Stephen Colbert’s recent interview with film-maker Oliver Stone is a surprisingly good encapsulation of everything wrong with the Russophobia that has gripped America since the middle-years of the Obama administration, a phenomenon which has vastly accelerated since Hillary Clinton labelled the winning candidate, now POTUS Trump as a man compromised by ‘Russian links’ which are totally non-existent by any objective standard.
There is much to objectively praise and criticise about Trump, but the idea that he is ‘in it for Russia’ is not only a sign of the childishness and pettiness which has run rife in US politics thanks to the Democratic party of Hillary Clinton along with their neo-con fellow travellers, but it is also symptomatic of America needing a foreign enemy to avoid tackling its burning internal issues.
It is not in Russia where a crazed opposition supporter has been radicalised by a violent mainstream media and ends up shooting a prominent Congressman. No, this terrorist atrocity happened in the United States.
It is not Russia where the opposition are trying to undermine the legitimacy of a democratically elected President, that is happening in the United States.