In response to reading this tweet, I thought I'd type up the following list, and add links to some stuff I've observed. I'll update it as necessary. List beneath the cut.
1. They will come to power after a campaign based on fear, scaremongering, distorting the truth and blatant lies. Nevertheless, they will win democratically, which they will keep using as an argument everytime you defy them or question the legitimacy of their actions.Remember - gaining power through democracy does not give them permission to undermine said democracy.
- It's Not Chaos, It's Trump's Campaign Strategy (local mirror)
- Donald Trump's Alternate Reality Strategy (local mirror)
- What Donald Trump Said About Mexico (and Vice Versa) (local mirror)
- Donald Trump: Ban All Muslim Travel to US (local mirror)
- Trump Makes False Statement About US Murder Rate to Sheriff's Group (local mirror)
- Republican State Lawmakers Push for Restrictions on Voting (local mirror)
- The Trump Administration's Lies About Voter Fraud Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression (local mirror)
Trump Backers Fear "Deep State" Aims to Undermine Administration (local mirror)
- Fear. Paranoia. Doubt.
- Perhaps Trump knows he's gone too far with the intelligence community?
Here Are More than 400 Officials Trump has Quietly Deployed Across Government (local mirror)
- Like I keep saying - a lot of the stuff going on is a distraction from what's happening behind the scenes.
- Meet the Hundreds of Officials Trump has Quietly Installed Across the Government (local mirror)
Bannon Tells Trump: "Keep a shit list" of Republicans Who Opposed You (local mirror)
- The purge continues.
2. They will divide and rule. Their strength lies in unity, in a single leader or party, in one voice and one ideology, and so should yours. They will call their supporters patriots, only "True Americans." You will be labeled as traitors, enemies of the state, unpatriotic, a "worse sort" of citizens, the old regime trying to regain power. You will be the corrupt "elite" while their supporters will be "the people," "the soverign" who chose them as their eladers. Don't let them divide you - remember you are one People, one Nation, with one common good.
- Republican Party Facing Unprecedented Splits as Candidate Continues to Sow Disunity (local mirror)
- Redefining Party Unity at the Republican Convention (local mirror)
- I Was Trained For the Culture Wars In Home School... (local mirror)
- Trump Middle Fingers the Alt-Right (Alt-Reich) (local mirror)
- Bill O'Reilly's Most Misleading and Dangerous White Nationalist Rant to Date (local mirror)
- California Not "Out of Control" Leaders Tell Trump (local mirror)
Leaked Trump Tape: "You are the special people." (local mirror) (direct link to the leaked audio) (local mirror of leaked audio)
- People like you and I are not.
- Anne Frank Center Condemns Trump, Sean Spicer Responds (local mirror)
- Amnesty International Report Raises Alarm at "Us vs. Them" Narratives (local mirror)
- Top Aide Says Trump Taking Control of US Conservative Movement (local mirror)
Sean Spicer Targets Own Staff in Leak Crackdown (local mirror)
- "Press secretary Sean Spicer is cracking down on leaks coming out of the West Wing, with increased security measures that include random phone checks of White House staffers, overseen by White House attorneys."
- "Upon entering Spicer’s office for what one person briefed on the gathering described as 'an emergency meeting,' staffers were told to dump their phones on a table for a 'phone check,' to prove they had nothing to hide."
- "There, he explicitly warned staffers that using texting apps like Confide — an encrypted and screenshot-protected messaging app that automatically deletes texts after they are sent — and Signal, another encrypted messaging system, was a violation of the Presidential Records Act, according to multiple sources in the room."
- Funny, seeing as how this is a thing...
- "It's not the first time that warnings about leaks have promptly leaked. The State Department's legal office issued a four-page memo warning of the dangers of leaks, and that memo was immediately posted by The Washington Post."
Home Alone in the Trump Adminstration (local mirror)
- Leadership by clique is a hallmark of authoritarian rule.
- The president seems to have lost interest in the nomination process after making his cabinet and Supreme Court picks, people involved in the transition say. Now, he’s trying to pass off his inattention as some kind of plan.
- “In many cases, we don’t want to fill those jobs. What do all these people do? You don’t need all those jobs.” --Donald Trump
- "The federal agencies are effectively run by Trump 'beachhead' teams, some 600 people who mostly are campaign donors, Trump employees, pals or allied politicos."
- GOP Congressman Steve King Tweets White Supremacist Rhetoric (local mirror)
- Steve King Defends Tweet, Calls for Increased Birth Rate to Protect Western Values (local mirror)
- Steve King Doubles Down on Controversial "Babies" Tweet (local mirror)
Richard B. Spencer has declared Representative Steve King's words "the 15 words." (local mirror)
- Richard B. Spencer's original tweet. (local mirror)
- Why is this significant?
- Here's what it's in reference to. (local mirror, 20170313)
- Here's another reference. (Note: Anonymized link but browse at your discretion because this is the source material; take the usual precautions.)
- And another.
- It's a rallying cry. And this guy's pull with the White House right now is nothing to make light of.
- One of Trump's Advisers Goes Around Wearing a Nazi Collaborator's Medal (local mirror)
Report: Trump's Counterterrrorism Aide is a "Sworn Member" of Nazi-Affiliated Group (local mirror)
- Note: There is no way to confirm or deny this yet. But there's an interesting amount of other evidence (see above).
