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January 25, 2022
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Question: how does a regime focused on perpetuating and expanding its own power, such as the one currently occupying Washington DC, crush all opposition --- both actual and potential? According to Michael Anton, in his new commentary for American Greatness, it conducts what in national security parlance is a “psy-op,” or psychological operation. This is what seems to be going on right now in our country.

According to Anton, this form of propagandizing is done to demoralize --- THAT sure seems to be happening --- and also “to create other opportunities that otherwise might not present themselves.” For example, to create the opportunity to stop dissent, they first have to criminalize it. And since we supposedly live in a free country, criminalizing dissent poses a problem. This is America, so unless we’re young and brainwashed, we naturally resist attempts to restrict our free speech and persecute us for our politics. So the regime needs a big-time excuse to make that happen.

So, what do Americans hate and fear at least as much as incursions on their freedom? Terrorism. Mob rule. Civil strife. Civil WAR. Ah –- there we are! Americans hate the thought of civil war! In order to rein in political opposition and stifle dissent, an effective plan might be to make Americans extremely concerned about domestic terrorism and, ultimately, civil war.

And since our rulers are leftists, they have to make the perceived threat come from the right.

The main tool a government has for implementing such a propaganda plan is FACT-BASED LIES. It’s a fact that some conservatives truly believe we’re headed down the road to civil war, simply because the country is so divided –- as they say in divorce court, “irreparably broken.” If we’re talking about a violent rebellion, an insurrection, that’s a war that Anton very reasonably explains could not be won. Perhaps an “amicable divorce” as a last resort could be workable if it came to that, rather than give up our freedom, but not civil war, which he likens to “Bambi vs. Godzilla.” Check this out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s3UogfAGg0

It’s also a fact that a relative handful of people from the right really were involved in the January 6 riot in a way that went beyond walking into the Rotunda and taking selfies. But the threat they posed has been so greatly exaggerated by Congress and the media that many Democrats actually believe a small, unarmed group posed a serious threat to “our democracy” and were seriously trying to take over the government.

Of course, that is ludicrous. But I think we’re starting to see that there is nothing so ludicrous that people won’t believe it if it’s drummed into them by their political masters.

Even though there’s no domestic terrorism going on (at least on the right), the federal government has set up a “domestic terrorism unit” to go in search of it (at least on the right). They’re targeting “those who are motivated by racial animus, as well as those who ascribe to extremist anti-government and anti-authority ideologies.” Who are those people? So-called “anti-vaxxers”? The unmasked? Parents opposed to CRT? Those who sign petitions for election audits? Conservative bloggers? Subscribers to the Mike Huckabee newsletter?

Importantly, since there are no acts of domestic terrorism being perpetrated by the right, the government is targeting motives, feelings, ideologies --- what people think, not what they do.

We’re even seeing examples in the media of commentaries that defend the use of this “psy-ops” strategy, in the name of “fighting disinformation.”

https://archive.is/3RaHe

Of course, the problem with this kind of content control is that “disinformation” or “misinformation” is anything the government authority says it is. For example, the story that the Bidens really have been in bed financially with Ukrainians, Russians and Chinese, as revealed on Hunter’s abandoned laptop, was quickly censored as “Russian disinformation” to keep voters from knowing about it right before the 2020 election. And it’s TRUE.

I would add that because of the two-tier “justice” system the left has established, people on their team politically who actually DO commit acts of domestic terrorism and other violent crimes against civil society will be released without bail, if they are dealt with by law enforcement at all.

Lately, the “buzz” being generated is that because of angry Americans on the right --- typically white and rural, and shamefully portrayed as “white supremacists” --- our country is being primed for civil war. To maintain this narrative, the left uses the closest thing it has to that: January 6. (We’ve said all along that the Capitol Hill riot played into the left’s hands so well that if it didn’t happen on its own, they would’ve had to make it happen. More about that tomorrow.) As Anton points out, “The regime is trying to brainwash everyone that January 6 was the equivalent of 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. But it’s not working --- three quarters of Americans think is was ‘a protest that went too far’ --- so the regime needs a Plan B.”

Plan B is to create that “buzz,” to talk up domestic strife and impending civil war –- even books are coming out about this –- so that Americans increasingly believe the threat and become frightened. If they’re frightened enough, they’ll start to accept more draconian measures that would normally be unthinkable. I would add that the virus is a great example of this; those who cower in fear of COVID will accept any amount of restriction: lockdowns, vaccine passports, employer mandates, an endless string of booster shots, social isolation, tracking/travel restrictions, censorship, detention or even denial of medical care for the unvaccinated. It’s just a matter of generating enough fear and dread. The same can be done to instill fear in political opponents; in fact, there’s even some overlap, as resistance to COVID mandates is being politicized.

So, if you’ve been hearing more about the threat or even inevitability of civil war lately, it’s not your imagination. And Anton warns that the feds behind this plan WANT you to step out of line --- to do something that they can paint as a prelude to starting a war. That gives them all the excuse they need to respond, with “more censorship, surveillance, no-knock raids, computer and records seizures, asset confiscation, frivolous (but deadly serious) criminal charges, endless pretrial detention, and draconian sentences for misdemeanors and non-crimes.”

