The United States appears to be experiencing a virulent outbreak of the Purple Reign strain of the Colour Revolution Virus.
Colour revolution (sometimes called the coloured revolution) or color revolution is a term that was widely used by worldwide media to describe various related movements that developed in several societies in the former Soviet Union and the Balkans during the early 2000s. The term has also been applied to a number of revolutions elsewhere, including in the Middle East.
Some commentators believe the Colour Revolution Virus has reached pandemic proportions because it is spread via the Sorros-Sphere.
The historic Euromaidan protests in Ukraine in February 2014 weren’t just about geopolitics, new leadership, or the economy.
They were about something bigger.
They were a rejection of injustice as a way of life.
Ukraine must do all it can do to help itself.
Open Society will be there to support this work.
Open Society Foundations – Projects – Stand with Ukraine
Open Society Foundations (OSF), formerly the Open Society Institute, is an international grantmaking network founded by business magnate George Soros.
Open Society Foundations financially support civil society groups around the world, with a stated aim of advancing justice, education, public health and independent media.
A pandemic is an epidemic of infectious disease that has spread through human populations across a large region; for instance multiple continents, or even worldwide.
Others believe the Colour Revolution Virus is spread by the Mockingbird Media.
The CIA, State department, Pentagon and US mainstream mockingbird media is now in absolute overdrive as they clumsily collude to build the case to blame Vladimir Putin and Russia for World War 3.
Investment Watch Blog – 18 Oct 2016
Operation Mockingbird was a campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media known for a fact to have operated at least during the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
Thus, while Operation Mockingbird came to an end, many relationships between the CIA and journalists were allowed to remain intact.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT).
Unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which is a domestic security service, CIA has no law enforcement function and is mainly focused on overseas intelligence gathering, with only limited domestic collection.
The CIA has long engineered coups in other countries.
Now we are approaching at breakneck speed a CIA coup in the USA.
Only a Counter-Coup Can Save American Democracy
Paul Craig Roberts – 17 Dec 2016
And some believe the Colour Revolution Virus is an “Elite” Coup.
The “Elite” Coup Of 2016
• There is an “elite” coup attempt underway against the U.S. President-elect Trump.
• The coup is orchestrated by the camp of Hillary Clinton in association with the CIA and neoconservative powers in Congress.
• The plan is to use the CIA’s “Russia made Trump the winner” nonsense to swing the electoral college against him. The case would then be bumped up to Congress. Major neocon and warmonger parts of the Republicans could then move the presidency to Clinton or, if that fails, put Trump’s vice president-elect Mike Pence onto the throne. The regular bipartisan war business, which a Trump presidency threatens to interrupt, could continue.
• Should the coup succeed violent insurrections in the United States are likely to ensue with unpredictable consequences.
Moon Over Alabama – 15 Dec 2016
Here’s what should be done before the 2020 election to truly make America’s government great.
1. Abolish the electoral college.
2. Create a streamlined and expert Cabinet.
3. Replace the Senate with an Assembly of Governors.
4. Let the Supreme Court modify the Constitution.
5. Restore a strong federal service that knows how to run a country.
5 Radical Solutions to Fix Our Busted Government
Time – Parag Khanna – 2 Dec 2016
5 Radical Solutions to Fix Our Busted Government
Either way, the curious aspect of the Purple Reign strain of the Colour Revolution Virus is that the infected host country initially turns orange.
The Orange Revolution was a series of protests and political events that took place in Ukraine from late November 2004 to January 2005, in the immediate aftermath of the run-off vote of the 2004 Ukrainian presidential election which was claimed to be marred by massive corruption, voter intimidation and direct electoral fraud.
The person who masterminded Yanukovych’s unlikely political comeback was not – as might have been expected – a Russian, like the advisers dispatched by Vladimir Putin to mastermind Yanukovych’s disastrous 2004 presidential bid.
It was an American, and his name was Paul Manafort – previously a consultant for Ronald Reagan, George HW Bush and Bob Dole, and today the campaign chairman for Donald Trump.
