We're heading into the most highly-weaponized, information landscape in political history. Very sophisticated techniques/tools are now in the hands of everyday campaign operatives.
These operatives & their "ops" share a singular aim: DIVIDE & CONQUER.
When nefarious actors control the narrative, the propaganda (aka dirty ops) works. And propaganda relies on triggering emotions, often painful ones.
A bad life experience. A loved one, who was victimized. Painful injustices. etc.
They're using your trauma - your good heart...
It's dark. And, unfortunately... it's politics as usual.
But these are not usual times.
So, I'm concerned. I have been for awhile...
So first things first. How can one prevent falling into this trap...
STEP ONE (& all I got for today): LISTEN to the dragons. LEARN from them.
Who are they..?
Good grief, folks.
Anyone engaging in dirty ops now - with the stakes we're facing in 2020, should be banished, not defended...
Once we get it - we can spot a dirty op & call it out, SEPARATE the issue being weaponized from the op. Analyze it separate from the operatives. Make a collective decision on whether there is a real issue & move forward with solutions.
Dismantle the op by separating & then containing the information it's weaponizing.
Otherwise, we're just useful idiots for nefarious actors. Re-living painful sh*t, over & over, at our expense & to their profit.
Is Biden's response enough to move on, or must there be a higher bar of accountability?
Hard to say, until the dirty op is exposed for what it is - & then CONTAINMENT can occur.
I hope we can get there...
And it will accomplish only one thing:
Four more years of Trump - no matter from what side of the aisle the dirty op is launched.
Listen to the dragons. They know.
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