Russian Meddling: Gagging on the Irony, by Charles Hugh Smith

When it comes to meddling in elections and the domestic affairs of other nations, the US may be the world champion, and it’s also the world champion hypocrite about it. From Charles Hugh Smith at

The irony that is most gagging is that America’s power elite is destroying the nation’s social order by its concentration of wealth and abuse of power.

The irony of the Deep State’s obsessive focus on “Russian meddling” in the precious bodily fluids of our hallowed democracy is so overwhelming that it’s gagging. The irony is a noxious confluence of putrid hypocrisy and a comically abject terror at the prospect that the citizenry may be awakening to the terrible reality that America has lost its soul as well as its democracy.

The foul stench of hypocrisy arises from the long and sordid history of America’s meddling in the internal politics of virtually every nation on the planet— a deeply entrenched policy of meddling on such a vast scale that the Deep State minions tasked with projecting a wounded astonishment that some foreign power has the unmitigated gall to attempt to influence our domestic politics must have difficulty restraining their amusement.

America’s foreign policy is one of absolute entitlement to influence the domestic affairs and politics of every nation of interest, which to a truly global empire includes every nation on the planet to the degree every nation is a market and/or a potential threat to U.S. interests.

Assassination of elected leaders–no problem. Funding the emergence of new U.S.-directed political parties–just another day at the office. Inciting dissent and discord to destabilize regimes–it’s what we do, folks. Funding outright propaganda–one of our enduring specialties. Privatizing public assets to reward our cronies and domestic corporations–nothing’s more profitable than a public monopoly transformed into a privately owned monopoly.

(If your nation hasn’t been targeted for intervention and campaigns of hard and soft power influence, we apologize for the oversight. We’ll get to destabilizing your political order and economy just as soon as the queue of pressing interventions clears a bit.)

One of our most effective means of meddling is economic.First we press the targeted foreign government and civilian power centers–universities, corporations, banks and other institutions–to liberalize the economy and banking system to allow foreign credit and investment in, under the guise of encouraging beneficial development.

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2 responses to “Russian Meddling: Gagging on the Irony, by Charles Hugh Smith

  1. Yes the world would be a far better place if we retreated into splendid isolation as we did after WW I. The world is a better place for America’s non involvement in Weimar Germany, Mussolini’s Italy or 1930s Japan. Look what happened in Venezuela and Tehran!

    Tell us when you believe diplomacy and power politics have ever been tidy, humane events.


    • What makes you think that the US pursued isolation after WW1? Prominent US businessmen, with the government’s blessing, helped fund the Soviet Union (see Anthony Sutton, Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development). The US government provided back-door financing of Europe’s war debts (see Garet Garrett, The Bubble That Broke The World). When Mussolini and Hitler came to power, they too received fulsome support from much of the US business community and their political henchmen (for instance, Henry Ford and Prescott Bush). You delude yourself if you think that a non-isolationist US would have stopped those two, when in fact prominent elements in the US provided financial and moral support once they came to power. As for the Japanese, I can’t say if it received support from the US before World War II, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they did. The isolationist movement, while popular, never acheived any influence or prominence within either the government or the group, now known as the Deep State, that pulled the government’s strings.

      You need to read some history other than US government-approved texts and fiction acclaimed as serious history by the mainstream press and literary establishment.


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