Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Exploitative Nature of Russian Active Measures: Manufactured Crisis and Point/Counterpoint

Just a quick continuation from my last article...

I'd like to discuss a few of the specific narratives that Russian-influenced media venues are either sharing or engaging each other with, as points vs. counterpoints.

Referring to a previous article, the method the Russian government is using is NOT to merely influence either the political right or the political left. The method is to essentially take over the far right and far left and decimate what, um, Rand Paul refers to as the "mushy middle". Remember his dad, Ron?

How?

1) Manufacture a problem
2) Exploit the problem
3) Change public opinion
4) Present the solution
4) Seize power


Problems? What "problems"?

1) Immigration
2) Racism
3) Guns/School shootings
4) Islam/ISIS/Freedom of religion
5) Homosexuality/Transgenderism



A few of the common themes shared by various leftwing and rightwing Russian-influenced media venues (kinda Libertarian-esque, but it is what it is):

1) America is racist
2) America's police are becoming militarized
3) Obama is going to declare martial law (rightwing) / Obama is circumventing the law ("surveillance state", etc) / Obama is a Neocon
4) Obama's TPP is BAD
5) Fracking is BAD
6) 9/11 was an inside job
7) The Saudis are BAD
8) Military intervention is BAD
9) The JFK assassination was a government conspiracy
10) Legalize marijuana
11) The Federal Reserve and the Import-Export Bank are BAD
12) The NSA is spying on you
13) Israel is an "apartheid" state
14) Immunizations are BAD
15) GMO foods are BAD
16) The EU and the UN are BAD
17) Wall Street bankers are evil
18) Chris Christie, George W. Bush, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are BAD
19) Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have a few things in common


A few of the common narrative points/counterpoints exploited and provoked by leftwing VS. rightwing Russian-influenced media venues:

1) Obama was born in Kenya / Birthers are idiots
2) The Iran Deal is bad / The Iran Deal is good
3) Climate change is a real / climate change is a hoax (Jeremy Corbyn vs. his brother Piers)
4) Obama is BAD / Obama is GREAT
5) Hillary Clinton is BAD / Hillary Clinton is GREAT (David Brock/Media Matters)
6) Militant homosexuality vs. Homosexuality is Satanic (sorry, but that's really what it comes down to)
7) Abortion is evil / The pro-life movement is becoming a serious threat
8) Voter ID is racist / Voter ID is great

Take all of this in, while recalling my previous article on the Greek elections (Russia did the same in the U.K. as well--UKIP and the Labour Party).

Anyway, just a quick article, but when you apply some of these, keeping in mind what I discussed in my last article, you will really begin to see, with clarity, how the media narratives are being scripted.

Oh, and a quick point I'd like to make about Russian intelligence.  These guys LOVE acronyms. So, considering what I already know about the Bundys and Black Lives Matter, I doubt this is a coincidence:

B lack L ives M atter
B ureau of L and M anagement

I cannot stress enough how absolutely bonkers these guys are.


Finally, a more expanded list of influenced media (influenced, in varying degrees):

21stcenturywire
Adbusters
Alternet
AmericanTerrorist
Anonymous
Antiwar
Bayoubuzz
beforeitsnews
Bizpac Review
British Helsinki Human Rights Group
Business Insider
Business Standard
Bustle
Buzzfeed
Counterpunch
Crunchbase
DailyKOS
Darussophile
Drudge Report
endoftheamericandream
Euronews
Forbes
Gawker
globalresearch.ca
Haaretz
Huffington Post
illuminati-news
Informationclearinghouse.info
Infowars
International Business Times
IntrepidReport
kyivpost
La Russophobe
Mashable
Media Matters
Mediabistro
Mediaite
Mondoweiss
Mother Jones
New World Order Opposition
Newser
Newsmax
novarepublica
OpEdNews
OrientalReview.org
Raw Story
rense.com
Rolling Stone
Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity
Russia Insider
Russia Today
russia-insider
Salon
Serendipity
Slate
Sputnik International
Stormfront
Strategic-culture.org
Techcrunch
The Atlantic
The Daily Caller
The Daily Kos
The Guardian
The Telegraph
TheDailySheeple
theeconomiccollapseblog.com
theforbiddenknowledge.com
Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research
Truthdig
Tumblr
ulstermanbooks
Veterans Today
Veteransnewsnow
VICE
Vineyardsaker.blogspot
Voice of America
Vox
Washingtonsblog
whatdoesitmean.com
Wikileaks
Wired
YourNewsWire
Zerohedge