A note

Dear tech support dude with an Indian accent,

You are an intelligent person in a rising empire. I am an intelligent person in a dying empire. I have no reason to wish you ill; on the contrary, you represent the best hope for the future of the species of which I am, after all, a member. I'd like to let you know what's happening here, in hope that it will help you and your community to avoid the mistakes I and my community have made.

When I share my experiences, when I tell my story in a place where you can listen, it is, at least in part, for your benefit.

Good luck.