Propaganda has been central to my life, and its pervasive effects poisoned my childhood while growing up in repressive communist Romania.
We underwent ideological and paramilitary training since we were 8 years old. I can still quote Lenin or Dzerzjinski by heart, or know how to make glycerine nitrate, or how to set up a subversive cell, or how to spread rumors. Some of my classmates were the children of members of Black September, training in Romania. Google it!
After the Romanian Revolution I was able to reunite with my family in the US where I spent the next 20 years as a typical teenager and young adult, before returning to Europe.
On this page, I will have a collection of resources on propaganda, influence ops and actors, means and methods, how to interpret the sources, how to notice and combat corrosive social propaganda and its toxic effects on our lives and family. Use this resource to learn to spot bad actors and dishonest messages.
Please support me in expanding this resource and become better prepared to defend your family and loved ones, neighbors and friends, from the insidious attacks against our peaceful way of life.