The 25 Rules of Disinformation


From Twenty-Five Ways To Suppress Truth: The Rules of Disinformation (Includes The 8 Traits of A Disinformationalist) by H. Michael Sweeney. These 25 rules are everywhere in media, from political debates, to television shows, to comments on a blog.

1. Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. Regardless of what you know, don’t discuss it — especially if you are a public figure, news anchor, etc. If it’s not reported, it didn’t happen, and you never have to deal with the issues.

2. Become incredulous and indignant. Avoid discussing key issues and instead focus on side issues which can be used show the topic as being critical of some otherwise sacrosanct group or theme. This is also known as the “How dare you!” gambit.

3. Create rumor mongers. Avoid discussing issues by describing all charges, regardless of venue or evidence, as mere rumors and wild accusations. Other derogatory terms mutually exclusive of truth may work as well. This method works especially well with a silent press, because the only way the public can learn of the facts are through such “arguable rumors”. If you can associate the material with the Internet, use this fact to certify it a “wild rumor” which can have no basis in fact.

4. Use a straw man. Find or create a seeming element of your opponent’s argument which you can easily knock down to make yourself look good and the opponent to look bad. Either make up an issue you may safely imply exists based on your interpretation of the opponent/opponent arguments/situation, or select the weakest aspect of the weakest charges. Amplify their significance and destroy them in a way which appears to debunk all the charges, real and fabricated alike, while actually avoiding discussion of the real issues.

5. Sidetrack opponents with name calling and ridicule. This is also known as the primary attack the messenger ploy, though other methods qualify as variants of that approach. Associate opponents with unpopular titles such as “kooks”, “right-wing”, “liberal”, “left-wing”, “terrorists”, “conspiracy buffs”, “radicals”, “militia”, “racists”, “religious fanatics”, “sexual deviates”, and so forth. This makes others shrink from support out of fear of gaining the same label, and you avoid dealing with issues.

6. Hit and Run. In any public forum, make a brief attack of your opponent or the opponent position and then scamper off before an answer can be fielded, or simply ignore any answer. This works extremely well in Internet and letters-to-the-editor environments where a steady stream of new identities can be called upon without having to explain criticism reasoning — simply make an accusation or other attack, never discussing issues, and never answering any subsequent response, for that would dignify the opponent’s viewpoint.

7. Question motives. Twist or amplify any fact which could so taken to imply that the opponent operates out of a hidden personal agenda or other bias. This avoids discussing issues and forces the accuser on the defensive.

8. Invoke authority. Claim for yourself or associate yourself with authority and present your argument with enough “jargon” and “minutiae” to illustrate you are “one who knows”, and simply say it isn’t so without discussing issues or demonstrating concretely why or citing sources.

9. Play Dumb. No matter what evidence or logical argument is offered, avoid discussing issues with denial they have any credibility, make any sense, provide any proof, contain or make a point, have logic, or support a conclusion. Mix well for maximum effect.

10. Associate opponent charges with old news. A derivative of the straw man usually, in any large-scale matter of high visibility, someone will make charges early on which can be or were already easily dealt with. Where it can be foreseen, have your own side raise a straw man issue and have it dealt with early on as part of the initial contingency plans. Subsequent charges, regardless of validity or new ground uncovered, can usually them be associated with the original charge and dismissed as simply being a rehash without need to address current issues — so much the better where the opponent is or was involved with the original source.

11. Establish and rely upon fall-back positions. Using a minor matter or element of the facts, take the “high road” and “confess” with candor that some innocent mistake, in hindsight, was made — but that opponents have seized on the opportunity to blow it all out of proportion and imply greater criminalities which, “just isn’t so.” Others can reinforce this on your behalf, later. Done properly, this can garner sympathy and respect for “coming clean” and “owning up” to your mistakes without addressing more serious issues.

12. Enigmas have no solution. Drawing upon the overall umbrella of events surrounding the crime and the multitude of players and events, paint the entire affair as too complex to solve. This causes those otherwise following the matter to begin to loose interest more quickly without having to address the actual issues.

13. Alice in Wonderland Logic. Avoid discussion of the issues by reasoning backwards with an apparent deductive logic in a way that forbears any actual material fact.

14. Demand complete solutions. Avoid the issues by requiring opponents to solve the crime at hand completely, a ploy which works best for items qualifying for rule 10.

15. Fit the facts to alternate conclusions. This requires creative thinking unless the crime was planned with contingency conclusions in place.

16. Vanishing evidence and witnesses. If it does not exist, it is not fact, and you won’t have to address the issue.

17. Change the subject. Usually in connection with one of the other ploys listed here, find a way to side-track the discussion with abrasive or controversial comments in hopes of turning attention to a new, more manageable topic. This works especially well with companions who can “argue” with you over the new topic and polarize the discussion arena in order to avoid discussing more key issues.

18. Emotionalize, Antagonize, and Goad Opponents. If you can’t do anything else, chide and taunt your opponents and draw them into emotional responses which will tend to make them look foolish and overly motivated, and generally render their material somewhat less coherent. Not only will you avoid discussing the issues in the first instance, but even if their emotional response addresses the issue, you can further avoid the issues by then focusing on how “sensitive they are to criticism”.

19. Ignore proof presented, demand impossible proofs. This is perhaps a variant of the “play dumb” rule. Regardless of what material may be presented by an opponent in public forums, claim the material irrelevant and demand proof that is impossible for the opponent to come by (it may exist, but not be at his disposal, or it may be something which is known to be safely destroyed or withheld, such as a murder weapon). In order to completely avoid discussing issues may require you to categorically deny and be critical of media or books as valid sources, deny that witnesses are acceptable, or even deny that statements made by government or other authorities have any meaning or relevance.

20. False evidence. Whenever possible, introduce new facts or clues designed and manufactured to conflict with opponent presentations as useful tools to neutralize sensitive issues or impede resolution. This works best when the crime was designed with contingencies for the purpose, and the facts cannot be easily separated from the fabrications.

