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    We are currently living the most dangerous days in human history. You think that this is hyperbole? Think again. We are risking a nuclear Armageddon The first thing to realize is that this is not, repeat, not about Syria or chemical weapons, not in Salsbury, not in Douma. That kind of nonsense is just “mental...
  • I very much appreciate the sort and severity of question that this essay poses. However, it reflects the sort of blinkered view that I detect from the Russian government, itself. There appears to be no thought as to how to reach the American public. Neither is there any suggestion of the desirability of stimulating anti-war ACTION by the American public. Neither is there any suggestion of methodology for stimulating anti-war ACTION by the American public, after means of communication is determined.

    At least, as regards this essay, that is how I read
    “That kind of nonsense is just “mental prolefeed” for the mentally deficient, politically blinded or otherwise zombified ideological drones who, from the Maine, to the Gulf of Tonkin, to NATO’s Gladio bombing of the Bologna train-station, to the best and greatest of them all – 9/11 of course – will just believe anything “their” (as they believe) side tells them. ”

    So, my questions for the Saker is: do you think changing American public opinion is worth the effort, or are we – in your view – hopelessly “zombified”?

    Secondly, if we are not completely “zombified”, then what suggestions do you have to stir Americans to ACTIONS to change the course of events?

    Please note that the a significant number of right wing media types, without whom I don’t think Trump would be President, have not supported this latest lunacy by Trump. Specifically, Alex Jones of infowars (who openly called Douma “chemical attack” a false flag), Michael Savage, and Tucker Carlson.

    So, there are 3 examples of influencers who are not “zombified” – amongst the people they influence, there are millions. It is self evidently true that “zombification” is not monolithic, or incapable of being resisted.

    Unfortunately, you seem as devoid of ideas for de-zombifying the American public as the Russian government.

    I recently wrote of a no-brainer that would – barring censoring from Twitter – allow Putin to reach millions of Americans, every day. Both pro- and anti- Trump Americans.

    https://thesaker.is/trump-tries-to-tweet-russia-into-submission/#comment-509044

    Another idea leaps out: There are 1 million Russian Americans. Can they not arrange a speaking and debating tour by Sergei Lavrov? Yeah, I know that in an ideal world, he would be performing his #1 job of being Russia’s top diplomat, but faced with the prospect of a NUCLEAR WAR, I think he could show enough flexibility to delegate to his reports. Last I heard, he’s looking to retire, anyway, so ending his diplomatic duties is on his radar.

    A suggestion for billing for such events: “The Soviet Union was a US ally during WW2, suffering a loss of about 20 soldiers for every US soldier. Why are former allies currently at risk for a nuclear confrontation?”

    The question you ask is very good. The answer is less impressive. Some outside-the-box thinking would improve the answer.

    • Replies: @Apollonius

    There appears to be no thought as to how to reach the American public. Neither is there any suggestion of the desirability of stimulating anti-war ACTION by the American public. Neither is there any suggestion of methodology for stimulating anti-war ACTION by the American public...
     
    The "American public" is a black hole of cynicism, nihilism, ignorance, and depravity that would consume any Quixote foolish enough to bring "enlightenment". To go down that road would be folly of the highest order.

    I think we've all been around long enough, or had enough experience in our own public and private lives to know that America is a terminal case. The best we can do is to hasten its passing into the graveyard of history and to limit the blast radius of the inevitable implosion (explosion?). These are the desperate times when the only way to win the game is not to play. What does that mean in practice? Hunkering down, cutting your losses, consolidating real assets and resources, securing a solid redoubt. Putin's course of not taking the bait is the best possible tactic, and is in fact the geopolitical analogue of the suggestions above. The only out of this for Russia, and by the Saker's implication, "the resistance to the Empire" who are united with Russia in their defence of "sovereignty, independence, spirituality, traditions", is to preserve the status quo. We just need to keep killing time. Stall them to death. They are headed straight for the abyss, and at this point, all we have to do to win is not to let them drag us down with them.

