Are Americans being brainwashed? The latest Department of Justice indictment charges 12 high-ranking military officers in Russias elite cyber-war unit with psychologically manipulating unsuspecting Americans by way of social media trolls and bots.
More than 100 years ago, Ivan Pavlov discovered that with training and reinforcements, you can teach a dog to salivate at the sound of a bell, rather than salivate at the sight of the food itself. After Pavlovs death, a psychologist named Watson expanded this research to include human experiments, showing that various behaviors can be induced in people in the same way dogs can be trained to salivate at the sound of a bell.
The bells rung by the Russian military and Donald Trump are racism, bigotry and misogyny; promising red meat of violence and power over others to those who are inclined to violent, deplorable behavior and speech. The bells incessantly rung by Fox News are Nazi, white supremacist code words; consequently, we are seeing increasing incidents of white people harassing or murdering people of color, LGBTQ, women, refugees and various immigrants.
The results sought by these destroyers of democracy arent just increased violence and chaos; ultimately they want to rob and plunder our treasury and land, then rule by any means. By pulling constitutional threads apart, the fabric of our glorious Melting Pot of the World will soon be in tatters. These traitorous enemies know that people divided cannot fight the true enemy, tyranny.
Tyranny originally meant illegitimate and has come to mean oppressive and cruel government. We see despotic governments around the world. Who would have ever thought tyranny would come to America? But here it is, wrapped in the flag.
We do not have to sit idly by and accept this progression from democracy to totalitarianism. We still have a few tools left in our constitutional toolbox.
Our main tool is the ballot box. We must protect our rights to vote and to have our votes accurately counted. The Russian-owned GOP wont protect us, so we must be hyper-vigilant. Check www.voterview.ar-nova.org to make sure youre registered. Register others! Vote!
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Free Parking July 11 2018
We will take America without firing a shot we do not have to invade the United States, we will destroy you from within. Nikita Krushchev, Nov. 18, 1956
2018 celebrated one heck of a 4th of July. To celebrate 242 years in existence, nine Republicons traveled, hat in hand, to Russia. Was it to receive their assignments and money wrapped in newspapers? Is there anything left to call the Republicon party but traitors? Their timing can only be construed as spitting in the eye of democracy. The true horror is that while U.S. public media is trying to normalize their abhorrent, aberrant behavior, news media in Russia are mocking those members of Congress as weak.
We seem to have slipped down a rabbit hole and ended in an alternate universe where 45 percent of the voting age public disapproves of investigating who tampered in our election both at home and abroad and Republiconned voters approve of Russians more than Democrats.
What happened to our veterans who fought and then lived to tell the tale of their friends and strangers deaths in war? At one time, they would have risen to stop acts of treason. Now they seem happy to sip on the tears of those who care, using derogatory terms to emphasize their scorn.
Again I am reminded of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. The Hutu, the uneducated majority, hated the Tutsi because they perceived them to be elite by virtue of education. Hate speech radio was officially sanctioned and the Hutu were armed with machetes provided by greedy weapons makers. The constantly broadcasted hate speech bubbled over motivating brainwashed mobs to kill their next-door neighbors. In only one hundred days 800,000 people were slaughtered, including 75 percent of the Tutsi, and more than one million Hutu were accused of rape and murder during the genocide.
Our country is being ripened for civil war, genocide then oligarch rule. Were watching the kidnappings of refugee children, NRA condoned school shootings, discriminatory murders and incarceration of black people, and stripping women of the rights to their own bodies and lives.
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