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CJ Hopkins

Special counsel Robert Mueller (L) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

If Nietzsche was right, and what doesn’t kill us only makes us stronger, we can thank the global capitalist ruling classes, the Democratic Party, and the corporate media for four more years of Donald Trump. The long-awaited Mueller report is due any day now, or so they keep telling us. Once it is delivered, and does not prove that Trump is a Russian intelligence asset, or that he personally conspired with Vladimir Putin to steal the presidency from Hillary Clinton, well, things are liable to get a bit awkward. Given the amount of goalpost-moving and focus-shifting that has been going on, clearly, this is what everyone’s expecting.

Honestly, I’m a bit surprised. I was sure they were going to go ahead and fabricate some kind of “smoking gun” evidence (like the pee-stained sheets from that Moscow hotel), or coerce one of his sleazy minions into testifying that he personally saw Trump down on his knees “colluding” Putin in the back room of a Russian sauna. After all, if you’re going to accuse a sitting president of being a Russian intelligence asset, you kind of need to be able to prove it, or (a) you defeat the whole purpose of the exercise, (b) you destroy your own credibility, and (c) you present that sitting president with a powerful weapon he can use to bury you.

This is not exactly rocket science. As any seasoned badass will tell you, when you’re resolving a conflict with another seasoned badass, you don’t take out a gun unless you’re going to use it. Taking a gun out, waving it around, and not shooting the other badass with it, is generally not a winning strategy. What often happens, if you’re dumb enough to do that, is that the other badass will take your gun from you and either shoot you or beat you senseless with it.

This is what Trump is about to do with Russiagate. When the Mueller report fails to present any evidence that he “colluded” with Russia to steal the election, Trump is going to reach over, grab that report, roll it up tightly into a makeshift cudgel, and then beat the snot out of his opponents with it. He is going to explain to the American people that the Democrats, the corporate media, Hollywood, the liberal intelligentsia, and elements of the intelligence agencies conspired to try to force him out of office with an unprecedented propaganda campaign and a groundless special investigation. He is going to explain to the American people that Russiagate, from start to finish, was, in his words, a ridiculous “witch hunt,” a childish story based on nothing. Then he’s going to tell them a different story.

That story goes a little something like this …

Back in November of 2016, the American people were so fed up with the neoliberal oligarchy that everyone knows really runs the country that they actually elected Donald Trump president. They did this fully aware that Trump was a repulsive, narcissistic ass clown who bragged about “grabbing women by the pussy” and jabbered about building “a big, beautiful wall” and making the Mexican government pay for it. They did this fully aware of the fact that Donald Trump had zero experience in any political office whatsoever, and was a loudmouth bigot, and was possibly out of his gourd on amphetamines half the time. The American people did not care. They were so disgusted with being conned by arrogant, two-faced, establishment stooges like the Clintons, the Bushes, and Barack Obama that they chose to put Donald Trump in office, because, fuck it, what did they have to lose?

The oligarchy that runs the country responded to the American people’s decision by inventing a completely cock-and-bull story about Donald Trump being a Russian agent who the American people were tricked into voting for by nefarious Russian mind-control operatives, getting every organ of the liberal corporate media to disseminate and relentlessly promote this story on a daily basis for nearly three years, and appointing a special prosecutor to conduct an official investigation in order to lend it the appearance of legitimacy. Every component of the ruling establishment (i.e., the government, the media, the intelligence agencies, the liberal intelligentsia, et al.) collaborated in an unprecedented effort to remove an American president from office based on a bunch of made-up horseshit … which kind of amounts to an attempted soft coup.

This is the story Donald Trump is going to tell the American people.

A minority of ideological heretics on what passes for the American Left are going to help him tell this story, not because we support Donald Trump, but because we believe that the mass hysteria and authoritarian fanaticism that has been manufactured over the course of Russiagate represents a danger greater than Trump. It has reached some neo-Riefenstahlian level, this bug-eyed, spittle-flecked, cult-like behavior … worse even than the mass hysteria that gripped most Americans back in 2003, when they cheered on the U.S. invasion of Iraq, and the murder, rape, and torture of hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children based on a bunch of made-up horseshit.

We are going to be vilified, we leftist heretics, for helping Trump tell Americans this story. We are going to be denounced as Trumpenleft traitors, Putin-sympathizers, and Nazi-adjacents (as we were denounced as terrorist-sympathizers and Saddam-loving traitors back in 2003). We are going to be denounced as all these things by liberals, and by other leftists. We are going to be warned that pointing out how the government, the media, and the intelligence agencies all worked together to sell people Russiagate will only get Trump reelected, and, if that happens, it will be the End of Everything.

It will not be the End of Everything.

What might, however, be the End of Everything, or might lead us down the road to the End of Everything, is if otherwise intelligent human beings continue to allow themselves to be whipped into fits of mass hysteria and run around behaving like a mindless herd of propaganda-regurgitating zombies whenever the global capitalist ruling classes tell them that “the Russians are coming!” or that “the Nazis are coming!” or that “the Terrorists are coming!”

