Think about it.
The following is an extract that I think might shed a bit of light on the issue.
In “Subversion of Social Movements by Adversarial Agents” Eric L. Nelson outlines “thirteen suppressive or subversive methods” to bring about “social movement failure.” Failures are classified as either “petit” or “complete,” depending on whether the targeted movement or organization is merely demoralized and shaken up, or completely “brought down.”
The methods, each of them explained and illustrated, are:
1) Suppress Information Flow;
2) Suppress Recruiting Efforts;
3) Reduce Recruiting Opportunities
4) Develop Attractive Alternatives;
5) Tempt Members to Leave;
6) Reverse Recruiting Using Demoralizing Information;
7) Operationalize Secure/Faux Concessions;
8) Expertly Directed, Incessant Proactive Manipulation of Media;
9) Resource Depletion;
11) Divisive Disruption;
12) Intimidation; and
13) Intrapsychic Wounding.
The article ends with the following (abbreviated for this post) conclusion.
“Thirteen tested and theoretical methods of subversion reviewed here were designed to induce petit or grand failure into targeted social movements. History demonstrates that in the laboratory of real life multiple methods of subversion are generally deployed sequentially and concurrently, in accordance with the tactical strategy developed by adversarial agents specific to a targeted social movement.”
Too many people are conflating simple disagreement and very sloppy thinking of a very sloppy term with some sort of social conspiracy.
C’mon guys. Focus on what is important: your control over your life, and helping other men effectively deal with the currently hostile legal and cultural environment so that we can live the best life that we can, regardless of the current state of the world.