So don't play into it. I would recommend thinking of this as a chess game. Our next move has to be "checkmate" at the ballot box.

https://amgreatness.com/2022/01/18/the-civil-war-psy-op/

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  • Russ Mignani

    01/26/2022 01:36 PM

    Hi Mike. I’m commenting on your first story. You know (I hope) that our government right after WWII brought all the nazis they could round up to America to work for them. From Von Bron to all the physiological control they experimented on the Jews with. They into the movie industry to condition the minds of our country with subliminal messaging gradually bringing about what is going on right in front of us. Are government was taught that and the communist party took control. It’s been been going on for decades. Trump upset the time table and allowed a short time to allow the people to actually see what’s going on. God is shaking us and is bringing His people to bear down on the evil that is in our country. I thank our Lord daily for cutting those days short. Blessings to you. Keep up your good work.
    Russ Mignani

  • Pam Puckett

    01/26/2022 10:16 AM

    Mike, you are spot-on! Mark Levin basically says the same thing as you in his book American Marxism. It is scary, what is happening to our country! I am almost 73 years old and I served in the Air Force; I love my country! In my AF job, I studied about the Soviet Union and their brainwashing techniques, and I see that happening here. Why can't others see it? You, Mark Levin and several others are like the prophets of old, who warned the Israelites of coming punishment/disaster if they didn't change their ways; but, like Americans today, they didn't listen! All we can do is pray for America.

  • Sharon Faulkner

    01/26/2022 09:38 AM

    Wrong.
    First of all you cannot think through anything because you do not know what the circumstances will be and how others will react. But worst of all the idea of worrying about the reaction of the dictators to protests against fraud, Injustice and Corruption before we do anything will guarantee that we have lost our country to the dictators and might as well accept slavery.

  • Don Karsberg

    01/26/2022 08:02 AM

    Civil war. I told many friends and co-workers, when Obama started the great divide our country, that I wouldn’t be surprised if we were heading towards another Civil War. Things were shaky to begin with, but Aamir put the “unrest” on steroids…
    A good tabletop exercise is to imagine if the left took 1/2 the country and the right took the other half. We could protect our borders, defend our freedoms, etc. it’s no surprise which half of the country would prosper!

  • Wendy Pray

    01/26/2022 05:23 AM

    I believe our main focus needs to be dragging this NWO, Great Reset out into the open light, and keeping it there. Have a media vehicle devoted completely to exposing this, and not letting it keep falling into the memory hole. This is not to say our country comes second, but the motivation behind the intentional destruction of this country is ultimately Globalism. The puppet masters of the push to strip us of being free human beings, need to be dragged through the streets of every news outlet, every commentary, etc......every day, all day. This country's political system is not going to get to the head of the snake that drives it....which is Globalism.
    Your wonderful, cut and dry, summary of what is happening in these times, names every bullet coming at us. Thank you

  • Carol J Mathews

    01/25/2022 09:54 PM

    I have spent many years, now over 20, telling my grandchildren, :think it through, think it through: as a means of hopefully getting them to THINK before doing something spur of the moment or getting caught up with friends into something wrong. We ALL need to think it through when listening to all news, from all sources, and reason it out to find the truth not what we are suppose to think or do. America, think it through, and by that I mean, run the several possible scenarios as to what your actions can come to and proceed wisely.

  • Elizabeth M Wetzig

    01/25/2022 07:56 PM

    I love the term, "Fact Based Lies". We definetly should keep using this phrase when talking about Pres. Biden and Rep. Pelosi. It is what they do, and it will stick.

  • Bruce W Groth

    01/25/2022 07:24 PM

    Governor Huckabee:

    WOW, did you hit the nail square on the head and did not even slip off to hit you thumb, Thanks for such a competently crafted article, look forward to tomorrows continuation (if I read correctly)!

    When you mention the Chinese/Fauci SARS - COVID 19 VIRUS VACCINE MANDATES it reminds me of the thousands of studies which have provided more evidence than normal to prove that the VACCINES are 100% non-effective but may (not proven yet) help prevent serious illness to the VIRUS, but what is PROVEN is the SIDE EFFECTS and deaths from the VACCINE. In past HISTORY the FDA would have pulled this VACCINE over a year ago. In fact according to PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL DOCTORS and MEDICAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST this VACCINE COMPROMISES the IMMUNE SYSTEM. Which brings up another question IF Big Pharma had provided the SIDE EFFECTS to the FDA upfront would we be having this conversation today? I sincerely hope the FDA is still there to PROTECT the AMERICAN PUBLIC.
    Michael Anton's take on the J6 Committee is more in tune with the American Public than the DEMOCRATIC PARTY'S propaganda. The sad part is what the DEMOCRATIC PARTY and this PRESIDENT are making the American Citizen live through a very difficult time until we can get to the BALLOT BOX and vote the DEMOCRATS and RINOS OUT OF OFFICE.
    One thought that you nor Mr. Anton mentioned is there apparently is 1/3 of our country that wants to live in a TOTALITARIAN or SOCIALISTIC or COMMUNISTIC country. Those folks are not just the young there are older DEMOCRATS that follow that ideology as well. These folks have been so BRAINWASHED with the LIES, MANIPULATION, INTIMIDATION and BULLYING of the DEMOCRATIC PARTY that they are willing to allow UNVACCINATED PEOPLE DIE by not receiving MEDICAL TREATMENT, to me that is insane.
    Is it time for people to step back so they can find their lost soul and come back to a basic restart of finding GOD AGAIN! GOD TELLS US in Malachi 3:7 - "Return to me, and I will return to you." OR has SOCIAL MEDIA along with the DEMOCRATIC PROPAGANDA and COERCION preventing them from seeing the truth?
    I could continue but the basic thoughts are there!
    Respectfully and Thanks from an avid reader of your Newsletter and listener of you Podcast!

    Bruce W Groth

  • R Reedy

    01/25/2022 06:43 PM

    Was the voting process in VA in 2021 different from 2020?

  • Victoria Ferguson

    01/25/2022 06:27 PM

    Why bother voting - the vote was stolen by the left and no one trusts our voting system now. How will the RNC prove the voting system will work correctly. Last time I voted the guy said there were 75 names that match mine and I watched my ballot go into a shredder. It’s a scam.