The Russo-Nazi Terrorists are not coming. The global capitalist ruling classes are putting down a populist insurgency, delegitimizing any and all forms of dissent from their global capitalist ideology and resistance to the hegemony of global capitalism. In the process, they are conditioning people to completely abandon their critical faculties and behave like twitching Pavlovian idiots who will obediently respond to whatever stimuli or blatantly fabricated propaganda the corporate media bombards them with.

If you want a glimpse of the dystopian future … it isn’t an Orwellian boot in your face. It’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Study the Russiagate believers’ reactions to the Mueller report when it is finally delivered. Observe the bizarre intellectual contortions their minds perform to rationalize their behavior over the last three years. Trust me, it will not be pretty. Cognitive dissonance never is.

Or, who knows, maybe the Russiagate gang will pull a fast one at the eleventh hour, and accuse Robert Mueller of Putinist sympathies (or appearing in that FSB video of Trump’s notorious Moscow pee-party), and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the special prosecutor. That should get them through to 2020!

C J Hopkins is an award-winning American playwright, novelist and satirist based in Berlin. His plays are published by Bloomsbury Publishing (UK) and Broadway Play Publishing (USA). His debut novel, ZONE 23, is published by Snoggsworthy, Swaine & Cormorant. He can be reached at cjhopkins.com or consentfactory.org

Feel free to come find him in Berlin and buy him a beer. He’s been known to frequent an assortment of extremely suspicious RUSSIAN establishments in Kreuzberg.


  1. peasant43 says

    Dear Off Guardian: I I enjoy what you do here, but this comment thread is a shameful waste of fossil fuel, just what I’d see in The Guardian (MSM). You must do better.

    • Admin says

      We don’t make the comments. People are free to say what they please – even at risk of your displeasure. That makes us nothing at all like the Guardian 🙂

      • Gezzah Potts says

        Admin: exactly…. or any other ‘resistance’ media (cough) outlet for that matter. Keep up the excellent work.

  2. Wilmers31 says

    I cannot go visit him in my old hometown, never lived in Kreuzberg.

    Can I please make a suggestion: Consider adopting Colluding Classes for ruling classes (‘The global capitalist ruling classes are putting down a populist insurgency, …’)

    The trad. term Ruling Class is still attached to nobility and hereditary status while the term Colluding Class points to their actions only and that people can become part of the Colluding Class when they agree to colluding practices. Think of then Chancellor Helmut Kohl; he was an upstart who colluded and became part of the Colluding Class (German: die Kungelklasse).

    The thrust with which the establishment in media (that’s all I see here in Australia) promoted Hillary Clinton was very sus and one sided.

    • Gezzah Potts says

      Wilmers31: the ‘media’ here in Australia are part of the brave ‘resistance’ battling fascism and populism and evil doers and all that…. They are so, um, balanced and impartial, they take my breath away with their fine work. Wilmer…. There is NO media here worth wasting even 5 mins of your time, except 2 okay ish exceptions: New Matilda and Independent Australia. And by OffGuardian standards, they’re both fairly tame. I avoid all mainstream media, including ABC. They are stenographers for Imperialism, Empire, and the status quo. There are vastly better places to get your news from. For example, have a look at Moon Of Alabama and The Saker.

      • Wilmers31 says

        I am not disagreeing, my strategy is to sort of pottering around a bit and look at topics, then engage a search engine. I also use mainly yandex browser which often makes interesting suggestions – no, not from Russia.

        One topic I could not get a grip on yet is the coal shipments to China issue. Apart from recent events being influenced by their coming summer season, the gas pipeline from Russia to China should have an influence on Chinese purchases from Australia. One pipeline is supposed to be finished at the end of the year, but the figures for capacity do not tell me if that’s big enough to have an influence on AUS coal or not. I think there’s at least one more pipeline in the pipeline.

        So – they discuss the failure to unload coal in China and have no clue what is or could be behind it.

  3. George Cornell says

    And that is a bad thing? Worse than the present lot of spineless fartcatching sycophants called Five Eyes? I am not sure.

  4. milosevic says

    by this time I have become a pariah in their circles.

    It’s fortunate, in a way, that those afflicted with stupidity, conformity, and cowardice, tend to be self-quarantining, as this reduces other people’s exposure to their noxious symptoms.

  5. Mucho says

    The relationship between Israel and Russia is there for anyone to see, in plain sight. One easy to verify part of that puzzle is the fact that EVERY Prime Minister of Israel, bar none, was either born in the USSR or is a direct descendent of parents born in the USSR! WTF!
    Brendon O Connell is one of the top researchers in this field, look for anything with him on YT. He has deleted his own channels on YT and Vimeo, but there are lots of mirrors of his work and radio broadcasts where he explains what he has uncovered. Here is one such film https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31YVmFpECec
    These guys (recommended by Brendon) are also putting out a lot of interesting stuff, TruNews https://www.youtube.com/user/TRUNEWSofficial/videos

  6. MichaelK says

    The BBC is already putting their initial spin on the Muellere report, by focusing on the reaction of leading Democrats, who are pressing for the publication of the entire report, as if there’s something that’s being hidden from public view inside it that’ll damage Trump. The central issue, why Mueller was even appointed; the Russian collusion allegation is being swept under the carpet. One BBC journalist even managed, again, to mention the hacking by the Russians of the Democrats and handing the information over to Wikileaks! The BBC is clearly partial and has an agenda, like the Guardian, and that is to undermine Trump’s position. That the BBC should be involved in this de facto conspiracy, which is shocking in its scope and implications, is, not surprisingly, something the BBC/Guardian axis has any desire to examine.

