Re: Another new offensive strategies

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Sun Sep 16 2001 - 09:48:06 MDT

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> snip psycho-war propaganda ideas....
> This is ludicrous. Extropians are believers in TRUTH. Yet every time we
> have any sort of threat to our ideals, many people on this list start
> inventing all sorts of subterfuge and lies. The archives are full of ideas
> on infiltrating groups, committing crimes and blaming them on someone else,
> issuing false statements attributed to someone else, starting false rumors,
> etc.
> Using false statistics, false stories, and false methods is unacceptable.
> We do not need to invent reasons to oppose these atrocities. We do not need
> to lie to people to convert them to the truth. We do not need to trick
> people into accepting our views. We do not need to falsify evidence to make
> our enemies appear guilty.

The purpose is not to make them appear guilty, it is to make them appear
as fools, hypocrites, as much as any other human being. It is to sow
fear, uncertainty, and doubt into the ranks of the enemy. You are wrong
to assume that you must treat your enemies as you do your friends.

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