    I pray to God that Putin does not sink an American carrier or shoot down an American jet if he chooses to respond. I hope in fact that his response consists of moving all vital assets out of the way so that Trump declares victory over a patch of sand. The Saker is correct that the risks here are grave and enormous.

    That kind of nonsense is just “mental prolefeed” for the mentally deficient, politically blinded or otherwise zombified ideological drones who, from the Maine, to the Gulf of Tonkin, to NATO’s Gladio bombing of the Bologna train-station, to the best and greatest of them all – 9/11 of course – will just believe anything “their” (as they believe) side tells them.
     
    Does this offend you somehow? This is the truth after all. Though, I guess, it makes sense that Americans would be offended by reality.
    , @Dante
    That was absolutely brilliant, Well said and thanks for writing.
    , @ploni almoni
    "Another idea leaps out: There are 1 million Russian Americans. Can they not arrange a speaking and debating tour by Sergei Lavrov?"
    The one million Russian Americans are something like 92% Jewish for some reason, so one would think their sympathies lie with Netanyahu or with the Kaganate of Nuland. But yes, it is worth a try to ask Masha Gessen of the New Yorker and the New York Times to sponsor a speaking tour by Lavrov. We have a whole week for the world to wake up.
    , @HogHappenin
    Do you really think that channels like RT or Sputnik were declared "foreign propaganda" and promptly shutdown from cable TV in the "land of the free" for no reason?

    They've played a pretty good enough role in helping hundreds of thousands if not millions of Americans to come out of their zombified dreamscape to face the reality.

    How much more can the Russians actually do? They don't print federal reserve bills by the minute and hence do not have infinite resources. It also depends on 'woke' Americans to push more and more in the face of cynical, consumerist and often 'heck-I-care' zombies who have been brainwashed quote thoroughly.

    As scraping by gets more and more difficult for everyday schmucks (even outside the rust belt), it can be used as a two sided sword. Either people will double down on their zombification (immersing themselves in more alcohol and sex to forget the pain) or they might actually become more open to asking questions as to why things are going from bad to worse yet the 'government' is more concerned in the general well being of a certain nation(s) in the middle east.

    Easier said than done but you've got to swallow the bitter pill and face people. Ron Unz's American pravda provides some guidelines as to how to loosen the stranglehold of MSM allowing more and more people to question the 'official' narrative. Ask them tough questions, prod them and don't get discouraged!

    Here, be my guest
    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-breaching-the-media-barrier/

    , @Ben Sampson
    excellent comment by METAMARS

    a real intelligent practical and useful comment: why isn't Russia inside America seeking legally and legitimately, to influence American public opinion?

    the hegemony is all over Russia dong the same, even mor, setting up seeking to effect change by so called color revolutions. Putin allows lots of space for the operation of American NGO's in Russia...and we know what the chief purpose of those subversive entities in other peoples countries are
  • Putin's latest move I don't follow the western corporate media so I don't really know how much coverage this development has received in the West, but in Russia and the Ukraine the big news is the decision by Russia to begin recognizing official Novorussian documents such as passports, driver licenses, school and college diplomas, etc....
  • Dear Saker: Please write a critique of ex-CIA David Robert Steele’s “Memorandum for the President”, wherein he lays out a game plan (“grand strategy”) for Trump to rescue democracy, as well as forge a trans-partisan alliance, defeat his political enemies, etc. See http://phibetaiota.net/2017/02/robert-steele-memorandum-for-the-president-warning-on-american-spring-riots-eight-actions-to-make-america-great-again/

    Personally, I think his suggestions are brilliant, even if I find his most dire predictions less compelling.

    A recent interview of Steele is here: http://phibetaiota.net/2017/02/special-robert-steele-on-hagmann-hagmann-report-deep-state-steve-bannon-googlegestapo-pedophilia-more/

    Apparently, his memorandum has been seen by President Trump, but Trump insiders like Bannon are not supportive.

