I was going to write my own take on the continuing Democratic Party obsession with Russia, but I spent all day shoveling snow and I’m tired. Fortunately this blog entry sums up what I think pretty well.
I have no idea if the Russian government attacked the DNC. Other than the idea that Julian Assange has already spent more time under what’s essentially house arrest by the British government than he would have done in Sweden for the sexual assault I still don’t know how I feel about Wikileaks. I’m certainly no fan of Vladimir Putin.
But in the end, none of it really matters. The United States isn’t a banana republic. It’s a vast, multicultural empire with the largest economy in the world. The American ruling class has the most sophisticated system of propaganda that history has ever seen. Unless there were already deep contradictions within the American political system there’s no way even a major power like Russia would have been able to manipulate our elections.
In the end, it comes down to this. We have two major political parties, one neoliberal, the other essentially ethnonationalist, and neither represents the majority of the American people. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote. Donald Trump won the Electoral College. “None of the Above” won the American people.
Who will speak for “None of the Above?”
The democratic party keeps knocking back hemlock in spite of repeated warnings of its lethal potency. Unfortunately the party suffers from severe memory loss and insist it is the GOP, or leftists, or progressives who drank from the poisoned cup. The dems are now tapping their feet, impatiently checking their watches, wondering why in the hell is it taking so long to kill off their rivals. Don’t they realize that objecting to the democratic party’s candidates is EXACTLY what the Trump administration wants? Don’t they realize that standing in the way of virtually anything that the democratic party says or does, no matter how trite, is tantamount to censorship?
Presently the democratic party is gleefully assigning blame for their own costly mistakes under the Obama administration to the GOP. They are also assigning blame for their humiliating series of losses across the nation to one Vladimir Putin, an evil genius…
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