The actors are all the same, only the stage has changed. Never forget they are organized by a real nation’s military intelligence apparatus with real strategic goals, metrics for success, budgets, supply chains, an industrial base of economic support, names, hierarchies, addresses, and paychecks. It’s a war of low-key poisonings from every angle to eventually overload your system. Never forget they are trying to exterminate your friends and family through their TVs, their academics, their jobs, their politics, and their food. Anything you could compare to a well because it’s part of the commons and depends on trust- there’s a graph on somebody’s wall reminding them to gradually increase the toxicity. Your culture is not dying, it’s being killed. The increase of toxicity is limited only by the speed of normalcy bias and monetary inflation. Your only concealment, until the toxicity gets you, is their belief that you’re not a threat to the pretense of peacetime.
Happy belated New Year. May your 2020 be characterized by clarity.