Controlled opposition is a term commonly applied to people or organizations who are working for the very corrupt interests they claim to oppose. The term is generally synonymous with “fake leaders” or “sheep in wolves’ clothing.”
Hollywood Subliminals has an eerily accurate way of describing this phenomenon:
Yet this particular article itself seems to veer into la la land, written in an odd, somewhat mystical style that keeps one foot in reality, the other in some sort of twilight zone. Is the article itself an example of controlled opposition — a conspiracy within a conspiracy?
In fact, finding genuine leaders is extraordinarly difficult. Although we must never stop searching for allies, anyone who ventures into political activism must learn to be their own leader.
Purposes of Controlled Opposition
Controlled opposition is obviously designed to confuse or brainwash people, but it can also manifest itself as a more physical type of manipulation.
The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.
The familiar expression nature abhors a vacuum can be applied to politics. If a group of powerful, evil people exploit or tyrranize a group of weaker people, someone will likely eventually rise up to lead a rebellion.
But if the bad guys quickly create a fake (or “two-faced”) leader to fill the void, any budding genuine leaders will likely be discouraged, opting to instead follow the fake leaders.
More than confuse and manipulate people, a con op can also function as a spy. If a con op asks you to register your e-mail or join his Facebook group, he can easily turn around and hand your personal information over to the authorities.
This combination of fake leaders, mind control, manipulation and spying makes controlled opposition an extremely potent force. If you’ve wondered why there are so few signs of increasingly oppressed U.S. citizens fighting back, ask no more.
Scope of Controlled Opposition
Though controlled opposition is a hot topic among conspiracy theorists, relatively few people appreciate the scope of the problem. Consider Bernie Sanders, Noam Chomsky, Sean Penn, Jesse Ventura, Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, Dennis Kucinich, Chris Hedges, Alex Jones, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange (the WikiLeaks guy) and David Duke. Almost all of them can be unmasked fairly easily, and some are amazingly transparent, public ignorance their best ally.
Some have suggested that most NeoNazi groups in general are con ops (controlled opposition operatives) working for Jewish groups. As crazy as it sounds, there’s evidence to support it, and the idea is quite logical on close inspection. Here’s how it works.
Watch this video of a man warning about the Trilateral Commission in a 1981 Barney Miller episode. The things the man says are true, or at least logical. Yet the cast of Barney Miller treat him like a kook, sending a message to viewers that anyone who rants about the Trilateral Commission must be fruity.
Now consider some of the many conspiracy theories involving Jews. For example, many people claim Jews created the Federal Reserve and control Hollywood.
In fact, these aren’t conspiracy theories; they’re well known facts. But if you learned about them on a NeoNazi site, you would likely conclude that they’re fairy tails, because who would trust a NeoNazi?
Thus, certain Jewish groups could actually manipulate or even create NeoNazi groups to take perfectly valid ideas and tar and feather them with their reputation as kooks and racists. The irony is that much of the information and ideas churned about by such groups may in fact be very accurate.
But not all of it. Good con ops keep their fans confused and off balance.
Another irony is that corresponding with or quoting NeoNazis can be perceived as being somehow connected with them, and connections are one of the easiest ways to identify con ops.
But controlled opposition isn’t limited to NeoNazis and presidential candidates. There are countless con ops operating on the local level. There may be just one genuine activist of any significance in Seattle, for example.
Fortunately, that activist created a very simple tool for identifying con ops. It’s called PolCheck (an abbreviation for Political Leaders Evaluation Checklist).