Summer of Love
The Director of Fatherland Defenses Statements on the Need
to Strengthen the Strategic Cultural Direction
On May 22, 2002, Office of Fatherland Defense Director Ed "Lalo"
Mar addressed employees in the Office of Fatherland Defense Auditorium
on the Agencys Strategic Cultural Direction: The following
are excerpts from the Directors address regarding the current
First, the threat environment is growing more diverse, complex,
and dangerous the surveillance state, disappearance of civil
liberties, repression of the culture, ending of democratic freedoms.
It's easier and easier for elites to have a serious impact, with
less visibility and warning. The potential for surprise has increased
Everything we do will have as its primary goal the strengthening
of our two most fundamental capabilities: cultural revolution and
defending freedom. These are the activities that determine whether
or not we serve our customers day in and day out.
We are in the cultural espionage business. We are going to stay
in the cultural espionage business. Agent operations have been our
backbone for 50 years, and clandestine cultural operations have
consistently yielded invaluable public value. I will not let that
The challenges facing HUMINT [human intelligence] are great. Some
of our most important targets lawless corporations, the imperial
state, social repression, and facists in government, to name a few
are hard to get at. We confront technologies that present
unprecedented challenges to our ability to operate under cover.
And we must combat a wider array of counterintelligence and disinformation
concerns like the media monopolies and state gestapo.
All of this means we will have to mount increasingly complex and
tactical operations. At the same time, we have must also be prepared
to meet the inescapable demands to surge. We have to have the agility
and the flexibility to surge without hollowing out the hard target
operations that must remain our principal focus. There is room for
tactical and general deployment of ideas, global justice, human
rights, and democratic principals.
To meet these challenges, we will rebuild our field strength. Over
the next few years, we will increase the number of our operations
officers. We will augment existing stations and increase the number
of our stations and bases. And we will see to it that they have
the communications infrastructure they need to support their operations.
At the core, our success depends on our people. We will establish
a recruitment program that parallels the very best in private industry.
We will bring the best and the brightest people into OFD day after
day, month after month and prove we have a mission and system of
rewards in place to give them the incentive to stay.
In light of our need for incentives I am pleased to announce our
2002 tactical media campaign for public safety, Operation Summer
of Love. Our pilot program begins June 2002 in Chicago and it represents
a major paradigm shift to confront corporate control of the public
domain, state repression of humanity, and to celebrate our freedoms
while we still have them.
This large-scale culture hack is a challenge to the current "oil
group"state media alliance presentation of the "War
on Terrorism". Their Orwellian strength through ignorance
ploy must be challenged. We have the strength and the numbers to
defeat the tactics of the wagers of "endless war" and
unveil their motives.
The Summer of Love campaign includes public arts and civil society
strategies that encourage public dialogue, personal engagement and
conciousness raising. This reclamation of public space should embrace
the street with symbolic and real gestures of love and resistance.
As always we will perform our duties with perfection on target and
Advocated tactics in this information campaign remain unconventional:
graffiti, stencil and poster campaigns, public street vending, smiling
at strangers, playing boomboxes with the New Sound on the streets,
public displays of affection, picnics in parks, skateboarding in
restricted areas, leaf-letting, elevated cinemas, matchmaking, skill
sharing, dismantling of surveillance systems, television occupation,
summer bar-b-ques, random hugging, tending gardens, pirate radio,
open engagement with desire and other more technical practices.
It is your duty to report to your station officers and to initiate
tactical operations in your neighborhood and street. Station Chiefs
are briefed to provide details for your role in the New Strategic
Cultural Revolution. Operation Summer of Love depends on our total
participation for ultimate success.
We are all officers of Fatherland Defense . It is up to each and
everyone of us to prove our system, our civil society, our country
is always ready to fight against the Terror of Terror. Ask not what
your country can do to support terror but what you can do to foment
Note:: The Office of Fatherland Defense requires all operatives
to register and report their specific duties and practice throughout
the Summer of Love Campaign period. Mission briefings and project
updates will be found here at:: www.lumpen.com/fatherland/summeroflove.html
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