How Trump’s campaign chief got a strongman elected president of Ukraine
The Guardian – Luke Harding – 16 Aug 2016
Why is Donald Trump so orange?
This has been one of the mysteries of the 2016 presidential campaign.
Mother Jones – Stephanie Mencimer – 4 Nov, 2016
Orange is the new black as Trump elected president
Men’s Trait – John P Sousa – 9 Nov, 2016
Then the infected host country starts changing colour.
The Ukrainian revolution of 2014 took place in Ukraine in February 2014, when a series of violent events involving protesters, riot police, and unknown shooters in the capital, Kiev, culminated in the ousting of Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych (who had won the 2010 Ukrainian presidential election).
On the morning after her surprising and unanticipated defeat at the hands of Republican Party upstart Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, entered the ball room of the art-deco New Yorker hotel in midtown Manhattan and were both adorned in purple attire.
The Clintons and Soros Launch America’s Purple Revolution
Strategic Culture Foundation – Wayne Madsen – 11 Nov 2016
The Symbolism of Hillary Clinton Wearing Purple During Her Concession Speech
Vanity Fair – Kenzie Bryant – 9 Nov, 2016
The actual color of Tyrian purple, the original color purple from which the name purple is derived, is the color of a dye extracted from a mollusk found on the shores of the city of Tyre in ancient Phoenicia (present day Lebanon) that in classical antiquity became a symbol of royalty because only the very wealthy could afford it.
Therefore, Tyrian purple was also called imperial purple.
Alexander the Great (when giving imperial audiences as the Emperor of the Macedonian Empire), the emperor of the Seleucid Empire, and the kings of Ptolemaic Egypt all wore Tyrian purple.
The imperial robes of Roman emperors were Tyrian purple trimmed in metallic gold thread.
These initial symptoms are followed [in close order] by an outbreak of Fake Purple News that [eventually] develops into a virulent Russophobic form of Purple Paranoia.
Russian hacking and the 2016 election: What you need to know
CNN – Jeremy Diamond – 16 Dec 2016
McCain: Russian election-related hacks threaten to ‘destroy democracy’
CNN – Eric Bradner – 18 Dec 2016
FBI and CIA now agree that Russia hacked to help Trump win
The Verge – Russell Brandom – 16 Dec 2016
Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to counter ingrained Purple Paranoia.
Ex-British ambassador who is now a WikiLeaks operative claims Russia did NOT provide Clinton emails – they were handed over to him at a D.C. park by an intermediary for ‘disgusted’ Democratic whistleblowers
Daily Mail – Alana Goodman – 14 Dec 2016
Anti-Russian sentiment or Russophobia is a diverse spectrum of negative feelings, dislikes, fears, aversion, derision and/or prejudice of Russia, Russians and/or Russian culture. A wide variety of mass culture clichés about Russia and Russians exists. Many of these stereotypes were developed during the Cold War, and were used as elements of political war against the Soviet Union.
Sober analysis of the election results won’t cure Purple Paranoia.
Sober analysis of the election issues won’t cure Purple Paranoia.
Clinton aides blame loss on everything but themselves
‘They are saying they did nothing wrong, which is ridiculous,’ one Democrat says.
Politico – Annie Karni – 10 Nov 2016
Perhaps some brutal honesty is required.
It’s doubtful anyone can differentiate between Hacking and Gerrymandering.
Maryland’s 3rd congressional district is a congressional district in the state of Maryland. It comprises portions of Baltimore, Howard, Montgomery and Anne Arundel counties, as well as a significant part of the independent city of Baltimore.
The district’s odd shape is attributed to gerrymandering in order to favor Democratic candidates following the 2000 and 2010 censuses.
In 2012 the district was found to be the third least compact congressional district in the United States and in 2014 The Washington Post called it the nation’s second-most gerrymandered district.
It’s also doubtful anyone can differentiate between Voter Caging and Ballot Stuffing.
Voter caging refers to challenging the registration status of voters and calling into question the legality of allowing them to vote.
In the United States, the practice is legal in many states.
Ballot stuffing, or “ballot-box stuffing”, is the illegal practice of one person submitting multiple ballots during a vote in which only one ballot per person is permitted.
