Trump’s admission of the American Military Industrial Complex War Machine highlights how dangerous Trump is

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…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.

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.

You really must read the terrifying way Trump has harnessed big data to appreciate the skill with which he can now manipulate the American Electorate...

“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.

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  1. Mike in Auckland says:

    Yes, I heard Paul Matthews on Nine to Noon on RNZ on Thursday morning, also talking about Cambridge Analytica and their assistance to the Trump campaign, same as in the Brexit ‘Leave’ campaign.

    This is Big Brother stuff we should all be worried about!

    As for Trump’s comments about Putin, and the US not being any better, he is simply a blunt person, in this case stating the inconvenient truth, which smart talkers like Obama and charm spreading Bill Clinton (last his wife) have been very talented at concealing from the public.

    Trump is blunt about it, he will send people out to do the job, like Duterte has done in the Philippines when dealing with drug dealers and addicts.

    Welcome to the Future, friends, it will not be nice one.

  2. Lois Griffiths says:

    Personally, I think tdb articles would be more effective without the cartoons introducing them.

    • LOSTRELIC says:

      All images in general, or you don’t like just that one?

      I like that image and think it conveys a very powerful message. The few colours used and the paint-roller effect gives it such a boldness. And the lack of eyes; the unmistakable, symmetrical black-hole mouth, with the same blackness as his suit and the knife; and bringing out the orange of Trump’s skin into red-orange – it conveys a symbol of rage. Even the way his arms are raised has the look of someone violently frightening others; and the posture as a whole demonstrates a kind of immobilized, almost robotic-insane, rage. I think it tells a blazing story; a very well done image.

      And FWIW that was the cover image for Der Spiegel, one of the largest magazines in the world, Feb 4 2017 – just a couple of days ago – so it’s hardly an irrelevant “cartoon”, Lois. Also see Time magazine’s cover image for August 22, of which I think it is a play on.

      • Lois Griffiths says:

        I don’t like the ‘witch’ drawing either.
        There is plenty to say without these drawings.

  3. Chooky says:

    ‘Paul Craig Roberts Rages “The Leftwing Has Placed Itself In The Trash Can Of History” ‘

    “At a time when the Western world desperately needs alternative voices to the neoliberals, the neoconservatives, the presstitutes and the Trump de-regulationists, there are none. The Western leftwing has gone insane.

    The voices being raised against Trump, who does need voices raised against him, are so hypocritical as to reflect less on Trump than on those with raised voices…

  4. Chooky says:

    War crimes and crimes against humanity before Trump …so where were/are the protesters…or is it a case of crocodile tears?

    ‘Thousands of US airstrikes unaccounted for in Syria, Iraq & Afghanistan – report’

    “US Central Command has been misleading the public in its assessment of the overall progress in the war on terror by failing to account for thousands of airstrikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, a Military Times investigation reveals…

  5. Chooky says:

    (the other missing link)

    ‘Thousands of US airstrikes unaccounted for in Syria, Iraq & Afghanistan – report’

  6. Priss says:

    Chooky, “The voices being raised against Trump, who does need voices raised against him, are so hypocritical as to reflect less on Trump than on those with raised voice” that is absolute rubbish.

    You really are besotted with the the man, aren’t you? Is this how the fascists loved their leaders in Spain, Germany, and Italy in the 1930s? With complete adoration?

    Democracy dies when voices are silenced, Chooky. You may be fine with that, but 99% of humanity is not.

    “Do you hear the people sing?
    Singing the songs of angry men?
    It is the music of the people”

    • Chooky says:

      btw….Prissy….where is Israel in this mix?…are you outraged that they don’t have open borders?…or Saudi Arabia? …no?…shows where you are at…would you call Israel and Saudi Arabia fascist?

      ‘Muslim Brotherhood expands presence in Germany, seeks to establish Sharia law – security official’

      • Chooky, so what you’re saying is that a demagogue can get away with any injustice he (or she) wants, because you can always point to another country as justification?

        Isn’t that like a burglar caught in your home telling you not to call the cops on him, because, hey, there are “P” dealers in the street much worse than him?

        If there is no fixed point by which we judge our elected representatives – whether here at home or overseas – then, pray tell me, why have I been blogging and pointing out National’s shortcomings for the past six years?

        Christ-on-a-stick, I might as well have been spending my days at the beach, knocking back cold ones…

        • Chooky says:

          Trump is on about a temporary ban for security reasons…lets stick to the point !

          …and quit calling the majority Americans voters who voted him in fascists ( and anyone else who supports him as opposed to Hillary Clinton, who created the murderous refugee problem in the first place…a “fascist”…it is offensive and untrue)

          ….and lets quit sanctimoniously ignoring other countries which also have bans eg Israel and Saudi Arabia (they have also caused massive destabilising refugee problems and enemies!…where are you on this btw? !!!

          …Israel also calls anyone who opposes it a “fascist”…the Palestinian victims ousted from Palestine have a very different idea.

          ( be very suspicious of those who call others who disagree with them “Fascists”…name calling is often a bully tactic intended to shut people up and means you don’t have genuine arguments…

          ….and lets quit ignoring the problems Germany and other European countries are having with this Trojan Horse…Trump wants to protect USA ( which created the refugee problem in the first place..Trump didnt create this problem… Bushes/Obama and Clinton did…but hey the way you and Priss talk you would think Trump is Hitler and by implication anyone who supports him is a fascist!)

          This is what Trump is trying to protect USA citizens from:

          ‘7,000 terrorist suspects on loose in Germany – former MI6 chief’

          (the only solution imo is for the countries where the refugees came from be returned to them safely….so they can be returned to their lands and cultures in peace…and massive war reparations /repayments made by the aggressors…USA and friends, Israel and Saudi Arabia should be called to account by something like the Nuremberg Trials…Blair, Sarkozy, Bushes, Clinton, Obama should be on the stand

          …where are you and Priss on this I wonder?…too much justice for you to swallow?

      • Priss says:

        Glad to see your moral relativism allows for human rights violations and war-mongery, Chooky, because someone else is “worse”.

        btw, if you’d pay attention, you would’ve read my condemnation of Zionist aggression in Palestine on relevant blogposts. But hey, I guess to see what you choose to see, huh?

        • Chooky says:

          btw, if you’d pay attention, you would’ve read my condemnation of Trump on a number of issues

          ….abortion, Israel and annexation of Palestinian land, Charter School fiasco…Iran warmongering

          …and I am taking a wait and see attitude on Trump…He could turn out more heinous than Hillary …but thus far he isnt/hasnt imo

          ….just because I defend Trump on some issues does not me a fascist or a blind Trump adherent ( as you would like to tar me)

  7. Chooky says:

    ‘ “There’s A Global Riot Against Psuedo-Experts” Nassim Taleb Exclaims “This Is Not About Fascism” ‘

    ‘Trump makes sense to a grocery store owner’ by Suhasini Haidar

    “In an interview in Jaipur, Taleb explains why he thinks the world is seeing a “global riot against pseudo-experts”…

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