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Propagating Propaganda

It is one of the most important aspects of our media system, and yet hardly known to the public: most of the international news coverage in Western media is provided by only three global news agencies based in New York, London and Paris.

The key role played by these agencies means Western media often report on the same topics, even using the same wording. In addition, governments, military and intelligence services use these global news agencies as multipliers to spread their messages around the world.

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The AP, the AFP, and Thomson Reuters, are the three media organizations which provide international news for our consumption. Other news organizations propagate their stories out to the unknowing public. They are the Propaganda Multipliers.

The three above media agencies acquire their information from three main sources: the White House, the CIA, and the Pentagon.


h/t Wendy

Among the most active actors in “injecting” questionable geopolitical news are the military and defense ministries. For example, in 2009 the head of the American news agency AP, Tom Curley, made public that the Pentagon employs more than 27,000 PR specialists who, with a budget of nearly $ 5 billion a year, are working the media and circulating targeted manipulations. In addition, high-ranking US generals had threatened that they would “ruin” him and the AP if the journalists reported too critically on the US military.

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So, here's my query.

Why are we hearing so many consistent stories about how the upcoming election could be contested. It’s out there from Reuters and from AP News (I could not find anything from AFP.) It's been out there for a while. What's the underlying message? Inquiring minds want to know.

The world we know continues to unravel. There are so many states of chaos to choose from, as the sky darkens on the left coast.

Indeed, we are still ignoring the climate crisis and the destruction of the biosphere, all the while exacerbating the pandemic and ignoring racial injustice.

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Right, and the political Kriminal KCharade Kontinues.

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was to make sure everything you believe to be true is made up. I've cued to the comment...

XR is back in action
https://extinctionrebellion.uk/2020/09/08/rolling-rebellion-global-newsl...
George suggest they may be bought and corrupted by corporate sponsors.

Watch as George discusses how the #ExtinctionRebellion leadership has distanced itself from Socialism, along with #RosaLuxemburg #SocialistOrBarbarism, and how socialism or extinction is a perfect dichotomy to describe green capitalism.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjDz40OjY40 (2 min)

Sure is difficult to escape their power and reach.

Hope all you left coasters are safe and have something besides smoke to breathe!

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Thanks for the Binny video. Seems like Jimmy is on fire these days. To think Binny wrote the software for the NSA. Non trivial as we say in the biz.

George says "no matter how much green lipstick you put on it" capitalism won't work. heh.

Green lipstick. Cool. Lol

k, have a great one, be well

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Didn’t get much sleep. Smell of smoke and the unpredictability of the #BobcatFire is weighing heavy on the minds of all of us in the evacuation warning zone. Woke up to this on my feed from a resident in the Monrovia area. Not exactly something any of us would like to see in our neighborhoods.

And just as an FYI, the location referenced by the photographer taking the video is about 15 miles from where I live. While the #BobcatFire is still a cause for concern, I found some interesting analysis about this area and why the history of previous fires may play into why, or why not, this will keep your house safe.

In the meantime as we keep watching this fire threatening our communities, life goes on as “normal”. I have a 7:00am Zoom meeting this morning with my networking group and will need a few cups of coffee to get my groove in sync again.

Be well my fellow Californians. My heart goes out to all of you. It's difficult to watch this much destruction going on in the state where we live.

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@Anja Geitz
I hope you stay safe and this passes. We have yellow skies here. The smoke is above the marine layer so the air, at least, is reasonable.

I keep checking on your fire and the one in Oregon near my homies from high school. Mein gott im himmel. Glad to hear you have a plan for your pets. We had a fire here in our five-acre butterfly preserve. Frightening. I was shaking. The first thing I did was put Charlie in his box in the car and then grab the togo box with docs and money, prepared a year ago for fire danger. Ak, just ak. Fire truck pulled up to the end of the driveway and used my gate to access behind the fire. Really a wake up call.

So good thoughts are with you from all of us. Take good care.

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My thoughts exactly. Anyone who has experienced surviving a fire knows exactly how terrifying the experience is. Sounds like you understand completely. Of course there are also those people who have the inexplicable ability to remain level headed during these kinds of emergencies, but I'm not one of them. While living in NYC I had the unfortunate experience of having to escape a fire by climbing down an icy fire escape at 5am after hired arsonists set the building on fire while everyone was asleep (a bizarre story that featured me as a star witness at the trial giving testimony which convicted my landlord), you might say I suffer from "fire anxiety".

