Stephen Coughlin was at the OSCE/ODIHR conference in Warsaw, Poland and spoke at a side event called, ““Why Does Europe Hate Speech?”
“When I say Political Warfare, I don’t mean one political party in a parliament or legislature that is fighting another. It’s actually an Insurgency Model originally developed and perfected by Mao where you create the counter-state operations, splinter movement theory and things like that.
On controlling speech, one of the first things that have to happen is controlling the conditions on which people are being told things. This is how the narrative is controlled. If certain things are taken out of the information space for people to make decisions, they will then make decisions not knowing certain things.
This talk is going to be a series of things about “how come we don’t know that” even though it’s well-known. Then I’m going to give an example of how a message was controlled in a terrorist attack in Southern California.. . . . ”