How-To Manual for Sabotaging a Government
Guerrilla Warfare Goes Mainstream
Everyman Nate Rudy Asclater has joined the NRA and now finds a manual in his mail, from what looks like a gaming site, but he is concerned if it really just is for fun because it is intended for gun owners. The booklet is a reprint of the CIA manual that it used in training of its operatives to sabotage the Sandinista government back in Nicaragua. How to be a guerrilla, how to succeed at being a guerrilla. Nate Rudy is confused. He wants to feel that he is part of an important inner circle, and is proud that he is on this list. But the concept of undermining governments and its echoes in the news, are scary for him. So he calls his son, Nate Rudy, Jr. who is not a gun owner.
Join Nate Rudy and his son, Nate Rudy, Jr., as they discuss what Dad the Gun Owner can choose to do.
Nate Rudy Gets a Handbook
- Nate Rudy Asclater is holding his cell phone, trying to reach his son, Nate Rudy Jr.
(message on answering device)
His daughter in law, Nellie Joy, is there, he things, but does not answer.
Nellie Joy, I know you are there. Pick up. And don't you hang up that phone after you do. I just want to talk to Nate Rudy, Jr. about something all us Asclaters need to know. I got this letter because I am a gun owner, and I know Nate Rudy isn't one, but I also got a big packet of paper that asks me to "get very familiar" with what is in it, and "discuss it" with family and friends. You're family and I am getting very confused here. Nellie Joy? You hear? (silence) Guess I'll have to send him a note. Maybe one of the emails he taught me to use .... (tappety tap)
- Email from Nate Rudy Sr. to Nathaniel Rudy Asclater, Jr. Little Nate Rudy. From Nathaniel Rudy Asclater, guess that makes me Sr. I'm no Senior citizen! Have to ask about that.
This is important, Junior. Gotta talk.
Go to this place on your computer, (copy, paste) ://www.scribd.com/doc/121871/CIA-Guerilla-Handbook/ It's from somebody called Combat Arms. Yes, I got that right. And I did what you said, to check who they are, and up comes a video game thing; but I'm calling you anyway. And in a little box at the top, it says who this is going to, and a message. Here it is, a small piece of that whole package, I swear to God that this is what it says. You can see that manual itself and it's easier to read in other places, like (copy, paste) ://everything2.com/title/CIA+Manual%253A+Psychological+Operations+in+Guerrilla+Warfare
"Combat Arms urges gun owners in the United States to become very familiar with the contents of this manual and to discuss it among your family and friends. Liberty knows no peace."
That sounds a little off to me. So I look at what's in the manual. I got manuals at work, and they tell me how to do things. This here manual is from the CIA and appears, yes, it does, to be a how-to for how the CIA people can sabotage another government. You, and I'm at the beginning, at a part called "Armed Propaganda" -- sounds weird -- by sidling up to the peasant.
Peasant? Sounds middle ages here. They can't mean ordinary working people like me and call them pearants. But they do that with their weapons hanging out there; and they make nice (but they've got those guns out there) and get the people to trust them because they're helping them with this and that around the house and the field, and there goes the ball game. Mess up their meetings, figure out who really understands what is up, help the ones who Know what They Know,, and phffft with the rest.
You gotta read it. Why did I get this stuff? I joined the NRA, yes, I did because I am a patriotic American and there is this Second Amendment that the radicals and extremists want to change. No way. No change. I want my liberty and having a gun to do with what I want where I want is my liberty. But we've been through that. This is different.
Call me. No Starbucks this time. I want my Bud. At Happy's.
- Reply email from Junior to his Dad, Nate Rudy Asclater Sr.
So, here are the steps to sabotaging a government, bringing it down, how you do it. This letter you got was addressed to all gun owners.
They probably didn't have an address list for gun owners, though, because there isn't any registering place for gun owners, but these things get out. If that NRA lets any of these objectives out in their zillions of education programs, and talk while doing police and other training, and they do police training; and kids' adventure camps; then they have a problem, but we can't get at that. I got Nellie Joy and little Nate Rudy II to think of.
So: I'll go over it and pull out some quotes for you from it, doing the cut and paste thing I showed you. I;ll send it as an attachment.
You have to go back to the place on the site to see the whole thing, but this is a kind of highlight.
Pull up ://everything2.com/title/CIA+Manual%253A+Psychological+Operations+in+Guerrilla+Warfare/ and you can see where each quote comes from, to see what went before and after. That can make a difference. You decide.
I'll send it by regular mail also because it got kind of big.
PS. Fiddled around with some oils and a mirror a few months ago. Thought you'd like my self-portrait ha.
