- Bannon got it immediately. He believes in the whole Andrew Breitbart doctrine that politics is downstream from culture, so to change politics you need to change culture. And fashion trends are a useful proxy for that. Trump is like a pair of Uggs, or Crocs, basically. So how do you get from people thinking ‘Ugh. Totally ugly’ to the moment when everyone is wearing them? That was the inflection point he was looking for.
Is what Cambridge Analytica does akin to bullying? - I think it’s worse than bullying, Christopher Wylie says. - Because people don’t necessarily know it’s being done to them. At least bullying respects the agency of people because they know. So it’s worse, because if you do not respect the agency of people, anything that you’re doing after that point is not conducive to a democracy. And fundamentally, information warfare is not conducive to democracy.
Millions of people’s personal information was stolen and used to target them in ways they wouldn’t have seen, and couldn’t have known about, by a mercenary outfit, Cambridge Analytica, who, Wylie says, “would work for anyone”. Who would pitch to Russian oil companies. Would they subvert elections abroad on behalf of foreign governments?
It occurs to me to ask Wylie this one night. - Yes.
Nato or non-Nato? - Either. I mean they’re mercenaries. They’ll work for pretty much anyone who pays.
It’s an incredible revelation. It also encapsulates all of the problems of outsourcing – at a global scale, with added cyberweapons. And in the middle of it all are the public – our intimate family connections, our “likes”, our crumbs of personal data, all sucked into a swirling black hole that’s expanding and growing and is now owned by a politically motivated billionaire.
- This was Steve Bannon's baby, said former contractor Christopher Wylie, who described Cambridge Analytica as "Bannon's arsenal of weaponry to wage a culture war on America using military strategies."
Bannon wanted to use the sorts of aggressive messaging tactics usually reserved for geopolitical conflicts to move the US electorate further to the right, Wylie said. He had already directed a series of anti-establishment, conservative documentary films and presided over the far-right website Breitbart News, but Cambridge Analytica would mark another step in his overall ambitions to transform the nation.
With financial backing from hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer, Bannon co-founded Cambridge Analytica in 2013 as the US-branch of Strategic Communication Laboratories (SCL) Group, a British company that advertises how it has conducted "behavioral change" programs in more than 60 countries.
Wylie described Cambridge Analytica as - Steve Bannon and Robert Mercer using a foreign, military contractor ... to use some of the same techniques that the military uses ... on the American electorate.
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Wylie said that Bannon's plans began to solidify in 2014, when Cambridge Analytica consulted various Republican campaigns and PACs ahead of the midterm elections. The company began to test and apply its psychographics by using Facebook data to model individuals' personality types in order to understand how to influence them.
Documents show the John Bolton Super PAC, which promoted candidates supported by recently appointed White House national security adviser John Bolton, paid Cambridge Analytical $454,700 in 2014 for "behavioral microtargeting with psychographic messaging." Those services included strategies that broke individual voters into "clusters" based on what messages would resonate with them.
Wylie also said the company used focus groups and messaging trials in 2014 to test some of the concepts that became core themes of the Trump campaign, such as "drain the swamp" and imagery of walls. "A lot of the narratives of the Trump campaign were what we were testing in 2014," Wylie said.
He added that Bannon directly presided over much of the company's initial research. "Everything that we were doing ultimately had to be passed up to Bannon for approval," said Wylie, who left the company in late 2014.
Wylie said Bannon would fly to London about once a month for company meetings, and during that time he came to understand Bannon's ideology. "He really liked the idea of using a military-style approach to changing people's perceptions," Wylie said.
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This was a serious business, it was actually backed by Goldman Sachs, but it crashed and went bankrupt because the gamers themselves who weren't cheating became enraged basically that these other people were doing, they put so much pressure on the gaming companies.
They put so much pressure on the video game companies, that they decided to basically ban gold-farming, which killed Bannon's business, but it awakened him to the power of what he called "rootless white males" who spend all their time online. And five years later when Bannon wound up at Breitbart, he resolved to try and attract those people over to Breitbart because he thought they could be radicalized in a kind of populist, nationalist way. And the way that Bannon did that, the bridge between the angry abusive gamers and Breitbart and Pepe was Milo Yiannopoulous, who Bannon discovered and hired to be Breitbart's tech editor.
From the time I met him in 2011, he's had exactly the same politics. The same stuff you heard from Trump, you saw on the campaign trail. What he was looking for was a vessel because nobody in Republican Washington believed in these kinds of ideas. The whole trend in the Republican party was toward liberalizing immigration laws, passing comprehensive immigration reform. He was against it.
Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency
Public Service Announcement.. The news was fake and full of bullshit. The Main News Media is seeking outrage and haterism from all people the true enemy is false truth and false accusations false claims... they weren’t playing around in the Bible it says in the end of days the good will seem bad and the bad will seem good... well fuck that shit know the truth these lil young teenager foos were protesting against abortion and are from a catholic school might I add lol an a Native American dude walked right up in their shit beating his drum (cool right) but damn this nigga walked right up in they’re shit fuck wrong with that fool lol anyways nothing happen the video was posted and this nigga decided to get on tv and blast these fools what the fuck the main stream plan is a trip and is like a Lion roaming around seeking whom he may devour the bad the worse no good we come together as a people and we can fight this negative and evil force that makes me outrage and haterism ......good morning hope everybody has a blessed day ! #MAGA#MAHA
Fasting When and How?: A Hebraic Perspective deals with how and when a Believer must Fast. It explain why Hebrews fast just before their weddings exactly in line with the prophetic Scriptures of Messiah’s Wedding?
Views about fasting usually go to extremes! Some have exalted religious fasting beyond all Scripture and reason, and others have utterly disregarded it. This books set the record straight!
Teaching on fasting is like preaching on gluttony or pornography; it often touches on raw nerves. On top of that it is an untraditional subject and one rarely hears a sermon on this topic. But the Scriptures have so much to say about fasting... The great Biblical personalities who fasted are:
1) Moshe the Lawgiver
2) David the king
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4) Esther the queen
5) Daniel the seer
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7) Yeshua (Jesus) the Son of God
8) Sha’ul (Paul) the apostle
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
Look, I actually don't think Ocasio-Cortez has bad intentions. She probably does think she's doing the right thing.
But that doesn't change the fact that poorly thought out economic policies ruin real lives. Real, actual human lives. It's impossible to be moral and support socialism.
While it's (way too) easy to make fun of her, let's go after her policies instead. Because they actually are that bad.