Compare the words and actions of Trump and the House and Senate
GOP to what NATO reports in its handbook of Russian Information Warfare.
It is chilling to see how it all fits together and more chilling to realize
Putin achieved a primary strategic goal:
incapacitate as much of the state as possible before it is aware of the conflict. From the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.
Most Americans still don’t know we’re under attack.
Russia strategically uses powerful nonprofits like the NRA to discredit government agencies and erode the credibility of law enforcement. From the NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare.
For Context, from July 2017:
Russia pollutes the pool of information and thus creates a ‘permissive’ media environment that treats Russia’s lies as credible. (are there really two sides to the idea that it’s wrong for the Trump Administration to hold toddlers in detention centers?)
People are unaware they are targets of a campaign to influence their decisions with a stream of lies.
So, who is happy about Trump’s decision to withdraw from Syria?
Context, what can it mean when the U.S. President unilaterally makes decisions that everyone says will only benefit a foreign adversary?
Why would the U.S. President look for reasons to shut down our government and weaken our ability to defend ourselves?
Is the United States so destabilized under Trump we’ve temporarily lost our sovereignty?
The State is deprived of its Sovereignty without seizure of the state’s territory
Please read the
NATO Handbook of Russian Information Warfare
Rob Goldstein 2018
‘Everyday Courtesy’ is a 1949 film for elementary school
Children marched to the school’s auditorium to watch the
film then marched back to the classroom for a discussion.
Some people criticize the film for being a product of its time
but teaching our children the fundamentals of good manners
is a damned good idea.
‘Everyday Courtesy’ – 1947.
May I pass please, Prime Minister Markovic?
In traditional cultures the elder functions
as a source of wisdom
and folk history.
Our elders, the
visionaries who wrote and passed so many of the laws and public services that made American Democracy the most prosperous democracy in human history used film to teach their children what they had learned from the Great Depression and the horrors of fascism.
This ten-minute film includes a brief discussion of feudalism; the film analyses why Germany, one of Europe’s
great democracies , succumbed to fascism.
Democracy, released in 1945 was made by Encyclopedia Britannica for high school civics classes.
Two signs of a healthy democracy are shared respect between citizens and shared power in decisions that affect everyone, This requires the ability to compromise.
When you read a paper or listen to a news program look for balanced presentation, disclosure of sources, and the competence of the staff. Make sure that opinions are clearly stated as such and kept on the opinion pages.
Found on the
All material in the Public Domain
It’s Your America (Part 2) 1945
U.S. War Office
An American soldier puzzles over what it means to be an American as he observes the enemy and interacts with the other men in of his platoon.
“When we were kids we never thought much about freedom or liberty, maybe that’s because we had so much of it.”
Released in 1945 but made while U.S. Forces were still in combat,
“ An American soldier, realizes the greatness of his country and determines to assume the share of responsibilities of good citizenship upon his return to civilian life.“
The U.S. War Department
“The structure of world peace cannot be the work of one man, or one party,
or one nation…it must be a peace which rests on the cooperative effort of
the whole world.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt March 1, 1945
Each according to the dictates of his own Conscience.