Alt-Right Conservative Active Measures II – or: When They Go Low, Mike Avenatti Uppercuts a Lady?

I am not sure what to say about the Michael Avenatti domestic violence arrest. It is the kind of surreal schadenfreude normally reserved for happy dreams that you long for when you wake up; yet, it is all real (in the press anyway). However, I am fairly certain that regardless of whether it ends up being an increasingly common right wing political hoax — which would seem strategically intended to disprove Avenatti’s ‘believe all survivors‘ narrative — or if in fact he did commit felony domestic violence as the LAPD alleges — it is guaranteed to be ironic for Michael’s brand (and totally in line with the many ‘plagues’ which have befallen him of late for his apparent hubris). In the end, the Michael Avenatti case will prove either 1.) that all accusers cannot be believed and/or 2.) that Michael Avenatti is a dangerous advocate for women and a hypocrite.

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Fakenewsweek: The Tale of Giles and the Splinter of Truth

(This story originally appeared on the blog in 2017. However, I received a legal threat in association with the story which led me to take it down. However, in the public interest, I feel I ought to repost it now with a small edit to ameliorate the original threat. I decided to do so after a provocation by the Newsweek Communist columnist behind the story “How Russia Is Using LinkedIn as a Tool of War Against Its U.S. Enemies” who attempted to ‘troll’ the comments section here on 11/12/2018.)

This is a piece based on personal experience. In August, Newsweek ran a story about LinkedIn users being terrorized offline by Russian assets. I’ve seen this article bandied around a lot, and I have interacted with a lot of the characters involved. However, here I will present an argument that the Newsweek story should not be taken at face value, despite the very real threat of non-linear Russian information warfare and disinformation online.

Google Image Search’s best guess to Giles Raymond Demourot’s real life identity is as good as mine.

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The 666 Mindvirus Part II: A Russian Orthodox Connection

One of the 1990s conspiracy theories which I recall hearing about in popular media and internet lore is that of the ‘Beast Computer’. The 1998 track ‘Information‘ off the (Wu-Tang-Clan affiliate) Killah Priest album ‘Heavy Mental‘ might be the best popular cultural example which I can to point to that may reflect this kind of thinking.  (Much like the RATM canon artistically it’s not a bad album IMHO and I like the sound, although it is chock full of anti-Americanism. Just be sure to enjoy the lyrics critically from a strategic perspective as they probably relate to a legacy of disinformation.)

It is apparent that the track captures an online premillennialist zeitgeist of  apocalyptic / popular eschatological concepts. I think this strongly represents the late 90’s online anti-American conspiracy thinking which accompanied such ‘viruses of the mind‘ as ‘Nostradamus‘ and ‘Bill Gates 666 Disinformation‘ and are likely traceable to Russian active measures activity (see also, ‘False Flag‘). Specifically, for the purposes of this post, the ‘Information‘ track mentions the idea of a ‘Beast Computer’ within the context of anti-CIA/NSA sentiment, anti-semitism, anti-capitalism, and even cyberspace (lyrics). The controversy surrounding the so called ‘Beast Computer of Belgium’ is in fact cited in the context of a 1998 ‘mind virus’ as well which is specific to Russia, but the conspiracy has been associated with Russian Orthodoxy overseas since at least 1982. Continue reading “The 666 Mindvirus Part II: A Russian Orthodox Connection”

Bill Gates 666 Disinformation: Russian Fingerprints of a Mind Metavirus?

Much like the fabricated Nostradamus emails, usegroup posts, and text messages which flooded the internet following the September 11, 2001 terror attacks and are seemingly attributable to Russia,  I recalled a similarly viral chain of disinformation from earlier in the 1990s. Lets call these fairly transparent conspiracies: ‘Bill Gates 666 disinformation’ (a good debunking can be found here).

This 1990s online chain mail format of disinformation – as evident in the Nostradamus case – appears to me to be a direct predecessor of the ‘media outlet-based’ online conspiracy theories which are seemingly emergent from Russian and Syrian information networks today.

Bill Gates: Not the Antichrist (Reuters)

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Team America: Our Politics is Full of Polarizing Influence From Pussies and Assholes

It can be hard to make sense of the world today, but once again, I think ‘Team America World Police’ offers great wisdom for our democracy.

Seriously though, it seems that our politics are now unarguably an extension of the 19th and 20th century Russian revolutionary disinformation which springs from Russian Tsarists (who spread fascism, Aryanism, and Anti-Semitism); and their conflicts with Russian Bolsheviks (who spread communism, Marxism, and anti-capitalism). Russia seemed to control ‘both sides’ of extremist political discourse in the run up to World War II and it seems they may do so again.

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Rhetoric: Michael Avenatti is a Laughable, Privileged White Man who Should be Ashamed. Women Deserve Better.

Michael Avenatti is now having to deflect considerable criticism from both Democrats and Republicans that his actions around his representation of Julie Swetnick indirectly aided Brett Kavanaugh’s eventual ascendancy to the Supreme Court. While Avenatti has stood steadfastly by Swetnick, she has generally been eviscerated under public scrutiny. It is suggested that Avenatti’s actions in recklessly representing the flawed Swetnick and trying to grab the political spotlight for himself resulted in taking focus off of the more credible claims of Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez, allowing Republicans to focus on the ‘straw man’ of Swetnick’s weak character as a public figure. It seems in this case, that his tactics of social shaming rhetoric have backfired, perhaps permanently damaging his political standing.

