In Multipolarity

By Glenn Greenwald, published in The Intercept, Aug. 8 2016  (with extensive images and references)

A frequent weapon for Democrats in the 2016 election is to publicly malign those they regard as critics and adversaries as Russia sympathizers, Putin stooges, or outright agents of the Kremlin. To put it mildly, this is not a new tactic in U.S. political discourse, and it’s worth placing it in historical context. That’s particularly true given how many people have now been targeted with this attack…

The infamous Senator Joseph McCarty who led the Cold War witchhunt against left-wing thought in the United States during the 1950s

The infamous Senator Joseph McCarty who led the Cold War witchhunt against left-wing thought in the United States during the 1950s

There are so many levels of irony to the Democrats’ reliance on this ugly tactic. To begin with, one presidential candidate who actually has significant, questionable ties to Russia is named . . . Hillary Clinton…

But by far the greatest irony in all of this is that Democrats have now explicitly adopted the exact smears that were used by the Far Right for decades to demonize liberals and the left as disloyal Kremlin stooges. For the entire second half of the 20th Century, any Americans who opposed U.S. proxy wars with Russia, or advocated arms control deals with them, or generally desired less conflict, were branded as Useful Idiots of the Kremlin…

Read the full article at The Intercept weblink above.

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