Plots ripped from newspaper front pages

Sometimes the headlines are ripped from the blurb of an international best-selling novel

Take for instance a recent event generated from the alleged electoral interference by the Russians in the United States.

Of course, that’s not the only country interested in having an influence in elections, there’s the Chinese in Australia, though in our case it might see some improvement in the childish behaviour of our politicians.

But in the first instance, how would it read?

Take what appears to be an ordinary student in an American University, who has the ability to find and seduce various men with apparent political clout for the purpose of subverting election results. 

This would be rather startling if it was not in the United States because everyone from the national rifle association down knows any politician, federal state or local, can be bought.  It’s probably the same the world over.  There’s also the fact the femme fatale is not particularly what I’d call a head turner, but on the other hand, some men cannot resist any woman who makes an offer they can’t resist.

In fact, you would have to question the legitimacy of any elected official in that country because anything to do with politics is susceptible to bribery and corruption from any number of organizations offering large sums of cash or kind.

And just look what one in particular has managed to achieve.  Any madman and his dog can now print a gun without restriction and go on a killing rampage.

The Russians are the least of US citizens problems.

I don’t think the stacking of the Supreme Court with conservatives is the main objective unless you want to keep your tax returns under wraps and keep out legitimate immigrants, called ‘dreamers’, but it might have far wider ramifications.

I sat this, 50% of the population is female, and I don’t think they’ve lost the right to vote, yet!

But I digress.

The blurb reads on.

The president, recently elected in what could only have been described as an impossible result, suddenly realizes that the American people are now waking up to the possibility of his election victory was not as impossible or legitimate as originally thought, and has his closest aides scrambling for anything to grab the people attention away from the truth.

A person who is suspected of being a Russian spy has been dragged out of the shadows and put on display.  Fearing that is not enough, a plan is hatched to go to war with the rest of the world on trade and military fronts, so everyone’s attention will be diverted by what seems senseless tariffs and endless attacks on those who were once allies.

But what’s really going on?

Has the president been bought by the Russians, or does he have a darker and more sinister plan afoot?  Are his battles with Russia, China, and North Korea merely diversions?

The balance of power is on a knife-edge and only one man [or woman] can save a world on the brink of nuclear annihilation.

You have to admit it’s a hell of a plotline.

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