I Am (Still) Very Worried About the Midterms

[Previously: I Am Very Worried About the Midterms.]

I am still very worried about the midterms.

And I don't understand how Democratic politicians telling people that the most important thing we can do is vote, as if we are going to have a free and fair election, is helpful.

Truthfully, I don't even know how to process the fact that everyone who knows damn well, who knows best, that we are not going to have free and fair elections in November, are all, all, pretending otherwise.

Of all the motherfucking gaslighting that has happened since November 2016, this is the worst bit for me.

Not a single public official has addressed, for instance, the possibility that the midterms will be used by Russia to undermine the demonstrable fact of their meddling in the 2016 election to the benefit of the GOP, by traceably hacking one or more Democratic seats.

The most devastating bothsiderism of all time hovers like a sinister specter over the elections in November. And no one will even talk about it.

And I'm called a hysteric and accused of disillusioning people when I try.

I suspect, ahem, that a second election catastrophically compromised because we didn't take seriously the looming threats and have urgent public conversations about how to prevent them will do more to disillusion people than I ever could.

But what do I know.

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