If Truth Be Told About Fake News, Trolls & “Astroturfing”

By Catherine J. Frompovich

Astroturfing is the practice of masking the sponsors of a message or organization (e.g., political, advertising, religious or public relations) to make it appear as though it originates from and is supported by grassroots participants. — Wikipedia


The basic tool for manipulation of reality is the manipulation of words. If you can control the meaning of words, you can control the people who must use the words. — Philip K. Dick


A lie told often enough becomes the truth. —Vladimir Ilyich Lenin


When it comes to controlling human beings, there is no better instrument than lies. Because you see, humans live by beliefs.  And beliefs can be manipulated. The power to manipulate beliefs is the only thing that counts. — Michael Ende [1]


Knowledge is power. — Sir Francis Bacon, Meditationes Sacrae and Human Philosophy (1597)

Just about every aspect of science, medicine, pharmacology, technology, governance, politics – even religion to a certain degree – have “spin masters” who produce and promote embellished stories, consensus science, fraud or downright lies deliberately falsifying information those vested interests [control freaks, New World Order crowd, Black Ops, government agencies, the Shadow Government and the Deep State] want, and need, to control what will become “accepted norms and memes” for monitoring, controlling and governing human society, ethics, law and even your personal beliefs!

Probably no time in human history has the above agenda been more active – and successful to a point due to Internet censors, corporate influences, control and money – than the current unbelievable times in which we live.  The ‘actors’ are known as trolls and astroturfers who often are paid for their criminal actions against the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, something not fully recognized by the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. law!

“Political correctness” acted as greased lightning in promoting a ‘cottage industry’ often performed by folks in their pajamas pounding out what’s become known as “fake news.”   Why?  Is there some psychological aspect to their personalities that propels them to do it, which necessarily may not be the money they earn?  Something in their psyche apparently drives them, something I figured out a long time ago and, therefore, realized it was not worth my time and effort to engage them because they more often than not, were looking to have their own sordid jollies fulfilled.

One of the most prominent astroturfing fields to evolve is vaccine/vaccination safety and efficacy issues. 

It’s hotter than red hot chili peppers, but also is vicious due to various factors, the least of which probably is Big Pharma’s apparent intended control over almost every aspect of human life, down to Pharma’s influences on Medicaid, Medicare, prescription drug pricing/availability/middle-men contracts, and possibly even eliminating your seeing a medical doctor in favor of a nurse practitioner, if various pharmaceutical plans in the works are allowed to materialize utilizing Pharma’s influences at federal health regulatory agencies!

So what propels an individual to partake in such craziness?  Fame, fortune or psychopathology?

Psychopathology is the more likely driving force.  Why?  Well, here is some information one of the researchers I network with, Gary Kohls, MD (a retired family physician from Duluth, MN; researcher/journalist/author), shared with me and for which I truly am grateful: his article of March 13, 2019 for which he generously gave me permission to quote verbatim:

“Our research suggests that, for those (trolls) with sadistic personalities, (their) ideal self may be a villain of chaos and mayhem”

A 2014 psychology journal article done by a group of Canadian researchers studied the personality traits of internet trolls. The well-designed study was published in the Journal of Personality and Individual Differences. It was titled Trolls Just Want to Have Fun”.

This writer was able to access the PDF for the article here from which I took the following:

“These findings provide a preliminary glimpse into the mechanism by which sadism fosters trolling behavior.” [Pg. 5]

However, Dr. Kohls goes on with, “The article included these comments:

Trolling correlated positively with sadism, psychopathy and Machiavellianism”;

“Internet trolls engage in the practice of behaving in a destructive or disruptive manner in a social setting on the internet with no apparent purpose”;

“Trolls operate as agents of chaos on the Internet”; 

“Cyber-trolling appears to be an internet manifestation of everyday sadism”;

“If an unfortunate person falls into their trap, trolling intensifies for further “merciless amusement”; 

“Both trolls and sadists feel glee at the distress of others. Sadists just want to have fun and the internet is their playground”;

“Sadists tend to troll because they enjoy it;

Sadists just want to have fun and the internet is their playground.”

Here are some telling comments from some of the trolls that participated in the study:

“I enjoy physically hurting people.”

“I enjoy making jokes at the expense of others.”

“I enjoy playing the villain in games and torturing other characters.”

“I like to troll people in forums or the comments section of websites.” 

“I enjoy griefing other players in multiplayer games.’’ 

‘‘The more beautiful and pure a thing is, the more satisfying it is to corrupt.”

And from the Discussion section of the paper:

Consequently, antisocial individuals have greater opportunities to connect with similar others, and to pursue their personal brand of “self-expression” that they did before the advent of the internet. Online identity construction may be important to examine in research on trolling, especially in terms of antisocial identity. Its role in trolling behavior.

The troll persona appears to be a malicious case of a virtual avatar, reflecting both actual personality and one’s ideal self. Our research suggests that, for those with sadistic personalities, that ideal self may be a villain of chaos and mayhem the online Trickster we fear, envy and love to hate: the cyber-troll. 

As I told Dr. Kohls in my query email about the above, it

[….] addresses the underlying, hidden “belly of the beast” at all levels of the Corporatocracy, which propels modern life! AND which is the modus operandi of the new consensus science, plus its ultimate prize: CONTROL and DOMINATION.

Source: CJF personal email 3-19-19

If only the Corporate-controlled media would realize how they have sold out the citizens of the USA, and the world, by utilizing fake news, trolls and astroturfers!

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[1] http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/manipulation-quotes/ for all quotations

Image credit: Experience Life

Catherine J Frompovich (website) is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting.

Catherine’s latest book, published October 4, 2013, is Vaccination Voodoo, What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines, available on Amazon.com.

Her 2012 book A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, is available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook.

Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008)

Catherine’s NEW book: Eat To Beat Disease, Foods Medicinal Qualities ©2016 Catherine J Frompovich is now available

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