A presentation by Dr. Peter Hammond
Undermining an Enemy’s
Will to Resist
Psychological warfare involves tactics intended to manipulate
one’s opponents, or enemies.
This includes the dissemination of propaganda and disinformation
to undermine the morale of enemy forces and erode their
ability to resist.
In the military terms like ‘psywar’ (psychological warfare), or
‘psyops’ (psychological operations), have also been known as
‘winning hearts and minds’, political warfare and propaganda.
Normally, military intelligence would distinguish between
Psyops Own Forces,
to build up the morale of one’s own people,
Psyops Enemy Forces, (to break down the morale of
both enemy soldiers and their civilian population)
and Psyops Local Population
(to win over the hearts and minds of those
in the operational area).
Aimed at Emotions and Values
Psyops recognise that they need to target their audience’s
belief system, value system, emotions,
motives, reasoning and behaviour.
Some countries have resorted to false flag, or blackops,
to discredit the enemy forces by terrorist operations,
which can be attributed to the enemy.
Using Media Technology
to Target the Population
Psychological warfare is no longer limited to soldiers.
Targets of pysops include civilians, groups, churches,
organisations and governments.
Technology and media are increasingly being used to effect
political changes desired by the enemy, or revolutionary forces.
Through fake news and peer pressure people are taught to
“self-censor” to avoid expressing views that could get them
Victory Through Media Manipulation
The Vietnamese commander
famously declared that they did
not win the war on the battlefield,
but on the campuses and in the
living rooms in the United
States of America, through
television coverage of American
protests against the war.
The Prime Minister of
Rhodesia, Ian Smith,
“We were never
beaten by our
we were betrayed
by our friends.”
President P.W. Botha of South Africa tried to warn the South
African population of the Total War which was targeting every
aspect of life in South Africa.
While the mass media derided this,
history has proven President P.W. Botha correct.
South Africa was subjected to a total war where,
the South African Defence Force was
spectacularly successful on the battlefield,
and in pre-emptive strikes into communist controlled Angola,
the country was undermined by subversion,
sedition and sabotage.
Sedition Subverts Society
On the university campuses, in the classrooms, in the media, on
the streets, insidious sedition subverted the public.
Although the ANC could justly be described as “the most
spectacularly unsuccessful revolutionary movement” in the world,
with not a single victory to their name in over 30 years of “armed
struggle,” their allies in the South African Council of Churches,
in the universities, editors of many newspapers, Hollywood,
through sports boycotts, disinvestment campaigns, sanctions and
general psychological warfare, economic warfare and political
warfare waged by the Soviet Block,
the European Economic Community, the Organisation of
African Unity, the British Foreign Office, the US State
Department and the United Nations gradually wore down much
of the population
to where they were willing to settle for a negotiated settlement
with the defeated ANC.
In exchange for international sports, cricket, rugby and
participation in the Olympic games.
Threats and Temptations
This was something of the carrot and the stick approach.
The sticks included economic sanctions, disinvestment, boycotts
and bans, riots, sabotage, bombings and sporadic acts of
terrorism at home and increasing condemnation from abroad.
The carrots were the opportunity to participate in International
rugby tours, cricket tours and the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Battle for the Mind
In psyops propagandists target adversaries by seeking to destroy,
by psychological means, the morale and confidence of their
targeted opponent to the extent that they begin to doubt the
validity of their beliefs, values and actions.
Marxist Revolutionaries Identify
their Stages of Operation for
Unprecedented Mass Communication Media
Opportunities to Manipulate Emotions
Modern mass communication techniques have allowed
unprecedented opportunity for foreign forces to engage in
direct communication with a targeted/enemy population.
In recent times the internet allows for campaigns of disinformation
including false flags and agent provocateurs to seek to discredit,
or character assassinate, those whom they target.
or character assassinate,
those whom they target.
Capture the Culture
The Frankfurt School of Cultural Marxism recognised that while
World War One and the military defeat of Czarist Russia provided
a unique opportunity for the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, violent
revolution was unlikely to succeed anywhere in Western Europe.
Therefore, Marxist leaders, such as Antonio Gramsci, proposed
The Termite Strategy to erode from the inside the cultural
institutions of the West.
The Termite Strategy
Just as a termite could hollow out the inside of a wooden building
so that even fresh coats of paint on the outside would not save the
structure from collapsing in time,
so too Marxists need to work for slow, gradual, long-term,
culminative revolution through infiltrating the five cultural
carrying and culture transforming institutions of Western society:
Subvert Christian Civilisation through
Obscenity, Pornography and Blasphemy
Herbert Marcuse, another of the Frankfurt School Marxists,
emphasised the importance of subverting the culture through
obscenity, blasphemy, perversion and pornography.
He advocated using swear words as “verbal grenades”
to attack bourgeoisie Christian society.
Obscenity and blasphemy are weapons in psychological warfare
to break down Christian civilisation.
As to the scope of this tolerance and intolerance, it would extend
to the stage of action, as well as discussion and propaganda of
deed as well as word."
War on History
As Karl Marx declared:
“The first battlefield is the rewriting of History!”
George Orwell observed: “The most effective way to
destroy a people is to deny and obliterate
their own understanding of their history.”
