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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 04:03 PM

Trump's biggest Facebook supporter is a Chinese cult pulling for the apocalypse

This is scary https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/20/1880180/-Trump-s-biggest-Facebook-supporter-is-a-Chinese-cult-pulling-for-the-apocalypse

This is not the death cult you expected. While Donald Trump may regularly count on the support of people who believe that supporting Israel means making sure that every Jewish citizen of that state is handy to be either converted or slaughtered in the any-day-now End Times, this is another group of religious fanatics counting on Trump to fulfill their world (and atheist) -destroying dreams. Until recently, the contents of website The Epoch Times have been so out there, so beyond the pizzagate conspiracy theories of Gateway Pundit and the black helicopter lizard men of Infowars, that it’s been regarded as too odd to be considered part of the right-wing “mainstream.” No more. Under Trump, all bets are off. And a group that’s willing to top the online spending of Democratic candidates to express its support for Trump is definitely welcome in the fold … even if they do want him for his finger on the nuclear trigger.

It’s easy to understand why any group looking for an apocalypse might look to Trump as just the man for the job. But not every cult manages to spend more on Facebook than presidential campaigns. The leaders of the group that is counting on Trump to begin the “Last Havoc” have now spent more than $1.5 million to buy 11,000 pro-Trump spots on social media. In April alone, those ads netted 3 billion views, making this foreign-backed group one of the top video creators on the Internet and a major player in American politics.

As NBC News reports, The Epoch Times may look like just another online conspiracy site belonging to another small cult of slavish Trump followers itchin’ for some good old-fashioned smiting from above. But this “small New York-based nonprofit” is actually controlled by Falun Gong, a Chinese religious group aiming to both bring down Beijing and democracy while cheering for the end of all things. If on the surface they look like another fundamentalist site attacking science, reason, and “humanists,” it’s because they are.

Falun Gong members have been subject to some genuinely terrible oppression and abuse by the Chinese government, so it’s easy to understand why members of the group would pull for anything that might bring down Chairman Xi and his totalitarian regime. What’s less understandable is how that translates into support for Trump, considering his refusal to call out the Chinese government on anything related to human rights, and his expressed willingness to allow Xi to have his way with Hong Kong and anyone else that is “his problem.”

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Gothmog Aug 2019 #1
Cicada Aug 2019 #2
mcar Aug 2019 #3
Jake Stern Aug 2019 #4
Scurrilous Aug 2019 #5
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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 04:04 PM

1. The Epoch Times is the largest pro-Trump spender on Facebook.

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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 05:00 PM

2. They hope Trump will hurt China's economy, triggering regime change

Several dissident Chinese group support Trump as someone who might trigger regime change

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 05:06 PM

3. It is scary

Needs far more attention.

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Response to Gothmog (Original post)

Tue Aug 20, 2019, 05:41 PM

4. Falun Gong are purveyors of high grade woo

Along with being homophobic, anti-evolution and anti-science.

I refuse to go to Shen Yun performances because it's run by Falun Gong - I prefer my entertainment without propaganda from wacky coo-coo cults.

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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 09:21 PM

5. K&R

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Tue Aug 20, 2019, 09:37 PM

6. "What's less understandable is support for" SHITLER. Very weird. Rachel did a half hour on it.

Since this group is having face time with the Javanka and is the biggest cash outside of the SHITLER mob, maybe the angle is the Javanka commercial scams?







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