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Creating a narrative & promoting it for a political agenda, Part II

Part I is here, starting with Omar Wasow's excellent quote from a NYTimes article 

“Focus on conflict. Feed the algorithm. Make sure whatever you produce reinforces a narrative. Don’t worry if it is true.”

with many excellent examples through Nov. 2021. This is for new ones!

What's going on in Russia? (ongoing thread)

Putin is chairing his emergency economic meeting to respond to US, UK, and EU sanctions. He calls the west “the empire of lies” pic.twitter.com/CdNW8qipAj

— max seddon (@maxseddon) February 28, 2022

continued after the jump

Spot on. Reality check. Every single word.

And I don't always agree with him. But this is masterpiece analysis, built of decades' experience. Unfortunately, not enough young lefties will learn until it's too late:

"Gun control"? Things have changed

Meat Loaf's Star Spangled Banner

Unexpected; surprising. Slowly rising spine-tingling, like Francis Scott Key dejas vus allover again

Thread: EXTREMISTS are everywhere and come in infinite varieties

Comes to mind that one of the questions immigrants were asked at Ellis Island in the early 20th century was: Are you an anarchist?

Reichsbürger (“citizens of the Reich”) – members of Germany’s anti-establishment, sovereign citizen conspiracy movement

‘Nazi Druid’ Accused of Hoarding Weapons to Prepare for Society’s Collapse https://t.co/0NGvG9yAPk via @viceworldnews

— Dr. Christine Sarteschi, PhD, LCSW (@DrSarteschi) January 7, 2022

OH NO

A great number of people active Twitter are mourning as they will no longer be able to have Betty White trending as a joke that she is not dead. crying

Dem big-city mayors: switching from BLM "bullshit" woke to the Eric Adams pro-policing model, or not?

Big news: San Francisco Mayor @LondonBreed has just announced a major crackdown on crime, including open air drug dealing, car break-ins, & retail theft

The plan contains much of what I & my colleagues @calif_peace have been advocating

This is a big step in the right direction https://t.co/4KXKAjJwdr

— Michael Shellenberger (@ShellenbergerMD) December 14, 2021

"Privilege"

Another example of White Privilege. Oops. Another example of how things can turn out if you can afford expensive lawyers.

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