    Yet, one is still stunned by the levels of conformity and uniformity exhibited by our leading journalists, like members of a cult or a priesthood of Truth, determined to cling to their religious dogmas, despite the facts and evidence that point to them all being phamtoms and nonsense. That no one breaks ranks and has the wit or courage to admit this, is depressing. Where is that fearless champion of the Truth at the Guardian, Owen Jones when one needs him?

  7. Mucho says

    Blackstone Intelligence has done some good research into this, he says there is no doubt that Trump is very involved with Russia, especially the Jewish Russian Mafia, has been for decades. Here is a summary of what he says, also in relation to the Mueller investigation, from about 6:50 minutes in. Very good researcher, tonnes more info on his channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW5qH2Z4Hm0

    • Mucho says

      For the two thumbs down, here are some more links. Blackstone Intelligence again, a three part series on Trump’s ties to Russia. This guy’s research is second to none, meticulous and fearless.
      Trump’s Ties to Russia – Part 1 – From #Watergate to #Russiagate https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAaj9tEgga4
      Trump’s Ties to Russia – Part 2 – The Russian Mafia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mt9iXp8Qoo
      Trump’s Ties to Russia – Part 3 – Mafia Money Laundering https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oys42aeggFA

      • Tsar Nicholas says

        You are misleading people. Jake’s argument is that there are links between Trump and the Jewish mafia in Russia, which is not at all the same as saying that Trump is a puppet of the Russian president. If Trump is a puppet of any foreign power, that power is located at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.

        • Mucho says

          Where did I say Trump was a puppet of the Russian president?

        • Mucho says

          …….and I didn’t mislead anyone, I recommended that they watch the videos I linked to. It’s no wonder that we get nowhere with trying to wake up the general public, there’s always some snarly individual whose only goal is to confuse and create arguments. I posted some highly relevant material from an extremely good researcher, with lots of interesting, topical content, and all you can muster is a personal attack which clearly misrepresents what I have written. Interesting how your false accusation gets two immediate thumbs up.
          So what you are saying, is when I write “Blackstone Intelligence has done some good research into this, he says there is no doubt that Trump is very involved with Russia, especially the Jewish Russian Mafia, has been for decades”, that translates as “Trump is a puppet of Vladimir Putin”. Ok, whatever

          • Tsar Nicholas says

            You said that “Trump is involved with Russia.” In the context of a discussion of the Mueller “investigation,” that is tantamount to an accusation that Trump is involved with the Russian state.

            Words can have dire consequences, especially when thousands of nuclear warheads are involved.

            • Mucho says

              Trump is involved with Russia, get used to it

              • Yarkob says

                everybody is involved with Russia at some shady level or other. they’re a global superpower. it’s called realpolitik.

                trump may well be involved with the russian mafia. he’s definitely involved with chabad lubavitch, the jewish mafia, so it wouldn’t surprise me. but that’s not what muller was investigating was it? why? because his team is in way deeper with the same people.

                get used to it. no justice, just us.

                • Mucho says

                  It’s a shame people don’t watch the videos I link to, it seems the tendency is to assume you understand where I am coming from, you somehow know what the researchers I link to say without reviewing the content of what I post. You say, “but that’s not what Mueller was investigating”. Well, it’s certainly relevant and Jake covers that quite succinctly in the first video I posted……ie why they do not speak of the “real” links to “Russia”. You say “may well be involved with the Russian Mafia”. Why not watch the links, the whole point in posting them is to avoid stupid conversations like this and let professional level, quality researchers who spend their lives looking into this do the talking.

                  • Tsar Nicholas says

                    I watched the videos. That’s why I said you are misleading people and misrepresenting Jake Morphonios.

                    • Mucho says

                      Bullshit. “The whole Russian collusion thing. Yeah, he’s got ties to Russia, no question.” Jake Morphonios.
                      “The Jewish mafia in Russia is a de facto intelligence organisation for the Russian government, that’s where the collusion is”. Jake Morphonios.
                      There are two of several relevant direct quotes from the first video from Jake Morphonios. He makes references to direct collusion between Trump and Putin, which he describes as unlikely, but overall he says there absolutely has been collusion, more in relation to Israel, but with Russian influence too. He seems certain about that. I have in no way misrepresented Jake in any way and in my first comment I made it absolutely clear that it was more to do with the Russian Jewish Mafia.
                      Here is my first post again
                      “Blackstone Intelligence has done some good research into this, he says there is no doubt that Trump is very involved with Russia, especially the Jewish Russian Mafia, has been for decades. Here is a summary of what he says, also in relation to the Mueller investigation, from about 6:50 minutes in. Very good researcher, tonnes more info on his channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW5qH2Z4Hm0
                      You’re just another bullshitter, I’ve had enough of people like you

