So let me get this straight. Putin has by financially supporting, organizing, and using social media fake news blitzes has slowly been orchestrating the destruction of the Western World.
This is why, although he is not particularly homophobic, Putin has made laws in Russia discriminating against gays. Which in turn is winning the hearts of the rest of the world. Here in the United States at a meeting sponsored by Russia that brought far right social conservatives together one participant stated, ‘they wish they had a strong president who was willing to make the tough calls over social issues like Putin.’ As we know Putin supported the election of Donald Trump. We are learning daily more and more how this was done. Studies show Trump was elected by poorly educated rural, and white men and women who wanted to “take back their country” or “make America great again.” This is a group Putin has been promoting and cultivating in America for a while. He has learned that by supporting these groups he can tear at the fabric of Western civilization. “It’s asymmetrical warfare—this is KGB stuff—where you’re carefully funneling money into propaganda to nudge people,” said Charles Crawford, a former British diplomat who worked in Moscow before he was appointed British ambassador to Sarajevo, Belgrade, and then Warsaw.
Russia has been giving cash and support to far right media outlets in Western Europe. Voice of Russia, a state radio station that was folded into Sputnik in 2014, gave $470,000 to a French web TV channel founded by a former Front National advisor. The state-owned outlet also partnered with the Italian Lombardy-Russia Cultural Association, which was founded by the far-right Lega Nord.
Radical right-wingers campaigning for Britain to leave the EU were also invited to events hosted by Russia. Nick Griffin, the former leader of the racist British National Party, and Jim Dowson, the founder of Britain First—a far-right street party, attended a conference of neo-Nazis in Saint Petersburg last year.
In France, The Front National received a $10 million loan from the Kremlin-linked First Czech Russian Bank in late 2014, and the party’s leader Marine Le Pen reportedly has made several trips to Moscow, meeting with Putin in secret.
The reason the far right shows no concern that Trump praises Putin is that Putin has been silently working with and propagandizing these folks for quite a while through fake news blitzes, seminars, and money. Did you know that Putin was the figure behind the California exiting (Calexit) from the United States movement?
Which brings us to we now know Putin had a hand in the Brexit movement in England [unclear]. He has a hand in the far right French candidate Marine Le Pen’s rise. She promotes France leaving the European Union. He is attacking the European Union, one of the strongest opponents of Russia through the use of their far right political groups. The idea that NATO is outdated, if one was to follow the trail, would probably have a Russian influence behind it.
One of the reasons Crimea was so pro Putin was his recent conversion to far right social concerns. A similar thing is happening in Chechnya where his influence is behind the new concentration camps for gays. It is becoming more and more obvious that the former KGB master has learned to manipulate the uneducated and socially conservative groups to help them develop nationalistic policies which can only enhance Russia’s ability to maneuver politically and militarily throughout the world.
Trump, Brexit, and maybe the election of Marine Le Pen in France are Putin’s successful war on the West. He is destroying the West by using their freedoms of the press, speech and rights to assemble against them. These freedoms are all closely monitored in Russia to the point they are not freedoms.
I remember a time when the far right accused the left of being stooges for the Russian government; boy how the times have changed. The once patriotic far right have, knowingly or not, embraced Putin and the Russian Government. Of course their beliefs have always bordered on the fascist side. Most believe in a superior race (America was created by whites), superior sexual orientation (homosexuality is an abomination), superior religion (Islam is religion of violence), nostalgia for a lost homeland (Make America Great Again), and censorship of views they do not like (no funding for National Endowment for the Arts).
I write all this to so that next time you face a flag-waving, conservative Christian, know they are all part of the Russian warfare on America. No matter how hard they try to convince you they love God and America more than anybody else, remember they are really part of the new Russian Scare.