Thank you, Great Britain.
Alexander Nix, the chief executive of data mining company Cambridge Analytica, the company at the center of the Facebook data breach, has been caught on tape boasting of using honey traps, disinformation campaigns, and Kompromat campaigns to swing election campaigns around the world, a new investigation reveals.
Executives from Cambridge spoke to undercover reporters from Channel 4 News about the dark arts used by the company to help clients, which included entrapping rival candidates in fake bribery stings and hiring prostitutes to seduce them.
In one exchange, the company chief executive, Alexander Nix, is recorded telling reporters: “It sounds a dreadful thing to say, but these are things that don’t necessarily need to be true as long as they’re believed.”
Joseph Goebbels thought much the same. So does Vladimir Putin.
The Channel 4 News investigation, broadcast on Monday, comes two days after the Observer reported Cambridge Analytica had unauthorized access to tens of millions of Facebook profiles in one of the social media company’s biggest data breaches.
Cambridge Analytica has been using the exact same disinformation techniques that the Russian Internet Research Agency has.
Instructions were given to the staff of that company to post political content on US social media sites and “use any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest (except Sanders and Trump — we support them).”
The New York Times and the Observer newspaper in Britain revealed Saturday that Cambridge Analytica got hold of the personal information of 50 million Facebook users and used it to craft ads and messages for President Trump’s 2016 campaign.
So how exactly did that happen? Why was it even allowed?
Those are not questions that have convincing answers. It is the opinion of Millennial Democrats that Facebook is far from on the up and up. Democrats have been silenced on Facebook with impunity from the start. The same people who’ve been silencing us, let these people get away with murder.
Facebook has a tremendous culpability in this matter. It’s good that they’re suspending Cambridge from having any further access, especially after hearing their CEO bragging about how he uses sex workers and bribes to corrupt and ruin rival politicians.
Again, this technique is Russian in origin. They call it Kompromat- the gathering of compromising evidence on someone in order to exert leverage.
We have come to quite an impasse. Russia’s tyrant is actively working to help the Republicans keep power in America. They’ve certainly got plenty of Kompromat on them.
For an example as to the way they gather this Kompromat and what sort of dirt they want can be, we can look to Ralph Shortey, a 35-year-old married father of three. He resigned in disgrace from the state legislature in March.
He was Trump’s campaign chair from Oklahoma, a man who carefully cultivated a strong ‘family values’ man type of image. He also just pled guilty to seven federal counts. Child sex trafficking, felony child prostitution, transportation of child pornography, and production of child pornography.
pleads guilty to Meanwhile, former Campbell County District Judge Timothy Nolan, Trump’s campaign chair in KY, has pled guilty to a similar set of charges. Sex trafficking of minors. 21 counts against 19 victims. Felony trafficking of a minor, felony inducing a minor to engage in sex, and a third count of giving alcohol to a minor.
One wonders if, like his grandfather, Trump has a sex trafficking racket along with his Russian money laundering racket? Just asking .
The president and his closest associates not only know of these efforts but are doing their best to coordinate with them.
Meanwhile, Trump, the president, not only does nothing but lies to the people every day. And when he found out that the FBI was looking into the whole mess, fires the person running the investigation in hopes of putting an end to it.
This is not a movie. This is where the nation stands. The Justice Department has an investigation in full-tilt, with the best guys in the country recruited to get the job done, and the president is doing all he can to find a way to get rid of it.
“The fact pattern that continues to emerge is amazing,” said Rick Wilson, a Republican consultant who stood among the first to question Trump’s ties to Moscow during the GOP primary campaign. “When I was a young cold warrior, back at the dawn of time, we had a healthy suspicion of Russia.”
In the meantime, Trump recently did what he’s never done before and directly taken aim at Robert Mueller on Twitter.
Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added…does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2018
Robert Mueller himself has been a Republican all his life. That does not seem to be something Trump likes to bring up. It certainly did not stop Trump from nearly firing him last June, on a conflict of interest beef relating to, of all things, golfing fees. The whole thing has degenerated to the level of a kindergarten in the DeVos school system.
Is this what we want for our country? Aren’t we fed up yet? How much farther do we have to go? It is the opinion of Millennial Democrats that most of us are sick and tired of being sick and tired. Thank God for Great Britain, is all I can think of to say. If it wasn’t for them, we’d be in this alone, and up to our necks. I personally have learned not to take them for granted. Thank you, Brits.
There is a sign of light on the horizon, however. It’s called a #BlueWave. The way it works is really simple, too. Vote Democratic, and the nightmare ends. Vote Democratic, and professionals come in and start cleaning up the mess. Vote Democratic, and America is certain to remain America, because the best will make sure it is.
If you’ve had enough of living in the zoo, vote blue.