Administrative manipulations, psychological manipulation, used to manipulate or deceive people.
Psychology is used extensively to control and manipulate people.
Delay Tactics - don't know when, probably in a very very long time, if ever
Delay tactics are attempts to put off as far into the future something that needs to be addressed; or to continually re-schedule to future dates; or to delay to reach an expiration date or end date.
It's also used with the "we just don't remember anymore" excuse or lie.
Fronts - what's the real reason
Fronts are when one justification or reason is given, as a front, instead of the real, hidden, motive for the action or event.
Possible but False - to deceive (linked to "fronts" and brainwashing)
Administrations and people will sometimes claim that the reason for or the cause of something, is something, when this is actually false but possible, in order to hide the real reason, cause, or motive.
Conflict and Division - divide and conquer
Conflicts are often created to cause division so that the different conflicting groups can be more easily manipulated or controlled.
Creating Chaos and Justification - for action and control
Creating chaotic systems is often done to justify taking action or control over the system; or to justify new rules.
Creating chaotic systems is also often a tactic done by organized crime to hide the crimes they commit, without rules and laws there is no crime committed.
Creating justification is used in the workplace and in regimes. In the workplace it can involve participating employees in regimes it can involve the secret police, organized crime, and even terrorists to weaken civil rights and freedoms. See the Rage Shooting Factors page
Security and Authority - attacks to increase power
Security authorities or organizations will sometimes provoke and welcome attacks on themselves or those they are sworn to protect, and in some cases they may even attack themselves, so that they can obtain more power and authority over those they are said to protect.
Administrative Maze and Complexity - to discourage complaints or to increase the need for a specialist
Sometimes administrations will create complex procedures and forms to discourage grievances or complaints, or to require the help of specialist requiring the payment of fees.
Ambiguities - no answer at all
Answers are sometimes provided or given as an ambiguity. Ambiguities may give the illusion that an answer has been provide but in most cases, it's not an answer at all.
The Pretense of Incompetence
In some cases, administrations will use the pretense of incompetence, in order to escape responsibility or accusations.
There's no deceit involved, we are just incompetent and make all kinds of errors.
We don't understand your complaint, it's too confusing, hard to understand, and unclear.
We didn't know that by giving ourselves multi-million dollar bonuses and salaries the company would go bankrupt.
The Administrative Frustrate and Discourage Game
Administrations will sometimes use tactics to frustrate and discourage individuals.
Delay and the Pretense of Incompetence tactics can be used to frustrate and discourage individuals.
Complaints can be arbitrarily dismissed without giving any kind of reasoning, justification, or by simply using a general ambiguity.
After filing forms and investing a lot of time, an individual can be advised at the end of the proceeding that he was in the wrong department or organization all along, and that the process needs to be restarted somewhere else.
Tactics used to frustrate and discourage can also induce the feelings of hopelessness in individuals or victims.
It is also linked to learned helplessness "helplessness would make someone more dependent, less defiant and more compliant,"
Fear to Manipulate and Control
Fear is often used to manipulate people or to control them.