Pay to Play Politics in US Presidential Elections vs. ‘Freedom Fighters’ Defending Democracy in Ukraine

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My first blog in the series for RFK, Jr. in his presidential campaign, examined his family’s accusations against him as betraying the Vision, Values, and Principles of his father and uncle. While my second blog examines accusations against him as an anti-vaxxer’ and conspiracy theorist for asking questions any person with any sense of Civic Duty, Humanity, and Common Sense should be asking. There is a wealth of information and evidence as to malfeasance of government actors in collusion with the international community during COVID-19. And the ridiculing or denigrating of those who are asking important questions, and demanding Transparency and Accountability from actors, is just the typical gaslighting tactics used by manipulative and Machiavellian game players. His critics do not want to face FACTS and EVIDENCE; therefore, they make up stories and gossip in order to deviate attention away from REALITY. The tactic of repeating and re-repeating a negative (or positive) message so often that people believe it is true, regardless of all evidence to the contrary, is so commonly used and accepted, that it does not even raise eyebrows anymore.

In this blog, I wish to address the attack on Democracy in the USA with laws and norms which support Pay to Play participation in the political process, and difficulties they cause for independent candidates, such as RFK, Jr., to enter the presidential race. The fact that these laws—which are the antithesis of the principles, values, and norms for which the Founding Fathers fought and died—exist in the first place, demonstrates how far the country has gone in its destruction of Democracy and Liberty it so vocally claims to Protect and Defend. Starting with the American Revolutionary War in 1776, a total of 32M Americans have served in unending wars, 1.23M soldiers have died in battle or from disease or non-combatant reasons, and over $2.14T usd has been spent on fighting the wars with nothing but bloodshed and destruction to show for their efforts.  

One of the questions I ask in the book I am writing, The ‘Deep State’ in Mommy Wars Between the Feminists, Anti-Feminists, and Socialites, is, WHAT has been the Purpose and WHAT has been Achieved by centuries and centuries of wars fought for supposed religious and/or democratic ideologies, and ‘Liberation’ of the ‘oppressed’? The ONLY people who have ever benefited from them have been weapons manufacturers and a predatory and exploitative ruling-class with an insatiable desire to consume riches and wealth. Nothing positive has ever been accomplished with all the death and destruction. So, WHY are so many young men, and increasingly women, willing to join military forces whose supposed mission is to protect ‘Democracy’, ‘Liberty’ and the ‘Rights’ of citizens? As I constantly point out in debunking the misinformation and propaganda campaigns of the ‘having it all’ and ‘breaking glass ceiling’ feminists. I fail to see how ‘allowing’ women to participate in armed combat is ‘liberating’ them?

I, and many other mothers (and fathers) who want a better world and future for their children, are ‘fighting’ for Peace. While at the same time the ‘having it all’ feminists and their allies are ‘fighting’ for War and DestructionI have been highly offended and angered by these women who have told me that I should be ‘proud’ to send my sons off to War and ‘die for their country’. My sons have American, French, and Spanish nationalities and could be called to ‘duty’ and used as ‘Cannon Fodder’ by three governments in their lust for violence and bloodshed. So, I wish to ask those who claim that the American participation in the Ukraine War, backed and created by the NATO Alliance after decades of reneging in their promises to Russia. HOW and WHY is seeking to defend the ‘Rights’ of Ukraine sovereignty in a War between East and West politicians and industrialists, Protecting and Defending the Rights of the Ukrainian People?!?! The Rights of citizens in western societies have been completely eroded by the same ‘progressive’ factions which are encouraging American youth to go fight in foreign wars!! The election processes in the USA used to be the most honest and respected one in the world, even if our elected officials were no better than elsewhere. However, in recent decades the American election process has become just as bad as all the others. All the Washingtonians who are vocal about the plight of the Ukrainians, and generous in their charitable donations to their ‘Cause’, are the same ones who have been the most vicious and cruel in their bullying and efforts to Silence and marginalize me!! These people are even highly amused that I have lost ‘everything’ and been living in poverty and squalor in DC in efforts to combat the corruption which has granted them ‘great wealth’. Unfortunately, in the process my adversaries have become implicated in violations under US federal and international laws, and set themselves up for a fall, when it is time to Pay the Piper.    

Therefore, I hope above all, that Conor Kennedy will heed my words and rethink his support of the War in Ukraine. On October 14, 2022, Conor posted the following on his Instagram account.  

I know this story is coming out, so I want to say my piece first to make the best of it and encourage others to take action. Like many people, I was deeply moved by what I saw happening in Ukraine over the past year. I wanted to help. When I heard about Ukraine’s International Legion, I knew I was going, and I went to the embassy to enlist the next day.

