Polarize, Divide and Rule

The “Wall” in the USA:

Polarize. Divide and rule. The cartoonist @MarianKamensky1 explains how Trump did it: pic.twitter.com/oVhZ8KVNPb

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 24, 2019

Donald Trump thrives on divisiveness. It’s how he keeps himself the center of attention, fuels his base and ensures that no matter what facts are revealed, his followers will stick by him. https://t.co/RvICRvj8A8

— Robert Reich (@RBReich) February 8, 2019



The “Brexit” in the UK:

Well, I doubt Lucifer would welcome them, as after what they did to Britain, they would even manage to divide hell 🙂 https://t.co/AS367egjZP

— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) February 6, 2019

Hi @KateHoeyMP, thanks for the feedback. Actually, I was elected by my constituents with over 500k votes.

Imagine an elected MP campaigning on Europe, not knowing that MEPs are elected? pic.twitter.com/dEEQOVfMoN

— Guy Verhofstadt (@guyverhofstadt) February 8, 2019

The Divide

BUILD A WALL & CRIME WILL FALL! This is the new theme, for two years until the Wall is finished (under construction now), of the Republican Party. Use it and pray!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 23, 2019

Trumps parrots his theme as @realDonaldTrump. But he also claims that it is the theme of the Republican party. Due to the difficult relation between Trump and truth, you better check with @GOP how true that is.


@MarianKamensky1 explains the real objective of Donald Trump's toxic wall project: Divide the USA and rule.

Source: https://t.co/F217UgvZ6J

More: https://t.co/fFDEkQifmM pic.twitter.com/gZfniJL1Zp

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 24, 2019

In 2014, Trumps spin doctors chose “wall” as a mnemonic device designed to help Trump to polarize and divide US voters. Poisoning the discourse helps Trump and his party to avoid to give reason for their claims. Today Trump and the GOP play the media quite successfully with this toxic tool.

A strange interview shows how GOP communicators try to control the usage of language. The GOP communication seemingly doesn’t feel to comfortable with the term “wall” anymore. While Trump, the Republican President, is using “Wall” or “WALL” ad nauseam, Kellyanne Conway in an Orwellian attempt of speech control doesn’t want journalists to use that term.

An exchange between my colleague @abbydphillip and WH counselor Kellyanne Conway on whether to it’s okay to call the president’s wall a wall. It’s worth reading all the way through. pic.twitter.com/NORWvA7K6F

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 23, 2019

The WALL, a Mnemonic Device

Polarize. Divide and rule. The cartoonist @MarianKamensky1 explains how Trump did it: pic.twitter.com/sYItrq5ia9

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 25, 2019

Don’t forget, we are building and renovating big sections of Wall right now. Moving quickly, and will cost far less than previous politicians thought possible. Building, after all, is what I do best, even when money is not readily available!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 20, 2019



In other words—the “wall” was originally cooked up as a trick to use the candidate’s narcissism (“I am the greatest builder!”)to get him to talk about immigration policy.

Virtually *everything* about this man and his “presidency” can be understood through his narcissism.

— George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 6, 2019


Once built, the wall would become boring. In 2014, Trump's spin doctors set the wall on the agenda so that Trump can focus on a simple issue for simple minds. As intended, the Dems proudly got caught in that trap.

More: https://t.co/Q9hwGH3AMA

cc: @jahimes

— Goetz Kluge (@Bonnetmaker) January 21, 2019

“The Power of Illegal Immigration to Manipulate Popular Sentiment”

Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, is credited, along with fellow political consultant Sam Nunberg, in coming up with the idea to build a wall across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border did not come from security analysts following years of study or through evidence that a wall would reduce illegal immigration. Amazingly, for something so central to the current U.S. president, the wall came about as a “mnemonic device” thought up by a pair of political consultants to remind Donald Trump to talk about illegal immigration. […]

Inside Trump’s circle, the power of illegal immigration to manipulate popular sentiment was readily apparent, and his advisers brainstormed methods for keeping their attention-addled boss on message,

writes Joshua Green, author of Devil’s Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising. []

Stuart Anderson, Forbes, 2019-01-04

Where the idea for Donald Trump's wall came from: https://t.co/cSbeAgcT4e pic.twitter.com/CcVHp8C8k6

— Forbes (@Forbes) January 6, 2019


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