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    Russians want to divide us

    I learn from news reports that Russian efforts to send divisive messages through out social media continues unabated since the election. It's been the goal of the Russian state to get Americans to divide up and thus become less powerful and wealthy. This would leave them more free to assert their own power in Europe and Asia.

    Is it not odd that we have posters--often posters who appear quite sophisticated but who provide relatively little evidence to support their positions-- here at PH pushing political and legal agendas that would result in a divided and weaker US?

    Positions like "The Supreme Court can't block states from violating the Federal Constitution" or "Our legal system has been in violation of the Constitution since 1803."
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    They are planting seeds to divide Americans and to be honest it is working. They have been playing both sides of the aisle so both sides may need to back away from the anger and lower the rhetoric. That Russian twitter issue was aimed at making liberals hate conservatives. They have other sites dedicated to making conservatives hate liberals.

    I do think that because in the recent case they aimed at black people it was also political in nature and related to the last election in some cases however they continued it after the election.
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    They are also reportedly involved in the brouhaha in Catalonia too: Analysts: Russia May Be Helping Catalonia Secessionists

    The objective is to weaken the Western World by fragmenting it. If they can also somehow break apart the EU itself, or even the US, much like, in the view of Putin and many in his (mainly fellow ex-KGB) inner circle, the West once broke apart their Soviet Union; that would be their dream come true.
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    That’s two examples of hundreds. They’re doing this in dozens of countries.

    And just think.

    The only thing we need to do to defend ourselves is to stop and think, “what, that’s absurd. That’s extremely unlikely and this is obviously written like a tabloid” when we read tabloid news.

    That’s it. When that happens in people’s heads, it’s over.
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    There’s no news saying “immigration up 15% under new policy” that is being traced back to tabloid factories in Russia and its neighbors. It’s news saying “Leader X hates freedom and loves rapists so he can take my guns”

    A child could tell them apart. Or should be able to.
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    If you’ve clued in to the Nigerian Prince in your email, you can clue in to the ‘hordes of godless rapists’ and ‘Muslim Kenyans” on your Facebook.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    If you’ve clued in to the Nigerian Prince in your email, you can clue in to the ‘hordes of godless rapists’ and ‘Muslim Kenyans” on your Facebook.
    You would think. But you see what's said on here by some members. They're powerful confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    You would think. But you see what's said on here by some members. They're powerful confused.
    Or are themselves paid trolls lol
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    And seem to be a smashing success.
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    Sounds like they took a page out of the CIA cookbook.

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