A Couple of Articles Worth Reading
No doubt both will be considered to be Pro- Russian propaganda by the bobble-heads.
For me the paragraph that stands out is from Masha's original piece comes right at the end
Imagine if the same kind of attention could be trained and sustained on other issues—like it has been on the Muslim travel ban. It would not get rid of Trump, but it might mitigate the damage he is causing. Trump is doing nothing less than destroying American democratic institutions and principles by turning the presidency into a profit-making machine for his family, by poisoning political culture with hateful, mendacious, and subliterate rhetoric, by undermining the public sphere with attacks on the press and protesters, and by beginning the real work of dismantling every part of the federal government that exists for any purpose other than waging war. Russiagate is helping him—both by distracting from real, documentable, and documented issues, and by promoting a xenophobic conspiracy theory in the cause of removing a xenophobic conspiracy theorist from office.
Bingo as I would say.
Greenwald from Marsha's starting point goes into some of the conspiracy theories now taking on a life of their own.
There’s now an identical – and quite profitable – Democratic cottage industry that specializes in pointing to every death of anyone with any proximity to Trump or Russia and strongly implying – with zero evidence – that they were murdered. But the difference is that it’s not confined to the fringes but is fully embraced by numerous mainstream Democratic figures. It’s not a coincidence that one of the key figures of this early 1990s anti-Clinton sickness, David Brock, is now always lurking at the center of similar yet highly lucrative insanity, but now on behalf of Democrats.
I remember Democrats laughing at people like Glenn Beck and Alex Jones, now many Democrats sound just as absurd. If I was a Republican I would keep feeding them even more idiotic tidbits to keep the distraction going. Have a congressional investigation, that should feed the theorists with plenty of more outrage.
Let Democrats Embrace
George W Bush [war criminal]
Henry Kissinger [war criminal]
John McCain [such a part-time mavericky maverick and full-time warmonger]
The CIA [war criminals, crimes against humanity, torture and dirty trick central]
Louise Mensch etc.
Meanwhile Herr Hair continues with his twitter distraction programme and Republicans concentrate on doing maximum damage to 99% of Americans.
The warmongering has continued with increased vigour, the Democrats appear to want to start a war with Russia and the Republicans want to build upon the already ongoing wars and maybe even bring a war with Iran to the fore.
The real result of this ongoing fiasco is that people like me will feel even more justified in rejecting both of these groups of politically motivated propagandists. Yet, the real harm will continue unabated.
By the way the media gave a voice and a platform to the "Tea Party" along with their merry band of conspiracy loons such as "the Birthers", so any support from their pages for the current mass conspiracy hysteria is not a reliable indication of any truth actually being involved.
With my 40th birthday on the very near horizon maybe I'm too young to remember this type of mass insanity, perhaps I should re-read some of the pre world war two and cold war propaganda to begin to understand what is actually going on.
It aint looking good for democracy [what is left of it that is].