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PSDB | Newspeak As Marches Get Rolling Along

Astroturf refers to apparently grassroots-based citizen groups or coalitions that are primarily conceived, created and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms. —SourceWatch

PSDB (Brazil)

National president of the PSDB, Sen. Aécio Neves, said this Wednesday that his party supports the demonstations scheduled for Sunday against the Dilma government, but that it would not act officially in the protests.

The party leadership decided in a meeting on 11 March, to provide informal support to the organized movements being mounted  nationwide, which it sees as a spontaneous [grass-roots] movement that will not be partisan in nature.

“We express our unrestricted support for the peaceful, democratic demonstrations being organized in an nonpartisan manner by various sectors of Brazilian society,” the Senator said.Campaigns & Elections

The pro-forma independence of a “movement” from  government or corporate support for such demonstrations does not mean that there is no room for participation by a complex refinery of  “corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms.corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms.”

“The PSDB will stand by thousands of ordinary Brazilians everywhere in Brazil, including militants, sympathizers and various protest leaders in these actions, who are expressing a powerful feeling of moral degradation and alarm over the serious economic and social problems created by the Dilma government,” Neves said in an interview.

National president of the PSDB, Sen. Aécio Neves, said this Wednesday that his party supports the demonstations scheduled for Sunday against the Dilma government, but that it would not act officially in the protests.

Be transparent. Define indirect participation.

The party leadership decided in a meeting on 11 March, to provide informal support to the organized movements being organized nationwide, which it sees as a spontaneous [grass-roots] movement that should not be partisan in nature.

“We express our unrestricted support for the peaceful, democratic demonstrations being organized in an nonpartisan manner by various sectors of Brazilian society,” the Senator said.

“The PSDB will stand by thousands of ordinary Brazilians everywhere in Brazil, including militants, sympathizers and various protest leaders in these actions, which express a powerful feeling of moral degradation and alarm over the serious economic and social problems created by the Dilma government,” Neves said in an interview.

This sounds a lot like astroturf campaigning in the grey zone between partisan and nonpartisan.

Campaigns & Elections magazine defines astroturf as a “grassroots program that involves the instant manufacturing of public support for a point of view in which either uninformed activists are recruited or means of deception are used to recruit them.” Journalist William Greider has coined his own term to describe corporate grassroots organizing. He calls it “democracy for hire.”

“Democracy for hire.” … manual for the training of guerrillas in psychological operations and its application to the concrete case of the Christian and democratic crusade being waged in Nicaragua by the Freedom Commandos.

“The PSDB will stand by thousands of ordinary Brazilians everywhere in Brazil, including militants, sympathizers and various protest leaders in these actions, which express a powerful feeling of moral degradation and alarm over the serious economic and social problems created by the Dilma government,” Neves said in an interview.

The party leadership decided in a meeting on 11 March, to provide informal support to the organized movements being organized nationwide, which it sees as a spontaneous [grass-roots] movement that should not be partisan in nature.

“The PSDB will stand by thousands of ordinary Brazilians everywhere in Brazil, including militants, sympathizers and various protest leaders in these actions, which express a powerful feeling of moral degradation and alarm over the serious economic and social problems created by the Dilma government,” Neves said in an interview.

Campaigns & Elections magazine defines astroturf as a

“grassroots program that involves the instant manufacturing of public support for a point of view in which either uninformed activists are recruited or means of deception are used to recruit them.”

In short, astroturf refers to apparently grassroots-based citizen groups or coalitions that are primarily conceived, created and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms. —SourceWatch

You could call this the Genesis meme: that all social demands are emerge from the ten commandments of the  neoconservative rhetoric.

Who Wrote the Book of Hate?

Signs of psychological operations abound in this scenario. Consider the chapter on mass demonstrations and the action of infiltrated agents in  PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS IN GUERRILLA WARFARE, …

 … manual for the training of guerrillas in psychological operations and its application to the concrete case of the Christian and democratic crusade being waged in Nicaragua by the Freedom Commandos.

6. Control of Mass Demonstrations

The mixture of elements of the struggle with participants in the demonstration will give the appearance of a spontaneous demonstration, lacking direction,which will be used by the agitators of the struggle to control the behavior of the masses.

When the cadres are placed or recruited in organizations such as labor unions, youth groups agrarian organizations or professional associations, they will begin to manipulate the objectives of the groups. The psychological apparatus of our movement through inside cadres prepares a mental attitude which at the crucial moment can be turned into a fury of justified violence.

Through a small group of guerrillas infiltrated within the masses this can be carried out; they will have the mission of agitating by giving the impression that there are many of them and that they have a large popular backing.

Using the tactics of a force of 200-300 agitators, a demonstration can be created in which 10,000-20,000 persons take part.

