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October 19, 2017

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I feel this is a dangerous road to tread insofar as it can be said 'this is fake news', or 'this is promoted by foreign interests'. It's happened in America to some extent. So the baby of our own interests is thrown out with the bathwater, done so because they can point the finger. You are against Trump, I humbly suggest that you are on the right track.

Are you right though? I don't feel it is upon us to prove our integrity. Anyone accusing others of Russian influence or being some sort of stooge is an idiot. Why? Every country seeks through it's various apparatus to influence others to its own advantage: hard, soft or clandestine. The whole thing seems extra-judicial. Lets not walk into a trap.

If arguments are right, let them stand. If they are ludicrous, let them fall. Let that be what guides us. In other words, government pronouncements and self aggrandising sods can get to the back of the line with the rest of us. Let there be open argument, its the duty of serious people to take things seriously.

Perhaps looking less to established institutions for guidance and correct positions and instead taking notice of our own attitudes. Sure, it might be the more difficult route, then again, why waste people's time?

I see Russian propaganda as less of an issue than the atrocious, venal lack of principles from governments and leaders. I have seen this from the mainstream parties in my lifetime.

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