Yes, that is Russian, and it's coming from a Red, White, and Blue blooded full American.
What it means is “Trust, but verify”.
Discerning trust is a skill that I'm afraid few know about and although I can't say I'm a social expert, I think my basic mores and instincts are intact. This is much more than I can say about most people in this age of social promiscuity.
We are currently blessed that the confident evil in this country believes that it can lie, cheat, and steal with impunity. It is a blessing because it exposes our adversaries. I think that is what the time since November 3rd has all been about. Let our opponents take off their facade and show their true treachery.
One of the commandments in the famous 10 is “Thou shall not commit Adultery”. The interpretation of this is misdirected. The Torah and Prophets clearly speak of Israel and Judah as harlots, but speaking of peoples doesn't mean sex, but betrayal. Betrayal of the one true God by worshiping other gods, idols and self.
I think it is obvious to declare that Washington, DC, the seat of power of this country, is the “poster child” of betrayal - betrayal of the Constitution, betrayal of the people, betrayal of ethics, betrayal of our trust, and betrayal of their oath. The deceit is ugly and rampant in the political halls of Government.
The alliance of our adversaries, whether foreign or domestic permeates our world, whether the denial of Biblical Law by our clergy (1st estate), the ignoring of judicial Law by our government (2nd estate), the denial of natural Law by the people (3rd estate), and the wholesale disinformation and the denial of ethical and moral law by the press (4th estate), It now falls to our own shoulders to right the ship of state. What compass can we trust, and by what measure do we trust our fellow being?
The simple answer is that unless we can trust our fellow citizen in our shared values then we are standing on shifting sand, subject to the political winds that blow and without firm foundation.
“Americans are so enamored of equality, they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville
de Tocqueville admired American individualism but warned that a society of individuals can easily become atomized and paradoxically uniform when “every citizen, being assimilated to all the rest, is lost in the crowd.” He felt that a society of individuals lacked the intermediate social structures—such as those provided by traditional hierarchies—to mediate relations with the state. The result could be a democratic “tyranny of the majority” in which individual rights were compromised. (H/T History Channel.)
The weakness de Tocqueville recognized is that unless we communicate with our peers directly - outspoken in our beliefs - the suppression of our individual voices enslaves us because we do not have any other mechanism to address the democratic tyranny by the morally-deaf elite running this country. This is the underlying goal of cancel culture, of censorship, and deplatforming. We are now cowed in obedience to doublethink to avoid social abuse. This is the weapon of the socialist regime in DC.
The purpose of this post is not to point out the evil in society, but to chart a course around the mines and shoals with the few survivors of our founder's spirit. Thomas Paine knew it when stating “These are the times that try men's souls”. The founders clearly recognized the cost of this endeavor “We Mutually Pledge To Each Other Our Lives, Our Fortunes And Our Sacred Honor”. Inherent in these words is their dependence on trust of each other.
We are deep into a time of betrayal to snitch on "Vaccine scofflaws", "Climate Deniers", "Racial and Gender Offenders", "Political party members" and "Trump supporters", while forgetting “those without sin cast the first stone”.
The question then is who can you trust with your life, your fortune and sacred honor? In this age of cancel culture, who can you trust with the small complaints, let alone to loudly voice your concerns to redress your grievances with government, else de Tocqueville correctly surmised the weakness of a divided people, and that is the unholy agenda being used against us.
It is time to consider WHO you can trust. It is a critical component of our future communications, to freely associate with people of shared values, to know who is safe and who isn't.
Should we weather this storm against us, we have the opportunity to link arms with those we trust, and by mutually pledging our lives, fortunes, and honor, build the infrastructure that de Tocqueville said we lacked. You must take these ideas to heart, to apply to our new communications and new protections of free speech and natural rights.
Keep that phrase in your mind quoted by Reagan, to “Trust, but Verify”.