Nazi-Allied Group Claims Trump Aide Gotka as Member (local mirror)
- To be honest with you, I would be entirely unsurprised. However, before I go pulling the trigger on the one and only n-word that white supremacists seem to hate, I need more evidence.
- Donald Trump Talks Tough About Big Business In Public, But Is Nice To Us Behind Closed Doors, CEOs Say (local mirror)
- Steve King: Blacks and Hispanics "will be fighting each other" Before Overtaking Whites In Population (local mirror) (local mirror of video with full audio of interview)
- A 2-for-1 for Racists: Post Hateful Fliers, and Revel In the News Coverage (local mirror)
- Senators Question Whether Trump Advisor Gorka Has Ties to Nazi-Linked Group (local mirror)
3. Through convoluted laws and threats they will try to slowly take over mainstream media and limit press freedom. They will ban any critical press from their briefings, calling them "liars," "fake news." They will brand those media as "unpatriotic," acting against the People (see point number two). Fight for every media outlet, every journalist that is being banned, censored, sacked, or labelled an "enemy of the state" for exposing the truth - as long as there's free press, there's hope.
- Kellyanne Conway to Trump Critics: Be Careful What You Say (local mirror)
- Conservatives Take Aim at Mainstream Media (local mirror)
- Here are the Media Outlets Banned by Donald Trump (local mirror)
- Trump's DC Hotel Bans Reporters During Inauguration Week (local mirror)
- Donald Trump Just Barred WaPo Reporters from Campaign Events (local mirror)
- Donald Trump's Seven Techniques to Control the Media (local mirror)
- The Alt-Right (Alt-Reich) Has Adopted an Old Nazi Term for Reporters (local mirror)
- Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should Keep Its Mouth Shut (local mirror)
- BBC Journalist Detained, Interrogated at US Airport (local mirror)
- In Black History Month Listening Session, Trump Lashes Out at Media (local mirror)
- Press Pool Escorted Out for Not Behaving (local mirror)
- White House Ices out CNN (local mirror)
Kellyanne Conway on President Trump's Ambitious Agenda (local mirror)
- "They're dishonest people. The media is very dishonest."
- "The media should be embarassed and humiliated and and keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while."
- "You're the opposition party. Not the Democratic party. You're the opposition paty."
- "It's all the same. It's an anti-Trump screed. It's completely disrespectful to the Office of the President."
- If you're not for them, you're against them.
- "I think it's called listen more."
- "Not one network person has been let go. Not one silly political analyst and pundit who talked smack all day long about Donald Trump has been let go."
- Trump Falsely Claims Media Covering Up Terrorist Attacks (local mirror)
- Why the White House Keeps Crying "Fake News" (local mirror)
- Conflict Over Trump Forces Out an Opinion Editor at the Wall Street Journal (local mirror)
- The Mysterious Disappearance of the Biggest Scandal in Washington (local mirror)
- I Thought CNN was Taking a Courageous Stand Against White House Lies (local mirror)
- White House Warns Journalists and Lawmakers over Botched Yemen Raid (local mirror)
- Trump Tweets Media is "Enemy of the people." (local mirror)
Bannon: Conservatives Can Expect a "Daily Fight" with Media (local mirror)
- Refers to media as the "opposition." Again.
- "Every day is going to be a fight."
Project Veritas Releases Massive Trove of Damaging Audio Recordings from CNN (local mirror)
- More information on James O'Keefe and Project Veritas
- O'Keefe has a long history of creative editing and forgery, so we have no way of knowing if any of these recordings are legit or not. For all we know he asked his dozen closest associates to help him make these recordings.
White House Bars Times and Other News Outlets from Briefing (local mirror)
- “Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties. We strongly protest the exclusion of The New York Times and the other news organizations. Free media access to a transparent government is obviously of crucial national interest.” Dean Baquet, executive editor of The Times
- "They always bring up the First Amendment." --Donald Trump
- “They let in almost every network but CNN. That’s concerning, the handpicking aspect of it.” --Noah Bierman, LA Times
- “Apparently this is how they retaliate when you report facts they don’t like.” --CNN
- The White House Just Barred Major Media Outlets from a Press Briefing (local mirror)
Trump's Attacks on the Media Send Dangerous Message to World's Press Freedom Predators (local mirror)
- "We have to talk to find out what's going on, because the press honestly is out of control. The level of dishonesty is out of control." --Donald Trump
- "Russia is fake news. The leaks are absolutely real. The news is fake because so much of the news is fake." --Donald Trump
- Trump Repeats Attacks on Media During Conservative Forum Speech (local mirror)
- Trump Adviser Calls Twitter Critic, Threatens Legal Action (local mirror)
Sean Spicer Refuses to Hold Televised Press Briefing for 7 Straight Days (local mirror)
- No way to question or call him on Trump's accusations of wiretapping. Convenient.
- Fake News, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Visualization (local mirror)
- State Department Kicks MSNBC's Andrew Mitchell Out of Press Briefing (local mirror) (video) (local mirror of video)
FBI Need Not Tell How It Snoops On Journalists (local mirror)
- Chilling effect, much?
