If one more person tells me the Russians are to blame for Trump being president, I’m going to vomit on them. I know who fixed the election, and I will explain it in this article.
There has never been any evidence put forth by the corporate media or their primary source, the intelligence agencies, to prove the Russians hacked the elections to bring us Trump. Nothing, nada, zip.
I have caught the intelligence agencies in so many lies over the years that if they told me the sun came up in the morning, I would look out the window to verify it. Intelligence chiefs and agents have long admitted that lying is part of their job and they should have absolutely no credibility in legitimate journalism (corporate media are not legitimate; they have a corporate/national security state viewpoint and are therefore not straight journalism).
This Russia crap is getting dangerous. Trump pulled out of the INF Treaty with Russia on 2 August and the government, amid cheering from Democrats who are so brain-damaged from whimsical Russia, Russia, Russia hype, that they are willing to back an ignorant president and his ignorant national security team, at the expense of a more dangerous world.
During the Cold War, I communicated with some behind the Iron Curtain, including one Estonian physicist who told me, as the USSR was disintegrating, that he looked forward to capitalism. I told him to beware, that it would not be an improvement. After capitalism came, he wrote me that there were robberies in broad daylight, a thing that didn’t happen before, as the culture of greed came storming. And, although the shops were full of goods, nobody had any money to buy them. I had to say “I told you so.”
Another acquaintance, a medical doctor in East Germany (Willie) came to visit a female MD I know, and she tried to persuade him to come to the USA permanently. When she was out of the room, he confided to me that he couldn’t stand the thought of practicing medicine in the USA under the watchful eye of the insurance mafia. In the communist system he could spend as much time as he liked with a patient and ensure their health to the best of his ability. He shook with anger at the thought of practicing “profiting from pain and suffering” medicine.
Still, the US mainstream media demonized the “communist” system, out of ignorance, because most of the “journalists” had no contact with anyone in the USSR or its satellites and simply acted as stenographers to capitalist propagandists.
I am fed up with ignorant screaming about Russia from people who couldn’t find their own butt with the help of a guide dog.
So (drum roll please) who rigged the election to bring us The Trumpster?
The same people rigged the elections as always rig the elections, the ruling Forces of Greed (FOG). The banksters, the polluters, the defense cheats, Big Pharma, for-profit “health care,” Big Insurance, and the rest of the corrupt capitalists who rule the USA like it’s their private plantation. Good luck to any Russian who wants to get in on the game, we are talking about billions of dollars in influence to keep any semblance of democracy from occurring in the land.
Yes, the Russians spent a few thousand dollars on Facebook, but this shouldn’t be seen as anything more than a fraction of a millionth of what the FOG do. It’s time for Democrats to get real and start going after the people who really thwart democracy, the ones corporate media are dedicated to support with any lie, any cover up, any sycophantic word, instead of kneeling and kissing corporate butt.
The Russians are not so stupid as to think they can out-corrupt the most corrupt government on the face of the planet. A government, I remind you, that allows thousands of its citizens to die each year for a lack of health care. A government which locks up more of its citizens than any other. A government whose elected offices are for rent to the highest bidder, giving us some of the most disgusting leaders on the planet.
Jack Balkwill has been published from the little read Rectangle, magazine of the English Honor Society, to the (then) millions of readers USA Today and many progressive publications/web sites such as Z Magazine, In These Times, Counterpunch, This Can’t Be Happening, Intrepid Report, and Dissident Voice. He is author of “An Attack on the National Security State,” about peace activists in prison.