Who's A Human
Who's A Bot
We are truly at war and deception is the preferred weapon. Reality is messy and unpleasant. Our enemy seeks to create chaos by adding to our confusion and unease.
The idea is to drive us mad. Madness is the desired outcome. Madness leaves us conflicted and causes disunity. We are unable to respond and defend ourselves.
Facts keep getting in the way of those who would conquer us. That's why those folks work tirelessly to present us with lies and alternative facts. Kellyanne Conway is a real life Cheshire Cat, but she is only one face, one voice among many.
If you want to get a handle on just how many voices there are, you need to understand how viruses work. Viruses cannot survive on their own. They need a host cell to attach to. Once they do that, they propagate throughout our bodies. Viruses are transmitted by carriers. A mosquito can be a carrier.
Imagine thousands of mosquitoes carrying a virus. Kellyanne and Sean and Rush and Alex and many more are native mosquitoes setting out to infect us. They are joined by an army of foreign mosquitoes who are soldiers in the army of Vladimir Putin.
Putin is the President of Russia. We are being attacked by Russia. We are in a war with Russia and it's allies. Some of our native mosquitoes are traitors.
Foreign mosquitoes transmit the virus they carry through disinformation campaigns. Social media is the main conduit for foreign mosquitoes. Facebook is one of their favorite habitats.
In the cyber world you can enhance your army with software robots. Yeah, a bot can do the work of millions of humans. Bots are all over social media. Bots pretend to be real human beings. Bots propagate fake news and information. They can mimic people. You can find yourself conversing and arguing with bots. Some of your best friends could be bots.
On November 8, 2016 we lost a decisive battle to Russia. We lost the Presidency. The election wasn't stolen from Hillary Clinton, it was stolen from the American people. If the election wasn't stolen, Hillary Clinton would be our president today.
Let that sink in. Our elections were stolen from us. We were denied our rightful President. Everyone of us lost regardless of who each of us voted for. The election was stolen from the American people.
The Russian campaign was years in the making. We were attacked on many fronts. In the end, a sizeable portion of us were infected by a series of Russian engineered viruses. A sizeable number of us became virus carriers and helped infect others of us - usually our families and friends.
Russia also used more traditional weapons: bribery; blackmail; violence; sabotage; and coercion come to mind. Russian actors infiltrated our Congress, our political campaigns, Evangelical Christians, the NRA, Bernie, Jill, and others.Disinformation is a form of mind control. We have become disoriented and we have turned on each other. The war continues.