Heaven Swan wrote:SLAD wrote:I have a theory about some of the backlash but I will not go into deal at this point
Oh please! No need to name names. I want to understand possible motivations.
I believed that misogyny motivated a lot of the opposition and hatred for Hillary (from the left), but this goes way beyond Hillary. I guess each individual has their own motivations, but there must be some common themes.
A few guesses.
I think a lot of people who saw any aspersions made against Russia as a return to Cold War mentality, or worse.
If you look at the threads, basically you wanted WWIII if you think Russian intelligence, gov or Putin did anything malicious, even though there are numerous threads before hand detailing numerous examples of them doing such before. Again, forget if you actually like Russia the country, culture, arts, or people. You got chunked as a rabid neo-John Bircher wanting to ride in on the lead tank with Killary. It was seen as regressive to consider and criticize Russia for possibly meddling in a democratic election, although it actually would be regressive to not safeguard and investigate foreign government influencing or tampering with the election. Categorical thinking obliterates nuance.
Also, many progressives still seem to have a sentimentality screen when it comes to things Russian. And even though Communists were in the vanguard of the methods of aggressively disseminating and seeding a openly globalist agenda through subterfuge, espionage, revolution, assassination, war, etc and Russia still is a huge aggressive expansive super power- Russia seems to not get lumped in with the InfoWars-ish & Trump anti- "Globablist" agenda. Somehow Putin and Russia is the nice sleeping superpower bear that only reacts out of provocations by the West.
Further, I think Trump and Putin somehow capitalized on something like "ultimate outsider redeemer" status, appearing to be outside the established power structure. It is like Trump and Putin are across the street from the Bilderberg Group in a car staking it out. Any criticism against either of them, and their ties to each other and the very corruption they bewail, is seen by an attempt by the corrupt establishment, or assisting ignorant rubes, to continue the injustice. They are the ultimate cop-buddy movie.
There was probably also some male romanticism/panic which Trump/Putin, both tickled and assuaged. Trumputin represents the horde chieftain, who has gotten to the top supposedly gladiator style. So his position, status, power, and subjugation of others, for many, male and female, is seen as more legitimate- than those who have had to compromise, communicate, play the game, abide by societies rules and norms. His power supposedly comes from "might is right" and so the only way to take down the grey back king is through illegitimate trickery, collective siege, backroom dagger to Caesar gossip, etc. That is why these tough guys spend so much time whining about (or wacking) journalists and critics. Because they are in the right, and believe they have deservedly battled to the top, it is only through undeserving lies, deception and fabrications that they can be taken down. So any snide critique or judgement has to be met with overwhelming force.