Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Secret Police

"They looked to be out in force, this afternoon. A show that could be interpreted as implicit intimidation. Not at all unlike the internet presence we have been discussing."

"Fear tactics are more effective in a broadcast paradigm. In sustained, productive conversation the dynamic changes dramatically. Add to the mix network effects, even more so."

Testing early to discover the level to which one's adversary relies on the appearance of sanctioned authority to project power is highly useful. When checks and balances exist but are hidden, the need to reveal them at the beginning is of paramount concern.

Nefarious conflation of a violent international asymmetric threat with the desire to suppress one's domestic political opponents is a pattern easily detected, more difficult to expose. One wonders, why?

© 2012 Buzz Hill

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