This seems like a good time to remind yourself that MAGA has been a Russian-backed effort to weaken every aspect of classic American Western liberalism, especially our insistence on democracy. Putin and his allies have found a Republican party that doesn’t want to confront the changing demographics and values of modern America. Trump can quote “no collusion” as he likes, but the truth is that the Russians dumped money directly on the NRA, fully supported Trump in 2016 and will definitely do it again in 2020, still using Tucker Carlson As propaganda on Russian TV, and – as Marjorie Taylor-Green became more influential than John McCain was in his prime, Russia used MTG to make Putin’s case in the US that Joe Biden is responsible for all Ukrainian deaths.
If we just let Ukraine defend itself, we could have made Russia an ally, but we screwed up, Marjorie said. We helped Ukraine and now Ukrainians are dying. It’s Joe Biden’s fault.
Before you laughed and said “no one will believe her”, just this morning there was a new YouGov poll The results showed that 68% of Fox viewers believed that Jan. 6 was largely instigated by the left to make Trump look bad.
So while Marjorie’s minute-long diatribe is paradoxical and unprincipled, it represents the thinking of many MAGA voters. Putin has no agency at all in this regard. According to Marjorie, the U.S. is responsible for the terror in Ukraine:
Marge Greene said tonight Putin just wants to be our friend and ally, but we’re missing out by supporting Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/ZU9sKBRu48
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 2, 2022
MAGA is an updated version of the KGB’s long-held belief that if the Russians can control an American party, the United States can be destroyed from within. From the 1950s to the 1970s, Russians focused on the American left. By the early 2000s, Russia was dumping money on the NRA, and control was all but cemented at the 2016 Republican convention, when the Trump team demanded only one change to the Republican platform, the part against the 2014 Russian invasion of the United States . part of Ukraine. MAGA was produced in Russia at the time, and MAGA is now produced in Russia.
The 2020 Republican Party has no platform. Dictators have no “policy beliefs”, they believe in power.
We are all willing to accept the fact that Republican leaders are pinning their hopes on the Russian government to see what they want. A one-party state run by the right people with no time to savor and classic liberalism. Fascism is a better system when the main goal is to keep wealthy conservative whites at the top. While yeoman is being worked on by select committees, things continue to fall into place to ensure we get there and see our newly released SCOTUS even if Trump goes to jail. Breaking away from the principle of precedent is essential to instilling a new type of American government that is nominally constitutional.
Marjorie Taylor-Greene doesn’t have the intellect to formulate her arguments in any credible way, but she gives us the main points here. We should not stand up for democracy. We could have been allies of Russia (that wasn’t great), but now she worries that we won’t be allies for a long time. We’re screwed. America could have been lucky enough to be Putin’s friend, but we chose to destroy Ukraine.
Putin could not have told the story better.
Jason Miciak believes that a day without learning is a day without life. He is a political writer, feature writer, author and lawyer. A dual Canadian-born citizen, he spent his teenage and college years in the Pacific Northwest and has since lived in seven states. He now enjoys the life of a single father to a young girl, writing on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. He enjoys making pots, cooking, while also researching philosophy of science, religion and the non-mathematical principles behind quantum mechanics and cosmology. Please feel free to get in touch for a presentation or any concerns.