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Iona Miller's CORROSIVE SECRETS, 2010
Covert Action, Forbidden Thoughts, Inattention Blindness & Toxic Control
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"Every view of things that is not strange is false." - Paul Valéry

Obfuscating the Obfuscators

Heads up, Infowarriors. After clampdowns in web-access and search engines in China at the beginning of 2010, the US has resorted to new Draconian measures in the battle for your mind. Imagine being sued for a rumor, chased across the world-wide web by trolls, or COINTEL PRO-type censorship of your blog or site. As usual, the best defense is a good offense, and this rogue notion offends our Constitutional Rights yet another time.

Not content with spin-doctoring the present, the mindbenders are dead-set on sanitizing our beliefs about history as we see it from our own point of view. Pressed to the wall, as a last resort, they label divergent thinking "crazy." Are we kissing the First Amendment goodbye as we head off to InfoWar to fight the perils of groupthink? Who would be the enforcers of such a predictive program that forces us to "watch what we think"?

Weapons of Mass Exposure

Why does the government even care what we think and what we believe? It is a control issue in a world gone out of control -- reinforcing perennial measures for  dictating the allowable nature of perception and reality. Infowar is an alternative term for psychological warfare, for cyber-warfare in the strategic domain of the netscape. Umair Haig and John Robb offer some rules for guerrilla internet infowar:

  • Speed it up. As close to real-time as possible. Classic OODA acceleration, an important concept in business and military strategy: observe, orient, decide, act.
  • Micro-chunk it. Smaller  and more condensed messaging. Thousands of sound bites (not just a few).
  • Meta-attack.  Facts don't matter.  Focus on how to value attacks. Context over substance, provide a framework for decentralizing rebuttals.
  • Anti-defend. Don't try to centralize defense, spread it across the board. Make it redundant and ubiquitous across your network, so no one node is vulnerable.
  • Darwinian counter-attacks. Classic open source warfare approach. Copy anything that works, no matter what the source.
  • Hack your enemies weapons. Repurpose anything and everything the enemy uses to your own advantage.
  • Normatize it. Make rules for what is acceptable warfare and what isn't. Generate outrage.
  • Self-organize hyper-locally. Generate interest groups that link up in local geographies. Reinforce face to face relationships based on common cause.
  • Re-mix. Give people information that they can remix to fit local conditions. Best way to do this: provide a platform and modular tools to allow people to repurpose messages.  
  • Attack the base. Go after the main supporters of the opposition directly. The best way to do this is to get them to attack each other or divert them (rather than attempting to enlist them).

Even so-called Truthers and conspiracy theorists have certain party lines, official conspiracy versions of certain events and cover ups that have taken on the viral power of memes, whether the content is "real" or not. A fixed repeated narrative about an event or experience tends to "carve it in stone." It becomes the way it was, accurate or not. Some of these versions are prejudice or extreme. The best policy remains to keep an open mind and dig deeper.


The Fog of Lore


Lore is all the facts, beliefs and traditions about a particular subject that have been accumulated over time through education or experience. By nature it may or may not be entirely accurate and includes certain points of view. It is a body of anecdotal and popular knowledge about a particular domain that is subject to revision by opinion and sometimes new information.

Lore is the cumulative wisdom stories of a certain culture or subculture. It feeds into the worldview that forms an episemological way of being and thinking -- the "background story." There is lore surrounding all aspects of life, ranging from folk wisdom, a teaching or instruction for a particular group, to pure fantasy.

The "fog of war" is a term used to describe the level of ambiguity in situational awareness experienced by participants in military operations.

The term seeks to capture the uncertainty regarding one's own capability, adversary capability, and adversary intent during an engagement, operation, or campaign.

"Fog of War" is also used to describe limited view distance, where unlimited view is considered either bad for gameplay or, more often, because of technical limitations in the scope of one's vision or analysis of the mindscape.  It implies unavailable data beyond the horizon of one's available knowledge.

Fog of War allows for the rendering of a smaller part of the game area. This, however, is often referred to as one's "line of sight" Thus, Fog of War can also substitute for the notion of shortsightedness. So can "fog of lore."

