The Fake News conspiracy is starting to lose steam. It’s time to bury it completely. But this won’t happen because the “Fake News” narrative is another propaganda tool that is being used to distract the public’s attention from a collapsing economy and political system.
Paul Craig Roberts sent around an article that cites a former top NSA official who states explicitly that the NSA would have evidence of Russian influence on the election. Apparently it has none:
If the idiots in the intelligence community expect us to believe them after all the crap they have told us (like WMD’s in Iraq and “no we don’t collect data on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans”) then they need to give clear proof of what they say. So far, they have failed to prove anything.
Which suggests they don’t have proof and just want to war monger the US public into a second cold war with the Russians.
After all, there’s lots and lots of money in that for the military-industrial-intelligence-governmental complex of incestuous relationships
This article is a must-read: No Evidence Russia Hacked The Election.
The Russian/Fake News narrative is designed to foment Cold War 2.0 with Russia. Russia and China are working – understandably – to remove the dollar as the world’s sole reserve currency. The only means by which the U.S. can try to stop this is military. It’s beginning to escalate into a dangerous game. Trump seems to be perpetuating it by rhetorically fanning the flames with China in the South China Sea.
When an Empire is collapsing, history tells us that the Government foments “patriotism” through the heavy application of propaganda that is used to support rampant imperialism. This is where the U.S. is right now.
Of course, Trump’s motive for enabling the Fake News narrative to perpetuate is to distract attention from his cabinet appointments, which have a decided Big Oil and Big Bank flavor to them. So much for draining the Swamp.
This chart from William Banzai is priceless: