Most people aren't aware how far past "politics as normal" we are, because the MSM isn't covering any of this like the crisis it is.

If you want a decent grasp on the current political situation, and what the stakes are, I suggest starting with these five Threads:
1/ This Thread from @JYSexton outlines why it's so dangerous that the media keeps downplaying the growing fascistic movement.

Underestimating how serious they are about this is beyond negligence, it's complicity.
2/ This Thread from @sarahkendzior shows that those in a position to fight for democracy are relying on empty rhetoric.

Meanwhile, those at the top are inhibiting others from taking action towards accountability and transparency.
3/ This Thread from @Pamacious provides several examples of missed opportunities, and breaks down many of the illogical excuses offered when people defend the inaction from Dem Leadership.
4/ This Thread from @model_daughters shows that the Voting Rights bills on the table will do little to prevent the GOP from overturning unfavorable results next time.

You can't rely on turnout if the votes they don't like aren't going to be counted.
5/ This Thread from @benFranklin2018 talks about the way media and influencer networks pacify the masses by incessantly talking about pending investigations.

They promise imminent accountability that never comes. The public evidence is more than enough.

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22 Sep
Taking a brief break from my Twitter hiatus to write a Thread about the history of tabloids.

As @sarahkendzior points out, bad actors cover up crimes with scandal.

Tabloids are propaganda tools that help them do this. It's dangerous to call them harmless gossip rags.

In 1952, an MIT grad who spent a year working for the CIA as a "psychological warfare officer" bought the paper that would become The National Enquirer.

His name was Generoso Pope Jr. and he was backed by his childhood friend and his godfather: Roy Cohn and Frank Costello. 1/
Cohn's connections to organized crime is well documented, but he also had ties to government officials, media figures, and even intelligence.

When McCarthy was staffing up for his anti-Communist hearings, J. Edgar Hoover personally recommended Cohn for chief counsel. 2/
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14 Jul
I've been though a lot of management training over the years and most of it focuses on the wrong stuff.

It's all organization, time management, delegation, conflict resolution, decision making, etc.

Those things help, but the secret to being a good manager is MUCH simpler. 1/
The best manager I've ever met never finished college. He was loud, unprofessional (but not disrespectful), and you had to double-check his paperwork because he lacked attention to detail.

He transferred in from another location and was loathed by upper management. 2/
They put him on the "worst" team in the organization and planned to get rid of him when the numbers didn't change (everyone knew this group was hopeless).

You can probably guess what happened. Just like Gordon Bombay, he turned this team of misfits into all-stars. 3/
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13 Jul
This Thread fills in a lot of gaps people are missing.

This is bigger than Russian disinfo. It's Brexit, Trump, restructuring the Middle East, and much more.

This is a coordinated plan leading us towards the complete privatization of life on this planet by disaster capitalists.
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10 Jul
There's something really important I'm BEGGING people to wrap their heads around:

Laws only matter to honest people.

Legislation will determine how easy cheating is, but even if Dems miraculously pass everything the GOP still won't recognize the results of the next election.
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17 Jun
During a 30-minute call that was recorded before he became a candidate, William Braddock repeatedly warned not to support Anna Paulina Luna in the Republican primary for a Tampa Bay-area congressional seat because "he had access to assassins."…
"I really don't want to have to end anybody's life for the good of the people of the United States of America."

"That will break my heart. But if it needs to be done, it needs to be done."

"I have access to a hit squad, too, Ukrainians and Russians."
Braddock also made rambling statements about getting financial help from fellow Freemasons, or by importing millions of dollars from Malta and Gibraltar.
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16 Jun
This week is a very telling litmus test.

If you still have any confidence in Garland, Wray, or the Dem Leadership team you are giving in to normalization.

Pay attention to their actions, not their words. They're protecting themselves instead of us. The rest is theater.
The FBI is feigning incompetence to avoid accountability.
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