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‘Russiagate’ is part of the American culture wars, not a new cold war

The neo-McCarthyite tactics of the Democrats are a salvo in the American culture wars, disguised as a foreign conflict

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Being shocked by the weakness of the Republican Party is a bit like being shocked by the intellectual vacuousness of the Democrats. The Democrats along with their neo-con fellow travellers are ramping up their ‘everyone who disagrees with us is a Russian agent’ campaign, this time from the heart of Congress.

This shouldn’t surprise anyone. The Democrats as Donald Trump repeatedly points out, are using neo-McCarthyism to hide the fact that they offer neither an alternative to the ideological uni-polarity of Rep-Dem rule that was witnessed under both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, nor do they offer an alternative to the policies and style of Donald Trump and the likes of Steve Bannon.

So they’ve taken page from the playbook of the old unhinged, permanently drunk Republican Senator, Joseph McCarthy, only this time it is far worse. But as someone who was a member of the Communist Party, V.I. Lenin said, “The worse, the better”.

While many see the antics of the Democrats, neo-con Republicans and the msm as a new Cold War, it is not that, it is instead a new chapter in the culture wars.

Having given up on preserving or even tolerating the kind of tradition, cultural normalcy, human decency and Christian heritage that many Republicans during the Reagan years almost obsessively defended, the Democrats are now assaulting every last iota of Christian heritage and cultural traditions that were formed in American from prior to 1776 up to recent years.

The Democrats under Hillary Clinton ran a campaign of divisiveness that presented a set of logically disassociated values united only in their assault on America’s conservative cultural traditions. Every group, every rogue individual (celebrity or otherwise) peddling un-Christian or even anti-Christian lifestyles was held up as a vision of where the Democrats wanted to take America.

Those who voted for Trump, did so in large part because they didn’t want that and that includes many agnostic or atheistic voters who are happy to preserve traditions based on Christian heritage in spite of their lack of religious faith.

Now, the Democrats in Congress and the mainstream media are attacking Trump supporters in Congress and in the media, under the guise they are ‘Russian agents’. Such people who have come under attack are not Russian experts, Russophiles, those with Russian ancestors or even those with a keen interest in Russian affairs. Most of them are traditional conservative or libertarian Americans.

One such person who has come under attack from the msm anti-Russian barrage is InfoWars founder, Alex Jones. Jones’s mantra is ‘Americana’. He likes to play country and western music not the Alexandrov Choir and he talks frequently about his ancestors from the Republic of Texas who fought Mexican forces, not the Red Army soldiers who fought in Stalingrad against the fascist forces.

But to Jones’s enemies, he is an ‘agent of Russia, just as neo-con John McCain said that libertarian Republican Senator Rand Paul works for ‘Vladimir Putin’, because he voted against approving Montenegro’s membership of NATO.

Rather than sit back and deny the obvious, Republics and conservatives more generally, should go on the attack. They do not need to prove they are not Russian agents, they should instead force the Democrats and neo-cons to prove why they are using anti-Russian racism to attack traditional AMERICAN culture.

Russia no longer represents Communist ideology in the eyes of American observers. Contemporary Russia represents conservative culture, Christian traditions and a scepticism of publicly anti-Christian lifestyles.

In Russia, a great deal is tolerated and in terms of political free speech one could make the argument that Russia is now freer than post-modern America. But in terms of the public sphere, awkward lifestyles and sectarian identities are not held up as virtuous. That which is upheld as virtuous is patriotism, family, comradeship, traditional cultural values, Christianity and in the Islamic, Buddhist and Jewish parts of Russia, these religions also flourish in peace and freedom.

Where in the 1980s and 1990s, many Republicans and Democrats found themselves waging a culture war against the music, film and television industries, now the culture war is between the Democrats and all those who stand for tradition.

Conservative Russia is being used as a cover for this battle.

