When I read the comments’ section you highlighted, it is utterly unsurprising. It is so white America. It is so moneyed America. It highlighted exactly where we are at our most dangerously toxic. Those people, right there, are dangerous to democracy.
They are the divisions around which Americans can be broken. As soon as I read in the book, Russian Roulette, that General Valery Gerasimov of Russian armed forces had determined he could attack the United States with informational warfare based on weaponizing political divisions within our nation, I thought of how easy we are.
That’s how they could pick our President and continue to control him. They can control us because they have already won this cyber war. We have a whole army of people working against us from within.
I’m sorry. This is going to sound like a total non sequitur but I been contemplating whether our democracy can withstand the current attack it is taking from within and from our enemies. I am not filled with optimism.