Yesterday, after I got the evacuation warnings blaring on my iphone and was frantically calling every government and city resource I could think of to find a place for my animals, I just broke down while talking to one very nice lady and started crying. I was so exhausted from the drama of yesterday, I fell asleep at 8pm but kept waking up multiple times during the night because even with the windows closed you could still smell the smoke.

Fortunately, I have a supply of xanax in case I feel an anxiety attack coming on, along with a pretty awesome support system.

Frightening times for Californians, for sure.

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@Anja Geitz I'm going to pack after I eat lunch. Thankfully if I have to, I can go to my son's, the one who isn't in evacuation zone.

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It’s everywhere. I have friends just southeast of Portland. Guessing they have evacuated. No word from them. I remember the fire up the gorge a couple of summers ago. And they have evacuated Medford last I checked. Talent is gone.

Take very good care. Our thoughts are with you.

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@magiamma I can tell you their evacuation level. red cross has set up a web site to check in, let friends know you are safe.

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Thanks

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@magiamma We are a level 2 evacuation zone as of yesterday afternoon. That means be packed, ready to leave. Level 3 is go Now. Your friends maybe among the many people who evacuated yesterday. Some people panicked and left. Some decided to go right away instead of waiting. If they have an RV, there are places for them to park, parking lots mostly.

I do not think the fires will get here. They have miles to burn before getting here. The wind has stopped or changed. Humid air from the ocean coming in now. And more fire fighting help Is arriving. Your friends are likely quite safe. And their home will probably be safe too, even if they are on the outskirts of city.

I'm sorry not to have replied sooner. I was busy packing up and assuring family I was okay yesterday.

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Stay safe everyone, especially those in the line of fire

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But in the link

She started on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs in its M&A department in London

Can't escape the Vampire Squid.

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I've seen lots of changes. What doesn't change is people. Same old hairless apes.

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@The Voice In the Wilderness but yes the squid are everywhere

She began her career at Citi in 2004 in corporate and investment banking, and has worked as a partner at McKinsey & Company. She started on Wall Street at Goldman Sachs in its M&A department in London.

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Working with Brazil business council. That in itself says a lot. Rainforests much?

Take good care...

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Was she saving rainforests or destroying them?

Shillary, The Camel, giving female candidates a bad name.

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Thanks for the good thoughts. Apt cartoon. These boots were made for walking comes to mind. Take good care in these crazy times.

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Stay safe out there!

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Trump knew the virus was very deadly. "5% death rate while the regular flu kills 1%." That's what the President said.

Trump knew that young people were susceptible. "Open the schools," was his directive nevertheless.

We now can hear him say what he knew to be true, on tape to Bob Woodward, way back in early February. And again in March. 18 Interviews. Conversations.

Meanwhile, he and his team concocted a deadly brew of lies and fantasies. "The Virus will disappear. It will be gone in April. It will be burnt out in the heat of summer. etc."

I'm asking myself, Why? Why lie? The easy answer is that downplaying the virus is his plan to get himself re-elected. Another barely plausible explanation is that the President didn't want to cause a panic.

There are other explanations.

My view is that we have a problem without a neat easy answer. The virus has not and may not ever be stopped entirely. HIV-AIDS began ravaging the world in 1981 and what we have now are tests and, thank god, effective treatments. There is NO VACCINE or CURE. What we have is an expensive, medically manageable, and profitable illness.

That's where I think this is heading, and if you follow my line of thought you may think as I do, that no vaccine is on its way. (By the way, Dr. Anthony Fauci was there in 1981 as we learned to Treat HIV-AIDS, not end it.)

Please tell me if you think I've got this all wrong.

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The lie is that this is the mega-pandemic worse than any we ever had and we must stop traveling and frequenting local business and just sit home and order from Amazon on our iPhones.

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There is so much we do not know about covid19 still. Six months ago we were saying that. And it's still true. We keep drilling down and are finding more out. I think that LO has the best advice. It can't hurt, why not.

Bottom line...Vit D, Zinc plus ionophore like quinine or quercetin. if you have symptoms ivermectin.

And wear a mask. Until we sort this out it's a simple precaution. I don't know about the figures. I feel that it is wise to give it a wide berth until we know more.

Politicians and media mouthpieces have turned into bottom feeders. The new normal. Heh. Thanks for your comments. Take good care.

