The Russians Did It – Or How to Change The Narrative

by Shorty Dawkins

The “Russian Hacking the Election” false narrative is a classic example of how to change the narrative in order to steer attention away from one narrative, (in this case the Podesta emails leaked by Wikileaks) by creating a new narrative as a means of distracting attention from the first narrative. How to do it? By focusing all the attention on the “supposed source” of the leak, and preparing a story about the malicious attempts by “the Russians” to subvert our elections.

No one is denying the emails are authentic. No, the big “lie” is surrounding the “source” of the leaks. The FBI and DHS released a joint report, claiming the source of the leak was the Russians, who then gave it to Wikileaks, though Julian Assange claims the source was NOT the Russians. The report gave zero evidence, and was comprised of a series of speculations. It carried the following disclaimer at the beginning of the report:


This report is provided “as is” for informational purposes only. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not provide any warranties of any kind regarding any information contained within. DHS does not endorse any commercial product or service referenced in this advisory or otherwise.
So, the FBI and DHS provide a report with zero evidence, that is all a matter of speculation, claiming it was “the Russians” who did hacking and gave the information to Wikileaks in order to subvert our elections. It is interesting to note that after Julian Assange denied he received the information from the Russians, the story was changed to say the Russians gave it to a third party who then gave it to Wikileaks.
It seems obvious that the powers that be are desperate to divert attention from the contents of the emails, and to do so by demonizing Russia as attempting to subvert our elections. It is common a practice in the use of propaganda, to attempt to focus attention on an “outside enemy” as the source of the problem in order to take attention away from real issue.
The Democrats are all lining up behind the “Russia did it” narrative, of course, as the contents of the emails are a great embarrassment to them and they need to divert attention from them. The Neo-Con Republicans, like Sen. John McCain and Sen. Lyndsay Graham are promoting it as a means of increasing tensions with the Russians. Those two war-mongering Neo-Cons, who fully back the neo-fascist regime in the Ukraine, and have supported terrorist elements in the Syrian conflict, would be happy to go to war with Russia.
Sen. Graham said this on NBC’s  “Meet The Press“, as reported by
“And here’s what I’m going to do with Senator McCain, we will introduce sanctions that are bipartisan that go beyond the sanctions today against Russia that will hit them in the financial sector and the energy sector where they’re the weakest. And we’re going to give President Trump an opportunity to make Russia pay a price for interfering in our elections so it will deter others in the future. I hope you will take advantage of it.”
Here we have two US Senators, wanting to impose severe sanctions on Russia, using the “False Narrative” of “Russian Hacking”. Then again, Graham and McCain are two war-mongering Neo-Cons, so it should be expected they would use any excuse to push for war.
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Shorty Dawkins

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