Those responsible for our safety don’t seem to fully realize the danger our country faces. They are trivially squabbling, too naive or too handicapped by their vanity.
It seems Slavic minds, sharpened by centuries of cruel deceit and conquest and deeply rooted in unwavering love for Russia, brought us down into a circus-like grotesque. They created such a deep distrust among us that we treat even our intelligence community as if it were our enemy.
An isolated West is what the Russians want. Like it or not, we are global. Ownerships of assets are so closely connected internationally, that while politically we may see ourselves as independent, business is so complexly intertwined that isolation is impossible. Only if our political ideology is integrated with the reality of global business can we survive as the great nation we have been and still see ourselves as.
Disruption of international partnerships and treaties governing the interactions with the rest of the free world will allow the Russian empire to exploit the economic weaknesses individual nations have.
Russian leadership, forever set on conquest, has never changed. From the plots of the Boyars under the Czars to the Stalinist politburo, disguised now by Putinesque charm. They have sacrificed their own people for Mother Russia. Against that background what would let anyone think they could be reliable partners for economical or moral reason.
In November it was difficult for me not to join the many that saw a better future in the leadership of Donald Trump and I was not able to cast my vote for president. The very traits I saw as detrimental to his ability to lead us have become apparent. Being used to imposing his will in his business without dissent provided him with marginal managerial experience and makes him vulnerable to the criticism any leader of our country had and will endure. Instead of forging ahead with what needs to be done he has allowed himself to engage in absurd battles with not only the press but also with the majority of those that are a quintessential part of our government. The consequences of that essentially immobilized an already quite impotent Congress.
The question should not be whether anyone on our end, most likely unwittingly, colluded with Russian efforts to destabilize our democracy. Don’t focus on who fell into the traps set, even so some have let themselves be seduced by the lure of money gains. The real witches are not among us. They sit in the Kremlin and watch with glee their success in having created our dilemma and the looming break-up of the European Union, threatening the loss of that strong alliance. We need to protect ourselves from them by setting the bar of deterrence so high they will cease and desist. The Senate has recognized this and acted.
It can only be hoped that the globalist wolves in patriotic sheepskin at the helm will not weaken Congress’ efforts to protect our democracy and full independence. If they do, whether out of naivety or hoping for business gains, I will be more fearful.