We are watching the second evolution of a new regime change method in play. It was originally developed to overthrow the election process and be the deciding factor for a given election.
The developers have decided it pays to screw the will of the people. And that is the easiest answer to every political problem we face today.
The newest iteration of this method was developed in 2012 as a new strategy for IO (Information Operations). It's important to note IO is the realm of Green Berets (SF-Special Forces) and spies. With that in mind, the tactician, a former SF, took the following definition of IO and put it on steroids.
In military IO operations center on the ability to influence foreign audiences, US and global audiences, and adversely affect enemy decision making through an integrated approach. Even current event news is released in this fashion. Each portal is given messages that follow the same themes because it is an across the board mainstream effort that fills the information space entirely when it is working correctly.
The purpose of "Inform and Influence Operations" is not to provide a perspective, opinion, or lay out a policy. It is defined as the ability to make audiences "think and act" in a manner favorable to the mission objectives. This is done through applying perception management techniques which target the audience's emotions, motives, and reasoning.
These techniques are not geared for debate. It is to overwhelm and change the target psyche.
Using these techniques information sources can be manipulated and those that write, speak, or think counter to the objective are relegated as propaganda, ill informed, or irrelevant. US Psychological Warfare in Ukraine: Targeting Online Independent Media Coverage
Former Green Beret Joel Harding pioneered IO for the US military. In 2012, he took his expertise, the core of regime change, to the extreme for Ukrainian nationalists inside the State Department and in the US Ukrainian Diaspora.
Harding revolutionized regime change by asking the crucial question; What if we did this at a whole nation level?
Next Generation Regime Change
What you are about to see is literally the cutting edge of US military regime change. Lessons from Others for Future U.S. Army Operations in and Through the Information Environment -Christopher Paul, Colin P. Clarke, Michael Schwille, Jakub P. Hla'vka, Michael A. Brown, Steven S. Davenport, Isaac R. Porche III, Joel Harding
Today, this method is being used in the United States by public Intel officials, NGOs, lobbyists, and private IO and Intel contractors.
Joel Harding developed this IO program for the 2014 coup in Ukraine to enact regime change. It is being used to provoke a war with Russia in the western media. His method is being used across many of the conflict areas primed for regime change in the post-2014 world. Taiwan is the newest example. Syria has suffered the most from this.
Instead of focusing on a small group, Harding's methods speed the process by controlling all the information everyone has access to within the operation zone and every zone that can influence the operation outcome across the world. Regime change will be welcomed by every sane person reading, watching, or hearing the news his channels are publishing.
This enables him to define the terms used and the enemies fought. Controlling the information means you decide who and where the enemy is. You decide what the enemy is.
All this deals with information that an adversary desperately needs to make an informed decision. That is how we " influence, disrupt, corrupt, or usurp the decision making of adversaries and potential adversaries".