On the myth of the self-proclaimed political/legal virtue of Rosenstein & Wray. Philosophical Apprentice comments

Rothsteinscold in NYT April272019

“The previous administration chose not to publicize the full story about Russian computer hackers and social media trolls, and how they relate to a broader strategy to undermine America,” Mr. Rosenstein said. He left unmentioned that Republican congressional leaders urged former President Barack Obama to keep quiet about the Kremlin’s operation during the presidential race.

New York Times April 26,2019♣

The Authoritarian Personalities that populate The American National Security State, and it subsidiary branch of American Law Enforcement i.e. the FBI, are addicted to self-congratulation, and attacking those who might even represent any kind of political opposition to their self-proclaimed virtue:

Mr. Rosenstein:

“Today, our nation is safer, elections are more secure, and citizens are better informed about covert foreign influence schemes,” Mr. Rosenstein said. “But not everybody was happy with my decision, in case you did not notice.”

FBI Director Christopher A. Wray as reported in the New York Times April 26, 2019:

The F.B.I. director warned anew on Friday about Russia’s continued meddling in American elections, calling it a “significant counterintelligence threat.” The bureau has shifted additional agents and analysts to shore up defenses against foreign interference, according to a senior F.B.I. official.

“We recognize that our adversaries are going to keep adapting and upping their game,” Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director, said Friday in a speech in Washington, citing the presence of Russian intelligence officers in the United States and the Kremlin’s record of malign influence operations.

“So we are very much viewing 2018 as just kind of a dress rehearsal for the big show in 2020,” he said.

The New Cold War is not just predicated on the myth of Russian Revanchism in Crimea and Ukraine,  but a second front has been opened in America. As the Brennan/Clapper/Clinton mythology of Russian Interference in America’s 2016 election, is accepted without question, in the Mueller Report’s fealty to this political unguent , lavishly applied to the ego of the politically incompetent Hillary Clinton.  And her National Security allies and coaches. The power of Putin now rivals the Marvel Universe’s villains , now the mainstay of the American ‘Dream Factories’ profitability, as its diverse collection of Heroes, do battle with a collection World Historical villains.

Philosophical Apprentice






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Rootless cosmopolitan,down at heels intellectual;would be writer. 'Polemic is a discourse of conflict, whose effect depends on a delicate balance between the requirements of truth and the enticements of anger, the duty to argue and the zest to inflame. Its rhetoric allows, even enforces, a certain figurative licence. Like epitaphs in Johnson’s adage, it is not under oath.' https://www.lrb.co.uk/v15/n20/perry-anderson/diary
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