Nobody Likes Trump Anyway


I noticed a very interesting trend in recent days.

Kenneth “Russians bombed the last hospital in Aleppo” Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch:

Julia “people who disagree with me are cattle” Ioffe, professional Soviet refugee and Ivanka Trump’s secret admirer:

The New York Times:

It’s like they’re all working from the same script: Nobody came out to support the Kremlin puppet Trump, while a true “march of the millions” came out against him.

There’s just one problem: It’s all #FAKENEWS.


And it’s not like a new invention or anything. To the contrary, its been a staple of the color revolution handbook from the Arab world to Ukraine and Russia – which has now made its way to America.

For instance, back during the 2012 protests against the Kremlin, the single biggest demonstration was actually in support of Putin – the Anti-Orange Meeting at Poklonnaya Gora, February 4th.

But you’d have never learned that from the Western media:

Whereas the opposition’s 100,000+ attendance figures are mostly taken at face value, the same favour is rarely extended to pro-Kremlin ones, on the few occasions they are mentioned at all. For instance, the Anti-Orange Meeting on February 4 at Poklonnaya had a densely packed crowd about 200-300 meters wide, and stretching more than half a kilometer into the distance; according to calculations by the geodesic engineer Nikolai Pomeshchenko, there were around 80,000 people there. But the most quoted figure in the Western press was 20,000, which Patrick Armstrong tracked down to a single AP article which was shamelessly copied by outlets as diverse as The GuardianFOX, and Salon. Does this photo look like 20,000 to you? Who are you going to believe, AP or your lying eyes? (But I guess that’s still marginally better than Le Parisienwhich tried to pass off Poklonnaya as an anti-Putin rally).

In contrast, there is a distinct lack of any critical questioning of figures issued by the opposition. Again, let’s ask Pomeshchenko: Using spatio-mathematical methods, he estimated opposition protests of 60,000 on December 10 (at Bolotnaya), 56,000+ on December 24 (at Prospekt Sakharova), and 62,000 on February 4 (again, at Bolotnaya). They are intuitively reliable, being halfway between the estimates of the police and the opposition, both of which have a dog in the fight.

There are a variety of ways to “delegitimize” a globalist-disapproved politician using the crowd numbers game. The tried and true method is just understating attendance at meetings in his support, such as by emphasizing photos taken from unflattering angles, or early in the morning before the main mass of people had shown up. Meetings and protests against him should of course be amped up as much as possible (though within reason; you don’t want to be too blatant about it, especially now that you’ve so conveniently sown the “fake news” meme).

More “advanced” methods, which we might well see in the not too distance future, is to photograph concentrations of nearby buses or other mass transit vehicles as “proof” that the bad guy’s supporters, who are all brainwashed alcoholics anyway (substitute with “opiate addicts” for the Trump Edition), were all transported in on pain of losing their jobs. Extra points if this is projection of your own behavior!

eye-of-sorosThat the globalists would adopt the same dirty tricks against Trump, apart from demonstrating that they are really SEETHING MAD at this turn of events, also hints are something interesting.

And by “hints” I mean it has Soros’ grubby claws all over it.

Let’s have a Muslim feminist from the New York Times, someone far less deplorable than myself, flesh out this outrageous conspiracy theory:

The Guardian has touted the “Women’s March on Washington” as a “spontaneous” action for women’s rights. Another liberal media outlet, Vox, talks about the “huge, spontaneous groundswell” behind the march. On its website, organizers of the march are promoting their work as “a grassroots effort” with “independent” organizers. Even my local yoga studio, Beloved Yoga, is renting a bus and offering seats for $35. The march’s manifesto says magnificently, “The Rise of the Woman = The Rise of the Nation.”

