We hear a lot about propaganda threats, especially when elections are in sight. While Swedish authorities focus on shelters for physical protection, let’s dive into the art of manipulation from different states – and your own. It really helps to look at the various methods from repressive nations as nowadays, everybody copy them and put them into use. Let’s learn from history. Knowledge is your best defence.
Some quotes from The Intercept and a memoir from Snowdens revelations
Let me quote a paragraph here from Glenn Greenwalds article from The Intercept about Snowden revelations. Then you are presented with the URL because in case you hold uncomfortable opinions, you may very well be exposed to these methods by your very own intelligence or military service. You should know their methods.
From the article:
“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. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents.
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. To see how extremist these programs are, just 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. Here is one illustrative list of tactics from the latest GCHQ document we’re publishing today:”
Read the full article here, but don’t click now. Read the full article first and then come back to the link:
Social media and Google-results are manipulated
Let me add that I have experienced this method of compromising the internet myself. My Google search-results are carefully selected. Not based on a neutral algorithm, but based on what they want to tell me. I can usually tell who is controlling my internet for the time being as they have different agendas. The same applies to other searches. Watch this funny search results from my email this fall:
In a similar fashion, social media is filtered. Some accounts are impossible to find. When I am logged into Twitter for instance, there are certain accounts I just cannot find by searching. For instance, I was unable to find MSB:s account on Twitter this fall. MSB is in Swedish Myndigheten för Samhällsskydd och Beredskap, translated to Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency who are responsible for psychological defence in Sweden. Or at least they should be, the Swedish formal agency for this closed down some years ago and by a weird coincidence, that mission was almost forgotten when the new agency was formed. Who on earth made that happen?
Anyway, to find censored accounts on social media, I have to go to the company’s web site where they usually present information about the social accounts and account-handlers. Then I go back to Twitter, type the name of the account, and I can usually find it. Usually. Not always.
Sometimes, I have taken notes of a social media account of interest. A while later, I am not able to find the account at all on Twitter. It will not come up either when I type it in to Ping that person.
People have also been trying to find my account on chat apps for secure messaging. They can’t find my profile.
Is it a problem that digital communication is not neutral and uncensored?
Of course it is. Because we expect it to be. If we knew objectivity and neutrality is compromised, it would not be such an issue. Always align expectations with reality. The gap is the problem. The lack of knowledge is the major threat.
Just as we expect Sweden to be a transparent society with rule of law and freedom of press. Reality shows that many voices are being silenced and censored today. That’s why it is so important to understand the methods of repression and slandering which are used to silence people.
Stasi has a lot to teach us. And yes, the military and secret services learned a lot!
The problem is that you don’t know. The Swedish military and also the Swedish secret service has shown their entire repertoire of psychological propaganda and tools for repression to me. Slandering. Accusing witness of mental illness and even locking that person up at a psychiatric asylum by using their own network among psychiatrists. Blocking witnesses and uncomfortable people from work. Manipulating courts and judges. Manipulating media and journalists. Using tech for surveillance and control. Isolation from friends and family. The list is long. Too long.
Controlling phone operators and filtering calls
When I tried to call my daughter for instance this fall from Swedish phone company Telia, the call was blocked and the message I got was that “this number is not available/allowed”. Earlier, phone calls to my children were not connected at all.
And phone calls to companies where I looked for work were never connected. They also connect my phone calls to their own call center. It takes a while, then you recognize that it is unlikely that the person in the call center actually work for the switchboard at the company you called. It is very unusual for call center staff to be male academics 30-40 years of age for instance. You can tell a lot from a voice and their language or ways of expression when you talk to them for a little while.
Stasi’s methods of repression are sometimes grouped into the term Zersetzung
Now what the heck is that? I will give you some examples and back it up with hard facts from my own experience. It is Sweden 2017, and the secret service and military network has trickled into most of our authorities.
From Wikipedia which refers to a dictionary from 1985:
The goal of Zersetzung is the fragmentation, paralysis, disorganization, and isolation of the hostile and negative forces (…)”
For some reason, the topic about Stasi-infiltration in Sweden and the methods used have not been widely analyzed. Either.
I have been exposed to heavy slandering. I have been exposed to false diagnosis by psychiatrists for instance. I have been called in to psychiatric care by doctors I have never seen, who have never seen me and who wrote that order of bringing me in several months earlier.
This is Sweden 2017 when secret service and defence have their own staff of doctor’s to control people and uncomfortable witness. That is shocking. But it is even more shocking that nobody understands it.
Align expectations with reality. You have to understand the tools for repression to recognize them in your own country. Knowledge is your best defence.
