I'm writing to solicit opinions from those of you who are familiar with how public policy is created and implemented.
I am going to give you a hypothetical situation and solicit your opinion.
For the sake of argument, let's say this is happening.
Let's say that certain factions in the Federal government have decided that they wish to change some of the basic laws governing the country with respect to certain freedoms. Let's say that it was decided that because the public would not willingly go along with planned permanent removal of certain basic rights - it was decided to use advanced opinion shaping techniques developed by the military to include Staged Atrocities.
Let's say that the science of Public Deception is fairly mature.
Let's say that there are specialist groups trained in Deception and Psychological Operations who are literally carrying out scripted drill scenarios - and presenting them to the public as real-world events. And these events are being broadcast to the public through complicit media channels.
Now, here is my question for you. Do you think that the government's use of Deception techniques to fool the public into thinking that certain things are happening is a legitimate way to achieve policy objectives?
If you don't think that Deception and Staged Atrocity Propaganda is a legitimate form of statecraft - and its use is presently "legal".... then, what do we do about it?