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Charging Triceratops

(163 posts)
Wed Nov 22, 2023, 12:34 PM Nov 2023

Found in the NYT comment section of an essay warning of the dangers of Trump: [View all]

First, they let Limbaugh terrorize the nation, and I didn't speak up because I didn't listen to the radio.
Then they let Fox "news" lie every day, and I didn't speak up because I didn't watch TV.
Then they let SCOTUS ignore a state-mandated Florida recount and install Bush and Cheney, and I didn't speak up because I didn't live in Florida.
Then they pushed through Citizens United to let billionaires buy the government and I didn't speak up because I had little money.
Then they let Russia pour more money and propaganda into America, and I didn't speak up because I was distracted by football.
Then they let Trump lie thousands of times about Covid and everything else, and I didn't speak up because I was focused on my family.
Then they let an insurrection invade the halls of Congress and nearly destroy the peaceful transfer of power, and I didn't speak up because I don't live in DC.
Then when the fascists finally took over everything, I was no longer able to speak up.
(With apologies to Martin Niemoeller.)

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I doubt Harker Nov 2023 #1
the MSM mokeyz Nov 2023 #2
Obviously... 2naSalit Nov 2023 #3
thx mokeyz Nov 2023 #7
Well, glad you're here in whatever level of participation you like! calimary Nov 2023 #18
. . . and how the GOP propaganda machine PTL_Mancuso Nov 2023 #4
How did Reagan do that? IbogaProject Nov 2023 #10
The argument melm00se Nov 2023 #19
Facts make really good arguments! dchill Nov 2023 #20
Yes. It would be nice to have some real journalists these days. Deuxcents Nov 2023 #17
This will appear in history books 50 years from now.. Permanut Nov 2023 #5
No catchnrelease Nov 2023 #11
Point taken.. Permanut Nov 2023 #12
Maybe rburns24 Nov 2023 #6
Oh. Indeed! dchill Nov 2023 #8
YES! BaronChocula Nov 2023 #9
I would start it with musette_sf Nov 2023 #13
Reagan made greed and ignorance fashionable Skittles Nov 2023 #15
More like Mourning in America. calimary Nov 2023 #21
How we slept walked to this reality. OAITW r.2.0 Nov 2023 #14
Who is "they" MorbidButterflyTat Nov 2023 #16
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