March 15, 2023 Counterpunch
Conservative Patriots Are Falling for Russian Propaganda
Conservative patriots are getting swept up in Russian propaganda. The most prominent display was an anti-Ukraine war rally held in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 19. The event featured prominent conservative patriots and constitutional libertarians right alongside pro-Putin communists. The rally was a Russian propaganda event organized by the hard left and featuring figures who, as recently as this year, have been heavily involved in communist organizations and events. The gathering aimed to draw the anti-war right into the pro-Russia, anti-Ukraine war sphere. And it worked. America is in a war between freedom and communism. But, unfortunately, trusted conservatives are falling for pro-Putin messaging and fracturing the base needed to fight it.