- Report: FBI Investigating Russian Operatives Using Bots to Spread Stories from Breitbart, RT, Infowars (local mirror)
- Breitbart and Infowars Under Investigation for Ties to Russia (local mirror)
4. They will create chaos, keep a constant sense of conflict and danger. They will use this as an argument to enact new authoritarian laws, each one further limiting your freedom. They will disguise them as being for your protection, for the good of the People. See through the chaos, the fake danger, expose it before you wake up in a totalitarian state.
- Trump White House Defends Travel Ban (local mirror)
- Chaos, Anger as Trump Order Halts Some Muslim Immigrants (local mirror)
- Trump's Muslim Ban Triggers Chaos, Heartbreak, and Resistance (local mirror)
- Trump Fan Who Shot Anti-Fascist Protestor Set Free (local mirror)
- DHS refuses to comply with injunction, 20170129 (local mirror)
- Sources: Trump Executive Order Allowing Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Is Coming Soon (local mirror)
- Trump Is Reportedly Drafting an Executive Order Allowing For Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination (local mirror)
Trump To Focus Counter-Extremism Program Solely on Islam (local mirror)
- "...would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States."
- Steve Bannon's Major Play Is Shaping Up as a Full Blown Fisco (local mirror)
- Milo Launches Horowitz Freedom Center Campaign Against Sanctuary Campuses (anonymized link) (local mirror)
Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety In the Interior of the United States (anonymized link) (local mirror)
- "Sanctuary jurisdictions across the United States willfully violate Federal law in an attempt to shield aliens from removal from the United States. These jurisdictions have caused immeasurable harm to the American people and to the very fabric of our Republic."
- "In executing faithfully the immigration laws of the United States, the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) shall prioritize for removal those aliens... In the judgment of an immigration officer, otherwise pose a risk to public safety or national security."
- Anybody who's ever dealt with ICE knows how capricious they can be.
- "The Secretary, through the Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, shall, to the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations, take all appropriate action to hire 10,000 additional immigration officers..."
- "It is the policy of the executive branch to empower State and local law enforcement agencies across the country to perform the functions of an immigration officer in the interior of the United States to the maximum extent permitted by law."
- "In furtherance of this policy, the Attorney General and the Secretary, in their discretion and to the extent consistent with law, shall ensure that jurisdictions that willfully refuse to comply with 8 U.S.C. 1373 (sanctuary jurisdictions) are not eligible to receive Federal grants, except as deemed necessary for law enforcement purposes by the Attorney General or the Secretary."
- "To better inform the public regarding the public safety threats associated with sanctuary jurisdictions, the Secretary shall utilize the Declined Detainer Outcome Report or its equivalent and, on a weekly basis, make public a comprehensive list of criminal actions committed by aliens and any jurisdiction that ignored or otherwise failed to honor any detainers with respect to such aliens."
- "Agencies shall, to the extent consistent with applicable law, ensure that their privacy policies exclude persons who are not United States citizens or lawful permanent residents from the protections of the Privacy Act regarding personally identifiable information."
- President Trump, Quebec, and the Dismantling of CVE (local mirror)
- Donald Trump, Who Campaigned on Rolling Back Trans Rights, has Begun Rolling Back Trans Rights (local mirror)
- New York City Set to Pass Sweeping Nuisance Abatement reforms (local mirror)
- Criminalization and Trump's ICE Raids: Two Immigrant Rights Organizers Facing Deportation Speak Out (local mirror)
- Trump Aide Derided Islam, Immigration, and Diversity, Embraced an Antisemitic Past (local mirror)
God Used Trump to Delay the Antichrist's Rise to Power (local mirror)
- Why did I put this here? It divides people between the Dominionists, the more moderate Christians, and everybody else. The Dominionists are, shall we say, pretty serious about their beliefs.
- If you've never encountered dominionists before or have reason to doubt any of the above articles, I highly suggest that you hang out with a few of them. You'll learn quickly.
- Donald Trump Signs Executive Order Giving Police More Powers (local mirror)
- Sessions Wastes No Time Attacking LGBTQ Rights (local mirror)
- Executive Orders Directed at Crime, Drugs, Protecting Police (local mirror)
- DHS Head Signs New Mass Deportation Guidelines (local mirror)
New Trump Deportation Rules Allow Far More Expulsions (local mirror)
- Remember: If you live within 100 miles of the US border, your constitutional rights are a dicey proposition.
- Trump Reverses Obama Policy on Transgender Restroom Use in Schools (local mirror)
Memo to the ISC: Check Out Some Databases at the State Department Before Finalizing that New Executive Order (local mirror)
- "President Trump has ordered DHS and DOJ to 'help build the legal case for its temporary travel ban on individuals from seven countries,' and that some individuals 'in the intelligence community disagree with the conclusion and are finding their work disparaged by their own department.'"
- "This E.O. is being introduced without clear evidence demonstrating that visa applicants/visa holders from these seven countries pose a credible threat to our national security. This major policy change may be occurring without consideration of information that may be held under various agencies documenting terrorism-related activities or other unlawful actions by visa holders."
- DHS Secretary Denies Deportations are a Military Operation, Contradicting Trump (local mirror)
- Customs Agents Demand IDs from Passengers on Domestic Flight (local mirror) (local mirror of photograph taken by journalist on the flight)
- Trump's Silence on Olathe Shooting is Disquieting (local mirror)
Hate In the Age of Trump: A Photo Essay (local mirror)
- "Powered by social media platforms and encouraged by the rise of Trump-as-champion, America's hate groups have emerged from the fringes with a newfound sense of respectability."
