Sunday, January 27, 2019

Why should Canada be immune?

I am just finishing up The Plot to Destroy Democracy by Malcolm Nance.  In addition to being a compendium of the evidence of Russian meddling into the 2016 United States election, this book catalogues the success of Russian efforts to infiltrate conservative movements throughout the western democracies.  The pattern consists of keying on veiled (and unveiled) claims white supremacy, evangelical religiosity, distrust of liberalism and hated of immigration to bring these groups into an orbit dominated by Vladimer Putin.

France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Spain.  It is a long list.  But no mention of Canada.  Both the Conservative Party of Canada and the People's Party of Canada have displayed the traits associated with Putin's fellow travellers.  Maxime Bernier's one degree of separation from organized crime should never be wholly discounted.

So why no mention of Canada?  Is that because our conservative parties are incorruptible?  Are we small potatoes to be scooped up when the bigger spuds have been julienned and deep fried?  Perhaps Putin, understanding our hockey superiority, knows the Bear always loses against Canada when it matters.

Or have the links been more well hidden?  I don't know the answer.  I have read vague warnings about the need for the protection of our elections from cyber-meddling.  But nothing more ominous about the parties and conservative groups themselves.  Perhaps the stories will soon come out.  I have no answers but, as with all other things, while Canada is a great country it is still affected by the goings on in the world at large.Recommend this Post

1 comment:

Jay Farquharson said...

Canada’s not immune, but we have some “defences” other’s dont.

No way Yellow Vests Canada has 100,000+ Canadian members, ditto for the Quebec “Wolves”.

But you can see a lot of Russian talking points out there.