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Tue May 12, 2020, 11:30 PM

Can't help but wonder what it's going to look like when the debris left by this regime settles.

It feels like a take down of everything good we believed we were as a country and a grinding of the heel on the places we were already broken.

Daily, so much of my mind's been occupied with listening for the other shoe to drop from what seems like an endless supply of shoes.
I realized today I've been so busy thinking about what I don't want (current occupant of Oval Office and all that means) that I haven't spent time envisioning what I do want, not just for President but for us as a nation.
I'm going to spend some time each day to imagine a country where all the things we've petitioned for and voted for and worked for will come to pass.

I was so busy watching stories of the worst of what we have to offer each other and the world that I took my eyes off all the goodness that is here living in the hearts of Americans. Of us. We have so many heroes in our midst. Some of them make the news but most of our heroes are the quiet ones. They go about the business of making the world a better place by making kindness a priority. They do it by caring. That's who we really are. Millions and millions of us.

We're evolving as a nation and it's not easy when not everyone wants to move into the future. We're headed that way none the less and I'm going to enjoy envisioning it. Then, if I live to be very old, to see it come to pass.



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Reply Can't help but wonder what it's going to look like when the debris left by this regime settles. (Original post)
NoRoadUntravelled May 2020 OP
struggle4progress May 2020 #1
babylonsister May 2020 #7
OAITW r.2.0 May 2020 #2
hibbing May 2020 #3
mopinko May 2020 #4
NRaleighLiberal May 2020 #5
RKP5637 May 2020 #6
NRaleighLiberal May 2020 #8
Bucky May 2020 #9

Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:32 PM

1. It'll look like a bunch of rich frat boys trashed the joint and said "So sue me!" as they left

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Response to struggle4progress (Reply #1)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:27 AM

7. Yea, pretty much. nt

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:36 PM

2. It's like Republicans put a "Going Out of Business Sale" on the USA experiment.

Stripped this country of everything of value and on to the next country that had any pretense of ideals.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:39 PM

3. The environmental damage alone will take decades

I'm afraid we'll never be able to get many of the regulations that are being systematically dismantled back in place. That is just one thing, the list could go on for pages.


Peace

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:39 PM

4. for a long time evolution was understood as change over time.

the first mistake there is that it isnt gradual.
punctuated equilibrium replace the idea of gradualism.

iow, when a big chunk of the population gets wiped out, the genes of those that survived take over.
i wont impute intelligence to a killing machine, but if i did i would say it has a taste for morons.
and that can only improve the species.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:40 PM

5. it is sad to realize how many people just plain suck.

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Response to NRaleighLiberal (Reply #5)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:59 PM

6. It really really is. I never realized how many assholes, crooks, uncaring and stupid people

there are in the US. And I never dreamed so many could be so duped by a con artist, liar, narcissist and sociopath. It's really concerning, depressing and frightening all at the same time.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #6)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:30 AM

8. it just amazes me how many people simply try so little - so intellectually lazy.

and a host of other issues too, likely. Really makes one wonder....

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:37 AM

9. Fury Road

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