Great video making the Russian aspect of the derangement syndrome more understandable: The Establishment's Russia Fixation Takes A Dark Turn: An Interview With h NYU & Princeton Professor, Stephen F. Cohen
One article from National Review (sorry but with NYT etc being as unreliable as Prof Cohen points out in detail, where to go): The Antithesis of Obstruction
- The Left loves narrative. The ever-expanding story manipulates time, space, and detail to fit a thematic framework. Political narrative has some surface appeal, but it is deeply flawed. It obscures plain and simple truth.
Great ambition, getting to: "simple" truths. Then again, I'm all for balance:
Why CIA Vets Say Putin Hates America—And Why President Trump Can’t Trust Him
That last article is interesting but might miss the point in one staggering sense: the whole misunderstanding of America=World=Progress. From Russian and also Trumpian perspective, being interested in ones own
concerns is always leading. And also unavoidable. In other words: many foreigners and "new right" movements would describe American foreign policy dogma, including of course most of the intelligence community as fundamentally insincere: lead by a certain kind of ideology of some global concern. The core of the discussion ends up being: aren't people pretending
to have global concerns while under the hood it's still only advancing only
own interests: the "disease of conceit" (yes like that old Bob Dylan song).
On the whole topic I'm still somewhat divided. Is it really impossible to have concerns over the globe in terms of peace, climate, freedom and equality without being driven by smaller concerns only valid for your own particular circumstance? Is the power of self-deceit really that big? Or is about the megalomaniac ambitions of the self? As a thinker, it's easier to ask questions than to definitely answer them. But lets say there are just too many
things pointing to a developing delusion having more and more of the modern world in its grip. But while a conservative outlook (or even any Russian one) might be more realistic
, my question is more if it's viable
as policy. And I really doubt that, even more so than I doubt the delusion of having universal, global concerns.