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What does a 5th Gen attack on a US County look like

by | Jan 25, 2024 | Education, Military Matters, Politics, Technology | 0 comments

This post draws off the work of General Flynn, US Army (Ret.).

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Fifth Gen warfare: What it would look like if it was used on your city/county?

A fifth generational warfare action, fought within the a county in the United States, would be a complex interplay of ideas and perspectives. To an outside observer the actions would look like a mostly traditional political race where most communications would look like candidates and influence groups arguing for political change or societal transformation.

1. Digital Battlefields: In a county setting, the battleground is likely to extend to digital platforms, with social media, local blogs, and online forums becoming arenas for expressing grievances and mobilizing support. The "control side" might strategically utilize these platforms to drown out opposing voices, making it challenging for alternative perspectives to gain traction.

2. Local Media Influence: Activists on both sides would seek coverage in regional newspapers and on local TV stations to shape public opinion. The "control side" might attempt to dominate the narrative by influencing or, in extreme cases, exerting pressure on local media outlets, limiting the exposure of dissenting viewpoints.

3. Community Events as Battlegrounds: Peaceful protests and community events would serve as battlegrounds for competing ideologies. The "control side" might attempt to disrupt or undermine events organized by the opposition, preventing their ability to convey their message effectively.

4. Search Engine Optimization Warfare: Both sides could engage in search engine optimization (SEO) tactics to control the information that surfaces when residents search for local news. The "control side" may deploy strategies to ensure that their narrative dominates search results, limiting the visibility of alternative perspectives.

5. Civic Engagement Challenges: Encouraging civic engagement and grassroots efforts may be met with challenges from the "control side." Efforts to block or discourage participation by those who oppose the established narrative could hinder the democratic process within the county.

6. Perception Management Strategies: Activists would employ perception management to shape how the public views their movement. The "control side" could use tactics to discredit, marginalize, or silence voices that challenge the prevailing narrative.

7. Polarization and Communication Breakdown: The intense rivalry between the two sides would lead to polarization, creating an environment where meaningful dialogue becomes difficult. Attempts to block or attack opposing viewpoints could result in a breakdown of communication, further entrenching the divide within the county.

8. Legal and Ethical Considerations: Legal and ethical boundaries may be tested as both sides vie for dominance. The "control side" would employ questionable tactics to maintain authority, potentially leading to legal challenges and debates over the ethical conduct of the movement.

A county level fifth generational warfare scenario would see both sides struggle for control over information, narratives, and public opinion so that one side could control the trajectory of the narrative. The “control side” would seek to use these tools to create communication friction or communication fear to suppress discussion and dissent. A goal would be to create an atmosphere of polarization which could be achieved with enough time and resources.

What do we do? Call your local paper, your local pastors, local elected leaders and local business leaders and share that you are concerned. Ask like minded folks to do the same.

You, by yourself, dont have to convince anyone. We all just need to make a good- but loud- noise.

As James O’Keefe shared- they cannot stop us all. (video below of James O’Keefe discussing fear of conversations with a pastor)