Subvert the enemies social and political structure – political and social agitation, remove confidence in a system, sow seeds of discontent, pit brother against brother = create confusion and dissent. – Used to confuse, lie, misrepresent, destabilize, and erode the current social order the current political order
It can easily be said that social engineering is the exploitation of human behavior and trust.
Propaganda that fits my beliefs and further accentuates the ‘truth’ although false, in that belief
We plan… They plot. We are clever… They are sneaky. We form strategies… They conspire. We have convictions… They are fanatics.
The overwhelming preponderance of people have not freely decided what to believe, but, rather, have been socially conditioned (indoctrinated) into their beliefs.
Their thinking is largely comprised of stereotypes, caricatures, oversimplifications, sweeping generalizations, illusions, delusions, or self-serving rationalizations.
They see the world through ethnocentric and nationalistic eyes.
They stereotype people from other cultures.
They resent being “corrected,” disagreed with, or criticized. They want to be re-enforced, flattered and made to feel important.
We have a deep-seated sense of duty to authority- adults will do extreme things when instructed to do so by an authority figure
Social Validation (Consensus) – the behavior/opinions of similar others