- "They laid plans to attack courthouses, banks, festivals, funerals, schools, mosques, churches, synagogues, clinics, water-treatment plants, and power grids."
- "White supremacist groups - traditionally all-male, with a strong patriarchal bent - are recruiting women as a sign of their new 'inclusiveness.'"
DREAMer Arrested After Speaking to Media Will Be Deported Without Hearing, Attorney Says (local mirror)
- Chilling effect, anyone? Sending a message to anyone who'd dare to speak out?
- No hearing?
- "...ICE agents came in with a warrant, wielding guns."
- "ICE's assertion that her detention is 'routine' is anything but." --Mississippi Representative Bennie Thompson
- Don't Be Fooled, Trump's Muslim Ban Is Still Illegal (local mirror)
Aggressive Interrogation of Artists and Writers at US Border (local mirror)
- Artists and writers... people who have inherent reach into culture and can present a different view of reality.
- People who are in a good position to present evidence.
- A children's book author, a Holocaust scholar, and an artist whose work criticizes incarceration policy.
- Trump's disaster of a Holocaust remembrance speech comes to mind.
- New federal policy which will increase the usage of privately owned and operated prisons comes to mind, also.
- Australian Children's Author Mem Fox Detained by US Border Control (local mirror)
- Trump Issues New Version of Muslim Travel Ban (local mirror)
- Intent of Trump's New Executive Order Is Basically Identical to His Original Muslim Ban (local mirror)
- Steve King called for a purge of federal staff. (local mirror)
- Sean Hannity calls for a purge of "deep state saboteurs." (local mirror)
- How President Trump has Already Hurt American Democracy - In Just 50 Days (local mirror)
- LGBTQ Center In Tulsa Vandalized by Shooting (local mirror)
- Trump Aides Attack Agency that will Analyze Health Bill's Costs (local mirror)
- Trump Expeted to Issue New Travel Ban Excluding Iraq on Monday (local mirror)
Immigration Judges Headed to 12 US Cities to Speed Deportations (local mirror)
- Arguably, this also subverts parts of the judiciary (see point number 8).
- After an Immigration Raid, A City's Students Vanish (local mirror)
- Heritage Foundation Alum Critical of Transgender Rights to Lead HHS Civil Rights Office (local mirror)
- School Rape Case Fuels Myth that Immigrants are Dangerous (local mirror)
American Citizens: US Border Agents Can Search Your Cellphone (local mirror)
- When you do not have custody of your phone, they can not only copy its contents, they can install whatever they want on it.
US Citizens Now Being Forced to Provide Their Social Media Passwords Upon Return to US (local mirror)
- Seem harmless?
- They could post whatever they want as you.
- They can now see your entire social graph: Everybody you've friended, everybody who's friended you, what they've posted, and what you've reposted.
- They now have access to stuff they can spin negatively to fuck with you.
- Seem harmless?
- How to Prepare for an ICE Raid On Your Workplace (local mirror)
- In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism (local mirror)
5. They will distort the truth, deny facts. They will make people forget what facts mean, sedate their need to find the truth. They will feed "post-truths" and "post-facts", replace knowledge with emotions. Always fact-check and point out the truth, fight emotion with facts.
- Trump Gives NSC Seat to Ex-Breitbart Chief Steve Bannon (local mirror)
- We Tracked Down A Fake News Creator in the Suburbs (local mirror)
- None of the Old Rules Apply (local mirror)
- All Statements Involving Donald Trump (local mirror as of 20170129)
- The Race to Weaponize Empathy (local mirror)
- Suspect in Quebec Mosque Attack Quickly Depicted as a Moroccan Muslim. He's a White Nationalist. (local mirror
- Kellyanne Conway Refers to Fake Bowling Green Massacre (local mirror)
- Trump Advisor Cites Non-Existent Bowling Green Massacre Defending Ban (local mirror)
- What Donald Trump Lied About This Week (local mirror)
- AP Fact Check: Trump Says Terrorism Acts Ignored (local mirror)
- White House Handling of Controversial Plans (local mirror)
- Full transcript of Trump press conference, 16 February 2017 (local mirror)
With "Fake News," Trump Moves from Alternative Facts to Alternative Language (local mirror)
- "Any negative polls are fake news." --Donald Trump
- "A fake does not have the primary function, but is intended to deceive you into thinking that it does have that function, and hence to serve the secondary function. A fake gun won't shoot, but if you are deceived into thinking it is real, it can intimidate you." --George Lakoff, professor of linguistics, University of California at Berkeley
- Trump Just Told Pennsylvania Attorney General that Anti-Semitit Threats May be False Flag Operations (local mirror)
- Trump Blasted for Parroting Same Anti-Jewish Conspiracy as White Supremacist Site (local mirror)
What to Make of Donald Trump's Early Morning Wiretap Tweets (local mirror)
- "One of President Trump’s most consistent rhetorical maneuvers is a fairly basic but often highly effective one—the diversionary reverse accusation. When he is accused of benefitting from 'fake news,' he flips the neologism on its head; suddenly CNN, the Times, and the rest are 'fake news.'"
