Updated: Jun 23, 2021
The world has been upside down and inside out for well over a year. At the end of 2020, police in Chicago reported more than 750 murders, Los Angeles reported 322 homicides, and New York City reported 437 homicides. All of these numbers are 40% more than the previous year. Only halfway through the year and 2021's homicide rate is significantly outpacing 2020.
These rates do not startle anyone with common sense because we constantly see and hear negative sentiments towards all law enforcement agencies. Why are the police constantly under attack? A few bad apples do not spoil the bunch... right? I don't think so. Outside influences are working daily psychological operations against the citizens of the United States. COVID allowed these influencers to have a captive audience and gave speed to their propaganda machine.
I'll break this down into terms and strategies that come from Special Forces doctrine. So what is Unconventional Warfare? The Department of Defense defines Unconventional Warfare (UW) as activities conducted to enable a resistance movement or insurgency to coerce, disrupt, or overthrow a government or occupying power by operating through or with an underground, auxiliary, and guerrilla force in a denied area.
There are seven phases of Unconventional Warfare (UW).
Phase 1: Preparation. Psychological preparation to unify the population against a government or occupying power and ready them to accept external assistance.
Phase 2: Initial contact. UW teams or sponsoring agencies contact resistance groups or governments-in-exile to develop joint plans and agree on support arrangements.
Phase 3: Infiltration. UW teams infiltrate the area of operations (AO), contact local resistance groups, and establish communication links back to the external sponsor.
Phase 4: Organization. UW teams organize, train, and equip local resistance cadres, focussing on developing resistance infrastructure and building the underground, then auxiliary networks and ultimately a guerrilla force.
Phase 5: Build-up. UW teams help cadres expand into an effective resistance movement, focussing on organizational development of the resistance and conducting limited combat operations only.
Phase 6: Employment. UW teams support the resistance as it conducts combat operations, either until a conventional allied force arrives or hostilities end.
Phase 7: Transition. UW teams assist as the resistance movement, and its guerrilla forces demobilize or are absorbed into a post-war regular government structure and armed forces.
So what does this have to do with the political situation regarding the police? I am so glad you asked because it has everything to do with UW.
If you look at the open-source document, Human Factors Considerations of Undergrounds in Insurgencies (2nd edition), it lays out a framework for delegitimizing a government. You have to get people to stop believing in a system before offering an alternative. Look at the chart below and decide for yourself if these activities are currently happening in your social media feed, TV, radio, and public school system (including secondary education).
There is a critical component to gaining traction for delegitimizing a government and developing legitimization for an insurgency, creating a new societal norm. The first step is to use faith-based and/or educational institutions to provide messaging that is backed by an authority.
Yuri Bezmenov a former KGB Operative that worked inside the United States in 1984 stated, "A great brainwashing, which has four basic stages. The first stage is called "demoralization" which takes from 15 to 20 years to achieve." According to the former KGB agent, that is the minimum number of years it takes to re-educate one generation of students that is normally exposed to the ideology of its country.
In 1984, Bezmenov gave an interview to G. Edward Griffin from which much can be learned today. His most chilling point was that there's a long-term plan put in play by Russia to defeat America through psychological warfare and "demoralization". It's a long game that takes decades to achieve but it may already be bearing fruit.
Bezmenov made the point that the work of the KGB mainly does not involve espionage, despite what our popular culture may tell us. Most of the work,85% of it, was "a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare."
Bezmenov used the examples of 1960s hippies coming to positions of power in the '80s in the government and businesses of America. Bezmenov claimed this generation was already "contaminated" by Marxist-Leninist values. Of course, this claim that many baby boomers are somehow espousing KGB-tainted ideas is hard to believe but Bezmenov's larger point addressed why people who have been gradually "demoralized" are unable to understand that this has happened to them.
So the KGB sat the dinner table for America's future by influencing universities, Hollywood, and the music industry by providing demoralizing values to reduce patriotism, family values, and a lack of trust in the central government. These demoralizing acts moved America up the ladder in the phases of insurgency.
The messaging coming from authoritative positions and the chronic messaging have normalized the movement. However, how does this still impact the current situation with the police? They have to erode further our trust, confidence, and fidelity in the system that was created to provide structure in America.
