- williamahuston.blogspot.com/2012/08/targets-goals-and-methods-of-public.html , or
or, Easy URL: TinyURL.com/PRPSYOPS
Remember that amazing stuff that TX-Sharon dug up at the Gas-PR conference? The one where the Gassers admit to using PSYOPS (psychological operations)
against American citizens?
"Toxic Sludge is Good for You!"
by Sheldon Rampton, and John Stauber
This comes as no surprise to the people who have studied the history of Public Relations.
Have you thought about this deeply?
Like, what are the effects and goals of PSYOPS?
What techniques do they use in order to achieve their goals?
I believe that if you understand the goals and techniques of PSYOPS and Propaganda, that it can help protect against the intended effects.
Here is a summary of what I have learned about PR and PSYOPS
|Public Relations / PSYOPS|
|The "Insurgency": |
Outraged, engaged, activist public fighting for their lives to protect their land, homes, farms, and children against invading threat.
| || |
|Academics with research which proves industry is dangerous and toxic|| || |
|Public as voters|| || |
|Unsuspecting, ignorant, uneducated masses|| || |
|Public as consumers|| || |
|Government officials, Executive, Regulators, Legislators|| || |
It is my opinion that groups like Energy in Depth are extremely dangerous not only because they are apologists for in industry which is killing us, but also because they will use whatever means are necessary to disable the opposition, including acts of violence.
I must give special mention to a couple of people working in Public Relations whom fits in the "nice" category listed above.
First is Susan Obeleski of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission. While she does not represent the gas industry, she represents a multi-state governmental body. But they might as well be working directly for the gas industry, as they are issuing permits for water withdrawals from the SRB at an accelerating pace. The SRBC is one of the most corrupt governmental bodies I've seen IMO, which is very out-of-sync with democratic principles. But dealing with Susan is a pleasant experience, as she diffuses difficult situations.
I also like George Stark from Cabot Oil and Gas. He is a very pleasant person to deal with, funny, charming. That being said, he has had me escorted away from public events, which occurred on public property TWICE, by sending armed cops with guns/TASARs after me.