  • There is no limit to the hubris driven hypocrisy of America’s stalwart neoconservatives. A recent Washington Post front page article entitled “‘Never Trump’ national-security Republicans fear they have been blacklisted” shares with the reader the heartbreak of those so-called GOP foreign policy experts who have apparently been ignored by the presidential transition team seeking to...
  • @RobinG
    Trump frames things very simply, so it seems a bit much to expect such specifics in the inaugural speech, but a nascent 'Trump Channel' is already functioning via his tweets and YouTubes. He can always expand this to circumvent the press filters. As for Priebus and Spicer being saboteurs, does Steele give evidence for that in his article?

    Steele has been working for electoral reform for years, and for Open Source Intelligence even longer. I'm glad he's getting more exposure, but as he says, not yet in Big Media.

    He was on RT yesterday, 11 minutes, very packed -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhgtg-4EU8U
    Can Trump Overcome w/Robert David Steele

    I believe Steele has spoken to the impossibility of scaling up twitter usage such that it would fill the need he points to. I’m not that familiar with Steel’s thoughts, having only discovered him, recently, and so can’t answer your question much beyond that.

    As for smoking gun evidence that Priebus and Spicer are saboteurs, I’m not familiar with any. However, in, “Robert Steele: Trump’s Unforced Errors – Is Preibus Our Judas?”, http://phibetaiota.net/2017/01/robert-steele-trumps-unforced-errors-is-preibus-our-judas/, Steele writes,

    “Reince Priebus is best understood as the prat boy (the guy that wipes the king’s ass) for the Republican Party Establishment. He is a Wisconsin “bubba” (the junior of the three bubbas) along with Paul Ryan and Scott Walker both of whom hold Donald Trump in high disdain. Not only am I certain that the Republican Party is going to implode as the Democratic Party imploded (from losing touch with real people) but I am equally certain that Julian Assange has a special place in hell reserved for Republicans generally and Republican pedophiles specifically. Priebus is at the very least a major player in enabling and covering up pedophilia among Republican elites. Whether he has himself been compromised remains to be seen.One thing I am certain of: Priebus, Ryan, and Walker are going to ambush Donald Trump and not protect Donald Trump from the lies and litigation already underway that will lead up to impeachment….and if the first impeachment attempt fails, there will be others.”

    This is a very serious charge against Priebus, and IF it were true, being a saboteur seems a) more plausible and b) a smaller sin. Steele describes himself as “certain”, but presents no evidence (not in this article, anyway; again, I’m hardly knowledgeable about most of Steele’s work).

    As for Spicer, Steele may have lumped him in due do his bad facts, combined with a bad attitude, during his first press conference. I think he’s course-corrected, since then. The source of bad facts, BTW, is Tom Barrack, who STARTS to explain the chain of events, in an interview by Chuck Todd (http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/tom-barrack-crowd-size-controversy-starts-with-me-860174915688)

    NOTICE, however, that Todd cuts him off from further explanation at 3:56, rather than ask obvious questions to nail down the chain of events that led to Spicer’s faild press conference. Todd would rather the narrative of Spicer lying, and being put up to same by Trump, remain for a news cycle or two, than delve into exonerating information – from a source who is RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM.

    (The same Todd who can find lots of time to ask a loaded question, over and over to the point of ugliness: http://www.nbcnews.com/meet-the-press/video/conway-press-secretary-gave-alternative-facts-860142147643)

    Now, THIS is the sort of filtering (ala Chomsky) that Trump, or better yet surrogates, should point out, repeatedly, until Americans who are less astute about media biases get a clue. Frankly, if I were Spicer, I wouldn’t take any questions from NBC until I got a full explanation from NBC about Todd’s ‘lack of curiosity’. Similarly, I have argued that the Trump Administration should freeze out CNN until their anti-Trump conspirators are fired. https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/5cptfb/re_cnns_hall_of_shame_president_trump_please/

    Even absent a “Trump Channel”, there are things the Trump Administration could do to de-legitimize the media, or (less likely) whip it into shape.

    (Of course, Trump should also be more careful about only making factual statements.)