Those who understand Marxism, particularly the
Cultural Marxism of the Frankfurt School, the Gramsci Strategy
and the role of obscenity in Marcuse’s Revolutionary Strategy…
will immediately recognise where the violence and campaign to
topple statues and monuments and spray paint obscenities on the
walls, comes from.
Straight out of Mao Tse Tung’s Cultural Revolution
and the public humiliation/shaming/apology scenes
were exactly how Mao Tse Tung publicly
and humiliated traditional leaders
in China’s Revolution.
George Orwell warned us
in his prophetic novel
where opponents would be vaporised, made unpeople and
disappear down the memory hole.
Aldous Huxley warned us
in his prophetic book,
Brave New World,
of a future sophisticated
society where people are
distracted by endless
and subdued by drugs, to
be easily manipulated by
the New World Order state.
Indoctrinated, Distracted and Depressed
John Dewey, one of the authors of the Humanist Manifesto of
1933, was a pioneer of secular humanist state education.
We should be able
how much of the
and degrades us,
how much of the news media discourages and distracts us.
So much in this society today,
including music and the arts,
depresses and disgraces us.
Through the Stockholm Syndrome many are cowered
into co-dependency on their very abusers.
Deteriorated, Degraded and Divided
Cultural Marxism has deteriorated society.
Critical Race Theory
has divided society.
“Confuse, divide and conquer.”
Most of Hollywood entertainment degenerates and degrades.
The Gramsci Termite Strategy has corrupted
and rotted most institutions of the West.
The Marcusian subvert and corrupt the culture campaign has
been all too successful. Not only is perversion tolerated, it is
promoted and celebrated.
Degenerate entertainment, defiled art and decadent
culture are part of the strategy of cultural Marxists
to rot the soul of a nation.
“Corrupt and Conquer”
Degradation, Disintegration and Defeat
We are seeing communism in the classroom and a war on our
historic monuments in the streets.
Discernment and Discretion
We need to understand the times
and know what God’s people should do.
History matters. Truth matters.
We need to get back to the Bible.
We need discernment.
We need to disconnect from the world indoctrination,
distraction and disinformation media.
Support independent and alternative sources of news media
Support independent and alternative sources of entertainment.
Reclaim the Culture for Christ
Get back to the classic Christian books that built up civilisation
and boycott the modern trash that is breaking it down.
Home education using solid Bible-based, Christ-centered,
God-honouring textbooks will be the single most strategic and
important foundation that can be laid for reclaiming our culture for
Examples of Excellence
Some of the antidote to the psyops, gaslighting,
guilt manipulation, Stockholm Syndrome, cultural Marxism
indoctrination are the examples of excellence we can learn in
contribution to this
for Christian civilisation
– Who Changed the World;
Sketches from South
(also available in Afrikaans);
Slavery, Terrorism and Islam
– The Historical Roots and
and to get back to the Bible,
Old Testament Survey
and New Testament Survey.
Learn to Discern
Visit Henry Morton Stanley School of Christian Journalism
and www.hmsschoolofchristianjournalism.org. website
for alternative Christian news media perspectives.
Clean the Screen
Visit www.MovieGuide.org to evaluate films. It is important to
know before you go, to learn to discern and to clean the screen.
Boycott the bad and support the good, uplifting and excellent.
Understanding the Times
Dr. David Noebel’s Understanding the Times is the single best
textbook explaining the different competing worldviews and the
This has also been summarised in a more compact book,
The Battle for Truth, by Dr. David Noebel.
Firm Foundations for our Families,
Faith and Future
Answers in Genesis, the Creation Museum
and the Ark Encounter are a vital strategic antidote to
the secular humanism evolutionary foundations
of the cultural revolution facing us today.
Effective Evangelistic tools to seek to win our world to Christ can
be found from Living Waters, Way of the Master Ten
Commandments based resources: www.LivingWatersAfrica.co.za.
“The Law of the Lord is perfect,
converting the soul…” Psalm 19:7
Make Disciples of the Nations
Frontline Fellowship’s Great Commission Course
is an intensive training programme for those who want to
make disciples of the nations.
Apply the Lordship of Christ to All Areas of Life
Frontline Fellowship’s Biblical Worldview Summit
is an intensive training course for those who want to
apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life
For practical principles
for every area of life,
see the Ten Commandments
– God’s Perfect Law of
(also available in Afrikaans)
For practical principles for every area of life,
see Biblical Principles for Africa
(also available in Afrikaans and French).
Resources to Equip and Empower You
You can access many of the lectures and presentations of
previous Biblical Worldview Summits and Great Commission
Courses on the www.FrontlineMissionSA.org website in our
audio and video galleries.
Always Be Ready
to Give an Answer
to Anyone Who Asks You
To counter many of the
attacks made on the Faith,
you will find
a useful resource with
battle-tested, factual and
Scriptural responses to
14 common attacks
on the Faith.
"And you shall know the truth
and the truth shall make you free."
We are more than conquerors
through Christ Jesus who loved us.
Submit to God,
resist the devil
and he will
flee from us.
Stand Up, Step Out
and Fight the Good Fight of Faith
Greater is He who is in us
than him who is in the world.
Dr. Peter Hammond
P.O. Box 74
Cape Town, South Africa
Tel: (021) 689-4480
Fax: (021) 685-5884