4chan: The Skeleton Key to the Rise of Trump
Dale Beran

Thank you for your article. For the first time since Nov 8th I feel like the world has not gone crazy. I have been trying to make sense of what’s been going on and after that last press conference I thought my head would explode. I sensed that I was either lacking a critical piece of the puzzle and that there was a way to explain what I was seeing or that I needed to conclude that a large portion of the electorate was incapable of understanding facts vs lies or crazy vs sane. You have managed to pull all the threads together and make sense of it all. I finally get it — the system is rigged and the promise is empty and a vote for Trump was the way for to say we know that. I can stop yelling at the tv and twitter.

What remains troubling is I followed the election very closely yet this is the first time I have ever heard of Pepe or 4chan. It is a world that up to now I did not know existed. I definitely don’t fit the demographic. I hope your article gets read far and wide and opens up some much needed dialogue.