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lambchopp59

(2,809 posts)
Thu Sep 10, 2020, 11:09 PM Sep 2020

My brief discussion with a MAGA today

This client was 80 years old. She was commenting on all the choking smoke here in California. Then she lit the match...
"Why do you suppose this is happening?"
"Climate change" I retorted.
"Pish..." came her unthought-out reply, but that was abbreviated. In one sudden realization I saw the gears in this fool finally starting to turn.
So, I continued...
"No one can realistically look outside to see the devastation, the brown air, the sun that looks like an orange moon in the sky without considering
That this is getting worse yearly.
That billions of earth's inhabitants cannot continue to drive large, luxurious, individually powered vehicles without laying waste to the planet."
It was those last statements that placed this person in a position of reconsideration of all the lies we've been continually told by tRump and co..
The reaction was jaw dropping. Hearing this from a science based professional person of some authority really hit hard.
I believed I may have reversed course on a MAGAt today.
And all it took was the entire western USA on fire to do it.
Her last statement, muttered to herself as I wheeled her out to her car through all the smoky haze was:
"I've been a goddamn fool".

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My brief discussion with a MAGA today (Original Post) lambchopp59 Sep 2020 OP
Wow! SheltieLover Sep 2020 #1
Way to go! Karadeniz Sep 2020 #2
This is a sensational post, lamb!!! Leghorn21 Sep 2020 #3
Damn, nice job. nt coti Sep 2020 #4
cool story bro Demonaut Sep 2020 #5
Excellent! KT2000 Sep 2020 #6
Woo hoo! Doreen Sep 2020 #7
k&r Demovictory9 Sep 2020 #8
Must not be on Facebook central scrutinizer Sep 2020 #9
This message was self-deleted by its author Bluepinky Sep 2020 #10
Positive outcome stemming from a thoughtful response. Bluepinky Sep 2020 #11

Doreen

(11,686 posts)
7. Woo hoo!
Fri Sep 11, 2020, 02:09 AM
Sep 2020

Being able to open the eyes of an 80 year old for the first time is pretty good. We be proud of you.

Response to lambchopp59 (Original post)

Bluepinky

(2,279 posts)
11. Positive outcome stemming from a thoughtful response.
Fri Sep 11, 2020, 12:03 PM
Sep 2020

Sounds like a win-win, she has been informed and you made someone think!

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