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Tue Jan 26, 2021, 10:15 AM

America's national healing depends on Donald Trump facing real punishment


America's national healing depends on Donald Trump facing real punishment
Trump is out of power, but his shadow lingers and his enablers are everywhere. To heal, we must have justice

By ALAN D. BLOTCKY - SETH D. NORRHOLM
JANUARY 26, 2021 12:00PM


(Salon) Donald Trump is gone. Jan. 20 has come and gone. Joe Biden is our 46th president and Kamala Harris is our vice president. Celebration has been on display and our democracy is breathing easier.

But our glow of hopefulness will inevitably be dampened by the penetrating darkness of the past four years. The aftermath of Donald Trump is before us. And it cannot be avoided. For example, Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley and several other members of the "sedition caucus" are still in Congress and stand as a constant reminder of how much accountability and healing must still occur.

Many of us are at high risk for the development of trauma, stress-related and anxiety-related symptoms (e.g., post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD). We have been subjected to physical and psychological abuse by the now-departed president. The sickness and death associated with the coronavirus pandemic has been catastrophic. Our crippled economy has created widespread depression and anxiety. Trump's racism, xenophobia, misogyny, nativism, white supremacy, violence and incitement of insurrection have all been traumatic forces as well.

Post-traumatic stress symptoms are increasingly evident among us: distressing and intrusive thoughts, anxiety, worry, fear, flashbacks, nightmares, hyper-vigilance, disturbed sleep and more. These symptoms occur most notably in those with close proximity to the horrific nature of the deadly disease, such as first responders, medical providers and friends and families of victims. All are due to the impact of a cruel and corrupt leader who harmed us after swearing to be our protector. Much like a domestic abuser, Trump deceived, betrayed and mistreated us. ..........(more)

https://www.salon.com/2021/01/26/americas-national-healing-depends-on-donald-trump-facing-the-consequences/




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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 10:32 AM

1. Yes yes yes yes yes

Punishment is key to my healing

Those who stormed the capitol too.


Bring on the PUNISHER!!
This is the DU member formerly known as Wawannabe.

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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 11:17 AM

2. Amen! Ditto! See above!

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jan 26, 2021, 09:21 PM

3. No, our healing doesn't depend on Doturd "FACING" real punishment..

IT DEPENDS ON HIM BEING PUNISHED.

I WILL NOT "HEAL" UNTIL THAT TRAITOROUS ASSHOLE DIES IN PRISON. PERIOD.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2021, 01:44 AM

4. Why doesn't DOJ arrest him for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection?

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