  • Trump’s problems go well beyond neocons. Another ex-CIA dude, Robert David Steele, suggests that Trump’s most dangerous enemies are, well, about “80% of the government including his own party and chief of staff”. He says “There are three centers of gravity for his survival and then his success: an electoral reform act; a Trump Channel backed up by an Open Source Agency; and a revitalized counterintelligence function. All three should have been in his Inauguration Day speech. That they were not is a reflection of the success of Chief of Staff Reince Priebus in gutting his own boss.” (http://phibetaiota.net/2017/01/special-trump-trips-preibus-spicer-betrayal-deception-gaslighting-and-lies-the-war-between-two-alternative-forms-of-fake-news/)

    Steele further says that Trump is not on what we programmer’s call “the happy path”, and is expecting the Republicans to lose control of the House, with a subsequent Democratic Party led impeachment, barring a course correction.

    Would love to hear what you think about his analysis and suggestions.

    • Replies: @RobinG
    Trump frames things very simply, so it seems a bit much to expect such specifics in the inaugural speech, but a nascent 'Trump Channel' is already functioning via his tweets and YouTubes. He can always expand this to circumvent the press filters. As for Priebus and Spicer being saboteurs, does Steele give evidence for that in his article?

    Steele has been working for electoral reform for years, and for Open Source Intelligence even longer. I'm glad he's getting more exposure, but as he says, not yet in Big Media.

    He was on RT yesterday, 11 minutes, very packed -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhgtg-4EU8U
    Can Trump Overcome w/Robert David Steele
    , @utu
    I was not aware of this Robert David Steele. Thanks for introducing him here. I think he makes several good points. I certainly agree with him that Trump must tackle Republicans like Paul Ryan to have any long term chance. Neutering Paul Ryan should be Trump's highest priority.

    I also found interesting his suggestion that the reason Hillary lost was preventing electronic voting machines form being hacked. This is consistent with my reading of the events. When FBI's Comey on Friday, October 28, 2016 announce reopening investigation into Hillary, he was, in my opinion, announcing to every body and media in particular that Hillary would not steal the election.

  • Watching the last Presidential debate was a rather depressing experience. I thought that Trump did pretty well, but that really is not the point here. The point is this: no matter who wins, an acute crisis is inevitable. Option one: Hillary wins. That's Obama on steroids, only worse. Remember that Obama himself was Dubya, only...
  • I have posted a followup essay to “How Peter Thiel Could Put Trump Over the Top (with inspiration from tecchie Berners) – Part I”. Unsurprisingly, this is called “How Peter Thiel Could Put Trump Over the Top (with inspiration from tecchie Berners) – Part II” @ https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/598k8a/how_peter_thiel_could_put_trump_over_the_top_with/

  • “By mercilessly cracking down on the oligarchs Putin deprived the presstitutes of their source of income and political support”

    I don’t see the relevance of this strategy, here in the US. The print media seems to be dying out, anyway. The television media is supported by a large amount of advertising. There’s obviously a lot of medical ads, but after that dominating sector, there seems to be a wide variety of commercial interests.

    The media in the US has a large entertainment factor, and in this sense is more of a cultural phenomenon, than would be the case otherwise. Also, I found it fascinating that, when I lived in a house with two teenagers, about 10 years ago, neither had a political bone in their body, but were steady consumers of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show, which touched on serious issues. In a similar vein, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has turned to video games to educate kids about civics (see http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/28/technology/sandra-day-oconnor-supreme-court-video-games.html)

    I think Trump should attack not just the media, but also the almost monolithic (as far as I can tell) celebrity/Hollyweird bias against him. And furthermore, he should attack the dissing (including by celebrities and some media) of ideas like patriotism, national pride, realpolitik, secure borders, etc., that Trump is embracing.

    And he should do that CULTURALLY. (Readers would do well to check out Antonio Gramsci’s writings, in conjunction with this strategy.)

