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Guccifer 2.0: unplugging America from the Matrix

Written By | Aug 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2016 — V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai was 14 years old when he invented email; he copyrighted the first email software, called “EMAIL.”

emailEmail is a mixed blessing. Your email inbox is probably full of spam. And just as people often wish the email flood would vanish into the void, the mainstream media wish the leaked Democratic National Committee emails, proving that corrupt DNC officials stole the presidential nomination for Hillary Clinton, would just disappear into a bottomless spam folder.

Computer hacker Guccifer 2.0 will not let that happen. He has hacked his way into the computer servers of Clinton’s presidential campaign and the computers of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, posting their secret memoranda and the telephone numbers of Democratic House members and their staffs.


For now, Guccifer’s hacks are nothing more than an embarrassment. But there are more promised. The folks at the website Smoking Gun note that the “private, non-governmental e-mail addresses of members of Congress and their aides… can provide access to storage services like Google Drive. Additionally, hackers would also obtain the names and e-mail addresses of the individuals with whom the victim corresponded, further propelling a cascading wave of cyber intrusion.”

The term “victim” may be a cruel misapplication of the term where Hillary Clinton is concerned. Email correspondence between the former secretary of state and donors to her family foundation, not to mention the lavish speaking fees given her husband, are of primary interest to those wishing to know if such political generosity bought access to the highest levels of power.

Behind the cyber walls of the DNC and Clinton email hacks

One of these donors is Renaissance Capital, a Russian investment bank with ties to Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin. Shortly after Renaissance Capital paid Bill Clinton $500,000 (2010) for a State Department-sanctioned business deal that put 20 percent of the U.S. uranium stockpile in the hands of mother Russia.

Former President Bill Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoy a good laugh at someone’s expense.

Former President Bill Clinton and Russian President Vladimir Putin enjoy a good laugh at someone’s expense.

Many believe details of such “pay-for-play” arrangements may be among the 33,000 emails Hillary Clinton deleted from her home email server.

If emails between Hillary and her generous Russian benefactors should happen to come to light due to a few curious computer hackers, it would call into question the Clinton campaign and the mainstream media’s narrative that Russian intelligence services, in league with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump are behind the recent spate of Democratic Party cyber intrusions.

After all, neither Hillary nor her slavish admirers in the press have explained why the Russian government, which has benefited so handsomely thanks to the Clintons, is suddenly at war with them.

It makes no sense.

Guccifer understands the fragile nature of this narrative and the mainstream media’s titanic struggle in maintaining it. “The MSM [mainstream media] are producing tons of propaganda,” said Guccifer on his website, “hiding the real stuff behind it. But I do believe that people have a right to know what’s going on inside the election process.”

Guccifer brings to mind the fictional character Morpheus from the science fiction drama “The Matrix.” He attempts to shake computer hacker Neo (Kenau Reeves), from the delusion that he lives in a free society:

The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy… look around and what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system, and that makes them our enemy.

You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system that they will fight to protect it.

Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in the 1999 film “The Matrix.”

Laurence Fishburne as Morpheus in the 1999 film “The Matrix.”

Are “inured” and “hopelessly dependent” Democratic voters ready to be unplugged from the Matrix of their corrupt political party and its presidential candidate?


Steven M. Lopez

Originally from Los Angeles, Steven M. Lopez has been in the news business for more than thirty years. He made his way around the country: Arizona, the Bay Area and now resides in South Florida.