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@magiamma daily.

prescribed by my doctor years ago. It is magical. I literally cannot remember the last time I had a cold.

I believe that it will mitigate Covid's effects if I get the Virus.

Don't know about the other recommendations but I'll find out what I can and see if they will work. Thanks for the tips.

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...of the situation.

I'm asking myself, Why? Why lie?

I wish the answer was more complex, but at the time I believe it was simply all about the stock market and we headed into the election. Trump's been under a major siege for a very long time and the soaring stock market was a key defense for him. A symbol that proved he was right.

(When, in fact, the Market is a symbol of everything that is wrong with American Predatory Capitalism. It's an overstatement of value for the Orwellian vaporware that top the charts, which harvest the human mind, then sell the harvest it to corporations to exploit. Yet another bubble inflated by American greed and delusional fevers.)

Trump's early reactions to the pandemic was that it was another hoax to trip him up. Or a flu that only foreigners get. At that time in early February, Americans were trying to ignore it, too, and there wasn't little in the news about the pandemic. Many people who heard about it just dove into denial. More than anything else, denial made the US especially vulnerable to infection.

While Trump epitomizes Exceptionalism, Incompetence, and Capitalism at work in America, but he didn't invent it. That combo has been flying high throughout the US Terror War Years.

This is certainly insightful:

My view is that we have a problem without a neat easy answer. The virus has not and may not ever be stopped entirely. HIV-AIDS began ravaging the world in 1981 and what we have now are tests and, thank god, effective treatments. There is NO VACCINE or CURE. What we have is an expensive, medically manageable, and profitable illness.

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I read the Covid-19 medical studies and clinical papers, and the literature does consistently cycles back to HIV viral experience for context. Have you noticed that the HIV community is not much impacted by the SARS-CoV-2 virus? That's what I've noticed in my casual anecdotal survey.

That's where I think this is heading, and if you follow my line of thought you may think as I do, that no vaccine is on its way. (By the way, Dr. Anthony Fauci was there in 1981 as we learned to Treat HIV-AIDS, not end it.)

Please tell me if you think I've got this all wrong

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Dr. Fauci pops up at a lot of interesting moments in recent history. He's been involved in some sketchy areas, like bio-weapons development. Doesn't mean he is not a good scientist. The fact that the major institutions in the US public health system are tied to Health Care Corporations should not come as a surprise — when the House, Senate, President, and most of his appointees primarily serve the Corporations and the Wall Street War Profiteers.

I'm skeptical about a vaccine — although that is where all the money is right now. I notice the development trend is toward safety — but not efficacy. There is no time to prove efficacy. The vaccines that emerge early will likely offer only short term protection. Russia will probably be the first country to begin public inoculations. In most countries, the public will not be charged for vaccinations.

The treatment answer will probably come next, starting with repurposed pharmaceuticals, antivirals that can carry a patent. Researchers are also tearing though every possible substance on the planet to see what stops the virus. There are many approaches. I'm tracking enhancements to the body's own defenses. This has really opened my eyes to inflammation and gut health, and American's chronic deficiencies in nutrients that they did not have 50 years ago. Covid-19 exploits those deficiencies. The country needs a whole food nutrition policy, stat.

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@Pluto's Republic was alive and working today, i doubt he'd have been able to Cure Polio.

Political pressure would have dictated Testing and Treatment.

because that's where the dollars are.

It means a lot to me that you don't dismiss my thoughts as foolish ramblings. TY

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W.H.O. Admits That Gates-Backed Vaccines Have Caused Recent Polio Outbreak in Africa

Sep 9, 2020 By Shane Trejo

The World Health Organization (WHO) is admitting that the vaccines pushed by the likes of technocratic overlord Bill Gates and other globalists have caused a polio outbreak in Sudan that is now spreading across Africa.

They admitted that two Sudanese children – one from South Darfur and another from Gedarif – had been paralyzed because they were given the oral polio vaccine. The outbreak is reportedly spreading to Chad and Cameroon now.

“Sequencing of viruses isolated in Sudan so far reflects that the viruses are related with viruses reported earlier in neighboring Chad from where there were multiple separate introductions into Sudan from Chad. There is local circulation in Sudan and continued sharing of transmission with Chad,” the WHO wrote in their official statement about the scandal.

