Other cases combine efforts to delegitimise the 2020 US elections with the narrative on Covid-19 as a false pandemic, used by elites to pursue secret goals. For example, if the Democrats succeed in stealing the US presidential elections, they will use Covid-19 to establish a totalitarian dictatorship. Similar is a claim that the Democrats used Covid-19 to manipulate the voting process.
In the poem The Dream (1962), written by Sergei Mikhalkov (author of the text to the National Hymn of the USSR and Russia), a small boy dreams he suddenly appeared on a ship bound for the United States. Finally, he wakes up, literally saved by the bell, he sighs with relief: “It’s good that in reality I don’t live in America!” Aren’t these new narratives a continuation of good old Soviet tradition of anti-Americanism?
This week brought back some well-known disinformation narratives.
Again, we saw disinformation on MH17. We saw a narrative claiming that MI6 prepared the crash. Also, the Buk missile that shot down MH17 was Ukrainian and shot from Ukraine controlled territory. Both are part of recurring disinformation narratives on the downing of the MH17 denying Russia’s responsibility. The Dutch-led criminal investigation by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been ongoing since 2014.
Also repetitive, we read how Navalny could have been poisoned in Germany. This claim is not backed by any evidence, whilst in reality the fact of his poisoning has been independently corroborated by labs in France and Sweden and the OPCW.
In a more creative fashion however, a new connects Columbia University and Navalny’s movement, with a programme of colour revolutions in Eastern Europe and the countries of the former Soviet Union. Who is behind this programme? Surprise, surprise: the US intelligence services.
In the end, everything is connected: we are all living in America. And America is not so wunderbar.