Israel Shamir Discusses “Gru”

.     Here comes a link to a recent article by Israel Shamir, entitled “A Russian Trump?”

.     By way of introduction, Israel Shamir is about seventy years old; he was born a Jew in the Soviet Union; apparently had a fairly well-developed “revolutionary” consciousness; emigrated to Israel many years ago;  was disillusioned by what he saw and experienced;  became antagonistic to Zionism, at least in the form that he saw it in Israel;  developed a compassion for the Palestinian people that he met in Israel; and eventually converted to Christianity in the form of Russian Orthodoxy.  He travels widely and, if I recall correctly, has many connections in Finland.

.     I have followed his journey, and his writings, for several years. I will state here that there are serious matters in which he and I might disagree; but I read his writings with much interest and considerable sympathy.

.     He brings information, and a perspective, that are largely unknown in the West — or at least to me.  If you read the link, prepare to be somewhat puzzled by this very complex man.

.     The subject of his article is Paul Grudinin, a populist-styled politician in Putin’s Russia.  At this point in time, I know nothing of “Gru” (his nickname) other than what Israel Shamir says about him.

.     As always, your comments (and your own research) are most welcome.

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Russian “Meddling” — Really ?

.     “Meddling” in elections in foreign countries is something that — it is currently supposed — folks just should not do.      Well, at least, the Russians shouldn’t do it.

.     But the US government — not only the CIA, but also the State Department — has not only “meddled” (whatever that may mean) but flagrantly interfered with elections around the world, for decades, right up to the Ukraine elections in 2014.

.     And, in case you haven’t noticed, Israel routinely “meddles” in our elections, all the time.  As do the Brits, and a host of others.

.     So much for the current “outrage.”  Psychologists tell us that accusations are frequently the result of what they call “projection” on the part of the accuser — projections, that is, of the accuser’s own fears or misbehaviors or guilty conscience.  And the Lord Jesus Christ, of course, warned about getting the very big splinter out of your own eye before you begin eye-exams on others.  Certainly our Media-Establishment-Complex has plenty to “project.”  Does it not?

.     Here’s a link to a recent (copyrighted) article from the website “Bionic Mosquito” that puts some light on the subject.  It is a short, good, truthful read.

Oh No, He Didn’t Go There.

.     Comments welcome.