21. Call a Grand Jury, Special Prosecutor, or other empowered investigative body. Subvert the (process) to your benefit and effectively neutralize all sensitive issues without open discussion. Once convened, the evidence and testimony are required to be secret when properly handled. For instance, if you own the prosecuting attorney, it can insure a Grand Jury hears no useful evidence and that the evidence is sealed an unavailable to subsequent investigators. Once a favorable verdict (usually, this technique is applied to find the guilty innocent, but it can also be used to obtain charges when seeking to frame a victim) is achieved, the matter can be considered officially closed.

22. Manufacture a new truth. Create your own expert(s), group(s), author(s), leader(s) or influence existing ones willing to forge new ground via scientific, investigative, or social research or testimony which concludes favorably. In this way, if you must actually address issues, you can do so authoritatively.

23. Create bigger distractions. If the above does not seem to be working to distract from sensitive issues, or to prevent unwanted media coverage of unstoppable events such as trials, create bigger news stories (or treat them as such) to distract the multitudes.

24. Silence critics. If the above methods do not prevail, consider removing opponents from circulation by some definitive solution so that the need to address issues is removed entirely. This can be by their death, arrest and detention, blackmail or destruction of their character by release of blackmail information, or merely by proper intimidation with blackmail or other threats.

25. Vanish. If you are a key holder of secrets or otherwise overly illuminated and you think the heat is getting too hot, to avoid the issues, vacate the kitchen.



      • I agree and all Mainstream media channels and newspapers are full of BS, i feel more and more people are waking up and prefer watching/listening to alternative media sites. Once you connect the dots the rest becomes so see-through. I feel our generation will be the time when we begin to shout 'enough is enough' and will switch away from what we are led to believe is the truth. I feel our generation will no longer support war for the gains of the so-called elite, and acts of false terrorism will fail to convince us to live in fear! I have educated myself so much since becoming awake, i can understand now why the FSTE (100 of the most powerful top companies) the first 5 top profit making companies are weapons dealer's? I also understand fractional reserve banking, where money is created as IOU's and the Fed and the Bank of England are private companies owned by private families of which we never hear about in the mainstream news. All most everything i have been taught in school/college is one big lie, both first and second world wars were funded by both sides for profit to lift us out of depression, to keep the giant ponzi scheme of paper money alive. War will never be the answer and sadly many young people are signing their lives away for private companies and dying in the name of profit – Where are the weapons of mass destruction? Why did building 7 collapse? Who do we owe Trillions of debt too? Why are we invading other countries? Who and why are we being watched over by cctv? The voting system is rigged – why are our liberties and freedoms being stolen by? We must not fight but take small steps to remove the power of fear which has been put upon us, turn off the television, step away from advertising, learn skills of self survival, education starts with one's own mind, love is more powerful than hate.

      • Oh? and O'Bumbler is better? He's the biggest liar we've ever had in office. I can't even stand to look at his picture, he is so evil.

      • @ Joanna: "..I feel our generation will be the time when we begin to shout ‘enough is enough’ .."

        Now when have I heard that catch-cry before?

        …1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s 1990s ….

        but they always end up married with kids and job and mortgage and too pre-occupied and worried about security to care any more

      • @fingolfin

        But we never had the internet before which is connecting people faster than any other generation, plus in every other generation the sheer shaping of the NWO has never been so clear. We also did not experience a designed financial crisis such as is taking place now, in past generations a depression always had an answer – this corrupt system is based on a global scale not attached to one country – Never before have mass protests erupted on a global scale of which is taking place now. This generation has to shout …… otherwise the outlook for future life is locked without freedoms.

  1. Amazing article VC! I hope that you keep on your good work so far!. Plenty is yet to come! Those monsters are not yet satisfied.

  2. Very well thought out. But i think you just came up with every reasonable human response by those who dont believe in what is going on. Kinda like a human reaction psychology textbook but dont get me wrong, there are definite undercovers out there. I really do believe "conspiracy theory" minded people are kinda suffering from a minor mental disorder. As soon as someone either doesnt believe in ones theory or level of awareness or comes up with a very natural human anti-thesis, they are quickly labeled troll or accused of working for whoever and called every name in the book. This aspect sucks very much considering i am very much into the truth movement, since childhood. I guess this is what happens when people of below average intelligence gets handed knowledge, true or completely fabricated.

    • @krezariel

      mate, just to clarify….

      vc didnt write the article, it's author is H. Sweeney.

      Have you actually studied any psychology? I have. I don't know of any DSMV classification for a conspiracy theorist. If you've found it, let me know. (just a hint, you wont find it)

      And can I ask what methods you use to determine which folk are "below average intelligence"

      what a load of hot air!!!

      • Violation of 8 and 19 "mate". if youve gone down the grapevine of available forums and websites you would have already encountered numerous folks who are rather comical and defensive.

    • You're putting point 4 and 5 of this article into action. WE'RE SO ONTO YOU >:U

      Not but, seriously. I take offence to the 'conspiracy theory' label. There's enough proof to show it's no longer a theory. I mean, 'War on Terror' and 'Weapons of Mass Destruction' are motivated by a over-exaggerated conspiracy theories. You don't see anyone claiming that the soldiers fighting for a non-existent cause, or the people supporting it (including the presidents) 'suffer from a minor mental disorder'. I don't think you understand, all of us would be extremely relieved if none of this were true, it's not a time occupying hobby, people don't enjoy being aware.

      I generally don't let this get in the way of a debate, but for someone who claims that others are 'below average intelligence', you don't have the best spelling or grammar. Just sayin'.

      • And 2 for you! But yea i regret using the term "below average intelligence". But just going through all these responses it seems like its exactly as what i tried to state at first. Everyone will eventually fall into any one or more of these categories.

      • I'm not really taking on the 'How Dare You' attitude, I just politely told you I don't like being called a 'Conspiracy Theorist' and I explained why. If you made some valid points, I would have addressed them, but you didn't.