Lore is a form of magic that conditions the perception of reality, even if that perception is illusory or deceptive. Jung suggested, "All esoteric teachings seek to apprehend the unseen happenings in the psyche, and all claim supreme authority for themselves. What is true of primitive lore is true in even higher degree of the ruling world religions. They contain a revealed knowledge that was originally hidden, and they set forth the secrets of the soul in glorious images."

In war facts become less factual. They take on many meanings depending of the real context of events. There are different answers at different layers of the context. Often no one or only very few have the Big Picture, full disclosure of all relevant data. The first thing required by military strastegy and tactics is control of the environment.

Some of those who do include Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Cabinet, National Security Council, Director of National Intelligence, etc. The President may or may not knowall relevant data to give him the protection of 'plausible deniability'.

Since 1954, oversight of United States covert operations has been carried out by a series of sub-committees of the National Security Council, called the 303 Committee. Secret teams of planning and coordination groups shield the POTUS for 'plausible deniability.' They form loopholes for covert operations.

Made up of the most powerful in the US Government, the 303 Committee was alleged to be responsible for international clandestine operations including economic destabilization & political unrest in foreign nations, this group's influence and power knew no bounds.

Everybody knows about the CIA--the cloak-and-dagger branch of the U.S. government. Many fewer are familiar with the National Security Agency, even though it has been more important to American espionage in recent years than its better-known counterpart. The NSA is responsible for much of the intelligence gathering done via technology such as satellites and the Internet. Its home office in Maryland "contains what is probably the largest body of secrets ever created."


The Petriotism of Power and Constitutional Patriotism are not in alignment

In his 1989 book, The Game Player: Confessions of the CIA's Original Political Operative, top spook Miles Copeland brags of the intelligence agency's control over both Moral Re-Armament and L. Ron Hubbard's Scientology movement. Copeland reports that he served in the 1950s as head of an agency entity known as The Political Action Staff. Under this umbrella, his assistant, Bob Mandlestam, developed an operation called "OHP," or "occultism in high places," described by Copeland as "a theory of political activism based on an impressively detailed study of ways in which leaders of the world based their judgments on one form or another of divine guidance." One of Mandlestam's projects was to "plant astrologists on certain world leaders." Another was to deploy "mystics" in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., home to many government figures, who would use "voodoo magic," based on rites prescribed by the CIA itself, to manipulate Congressmen. --Larry Hecht, EIR, Dec. 2002

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Techniques of propaganda generation

A number of techniques which are based on social psychological research have been used to generate propaganda. These include:

