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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:47 PM

While Decent White People Were Sleeping, We Lost America

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While Decent White People Were Sleeping, We Lost America
February 16, 2020 / John Pavlovitz


Wake up, white Liberals and Progressives and Moderates.

It’s morning in America.

A lot happened while we were sleeping.

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Then, to inculcate the terror fully, they propped up a sideshow carnival barker as their chosen one; a barren, empty husk of a man with no discernible moral convictions beyond wealth accumulation—who they could use as a flesh and blood avatar to embody and perpetuate themselves.

They fashioned a vile, blustery orange idol to rally the fearful and the angry and the callous hearts around; one who would daily dig into the stinking muck to find a deeper bottom—and in the sleep-induced state we were in we thought it was a joke. We laughed ourselves back into a dreamworld where everything would be fine and where decency would prevail and where the system would work; so much so that one hundred million of us slept all the way through an election cycle.


And here we are.

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I wonder if there’s still time to undo the present nightmare.

The only way we’ll have a chance to know is if we wake up and stay awake.

It’s morning in America.

There’s mourning in America.

Rise and shine.

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babylonsister Feb 2020 OP
TygrBright Feb 2020 #1
Squinch Feb 2020 #2
TygrBright Feb 2020 #3
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WhiskeyGrinder Feb 2020 #5

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:51 PM

1. Eff you, John. I wasn't sleeping. I was fighting as hard as I can.

I wasn't beaten by "white liberal apathy" or whatever BS you're trying to hang on me. I was beaten by a well-funded, brilliantly deployed Russian cyberwarfare campaign focused on degrading democracy world-wide, breaking apart NATO and liberal western democratic alliances, and hamstringing American foreign influence and economic effectiveness.

And I will NEVER forget that Hillary Clinton won the 2016 election by 3 million votes (and probably more.)

disgustedly,
Bright

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 01:59 PM

2. What Tygr Bright said.

PS: TygrBright, did you see my signature line?

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Response to Squinch (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 02:00 PM

3. LOL!! I did not, but I'm blushin'....! n/t

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Response to TygrBright (Reply #3)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 02:16 PM

4. Best quote evah!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 02:19 PM

5. "Sleeping" is doing a lot of work in that headline.

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