DIALECTICS IN PSYOPS

In the digital age, where information flows unfettered across borders and screens, the battleground for hearts and minds has extended far beyond traditional media into the realm of social networks and cyberspace. At the heart of this new era of conflict, where meme warfare and psychological operations (psyops) play pivotal roles, lies an ancient method of conflict: dialectics. Dialectics have become an important tool for psyop operators and strategists. Dialectical thinking, with its focus on opposite ideas leading to desired outcomes, offers operators a framework for waging information warfare.

dialectics. /ˌdaɪ.əˈlɛk.tɪks/ noun

  1. A method of argument or reasoning which involves some form of contradiction or opposition, especially in the context of philosophical, logical, and social sciences discussion.
  2. The process of thought by which apparent contradictions are seen to be part of a higher truth.
  3. In philosophy, especially associated with Hegel, a process involving a thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, through which contradiction is reconciled and a new, higher state of truth is achieved.

Dialectics helps operators craft messages that shifting public perception. By applying the principles of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis, operators can effectively use dialectics to achieve their mission. It’s worth noting that dissidents can also use this framework in counter ops.

HOW hegelian dialectics and information warfare ARE related

The relationship between Hegelian dialectics and information warfare might not be obvious, but there are parallels that link the two in the context of strategy, analysis, and in the dynamics of conflict and resolution.

Hegelian dialectics, a philosophical methodology proposed by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, involves the process of thesis, antithesis, and synthesis. Hegelian dialectics is a way of understanding the development of ideas through contradictions and their resolutions.

Information warfare, on the other hand, refers to the use of information and communication technologies (today this is primarily digital) in pursuit of a competitive advantage over an opponent.

The connection between the two concepts can be seen in the strategic and philosophical underpinnings of information warfare:

  1. Dialectical Strategy: In information warfare, the actions of one party (thesis) can provoke a counteraction from an adversary (antithesis), leading to a new situation or equilibrium (synthesis). This mirrors the dialectical process of conflict and resolution. Strategic moves in information warfare can be analyzed through a dialectical lens, understanding that each action can lead to reactions and counteractions, which then shape the evolving strategic landscape.
  2. Contradictions and Resolutions: Just as Hegelian dialectics emphasizes the role of contradictions in driving change, information warfare often exploits contradictions within societies, political systems, or ideologies to create divisions or to destabilize an opponent. The synthesis or resolution in this context might be a new state of affairs shaped by the information conflict, such as changes in public opinion, policy adjustments, or shifts in alliances.
  3. Evolution of Ideas and Narratives: Hegelian dialectics also focuses on the evolution of ideas through conflict. In information warfare, competing narratives can be seen as thesis and antithesis, with the battle over public perception and belief systems aiming to create a new synthesis or dominant narrative.

Hers is a simplified example of dialectical flow. Thesis (fake reasons) -> antithesis (fake issues) -> desired outcomes (synthesis).

Dialectics Simplified

Imagine you have an idea or a belief about something. That’s your thesis. It’s like saying, “I think chocolate ice cream is the best.”

Then, someone else comes along with an opposite or conflicting idea. That’s the antithesis. This person says, “No, vanilla ice cream is the best.”

So, you have two opposing ideas: chocolate is the best (thesis) versus vanilla is the best (antithesis).

The synthesis is when you find a way to combine or reconcile these opposing ideas into a new idea that takes elements from both. For example, you might conclude, “Maybe a swirl of chocolate and vanilla ice cream is the best because it combines the best of both.”

In this simple example:

  • Thesis: Chocolate ice cream is the best.
  • Antithesis: Vanilla ice cream is the best.
  • Synthesis: Chocolate and vanilla swirl is the best, combining the best qualities of both.

Dialectics is about this process of starting with an idea, encountering an opposing idea, and then blending or reconciling those ideas into a new understanding that includes parts of both. It’s like a conversation or debate that helps us come up with better ideas by considering and resolving differences.

This process isn’t just about ice cream, of course. It’s a way to think about solving problems, understanding different points of view, and making progress in our understanding of the world around us.

Operators take this model and use it a bit differently. They take the desired outcome and they work backwards. It would be like this…

  1. I want to get swirl ice cream
  2. I know there are hardcore chocolate lovers out there so I am going to tell them that vanilla is the best.
  3. I will then propose swirl as a win win solution, and I will get it.

Dialectics in Information Warfare

Now put yourself in a psyops operators shoes. You know the goal of the mission, but you need to think of ways to achieve this mission. Operators can use dialectics to build their campaigns. Working backwards from a desired outcome to understand how to craft the initial thesis is a strategic approach that can be applied using the principles of dialectics. This process involves envisioning the synthesis (desired outcome) you aim to achieve and then determining what kind of antithesis (opposing force or idea) and thesis (initial idea) could lead to that outcome. Here’s how you might approach this:

  1. Identify the Desired Synthesis: Start by clearly defining the outcome you wish to achieve. This could be a goal, solution, or state of affairs that represents a resolution of conflicting ideas or forces.
  2. Envision the Antithesis: Consider what opposing forces, ideas, or conditions would need to be reconciled or resolved to achieve your desired synthesis. This involves thinking about the challenges, objections, or contradictions that are inherent in reaching your goal.
  3. Craft the Thesis: Based on the antithesis you’ve identified, work backwards to define an initial thesis (idea or stance) that could logically lead to the confrontation with the antithesis. This thesis should be something that, when faced with the identified opposition, could plausibly evolve into your desired synthesis.
  4. Strategic Planning: Use this understanding to develop strategies or actions that can strengthen the thesis, effectively engage with the antithesis, and guide the process towards the synthesis. This might involve anticipating counterarguments, identifying potential allies or resources, and determining the steps needed to facilitate the dialectical progression.

