Whataboutism is a well-known RU/Soviet active measures technique.
Active measures include:
See also: Asymmetric warfare.
Things looking very grim when wannabe dark wizard Bannon is hypothesizing that the "deep state" might assassinate Trump.
breaks down why Bannon may be wish-casting Trump's transformation into a martyr for the ultra-maga movement.
Strange times, these.
This is extremely dangerous.
At a minimum, this in inciting.
At worst, he's planting a seed:
Remember, every accusation is a confession or admission (projection).
At this point, put nothing past Bannon and the rest of the political arsonists/anarchists.
I'd reckon many of them were pro-Trump in some way, even though they are meant to be apolitical.
Imagine both fearing for your life AND knowing that that danger arises from a man you probably supported.
The psychological impact of it would have been devastating 💔
Pence’s detail -trained security professionals, with guns and Kevlar vests and bulletproof cars- were so scared for their lives, they were making calls saying goodbye to their families. And the USS the has “lost” the texts from January 5th & 6th. Think of all of that.
Bukele & the BTC dream in El Salvador... y'all: the volcano bonds aren't happening, he IS cleaning ES up... by arresting everyone w tattoos 🙄, & he IS the dictator he says he is.
Also, clearing out families so BTC influencers can take their land.
went from managing billions in assets to filing for bankruptcy in a matter of months. Now, for the first time, two former employees who held leadership roles are speaking out on what they say led to the company’s downfall.
Another excellent piece by
In considering costs, I'd also suggest the brain drain of people who can/will leave, but also, foreign students who might have come to US to study, but now won't.
🇨🇦 🇪🇺 will "benefit," but at what cost?😢
"We are on the verge of sliding into a form of fascism peculiar to the US, a government based on the arbitrary & capricious belief system of six radical religious zealots on the Supreme Court. Call it Alitocracy: rule by believers in fables & fairy tales."
This ⬇️ is why I worry abt GOPs going on abt "mental health."
Atm, MH is an easy scapegoat for gun violence. It's nebulous, undefined, easy to blame.
BUT, if they have power, they will use MH as a cudgel to strip rights from anyone they deem threatening.
Just like they used to.
Everyone knows "these" people: they are the letch who wouldn't take no for an answer; the mediocre employee who never delivered, yet demanded respect; the bad friend who took yr $$ then acted astonished when you asked for it back; & far worse.
4/…from the society that included whatever/whomever it was that told them “no”.
Then donald came along & whispered into that injury, “you were right.” And they were born again.
These are devastatingly immature people.
But they can feel shame. Shame may be all they feel…
Just spit-balling here, but if taxpayer $$ was spent to shore up this vital industry, which showed itself incapable of prudence & fiscal restraint, which is now collapsing due to those behaviours, why are the decision-makers still in role/getting rewarded?
No incentive to change!