Empire of Illusion was a great and disturbing book. Who knew how accurately it would predict the future? I find it disturbing that 1. people can’t realize that reality TV shows are fake. 2. All those people who couldn’t be bothered to stop a traitorous lunatic from getting into the WH.

I hate to say it, but what the Russians did was masterful, they conducted a strike on America and half the country was not even aware it happened. In the 21st century, you don’t need tanks and jets to take down a country.

BTW, from what I’m reading the Russians also sponsored the Brexit movement, which seriously destabilized the UK and weakened the EU. They also tried to disrupt the French elections too. Watch “Active Measures,” the Russians have used this method before on some of the former Soviet republics

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Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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