        It's not like I don't understand why you're on the offensive, I do. But, you know, when you're trying to win someone over by making a point that's not how you go about it. Labelling can make anyone instantly defensive, and it takes the whole debate on a detour.

    • Hot to Trot on

      That one can relate to number 22. In that the New Age movement, Zeitgeist, and others create facts and myths for a coultural change that fits into a NWO paradigm. A great way to heard people together in a collectivist fashion for indoctrination.

  3. I find the toughest disinformation is when the alphabet agencies turn good sources bad through blackmail. The best disinfo agents are 95% true and then spike that trust when there's an agenda that needs to be played out. I get used to it now.

    • Essential Truth on

      Absolutely ….A good example of a legit source gone bad is 'Wikileaks' which is possibly the NWO's #1 weapon today when it comes to Disinfo and carrying out its Agenda… hardly anyone questions the timing of when or how wikileaks are spilled. The Leaks at the begging of this year doused gasoline onto serious and sensitive situations during rough times in Tunisia & Egypt, (where wikileaks motives come into question) right before the Uprising's turned into Revolutions.. sparking unrest across the Mideast and North Africa

      VC posted an article with a video of a ex-US Military General who talks about 7 countries which are planned to be destabilized by 2012…

      …one of them being Libya and also listed is Syria, where the unrest recently spread to…I know many people would say the revolutions were from the grassroots and where not Designed by foreigners… but if we take a look closer at the situation.. we know that people didn't just find out that their Leaders were Dictators yesterday …they knew these men were corrupt long ago! wasn't a secret!!…but wikileaks fanned the fire by releasing 'Cables' coming from US Embassy's …at a time when inflation was rising in Tunisia (I wonder who caused that…a rapist IMF official?) and a high unemployment rate…people were very angry that their government wasn't doing enough to help (which i think was the cue for this Destabilization Operation to begin) so then the Tsunami of 'cables' came out on Tunisia's corrupt Government .. flooding the internet, TV, and most importantly networking.

      If you think Wikileaks is all good and does nothing but good…where are the all the leaks on 9/11, Building 7 and 7/7 ? where are the leaks that could change Western nations like Spain right now where the youth are Rising Up due to Corruption, high unemployment and Debt to foreign banks? (which is being ignored by western media right now by using the 25 rules to disinfo)

      (Video of Youth in Madrid, Spain… they are not joking) ~Viva la Revolucion!!

  4. Boomer Newbie on

    Great article. I've been a reader of this site for a long time but never posted before and one thing I've seen is that everyone of the items listed is used by people on this site against those that disagree with most of the conspiracy theories posted here.

  5. VC advocate on

    I think there should be a mainstream media created by us the truth seekers to counter and expose the techniques and tactics used by the elite to spread "false(or in disinfo terms true) lies" perfect examples of which are: the war for oil in iraq and libya, afganistan, 9/11 and countless others. We should create a court that can convict world leaders who are in freemasonary as well as the illuminati, they should be convicted and charged for their crimes against humanity with their sentence being death by execution(with a guillotine of course). I wish i could say more my friends but it's too much. For me this is just wishfull thinking nothing more. Thank the lord for this site(web not included)and for the person who created it(with good intentions i hope) and for the people who take time out to visit it. Without this and similar sites we the people wouldn't know whats going on. VC your a gift from the almighty keep up the progress, your fervent effort to let us know whats happening has strenghten our resolve to resist being decieved as the bible said"what is hidden from the wise and prudent shall reveal to babe and suckling", and again thanks.

    NB: Saw an inverted pentagram at the AIPAC meeting courtesy of the BBC(disinfo network).

    • American Patriot on

      You're statements are totally irrational and unobjective. It is obvious that you feel that your "truths" are the only truths. According to your statements you want to "convict and then charge" people with alleged crimes. This is totally the reverse of how it should be. It seems that you want to be in charge and execute people with a guillotine that belong to organizations (Freemasons, etc.) that you are not a part of or that disagree with your thoughts. It seems that you want to be the judge, jury, and executioner. I can only guess you don't believe in "Freedom of Speech" either. I truly hope that you never reach a position of power. That would be truly frightening. Oh and by the way there is a court that can convict world leaders for crimes against humanity. It's call the "World Court".

      • VC advocate on

        Mr. Patriot I have no argument with you and whatever you say will have no effect on me whatsoever, it must be a pleasure for you coming here trying to spread confusion. The facts are there for all to see. Use your knowledge for something good and please don't be stupid. And as for a position of power I don't need it. I'm humble and as free as a bird. Your an educated fool.

      • mr.insincere on

        dude you just did at least 2,4,7,9, and 18 :

        whats the point of calling people out when you're doing the same thing they are????

      • Boomer Newbie on

        I just don't understand this. Why can't people just have a normal discussion. We don't have to agree with each other but we can at least be civil. There's no reason for name calling and the like. Let's discuss the issues and maybe we'll all learn something.

      • mr.insincere on

        i know sarah connor. he's in denial. why is it so hard for some people to understand that people with money and power like having money and power and want more no matter how it affects other people? you would think it would be an easy concept to understand… there's examples of it everyday WITHOUT going into conspiracies lol

      • @Sarah Conner I agree, just want everyone to know 'AMERICAN PATRIOT" is not to be taken seriously, he just sits behind a screen enjoying engaging people in meaningless debates, on topics of which he has no true knowlegde. Everyone knows what your up to from the previous articles PATRIOT you can give up now.

      • Boomer Newbie on

        @American Patriot

        I have read some of your other posts and there is a lot of truth in what you say and there is truth in what others also say. This is a forum for exchanging ideas. Everyone should be welcome to express their thoughts. Those with an open mind will look at both sides and hopefully come to a informed decision about what is said. It is obvious that you are educated and well informed like some others on this site. Don't give up. Not everyone will agree with you.

