Sometimes I really feel like I am losing it as the evidence piles up about the connections between Trump 2016 and Brexit and Russia interfering across Europe and no one in power cares to focus on the big picture...
...that Russia is waging an active, on-going war against Western democracies, the Western alliance and the post-WWII international order and we are passively letting it happen to us (or, in the case of Trump, Johnson, Farage & Co. actively supporting it.)
It seems so clear. The threat and the damage done seems so great. And it is so misleading to view each front in this war as separate and not as part of the whole, as a tactical advance and not part of a greater strategy. And, what's more, I'm just one voice among many...
flagging this, seeking to call attention to it, connecting the dots. And yet there are still people in our midst who shrug it off, laugh it off, and, of course, even defend and enable it. This is the first war in which the victims of an attack simply refused to acknowledge it.
Buildings don't have to be destroyed by bombs for such an attack to be successful. The buildings can remain standing while the institutions they house are gradually, systematically and perhaps irreversibly weakened or destroyed.
Wake up. If you don't care for my take on this turn to @carolecadwalla or @sarahkendzior or @andreachalupa or threads like the one to which this is attached or the news. The evidence is everywhere. We are all at risk. That's no exaggeration. Please, folks, wake up.
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