Every now and then I clean out piles of wood and other stuff that has accumulate in the back yard.  I am both amazed and impressed by the number and variety of the ‘bugs’ that scurry for cover when I turn over that last item, closest to the ground, that has been covered by the stuff on top. The critters scurry everywhere.

This is the feeling I’m getting hearing about, reading about and being exposed through research into the cold war now in full swing against the U.S.A. as well as other nations who haven’t succumbed to the Russian organized crime syndicate.

When the U.S. and the west ‘won’ the arms race against the U.S.S.R. and the Russian economy collapsed, the people who ran the counter intelligence operation in Russian learned a great lesson ”economic warfare is more powerful than bombs and bullets warfare”. They learned this lesson and begin to apply it to the U.S. and other democracies: If you want to control these democracies, just buy their politicians and better yet find those useful idiots who would run for office and fund them from the start.House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia

I’ve been reading House of Trump / House of Putin by Craig Unger.  It is enough to give you nightmares.  Starting in the 1980s, before the fall of the U.S.S.R the KGB had its eye on D. Trump. The culmination of their efforts was expressed in a toast given by Vyacheslav Nikonov on November 9th, 2016: “ Dear friends, respected colleagues!” Nikonov said. “Three minutes ago Hillary Clinton admitted her defeat in US presidential elections and a second ago Trump started his speech as an elected president of the United States of America and I congratulate you on this.” C. Unger

The lesson learned by House Russia is that money is the life blood of power and it can be used to get the results you desire.

Grafiti on a wall - Who's a Good Boy? taken by anokarinaFor the U.S.A. this means nothing short of replacing a democratic republic with a fascist oligarchy with Russian calling the shots.

Now let us return to the critters scurrying from the light of day when the bottom log is turned over.

It is no longer a question of “if” the Russian mob interfered in the U.S. election of 2016 and continues to the present, it is a question of who has been bought and owes their allegiance not to the electorate but to their owners.

Take for instance the actions of the RRs (Russian Republicans) who have spent their time investigating the law enforcement officials who have been investigating the depth an breadth of the Russian involvement with U.S. elected officials.  Why are they doing this, on its face, traitorous act?  They answer: “It’s the Deep State that wants to bring down” our dear leader by exposing the Russian involvement!    That’s supposed to be a bad thing? As is often said by those who want security over freedom: “if yo have nothing to hide, they why are you protesting, why not reveal all?”

The problem is that this rot goes far deeper and wider than is easily imagined.

It is now NECESSARY that EVERY politician and candidate, from the state level to the national level PROVE to us, the voters, that they are not bought and paid for Russian agents.  It isn’t enough to point to dark money sources and claim “who knows” where the funds come from.  People, both real and corporate persons donate.  EVERY donner back to the original source of funds must be exposed to the light of day.  This applies to ANY CANDIDATE who accepts money for any reason, and for those rich enough to self-fund, the origins of that wealth MUST be revealed.

The idea in the U.S.A. was a government of, by and for the PEOPLE, not the MONEY and the founders understood this from the beginning.

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Feature image: Who's a Good Boy? taken by anokarina (Flickr/CC).
J.J. Hayden

J.J. Hayden

J.J. Hayden is a retired Professor of Instructional Technology and is a card-carrying “computer geek” having begun working with what then passed as “computers” in 1961. He spent his first 35 years attempting to help his fellow Mississippians before leaving to settle in Covington, Georgia. He is an Episcopalian from birth and a member of Church of the Good Shepherd.  His recent activities include establishing the East Metro for Social Justice wiki as a collection point for local resources as well as an online calendar which is a collecting point of listings of progressive activities & events. His periodic rants can be found at his Facebook page.  He is also Drum Sergeant emeritus for the North Georgia Pipes & Drums.