"...Stratfor's recommendation(s) when it comes to neutralizing activists. In one of the most disciplined cognitive infiltration strategies I've seen, they recommend a very matter-of-factly "divide-and-conquer" process on dealing with different types of activists. Here's how they break them down:
RADICALS: Radicals, who see the system as corrupt and needing transformation, need to be isolated and discredited, using false charges to assassinate their character is a common tactic.
REALISTS: The Realists can be convinced that transformative change is not possible and we must settle for what is possible.
IDEALISTS: Idealists can be convinced they have the facts wrong and pulled to the Realist camp.
OPPORTUNISTS: Opportunists are in it for themselves and can be pulled away for their own self-interest."