By Dr. Boyd D. Cathey
The “Russians Did It!” canard is alive and well, with each day bringing one more “leak,” dressed up in Deep State “drag” to resemble “a threat to the republic,” “collusion,” or, maybe—they hope—“treason.” The latest “event,” splattered all over MSNBC and CNN and The New York Times, is that during a formal banquet for the members of the G-20 and their wives in Hamburg, Germany, President Trump walked over to join his wife (who had been seated next to Vladimir Putin at the dinner table) for a few minutes, and chatted for a few minutes with “the new Hitler”!
Heaven help us and our national security!! Another “meeting,” another previously-unrevealed conversation between Trump and his puppet-master! Where are James Bond and John Le Carre when we need them? Of course, the fact that this brief encounter happened in the presence and earshot of the other presidents, notables, and their wives, in public, makes absolutely no difference to the Mainstream Media [MSM]. Or, to quote a couple of unhinged Democratic congressmen: “Any meeting with a Russian is a meeting with an agent and spy for the Russian government!”
And, so now, I must also confess my guilt. You see when I was a doctoral grad student in the University of Navarra in Spain, I had a good friend (he was a roommate for one semester) who was a Russian. His name was Yevgeny [Russian for “Eugene”], and I seem to remember that his family—I believe his last name was Sheremetev—had been exiles since the 1920s. But, alas, now I know—since he was a Russian and he was desirous of being my friend, obviously he was plying me for intel and information! And, yes, I admit it, I discussed all sorts of things with him, and I probably revealed all sorts of very important details and privileged secrets: how many students were in my graduating class at Garner High School, my father’s military history during World War II, my involvement as a student in politics, and my girlfriends. Alas, I am certain that, according to those Democrat congressmen and Deep State masters, I engaged in “collusion”! And, now, I am worried that black, blinded SUVs, with Washington DC license plates, will be stationed outside my humble house …. Will I be called before Congress to testify? Do any of you know a good attorney who might defend me pro bono?
The president’s commission on potential voter fraud is running into stiff opposition. Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was named by the president to head a bipartisan Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity to investigate thoroughly and prepare a report on any voting irregularities or fraud, including possible voting by illegal aliens. Remember that the media and Democrats ridiculed the president’s claim that possibly several million illegal votes may have been cast this past November. They assured us: It didn’t happen, there is no evidence. Okay, said the president, I’ll name a commission to investigate the question, which is exactly what he did. So, now, as the Kobach Commission requests information on voter rolls [which is, in fact, public information] from the states, the commission has met with push-back and refusals, and the MSM is screaming bloody-murder. And, just yesterday the Congressional Black Caucus demanded [it’s always a “demand” with those folks!] that Kobach be fired.
But, why? If there is no illegal voting, no election fraud, why would they be so unhinged and frenzied in attacking the work of the commission? Aha, you see, their response is that the commission’s activities signal an attempt at “voter suppression” of minorities, immigrants, poor folks—in other words, the Democratic dependent blocs. Thus, the real reason emerges from the political rhetorical muck: “Those illegal voters, those non-citizens, those illegal aliens, those thousands of dead people in Cook County, Chicago and elsewhere, all those folks are OUR folks!How dare you question THEIR ‘right’ to vote!”
And the implication here goes to the very heart of their playbook: The United States has become, for them, a “universal nation” for which there are NO borders and which is open to ANY refugee or illegal immigrant, as long as, that is, that person will become a part of the bloated congerie and motley crew of dependent Democratic minority and pressure groups. That’s the real reason … and, again, most of the GOP is AWOL.
~ Dr. Boyd D. Cathey is an Unz Review columnist, as well as a Barely a Blog contributor, whose work is easily located on this site under the “BAB’s A List” search category. Dr. Cathey earned an MA in history at the University of Virginia (as a Thomas Jefferson Fellow), and as a Richard M Weaver Fellow earned his doctorate in history and political philosophy at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain. After additional studies in theology and philosophy in Switzerland, he taught in Argentina and Connecticut before returning to North Carolina. He was State Registrar of the North Carolina State Archives before retiring in 2011. In addition to writing for The Unz Review, Cathey writes for The Abbeville Institute, Confederate Veteran magazine, The Remnant, and other publications in the United States and Europe on a variety of topics, including politics, social and religious questions, film, and music.