    I laid out some of these ideas as part of an essay I wrote this past week (that has gotten no attention, at all). From “How Peter Thiel Could Put Trump Over the Top (with inspiration from tecchie Berners) – Part I” @

    How Peter Thiel Could Put Trump Over the Top (with inspiration from tecchie Berners) – Part I from The_Donald


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    I. Intro and Caveats

    a) The title is chosen less because of Thiel (that I know little about), than because of a crying need to think and act outside the box. I suppose somebody from the Trump campaign will see this, but given how near we are to the election, I don’t expect any great things from them. This, in spite of the fact that Trump (or a surrogate) had promised a “different kind of campaign”. The campaign has been different mostly because many of Trump’s positions are well outside the mainstream of the “serious” political class. (For example, making NATO members pay their fair share, and questioning NATO, itself.) However, I don’t see where the campaign is doing anything strikingly different to allow Trump’s positive messages to get out, as well as to force greater awareness of the defects of Clinton’s positions and history. Part of the solution is technical, part is financial, and part is creative. Thiel, thus, serves well as a symbol of the sort of leadership needed, even if he personally is not up to the task. Paypal’s creation was largely an exercise in creative, technical problem solving, and Thiel can fund a pro-US, pro-Trump movement, without any help from the Trump campaign. As movers and shakers (i.e., leaders and influencers) are always desirable, if Thiel is up to the task, especially given the lateness of the hour, it seems to me highly desirable that the actual Thiel play the Peter Thiel role that I am sketching out.

    b) From the technical and creative perspectives, Thiel can be thought of as the analog of the creative Bernie Sanders tecchie supporters, who did such a wonderful job, and which is still in evidence at bernkit.com. I don’t expect Thiel, the individual, to do any coding, but rather hire extreme coders to knock out whatever software infrastructure is needed.

    c) Trump is a very flawed candidate, having no experience as a politician, as well as being having only modest communication skills. While he appears to be learning the need for self-censorship, he was slow to figure this out (or internalize it, as the case may be.) He also has personal failings, including salacious ones, that I have no need to discuss, further. One of the most dismaying things about the Trump candidacy is that he (warts and all) could have been well ahead of the gravely flawed candidate, Hillary Clinton, but instead is trailing her. Had Trump had better discipline, instead of relying on shoot-from-the-hip pronouncements that unnecessarily offend, are factually incorrect, annoyingly general, and/or even bizarrely wrong, he would be performing much better. As Trump doubtless has access to lots of good political advisers, I will assume that he has lots of good advice that he could choose to follow. In particular, I hope that Pat Buchanan is advising him about messaging, as his essays tend to be compelling, with enough detail to make his arguments stick. (Note: I wrote this paragraph before watching the 3rd debate, last night. Trump was underwhelming, continuing to show evidence of lack of discipline. A subsequent interview with Joel Skousen, dissecting both Trump and Clinton, was on the mark. Trump would do well to take Skousen’s counsel, though it’s too late In terms of the debates.)

    d) Even if Trump had applied himself to developing more than a minimal level of competence in political skills, the onslaught of media and celebrity bias against him would still present a formidable barrier to success on November 8. This document is more about addressing the lack of outside-the-box support that would counteract the cultural and systemic forces arrayed against the non-conformist Trump. It is about methodology and programmatics. It is not about improving Trump as a candidate. I mostly leave that job to others. 

    e) Having said that, I may make at least make implicit suggestions about memes that could and should be propagated. This will make my suggestions about missing, outside-the-box campaign infrastructure less abstract. But hopefully, these memes might find their way into Trump’s rhetorical repertoire, as well.

    II. Getting Trump’s Positive Messages Out, as Well as Information on HRC’s Negatives
    Intro: I’ve been writing and posting, on online blogs and forums, about politics for over 10 years. One of the first things I wrote about (if not THE first), was how politically sterile public venues are. I almost never see a politically related advocacy ad on a billboard, for example, and mentioned them specifically in my first writings. All these years later, we have the TPP threatening our very sovereignty, and nothing has changed in terms of accessibility in public venues. (I don’t consider online venues, even though in a sense “public”, in this category.) I live in NJ, and have never seen a billboard, been handed a flyer, seen a public protest, or seen a poster (other than a few that I had placed) against TPP. My God, if THAT monstrosity doesn’t merit educating the public, in a ubiquitous local, if not face-to-face manner, then I don’t know what does.

