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Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:12 AM

What's Trumpy's ultimate "reality distortion" tactic and is it being deployed right now?

We, as a nation, RELY on "impartial" polling organizations to give all of us accurate feedback on how we, as a nation, are viewing the issues of the day, and in our situation right now, how we believe Trump is handling the responsibilities of his office.

We trust that polling organizations collect raw data from populations and convert that data into something we can all understand as our true sentiments regarding Trump and his performances.

For Trump, who exists on a Potemkin-like set of images and stunts, the ultimate victory in framing the nation's sentiments HIS WAY is to hack into the computer systems that collect raw data BEFORE the data gets translated into something we can all understand.

As Brad Parscale is earning the tens of millions in salary that he collects as a major player in Trump's propaganda machine, his ultimate victory would be to have control over the raw data that is stored and manipulated by the polling organizations' computers. Having control over the raw polling data is the final victory that Trump's propaganda machine needs to convince the nation that Trump's approval rating is really increasing as his performance descends below the figurative gutter.

The GOP has already made major inroads into controlling the election data in many localities and regions, whether it's voter suppression or voting machines. It's only logical that Trump would make concerted efforts to control the data from beginning to end. It's the ultimate logical sequence in Trump's world to create his alternative reality. Trump can do whatever he wants to keep himself protected from criminal liability because, presumably, the national feedback loop, the opinion polls, are being manipulated from the front end to the back end by Trump.

I know that this sounds fantastical and can feed the "bummer" that many of us feel, but it's entirely within the Trumpian logic of authoritarianism gone haywire. We can all say, "Oh, that CAN'T happen!" But it's Trump we're dealing with, not a person who has any value system outside of his own ideational constructs.

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Reply What's Trumpy's ultimate "reality distortion" tactic and is it being deployed right now? (Original post)
Eyeball_Kid Mar 2020 OP
nawaz97 Mar 2020 #1
Eyeball_Kid Mar 2020 #2
Newest Reality Mar 2020 #3
2naSalit Mar 2020 #6
not_the_one Mar 2020 #4
kentuck Mar 2020 #5

Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:19 AM

1. Quick to Decide

I feel like Trump has been trying to win a certain side of the audience, what's funny is that people would resonate with him. Like, you have people saying they're ok with more deaths to save the economy.

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Response to nawaz97 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 11:32 AM

2. It's consistent with a "war" mentality.

Soldiers sacrifice their lives for the defense of the nation during wartime.

Trump wants seniors and people with disabilities to sacrifice their lives for corporate capitalism. He's not concerned about those deaths. He's not concerned about small business. And he's certainly not concerned about the Constitution, the Rule of Law, or anything else that protects the US citizens from losing their rights. He's concerned about the BIG PLAYERS in the US' capitalist system.

WATCH WHAT HE DOES, not what he says.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:19 PM

3. To me...

His tactics work on both, partisan sides in different ways and it is methodical. We notice that he has come this far without being defeated.

He is the ultimate confidence man and if you don't know that he is, you are the mark, as they say.

I see him doing a massive form of conditioning of the population for an authoritarian dictatorship, plain and simple. It seems to be working well in many respects. One has to overlook the contents of what he does and see the process itself for this to be clear.

That's what makes him really dangerous. The act works too well. This is reality TV gone viral and national. If you don't agree with El Presidente, well, you're fired, right?

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Response to Newest Reality (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 01:25 PM

6. +1

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:32 PM

4. Where are OUR brilliant computer programers who can ferret this stuff out?

 

Do they not exist? Are only Russians and nazi republicans able to do this stuff?

Where are OUR rich democrats who could fund this? We know they exist, but why aren't they putting their money where our collective mouths are?

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 12:34 PM

5. There may be some truth to that..

I think they would just try to buy them.

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