My way of coping with the election anxiety was to make a 4 hour long video series laying out how Cohn’s and Trump’s similar lifelong patterns of behavior fit the hypothesis that they are both subversive agents of a foreign power.
Here is series of history videos I made by combining works from a number of great American journalists, those appear listed in the introduction, with additional sources also sometimes noted within the videos.
IMO journalists raking the muck is what makes a free and fair society possible — to journalists, my appreciation and salute, and for whom my terribly made videos is dedicated.
- An inspiration was the 2020 documentary, “Bully, Coward, Victim,” by Ivy Meeropol, granddaughter of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, whose words from an NPR interview with Ian Pickus close the first episode, “A Fool for a Client.”
- The second episode, “The Apprentice,” is about how Roy Cohn groomed Donald Trump to become his replacement as the Russians’ high profile NYC asset for subversive influence.
- The third episode frames Trump’s 1987 — the Moscow trip, his Presidential ambition, and 3 competing Atlantic City casinos — through the lens of, “Ideological Subversion,” as defined by defected KGB contact Yuri Bezmenov.
- Episode 4, “Dreamicide,” features NYT reporting (sources are listed in intro, but that’s not super clear because, sorry again, it’s badly self-produced) detailing the economic consequences resulting from Mr. Trump’s repeated casino bankruptcies in the 1990s.
- Episode 5, “Perestroika,” combines Russian money laundering and Mr. Trump’s image restructuring by way of Mark Burnett’s post-scrapped-Mir-project reality TV show.
- In episode 6, Trump’s rising television fame dovetails with an apparent implicit threat from Russian President Putin, in the form of a Russian mob hit on Sixth Avenuue.
- The final episode shows how Russian investment in social media and trial runs at homegrown disinformation campaigns in the U. S., set the table for Russian operations in the 2016 election.