There is no actual evidence that Russia were behind the email hacking scandal that rocked the US election, which ought to make it fake news on its face, but the allegation comes on the back of a series of ludicrously obvious attempts to delegitimize Trump’s win, Trump’s consituency and Trump himself. The claim is also in sync with a long-standing neoconservative interest to demonize Russia and intensify American aggression towards it.
So let’s consider some questions here.
Even if Russia were involved, what would it actually mean ?
Very little. And it should be of extremely minor moral significance. If anything, Russia should be trying to influence America as it’s constantly threatened by provocative and dangerous US/NATO military escalations on its borders. The implications of this are extremely serious. It would be completely reasonable for Russia to take steps to reduce that military escalation, not only for Russia’s sake but for the rest of the world. Russia is also still being attacked by economic sanctions, a punishment for trying to defend itself from US/NATO advance.
Was the American ‘system’ before the election a precious sacred ‘truth’ worth defending from ‘outside influence’?
No. America, like every historically white country that it effectively leads had gone badly wrong. By the time of the 2016 election, it was off course ideologically, politically, spiritually, heading eventually to civil war and break up and the collapse of its empire if the current path continued unabated. Nobody really knows if Trump will be able to fix it, but he was the only bet, and said a lot of the right of things and grew a movement of supporters behind him.
Meanwhile, all the good stuff about America that was still worth defending wasn’t under threat from Russia, but by a Clinton presidency.
Today, the elite media constantly claim America is no longer a country with an ethnic identity, but it is a ‘proposition nation’ an ‘idea’, the idea being to make Jews happy. Everyone else can enjoy unprecedented freedom to buy more worthless junk to entertain and distract themselves, while the country is gradually replaced demographically, reframed socially, and it’s taught to bomb other states the Jewish/Israel lobby finds objectionable. When most politicians and the media talk about ‘American values’, these are the values they are talking about. When the New York Times is talking about ‘Russia interfering in our democracy’, this is the ‘democracy’ it’s talking about.
Even if the leaks scandal swayed the election result (which is mostly not actually being claimed and there is no evidence for) was Clinton a fit candidate for president ?
No. Clinton was not a fit candidate for US president. She was a symptom of something that had gone horribly wrong. She had too much baggage, and was essentially a shameless corrupt career politician taking advantage of the mess as much as she could. In fact she was so unfit the media could never even really get behind her for fear of losing what little credibility they had left. All they could do was attack Trump and his supporters. Meanwhile Clinton’s alleged grassroots support were not interested in her abilities or policies, merely the fact she was a woman. Like Obama it would have given them some kind of ‘oppressed identity symbol’ warm high.
So if Russia had been involved, it was a completely fair and humane act to seek to contribute to the removal of a bad corrupt candidate from the American political system and the global political stage.
So were the American public served by the leaks, were they in the public interest ?
What lessons should America and its allies draw from this affair?
That there is staggering hypocrisy when it comes to this subject. America has been interfering in the elections and political systems of other countries for decades; from the Middle East, to Latin America, to Europe, overturning leaders and movements it objects to either by subterfuge or outright violence, including a significant role fomenting the coup in Ukraine, that led to the current crisis with Russia:
Listening to the US media, even the most diligent news junkie would find it difficult to know that the U.S. State Department played not only a vital role in the violence and chaos underway in Ukraine but was also complicit in creating the coup that ousted democratically elected President Viktor Yanuyovch.
These actions have a long tradition of being defended by the New York Times, Washington Post and other media under a variety of smug, benign-sounding slogans such as ‘protecting fragile democracies’, ‘fighting for shared values’, ‘humanitarian intervention’ and a myriad of other industrialized lie-words.
Furthermore the leftist media, as a manifestation of Jewish power, doesn’t even believe in borders for America or countries generally, and doesn’t see illegal immigration into America as having any moral burden. It claims to believe in globalization, global integration and ‘interdependence’, so under those premises, surely it would be completely legitimate for Russia to try to affect American politics –affording the same selective regard of sovereign legality as the leftwing media does.
At the same time, the Israel lobby constantly interferes in American politics, it more or less dictates criteria for any presidential candidate in an election, and wields decisive influence over American foreign policy.
Moreover, Israel has been frequently caught in acts of extreme espionage against its so called ‘ally’ the United States:
Scratch a counterintelligence officer in the U.S. government and they’ll tell you that Israel is not a friend to the United States. This is because Israel runs one of the most aggressive and damaging espionage networks targeting the U.S..
The fact of Israeli penetration into the country is not a subject oft-discussed in the media or in the circles of governance, due to the extreme sensitivity of the U.S.-Israel relationship coupled with the burden of the Israel lobby, which punishes legislators who dare to criticize the Jewish state.
As far as I am aware there have been no calls by the entire media to label Israel a major threat to America democracy that ‘must be defended against’, or to punish Israel and its spies, so presumably the likes of the New York Times don’t see it as such…….. for some mysterious reason.