Anticipating the latest WikiLeaks drop over the past couple of days regarding DNC has kept many of us distracted. What I and many others didn’t realize is just how disturbing the truth really is. There are a few things to know if you’re planning on spending the weekend knee-deep in the latest cesspool of American politics.
First, Twitter has been busy manipulating its trending hashtags. #DNCLeaks was the number one trending hashtag and had been since the WikiLeaks drop. It suddenly disappeared and only after users demanded an explanation, it reappeared, albeit altered. #DNCLeaks became #DNCLeak.
— Rick Farrow (@rick_farrow) July 23, 2016
— David Hurth (@DavidHurth) July 23, 2016
— Rubencito (@Rubbbeeennn) July 23, 2016
The media has suddenly become virtuous and are now ethical bodies that refuse to address such scandalous nonsense. They have other things to focus on – namely anything but the contents in the data leak.
— Melissa (@Sweetatertot) July 23, 2016
Hackers: exposing more political corruption than journalists. This is what’s wrong with our country. #DNCLeaks
— Bromosapien (@PKXix) July 23, 2016
any big media talking about the #DNCleaks or nah?
— Sam Dekker (@dekker) July 23, 2016
There are many references to Black Lives Matter leader DeRay McKesson, too. Use the search option to get a complete list. Worth a read, to be sure.
Prepare to be incredibly and permanently changed. The reality slowly seeps in until finally, you can no longer continue to blow off those who say, “The American political system has absolutely nothing to do with who you vote for”. It is indeed rigged. Your voice nor your vote matter.
I’ve spent entirely too much time plundering through what amounts to a small percentage of the 20,000 emails. I feel like I need to scrub my brain. There are more than a few “What the hell…” revelations and here’s one of my very favorite gems – it’s delightful, I tell you – it’s delightful. This is a fundraising email sent out by Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Simple and expected, right? I mean, we all get these pleas for money. It’s the American way: the ones with the most resources turn to those who are not even remotely considered the so-called “Top 1%” and ask for money that will be used against us at some point. Finally -FINALLY – someone fires back. See the original here. (I can’t seem to get the fonts large enough nor a screen shot that’s possible to read in this WP theme).
From: Debbie Wasserman Schultz [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2016 2:36 PM
To: Julie Scardiglia
Subject: Join me in Knoxville June 3rd!
Image removed by sender. Democrats]
Friend– As of this week, Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. The contrast between his values and the values our Democratic candidates defend every day could not be more stark. As Democrats, we have a lot on the line. It is crucial that we push back on the backwards GOP rhetoric and make our voices heard this election cycle. Please join me for a reception in Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, June 3rd. This is your chance to ask me questions about what the DNC is doing to fight back and to strategize together about how to win in November.
You can RSVP through the following link: https://finance.democrats.org/KnoxvilleReception
Thank you for all you do, and I look forward to seeing you in Knoxville!
Here’s the reply that’s full of wonder and magic:
From: Julie Scardiglia [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2016 2:45 PM
To: Seminerio, Nick
RE: Join me in Knoxville June 3rd!
DWS, you’re almost as corrupt as $hillary Clinton. I’ve already left the Democratic party—after 32 years. Lots of us have. And you and your direction for the Democratic party are a large reason why.
HRC is the other reason.
It’s coming—the shock you will feel when MILLIONS of us won’t vote for Shillary–PERIOD.
Finally, Mike Cernovich has done some impressive research on the entire brouhaha. Here’s a link to his most recent piece with five of what he believes are the more damaging revelations. Follow him on Twitter, too.
One of the biggest problems in the entire drop is the way Bernie Sanders was treated. The blatant disrespect of some folks is unbelievable – until you see it in black and white. Then it’s disappointing and serves as an example of how horrible the human condition can truly be.