i have been weighing what i should do over here because honestly, gleaning information, distilling, linking it, and presenting it- is mentally exhausting. so, i haven't much lately. plus, many folks don't seem to want to hear it anyway- so why should i put myself out to bring truth to the unwilling? but sometimes i can't help myself.
here's the ugly- the good times we had are over. it really is that simple. this country is a dangerous place not just because of the economy- but because the american people are at war with each other. but only one side apparently knows it. look, here's the deal- the right wing of this country is not benign. they are fearful and hate change. also, many are christian wingnuts who tote guns and belong to militias- christian not just state. that's a fact. please, do google and find out for yourself. these folks are not on the fringes. these folks firmly believe that they are in exile and that they need to save their country from foreigners, illegals and liberals. and no, i am not exaggerating.
look, the south never got over the first civil war- no, they didn't. they still fly their flag and they still burn crosses. they still have 'their side' of town and 'ours'- there is bigotry, racism, and hatred and white supremacy is still masked behind the facade of southern hospitality. segregation is alive and well. and that mentality is what is leading the right wing. the folks who have stepped into the breach and are filling up the vacuum left by dick and don- all white, all southern. oh, they deign to allow their western bumpkin brothers to join in- places like idaho and wyoming- but only in a secondary role.
hate media- tv and radio and their newsletters- all point to 'taking back' what's theirs. they are the 'true americans' they will protect the flag from us 'commie pinko liberals' they will bring back god and morality and kick out all of the dirty mexicans. it will come at a price but we on the lefter side of the ideological spectrum- and any poor person of color- well, we are collateral damage. we are currently fighting a war of words- but look for it to be guns and look for it soon.
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