Living in Troubled Times.
"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself from within."
I never know what's real and what's fake anymore. It's so hard to know what to trust. I have a lot of liberal friends from college, I work with conservatives, I have divided family members. I hear many sides to things. One side pointing out that this is fake, another pointing out that, that is fake. The conservatives calling liberals, "Libs" and blaming everything on Obama. Liberals blaming everything on Trump. I can't help but to think that it's a combination of people's faults.
Alissa, I guess it is a matter of what particular things in the last decades have effected a person on an individual level. For most Americans, they are so inundated with day to day issues related to normal life that what's going on outside that sphere is vague, nebulous, and often doesn't seem important. The thing I have noticed the most is that now, the country is so divided that there are not many people like you, who still remain "in the middle." Most belong to one of the two camps. That makes for a situation fraught with peril, and I think it will end badly. I hope my side comes out on top, of course, because I believe we are right and they are wrong.
I have heard a lot of "noise" about Russia, but they are sure giving Russia a lot of credit for being able to do things that they have not been able to get ANY solid evidence for.It's like the emails; at first it was "don't look at the content, look at the source." Then, "Don't look at the source, look at the content".What was not an issue last Summer, is now a big thing this year. What changed? Oh yah, they lost!
The Russian thing was always a dodge to distract people from Shrillery's email scandal. Then, it became a way to spread disinformation that might damage President Trump. Now they can't let go of it at CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS et al. But I don't think anyone gives it any credibility anymore.