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Tue Oct 15, 2019, 05:54 PM

Former President Carter: We are now witnessing, on a global basis, almost in every area of the world


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Reply Former President Carter: We are now witnessing, on a global basis, almost in every area of the world (Original post)
demmiblue Oct 2019 OP
smirkymonkey Oct 2019 #1
MsLeopard Oct 2019 #5
Ahpook Oct 2019 #7
2naSalit Oct 2019 #2
KentuckyWoman Oct 2019 #3
EveHammond13 Oct 2019 #4
Kitchari Oct 2019 #6
DBoon Oct 2019 #8
DBoon Oct 2019 #9
appalachiablue Oct 2019 #10

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 07:16 PM

1. It must be very sad for him to see how low we have sunk in the twilight of his life.

He tried so hard to do so much good and he must sometimes feel that he was rolling a boulder uphill, just to watch it roll back down again.

I hope we can impeach Trump and get rid of all the lying, cheating, evil bastards in his administration before President Carter passes on to show him that good and justice can prevail.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:24 PM

5. Indeed, I hope he sees it too

Iíve been a big fan of Jimmy Carterís since 1973, worked a little for his campaign in 1976. I lived in GA and worked for a state agency when he was governor. He was a great state leader. A co-worker friend of mine when he was governor was raped while on the job. All of us who knew her were devastated, he heard about it and asked her to the governorís mansion in Buckhead, then talked and walked with her for a long time through the garden, holding her hand. It helped, and he did it because heís a decent, kind, and caring person. Iíve held him in great respect since then, and heís lived up to it always.

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Response to MsLeopard (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:40 PM

7. Love President Carter

One of the best we have had

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:10 PM

2. K&R

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:18 PM

3. K&R

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:22 PM

4. on the brink of Dark Ages

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Tue Oct 15, 2019, 08:31 PM

6. We need his voice

Long may he live!

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 04:45 PM

8. The light of liberty is dimming throughout the world

based upon:

"he stations of uncensored expression are closing down; the lights are going out; but there is still time for those to whom freedom and parliamentary government mean something, to consult together."

Winston Churchill 1938

I sometimes feel we are in a 1938 moment. The lights are going out in Turkey, India, Hungary, Italy, China, The Philippines, and in the United States

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 04:47 PM

9. More from Churchill's 1938 speech

We are confronted with another theme. It is not a new theme; it leaps out upon us from the Dark Ages' racial persecution, religious intolerance, deprivation of free speech, the conception of the citizen as a mere soulless fraction of the State. To this has been added the cult of war. Children are to be taught in their earliest schooling the delights and profits of conquest and aggression. A whole mighty community has been drawn painfully, by severe privations, into a warlike frame. They are held in this condition, which they relish no more than we do, by a party organisation, several millions strong, who derive all kinds of profits, good and bad, from the upkeep of the regime. Like the Communists, the Nazis tolerate no opinion but their own. Like the Communists, they feed on hatred. Like the Communists, they must seek, from time to time, and always at shorter intervals, a new target, a new prize, a new victim. The Dictator, in all his pride, is held in the grip of his Party machine. He can go forward; he cannot go back. He must blood his hounds and show them sport, or else, like Actaeon of old, be devoured by them. All-strong without, he is all-weak within. As Byron wrote a hundred years ago: "These Pagod things of Sabre sway, with fronts of brass and feet of clay."

https://www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org/the-lights-are-going-out.html

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed Oct 16, 2019, 09:13 PM

10. Dimming democracy, this world needs serious help

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