- History of Fake News: a 180 Year Old Moon Hoax Followed the Same Playbook as Donald Trump (local mirror)
- Here's What Non-Fake News Looks Like (local mirror)
- Spicer: Trump Didn't Mean Wiretapping When He Tweeted About Wiretapping (local mirror)
- The 4 Craziest Moments from Sean Spicer's Mind-Bending Press Conference (local mirror)
6. They will create and leak fake, superficial scandals. They will smear opposition with trivial accusations, blowing them out of proportion and then feeding the flame. This will be the smokescreen for the legal steps they take towards totalitarianism. See through the superficial topics in mainstream media (see point number three) and focus on what they are actually doing.
- Right Wing Group Launches Campaign Against Elon Musk, Tesla, and SpaceX (local mirror)
- Fox News, Breitbart Falsely Blame Jewish Family for Cancelled Christmas Play (local mirror)
- Kellyanne Conway Calls for Trump's Media Critics to be Fired (local mirror)
- Jeff Sessions Slammed a Law Protecting School Children with Disabilities (local mirror)
- US Sounds Warning Over Ukraine Clashes (local mirror)
- Donald Trump's Defense Secretary "Mad Dog" Mattis Warns North Korea of "effective and overwhelming" Response to Nuclear Attack (local mirror)
The President Accused Obama of McCarthyism. But Trump's Mentor Helped Enforce It (local mirror)
- "His lifelong attorney and mentor — Roy Cohn, one of the men who helped mold Trump into Trump — was, as one author called it, Joseph McCarthy's sidekick."
- "Cohn was the brains behind McCarthy's rise to power and, to many Americans, one of the first real television personalities, according to his obituary in The Washington Post."
DHS Considering Proposal to Separate Children from Adults at Border (local mirror)
- Not that this is superficial, but it's distracting people from a lot of other stuff right now.
White House Proposes Steep Budget Cut to Leading Climate Science Agency (local mirror)
- This seems to be distracting people from the fact that he's firing administrators left and right with no signs of hiring replacements for them.
- The risk to life and limb of millions of US citizens becomes apparent only when you consider that the NOAA's mission, in part, is predicting storms and developing strategies for mitigating damage from same.
- "He [Rick Spinrad, former chief scientist, NOAA] said that weather warnings for tornadoes and hurricanes could be compromised and that navigational capacity used to help guide commercial ships and other mariners would suffer, leaving them without the 'improved forecasts they need to safely maneuver coastal waters.' It could become harder to warn of tsunamis and forecast weather that will cause power outages."
US Deploys Missile System Amid Rising Tensions with North Korea (local mirror)
- Sabre rattling. At an opportune time to distract everyone from the connections with Russia that just about everybody in Trump's inner circle sems to have.
Leashes Come Off Wall Street, Gun Sellers, Polluters, and More (local mirror)
- Bad enough, but there's stuff going on that it's distracting people from.
- White House releases text of executive order to "propose plans to reorganize governmental functions and eliminate unnecessary agencies (local mirror) (local mirror of page 1) (local mirror of page 2)
7. They will propose new, "scandalous" laws to provoke your outrage. You will focus your efforts on fighting them, and they will back off to give you a false sense of victory. In the meantime they will push through less "flashy" legislation slowly dismantling democracy (see point number four). Focus your fight on what really matters.
- Donald Trump Mysteriously Pulls Out of Signing Landmark Cyber Security Order at Last Minute (local mirror)
- Trump Scraps Signing of Cybersecurity Executive Order (local mirror)
HR.861 - Terminating the EPA (anonymized link) (local mirror)
- Introduced on 20170203.
- I'm pretty sure this is a smokescreen, because bills like this get introduced every year or so.
Trump's Amateurish White House Thinks Poland Invaded Belarus (local mirror)
Original Associated Press article (local mirror)
- Search term: "according to one us official"
- Original Associated Press article (local mirror)
- Claims of "Homosexual Agenda" Help Kill Hate Crime Laws in Five States (local mirror)
- Trump Reportedly Scraps Anti-LGBT Executive Order, but Vows to Give Churches More Political Power (local mirror)
Arkansas Legislators Introduce Bill Concerning Gender Identity, Bathroom Privileges (local mirror)
- I'm not saying this isn't a real problem or a real bill. I'm saying that this is getting a lot of press at the same time the FBI is going public with high-ups in the Trump regime getting caught while under surveillance talking under the table with Russia. These bills are being introduced at a time opportune to distract people from serious breaches of US national security.
White House Statement Lifts Paragraph from ExxonMobil Press Release (local mirror)
- Distracts from Trump accusing Obama of trying to sabotage him.
- Distracts from new Muslim ban.
- New Bill Would Let Companies Force Workers to Get Genetic Tests, Share Results (local mirror)
Bill: Workers Who Decline Genetic Testing Could Face Penalties (local mirror)
- You know, I'm not so sure this is a headfake anymore. This is uncomfortably historical.
8. They will try to take control of the judiciary. They will assault your highest court. This way they can remove the checks and balances system, be able to enact unconstitutional laws, and threaten anyone that defies them with prosecution, including the press (see point number three). Fight for the independence of the courts, they are the safeguard of the rule of law and the democratic system.
