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More than just division, the 6 other goals of the Putinist regime

They want to:

Encourage apathy - When politics is becoming led by conspiracy theorists of Pizzagate and QAnon and by people who have fundamentalist and dogmatic beliefs that will not change their minds no matter what evidence is presented as well as openly and literally encouraging apathy with things like #walkaway, it will turn a lot of people off of politics completely.
Why? Think about it, if we're not caring about politics here, then of course we're not going to care about human rights or corruption inside Russia.

Encourage acceptance of human rights abuses from the Russian government against the Russian people - On the note of conspiracy theories being promoted, that's another reason. We're talking about a country with their intelligence agency that has most likely blown up their own people to prop up Putin, lets whistleblowers like Sergei Magnitsky die from a heart attack or maybe it was a blow to the head or maybe it was an abdominal rupture or maybe it was Bill Browder (Yes, all listed as causes of death for the man at different times), we're talking about a country that poisons dissidents with polonium and novichok, that to look tough against their terrorists they end up killing both the terrorist and hostages they take (And sometimes they kill more hostages than terrorists themselves), and more. But hey we have no room to talk because apparently we have satanist pizza cabals and Hillary Clinton killed 400 people with a crossbow or something.

Normalize their own conspiracy theories and state sponsored xenophobia and bigotry - Their Bill Browder is our George Soros. Their foreign agencies are our secret Muslims. Their GLBTQ people are well our GLBTQ people.

Promote dehumanization - It's ridiculous we're even having this debate, a human being's life and dignity should always be worth more than a gun or a confederate statue. But now we're seeing this debate where we're hearing "Hmm, maybe that's not the case"
We are seeing our fellow Americans get attacked and have their unique value destroyed.

Cause or enable destruction - Quite simply, a goal here is to lower the functioning of the US, sap social and economic power. The conspiracy theorists and the alt-right forces we see being promoted can do that through several ways; the first is their racism and xenophobia is just not workable, there's some money to be made in racism, but more in having cosmopolitanism and globalization. If you don't want a Muslim American's money or a GLBTQ American's money, that's less money moving about, that's less fluidity and more instability. Not to mention the conspiracy theorists and the alt-right often have no real economic ideas or platforms.

Promote Horizontal Nationalism or the Psy Ops Coup - Like the virus that uses the material of it's host, this is where we're actually being made into Russia or more sympathetic for the Putinist regime. If one side says Putin is bad, then the 'other side' will contradict it. We're seeing rhetoric being made where there are Americans who are actually more 'other' than the Putinist regime. Google "Thank you Russia" or "I'd rather be Russian than Democrat". The funny thing is Russia didn't create that propaganda, they did.
What if we reach a point where the liberal is seen as oppressor and Russia is seen as a potential liberator?

Uniting, coming together, stopping divisiveness and bitterness. It's possible.

It should actually be very easy!

Unite, befriend, and love the people the far right hates: Liberals, Jewish Americans, Muslim Americans, GLBTQ Americans, immigrants, etc.

Unite with other people who debunk and dismiss Republican conspiracy theories like Pizzagate, QAnon, False Flags, Crisis Actors, Birtherism, Jade Helm, White Genocide, and more.

Unite with other people who call out the quacks, conspiracy theorists, fearmongers, and extremists like the alt-right, the incels, homophobes, the Flynn clan, John Guandolo, Tony Perkins, Steve King, and the Trump clan.

One election isn't going to solve the authoritarianism and nationalism crisis in the US

It's going to take more than one election and it's going to take more than elections.

This would still be 100% true even if we took the Senate.

But now we have entrenched resistance to this crisis in the government itself in the form of the House.

The resistance must continue, but now it is stronger.

More than just Trump, the House Committee on Homeland Security will be our nation's shield

It looks as though we will gain the House, so people need to start looking at this committee now, contacting legislators and making sure the literal best and brightest are here.

It is tragically clear our government and executive branch is not equipped to deal with radicalized extremists of the alt-right, III%ers, incels, white nationalists, Islamophobes, and the ultra right which sees these groups as tips of the spear in reactionary genocide.

It will be up to this committee to right that wrong.

That "mental illness" that Republicans and the NRA blame shootings on is a byproduct of, well, them

They run on paranoia - They tell people to be afraid of the 'other' (Whether it's people of different colors, different religions, if they are immigrants, of different sexualities, etc.) or that everyone you don't like, and George Soros, are all connected in some nebulous conspiracy against you. They run on telling people that the 'other' is coming to take your money, your job, your life, etc.