- Subsequent email Nate Rudy Jr. to his Dad, with Attachment of quotes put here in a big block quote with some comments; and the quotes are from the CIA manual, sent as well as Regular Mail.
Ok. Follow along on your computer. These are little bites. I won't even use quotes for each separate one, because that takes too long, and I'll leave in the links to other places that they put in. And I put in some comments there, too. This is pretty rough, just to get you going.
From the CIA Manual
Guerrilla warfare is essentially a political war.
The target, then, is the minds of the population, all the population: our troops, the enemy troops and the civilian population.
The purpose of this book is to introduce the guerrilla student to the psychological operations techniques that will be of immediate and practical value to him in guerrilla warfare.
Group discussions raise the spirit and improve the unity of thought of the guerrilla squads and exercise social pressure on the weak members to carry out a better role in future training or in combative action.
This means that every guerrilla will be persuasive in his face-to-face communication - propagandist - combatant - in his contact with the people; he should be able to give 5 or 10 logical reasons why, for example, a peasant should give him cloth, needle and thread to mend his clothes. When the guerrilla behaves in this manner, enemy propaganda will never succeed in making him an enemy in the eyes of the people.
This means that a guerrilla armed unit in a rural town will not give the impression that arms are their strength over the peasants, but rather that they are the strength of the peasants against the Sandinista government of repression. This is achieved through a close identification with the people, as follows: hanging up weapons and working together with them on their crops, in construction, in the harvesting of grains, in fishing, etc.; explanations to young men about basic weapons, e.g. giving them an unloaded weapon and letting them touch it, see it, etc.; describing in a rudimentary manner its operation; describing with simple slogans how weapons will serve the people to win their freedom; demanding the requests by the people for hospitals and education, reducing taxes, etc.
Control of Meetings and Mass Assemblies
All these acts have as their goal the creation of an identification of the people with the weapons and the guerrillas who carry them, so that the population feels that the weapons are, indirectly, their weapon to protect them and help them in the struggle against a regime of oppression.
Support of Contacts with Their Roots in Reality
(This means, Dad, that only a few people can be expected to see the Deep Reality that they see, that think like they do - their reality is the only one. Watch out for the idea of Deep Reality - people who believe that only they have the Deep Reality are more trouble than you would believe because they just won't ever ever see anything different no matter what and who they get out of the way)
Implicit and Explicit Terror
(Zinger here, Dad -- this is about open carry, I think)(the bold places in the headers are theirs)
Implicit terror always accompanies weapons, since the people are internally "aware" that they can be used against them, but as long as explicit coercion is avoided, positive attitudes can be achieved with respect to the presence of armed guerrillas within the population.
Armed Propaganda Teams
Armed Propaganda Teams (EPA) are formed through a careful selection of persuasive and highly motivated guerrillas who move about within the population, encouraging the people to support the guerrillas and put up resistance against the enemy. It combines a high degree of political awareness and the "armed" propaganda ability of the guerrillas toward a planned, programmed, and controlled effort.
Development and Control of the 'Front' Organizations
The development and control of "front" (or facade) organizations is carried out through subjective internal control at group meetings of "inside cadres," and the calculations of the time for the fusion of these combined efforts to be applied to the masses. Ha- the NRA itself? Don't go there.
Established citizens -- doctors, lawyers, businessmen, teachers, etc., -- will be recruited initially as "Social Crusaders" in typically "innocuous" movements in the area of operations. When their "involvement" with the clandestine organization is revealed to them, this supplies the psychological pressure to use them as "inside cadres" in groups to which they already belong or of which they can be members.
Then they will receive instruction in techniques of persuasion over control of target groups to support our democratic revolution, through a gradual and skillful process. A cell control system isolates individuals from one another, and at the appropriate moment, their influence is used for the fusion of groups in a united national front.
The control of mass meetings in support of guerrilla warfare is carried out internally through a covert commando element, bodyguards, messengers, shock forces (initiators of incidents), placard carriers (also used for making signals), shouters of slogans, everything under the control of the outside commando element.
When the cadres are placed or recruited in organizations such as labor unions, youth groups, agrarian organizations or professional associations, they will begin to manipulate the objectives of the groups. The psychological apparatus of our movement through inside cadres prepares a mental attitude which at the crucial moment can be turned into a fury of justified violence.
Through a small group of guerrillas infiltrated within the masses this can be carried out; they will have the mission of agitating by giving the impression that there are many of them and that they have a large popular backing. Using the tactics of a force of 200-300 agitators, a demonstration can be created in which 10,000-20,000 persons take part.
The combatant-propagandist guerrilla is the result of a continuous program of indoctrination and motivation. They will have the mission of showing the people how great and fair our movement is in the eyes of all Nicaraguans and the world. Identifying themselves with our people, they will increase the sympathy towards our movement, which will result in greater support of the population for the freedom commandos, taking away support for the regime in power.
