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Sat Jun 5, 2021, 11:01 AM

I still can't fucking believe where our country - our world! - is these days!

A useless brainless carnival barker as president, a loser, who refuses to lose - and his cult living in a bizarro world of lies and hatred - institutions of centuries - voting (well, for some - many things never got fixed), the mail, the news media (who should largely be ashamed of themselves for getting played so effectively).

The general slide toward authoritarian rule, toward bizarre religions, toward anti-science continues to boggle my mind daily.

That is all - off to mow the lawn!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 11:15 AM

1. It's incredible and frightening what the future might hold ... and many loving this stuff

will be hurt in the future if this persists. It's a total WTF!!!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 11:20 AM

2. "A useless brainless carnival barker as president" .... and his wife was a Sloviean sex worker ...

... who entered the country illegally.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 11:20 AM

3. I feel the same way but it is reality. I just wonder if anything can be done? ever?

It has been a slow progression since 1980 and seems to just get worse and worse. If government if a reflection of our society - we are in deep trouble.

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Response to walkingman (Reply #3)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 11:44 AM

4. Sadly, their constituents elected them to office. That, is a bad sign to me. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 12:00 PM

6. Bingo ! Nt

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 11:55 AM

5. The decline of a superpower can be messy stuff.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 12:02 PM

7. These, "fraudits" are particularly bad

And destructive to democracy. They'll be going on as long as rethugs don't get the election results they want. Along with the voting laws being enacted, both are intended to overturn the will of the people.

There MUST be a federal response to this dangerous nonsense.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 12:04 PM

8. M$M needs to demonize DC GQP as terrorist or sympathizers of them QUICKLY

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 12:04 PM

9. There's a lot of lost souls who get brainwashed by experts in right wing circles.

Itís worldwide and will take years to shake out. Today is lawn day for us too!

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 12:07 PM

10. Well, it is part of a global phenomenon. It happened in the 1930s,

when much of the planet was in social and economic turmoil from surging change and when power seekers and extremists on both left and right were inciting anger and violence in many nations. That time ours survived and went on to thrive while others fell to fascist and other RW and socialist takeovers.

I'm reading William Shirer's The Nightmare Years, 1930-1940 right now. His descriptions of extremist populist tactics turning previously peaceful advanced societies into ones becoming dominated by hate-motivated, irrational, violent populist mobs -- mostly RW but sometimes LW and sometimes allying -- are completely recognizable. Those immune to the craziness couldn't believe it then either.

Our extremists are exactly the same kind Hitler and Stalin, and hundreds of other dangerous charismatic leaders, have been able to morph into monster mobs from "normal" people. Able to because it's a both-ways dynamic -- these people also chose the leaders they wanted and empowered them to monsterhood.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 12:14 PM

11. There are far too many self-centered, ignorant and proud of it, people in this country.

The dumbing down has been going on for decades, along with the lies and propaganda from the right wing. Critical thinking skills are mocked, intelligence and science are mocked, money and power are worshiped. Massacre of children in schools, or customers shopping, or patrons of movies, and people dancing, or worshiping or working is just another day in the US. Ho hum. Gotta' have our guns!

We're in for a world of hurt if Federal standards for elections are not signed into law. Republican controlled state legislatures are about to set themselves up for deciding who wins elections, and they aren't going to allow anyone other than Republicans to win critical elections.

The flaw in our system which has allowed the Senate to be controlled by states with more land and fewer people rather than states with more people has already brought us to this point.

We're in a world of hurt.

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Response to NewHendoLib (Original post)

Sat Jun 5, 2021, 12:19 PM

12. Too damn hot to mow the lawn

You forgot climate change.

Yes, sometimes it seems like the herald of a new dark age. So many stupid humans. I can only hope the intelligent ones win.

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