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The Russia Interference Narrative is McCarthyism Reborn in the 21st Century

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  • At least within the limits of its influence over public opinion, Russiagate has been very effective at propagating militaristic and authoritarian views.
  • Related: Special Project | Russiagate: The American Boogeyman

Rainer Shea, Ghion Journal

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January 27, 2019 | It’s been so effective because it’s exploited a crisis-the crisis of the Trump presidency-and turned much of liberal America’s attention towards fearing a manufactured foreign threat. As Glenn Greenwald recently wrote about this manipulation: “A new generation of Democrats, politically engaged for the first time as a result of fears over Trump, [are] being inculcated with values of militarism and imperialism, trained to view once-discredited, war-loving neocons such as Bill Kristol, Max Boot, and David Frum, and former CIA and FBI leaders as noble experts and trusted voices of conscience.”

I’ve found that these beliefs make up the pro-imperialist worldview which Russiagate enforces.

https://i0.wp.com/ghionjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Rainer-Shea-1.jpeg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1 / Rainer Shea uses the written word to deconstruct establishment propaganda and to promote meaningful political action. His articles can also be found at Revolution Dispatch.

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Related:

Special Project | Russiagate: The American Boogeyman, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest

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Story 1: Why I’m Sick and Tired of Hearing About Russiagate * Story 2: How Pro-War Democrats Use Russiagate To Bloat the Military—And Why That’s Dangerous * Story 3: What Russiagate Skeptics Get Wrong * Related: Five Things That Would Reduce Out of Control Russophobia * Related: How Russia Became “Our Adversary” Again
 

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