28 March 2018


It should be getting clearer to civilians that all those "free" apps out there on the innterTubes aren't for them. They aren't the clients, but the product. Throughout history, the 1% have sought to keep the 99% in check. Orwell's greatest dissembling was his re-inforcing the notion that Big Brother-ism would be brought by the damn gummint. Orange Julius Caesar has said that he couldn't even collude with the rest of his campaign, much less the Russians. It appears that Manafort and Gates sure could.
Documents filed by special counsel prosecutors reveal that former Trump deputy campaign chairman Richard Gates was knowingly working with an individual with ties to Russian intelligence during the campaign, CBS News Paula Reid reports. In a late Tuesday court filing late, the special counsel alleged that this unnamed person worked for one of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort's companies and was in touch with Gates in September and October 2016.

Big Brother is the 1% and corporations. And this was demonstrated years before most humans currently on the planet were born. In 1957, Vance Packard exposed the power of Madison Avenue. The book isn't a comedy. The social network cabal of today is advertising of Packard's day on giga-steroids. Cambridge Analytica is just the top of that totem pole. So far.
Packard explores the use of consumer motivational research and other psychological techniques, including depth psychology and subliminal tactics, by advertisers to manipulate expectations and induce desire for products, particularly in the American postwar era. He identified eight "compelling needs" that advertisers promise products will fulfill.

Just the sort of psychographic analytics that Cambridge Analytica claims to peddle.

Doesn't that sound a bit like "Make America White Again"? Of course it does. And documented 60 years ago.
Oh, when will they ever learn?
Oh, when will they ever learn?

You want to be a quant? Check your morals at the door. Just do it.

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