Excerpt from the Saboteurs Handbook

(11) General Interference with Organizations and Production

{prepared by the Office of Strategic Services, Jan. 11th, 1944}

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(1) Insist on doing everything through “channels.” Never permit short-cuts to be taken in order to expedite decisions.

(2) Make “speeches.” Talk as frequently as possible and at great length. Illustrate your “points” by […]

Taking from the 99%….and giving it to the 0.01% – while hollowing out the value of Government

Trump budget highlights disconnect between populist rhetoric and plutocrat reality

Trump’s spending proposal backtracks on his ‘balance the budget’ campaign cry

BY JAMES HOHMANN with Breanne Deppisch and Joanie Greve – WaPo 202 – Feb 13, 2018

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THE BIG IDEA: President Trump campaigned like a populist, but the budget he proposed Monday underscores […]

Manufactured reality

He Predicted The 2016 Fake News Crisis. Now He’s Worried About An Information Apocalypse.

BuzzFeed News – Charlie Warzel · Feb 11, 2018

In mid-2016, Aviv Ovadya realized there was something fundamentally wrong with the internet — so wrong that he abandoned his work and sounded an alarm. A few weeks […]

Polarization may become our undoing

American democracy is doomed By Matthew Yglesias@mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Updated Oct 8, 2015, 12:30pm EDT

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Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate change forces us to seek a new life in outer-space colonies — there is going to be a collapse of the legal and political order and its […]

“Fake News” proponents overwhelmingly right wing

‘Fake news’ and the Trumpian threat to democracy

via Washington 202 by Ishaan Tharoor – Feb. 7th, 2018

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When President Trump addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos last month, his jabs at the “nasty,” “vicious,” “fake” media earned him audible groans and hisses — even from some non-American reporters in the room. It […]