From: (name withheld)
Date: January 11, 2022 at 6:51:27 PM MST
To: Michael Weinstein <[email protected]>
Subject:TheAnalysis.news interview (1/11/22)
Good evening Mikey!
I had the opportunity to watch you this evening while you were interviewed, on YouTube. It was one of the better analyses that I’ve seen on the subject (and truth be told, no mainstream media will touch this subject out of fear of a boycott or being painted as “anti-military” by the usual suspects) to date of the current crisis we face as a republic and a democracy.
I’ve had these very same discussions with others that I know, only to be told over the years that I was making a mountain out of a molehill. Then Jan 6 happened, and it was a pretty shocking eye-opener for them. No longer was I being hyperbolic and railing against imagined enemies. They finally spent more than their usual cursory two minutes of “research” on a subject that requires a Ph.D. level of study to comprehend it all. They began to look into this, and I sent them your way to help them raise the shroud from their eyes. Slowly, I believe that they are realizing the magnitude of the threat we now face. So, glass half full, I guess. We need more to see it though if we are ever to tame this beast.
Back in the mid-80s when I was an enlisted man in the USAF serving in Europe at the forefront of the Cold War, this didn’t seem to be the problem that it is now on a force-wide level. That all changed in 1996, with the coming of a new speaker, Newt Gingrich, a craven politician who saw the opposing party not as the loyal opposition but as his and his party’s enemy. And in his quest to vanquish said enemy, he courted and then enlisted, quite openly, the radical evangelical Christian dominionists in the United States to accomplish his goal. That’s where this thing we now face went on afterburners. It’s only been building speed since. When President Obama was elected, they found new footsoldiers by courting the open and closeted racists who live amongst us, causing the likes of an incompetent Donald Trump to rise to the highest office in the land. One shudders to imagine where this all goes from here.
I’m so thankful that you are doing the lion’s share of bringing the awareness of this threat to the American people. I read the mail you receive and it’s shocking, and I’m not one who is easily shocked. As a follower of Humanistic Judaism it would be hypocritical to say that I pray for your safety, but suffice it to say that I hope that you and yours remain safe in this torrential sea of hatred we are all currently charting our course through. You remain a beacon of hope for all you serve, one we need to keep up the fight. If the United States falls to these illiberal theocrats and faux strongmen, so does the world. That’s a certainty.
Be well and stay healthy!