Just follow the scale to revolution. The death of George Floyd, provided America's enemies a "Consensual Validation." The technique of "consensual validation" is when a simultaneous occurrence of events creates a sense of validity. This technique is a timeless and well-proven method to further escalate insurgent activities, from Greece's fall to the Muslim Spring in the 2000s. An ideological minority group can mobilize a "seemingly" widespread movement with supporters from all socio-economic, religious, and racial backgrounds to support the insurgent cause. This provides the propaganda machine the fuel needed to deliver the impression that a more significant portion of the population is represented. The police were simply the first target of opportunity for the insurgent movement.
The critical aim is the removal of security and protection for citizens. Creating a governmental or political power vacuum always brings about the rise of a "new form of government." For example, a power vacuum allowed the Nazis, Taliban, and ISIS to gain control of critical resources (infrastructure), which allowed them to control the populace's will.
Furthermore, the insurgency's goal is to make the take over critical infrastructure and resources as easy as possible because they do not have the military might take a system head to head. By removing the police, it removes one more layer of protection within the United States.
More than controlling critical infrastructure and populace, the insurgent's overarching goal would mean a total loss of a system that we as Americans have all paid into with our blood and sweat. For example, this would mean all legal documents would no longer have validity due to no entity to enforce them. A total collapse would also mean that there is no financial system or value monetarily. For example, homeowners would no longer own their homes because their mortgage is held by the Federal Reserve and would be nullified.
I witnessed this happen inside Iraq. A system was broken and had to be rebuilt. Health insurance no longer existed, and it was a pay directly if you needed care. It will take decades for Iraq to repair itself.
We, as American's have high standards, and since the 1990s, we have seen a shift to a "Zero Defect" Government. However, The phrase "Zero Defect" was coined by Philip Crosby in his 1979 book titled "Quality is Free." His position was manufacturing-based and that where there are zero defects, there are no costs associated with poor quality issues; hence, quality becomes free. This term became popular in the early 1990s as the college students that were indoctrinated in the 1960s came into power. When this happened, it was a pivotal shift from what our forefathers founded this country upon. Have you ever asked why are systems being targeted and not individuals? Yuri's plan has a stronghold.
Our forefathers believed that man is fallible and that government is a force. They recognized that man, being fallible, can threaten our freedoms with erratic whims and that government, being a power, can disregard our liberties. These dangers to our rights conflict with a critical belief that our founding fathers constructed the Constitution: God is the source of all our individual rights and freedoms. As the source of our rights, God is also the only one who can threaten or take them away. To defend our rights against both man and government, our forefathers established two key principles: a representative form of government that protects our liberties from mob rule and a government with limited powers which protects our freedoms from tyranny.
However, the Constitution cannot protect our liberties according to the principles discussed above if it is not fulfilling its historical role. Some would have us believe that the Constitution is a living, breathing document, subject to the people's capriciousness. This idea is dangerous. Ultimately, it can lead to changes that would result in the Constitution being unable to protect our liberties. Government should not redefine what the Constitution says; the Constitution should define what the government may do. If the Constitution safeguards the people from tyranny, mob rule, and the sacrifice of their freedoms, it must have a central role in our government. We must fight to keep our Constitution in this leading role in our government today.
The zero-defect mentality is not being applied individually but being applied across different segments of our government. Making citizens believe that the system is flawed and not looking at individuals. We are being manipulated by a propaganda machine in hopes of disrupting and removing our individual rights.
This article aimed to enlighten our followers about the power of influence. The influence that we all allow in our lives unwittingly every day. Question everything you see and hear, but understand who wrote it and why. Be vigilant, stay focused, and love the country you have now and not some country you want America to be. If you have a hard time swallowing this article, you can always resign your citizenship and move to a country that already has the systems in place that you desire without breaking a system that our forefathers and our families have all bought into.
If you'd like to read more:
Tompkins, P., Jr., & Bos, N. (Eds.), & United States Army Special Operations Command. (2013). Human factors considerations of undergrounds in insurgencies, (2nd edition). Fort Bragg, NC: United States Army Special Operations Command. Retrieved from https://www.soc.mil/ARIS/books/pdf/HumanFactorsS.pdf
Yuri Bezmenov interview - https://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/34-years-ago-a-kgb-defector-described-america-today