Globalization and technological changes have led to an unprecedented level of propaganda and deception in our world. The United States is attempting to finalize unrivalled control over the resources of the world. In addition, the transformation of global power over the past several decades has led to an increasingly restive population that (in the opinion of those who rule), needs to be controlled. As a result, we are now faced with a sophisticated propaganda system which includes not only domination over mainstream media, but infiltration of social media, entrapment operations, and many other provocations. It also includes the ultimate weapon in the propaganda tool kit: the false flag.
Simply put, a false flag is an act of deception designed to elicit fear or anger from a target audience (that usually means you), with the aim of justifying actions (wars, repressive laws, etc.) that could never otherwise be justified. Historian Richard Dolan will explain why we live in an era of false flags, and will describe some of the most important false flags that have shaped our world--in previous generations as well as today. He will describe how false flags are possible, why they are psychologically effective, how they have evolved over the years to become sophisticated and diverse operations--not always targeted against nations, but often against populations, and sometimes against specific individuals. Moreover, Richard will provide an analytical framework to help us identify specific elements of false flags, enabling us to spot them more easily in the future.