Understanding Provokatsiya: Alt-Right in Cahoots with Alt-Left ‘Resistors’

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As originally published and in collaboration with Louise Neu

Horseshoe Theory In Action on Twitter

*This piece was written in collaboration with several brilliant minds, including: @chiefcovfefe@grzabjj@jamesfourm, and @karolcummins. Some contributors wish to remain anonymous.

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.

source: source: https://soapboxie.com/us-politics/horseshoe-theory-political-left-and-right

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 electionThe 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 HammondBlack 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 Deploraballpushed 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 explainNovember 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.

Misdirection & You (A Primer)

Buckle up.

What is misdirection? Let’s start with a little history lesson on the warriors most well known for misdirection. Ninjas. Ignore EVERYTHING you think you know about Ninjas (unless you actually are one, you know who you are). Hollywood is largely full of shit regarding them. They’re going for a cool story with cool FX. BUT, that’s exactly part of the myth of Ninjas so I cannot fault Hollywood for it. They’ve been collectively misdirected into believing a myth. If you’re an anime fan then you know of the many ninja related movies/shows out there. Ninja Scroll, Naruto, etc. Many of those take real elements of the Ninja and exaggerate them greatly for dramatic effect. The CIA even did an excellent write up on it, important that it was that they kept it confidential at one point. A STRONGLY recommended supplemental read for this article. That said the Ninja of today are not the same as the Ninja of that time, but carry on the knowledge. Much of that is drawn upon for teaching today’s spies however.

But I digress. Let’s continue. Much of the Ninja myth is built around their perceived abilities. The ability to “walk” on water, magical abilities known as kuji magic. Google will feed you much bullshit on it, but there is a “real” aspect to it which at the end of the article you will get without my having to explain if you are comprehending. I’m writing this article in the way of the Ninja of old and how they taught their lessons. At least I’ll try.

So did the Ninja “walk on water”? Yes they did! It fooled their enemies into thinking they were supernatural! And it worked! Ok so here’s the misdirection. We know due to science and engineering of…..flotation devices how this would be possible. And they did it back millennia ago! There were two ways they did this. One was a flotation seat made of rope and sealed rabbit pelts filled with air, that was one. The “walking” was a pair of floating pots that could fit their feet and hold their weight. Known as Taru Ikada. That was the more popular one.

Ok so I issued one example of what misdirection looks like. If you were reading carefully you saw where the misdirection was applied in their method. NOW let’s get to the meat.

Let’s use a recent event as an example. The WannaCry hacks.

Note WHO reported Russia suffered the most. Misdirection 😉

Where’s the misdirection here? It’s in WHO reported Russia’s “suffering”. A very popular RUSSIAN Anti-Virus company, currently under investigation by the FBI and has numerous hooks in US Government systems. The claimed “suffering” of Russia misdirects the possibility that they were behind the hack themselves or funded a proxy (who was arrested) to do the dirty work. They play the whole we suffered too, while their real objective remains hidden. Often times they’re targeting a needle in a hay stack they’re aware of exactly, but then creating mass chaos to distract.

Let’s go back to a Ninja tactic commonly used. Feminists are gonna love this one. Kunoichi (Female Ninja) were amongst the deadliest warriors in the Ninja (Bushi/Samurai) world. They were the black ops of the black ops that the Ninja were (Ninja were the black ops of the Samurai world). Ok I’ve made my point. Kunoichi would be worked into positions of being in harems, geisha girls or servants and such. Basically playing on the misogynistic tendencies of the powerful warlords. An ARMY Samurai would come to the castles lay siege to it. They were the distraction. THE DISTRACTION! Imagine thousands of warriors were a mere distraction. The real danger was in that misdirection. The Kunoichi would then take advantage of the commotion outside, set fire to the interior of the castle as ANOTHER misdirection, then find and kill the warlord and others. They were physically formidable fighters. They were in the lions den killing the lions. When used they won wars singlehandedly (with the men as a diversion, yea the men were literally fucking props and were ok with it when they knew about it). This was generally for the more “progressive” factions.

So why this example? Because misdirection was not just one thing, it could be many. Why am I not talking about Russia as much here? Because these are AMERICAN ACTIVE MEASURES! I’m hoping the things I’ve learned and am passing along can lead you on a journey to learn and search out information to educate yourselves on how Russia deceives. Only through personal education will you learn to spot REAL fake news (not what Trump claims is fake), and RAM trolls. It requires a personal effort to learn this. No one can teach it to you. You must teach yourself. I hope this short article can get you started on that path.

That said I would be remiss if I did not post at least one thing insulting to Putin.

His whole image is a fiction.

The John Titor Story, WTF?!

Let’s start with this excellent primer on John Titor. I’ll wait…..ok done? Let’s get started. Now why do I bring up some sci-fi crap that’s being passed as real, and been utterly debunked? Why the hell am I discussing John Titor?

If one reads the story closer and in the context of Russian Active Measures (henceforth referred to as RAM), it becomes readily apparent the real angle here. Let’s go back to the page I referenced. Do a search in your browser. Ctrl (or Command if on a Mac) F. Or on mobile the search page feature. Type Russia in the search page field. 18 instances of Russia mentioned in there. Ok whatever right?

Context. We’re against Russia here, mind you the John Titor story happened only 11 years after the USSR was dismantled. Civil War within the US that led to Russia attacking us….and winning following me here? Ok let’s break down each of the more “subtle” key points.

