What Happens When A Russiagate Skeptic Debates A Professional Russiagater
Caitlin Johnstone
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It’s comical how these Russiagate True Believers share Clapper’s view that Russians are “typically, almost genetically driven to co-opt, penetrate, gain favor, whatever”, yet they scream Foul! Racist! or Anti-Semetic! when other races and ethnicities are stereotyped. Russia and China don’t have soldiers in almost every country, and in their long histories have rarely invaded and occupied other than their bordering neighbors (Russia losing 26 million and killing 6 out of 7 Nazi soldiers that died during WWII was a major exception, while America stood on the sidelines and watched; we owe them the common decency of respect for their losses and thanks for delivering us from Hitler.) Of course Russians and Chinese engage in espionage and pick favorites in elections (think of all the money the Chinese gave to Bill Clinton, in return opening up their world to our technologies), as do we (Yeltsin). Their histories are more brutal (although ours is rapidly catching up, particularly in our “nation building”). To focus on the fairy tale of Russiagate smacks of stupidity and religiosity (“believe and the truth will set you free!”) There are much more important battles, universal health care a good one, but the Russiagaters seem to agree with Hillary that that is a “Pony” that cannot be obtained, and it is much more important to punish those that exposed her rigging of the Democratic primaries and the general corruption of the DNC.

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