The phrase “Must Read” has lost its meaning. In fact, it can indicate just the opposite. So, I’m looking for another way to get your attention. This article from the Guardian may be one of the most important of our time. Not exaggerating. Please stop what you’re doing and read it. It’s long, detailed, and scary as hell.
Brexit is in the article but that’s not all that it covers.
If you’re politically active, care about democracy, you need to understand what is happening. This is our watch. Things could change quickly.
A great article in the UK’s Guardian outlines who is bank rolling the Trump administration and some of the right wing ‘media’ outlets.
I already knew that Mercer gave $10 million to get Breitbart news off the ground but my eyes didn’t go wide and hair on the back of my neck didn’t stand up until I got to this paragraph:
But there was another reason why I recognised Robert Mercer’s name: because of his connection to Cambridge Analytica, a small data analytics company. He is reported to have a $10m stake in the company, which was spun out of a bigger British company called SCL Group. It specialises in “election management strategies” and “messaging and information operations”, refined over 25 years in places like Afghanistan and Pakistan. In military circles this is known as “psyops” – psychological operations. (Mass propaganda that works by acting on people’s emotions.)
It’s a long read but it’s worth it. This partially explains to me how so many people can vote against their own self interest. They’ve taken what Lee Atwater and Carl Rove developed and weaponized it.