      • Matmarsyndicate on

        I love coming to the comments to see people sparking ideas, and knowledge off of each other. I knew a very tiny bit about the topics here, sometimes its complete news to me,(I sometimes do take some of this with a grain of salt) and to come to the comment section and to see people connect the dots is just a really amazing thing to see, I really enjoy this "underground" news broadcast where 40 percent of the news is from the comments people write in. Links to other sites on the topic at hand etc. Now imagine if they censored this site and the internet as a whole… where would we meet up to talk about this kind of news? Maybe its time to start talking about a plan b? Anyway if I could recommend anything to Patriot, it would be to read the "Read This First" part of the site to get a small insight in how these leaders view us. It's helped me understand a lot about most of the articles on here. It's a good starting point for people who want to look into the theories… I hate the word cause it's so obvious sometimes but. Seriously though where would we meet up to join knowledge and ideas? Comic-con? lol

      • Suitcase Kid,

        This is a widely-held misconception. The original language & context in the Bible means "You shall not MURDER". According to the Bible (OT & NT), the state was assumed to have the right & duty to execute murderers. Also, God told the Israelites on several occasions to KILL their enemies.

        I was in a fundamentalist church many years ago, and some of its elders taught this erroneous idea that you seem to hold. My father came away with the impression that he must not defend his family if attacked. Of course, that was NOT Biblical at all.

  6. I would suggest you take your question/s to the creator.

    it may be that, no man (on earth) can answer without the purest knowledge and actions of the truth.

    Your right with the understanding that things are going to change, we are defiantly on that road, we are currently heading there at an increasingly faster pace each year.

    Take care of your life, its a gift.

  7. "I think there should be a mainstream media created by us the truth seekers to counter and expose the techniques and tactics used by the elite to spread “false(or in disinfo terms true) lies” perfect examples of which are: the war for oil in iraq and libya, afganistan, 9/11 and countless others. We should create a court that can convict world leaders who are in freemasonary as well as the illuminati, they should be convicted and charged for their crimes against humanity with their sentence being death by execution(with a guillotine of course). I wish i could say more my friends but it’s too much. For me this is just wishfull thinking nothing more. Thank the lord for this site(web not included)and for the person who created it(with good intentions i hope) and for the people who take time out to visit it. Without this and similar sites we the people wouldn’t know whats going on. VC your a gift from the almighty keep up the progress, your fervent effort to let us know whats happening has strenghten our resolve to resist being decieved as the bible said”what is hidden from the wise and prudent shall reveal to babe and suckling”, and again thanks."

    …. its called college

    NB: Saw an inverted pentagram at the AIPAC meeting courtesy of the BBC(disinfo network).

      • Sarah Connor on

        vcadvocate – another one of my unpopular posts, but here it goes bud – just cause I'm on your side!!!! – College education is the largest scam in U.S. history!

        I particularly took offense to the rule in healthcare reform that if I had to get loans for tuition, it HAD to be from the Feds….but then the boys could pay it back by service to the government. Look it up!!! Sick

        My SIL just graduated and said everything she learned in 5 years at $50K – she could have picked up in 1 year for free on the internet – but that wouldn't give her the 'piece of paper'.

      • mr.insincere on


        if people weren't getting loans from the feds they were getting loans mainly from banks. so it doesnt make much of a difference.

        sallie mae was giving out college loans so they can get you early. start your loans with college and then just heap it on top of your mortgage later on lol. how convenient xD

      • Sarah Connor on

        I understand your point. But the student loans now coming from the government have a twist. Once the student graduates, they can take a 'government' job with a portion of the debt forgiven in return. Obama talked about this quite a bit during his 08 campaigning so it alwasy surprises me more people do not know. OR…the kids can go to into the private sector owing the entire amount…..hmmm? Govt jobs also tend to be a bit higher paying (with all the benefits of course) than your entry level private sector. I do not like this set up, I do not like it at all! I do not like this goverment ponzi scheme, to which the college kids they call. Sorry my dork is on and I just read Cat in the Hat. Have a good one.

  8. The whole Shwarzeneger-Shriver thing was played out nicely to side track everyones focus real issues, wonder which famous celebrity is going to have an affair or have a drug problem, seems to be an effective way to catch everyone's attention

    • I have seen these tactics heavily used by Americans who oppose Fox news and call themselves left and liberal. It is about time that this spectrum thinking is dropped. It becomes most obvious if you look at which parties implement which aspects cross country. You find out that it does not matter if they are left right, conservative, liberal or whatever. I find the whole party system very limiting to democracy and their task is even openly stated as "to help form the political opinion of the people".

  9. A similar situation is known as:

    Controlled Opposition

    Controlled opposition gives us amazing nuggets of information, get us follow them like heroes, then ultimately spin us off into la la land.

    Everyone from Alex Jones to Webster Tarpley are controlled opposition.

    We talk a lot about controlled opposition here:

    • Matmarsyndicate on

      Hey Mark,

      Which show talks about Alex Jones involvement in Masonry? I'm sure if I looked harder I would have found it, going back now actually. Thanks for the site.

      • I don't remember which date is was…

        … But here's Anson Jones' gravestone – complete with Freemasonic "G":

        And here's more:

        Alex Jones is a descendant of the wealthy politician Anson Jones (born in 1798, died in 1858 in Houston, Texas). Anson was a doctor (dentist), a congressman, and the last president of the Republic of Texas from 1844 till 1846. Anson Jones was the son of Solomon Jones and Sarah (Strong) Jones. He was a member of the masonic Grand Logde of Texas, a member of the Holland Lodge (Grand Master), a member of the Harmony Lodge of Philadelphia (Past Master Mason)and an Odd Fellow (Washington Lodge, 1858). Jones County was named in his honor.

        Can you say HOLY COW?

      • Matmarsyndicate on

        I had no IDEA, I know what I'm researching for the next week now. Thanks again man. Just bookmarked your site.

