Hi Amelia. Thanks so much for reading & responding. Yes, I am all too familiar with what’s going on “across the pond,” unfortunately. It felt like Brexit was the “testing ground” for U.S. election tampering & psychological warfare, coming from both foreign entities and from within our own country. My heart breaks daily for all the decent folks among us (which I truly believe is the majority in both our countries) who fought against this wave — a wave of progress reversal that was masked as “conservatism” — in every way they knew how.
I still don’t think all Americans fully understand the gravity of our upcoming presidential election — and the influence it would have on the rest of the world. For your sake and ours, I pray that not only does Trump lose by significant margins, but that he also, for once in his life, chooses dignity and leaves office once he’s voted out. It’s truly frightening to hear him still blabbering on about being “president for life.”
And this is all to keep himself out of legal trouble, since the Attorney General he appointed gained the position specifically to protect the POTUS from legal consequence to illegal actions. Absolutely repugnant. And the people cheering him on sincerely — i.e., not his paid claqueurs? I’ll never understand that mindset. Ever. I mean, I know what their mindset is and what motivates it (a toxic mix of fear, anger, and hatred/bigotry), but I don’t understand how they don’t see it. And furthermore, how they project all their own shortcomings onto us.
Several months ago I watched The Great Hack on Netflix, which explored the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook data scandal in depth, and how the Trump campaign sought CA’s assistance after they’d successfully infiltrated the elections of other smaller countries — like Trinidad & Tobago, the Czech Republic, Nigeria, Argentina. Excellent journalism by Carole Cadwalladr and others. It was one of the most well-done documentaries I’ve seen in a long time. Check it out if you haven’t! Terrifying, but necessary to understand how social media is being used against us as psychological warfare. Thanks again for reading & responding.