In no way, shape or form have you extended me any such courtesy. You have not even addressed a single one of my arguments, let alone responded thoughtfully to any of them. I however did read your post (past all the “screw Bernie and Jill Stein” red herring vitriol) and was responding directly to your baseless assertions that America will necessarily butt heads with Russia, that Putin is a “megalomaniacal despot”, and the completely unproven allegation that Russia interfered in the US election. All of those fact-free allegations are being used to manufacture consent for the dangerous escalations I described in the article that you are commenting on. You and your neocon buddies are helping to advance them.

I write about the end of illusions.

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