Election Meddling is Ok If We Do It By Charles Taylor

     The crazed Russia meddled in the US elections frenzy continues, and no doubt will for all eternity, or until the next president does what the establishment wants, and declares war on Russia, dooming the US to oblivion. Now we have the CIA openly admitting that the US meddles in elections of other countries all of the time, but that is fine because, well, we are the good guys:
  http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/18/mcmaster-fbi-indictments-prove-russia-meddled-in-us-elections.html 
  https://www.rt.com/usa/419124-us-meddles-elections-cia-moral-right/ 
  https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/17/sunday-review/russia-isnt-the-only-one-meddling-in-elections-we-do-it-too.html 

“Bags of cash delivered to a Rome hotel for favored Italian candidates. Scandalous stories leaked to foreign newspapers to swing an election in Nicaragua. Millions of pamphlets, posters and stickers printed to defeat an incumbent in Serbia. The long arm of Vladimir Putin? No, just a small sample of the United States’ history of intervention in foreign elections.

“If you ask an intelligence officer, did the Russians break the rules or do something bizarre, the answer is no, not at all,” said Steven L. Hall, who retired in 2015 after 30 years at the C.I.A., where he was the chief of Russian operations. The United States “absolutely” has carried out such election influence operations historically, he said, “and I hope we keep doing it.”

     Thus, the entire narrative collapses, since it is hardly reasonable to regard the US as the “good guys” today, uncritically. If the US can interfere in elections, then so what if the Russians did? Isn’t that just globalism in action? Have a bit of multiculturalism, please!

 

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