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Our glossary explains some key terms which may assist new readers. Some are Wikispooks coinages, some in common usage have substantially different meanings when used on Wikispooks in anything other than quoted form. Some, such as the deep state, are coinages which Wikispooks has helped to publicise. The descriptions below explain the meanings of a set of important words as used on Wikispooks in their unquoted form - i.e. as distinct from their use in 3rd party produced documents. For more words and phrases, see Peter Dale Scott's Glossary of Open Politics.


                  Term                   Explanation
Anglo-US-NATOInternational community.jpgAn acronym that encapsulates the politico/cultural/ethnic make up of the elites behind the drive to a uni-polar, globalised world politics under the hegemonic control of these elites. Its anodyne, 'for public consumption' analogues are: 'International Community' and 'Community of Democracies'.
AntisemitismBW anti-semite.jpgAn etymological misnomer with no substantive meaning. In current widespread use to demonise people deemed to be threatenting to cherished Judaic official narratives and to close down rational debate. A more accurate description of those it is applied to would be "people who Jews don't like"
Cognitive infiltrationCognitiveInfiltration.jpgA neologism coined by Cass Sunstein illustrating how to undermine theories and groups that the Establishment considers wrong or otherwise harmful
Consensus tranceConsensus trance.jpgProbably coined by Charles Tart, this phrase indicates a collective agreement not to let objective reality (such as the finite nature of fossil fuels or mendacious behaviour of particular individuals) to impinge on a shared belief system, generally more or less in agreement with the official narrative.
Conspiracy theoryAlways-you-with-that-conspiracy-stuff.jpgDeclassified CIA memo# 1035-960 ("Countering Criticism of the Warren Report") reveals that this phrase was deliberately given associations of craziness, as though conspiracies do not happen. It is routinely used by the corporate media in their efforts to discredit suggestions that contradict official narratives. As with other enemy images such as "terrorism", it is only used here inside quotation marks.
Deep politicsDeep politics.pngA phrase coined by researcher and academic Peter Dale Scott to describe the hidden realities which underlie the small proportion of political matters which ever become public knowledge. The affairs of the deep state, some understanding of which is essential to begin to grasp the significance of deep events.
Deep stateDeep state.jpgThe deep state, state within a state, shadow government, or permanent government is a network of individuals and groups which are in actual charge of a national government. The democratically elected government works as a front, providing a level of plausible deniability and allowing the deep state to operate in secret. On matters of deep political importance, the public machinery of government is routinely subverted by agents of the deep state.
Deep state milieuDeep state milieu.jpgDeep state milieux are informal, clandestine gatherings to meet and arrange business. These organs of the deep state are created and governed by deep politicians. Like criminal syndicates, some are ephemeral, some perennial. They have varying procedures and protocols, but are generally characterised by the secrecy required by agents of the deep state.
Enemy imageEnemy Image.pngThe term "Enemy image", promoted by Marshal Rosenberg, refers to a view of a person or people which is influenced by animosity, and as such hampers reconciliation and real communication. The successful manipulation of large groups of people (e.g. the general public) has often been achieved through the nurturing of their prejudices and fear through such images.
ExtremismExtremism.jpg"Extremism" is an enemy image used to designate ideas which the speakers perceives as threatening or otherwise unwelcome. The phrase has a tenuous meaning in law, but is being used as a replacement for the more old-fashioned word "terrorism".
Fake NewsFake News.jpg"Fake news" is a modern word for "propaganda", a term which was itself more or less replaced by "public relations". It was launched by the commercially-controlled media in late 2016, in an effort to try to tackle the decreasing confidence in the US public in corporate media. Originally, the phrase was "fake news website", an attempt to tarnish websites with an air of unreliability. As of 2018, the campaign seems have have backfired, with fewer people than ever trusting corporate media, and more US citizens than ever aware that the deep state manipulates the news headlines to suit its deeper purposes.
False flagFalse-flag-pic.jpgFalse flag attacks are actions carried out in ways calculated to deceive the victim as to the nature of the perpetrator. Historically, these often involved flying literal flags, e.g. from a ship, or wearing uniforms. The procedure has been used as a standard way to try to justify starting a war. Most recently, perhaps the most common false flag in Western nations have been bombs attacks blamed on Muslims designed to fuel fear and promote the "war on terror".
