The big losers of the Russian hacking scandal may yet be those who invested all their capital in a script that turned out to based on a fairy tale. After eight months investigating the hacking and leaking of the emails of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta and the DNC, there is apparently no evidence yet of Trump collusion with Russia.
Russian hacking of the DNC is a problem, not a scandal. The scandal is this: Who inside the government of the United States is trying to discredit, damage or destroy the President of the United States?For these are the real subversives.
"If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and in many times adversarial free press, and without it we'd lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That's how dictators get started."
Like a good soldier, Flynn took the bullet. But the deep state is after larger game than General Flynn. It is out to bring down President Trump and abort any move to effect the sort of rapprochement with Russia that Ronald Reagan achieved. For the deep state is deeply committed to Cold War II.
A new Emerson College poll has found that American voters find the Trump administration to be substantially more truthful than the news media. The Trump administration is considered truthful by 49% of voters, compared to only 39% who view the news media as truthful.
Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of closed societies – from fascist dictatorships to mafia states – are on the rise. Because elected leaders failed to meet voters’ legitimate expectations and aspirations, electorates have become disenchanted with the prevailing versions of democracy and capitalism. Open society needs defending...
"Markets don’t have a purpose any more - they just reflect whatever central planners want them to. Why wouldn’t it lead to the biggest collapse? My strategy doesn’t require that I’m right about the likelihood of that scenario. Logic dictates to me that it’s inevitable..."
Citing "two teams of independent researchers" who found "Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery...echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal," The Washington Post has named Drudge, Zero Hedge and Ron Paul (and many others) among the "useful idiots" that true American patriots should be wary of.
There’s the garden variety fake news that is not really “news” so much as it is titillating, tabloid-worthy material peddled by anyone with a Twitter account, a Facebook page and an active imagination. Anyone with an ounce of sense and access to the Internet should be able to ferret out the truth and lies in these stories with some basic research. Then there’s the more devious kind of news stories circulated by one of the biggest propagators of fake news: the U.S. government.