henrymakow.com — June 26, 2020
Given current events, this is the perfect time for a follow up to my July 3, 2018 article, CIA-Controlled Media Pushing Civil War Narrative and my December 11, 2019 article, Predictive Programming — US Civil War?
Andrew is a retired attorney living in Texas
By Andrew — (henrymakow.com)
F.William Engdahl’s book, Manifest Destiny: Democracy as Cognitive Dissonance (2018)explains how the CIA uses Color Revolutions to defeat enemies of America’s corporate elite.
For those unfamiliar with the term Color Revolution, it refers to what has become a standard technique for promoting Regime Change in targeted nations.
The term was coined by Gene Sharp (1928-2018), who wrote guidebooks on how to avoid the horrific costs of war and military overthrow by organizing populist revolts backed by slick Madison Avenue-style marketing techniques.
Rather than confusing young people with wonky policy matters, Sharp recommended that our CIA should motivate revolutionary wannabes with pop culture, using catchy fact-free slogans, logos, and team colors. His idea was to make a Color Revolution irresistible fun, like a sporting event. Social media, which fosters communication in the form of short, catchy slogans and images that can easily “go viral,” has been particularly conducive to Gene Sharp’s formula of organizing the masses around advertising copy and team colors.
These Color Revolution techniques were used on a large scale in the former Soviet Union countries, such as in the 2003 Rose Revolution in Georgia or the 2005 Orange Revolution in Ukraine.
Although some Color Revolutions can sometimes be expensive ($5 billion in the case of Ukraine), believers in Sharp’s Color Revolution know his techniques are far cheaper than outright military intervention.
Typically, Regime Change through Color Revolutions are orchestrated by a public-private partnerships made-up of government agencies such as the State Department or CIA, combined with private funding from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are backed by the Quiet Elite.
An individual often associated with Color Revolution funding and orchestration is the notorious shadow figure, George Soros. His tax-exempt entities, like the Open Society Foundations (OSF) and others, regularly pump money into the latest Color Revolutions. Not surprisingly, his objectives are more often commercial than strictly political.
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