Authorities and social services give false information to split family members
Another example is social services who give false information to family members. The social services for instance ignore my recent health confirmations from international psychiatrists and have decided to give children therapy and support as their mother is perceived as “seriously mentallly ill”. This creates a gap wide as the Atlantic Ocean between me and my children and the rest of the family and friends.
The local team of psychiatrists have also breached medical classification, teling my ex-husband lots of things about their idea of my medical state. Now, if the Police were able to do their job and give me information, this would never happen. That also creates gaps between familymembers, especially when sound judgement is lacking and military methods for manipulation are in use.
And at the local police station they have added a personal note to my police report when I turned it in personally – I asked for witness protection and “skyddad identitet” for me and my chilren. When I receive the copy of that police report the second time I ask them to release classification on my case, the police staff had suddenly added a comment: “She looks mentally unstable”. That is just highly unlikely. And anyone with brains know that my situation require high security. The first time the police gave me that copy of the police report and my request, the comment was lacking.
But secret service and defence controls the Police and had them add that comment the second time I asked for information. I know, as the staff at the police station admitted they had left me too much/too valuable information the first time and referred to “different authorities than ours”. The defence met me in the shopping mall right after, literally concerting their power over other authorities.
As you can tell, Sweden calls uncomfortable truths “a mental illness”. Sweden also silence facts the same way.
In the news about two years ago, I saw the same argument in the newspaper for a person working for the defence who was caught in a indiscrete situation – both defence and secret service claimed that he suffered from mental illness.
Come on. It is 2017 and people have brains. Correction – “should have” brains.
Almost impossible to find an independent psychiatrist in Sweden
There are also strong indications from Swedish lawyers working with family law and children’s law. According to them, it is very common that one parent is accused of mental illness and as a result denied custody over their children.
And these lawyers confirm that it is virtually impossible to find an independent psychiatrist in Sweden. Several parents lose their children based on false accusations and false diagnosis. Why? That’s another blog post. But it also relates to the states abuse and isolation of families, in this case children.
Below is a book by a Swedish psychologist referring to several cases of Swedish social services and courts splitting families and isolating children from their parents by abusing their power. Just as in the term Zersetzung described above and the quote from the Stasi-book. From what I hear and understand, this is common in several Western countries. Such as the UK, the US and other European countries. The states use Stasi-methods on their own citizens. On children. Give that a thought. And don’t just blame Stasi, because these methods are used regardless of political ideology. Strong indications: It’s practiced in the US for instance.
Authorities abuse their power – or is it a set of coincidences?
To sum up this fairly extensive section, it must be considered common in Sweden to refer to false psychiatric diagnosis and to isolate family members and also children from their family. These are acts of destabilization and control. This is executed by authorities that abuse their power.
And it is seldom acknowledged in media. As a result, few Swedes understand this until they become victims themselves.
Sometimes, Swedes seem to have chewing gum in their brains because you can present the most obvious evidence and people just fail to understand what the documents say. They can’t believe this is happening in a country where the train is usually on time and streets are clean from litter.
Why are courts, social services and psychiatrists failing? Is it a set of funny coincidences? Or is it systematic and planned?
If it’s a set of funny coincidences – how come authors like Lena Hellblom Sjögren are so heavily slandered? Just as Peter Goetsche, the Danish psychiatrist who wrote a critical book about false use of psychiatry in Western countries, presenting a heavy load of interesting and scientfically based arguments:
If someone is heavily slandered – listen carefully to them! They are likely telling the truth.
It has become very obvious that people who challenge the abusive power of authorities – especially in Sweden – are systematically slandered. Just as the psyops-operations taught us in the very beginning of this article.
And what happens to slandered professionals? They become isolated. Difficulties finding work. Because people in general are both weak, gullible and above all comfortable.
Understanding that this could actually be psyops, propaganda, makes it a little easier to see through the smokescreens of abusive power.
Censored communication and press-services
As I work with marketing and communications, I have written a lot in social about my situation. Three years ago, my tweets were blocked. Recently, my Instagram posts are blocked. Copy texts on Instagram-posts are sometimes not saved, only the image. Hashtags may work but not Pings.
Facebook sometimes block me and remove posts, especially if the post criticize the Swedish defence. My posts in Facebook-groups have been deleted by moderators and I have been thrown out of the group, just because I report my situation. Some say moderators are picked to monitor and control. That may very well be true.
Accounts at press-services are terminated
I payed for the press-service My Newsdesk this summer, but they kicked me out in October as they said “You are distributing articles about society and we don’t want to mix that with company news” and “You are humiliating politicians.” “Read our policy – do not post articles about the society”.
