You Have Been Addicted To Memes
Toxic cynicism, Putinisms. Memetic warfare is the psychological warfare by using memes in the pursuit of controlling the narrative from 'many sides' when in reality there is only one viewpoint.
John Bolton warned Iran not to mistake U.S. prudence and discretion for weakness,”
John Bolton had repeated a meme in his warmongering diplomacy. Bolton has been wanting war with Iran for decades before you were even born.
Hilarious memes use toxic cynicism to mean the exact opposite of the overt intent. The white supremacist 'OK' hand sign is a fake to 'own the libs'. It's a good thing Gavin McInnes who furiously shoved a black dildo up his own anus to 'own the libs" has not become a viral thing to do.
The “deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, direct behavior and to achieve a response, furthering the desired intent of the propagandist.” - Propaganda & Persuasion by Garth Jowett and Victoria O'Donnell
One tactic included in Jowett and O'Donnell's book is this; make a flame/troll post, a story that breeds suspicion and disbelief which shapes emotional bigotry with memes and calling any criticism, 'fake news'.
Did you check or blindly accept that the above quote was from Thomas Jefferson?
Did Thomas Jefferson Say ‘When the Speech Condemns a Free Press, You Are Hearing the Words of a Tyrant’?
Thomas Jefferson And Fake News
To really check, go to a reputable site and see what is true or not. It's not a perfect system, but better by far than getting micro-targeted Facebook news feed from dubious sources.
"This quotation has not been found in the writings of Thomas Jefferson. Its earliest known appearance to date is a meme generated in late February 2017."
Now here are two more Thomas Jefferson quotes, real or not?
“As for what is not true you will always find abundance in the newspapers.” – Thomas Jefferson
“Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle.” – Thomas Jefferson
Admit Nothing --------- Deny Everything ---------- ............. Counterattack!
Weaponized Memes For Political Propaganda
"Over 3,000 global news outlets also inadvertently published articles containing embedded tweets by the confirmed Kremlin-linked troll accounts in over 11,000 news articles in the run-up to the 2016 election." - https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-media/trump-other-politicians-celebs-shared-boosted-russian-troll-tweets-n817036