Facebook VP: "The Majority Of Russian Ad Spend Happened AFTER The Election"

Facebook VP of advertising, Rob Goldman, tossed a hand grenade in the Russian meddling narrative in a string of tweets responding to Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals running a "bot farm" which, according to Mueller (via Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein), was unsuccessful at influencing the 2016 election. 

Notably, Goldman points out that the majority of advertising purchased by Russians on Facebook occurred after the election - and was designed to "sow discord and divide Americans", something which Americans have been quite adept at doing on their own ever since the Fed decided to unleash a record class, wealth, income divide by keeping capital markets artificially afloat at any cost.

President Trump fired off Goldman's comment in a Saturday morning tweet:

Subversion

If we are to accept Mueller's findings that Russian disinformation campaign was focused on elevating an outside candidate to win the White House, no matter who it was (Mueller notes they supported both Sanders and Trump, while using "any opportunity to criticize Hillary and the rest"), then the logical conclusion is that while there was no collusion with the Trump campaign, the ultimate goal would be to weaken America by creating a divide in the long-standing establishment power structure. 

To that end, this 1985 interview with ex-KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov, who defected to the West in 1970, is a must-watch. in it, Bezmenov very clearly outlines that the KGB's primary goal is not covert intelligence; it's a long-term campaign of ideological subversion, or "active measures." 

The entire interview is over two hours long, and both condensed and extended versions can be found below. In summary,the KGB, for decades, has had a goal of altering the average American's perception of reality in order to confuse and divide the US population, while reducing men of fighting age to feminized soy boys.

man-children

 

There are four basic stages: 

1) Demoralization: This will take 15-20 years (which would bring us to around 2000-2005), which is enough time to educate a generation of students and indoctrinate them into a Marxist-Leninist ideology as "useful idiots." The result of this stage of subversion is that the "useful idiots" will be "contaminated" through ideological and irreversible brainwashing. According to Bezmenov, the demoralized person is unable to assess fact-based information. You can shower him with documents, facts and other solid evidence, and he will refuse to believe it until kicked in his "fat bottom" by troops."

Bezmenov said (in 1985), that the demoralization campaign had been active for 25 years. 

2) Destablization: Once the population has been programmed and "contaminated," the subverter does not care about your ideas, the patterns of your consumption, whether you eat junk food and get fat and flabby. It doesn’t matter anymore. This time, and it only takes from two to five years to destabilize a nation, what matters is essentials, economy, foreign relations, defense systems.

3) Crisis: Once destabilization has occurred, "It may take only six weeks to bring a country to the verge of crisis. You see it in Central America now."

4) Normalization: "And after crisis, with a violent change in power, structure, and economy, you have the period of so-called normalization will last indefinitely. Normalization is a cynical expression borrowed from Soviet propaganda"

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If Bezmenov was correct about the KGB's "recipe" for subverting the United States, one need look no further than a generation of pussy-hat wearing, hypersensitive, multi-gendered, ultra politically-correct Social Justice Warrior mentality that's infiltrated the West - most recently characterized by Justin Trudeau's recent "peoplekind" admonishment of a young and inquisitive student. 

The tools of subversion are identity politics and the destruction of culture, often conducted under the guise of "equality" and humanitarianism. Has the forced integration of scores of migrants across Europe strengthened or weakened nations with open-border policies? Are Poland and Hungary stronger or weaker for resisting said invasion? 

Indeed, it can be said that Europe has been demoralized through social-justice identity politics, which has paved the way for the active and ongoing destabilization of Europe's long-knit social and economic fabric. 

Next will be crisis brought on by the powder-keg created by "cultural enrichment" and no-go zones, after which Europe will surely be forced to normalize under a brave new regime in which the ongoing threat of civil war will keep Europe weak for decades.

One has to consider who destabilized North Africa despite Ghadaffi offering to hold migrants at bay for a mere £4bn-per-year. Who then welcomed migrants which were the byproduct of said destabilization? And what will be the end result when we roll the clock forward five, ten, fifteen years? 

One could make the argument that we are now shifting from demoralization and destabilization, to crisis

Watch Bezmenov's interview below:

Short version:

Long version:

Comments

nmewn CuttingEdge Sun, 02/18/2018 - 06:47 Permalink

"We cannot have an environment where our consumers don't trust what they see online,..." - Unilever's chief marketing officer Keith Weed

This is what happens when two very different interests diverge, its really very simple.

Unilever just wants to sell it's mayonnaise, soap, Ben & Jerry's and Slim Fast (lol). It's not the least bit interested in Mark Zuckerbergs shall we call it..."social warmongering?"...with his Fake Nuuuz items ;-)

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Never One Roach BennyBoy Sun, 02/18/2018 - 06:37 Permalink

Next indictment will be for FB VP Rob Goldman for providing facts that discredit Muller's witch hunt. NO ONE pisses off The Muller!

