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posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 03:14 PM
a reply to: BuzzyWigs

It's astonishing, eh? Makes all the background-posters of ATS i.e. the denver airport murals, more sensible.

If you simply pay attention to emotions - culture - you know where people are headed. Machiavelli knew this, as did the ancients - simply read Aristotle or Plato.

You create a stupid, lowbrow culture, and you let a celebrity like Trump run - its simply cause and effect at this point. I wouldn't be surprised at all if the liberals are truly "shocked".

Well I'm not, nor is George Lakoff or anybody who understands the fundamental emotional-affective nature of Human self-organization. The fault lies squarely with the mainstream medias overly cheerful/naive coverage of Donald Trump.

I am so amazed. Look at what lies before us. Don't you want to....cry? or laugh?

This is a truly zainy situation to be in.

posted on Nov, 11 2016 @ 03:59 PM

retracted for further reflection......I was offended that you did not realize to whom you are replying, because I know you are not a newbie.

I was also amazed that you brought up "emotions" and "only have to look at" when that is very plainly my entire platform, and tried to put ignorance on me. But I'll pretend you never paid enough attention to me to know that.

edit on 11/11/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)

Go turn your sprinkler off. The lawn is saturated.
We are now wading in a swamp.


edit on 11/11/2016 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 25 2016 @ 07:52 AM

Report: Russian propaganda efforts propelled fake election news
From The Hill.

Still don't believe??

Two groups of independent researchers found that Russia employed thousands of botnets, human internet “trolls” and networks of Web sites and social media accounts to inject false content into online political talk and amplify posts from right-wing sites.

“They want to essentially erode faith in the U.S. government or U.S. government interests,” said Clint Watts, a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute who co-authored a report about Russian propaganda. “This was their standard mode during the Cold War. The problem is that this was hard to do before social media.”

A similar report from PropOrNot, provided to the Post, identifies more than 200 websites that routinely pushed Russian propaganda to at least 15 million Americans, and found that false stories pushed on Facebook were viewed more than 213 million times.

Some stories originated from RT and Sputnik, state-funded Russian information services that are more akin to traditional news sites but sometimes include false or misleading articles.

The coverage was overwhelmingly favorable to Donald Trump, and some of the most notable examples of fake news garnering major traffic online centered on

Hillary Clinton’s health,
protesters that were allegedly paid to interrupt Trump events,
and fears about vote tampering.

This was a thing.
It's real.

(post by Justanotherman removed for a manners violation)

posted on Nov, 25 2016 @ 08:08 AM
a reply to: Astrocyte

The Russians were not trying to put Trump in the White House, they were trying to undermine the West's faith in liberal democracy. Trump carried rural areas and the "Rust Belt" because, as a TV entertainer, he knew that audience was disaffected. Unfortunately for his supporters, there is nothing Trump can do to improve their lot. Americans lost their jobs because of improvements in productivity, not cheap foreign labor. Also, factories in emerging economies are newer, and thus have more flexibility in their infrastructure. His environmental policies may wind up hurting farmers as well. Anyway, the bottom line is that pretty much everyone thinks the system is rigged now, so they might be open to something besides our constitutional democratic republic.

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