Russia is winning the war for American minds

Raynard Jackson (NNPA Newswire Columnist) | 3/13/2017, 11:54 a.m.
As I often say, weak people take strong positions on weak issues. Look no further than the lying mainstream media ...

The American media has gone from legitimate questions about the role, if any, of Russia meddling in our elections to charges and counter-charges by Democrats and Republicans as to who met with Sergey Kislyak, current Russian ambassador to the U.S.

Misdirection in full effect.

In the labor movement, the mere threat of a strike, in many ways, is more powerful than the strike itself in terms of leverage; the same threat tactic works in PSYOPs.

No one needs to prove definitively that Russia affected our elections; the mere fact that they have caused “doubt” about our elections and our relevant institutions is the nirvana of any PSYOP strategy.

So, while we are arguing about whether Trump’s election was legitimate, because there can be no way in hell, according to liberals, that Hillary could have lost without Russian interference, Putin’s poll numbers are steadily rising throughout his country. While we are arguing about what Trump aides met with who from Russian, North Korea is testing missiles off the coast of South Korea. China is continuing to annex disputed lands for military purposes off the coast of Japan.

Again, distraction in full effect.

We are seeing our global enemies expand their reach and influence worldwide while we are being distracted by all this chatter about meetings with Russians. This is leading Americans to believe somehow that the Russians are responsible for Trump being elected president, while all along this is the distraction the Russians wanted to create.

Americans are saying things like, “How can we believe Trump without an investigation into his connections with Russia.” Americans no longer believe in either political party.

Most Americans have little to no understanding of world events. Survey after survey have shown for decades that Americans are the most ill-informed when it comes to global affairs and that we are easily manipulated.

As John Travolta said in “Swordfish, what the eyes see, and the ears hear, the mind believes.

Raynard Jackson is founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future (BAFBF), a federally registered 527 Super PAC established to get more Blacks involved in the Republican Party. BAFBF focuses on the Black entrepreneur. For more information about BAFBF, visit www.bafbf.org. You can follow Raynard on Twitter @Raynard1223.