When I say “spoiler”, I’m speaking literally
And when I say Russia – although according to Seth Abramson, there are at least five countries who could be suspected of future interference in U.S. elections, and the mainstream media is not covering because of suspected fears the American public could freak out – I’m speaking equally literally.
Though they can’t have polled as some of us are already feeling pretty freaked out. With just cause.
(Even as their prognostications are proclaimed with such presumed authority that the audience apparently should not deign to do other than accept them as universally applicable without further question.)
It’s especially noticeable that Gabbard shows up to slyly insert herself in national conversations with the sole motive of tearing down Kamala Harris.
(That’s what Russians do, for any American who’s felt forced to become conversant with the more common linguistic manipulations in Russian disinformation propaganda. They have a tendency to be overwhelmingly negative, and they prognosticate and bloviate with what could be interpreted to be a deliberate intent to depress and discourage action and resistance.)
They are particularly adept at using racism both to suppress votes and drive discord between groups whose economic interests align against oligarchy and plutocracy. I’m not sure it’s too hard to guess why they might do that.
For those who enjoy numbers, the op ed from the Lead Counsel of the NAACP who wrote about these disinformation efforts in 2018
All this particularly as Gabbard is one who failed to auto-qualify for the September debates.
I mean, honestly - where is Jill Stein? We haven’t seen nor heard from her since -
Argan Bomb reminded me that I meant to post this from Joyce White Vance, former federal prosecutor and MSNBC legal analyst
As is starting to be common parlance for our fractured attention span era, “That’s it. That’s the Tweet.”