It is not a Cold War against Russian power so much as it is a domestic culture war against conservatism and Russia is the most easy conservative boogieman. By using the supposed influence of a  foreign power to attack conservatives, Democrats have resorted to out and out racism in order to demonise the Russian nation and those whose conservative values are associated with Russia.

If Republicans do not wake up they will lose this battle. They must go on the offensive in the culture wars before the Democrats are able to turn their culture war into an actual Cold War with Russia, one which will see US domestic policy inhibiting the smooth operations of Trump administration diplomacy which at least in terms of the American President’s rhetoric, tends to favour rapprochement with Moscow.

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The consolidation of power of the global military industrial complex

Do Europeans support the notion that the countries of the EU be the nuclear war playground of the United States?

Richard Galustian

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Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war.

America has elected to completely ignore scientists warnings that we have 12 years to reverse an environmental disaster.

As far as nuclear obliteration, Trump announced that the US is withdrawing from the INF treaty, which eliminated short range missiles deployed in Western Europe, on Russia’s doorstep. It’s the equivalent of Russia placing nuclear missiles in Venezuela.

A provocation, which enables US supplied missiles to be launched, only a few minutes flight time to Moscow.

That, of course sharply increases the nuclear danger. Historically on both sides, attack warnings given by automated systems have often proved faulty in the past; that, if enacted upon, would have meant the end of life as we know it.

Anyone familiar with contemporary military history knows that it’s a virtual miracle that we have so far avoided nuclear war.

Politically within Europe, the attack on democracy is very clear. Unchallenged undemocratic institutions in Brussels exist that is, in the main, part of the problem of the UK BREXIT negotiations.

Why does the public readily accept wars, engineered by our morally bankrupt governments to create ‘regime change’ in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Ukraine and soon to be Venezuela followed by Nicaragua and Iran, with such a muted outcry?

That preemptive nuclear attacks are even thought of shows the insanity of Western leadership controlled by vested financial interests led by the Military/Security Industrial Complex and bankers. Those same interests created both ‘industrialised’ World Wars in the 20th Century.

Our governments do not listen to the people. When two million hit the streets of London before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, it made not an iota of difference to Tony Blair’s government.

Today, people’s apathy is notably caused by conditioning’, maybe better described as we’ve been ‘disciplined’ by MSM propaganda and family’s economic necessity to focus on their income, have made us so, due to our governments mismanagement of our economies.

Example, our university students are saddled with impossible to repay debt for a reason; to keep future generations ‘disciplined’.

No one has time or dare show any dissent especially given the Orwellian ‘newspeak’ environment that is created by ‘political correctness’.

Back to the subject of Russia phobia. The Western narrative against Russia is, in the main, the below:

* that Russia tried to murder the Skripals. Let the British government, who seem to be holding the Skripals against their will, prove they are not, by letting them be interviewed by the World’s Press.

* Ukraine – For over four years, the governments of NATO and the MSM have been waging the new cold war against Russia. This began with the ‘Maidan’ protests in Kyiv, Ukraine in early 2014 that culminated in the overthrow, universally acknowledged to have been engineered by the CIA, of Ukraine’s elected president and Parliament in February 2014. Putting in power an ultra neo-Nazi government, that in particular voiced hatred against all things Russian…and Jewish. Which MSM, TV news or newspapers, says so?

* That almost 100% of Crimea’s population are glad and grateful to be part of Russia. US, UK and EU says that is untrue, which is nonsense.

The demonisation of Russia is central to the multinational corporate interests that control our governments; the bankers protecting the steeply declining US Dollar, the institutions of the EU that are really controlled by Washington, who are preparing world public opinion to accept what the United States are now gearing up for, the “defence” of Europe.

At this point let us reflect on history by quoting one of America’s most distinguished soldiers, maybe of its entire history, General Smedley D. Butler, from his book ‘War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier.’

“No one told these American soldiers that they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here. No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with US patents.”

