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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Greetings Laff Lovers,

There are two big stories in the news right now. One is about the supposed Russian influence in the 2016 election. Allegedly Russian agents (for lack of a better word), or provocateurs, or political activists, whatever you want to call them, influenced the election by posting political memes on social media, blogging, trolling, circulating so-called 'false' news, and then there was the big DNC email hack.

Political activists in the U.S. have reacted to this as espionage at best and an outright act of war at worst.

That's the power of memes.

The other big story is that San Francisco has just passed a ballot measure that grants non-citizens, that is illegal aliens, the right to vote in local elections.

This has been applauded at a big step forward in the social rights of these 'non-citizen residents'.

Now here is my question: How are these two stories different?

One story if about foreign nationals influencing U.S. politics and the other is about... foreign nationals influencing U.S. politics?

The only difference I see is that one group of foreign nationals is Russian and the other is Mexican (or South American). And if that is the only difference between good influence and bad influence, then that's totally racist.

Can someone write in and explain this one to me?



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