— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) August 12, 2017
The propaganda war is in full swing this fine Saturday afternoon.
— McFeels (@JMcfeels) August 12, 2017
The propaganda war is in full swing this fine Saturday afternoon.
Memes are still a key weapon we have to use in our battle for freedom. I expect people will disagree on whether this kind of material helps or hurts. I think it helps, but you can disagree and it won’t hurt my feelings.
Prominent Trump supporter and journalist Jack Pesobiac has been called out as a liar by Andrew Anglin at the Daily Stormer.
I’ve published one post that featured Posobiac. That was when he disrupted the Trump assassination play in Central Park with (((Laura Loomer.))) These two alt-light figures did something worthwhile in my opinion when they used the left’s tactics against them.
However, although I’ve used some of Pesobiac’s Tweets in different posts, I’ve been very careful to rarely use him as a news source. That’s because I noticed a few weeks ago that a number of his “scoops” and “exclusives” turned out to be incorrect.
I formed an opinion at several weeks ago that either he was lying by making things up or he was being fed garbage by his “sources.”
Yesterday, Anglin, in a long article, called out Pesobiac as damaging to the Trump movement because Pesobiac falsely claimed that HansAssholeSolo, the source of the Trump body slamming CNN meme, was 15 years old.
I’ve condensed Anglin’s post down to the essence. Read the whole article if you’ve previously been a Pesobiac follower.
“Ratfucker” is a term for someone who uses dirty tricks to manipulate politics.
Twitter personality Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) is a ratfucker.
I believe that Posobiec made this up, outright. It is possible that someone from CNN could have leaked this information to him for disinformation purposes, but if that were the case, why is he not now coming out with that information? Surely, CNN leaking disinformation to him would in itself be a story, no?
And was his intention here really to help Team Trump?
We can’t know his personal motives, of course, but there is very little positive that could have come from this, and such a large potential negative in giving CNN the opportunity to distort the entire discussion. And of course, the main beneficiary here was his Twitter feed.
Jack Posobiec’s Twitter Feed: Anatomy of a Ratfucking Hoax Machine
In the time since Trump’s victory, Posobiec has gone from being a clever dirty tricks operator to being a chronic liar and hoaxer, using falsehoods simply to give himself an edge in the new media landscape.
Having observed him more closely than I otherwise would have over the last two weeks, I have found that he is using an absolutely absurd strategy to promote himself on Twitter: basically, he makes up all kinds of things which he believes to be non-falsifiable, while claiming the information comes from insider connections he has.
He is using several measures to decide what to make up.
Plausibility – He makes claims that could come true and thus bolster his credibility and his image as a man with reliable insider sources.
Unfalsifiability – He continually decides which rats to fuck based on an inability for the claims to be proven false, in the case that they do not turn out to be true. This generally involves making a prediction, but framing it as “sources are telling me…”
Sensationalism – The claims must be scandalous in order to get those retweets.
Following the HanAssholeSolo ratfucking attempt by Jack Posobiec, I think it is now absolutely fair to say that this man is a liability who is actively harming the entire spectrum of the Trump movement with his self-serving lies and hoaxes.
I encourage you all to follow Posobiec on Twitter and call him out as a ratfucker whenever he makes these “insider” claims. Maybe he will stop it, maybe he won’t – but if he doesn’t, then he needs to get the reputation of being #RatfuckerJack so that the events of this week are not repeated.
In the future, whenever there is a rumor that can be traced back to #RatfuckerJack, do not take it seriously and do not spread it.
I took a quick look at Jack’s Tweets. So far, there’s no reply to Anglin that I saw.
A woman professor, Sophia A. McClennen, laments the legacy media’s loss of its monopoly on the production of propaganda.
She claims that alt-right Internet memes, such as the Trump Tweet showing him body slamming CNN, are dangerous. That’s pseudointellectual nonsense coming from a woman professor who will probably receive a raise and promotion for writing this shallow piece.
I’ve excerpted about a third of it.
Excerpt from Salon
Forget fake news — alt-right memes could do more damage to democracy
As BuzzFeed notes, there is “a sprawling new universe of far-right internet personalities who have aligned themselves with a ‘new right’ or ‘alt-right’ or ‘new far-right’ political youth movement in the US.” This group is interested in moving their trolling into the real world.
Whether on Reddit or YouTube or another form of social media these alt-right rants share a few key beliefs. As Malia Rolt explains in a piece on YouTube and the alt-right, those posting right-wing hate speech “all believe that the media is untrustworthy and political correctness has gone too far, and see advocacy for equality for all as a threat to freedom of speech.”
The issue of freedom of speech and social media, of course, is a tricky issue since all of the platforms have rules and restrictions over the sort of content they allow. And yet, there is some evidence to suggest that the application of those rules may indeed favor aggressive speech by the right more than from other quarters.
