What’s So Awful About Foreign Interference?

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      ZimInSeattle
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      The idea that our “democracy” is under attack by foreign adversaries rings hollow to anyone who thinks about it for more than a second or two, or rather it should. The reason is obvious: we don’t have a democracy to attack.

      What we have are more or less – generally less — democratic elections.

      For the past five years or so, we have been told repeatedly that our “adversaries” – Russia and China, the enemies our military-industrial complex and our foreign policy establishment yearn for, along with “rogue” states like Iran — seek to demoralize us by interfering with those elections.

      Good luck with that! Republicans especially, but Democrats too, can and do demoralize us far more effectively than Russian or Chinese trolls possibly could.

      One has to wonder why foreigners with malign intent would even bother. The best explanation is: they do it because they can. The next best is: because they want to give us back some of our own medicine. Both could be, and probably are, true.

      More: https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/10/18/whats-so-awful-about-foreign-interference/

      "Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime" - Aristotle "The more I see of the moneyed peoples, the more I understand the guillotine" - George Bernard Shaw "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, will make violent revolution inevitable" - JFK #SurviveAndRevolt

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      MistaP
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      3 years running and they haven’t been able to tell us what “foreign interference” there was other than a puny sliver of political social-media posts being situated east of the Oder and the Sudetens

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      Bearian
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      Hobbit709
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      We do it through high-minded ideals. They do it through base politics as usual.

      And if you believe that, have I got a deal for you.

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

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      Robot X
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      Oh FFS! We burn countries to the ground and murder thousands upon thousands of innocent men, women, and children with our interference. And these people are pearl clutching over a couple of social media posts?

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