  • Appeal to authority: Appeals to authority cite prominent figures in support of a position idea, argument, or course of action.
  • Appeal to fear: Appeals to fear seek to build support by instilling fear in the general population, for example, Joseph Goebbels exploited Theodore Kaufman's Germany Must Perish! to claim that the Allies sought the extermination of the German people.
  • Appeal to Prejudice: Using loaded or emotive terms to attach value or moral goodness to believing the proposition. "A reasonable person would agree that our income tax is too low."
  • Argumentum ad nauseam: Uses tireless repetition. An idea once repeated enough times, is taken as the truth. Works best when media sources are limited and controlled by the propagator.
  • Bandwagon effect: Bandwagon appeals attempt to persuade the target audience to take the course of action that "everyone else is taking."
    • Inevitable victory: invites those not already on the bandwagon to join those already on the road to certain victory. Those already or at least partially on the bandwagon are reassured that staying aboard is their best course of action.
    • Join the crowd: This technique reinforces people's natural desire to be on the winning side. This technique is used to convince the audience that a program is an expression of an irresistible mass movement and that it is in their best interest to join.
  • Black-and-white fallacy: Presenting only two choices, with the product or idea being propagated as the better choice (for example, you can have an unhealthy, unreliable engine, or you can use Brand X oil).
  • Common man: The "plain folks" or "common man" approach attempts to convince the audience that the propagandist's positions reflect the common sense of the people. It is designed to win the confidence of the audience by communicating in the common manner and style of the target audience. Propagandists use ordinary language and mannerisms (and clothe their message in face-to-face and audiovisual communications) in attempting to identify their point of view with that of the average person.
  • Demonizing the “enemy”: Projecting a person or idea as the "enemy" through suggestion or false accusations.
  • Direct order: This technique hopes to simplify the decision making process. The propagandist uses images and words to tell the audience exactly what actions to take, eliminating any other possible choices. Authority figures can be used to give the order, overlapping it with the Appeal to authority technique, but not necessarily. The Uncle Sam "I want you" image is an example of this technique.
  • Euphoria: The use of an event that generates euphoria or happiness in lieu of spreading more sadness, or using a good event to try to cover up another, or creating a celebratory event in the hopes of boosting morale.
  • Flag-waving: An attempt to justify an action on the grounds that doing so will make one more patriotic, or in some way benefit a group, country, or idea. The feeling of patriotism which this technique attempts to inspire may diminish or entirely omit one's capability for rational examination of the matter in question.
  • Glittering generality: Glittering generalities are emotionally appealing words applied to a product or idea, but which present no concrete argument or analysis. A famous example is the campaign slogan "Ford has a better idea!"
  • Obtain disapproval: This technique is used to persuade a target audience to disapprove of an action or idea by suggesting that the idea is popular with groups hated, feared, or held in contempt by the target audience. Thus if a group which supports a certain policy is led to believe that undesirable, subversive, or contemptible people support the same policy, then the members of the group may decide to change their original position.
  • Quotes out of Context: Selective editing of quotes which can change meanings. Political "documentaries" often make use of this technique.
  • Red herring: Presenting data that is irrelevant, and then claiming that it validates your argument.
  • Scapegoating: Assigning blame to an individual or group that isn't really responsible, thus alleviating feelings of guilt from responsible parties and/or distracting attention from the need to fix the problem for which blame is being assigned.
  • Slogans: A slogan is a brief, striking phrase that may include labeling and stereotyping. Although slogans may be enlisted to support reasoned ideas, in practice they tend to act only as emotional appeals. For example, "blood for oil" or "cut and run" are slogans used by those who view a situation. Similarly, the names of the military campaigns, such as "enduring freedom" or "just cause," may also be regarded to be slogans.
  • Stereotyping or Name Calling or Labeling: This technique attempts to arouse prejudices in an audience by labeling the object of the propaganda campaign as something the target audience fears, hates, loathes, or finds undesirable. For instance, reporting on a foreign country or social group may focus on the stereotypical traits that the reader expects, even though they are far from being representative of the whole country or group.
  • Testimonial: Testimonials are quotations, in or out of context, cited to support or reject a given policy, action, program, or personality. The reputation or the role (expert or respected public figure) of the individual giving the statement is exploited. The testimonial places the official sanction of a respected person or authority on a propaganda message, in an effort to cause the target audience to identify itself with the authority or to accept the authority's opinions and beliefs as its own.



The following are excerpts from Andrew’s new book The Hope. After the excerpts you will find a link to listen free to Andrew’s amazing uplifting speech given at The Prophets Conference University of Oxford, England.

“The Sacred Activist will have to encounter two highly evolved forms of narcissism in himself—the narcissism of the mystic and the narcissism of the activist. One of the reasons why the mystical renaissance is not as powerful as it should be and activists are not as persuasive and skilful as they need to become is because both groups, though made up of intelligent and concerned beings, suffer from their own forms of narcissism that only shadow work can expose, transform, and heal.

“The mystic’s shadow of narcissism as an addiction to transcendence, as an escapism from responsibility from the real, as a sometimes passive and childish belief that the Divine will take care of everything, and as a subtle but devastating denial of the reality of evil and the heartbreaking misery of the world. In the course of my path I have succumbed to all of these forms of narcissism; I see now how resourcefully I justified and even celebrated them with the same ingenuity that a drug addict uses to justify his addiction.”

“The sign that you are beginning to enter into communion with the One is that you experience the beginnings of what I call the Great Joy, with its triumphant Yes that dances through, wisdom, and above all the One’s terrible and amazing games of opposites. This Great Joy is known by all authentic mystics as the ultimate reality of God and, therefore, of all realities created from that ultimate reality.

