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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) 

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.  




I believe maybe half of what Andrei Soldatov has to say about the lead up
to 2016.   IMO, Putin, key I.C. people like Gen. Flynn, unelected Republican
proxies, a few Republicans in Congress, team Trump along with his campaign
manager Paul Manafort were moving together long before mid 2016 or 2015.

BLIZZARD OF LIES:

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





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 ad sites supported by paid or volunteer 
Psy-War 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 they can then get creatively Orwellian 
by attacking one of their main targets, the US media.  
Under the Sam Bee YT video were 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 
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 any 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 prevailing informed
narratives 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 all claiming to be mind controlled and stalked by
the US Govn’t 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 a Russian
reporter infiltrates the Internet Research Agency.  Which they did.

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 Snowden’s 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.  Breitbart Editor-in-
Chief, Alex Marlow admitted to Bill Maher that Russia hacked,
interfered with the US election.  An ex-Breitbart reporter now working
for Sputnik News (where else) complained to the RNC that Marlow
was veering from acceptable Party narratives.

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.  Regardless of whether Special 
Prosecutor, Bobby “Three Sticks” Mueller III finds sufficient 
proof of Trump illegalities and regardless of whether Mueller 
remains in any position to reveal said proof even if found.  IOW, 
45 fires Mueller who might be forced to remain silent. 

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 and section me please
believe that this blog is far from a lefty DSM conspiracy 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 and fake news
accounts 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 host 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
(1/2 dozen a week) and websites, an army of trolls, the best hackers
and WikiLeaks 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 willful 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 like Ron and Rand Paul who were frequent guests 
on Alex Jones’ radio show.  Pretty soon the outliers through 
shear numbers and manic fanatic demagogic energy become 
normalized into a new mainstream.  How many of them 
believe their own nonsense?  Few.  And it 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
liars who promote their brand of resentment and stay on message
following a seemingly nasty cognitive dictatorship.  Which is to say,
many of those mentioned are 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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