Hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer and Trump strategist Steve Bannon have been working with Cambridge Analytica to change the way Americans think. Their strategy includes:
1. A database of almost the entire US voting population, showing, on the basis of their Twitter and Facebook accounts, what motivates each person.
2. Automated "bots" programmed on Twitter to act like people, to change the conversation, and to make topics trend. Before the U.S. election, such bots were five-to-one in favor of Trump.
3. Artificial intelligence that can measure every reaction to every word uttered, and hone messages to maximize their impact.
4. Eventually replacing existing media with sites such as Breitbart and with websites that displace mainstream sources of news and information, like CNSnews.com. Rightwing sites are already dominating sites like YouTube and Google, bound tightly together by millions of links.
5. Using supercomputers to dig up source material Google can't find. This, Bannon explained, is how they "weaponise" the narrative they want, launching it straight on to the front page of the mainstream media, and diverting the attention of the news cycle.
6. "Strategic drowning" of other messages with the right timing and focus of controversial messages. With the rest of the media cattered, separate, and competing with each other, they can be being picked off like targets in a shooting gallery.
"Politics is war," said Steve Bannon last year in the Wall Street Journal. And increasingly this looks to be true.
We must fight back. But if we use the same high-tech tools, what happens to the truth? To democracy?
SENATOR JOSEPH MCCARTHY, BLACK LISTS, OH, YES AMERICA. YOU ARE RETURNING TO THE DARK AGES. THE KNOCK AT THE DOOR MAY BE AT YOUR HOUSE. ARE YOU WHITE ENOUGH?
SENATOR RAND PAUL SAYS, "TRUMP WILL GOVERN FROM A POSITION OF STRENGTH." THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THE AMERICAN NAZIS ARE COUNTING ON.
DONALD TRUMP IS A MEGALOMANIAC. HE IS DANGEROUS. NOW THAT HE HAS BEEN GIVEN SUPREME POWER WITH HIS GENERALS AND HIS ARMY AND THE WEALTH OF EXXONMOBILE AND CONTROL OF THE POLICE FORCES ACROSS THE LAND AND THE NUCLEAR ARSENAL, AMERICA IS GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT THE GERMANS FOUND OUT.
WHEN MEDICAL CARE IS CUT AND SOCIAL SECURITY IS CUT, THE YOUNG PEOPLE WILL BE LEFT TO SUPPORT THEIR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS. SICK CHILDREN WILL DIE. THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE GOOD CHILDREN WHO ARE ABLE TO SUPPORT THEM WILL DIE. THAT IS HITLER'S WAY. ONLY THE MASTER RACE CAN SURVIVE TRUMP.
THROUGH THE DECADES, PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT THE NAZI ERA, AND WONDERED ALOUD, HOW THE PEOPLE OF GERMANY AND ITALY AND FRANCE AND POLAND COULD HAVE ALLOWED THE HOLOCAUST TO HAPPEN. AND NOW, LOOK AT THE U.S.A .... THE AMERICAN NAZIS ARE IN ALL THEIR GLORY WITH THEIR FUHRER ON THE THRONE, SUPPORTED BY GOERING, GOEBBELS, HIMMLER, MENGELE ET AL.
AMERICA IS ON THE BRINK OF THE MOST CATASTROPHIC EVENT IN ITS HISTORY. IN THE PAST, WARS WERE FOUGHT FAR ACROSS THE SEA. THIS WAR - THESE WARS - WILL BE FOUGHT IN THE STREETS AND FIELDS OF AMERICA, AND MANY WILL DIE.
AMERICA IS NOW A FASCIST STATE WHERE ONLY RICH ARYANS CAN SURVIVE.
THE FOOLS WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP THINKING HE WAS GOING TO GET THEM GOOD JOBS HAVE VOTED THEMSELVES BACK INTO THE DARK AGES. THOSE TRUCK DRIVERS AND FACTORY WORKERS, FARMERS AND MACHO MEN AND WOMEN IN BLACK LEATHER JACKETS AND BLUE JEANS RIDING THEIR HOGS, AND THOSE ATHEISTS IN WHITE SHEETS BURNING CROSSES, ARE GOING TO FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO GO HUNGRY.
THERE WILL BE MORE CRIME, MORE BREAK-INS, MORE SWASTIKAS PASTED ON SYNAGOGUES AND MOSQUES, MORE MUGGINGS, MORE ROBBERIES. GRANDPARENTS, THE SICK AND THE WEAK WILL BE DYING LIKE FLIES. "STREET PEOPLE" - THE HOMELESS - WILL BE ELIMINATED. BUT THAT IS THE WAY OF THE PURE WHITE RACE. THAT WAS HITLER'S WAY.
WHAT IS AMAZING IS THAT WOMEN AND PEOPLE OF COLOUR ALSO VOTED FOR TRUMP. THEY HAVE A DEATH WISH AND, TRAGICALLY, THEIR WISH WILL BE GRANTED. ONLY THE RICH AND THE "PURE WHITE" CAN SURVIVE. BUT BEWARE. YOU MAY THINK YOU ARE PURE WHITE, BUT NO ONE IS. IF YOU HAD A JEWISH GRANDMOTHER, YOU MAY WANT TO THINK OF LEAVING. DON'T THINK ABOUT IT FOR TOO LONG.
I CANNOT IMAGINE FOR A MOMENT THAT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LINE UP QUIETLY WITH THEIR LITTLE SATCHELS - AS THE JEWS OF THE NAZI ERA DID - AND ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE FORCED INTO CAMPS OR BOATS, PLANES, TRAINS, TRUCKS. MUSLIMS, MEXICANS - ANYONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE A WHITE SKIN AND ORANGE HAIR - WILL BE AT RISK.
NO MATTER HOW CAREFULLY THE TRUMP GENERALS TRY TO ORGANIZE THE ONSLAUGHT, THE PEOPLE WILL NOT TAKE IT WITHOUT RESISTANCE - ARMED AND UNARMED - ARMED WITH KITCHEN KNIVES, WITH MOLOTOV COCKTAILS - THEY WILL FIGHT AGAINST TRUMP'S POLICE AND ARMIES AND TANKS AND HEAVY WEAPONS. AMERICA WILL SEE KILLING FIELDS AND RAGING FIRES. AMERICA WILL BE ALEPPO.
THIS IS NOT WHAT I WANT TO HAPPEN.
THIS IS WHAT I BELIEVE WILL HAPPEN.
ONLY FOOLS COULD BELIEVE THAT THE EFFECTS OF TRUMP'S RULE WOULD BE LIMITED TO THE U.S.A. MISSILES FLYING TO AND FROM THE U.S.A. WILL FLY OVER CANADA. REFUGEES FROM THE U.S.A. ARE ALREADY SEEKING ENTRY INTO CANADA. AND WHEN THE "CHINESE CLIMATE HOAX" MELTS THE ARCTIC ICEBERGS, IT IS NOT THE U.S.A. THAT WILL BE THE FIRST TO SUFFER. ISLANDS ARE ALREADY BEING FLOODED AND PEOPLE'S LIVES ARE ALREADY THREATENED.
PROTEST NOW. TOMORROW MAY BE TOO LATE. EVEN THE INTERNET MAY BE BLOCKED AS IT IS IN RED CHINA, NORTH KOREA, RUSSIA AND OTHER DICTATORSHIPS.
WATCH THAT FINGER THAT REACHES FOR WOMEN'S "PUSSIES." IT TWEETS AND IT HAS UNFETTERED ACCESS TO THE NUCLEAR BUTTON, AND WITH HIS HENCHMEN IN PLACE, THE DARKNESS DESCENDS.