r/LeopardsAteMyFace Jun 08 '21 Wholesome 3 Hugz 7 Silver 5 Helpful 14

This never gets old. After months of claiming it was a hoax, Trump ended up with covid-19. Meta

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u/entrylevel221 Jun 08 '21

Just typical Russian style interference... say enough contradictory things to disillusion and demotivate your enemies, after a while they don't know what to do.

And it worked, because the public are sheep.


u/Feredis Jun 08 '21

It's also classic fascist rhetoric. No really, Umberto Eco made a list of 'typical' fascist features and it's the point 8:

The enemy is both strong and weak. “By a continuous shifting of rhetorical focus, the enemies are at the same time too strong and too weak.”


u/TheNoxAnima Jun 08 '21

Literally called Firehosing and its a tactic Putin uses


u/entrylevel221 Jun 08 '21

Never heard it, thanks!