Notes From A Middle-Aged Dad #42: Russsian Hacking

Written by Alex on January 6, 2017 - 0 Comments

Dear Ivan:

Although you are only 5, you may have heard Mommy and Me talking about “hacking” or more specifically “Russian hacking.”  What this refers to is that the Russians used technology to get into computes in the United States and manipulate our Election. I know, I know. That’s a difficult thing to understand.  Picture it this way — a kid at school that you know but don’t like very much, decided you needed to pay more attention to him, so when you weren’t looking he stole your lunchbox, but then put it back (though without any food in it).  So, at first, you didn’t know that anything happened. But, then, when it was too late, you realized that  you had (though not on purpose) agreed to be friends with someone who would steal lunch from you.

Point is, the Russians did something they weren’t supposed to do, and now our President is about to go from being Barack Obama, who, like you, is Biracial (and a genius, though, as your dad, I must say I believe you to be the superior genius to Obama), to Donald Trump, who looks like a giant pumpkin with a blond wig and an overlong necktie, who also seems to really love Russians.  Why, Trump feels that way, we don’t know. Though maybe it’s the smoked fish and the ballet.

All you need to know is that the Russians interfered with our elections, and that’s something we all should be upset about.  So be upset.  (though not too upset, like no tantrums, okay).

And, in the meantime, remember that this hacking was done because Russia knows that elections have consequences.  This is something you should bear in mind, especially next time I tell you that you must elect to go to bed or not.

Sleep tight and don’t let the Donald Trump boogeyman scare you.



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