It’s funny watching pundits in America & NZ who have been screaming Russian collusion for 2 years desperately trying to justify how wrong they were now Muellers report is out.
CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post and the New York Times have all suffered an enormous blow to their credibility. They have spent years screaming ‘Russian Collusion’ and now there is no evidence, they have empowered this tangerine fascist.
The truth is Trump was too dumb to collude with anyone & the Russia diversion alleviated Democrats fault for fielding a terrible candidate.
The truth is that blaming Russia for ‘hacking’ the US Election is deeply counter productive.
Firstly, it’s just outrageous that the Americans who have committed coups, electoral fraud and mass deceptions on 81 other nations over the years are in any position to lecture or complain about interfering in other peoples elections.
Secondly, it allowed the Democrats off the hook. Instead of acknowledging they ran a terrible candidate and fielded neoliberal policies that hurt the very workers they had simply assumed would vote for them, the Democrats avoided scrutiny of their own rigged primary process, the manner in which Bernie Sanders was unfairly treated and their own hollow policies.
Newsflash to the Democrats – Trump didn’t win because of Russia, he won because you failed to appreciate how your embrace of neoliberal globalisation hurt the very voters you needed the most!
One estimate puts the budget of Russian interference in the election via social media advertising at $250 000. With all due respect for American Democracy, if you can influence an election with a mere $250 000, you have way bigger problems than Putin.
We can scream racist and sexist as much as we like at Trump voters, but when Trump wooed Union families, women and the working poor in such huge numbers, something else needs to be examined as the reason this malignant tumour of a human being has been forced upon us all.
The free market globalisation that the Democrats embraced has robbed the domestic working classes of their dignity and economic ability to survive. Bernie Sanders understood this which is why he would have been able to woo those voters Trump needed back to the Democrats and beat Trump, but the vile corruption within the Democrats (who played to the elites within the Party) robbed Sanders of his nomination in a rigged system set up to prevent a populist left winger ever winning the candidacy.
By putting the Identity Politics of being the first Woman to win the Presidency over the economic needs of the poor, the Democrats handed the election to a snake oil merchant like Trump.
By blaming Russia and promising a conviction of collusion, the mainstream media have given proof to Trumps ‘fake news’ narrative. The impact of this may give our carrot coloured maniac another 4 years.
Blaming Russia was always a dumb gamble and it’s hurt the left.