“Reflexive control is defined as a means of conveying to a partner or an opponent specially prepared information to incline him to voluntarily make the predetermined decision desired by the initiator of the action.”

It’s time to talk about Reflexive Control in psychological warfare. We might be seeing it. It’s a brilliant tactic albeit we use a variation that is similar called “perception management.” Maybe we’re seeing a hybrid, but whatever is happening we are are not seeing the rise of the far left, we are seeing its impending collapse and with it, the collapse of any semblance of free speech that, as Assange notes, works out for the GOP. The door is now open to shut down anti-government speech upon racist grounds, be it real or not. Free speech cannot be limited without being lost.

Yay! You just killed racism forever!

Antifa is on its way to being labeled terrorist, and with that, an unholy, rude awakening to the power of a surveillance state that has already identified every person of interest in these protests. Masks mean nothing with planted agitators and COINTELPRO 2.0., which was specifically designed for and took out the Communist Party in the 60s.

COINTELPRO: The FBI began COINTELPRO—short for Counterintelligence Program—in 1956 to disrupt the activities of the Communist Party of the United States. In the 1960s, it was expanded to include a number of othe.r domestic groups, such as the Ku Klux Klan, the Socialist Workers Party, and the Black Panther Party. All COINTELPRO operations were ended in 1971. Although limited in scope (about two-tenths of one percent of the FBI’s workload over a 15-year period), COINTELPRO was later rightfully criticized by Congress and the American people for abridging first amendment rights and for other reasons.

COINTELPRO is the FBI acronym for a series of covert action programs directed against domestic groups. In these programs, the Bureau went beyond the collection of intelligence to secret action defined to “disrupt” and “neutralize” target groups and individuals. The techniques were adopted wholesale from wartime counterintelligence, and ranged from the trivial (mailing reprints of Reader’s Digest articles to college administrators) to the degrading (sending anonymous poison-pen letters intended to break up marriages) and the dangerous (encouraging gang warfare and falsely labeling members of a violent group as police informers)..

A. “Counterintelligence Program”: A Misnomer for Domestic Covert Action

COINTELPRO is an acronym for “counterintelligence program.” Counterintelligence is defined as those actions by an intelligence agency intended to protect its own security and to undermine hostile intelligence operations. Under COINTELPRO certain techniques the Bureau had used against hostile foreign agents were adopted for use against perceived domestic threats to the established political and social order. The formal programs which incorporated these techniques were, therefore, also called “counterintelligence.”

“Covert action” is, however, a more accurate term for the Bureau’s programs directed against American citizens. “Covert action” is the label applied to clandestine activities intended to influence political choices and social values. 

B. Who Were the Targets?

1. The Five Targeted Groups

The Bureau’s covert action programs were aimed at five perceived threats to domestic tranquility: the “Communist Party, USA” program (1956-71) ; the “Socialist Workers Party” program (1961-69) ; the “White Hate Group” program (1964-71) ; the “Nationalist-Hate Group” program (1967-71) ; and the “New Left” program (1968-71).

2. Labels Without Meaning

The Bureau’s titles for its programs should not be accepted uncritically. They imply a precision of definition and of targeting which did not exist. Even the names of the later programs had no clear definition. The Black Nationalist program, according to its supervisor, included “a great number of organizations that you might not today characterize as black nationalist but which were in fact primarily black.”  Indeed, the nonviolent Southern Christian Leadership Conference was labeled as a Black Nationalist “HateGroup.” Nor could anyone at the Bureau even define “New Left,” except as “more or less an attitude.” 

Furthermore, the actual targets were chosen from a far broader group than the names of the programs would imply. The CPUSA program targeted not only Party members but also sponsors of the National Committee to Abolish the House Un-American Activities Committee and civil rights leaders allegedly under Communist influence or simply not “anti-Communist.”  The Socialist Workers Party program included non-SWP sponsors of antiwar demonstrations which were cosponsored by the SWP or the Young Socialist Alliance, its youth group.  The Black Nationalist program targeted a range of organizations from the Panthers to SNCC to the peaceful Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and included most black student groups.  New Left targets ranged from the SDS to the Interuniversity Committee for Debate on Foreign Policy, from all of Antioch College (“vanguard of the New Left”) to the New Mexico Free University and other “alternate” schools, 15 and from underground newspapers to students protesting university censorship of a student publication by carrying signs with four-letter words on them. 



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