda were beaten at their own
Obviously they were not in touch
with their subconscious.
propaganda worked on a subconscious level as
a fantasy seen as a
Perhaps the most ambitious and spectacular psychological
operations of modern times was the effort of the Allies to convince the German
high command that the upcoming Allied invasion of Europe would occur across the
beaches near the Pas de Calais.
Psychological operations of the Allies
created the fictitious "Army group Patton," which was poised to strike across
the English Channel at the Germans 15th Panzer Army defending the Pas de
Even after the Allied invasion came at Normandy,
Adolf Hitler would not allow for the
deployment of the 15th Panzer Army from the Pas de Calais.
Adolf Hitler was convinced that the
Normandy invasion was only a prelude to
the real invasion.
The 15th Panzer Army waited in vain at the Pas de
Calais for nearly SEVEN WEEKS for Army group Patton, an
invasion that was never to
General of the army Omar Bradley later referred to this propaganda
operation as "the biggest hoax of the war".
The German army never fully
recovered from the reversals set in motion by their delay in releasing
the 15th Panzer army and Germany lost the war as a result.
Psychological operations may be used to promote cooperation, unity and
morale within a target
With the regime of Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin reeling
under the blows of the German blitz in 1941, he sensed that the
ideological abstractions and communist
platitudes, which the communist party
had driven into the minds of its captive domestic audience were in
abstractions and communist platitudes did not have the emotional and
spiritual impact necessary to fortify the
Russian people for their struggle against the armies of
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin
systematically set about identifying his regime with the ancient heritage and
the accompanying archetypical symbolism of
The two Russian institutions with the deepest roots in
the past, the army and the church, were cultivated by propagandists.
The historic accomplishments of Russian armies were glorified.
The church hierarchy and class distinctions were returned to
"PRAVDA," dropped its Marxist motto, "WORKERS
OF THE WORLD, UNITE," and substituted the openly nationalistic slogan, "DEATH TO
THE GERMAN INVADER."
The ensuing struggle became and is still officially
known in Soviet history as "The Great Patriotic War".
Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, one of
the most ruthless dictators of the 20th Century, realized that his conventional
military weapons alone, were not enough to meet the challenge of the German
Utilizing psychological operations to augment conventional
military forces played a major role in maintaining the survival of
the regime of Stalin.
time radio broadcasts had become a major means
of passing propaganda and deceiving
the target audience.
During WWII Japan used the notorious "Tokyo Rose" to broadcast
music, propaganda, and words of discouragement to
The Germans used Mildred Gillar, better remembered as
"Hanoi Hannah" broadcast a daily radio program
where she played music, coupled with the
propaganda and messages of discouragement to the troops.
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