Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Who I Am and What I Stand For...So There Are No Further Misunderstandings

Copied over from Twitter...

I am opposed to Trump, who was the reason I joined Twitter in the first place...so that I could educate people about Trump and his Russian mob connections.

I am viscerally anti-partisan. I have no interest in partisan politics. I have no desire to engage in ANY discussion that is rooted in the "Us vs. Them" BS of party politics.

I have an interest in identifying, calling out and countering subversion, information warfare and social media grifting.

I have an interest in facts.

I object to social media narratives that are not factually-based.

I object to "Moscow Mitch" because, asshole that Mitch may or may not be, he doesn't work for Moscow.

I object to "Democrats are Socialists", because Democrats are not Socialists.

I object to "Republicans are Fascists" because my kids' great-grandfather was a POW in Stalag 17-b for 2 1/2 years and I actually know what REAL fascists look like.

I recognize we're in the middle of a viscious information war playing out on Twitter, seeking to divide us along ideological lines, & I wonder why people choose to believe this war is the plaything of only 1 homogeneous enemy usually equating to "people I don't like".

I also recognize that the purpose of information warfare isn't to elect/endorse/promote candidates from only one political party or to push one single agenda. The purpose is to polarize us.

Finally, I recognize that the only way we can get ourselves out of this mess is to embrace facts, honesty, and the painful realization that many of our guilty pleasures have been weaponized...subverted for the benefit of achieving the goal of polarization.

I hope this clarifies things a bit.


Thanks.