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Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:04 PM

I'm worried we aren't depressed enough

The world has gone to shit. Nothing matters anymore. Trump will steal the election and no one will do anything about it. It doesn't matter that Biden is up by close to double digits nationally, Trump is an Uber genius who will close the gap in the coming weeks. It doesn't matter that Biden has about $100 million to spend every week for the rest of the election and Trump can't afford to run ads anymore. Voter registrations and early voting is way up for Dems this year but it doesn't matter. Be cynical. Those votes will all be thrown out. And if Trump doesn't get us, the Russians will. People don't care about coronavirus. They don't care about the shitty economy or the abuses of power. And I worry that there is still too much optimism about the future among Democrats. If we are optimistic then the universe will plot against us. We will jinx the election. Depression is key. Be anxious, be sad, let the feelings of hopelessness wash over you. The fact that each and every one of you isn't depressed and anxious should make us all depressed and anxious.



That's how some Democrats sound right now. Stop it. It's god-damned irritating. For the love of God please stop with the pity party. And that's my rant for the day. Get out there and kick the bloated orange fat ass out of the people's house and back to his bed bug infested shit hole golf course. Remember, nothing wrong with a bit of hope.

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Reply I'm worried we aren't depressed enough (Original post)
Dr. Jack Sep 23 OP
kurtcagle Sep 23 #1
Dr. Jack Sep 23 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 23 #2
Post removed Sep 23 #3
mr_lebowski Sep 23 #5
Squinch Sep 23 #19
Mike 03 Sep 23 #8
Bradshaw3 Sep 23 #4
Mike 03 Sep 23 #6
Chainfire Sep 23 #9
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BannonsLiver Sep 23 #12
Hoyt Sep 23 #13
EarlG Sep 23 #14
ihas2stinkyfeet Sep 23 #16
ihas2stinkyfeet Sep 23 #15
lunatica Sep 23 #17
vercetti2021 Sep 23 #18
GoneOffShore Sep 23 #20
RhodeIslandOne Sep 23 #21
cayugafalls Sep 23 #22
Firestorm49 Sep 23 #23
onethatcares Sep 23 #24
smirkymonkey Sep 23 #25

Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:11 PM

1. Now I am depressed

Good message, though. I'm actually feeling more optimistic now about the election than I did in 2016, more diligent, yes, absolutely, but also more optimistic.

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Response to kurtcagle (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:17 PM

7. 2016 felt way scarier to me than 2020

Because in 2016, I felt like Trump had a decent shot at winning. In 2020, I feel like his chances are close to zero. Sure he will try to cheat in some way but I have faith in the institutions of the US that he won't even come close to succeeding. We are in for an epic temper tantrum, that is doubtless, but when all is said and done, President Mushroomdick will be dragging the right side of his body out of the white house on inauguration day to make room for President Biden. My biggest concern is that he will have to walk down several ramps on his way out of DC which will slow his journey down by a few minutes.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:12 PM

2. Thank you!

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Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:15 PM

5. Hear hear ...

That first paragraph?

That's pretty much exactly what's up.

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:59 PM

19. Sorry I missed it.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:18 PM

8. +1

Thank you.



Posts like this OP this make me suspicious.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:14 PM

4. Best antidote to despair is action

My opinion, anyway. And why all the despair? Yes, RBG was a blow but my 50 years of following politics tells me we are in good shape come November. We can't let down until then, working and donating, and especially after that. Can't think just winning in good enough. Have to keep pushing back against the last 40 years of repub destruction and take bold action to truly correct things.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:19 PM

9. That sounded about right to me. I get depressed when some clown is destroying my country.

Maybe it is just me.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:20 PM

10. Seriously!

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:23 PM

12. Good post Dr Jack

Doomers are out in force today. Bless their little (easily rattled) hearts.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:26 PM

13. Sort of agree, but understand the depression.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:34 PM

14. Broadly, I agree with the point you're making

I think there are reasons to be hopeful.

At the same time, I donít want to knock people who are feeling depressed/anxious. This is a pretty overwhelming time.

When weíre feeling down, letís try and lift each other up.

And then together, kick some ass.

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Response to EarlG (Reply #14)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:37 PM

16. i try to do that but

 

seeing a whole lot of noobs spreading this message. singing putin's song ought to be frowned on here. at least in gd. there is a mental health support group for that.
too many long timers seem to be catching it.
this is war. there is no crying in war.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:34 PM

15. despair is the only thing that can defeat us.

 

just stop it.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:41 PM

17. I'm glad I made myself read to the end of the first paragraph!

I was about to tell you to bend over and practice getting screwed until you like it because thatís the way to live under tyranny.

Thanks! I feel the same way. It has made me avoid DU lately, except to check in for short spurts of time to at least follow the news.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 03:51 PM

18. Thank you

I am so fucking tired of seeing the doom posts here.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 04:02 PM

20. Reasons to be cheerful - Part 3

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 04:12 PM

21. You don't realize what some of us are considering if this goes wrong.

 

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Response to RhodeIslandOne (Reply #21)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 04:42 PM

22. What? nt

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 05:02 PM

23. Depressed? No. Enraged? Hell yes. Waiting for the gloves to come off.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:22 PM

24. I'll volunteer to

be depressed for up to 1000 DU members or Democratic Party member.

They can stop feeling depressed and know I got them covered.

Peace to all of you.

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Response to Dr. Jack (Original post)

Wed Sep 23, 2020, 07:41 PM

25. What you don't understand is that there are many people here who are already struggling

with depression and this is genuinely sending them over the edge. I don't think mocking them is helping anybody.

I don't like doom and gloom posts either, but I think when someone comes here and tells people that they are feeling down and hopeless, and that they need some reassurance, it is much different than when someone comes here to rain all over our parade. We should try to reassure people like that as best we can. We never really know what they are struggling with or how much despair they might be in. Shaming them doesn't help.

Feeling depressed, anxious and hopeless is a completely normal reaction during these times, especially if things are not going well for you personally, or if the people you love are suffering. I have talked to my therapist and other doctors who have said that they are seeing an epidemic of people who are just falling apart physically, mentally and psychologically because of the combination of Covid, Trump, financial hardship, loneliness and some combination of what all of those things bring on.

I haven't been suffering as much as many others, but this is even getting to me. I have felt fortunate to be busy at work lately to take me away from worrying about a lot of this stuff, but earlier today, I just checked in and looked at a few posts after being kind of scarce for a few days and I immediately felt nauseated with stomach pain, felt that empty, anxious pit in the middle of my chest and the pain and tension started creeping from my shoulders up in to my head. It was almost instantaneous. That is when I knew what a toll that this is all taking on me. What is going on in this country is harder on all of us than I think we are even aware of.

We are not all as tough as nails. For me, I just shut down the website and went back to work and the physical symptoms went away after a little while. Everyone is different. Try to have a little more compassion.

There are differences between trolls who are trying to disrupt and people who come here looking for like minded people to pick their spirits back up and to give them some hope to get through the day.

Sorry. Rant off.

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