It is recommended to read more about General Smedley Butler, as he was the man chosen by US bankers and particularly the Bush family in the 1930s, to be the new fascist leader of the USA by overthrowing, in a coup, the then President Roosevelt during the period of Hitler’s rise to power. A coincidence one wonders. Butler was a true patriot; he bided his time then revealed the plot to both Congress and President Roosevelt. If you doubt this, it is suggested you research the subject.

We can stop the consolidation of power of the global military/security industrial complex, its war party associates, and specifically the US, UK and EU deep state political and financial elite that no doubt exists. We must elect new leaders, it’s that simple.

To quote Noam Chomsky “….power is always illegitimate, unless it proves itself to be legitimate. So the burden of proof is always on those who claim that some authoritarian hierarchic government is legitimate. If they can’t prove it, then it should be dismantled.”

Implicit in this statement is change by either elections or revolutions.

The French people have shown us when enough is enough by their persistent resistance to their government.

Do Europeans support the notion that the countries of the EU be the nuclear war playground of the United States?

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Google flipped seats, shifted millions of votes to Dems in 2018 midterms

Google influenced 2018 midterms, shifted millions of votes to Dems – new research.

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Google’s biased search algorithm actually flipped seats in the 2018 US midterm elections, according to a researcher who found the search engine’s “dramatically biased” results could have shifted over 78 million votes to Democrats.

“Upwards of 25 percent of the national elections in the world are being decided without people’s knowledge by Google’s search algorithm,” senior research psychologist Dr. Robert Epstein of the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology told RT, calling the search engine the “deciding factor” in close races.

Epstein’s study of three 2018 California House races found Google played the deciding role in flipping those Republican-held seats to the Democrats, influencing millions of undecided voters by controlling what they saw when they searched 500 election-related terms. Google’s results showed a “significant liberal bias,” unlike Bing’s or Yahoo’s – and with 90 percent of the search engine’s market share in the US, that bias is enormously influential.

Search results favoring one side of an issue can influence anywhere from 20 to 80 percent of undecided voters, depending on the issue and demographic group, Epstein said. He has spent six years investigating the role of what he calls the Search Engine Manipulation Effect (SEME) in swaying public opinion, more recently focusing on the political ramifications by looking at various countries’ elections.

“People trust algorithmic output. They trust Google. They think because it’s generated by a computer, they don’t see the human hand – they think it’s impartial and objective and, because of that, their opinions change,” Epstein said.

While Google denies it manipulates search rankings to manipulate political sentiment or makes election-specific tweaks, Epstein says their response is disingenuous – he never claimed they re-ranked results, merely that the results they displayed were biased.

We found very consistently that on Google they ended up with search results favoring liberals and favoring liberal news sources, and it was quite a dramatic effect.

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May tells Brexiters in Chequers meeting she’ll quit if they vote for her Brexit deal

May has alienated too many Labour MPs and Tory Remainer ultras to win the vote.

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I am reliably told that Theresa May told Boris Johnson, Iain Duncan Smith, Steve Baker, Jacob Rees Mogg, David Davis et al at Chequers that she will quit if they vote for her deal, including the backstop they hate.

But she gave no specifics. So there is not a lot of trust she would actually quit.

And the problem is that even if she persuades all Tory ERG MPs to vote for her unamended Withdrawal Agreement, which she won’t (because although Mogg and his supporters may succumb to her call for loyalty, Baker and the Brexiter purists will resist her blandishments) and she also successfully woos Northern Ireland’s 10 DUP, she still does not have the numbers.

May has alienated too many Labour MPs and Tory Remainer ultras (Grieve, Greening, Gyamah inter alia) to win the vote. So even with May offering herself for ritual sacrifice on the Brexiter altar, the ERG Brexiters and DUP may well say thank you very much, and vote against her anyway.

Why should they compromise their principles, and alienate their loyal supporters, for May’s doomed project?

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