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Thursday, January 12, 2017

BLIZZARD OF LIES, RUSSIAN AND OTHERWISE




"Columnists and magazines that a month ago were saying #NeverTrump are now vibrating with the frisson of his audacity." May 20, 2016 


http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-dangerous-acceptance-of-donald-trump

"The three-part process by which the gross becomes taken for granted has been on matchlessly grim view this past week in the ascent of Donald Trump."

"If Trump came to power, there is a decent chance that the American experiment would be over. This is not a hyperbolic prediction; it is not a hysterical prediction; it is simply a candid reading of what history tells us happens in countries with leaders like Trump. Countries don’t really recover from being taken over by unstable authoritarian nationalists of any political bent, left or right—not by Peróns or Castros or Putins or Francos or Lenins or fill in the blanks. The nation may survive, but the wound to hope and order will never fully heal. Ask Argentinians or Chileans or Venezuelans or Russians or Italians—or Germans. The 
national psyche never gets over learning that its institutions are that fragile and their ability to resist a dictator that weak. If he can rout the Republican Party in a week by having effectively secured the nomination, ask yourself what Trump could do with the American government if he had a mandate." ...Adam Gopnik, New Yorker

As authoritarians both Trump and Putin get to say what's true.  They both manufacture
doubt and distrust in facts, logic, nuance, governments and reality itself.  The aim of the
Republican Party long before Trump was to make sure erosion seeps into U.S. mainstream
news, politics and culture.  Just look at what passes for populist right wing politics...

Speaking of which, never thought I'd be quoting veteran neoconservative 
reporter, James Kirchick: "I should not have been surprised. I’ve been 
following Russia’s cultivation of the American right for years, long before 
it became a popular subject, and I have been amazed at just how deep and effective the campaign to shift conservative views on Russia has been. Four 
years ago, I began writing a series of articles about the growing sympathy 
for Russia among some American conservatives."  (He voted HRC. Will 
return to his work further on) 

JUMPING AWAY FROM POLITICS:
After land, sea, air, the internet and space, there is another final frontier, another domain of contention and warfare.  The sixth domain, the human brain and the control of same.  
Dr. Michio Kaku:


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AND BACK AGAIN:
"The 1st rule of Fight Club paid trolling...never talk about Fight Club...unless 
wearing ski masks and floral shirt on this excellent Samantha Bee Full Frontal segment... 





Blizzard of Lies:
On YT are thousands of bogus fear and doom disinformation videos and websites 
that pretend to expose (U.S. never Russkie) government sponsored mind control.  
All but telling viewers that sausage fact-ory You Tube "alternative" "news" videos 
by the thousand along with most supportive commentsthousands of internet sites, 
blogs, forums, Facebook pages, fake news ads are by paid or volunteer Psy-Ops 
contractors imitating paranoid style fear, doom, confusion and delusion.  

Then again, the above video is comedian Samantha Bee doing a comedy 
interview from Moscow.  What serious news person can take this seriously?  
Everything said is totally accurate but that simple fact is offset by the comedy 
format which can be said to be easily rigged by using English speaking 
Russian students or comedians claiming to be paid troll disinformants.  

The comedy format seems acceptable to troll networks themselves because at that 
point they can get creatively Orwellian by attacking one of their main targets, the MSM.   
Under the Sam Bee YT video are comments giving false praise to the comedian as doing 
better job of reporting on troll purveyors of alternative "news" (likely the comment 
writerthan serious MSM reporters.  Creating a manufactured Kafka hall of mirrors.

Psy-war contractors compensate for insane content with shear numbers of videos and sites.   They exist to provide a context for outright lying that undermines the idea of accuracy, facts, news and rational informed bias. 

In my view of things, few of the perfectly scripted videos in the You Tube "alternative"
fear and doom video categories are made by the mentally ill which is counter to the prevailing
informed narrative typified by Doctor Vaughan Bell quoted in the NY Times 2008 link below.