"Sacred Activism at its highest and deepest is this Joy, this Yes, in action."

Andrew Harvey Oxford scholar and visionary, believes that our survival depends on Sacred Activism, a fusion of profound mystical awareness, passion, clarity and sacred practice with wise, dedicated, radical action. This fusion, he warns, may be the sole key to preservation of man and nature.

“It has become increasingly clear that only Sacred Activism—the fusion of the deepest mystical knowledge, peace, strength, and stamina with calm, focused, and radical action in every arena of society, culture, economics, and politics--can be of help in our growing world crisis. Neither a purely "spiritual" nor simply "activist" approach can solve our enormous problems. The core teachings of all the major mystical paths make it clear that there is, within human beings, an enormous unused reservoir of pure divine power, the pure power of sacred wisdom consciousness, passion, and compassion--the power of what Jesus called the kingdom of heaven, and of what in Hinduism is known as bliss-consciousness. These core teachings also reveal that if we can learn how to use this power—or rather how to let it use us as its luminous instruments--we will harness the "energies of love" and discover for ourselves how a clear, focused, purified, divine passion devoted to transformative action on all levels can birth a new world.”

Creating new knowledge, and making changes within the scope of existing knowledge, are not the same thing.

BIO: Hypnotherapist, IONA MILLER is a researcher, filmmaker, and popular writer in future science, intelligence and esoterics. She analyzes the collective psyche and cultural effects of geopolitics, religion, science, art and psychology. She fuses wedging and culture jamming into documentary and art films. The ‘spywhisperer’ has appeared in Nexus and Paranoia, authored several books and international publications. A futurist, analyst, and consultant, specialties of this “Meta Hari” include social engineering, pop culture, pop physics and psychology, media ecology, psi research, esoteric espionage, New Age critique, cults, PSYOPS, mind control countermeasures, creativity, mindbody, well-being, and extraordinary human capacities. In an arena in which it is nearly impossible to unravel "the truth," rather than being interested in unprovable minutiae or untraceable connections, she analyzes general trends visible to all with a startling, unique viewpoint.

FREE RADICAL: Iona Miller, consultant and transdisciplinarian, is a nonfiction writer for the academic and popular press, hypnotherapist (ACHE) and multimedia artist. Her work is an omnisensory fusion of sacred activism, intelligence reform, esoterics, science-art, chaos theory, pop physics, and emergent paradigm shift melding experiential psychotherapy, future science, biophysics, resonant space, philosophy, cosmology, healing, creativity, articulated and tacit knowledge, qabalah, magick, paranormal, media ecology, mind control, paramedia, metaphysics, and cultural filters.

TRANSFORMATION AGENT: Rather than having an interest in specific doctrines, she is interested in the transformations, the EFFECTS of doctrines from religion, science, psychology, politics and the arts. Our beliefs are the moldable raw material of the psyche, manipulated by governments, media and culture. How do we become what we are and how is that process changing in the near future?

META HARI: Performance artist and spywhisperer, Ms. Miller is published by Phanes Press, Destiny Books (Inner Traditions), Autonomedia, Nexus Magazine, Dream Network, PM&E, Journal of Nonlocality and Remote Mental Interactions (JNLRMI), Chaosophy Journal, OAK, DNA Monthly, Pop Occulture, Schiffer, Bolero, Science-Art Research Centre, and more. She is a Ambassador and serves on the Board of nonprofit organization. Recent print articles include Alchemy Journal Vol. 10 No.1, Mar 09 (Australia), Paranoia zine #44, #46, #49, #50 (USA), HunterGatheress Journal, Vol. I and Vol. II, JNLRMI (Russia), Der Golem (Germany), Antibiothis I and III (Portugal), The Art of Fetish (Miami), and Journal of Interdisciplinary Crossroads (India). Her artwork has shown in Miami, Phoenix, New York, in magazines and more. Appearances include "21st Century Radio," "Untamed Dimensions," "Reality Portal," " Digital Long Island," "The Ascending Way," etc.