I believe there is an organized Caucasian caliphate, an oligarchy of white supremacy, that is worldwide and well-financed. When The Stranger in Seattle went undercover to the national white supremacists’ convention, who did they find there? Twenty-something tech industry employees. Who are the Mercers financing? Who is Putin bolstering in an overall strategic way? Across countries? He interferes in ways that assist the anti-immigrant, fascist groups in each society he disrupts. Britain and Brexit, here, the German elections. There will be a global, stagnant economy. I guarantee it. This is the recipe for fascism. They know it. Every piece of news I read from today’s attacks on higher education from conservatives to the tax plan hiccuping toward passing is one more brick in the authoritarian way. My read on social media is that we long ago lost an semblance of freedom in that domain, and it is an illusion to think otherwise. What happened with Tamra and myself was enough to help me see that the people leading our government and Russia are not two different things. Even less independent are businesses.