                • Mucho says

                  “trump may well be involved with the russian mafia. he’s definitely involved with chabad lubavitch, the jewish mafia, so it wouldn’t surprise me. but that’s not what muller was investigating was it? why? because his team is in way deeper with the same people. ” Exactly, the whole thing is just another charade

      • crank says

        I have tried to raise the question about the nature of the relationship between the Kremlin and Israel on these boards in the past, and the response has been mostly silence.
        If there has been a false dichotomy presented in Russiagate (you either join the McCarthyist hysteria or you must be ‘a Trump supporter’) then there’s a case that it is replicated on a wider scale in some parts of the anti-imperial Left – in a tendency to defend Russian government from scrutiny as a rightful reaction against the NATO coup in Ukraine, Syria etc.
        Who really is behind Donald Trump’s presidency? Is it a genuine ‘populist insurgency’ or a manufactured one? Did Trump’s circle have a relationship to the oligarchs who pillaged Russia in the 90s? What is the true nature of the relationship between Russia and Israel ?

        I don’t buy the line that we have been sold, the Trump marks some kind of departure point from Neoliberalism or Neoconservatism. Power continues aling a consistent trajectory, with a highly compromised puppet in front of the cameras. He is Israel’s president of the United States. He basically says it himself.
        Russiagate makes no sense to me without due consideration of the third party influence of Israel and its supporters (declared and undeclared) around the world.
        Starting in 1999, Putin enlisted two of his closest confidants, the oligarchs Lev Leviev and Roman Abramovich, who would go on to become Chabad’s biggest patrons worldwide, to create the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia under the leadership of Chabad rabbi Berel Lazar, who would come to be known as “Putin’s rabbi.”
        Jared Kushner is widely thought to be pulling the strings in the White House. He is a chabad man through and through.

        • crank says

          Is it even really right to call it the ‘Mueller’ investigation when the key figure seems to have been Andrew Goldstein ?
          [The ‘Warren Commission’ was really the Dulles commission; the ‘Kean and Hamilton Commission’ was really the Zelikow commission etc.].

        • milosevic says

          [Trump] is Israel’s president of the United States. He basically says it himself.

          Russiagate makes no sense to me without due consideration of the third party influence of Israel and its supporters (declared and undeclared) around the world.

          Do you not perceive a contradiction between these two statements?

          Why would the zionist elite instruct their legions of flunkeys, hacks, stooges, and other assorted sabbat goyim, to remove their own president from office, under the fake pretext of him being somebody else’s puppet?

          Perhaps there’s more to your theory, but this doesn’t seem to make sense at all.

          • crank says

            Why would the zionist elite instruct their legions of flunkeys, hacks, stooges, and other assorted sabbat goyim, to remove their own president from office, under the fake pretext of him being somebody else’s puppet?

            I don’t think that there ever was a genuine plan to try and remove Trump from office, not at the top. It has been shaddow boxing. My theory is that the Trump phenomenon was created as a response to the emergent online political discourse. The chans, the ‘pepe synchronicity’ and the ‘chaos magic’ were all easily shaped as part of a drive to harvest the dissenting internet politics of the right. The alt-right are all pro-Israel and anti-Muslim. Breitbart was a zionist. The infowars crowd of rightwing consiranoids became the base of Trumpian Qanon zealots. The past three years have been one conspiracy theory played off against another (Russiagate vs Qanon), both of which seem to avoid the role of Israel and pro-Israel political operatives in Washington and beyond. Trump is the Obama of the right. The liberal fake Left in America have their hate figure to distract from any self reflection. They will not look into the circle of Russian hot money coming through New York Jews of Russian descent who happened to have made Trump the man he is, because that is to them indulging in ‘antisemitic conspiracy theories’.
            The anti-imperial Left have written precious little about the Kremlin’s or Putin’s relationship with Israel. Is there not a contradiction there, in that such good terms seem to continue despite Israel’s determination to undermine Russia’s interests in Syria, in Ukraine, and through the Israel-US nexus? The AIL likewise seem fairly quiet about Russia selling high tech weaponry to Saudi Arabia when they rightly criticise the West doing the same.
            Putin is clearly not an expansionist, looks out for Russian national interests and has been demonised in the West. But are we not being played on several levels?

            It is a sketchy theory, I admit, but I am intrigued by conspicuous silences. What is the true nature of the relationship between Russia and Israel ? There defintitely is a lobby at work in the Kremlin. Putin seems to have set Judaio-Russian relations on a distinctly different footing right from the start, what is that about?
            Why does anyone think that Mueller has acted in good faith, the man’s a deceitful crook of the highest order?

  8. Nathan Mulcahy says

    There is nothing, absolutely nothing, in this piece that I disagree with. This is also exactly how I have felt about the whole Russia thing from the very beginning.

    I don’t even want to start with how I have been vilified by my “leftist” friends for my opinion. I’d love to tell them: I told you so. But by this time I have become a pariah in their circles. Oh well ….

    • milosevic says

      It’s fortunate, in a way, that those afflicted with stupidity, conformity, and cowardice, tend to be self-quarantining, as this reduces other people’s exposure to their noxious symptoms.