DIALECTICS Example:

Let’s apply this to the context of promoting stablecoins, using the framework of a psychological operations (psyops) campaign, the goal is to foster a positive perception of stablecoins as a synthesis, addressing the antithesis represented by pro-Bitcoin arguments. Here’s how the process might unfold:

Identify the Desired Synthesis:

Desired Synthesis: Public and regulatory acceptance of stablecoins as a secure, stable, and reliable digital currency system that complements the existing financial ecosystem, potentially reducing volatility and enhancing the utility of digital currencies for everyday transactions and positions USD as the continued global reserve asset.

Envision the Antithesis:

Antithesis: Pro-Bitcoin advocates argue that Bitcoin, with its decentralized nature, limited supply, and potential for substantial growth, represents the true future of digital currency, criticizing stablecoins for their reliance on underlying assets that tether them to the traditional financial systems and potentially subject them to similar vulnerabilities and centralization concerns.

Craft the Thesis:

Thesis: The initial stance emphasizes the inherent volatility and speculative risks associated with Bitcoin and other similar cryptocurrencies, positioning stablecoins as a necessary evolution within the digital currency space that addresses these challenges. This thesis is crafted with the understanding that it will encounter opposition from staunch Bitcoin proponents who value decentralization and potential for high returns over stability and security.

Strategic Planning:

To achieve the synthesis, the campaign might employ several strategies:

  • Educational Content: Develop and disseminate information that highlights the benefits of stablecoins, such as their potential to offer the advantages of digital currencies (like instant processing, security, and privacy) without the high volatility associated with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin.
  • Engagement with Key Stakeholders: Identify and engage with financial institutions, regulators, and influential figures in the cryptocurrency community who can advocate for the benefits of stablecoins, emphasizing their role in enhancing the robustness and accessibility of digital finance.
  • Counterarguments Preparedness: Prepare responses to common pro-Bitcoin arguments, emphasizing how stablecoins do not replace Bitcoin but rather serve as a complementary tool that can help stabilize the market and broaden the adoption of digital currencies.
  • Showcasing Success Stories: Highlight case studies or examples where stablecoins have facilitated transactions, remittances, or financial services in a way that Bitcoin currently cannot, due to its volatility and other limitations.

By working backwards and strategically planning how to confront the antithesis presented by pro-Bitcoin sentiments, a psyops campaign can guide public opinion and regulatory perspectives towards embracing stablecoins as a valuable and necessary addition to the digital currency landscape, achieving the desired synthesis of stability, security, and utility in digital finance.

The Operators and Dialectics

REMEMBER WHO THE OPERATORS ARE

To outline how each of the operators might use dialectics to build psyop campaigns, we’ve created a table that captures theoretical strategies in a Bitcoin v Stablecoin operation.

Operator PersonaThesisAntithesisSynthesis
Financial AnalystBitcoin is a revolutionary investment opportunity.Bitcoin’s extreme volatility and lack of oversight expose investors to unprecedented financial risks, suggesting the need for stringent controls or outright prohibition.Stablecoins offer a digitally innovative investment option with the stability and reliability akin to traditional currencies, mitigating financial risks.
Government Officials / AgenciesBitcoin enables financial freedom and innovation.Bitcoin facilitates illegal transactions, undermines tax collection, and poses a threat to national security, warranting its restriction or ban for public safety.Stablecoins provide a secure and compliant digital currency alternative, supporting financial innovation while ensuring adherence to regulatory standards.
Mainstream MediaBitcoin is popularizing digital currencies, changing the financial landscape.Reports of Bitcoin used in scams, ransomware, and criminal funding highlight its dangers, prompting calls for its ban to protect the public.Stablecoins are highlighted as a safer digital currency, combining the benefits of digital transactions with the security and trustworthiness of traditional finance.
Social Media InfluencersBitcoin represents the future of money, offering decentralization and privacy.The anonymity of Bitcoin aids in illicit activities, putting individual and societal security at risk and raising serious concerns about its legality.Stablecoins emerge as a preferred digital currency, offering privacy and decentralization without compromising on safety and legality.
Fictitious Grassroots Accounts (Astroturfing)Bitcoin is a grassroots movement challenging traditional financial systems.The grassroots narrative is overshadowed by the real dangers Bitcoin poses to unsuspecting individuals and the economy, necessitating discussions on its regulation or elimination.Stablecoins are advocated for as the real grassroots solution, ensuring digital financial innovation while protecting individuals from the speculative risks of unregulated cryptocurrencies.

This should give you an idea of what we are up against. You should start to notice dialectics in action all around you especially online and on MSM. You should assume every headline is planned, because it is. Every newsroom has an agenda, good or bad it has an agenda, therefore the news is biased. Considering the State controls all the MSM channels and newsrooms, you should assume all headlines published have an agenda (they do).

The whitepill is that we are noticing, we are organizing, and we are on the right side of history. Truth will set you free. Now get out there and start building your own dialectic models to combat the fake and gay narratives from the state. Remember, they hate you.