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Thread: The Trump Presidency

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    Default Re: The Trump Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by random new yorker View Post
    a false equivalency

    disinformation (being or not being a CIA invention?) threatens any Democracy - maybe you like the term Propaganda a little better?

    Quote Wiki "[Disinformation is false information spread deliberately to deceive.[1][2][3] The English word disinformation is a translation of the Russian dezinformatsiya,[1][2][3] derived from the title of a KGB black propaganda department.[4] The book Disinformation documents that Joseph Stalin coined the term, giving it a French-sounding name to falsely claim it had a Western origin.[1] ]" unquote
    Perhaps, but this Wikipedia entry is a fine example of why not to rely on Wikipedia. Footnote #1 is to a work entitled " Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism." And later in the Wikipedia entry it uses the example of a "fake" Soviet pamphlet published in 1980 according to which the US supported apartheid. Which it most certainly did back then, despite a brief verbal interruption under Carter. South Africa was a key US ally during the Cold War, especially close when Kissinger was running the show, and again under Reagan (Bush Sr. realized apartheid was doomed and adjusted US policy appropriately).

    -AMH

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    Default Re: The Trump Presidency

    Quote Originally Posted by random new yorker View Post
    now that POTUS45 has crassly outed is own racism against probably 1/4 of the world population (#dothemath) let's see how Washington and the rest of the planet reacts ..


    President Trump, who referred to Haiti, El Salvador and other countries as “shithole countries” earlier in the day, compared to his more preferable (whiter?) locations like “Norway.”

    Or rather "Normay," as the White House website was still referring to the place yesterday.

    Trump is simply putting into words bipartisan US policy towards Haiti ever since Thomas Jefferson was President. Including under Obama. Letting the cat out of the bag.

    -AMH

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