The real decisions in the post-national, undemocratic superstate are made in Brussels by unelected bureaucrats of the so-called EU Council of Ministers. And they are already funding an operation, the East StratCom Task Force, which since March 2015 propagandizes against both EU and U.S. citizens opposed to the policies of Cold War 2.0 and US/NATO provocations toward Russia. Strangely enough, the latter group of Americans smeared as purveyors of ‘Kremlin disinfo’ by Czech eurofanatic Jakub Kalensky and his team at @EUvsDisinfo includes one Alexander Emmerich Jones (@RealAlexJones), the Austin, Texas-based host of Infowars.com.
Why does James “Winston” Smith the Russia Analyst, an American, mention the peculiarity of Jakub Kalensky, a Czech citizen, choosing to smear a fellow American in Alex Jones as a Kremlin disinfo asset? Because we believe it cuts to the heart of whether the European Union (EU) is defending free speech and democratic nations from misinformation peddled by Russian media outlets — or if the EU(SSR) is simply acting as a tottering supranational evil empire, attacking anyone who dares criticize Brussels. Especially when those critics don’t live in the European Union, or happen to be American citizens, like Charles Bausman the publisher of Russia Insider, living in Moscow.
However let me be the first to warn them, if @EUvsDisinfo is bold enough to attack the likes of ‘King of Conspiracy’ Alex Jones with his microphone and YouTube channel listened to by millions every week, that eventually some prominent person in the U.S. is going to tell Mr. Kalensky and his colleagues where they can stick their EU flags. Perhaps while in the company of UKIP champion ‘Mr Brexit’ Nigel Farage, who (sadly) has denied he’s moving to the States (but seems rather fond of Trump Tower and visiting the U.S. frequently anyway).
— Russia Insider (@RussiaInsider) November 25, 2016
Although we weren’t alive for the worst of the Red Scare in the 1950s, we don’t think anyone was this exercised about Radio Moscow which any American with a short wave receiver could listen to (along with the chirping of the so-called ‘Russian woodpecker’) at night during the first Cold War. Throughout Cold War 1.0 it was the Soviets who had to jam signals from the Voice of America (which the Russia Analyst’s Soviet Union raised father in law can still recall listening to in secret), and force their citizens into reading banned samizdat in the shadows, not the confident ‘free world’. It was the Soviet dominated East Germans, not the West Germans or Americans, who had to build a physical wall to keep their people from fleeing the ‘workers paradise’.
It was the Nazis and later the Soviets, who had to ban the ‘forbidden fruit’ of jazz or rock and roll. If you make the moral teachings of ‘mad’ Russian monks or the Eurasianism lectures of Alexandr Dugin dangerous ‘bad think’ instead of laughing them off, you only increase their appeal, alongside the views of newly minted Russian citizens Jeff Monson and Steven Segal. What we see today in the (post)Western world is a rising authoritarian globalism masquerading as ‘freedom and democracy’.
As Yasha Levine, the son of Soviet Jewish emigres writes:
Today somehow RT and Sputnik International, which just a few years ago we were confidently told no one but cranks living in their mothers’ basements read or listened to, are considered by a European Parliament majority to pose serious threats to the survival and stability of the supposedly largest economic bloc on the planet? How weak and pathetic and close to USSR-style dissolution is the EU admitting itself to be? It’s as if Brussels were to catch a whiff of Russian propaganda with a cold, it would die of pneumonia and 5 Star Movement driven Italexit and lira-printing heart failure the next day.
There’s also the amusing irony that an official EU mouthpiece which claims not to officially speak for the Eurocrats in Brussels is attacking Alex Jones, thereby confirming the Infowars’ talk radio host narrative of fighting globalists. What could after all be more globalist than professional trolls like Mr. Kalensky being paid with EU or even U.S. (via State Department grants or in-kind promotion) taxpayer money to attack American and European (Dis)Union nation state citizens as Kremlin stooges?
