‘Collusion’ is not a crime, but nor is ‘coordination’. Comey and Mueller targeted the crime of the century, not minor offenses
As originally published and in collaboration with Louise Neu
Horseshoe Theory In Action on Twitter
The horseshoe theory asserts that the far left and the far right, rather than being at opposite and opposing ends of a linear political continuum, in fact closely resemble one another, much like the ends of a horseshoe. The theory is attributed to French writer Jean-Pierre Faye.
What is Fake Opposition? It involves one power base either creating an opposing power base organization or movement, or infiltrating an existing opposing movement or organization. The obvious purpose of this tactic is to “control the opposition”; in other words, the controlling or infiltrating party will eventually rise to sow disinformation, dissent, confusion, and disruption. The purpose is to co-opt or take over that movement by discrediting other members, with the ultimate goal of weakening and destroying the opposing power base’s movement or organization.
This means that controlled actors on the far ends of each side of the horseshoe are actually closer to each other in their extreme ideologies — even if diametrically polar opposites — than they are to those of moderate ideologies either Right or Left of Center. This explains it best:
Controlled opposition helps to enact Russian active measures (RAM) which are Russian influence operations engaged by both the far right and the far left to influence our election. The radical far right co-opted the more moderate Conservatives and the far left Progressives (Sanders) and Independents via Jill Stein co-opted the more moderate Liberals to divide the Democrats . It’s coordinated by actors on both ends of the political spectrum (horseshoe) who are working together to conquer the Moderate Conservatives and Liberals.
An example of a “far right” actor working in this intentionally divisive fashion in social media, is the pro-Trump Twitter account @AmyMek, which was quoted in the New York Times, retweeted by Michael Flynn, and appears to not be a real person.
A perfect example of an “alt-lefter” turned “alt-righter” is Cassandra Fairbanks. Fairbanks once supported Anonymous, Jeremy Hammond, Black Lives Matter (a peaceful movement which was targetted for influence by RAM), and during the 2016 primaries, she was a vocal supporter of Bernie Sanders (while working for Russian propaganda organization Sputnik, no less). She loudly switched her support to Donald Trump, attended the Deploraball, pushed conspiracy theories about the death of Seth Rich, and is now working for pro-Trump “news” website, Big League Politics. The horseshoe is now a circle and the circle is complete.
November 4th, 2017
Coordination between the alt-left and the alt-right on social media can be found in the events surrounding November 4, 2017. “Antifa” and “MAGA” were promoting demonstrations in major cities using the hashtags #november4 and #nov4itbegins, depending on which “Team” you’re on. Antifa, the Democratic Socialists of America, and the Industrial Workers of the World on the far left pushed for action on November 4th, and the far-right press whipped their base into a fury, claiming ‘Antifa supersoldiers’ were planning mass violence.
Thirty seconds of Googling reveals that the #nov4itbegins started with a group called “Refuse Fascism”, which used to be called “The World Can’t Wait”, and before that they were known as the Revolutionary Communist Party, lead by a guy named “Chairman” Bob Avakian. Bob Avakian has been at it for years, and even his fellow communists think he’s really shady.
But, “Chairman” Bob serves a purpose, and that’s to give far-right outlets like The Federalist a tailor made Foreign-Sounding Bad Guy!
So it’s clear that “Both Sides” are spoiling for a fight, both the “Extreme Left” and “Extreme Right.” Bonus points if you can drag George Soros into it somehow!
So, basically, we have a couple of astroturf groups that want to have a fight on November 4th. Big deal, who cares, right?
Let’s let the (hopefully) now-Registered Russian Agents at Sputnik explain. November 4 just so happens to be Russian Unity Day. (Do you think combination of these factors is just a coincidence?)
Thankfully, people seem to have caught on. As Christopher Lehmann, a 56-year-old Trump supporter who made the trip from Belmar, New Jersey to counter the event said, “I thought there would be more of them. I thought there would be more of us too.”
Russian active measures only work if people buy into them. In the case of #November4 and #nov4itbegins, which were heavily pushed on social media, by “Both Sides,” that didn’t happen.
Putin thinks himself a tough guy. He’s so secure with that thought that he needs to make sure everyone believes it with pictures of him being manly. He likes to go our shirtless. ALOT. It’s taking it’s toll on him. He’s had work done.