    The Trump campaign shows no sign of what I’ll call “massive retail public education”, either. I’m on the Trump email list, and I get lots of solicitations for campaign contributions. Since about 80% of US campaign funds go for media ad buys, I don’t doubt that the Trump campaign is spending most of their campaign cash in that way, also.
    Of course, media ads are highly desirable. But consider their limitations. An ad will typically not last longer than a minute at a time. Ultimately, the media company can refuse the advertising (as happened to Ross Perot). This will reinforce tendencies to self-censor. The thinking public will naturally tend to be leery of campaign ads, by any agency. The face-to-face element, which can convey authenticity and excitement, is completely missing. Furthermore, the face-to-face element affords opportunities for recruitment into local campaign efforts, that standard media cannot provide.

    At the end of the day, I am painfully aware that, while millions of Americans may know as much as I do about both Trump and Clinton, and still be firmly in the Clinton camp (thus making nuclear war with Russia more likely, amongst other sins), there will be many more millions who will basically be making an uninformed decision, based on 1 minute TV commercials, a dozen (biased) news stories, some entertaining shows by Bill Maher and Saturday Night Live (that mock Trump), and a debate or two. I’ve also noticed (via the postings of a couple of female Facebook friends), lots of touchy feely stories posted to Facebook, that completely lack contradictory context, which indirectly sell the Clinton candidacy via an emotional, identifying narrative. My guess is that these ‘Facebook stories’ are extremely effective, at least with women, but I am not sure whether or not the Trump campaign cannot respond in kind, even if it wanted to. (Facebook founder and CEO Zuckerberg is well known to be in Clinton’s camp.) The ignorance of the American public is an addressable problem (except possibly via the touchy feely Facebook narrative technique), but not by following the typical campaign communication methodologies.

    SUGGESTIONS

    SUGGESTION: Massive pamphleting.
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    It’s somewhat difficult to imagine the American revolution without pamphleting. Remember Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense”? From “Print, the Press, and the American Revolution” @ http://americanhistory.oxfordre.com/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.001.0001/acrefore-9780199329175-e-9

    ” Two major types of print shaped the political processes of the American Revolution: pamphlets and newspapers. Pamphlets became strategic conveyors of ideas during the imperial crisis.

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    As Bernard Bailyn wrote in the foreword to his 1965 book, Pamphlets of the American Revolution, there were more than four hundred pamphlets published in the colonies on the imperial controversy up through 1776, and nearly four times that number by war’s end in 1783.

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    According to Bailyn, the pamphlets—“booklets consisting of a few printer’s sheets, folded in various ways so as to make various sizes and numbers of pages and sold . . . for a few pence, at most a shilling or two”—were the “most important and characteristic writing of the American Revolution”

    (While newspapers played a key role in the American Revolution, the media is corporate owned, and serves plutocratic interests. It will not play a decisive, positive role (overall) in a Trump campaign.)

    Thomas Paine’s “Common Sense” was first published in 1775. Flash forward 241 years, and we can imagine Paine’s amazement at how ubiquitous is the ability to create pamphets, in the present day. Besides ubiquitous personal computers and printers, there are not only print shops everywhere, printing can be ordered online, and delivered to your door.

    In spite of the continued erosion of personal rights in the United State, we can still (mostly) pass out pamphlets on public sidewalks I’m aware that some towns require a smallish fee, on the order of $30.

    It’s certainly feasible for Thiel to organize a modern army of Thomas Paines. He could create the content and serve it over the internet as .pdf files. Trump supporters would not only do the work of printing out and distributing the pamphlets, but the cost would be borne by local supporters (with multiple, locally defined crowdfunding web pages to support locals whose zeal exceeds their pocketbooks.) The flyers and pamphlets would list a crowdfunding link or two, as well as a “crowdactivism” link. By “crowdactivism”, I simply mean informal, local groups of people who will pass out flyers, together. Some people have cars, others don’t. Some people have video-enabled smart phones, and other don’t. (The videos might be useful to draw attention, over the internet, to the entire massive pamphleting effort. More importantly, especially if they are being streamed via something like Periscope, they can provide evidence which will inhibit violent or intimidating disruptors, and perhaps lead to their prosecution.)