And [more bizarrely] when irregularities are found the votes “can’t be recounted”.
Michigan’s largest county voted overwhelmingly for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, but officials couldn’t reconcile vote totals for 610 of 1,680 precincts during a countywide canvass of vote results late last month.
Most of those are in heavily Democratic Detroit, where the number of ballots in precinct poll books did not match those of voting machine printout reports in 59 percent of precincts, 392 of 662.
According to state law, precincts whose poll books don’t match with ballots can’t be recounted.
Half of Detroit votes may be ineligible for recount
The Detroit News – Chad Livengood and Joel Kurth – 6 Dec 2016
Detailed reports from the office of Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett show optical scanners at 248 of the city’s 662 precincts, or 37 percent, tabulated more ballots than the number of voters tallied by workers in the poll books.
Records: Too many votes in 37% of Detroit’s precincts
The Detroit News – Joel Kurth and Jonathan Oosting – 13 Dec 2016
Last night we noted that Team Hillary, which was supportive of Jill Stein’s recount efforts, should be careful what they wish for.
More Detroit Voting “Irregularities”: 95 Poll Books “Missing” For Days; 5 Still Nowhere To Be Found
Zero Hedge – Tyler Durden – 15 Dec 2016
Therefore, it’s anyone’s guess what’s really fuelling the Purple Paranoia.
My guess is that this outbreak of Purple Reign stems from the Birther controversy.
Phoenix sheriff insists president Obama’s birth certificate is ‘fake’ after five-year ‘investigation’
County sheriff Joe Arpaio no longer openly disputes the president’s birth country – but now he says his birth certificate is a fake
The Independent – Rachael Revesz – 16 Dec 2016
During Barack Obama’s campaign for president in 2008 and through his presidency, many conspiracy theories were circulated, falsely asserting that he was not a natural-born citizen of the United States and consequently, under Article Two of the U.S. Constitution, that he was ineligible to be President of the United States.
Such claims were promoted by fringe theorists (“birthers”), some of whom sought court rulings either declaring Obama ineligible to take office, or granting access to various documents which they claimed would evidence such ineligibility; none of these efforts were successful.
In March 2011, during an interview on Good Morning America, Donald Trump said he was seriously considering running for president, that he was a “little” skeptical of Obama’s citizenship, and that someone who shares this view should not be so quickly dismissed as an “idiot” (as Trump considers the term “birther” to be “derogatory”).
Trump added, “Growing up no one knew him”, a claim ranked Pants-on-Fire by Politifact.
Later, Trump appeared on The View repeating several times that “I want him [Obama] to show his birth certificate.”
He speculated that “there’s something on that birth certificate that he doesn’t like”, a comment which host Whoopi Goldberg described as “the biggest pile of dog mess I’ve heard in ages.”
On the March 30, 2011, edition of CNN Newsroom, anchor Suzanne Malveaux commented on Trump’s statements, pointing out that she had made a documentary for which she had gone to Hawaii and spoken with people who knew Obama as a child.
In an NBC TV interview broadcast on April 7, 2011, Trump said he would not let go of the issue, because he was not satisfied that Obama had proved his citizenship.
After Trump began making his views public, he was contacted by Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily, who was reportedly on the phone with Trump every day for a week, providing Trump with a “birther primer”, answers to questions, and advice.
After Obama released his long-form birth certificate on April 27, 2011, Trump said “I am really honored and I am really proud, that I was able to do something that nobody else could do.”
On October 24, 2012, Trump offered to donate five million dollars to the charity of Obama’s choice in return for the publication of his college and passport applications before October 31, 2012.
On September 16, 2016, Trump stated “President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Period.” Trump took credit for putting the controversy to rest and also repeated a false claim that Hillary Clinton (his opponent in the 2016 U.S. presidential election) had started the controversy concerning Obama’s place of birth.
Only time will tell whether this outbreak of Purple Reign has been successfully contained…
Donald Trump Seals Electoral College Victory
Zero Hedge – Tyler Durden – 19 Dec 2016