Just last week, the WHO was boasting about eradicating the wild polio virus from the African continent. In an ironically tragic twist, their own vaccines are now responsible for the rapid spread of the virus throughout Africa.

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But don't go trying to refuse those COVID (or any other) vaccinations - even though the manufacturers have skipped animal testing and been absolved in advance of any liability for bad outcomes - Bill Gates and Big Pharma definitely know and will impose what's good for you.

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@NYCVG  
and energy during those critical early months leading into the pandemic, with a huge meaningless distraction.

Think back — what were they focusing on and promoting back then? The totally bogus story of how the most important thing in the world was impeachment IMPEACHMENT IMPEACHMENT (to go with the other Big Lie about Russia Russia Russia) —

How quickly we forget!

Remember how tape recorders worked? They had, not just a read head and a write head, but also an erase head to remove the tape’s previous impressions before laying down new ones. The media not only try to be our write head, they’re the erase head because that’s what they do, they erase your head before storing the day’s latest gaslighting propaganda, scam ads, and vampire campaign over it.

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I've been seeing this across the net, and it's a bit misleading.
Panic is a tool of manipulation. It wasn't that El Trumpo is adverse to panic, he works night and day to create it. This wasn't going to be a panic that would benefit him, so he tried to suppress it.
Panic over fake issues, like "caravans of immigrants heading our way" or "Antifa radicals threatening our beloved statues of slave owners", are a powerful propaganda tool. Panic over real issues like Covid or climate change are nearly impossible to manage to the advantage of the wealthy and powerful, so they're suppressed.

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"A species that is hurtling toward extinction has no business promoting slow incremental change." -- Caitlin Johnstone

@WoodsDweller
Race panic, job panic, blackantifachinamexicanrapist panic, socialists gonna rape yer momma panic, liberalbloodsuckingpedophile panic... et cetera, ad nauseam. But the only panic that panics Rump is a stock market panic.
He needed to buy time for him and his fellow zillionaires to shelter their money (reference the classified briefing that emptied out into stockbroker calls) before Hell broke loose. He knew just what he was doing. And once he set the course, he realized he could blame China and liberal scientific deep state types and rally the MAGAT rage addicts with their AR-15s round the Rump2020 flag.

70x bin Laden.

Yeah, I know, old thread, but screw the race for the latest. Too much like tooter and all that 30 second sound bite ilk.

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@pindar's revenge
Just keeps amping it up. Chaos works. Amygdalae response prevents critical long-term thinking.

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We, or at least I, need to learn much more about the politics, biochemistry, neurology, and psychology of rage. People like Rump have a great gut instinct for it. Rage is power. Panic feeds rage.

Rage is addictive. It feeds on itself, and is self-justifying. It sweeps away namby-pamby things like doubt. Combined with the hundreds of millions of semi-auto weapons in the US, it's scary.

Combine these notions with Roger Stone's latest: "...urging Donald Trump to consider several draconian measures to stay in power, including having federal authorities seize ballots in Nevada, having FBI agents and Republican state officials “physically” block voting under the pretext of preventing voter fraud, using martial law or the Insurrection Act to carry out widespread arrests, and nationalizing state police forces."
https://www.mediamatters.org/roger-stone/roger-stone-calls-trump-seize-t...
Combine this with the mindset of the guy who shot up that pizzeria, the many people running over demonstrators, the murders by gun and knife. Makes me want a bulletproof vest or something.

We've come a long way from "The Politics Of Ecstasy".
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/275301.The_Politics_of_Ecstasy

I don't know how to distinguish this "manipulated" rage from the "honest" rage one feels when bludgeoned by cops, being evicted, having a loved one die needlessly of disease... We need a better vocabulary.

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the limbic system is the same regardless of content. It can be used to cement information into the brain. More on that next week. Smile

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Thanks for addressing this.

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improvement over yesterday. It was already lighter, with better visibility, at 7 am today than it ever got yesterday. There have been many photos of yesterday's sky over the Bay Area, one of which included a "Pantone" color strip for comparison, and "Yellow 130" was a perfect match. That, of course, made me think of this, which is almost always appropriate these days anyway.

Yellow grass, yellow sky, and, as noted, yellow press. What we're actually living is all that's real. Sure, mystics, buddhists, zen monks and assorted hindu gurus have been saying that for ages, but, today it's not just metaphysics; everything you read, hear, see on the tube or billboards or anywhere else has an inordinately high probably of being false, or at least twisted, misleading and/or obfuscatory. The more "official" the source, the more likely it is to be deceptive if not fraudulent.

be well and have a good one.

