The comments by Trump to Arch Conservative Bill O’Reilly regarding the so called innocence of America is a reminder of just how dangerous to the establishment Trump is…
In the clip, Trump repeated his past praise for Putin, saying “it’s better to get along with Russia than not,” which prompted O’Reilly to press him: “But he’s a killer, though. Putin’s a killer”.
“There are a lot of killers,” Trump said. “We’ve got a lot of killers. What do you think? Our country’s so innocent?”
…by admitting the American Military Industrial Complex War Machine has caused needless death he acknowledges the hyper-realist political landscape of constant threat that he is establishing plus he pays tribute to a deeply held belief within the Alt-Right (and agreed with across the political spectrum) that America’s needless wars oversees have sapped America. It is the very poor working class who won the election for Trump who make up the bulk of America’s recruits and they are the ones who do most of the dying and mutilation. Trump recognising that strengthens their core belief in him.
“Pretty much every message that Trump put out was data-driven,” Alexander Nix remembers. On the day of the third presidential debate between Trump and Clinton, Trump’s team tested 175,000 different ad variations for his arguments, in order to find the right versions above all via Facebook. The messages differed for the most part only in microscopic details, in order to target the recipients in the optimal psychological way: different headings, colors, captions, with a photo or video. This fine-tuning reaches all the way down to the smallest groups, Nix explained in an interview with us. “We can address villages or apartment blocks in a targeted way. Even individuals.”
In the Miami district of Little Haiti, for instance, Trump’s campaign provided inhabitants with news about the failure of the Clinton Foundation following the earthquake in Haiti, in order to keep them from voting for Hillary Clinton. This was one of the goals: to keep potential Clinton voters (which include wavering left-wingers, African-Americans, and young women) away from the ballot box, to “suppress” their vote, as one senior campaign official told Bloomberg in the weeks before the election. These “dark posts”—sponsored news-feed-style ads in Facebook timelines that can only be seen by users with specific profiles—included videos aimed at African-Americans in which Hillary Clinton refers to black men as predators, for example.
…by harnessing social media, Trump and his big data manipulators know exactly which phrase to use and which tone to use it in to resonate with the fears and angers within the minimum electorate majority he requires to keep power.
Admitting the United States of America is a murderous war machine reinforces trust for Trump from those paying the price of that murderous war machine while menacingly revealing his casual attitude towards that murderous war machine.
Trump is communicating and resonating with our lowest angers in a way that progressives haven’t even comprehended yet.