How The Government Uses Information Against You
If you’re somebody trying to make it in the business world, you need to look at reality for what it is, not what you would like it to be. Other companies aren’t there providing you with an excellent service just because they’re nice people – they’re doing it for the money. The same goes for your employees: not all of them will be as committed to the cause as you are. Many just want to get paid so that they can feed their families.
But when it comes to the government, many people have a different view. All of a sudden, the people who seek official state power have a special moral status. They’re often perceived as acting in the best interest of the people they serve, not because of their own ambitions or desire for power.
Successful entrepreneurs need to understand that this is not always the case. While there are examples of politicians throughout history who have worked for moral causes, they’re not the norm. Most will use whatever tools available to them to get ahead.
If you’re in the world of business, you need to see the world for what it is if you want to make headway. You need to understand that the authorities regularly deploy propaganda to further their ends, often putting you at a disadvantage if you can’t see it for what it is.
The following infographic shows how various governments, particularly the US, have used information warfare against its own citizens in the past. Some of what follows will shock you.