Here’s how voters may want to assess the reported Russian hack:
1. What is being reported:
a. the Russians hacked both Democrat and Republican servers and/or computers.
b. the Russians only released what they found out about the Democrats b/c they wanted Hillary Clinton to fail and Trump to be elected.
c. Trump “knew before election day” the Russians had hacked the servers but no date specified.
d. The GOP knew it had been hacked by Russians.
e. CIA releases “report” to confirm those claims as “high confidence” and follows with assertion they know Putin was directly involved.
f. Election outcome not affected (even president says so) but electoral process meddled with.
g. Calls for investigations and response.
Whether you are glad Trump got elected or upset that Hillary did not win, I don’t think any of us wants election meddling by a foreign power. However, we also do not want a few individuals and groups – an oligarchical establishment – to wield the excessive power they do to hack and hijack our elections either.
Yet the 2016 presidential primary and general election campaigns bore testimony to just such excessive power. That America’s plutocrats and politicrats and their organs of disinformation failed demonstrated two things. First, their failure cast light on the hardships and mighty struggle of the common American and his distrust of the way things weren’t working for him, because they weren’t intended to. Second, it cast light on the establishment’s unpreparedness for Trump’s unique candidacy and politicking.
Bet on the establishment to work overtime to figure out that candidacy and that politicking and to adapt to it so they do not experience a second defeat of their purposes.
Voters must ever be vigilant and ever make their will known with zeal and industry. Every side in the establishment is out to mislead you, to lie to you, and even to use the truth against you and for themselves. I have never forgotten a line from The Exorcist in which Father Merrin, the aging, veteran exorcist, tells young Father Karras, who barely believes what is happening, to beware when they are in the room facing evil directly because it is most dangerous when it “mixes truth with the lies.”
How does all this apply to the Russian hack?
Whether you supported Hillary Clinton or not, the truth is the establishment wanted her because Trump threatened their rule and security, even though he himself was a billionaire. The plutocrats and politicrats and their organs of disinformation (nearly every major media outlet) labored exhaustively to laud Clinton and disparage Trump and to shape the way voters thought.
I’m a Cold War Kid, so I hate the Russians. In this context, that term means the old style Russian government, military, intelligence, and media operations in play by Putin, a former KGB agent. I do not mean the Russian people, who are tough and have borne their share of hardship and war. I do not want the Russians to hack servers and computers in our public or private sectors. The United States should respond, quietly, surgically, effectively. Perhaps we already have.
While the Russians acted illegally and for their own purposes, if in fact they performed the hack, American citizens did benefit. We got to see what Clinton, many of her top aides, and other important Democrats genuinely thought about we common Americans and the policies they wanted to put into play and their collusion with the media. I was appalled. I can’t think of enough words to describe the lack of integrity among people who should have borne the highest integrity: hypocrisy, duplicity, prejudice, bias, ill will, and an utter disregard for the truth and the benefit of Americans and our culture.
Now gulp down this dose of Reality: The Russians aren’t the only ones who hack. As citizens, we have been hacked by our own spy agencies and huge, greedy corporations and tech behemoths who believe our personal business is their business and their right. The fingerpointing and cries against the Russians are the highest hypocrisy of the establishment and its lying media disinformers, all which endorse and/or perpetrate spying on the American people.
The Russians have an excuse: they can say they are our enemies or competitors in the global marketplace. But Google, Verizon, Microsoft, the NSA, the CIA, the FBI, Samsung (a Korean company), Facebook, to name a few, are spying on us and collecting and keeping data on us for their own insidious, selfish, greedy purposes, and seeking to control us. They are destroying the fabric of privacy and human decency and of American life. Frankly, their intentions are evil and they act evilly. They are anti-God because they want to become God. They think they need and deserve to know all about everyone. And legislators don’t give a damn because they are bought and paid for. They are traitors. There is no American dream any more, just an American nightmare.
The presidential race of 2016 may be our last or one of our last free elections. We have a far worse problem than the Russians, and it comes from inside the country and our souls. Clinton was not the answer this country needed. Maybe Trump won’t be either. We can only hope in God and band together as common American citizens to secure our future and the future of our posterity as our Forefathers intended.