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skies are a bit clearer here today. It all may be blown out to sea and back in again with more smoke. No se.

have a good one... Lol

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for these times e.l.

The more "official" the source, the more likely it is to be deceptive if not fraudulent.

Must put in my 'do not forget' file.

Also in the 'do not forget file' is; just don't fall for their BS. Additionally, as a corollary, always assume that they are full of BS. Also, never trust them, the 'officials' that is. You could verify if so inclined.

An article by Danny Haiphong in BAR of 9/9/2020 illustrates the need to be absolutely skeptical of the those people who pose as both trusted experts and officials who have our interests at heart.

In 2018, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham told Lebron James to “shut up and dribble” after the NBA superstar criticized Donald Trump. A key aspect of the struggle to come is to build mass consciousness around the fact that the Democratic Party establishment and its stakeholders operate on the same racist principles as Ingraham. “Shut up and dribble” is no different a message than “vote Blue no matter who.” Leftists are scorned by celebrities such as Ava DuVernay and lectured to vote Democrat for protesting Kamala Harris’ role in the racist power structure. The same forces within the political class that pressured NBA players back to work also champion voting Democrat as the principle method from which to enact social transformation.

Something to be sure of though is that there will be no social transformation, at least the type of transformation that we would want.

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thanks for the very good OT. Will check it out in more detail later this evening.
Glad to hear the air is clearing a bit out there. Thinking of you CA people, stay safe.

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Hope all is well at your end of the world. Good to see ya. I am spending a good deal of time in the garden when the smoke is not toxic. Really, it's my best medicine and now smoke! Sigh. I wonder if all this talk about a contested election is prep for a 'color rev' e.g. folks in the street, mayhem. No se. Just sayin'.

Take good care.

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yes. BLM has made a big difference on this front. How many steps ahead are the ptb? I have so many more questions than answers, but seeing patterns and wondering wtf is going on. Thanks for the caitlin tweet. So grounding and sane.

have a good one, take good care...

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"here's my query.

Why are we hearing so many consistent stories about how the upcoming election could be contested. It’s out there from Reuters and from AP News (I could not find anything from AFP.) It's been out there for a while. What's the underlying message? Inquiring minds want to know."

Well, it's no secret that Dems such as Hillary are saying Biden should contest the election results pretty much no matter what. They are trying to program people with the idea that any apparent Trump win is actually illegitimate as would be any attempt by Trump to challenge irregularities or fraud.

This makes sense in the context of there being an active, rolling coup to get rid of Trump and, as the article below explains, the aim is to get rid of him one way or another regardless of the outcome of the election.

In fact, Democrats losing the election is consistent with the above aims if opinion can be swayed to the effect that he won illegitimately and is illegally holding on to power if he does not concede.

This is definitely in line with previously executed Soros-connected "color revolutions" such as that which brought the fascist Biden-friendly regime to power in Ukraine in 2004-2005. And the "Transition Integrity Project" which is what a lot of the MSM coverage of this centers on has definite Soros connections, as well as to a raft of neocons and never-Trumpers...

Whether or not all rioters are Democratic voters, they increasingly are associated with Joe Biden’s campaign in the minds of voters who fear violence is coming to their suburb.

This rolling campaign of anti-police street violence is killing Biden’s bid for the presidency — just look at private polling in crucial swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, where law and order has become a decisive issue.

So why don’t Democratic leaders do more to condemn the violence and call for calm?

To understand their inaction, you need to step back and see street violence as one element of a coordinated “playbook” to dislodge President Trump, regardless of the outcome of the election.

This is the thesis of political theorist Dr. Darren Beattie, a former Duke University professor and White House official.

The playbook is straight from the strategies the US government has deployed in so-called “Color Revolutions” in Eastern European countries, such as Ukraine or Belarus, to remove “authoritarian” leaders deemed hostile to American interests.

In a series of articles at Revolver.news, Beattie’s thesis provides a compelling comparison between Deep State efforts to remove President Trump and techniques used by the State Department, covert agencies and allied NGOs to influence, or overturn, elections in foreign countries.

BLM-Antifa’s “mostly peaceful protests” are America’s version of Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, where civil unrest was fomented on the streets to oust a Kremlin-backed authoritarian.

