Just realized the 2011-2012 Encinitas, Calif. yoga disinformation campaign (about yoga programs in schools) came at the same time that the ethnic studies programs attacks were really getting underway in Tucson, just one state over
Yoga (Jan 2013 story) kpbs.org/news/2013/jan/…
Ethnic studies (March 2013 story) nytimes.com/2013/03/12/edu…
It was found unconstitutional in 2017 but of course that's all out the window as these fuckers can't take "no" for an answeer
The dipshit architect of the Tucson disinformation campaign, Tom Horne, who has a shady and corrupt history (of course), is running for office again because he has seen an opening to enact his hideous racist agenda yet again with this CRT shit (May 2021) azcentral.com/story/news/loc…
Now you also know why I scoffed at all those dipshit self-styled #1A warriors, too. I've seen what they truly are all along: This.
They are the same exact people as before. I cannot stress this enough. 2013, Texas: houstonpress.com/news/according…
Far right shitbag David Horowitz, ranting about ethnic studies programs in 2006 because they are doing something to his free speech or some nonsense latimes.com/archives/la-xp…
David's getting a little old so he found a 15 year old boy to groom in the 1990s. Horowitz indoctrinated him from the start, sleepovers at his house on weekends and shit like that, pouring hate into an oversized noggin that already had plenty in there politico.com/news/magazine/…
These are all just toxic marketing campaigns. They swap out the names and that's about it.

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12 Jun
Because he is the latest interchangeable face of an inauthentically organized campaign and will return to the obscurity he deserves within a month or two, when the same disinfo networks prop up a new useful idiot for their next manufactured, weaponized moral panic
...Unless we stop the cycle now! Keep calling this shit out, friends. We have years of receipts over here
p.s. It's the #TantonNetwork. "Population control advocates" disguised as "immigration hardliner" lobbyists, drawn together by John Tanton, funded by the Scaife networks.
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Everyone has noticed by now that QAnoners have morphed straight into anti-critical race theory activists right? That's what they are talking about in their groups. And corrupt public officials are making political hay with it (because they're the ones who seeded it to begin with)
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Well thank goodness I'm not the only person saying this.
This is the #TantonNetwork. It is in law enforcement, policy, schools, and churches. They have been quietly infiltrating for decades. Their lobbying groups have been pushing a white supremacist agenda using immigration as its Trojan horse, and the Trump admin gave them power.
Here is who the bulk of their funding comes from. Look at all the groups they fund and think about what they are doing. It's a coordinated power grab, just like I told you all along.

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Forty years ago was when John Tanton first opened FAIR's doors. Lots of aligned interests seem to have started to converge around forty years ago
Forty years ago, the Klan decided to make the border its new thing, too nytimes.com/1977/10/18/arc…
The 1970s seem like kind of a dumb decade tbh wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/summ…
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Hahaha. What did I tell you about southern California law enforcement? Hey ex-coworkers, I'll accept your apologies for not believing me in the form of beers and cash awards
I mean, I was an Orange County reporter too, I didn't just cover San Diego and Los Angeles and Riverside and Imperial. I saw it all up close and personal like
And let me tell you something that I never realized until recently. A face like mine is a truth magnet. It brings out all the shit people think they are hiding. It comes out in questions like, "What ARE you?" and "Where are you from? No, really." And nowhere was it worse than OC.
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No shit! We warned you. Then they're used to pit ideologically irreconcilable groups against each other in person, which in turn functions as recruitment material for the far right when the optics turn violent. They're far from the only group

When Paul Manafort was doing this shit in Ukraine and elsewhere, he called it "black ops." But really you can call it "active measures" or "hybrid warfare" too. (Story from 2017)

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