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I'm a 70 year old white woman, born in November, 1949. My parents lived through the Depression and WWII (my dad's a veteran). I've witnessed a lot of history firsthand, plus I carry the stories handed down to me by my parents, aunts and uncles from their generation, and my grandparents from their generation. Basically, my memory is a depository for most of the 20th century of U.S. history, plus the 2 decades (so far) of the 21st century.

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Yes! Thank you! David Brooks is, unfortunately, an idiot.

I say "unfortunately" because every once in a while he seems to seriously flirt with rationality. And, stupid me, I get my hopes up that he will finally eschew and repudiate whatever delusional ideas he still clings to regarding being a "conservative".

But he never fails to disappoint.

I read this piece of crap editorial by Brooks earlier, and just wanted to vomit.

The people who defend gun rights believe that snobbish elites look down on their morals and want to destroy their culture. If we end up telling such people that they and their guns are despicable, they will just despise us back and dig in their heels.


Yes, I definitely WANT to "destroy their (damn, idiotic, stupid) culture" - their "culture" is totally fucked up. Their "culture" is toxic. Their "culture" is backward and ignorant and pathetic and disgusting. Damn right they are "despicable" - and it's way past time they were told so and fucking told off!

They have NO fucking "morality"! Why the hell should any actual sentient being defer to such unevolved troglodytes?

These are the people who are directly responsible for the degradation of our democracy - they are responsible due to their willful ignorance, their stupidity, their firmly closed minds.


Exactly. These are people who would have no compunction about shooting the "other"

if they've been riled up enough to believe that the "other" is immediately endangering their way of life.

"Liberals" are definitely among those who qualify as "other".

Guns/NRA/GOP - what if it's not just the money/campaign contributions?

(I can't sleep, I had this awful thought & just had to get out of bed to write it out.)

What if the ultimate reason behind the GOP's steadfast refusal to entertain even the very mildest of limits on the wide-open availability of every kind of firearm and ammunition, is that they actively WANT their supporters to be as well-armed as possible, in anticipation of an actual hot civil war? A civil war between the RWNJs and the much-maligned "Liberals" that develops into a real, actual shooting war?

There is nothing that the GOP and the right wing/fascists won't do to stay in power. They have no interest in governing, only in ruling. They have no interest in policies that would benefit the citizens of our country as a whole, and certainly no interest in compromise. Their only interest is power, and the financial rewards that come with it.

Their goal has long been permanent Republican majority, and they will cheat, lie, steal, and break any law, break any norm to achieve it.

And if their actions eventually bring on a new civil war, they'd be fine with it. Because they will have made sure that their most fanatic and zealous supporters are armed to the teeth, and are ready and willing to mow down any and all resistance with the arsenals they have accumulated.

What if the GOP isn't just comprised of assholes - what if the GOP has an inner core of adherents who are not just willing, but are actively preparing to promote a real war with the aim of eliminating all opposition to their permanent control of our country?

I can't sleep...

And that's the difference between the Republican mind and the Democratic mind in a nutshell.

Republicans: show them a bogeyman and they'll come running, salivating like Pavlov's dog, because they're wired to respond to fear.

Democrats: show them a social/community problem and they'll want to rise up to solve it, because they're wired to respond to human needs.
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