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Mon May 3, 2021, 06:16 AM

Misinformation has always been part of their power play



Cartoon from nearly one hundred years ago sums up the bollocks from the far right today! No change there then. Surprise! When you rely on male, pale, stale, white nationalist patriarchal wing nuts to think for you, progress is never going to be a thing...

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Reply Misinformation has always been part of their power play (Original post)
Soph0571 Monday OP
Scrivener7 Monday #1
mdbl Monday #2
colsohlibgal Monday #3
yardwork Monday #4
Tommymac Monday #7
Hortensis Monday #5
niyad Monday #6
Cosmo Blues Monday #8
crickets Monday #9
redqueen Monday #10

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 06:44 AM

1. The cloud of that silver lining is that it suggests that we are wrong when we think they

will self immolate. They were pulling this nonsense 90 years ago and they are still here, still grabbing power.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:18 AM

2. The fight for common sense never ends

it just changes technologies.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:19 AM

3. If Only......

......we had a vaccine for dumb, evil, hate, and gullibility.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #3)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:26 AM

4. They wouldn't take it!

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #3)

Mon May 3, 2021, 10:33 AM

7. Actually we do...it's call education and teaching how to think critically

Unfortunately that stopped in Our Country 40 years ago too.

Step right up to No Child Left Behind Rote memorization - no need to exercise your brain!



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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:38 AM

5. This is reactionary conservatism at work, not pale skins. Good historic reminder,

very skewed analysis.

Conservative leaders anywhere on the planet always use fear, resistance to change, notions of victimization, and tribal hostilities to motivate and manipulate their conservative followers, because it works.

These same appeals to the worst in us are also used by both right and left wing populist leaders, who manipulate by appealing to negative emotions and calling for "reform" by overthrowing "the (majority) establishment" instead of building and bettering what we have. (Something to remember when another leader tries inflaming LW populist antagonisms again -- because those it works well on will always be with us.)

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 08:58 AM

6. An excellent, most depressing find.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 11:39 AM

8. I can't imagine

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Waking up every morning knowing I was going to lie to people, be malicious in my interchanges with people who didn't agree with me, be a menace to Public Health, and advocate for reverse Robinhoodism by taking from the poor and giving to the rich. To the person who took exception to the pale comment it's because there are about 261 Republicans in the Congress and one of them is black and the rest are pretty well all in with the white supremacists and I can't remember the last left wing populist who held any power who wasn't sincere

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 01:06 PM

9. K&R for visibility.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Mon May 3, 2021, 01:11 PM

10. It really is so utterly depressing

Neil deGrasse Tyson talked about his fear about the limits of human intelligence. It's played out before us daily.

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