They run on delusions other than just paranoia - They tell people that everything is fake, everything is a lie, everyone is out to get you, don't trust what you see, Trump and the Evangelicals are the greatest people ever. Trump is the only one in the whole world who can fix things. People aren't real, they're actors. Events aren't real, they're made up, false flags, fake news, etc. They either run on, promote, or just sit and nod while people like Alex Jones crank out bizarro conpsiracy theories.

They run on the deadly cocktail of anxiety and depression - They tell people things like "America's best days are behind it", that's there nothing to look forward to, that the past was the best time, the present sucks, and the future could only be great if it's some simulation of the past.

Picture the toxic person - Not the mentally ill person, but the person who says wanting help makes you weak, that men shouldn't show emotions like sadness, dismisses counselors and therapy as frauds, gets a mentally ill person a gun instead of thorazine, enables and excuses conspiracy theories instead of getting that person help, and more. Picture that person, now who do they vote for? Let's be honest.

Do Republicans cause mental illness? No. But they are definitely not treating it and they get in the way of treating it over and over.

It's funny how we demand immigrants "assimilate" but the majority party courts the least-assimilated

I mean they wave a flag of a faction that broke away from our government - Seems the opposite of assimilation to me.

They are, for lack of a better word, paranoid about their fellow Americans if they are different colors, religions, of a different sexuality, etc.

They are antagonistic, sometimes just to be antagonistic, to institutions in our country: Whether it's the media, fact checkers, watchdogs, the medical community, and more. It's to the point where they are proud of this distrust.

They can't accept the US as it is in the year 2018, they prefer the US magically go back to some era that only exists in their minds.

We do have an assimilation problem in this country - But the Republican Party and Fox News simply calls them "forgotten Americans".

The original MAGABomber

Lawyers for a man convicted of a terrorist plot to bomb a Kansas apartment complex are blaming President Trump for stoking their client’s fiery rhetoric about Muslims.

Attorneys for Patrick Stein — who was found guilty of planning to kill Muslim residents of Garden City, Kansas — claimed that Trump’s “brand of rough-and-tumble verbal pummeling” contributed to Stein’s homicidal thoughts.

“The court cannot ignore the circumstances of one of the most rhetorically mold-breaking, violent, awful, hateful and contentious presidential elections in modern history, driven in large measure by the rhetorical China shop bull who is now our president,” the lawyers wrote in a sentencing memo filed on Monday.

The lawyers are asking for a lesser sentence in part due to the argument that Stein was a Trump supporter and the president inflamed Stein’s anti-immigrant hatred — ultimately influencing the man’s attack plans.


Republican conspiracy theories are coming home to roost

Whether it's Pizzagate, QAnon, the "deep state", school shootings all being staged by "crisis actors", white genocide, George Soros and the Je... Globalists doing nefarious things, the thing with the left, the immigrants, the Je... Globalists, the Muslims, the Media, the Obamas, the Clintons, and the Martian Sex Colonists all working together in some secret volcano lair, etc.

Republicans created them, Republicans promoted them, Republicans ran on them, Republicans chanted "lock em up", Republicans benefited from them, and even if Republicans didn't run on them other Republicans just smiled and nodded when others did it for them, and Republicans didn't and continue to refuse to denounce them.

How much more blood on their hands are Republicans OK with? How much more terror do Republicans want?

If they want to overturn Roe v Wade, shouldn't post Roe v Wade kids be as expensive for the govt

and for the right wing as much as humanly possible?

Don't get me wrong... I love children, this is about making sure their lives have value in the face of an ideology that says they don't, especially if they are black lives that are apparently interchangeable and worth less than a confederate statue.

Let's say abortion is made illegal, we've got secret networks of people getting women access to abortion and birth control, so what do we do for the children already born?

These are just some things we can do, starting today, that will make us and future children expensive for right wing authoritarians and the nationalist cult...

Counter-recruitment - Right wing evangelicals see poor children as cannon fodder to die against Gog and Magog (Formerly Russia now the Muslims because Russia is now our BFF apparently) to bring in the "end times". Teach children starting today to be suspicious of joining the military, let's deny them the cannon fodder they need for the apocalypse.

Debt (Esp. medical debt) - Don't pay bills, don't pay medical bills. And if you do pay, pay as slowly as possible. Imagine if everyone did this, we'd find out what's greater, sanctity of life or the almighty dollar soon enough.