      • so what do you think about ALex Jones, I have heard stories about him spreading misinformation, but so many times he says alot of things I agree with. I heard his wife and father were part of teh Zionist movement. I always wondered how he was allowed in Bohemian Grove and was allowed to video so close and around so many people the cremation of care ceremony. He and Jesse Ventura allowed to operate openly and talk about secret networks? what gives? Are they exposing old school organizations to take light away from the real culprits? what is your opinion on him? Why is he allowed to spread so much against NWO if he is perpetuated as working for them? Also what about Ron Paul? same deal? I know one thing for sure, Jesus came and died for all the sins that our wicked hearts do here on earth. I plead with anyone reading this to understand their gultiness of sin, and repent and ask for forgiveness from God and have faith in what Jesus did for us. Please, understanding what it is to live for God is truly an awakening and frees you from the bonadage of yourself and the sinful nature which we have been programmed to take part in. Start living for God and really tap into what He has in store for you, quit limiting yourself with your own selfish desires. Power to the people given through Christ Jesus. Praise the Lord!

  10. I think it´s matter of getting used to it and people finding out about the desinformation agents , how they operate and under which , let´s call it agenda , I´m hoping people it´s smarter than this, and being able to spot the desinformer and what he does for a living, I actually think they are pathetic , you may have a couple already with an eye on you , watch out … :)

  11. knowledgeispower on

    All I have to say is thank you VC. I truly accept life and society for what it is now and I've learned to listen to the voice inside that says "that's wrong, look again". We must always double and trust the God-given instinct we have. "The Truth will set you free!"

  12. I've seen a number of these tactics employed in politics and media in just the past few days, esp. around Medicare, the deficit and the debt ceiling.

    This is a sidebar that falls more into the realm of fabulism than disinformation, but I've become newly reinsterested in James Frey, the discredited memoirist. He has such powerful friends from his career as a screenwriter and producer and his connections to the downtown NYC media scene that he got right back up from the scandal over A Million Little Pieces and kept on going, when having Oprah on their case would have felled less socially greased individuals. Look at the second to last paragraph in his Wikipedia entry – his next book is called Illumination, and is a fabulized 'last book of the Bible.' It takes some cojones to rewrite the Bible – I'll be very interested to see if it reflects Illuminati 'religion.'

  13. just take a logic class in college they are all just fallacies using valid and invalid arguments it shows you perfectly the bull media uses

  14. A lot of this has its basis in the 60s radical communist ideas, mainly Saul Alinsky's "Rules for Radicals" comes to mind…see below.

    Rules for Radicals

    In 1971, Saul Alinsky wrote an entertaining classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals. Those who prefer cooperative tactics describe the book as out-of-date. Nevertheless, it provides some of the best advice on confrontational tactics. Alinsky begins this way:

    What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away.

    His “rules” derive from many successful campaigns where he helped poor people fighting power and privilege

    For Alinsky, organizing is the process of highlighting what is wrong and convincing people they can actually do something about it. The two are linked. If people feel they don’t have the power to change a bad situation, they stop thinking about it.

    According to Alinsky, the organizer — especially a paid organizer from outside — must first overcome suspicion and establish credibility. Next the organizer must begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning hostilities, and searching out controversy. This is necessary to get people to participate. An organizer has to attack apathy and disturb the prevailing patterns of complacent community life where people have simply come to accept a bad situation. Alinsky would say, “The first step in community organization is community disorganization.”

    Through a process combining hope and resentment, the organizer tries to create a “mass army” that brings in as many recruits as possible from local organizations, churches, services groups, labor unions, corner gangs, and individuals.

    Alinsky provides a collection of rules to guide the process. But he emphasizes these rules must be translated into real-life tactics that are fluid and responsive to the situation at hand.

    Rule 1: Power is not only what you have, but what an opponent thinks you have. If your organization is small, hide your numbers in the dark and raise a din that will make everyone think you have many more people than you do.

    Rule 2: Never go outside the experience of your people.

    The result is confusion, fear, and retreat.

    Rule 3: Whenever possible, go outside the experience of an opponent. Here you want to cause confusion, fear, and retreat.

    Rule 4: Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. “You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

    Rule 5: Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It’s hard to counterattack ridicule, and it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.

    Rule 6: A good tactic is one your people enjoy. “If your people aren’t having a ball doing it, there is something very wrong with the tactic.”

    Rule 7: A tactic that drags on for too long becomes a drag. Commitment may become ritualistic as people turn to other issues.

    Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. “The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.”

    Rule 9: The threat is more terrifying than the thing itself. When Alinsky leaked word that large numbers of poor people were going to tie up the washrooms of O’Hare Airport, Chicago city authorities quickly agreed to act on a longstanding commitment to a ghetto organization. They imagined the mayhem as thousands of passengers poured off airplanes to discover every washroom occupied. Then they imagined the international embarrassment and the damage to the city’s reputation.

    Rule 10: The price of a successful attack is a constructive alternative. Avoid being trapped by an opponent or an interviewer who says, “Okay, what would you do?”

    Rule 11: Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it. Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies. Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

    According to Alinsky, the main job of the organizer is to bait an opponent into reacting. “The enemy properly goaded and guided in his reaction will be your major strength.”


    All of this is directly along the lines of the psychological warfare and mind control tactics that I and VC have written about. Control the information, control how the victims will hear it, control how they are positioned to receive it and control the limited ways they will be allowed to react to it…and paint anyone who disagrees as crazy and/or stupid.

    That's pretty much it, in a "nutshell" so to speak. :)

  15. I hate it when some people start talking about not being patriotic when we talk about our government run by the elite

    what is unpatriotic about loving our country wanting the best for it wanting to remove the people who want to use it for their own agenda and are ruining our country and stealing our money allowing our sodliers to die and kill other innocent people

    Do you think its patriotic to act like everything is good and let everything go down in flames and not talk until its too late

    • Exactly.

