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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 10:35 AM
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Why people don't know about the stolen election - 17 techniques
Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression

Comment: 18) Find some 14-year-old with a website who says aliens were
behind it and smear all the way!

Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring
down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based
defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these
techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a
mere token opposition party.

1) Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't
happen.

2) Wax indignant. This is also known as the "how dare you?" gambit.

3) Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, better yet, "wild rumors."
If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn
about the suspicious facts, it can only be through "rumors." (If they
tend to believe the "rumors" it must be because they are simply
"paranoid" or "hysterical.")

4) Knock down straw men. Deal only with the weakest aspect of the
weakest charges. Even better, create your own straw men. Make up
wild rumors and give them lead play when you appear to debunk all the
charges, real and fanciful alike.

5) Call the skeptics names like "conspiracy theorist," "nut,"
"ranter," "kook," "crackpot," and of course, "rumor monger." Be sure,
too, to use heavily loaded verbs and adjectives when characterizing
their charges and defending the "more reasonable" government and its
defenders. You must then carefully avoid fair and open debate with
any of the people you have thus maligned. For insurance, set up your
own "skeptics" to shoot down.

6) Impugn motives. Attempt to marginalize the critics by suggesting
strongly that they are not really interested in the truth but are
simply pursuing a partisan political agenda or are out to make money
(compared to over-compensated adherents to the government line who,
presumably, are not).

7) Invoke authority. Here the controlled press and the sham
opposition can be very useful.

8) Dismiss the charges as "old news."

9) Come half-clean. This is also known as "confession and avoidance"
or "taking the limited hangout route." This way, you create the
impression of candor and honesty while you admit only to relatively
harmless, less-than-criminal "mistakes." This stratagem often
requires the embrace of a fall-back position quite different from the
one originally taken. With effective damage control, the fall-back
position need only be peddled by stooge skeptics to carefully limited
markets.

10) Characterize the crimes as impossibly complex and the truth as
ultimately unknowable.

11) Reason backward, using the deductive method with a vengeance.
With thoroughly rigorous deduction, troublesome evidence is
irrelevant. For example: We have a completely free press. If they
know of evidence that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
(BATF) had prior knowledge of the Oklahoma City bombing they would
have reported it. They haven't reported it, so there was no prior
knowledge by the BATF. Another variation on this theme involves the
likelihood of a conspiracy leaker and a press that would report the
leak.

12) Require the skeptics to solve the crime completely. For example:
If Vince Foster was murdered, who did it and why?

13) Change the subject. This technique includes creating and/or
publicizing distractions.

14) Scantly report incriminating facts, and then make nothing of them.
This is sometimes referred to as "bump and run" reporting.

15) Baldly and brazenly lie. A favorite way of doing this is to
attribute the "facts" furnished the public to a plausible-sounding,
but anonymous, source.

16) Expanding further on numbers 4 and 5, have your own stooges
"expose" scandals and champion popular causes. Their job is to
pre-empt real opponents and to play 99-yard football. A variation is
to pay rich people for the job who will pretend to spend their own
money.

17) Flood the Internet with agents. This is the answer to the
question, "What could possibly motivate a person to spend hour upon
hour on Internet news groups defending the government and/or the press
and harassing genuine critics?" Don't the authorities have defenders
enough in all the newspapers, magazines, radio, and television? One
would think refusing to print critical letters and screening out
serious callers or dumping them from radio talk shows would be control
enough, but, obviously, it is not.

Until next issue stay cool and remain low profile!

Privacy World
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yurbud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 10:36 AM
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1. great one.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 11:14 AM
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2. The very best work on election fraud shows up in DU. THANKS!
Edited on Mon May-02-05 11:15 AM by autorank
This is really superb. helderheid :yourock:

:kick: and Recommended
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dandrhesse Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 11:44 AM
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3. Is this your own stuff or did you read it somewhere? It's great!
The hard part about the above information is that you have to be able to accept a few things as basics premises:

There are people who do not give a rip about the "greater good" of society

and

There are people that don't care how many people are without food, clothing, shelter etc
not to mention, health care, jobs, an education etc.

Those are hard truths. This is one of the reasons it is so difficult to expose the administration for what it is. It is the most "evil" aspect of their whole plan. To exploit people who blindly trust our government and our elected leaders believing that they do care a great deal about the greater good of society is truly diabolical.

I saw evidence of this myself at a meeting with our Senator. A young man maybe, 30 said "I used to think that the government looked out for us, that they had our best interest at heart, I don't think that anymore"

Some people would say, about time that guy woke up and smelled the coffee. I viewed it as a really sad comment on state of our government. Our Senator (Russ Feingold) is a good man and he seemed sad to hear the man make that statement. It is a loss of innocence and a very deep breach of trust. For those of us who grew up with Watergate and Vietnam it is a given. For those who are younger and basically came of age during the Clinton years it is a rude awakening.

Thanks for the good post,
Thanks for fighting the good fight

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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 04:25 PM
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9. it is a deep breach of trust...
and they are counting on those who do realize the extent of that breach to be so demoralized that we are ineffectual in our protests.

I am so resentful everyday about the arrogance and abuses of this regime--that they are forcing us to fight for our basic rights (that we assumed were guaranteed)--but I'm just too stubborn to roll over and play dead. That IS what they want.
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dandrhesse Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 10:47 PM
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11. so, so true. I won't give up either. The way I see it, the only way this
goes away is if we decide to walk away. For me, failure is not an option.
Thanks for fighting the good fight, you are good people!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 07:59 PM
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12. Not mine
My father is on their mailing list and sent it to me:

http://www.privacyworld.com/
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dandrhesse Donating Member (500 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 10:18 PM
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13. Thank you very much for the link!
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 11:17 PM
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15. absolutely my pleasure
The less known by the gov that be the better, I say.
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bleever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 12:10 PM
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4. Nominated. An excellent compendium of the techniques in use
to keep the truth out of circulation.

Thanks, helderheid!
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 12:21 PM
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5. Er...Is this the original..from a Waco Museum website?
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helderheid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 11:34 PM
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16. woah
Edited on Tue May-03-05 11:37 PM by helderheid
looks like it - good find. Regardless... good info
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Amaryllis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 12:27 PM
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6. Link? Who wrote it? Wonder if we could use the same tactics?
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gordianot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 03:44 PM
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7. Actually aliens did it.
They were people from the United States (not extra terrestrials, immigrants or residents from another country) for whom voting, honesty, Democracy, Survival of the Republic is an ALIEN concept.
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kansasblue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-02-05 04:16 PM
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8. #18
When talking to some Republicans and after showing them the evidence there is response number 18. It's something like they sort of believe it and since it's a Republican win then it's sort of like, 'cool and so then I'm not going to worry about it'.

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Piedras Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 11:15 PM
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14. Repubs challenge WA governors race again
Edited on Tue May-03-05 11:25 PM by slosteve
At Fr**Rep they are very happy to have another chance to challenge the Washington State governors race.

<http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1395258/posts >

>>>Republicans win right to challenge Wash. state election: Republicans have won a victory in their challenge to the election of Governor Gregoire. The judge says Republicans will be allowed to use "proportional analysis" to prove their case that illegal votes swayed the election.<<<

Maybe, it will help move the larger, national, issue of election fraud into the mainstream news.



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KansDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 05:59 PM
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17. Awesome! This looks like the curriculum for the "New School of Journalism"
Sign me up! I want to "earn" my BS in "Journalism!"
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