Besides the outright fabrication of bogus figureheads in the ‘alternative’ media — infiltration of real alternative media figures is a key method used by establishment funded secret services to force opponents to align with their agenda; either completely silencing them, or making them a useful counter-intelligence tool — for example, making them adjust their content and talking points to exclude certain topics and mislead the audience. Even if the change was slight, it could be enough to break the essence of a movement and send it in the wrong direction.
This infiltration method stems from the CIA’s counter-intelligence Operation Mockingbird. Mockingbird is a long-recognized keystone among researchers pointing to the agency’s clear interest in and relationship to all major US news media.
To get an idea of just how pervasive and determined secret service intelligence is to guide public opinion: the CIA conducted a “formal training program” during the 1950s for the sole purpose of instructing its agents to function as newsmen.
Mockingbird grew out of the CIA’s forerunner, the Office for Strategic Services (OSS, 1942-47), which during World War Two had established a network of journalists and psychological warfare experts operating primarily in the European theater.
CIA staffer, Frank Wisner, maintained a top secret “Propaganda Assets Inventory,” a virtual rolodex of over 800 news and information entities prepared to play whatever tune Wisner chose. The network included journalists, columnists, book publishers, editors, entire organizations such as Radio Free Europe, and stringers across multiple news organizations.
Newspaper columnists and broadcast journalists with household names have been known to maintain close ties with secret intelligence. There are perhaps a dozen well known columnists and broadcast commentators whose relationships with the CIA go far beyond those normally maintained between reporters and their sources. They are referred to at the Agency as ‘known assets’ and can be counted on to perform a variety of undercover tasks; they are considered receptive to the Agency’s point of view on various subjects.
Secret services wanted Tommy Robinson to become a ‘known asset’.
Political activist Tommy Robinson detailed the workings of an Operation Mockingbird style infiltration attempt that targeted him in the UK — exposing the involvement of the state in manipulating legal processes to silence, coerce, and attempt to create double agents out of its ideological enemies, he got many offers to become a double agent working for secret service interests that would compromise his whole movement in exchange for his personal security and freedom.
Robinson told of how he got calls in the run-up to court rulings, with shady individuals using the justice system like bargaining chips to blackmail him:
“You’ll never have to pay it (the fine), come and have a chat with us.”
“We can make your life easier.”
“You’ll have to pay £365,000, we can make that go away.”
Through a grueling string of prison sentences, hefty fines, and repeat attempted character assassinations; Robinson detailed how the state was completely willing to misrepresent information, use loopholes, put him in life and death situations, and utterly bend the rules to make him give in and join their cause.
Infiltration is likely very widespread.
Robinson told of how he was given an opportunity by two men from the Metropolitan Intelligence Bureau “a secretive organisation based in Scotland Yard”.
These men offered money and a lucrative income post-jail in exchange for him helping them “unite the right” in their favour, claiming he would be “helping his country” by doing so.
Of course Robinson refused, they then said; “what are you going to do now when you leave jail, bearing in mind who you are?”
Luckily, Robinson had assets that would ensure his financial independence post-jail — but how many anti-establishment figures not as fortunate as Robinson have had no choice but to take on the sell-out offer? How common is it that infiltration by the secret service is successful, how many of those in the alternative media are puppets?