      • War on reality (aka the attempt to make your own), operates a self-limiting mind of judgement that reduces Life – and thus other beings to noxious symptoms. Badly in need of allies, such an isolating position must seek allies or reinforcements of social agreement as props to a one-up-man-ship or ‘power struggle’ of suppressions, denials and exclusions, such as to induce or demand allegiance in conformity of behaviour that generates elitist hierarchy of socially reinforced status.

        Perhaps the idea of Earth as a Prison Planet is this idea writ large. Although insane asylum might be more fitting – when limitations are operating to contain and mitigate self-harm.

        Any attempt to tell others what they do not want to know, or are unwilling to hear, meets with a communication failure.
        The mind can project into such a event from its own store of past learning so as to perhaps feel rejected, or confirmed in judgements of others as stupid or un-educatable or unfit, irresponsible and wrong.

        But a failure of communication may simply be mis-timed and mis-framed in terms of emotional need for support that is felt as an attempt to use or manipulate, so as to elicit being pushed away as a noxious symptom by reaction.

        War on reality sounds absurd stated as such. There cant really be a war or a winner but in illusions preferred over true.
        But our mind runs this as ‘judgement’ of selection and rejection according to a personal or private idea of fulfilment, that the reality of Life and others with whom we share it, can only fail, fall short, be inadequate or unworthy of, unfit for , lacking, treacherous and hateful, or evil.

        Rage at the Life of the World may be suppressed so as to only leak through, but has no sense of the conditions of self-definition that set it up. Being heavily invested in seeing Cause OUTSIDE itself – else the hatred and guilt would all come back upon the one who thought to have assigned or outsourced it from their sense of private control Incorporated.

        However the ability to decide is no less the ability to UNDO a decision – and open another way of seeing this. But no one can release or change what they are not the owner of. There is a very particular point here that is like steering into a skid – but ONLY to regain traction and a reconnected sense of truly being in the balance point relative to the forces of the current configuration. True control is not forced upon Life Others or Self, but revealed as flowing with and within all that is here. A LOSS of connection – or communication failure – can lead to reaction of judged reality in place of discerned reality. The first is a feeling-awareness and the second is emotion-driven thinking – which is backwards, because the emotion is a symptom or effect of the meanings given, but which are running invisibly to the mind that suffers them.

        Properly understood our feedback (experience) is valid ‘data’ from which to recognize (discern) obstacles or blocks in our thought, of core definitions and beliefs that otherwise are completely unconscious or hidden. This is not self-blame but the result of dis-investing the ‘blame-mentality’ so as to see what lies beneath – as awakened responsibility to change our mind about our mind.

        No one can be trapped in their own thinking but their thinking makes it so.
        That we are capable if not blindly habituated to ‘mind-traps’ by which we are then deceived unknowing is self-evident.
        Because I can essay to articulate this is no claim to be personally above it – so much as actively willing to pause the personal reaction and align in a willingness to listen that also moves me to act – and in this case – write.

        I cannot ‘get’ anyone on my wavelength who is not already open or opening to receive in a like willingness. That is how Life works – through resonant frequencies of communication that do not really ‘go’ anywhere to then ‘arrive’ somewhere else. But in our ability to make a world and be-live it is the capacity to let it serve the purpose of restoring communication, rather than interjecting judgements that filter, distort and block a private or substitution ‘reality’ in defence against a sense of being undone, overwhelmed, denied and invalidated by an inverted sense of truth.

    • Kathleen Lowrey says

      Invasion of the body snatchers is a perfect description of my conversations with 90% of my liberal intellectual friends whom I’d previously considered critical minded sharp cookies. Suddenly any ludicrous nonsense about Russiagate and how the election was “stolen” from a flinty eyed neoliberal imperialist who dripped disdain for “deplorables” was holy writ.

  9. mark says

    Russiagate was obviously a third rate hoax from the outset, perpetrated by Establishment Toady Spooks and Dirty Cops and their British counterparts, and amplified by the MSM to serve its own agenda.
    But CJ is wrong to say that there will be any meaningful repercussions for these people when the balloon deflates. There never is. WMD, Skripal, Litvinenko, Syrian Gas Hoaxes, Corbyn’s anti semitism, it all follows the same ready made script. Invent some fact free, evidence free pile of garbage, push this narrative in the MSM echo chamber for as long as you can, then just forget it and move on to the next one. Anyone who queries this or asks for some evidence (Corbyn/ Skripal) is just vilified and demonised as a traitor/ Kremlin agent/ anti Semite, whatever. This must be true, because Trump is a racist/ misogynist/ pussy grabber. So he must be guilty. Everybody knows that. Like everybody knows Jezza is an anti Semite. Like everybody knows Putin is just a crude kleptocratic villainous dictator/ thug.
    No Rachel Madcows or Anderson Coopers will lose their jobs over this. It will just be quietly forgotten.
    Then the same people will start similar corrupt, politicised judicial fishing expeditions into the tax and business affairs of Trump, his family and friends over the past 30 years. Or fabricate some sex charges against him like Assange.

    And I’m not sure that Trump will get another 4 years, no matter what nonentity is put up against him, like Kabbala Harris or O’Rourke. Trump only won last time by a very small margin in a few key states, with 3 million less votes. And that was against Clinton, the most corrupt, mendacious, discredited candidate in US political history. He did that by building a base and making a number of promises to them. The Wall/ Draining The Swamp/ pulling out of stupid foreign wars for Israel. None of these promises have been kept. If he loses these people, if they just stay at home, he is finished.