This is the psychiatrist who runs the popular appropriately named "Mind Hacks"
psychology blog.  Dr. Bell and Yale Professor Dr. William Hoffman say these sites and
videos are by and for the mentally ill.  Even considering video editing few of these
novelty video narrators claiming persecution as "targeted individuals" stumble over words
or thoughts regardless of how willfully ridiculous those words and thoughts are.  Which
means they are scripted.  Can anyone rehearse or edit a flawless video?  Yes.  Can it be
done that way thousands of times over thousands of videos that all claim to be mind
controlled and stalked?  Using the same two or three formulas over and over to perfection?
Yes, by competent pros, not by the assumed legions of paranoids.  Which in itself is an
assumption on my part.  How can it be proved unless one of them admits to lying.
THAT can never happen for various reasons.

In my view, the internet might not have nearly as many actual zoolander lunatics as is 
now believed or reported.  But that's another complicated assumption. 

It's a good idea for media friendly professionals like Dr. Bell to come to easy
conclusions that all these videos are to be dismissed as made by the ill informed or
mentally ill and nothing more.  For a credible person to say otherwise would be
professional suicide and public humiliation.  It's left to comedians like Samantha Bee and,
well, shitty writers like me to say otherwise.  And now the post election media finally
piles on with "revelations" about "fake news" as if it's anything new.  Serious "news"
headlines ask the question, "Did Russian's Hack The U.S. Election?"  This leaves
"alternative" right wing media and so-called gateway journalists like Glenn
Greenwald to deny the story and play serious journalistic voices of reason to perfection.
When convenient.  Greenwald walks a necessarily fine line because of Ed Snowden
and his precarious status between Russia and his home country, America.  The pro-
Russian positions in this regard by Glenn Greenwald are melting away by the day, hour, minute.
(Breitbart Editor-in-Chief, Alex Marlow admitted to Bill Maher that Russia did
hack, interfere with the US election.  An ex-Breitbart reporter now working for Sputnik
News complained to the RNC that Marlow wasn't sticking to the accepted narrative)

Dr. Bell, in his best most con-vincing professional Brit accented voice might pull a
Greenwald and say that my claims are nothing more than "Russians Are Coming"
Cold War Joe McCarthy Russophobic paranoia without proof.  Or that speculative
blogs like this are guilty of the very thing they accuse others of.  A mere lefty meta
conspiracy theory of conspiracy theories.

I would naturally claim that inference, common sense as well as the CIA and FBI say
otherwise.  When I categorize thousands of channels as sausage fact-ories with similar
themes, lingo and paranoid fantasies I imply they are all operating in concert.
Which can put me in categories Dr. Bell talks about along with patients in P-Doc
waiting rooms talking to themselves about Russian trolls hacking their underwear.
Bell might be diplomatic and say I'm merely misinformed and victim of common
errors of reasoning.

How can most of these sites have similar themes and points of view?  Neurotics 
and delusionals have a tendency to imitate each other, right?  Yes they do in an 
effort to share their particular view of the world.  Sounds great doesn't it?  
Except some people have a tendency to overplay that particular hand.  
Like those who live and die by the DSM and those who use it to gaslight any 
and all opposition.  Like Glenn Greenwald for instance. 

Psychiatrists might be familiar with the inconvenient term "Troll Farm" or network
whether it's Russian, Israeli hasbara or U.S. Religious Right in origin.  In light of the
preceding paragraph they might also be quick to diagnose delusion and paranoia and
just as quickly whip out prescription pads.  I would plead, but Dr. Bell, sir, before you
diagnose/ section me please believe that this blog is far from a lefty DSM cliché.
"Famous last words", he would reply, "they all say that."  Unfortunately these are not
my last words on the subject and Bell would likely say no such thing.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/fashion/13psych.html?pagewanted=a

Of course the videos in question promote the very thing they pretend to be against.
And like all good lies these videos, websites, contain a modicum of honey-trap truth.
IOW, videos and blogs pretending to be fighting mind control are in themselves the purest
form of mind control via repetition and shear numbers of videos, comments, sites, blogs,
forums. Why?  Superficially to degrade the internet which in itself poses a threat mainly
to closed autocratic societies and fundamentalist authoritarian orthodox ideologies.  Russian
troll farm networks degrade credible news and in the process reverse the onslaught of
pervasive Western news and culture which tends to put closed autocratic societies like
Russia, China, N. Korea, and Islamist societies like Saudi Arabia and Iran in a bad light.

