by Robert Carbery
The propaganda machine is in full force with this latest push toward war with one of our oldest enemies as portrayed by the military industrial complex and those seeking to destroy the presidency of Donald J. Trump. Clinton allies in Hollywood have teamed up with the neoconservative establishment in Washington to do their best to “inform” the public about Russia’s meddling in our election and why it was clearly an act of war.
A video recently released by The Committee to Investigate Russia, a group founded by movie director Rob Reiner and necon editor of The Atlantic David Frum, attempts to bring the big boogeyman Russia back to the forefront at a time when we are all becoming more racially divided and concerned about our nation’s past with the latest National Anthem fiasco with the NFL. Morgan Freeman stars in the video that at one point says, “We have been attacked. We are at war.” But it gets even more outlandish.
The propaganda piece continues:
“Imagine this movie script: A former KGB spy, angry at the collapse of his motherland, plots a course for revenge. Taking advantage of the chaos, he works his way up through the ranks of a post-Soviet Russia, and becomes president. He establishes an authoritarian regime, then he sets his sights on his sworn enemy: the United States. And like the true KGB spy he is, he secretly uses cyber warfare to attack democracies around the world. Using social media to spread propaganda and false information, he convinces people in democratic societies to distrust their media, their political processes, even their neighbors. And he wins.
We need our president to speak directly to us and tell us the truth. We need him to sit behind the desk in the Oval Office and say, ‘My fellow Americans. During this past election, we came under attack by the Russian government. I’ve called on Congress and our intelligence community to use every resource available to conduct a thorough investigation to determine exactly how this happened.’
The free world is counting on us for leadership. For 241 years, our democracy has been a shining example to the world of what we can all aspire to. And we owe it to the brave people who have fought and died to protect this great nation and save democracy. And we owe it to our future generations to continue the fight.”
Quite a lot, I know.
Independent journalist, Caitlin Johnstone, recently wrote a piece in Medium that was reprinted in the Ron Paul Institute For Peace and Prosperity about the lies spewing out of this short and misinformed film made by those in positions of influence or power who are still pushing the Russian hysteria narrative.
Johnstone rightly points out that the mainstream media driven narrative of Russia using cyber warfare to tilt the election toward Trump is still “wholly unsubstantiated and riddled with gaping plot holes” that people claiming to be journalists writing and covering the truth fail to realize. And the fact that Trump was involved in this supposed “Russian hacking” becomes a more laughable story week after week. Since this story is finally falling on deaf ears, some fake news writers like CNN’s Chris Cillizza are going back to complaining about Trump’s taxes!
Reiner and Frum’s video asserting that America is at war with Russia is certainly horrific. Will the American public fall prey to this flimsy claim? Will they continue to forget the fact that American foreign policy has always had its hands in the elections of governments around the world for decades and decades? This is not to forgive anything that Russia might have done during last year’s election, but it is worth bearing in mind. There is a good possibility that the Russians might have been connected to putting out some fake news on the web that has led to increased polarization in our country, separating us into our respective camps and even fanning the flames of racial animosity, but this cannot be called an act of war and it cannot be proven by any measurable means.
The fact that Bush-era neoconservatives are complaining about Russia using propaganda when we were lied into invading Iraq and are embedded in Afghanistan with no timetable for pulling out of there is hilarious on its face. President Trump does not need to respond to these baseless accusations by liberals and Deep State neocons still butthurt about losing last year. The group that put this video out is far from nonpartisan, as they claim. This is a collection of leftists and never-Trumpers, focused on removing the president from office.
David Frum is the author of President George W.’s infamous “Axis of Evil” talking point, Johnstone reiterated, and he is a “notorious neoconservative who has been pushing for war at every opportunity for nearly two decades. He is an unforgivable bloodthirsty psychopath, and everything he touches is cancer.” We cannot continue to listen to these individuals obsessed with war and stuck in a Cold War-era mindset. There is no reason for us to go to war with Russia and that would be catastrophic for the world, to say the least.
The group of Clinton allies in this Committee to Investigate Russia group cannot be trusted with what they are spewing out in this video. Their talking points are old and tired and no one of any level of intelligence is taking the Russian narrative of “hacking” the election seriously anymore. Though the American people are gullible, we are not that dumb. We will not listen to the war hawks and the military industrial complex anymore.
That is why we put President Trump in office. But he was just put there by Putin, right?
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by Robert Carbery