This appears to be an excellent time to remind ourselves that MAGA has all the time been a Russian-backed operation to weaken each side of basic Western liberalism in the USA, particularly our adherence to democracy. Putin and his allies discovered a Republican get together that does not wish to face the altering demographics and values within the trendy United States. Trump can cite “No collusion” all he desires however it’s a incontrovertible fact that the Russians dumped cash straight into the NRA, totally backed Trump in 2016, absolutely did it once more in 2020, nonetheless makes use of Tucker Carlson as propaganda on Russian tv, and – as Marjorie Taylor-Greene turns into extra influential than even John McCain may need been at his peak, Russia makes use of MTG to make Putin’s case right here in the USA that it’s Joe Biden who’s chargeable for all these Ukrainian deaths.
Had we simply left Ukraine to its personal defence, we may have had Russia as an ally, in response to Marjorie however we blew it. We helped Ukraine and now Ukrainians are dying. It’s Joe Biden’s fault.
Earlier than you guffaw and say “Nobody will imagine her,” simply this morning there’s a new YouGov ballot out displaying that 68% of Fox viewers imagine that January sixth was primarily instigated by the Left to make Trump look dangerous.
So, although Marjorie’s minute-long diatribe is self-contradicting and unprincipled, it represents the considering of many MAGA voters. Putin has no company on this in any respect. The US is chargeable for the horrors in Ukraine, in response to Marjorie:
Marge Greene tonight says that Putin simply needed to be our buddy and ally, however we blew the chance by supporting Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/ZU9sKBRu48
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 2, 2022
MAGA was born as an up to date model of the long-held KGB doctrine that America might be destroyed from inside if the Russians may simply acquire management of 1 American political get together. From the Nineteen Fifties to the Seventies, Russians targeted on the American left. By the early twenty first Century, Russia was dumping cash into the NRA, and the management was near-cemented within the 2016 Republican get together conference when the Trump group demanded just one change to the Republican platform, that portion that opposed the 2014 Russian invasion of a portion of Ukraine. MAGA was Russian-produced then, MAGA is Russian-produced now.
In 2020 the GOP did not have a platform. Autocrats do not have “coverage beliefs,” they imagine in energy.
We might all do nicely to simply accept the truth that the leaders of the Republican get together look to the Russian authorities and see what they need. A one-party state, run by the precise individuals, with out time on your niceties, and basic liberalism. Fascism is a a lot better system when the first purpose is maintaining rich conservative white males on the prime. Regardless of yeoman’s work by the Choose Committee, issues proceed to fall into place to make sure that we get there, even when Trump goes to jail, see our newly freed SCOTUS. Eliminating stare decisis might be important to instilling a brand new kind of American authorities, one that’s constitutional in title solely.
Marjorie Taylor-Greene does not have the mental capability to set out her argument in any form of believeable means, however she’s giving us the principle gist right here. We should always by no means have stood up for democracy. We may have been allies with Russia (would not which have been nice) however now she worries we can’t be allies for a very long time. We blew it. The US may have been fortunate and been Putin’s buddy, as an alternative we selected to destroy Ukraine.
Putin could not inform the story higher.
Jason Miciak believes a day with out studying is a day not lived. He’s a political author, options author, creator, and lawyer. He’s a Canadian-born twin citizen who spent his teen and faculty years within the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He now enjoys life as a single dad of a younger woman, writing from the seashores of the Gulf Coast. He loves crafting his flower pots, cooking, whereas additionally finding out scientific philosophy, faith, and non-math rules behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please be happy to contact for talking engagements or any issues.