Let's have a 'lil chat about Semiotics.
Full disclosure: one of my college roommates majored in Art Semiotics & I had no idea what that meant until well after we graduated.
I was a literal girl in a literal world and I didn't have time for that shit.
I like math. I like numbers. I majored in economics and Japanese- and Japanese characters ARE PICTORAL REPRESENTATIONS OF IDEAS but i never really thought about them like that.
Literal girl. Literal world.
But now, I see how important understanding the importance of Semiotics is.
Because semiotics = used for Narrative Control.
Frankly, I have never wanted to think about the secret meanings of a grotesque cartoon frog.
Pepe is stupid.
But Pepe matters.
I love language, and in school, I used to be really good at subtextual analysis of literature.
But I brushed off the importance of the subtexts of pictures and symbols. (obviously i understood the importance of symbols like crosses or swastikas, but I never thought to look deeper
into more obscure ones)
Now that I see how powerful subtexts of symbols are, and just how ABUNDANT they are, I see them everywhere.
Here's an example:
The Trident. I used to see a Trident and just think, Neptune, God of the sea.
Then one day in FARAland, I saw "Trident DMG."
Trident DMG is the PR company that @LannyDavis formed in 2016.
Lanny Davis has, by my calculations from his Foreign Agents Registration Act filings, accepted $815K in fees from Dmytro Firtash, a Ukrainian oligarch who the DoJ has said is a "Top-Tier Comrade" of Russian mobsters.
I began to wonder: why did @LannyDavis name his firm Trident?
Why that word?
I did a little digging.
And I found the Tryzub.
Quite a lot of meaning embedded there, eh?
I don't *know* why Lanny named his Ukraine-oligarch-funded firm Trident.
But I do find it interesting.
Memetic warfare = Semiotic warfare.
This shit is not going away.

Social Media companies have allowed military-grade PsyOps and semiotic/memetic warfare to be deployed on the citizenry, by enemies of democracy, both foreign & domestic.
That's why 9/5/18 Senate hearing with Sheryl Sandberg/Jack Dorsey was SO IMPORTANT.
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