In terms of conflicts, psychological warfare (PSYWAR) is used "to denote any action which is practiced mainly by psychological methods with the aim of evoking a planned psychological reaction in other people."
In military conflicts it is often also known as PSYOP, Psy Ops and "winning the hearts and minds". In military and political conflicts it is often referred to as propaganda.
Psychological warfare is used to influence a target audience's values, beliefs, emotions, motives, reasoning, or behavior. For example, it is often used to destroy/lower the morale of enemies. The Tokyo Rose broadcasts are an example of psychological warfare being used to lower the morale of American troops during WWII.
- See also: Cultural Marxism
The first step of ideological subversion that of demoralization which takes 15-20 years. During this phase, young people are influenced to question the integrity of a country and raise suspicions through media propaganda and academia. Perception takes the centre stage and facts become meaningless. Bezmenov attributes the demoralization phase to the lack of moral standards in a society.
For a population self-absorbed in a world of propaganda and the theories of Marxism and Leninism, truth loses its grip on the society. The older generation also loses control over the population due to consistent attacks on their moral fabric. Bezmenov described the process of demoralization in the United States thusly:
|"Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least three generations of American students, without being challenged or counter-balanced by the basic values of Americanism and American patriotism. The demoralization process in the United States is basically completed already. Most of it is done by Americans to Americans thanks to a lack of moral standards.
As I mentioned before, exposure to true information does not matter anymore. A person who is demoralized is unable to assess true information. The facts tell nothing to him. Even if I shower him with information, with authentic proof, with documents, with pictures. Even if I take him by force to the Soviet Union and show him concentration camps he will refuse to believe it until he is going to receive a kick in his fat bottom. When the military boot crashes him, then he will understand, but not before that. That’s the tragedy of the situation of demoralization.
- See also: Obamunism
Destabilisation of a country is the second step, altering the nation’s foreign relations, economy, and defence systems. The process typically takes 2-5 years to execute.
A country can be brought to a state of crisis, the third step, in as short of time as six weeks.
- See also: Biden junta
Coupled with a violent change in power structure and economy, the fourth phase of normalization kicks in and can last indefinitely. The word normalization is derived from Soviet propaganda that seeks to downplay a drastic change in a country as a being normal phenomenon. Bezmenov remarked, “This will happen in America if you allow the schumuks to bring the country to crisis, promise people all kinds of goodies and paradise on Earth, destabilize your economy, eliminate the principle of free-market competition, put a Big Brother government in Washington DC with benevolent things."
Patrick Byrne, founder and former CEO of Overstock, told Jenny Chang of NTD Television that this is what is happening in the United States in early 2020. “That’s what the left is trying to do here. They have a bill that they’re ready to pass as soon as they get in [Congress] that basically imposes a Chinese-style censorship state.” Byrne noted that questioning the reported irregularities of the 2020 election will count as “an act of domestic extremism.”
“What they’re going to try to do is take the FBI and Department of Homeland Security and CIA, and just completely unleash them as instruments of oppression against their domestic political opponents, all under the disguise of ‘We’re fighting domestic extremism." Twitter permanently suspended President Donald Trump’s account on Janiary 8, 2020; Google and Apple removed Parler, a social media app, from their app stores. “This is a color revolution. And it was managed really to the T and executed,” Byrne said.
Byrne went on to explain that the color revolution had been implemented through four stages: demoralization through the COVID-19 pandemic, disorientation through Antifa’s burning of buildings with no state response; the crisis of the 2020 presidential election; and the normalization phase, which is the MSM and Big Tech's wiping out any opposing points of view.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
- Szunyogh, Béla (1955). Psychological warfare; an introduction to ideological propaganda and the techniques of psychological warfare. United States: William-Freder