What a lot of hooey!
“But the threat to American democracy is not just from Trump’s dictatorial moves. And real threat to American sovereignty is not coming from Trump’s fantasized hordes seeking to cross the Mexican border. It is coming from a foreign government intent on undermining our democracy by propagating lies, turning Americans against each other, and electing a puppet president.”
Now if Reich had followed this quote by discussing the millions and millions of dollars that the Israeli government had spent via AIPAC to completely subvert our government, then I would have held some hope out for Reich. Instead it is the usual crap. Even if Russia tried to influence the election (they would still pale in comparison to Israel) who could blame them? Clinton is clearly on a war path with Russia ever since Russia booted out Exxon from Sakhalin Island. When the CIA and Victoria Nuland decided to support ruthless right wing maniacs in the Ukraine, it was obvious to any Russian that the U.S. wants “Regime Change” in Moscow. Nuland is married to Robert Kagan, one of the original authors of ‘Regime Change’ at the Project for the New American Century and a staunch neoliberal corporate sycophant, yet this was ignored by corporate media during the entire ‘Orange Revolution’. If I were Putin or any Russian President, I would have been quite worried, especially after the U.S. had broken every promise to Russia after the dismantling of the Soviet Union from encroaching NATO on to their borders to violating nuclear treaties.
The real question is how can we rein in these sociopaths that are ‘advising’ Trump (and every other President!) by simply focusing on corporate dominance of the planet? Reich on the other hand believes that if we just get rid of Trump, everything will be fine as we will return to the ‘good ole days’ of tame acquiescence to our corporate masters. I can almost hear Reich bellow…“Hail Mike Pence” if somehow Congress could engineer “Regime Change” here at home.
The real crimes of this government (and successive governments before it) are their support for Regime Change against countries that defy corporate America. The real crimes of this government is the continuous plan to impoverish Americans even further! The real crime is the absence of democracy combined with the worn out myth that “We’re number one!”. The real crime is taxing the poor to continuously build up our imperial army and volunteer those same poor people to die at the corporate mantle!