Robert Mercer – the money behind the extreme right

It was $10m of Mercer’s money that enabled Bannon to fund Breitbart – a rightwing news site, set up with the express intention of being a Huffington Post for the right. It has launched the careers of Milo Yiannopoulos and his like …

With links to Donald Trump, Steve Bannon and Nigel Farage, the rightwing US computer scientist is at the heart of a multimillion-dollar propaganda network

Robert Mercer: the big data billionaire waging war on mainstream media

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related – NY Times – How One Family’s Deep Pockets Helped Reshape Donald Trump’s Campaign

do you share fake news?

If so, what the Hell is the matter with you? 😦

Stupid man with bag over his head
Stupid man with bag over his head

We’ve always had propaganda.

Big Tobacco obfuscation of facts about cancer and smoking, for example.

… ignorance spreads when firstly, many people do not understand a concept or fact and secondly, when special interest groups – like a commercial firm or a political group – then work hard to create confusion about an issue. …

BBC Future – The Man Who Studies The Spread of Ignorance

on White privilege

I believe about half of Trump voters are racistto some degree.

Only a few are White nationalists.

Click PLAY or watch a good background video on YouTube.

In the USA Italians and Greeks are White. But people of Spanish heritage are Hispanic. Weird.

Trump himself may or may not be racist. He’s first and foremost an egomaniac. All about self aggrandizement. He used racism to win the Presidency. And — astonishingly — it worked.

Trump wants to take from the poor and give to the ultra-rich. That will quickly become clear. There’s no way he’ll be able to win a second term. Therefore he’ll have to loot the nation quickly.

Hopefully he won’t destroy the entire World in the process.

Here’s Louis CK’s take on being White.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Good luck USA. I’m out.

I was astonished in 2004 when the American people reelected G.W. Bush to a second term despite the unbelievably bad job he did as President.

Under his watch the world economy crashed.

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Trump is much, much worse in my opinion.

What to do?

I’ll stop following American politics. Try to enjoy my remaining days on this Earth even more with the time gained.

I do blame Trump supporters for what’s about to happen over the next 4 years. 😦