Perception Management. What is it? A question you might want to ask yourself. The answer in my opinion is quite simple: creating truth. However on the web you’ll find more answers on the real meaning of the word. The Wiki page will tell you the following:
perception management—Actions to convey and/or deny selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, and objective reasoning as well as to intelligence systems and leaders at all levels to influence official estimates, ultimately resulting in foreign behaviors and official actions favorable to the originator’s objectives. In various ways, perception management combines truth projection, operations security, cover and deception, and psychological operations.
So if I’m right, it should be possible to start a war with this kind off information warfare. When creating a partly truth most people will believe it. Mainly because the governments/companies more or less use major news blogs to post this so called truth. And what about YouTube? That is one hell of a tool to distribute truth.
Anyway, the majority of people will believe anything what Internet or the news tells them. Seems to me it would be hard for people who think otherwise of the subject to tackle this truth.
No I’ve got that cleared it brings me to the trigger for this post. Look at the date. Yes! It’s 9/11… Looking at some documentaries on dutch TV the whole week before today it made me dig into the web. That resulted in the above word. What if 9/11 was a very good piece of perception management? That would certainly raise a lot of new material for investigators over the whole world. What if the US government used this kind of tactic to start the war in Iraq and Afghanistan solely for the oil and the money. Hell even some gunrunners would get a lot of extra income. Otherwise, why should a government like the US kill so much of there own citizens just for oil and money? They wouldn’t!
In my honest opinion I think there were terrorists involved that day. But months after 9/11 I think the US did used the attack for other purposes then the war on terror and used perception management to get it through… We won’t ever get to know that, unfortunately a lifetime isn’t it long enough for the real truth to catch up.