The nature of the “Free Press” in the West has always been somewhat suspect. Ever since the 1920s and 1930s when the New York Times’ Walter Duranty peddled his lies about life in the Soviet Union, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize, there has been something of a herd mentality, or hive mind, in editorial offices.
It’s still there. After the recent Trump/Putin meeting at the G20, (which apparently lasted well over two hours), the War Party (the Democrats) and their media toadies were falling over themselves to denigrate Trump with their usual insults. Shouldn’t attempts by the leaders of the two greatest powers to reduce tensions between them be welcomed? The Democrats have for months been fixated by the Clinton lie machine which had invented the “Russia collusion” hoax to explain away their devasting loss in the 2016 election. “BS” as the CNN reporter was caught saying by Project Veritas. “Nothing burger” said van Jones.
The Media/Deep State Borg complex is desperately trying to generate hysteria about Russia in the mind of the American public in order to justify their constant war on Western Culture and the nation state in the US and around the world.
Is Russia a threat to the West? Russia was never a threat to the West, communism was.
In the 1980s, when President Reagan took the forces of world communism head-on, communism was expanding around the world. It controlled Russia, China, Vietnam, Eastern Europe and was pushing into south Asia in Afghanistan. “We will bury you!” were Khrushchev’s famous words. And they meant it—after all, the communists had buried millions of Russians in the Arctic wastes of Siberia.
The Western liberal media peddled the line that only dialogue and diplomacy could reduce tensions between the world’s superpowers. Military build-up and speeches about the evil empire would only annoy the Soviets. Reagan was a “warmonger”, a “buffoon” who would tip the world over the edge.
In the real world, the Third Stone from the Sun, unlike the world of the Washington Post, NYT and the TV networks, Reagan met with the new Soviet leader Gorbachev at the Reykjavik summit in 1986 (Reagan at Reyjavik–Forty-Eight Hours that ended the Cold War), and laid the ground work for the START negotiations, intermediate nuclear force reductions in Europe and, eventually, the end of the Cold War, the retreat of communism from Eastern Europe which, ultimately, led to the fall of communism in the Soviet Union.
Not bad for a “buffoon”.
The Deep State Borg in Washington seems to have learned nothing in the last quarter century. Russia is trying to rebuild itself as a modern nation after suffering 70 years of brutal dictatorship and a devastating war. It is trying to be a democratic nation and largely succeeding. Problems, yes. Mistakes, yes. But what other nation has had to go through the process of recovering from 70 years of socialism with nothing to guide them on the way? No political “theorists” in the West ever envisaged such a thing. Indeed, the political left in the West largely supported Soviet communism and was always ready to excuse its terrors.
Even to the point of real collusion….
In 1983, Senator Edward Kennedy, sent his “trusted confidant”, J Tunney, to Moscow to set up a secret channel to communicate with the then-Soviet Leader, Andropov, himself a former head of the KGB. Tunney was instructed by Kennedy to tell the Soviet leadership that he was willing to help them “deal with Reagan” who was running for re-election in 1984. He also propsed that Andropov visit the US to appear on TV to push for a nuclear “freeze”, which then was all the rage.
All of this, and more, is laid out in a fascinating report from KGB Chairman, Chebrikov, to Andropov. Read it here. This was all made public in the early 1990s after the fall of communism in Russia. Naturally, the Western liberal media ignored it. After all, it might embarrass the immortal Kennedy dynasty. The report concluded:
Kennedy is very impressed with the activities of Y.V. Andropov and other Soviet leaders, who expressed their commitment to heal international affairs, and improve mutual understandings between peoples.
The senator underscored that he eagerly awaits a reply to his appeal, the answer to which may be delivered through Tunney.
Kennedy no doubt sent Tunney to Moscow to enable Kennedy’s “plausible denaibility” as this activity would clearly be a problem if it all became public knowledge.
The upshot of this little political snippet from the past is that senior Democrats have colluded with communist tyrants to undermine the legimate US President. Now with the Soviet Union and communism gone, and Russia re-integrating itself with the modern world, the Washington Deep State Borg is frantically trying to conjure a communist zombie from the depths, in order to undermine the current president. Obama was a 5 of 9, a fully compliant, assimilated tool of the anti-American left. He sang the praises of the current ideology undermining our freedoms—Islam.
Trump is the fly in their ointment. For once, there is an American president, a true successor to Reagan, who is a champion for Western Civilization.
The Deep State Borg will fail.
He will not be assimilated.