    And he will not be just a one term president. The Mullers, the Comeys, the Rosensteins, the MSM, the Dirty Cops, the Spooks, Hollywood, Wall Street, the feminists, the social justice warriors, they don’t just want him out of office. They want him dead. Impeached. Jailed. His business empire broken up. His money confiscated. His children and friends in jail. If he doesn’t win, this is what will happen. Trump needs to realise he is fighting for his life, and get that Wall built. If he doesn’t, and he loses, it doesn’t matter that he has broken all records in grovelling and pandering to Zionist and corporate interests. There won’t be any Presidential Libraries or $500,000 speaking engagements for him.

    Trump will be destroyed by lies and smears, just as he is currently trying to destroy Venezuela and Iran.
    Regime Change is coming home.

    • milosevic says

      Regime Change is coming home.

      I thought that boat had already left, or rather, arrived.

      • The first of such may have been Jupiter’s usurping of Saturn.
        Order didn’t have a name until it was perceived as overturned.
        While I doubt that that finds a recognition in a ‘modernity’ predicated upon ‘millions of years’ – in place of catastrophic trauma, the archetypes that run are what we take to be our ‘consciousness’.

        Overwhelming might as ‘Right’ is aligning under the idea of power over world and others – and the fight or flight response of its possession of control.

        The ‘Stockholm syndrome’ is a dissociated consciousness aligning under coercion in a way that gives loyalty in hope of being ‘loved’ – where not being hit or earning some mitigation of fear and pain under captivity operates the appeasement of and sacrifice to the god of terror.

        The ‘gods’ were in no sense associated with any ‘moral’ example – but of ‘War in Heaven’ associated with petty jealousy fuelling titanic tantrums of vengeance.

        Same script, different stage.

    • Kathleen says

      Lol “the feminists”. What DON’T they control?

  10. The Mueller investigation released its report last June. It did not show the desired results, was declared “incomplete.” The investigation resumed, with the final report scheduled to be released in November 2018. Once again, Mueller stated that there was simply no evidence that Russia “stole, interfered with, influenced, etc.” the election, and it once again fell with a thud. Apparently, Mueller was sent back once again to “find something.” Is it safe to assume that another Mueller “bombshell” will be released in the weeks just prior to the 2020 election?

    • George Cornell says

      The neverendum. I think you have summarized it admirably, and you did it without calling anyone anti-Semitic. Bravo. The notion that the election was stolen from the saintly Hillary was preposterous from the start.

  11. im aghast that this farce could go on for three years. what fools these mercans be.

    • milosevic says

      Coincidentally, or perhaps not, the Corbyn “anti-semitism” farce has been going on for approximately the same length of time. The chattering classes in Britain certainly need no lessons in robotic, conformist stupidity from the murkans.

  12. Paul says

    When will the British Intelligence Agencies come out as Trump Haters who tried to ensure he lost the election via the Steele Dossier? The top brass must have given the OK to him to leak and then publish his claims, he was after all a veteran of the Service with 30 years on post and 6 of them as Head of the Russia Desk, a senior position. It’s probably been explained that the ‘government’ isnt Involved – NOBODY is asking or telling them anything! Trump is perhaps saving up his attack when the Brits baulk over opening up the country to cheap American food, aware of the backlash from consumers and the agricultural industry that faces bankruptcy. He’ll insist and if it’s a Tory in power they’ll agree to whatever is demanded.

    • mark says

      Trump is well aware of British interference in the US elections and attempts to sabotage his administration. He has been returning the compliment by smiling nicely and sticking a knife into May every chance he gets over Brexit, and making her sweat. He will carry on doing this. He showed his contempt by ignoring May and ostentatiously spending time with Farage and lavishing praise on him.

  13. The maintaining of deceit by deceit operates beneath the script of the world.
    Nietzsche’s final insanity may have been the result of seeking strength against evils.
    Rather than find strength in a true appreciation shared.

    There are times when I think simply to refer to Job and Satan (love of form – or rather the love of fantasy enacted upon forms), is the nature of NOT buying into or being baited to reaction by deceits as a result of uncovering a deeper intuitive faith in existence by simply staying open and with what is – without buying into it as Reality itself. No one need be a meteorologist to recognize a climate of fear and manipulation.

    In this way every noticing of deceit uncovers a correspondence within myself BECAUSE I paused from reacting in its framing and listened or rested into a direct and true appreciation from which to live. FROM such a perspective I can see what I could not see from within the framing of the mind in reaction.

    This is not so different as using the ‘hackers’ to identify my own ‘back doors’ or vulnerabilities and addressing them. It also becomes a way of noticing the thought and framing that I use as an indication of where I am coming from, so as NOT to persist in what doesn’t extend a true appreciation or witness – which I also like to spell as with-ness, because nothing is truly shared in a world of secrets and lies – and sharing life – feels to be the nature of a true freedom – because it is not the result of manipulative fantasy upon relationships and world, so much as a gift known and shared in the giving.

