… and Trump is the practice run for taking over the US establishment.
As reported here a little over a year ago, Robert Mercer has been building a media empire specifically designed to consolidate power.
His empire was initially built on his work in artificial intelligence and natural languages that brought him in contact with the establishment through the campaign for the hearts and minds in Afghanistan. He then multiplied those earnings by building software that predicted share prices based on the behaviour of investors rather than the value of the investments. That investment engine generated the cash to begin building a media empire that could then use all the techniques developed over the years to exponentially amplify the power of those media holdings. The current UK investigation shows how that media empire and software tools were used to manipulate Brexit and the Trump election.
Who knows what he plans to do know that he has got a President in his pocket and the attention of the industrial military complex but one can be sure he has moved to a seat at the “big table”. That is the one per crore, the seven hundred people who make the big decisions that affect the rest of us.
For more information about the seven hundred, see the founding document or the initial analysis of how to identify the One Per Core.
The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
Who is the One per Crore. 700 people control almost half the wealth in the world. Who are they?
A motivated US billionaire – Mercer and his chief ideologue, Bannon – helped to bring about the biggest constitutional change to Britain in a century. There are three strands to this story. How the foundations of an authoritarian surveillance state are being laid in the US. How British democracy was subverted through a covert, far-reaching plan of coordination enabled by a US billionaire. And how we are in the midst of a massive land grab for power by billionaires via our data. Data which is being silently amassed, harvested and stored. Whoever owns this data owns the future.
To anyone concerned about surveillance, Palantir is practically now a trigger word. The data-mining firm has contracts with governments all over the world – including GCHQ and the NSA. It’s owned by Peter Thiel, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and major investor in Facebook, who became Silicon Valley’s first vocal supporter of Trump.
Facebook was the source of the psychological insights that enabled Cambridge Analytica to target individuals. It was also the mechanism that enabled them to be delivered on a large scale.
The company also (perfectly legally) bought consumer datasets – on everything from magazine subscriptions to airline travel – and uniquely it appended these with the psych data to voter files. It matched all this information to people’s addresses, their phone numbers and often their email addresses. “The goal is to capture every single aspect of every voter’s information environment, and with the personality data enabled Cambridge Analytica to craft individual messages.”