Michael Avenatti – Shamecrow : Master of the Social Fear of Shame

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Michael Avenatti and Dan Moldea vs. Nominee Brett Kavanaugh : The Muddy Wheelchair Tracks of Larry Flynt?

Michael Avenatti (who has strong Democratic establishment connections via his early work with Rahm Emanuel’s political opposition research group) is now representing the fairly dubious Julie Swetnick regarding her self-incriminating claims about early 1980’s sexual impropriety allegedly committed by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Here’s Julie!

I also just found that over the past month, Larry Flynt’s investigator Dan Moldea has been connecting with the press as well in the context of work Kavanaugh had done on Kenneth Starr’s Independent Counsel investigation into Bill Clinton — where Flynt and Moldea had come to Clinton’s rescue. In this case, Moldea is arguing not for a sex scandal (although his argument does derive from one), but for a lack of ethics regarding Clinton-era press leaks as being grounds for why Kavanaugh’s nomination should be questioned.

Here I find it important to point out that Moldea is basically the ‘standard bearer’ of the promotion of modern anti-conservative ‘Jimmy Hoffa’ conspiracy theories which emerged directly from Trotskyist-Communist labor narratives from the HUAC era and the Minneapolis Teamsters Strike of the 1930’s. Otherwise I think you might be able to chalk a lot of this up to harmless politics — when it may not actually be so. It creates a potential ‘Russian propaganda’ connection among the attempts to assail Judge Kavanaugh, and brings the story in line with the scope of this blog. Continue reading “Michael Avenatti and Dan Moldea vs. Nominee Brett Kavanaugh : The Muddy Wheelchair Tracks of Larry Flynt?”

Michael Moore is Warning About Another ‘Reichstag Fire’

Much like Alex Jones’ pre-9/11 claims which indicated the government was planning a ‘false flag’, or John Hogue’s pre-9/11 claims that Nostradamus had predicted that Osama Bin Laden was the ‘Third Antichrist’ in a way which may suggest influence by Russian information channels — Michael Moore has a history of proposing ‘false flag’-style conspiracies perpetuated by the US Government which may be similarly influenced. In this vein, I’ve already covered how ‘Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 served a Russian propaganda narrative’ (it is worth noting that his 1995 flop Canadian Bacon explored similar ‘false flag’ themes).

Appearing on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews on September 18 2018 to promote his new anti-fascist documentary Fahrenheit 11/9 (which released as a ‘flop’ on its opening weekend), Moore claimed that America is in for a new ‘false flag’ crisis which Donald Trump would use to curtail civil liberties in a fashion similar to the ‘Reichstag fire’; which was a 1933 crisis in Germany which brought the Nazi government to power.

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Back to Back on Larry King’s RT Show: Michael Avenatti and ‘Scientology’s Congressman’ David Jolly

In February 2018, YouTube started listing that ‘RT is funded in whole or in part by the Russian government on videos posted to RT’s YouTube channel. This change seems to be the consequence of attempts at enforcement of FARA-style regulation on social media in an attempt to curb the effects of state sponsored propaganda narratives. It also seems to be related to the near-unanimous assessment of the intelligence community as released in January 2017 that RT had been used as a malign influence vehicle for the Russian government campaign to subvert the 2016 US Presidential election.

Apparently, these findings were no ethical deterrent for the “Nostradamus of the legal scene”, Michael Avenatti – attorney for Stormy Daniels (aka Stephanie Clifford) – to appear on Larry King’s RT show on April 12, 2018 to make the case why he felt that it was common sense that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen would “roll over”; and that Cohen’s actions related to Stormy Daniels could lead to impeachment, or otherwise “end very, very badly” for the President.

In a back-to-back segment on the same program, Larry King also hosted former Congressman David Jolly (R-FL Pinellas). Jolly spoke on the matter of Paul Ryan’s announcement that he would not be seeking reelection (he had no on-air time with Avenatti, and the topics – although not necessarily the impeachment-orientated subject matter – of the discussions were different).

What do you get when the Jimmy Hoffa conspiracy people get together with the Scientologists? (I think you might ‘Get Stormy’.)

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Mea Culpa: I edited a post

UPDATE: Mea culpa edit time. I stand by this analysis as written about Jim Carrey’s art, however I edited this post on 9/20/2018 to remove a persuasive passage in the conclusion which included what might be construed as advocacy for the deceased Cathriona White; Jim Carrey’s lover who apparently killed herself by drug overdose in 2015 after alleging Carrey had introduced her to sexually transmitted diseases, drug abuse, and mental abuse. She died from a combination of medications which had been prescribed to a fake name used by Carrey, but which Carrey alleged had been stolen from him. The removed passage from the blog was taken from the context of the below text as allegedly exchanged between White and Carrey in 2013.

I was inclined at first to totally believe her claims. However, Carrey’s lawyers were able to get a civil suit dismissed which had been brought by the decedent’s legal husband as represented by so-called “Nostradamus of the legal scene” Michael Avenatti after demonstrating that medical records which showed evidence of sexual disease had likely been faked.

But what is perhaps most concerning to me in regards to this is what is apparently Ms. White’s long-term connections to Scientology, which apparently existed prior to her coming to the US in 2009. At the same time, Carrey had allegedly been a target of Scientology recruitment since 2001 (an association which Michael Avenatti himself has had to brush off on multiple occasions from a client and jurisprudence perspective due to the association with the Cathriona White civil lawsuit as brought by her Scientologist husband Mark Burton). At the time of her death, there was photographic evidence that White was going through the so-called Scientology ‘SRD (Survival Run Down). Continue reading “Mea Culpa: I edited a post”