- After Court Rejects Policy, Trump Moves to Undermine the Judicial Branch (local mirror)
- Acting Attorney General Sally Yates has been fired (local mirror) (full image)
- Steve Bannon Is Making Sure There's No White House Paper Trail (local mirror)
- Not Only Is Steve Bannon Sitting In On National Security Meetings, The Usual Paper Trail Is Disappearing (local mirror)
- Trump Fires Acting Attorney General After She Defies Muslim Ban Order (local mirror)
- Trump Urges Republicans to use Nuclear Option (local mirror)
- Trump's SCOTUS Pick Founded Club Called "Fascism Forever" (local mirror)
Neil Gorsuch Joked About "Fascism Foreer Club" In Yearbook (local mirror)
- Wait, he joked about it for four years and was the president of the club the whole time? Really?
- Muslim ban to discredit judiciary? (local mirror) (image 1) (image 2)
- Donald J. Trump blaming the court system. (local mirror)
- Republicans Push Bill To Split Up "Nutty 9th Circuit" (local mirror)
- Jeff Sessions Asks 46 Obama-Appointed US Attorneys to Resign (local mirror)
- Ethics Watchdogs Want US Attorney to Investigate Trump's Business Interests (local mirror) (mirror of letter sent)
Representative Elijah Cummings Suggests Trump May Have Fired Preet Bharara to Block Investigation (local mirror)
- You think?
Fired US Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price (local mirror)
- In case it's not clear, Price was caught making hundreds of thousands of US dollars of stock trades on companies that he was manipulating legislation pertaining to industries those very companies are active in.
9. They will try to limit freedom of assembly, calling it a necessity for your security. They will enact laws prioritizing state events and rallies, or those of a certain type of ideology. This will let them choose who can demonstrate legally and give them a legal basis to forcefully disperse or prosecute the rest. Oppose any legislation trying to change freedom of assembly for any reason.
- "Stop doing anything that could be construed as free speech." (local mirror) (video)
- Republicans Push Anti Protest Laws (local mirror)
- Marquette County Republican Party Secretary Calls for Another Kent State (local mirror)
- Northern Michigan Republican Calls for "another Kent State" (local mirror)
- Related: Donald Trump on Tiananmen Square (local mirror) (screenshot of quote)
The FBI Is Building a National Watchlist That Gives Companies Realtime Updates on Employees (local mirror)
- I don't think I need to describe in detail the chilling effect this brings to people who organize or attend protests. This gives LEOs additional impetus to kettle and arrest protestors, which means that the more people they arrest, the more people's jobs are in danger, and the less motivation there is to speak out.
- This means any kind of arrest, not just protests. Imagine getting SWATted and arrested, and even though you did nothing the arrest still shows up in Rap Back and on your boss' desk the next day. Ideal for damaging people's lives.
- Worst US Protests Since 1960's Spur States to Persue Crackdown (local mirror)
- Congressman Looks Forward to His Armed Militia Pals Attending Town Hall to Counter Women Protestors (local mirror)
Arizona Senate Votes to Seize Assets of Those Who Plan, Participate in Protests that Turn Violent (local mirror)
- Easy enough to do. We've seen this happen time and again, and the faces of the agitators are well known and documented.
- Senator Ron Johnson threatens his constituents with the police for wanting a town hall. (local mirror) (local mirror of photographed warning)
- Why is DHS Labeling Protestors "Domestic Terrorists?" (local mirror)
10. They will distort the language, coin new terms, labels, repeat the same phrases until you subconsciously associate them the way they want. A "thief," "liar," or "traitor" will automatically mean the opposition; a "patriot" will mean their follower (see point number two). Their slogans will have double meaning, giving strength to their supporters and causing disgust or fear in their opponents. Fight changes in language in the public sphere, remind the true meaning of words, guard them for the people.
- The Alt-Right (Alt-Reich) Comes to Washington (local mirror)
- Academic Witch Hunts Are Back (local mirror)
Green Movement "Greatest threat to freedom" says Trump advisor (local mirror)
- "The expert class?"
- Ameria's Leading Authoritarian Intellectual Works for Trump (local mirror)
- Meet the "Anarchists, thugs, and paid protestors" Trump Is Warning About (local mirror) (Warning - large file!)
- Pipeline Executive Compares Dakota Protestors to Terrorists (local mirror)
Trump Directs Justice Department to Investigate "Criminal Leaks" (local mirror)
- "No law forbids a president from making a criminal referral to the Justice Department, but it is unusual for a president to direct the agency to open a criminal investigation into his perceived opponents or to talk publicly about having done so."
- “The fear is that these leak investigations will be used as a form of political retaliation” against people who may have exposed information that is personally embarrassing to Mr. Trump, she said. “We don’t want this to become a political witch hunt.” --Susan Hennessy of the Brookings Institution
- Trump's Likely Science Advisor Calls Climate Change Scientists "a glassy-eyed cult" (local mirror)
- Tom Cotton Endorses the Myth Protestors are Paid, While Seeming to Dismiss It (local mirror)
Environment Activists Deny Attacking Dakota Access Pipeline (local mirror)
- That took longer than expected. The new regieme must be fighting the FBI investigations pretty hard to let it take this long.
- If you're going to monkeywrench a pipeline, you don't go after a specifically empty and unused section of pipeline, you shut down the pipeline. This does not match up with any of the known environmental activism groups' MO's at all.
White House Installs Political Aides at Cabinet Agencies to be Trump's Eyes and Ears (local mirror)
- "political aides"
- Known spies in each agency to frighten people and make sure they toe the party line.
