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Howell Raines “We’ve been presented with a sinister whirlwind of doubletalk.”
Trump is practicing the technique of “reflexive control”, by encouraging street demonstrations against his own guidelines using tweets and these pseudo-campaign rallies. It is reflexive because false consciousness has become a commodity.
For example, on Friday, gyms and tattoo parlors will reopen in GA because its governor says it’s OK with social distancing. Darn political correctness. Hair care trumps health care.
… Ã¢ÂÂTesting, Testing, Testing,Ã¢ÂÂ again playing a very dangerous political game. States, not the Federal Government, should be doing the Testing – But we will work with the Governors and get it done. This is easy compared to the fast production of thousands of complex Ventilators!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2020
Doesn't seem to be forever, seems to be for right now, amid a divide in the advice POTUS has been getting about whether he should do it now.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 20, 2020
“in Wuhan more than 1800 teams of epidemiologists, with a minimum of 5 people/team, [were] tracing tens of thousands of contacts a day. Contact follow up [was] painstaking, with a high percentage of identified close contacts completing medical observation”https://t.co/EFIBVDDqA7
— Laurence (Larry) Boorstein (@LarryBoorstein) April 20, 2020
Our new video from the series “A guide to Russian propaganda” is here and it's about the top-secret Soviet technique of Reflexive Control, the art of manipulating your victims into making self-defeating decisions – all under the radarhttps://t.co/ilupKdgGTK pic.twitter.com/F47wUhH2wM
— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) March 26, 2020
If you carry a hammer, you expect a nail.
If you carry a stapler, you expect some paper.
Who exactly do these people expect to kill? https://t.co/6GPr3FFBza
— Peter Sagal (@petersagal) April 20, 2020
A lot of the Ã¢ÂÂliberateÃ¢ÂÂ footage is meant to make these events look big.
HereÃ¢ÂÂs what the protest in Ohio today really looks like.
— Joshua Potash (@JoshuaPotash) April 20, 2020
Coronavirus conspiracy theorists Diamond and Silk recently wondered if “somebody” can use 5G towers to infect people with the virus to fill supposedly “empty” hospitals. The two are Fox News hosts and surrogates for the Trump campaign. https://t.co/RxwUKMY9zd pic.twitter.com/WAt5u63vhW
— Eric Hananoki (@ehananoki) April 20, 2020
US daily numbers via @COVID19Tracking:
One week ago (4/13): 1,450
Share of tests positive:
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 20, 2020
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) April 20, 2020
A Dozen Americans at the World Health Organization—Which Trump Has Falsely Said Kept Him in the Dark—in Fact Were Keeping Him Apprised All Along
Eg here it is with Italy, China, Germany added pic.twitter.com/rNhoQ76T7l
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) April 20, 2020
HereÃ¢ÂÂs our piece from last night on coronavirus and the spread of misinformation:https://t.co/t2BIazxfnz
— Last Week Tonight (@LastWeekTonight) April 20, 2020