I haven’t really gotten to talk about the DNC leaks here on the site because of all the bullshit going on in my real life, but let me address it as I settle back into TheRalphRetort saddle. If you watch the media or read their
newspapers online publications, you would be hard-pressed to find any real discussion about what was actually in the emails. Instead, most of the focus has been about who hacked and then leaked them in the first place. According to Democrats and their media sycophants, it was obviously the Russians.
Actually, I agree with them. It does appear to be the work of the Russian security services, although we can’t prove that beyond a shadow of a doubt right now. However, even though I too think the Russians are likely behind this, I don’t think it matters all that much. The think I’m concerned about is the content of those emails, not who leaked them.
We interfere in other countries and their politics all the fucking time. Look at what we did with Brexit over in the UK. We’ve also backed Russian dissidents time and time again. Why is it that when Russia allegedly gets involved with our affairs people act like this is revolutionary? We’ve been doing the same sorts of things for year. Like Pat Buchannan said recently…
Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. has used cyberwarfare to sabotage centrifuges in the Iranian nuclear plant in Natanz. We have backed “color-coded” revolutions in half a dozen countries from Serbia to Ukraine to Georgia — to dump rulers and regimes we do not like, all in the name of democracy.
Unsurprisingly, today, Russia, China, Egypt and even Israel are shutting down or booting out NGOs associated with the United States, and hacking into websites of U.S. institutions.
We were the first “experts” to play this game. Now others know how to play it. We reap what we sow.
I know our establishment likes to pretend things are different when another country does the exact same thing we’ve been doing for years, but the rest of the world doesn’t really see it that way. And let me say this: It’s really rich to hear #NeverTrump Republicans bitch and moan about foreigners getting involved in our electoral process when they had no problem whatsoever when Bibi Netanyahu basically endorsed Mitt Romney back in 2012. Now, they’re raising hell about Russia, which just shows you the natural hypocrisy of politics.
The DNC leaks showed that the committee wasn’t neutral in the nominating process, which is one of the most crucial things modern parties are supposed to do. Yes, I realize that Bernie Sanders is sort of a Democratic interloper, but that doesn’t matter. He was the only serious threat to Clinton and he did officially become a Democrat. He should have been treated fairly and the fact that he wasn’t should be a national scandal. The media and their Democratic allies are doing everything they can to prevent this.
Don’t let them.