But perhaps the absolute worst thing politicians can do is respond by collecting guns, imposing hate speech restrictions, and announcing open borders. In the current atmosphere of distrust toward authority, such actions can destroy the only asset a state faced with ethnic conflict has: the public belief that it is above the fray and won't sell anyone out. That quantity can itself run out and therein lies the danger.
The public belief that the government is above the fray and won't sell anyone out? I'll pause here for the laughter to die down.
The FBI was aware of Steele's "sources" but still used the dossier to convince a FISA judge to issue a warrant against Trump campaign aide Carter Page. That the FBI has, to this day, refused to verify the authenticity of the information in the dossier is not surprising. A document as flawed as this should never have been presented to a FISA court as justification for granting a warrant to spy on Carter Page. It makes the FBI look ridiculous.
Many on the left still take the dossier as gospel and refer to it as if it were relevant. It isn't. It was a political smear job, paid for by Democrats, that Steele passed on to a former aide to GOP presidential candidate John McCain, who gave it to BuzzFeed, who then posted it.
The one and only thing the government seems to be good at is screwing over the average American for someone else's benefit. I don't have any belief that the US Government won't sell me out. Based on past actions, I have every faith in the world that the US Government will sell us out in a red hot minute the moment it has the opportunity, and it is only the threat of armed resistance that prevents them from doing so immediately.
Does that seem pessimistic? Then ask yourself why the US government refuses to stop the flood of illegal immigrants into this country despite there being an overwhelming percentage of the population that wants our immigration laws enforced.
Because the US Government doesn't give a shit about you, you're nothing but an inconvenience. They won't have to deal with the end results of illegal criminals flooding THEIR communities. They won't have to deal with the crime and the drugs and the deaths and the kidnappings and the sex trafficking.
Wait - they probably WANT the sex trafficking, because too many of them are degenerate perverts. If they allow the illegal aliens to bring their child sex slaves into America then they can satisfy their lusts here at home instead of having to fly to the Dominican Republic. Right, Senator Menendez from New Jersey?
The people currently infesting Washington D.C. don't want to live with you, they want to rule over you. And with that as their goal, they will abandon you to the wolves at the first opportunity. They'll screw you over in a heartbeat and walk away smiling. And as has been proven by the 2016 election, the government is not above the fray, they are not looking out for the country's best interests, and they are not above abusing their power in pursuit of a political goal. In fact, they absolutely DO abuse their power for political goals, and will do so again.