What I believe to have been the norm in politics has been exposed most recently with the publication of DNC emails extracted through an apparent “hacking.”
How it informs my perception of the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 election cycle stands on its own from whatever is suggested and implied by the alleged or apparent perpetrators of the security breach.
When the facts about the hack itself are fairly well understood, others’ motives and intentions may also seem to be better known. If it truly is the product of a foreign state’s attempted espionage and subterfuge to understand and influence the U.S. election, I’m certain that broadly speaking it won’t have been the first time.
It seems worth noting this perception, because it seems (through the lens of Twitter and the headlines of the Washington Post, New York Times and Politico, among others) that the DNC, the White House, the punditry at large, all conflate these things.
For the Liberals and Centrists of the Democratic party, it is essential for them to preserve some of the momentum they’re generating towards the goal of party unity. The evidence these emails appear to provide should stand regardless of the soft motives of whoever exposed them. The solution is not to save our corrupt associations at all cost to preserve sovereignty; it is to dramatically, meaningfully reform or replace them to preserve sovereignty and facilitate actual democracy.