Started by Cassia, September 14, 2020, 10:13:55 PM
Quote from: PickelledEggs on September 20, 2020, 01:09:19 PMNot much scares me these days, when I put it in to perspective that Trump could be re-elected. Nothing really is scarier than that
Quote from: Mike Cl on September 20, 2020, 02:42:59 PMtrump re-election is the scariest thought/worry I've ever had! And that includes a week while I was in the US Army and was convinced I would soon be getting orders to go to Nam (while it was very much hot--got Hawaii instead). If trump wins that will mark the end of the US as I've known it; total destruction. He will then only leave office by his death.
Quote from: Cassia on September 20, 2020, 01:48:35 PMThe ugly underbelly has been exposed. I fear it may already be over. The orange scourge is just a symptom. This nation, a land where ignorance, mythology, selfishness and cruelty are celebrated or at least tolerated by the majority. FUBAR
Quote from: drunkenshoe on September 21, 2020, 06:50:39 AMBut then, NOW, there is resistence and criticism, protests. Now there is perspective. Your country or any other -because those are fairly common traits you counted up there- is dead when there is no opposition or voice against all that darkness. And if you read all this from higher ground, it is a crucial struggle for a future development. It's a phase. I can't tell you how different American people's reactions now, compared to the past about all these issues brought up. It's a great positive difference because there is actually nothing new.
Quote from: Mike Cl on September 21, 2020, 09:14:57 AMShoe I hope your view is correct. I hope enough of the 'average' (whatever the fuck that is) US citizens have been shocked awake to make a difference. I have been shocked to a new awareness several times in my life; the first time when my family moved from Oregon to Alabama and I saw the 'colored' and 'white' signs all over. Since trump,s election it has been one shock after another--one of the biggest being my realization just how deeply embedded racism is and how cruel our govt was/is. In order to fix problems we have to be aware of them----and fixing problems this huge takes turmoil. I hope the turmoil is productive...............I hope, I hope, I hope..............
Quote from: Mr.Obvious on September 21, 2020, 12:10:36 PMHope is an illusion. Cast it aside, and push through.
Quote from: Mike Cl on September 21, 2020, 12:40:04 PM,'The Great Experiment' is an illusion, as is the saying 'Our Democracy is not always good, but it beats any other form of govt!'--or some such shit. But hope is what keeps fires within burning and allows us to fight to move forward. Without it, what's the point?? I use it to allow me to move forward.