      Being truly Patriotic means having the balls to say what needs to be said, and doing what needs to be done to rescue our beloved nation from those who wish to destroy it – and those people happen to be the ones who have all the power and $$$ at the present time.

      You won't find anything remotely patriotic in the thinking of the top 5% of the wealthiest and most powerful subhumans who make up the ruling elite. Their goals go beyond national borders and sovereignty, and those are things they want to do away with as soon as possible, so that their "one world" tyranny will be possible.

      But it cannot and will not happen as long as there are intelligent, dedicated real patriots who care very deeply about preserving this great nation that was handed down to us by our Founders, who all fought and suffered great losses, personal and otherwise, in order to give it to us. They did what they did to escape the bonds of slavery from the royal tyranny, and they were in no mood to give it back anytime soon.

      But, while we have been very successful in many ways and for a long time, the sad reality is that "they're baaackkk", and they are more powerful, wealthy and evil than ever before. And now it is "they" who are not going to be giving up their stranglehold on global power without a fight of epic proportions – physical, mental, financial and above all else, spiritual.

      Cheers and my utmost respect to all of the true patriots that are still among us – male and female alike, every color and ethnic group, military and civilians – all of you who love your country and are willing to do whatever it takes to pry it out of the greedy claws of the ruling elite parasites who awaken each day thinking only of new and better ways to oppress us and steal our $$$ and faith in God.

      Their time is coming very soon…and so is ours. Preparing mentally (and otherwise) and growing strong NOW, is the best way to be ready when the time comes for each of us.

  16. Ok i just had an epiphany not long ago! I just realized that there's ''nothing as the absolute truth'' everybody misses truth with lies to look appealling, if u follow a relifion or a political party, u get use to it and believe everything they say focusing on the positives with confirms ya dogma! Simply put truths should be accumulated from many sources not just ONE! COS THERE'S NOTHING AS ABSOLUTE TRUTH!!

  17. Thanks Sara, there's a lot a scamming going on in the world, there're only some people who are hard headed like the elites puppets who want to come here and cause a huge confrontation would want to derail us in our effort to expose the real truth that lies beneath. @ suitecase kid i said wishful thinking, i leave that to the creator who can hurt both body and soul.

    • Agreed. There are many shills posting on many different sites, the London Telegraph newspaper has many in the comment/discuss section but so many people flag them up as they are just too plain obvious! They usually comment about how great Barry/Obama is doing, or how 'our' Queen is so wonderful……. oh please! these people are either happy too be 'slaves to the system' or are shills as discussed in a previous VC article. Please can VC cover Chemtrails soon, as the amount over London is just getting crazy – i have taken so many photo's of this crap filling OUR skies in OUR world – how dare they fill our skies with this stuff! (maybe post film from youtube 'What in the world are they spraying')

  18. The new V (sci-fi) tv series is a great excample of all 25 rules in action. That show really is a must see. Thanks for your hard work VC.

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  20. It's so funny how easily I can see through people's BS tactics, but it's even funnier to see them spelled out

  21. I am a Las Vegas high school student.. When I go to school I can't help but think that I'm sitting in a mind control fascility. I feel like I have to go on living two lives everyday in a way , a false ignorant one and an enlightened one . @ the same time I feel like I would be stupid to not do my best in school because I know that's pretty much how you get anywhere in this world .. But as I listen to my history teaches feed me BS About our gov I can't help but roll my eyes . I DO educate myself @ school .. Most of the time I am reading VC articles on my phone . My faith is strong and I do try to enlighten my loved ones .. But it's hard to live in this world .. Especially being my age when I HAVE to go to school everyday and be fed bullcrap .. God bless you all. Keep your heads up ! God is great(:

    • My son feels the same as you, i advised him to treat school as a game, play it well, do well, but remember half of what you are being taught is not true. I have explained to him as carefully as i can without causing too much fear, that we live in a controlled system of which has made many humans lose touch with what is actually real and what really matters. He is 14, but since early age i have taught him the truth about many issues, everything from what foods contains, to ignore advertising and block as best he can peer pressures, to understanding the creation of money (fractional reserve banking) I was really proud of him when i attended his school evening as his teachers remarked on how he asks about everything, good knowledge is power. His history teacher has given him some low grades when writing about truths in passed causes of wars, i have told him the teacher is none the wiser and they themselves have just taken in what they have been taught, without use of free-thinking or independent research – so i have asked him to just write the normal drivel to keep grades high. He is the school sports captain and i feel his confidence has come from his ability to understand truth, once you see it, you trust yourself. When the game of school has been played out, and grades obtained – a soul filling job is the answer, i will hope he would want to travel first, see some great parts of the natural world, which can humble one self. I have taught him debt makes him a slave and too stay out of it, keep your wants to a minimum and save for the rest.

      • @ Joanna , thanks so much for the reply . I really like that idea of thinking of it as a game , doing my best but never forgetting the truth . Not that I could ever forget the knowledge that I have gained . That was my point of posting here , to hear some inspiring words from people more knowledgeable (spell check!) than I am . You really helped (:

    • Kudos to you!

      When I was in HS many yrs ago, I didn't have a clue. Of course, a lot more has happened since then.

      I know several 30-somethings who were thoroughly indoctrinated in HS & college into the Marxist/Progressive philosophy, and they know NOTHING about the Constitution and couldn't care less about it. They DID learn the all-important lesson to blame Bush for everything (for mostly wrong reasons).

      I did a personal study into Social Security & Medicare as a 20-something, and decided they were ponzi schemes into which I'd pay for many years with NO HOPE of collecting a DIME, yet many people even now think there's a TRUST FUND with plenty of money waiting for them to collect.

      It's sad that most Americans are spoiled/blind/deaf/dumb sheeple who are easily manipulated.

      The PTB have the game rigged. If you question the official story, you're a "truther", "birther", or "tenther".

      Keep THINKING & QUESTIONING. We need more like you!

