As one who's been lectured on the evils of McCarthyism my entire life the ironies of this Russian witch hunt are hilarious but there is a down side to accusing a nuclear power of committing an "act of war" just because you lost an election. Democrats should probably sit on their hands like they did Tuesday night, shut up and listen for a year or two - then they can raise their hand politely and ask a question. I know they would rather trigger a planet ending apocalypse than give up their power, but the rest of us don't want to die in a sacrificial fire to their pride and greed.
|Witches wear white at funerals to reflect|
the light and energy of the one who's died
For an idea of what I'm getting at go take a few hours and listen to Dan Carlin's "The Destroyer of Worlds" from his Hardcore History podcast. The subject of this talk is the emergence of the nuclear age and how the USA and Russia almost blew up the world during the first two decades of the cold war. The threat of these super weapons changed EVERYTHING because their sheer power is too lethal for humans to manage and the stakes of miscalculation or human error are impossibly high. There's also an overview of how the Russians influenced the outcome of the 1960 presidential election because they thought Kennedy would be easier to work with than Nixon (so there's nothing new under the sun). This nuclear "Sword of Damocles", as Carlin calls it, changed everything from presidential power (he's got his unilateral finger on the button) and the establishment of the NSA to Americas relations with all the nations of the world - especially Russia. It also impacted the American culture and for those who think "baby boomers destroyed everything" it must be remembered that in addition to "too much license, TV, and unearned wealth" the Boomers also grew up believing, with almost certainty, that they and their world was going to be incinerated at any moment. Distorted personalities? You bet your ass they are, but can you blame 'em. And a lot of those Boomers are now working our intelligence agencies:
The frenzy on Wednesday night began with a revelation in the New York Times that members of Barack Obama’s administration had left a trail of breadcrumbs for investigators who happen to be looking into the Trump campaign’s contacts with the Russian government. The report revealed that intelligence officials intercepted communications between Russian officials and “Trump associates,” and that the administration worked frantically in the final days to ensure those revelations could not be buried and forgotten after they left office.
|Who's in there?|
Since 1993 the Russians have been dealing with Warren Christopher, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry as Secretary of State and there's a lot of estrogen in that list. This time around the Russians decided to take a page out of TI's play book and look at the Big Picture, dump the rash emotional woman and back the Elvis from Queens instead.