This is a reminder to me as well, since I've shared his shit in the recent past. Actually, this is relevant to a point I've been trying to make to people lately, let me see if I can make it make sense.
So, disinfo purveyors rely on emotions to bypass rational thought, and it
has to be a powerful and atavistic enough emotion to short-circuit rationality. Usually that is something like invoking rage or fear, hence all that bullshit scarelore about the border to get the marks all in a lather about "mass migration" or other white supremacist fantasies
But it's not always rage or fear. I'm mad all the time and always have been so I know how to deal with that, and after years of covering breaking news in Los Angeles and postconflict work at the border nothing on the planet frightens me.
Parscale's Nucleus is also part of the Jenner campaign for governor of California, as one might expect to find riding the coattails of an astroturfed recall campaign relying on white supremacists and anti-vaxxers to launder their bullshit.
But enough about that, remember when @Parscale got arrested in his underwear and cried like a chickenshit lmao
This doesn't work. They don't engage in good faith. Bring out the trombones and sousaphones and dance around them mockingly (safely) or something similar. Mock them. Laugh at them. Insult them. They can't stand it.
Just in case no one else has noticed this or doesn’t want to be the first crank pointing it out (I’m used to it by now lol), what’s going on in Manchester right now should absolutely be considered in the context of a disinformation campaign despite the legitimacy of the gripe,
because disinfo often latches on to legitimate grievances and exploits them to sow further division and attempt to seed real-world violence
Antivaxxers and white supremacists played a key role in the Recall Newsom campaign, remember? This is from July 2020 about a May 2020 event involving the "Freedom Angels," which was the previous moniker of the "Mamalitia." Some were were at the Capitol 1/6 web.archive.org/web/2020071704…
Look what that bear is mad about. Totally nonpartisan, totally grassroots! Geoff Palmer is a "controversial" real estate developer btw
Like, it's possible this group exists and is as described. Not very possible but possible. But this is a one-source story from a Trump supporter, and Trump supporters have not had credibility for a long time -- especially not after everything that led up to 1/6.
Community college (education, really) should be free and available to all, no question about it. I dropped out of high school at sixteen, and never would have been able to go on to university years later if it hadn't been for the @SDCCD transfer program.
Side note: I can provide you with a compelling reason not to stay in high school. Being a thirtysomething student at UCSD, where the student body skews very young and overachievery, was completely personally mortifying and being asked regularly if I was a professor did not help.
I mean literally no one else gave a shit if I was old or young or anything else. But my ego couldn't handle it lol
Here's a more credible story. I was sharing the top article, such as it is, as an example of what weaponized disinformation about masks can do and the power grabs that ensue at all levels. It looks like there's a lot more nuance here:
That’s why you have to get in their faces for lying. Anybody with public influence or power needs to be held accountable. Question them, and mock them if they dissemble. Brigade and troll the fuck out of liars. It’s social correction for the greater good - it’s counter disinfo.
If you can get in the middle of a disinformation campaign and explain where it originated, what their goals are, and what they are likely to do next, and bring along a bunch of your friends to call them out publicly (online or offline) and just dunk on its purveyors en masse,
you can short-circuit it completely. It is also probably the most wholesome thing you can use social media for at this point.
My grandfather was a newspaper publisher who swung pretty conservative and always complained about long hair on "pretty boy" men... but he never once complained about Dennis Hopper, in his columns or anywhere else.
1.) You have the right to record LEOs.
2.) Be obvious, not covert.
3.) Keep recording as long as you can.
4.) Lock down your phone and upload to the cloud if possible.
5.) Don't make public without thinking through ramifications to those victimized.
The article also touches on the potential dangers of doing all these things. Bad LEOs are often deadly, as we all horribly know. I would personally add that it is best of all if people who are already privileged step up whenever possible.
I had two standard lectures that really cemented my reputation as a loose cannon: "The Cops Are Not Our Friends and Their Press Releases Cannot Be Blindly Trusted" and "For Fuck's Sake Why Isn't Anybody Paying Attention to the Goddamn California Nazis."
The border wall here in California (which, contrary to the disinformation, has existed for many years) is a complete environmental nightmare, because every environmental law on the books was waived to get that shit up there. It's literally a shit-show in some places