- I don't think I need to state when and where this was last done.
11. They will take over your national symbols, associate them with themselves, make them into attributes of their power. Your flag, your anthem, and your symbols belong to the People, to everyone equally. Don't let them be hijacked. Use and expose them in your fight as much as they do. Wear your national symbols with pride, let them give you strength, not associate you with shame brought by them.
- Richard Spencer talking about the Statue of Liberty (local mirror)
- Announcing the National Day of Patriotic Devotion (local mirror)
12. They will try to rewrite history to suit their needs and use education to support their agenda. They will smear any historical or living figure who wouldn't approve of their actions, or distort their image to make you think they would. They will place emphasis on historical education in schools, feeding young minds with the only "correct" version of history and world view. They will raise a new generation of voters on their ideology, backing it with a distorted interpretation of history and view of the world. Guard the education of your children, teach them critical thinking, ensure their open-mindedness, and protect your true history and heritage.
- Background on why "Jews were one of many victims" is so shocking (local mirror)
- Trump Totally Ignored Black History In His Listening Session (local mirror)
- With All Eyes on Trump, Republicans are Planning to Break Unions for Good (local mirror)
- The White House Released a List of "Under Covered" Terror Attacks It Would Like You To Look At (local mirror)
- Kellyanne Conway has Repeatedly Lied About Nonexistent Bowling Green Massacre (local mirror)
- Influential Conservative Group: DeVos Should Dismantle Education Department and Bring God Into the Classrooms (local mirror)
"What has he been smoking?" Former Swedish PM on Trump's Suggestion of Attack in Sweden (local mirror)
- "Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and Abraham Lincoln and many of our greatest presidents fought with the media and called them out oftentimes on their lies." --Donald Trump
- "In fact, while Jefferson often lambasted the press, he also believed it was fundamental to democracy, famously writing in 1823 to the Marquis de Lafayette, ''The only security of all is in a free press.''"
- "You look at what’s happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden." --Donald Trump
- "Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound." --Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister of Sweden
Trump Accuses Obama of Being Behind White House Leaks and Protests (local mirror)
- "No, I think that President Obama is behind it, because his people are certainly behind it." --Donald Trump
- Donald Trump Was A Conspiracy Theory Candidate. Now He's On the Edge of Being a Conspiracy Theory President. (local mirror)
- Trump, Citing No Evidence, Accuses Obama of "Nixon/Watergate" Plot to Wiretap Trump Tower (local mirror)
Trump Accuses Obama of Releasing "Vicious Prisoners" from Guantanamo (local mirror)
- Dubya freed them in January 2009.
Donald Trump and the Deep State. What's the Deep State? (local mirror)
- Regardless of the fact that the Trump regime is busily purging every agency and department he claims that there are Obama infiltrators sabotaging him.
- US House Intelligence Panel Leaders: No Evidence Obama Wiretapped Trump Tower (local mirror)
- Sean Hannity Hints Obama Did Cocaine, Smoked Weed with Travel Ban Judge (local mirror)
13. They will alienate foreign allies and partners, convincing you don't need them. They won't care for the rest of the world, with their focus on "making your country great again." They will omit the fact that you're part of a bigger world, and the world's development depends on cooperation, on sharing and on trade. Don't let them build walls for your "security" instead of bridges for your prosperity.
- Malala Criticizes Trump For Closing the Doors on Children Fleeing Violence (local mirror)
- Muslim Ban Detainees at JFK Being Pressured to Revoke Legal Immigration Status (local mirror)
- Mexico's President Cancels Meeting with Trump over Wall (local mirror)
- Mexico's President Says He Canceled Meeting with Trump (local mirror)
- No "G'day, mate": On call with Australian Prime Minister, Trump Badgers and Brags (local mirror)
- Europeans Fear Breitbart Will Be Used as a Propaganda Channel (local mirror)
- Trump Threatens to Send US Troops to Mexico (local mirror)
- National Security Advisor Michael Flynn: "Iran is on notice!" (local mirror)
- Trump's Spat with Australian PM Raises Questions About Asia Alliances (local mirror)
- China Lodges Complaint over Trump-Taiwan Call (local mirror)
- Trump Proposes Including Chinese Visitors in Social Media Checks (local mirror)
- Trump's Most Chilling Economic Lie (local mirror)
- Al Quaeda Propaganda is Using Steve Bannon's Islamophobia against the US (local mirror)
Trump Invites Bids to Build Wall, Cites Importance of "Aesthetics" (local mirror)
- Aesthetics? Where have I heard that before?
- Trump Wants to Detain More Immigrants. He Could - With California's Help (local mirror)
- Many Foreign Tourists Say They're Afraid to Visit the US After Trump Travel Ban (local mirror)
- Donald Trump Fuels Diplomatic Row with Britain After Apology from US Officials over GCHQ Wiretapping Claims (local mirror)
Trade Nominee "Awaiting Instructions" from Trump on EXIM Bank (local mirror)
- "America first" == "Fuck you, I got mine."
- Trump Bid to Smooth Relationships With Germany's Angela Merkel Complicated by Policy, Personal Differences (local mirror)
- Trump Drags Key Foreign Allies Into Controversy Over Unproven Wiretap Claims (local mirror)
Trump Offers No Apology for Claim On British Spying (local mirror)
- Insulting FIVE EYES is not a wise move.
