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Linguistic Warfare

Updated on June 21, 2019

US. election interference in 2016 and 2018 are predicted to continue in the 2020 election cycle and beyond. What steps have been taken against the deep cyber insecurity and troll bots that roam the internet?

Why does the internet, Facebook, Twitter, foster such moral decadence? Why are people getting their news feed from Facebook after numerous scandals of privacy breaches and targeted ad campaigns? Being fed propaganda as news feeds into the echo chamber that reinforces a person's confirmation bias in order to prop up one’s ego is not only lazy but immoral to oneself and to others.

Fake news, pseudo-facts, weaponized lying, dezinformatsiya, all these terms depend on people who are too lazy to use critical thinking skills because people for the most part have given up. People don’t vote due to the socialization that ‘your vote doesn’t count’. Cynicism is a symptom of a stagnant society.

The Gish Gallop is a planned attack where a person tells so many lies in so little time that nobody is able to refute all of them in real-time and can only give a retort on one or two falsehoods at a time.

If at all you are able to get a word in edgewise from the constant barrage of disinformation, lies, whoppers and straight up BS - then the father of lies would dig into the bag of horse manure and say – well you didn’t refute this item so you must be wrong in all those other things you’ve mentioned. And then the wild horses galloping in knee-deep horse hockey begins anew.

It is so exhausting to keep up, so people give up. Poor people who work two jobs aren't political activists because of the limits of human endurance.

All politicians lie, but the sheer frequency and flippancy of today's political 'discourse' is unprecedented. Human brains are geared to accept utterances as truth first, and then think of rejecting them later. Repeating a lie only to refute it is akin to saying to a person, “for the next minute do not think about pink polka-dot elephants."

Then repeat the assertion over and over again, even in conversations where it shouldn’t belong. It would be an elephantine task to overcome the large scat left behind from the mammoth manipulator of low-information voters. A pink polka dot pachyderm has now perched itself permanently into the back of your mind.

If I had a socialization program I would have a Pokémon Phanpy in pink instead of blue with little circles all over it.There would be stuffed plush dolls at the stores and key-chain rings to constantly remind you that you are always surrounded by this insidious brain worm of an idea.

Go beyond the headlines. These are not accidental slips of the tongue, it is done intentionally with malice.

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Red Pill Or Blue Pill?

Which would you rather be? A person so totally self-unaware and blissfully ignorant or attain the knowledge that you are not such a great person and most people don't like you at all.

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