If you are alive and have ears, then you have probably heard about the Russian interference with our election. More recently, the evidence is showing that the Russians intent was much more than just about trying to swing an election. Instead of just interference it seems that their focus was to DIVIDE this nation. Some have said the initial interference was for the benefit of a certain party, but the truth seems to be that the Russians had a much more nefarious agenda hiding up their sleeves. I firmly believe the Russians want to see the removal of “United” in the “United States.”
If I was a leader of Russia, I would want to see the demise of capitalism too. So, they came up with a brilliant plan. A plan that undermines the information given to our people. Focusing on the presence of differences in this nation through arguments with ignorant tones. Publicizing and propagating our differences as a country, instead of providing platforms for understanding each point of view.
The saddest part to me is that the Russians have been successful and are damn close to completing their American divisional agenda. Using nothing but our own popular media and social media. Not only have the Russians focused on hateful messages through Facebook and Twitter, but we are now even hearing how they used Pokemon Go! They are freaking using Pokemon Go and other applications to create divisive campaigns such as “Don’t Shoot Us.” How crazy is that?! And, guess what, it has worked.
Our nation is more divided then ever. It wouldn’t surprise me if Russia had been and continues to portray America as a failing government and economic system. The Russians would love nothing more than to see this country’s unhappy lower class go to war with the upper class. Doing this in the hopes that another Civil War or revolution would occur within our country. A revolution that would show that capitalism is a corrupt and failing system.
Now I am here to ask you a couple questions. “Do you know what freedom is?” And, “Do you want Russia to win?” Freedom is not about forming hateful judgements and divisiveness after watching a video. Instead, freedom provides us the ability to hear all points of an argument and allows us the opportunity to create a moderate understanding that is both socially and economically positive for all. It is not just about taking a side that benefits you and only you.
You see, if you are an extreme Trump lover or hater (seeing ZERO FLAWS in a certain side), you are in the wrong. Regardless of your beliefs, we all need to be supportive of this government and this country. We can certainly disagree with a policy/decision/change. We all come from different places, so it should be common for us all to have differences. Instead of spewing hateful words at each other, we must start working together to try and compromise. We cannot let the Russian agenda prevail.
As I look at the Russian plan, I must laugh (maybe cry) at the fact that it has gone this far. I am an optimist so mark my words “this country is going to move forward together.” I will forever look at this moment in time as the growing pains before America finally took a step into the future. A future filled with love and understanding. The same future my parents and their parents dreamed about when they were my age. And so I say, it is about damn time to become the “United States” again.