Astroturf refers to apparently grassroots-based citizen groups or coalitions that are primarily conceived, created and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms. —SourceWatch

PSDB (Brazil)

National president of the PSDB, Sen. Aécio Neves, said this Wednesday that his party supports the demonstations scheduled for Sunday against the Dilma government, but that it would not act officially in the protests.

The party leadership decided in a meeting on 11 March, to provide informal support to the organized movements being mounted  nationwide, which it sees as a spontaneous [grass-roots] movement that will not be partisan in nature.

“We express our unrestricted support for the peaceful, democratic demonstrations being organized in an nonpartisan manner by various sectors of Brazilian society,” the Senator said.Campaigns & Elections

The pro-forma independence of a “movement” from  government or corporate support for such demonstrations does not mean that there is no room for participation by a complex refinery of  “corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms.corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms.”

“The PSDB will stand by thousands of ordinary Brazilians everywhere in Brazil, including militants, sympathizers and various protest leaders in these actions, who are expressing a powerful feeling of moral degradation and alarm over the serious economic and social problems created by the Dilma government,” Neves said in an interview.

National president of the PSDB, Sen. Aécio Neves, said this Wednesday that his party supports the demonstations scheduled for Sunday against the Dilma government, but that it would not act officially in the protests.

Be transparent. Define indirect participation.

The party leadership decided in a meeting on 11 March, to provide informal support to the organized movements being organized nationwide, which it sees as a spontaneous [grass-roots] movement that should not be partisan in nature.

“We express our unrestricted support for the peaceful, democratic demonstrations being organized in an nonpartisan manner by various sectors of Brazilian society,” the Senator said.

“The PSDB will stand by thousands of ordinary Brazilians everywhere in Brazil, including militants, sympathizers and various protest leaders in these actions, which express a powerful feeling of moral degradation and alarm over the serious economic and social problems created by the Dilma government,” Neves said in an interview.

This sounds a lot like astroturf campaigning in the grey zone between partisan and nonpartisan.

Campaigns & Elections magazine defines astroturf as a “grassroots program that involves the instant manufacturing of public support for a point of view in which either uninformed activists are recruited or means of deception are used to recruit them.” Journalist William Greider has coined his own term to describe corporate grassroots organizing. He calls it “democracy for hire.”

“Democracy for hire.”

“The PSDB will stand by thousands of ordinary Brazilians everywhere in Brazil, including militants, sympathizers and various protest leaders in these actions, which express a powerful feeling of moral degradation and alarm over the serious economic and social problems created by the Dilma government,” Neves said in an interview.

The party leadership decided in a meeting on 11 March, to provide informal support to the organized movements being organized nationwide, which it sees as a spontaneous [grass-roots] movement that should not be partisan in nature.

“The PSDB will stand by thousands of ordinary Brazilians everywhere in Brazil, including militants, sympathizers and various protest leaders in these actions, which express a powerful feeling of moral degradation and alarm over the serious economic and social problems created by the Dilma government,” Neves said in an interview.

Campaigns & Elections magazine defines astroturf as a

“grassroots program that involves the instant manufacturing of public support for a point of view in which either uninformed activists are recruited or means of deception are used to recruit them.”

In short, astroturf refers to apparently grassroots-based citizen groups or coalitions that are primarily conceived, created and/or funded by corporations, industry trade associations, political interests or public relations firms. —SourceWatch

You could call this the Genesis meme: that all social demands are emerge from the ten commandments of the  neoconservative rhetoric.

Who Wrote the Book of Hate?

Signs of psychological operations abound in this scenario. Consider the chapter on mass demonstrations and the action of infiltrated agents in  PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS IN GUERRILLA WARFARE.

6. Control of Mass Demonstrations

The mixture of elements of the struggle with participants in the demonstration will give the appearance of a spontaneous demonstration, lacking direction,which will be used by the agitators of the struggle to control the behavior of the masses.

When the cadres are placed or recruited in organizations such as labor unions, youth groups agrarian organizations or professional associations, they will begin to manipulate the objectives of the groups. The psychological apparatus of our movement through inside cadres prepares a mental attitude which at the crucial moment can be turned into a fury of justified violence.

Through a small group of guerrillas infiltrated within the masses this can be carried out; they will have the mission of agitating by giving the impression that there are many of them and that they have a large popular backing. Using the tactics of a force of 200-300 agitators, a demonstration can be created in which 10,000-20,000 persons take part.

The mixture of elements of the struggle with participants in the demonstration will give the appearance of a spontaneous demonstration, lacking direction,which will be used by the agitators of the struggle to control the behavior of the masses.

In this case, Globot TV sent all its B-roll photographers in to photograph and set the scene for the notion of a failed demonstration, a vignette of empty streets.

The mixture of elements of the struggle with participants in the demonstration will give the appearance of a spontaneous demonstration, lacking direction,which will be used by the agitators of the struggle to control the behavior of the masses.