Weaponization of Conspiracy Theories


Russia & the West.

Pt. X: Weaponization of Conspiracy Theories.

Ptichka in ushanka
Ptichka in ushanka

Putin’s Cunning Plan is still making the rounds in the US and the West in general. Of course, it is used as a political tool to derail political opponents, but many people seem to genuinely believe in the #RussiansDidIt narrative. The idea that Russia weaponizes everything from information and data to migration (sic!) was expressed by Molly McKew in her latest Foreign Policy article.

Russia also weaponizes the Internet via hacking, thought process via argumentation, and poisons the well discourse, uses art as a means of soft power, etc. All this is done to win the billion-year hybrid war against the West.

Kislyakophobia


joke is circulating in the Russosphere:

As Sergey Kislyak walks through the streets of Washington after work they get empty. He calls: “People! People, where are you?”. But silence is the answer.

Russomania


Trumputin (The New Yorker)
Trumputin (The New Yorker)
The term ‘Russophobia’ is overused nowadays. What we see in the media is induced – and contagious! – Russomania.

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Russian Regression Roulette


Russia & the West.

Pt. IX: Russian Regression Roulette

Stephen King Flexible Bullet

Stephen King in his 1984 novella titled “The Ballad of the Flexible Bullet” presents a scary story, which shows how fragile our ‘normal’ consciousness is and that madness is actually contagious. Very little is needed for ‘the roof to start leaking‘ (krýsha poteklá – Russian idiom on going cuckoo). Continue reading “Russian Regression Roulette”

The Sad News of #FakeNews


Time of Total Meltdown
Time of Total Meltdown

What actually surprises me in the Russian invasion meddling in the US elections conspiracy is that instead of aborting this intellectually lazy, gross and harmful arc (especially, after Trump’s victory), and analysing the reasons which led to this event, the reaction is to double down on the fakery: Continue reading “The Sad News of #FakeNews”