It’s an idea that I, a liberal feminist, would embrace. But I know — and most of America knows — that the organizers of the march haven’t put into their manifesto: the march really isn’t a “women’s march.” It’s a march for women who are anti-Trump. …

By my draft research, which I’m opening up for crowd-sourcing on GoogleDocs, Soros has funded, or has close relationships with, at least 56 of the march’s “partners,” including “key partners” Planned Parenthood, which opposes Trump’s anti-abortion policy, and the National Resource Defense Council, which opposes Trump’s environmental policies. The other Soros ties with “Women’s March” organizations include the partisan (which was fiercely pro-Clinton), the National Action Network (which has a former executive director lauded by Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett as “a leader of tomorrow” as a march co-chair and another official as “the head of logistics”). Other Soros grantees who are “partners” in the march are the American Civil Liberties Union, Center for Constitutional Rights, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. March organizers and the organizations identified here haven’t yet returned queries for comment.

It’s a very, very familiar script that has at long last made its way back to its original homeland.

Anatoly Karlin is a transhumanist interested in psychometrics, life extension, UBI, crypto/network states, X risks, and ushering in the Biosingularity.


Inventor of Idiot’s Limbo, the Katechon Hypothesis, and Elite Human Capital.


Apart from writing booksreviewstravel writing, and sundry blogging, I Tweet at @powerfultakes and run a Substack newsletter.


  1. I saw a woman with a pointy pink knit cap on the subway an hour ago, while going home from work. It’s supposed to be a reference to Trump’s remarks to Billy Bush. Pointy ears, pussycats.

    I guess the other bit of branding that this rev attempt got so far is the word Resistance. By the way, in physics the opposite of resistence is conductance. Its unit is the siemens, which is sometimes represented by an upside-down omega (the opposite of the ohm). It’s a neat symbol. Much smarter than pussy hats. Looks like a lucky horseshoe. Also, what else is the opposite of omega? The alpha, aka the God-Emperor.

    That’s probably too nerdy to catch on.

  2. American womyns studies graduates < disaffected STEM people in Moscow. 😉

  3. Is there a better source for confirming that those photos really were taken at different times? The Heat Street article is kind of unclear on that.

  4. Trump, the Conducator.

  5. Patrick Armstrong says

    You might take the lead photo which shows a pretty big crowd.

    Roth, Ioffe and NYT all in 20 minutes. Golly! What an amazing coincidence.

  6. in support of* Putin – the Anti-Orange Meeting at Poklonnaya Gora, February 4th.

    Anyone, who ever visited Poklonnaya Gora has to appreciate a colossal scale of the place. Taking the Park Pobedy metro station’s exit to the Triumphal Arc and standing on this isle, which is a median, near the Arc gives a good view of this place. It can easily pack a million people. I know how a half-million (and very hostile) crowd looks like. The Immortal Regiment march in Moscow on 9 May 2015 also gives a good reference point about the crowd of half-million.

  7. She didn’t even mention this hilarity

  8. “The Rise of the Woman = The Rise of the Nation.”

    the most incorrect statement I’ve read in a while.

  9. E. Harding says

    Yeah; from that Atlantic post, it does seem the pic of Trump’s inauguration was taken at the same time of day that the pic of Obama’s inauguration was, so it’s an apples-to apples comparison.

    No surprise; this is the swamp. Without the hacks of NoVa, Hillary would have lost Virginia. Trump’s not popular there.

  10. I’ve been trying to substantiate the claim that the two photos were taken at different times. Can this be confirmed anywhere?

  11. And from pro-Trump sources that discuss this, it still seems that only a difference of 20 or 30 minutes is attributed. I have no idea where the author of the meme came up with 7:58 AM for the Trump photo.

  12. European-American says

    So it looks like Anatoly’s claim of fake news is bs.

    It’s ok, it’s still an interesting post I guess, but… sigh. Imagine the time we all waste poring at photos, sifting through conflicting accounts… And there are so many news stories…

    Too much information kills information.

    Wouldn’t it be nice if there were trustworthy people whose job it was to do this tedious checking for us? Like the NYT, but less partisan?…

    The open source assertion that “given a thousand eyes, all bugs are shallow” and blog journalism’s motto that “we can fact-check your ass” look naive as they run into the limits of the scarce attention economy.