Pathological Governments Anonymous

Inner-nets. One of the most consequential and relatively little remarked upon phenomenon of the modern West is the metastasizing relationship between nation and state. The latter being conceived in varying designs and degrees as a steward for the former. The relationship should be commensal: with the state serving to further the interests of the nation. Fundamentally, it has no intrinsic purpose exclusive to the people for whom it was created to serve. And historically when states have failed to execute, nations have executed the fails.

To phrase the message to our government apparatchiks in Al Pacino’s layman’s terms: What you are hired for, is to help us. Does that seem clear to you? To HELP us. Not to FUCK US UP! To help men who are going out there to try to earn a living, you fairy. You company man.

Though this directive seems not to have been delivered with sufficient thrust. For the relationship has increasingly undergone a malign transition. Western states have uniformly pivoted from a relatively salutary role, through neutrality, to now open hostility. The state has declared war on the nation…and the rout has been brutal.

The piece below captures a glimpse of a state ranging untethered from its nation: How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations. [Two Notes: 1) The article depicts a dense farrago of almost comic-book villainy. I don’t know if all is true, but the fact that it is supported by NBC News must lend some air of skepticism. 2. The documents appear to apply exclusively to British government activities, though The Five Eyes Alliance would appear to make them applicable to all of us.]

One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation destruction.

our NBC reporting highlighted some of the key, discrete revelations: the monitoring of YouTube and Blogger, the targeting of Anonymous with the very same DDoS attacks they accuse “hacktivists” of using, the use of “honey traps” (luring people into compromising situations using sex) and destructive viruses. But, here, I want to focus and elaborate on the overarching point revealed by all of these documents: namely, that these agencies are attempting to control, infiltrate, manipulate, and warp online discourse, and in doing so, are compromising the integrity of the internet itself.

Among the core self-identified purposes of JTRIG are two tactics: (1) to inject all sorts of false material onto the internet in order to destroy the reputation of its targets; and (2) to use social sciences and other techniques to manipulate online discourse and activism to generate outcomes it considers desirable.

consider the tactics they boast of using to achieve those ends: “false flag operations” (posting material to the internet and falsely attributing it to someone else), fake victim blog posts (pretending to be a victim of the individual whose reputation they want to destroy), and posting “negative information” on various forums.

But these GCHQ documents are the first to prove that a major western government is using some of the most controversial techniques to disseminate deception online and harm the reputations of targets. Under the tactics they use, the state is deliberately spreading lies on the internet about whichever individuals it targets, including the use of what GCHQ itself calls “false flag operations” and emails to people’s families and friends. Who would possibly trust a government to exercise these powers at all, let alone do so in secret, with virtually no oversight, and outside of any cognizable legal framework?

Then there is the use of psychology and other social sciences to not only understand, but shape and control, how online activism and discourse unfolds. Today’s newly published document touts the work of GCHQ’s “Human Science Operations Cell,” devoted to “online human intelligence” and “strategic influence and disruption”

What follows are some of the alleged agency slides that establish methods for manipulating the public’s online discourse. State vs. nation: your tax dollars at work.














It appears I may have inadvertently included a couple from my private records, but presumably the point is made. Either this is an elaborate prank or our governments have become buffoonishly evil beyond all bounds of decorum.

Though the Five Guys spying and fries conglomeration is certainly not alone in molding the public to a more preferably docile state. Another government reportedly has their own, quite active, hasba-something.

Comment posted, damage done: Online battle for Israel’s hasbara

Israel to pay students to defend it online

Hasbara spam alert

Internet users paid to spread Israeli propaganda

Israel Hires Internet Soldiers to Penetrate American Forums, Chatrooms

Israel To Pay Students For Pro-Israeli Social Media Propaganda

I have no comment on the links above, though if readers would like more information on these programs, please contact the Station Chief of Mossad, North American Operations, in care of this address.

So to conclude with a question. With what does your loyalty reside: a nation or state? The winner of that poll will determine the future of Powerpoint slides everywhere.


5 thoughts on “Pathological Governments Anonymous

  1. By the way, the last three images you provide above can be reproduced only in miniature.

    False flag operations are everywhere. The state (there really is only one, united in a common goal) has a million times more money to spend on these operations than all the honest men fighting against it.

  2. After kind encouragement in a previous thread (and for no other reason) I’ve decided to take a little break from my highly lucrative new source of employment to share a few thoughts. I’d like to start by asking a question concerning this thread. Do you have proof or are you just firing slander? Remember reality is not black and white, and that one must always study things before taking such a stark stand. I’m particularly troubled by what may come across as awfully close to an anti-Semitic attack against the small, embattled nation of Israel at the end of your post. My friend, such positions are dangerous, not only morally, but practically—and I wouldn’t want your powerful voice to be delegitimized (or worse!). Let’s help each other avoid the tendency to cast aspersions out of envy or the instinct to scapegoat. Israel is a Western country, it is part of our civilization, its return from a two thousand year extinction was one of the noble and inspiring events of the twentieth century, it is the number one target of the Islamic world, our civilizational enemy, and its destruction by the Muslims would be a material and moral defeat for the West. For all these reasons, we should support Israel’s right to exist, regardless of how liberal most American Jews and most Israeli Jews are, just as we support America’s right to exist or Britain’s right to exist, regardless of how liberal most Americans and most Britons are. Surrounded as it is by enemies (our enemies!) who would wish it destroyed, how can any opposition to Israel’s heroic efforts to preserve itself (including via its recruitment of Western patriots to deny, disrupt, degrade, and/or deceive its terrorist-friendly enemies online) be motivated by anything but irrational hatred? So, thank you for inviting me to comment here — I look forward to a profitable dialogue with you in the coming months.

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