The eResistance will have to contend with his legions of Civilian Irregular Information Operators:
On Nov. 18, Obama’s campaign manager David Plouffe e-mailed the online legions and asked them to rank the following four “goals for this movement”: helping Obama “pass legislation through grassroots efforts”; electing “state and local candidates who share the same vision for our country”; training “volunteers in the organizing techniques we used to elect Barack”; and “working on local issues.”
The civilian versions of Psychological Operations, Deception, Operational Security, Electronic Warfare and Computer Network Operations will be used as never before by Supportive elements of the domestic target audience as weapons of political warfare against the Unsupportive and Uncommitted elements of the domestic TA. If the Unsupportive expect to have any restraining influence at all, they will have to form coalitions and downplay their internal ideological differences. Libertarians have much of the Unsupportive techsense. Capitalists and Entrepreneurial Frontiersmen have much of the Unsupportive advertising and marketing expertise. American Exceptionalists and Patriots have some veteran military information operators. The “conservatives” and the “right” have a few good writers and thinkers. Can such a herd of cats work together to counter collectivist nutroots information dominance?