Two things:

  1. It is not in any way, shape or form normal or acceptable to accuse someone of being a “shill for the Kremlin” just because they disagree with you. You have been trained to believe that this is normal over the last year, but accusing people who disagree with you of conducting psyops for a foreign government has never, ever been an acceptable way to conduct political discourse.
  2. I wouldn’t deny Russia’s attempts to influence foreign opinions and elections any more than I would deny America’s. Of course Russia employs propagandists and hackers, but “it totally seems like something Russia would do” is not the same as proof. The fact the people selling Russiagate to us keep getting caught in lies and deceptions without providing any evidence of hacking means we should treat the entire establishment Russia narrative exactly the way we should have treated the entire establishment Iraq narrative.

I write about the end of illusions.

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