Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The real war is the information war and it has very much begun

I think I'm ready to write about these protests or given Donald Trump has invoked the insurrection act perhaps I'll call this an insurrection now. I must apologize to Albertans as I'm having to divert from my offensive against the fuckwad UCP to focus on the deteriorating situation in the United States. I also apologize to those who were following my Learn to Code series as what little time I have had to code with everything going on has gone towards work and my own projects (I'm working on something special for the #ableg crowd, and a game with my son).

These events have me seriously sick to my stomach and this will probably be my last post for awhile as I try to recuperate my energy. Even as someone who has been writing about and warning about this type of thing happening it's still surreal to witness. This is truly history in the making.

I did have a number of Alberta-centric posts lined up but I don't feel now is the most effective time to be discussing them and events in the US have potential to wildly change the trajectory of events here in Alberta. We might touch on Bill 1 a bit here but I dunno, I guess we will see where my current train of thought leads me.

I'm very concerned for our American sisters and brothers. I'm seeing the protests languish without clear direction and demands and under the pressure of the state to get back in line. If Americans allow themselves to get back in line though this will be the end of the US as we know it. It will not return to "normal", not now, not after the police have been allowed to put the blatant criminality of the police state that has been building for decades on display for everyone to see. This is the last chance the Americans have to dismantle it and it's really not a very good one.

Now that the pandora's box of a militarized police state has been opened on Americans, you can't just close it. You think they're going to go back to "free (to consume) America" if the looting they're not even trying to combat goes away? No, no, the criminals in control have come too far now. It's all or nothing and I don't mean "go vote".

If "voting" could have solved this I'd have thought Barack Obama would have been the best bet. Do any of you honestly think Joe Biden if he gets into power will change anything? This police state in it's current form came into effect with George Bush, Obama expanded it. Biden will dismantle it? Yea right. The DNC ran Tulsi Gabbard into the ground for suggesting the US engages in regime change wars. Remember that?

The government has declared war on you, American citizens, whether you want war or not. This is not news I take pleasure in delivering to you but I see you on the verge of something truly horrid. The US is the largest military empire in the world's history and it's turning it's sights inward now. The US is cannibalizing itself and in the shadows a new empire is rising.

America's militias - the citizen defense against the government - and right-wing have been manipulated into supporting the very police state they've been prepping for and warning about themselves. Take for instance TrumpTV (Infowars) that used to warn about the encroaching police state and now celebrates it.
No joke, I'm not going to try to push Alex Jones down your throat this is purely for comparative example so watch these or don't the point should come across either way.

Under Bill Clinton Infowars produced Police State 2000. Under George W. Bush they produced Police State 2 & Police State 3. And under Barrack Obama Police State 4. Say what you will about Alex Jones and his clear Trump bootlicking he is doing now but how many of you were warning about what's happening now 20 years ago?

Unfortunately, much as Michael C. Ruppert and Bill Cooper warned Alex Jones is a shill and is now helping to pacify America's last lines of defense against the police state he has been preparing "patriots" for for decades. And why? Because they're petty racist fucks that would actually rather play KKK vigilante than defend their country and their citizens regardless of color because their hatred for Black Lives Matter and "Antifa", amplified by the lame Soros funded protester conspiracy excuse for their hatred along with their strong belief in Trump's heroism reinforced by the QAnon psyop, blinds them to the truth of what is happening here. A conspiracy of which the Krause conspiracy is loosely based upon by the way.

Americans have been caught with their pants down, divided, and economically devastated.

Like folks, come on, I'm still seeing so many of you acting like democracy still exists saying that it's "a few bad actors". No it isn't! The systemic repression of the innocent is systematic in the current state its that there is a few good actors.

Theres thousands of pictures and videos of looting, riots, and protester violence.

Theres thousands of pictures and videos of police attacking the innocent.

I challenge you dear reader to find me 5 pictures or videos of police taking on the looters. It should be easy right? And I'm not talking about a stand off with a protester line where projectiles are thrown that's not looting. I'm talking about find me a picture where they kettle people looting or burning a store or taking on a mob. Go on, should be easy right if the "police are there to stop the violence".

Or.. is it all this?
Which is it? The only one here reading this and making up your mind is you. Can you be honest with yourself about what's going on? Why can a retired real good cop try to take on looters, but the armored battalions of political enforcers terrorizing the streets can't?
It's not easy. It's surreal. Unbelievable. But.. it's happening, isn't it?

