Whether the truthers will go out with a bang or a bed wetting is the great question of the conspiracy subculture. J.R. Bob Dobbs’s famous line: “The joke is on you, pink boy” is a poetic image of the “alternative media” in the Trump era. Still too dumb to quite understand what was done to them, they are just beginning to fathom that a world-class grifter just waltzed in and stole their entire snake oil market right out from under them. Now we have UFO president, no one needs the retarded subculture anymore.
The CIA’s interest in magic got a lot bigger in short order, and within a few years they were bringing in television psychic Uri Geller, who famously used to bend spoons on TV with the power of his mind. Incredibly, the CIA was quickly convinced that Geller had real powers, and tried to move into remote viewing, the attempt to conduct surveillance on sites they don’t have access to via supernatural means.
Only after numerous outlets called out the Post’s changes did the newspaper finally append an editorial note at the very bottom of the article more than half a day later saying “An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.”
It’s not that Dugin is personally responsible for the hacks that are currently being explained as Putin’s personal vendetta against Clinton. But Dugin’s influential philosophy aligns very well with what seems to have happened and provides a stunning window into this and future conflicts with Russia. There are likely much deeper motives behind Russian actions.
Facing threats of legal action, the Washington Post has been forced to add an editor’s note distancing the paper from a dubious website, PropOrNot, which it had initially endorsed as a group of nonpartisan experts on “Russian propaganda.”
The Post came under fire on social media for its provocative hit piece which claimed that “Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda campaign” actually influenced the US presidential election.
In early November 2016 Counterpunch published another mendacious and unsourced hit piece from N. Wahid Azal, entitled “Sufism in the service of Empire: The Case of the Maryamiyyah”, in which he alleged without evidence of any kind that Alexander Dugin is in league with the Maryamiyya Order, and that the Maryamiyya murdered Rene Guenon. Now if Wahid had simply stuck to Alexander Dugin, he could have told any lie he wished and gotten away with it, as our pretend-Left has not the slightest shred of intellectual integrity. The “fearless voice of the American Left” is afraid of lawyers however, so his highly actionable accusations against the Maryamiyya were a bridge too far, and then (in true form) Wahid started an extremely nasty fight with his only source, Mark Kolsow, who sent counterpunch an email and the article was taken down.