 

The majority of the Russian ad spend happened AFTER the election. We shared that fact, but very few outlets have covered it because it doesn’t align with the main media narrative of Tump and the election. https://t.co/2dL8Kh0hof
— Rob Goldman (@robjective) February 17, 2018

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new game Sir Edge Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:26 Permalink

we are over there on the border and in the mid east blowing billions(per orders from headquarters) and they are over here working division for millions.

who is winning? DIVIDED WE FALL UNLESS, NOBODY FALLS FOR THE BULLSHIT.  but, i know bullshit sells as the line at the shit sandwich booth wraps around fox studios...

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El Vaquero mc888 Sat, 02/17/2018 - 23:44 Permalink

The Russian content wasn't enough to be effective.  0.004% of the content was from the Russians on FB.  Granted, a lot was targeted at specific regions/demographics, but that ain't shit.  Do you know what is divisive?  The reaction that congresscritters had to discovering that the content existed. 

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Withdrawn Sanction El Vaquero Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:54 Permalink

It wasn't what the Russians did or didn't do, or when they did it.  It was the content of the LEAKED emails in the summer of 2016 that did in Hitlery.  Content which NO ONE has denied.  Thank you Seth Rich.  She was revealed for the all the world to see as a crude, cheating, power-lusting hypocrite.  And the people she associated with, like PedoEsta, were revealed as unsavory and just plain weird.  She did herself in with her own words and deeds, and the poetic justice is so rich, we're still enjoying it today.  

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Give Me Some Truth mc888 Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:44 Permalink

He points out one fact that had been kept from the discussion until now - Big Bonus Point there. Then he goes right back to spewing the same "The Russians are going to get us" propaganda as everyone else.

I would say much more work needs to be done to fight the bogus fear-mongering that is a necessity in framing our "national dialogue."

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Give Me Some Truth pc_babe Sun, 02/18/2018 - 07:40 Permalink

These tweets are sad to me. Yes, the guy helps prove how silly the "Russians hacked an election" meme is (most of their ad spending occurred AFTER said election).

 However he makes it abundantly clear that he and his company still hate 'em some Russians, and are eager to support whatever meme the Powers that Be have developed. 

Corporate sycophants.

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nmewn carni Sat, 02/17/2018 - 22:05 Permalink

Axlerod started this astroturfing BS and David Brock hired untold "slave labor minutes" from over in India for his Hillary internet trolls throughout 2016 so, I'm of the opinion "the boomers" in the special counsel's office are just fulfilling their special purpose in life of being useful idiots. 

Or worse.

Like being treasonous communist rats.

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pigpen nmewn Sun, 02/18/2018 - 01:06 Permalink

Nmewn, Facebook better begin to worry about how angry citizens are they the digital goobook monopolies make a fortune tracking you and selling your data without sharing a nickel with us.

Citizens are going to take down the goobook by installing brave browser and rendering digtal advertising model useless.

Brave blocks advertising, malware and tracking by DEFAULT on any device and operating system.

What is value of advertising if you can't serve an ad, I can't see an ad and you can't track me around the web.

He who controls the browser controls the money.

Try brave on ZH, huff post and fortune/Forbes who are the worst offenders for ad load.

Run YouTube out of brave to block advertising and allow you to browse while listening or listen to YouTube in your pocket.

Citizens unite. Each day I convert more and more users to brave.

I'm coming for you goobook.

Cheers,

Pigpen

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Amy G. Dala nmewn Sun, 02/18/2018 - 12:09 Permalink

Teleport back to 2012, the good ol' days of the Russian Reset.

Colleague has a friend visit at the office.  Fleshy, cheerful 40-something guy, quintessentially dorky.  Reminds me of Flounder from Animal House.  We exchange pleasantries.

After the guy leaves, I say to my colleague, well he looks pretty upbeat.

Yeah, he's getting married next month.  Whips out his phone and shows me a picture of the future bride:  20-something, fucking gorgeous.  An underwear model.  And this is no snapshot, it is posed and well lit.

"Shit, she's hot!  Where did they meet?"

Well, they met on an online dating site.

"No way!"

Yup.  She speaks three languages, has a masters of fine arts degree and plays cello in the orchestra.  And . . .she's Russian.

"You mean she's from Russia?"

No, she's in Russia now.  She'll get her citizenship when they get married.

"So what does this guy do for a living?"

He's an analyst at the State Department.  And there is such a demand for Russian speakers now, she's already lined up for a job at State.

And the FBI is chasing internet trolls.  Dickheads, all.

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