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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:29 AM

It may feel like the world's ending - but America has reason to hope - Robert Reich

I wonder if this is possible, all things considered. At least it is a ray of sunshine in this pit of growing despair. Perhaps too much cynicism and pessimism won't be helpful and putting the potential in the possible category might help. What have we got to lose at this point? There may be some energy to recharge our weary minds in this view.

I find Robert Reich to be an intelligent, honorable and well informed voice among us.

Inequality, the climate crisis, and Trump in the White House may cause despair. But the country is poised to bounce back

If stagnant wages, near-record inequality, climate change, nuclear buildups, assault weapons, mass killings, trade wars, opioid deaths, Russian intrusions into American elections, kids locked in cages at our border, and Donald Trump in the White House don’t at least occasionally cause you feelings of impending doom, you’re not human.

But I want you to remember this: as bad as it looks right now – as despairing as you can sometimes feel – the great strength of this country is our resilience. We bounce back. We will again.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/sep/07/it-may-feel-like-the-worlds-ending-but-america-has-reason-to-hope

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:12 AM

1. Keep Hope Alive!!! It is a challenge in this crazy Trump era but I continue to try.

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 11:49 AM

2. It feels like Trump is ending.

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:01 PM

3. Still, it seems

that daily, the orange turd shits on or Country, our National Parks System, our Waterways, our Air, anything he thinks he might be able to tweet about and make money on.

GAWD, I certainly cannot wait for this nightmare to end.

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Thu Sep 12, 2019, 07:40 PM

4. America is stronger than Donald Fucking Trump

yes she is

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