  • We are in a civil war that leads to Russia jumping in on one side to subjugate and exterminate the other, not ironically the “resistance” are the bad guys in this here. Simply put the mindset is basically that the “resistance” are the bad guys but the Russians and the “good guys John Titor was part of” killed most of their enemies in said “resistance”, so “good guys” right? The “resistance” wanted to maintain power and control, which implies the current system we have is oppressive, the Representative Republic we exist in is some kind of oppressive machine. Let’s dig into the next point behind this mindset shall we?
Umm what are people resisting? Russians who assisted a movement to subvert the legitimate government? Sound familiar?
  • Russia has had a hard on for putting down dissent in the most violent way possible. We see this often with Russia that’s the subtle message in here. Indoctrination is never overt, it’s subtle. It requires playing rhetorical games and making bad things appear good. Russia excels at this propaganda. This rhetoric and the rest of the rhetoric building up here appeals heavily to the rural (and heavily republican) areas that breed the militant nonsense we have seen. These are the people this kind of message appeals to. Don’t be too surprised if the whole “Resistance”  (the word not the concept) was heavily promoted by Russia as a trigger for people who buy into this and other Alt-Reich bullshit! Look at the reactions it gets now as proof of this from the right!


  • Ok this one is easy. Russia has had an insane interest in seeing this happen to us especially creating conditions for it. We see this today with the Secessionist and #CalExit movements. Secessionist movements originate with the ultra-right leaning types and #CalExit is a ultra-left leaning movement (Coincidence that the head of that movement spent a decade living in Russia before coming back to the US, eh?)
Russia’s wet dream..Putin jacks it to this idea every night
  • Here’s a reference to Russia wanting EXACTLY THIS! And a person with the obvious know how to implement it. Professor Igor Panarin is in a great position to do this, seeing information warfare is one of his specialties. See the connections starting to emerge? Mind you his prediction happened in 1998. Two full years before the John Titor story. So plenty of time to prepare this. But here’s a recent reference to another movement that pushes that narrative into reality.


  • Let’s analyze another point here. Russia being the big good guy victor here saving the “little guy” from the tyrannical liberal cities. Notice that Russia is involved in what is supposed to be a CIVIL WAR? Remember Ukraine a couple years ago? Funny how Russia gets involved and  governments not friendly to them get toppled. See below for an example. Remember this was written in late 2000 early 2001.
  • So Russia took on the US, Europe AND China?! in 2015 no less? Only 15 years from their toppling as the USSR and only 5 years from that post while in some serious economic hurt? Yea ok. Whatever, let’s move on. Notice the offhanded comment on Africa too. Interesting as it is the ONLY mention of it.

There are MANY ideas expressed in the John Titor story. It is interesting because of what it represents. I invite you to read it with new eyes if you’ve read it before. And for those new to it, read it with a concept of RAM behind it.  These are examples of the overall tactics used. In this particular tin foiled bullshit, Russia essentially is laying out a roadmap of their plan over the next decade plus. The John Titor Story makes a reference to 9/11 and other events that have loosely played out over the last decade and a half.

While the story itself was debunked the ideas in it remained ingrained in many tin foiled minds. The non scifi ideas become more prevalent in OTHER tin foiled bullshit (aka Conspiracy Theories) stories like the ones later found on InfoWars and the like. What we read here was a roadmap of what Russia plans for us. The above were only 3 small examples of how they do this. Read up and understand how it works.

In Patriotic Solidarity


Russian Media Manipulation Primer

Let’s get into my first (quick) article on how Russia manipulates the world at large to do their bidding. Let’s start with the HOW in simple bullet points:

  • The Russian Government OWNS and EXERTS control over the media content coming from their media. Anyone not toeing that line is removed (and often killed)
  • As we’ve seen from the US and other sovereign national elections, they use alternative forms of media (social media, blogs, conspiracy theories, etc)
  • They buy up OR invest heavily in media-centric properties (Facebook, Twitter, GAB, etc), then use the platform for their propaganda machines. They get insights into how the API’s work and can tailor their bots to work overtime to pump out fake news.
  • They use proxies to enact their plans. Wikileaks, Edward Snowden and a number of other methods, they paint them as heroes while only managing to further their own agenda. Ask the question, who benefited MOST from the Snowden leaks? Who benefited most from the various Wikileaks leaks? Most of all note who has NOT had many if ANY leaks sent about them? Russia and it’s allies. There’s plenty of documentation to support this. I’ll write a supplemental article to cover this below.
  • They intimidate and/or blackmail (Kompromat) people in power or people in key positions. These can be low level players as well or regular people as well they see a use for.
  • They play all sides against each other. Stoke violence from one side vs the other. Notice how the political rhetoric has ratcheted up in full knowledge of some of these Russian actions against us?

Covering a few of the basics here, this is by no means an exhaustive list, that will come later. Merely an intro to some of the many things I will cover for as long as it’s relevant (possibly a LONG TIME). Buckle up. Russia(and Putin especially)has had MUCH to do with many of the horrible events over the last 2 decades (and beyond).

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Let’s not forget Putin hates bad memes about himself, but he likes the good ones that make him look like a thug/killer. This one especially as it represents Putin’s actual past that he would prefer to forget ;). Let’s remember he hates memes that paint him in a bad light (as in ones painting him into his well known held prejudices). I’ll be covering some of these in a future segment. But here’s one last one since he “loves” these.PutinHoldingdildo Excelsior!

In case you’re interested in a deeper dive via twitter this tweet (pinned on my profile) covers a huge amount of info much of which will also be elaborated on in future articles on this site.


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