I told one person here where I was, and I told one person there my real name. I didn’t want my family or friends to worry, and I didn’t want to be treated differently there. Going in, I had no prior military experience and wasn’t a great shot, but I could carry heavy things and learned fast. I was also willing to die there. So they soon agreed to send me to the northeastern front.

My time in Ukraine wasn’t long but I saw a lot and I felt a lot. I liked being a soldier, more than I had expected. It is scary. But life is simple, and the rewards for finding courage and doing good are substantial. My friends there know why I had to come home. I’ll always owe them for their example. I know I’m lucky I made it back, but I would also take all the risks we took over again.

This war, like all others, is horrific. The people I met were the bravest I have ever known. My fellow legionnaires—who came from different countries, backgrounds, ideologies—are true freedom fighters. As are the citizens I knew, many of whom have lost everything in their long struggle against oligarchy, and toward a democratic system. They know this isn’t a war between equals, it’s a revolution.

This war will shape the fate of democracy in this century. There’s more to say about its politics and the role of western governments there. For now, I’ll only urge you to help in your personal capacity. Join the legion, help on the border, or send medical supplies. Every day, someone there sacrifices everything for a lasting peace. They can’t be asked to act alone.

As, stated in an article in People’s Magazine, “RFK Jr.’s Frustration Turned to Pride After Son Conor Explained Why He Secretly Fought in Ukraine” in October 2022, when Bobby Kennedy found out about his son’s trip to Ukraine, he expressed “anger” and I quote,

“He had just landed,” Robert remembers. “He promised that when he came back he would tell me what he was up to.”

Robert — who has spoken passionately about his thoughts on the military industrial complex — admits that he and Conor haven’t seen eye to eye on the war in Ukraine.

“When he got back, I kind of expressed some — I don’t know — whether it’s anger or whatever,” Robert tells PEOPLE. “He said to me, when he heard maybe a little bit of anger and concern, ‘Dad, this is what you taught me to do: to stand up for what I believe in.’ And I was like ‘Okay.’”

Robert continues: “I’m very proud of this. Of my son. And I knew his views about the war were not aligned with mine. Although he’s not naive at all about it. He knows Ukraine has problems and he understands … that there’s corruption. But he doesn’t like Putin. He thinks he’s a gangster and a bully and he doesn’t like bullies.”

“He’d been arguing vociferously for the U.S. intervention and he didn’t want to be one of these people supporting a war and sitting on the sidelines,” Robert adds.

Now back in America, Conor is missing the friendships he made in Ukraine. He’s continuing law school at Georgetown, where he’s in his final year.

“I don’t anticipate he’s going to have a hard time readjusting,” he says. “It was high intensity, but I think he’s going to be fine.”

As Robert puts it, Conor was moved “by the invincible spirit of the Ukrainian people and by their courage. It really inspired him.”

What I would like Conor to think about is that he got off very ‘light’ with his father’s admonishment. If he were my son, I would have reamed him over the coals with all of my Catholic shaming abilities and never let him forget how I would suffer for the rest of my life, if anything happened to him… I brought my sons up to exhibit the same Honor, Courage, and dedication to their Principles as Bobby did with his children. However, as I would point out to these young men and women, wars and violence are NOT a Path to Courage or Honor. Instead, REAL Courage and Honor come from Speaking Truth to Power before the violence and wars they want to start, begin!! The only thing which has kept me going day after day amongst my adversaries in Washington’s Swamp is my undying love for my sons and desire to prevent them from EVER being involved in ANY war or violence. Furthermore, I hope that Conor or anyone who participates in armed conflict (Wars or Riots) will reflect upon WHY they are not able to find opportunities to ‘find courage’, ‘do good’, and fight for ‘freedom’ within their own families, communities and country when such a desperate need exists?

As Conor said in his Instagram posting, “Every day someone here sacrifices everything for a lasting peace. They can’t be asked to act alone.” If Conor, and other American ‘freedom fighting’ youth, REALLY wish to prevent Wars and dedicate their lives for a lasting Peace and the principles of Democracy, they would rally behind RFK, Jr. in his Presidential bid. And, they would STOP asking what their country and its shopping malls can do for them. But, instead they would ask what THEY can do for their Country and the principles of Democracy, Liberty and Justice for All which ‘freedom fighting’ English colonists fought and died in the 1700s during the American Revolution—and wars ever since.  

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose!!   

Quenby Wilcox

Quenby Wilcox

I have been researching and combating violence against women as human rights violations for 15 years. Please see my websites, and