‘Mutually assured destruction’ kept the planet alive through the Cold War.
The theory held that if the US pressed the button so would the USSR.
No need to plan for your summer holidays. The political parties are using old social media the same way, trawling through old accounts to find posts candidates wished they’d not posted.
Everyone has skeletons in their closet. The way the parties are going, there’ll be mone left to run.
Maybe that’s the best outcome of all.