This article is written to help anyone identify subversives. Some know of them as “subversives,” and some know them as “shills.” Once you know these tactics you should have no issue spotting shills, as I intend to cover as many tactics as I know they use to suppress the truth, explaining how these tactics are employed directly under the strategy, with an example quote.
Truth Suppression Technique: Backward Reasoning
This is one of the most powerful methods; as it uses the deductive method with a vengeance. With a thoroughly rigorous deduction – beginning from a contrived presupposition which you conveniently don’t bother to defend – troublesome evidence is made irrelevant. Another variation on this theme involves the likelihood of a conspiracy leaker and a press who would report the leak.
“We have a completely free press. If evidence exists that [insert here] was fake, they would have reported it. They haven’t reported it, so no evidence exists.”
Truth Suppression Technique: Bump & Run
This tactic is used to undermine incriminating facts and make nothing of them. If deployed right, it can easily convince someone that whatever happened wasn’t actually that bad. This is sometimes referred to as “bump and run” reporting.
“So the government bought 7 billion rounds of ammunition. So what? Obviously there was just insider dealing on armaments contracts to make a bulk order. That’s all, there’s nothing more to it.”
Truth Suppression Technique: Change the Subject
How easy! There’s no need to face the truth when you can just forget about it and change the subject. It is meant to create or publicize distractions with the intent of steering public attention away from a certain topic.
“Oh, we’re talking about Trump? His hair is really weird. Looks like a wig, and that tan – don’t even get me started”
Truth Suppression Technique: Characterize as Rumor
Subversives are easily able to categorize truth as “rumors”, “wild rumors,” and even “Nazi conspiracy theories.” If in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn about the suspicious facts, it can only be through rumors. If you believe rumors, you must be “hysterical” or “paranoid,” thus, rumors are filed away as falsehoods.
“This is just a baseless rumor. You can’t confirm this. No, that is just a conspiracy theory, and that source is biased and incorrect.”
Truth Suppression Technique: Coming Half-Clean
This is also known as “confusion and avoidance” or “taking the limited hangout route.” This way, you “disarm” your opponent by creating the impression of candor and honesty while you admit to only relatively harmless, less-than-criminal “mistakes.” This stratagem often requires the embrace of a fall-back position quite different from the one originally taken and can derail the narrative or discussion entirely. This strategy follows a military tactic known as “kiting,” wherein you seemingly retreat from a neutral or inferior position with the actual intent of drawing your opponent into the new ground where his effectiveness is limited and you are heavily favored. In an analogy, it is losing the battle so you can retreat and ambush them to subsequently win the war.
“So I was wrong. Fine. Whatever. It really isn’t a big deal. The real issue here isn’t (what I was wrong about) it is…”
Truth Suppression Technique: Dummy Up
Imply that an account or allegation not receiving widespread attention or media coverage is inherently unreliable as evidenced by the very fact that it is not receiving said attention or media coverage. Similar to the “bump and run” technique, they use scapegoats like “the media is nonpartisan and free, and always tells the truth” to justify their actions
“If it’s not reported; if it’s not news, it didn’t happen. Who even cares anyway?”
Truth Suppression Technique: Full Spectrum Dominance
This strategy is employed by flooding the internet with agents. This answers the question, “what could possibly motivate a person to spend hour upon hour on internet news groups defending the government and/or the press and harassing genuine critics?” Don’t the authorities have defenders enough in all the newspapers, magazines, radio? and television? One would think to refuse to print critical letters and screening out serious callers or dumping them from radio talk shows would be controlled enough, but, obviously, it is not.
The endgame of the Full Spectrum Dominance model is to achieve superiority at all possible levels. This closely follows the classic KGB tactics of “total control” and is related to the Agenda Setting Doctrine, which is an official USIC policy. The goal of this policy is to control every source and distribution method of information, in addition to actively molding public perception and how individuals will consume this information. In recent years, the “intelligence community” has realized that mere observance of and reaction to public and private affair is not enough to accomplish their vaguely defined over expanding goals. They now seek to manipulate public sentiment and private thought directly, and have a direct interest in inserting their influence into every aspect of citizens public and private lives; no matter how seemingly trivial. Mossad actually pays college students to both post positive things about Israel and the Jews on the internet, as well as go to conservative clubs and talk about the positive influence the Jews have. They take the internet very very seriously.
