Competing Fear Campaigns As World Keeps Moving Toward The Abyss

by William Skink

A week of pipe bombs and the immigrant caravan culminated in the arrest of a MAGA nut with a long rap sheet on Friday. Both wings of our corporate political party are ramping up the fear ahead of the midterms, and these two news stories are like Christmas gifts come early for political operatives.



An active shooter situation developing this morning in Pittsburgh will provide another opportunity for corporate media to ratchet up the fear-mongering. And it’s working. I’ve heard several people at work reference how scared and overwhelmed they feel about current events.

The initial fear-mongering campaign deployed against Trump after his election was of course Russia. Russia, Russia, Russia!!! After the midterms, Politico is warning hopeful members of the resistance they should prepare to be disappointed:

President Donald Trump’s critics have spent the past 17 months anticipating what some expect will be among the most thrilling events of their lives: special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report on Russian 2016 election interference.

They may be in for a disappointment.

That’s the word POLITICO got from defense lawyers working on the Russia probe and more than 15 former government officials with investigation experience spanning Watergate to the 2016 election case. The public, they say, shouldn’t expect a comprehensive and presidency-wrecking account of Kremlin meddling and alleged obstruction of justice by Trump — not to mention an explanation of the myriad subplots that have bedeviled lawmakers, journalists and amateur Mueller sleuths.

Perhaps most unsatisfying: Mueller’s findings may never even see the light of day.

Not to worry, members of the resistance, your efforts have not for naught. Tensions with nuclear-armed Russia are absolutely terrible and getting worse, especially after Trump announced that the US will leave the INF Treaty:

President Trump has been moving toward scrapping the three-decade-old treaty, which grew out of President Ronald Reagan’s historic meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev in 1986. While the treaty was seen as effective for years, Russia has been violating it at least since 2014 in an effort to menace other nations.

But the pact has also constrained the United States from deploying new weapons to respond to China’s efforts to cement a dominant position in the Western Pacific and to keep American naval forces at bay. Because China was not a signatory to the treaty, it has faced no limits on developing intermediate-range nuclear missiles, which can travel thousands of miles.

Does worsening relations with Russia please the resistance?

I guess nuclear armageddon would be one way to rid the world of the Trump regime.

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I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
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5 Responses to Competing Fear Campaigns As World Keeps Moving Toward The Abyss

  1. Djinn&Tonic says:

    Only ten days left until election … note that they’re transitioning over to the “Synagogue Shooting” now. I think we can safely say the Khashoggi affair has been buried. Arms sales to continue. ON WITH THE SHOW!

  2. Big Swede says:

    Just walk away.

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