Psychological operations (PSYOPS) are planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. PSYOPS is a means to an end used for years by military and intelligence agencies, but US citizens should have Constitutional protection, prohibiting its use by US government against US citizens.
Right now, the PSYOP method in use is ideological subversion, creating a fog of “cognitive dissonance” in US society. In the field of psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values. The effect of cognitive dissonance results in a person’s performing an action that contradicts personal beliefs, ideals, and values; and also occurs when confronted with new information that contradicts said beliefs, ideals, and values.
It is the state of the mind to disassociate cognitive realities from what’s going on. Everyone knows that something is wrong – even if they don’t want to admit it. PSYOP’s is placing the nation in a state of disbelief that the FBI (who’s supposed to protect U.S. citizens) is hiding something, and Las Vegas Metro Police Department isn’t doing anything or is incompetent.
The mind is left in a mire of muddiness and replaces what we think “law and order” is supposed to be and do. This is the attempt to “ideologically subvert” the LEO (Law Enforcement Officer) layer of our institution. The intent is for us to think our institutions of LEO are weak at the local layer, the FBI, subject to DOJ (Department of Justice), which is beyond corrupt. But this is part of the PSYOP.
“What are we as citizens to do”? – Op Ed by guest Author Jack Damon/Jack Damon works in various cybersecurity fields in the United States. (photo not available).