Visions Of Life
2003-03-28 14:18:51 (UTC)

Anatomy Of Your Enemy

(This is something I heard shortly after the 9/11 tragedy.
I believe it holds more weight now due to the current war
and mentality of some of the lesser informed individuals
that post on this board.)

10 easy steps to create an enemy and start a war: Listen
closely because we will all see this weapon used in our
lives. It can be used on a society of the most ignorant to
the most highly educated. We need to see these tactics as
a weapon against humanity and not as truth.

First Step: create the enemy. Sometimes this will be done
for you.

Second step: be sure the enemy you have chosen is nothing
like you. Find obvious differences like race, language,
religion, dietary habits, fashion. Emphasize that their
soldiers are not doing a job, they are heartless murderers
who enjoy killing!

Third step: Once these differences are established,
continue to reinforce them with all disseminated

Fourth step: Have the media broadcast only the ruling
party's information. This can be done through state-run
media. Remember, in times of conflict all for-profit media
repeats the ruling party's information. Therefore all for-
profit media becomes state-run.

Fifth step: Show this enemy in actions that seem strange,
militant, or different. Always portray the enemy as non-
human, evil, a killing machine.

Sixth step: Eliminate opposition to the ruling party.
Create an "Us versus Them" mentality. Leave no room for
positions in between. One that does not support all
actions of the ruling party should be considered a traitor.

Seventh Step: Use nationalistic and/or religious symbols
and rhetoric to define all actions. This can be achieved
by slogans such as "freedom loving people versus those who
hate freedom." This can also be achieved with the use of

Eighth Step: Align all actions with the dominant deity. It
is very effective to use terms like, "It is God's Will"
or "God bless our Nation."

Ninth step: Design propaganda to show that your soldiers
have feelings, hopes, families, and loved ones. Make it
clear that your soldiers are doing a duty; they do not
want or like to kill.

Tenth Step: Create an atmosphere of fear, and instability
and then offer the ruling party as the only solution to
comfort the public's fears. Remembering the fear of the
unknown is always the strongest fear.

We are not countries, We are not nations. We are not
religions. We are not gods. We are not weapons. We are not
ammunition. We are not killers. We will NOT be tools.

Not written by me