Because your desire to refocus the discussion away from the points I'm trying to make is irritating. If you want to protect Russia, you and Putin should make a new thread for that, but Putin, at least, seems reticent to defend Russia on this issue.Why is it that you're the only one who gets to define what the point is? Or, that you get to define the bounds within which I react to your point?
Watch Is Trump For Real?, which has a clip of the former CA tech guru admitting that they were gathering the data and developing what became Trump's propaganda weapons before Trump even announced and then tell me that my allowance that the Russiagate meme is a great cover is not correct? And that it doesn't matter what Russia's real involvement was or not. As Vladimir Pozner says, Putin is benefiting now from appearing to stand up to Trump (and vice-versa).
If you have billions of dollars or pounds at hand you can buy user data from most any corporation and more, even if under the table. Facebook doesn't have enough users to do the job, but rather it is great to deploy the posts to the users it does have (and that are matched within the larger meta-database that the psychometrics were developed with. More data means more possible messaging accuracy, and thus vote conversion success.Not having watched the documentary, I don't know where else Cambridge Analytica got their data. Does anything else stand out? Any hacked sources, or corporate archives protected by privacy policies? Or just data that's readily available on the Internet?
In any case, your stubborness is making the case for the psychological validity of "Framing". You know what you already believe is correct, so you have no need to get the facts. And this makes you want to make excuses for it all, because it was done before, just to a lesser scale.
Hillary was not "a pathetic candidate" because of stupidity. What difference does it make? WTF? Your last sentence subverts your second sentence, but she did more than that. She stood down!!!!!!Was Hillary stupid, or was she role-playing? What difference does that make? Either way, she was a pathetic candidate who couldn't even beat Donald Trump. She subverted democracy in the most conspiratorial, evil and underhanded way, by secretly using the DNC machinery to undermine Bernie Sanders.
She did so in the same fashion that Hankey discusses about the fake controversy between Trump and the Bushes, and with Ted Cruz. It's all rigged Jerry. This is what I've been saying over and over again on this thread and others, but some reason makes you want to make excuses for Russians or such and such.
I feel the same for the deluded Russian people as I do for the deluded American people, but Vlad is not one of the deluded Russians. He knows what the game is, else he would be there in the first place.
Maybe you need someone to exist that will provide some hope, but this can only come from reframing the bottom up.
You start a new house frame, at least, by nailing one stud to another at a right angle. The first horizontal member is necessarily attached to the ground, not held in the air by the vertical upright alone. This, BTW, is why the symbology of the Cross is really an insider joke, because this framing represents is a hoax, a psy-op.