For instance, a report from ProPublica suggests that Facebook’s internal rules for censoring hate speech is biased to favor both the right and celebrity users. In contrast, “Facebook users who don’t mince words in criticizing racism and police killings of racial minorities say that their posts are often taken down.”
They compare two posts. One by a U.S. congressman who wrote a post after a terrorist attack in London that called for the slaughter of “radicalized” Muslims. “Hunt them, identify them, and kill them,” declared U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins, a Louisiana Republican. “Kill them all. For the sake of all that is good and righteous. Kill them all.” And one by Boston poet and Black Lives Matter activist DiDi Delgado: “All white people are racist. Start from this reference point, or you’ve already failed.”
Delgado’s post was removed and her Facebook account was disabled for seven days. Higgins’ post was untouched. Such practices certainly suggest deep political biases in the ways that Facebook censors users.
All of this combines to suggest that, while each social media platform has a different identity and different content rules, there is increasing evidence that right-wing hate speech is growing in power and force across the major social media platforms and into everyday life.
What this week’s Trump Twitter war against the mainstream news media teaches us is that CNN should be worried — but not about Trump’s attacks, rather about the fact that an increasing number of U.S. citizens are forming their political ideas based on alt-right rants, and not on anything that even remotely resembles information.
Microchip has been banned from Twitter over 100 times. He’s far from alone. Recall that MILO was permanently banned and has never come back. Microchip gets back on via trickery until Twitter discovers he’s back, when they ban him again.
The point is that the rules do not favor the alt-right. Another point is that the media is obviously not trustworthy.
McClennan’s essay starts with the wrong premise. The only way to break the media monopoly is through alternative media, citizen journalism, taking matters one Tweet, comment, and blog post at a time.
The “fake news” phrase has come into widespread use for a reason and if the professor doesn’t acknowledge that, she’s either stupid or lying.
Two Marines were arrested after displaying a banner featuring a white nationalist phrase. 32-year-old Joseph Warner Manning and 35-year-old Michael Joseph Chesney were booked May 20 on one count of misdemeanor first-degree trespassing.
Cops said the two showed up at pro-Confederate rally in Graham, North Carolina. The pair allegedly climbed up to the top of a building, and depicted a banner with two phrases. Across the center, there was a quote from George Orwell’s novel 1984: “He who controls the past controls the future.” Then, along the edge was the phrase: “YWNRU.”
It stands for “You will not replace us.” The slogan is associated with white nationalist and so-called identitarian organizations. For example, Richard Spencer led people on a “You will not replace us” chant at a pro-Confederate monument rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. When used, it tends to signify a fear of immigrants, usually Mexicans or Muslims.
For Manning and Chesney, there may be more to it than a possible criminal conviction: the Marine Corps will investigate the incident.
“Of course we condemn this type of behavior,” Maj. Clark Carpenter told The Times-News in a Saturday report. “We condemn any type of behavior that is not congruent with our values or that is illegal.”
Both men are staff sergeants. Manning declined comment when reached by the outlet, saying he wasn’t allowed to talk about this. Chesney didn’t respond to their request for comment.
The “You will not replace us” chant from four months ago:
Zbig is often characterized as being against Jews. Interesting, considering that his foreign policy positions benefited Jews.
It’s an easy call to label Zbig an evil warmonger because that’s what he was.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, a longtime political scholar who served as President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89.
His daughter, Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” confirmed his death in an Instagram post Friday night.
As one of Carter’s top aides from 1977 to 1981, Brzezinski played a role in major events including the Camp David Accords, the Iran hostage crisis and the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan.
Brzezinski was a well-known foreign policy expert both before and after working in the Carter administration. He was often called in by later Presidents to weigh in on global issues.
Here’s four minutes of truth about Zbig.
Trump’s troubling security adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn
Until his death, Brzezinski was a professor at Johns Hopkins University and worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank.
A native of Poland, he was staunchly against the Soviet Union.
He was a driving force behind helping to arm Islamic troops fighting the Soviet Union in Afghanistan after its 1979 invasion.
Brzezinski was also influential in Carter’s efforts to normalize relations with China — even supporting their aid to Cambodian warlord Pol Pot to counter against the Soviet-backed Vietnam.
But the hawkish Democrat often clashed with Secretary of State Cyrus Vance, Sr. Their quarrels led to Vance’s departure in April 1980. The top diplomat deemed his colleague “evil,” the New York Times reported in 2002.
Brzezinski was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1928, the son of a diplomat. His family fled to Canada in the buildup to World War II.
The video above provoked a few comments that Zbig was an Israeli shill, criticizing Israel to remain believable.