We have all heard of the boogeyman, right? He's for scaring kids to sleep. Russian hackers: they're for redirecting anger towards the unknown, and obfuscating the real issues with our 2-party system. Hopefully everyone has also heard of Pascal, and what is now known as Pascal's Wager. The question is, should one believe in God?
Great, let's try this with Russian hackers. It's a bit different, because our choice is one of priority, but it still looks similar:
|fix hacking first||fix hacking 2nd|
|fix DNC fraud first||n/a||takes care of itself|
|fix DNC fraud second||we still have a problem||n/a|
Look, I get it. I don't like the idea of anyone hacking our anything, especially if it's a little bit true. But to quote GoT: The night is dark and full of terrors...
Seriously, there are a lot of problems with the world today. They all need to be addressed. I agree. It is a question of priority. Here are my premises:
1 - we as a nation are basically able to obsess over only 1 thing at a time
2 - Bernie would have won if the DNC primary had been fair
I don't think either of those things are even up for debate anymore. The ability to avoid Dr. Orange was baked right into the system. It was the DNC that failed us. Russian hackers were not and are not enough to sway the election, even if they do exist. If you grant the truth of those 2 things, THE ONLY DISCUSSION we should be having right now is how to either create a viable third party in this country (Bernie, I am looking at you) - or to somehow change the DNC for the better. If we do neither of those things, we are on track for season 2 of DOTUS™.
Coming to you in 2020.
But by all means, let's keep talking about Russia.