The mindset is pervasive in culture all over the world. However those who read and study knows its utter shit. His past of course is light on details. Light on details but full of shit. Let’s just make that clear…exhibit A
The Real Putin had he not been recruited to the KGB to handle luggage for REAL SPIES…But alas this is where he went…
Like other autocrats before him, he portrays himself and his nation as much stronger than they are. Using the internet, they’ve accomplished this via memes…yes fucking memes. Here’s one unintentional example of how pervasive the perception of Russian toughness has become in American culture.
Here’s a few specimens of Russian “superiority”
..Getting it? I touched upon this in my previous article but felt it needed more explaining. This cultural “acceptance” of inflated/exaggerated Russian culture is a form of Deza meant to make their rivals feel inferior. Don’t buy it! Don’t amplify it! It’s utter bullshit! By the numbers, these guys get it on various levels. Ok I get it every nation says they’re the greatest in the world. But reality it’s only autocratic and despotic nations fake it. All others have something to be proud of where the people rejoice in. But I digress, the need for a national leader to show his masculine prowess is a sign of insecurities. Thiss extends to their actual supporters as well. Those with a need to denigrate those they see as lesser than them. In the USA, we see it here with Trump, his supporters and from controlled opposition as well (another topic I’ll cover next article). But overwhelmingly we see it from the established autocratic nations. The whole we’re super epically powerful schtick. An example of that to the bitter end…
See the pattern? Whenever you see a Russia’s awesome or Putin’s tough meme, ask yourself about the source and if you’re being manipulated into believing he’s a tough guy, even in funny memes there can be a message someone wants you to believe.
Be aware as this is how we get manipulated, it is how we got Trump, it is an ongoing operation that still is happening even now. It is in part how we got where are are. Subtle deza and false perceptions. Consider that this same technique can be used to denigrate an opponent and make them appear weak using controlled opposition as well as smears. But also done via memes. Look at google and type Hillary. The amount of false news and insane memes is insane! This was done to manipulate people via funny, and mixed truth/lies memes and plausible lies. So be aware of this as you move forward.
Until next article.
Exclusive: Farage lieutenant says Mueller interviewed him on Cambridge Analytica and Russia
Read this first …done? Ok let’s kick this into high gear. Now you know as I’ve known that Russian Active Measures are not done only by these guys hashtagging MAGA all over the place like rabid monkeys:
Get the picture? Now this is OBVIOUS. The extreme, the ABSOLUTE extreme opposition as well as the unseen RU twitter trolls with shitty Yandex translations for tweets. Now those people who like myself identify as moderate Democrats (this also applies to never Trumper Republicans as well) will note this is par for the course, the norm on social media. It is obvious to see. However what is more insidious is the fox in the henhouse wearing a chicken outfit. Some of the disguises are Oscar worthy. Let’s take this example. We KNOW Russia Today or RT or whatever the shit that acronym we know for Russian propganda is, IS used for Russian Active Meausres. SO when someone quotes it. ESPECIALLY known intelligence people, you gotta wonder who’s side they’re REALLY on after our own Intelligence (and the rest of the freaking planet, except Russian allies) would say it is CLEARLY Russian Propaganda. Sources here, here, here and here
So let’s take a look at some people who’ve quoted RT or other Russian sources to make their point.
So let’s see. We have far-left Jill stein, and a “resister” Malcolm Nance BOTH pushing Russian propaganda. I’d call Nance’s thing a one off except the day before this article’s date Nance a veteran himself smeared a Gold Star Family, Chief Of Staff John Kelly’s (a former General in the US Marine Corp) because TRUMP politicized his sons death and Kelly would not resign. Now seeing how much Trump has accomplished under General Kelly (as in nothing) it is clear that COS Kelly is basically a dam of hoover proprtions holding back the epic shitstorm should Trump be unfettered. He is holding the line as a Marine does. As he swore to do as a Marine and still does in his goverenment post. Then Nance had the tiniest balls to tweet this:
Why? Because general Kelly is doing his job. The thankless job of keeping our nation from decending into Chaos. Now make no mistake, I do not necessarily agree politically with General Kelly, nevertheless, anyone with half a brain or not being paid in rubles can see he is one of the few people between us and a dictatorship. If one watches varios photos and video footage, General Kelly’s disdain for Trump in his body language is palpable. It’s memeworthy even! He is holding the line as is General Mattis.
