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Wed Nov 8, 2017, 08:40 AM

BTRTN: One Year In... Moving at the Speed of Darkness

Born To Run the Numbers marking the year since Donald Trump was elected President:


Excerpt: "American used to be the nation that moved at the speed of light.Powered by freedom, motivated by the common good, steered by a sense of justice, and aimed at truth, we were forever out in front, bringing brilliant illumination into the black void. We were shining, bright, and lighting the way for all along the trail. We made mistakes, to be sure, and when we did, we paid dearly because we acted in broad daylight, fully visible to all because of the mantle of leadership we willingly shouldered. But the picture, writ large, was of a nation that was relentless, optimistic, surging on all fronts. We pushed every envelope -- in health, space, technology, communication, and in the mass production and infrastructure required to create the housing, transportation, food, and cleanliness that lifted an entire populationís standard of living dramatically within a single generation. We were a nation moving at the speed of light.

Today, we are moving at the speed of darkness. Obstructing the opponent within is more important than common prosperity. Destroying the perceived enemy is more important than unifying inspiration. Plausible lies are more convenient than hard truths. Dividing is easier than uniting, and inflaming hate of the unknown cheaper than making the investment required to achieve educated insight into otherness. And make no mistake: these travesties are being initiated, led, and exacerbated by our President. In order to assure his own position, Donald Trump is fomenting the polarization that could destroy America from within. Under Trump, we are sliding daily, a titan slivered and sliced by petty bickering and bitter hatreds, by intransigent opposition that would rather cut off the oxygen supply to the entire organism that give sustenance to the enemy. It is an America hostage to internecine conflicts resolved only by Pyrrhic victories. It is an America that is in free fall, rapidly declining from its apex of global achievement, leadership, and moral stature.

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mikeysnot Nov 2017 #1

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Wed Nov 8, 2017, 08:59 AM

1. Flogging Molly

Seemed like a good soundtrack to this....

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