You know what a real good actor would do? Resign in protest and stand and defend the protesters against the criminality. Standing around protecting the status-quo not being as shitty as everyone else on the same side of "the blue line" is cowardly and half-assed.
But the real war that's being waged here is the information war.

One tweet of mine I was going to use for this post originally was a comment I had made on a picture of police posing by a flag pole that had previously supported the American flag, being replaced with their "blue line" flag. In the tweet I said "the police have a message they're trying to tell you Americans, it's the same message they're telling you by attacking the innocent and media".

One of the most infamous lines from the Canadian G20 was when a cop replied to a protester who's rights he had just violated: "this isn't Canada anymore". That is the message the American police are trying to show you, "this isn't America anymore", and I suspect why out of all the tweets in my timeline that could be removed that one was: it hit a little too close to home. I'm not sure if any other tweets are missing I'm debating writing an application that can track that for me. If there is interest in such an application let me know.
Do you see them giving the message?
How about now?
You sure you're not seeing the message? It's written all over the Blackwater mercs' murderous faces.

All of you dumb motherfuckers going "well what about the riots" better wake up quick. They're not targeting the rioters, they're letting them run rampant as justification to go after YOU. Prove me wrong. It's a frightening situation but the situation none-the-less.

I've spent the last day reflecting on the events I witnessed (or didn't witness) with the DC blackout. There is still no footage or anything from that night and that is truly frightening. Washington DC, the capitol of the US, in an instant was able to iron curtain their shit and deploy a counter propaganda campaign to drown out those of us who noticed. The hijacking of hundreds of Twitter accounts broadcasting propaganda to discredit the hashtag was particularly disturbing.

As someone with a technical background there is really only two possibilities for how that could be accomplished: either an actor basically has access to Twitter's entire system and the entire site has been compromised. Or it was the state and Twitter itself. That many accounts could not have been hacked that quickly on an individual basis. Someone had access to the system itself.

This tells me that when it comes to the information they want to control the state has full power. They were able to discredit and destroy news of the DC blackout with bullshit articles and strawman arguments before anyone who witnessed it could speak out. They re-wrote history before my eyes with an extremely advanced propaganda campaign and completely diverted the attention even of BLM themselves away from the well being of the DC protesters focusing instead on "did the city loose phone and internet" which is not what any of us were claiming happened anyway it was clearly local area jammers and it happened when most people were sleeping.

That is the true war that is being fought, not a war on the ground but a war in the mind. The news media may be broadcasting some of what is happening but they are certainly suppressing other parts. Shit is so fucking ass backwards now people are celebrating George W. Bush's bullshit platitudes! Like OH MY FUCKING GOD GUYS you know George W. Bush is the fucking asshole the pushed through the patriot act which armed all these cops attacking you right?

If the insurrection doesn't reach a focal point soon the state is going to tear the population apart. Peter Joseph suggests that the symbolic resignation of Trump is the proper demand.
I usually agree with Peter's takes on activism but not this time. Trump is never going to resign, there will be no admittance from the US government that they were in the wrong. And even if Trump did get out he would be replaced by someone else that will perpetuate the system. The fake win will take the momentum out of the protest and no one will have thought about what comes next.

Other ideas I have seen floated is a systemic overhaul and review of policing and other nonsense that acts as though the police in the US have not become a defacto army that is at the moment brutally attacking their own citizens. What exactly is going to be reformed?

So what does that leave? Justice for George Floyd? What does that even looks like in the midst of all this criminality?

No the demand of the protests must be simple, symbolic, and a real blow to the system and also something that can be done without Trump. Something that results in lasting change.

My suggestion:

Yes.. demand Trump's resignation, but a real demand is the repeal of the Patriot Act. It's a simple ask that would have lasting repercussions across the entire system. It would be a major blow to the police state and a good first step in real systemic reform because so long as the Patriot Act exists the police are under the command & control of Homeland Security. It would also help begin to repair the systemic militaristic racism the US has foisted on the world with it's "war on terror".

The burning children know it's all a game.

And ya Google I see those connections from your HQ to my blog. What's up?

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Richard Fantin is a self-taught software developer who has mostly throughout his career focused on financial applications and high frequency trading. He currently works for CenturyLink

Nazayh Zanidean is a Project Coordinator for a mid-sized construction contractor in Calgary, Alberta. He enjoys writing as a hobby on topics that include foreign policy, international human rights, security and systemic media bias.

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