I’m very weary of writing about our scorched earth SPIN information war, but after another tiresome mainstream media SPIN hysterical attack over President Trump’s reactions to Senator John McCain’s death and competing choruses elevating McCain to sainthood or demon, I’m going to write a bit about my experience with scorched earth SPIN information war, again, and why I am so determined to work to defeat the SPIN in America.
I began writing about SPIN information warfare back in 1998, on the Excite message boards, during the height of the Clinton impeachment scandal. I was very new to the internet and while my kids were in school, I began spending a lot of time surfing the internet.
When I was in my teens, I had many pen pals from foreign countries and I thought it would be nice to find pen pals around the world again, but then I stumbled upon the Excite message boards. Being one who loves political debates, I began lurking there for quite a while, but then decided to start posting messages with the user name: mhere.
The entire story of my experience is under the Messages of mhere heading at the top of my blog.
I believe that I was tracked down from those Excite message boards and investigated by Clinton hacks, because my Excite message boards comments were being picked up and used by right-wing pundits in their messaging, during the impeachment spin war raging across cable news networks and in the media. As a side note to my Excite message board experience, I also saw coordinated gang-up attacks meant to silence and intimidate posters supporting impeachment – sort of a precursor to the reported online Russian troll activities in Disqus comment sections online in 2016. Not sure who the “trolls” were engaged in those coordinated gang-up attacks back in 1998.
During their investigations of me, I believe, they came across a retired U.S. Army general who hates my guts. During Desert Storm I sent some negative letters to the desert about his wife’s family assistance efforts in his brigade in Germany.
My husband was a 1SG in a company in one of the battalions in that general’s brigade and I was a family support leader in the company. I sent those letters to my husband’s company commander, an unmarried Captain, who was deployed to Desert Storm with my husband, to keep him informed of the chaos and problems with family support matters back in Germany.
Deploying soldiers to Desert Storm, who were stationed in a foreign country and dealing with the challenging security and family support needs of leaving family members in Germany, under heightened terrorism concerns, created unique challenges for the Army (and German officials), to keep American families safe.
I believe my letters made it to the Department of the Army, in someone’s after-action report. And finally, I believe that general was recruited to work quietly to silence me and since he already hated me, I feel sure he would have believed anything negative about me that they fed him.
I believe at the highest levels of the Clinton administration a retired general was fed false information about me, an unarmed, law-abiding Army wife, and that he was recruited to work quietly to silence me. My husband, a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major, was still on active duty in 1998. In 1998, I was a homemaker in Hinesville, GA, taking care of our home and four children.
I believe that beyond the injustice to me, this corruption of the military chain of command, strictly for partisan political purposes, must be exposed. We can not have the military chain of command corrupted and politicized by partisans. And assuredly feeding false information to retired generals and sending them on personal or partisan missions can not ever be tolerated in America.
Over the years, we are now at the point where retired generals grace political parties’ convention stages, take up partisan banners in public and we have a sitting president threatening to use his power to revoke security clearances as a partisan tool to fend off his political enemies.
We also have a thoroughly corrupted media, willing to engage in partisan spin attacks, colluding with partisans to spread spin messaging, willing to edit information to feed partisan agendas and way too many who sit on Twitter, working to fuel the daily spin cycles, retweeting news reports without lifting a finger to independently verify the information. Even the so-called “fact-checkers” are highly partisan and prone to “checking facts” with partisan blinders firmly in place, blinding them to even considering facts that don’t conform to their own partisan biases.
The news media organizations and social media platforms, where spin info war rages, are totally corrupted too. For instance, big media and the cable news networks all worked to give Trump billions of dollars in free media during the GOP primary. FOX stayed with Trump, to become, what now disturbingly looks more like state TV than any sort of objective news reporting. The so-called, mainstream media, colluded with Trump’s “GOP Insurgency” to advance the Clinton Pied Piper strategy, a strategy where they wanted to promote the most extreme GOP candidates, in hopes of burning the GOP primary to the ground and leaving the GOP sitting with the worst possible candidate in 2016. Once it looked like that had succeeded with only Trump or Cruz really viable, the mainstream media switched to the Clinton’s Dump on Trump effort casting him as a fascist.
The mainstream news media, FOX and the partisans still remain locked down tight in the scorched earth SPIN information war.
After my experience, I knew that I could never support Hillary Clinton, because I’ve always felt that due to her direct involvement in orchestrating Clinton scandal damage control, she was involved in the attack on me. This is what I believe, but lacking any connections or way to investigate and prove it, I’ve worked to write and warn about the dangers of SPIN information war on my blog, on social media and in various online comment sections over the years.
Likewise, on my blog, I’ve explained why I could never support Donald J. Trump.
I support The Constitution of the United States and believe in following the law. I am a homemaker and full-time caregiver of my husband, who suffers from COPD and normal pressure hydrocephalus. He is a 100% disabled vet. And in my spare time, I still write to try to warn about the dangers to America from our never-ending scorched earth SPIN information war.
I would never support violence or breaking the law for any personal or domestic partisan cause. I have never belonged to any militia, subversive group of any kind, or terrorist group. The most “dangerous” organizations I have belonged to are things like being an American Red Cross volunteer and member of the local quilt guild. I have never owned a firearm in my life and, truth be told, I’ve always been afraid of guns.
And finally, I believe that “spin” is rapidly repeated lies meant to control public opinion.
The most powerful weapon to defeat SPIN information warfare is the TRUTH.