End of the Myth of Spontaneous Grassroots: Manufactured Social Consciousness Deciphered
There is a desperate and dire need that until now seemed impossible to approach. There are a variety of problems with not being part of a corporate, government, or covert entity sponsored ‘grass roots’ organization but the fundamental ones are you don’t have the financing and you don’t have corporate organization – even conceptually. One of the most maddening aspects of these Turf operations is that not only do they have virtually limitless funding and the benefit of global corporate organization, they are also doing it covertly. Even where real users or topics have a reasonable following or appearance of support, the comparative impact to the interconnected, strategically organized, tactical systems of source material, support, and RTs is negligible. While the sponsored grass roots groups will scream themselves hoarse claiming it’s all ‘spontaneous’ and ‘leaderless,’ the data belies that false narrative and when placed in the proper context, it is very easy to see.
To illustrate this reality, I’ll start with @BarackObama’s stream. It is of course, his official twitter ID, the central point of his reelection campaign, and all of us who make effort to message POTUS use it often.
This is about as good an example of an unaltered organic conversation as you’re likely to find – particularly for the amount of people using the ID. There are two very good reasons for that. 1) President Obama’s undoubtedly Pavlovian reluctance to even be perceived as using any suspect tactics – for fear of drawn out & world eclipsing scrutiny and derision – surely has him making it clear to his staff that nothing but the strictest twitter rules apply. It’s not an unreasonable fear of course, since he’s faced with a manufactured outrage everyday anyway (most recently Hilary Rosen), so God knows what would happen if he were actually guilty of something. 2) It’s clear that none of the sponsored ‘Grass Roots’ groups are interested in assisting @BarackObama’s campaign, nor do they want to risk being examined or discovered in his timeline.
There is virtually no network structure whatsoever. It’s actually hard to believe this represents @BarackObama’s meme as opposed to a local bakery’s new muffin announcement. As you can see, there is very little traffic on the topic at all, all of the groups in conversation around particular users are completely isolated from each other, none of the groups have any substantial presence, there is no RT traffic in the individual groups, and there is no RT traffic between the groups and @BarackObama either. Tweets and conversation in either direction are falling into their respective black holes, and no information is being exchanged between hubs. This represents the reality of actual ‘grass roots’ development. Tweeting something once from the @BarackObama account and hoping the ‘grass roots’ ‘spontaneously’ propagates it, will result in exactly this.
Also notice the almost equal sized co-occurrence of @MittRomney’s twitter ID. This demonstrates a conscious and deliberate effort to dilute and discourage positive sentiment in @BarackObama’s stream. This is a basic example of generated 50 / 50 perceptions. Anyone following the stream would see about 50% of the tweets relating to or including @MittRomney, while that can’t possibly reflect actual reality.
The #TeaParty data shows an actual network structure. There is a centralized (dis)information hub (which isn’t Freedomworks), and all of the satellite distribution hubs are connected to each other. The web indicates regular communications between the satellite hubs, and the thick blue lines indicate heavy RT traffic. This ensures source information and daily talking points are in the public stream (as they are constantly RTed by the various legs of the network), and gives the top tier sources the ability to coordinate top down distribution of (dis)information throughout their individual user bases. Clearly this distribution architecture was given some thought – unlike the lack of architecture at all – from the @BarackObama staff.
Notice that there is virtually NO Progressive, Democratic, or @BarackObama presence in this meme. This is perhaps most shocking of all. Half the country’s population of “hard working white people” who are clinging to their guns and religion (while listening to Ted Nugent) willingly believe @BarackObama is a Kenyan Muslim Socialist Alien Nazi Marxist Ubangi Witchdoctor Terrorist Anti-Christ (and being fed a steady diet of it daily), and there is no representation of reality from The President of the United States’ staff, The Department of Justice, The Democratic Party, or any so-called Progressive organization. The Legacy Slavers have purchased and built a disinformation network to rekindle 1800s belief systems and build an army of “Patriot” groups, and The First Black President of the United States is doing precisely nothing to stop, or even acknowledge it. These people are quite evidently free to make up their own reality as they see fit, completely unchallenged, and that’s exactly what they’re doing.
Further up the food chain (but not as sophisticated or distributed), is the Mitt Romney propaganda machine. For a man who has no positions (other than whatever talking point is appealing to the “Hate Obama First” crowd that day), it’s fairly developed. Although there is almost no network distribution, there is a robust RT network. This ensures @MittRomney’s exposure exceeds the Sitting President of the United States in the Twittersphere (just as it does in MSM), and propagates and solidifies in the minds of Americans the many, many verifiable lies that @MittRomney is now running on. This is a basic example of brute forcing false reality. Anything @MittRomney says can almost certainly be verified false, but in the Twittersphere it’s repeated exponentially more than any truth that could possible come from the @BarackObama camp. In a society where volume and groupthink define ‘reality,’ these lies become the ‘truth.’