“Don’t you know that Jews have been oppressed for thousands of years? The Jews are good people, everyone else is just jealous of them. That is why they have the right to defend their homeland.”
Truth Suppression Technique: Impugn Motives
Related to the Ad Hominem argument; attempt to marginalize the critics by suggesting strongly that they are not really interested in the truth but are simply pursuing a partisan political agenda, assuaging their own ego, or are out to make money (compared to over-compensated adherents to the government line who, presumably, are not.)
“He’s just trying to get attention. Don’t even interact with him.”
Truth Suppression Technique: Invoke Authority
Related to the Dummy Up tactic; defer only to the controlled opposition, government statements, corporate press releases and/or the mainstream media; implying that they are the only credible sources of information. Here the controlled corporate press and the sham opposition can be very useful. This tactic is meant to divide public attention along lines of intellectual & emotional predisposition and draw people into controlled channels where they can be fed misinformation.
“Fuck off with your bullshit biased links. Here’s the CNN report.”
Truth Suppression Technique: Invoke Vanity
Characterize the stories, events, crimes, etc. as impossibly complex and the truth as ultimately unknowable. Imply that a search for solid answers is futile and vain and that if any concrete “simplistic” answers were found, they would be meaningless anyway.
“Whatever. It’s all just esoteric bullshit anyway. We’ll never know what happened so why even care? If they can’t find out, you can’t.”
Truth Suppression Technique: Invoke Scholasticism
Require skeptics to solve the crime/conspiracy problem completely (burden of proof is on you!) Alternatively, imply that only evidence documented and sources in a meticulous academic fashion (no matter the forum) is even worthy of your consideration; until you will remain convinced only of the superiority of your own position.
“Do you have a source on that? Source? A source. I need a source. Sorry, I mean I need a source that explicitly states your argument. This is just tangential to the discussion. No, you can’t make inferences and observations from the sources you’ve gathered. Any additional comments from you MUST be a subset of the information from the sources you’ve gathered. You can’t make normative statements from empirical evidence. Do you have a degree in that field?”
Truth Suppression Technique: Loaded Language
Related to the Ad Hominem argument, Malign skeptics with names like “conspiracy theorist,” “nutcase,” “ranter,” “kook,” “hate monger,” “crackpot,” and “rumor monger.” Be sure, too, to use heavily loaded verbs and adjectives when characterizing their charges and defending the “more reasonable” side and its defenders. Then carefully avoid actual debate with any of the people you have attacked. For insurance, set up your own skeptics to shoot down.
“You’re just a hate monger. Bigoted racist Nazi spotted!”
Truth Suppression Technique: Old News
Dismiss actual truth as old news that is no longer true as it happened hours, days or weeks ago.
“No one cares. Old news.”
Truth Suppression Technique: Openly Lie
Baldly and brazenly lie. A favorite way of doing this is to attribute the facts furnished the public to a plausible-sounding but anonymous source. This can be used to both placate and discourage the opposition.
“No. The underwear bomber and the Paris attackers did not have connections to Anwar al-Awlaki. No, al-Awlaki was not a US intelligence asset or an FBI informant who had dinner with military personnel and the Pentagon.”
Truth Suppression Technique: Sacrifice Pawns
Have your own controlled opposition stooges “expose” scandals and champion popular causes. Their job is to pre-empt real opponents and set them up to fail; surrendering all but the important parts of the battlefield to the opposition; which you fiercely defend. This is also known as playing “99-yard football.”
“GBTV: The Truth Lives Here”
Truth Suppression Technique: Straw Man
This is one of the most popular and prominent tactics. it is employed by dealing with only the weakest aspects of the weakest charges. Even better, create your own straw men. Make up wild rumors, or make up false stories, and give them a lead play when you appear to debunk all the charges, real and fanciful alike.
(Takes one sentence out of context and focuses on defeating it; taking the attention off the prior discussion)
Truth Suppression Technique: Wax Indignant
Imply that engaging in the current discussion constitutes a sort of “blasphemy” or attack on a “sacred cow”; something that must never be challenged and which you have no right to challenge.
“How dare you say that!!!!! Who do you think you are!! This is unbelievable.”
If any of these tactics are employed, it is very likely that that person is subversive. We hope that this article has been informative and helpful. Heil Christ, Heil Victory, and Heil Hitler.