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Here We Go: The Secretary of the Navy Just "Resigned" Over Trump's Love of War Criminals

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Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel11/25/2019 8:15:46 am PST

re: #254 Shiplord Kirel, Friend of Moose and Squirrel

I don’t doubt that Fundy sleaziness and opportunism had been identified by analysts beforehand, but I also think it was pretty far outside the actual operatives’ experience and they would therefore have been surprised that it actually worked, or possibly at the magnitude of how well it worked.

I would also like to learn more about clandestine Soviet support for the far right well back in the Cold War. The right was fanatically and noisily anti-communist, of course, but their activities would still have served several Soviet objectives. The first would be to encourage extreme isolationism. The John Birch Society was, and still is, notably isolationist. They opposed not just the Vietnam war but the NATO alliance and even NORAD and the Rio Pact. The Republican right had very deep roots in the pro-German isolationist movement of the early 40s and organizations like the Ku Klux Klan have no comprehension of foreign alliances or common interests at all.

Another Soviet objective would have been to discredit anti-communism in general by associating it with racism. In this the Klan, the National Review, and many other right-wing stalwarts were very helpful. Soviet propaganda always put great emphasis on the radically anti-communist Klan in particular.

I think we might find out more if a new Democratic administration, hardened by the Trump disaster, decided to quit giving these traitorous bastards a pass on their constant subversion of American ideals.