Although there are pockets of ‘Progressive’ and ‘Democratic’ pushback that appears to be rather well interconnected, the @BarackObama camp’s presence is woefully insufficient & uninvolved. The Sitting President of The United States who won in a Landslide of Humanity (that defeated a rigged system and establishment), should have the social media organization and presents that represents that. Certainly not just for him, but for the desperate masses that continue to hope that he will represent them – at some point.
Still, none of these networks are particularly impressive, and certainly not influential. As you can see, they barely demonstrate any presence, distribution, interconnectedness, or even understanding of the concepts. Bear in mind that we are talking about The Tea Party (funded by the Koch Brother’s Birch Society Klan), @MittRomney (funded by Koch Klan and the GOP regular racists), and @BarackObama – The First Black President of the United States (presumably funded by everybody else, or whatever’s left – depending on how you look at it). According to the ‘public narrative’ these are the main forces vying for reality. These people aren’t even on the right dimension to be having a conversation about reality or perception, much less affect it. To understand the real herding of consciousness, you have to travel to the Mythical Land of “Spontaneous Grassroots Uprising.”
The Mythical Land of “Spontaneous Grassroots Uprising.”
Let’s start with the most recent, public, well developed, and well defined example… #OccupyWallStreet.
In this fairytale land, far, far away, we are to believe that the enslaved masses have suddenly risen up (after 500 years) in a spontaneous awakening and collectively decided to overthrow capitalism and virtually all world governments (without a care for their own personal well-being), and have miraculously (and leaderlessly) managed to develop tactics to confound and evade virtually every Government and Law Enforcement agency on the planet. Nice movie plot (in fact it pretty much comes from the same movie the masks do), but after examining @BarackObama’s, @MittRomney’s, and the #TeaParty’s Twitter API data, it’s not even remotely plausible. If Legacy Slaver, Corporate, and public funding for the First Black POTUS are producing such meager results, there isn’t a snowball’s chance that some massive incredibly sophisticated and internationally backed global organization just ‘poofed’ itself into existence.
What we are looking at here is the culmination of over three years of field development, and I must say, it’s an impressive structure. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, these people are extremely talented. Where it not for the fact that the purpose of this construction is the replacement of the old false reality with a new false reality, I’d actually be congratulating these people. From a networking standpoint it addresses all of the criteria the @BarackObama campaign doesn’t even attempt to. Presence, saturation, interconnectedness, centralized news distribution, etc., are all neatly arranged and compartmentalized like – a corporation. This isn’t a meme you’re looking at, it’s a corporate network infrastructure map.
This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Having spent the last ten years railing against actual government corruption, false flag war, constitutional destruction, privacy destruction, racism, etc., I can tell you that the moment an ‘anti-corporate, anti-capitalist, grass roots movement’ is on every news channel on the planet, in every paper, and drilled into everyone’s head, you can bet it’s ‘corporate sponsored.’ Yet for the last three years most talking point consumers have been content to hear the same screenplay over and over and not recognize the obvious. Peaceful protest turns into “Why won’t they let them protest” turns into “Occupy the Square” turns into “Someone mysteriously martyred” turns into “We need international help, we are being killed” turns into “Armed rebels backed by NATO planes overthrow Government” etc., etc., and time and again MSM regurgitates the now nauseating term “Spontaneous Grassroots Protest.” It’s direct mockery of anyone with a brain.
As a stellar example of this reality, let’s look at a current application of this operation… #Bahrain.
Again, from an organizational standpoint, it’s a thing of beauty. Massive presence, massive saturation, massive RT network, massive interconnectedness, etc., etc. Domination of Twitter reality is this meme is virtually total, and the real people of #Bahrain attempting to engage this behemoth are quite literally spitting in the ocean. In the Twitterverse, their reality is not represented in the data and hence does not exist.
This is how this creation of false reality has propagated from Tunisia to Syria, and it is why it is “Occupying Wall Street” now. There’s nothing spontaneous, grass roots, or leaderless about any of it. It’s been developing – in plain sight on the news and on twitter – for three years.
The plain as day practice of using citizens’ legitimate grievances to entice them to overthrow their own governments (while funding, training, and arming them) has worked phenomenally throughout the “Arab Spring.” In the end leaving the citizens to emerge from the smoldering rubble, only to find their decimated and pillaged countries flooded with weapons and chaos. As I watch destabilization efforts in my own city, it’s clear the same strategy is being applied here.
Everything people currently associate with Arab Spring, #OccupyWallStreet, or ‘Grass Roots Protest’ in general originated from this prototype. Everything from Twubs, to Twibbon, to Google Translate, to multiple account management tools, etc., were all developed in whole or in part to suit the needs of this prototype, and it is where all of the ‘Grass Roots’ jargon (Day of Rage, The Whole World is watching, etc.) originated as well.