In an interview, Beattie noted “strong parallels” between “color revolutions” overseas and the “sustained coordinated coup against Trump” — from the Russia collusion hoax to his impeachment over Ukraine.

“The very same regime change professionals … assigned to overthrow ‘authoritarians’ in Eastern Europe are the ones running this operation against Trump. It is the same playbook run by the same people.”

The Color Revolution playbook starts by creating the narrative of an authoritarian, illegitimate leader. Then you foment unrest on the streets, aimed at provoking an authoritarian crackdown that can be used to mobilize further unrest.

You undermine people’s faith in the election process, setting up a contested outcome that turns into street fighting.

At the same time, you wage relentless “lawfare” to contest ballots. Ultimately the military may be called upon to dislodge the incumbent.

An added twist for America is that Democrats have used the pandemic to institute mass, unsolicited mail-in ballots, which historically are open to fraud and coercion, an experiment which will leave the election result undecided on Nov. 3.

It would be easy to dismiss Beattie’s idea as a wild conspiracy theory, except anti-Trump forces are doing their best to play along.

Take the Transition Integrity Project, a bipartisan war-gaming exercise created by academics, former Clinton and Obama operatives, never-Trumper Republicans, journalists and diplomats, “out of concern that the Trump administration may seek to manipulate, ignore, undermine or disrupt the 2020 presidential election and transition process.”

Project co-founder Rosa Brooks, former special counsel at the George Soros-linked Open Society Foundations in New York, laid out four scenarios for the election: a big Biden win; a narrow Biden win; a period of extended uncertainty as in 2000; and a Trump Electoral College win but popular vote loss, as in 2016.

Democrats (are) determined to treat November's election as illegitimate — unless they win.
Only with the scenario in which Biden wins an overwhelming victory is there a “relatively orderly transfer of power,” Brooks wrote last week in the Washington Post.

“Every other scenario we looked at involved street-level violence and political crisis … massive disinformation campaigns, violence in the streets and a constitutional impasse.”

Straight out of the Color Revolution playbook.

The aim is to lay the groundwork to reject the election results if Trump wins, with the expectation that he will not concede defeat and will have to be dislodged by military means.

Again, this sounds insane, I know.

But this is the scenario posed by two retired Army officers, John Nagl and Paul Yingling, in a respectable military publication, Defense One, last month. In an open letter to Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, they suggested the 82nd Airborne could be used to remove Trump “by force” from the White House in January.

Hillary Clinton echoed the sentiment: “Biden should not concede under any circumstances.” Biden has said he is “absolutely convinced” the military would “escort” Trump from the White House if he refused to leave office.

The narrative grew so persistent that Milley felt compelled to issue a letter to Congress declaring the military will not help settle disputes if the election results are contested.

source: Op-Ed by Miranda Devine NY Post 9/6/20

The The Atlantic Council, Lawfare, Brookings Institute are all connected to this.

And you might want to meet Obama pal Norm Eisen - former Obama White House Ethics Advisor, which ought to tell you a lot:

from Revolver.News

Norm Eisen – a key architect of nearly every attempt to delegitimize, impeach, censor, sue and remove the democratically elected 45th President of the United States – is a tale that winds through nearly every facet of the color revolution playbook. There is no purer embodiment of Revolver’s thesis that the very same regime change professionals who run Color Revolutions on behalf of the US Government in order to undermine or overthrow alleged “authoritarian” governments overseas, are running the very same playbook to overturn Trump’s 2016 victory and to pre-empt a repeat in 2020. To put it simply, what you see is not just the same Color Revolution playbook run against Trump, but the same people using it against Trump who have employed it in a professional capacity against targets overseas—same people same playbook.

"If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism." ~ Thomas Sowell ("Is Reality Optional? and Other Essays" - 1993)

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@Blue Republic

I bookmarked this article just to see if it came true.

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/coming-coup

We’re seeing a huge fight between the different factions of government to see who gets to play president.

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In a free country civil liberties are not only for certain groups.
So this is how liberty dies . . . with thunderous applause.
The donor class doesn’t want it, and Americans elect the bribed. So suck it up.

@snoopydawg

Very much along the lines of the NY Post article and more in-depth material up on revolver.news

As for seeing if it comes true, I'd say that so far we are in the process of watching it transpire - the questions being whether we comprehend what's going on and how do we respond to it.

Voice of experience and some sound advice from this woman:

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