We need to see this newest devastating crisis of democracy in the U.S. with renewed urgency because it has too long a history. Look at what is happening to Iranian women (and Saudi, and Indian, and Afghan) and see ourselves together, in camaraderie against illiberal theocracies.
The semi-fascist Republican Party is positioned to win control of the House and has a chance of gaining a majority in the Senate. But demagoguery is not destiny. Progressives can help steer the future in a better direction over the next two months.
Whether or not Google’s chatbot is sentient, we — the social we — are both its tutors and its clients. We need to take responsibility for the words we leave behind.