    Entanglement in polarised identities that are predictable and therefore manipulatable is a result of forgetting what actually identifies us truly – in a case of mis-taken identity.

    To my understanding, the attempt to control reality (perception-outcomes) can only result in undermining the very basis of the attempt. Death and destruction – which includes degradation of consciousness and loss of creative appreciation or expression – are the certain or logically inevitable outcomes of war on truth. What else would anyone expect! Postponing the inevitable then becomes the name of a game of musical chairs in which pushing others down, works the attempt to stay in the game by paying the price it demands.

    The replacement of humans by robots is the inducement to yield up the will, for a fantasy of control. Nothing new here. But we might arrive at our starting place and know it for the first time.
    Justified hate, usurps the mind.
    Is there a ‘greater love’ that waits beneath or outside the frame of such a grotesque parody of life – for our recognition and welcome?
    Do the thoughts we hold determine what we then see and ‘love’ by assigning worth to?
    Can we be induced into ‘loving’ to hate in such a way that must then hate to love?

    Are the ‘lead players’ serving the revealing and awakening to deceits by the very nature of so openly engaging them? Is the revealing of our mind to ourselves what ‘apocalypse’ means; the revealing of what was hidden?

    • milosevic says

      The replacement of humans by robots is the inducement to yield up the will, for a fantasy of control.

      New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators

      The creators of a revolutionary AI system that can write news stories and works of fiction – dubbed “deepfakes for text” – have taken the unusual step of not releasing their research publicly, for fear of potential misuse.

      OpenAI, an nonprofit research company backed by Elon Musk, Reid Hoffman, Sam Altman, and others, says its new AI model, called GPT2 is so good and the risk of malicious use so high that it is breaking from its normal practice of releasing the full research to the public in order to allow more time to discuss the ramifications of the technological breakthrough.

      At its core, GPT2 is a text generator. The AI system is fed text, anything from a few words to a whole page, and asked to write the next few sentences based on its predictions of what should come next. The system is pushing the boundaries of what was thought possible, both in terms of the quality of the output, and the wide variety of potential uses.

      When used to simply generate new text, GPT2 is capable of writing plausible passages that match what it is given in both style and subject. It rarely shows any of the quirks that mark out previous AI systems, such as forgetting what it is writing about midway through a paragraph, or mangling the syntax of long sentences.

      • There is another angle to ‘news story’ and that is to create beliefs in target of the power set against them such that its actual capacity can be negligible but the sense of being outnumbered or overwhelmed can defeat without even a battle being engaged.

        The whole shebang is one of manufacturing perceptions by which to advance private agenda.

        The credulity given to ‘scientific and technological progress’ is not tempered by the desecration and degradation of its development.

        This is not to say that ingenuity cannot be harnessed to pay and privileges so as to extract the maths by which to define for the purpose of predicted control – but the ‘side’ effects of such ‘control’ are not heeded by the pay and privilege of those who see their own validation or vindication in such ‘victory’ over life.

        The contrivance of complex financial instruments by which to package toxic debt does not merely relate to banking – but to EVERY aspect of narrative or mind control. Howbeit we are deceived by the mind of hidden denials, diversion, distractions and dissociation to have made a World in which to kill the Soul.
        Truth is not at war with fantasy – but in reacting to the phishing ruse, we open such an experience as our reality and die upon it, over and again.
        Fantasy operates a replacement or substitute for truth – but once SEEN as such can no longer operate as true – because even if you try to ‘go back’ you will know what you do.
        Therefore it is not given us to use truth as a weapon against the freedom to engage in fantasy – but that we generate defences against truth, and experience them as our own entanglement and subjection. In other words as a realty-experience overlaid on the true of being – such as to deny it our recognition and acceptance.

        Rather than seek in the world for whether Snowden is an A.I psyoperative, or merely trained or programmed to play the role, seek in our being for the love of truth – in which nothing need be censored in terms of self-support or threat, because truth is a condition of power at rest in the balanced interplay of all that IS present.

        The idea of asking ‘what am I?’, or what IS life – as awareness of existence? – asserts LACK of knowing BY active belief in the quest-ion of a mind-led reflection in exploration and development from the IDEA of separating from Self or Reality – so as to ‘create’ an object model of definitions, a world or projection.
        But we thus asked the only thing in all the Living Universe that does not know – and learn to see only as it sees.

        The mind has a capacity to override or disregard and dissociate the heart’s knowing – which is wordless and formless and needs the mind to attend and blend in the fulfilment of true desire reflected known and shared. The heart knows when it is not heard or seen, and the need to share drives a sense of denials needing to be released that the mind hates and fears in its fantasy of ungrounded freedom from relational integrity now perceived as threat of chaos and loss.

        The outsourcing of mind to form, to rules and tools, that become our masters, runs the devolution of Consciousness under the vanity of a self-inflation set up to fail at the very pinnacle of its accomplishments.
        The forms are different – but the archetypal patterning is the same.

        The term intelligence can be used to mean many things and is often used for specific forms of problem solving or mental abilities without regard for context. So the idea of extending it or adding it or enslaving and controlling it – are all part of the belief of needing more. A sense of lack.

