I'll give this one a shot.
While there have been a number of ways that have been suggested about Russia's interference and hacking, e.g. release of emails, hacking of the DNC,
manipulation of voting machines(not ADDING votes but actually disqualifying legitimate votes to sway results), there has been much discussion about
the social media influence.
In the case of you, your wife, father...and EVERYONE for that matter on some level, techniques were used en masse via Meme's, literally 100% fake
stories that were picked up by supposed legitimate news sources like Fox, and then spread via social media.
So the next thought is...I DON'T FALL FOR THAT #!!! We believe what we believe and it's based on my own intelligence, ability to critically think, and
there is just no way any of us could be impacted that greatly.
Unfortunately, with certain techniques of influence, such as neurolinguistic programming, NLP, we are all high vulnerable and susceptible to
manipulation. This could be done in ways to change our point of view, strengthen a point of view, or weaken it.
Let me show a 7 minute example that is well worth watching
Russia was found to have hired 1000's of internet trolls to influence us. While this doesn't seem impactful it most certainly can be.
Lastly, the creator of Dilbert, Scott Adams, spoke of Trump as a master influencer via high level persuasion techniques throughout the campaign.
Scott Adams is also a hypnotist and a master influencer that has been trained in NLP.
Now I feel that Trump is a complete piece of # conman based on his previous real estate dealings, his behavior on the apprentice, his continued
misquotes and misunderstandings, not to mention his ridiculous hair piece and Jersey Shore worthy tan. I am unsure if that makes me unsusceptible to
his persuasion techniques, but based on Scott Adams they likely still got to me as well.
Here are examples of what Scott says Trump did throughout the campaign.
a. He spoke in visuals and not in terms. When Trump spoke about terrorists he wouldn't simply say that. He would speak about people in cages with
their heads cut off. This visual is far more influential than just calling someone a terrorist. It influences opinion and actually endears him as a
strong leader who says it like it is. This is only one example of course.
b. He thoroughly belittled his opponents throughout the campaign one by one by utilizing descriptive nicknames that have layered meaning. e.g. Little
Marco. Low Energy Jeb. Leaving the best one for last, Crooked Hillary.
Why is this the best one? The term crooked can mean thief, dishonest, and also mean bent/out of shape in regards to someones health. No we likely
don't think that immediately but it penetrates our brain unknowingly. Trump was even smart enough to A/B test nicknames for her during his
speech..."Which is it crowd? Crooked Hillary??? or Unstable Hillary?" He went with the nickname that got larger applause.
c. He lies his ass of in the same influential ways while staying off topic entirely if confronted with those lies. These are tips he learned from his
previous attorney. Change the subject and never admit to wrong doing. We saw him do this during the campaign and "debates". We still see him do
I get specific about what Trump did via the campaign because if there is a possibility of Russia influencing the voting population via fake news,
memes, and messages spread via NLP, it's essentially the same method that Trump was utilizing during his campaign(according to Scott Adams who covered
the topic at length on his blog and via interviews with Bill Maher etc.)
If you want to learn more about NLP look up Richard Bandler, the founder/creator of the method. To put it in perspective, Richard Bandler killed a
prostitute during a coked up rampage at his apartment. He took the stand in his own defense and the jury found him not guilty. That's just how
effective it can be.
So the combination of influence by social media, direct method's by Trump, and other possible meddling are how it was done. The NLP used could have
been used to pump up Trump in your mind while destroying Hillary and Bernie. You know how many times I heard people criticize Hillary's health or
Bernie's age? Trump's the same effing age practically.
As a Canadian who lives in the USA I have a unique perspective. The one thing I knew moving down here nearly 30 years ago is Americans HATE RUSSIANS.
COMMIE. PINKO. BASTARDS. Democrats hate them quite a bit but Republicans...UGH! Rocky IV was an American's wet dream.
So It has been very surprising to me how so many Americans have been okay with Trump literally kissing Russia and Putin's ass. He stands up for the
guy. Defends his antics. Absolutely refuses to criticize and makes special time for the guy. Just the other day he shook hands with him and didn't
try to rip his arm off like every other world leader. The exceptions that have been made for Russia have been stunning, yet nobody on the Republican
side, or Democrats for that matter is saying a word.
I bring this up as a question to you as a patriotic American, and your father the life long Democrat who voted for Trump...If you believe you were not
influenced how do you not care that Trump is in love with Russia, refusing to criticize them at every opportunity? This certainly is not the normal
originally posted by: Christosterone
This is the story that keeps on giving...
Let the progressives continue this ridiculous narrative...
It's spending ALL their political capital and credibility...
The Democratic Party and the mainstream media have ruined their future with a story everyone knows is BS..
My wife and I constantly ask "what did the Russians have to do with us voting for Trump?"
We seriously do...and so do most sane people who didn't vote for trump...
But to those who subscribe to the Russia narrative please riddle me this:
What role did Russia play in my voting for trump?
Or my dad, a lifelong democrat?
Hillary was an awful candidate/human being and Russia had nothing to do with that fact..
edit on 9-7-2017 by m1kelowry because: Added link.