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marble falls

(57,887 posts)
5. Don't leave: vote. Talk everyone you know into voting. When I get questioned I question those losers back ...
Tue Dec 19, 2023, 09:58 AM
Dec 2023

... one thing I use knowing in the end it really means little in terms of "patriotism", "did you serve, did you enlist or get drafted?" Changes the whole tenor of the conversation at least with some of the MAGAs in my generation. We got to stand up. We have to let "them" know we're here and there are actually a lot more of us than they think. We cannot be a silent majority. We are the majority and the loudest voice we make is when we vote them out.

I never let them know that I enlisted into the Navy as a 20yr old peace freak just so my ex-Marine dad couldn't tell me to shut up at the holiday table when discussing Viet Nam.

Plus there was thought in some Weatherman circles as to whether it made sense "to infiltrate". I thought it did, just for the mining of a harbor in Maine with beach balls by anti-war naval personnel, after Nixon had Haiphong mined, sinking a French humanitarian aid ship. I wasn't one of those miners but if I had been given the option I would have been.

Still have my black converse Chuck Taylor high tops from the street actions before I joined up.

What you have said is not wrong, we need people who see our faults honestly Walleye Dec 2023 #1
If it suits you snowybirdie Dec 2023 #2
If you care snowybirdie Dec 2023 #3
If Trump becomes dictator Farmer-Rick Dec 2023 #13
Easy to say if you can blend in with everyone else ExWhoDoesntCare Dec 2023 #35
. WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2023 #4
There's fighting ExWhoDoesntCare Dec 2023 #36
I'm very aware of that. I saw nothing in the OP to indicate they face those challenges, and people who can seriously WhiskeyGrinder Dec 2023 #43
Don't leave: vote. Talk everyone you know into voting. When I get questioned I question those losers back ... marble falls Dec 2023 #5
And what happens if we vote and still lose? ExWhoDoesntCare Dec 2023 #37
There are always problems wherever you go and you'll be a foreigner. Fit in whether you like it or not. betsuni Dec 2023 #6
Almost all of our ancestors left their home country for a better life in the US. Irish_Dem Dec 2023 #7
My ancestors were brought here in chains. John Shaft Dec 2023 #10
Yes some were brought by force and enslaved. Irish_Dem Dec 2023 #19
I'm there with you moniss Dec 2023 #12
I can get a passport to one European country Irish_Dem Dec 2023 #20
Sadly it is a true fact moniss Dec 2023 #25
Yes. Your post is excellent. Irish_Dem Dec 2023 #27
These days it's extremely hard to gain entry to most countries dickthegrouch Dec 2023 #49
If the targeting of certain groups continue, they can argue they need be given refugee status. Irish_Dem Dec 2023 #53
If you are present in the US for more than 183 days in any calendar year dickthegrouch Dec 2023 #54
I thank goddess... usedtobedemgurl Dec 2023 #31
Many years ago I had moniss Dec 2023 #33
Ugly American Cherokee100 Dec 2023 #8
I agree that we have a lot of problems in this country, but many of them can be fixed with time and votes for Democrats. Lonestarblue Dec 2023 #9
If TFG is re-elected in 2024, I will abandon the US by January 2025. No apologies. sinkingfeeling Dec 2023 #11
My ancestors came here before William Penn RainCaster Dec 2023 #14
Lots of judgement on this thread, Eyesore. Each person has their own destiny, their own path. PatrickforB Dec 2023 #15
We've considered leaving too, but kids and grandkids here and the better concept of America is worth a fight dutch777 Dec 2023 #16
I thought about leaving this country but being as poor as I am I have no choice in the matter Stargazer99 Dec 2023 #17
I going to stick it out. pwb Dec 2023 #18
I Love My Country Deep State Witch Dec 2023 #21
Wherever you go to find serenity sindri Dec 2023 #24
That's always been my answer to the "Love it or leave it" false patriots Martin Eden Dec 2023 #32
I would have to be emotionally sick to love a country Stargazer99 Dec 2023 #40
Really where you going to go? UK was imperialistic and massively racist-still is. Demsrule86 Dec 2023 #22
It's BAD no doubt about that. BUT what if the soldiers in WW1 and WW2 thought that way and did the same? bluestarone Dec 2023 #23
Exactly my thought Rebl2 Dec 2023 #30
My Husband and I Have Discussed It Deep State Witch Dec 2023 #26
At least you have a good answer for your critics Shermann Dec 2023 #28
There's also how our divided government (dumb ass GOP isolationism) causes us to... brush Dec 2023 #29
Would emigrating lessen your love or your concerns for America? Martin Eden Dec 2023 #34
Worst country on the planet maxsolomon Dec 2023 #38
The country is a work-in-progress struggle4progress Dec 2023 #39
Criticizing the country is PART of being an American. WarGamer Dec 2023 #41
What country has the ethical purity your looking for? Mosby Dec 2023 #42
Thanks for the responses EYESORE 9001 Dec 2023 #44
This message was self-deleted by its author traitorsgalore Dec 2023 #48
If it weren't so expensive to move to a saner, more Democratic and liberal country to my liking... Silent3 Dec 2023 #45
I will never abandon my country to fascism Skittles Dec 2023 #46
This message was self-deleted by its author traitorsgalore Dec 2023 #47
America is beautiful not perfect uponit7771 Dec 2023 #50
Which places consider to be better civilized societies ? JI7 Dec 2023 #51
Yes. betsuni Dec 2023 #52
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