        That processing of information reduced to binary data can operate mechanically at great speed and little apparent cost is a replication in virtual terms of the taking of the mind of judgement of good and evil – as IF to be as gods over or power over our own creation. The reduction of open or full spectrum communication to ruled fight of flight responses of a personal and private or secret agenda, is the condition of believing ourself subject to our own intent coming back at us – but as if itself a cause. A secret mind, defended against exposure, gathers ‘intelligence by which to persist, but cannot know anything directly without ‘coming out’ from the mask. And so declares there IS no such knowing, relationship, communication or love of a shared appreciation, and demonises it under shifting narratives of guilt and terror symbols that only assert a past and future to validate a present dictate of sacrifice to its appeasement.

        In the idea that we are always using 100% of our innate Intelligence but to generate an experience in which we experience only 0.001%, we are then seeking expansion via the development of mechanical substitutes for what we already are – but have hidden or ruled out – so as to maintain the illusion of power that is associated with destruction and disempowering as a form of ‘creating’ outcomes of privately asserted ‘meanings’.

        How deeply and darkly do you want to take the idea of a hate, loved for the power that can seem to be gotten from it?
        If I knew I was holding a hot coal to my breast I would not need a thought to release it. But while the idea of grievance and vengeance screams at the injustice of others, or the world and of a god, power or life that made such horror, pain and loss – then I am ‘looking out’ through the lens of a mind set at the mercy of others and an irrevocable past – stamped like a boot on what might have faced into a presence truly shared – and who knows what that would unfold?

        Ah …the ‘Unknown’ is where room 101 is waiting like a jack i the box.
        Or is it what we project our deepest and unconscious fears onto and expect, and so experience and are overwhelmed, without even ‘coming out’ of our jack in the box. How much are we ruled, governed or structured and captured by belief-thiefs? If I saw I was so deceived I wouldn’t need a thought to release it.

  14. ZigZagWanderer says

    Mueller will serve his Nothingburger with a splash of innuendo salad . Both sides will claim victory and the circus will move on .

  15. Michael Arturo says

    The mainstream has already begun to pivot to White Nationalism as the next great threat to the world. For my part, a handful of leather clad bikers out for a week end to salute days gone by is not the real threat. The ones whose parents cheat them into college who’ll eventually filter through the upper echelons of society as doctors, lawyers, judges and politicians are the real “white menace”. Privilege is and has been the greatest threat to America. Privilege got us into never ending wars in the Middle East, privilege sunk the economy in 08, privilege got us the choice between Hillary and Trump, privilege manufactuered Russiagate, it is privilege of the moneyed elite that creates the propaganda to keep the status quo steps ahead of the rest of us. The defeat of Russiagate is but a minor setback for them. The 2020 election will now be run on the threat of White Nationalism. Watch out for a half-assed rally in South Carolina to make world headlines.

    • Cicatriz says

      You’d think that with the white nationals mostly consigned to small peripheral groups keeping away from civilized society, it was job done. Of course it wasn’t though, the last thing that authority wants and needs is peace and harmony. However, considering that the mainstream appears to be going out of it’s way to annoy every group that isn’t the ‘cosmopolitan’ ‘liberal’ class they may eventually reach the point where the entirety of the rest of the political spectrum will work out who the problem is.

      I’ve been thinking for some time now that modern identity politics was born from the financial crash and the occupy movement as it looked like too many people were beginning to realise the game was rigged. When libertarians and socialists are pointing to the same set of problems, conservatives and anarchists making pretty much the same complaints the possiblity of full system collapse was on the cards. Something was needed to get those groups fighting each other again.

      I now think that this was achieved a little bit too effectively and the political class have bought into the hysteria that they themselves carefully cultivated. This is the problem with sophistry, repeat the same garbage ofent enough, and you eventually start to believe it.

      • As a capitalist state, every aspect of our lives is determined by income/class status. Starting with Reagan/Thatcher, years of work went into pitting middle class against poor, workers against those who are phased out of the job market. In the US, this is the issue that split apart the Dem Party voting base. Liberals point to race/gender/age, Russia and Israel, anything to keep attention off of this fact.

        • milosevic says

          Liberals point to race/gender/age, Russia and Israel

          If there is one thing that “liberals” most definitely DO NOT point to, it is Israel and its supporters.

          As seen most acutely in Britain, the standard “liberal” tactic is to smear the people who raise class issues, as “anti-semites”. Perhaps they believe that semitism IS a class issue. Perhaps they’re right.

          — but don’t let political and social reality get in the way of your sleazy hasbara operation.

    • George Cornell says

      white nationalist have about zero power and zero influence, when last I looked. It doesn’t seem to matter how absurd the manufactured bogeyman is, people still seem to buy it. Once again, you can imagine how the FBI and NSA are told to let them be, because they will be useful distractions , aiding in electing an unprincipled Clinton clone.

  16. One wonders what could happen to the Clinton Foundation…..and anyone like to compile a full list of possible prosecutions over all this….who will be deemed a national disgrace…..who will be heading for the dumpsters….

    • George Cornell says

      Yes their attempts to evade scrutiny and accounting must say something. But similar scrutiny is due the donors. Everyone knew the Foundation was a family scam, especially the donors who were under no delusions that they were paying for a quid pro quo.

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