As a result of that hysteria, it is now scary and inappropriate, and suspicious, to even be an ethnic Russian and post comments on issues of public concerns - remember the time when Japanese Americans were locked up, and the U.S. Supreme Court considered that constitutional?
I have a feeling that the same will be done with any person of Russian ethnicity, citizen (like me) or not.
Here is the exchange of today - regarding the presidential run of Kamala Harris.
First of all, see what the New York Times (an anti-Trump media source said about Kamala Harris just 4 days ago):
Yet, see what happens when a person with a Russian first name and an admission in her social media account that she received two of her three advanced university degrees from Russian universities
- and who posts in both English and her native Russian.
Here is a response that I have got almost immediately:
I also visited the profile of the commentator - as she did mine - and discovered this pearl of wisdom:
"In November of 2020 I will vote for the Democratic candidate, whoever he or she is".
Including the candidate who has - let us get it once again from NYT:
- "fought tooth and nail to uphold wrongful convictions that had been secured through official misconduct that included
- evidence tampering,
- false testimony, and
- the suppression of crucial information by prosecutors";
- personally withholding information about a police laboratory technician who had been accused of "intentionally sabotaging" her work and stealing drugs from the lab;
- systemic violations of the defendants' constitutional rights
All of that does not matter - if the candidate is a Democrat.
And, such candidates will attack anybody - especially a Russian, imagine the gall for a Russian (American citizen and a legal expert on issues of criminal and constitutional law and access to justice) to publicly utter an opinion on the matter of public concern.
A Russian criticizing a Democrat (based on documentary evidence of that Democrat's misconduct)!
A new crime.
Will Linda Halford Elzinga be very much surprised if A LOT of people, disgusted not only by the staggering disqualifications to any public office in Democratic candidates for presidency such as this one and by the Democratic crowd's aggressive and selective bigotry (Latino is presumed good, Russian is presumed bad) - will vote against candidates such as Kamala Harris in 2020?