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Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:11 PM

Tweet observation of America from Tom Nichols.




We are an advanced and educated nation with millions of morons wrapped around our ankles trying to get us to come back inside the cave and look at chicken bones to explain rainfall.

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Reply Tweet observation of America from Tom Nichols. (Original post)
Grasswire2 Sep 12 OP
Thomas Hurt Sep 12 #1
peggysue2 Sep 12 #2
paleotn Sep 12 #7
Enterstageleft Sep 12 #3
warmfeet Sep 12 #4
handmade34 Sep 12 #5
paleotn Sep 12 #6
JHB Sep 12 #8
Poiuyt Sep 12 #9

Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:39 PM

1. Exactly these whackjobs are prehistoric regressive...

the christofascist ideal of society has more in common with a baboon troop than modern industrialized society.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 07:54 PM

2. I read this earlier today

It made me laugh out loud, even though it's a chilling reminder of how out-to-lunch these Trumpers/QAnons really are. That being said, I found the description apt, on the mark and funny as hell.

From everything I'm reading (I think Nichols' tweet was in response to a Vanity Fair article), these Born Again Delusionals buy into the whole Savior Come to Save Us schtick. There are plenty of hangers on--the grifters, the Neo-Nazis, the general malcontents--but the larger percentage are the True Believers of every hoax, crackpot conspiracy and knucklehead theory. They're devoted to Trump and if the man were to say, 'throw those chicken bones," that's exactly what they'd do.

Trump's Army of Zombies.

Remind me, again. What century is this????

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:40 PM

7. Funny. I lost my religion...

the moment I discovered I really had nothing to be "saved" from. Other than the do no harm stuff echoed in every religious and cultural tradition all over the world and across time, the rest is just bullshit meant to control us.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:19 PM

3. The only way to combat this

Is to do away with faux news & limburger & his ilk.

Don't start with 1st amendment rights. Just bring back the "Fairness Doctrine"

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:23 PM

4. I wish he was wrong.

He is not.

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:23 PM

5. Plato may approve

"puppet showmen"



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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 08:34 PM

6. Ha! That's it!

In a nut shell. He has us perfectly!

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 09:52 PM

8. Tom leaves out the part where belief in cicken-bone prophecy...

...helps pass tax cuts.


Now, what group could be responsible for making that a priority?

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Response to Grasswire2 (Original post)

Sat Sep 12, 2020, 09:56 PM

9. I've been telling anyone who'll listen that America has become a backwards country

It's embarrassing to admit this, but we as a nation are regressing back to a less enlightened time. I remember how I felt when Kennedy inspired us to go to the moon. A lot of people (me included) went into the sciences. Now people brag about their ignorance. The anti-intellectual trend here just appalls me.

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