Subversion of Democracy is the taking of power
from the people. This can take many forms and is only limited by the imagination of those who seek to take power or destroy us.
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Democracy can be subverted on many levels. On one level it can be subverted in the worlds eye and the peoples eye by what is broadcast in the news. Is the voting corrupt? Are our intelligence agency’s not to be trusted? Are our war hero,s bad? Are our gold star fathers bad? Are the courts corrupt? Is our FBI corrupt? Are all our politicians to be distained? Is the news not to be believed? Is the Pope a bad man? Soon Thomas Jefferson himself will be a target.
On another level it can be subverted in its functioning such as changing the actual votes. This could include gerrymandering, stopping people from voting, bribery, corruption, infiltration, using judiciary as a weapon of political warfare,and and as demonstrated by Russia it can include jailing the opposition, poisoning and murder.
A democracy could be subverted by its physical destruction such as in a war.
A democracy can be subverted by controlling what information comes into the voters mind.
Democracy is under attack all over the world
Russia accused of clandestine funding of European parties as US conducts major review of Vladimir Putin’s strategy …. growing fears that “a new cold war” was now unfolding in Europe, with Russian meddling taking on a breadth, range and depth far greater than previously thought.January 16 2016
Russia’s Perception Warfare – The development of Gerasimov’s doctrine in Estonia and Georgia and its application in Ukraine April 22 2016
Robert Reich: America’s Most Dangerous Export October 16 2018
December 31 2016
Arms, oil and fake news: 6 ways Russia is changing the world By Nathan Hodge and Angela Dewan, CNN Updated 4:25 PM ET, Fri March 16, 2018
Steve Bannon Is Done Wrecking the American Establishment. Now He Wants to Destroy Europe’s.MARCH 9, 2018
Bannon encouraging populists to embrace ‘racist’ label confirms belief about the worldview he brought to the White House
racism in the far right gets “washed out”
Fake news machine gears up for 2020 There’s a whole industry dedicated to producing fake US news in Macedonia — and it’s gearing up for 2020.
Ask Facebook March 6 2018.
MI5 chief: Russia trying to undermine European democracies; the Kremlin was taking part in “deliberate, targeted, malign activity intended to undermine our free, open and democratic societies. calling for the need “to shine a light through the fog of lies, half-truths and obfuscation that pours out of their propaganda machine”.
OPERATION INFEKTION | THE NEW YORK TIMES OPINION SECTION S1 • E2The Seven Commandments of Fake News | NYT Opinion Published on Nov 20, 2018