Pt. X: Weaponization of Conspiracy Theories.
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.
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I’ve recently stumbled on several articles (published on BuzzFeed or something) in which their respected authors besides the general the-Russkies-are-coming Cold War 2.0 discourse articulated a statement that the collapse of the Soviet Union was actually… a
Putin’s Russian cunning plan to re-shape Russia’s image as a peaceful and democratic country, then – take the best from the West (technologies, etc.), and in the form of the Trojan Horse Bear – finally – conquer the world. Oh, my stars and garters! Continue reading “The ‘Western Cunning Plan’ (in #Russia) & the ‘Russian Cunning Plan’ (in the #West)”