The following are the main points presented by Tatyana Gracheva
in the chapter War on Mental Space in her book Invisible
The intangible war against the statehood is carried out
in two spaces - people's mind and people's heart. In this
case "the state can be
destroyed without declaring a war or conducting traditional
military operations against it".
There are many ways to conduct the intangible war, which
include "(colour) revolution,
reprogramming the consciousness of the ruling elite towards
the anti-state course, and regime change to establish a puppet
All these methods are aimed at reducing the authority of
the state either by corrupting it or molding it through already
corrupt individuals, accompanied with the external military
"But the fight against
the state can be done not just through the impact on power,
but also by influence on the people. As a rule, under conditions
of corrupt corporate state, power no longer cares about
the people and brings them to such a sorrowful condition
that they begin to feel hatred for authority and extend
it to the state and statehood as such.
They perceive the state security
institutions as their enemies, especially the army. They
do not want to support it and serve it. They lose very important
ability to maintain the state, that is to bear the burden
of the statehood, to sacrifice and experience deprivation
for the sake of statehood.
In the event of war, the people
whose consciousness is damaged by hatred for authority
and, consequently, for the state, will not defend it. Such
in the political, informational, and psychological sense
state is easy to conquer and destroy."
The hatred of the government also results the people to
narrow the focus of interest to their own individual needs.
In order to compensate the lack of sense of connection to
community and the absence of a higher purpose for personal
existence, they indulge in superficial stimulations to satisfy
their basic instincts. Such individualism-based state will
not be able to defend their homeland when it is invaded.
Lack of a coherent national psyche makes the state like
a plate of sands and leaves a mental void which can be filled
by hostile external forces with the ideas that may look attractive
on the surface, but in fact extremely destructive to the
"Man lives by hope for the future
and memories of the past.
And the absence of state-oriented
ideology, by contrast, leads to absence of future, hopelessness
and meaninglessness of existence. Therefore, depriving people
of state-oriented ideology is a way of depriving them of
A depopulated territory can be easily conquered and occupied
by outsiders, so is the territory of the collective consciousness
- "if there is not state-oriented
ideology, it will be occupied by its antipode."
The another way to destroy the positive national psyche
is to deprive people of their history. "The
occupation and destruction of the state lie in the occupation
and destruction of historical consciousness."
"When we say that Russia's history
is a history of wars, which she was engaged in almost continuously,
to protect her statehood, we should keep in mind that the
enemy, which encroached on our identity and statehood, being
defeated, may become possessed with thirst for revenge.
The people are forced to be
ashamed of those very periods of their history during which
the statehood and their country was particularly strong
and marked by the heroism of victories in the name of defending
And this destructive passion
of revenge, of repeating the attempt of occupation may
have its roots in history, and even in the very remote
history, which suddenly comes to life, igniting the inner
world of some group of people living in the present, and
becoming the driving force behind their behaviour."
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