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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 08:51 AM

More than just division, the 6 other goals of the Putinist regime

They want to:

Encourage apathy - When politics is becoming led by conspiracy theorists of Pizzagate and QAnon and by people who have fundamentalist and dogmatic beliefs that will not change their minds no matter what evidence is presented as well as openly and literally encouraging apathy with things like #walkaway, it will turn a lot of people off of politics completely.
Why? Think about it, if we're not caring about politics here, then of course we're not going to care about human rights or corruption inside Russia.

Encourage acceptance of human rights abuses from the Russian government against the Russian people - On the note of conspiracy theories being promoted, that's another reason. We're talking about a country with their intelligence agency that has most likely blown up their own people to prop up Putin, lets whistleblowers like Sergei Magnitsky die from a heart attack or maybe it was a blow to the head or maybe it was an abdominal rupture or maybe it was Bill Browder (Yes, all listed as causes of death for the man at different times), we're talking about a country that poisons dissidents with polonium and novichok, that to look tough against their terrorists they end up killing both the terrorist and hostages they take (And sometimes they kill more hostages than terrorists themselves), and more. But hey we have no room to talk because apparently we have satanist pizza cabals and Hillary Clinton killed 400 people with a crossbow or something.

Normalize their own conspiracy theories and state sponsored xenophobia and bigotry - Their Bill Browder is our George Soros. Their foreign agencies are our secret Muslims. Their GLBTQ people are well our GLBTQ people.

Promote dehumanization - It's ridiculous we're even having this debate, a human being's life and dignity should always be worth more than a gun or a confederate statue. But now we're seeing this debate where we're hearing "Hmm, maybe that's not the case"
We are seeing our fellow Americans get attacked and have their unique value destroyed.

Cause or enable destruction - Quite simply, a goal here is to lower the functioning of the US, sap social and economic power. The conspiracy theorists and the alt-right forces we see being promoted can do that through several ways; the first is their racism and xenophobia is just not workable, there's some money to be made in racism, but more in having cosmopolitanism and globalization. If you don't want a Muslim American's money or a GLBTQ American's money, that's less money moving about, that's less fluidity and more instability. Not to mention the conspiracy theorists and the alt-right often have no real economic ideas or platforms.

Promote Horizontal Nationalism or the Psy Ops Coup - Like the virus that uses the material of it's host, this is where we're actually being made into Russia or more sympathetic for the Putinist regime. If one side says Putin is bad, then the 'other side' will contradict it. We're seeing rhetoric being made where there are Americans who are actually more 'other' than the Putinist regime. Google "Thank you Russia" or "I'd rather be Russian than Democrat". The funny thing is Russia didn't create that propaganda, they did.
What if we reach a point where the liberal is seen as oppressor and Russia is seen as a potential liberator?

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lamsmy Nov 2018 #1

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Sun Nov 11, 2018, 09:43 AM

1. Ignore financial crimes

And normalize the pillaging of national assets.

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