Then again, in the act of waking up from history, degrading the internet and reality itself
hardly makes a difference especially when a Soprano level thug/ reality show Republican
assumes the Presidency.

These mind control, chemtrail, FEMA coffin videos and comments aren't the mentally
ill imitating each other.  These pretenders are opposite of insane.  They use the same fear
and doom style as the very sane westerners mentioned in the paragraph below who act in the
name of the American and European fringe radical right wing pretending to be persecuted
and beyond political or ideological binary constructs of right and left.

Blaming reptilian aliens, "globalist elites" or Illuminati allows them room to make outrageous
National Enquirer claims without it reflecting on the right wing worldwide or Republican
libertarian establishments in the U.S.  Of course "the Masons", "NWO", and Illuminati
are bogus dogwhistle terms used by the delusional AND also disinformation peddlers who do everything they can to put themselves in the outlier "alternative" unaligned category.  Apart
from Alex Jones and David Icke this is especially true when you are part of a propaganda
network funded by an entire Russian Petrostate with enough money to launch thousands of
videos and websites, thousands of hackers in an effort to degrade and undermine politicians,
the internet, institutions, news and objective reality.  But how do I know that?

What I am saying goes beyond the impossible to the unpossible.  IOW, superficially
this blog can be seen as cognitively dissonant as the videos in question which could just be
the opinions of people who might look at the world differently and hold different views
and opinions from my own?  Certain assumptions are valid in the absence of definitive proof.
We don't live in a post truth world no matter what headlines say.  Russian dissidents
and expatriots have seen the above coming for years.  The world assumes a role of
willfull blindness.  Until a seemingly magic switch is thrown or signal is given.  At that
moment everything on this page might then be considered part of legitimate debate.

Never underestimate the power of political PR even from strident pretend fools like
El Presidenté, Donald Trump, his Religious Right supporters, the Jim Bakker's and Franklin
Graham's of the world.  Small "l" libertarians like Alex "Skull and Bones" Jones and
European counterpart, David Icke, along with thousands of imitators, fake You Tube
internet radio troll farm salesmen all claiming to deliver "alternative" right wing "news"
"the government (or liberal academic PC elite) don't want you to know."

Jones and Icke all but admit to being on the same level as bizarre tabloids Globe and
National Enquirer run by Trump buddy David Pecker (great name).  One step "up" would be
those previously mentioned along with Glenn Beck, WorldNetDaily, Breitbart Sinclair,
Drudge, talk radio, Fox News and too many others to count.

The Republican Party is rich enough to pacify and cater to extreme outliers for 
the purpose of propping up mainstream Republicans and vice versa.  Pretty soon 
the outliers through shear numbers and manic fanatic demagogic energy become 
normalized into the new mainstream.  How many of them believe their own nonsense?  
Doesn't matter.  Issues don't matter.  Lying doesn't matter.  

Power is what matters.  And federal contractor trickle-down on the supply side dollars.
All they have to do is keep repeating and shoveling the propaganda which for many
people makes anything true as long as it feels familiar.  Familiarity is accomplished
by repetition that pushes the message causing it to resonate with core identity programming.
Or should I say "values."

Trump never believed his own birther claims and I'm not the only one who "knew"/
assumed that.  There's that "assumed" word again.  Is it such a big assumption
to say that Alex Jones and David Icke are on the sanity spectrum and don't for a minute
believe half the paranoid style gibberish that comes out of their mouths despite all
claims to the contrary?  Not at all.  They are hyperbolic high energy fools who promote
their brand, stay on message following a nasty seeming cognitive dictatorship.  Some might
be on the malignant side of psychopathic/ narcissistic.  Those last two words are taken as joking
compliments in Republican, Trump, CEO circles except when the "m" word is added.  Feral
eyes grow wide.  Malignant!

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