Now, looking at their policies, it doesn’t say anywhere that articles about society are not allowed. They claim they gave me a warning in March. That’s not true, I never heard from them before.
And when they say I am falsely criticizing politicians – who are they protecting? Puppets? On my Swedish blog, there are plenty of copies of futile communications efforts with Swedish Parliament and the government including all the reports that our Swedish Ombudsman Justitieombudsmannen turn down. I have not slandered anyone. I am referring to facts.
But my account on My Newsdesk was terminated. And from the analytics section, I noticed that my articles had not been sent to all journalists on my list. My Newsdesk or someone controlling their system had filtered the distribution of my articles.
Mindcontrol – the most powerful and also most silenced and classified method of control and propaganda
In Gunnar Walls book about the murder of Olof Palme, the most shocking detail is mentioned in a text next to an image. It says that the Supreme Commander (ÖB) at the time suspected that Palme was exposed to mindcontrol. This is 30 years ago. The book received very good reviews. Yet this comment has never been analyzed. I find that extremely sensational. The technique is widely used. Also in Sweden. In case you notice funny coincidences – consider it may not be coincidences at all.
Politicians and authorities shift focus to distant parts of the world and refer to themselves as role models for human rights and freedom of speech. People actually believe them.
This is Sweden and Europe 2017. There is a high profile on efforts identified as Russian to meddle with elections, and influencing politics and opinions. But their own psyops, silencing efforts and launch of Sleeping Beauties (see other blog post) are carefully hidden.
That is not comforting at all. That is in fact very scary. The people in power constantly point in other directions.
Sweden cherish the public image as a role model for human rights and rule of law. That’s easy, when all uncomfortable witness is locked up at the psychiatric asylum or have their digital and physical communication censored and terminated, or being slandered and neatly slipped away from business and public arenas where their case would become known. The military and secret services ensure that.
Fake news may be true. Trust may equal naivité. Physical shelters will not protect you from the acutal destabilizing threat – from our own authorities.
It is very uncomfortable not being able to trust any information other than what you hear people say and see in action. Trust your guts, your instincts.
Different secret services and military organizations have made my home their own. They walk in and out, replace documents from deceased relatives and remove family photographs. Copies of police reports are stolen. I hear this happens all over Europe. Firefighters have access to all keys. That’s how they get access.
My physical mail is manipulated and censored. In the news, the notorious problems of the Swedish post is actually reported, but only as “accidents”. It’s not. I have travelled abroad just to post letters to international institutions because my post doesn’t always reach the recipients. When I ordered a Swiss Blackphone some years ago, I got hints that it had been replaced with the tech of a Blackberry. I don’t mind Blackberry, but if that’s what I want, I will order one. Ordering online have proved to be very insecure.
Physical shelters will not protect anyone from destabilization in our own authorities. But they prefer to shift our focus in another direction. The Swedish defence are experts in this blame game, criticizing the US for surveillance and totalitarian tech. Well, I have noticed that the US are good snoopers. But the defence is as well. Swedish defence use mindcontrol on adults and children, and use it to isolate children from their parents to create conflicts. That is beyond cruel.
The Swedish defence tells me that the US and 5 NATO-countries will take my children and that they are to blame for the manipulated custody court cases. But hey, Sweden does the same thing, and have an impressive track record too. So when the defence has cornered the US, they manipulate the children themselves.
The psyops blame-game – and it works.
This summer, I was told that only Sweden would be able to protect me. “Don’t go abroad, don’t travel”. Well, I trusted my guts, took a deep breath and got on a flight. That worked well. I even went to two different countries. And the most fatal food poisoning I ever got, was here in Sweden.
But they don’t give up, putting Swedish flags on the tables of cafés I visit, walking around with Swedish flags printed on clothing. It’s psyops. It’s propaganda. And it’s false. But people actually believe it. Just as citizens in former DDR thought they lived in the best of countries, as any other news never came through.
(This last section was uncomfortable. They blocked my wifi-connection and the text deleted. I had to rewrite.)
The giant complacency, ignoring Swedens epic fails
Finally, let’s close up with the Swedish complacency in its full splendor. 20171215 the Swedish government proudly announce that they are investing in human rights on an international basis and mention how Sweden will offer “education of judges and police”. Plus, underlining the fact that we have a “free press”.
Anyone who read my articles will know there’s a gap here. I am not the only case either – you have plenty of examples in my posts. I and my children will pay an inhuman price for Swedish authorities failing to do their work. Such as police, politicians and press.
Instead of teaching the world, we should do our homework first. But no. The Swedish government are completely out of sync with reality. Watch this:
Oh goodness. An entire article from Sweden, but no sign of identifying Russian propaganda. That must qualify for the Guiness Book of Records.