Don't run away from their labels - Don't be afraid of "liberal" or "politically correct", chuckle at it. When they call you "socialist", you say "OK, and?" The right wing keeps moving what they call "socialism" to the center. When we were younger, "socialism" was "Oh you must want universal healthcare", today "socialism" is "Oh you are with the school shooting survivors", and I'm pretty sure that when our own kids in politics "socialism" will be "Oh you don't want to throw virgins into volcanoes to appease the Dow and the job creators?"

Education - Sure the DeVos Department of Education wants to turn schools into the Department of Cheap Labor. This can be resisted though. Libraries, teach the children about fallacies that brought the right wing into power. Not to mention a little vitamin W. Teach kids to to ask who? Where? What? When? And every authoritarian's worst nightmare... Why? (So don't be upset if your own kids ask you why) Be a thorn in the side of those with power and teach kids to do the same.

It's OK to complain - We need to adopt an attitude that it's OK to complain about things, to tell authority figures they are doing something wrong, to find flaws in their thinking, to find problems, to find errors or to find things that make things unsafe or harmful. Adopt an attitude that it's not OK to live in an unsafe world, with contradictions, or with double standards. Find an authority figure, complain to them, if someone else has a similar complaint, don't say "well the previous person already said X", you agree with that person and restate the complaint in your own words. Call up legislators and complain to them. Complain at Town Halls. Complain to other people about what the government is doing. Complain to the media. Complain to the people who run health insurance companies. Complain to the boards of corporations. Note contradictions, note holes in records, ask when the timetable on something is going to be. Complain. Complain. Complain.

It's OK to lie - That's right, now don't lie just to lie, but I think we need to start saying it's OK to lie to people who don't already value the truth, your life, or your time. It's OK to lie to white supremacists. It's OK to lie to lie to right wing evangelicals. It's OK to lie to rape apologists. It's OK to lie to people to people who say your life matters less than a confederate flag. Thing is, I hang out with liberal Muslims and I see right wingers and trolls throw 'taqiyya' around a lot, the thing where Muslims can lie if their lives are in danger. But even if so, I think it would be right to lie though... all of our lives are in danger. But because they think ANYTHING a Muslim says is automatically 'taqiyya', they look like fools after a very short time and the way they talk about it, they even write like they are exhausted. It's because paranoia is mentally expensive. And if we're always lying to them, it will make them paranoid, make them expend mental resources.

Respect is earned - No authority figure deserves your respect or your children's respect just because they are in a position or because they have a nice last name. Franklin Graham is a nutjob, he doesn't deserve respect just because he is related to Billy Graham. Teach kids respect can be earned or taken away, make figures work for it. On that note, what is the "Office of the President" doing to earn your respect?

Unity - Now this isn't about hugging a Trump supporter, I'm not going to say that. But we're cheapened collectively when we are broken and we're cheaper when the poor white man is pitted against the poor black man. Make sure your circle of loved ones includes people from different colors, of different religions, of different genders, of different sexual orientations, etc.

Value - Teach kids lives have value. Every life matters, that black lives matter, GLBTQ lives matter, no matter who they are teach them their lives matter more than money or how the Dow Jones is doing.

Vote - Vote early, vote often, and take your kids with you to vote.

And I'm sure there are other ways too, let's start being expensive. Let's make our kids expensive.

Trump supporters aren't immoral or even amoral, they do have moral values

It's just that their moral values consist of...

* A heterosexual sex offender is still 'better' than a law abiding GLBTQ person.

* GLBTQ people adopting children is a "social experiment" but children aging out of foster care is... we don't know... maybe something bad, but not THAT bad

* Immigrants and Muslims need to "assimilate" but people who blame everyone else for bad things in their lives, attack other people, don't trust civic institutions, and more are just "ignored Americans".

* "Good national security" means "Sure there is a mass shooter, but hey, the mass shooter is a white guy, so... win".

* The lowest white man is still superior to any woman and/or person of color.

* We are a Christian nation and that apparently means Franklin Graham and Pat Robertson need more money and power.

* Don't remind people that conservatives who are now enthralled by Russia used to call it "Gog and Magog"

* Reminding people that the same Evangelicals who supported the Iraq War that started in 2003 because they thought it would usher in the "end times" now support Trump is just you being in the tank for liberalism.

* Socialism is bad. And things that have been labeled as "socialism" over the years included the policies of Barack Obama, surviving a school shooting, and not acting like Patrick Bateman from American Psycho. Don't be a socialist, OK?

* When someone says "All Lives Matter", don't point to a group of refugees who need help. Don't. Just don't.

Hope that helps.
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