Sunday, May 15, 2016

Is Trump a KGB Agent?


Is Trump a KGB Agent?

By Julio Severo
Cliff Kincaid, a Catholic who sees widespread Russian conspiracies in every crisis and problem in this world and outside it, has written a number of articles against what he sees as a Trump-Putin “romance.” He consistently denounces Putin and now he denounces the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump too.
Last year, Kincaid published an article suggesting that evangelical author Don Hank was receiving Russian money to support Putin. His Brazilian friend Olavo de Carvalho fully agreed, and published the Kincaid piece in Portuguese at his Brazilian website Mídia Sem Mascara, and I ventured to publish my answer here: Neocons, the Inquisition, Russophobia and Lies.
Perhaps, according to their reasoning, Hank could be a KGB agent. They could also charge that Hank is a “Trump agent” or that he receives money from Trump, because Hank is an enthusiastic Trump supporter.
In this point, I disagree with Hank. Even though I support Trump’s views on Russia and NATO, and I strongly back his stance that Muslim immigrants should be banned, I am not comfortable with his “conservative” and “pro-life” history and flip-flops.
Kincaid has had a consistent view on Putin and Trump (Putin is pure evil and anyone supporting him is wicked too). But what is his Brazilian friend, who was interviewed by him some time ago, doing backing Trump? Carvalho, who equally sees widespread Russian conspiracies in every crisis and problem and fully supported an attack on pro-Putin and pro-Trump Hank, has publicly endorsed pro-Putin Trump.
If this is not hypocrisy, what is it?
Kincaid in America and Carvalho in Brazil have made it the hallmark of their work to charge Russia with every possible evil and charge that its supporters as equally wicked. Are Angela Merkel and Pope Francis opening the European doors for an Islamic invasion? Kincaid and Carvalho have a very simple answer: A Russian conspiracy, especially the KGB, is behind it!
What is the point or honesty in Carvalho supporting Trump? If his reasoning were sincere, why not back Don Hank for president too?
Kincaid and Carvalho both have a problem with pro-Putin Hank and pro-Putin Pat Buchanan. But why has Carvalho no problem with pro-Putin Trump?
Buchanan supports Trump, and he has many reasons to do so, because traditionally Buchanan opposes the neocon establishment and Trump has taken a stance against it. Similarly, Hank is opposed to the neocon establishment.
Carvalho has many reasons to charge Trump with being a “KGB agent.” If to defend Putin is enough reason to make such charge (and he and his Brazilian website have made abundant use of such charges against pro-Russia conservative writers), why spare only Trump?
By the way, Carvalho is opposed to Buchanan, who has the same stance on Russia and NATO as Trump does. But while Buchanan has a solid conservative history (traditionalist Catholic, pro-life, former Republican presidential candidate, former Reagan adviser, WND columnist), Carvalho has a nebulous esoteric history, in particular, following the “conservatism” of the Traditionalist or Perennial Philosophy of René Guénon, an Islamic sorcerer who used to predict political trends and events. The first translation into Portuguese of a Guénon book was made by Carvalho.
The reason Carvalho has to support Trump seems to be his potty mouth. If you think Trump uses foul language, you did not see Carvalho blogging in Portuguese. He makes abundant and constant public use of such language, always in Portuguese and never in English. Possibly, he hopes that a Trump victory will give him more freedom to use in the American conservative culture the same leftist dirty and offensive language he uses day by day, hour by hour, to communicate to his Brazilian audience, especially through Facebook.
He excuses his foul mouth as a “strategy” because, according to him, Vladimir Lenin used it successfully to spread Soviet Marxism, and he hopes to achieve the same success by employing the same dirty tricks and language to spread his “conservatism.” In fact, foul-mouthed “conservatism” is his hallmark in Brazil. But his “strategy,” allegedly a weapon against socialists, is also used to attack Brazilian conservatives that he feels threaten his views. When I, a conservative evangelical, disagreed with him about the Catholic Inquisition, which he says did not torture Jews and Protestants for the “crime” of different views, his potty mouth did not spare me any public abuse, insult and revilement.
Any individual disagreeing with his foul mouth and views (including about an alleged anesthetic Inquisition) is seen and treated by him as a mortal enemy.
Even though he charges that the Inquisition is an invention of U.S. Protestants, he lives in the U.S. He left Brazil, the largest Catholic nation in the world, over 10 years ago.
Will a Trump victory reveal to America the real foul-mouthed Carvalho that he is in Portuguese? I do not know.
Perhaps he is supporting Trump because he foresaw a Trump victory. Before choosing to present himself as a conservative philosopher who predicts political trends and events, he was a famous astrologer (and founder and director of the first Brazilian school of astrologers) who predicted political trends and events. So it is very common for his foul-mouthed followers to say today that “Master Olavo predicted this and that political trend and event.”
But does this excuse the fact that he is not charging Trump with being a “KGB agent”?
I do not know if Cliff Kincaid is a foul-mouthed Catholic. I only know that he is consistent about his opposition to Putin, Russia and pro-Putin Trump. It is because of his consistency that he could never support Don Hank for president. But I do not know where is Carvalho’s consistency when he condemns pro-Putin and pro-Trump Buchanan and Hank and at the same time endorses pro-Putin Trump.
I do not know if neocons are potty-mouthed, but certainly they are potty-minded, and obsessively anti-Russia.
Carvalho’s two hallmarks both align him and alienate him from Trump. His strident anti-Russian views alienate him from Trump. His strident foul mouth aligns him with Trump.
If a leftist dirty and offensive language were not so important for him, he would certainly be charging Trump with being a “KGB agent.”
Portuguese version of this article: Trump é um agente da KGB?
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