It's getting harder and harder not to laugh at this stuff...If the stakes weren't so high, some of these happenings recently would be bordering on hilarious. But sadly, what we are seeing are the early stages and attempts of censorship and only state-approved media outlets:
Russia's increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human "trolls," and networks of websites and social-media accounts — echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health problems and preparing to hand control of the nation to a shadowy cabal of global financiers. The effort also sought to heighten the appearance of international tensions and promote fear of looming hostilities with nuclear-armed Russia.
Two teams of independent researchers found that the Russians exploited American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy at a particularly vulnerable moment, as an insurgent candidate harnessed a wide range of grievances to claim the White House. The sophistication of the Russian tactics may complicate efforts by Facebook and Google to crack down on "fake news," as they have vowed to do after widespread complaints about the problem.
There is no way to know whether the Russian campaign proved decisive in electing Trump, but researchers portray it as part of a broadly effective strategy of sowing distrust in U.S. democracy and its leaders. The tactics included penetrating the computers of election officials in several states and releasing troves of hacked emails that embarrassed Clinton in the final months of her campaign.
Who is trying to destroy a democracy? These guys can't even understand a basic premise here and that is that America is a republic. In fact, our Constitution states that it is supposed to guarantee a republican form of government.
Interestingly enough PropOrNot's report that was given to the Post listed more than 200 websites, which they claim push Russian propaganda to about 15 million Americans. Among those is a site I am the editor-in-chief at, FreedomOutpost.com. Other sites listed have carried some of my articles such as InfoWars.com, DCClothesline.com and TheDailySheeple.com. Here's the list.
Please note that our criteria are behavioral. That means the characteristics of the propaganda outlets we identify are motivation-agnostic.For purposes of this definition it does not matter whether the sites listed here are being knowingly directed and paid by Russian intelligence officers, or whether they even knew they were echoing Russian propaganda at any particular point: If they meet these criteria, they are at the very least acting as bona-fide "useful idiots" of the Russian intelligence services, and are worthy of further scrutiny.
This morning Hillary Clinton's campaign general counsel, Marc Elias, confirmed what we all knew already, namely that Jill Stein is likely acting at the direction of the Clintons in her recount efforts in WI, MI and PA. The discovery came after Elias posted a note to Hillary voters this morning on Medium confirming that they would participate in Stein's recount efforts even though the Clinton campaign itself had decided against a recount because they had "not uncovered any actionable evidence of hacking or outside attempts to alter the voting technology." This approach seems to align perfectly with the strategy we laid out two days ago:
That said, since Jill Stein decided to act "completely independently" to waste the money of a bunch of donors the Hillary general counsel figures they might as well participate despite the fact that "the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states—Michigan—well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount."
Of course, Clinton's failure to find any evidence of vote tampering was not for a lack of trying. Elias also highlighted the five steps they took, including having "lawyers and data scientists and analysts combing over the results to spot anomalies that would suggest a hacked result," to come up with some reason to launch their own election challenge. Why is it so hard to believe that Hillary simply lost the election?
Per a press release posted to the Commission's website, the recount will start late next week after the appropriate personnel have been assembled and after Stein pays the recount fee. While no expectations were given for a completion date, the Commission noted that the federal deadline for all recounts is December 1
The fact that many of you have even taken to streets to protest and have engaged in civil disorders, attempted against your fellow American civil liberties; the fact that you have rioted, looted, burned other’s people’s properties, and outright disregarded law and order, as your way of protesting against Donald Trump’s victory just goes to prove the point that a great majority of your fellow citizens, those of us who voted for Donald Trump, knew better. Your post-election conduct is but a telltale sign of what you are all about; of what the rest of us were spared by having elected Donald Trump as our next president and the very reason why we elected Donald Trump.
The point I am trying to make, I guess, is, in a way, I am glad we are all being exposed to what your “progressive liberalism” is really all about regardless of what the pseudonym of choice is used by your well-organized, coherent, and incontrovertible Marxist coalition. It is now self-evident what you are all made up of. Actions speak louder than words. Your actions make it clear to me that, in fact, November 8th, 2016, was not your ordinary presidential elections, as we have known them to be, ever since the beginning of the Republic. The truth is, whether or not we realize it, as of late, our nation was engaged in subliminal war – an ideological war; a class war; a racial war; a silent war; a cultural revolution, which right up until November 8th, 2016, many of you, our enemies, took for granted you were going to win, much in the same way you had won back in 2008 and in 2012, were it not for the fact that, this time around, we stopped you cold on your tracks as most Americans woke up and smelled the coffee.
What we are dealing with here is an exceedingly powerful movement, all out, to re-invent our Constitutional Republic. At the heart of this political controversy is the fact that Neo-Marxism comes under the broader framework of the New Left, which can be traced, primarily, as an offshoot or spinoff of a befuddled Communist ideology – a dissenting branch of the Communist party, mainly, in conflict with the flaws of this system, with the authoritarian and repressive nature associated with this ideology.
Jill Stein for Hillary?
“Hearing from them that they are also receiving threats, I’m interested in getting a consensus from the group … and seeing if it’s something that we should report to the police,” Sarah Anderson, the Michigan Republican Party spokeswoman, told the News. “It’s obviously something that we’re taking very seriously.”
Trump hit back, saying in a Saturday night tweet: “The Green Party scam to fill up their coffers by asking for impossible recounts is now being joined by the badly defeated and demoralized” Democrats.