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Moscow and Company — the dictatorships of the world — require that their loyal patriotic subjects live in a feudal information bubble (that’s what state-controlled press is all about) and view themselves as defending their homeland and majority religion. The encouragement of nationalism and religiosity — and the suppression of political competition and criticism — sustains the despotic in power, and that whether nominally “Brown” or “Red-Green”.

To manipulate the western competition — EU/NATO — I believe Moscow has “played” terrorist organizations or media (like Kavkaz Center) to produce the “Allahu Akbar Terrorism” that induces or pushes democracies toward nationalism.

In military and political science circles — and KGB — a part of the the technique of getting an enemy to do what is wanted without firing a shot is called “Reflexive Control”:

https://conflict-backchannels.com/2017/02/07/ftac-the-new-nationalists-and-moscows-reflexive-control/

If you are democratic, freedom loving, liberal, politically engaged and you have bought into extreme conservative or ultra-liberal politics in the past ten years, you may just have been — as I believe I have been while traveling in the conservative ranks — duped and possibly partly so by “Active Measures”, another lovely term of art for political agitation and propaganda.

Now look again at America’s Trump Administration and its “Russian Question”, the subject of ongoing FBI investigation.


Active Reflexive Control Hypothesis

Stimulation of “Allahu Akbar Terrorism” –> “Patriotic Nationalist Response” (“Brown”)

Complement: “Defensive Socialist Response” (“Red-Green”) to Threatened Reappearance of Fascism)

Moscow’s intention: concentrate power and wealth in the familiar oligarch manner “above politics” as supported by an immense KGB/FSB political control element while producing sufficient division and turmoil in the EU/NATO states to degrade cooperative democratic politics and return power to wealthy and ruthless feudal cabal.

So far, so good for Mr. Putin.

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