Once again, we see total saturation. Bear in mind this was the prototype so it doesn’t have the elegant structure of the networks they build now, but you can clearly see the origin of the concept. It was just as easy to see then as it is now however, and many people did.
Some of the best early work in identifying fake accounts and their tactics, was done during this period in 2009. Because it was brand new (and hard to believe even for those of us looking at it), it was easy for them to gang assault and harass anyone who dared challenge this obvious deception, and badger them into silence – A practice I had somewhat forgotten about until last week, when one of them tried it on me.
Three years and about a dozen identical “Spontaneous Grass Roots Revolutions” later however, not only is this complex reality believable, it’s unavoidable. If there were any lingering doubts or reluctance to face the magnitude of this reality, the Twitter API data puts an end to any delusions.
Let me be clear, I don’t blame the majority of the actual people joining #OccupyWallStreet or #ArabSrping – for a variety of reasons. I’ve spent the last twenty years deciphering this society based on 500 years of Slavery, so the concept of 1% enslaving the rest, was clear to me anyway. The people of this planet have been desperate for anyone to tell them they matter for so long, that they leapt at the opportunity to ‘belong.’ Had the Legacy Slavers ever been willing or capable of treating the people of this planet with dignity, they wouldn’t be so willing to glom onto any movement offering them some kind of relief – without too much scrutiny.
However I did not survive the decade of Bush delusion, only to have it replaced with delusion 2.0. Ten years ago this planet fell for the mother of all delusions and accepted that box cutters made three of arguably the sturdiest buildings on the planet disappear (along with all possible evidence), and this society shouldn’t have moved forward one iota without finding the truth of that charade, yet here we are, much further down the rabbit hole. There isn’t a chance I’m going to sit by and watch yet another layer of delusion on this misdirection called society when real truth is the only hope for the planet and everything on it.
As insurmountable an issue as this may seem, I don’t consider it so at all. The only thing that makes these deceptions possible is that they remain invisible, and let’s face it, it’s just not possible to do that anymore. The evidence is everywhere and overwhelming, and this – like all the other replacement realities the ‘rulers’ impose – is not sustainable. Delusion never is. One can only imagine if the builders of these systems had used them to actually promote the will of the people instead of coopting it, but it’s clear that is not their intention. To verify that reality, all one has to do is look at @BarackObama’s API data. It’s quite clear that the builders have no problem building systems for any and all causes they value, but have deliberately chosen not to aid in defending reality or @BarackObama in any way. One need only look at the paltry network data of the First Black President of the United States’ stream compared to the staggering structure in a country most Americans probably can’t spell to determine what their interests are. The fact that #OccupyWallStreet doesn’t support the First Black President speaks to the same reality.
In my next piece I’ll discuss taking back reality in the Twittersphere. There are three factors that make that possible. One, these operations and operators can only remain effective as long the charade remains hidden. As you can see from my example this week, once they are exposed as a fraud, the game is up. Just reading this article (and examining the links) makes you immensely more prepared to recognize this kind of deception when it crosses your path, but I will also be continuously adding Twitter API data and other information on this page (OPWatch: Twitter API Analysis) of my site.
Secondly, no matter how many RT systems they build or myths they spin, there are still infinitely more of us than them. Of all the disturbing research I did this week, that was the one comforting reality. They may have become quite adept at simulating a population, but we actually are the population. There is precisely nothing preventing We, the Actual People, from having a real network just as developed as the #Bahrain example. In fact, it should have been done long ago… Right about the time #IranElection and #TeaParty were developing their prototypes in fact.
Lastly, there’s no reason people can’t learn from the very effective methods of networking and organizing developed by these groups. Lord knows a great deal of corporate funding, research, and field study has gone into perfecting these methods, and any attempt to reinvent the wheel is futile. Like I said, I’d hire these people myself if their motive wasn’t the continued propagation of delusion, so there is no benefit in pretending it isn’t exceptional work. I intend to use a variety of these design elements for my own project (P2Circle Project: Advancing P2 through Network Analysis – @P2Circle), which I strongly suggest you join. With the amount of effort in Mainstream and Social Media to desperately convince the masses they are powerless, outnumbered, and defeated, it’s increasing clear that what all of the mythmakers fear most of all, is that people will discover that nothing could be further from the truth. If the people of the planet truly organize – without the puppet strings – the rulers and their delusions will stand no chance.
Special thanks to the team at Truthy Indiana – Twitter API Data: http://ow.ly/aPTd5
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P2Circle Project: Advancing P2 through Network Analysis – @P2Circle http://ow.ly/aqJnU