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(15,162 posts)
Fri Aug 19, 2022, 11:23 AM Aug 2022

The incredible power the prick still holds

Trump has an army of mindless people on call. He can activate them in a moment and point them toward anyone he decides needs tens of thousands of death threats. There's no doubt he's a dangerous beast. However, there doesn't seem to be any way to seal that hate megaphone in his face called a mouth.

Beyond the wingnut outlets, (Fox "news" et. al.), the main stream media can't help but contribute to his marching orders. If he says something, it's "news" and they can't ignore it.

Given what a horrible, grotesque dick Trump is, I fail to grasp how or why so many look up to him as "Dear Leader." He's one of the most despicable human beings imaginable. Really, what's wrong with these people who thrive on ignorance, lies, cruelty and hate. And who ever realized there were so many of them?

I guess the most obvious answer is that their sickness is racism. Fear that "The Other" will take over "Their" country. This is a mental disease for which no vaccine or antidote has yet been discovered. And let's also throw "tribalism" into the mixture of poison.

America has gone through many ugly moments, yet, this particular one may destroy us. We are one or two elections away from losing our country and our freedoms. In controlling the Supreme Court, we've seen the damage the right wing is capable of. If they win/steal the congress and the presidency, America is over.

Let's hope it doesn't come to that. But if it does, what are your plans? Are you going to stay and fight? Will you stay and make believe you've bought into the insanity? Or are you going to use your passport to get to someplace "safe." I put "safe" in parenthesis because if the Republican Party controls America, I'm not sure that anyplace in the entire world will be "safe."

For many decades, most of the world considered America "The Bedrock of Democracy." It may be that, in the very near future, America will be a place that will be feared by the entire world.

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The incredible power the prick still holds (Original Post) Cyrano Aug 2022 OP
Growing up in Mississippi I personally witnessed how ugly it can get. I left as soon as I finished walkingman Aug 2022 #1
A friend told me he and his wife were vacationing in Texas for a week Cyrano Aug 2022 #2


(7,985 posts)
1. Growing up in Mississippi I personally witnessed how ugly it can get. I left as soon as I finished
Fri Aug 19, 2022, 12:19 PM
Aug 2022

HS in '68. I am so glad. After college and becoming employed I was transferred to Texas in '74 and at the time I thought it was a fantastic place - lived in the Montrose area of Houston, met lifelong friends, and was exposed to open-minded people.

But in the 80's after the election of Reagan things changed. By the 90's it was becoming obvious that Texas was becoming more and more right-wing.

Since 2000, Texas is almost unrecognizable from what it was in the 70's - of course I guess most of the country is but Texas has now become the new "Mississippi" of America.

In 2003, I retired early (52) and should have move then but I didn't mostly becuase of DW's family. IT was a mistake - I should have left.

America's version of Democracy has never been inclusive. Our history is a history of struggle by minorities, women, and immigrants to fully participate and now it seems we are rolling back to the 50's.

I'll stay - too old to make any big changes and my hope is the younger generations will "Save Us".

the "Sky Gods" and their followers seem to be making it worse and worse.



(15,162 posts)
2. A friend told me he and his wife were vacationing in Texas for a week
Fri Aug 19, 2022, 12:36 PM
Aug 2022

An acquaintance told him he could use his house there, (in a rural area), for a week at no cost. He felt like he won first prize.

I didn't have the heart to tell him that second prize was staying at the house for two weeks.

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