The tactical effort in guerrilla warfare is directed at the weaknesses of the enemy and at destroying their military resistance capacity, and should be parallel to a psychological effort to weaken and destroy their socio-political capacity at the same time. In guerrilla warfare, more than in any other type of military effort, the psychological activities should be simultaneous with the military ones, in order to achieve the objectives desired.
A guerrilla armed force always involves implicit terror because the population, without saying it aloud, feels terror that the weapons may be used against them. However, if the terror does not become explicit, positive results can be expected.
(their bold) Guerrilla Weapons are the Strength of the People over an Illegal Government
(so I guess if they show a president wasn't born here, then the government is illegal and people can get out their weapons. Scary, Dad, scary.)
(this from a Philippine guerrilla) "The population is always impressed by weapons, not by the terror that they cause, but rather by a sensation of strength/force. We must appear before the people, giving them support with our weapons; that will give them the message of the struggle."
(lots on methods to use)
(their bold) Selective Use of Violence for Propagandistic Effects
It is possible to neutralize carefully selected and planned targets, such as court judges, mesta judges, police and State Security officials, CDS chiefs, etc. For psychological purposes it is necessary to take extreme precautions, and it is absolutely necessary to gather together the population affected, so that they will be present, take part in the act, and formulate accusations against the oppressor.
The person who will replace the target should be chosen carefully, based on:
The mission to replace the individual should be followed by:
- Degree of violence necessary to carry out the change.
- Degree of violence acceptable to the population affected.
- Degree of violence possible without causing damage or danger to other individuals in the area of the target.
- Degree of reprisal predictable by the enemy on the population affected or other individuals in the area of the target.
- Extensive explanation within the population affected of the reason why it was necessary for the good of the people.
- Explain that Sandinista retaliation is unjust, indiscriminate, and above all, a justification for the execution of this mission.
- Carefully test the reaction of the people toward the mission, as well as control this reaction, making sure that the population's reaction is beneficial towards the Freedom Commandos.
Ok, Dad. There you go. There are a lot of words here, and lots of big ones; but if you print this out, then when we meet (yes, at Happy's) we can mark it up.
Nate Rudy Asclater Jr.
PS. Here's Nellie Joy, ha ha
I still wish you hadn't put little Nate on your Christmas card. Just not right. Nellie Joy did say, though, when I got her off the ceiling, here, that he did look kind of cute with those buck antlers and all. That's the problem. Mix the cute and the fun with stuff that has a really bad message, and people just fall in line. Open carry. Sounds so "transparent". Implicit terror in it, says the Manual, and that's how they use it. Use you.
P.S. Free speech means they can set you up. Don't forget that. Here's something about that. It's serious stuff. We'll talk. Mark up the parts that you want to talk about, if any of it. Or skip it.
Voters at Risk. Free Speech. Its Limits. Democracy's Pitfall -- how to tell efforts at truth from efforts to sell.
Free speech is not an entitlement. Noone is entitled to do it any time, in any way. Free speech depends on context, purpose of a proceeding.
Free speech is misrepresented as an entitlement. Where the purpose of the proceeding is justice, there is no free speech. Truth is the goal, through cross examination, credibility analysis, motivation of the speaker, hearsay, etc. Where the purpose of the proceeding is national policy, free speech should be similarly subject to truth as a standard. Truth does not stand alone, a matter of persuasion. It emerges after full debate, discussion, transparency, credibility analysis, motivation.
Courtrooms: restriction of free speech serves justice in application of basic rules of evidence. when important things are being decided, matter. Media is indeed complicit, on the big scale. They control what is put out there, and how it is said, what is omitted, downplayed, body-language of the rolling eyes.
a) the topics it chooses to cover, including advertising
b) how it does it, and when, and
c) how much time and noise is given to it. Because individuals and corporations with special interests control the debate in those ways, they can control the voters' verdict. If they can keep information away from the jury, spin it enough, the jury draws conclusions without even realizing what is going on.
- Misguided free speech arguments. That we can hear anything any time. That we can say anything any time. There are times when we do not have free speech, for good reason. Important things are to be decided, and they can't take the risk that people will go off on emotion.
- Free speech does not control what the jury hears.
- Free speech is tested against reliability, as determined by a judge as arbiter decides each time one side objects to what the other is offering into evidence. Examine the role of "Free Speech" in a non-court, election setting.
- There are no Protections in the interest of a well-informed electorate coming to a decision on life and rights, important matters. Free speech allows almost anything to be said regardless of reliability. Needed: consumer protection in political speech.