We live in a weird world where now it is the crypto-commies who accuse people of being “Russian agents.” Russia! Russians! Putin! AHHHHHHHHH!
The Trump Derangement Syndrome seems to have eased a bit as people have come to terms with the fact that Trump is the president and isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, but there are still those who see Putin hiding in every bush.
Like we’ve said, if Putin is behind a bush, or a tree, or poking around in our backyard tell us about it. We want to see him. No doubt the old KGB agent would LOVE to have the power that some of the more imaginative ascribe to him.
But he doesn’t.
Well, let me start off this weird, stupid article that I shouldn’t have to write by saying that I myself am not a Russian agent. I’ve never been to Russia, I have no ties to the Russian government, I rarely use sources in my articles that have ties to Russia, and to the best of my knowledge none of my patrons are Russian. I say this not because I feel a need to defend these foam-brained accusations but to point out that it is, in fact, very possible to disagree with the establishment Russia narrative without being incentivized to in rubles.
Political discourse between establishment loyalists and everyone else has been trampled to death by the gratuitous use of this obnoxious debate-avoiding tactic. Everyone who publicly questions the MSNBC Russia narrative will be met with these accusations. Everyone who speaks about it with much of an online following will receive these accusations on a daily basis.
This is not normal. Anti-Trumpists have been trained over the last year by people like Rachel Maddow, Louise Mensch, and the Palmer Report to believe that accusing everyone who disagrees with you of being a Russian agent is a normal thing that sane people do, but they are wrong. It is a bizarre, obnoxious tactic, and when you use it, you are admitting that you have no argument.