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Sunday, April 24, 2016
Enemy Propaganda Example
Enemy propaganda. Demote the foreign nation, disrupt society, demonize the foreign government. Create heroes, martyrs, saviors, and lots of dissidents for foreign “regimes” until their nation ideally collapses.
The targeted nation becomes paranoid, insecure, and -hopefully- more repressive as a result. Naturally, the government will want to censor the foreign lies and launch its own enemy propaganda. This in return will confirm the aggressor’s initial propaganda and create… more enemy propaganda! Finally, war – even if it’s unwinnable – becomes the only option to restore one’s nation’s dignity (or die trying).[...]