  22. I think that this exactly the plan used for church leaders etc. The more intense the ridicule the less we believe…right? Or at least the majority will go with that.

  23. vigilant kenyan on

    Thanx vc, a great article as always… I suggest another disinfo tactic which has been very prevalent in my country: OPINION POLLS! they are so many and i believe they are being used to shape public opinion coz the results are always baffling to me. what do the other vc readers think?

    • Certainly mate. They manipulate the polls to milsead the population. I don't trust them in any shape or form.

    • You are 100% correct that almost all "opinion polls" are used in mass media to CREATE and SHAPE public opinion – not to measure what public opinion actually is.

      If you ever notice their little disclaimers, like "margin of error 3%" and crap like that – knowing anything about statistics you'd know it is nearly impossible to know that sort of thing if you're being intellectually honest about it – which they are not, of course – so they simply throw that in so that people will see it, and therefore believe "hey there's some scientific way they know this stuff, and they must be smarter than me, so I should just believe it".

      How many people have you ever known who told you that they were ever polled about anything? That's a big clue right there.

      Most "polling" is as much or more a lie than the actual news itself, and yes, it is a very big propaganda tool to manipulate people by the "flock mentality" principle, using people's natural, innate desire to be agreeable and "normal", and to be on the "winning side" – hey if 75.4% of the American people want this new police state thing, then I guess I'm weird and being paranoid if I don't want it, right?


      In most cases, if a poll was even done at all and it wasn't just manufactured out of thin air, the reality is that maybe 20% of a few hundred people agreed, but were "guided and goaded" by carefully designed questions that positioned them in such a way that they were limited to giving the answers that were favorable to what the polling designers wanted it to show.

      And is there any sort of Honesty Police out there checking to see if mass media networks are being truthful about polls and auditing their data? When you get done laughing….the answer is a big NO. They can (and do) say pretty much whatever they want to with regard to polling, and they do it all the time with zero consequences or penalties.

      This is a very big and good point you've recognized here – cheers to you for paying attention and bringing it up!

      I'm that betting 99.2% of VC readers will totally agree with you (plus or minus .08%) lol

  24. This sounds like the MSNBC handbook! Ok, O' Reilly, America's "most trusted news source" uses all these tactics as well. But I can't help but point out Chris Matthews, Eliot Spitzer, etc., like these guys take courses in deception. But deception is fine, as long as you're a loving liberal working for Government Electric!

  25. The basic tenets of global politics, PR, sales, journalism, religion, the list goes on. Sad but true.

    The saddest part of all is that there are many people who people implement these rules on a daily basis at personal level as well.

  26. learnsomething23 on

    VIGILANT you should do an article on college and how its all about the money and totally a business now. a lot of people like myself who have recently finished feel cheated and al ot younger than me about to go feel that it is useless. that would be a great thing to talk about thanks!

  27. 123&a bumblebee on

    Sarah Pail is NOTORIOUS for using almost all of these tactics. Fortunately, she is a moron and doesn't know what she's talking about more than half the time and doesn't know how to use these in a way to her benefit and smart people can see that. Unfortunately, there are people who are even stupider than she is and that's why she has such a large support group.

  28. Sounds a lot like trying to have a discussion with my family. *facepalm*

    Great post – these manipulative tactics should be exposed for everyone's benefit. Wish this was taught in school. Thanks VC!

  29. When I was a child, I used to believe adults knew everything. Now I realise, adults are nothing more than grown children with all of the same traits and faults. Adults can be bullies, adults can be scared, adults can be naive, adults can be trusting, adults can be bitchy.

    I believe that the seven deadly sins are real and that the distraction they cause is what brings real sin in. Sloth, that is laziness….makes people passive and inactive to stand up against evil…thus it can come in. Jealousy means people cannot feel connected and believe that an evil is justly deserved to occur in the life of someone they know. Greed, driven either by a cruel, hard materialism, or by a fear of failure, means that we insecurely collect as much material wealth as we can to find a sense of security, all the while the £90 we spent on that dress or necklace could have been donated to a worthwhile cause, could have fed a poverty stricken family, could have bought a rescue dog enough equiptment to give him a secure shelter. I believe that all the sins are in action but that its not necessarily this list that are the sins, they are the distractions that let REAL sin in.

    Lust isn't always a sin, when you are with someone you love. It is natural. But lust can BECOME a sin when lust means you forget about the rights of other people in the face of your lust: the prostitutes, peodophiles, sex trafficking, the human slave trade rape and abuse that lust can bring in.

    Greed is not bad when it drives you to provide for your family and community, but it becomes bad when your greed provides other people with a lack.

    Sloth is fine in small doses – what better than a lie in? – but it becomes a sin when you have people who sit in their arm chairs growing fat and sleeping all day without contributing to the world around them.

    This is only my interpretation of the seven deadly sins coming from the perspective of someone who does not subscribe to religion, but is open minded to the possibilities of what life after death may bring, and I hope that if a God is out there, he will see the good in my heart and accept me. If not, I will add him to a long list of unjust tyrants :p

    We NEED to teach children to be smart, to be discerning, to know that adults don't hold all the answers, to know that although we raise them to be honest, equal, fair and just, many other people will not work that way, and not to be disheartened but to lead by example.

    We need children to be bearers of truth, not consumers, not products, not pests.

