Saturday, December 17, 2016
I say this often, but it's true in every case: if this situation weren't so tragic, it would be comical. The highest levels of the Fed Gov't and Corporate Media keep pushing this narrative: our intelligence agencies have proof that the Russian Gov't (now including Putin personally) have hacked our cyber infrastructure and interfered with the recent election. This claim apparently refers to the hacking of emails and subsequent release of same, not the hacking of voting machines. Let's examine the two parts of this distraction from what's really important---the content of those emails.
Hacking Our Cyber Infrastructure---
Even if true (& it probably is), here's what our Powers-That-Be are leaving out--- our intelligence agencies hack any institution or person they so desire, at will. WikiLeaks, The Intercept, The Guardian, the Washington Post, the New York Times, Der Spiegel, and a few others have revealed that (via the Snowden documents) over and over. Our Gov't even has hacked our allies. They've even hacked Angela Merkel's cell phone. Do you think for one minute our Gov't has not hacked Russia, Iran, and China? Please. The implied self-righteousness and holier-than-thou attitude of our high-ranking politicians is downright sickening.
Interfering With Our Election---
IF it did "interfere with" or "influence" the recent election, how? Was it by revealing scurrilous, hidden truths about the Democratic Party Machine and/or Hillary Clinton? If so, I have no problem with that. Here's what I do have a problem with: the hypocrisy and lies-by-omission of the highest levels of the USA Gov't and the Corporate Media. Over and over in our history, the Fed Gov't has not only interfered with elections in country after country, but also has covertly and overtly overthrown governments... some of those governments were democratically elected. Let's not forget what our Gov't did in Guatemala, Iran, and Iraq in the 1950's... and what it did at other times in Italy (1948), Laos ('57-'73), Haiti (1959), Cuba (1902-04 & 1961), Ecuador (1961), Congo/Zaire (1961), Dominican Republic (1963), Brazil (1964), Indonesia (1965), Greece (1965 & 1967), Uruguay (1969), Cambodia (1970), Bolivia (1971), Chile (1973), Australia (1975), El Salvador (1979), Haiti (1986 & 1993), and after 9-11, Afghanistan and Iraq. The previous list represents cases where our Fed Gov't interfered with elections and/or overthrew governments, most of which were democratically elected. The list is incomplete. The holier-than-thou attitude of our politicians does nothing but make enemies around the world. The hypocrisy of our high-ranking representatives surely must be legendary in foreign countries.
I love this Land with great fervor, but despise the (in general) hypocrisy displayed by too many Higher-Ups in our Gov't... both Republicans and Democrats.
Not only my opinion. Be Well