PSYOP is an acronym/abbreviation for Psychological Operations. If you type the letters into Google’s search bar, you will be faced with a ton of data related to psychological operations, and also warfare. The Wikipedia article about this term usually pops up right at the top of the screen. A visit to their pages will quickly reveal the exact meaning of this term, and will also explain the differences between psychological warfare (PSYWAR) and psychological operations (PSYOP). The article also provides some examples from history. Click here to visit the Wikipedia article.
In short, PSYOP are planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behaviour of organizations (governments), groups, and individuals. Used in all aspects of war, it is a weapon whose effectiveness is limited only by the ingenuity of the commander using it. Source: www.psywarrior.com
While reading this post, I suggest you come back to re-read the above paragraph. You’ll eventually see how everything falls into place!
"Capture their minds, and their hearts and souls will follow"
I don’t know who first used the words in the above quote. Most references state “Author Unknown”, however from what I’ve learned from my Bible it appears that Eve was probably the first person on Earth whose mind was ‘captured’ by satan. As this article suggests, the above statement could easily have been made by satan himself.
I will not repeat Eve’s story here, nor explain how satan managed to deceive Eve, but we do know that the deception led to Eve giving birth to satan’s son Cain, a story which I have already covered in considerable detail in a series of posts (in 4 parts) titled: Painting a Picture of Evil.
OUR MINDS ARE THE BATTLEGROUND
If it can be captured, our hearts and souls will soon follow.
If it can be captured, our hearts and souls will soon follow.
Our Bibles (the Word of God) has so many references to this TRUTH that I had difficulty deciding what to include in this post. The few verses I’ve quoted below are a mere drop in the ocean, but I believe that it adequately confirms the above standpoint.
When reading these verses please TAKE NOTE, that satan has even distorted the meaning of these biblical words ages ago for PSYOP purposes. I’ve capitalized certain words for emphasis, but all words pertaining to the fact that we must all be of ONE MIND or that we should arm yourselves likewise with THE SAME MIND, are warnings and advice to Christians, --- and no one else but CHRISTIANS only! The confusion created by satan has caused many Christians to feel guilty, and some even feel embarrassed to be associated with Christianity. The end result is that they become lukewarm Christians, unenthusiastic and too afraid to take constructive action when attacked or ridiculed by the followers of satan.
II Timothy 1: 7
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a SOUND MIND.
To the Hebrews 8: 10
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I WILL PUT MY LAWS INTO THEIR MIND, AND WRITE THEM IN THEIR HEARTS: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
I Peter 3: 8
Finally, be ye all (Christians) of ONE MIND, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
I Peter 4: 1
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, ARM YOURSELVES LIKEWISE WITH THE SAME MIND: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;
Satan, with the aid of the worldly and ungodly Main Stream Media (MSM) have brainwashed Christians into believing that EVERYONE on earth are all one and the same. The irony of the fact is that HIS-story has proven the exact opposite, over and over. Sadly, over the ages some of the text in our Bibles have been exploited to substantiate this untruth, --- (which is why I prefer to stick to the King James Version). Sport among different nations and different cultures has been used as the modern-day tool to expedite this view, and it is working very well in South Africa where the vast majority of the population are sport crazy.
Inspiration for this post came after reading this article on the SASucks blog. Be warned that the commentators there call a spade a spade, but may I also remind readers that Jesus Christ himself did not hesitate to call a spade a spade when he said: “Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” (Matthew 23: 33). The article in question is titled: “The ANC/Naspers PsyOps against the Afrikaner”. The article explains how PSYOP, facilitated by the National Rapport Newspaper uses sport (in this case rugby) to pacify Afrikaner Resistance. I’d like to add that the “Afrikaners” we are talking about here happen to be 99.9 percent Christian!
SEWENDE LAAN : A TYPICAL SOUTH AFRICAN PSYOP
Another excellent example of the use of PSYOP here in South Africa is the popular TV programme called 7de Laan.
This daily soap opera is not only popular with the majority Afrikaans-speaking people living in South Africa, but also with many English and Zulu viewers. The soapy has been running since the year 2000, and is broadcast on the free SABC 2 channel everyday at a most convenient time, starting at 18:30 when most folk are at home. The programme has captured the hearts and minds of millions, to such an extent that family meals (and prayers) are no longer enjoyed around a table, but are centred around the television screen. The 7o’clock Afrikaans news conveniently starts the moment 7de Laan is finished. Those who missed an episode during the week can catch up on all the slimy details every Sunday afternoon from 15:30 to 18:00, when the entire week’s episodes are repeated on SABC 2.
One can write a book on how the government has utilized 7de Laan to influence the emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behaviour of South Africans. Bear in mind that 7de Laan is also broadcast on SABC Africa, which is a channel on DSTV (SA Satellite TV Service). Ratings are generally around the 2 million mark according to TVSA.co.za.
A distinguished characteristic of this soapy is that it follows all the other ‘Western’ themes of moviemaking, which tries to hammer into our heads the UNTRUTH that we are ALL equal, no matter what our beliefs, culture, or race, --- but like most Hollywood productions, it goes one step further and subtly attacks Christian values, sometimes so delicately and subconsciously that one hardly notices it, -- hence the reason why it is called a PSYOP!
Have you noticed how the booze casually flows in the TV show, and how people of different culture and races are portrayed as best friends and colleagues, -- in each and every episode? Have you noticed how the one-and-only church-going Christian, Oubaas van Zyl (Pierre van Pletzen), is portrayed as a hard-drinking, bewildered old fool, who has mastered the art of lying with a straight face? Have you noticed how the negative traits of deceitfulness, treachery, betrayal, unfaithfulness, stupidity, -- and even criminality, have been cunningly attributed mainly to the minority White Afrikaans Race?
The scenarios are totally unrealistic, but yet viewers have been gradually conditioned to believe that the scenarios are actually true. The ingenuity of the PSYOP is that people WILL eventually adapt their lifestyles to fit in with the untruth displayed in this ridiculous ‘manmade’ soap opera. Believe me, I’ve seen it happen with my own eyes!
The TV soapy ‘Sewende Laan’ is not the only psychological operation currently in mass action. Numerous other programs, advertisements, and news articles in our media are subtly ridiculing, and ultimately destroying family Christian values. Hopefully, when I get the time I’ll address these issues in a future posting, or two.
I’ll end this posting, leaving the reader to ponder on the following words taken from II. Corinthians chapter 10: verses 3 – 5 (KJV):
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and BRINGING INTO CAPTIVITY EVERY THOUGHT TO THE OBEDIENCE OF CHRIST;
Online Sources Consulted:
Wikipedia Article: Psychological Warfare
Psychological Operations/Warfare by Major Ed Rouse (Retired)
Mike Smith's Political Commentary on 7de Laan
South Africa Sucks article: The ANC/Naspers PsyOps against the Afrikaner
Bible Database: Psychological Warfare Part 4
Wikipedia Article: 7de Laan
Dangerous Minds : Australian TV Show Censured for Hypnotizing Viewers
Picture Credit: www.dangerousminds.net
See also the related post on the Tia Mysoa Blog:
Has Cains Way become the norm?
God bless you, -- your family, and all your loved ones!