  30. severalminds on

    this article describes very well the tactics of evil servants. Just see the comments of Concerned in article about olympics 2012, he was using exactly these tactics…unfortunately my last answers to him were not published and the comments to that article are closed, but anyway i was not going to waste more time answering his nonsense, they were too obviously "time wasting" and depisting from the truth…the smart people got that and there was no more need of my underlining this fact.

    usually the evil servants are obsessed on the comunities where even eventually is spoken about the good and bad, the dark entities evil work. We the normal people don't go on their virtual places to provoke them or to make them lose time with stupid questions. Cause we are not fanatics, we recognise the sense of limit and we leave to God those who are on the wrong way, we don't go to the home of satanists to offend, provoke them, to laugh on their beliefs, simply we normal people don't need this idiocy and one more time by our mature behaviour we demonstrate our advantage on them. While they accuse the normal people of "being fanatics" actually themselves behave as real fanatics going around to convert the God believers into evil, they are always on the forums, communities of normal people to try to confuse, mass up the discussions, to convert as much people into evil ideals…

    they are usually attacking with apparent ignorance, provocking questions, or sarcasm full of hate and disappreciate…when they have nothing to bring as argument, they start to fake that they don't understand what about you are talking or they start to speak about the things or concepts that don't matter to the discussion…at the end they start to bring the elements which may make you feel sorry for them as their private, personal problems of spirituality, or health and etc. These are the tactics described also in VC article. The evil trolls kid the users which don't fall into their traps, then if you ask them to be respectful, they will fake that they were just "joking"…"come on, take it easy, it was a joke, you have no spirit of sarcasm?"…no, actually, the smart eye sees that was not a joke, it was a try to push the dirty intent gone bad…they try to present their nonsense as an absolute truth. If you protest against this arrogance, they will deny what they have told 5 minutes before, fortunately their nonsense is written there and anybody can expose their contradition…in this case once their confusing contradition is discovered they will try one more tactic: "yes, i told it, but i was meaning other things"…how it is possible? how you can mean white when you say "black"??? do you have your own dictionary with the sense that is got only by you? commonly the "black" means "black", dude…

    another tactic of evil servants: they usually interrupt the interesting uncovenient discussions with stupid comments, such as "take it easy, i post here some funny story off topic" or they may rush into the discussion with such comment: "oh, come on, guys, you are all too serious. oh, come on, guys, you are all exagerated! you are paranoid! this is bull s…! oh, you don't fit with my "open mind" and "sceptic view"! and other similar bulls… in order to kill the significant of discussions or discreditate the personality of active, smart members…

    i was using the web comunities from 2006 and all this time i saw always they same methods by the side of these unhappy souls going around to corrupt the others…their modus operandi is the same also in real life. They confuse, depict, tempt, threaten, kid, provoke, destroy the reputation of "enemy", at the extreme case they even kill the enemy which is too difficult to win…

  31. These are the primary tactics handed down by the rulers of the world and used by the leaders who have a face to show on tv (or choose to stay hidden). These tactics are not becoming of MANY of our leaders natural person. Obama for example is an extremely intelligent lawyer who happened to end up in the white house where he was given the "law" that he must follow "or else". Its pretty obvious that our president is not a criminal, nor a fraud, or any other derogatory term people use to show their disgust. He is a VICTIM of the circumstances of being president of the United States of America. WATCH: If Ron Paul makes it to the white house, you will not see him have the ability to carry out 90% of his campaign. The white house simply DOES NOT ALLOW for this to happen. I think we all know how much of a stand up guy Ron Paul is but I see him making to the white house at a litmus to WHAT IS REALLY GOING ON IN THE WHITE HOUSE and BEYOND OUR SO CALLED GOVERNING BODIES. This is a wake up call. Perhaps Ron Paul will not be allowed to make it into the white house for this very reason. He would make it so obvious that the office of president in the united states is forcibly corrupt that even the sheeple would realize that something was going on. As for Obama, do you really think he wants to "destroy" the united states or make is a social state? WAKE UP! He is just like you and me, excpet he has an agenda of fear and control that has been chained to his neck. He can either hand himself with it or lug it around and you seem him lugging it around every time he talks on television.

    Regardless, good change is occurring and will continue to occur. That being said, ITS NOT THE PERSON WHO IS PRESIDENT WHO YOU SHOULD BE DISGUSTED WITH, IT IS THE AGENDA OF THE RULERS OF THE WORLD.

  32. The truth is the most liberating of all things, but as that line in "A Few Good Men" goes…

    "You can't handle the truth !"

    A wise sage once commented…

    "It doesn't matter what you think we will all know the truth and what is correct in the end !"

  33. An interesting topic. my partner of 23 years, who never believes a word the 'alternative' press publishes, must have read this disnifo manual: He sometimes smiles in a most superior mannert at things that I tell him, or giggles (most irritating), or just avoids discussing certain topics when I bring them up. Our conversation is getting more and more limited as a result.

  34. Most of these points are made by people who genuinely cannot understand what you are driving at. They are signs of their own confusion. The writer of this list should get used to the idea that he/she is much cleverer than most other people, and needs to tame his/her arguments, and present them in a *very simple and clear* format, to be better understood!

  35. hi. the graphics at the beginning of this post looks very similar to the Fair Trade logo. was this on purpose? and if so, is the author of this post feel the Fair Trade non-profit organization is not legit? just curious.. sometimes, I can't tell if I'm paranoid, reading into something too far, or correct.

  36. Lloyd S Paulson on

    A man testified in the Superior Court of Ontario, Canada. some 30 years ago. After testifying he left the court

    room. The crown counsel for Canada (AECL) followed after him. They tried to bribe him. His lawyer had put

    a listening device under the man'suit jacket. They had tried in the past. He had just given damaging testimony

    against a large industry. The man's lawyer came out and removed the device. Both crown counsel returned,

    towering over the man one said, " Mr. Paulson, we will disinform you and your family for the rest of their lives

    for what you did today.." The man, B H Paulson. The industry: nuclear. The subject :Chalk River meltdown

    1958, 210 cancer operations (plutonium). True danger of Low Level Radiation. FUN HEY

  37. Aussie Andrew on

    A really good article. Our local talkback radio shock jocks have had all of this down to a fine art for years.

  38. Thank you for the information – it has been helpful for me to understand the 'ploys' and thus more of what the persons particular agenda is, which in the areas that I make comments 'online' are 'spiritual Deceptions – and Delusions – and Deliberate Deceit' – using 'verbal semantics' – and dis-information – and propaganda – and outright lies – and personal attacks

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