- The Trump Onslaught on International Law and Institutions (local mirror)
- Tillerson Says "All options are on the table" when It Comes to North Korea (local mirror)
Canadian Girl Guides Cancel US Trips After Travel Ban Announced (local mirror)
- How the hell do you manage to piss off Canada?!
- Trump Travel Ban Fallout (local mirror)
New Zealand: US Invokes Immunity for Embassy Staffer (local mirror)
- I wonder if the same arguments used for arresting Julian Assange the moment he steps outside of the Ecuadorian embassy will be used against this person.
- Report: Fewer International Students Applying to US Colleges (local mirror)
- Predators of Press Freedom Use "Fake News" as a Censorship Tool (local mirror)
- Tilleson to Skip NATO Meeting, Visit Russia in April (local mirror)
US Airport Pat-Downs Are About to Get More Invasive (local mirror)
- From what some of my associates tell me, they've cranked up the intensity on transpeople first, including people who've been through the Pre-Cleared process.
- Steve Bannon
- Steve Bannon, Trump's Top Guy, Told Me He Was a Leninist (local mirror)
- Steve Bannon Will Lead Trump's White House (local mirror)
- Bannon Wants A War and He Will Use Jesus to Get One (local mirror)
Bannon Promises to Deconstruct America at CPAC (local mirror) (local mirror of video)
- "deconstruction of the administrative state"
- "If you look at these Cabinet appointees, they were selected for a reason and that is the deconstruction of our regulatory structure and, well, the Administrative State!"
- “If you look at the opposition party and how they portrayed the campaign and how they portrayed the transition and how they portray the administration, it’s always wrong.”
- Again, calling the news media "the opposition party."
Steve Bannon Believes the Apocalypse Is Coming and War Is Inevitable (local mirror)
- He's a Dominionist.
- People who want to be heroes tend to be the exact opposite. Nobody sane wants to be a hero; that means you want disaster, crisis, and a reason.
- This Stunningly Racist French Novel is how Steve Bannon Explains the World (local mirror)
- Some of Steve Bannon's Biggest Intellectual Influences are Fascists and White Supremacists (local mirror)
- Ties with Russia
- Donald Trump on Putin (local mirror)
- Foreign Policy Insider: "Curious" that White House Didn't Publish Detailed Readout of Trump-Putin Call (local mirror)
- Paul Manafort Targeted for Blackmail Shortly Before Ukraine Ties Forced Him Out of Trump Campaign (local mirror)
- FBI Refused White House Request to Knock Down Recent Trump/Russia Stories (local mirror) (local mirror of video)
Trump Personally Met With Russian Ambassador During Campaign (local mirror)
- Is there anybody in Trump's inner circle who hasn't?
- Donald J. Trump
- Jeff Sessions
- Michael Flynn
- Carter Page
- J.D. Gordon
- Is there anybody in Trump's inner circle who hasn't?
- Roger Stone's Russian Hacking "Hero" (local mirror)
- FBI Investigation Into "Odd" Computer Link Between Russian Bank and Trump Organization (local mirror)
- Rinkeby Teens Say Russian TV Crew Tried to Bribe Them (local mirror)
- Jeff Sessions Likely Met Russian Ambassador a Third Time (local mirror)
- Trump Pesonally Met with Russian Ambassador During Campaign (local mirror)
- Russians Paid Ex-Trump Security Aide Flynn $68,000 (local mirror)
Donald Trump Unaware Michael Flynn Was A "Foreign Agent," Sean Spicer Says (local mirror) (local mirror of video)
- Let's not forget that Flynn was also paid $530kus by the government of Turkey within roughly the same timeframe.
- The Web of Relationships Between Team Trump and Russia (local mirror)
- Documents Detail Flynn Payments from Russian Interests (local mirror)
- Four Congressional Committees Looking Into Trump-Russia Links (local mirror)
- Donald Trump's White House is Pushing Kremlin Lies (local mirror)
- Credibility of Congress' Russia Probes Still in Question (local mirror)
- Ties with white supremacy/white nationalism
- Assassinations and unusual deaths
- Ukranian Businessman With Links to Donald Trump and Russia Dies In Unexplained Circumstances (local mirror)
State Department asked NYC ME to not disclose cause of death of Vitaly Churkin (local mirror)
- State Department Seeks to Keep Russian Diplomat's Cause of Death Private (local mirror)
- Somebody kacked him.
Federal Employees' Guide to Sharing Key Information with the Public (anonymized link) (local mirror of guide)
- Note: As of 2017-02-20 08:27:40 UTC, no beasties were detected in this file by virustotal.com. If you're concerned use appropriate caution before opening that file. Forewarned is unflatlined.
- Why Isn't Afghan Taliban on US List of Foreign Terror Groups? (local mirror)
- Classified Memo Tells Intelligence Analysts to Keep Trump's Daily Brief Short (local mirror)
- LAPD asks ICE to not call themselves "police" (local mirror) (local mirror of scanned letter)
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Networked Propaganda and Counter-Propaganda (local mirror)
- This article is a. Must. Read.
- The State of Trump's State Department (local mirror)
Michael Flynn was Paid to Represent Turkey's Interests During Trump Campaign (local mirror)
- More than $50kus.
- Federal Employees' Guide to Sharing Key Information with the Public (anonymized link) (local mirror of guide)