Holocaust DenierHolocaust denier.jpgA "Holocaust Denier" is a demonising label applied by The establishment to anyone who publicly questions any of the three fundamental tenets of 'The Holocaust'
Limited hangoutEdward-snowden nope.jpgA limited hangout is a propaganda technique of displaying a subset of the available information. It misdirects an incautious audience, because information needs a context for correct interpretation. Subtly omitting information changes the interpretation of the surrounding information. Th commercially-controlled media is a form of limited hangout, although since they also modify information, Modified limited hangout may be a more appropriate term.
Lone nutLee Harvey Oswald mugshot.jpg"Lone nuts" feature repeatedly in official narratives of assassinations. The rapid placing of blame provides closure to what might otherwise result in inconvenient and potentially damaging investigation of deeper forces at work, while providing a chance to stir up strife by inciting factionalism. The 'nut' aspect means that a rational explanation is not required, while the 'lone' aspect conveniently explains the lack of any supporting documentary evidence.
National securityNational security.jpgLike the idea of 'Patriotism', the notion of 'National Security' is designed to bind all members of a society together. It evokes a psychological frame for the abdication of personal responsibility to the nation state. In the 21st century, the concept is repeated like a mantra in en effort to justify ever more opaqueness in the workings of government.
Official narrative911report cover HIGHRES.pngThe "Official Narrative" is the cover story of "the powers that be". On WikiSpooks this mean the story intended for citizens of the so-called 'Western Democracies'. This could be the truth, but the term is usually used for cases in which it is a veil over something more sinister.
Operation MockingbirdOperationmockingbird.jpgOperation Mockingbird is a CIA project started in the early 1950s to control the corporate media, and has been so successful that this site refers to them as the "corporate/controlled media", to contrast with independent publishers on the intenet. The impolications for Wikipedia's policy of deeming big media a "reliable" and "notable" are obviously dire.
Premature deathPremature death.jpgThe label "premature death" is used to refer to deaths which are not provably murder or assassination, and includes several cases where the official verdict is "suicide".
SpookSpy-512.pngUsed on Wikispooks as a colloquial term for spy but with wider connotations encompassing people whose primary occupation may be in any area of industry, commerce, politics, the media etc., but who also acts as an agent/informant of the secret intelligence services or the security services generally.
Strategy of tensionBologna-2.jpgThe strategy of tension is an umbrella term used for longer term campaigns of operations by governments aimed at destabilising or unsettling target populations or states, for example a series of false flag attacks.
TerrorismUA Flight 175 hits WTC south tower 9-11 edit.jpgThe concept of "terrorism" lacks a clear definition, various states have codified the impossibility of "state terrorism" - i.e. excluding a priori the possibility that the term can be applied symmetrically. i.e. someone who uses identical methods to attack a government-designated "terrorist" is not another terrorist, but a "counter-terrorist". These fundamental points are almost never mentioned a commercially-controlled media more interested in exploiting this enemy image to promote anger and fear.
The EstablishmentO-OWEN-facebook.jpgThe Establishment is used in a rather general way on WikiSpooks to refer to the (often deliberately unclear) set of relationships, figures and organisations which make up the socio political status quo. The Establishment's official (for public consumption) opinion is, by definition, the "official narrative"
The HolocaustIn its capitalised form "The Holocaust" refers in the Western world to the treatment of the Jewish populations of Germany and German occupied territories during WW2 (1939-45). Its use in this format stems from about the mid-1960's.
Zionist Occupied GovernmentA government which is heavily influenced by the Zionist world view. It can also denote Jewish membership of a government which is grossly out of proportion to the Jewish population of the country as a whole.

 

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     Page name     TypeDateAuthor(s)Subject(s)Description
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Glossary of Open Politicsglossary1 January 2007Peter Dale ScottGlossary
 

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Glossary of Open Politicsglossary1 January 2007Peter Dale Scott


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