Hypocrisy: Why Is It OK When the US Meddles in Elections but Not When Russia Does It?

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By the author of Be Ready for Anything and the online course Bloom Where You’re Planted

Have you noticed the hypocritical double standard in our government and media about election interference? They boldly accuse Russia of meddling with our election process but deny any wrongdoing while they admit their own manipulations of the elections of other countries.

When Vladimir Putin was interviewed on NBC by Megyn Kelly, he talked about how the US meddled in elections in other countries, but how the American government was outraged when Russia was accused of doing it. This was cut from the interview that was aired but you can watch it here.

It’s important to note that President Putin is a former KGB official and that he was trained in the arts of deception and deflection. But his words here ring true. As for Americans not getting the whole story, we should start getting used to that, since censorship is on the uptick.

This isn’t just a pie-in-the-sky accusation. Former CIA Director James Woolsey flatly admitted it on the air recently but says it’s okay when we do it.


How exactly is it acceptable when the United States admittedly interferes with other governments but it’s wrong if Russia does it? How is the accusation that Russians may have purchased ads on Facebook worse than the things that our own government has done to alter the outcome of elections in other countries?

This is the kind of hypocrisy that will lead to World War 3.

Some may say it’s un-American to call out our own government like this, but I believe the most American, patriotic thing we can do is to hold our own government to the same kind of accountability and standards to which we hold others. We should be insisting on stringently honorable behavior from our elected officials, but instead, many are making excuses for their corruption.

Here’s the full, unedited interview that Megyn Kelly did with Putin. There is quite a bit that didn’t fit the narrative and didn’t see the light of day on NBC. Go to 55:00 and read the translation of what Putin had to say. It’s important.

Did you catch that?

Not long ago, President Trump said something absolutely correct. He said that if Russia’s goal was to sow chaos, it has succeeded. But it is not the result of Russian interference but your political system, the internal struggle, the disorder and division. Russia has nothing to do with it whatsoever.

Get your own affairs in order first. And the way that question is framed, as I mentioned – that you can interfere anywhere because you bring democracy but we cannot – is what causes conflicts. You have to show your partners respect and they will respect you.

For the record, I don’t think Russia should be interfering in our elections any more than I believe it’s acceptable for Americans to interfere in the elections of other countries if it benefits us. It’s time for our government to focus on the issues here at home before running off to police the world because heaven knows we have enough problems on our own soil to keep them busy for decades. Perhaps it isn’t as financially beneficial for them to address our problems as it is to manipulate the governments of countries that are rich in resources. Money, oil, and power are strong motivators.

Until we hold our own government accountable for their actions, we have little right to cast stones at other governments for doing exactly the same thing.

I don’t say this because I hate my country. I say this because I love my country and I believe that we can do better – much better – than we’ve been doing. We have allowed the most corrupt people in the nation to take the highest seats in the land and it’s no wonder that we’re sliding toward a reality that looks a hell of a lot more like 1984 than 1776.

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther

Daisy Luther is a coffee-swigging, globe-trotting blogger. She is the founder and publisher of three websites.  1) The Organic Prepper, which is about current events, preparedness, self-reliance, and the pursuit of liberty on her website, 2)  The Frugalite, a website with thrifty tips and solutions to help people get a handle on their personal finances without feeling deprived, and 3) PreppersDailyNews.com, an aggregate site where you can find links to all the most important news for those who wish to be prepared. She is widely republished across alternative media and  Daisy is the best-selling author of 5 traditionally published books and runs a small digital publishing company with PDF guides, printables, and courses. You can find her on FacebookPinterest, Gab, MeWe, Parler, Instagram, and Twitter.

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  • “…I don’t say this because I hate my country. I say this because I love my country and I believe that we can do better – much better – than we’ve been doing. We have allowed the most corrupt people in the nation to take the highest seats in the land and it’s no wonder that we’re sliding toward a reality that looks a hell of a lot more like 1984 than 1776…” — Daisy Luther

    You are not alone…

    “…The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair…” — H.L. Mencken

    The ‘Deep State’ or the ‘Globalists’, ‘The Ruling Elite’ or whatever you want to call them have destroyed everything that was good about America.

    Remember though that to a control freak control isn’t the most important thing. It’s the ONLY thing.

    And those who lust for power and control never give it up voluntarily.

  • This is exactly what I’ve been saying since the beginning of all of this. I’m so disgusted with our government. I could go on, but then, I’m just preaching to the choir.

  • What the US Government does is RIGHT, what other governments do is WRONG, except what Jew land does. Remember the US and Jew land are always RIGHT and HONEST and FAIR, all other are BAD

  • They show Putin supporters being filmed stuffing the ballot box in Russia all over the country. And of course, you must realize communist are liars. You cannot trust what they say.

  • And the $350k of our tax money the Obama Administration gave to a Netanyahu opposition party? But it’s those communist Russians interfering in elections, that’s the problem

  • The reason for US near-terminal hypocritical behavior can be found and probably traced back to our founding fathers, many of whom descended from Puritans. One of their core beliefs was that they were “holier’ than anyone else and another was that they were always right in their views and beliefs especially if they could somehow twist Scripture to support their attitudes on a given subject. When you read history and see the things that are KNOWN FACTS about those who drafted our constitution, you quickly find out the truth about those men and they were not saints, by a LONG shot! And many of them came from those aforementioned puritans who came to American shores because they were run out of all of Northern Europe when their fellow citizens found them totally intolerable to live around!

    The US has long believed that “might makes right” and of course history has long proven that is not necessarily the case. Perhaps if we refrained from meddling in Russian electoral process they might extend to us the same courtesy. At least perhaps they might have done so once, even if no longer.

    I love my country but I do not love the way the government is going. We are heading toward a totalitarian state that will make communism look pale by comparison. The wholesale gun confiscation that Illinois is indulging in at present is MADNESS and violates the constitution guarantee of the right to bear arms of the citizens of this nation. Yet you don’t see Trump or his US Attorney General ordering them to cease this action. Yet both took an oath to uphold the constitution of the US as part of their oath’s of office. Both should be in deep shit for ignoring this blatant violation of the rights of all gun owners in Illinois. Yet they’ll do nothing. This country is going to be much worse if this is allowed to continue!

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