Ok so how is the above RAM? It plays well into the Russian game of divide and conquer. Nance fanbois/gurls will agree with him while others will condemn him further dividing the resistance. Russia wants this. It makes it harder to fight them if the Resistance is divided. Loyalties tend to be fickle in that sense at times. Russia plays it as we’ve seen with the opening link from the guardian. Let’s take a look at Nance’s counterpart Naveed Jamali. Curious that people seem to ignore another aspect of his career. Betcha didn’t know he worked for Michael Flynn didja? YES the same Michael Flynn who is a traitor?
I made the images extra large so it can be seen in detail. Flynn’s site of course has scrubbed or locked down those pages. But WayBack’s a bitch. In this case Google Cache. But either way this is the content from the page with the link should you wish to type it out.
These two individuals (Nance & Jamali) appear on not on RT but on MSNBC with alarming regularity, while postulating nonsense that often tends to be inaccurate OR pilfered from another source without atribution and incorrectly portraying it. On things they “analyzed” they have been wrong on a few occasions and never corrected) But this is a good primer on Jameed Navali as well from my partner site at Russia Revealed. Naveed has provided disinfo in the past. He has a tendancy to lie and exagerrate his claims. But in this article he made a point of lying to discredit Louise Mensch, an activity he continues to this day via twitter along with Nance. Now what does this have to do with RAM you ask? This is how it works! It is subtle. Sometimes they’re aware of it, other times the agents are not even aware! But on this I have to say they are aware as they knowningly quote blatent lies about people who disagree with them online. Plenty of tweets on their feeds with info that can be verified.
For Jill Stein, how’d that recount go? The money seemed to go nowhere. The recounts seemingly produced no obvious results that were not already known. Then there’s the whole fact she’s trying to undermine our electoral process, something that the Kremlin again has been engaging in here, but has done in various nations around the world, so plenty of searchable precedent.
So let’s look at ANOTHER cause that was not only rolled by Russia but pushed by major social media influencers for a while. CalExit! Because the 12th largest economy in the world leaving it’s parent nation is a good thing for all right? But before that some Russian historical context. The EX-KGB is a misnomer, there IS NO SUCH THING AS EX-KGB! The acryonym changes, but NEVER any EXes in there…unless you die of natural causes from a 20 story fall, or exploding car..in Russia those are natural cause deaths. But I digress…here’s the Russian nostradumbass. He is stating that our nation will split, BUT never really goes into detail as to how. Here’s more if you’re interested.
Ok back to Calexit…..And we’re done. Seeing how anyone calling for sessceion could be a Russian influenced or operated now? Of course if you read the news Texas and Louisiana have threatened to secede many times during the Obama administration. Curious how that works right? But make no mistake this is how Russia has operated for DECADES! This is nothing new with their efforts to interfere in other nations to break them and force them into subservience to Russia.
But the efforts ALWAYS start with propoganda. The internet has made it both inexpensive and remarkably easy to disseminate the information rapidly and at scale. So knowing that, many people can be less than diligent in their efforts to vet articles or information pushed by those they follow on social media. Or hold similar biases which the Kremlin can and does exploit.
The only thing I can advise anyone is to check how much in common their influencer follows/likes have with the Kremlin and their reactions when it’s questioned. My approach has been to ask polite questions, then see where it goes. Usually not far as I’ll see myself blocked if the question is polite, yet pointed. Probing questions rapidly frusterate. They call it trolling. POLITENESS IS THE KEY. If you act like a dick, ANYONE will shun you. So be as polite as you would be to a person in real ife. BUT also have sources ready to produce. If they’re pushing a line you think may be a Russian agenda thing. Do your own part and research it!
Point out the research out to the person in question and ask them why they are pushing something that Russians agree with. Their reaction will say it all.
Putin works his nation destroying “magic” that way. He preys on the ignorance of people to his advantage. It is how and why we got Trump sadly.
Disclaimer: This is gonna be long. So long it’s part one. The other part will be published on another site this is so long. WHAT?! Russia had something to do with 9/11??!!! I’m a tin foil twat now? This is beyond the realm of possibility? So far I’ve covered how propaganda works, how it’s implemented […]
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