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Fifty News Headlines About Vladimir Putin's Health

Over the last months the British MI-6 disinformation service had fun with strewing rumors over Vladimir Putin's health, mostly via British tabloids. It used its usual tools - a former MI-6 chief, 'former' MI-6 spies and the ever available 'anonymous' Russian oligarch who lives in London. Like its other propaganda claims these were obvious nonsense but found a reliably echo in the gossip media.

Propaganda is often a projection of one's own failure ...

Dehumanising Ideology, Metaphors, and Psychological Othering as Evidence of Genocidal Intent

Evidence of genocidal intent is rarely overtly available. Prosecutors arguably avoid prosecuting the crime of genocide because of its too-high evidentiary threshold. This paper argues that psychology, linguistics, and biology provide some of the tools that courts should revert to in the proof of the dolus specialis. Every genocide is characterised by dehumanisation. There is an intrinsic connection between the génocidaire's understanding of the victims as dehumanised 'others' and the intent to destroy a group. Social psychology has shown that the perpetrator sets apart the victim group as inferior, subhuman, and a threat to the in-group.

The UK and Washington DC are well underway for a chance M.A.D.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sat Jul 23rd, 2022 at 09:27:05 AM EST
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