Democrats and establishment Republicans, of course, talk openly about election interference where it does not exist. Meanwhile, anti-establishment figures who talk about it where it does exist can expect censorship or legal persecution. Everyone understands the two different sets of rules. Thus, after nearly seven years, Clinton could sit for an interview and still pretend that she did not have a hand in fabricating a Russian collusion narrative. She could lie about Putin and Russia because she knows she will face no consequences. Clinton could do these things because Psaki, former Biden White House press secretary, operates as a shill for the establishment. Far from calling out Clinton’s obvious lies and hypocrisy, Psaki teed up questions designed to encourage them. “He has intervened in our election in the past,” Psaki said of Putin. “It’s not something — as you experienced first hand — it’s not something we talk about a lot. Do you fear that that is something that could be happening for 2024? And do you think we should be talking about it more?” Clinton then concocted an answer that took nearly three minutes to deliver. “Well, I think we should be talking about it more because I don’t think — despite all the ‘deniers’ — there’s any doubt that he interfered in our election,” Clinton said. Putin interfered in the 2016 election because, as Clinton explained, he simply does those things. According to the warmongering former secretary of state, Putin “has interfered in many ways with the internal affairs of other countries.” She called this his “opus operandi.” No doubt sensing that her mounting lies had caused her to misspeak in Latin, Clinton shifted to a reliable tactic. Putin interferes in other countries’ affairs and elections, she predictably insisted, because “he hates democracy, he particularly hates the West, and he especially hates us.” Thus, Putin divides Americans while grasping at Ukrainian territory. He operates that way. As Clinton put it, “that is who he is.” “I said that for years,” she added. “Part of the reason he worked so hard against me is because he didn’t think that he wanted me in the White House.” How hard did Putin work to defeat Clinton? According to Time, Russian sources purchased $100,000 worth of Facebook ads during the 2016 election cycle. The establishment has a near monopoly over the dissemination of information and opinion. Federal agencies, Big Tech, Hollywood, universities and the media spread the establishment narrative far and wide. On the other hand, the vast majority of people who voted for former President Donald Trump control nothing. They have no institutional power. To find truth, they must look somewhere outside institutional channels, for they know the establishment has lied to them for decades. But Russians poured a comparatively paltry $100,000 into ads on a social media platform Trump voters distrust. And this made all the difference! Then, with Trump in the White House, Putin…did nothing. Instead, he waited until after Trump’s presidency to invade Ukraine. Putin does those things. The real purpose of continuing to conjure the Russian bugbear, of course, lay in its utility to the establishment narrative. Clinton described Putin as “this authoritarian dictator who literally kills his opposition, kills journalists, poisons people who disagree with him, invades other country[ies], interferes with our election,” and “that is part of the alternative we have to reject in this election.” In short, Trump wants to do what Putin does, so we must fear them equally. The establishment, of course, would never try to kill opponents by indicting them and condemning them to die in prison. America’s government would never demand the extradition of an inconvenient journalist who exposed its lies. Clinton herself would never invade and wreck other countries. And U.S. intelligence officials would never interfere with an election by falsely dismissing as “Russian disinformation” harmful truths about their preferred candidate’s son. Instead, establishment figures like Clinton go on talking about election interference and authoritarianism as things others do. They can say those things. No one punishes them for lying. If you anti-establishment types question the legitimacy of an election, however, say goodbye to your freedom. Powerful people will silence you. Democracy requires it. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
“I fear that the Russians have proved themselves to be quite adept at interfering and if he has a chance, he’ll do it again.”@HillaryClinton on Putin’s potential election interference in 2024 pic.twitter.com/wW5FXBvF4J— Inside with Jen Psaki (@InsideWithPsaki) September 24, 2023