    SUGGESTION: Calling out and (entertaining) mockery of celebrity Clinton supporters.
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    I’m aware of exactly one Hollywood type celebrity (Susan Sarandon) who is clearly not a Trump fan, but can still rationally discuss the multitudinous defects of Hillary Clinton’s positions, history and character. More commonly, we get blinkered statements, like Elton John recently opining “We need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian.” Apparently, political genius Elton John knows nothing about the death and destruction his “humanitarian” favorite has brought forth, in Libya and Syria. Apparently, Elton John knows nothing about Clinton call for a(n illegal) no-fly zone in Syria, (doubtless framed as a “humanitarian” no-fly zone) which could lead to nuclear exchange with Russia, if not worse.

    If this sort of extraordinarily ignorant or hypocritical support by cultural elite types was rare, it’s potential to degrade what declining democratic (small “d”) options the electorate has remaining wouldn’t be so bad. However, partly because it is less than rare, partly because cultural influencers have extraordinary access to the public mind and discourse, and partly because (to put it kindly) a lot of Americans are hardly intellectual, these cultural distortions of the public square are crying out to be counteracted. Whether Elton John’s ignorance is to blame, or whether he’s just completely hypocritical about his “humanitarian” favorite, his statements shouldn’t go unchallenged in the CULTURAL arena. “CULTURAL arena” can be taken to mean both venues like youtube and facebook, as well as the (biased) news media, that nevertheless will find it difficult to avoid covering entertaining events that might boost their ratings. (A dynamic reminiscent of court jesters).
    The cultural response should be entertaining – parodies of Elton John’s support of his “humanitarian” favorite, not documentaries are what is called for. This means hiring talented actors and script writers, and maybe soliciting or promoting amateurs.

    Nor should cultural provocations go unchallenged in the political arena. At this stage of the game, it would mean dedicating smallish segments of campaign events to either live productions of parodies, or else showing them on giant screens. Part of the civic pitch to the attending public, then, is not just the standard “Don’t forget to vote on election day!” But also, “don’t forget to facebook Space Man’s pro-Hillary rant!”. (Space Man is the parody of Elton John, who sings “Rocket Man”, with altered words that educate about “humanitarian” Hillary’s dealings with Libya, Syria, and the whole sorry cast of “humanitarian” terrorists.)

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    Part II of this article may not appear until next week. But briefly, when I get the time, I would like to write about:

    1) Documenting vote fraud (both by doing a public-citizens’ exit polling; and also by filming vans of people pulling up to voting areas, taking care to get their license plates on camera. The post mortems will not only tell us who owned the vehicles, but where they went to.) Thiel would create the web infrastructure to support the online organization of these efforts, including backup storage for the video, and maybe creating a backup app to Periscope, in case it conveniently malfunctions on election day.

    2) Trump producing a daily (or thrice-weekly) video segment, say 15 minutes long, laying out details for various of his policy proposals, plus details of of what is wrong or dubious about Clinton’s proposals. I suggest that his campaign consult with Joel Skousen on the content of such videos. (This idea doesn’t involve Thiel, except as an adjunct promoter.) These videos would need to navigate the middle ground between broad generalities, that only impress fanboys and fangirls, and wonkish productions that would put most people to sleep.

    3) Similar to 2), producing Trump-hosted videos, where domain experts do most of the talking. A desirable duration is, I would think, 30-45 minutes. In particular, the panels of experts would deal with topics such as a) climate change (see Heartland institute for lists of domain experts, e.g., speakers in these videos: https://www.heartland.org/topics/climate-change/) b) anti-terrorism, in particular, it’s intersection with immigration and “nation building” in the Middle East, wherein we support terrorists (“rebels”) to do our dirty work.

    4) Making “touchy feely” type productions that I’ve mentioned. “