If we were in Mr. Jones’ shoes (and no we don’t know him personally), we’d take Mr. Kalensky’s throwaway ‘drive by media’ line: “Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is running the pro-Kremlin outlet Infowars.com, explained to his viewers that the US (which he claims is controlled by George Soros) has already declared war against Russia (http://bit.ly/2eK9wYI).” from the November 8, 2016 issue of Disinformation Review, and print it out in large letters. Then we’d tape it to a gun range silhoutte target featuring an EU flag, take it to Red’s Guns shooting range outside Austin, and blast away at it with an AR-15 while filming the whole thing for Mr. Kalensky and his EU Stratcom team’s enjoyment on YouTube. Then on camera, we’d invite Kalensky or one of his similar eurocrat pansy colleagues to come to Austin for some cold Shiner Bock beer, Stubbs BBQ and hotel stay at my expense to see for himself whether FSB/SVR agents are roaming the halls of Infowars headquarters (as opposed to a single young female Russian translator, likely married to a Texan), supervising all the supposedly pro-Putin messages being disseminated therein.
Hey Jakub –can you sing the lyrics to “Country Boys Can Survive!” in Czech? Or have you ever heard an Alex Jones listener good ole’ boy who didn’t want to elect Hillary explain to you the finer points of a 1930s-40s Brno works 9 mm parabellum or Vz24, and then offer to take you shooting with one here in 2nd Amendment loving America? Or ask for your opinion of Ivana Trump as the next United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic?
It is always nice to see that your work can make people happy. Meet Maria Zakharova from the Russian MFA pic.twitter.com/NOg4zyv2zK
— Jakub Kalenský (@kalenskyj) November 25, 2016
We’ll come back to the issue of — ahem — naming and shaming the yelping attack dogs for the dying European Union/Atlanticist globalist empire in a separate post, addressing the Washington (Com)Post‘s promotion of the ludicrous PropOrNot.com website. But first, let’s look at the broader context. Why of all weeks since the start of Cold War 2.0 with the U.S. sponsored Maidan coup d’etat followed by the Russian Spring and return of Crimea to Russia did the European Parliament’s Russophobes decide to have their hissy fit this past week?
@MaxBlumenthal 54 likes on FB. Self-declared anonymous ‘experts’. Suspect (to say the least) methodology.
Yeah, seems legit, WaPo. pic.twitter.com/Hlyd7L22BD
— Matthew Elliot (@matttbastard) November 25, 2016
Could it be due to the failure of both Kiev and EU produced propaganda to sway Americans not to vote for Donald J. Trump, after The Donald promised “getting along with Russia” in speech after speech? Could the EUrocrats be terrified that with the winds of change blowing from a Trump White House after January 20, 2017 their and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s diehard position of no compromise on anti-Moscow sanctions will look increasingly isolated and ridiculous? What about, as the Russia Analyst mentioned in a previous post, the distinct possibility of @EUvsDisinfo or for that matter U.S. taxpayer funded RFERL raging when ‘radical right wing pro-Russian’ parties they’ve demonized like France’s National Front and Germany’s AfD have their spokeswomen Marion Maréchal-Le Pen or Frauke Petry invited to Washington (if not the White House) as guests of the President’s adviser, Stephen Bannon?
— Russia Insider (@RussiaInsider) November 25, 2016
Perhaps that sound of screeching you hear coming from the European Parliament and the EU Stratcom Task Force offices is just that: the wails of those who will soon be irrelevant, ignored by their own European nations’ business lobbies rushing to restore trade with the Russians — and those whose opinions already have been ignored by the electoral majority that put Donald Trump into the White House. And which will soon God willing send Marine Le Pen to the Elysee Palace:
— NumbingDisasterAnon (@NumbingDisaster) November 15, 2016
— TheOrdinaryMan (@theordinaryman2) November 24, 2016
And as an added bonus for the Eurocrats, we have this ‘thank you card’ from PolitRussia and ‘Putinist’ Ruslan Ostashko: