William Braton, who subscribed to the theories and practices outlined in the book "Broken Windows" deserved a lot of credit for cleaning up the rest of the city but it always seemed Giuliani was reluctant to give it, he wanted to take all the credit himself I thought. However, when 911 happened and Giuliani was mayor he took on an almost impossible job and did an amazing job no one thought could be done as quickly and efficiently. He gets a lot of credit for it. He had a good name. I didn't like him but I respected him.
Now it is difficult to watch and listen to him. He seems worse than Trump. Ego, stupidity, making no sense. It is difficult to understand. I feel something is promised here and me thinks it's the vice presidency. He has become an exact replica of Trump and even if he had some of the traits he certainly wasn't anything near a Trump.
That said, he has destroyed his reputation in terms of ever doing anything meaningful again. He always did seem power hungry and now we know for sure he is. He has sold his soul for a little bit of power on the World stage which may land him in prison but he is that blinded by it.
- For the Love of Pigs
A while back I linked to her Ted Talk delivered to an audience of Silicon Valley people. It was about the hijacking of personal data from Facebook & elsewhere & using it to ***weaponize*** political ads sent to specific individuals.
This was accomplished by Putin, Trump Campaign, Brexit, WikiLeaks & Cambridge Analytica. I'm reading "Mindf*ck" by Christopher Wylie, who is an ex-Cambridge analytica employee & whistle blower. Same theme of getting detailed info on individuals online & using it to weaponize political ideas. Cambridge Analytica is a military contractor & psychological warfare firm. They're using personal data from Facebook & other social media to create phony posts in order to sway American opinion. And we can't see any of it happening because it's all online. I think this is part of why after all the testimony of the last few weeks, the poll numbers on impeach or not haven't budged. Which emboldens Trump & Senate Republicans.
I've thought for a long time that this is happening - lists - just as Hitler had lists for England & Canada - who to round up.
https://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/prec ... QRC8qtZ6lYP/
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