From The Ramparts
Junious Ricardo Stanton
Don’t Fall for the Okey-Doke
As we enter a New year, we must be alert, vigilant and prepared to protect our minds from the onslaught of propaganda, lies and disinformation the 1% and their media flunkies are sending our way. We see some of it already with the bogus issues of “fake news” and the contrived mime the Russians hacked the election in favor of Donald Trump. Listening to and participating in conversations with many of our people, bless their hearts, some actually believe the Russians influenced the 2016 election.
What we are seeing is an all out campaign by the corporate media to demonize Russian president Vladimir Putin, weaken incoming US president Donald Trump and obfuscate the fact the corporate media was totally wrong in their biased predictions about the 2016 presidential election results!
Trump won the election by focusing on the key electoral college states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, North Carolina and Wisconsin. In that regard Trump was successful winning traditionally Democratic states like Pennsylvania. The analysis of the election shows Hillary Clinton lost because she like Trump was not well liked but she lost the white female vote, she lost the blue collar vote and she failed dismally to rally the so called Obama coalition to vote for her. As a warmonger and the candidate from Wall Street her populous message was disingenuous, the people knew it so they didn’t vote for her.
That being said, this nonsense about Russia hacking the election is pure propaganda. First of all, the media is being deceitful by using the word hack. The Russians did not have access to US voting machines to hack them. The Russians did not infiltrate the various local polling places or manipulate the voting process in any way. The Russians did not spend hundreds of millions of dollars on ad campaigns or social media favoring Donald Trump. Even the US “intelligence” agencies admit Russia did none of this.
What we are seeing is a full court press by the corporate media and Washington establishment to intimidate and belittle Donald Trump. Both Trump and Bernie Sanders were correct when they stated the US political system is rigged against ordinary citizens, that large donations have tainted the whole process. The US Supreme Court allowed unlimited big money to control US elections with their Citizens United v FEC ruling. Now big money from the Military Industrial Complex, big pharmaceutical, insurance, media and corporate boondoggles are trying to make sure Trump doesn’t upset their business as usual apple chart.
The notion Putin directly hacked the DNC is preposterous. It is an attempt to obfuscate the fact Clinton and the DNC were exposed rigging the primaries against Bernie Sanders. Putin and Russia are also being demonized because he along with Iran and Hezbollah were invited by President Assad to help save his country, defeated the ISIS terrorist in Syria being funded by the US. http://www.globalresearch.ca/how-the-us-supports-the-islamic-state-isis-one-accidental-airdrop-vs-billions-in-covert-military-aid/5409449 How dare he thwart the US attempt at regime change in Syria!
The other reason Putin is being depicted as the villain is because the Military Industrial Complex and the US Deep State need a sovereign enemy to justify their imperialist policies and boondoggle spending. By now most people realize “ISIS” and “al-Qaida” (al- CIA-da) are a rag tag bunch of fanatics trained by Saudi Arabia and funded by the West to do the US’s dirty work. But the corporate mind control apparatus wants us to believe they are an independent self-sustaining global terrorist phenomenon.
We should question the so called intelligence agencies because they are the same folks who said Osama bin-Laden did 9-11, who said Saddam Hussein had WMDs, who said Assad gassed his own people, who told us Russia annexed Crimea (in 2014 Crimea voted overwhelmingly to rejoin the Russian federation.) Their track record is not so good. Trump should be skeptical. But to beltway crowd, questioning or disparaging the CIA , NSA, DIA etc is a no no. The last US President to stand up to the CIA was John F Kennedy and we know what happened to him. The last US Senator to publicly expose intelligence abuses was Idaho Senator Frank Church. To get back at him the CIA funded his opposition and he lost his bid for reelection.
2017 is barely started and the mind control apparatus is trying to gin up negative perceptions and hostilities that could lead to conflict (the US and NATO are ringing Russia with troops, missiles and conducting war games as we speak) and domestic discord. Don’t fall for the okey-doke, think for yourself and make up your own mind. Be vigilant, double check your information, don’t drink their Kool-aid.