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« Reply #396 on: Today at 01:02:36 pm »
Quite obviously the global community has entered post-American Era.

With the fall of the Soviet Empire beginning with the Solidarity movement in Gdansk in 1980, the dismantling of the Berlin Wall in 1989 and culminating with the dissolution of the Soviet Union itself in 1992, the fundamental utility of America as a bloc ended as well. But as is our nature, Americans have chosen to remain cloistered in our American-centric bubble as if we are the only nation and people that matter and everyone else's value is based on their relative position in our universe.

Once regarded as the guardians of the free world, now we have become a bloated, dumbed-down caricature of our former selves. Americans are portrayed globally largely by the cartoon like ignorance of the always-angry Guns & God crowd, waving their flags, thanking 'the troops' and always harping about a Constitution they never read and would not understand. They see any challenge to their clown-like sense of entitlement as an infringement on their "rights", which they view as having been bestowed upon them by God via the sacred founders of America...and as it has been told to them by their equally as ignorant and intoxicated forbears.

America has devolved into a nation that wages war simply for the sake of doing so and is mired in delusional nationalism and faux-'patriotism'. We view the world as an 'us or them' arrangement where we must dominate rather than cooperate or coexist. Like it or not, we are the most widely despised nation on Earth. Even our allies have become weary of our self centeredness.

So here we are. Donald Trump is president, the economy is being kept alive artificially with borrowed money, there is mass nationwide rioting, people are dropping like flies from the global pandemic we refuse to believe can affect us because we are American.

I suggest that Trump is NOT the cause, but merely the most visible symptom of the deep societal malady with which we are afflicted. We have diverged from reality to such an extant that we elected Donald Trump as our president...and a large percentage of the population do not see the absurdity of that.

We are on the cusp of a great humbling. And although it will be a humiliating experience for many and even a life-wrecking experience for some, it will be what is ultimately best for the world.

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« Reply #397 on: Today at 01:02:43 pm »
Things your wife mumbles for one thousand Stew
GET off the COUCH you Lazy BUM_! Turn the damn Internet off and lay some GOD DAMN Tile_.

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« Reply #398 on: Today at 01:03:12 pm »
If we were more prudent and less self-centered as a species, we would take the lesson that is to be taught by the pandemic and the climate crisis. But we will not.

After all, we believe that our invented 'God' created us in his image and gave us the Earth and all its inhabitants and resources to use as our own strip mine, slaughterhouse and garbage dump.

Absent the necessary insight and willingness to learn and modify human society, we will be forcefully compelled by natural process to comply with planetary homeostasis and it will not be pleasant. Famine, floods, desertification, plague, wildfire, increasingly violent storms, war, migration will be our task masters.

It is also fairly obvious to any of us that are not in denial that we have gone well past the point of no return and that these evolutionary mechanisms have already been triggered and are well commenced about the business of deburring the human population and fighting the infection we pose to the ecosystem.

In the end, we will emerge a much smaller, more efficient, respectful lot. Our societies will be, by necessity, simpler, less polluting and destructive and perhaps more egalitarian.

Humility is a virtue.

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« Reply #399 on: Today at 01:05:31 pm »
Trump weakened America, damaged our credibility, emboldened our enemies and alarmed our allies. He left office with a trove of classified insight and he's an unstable, self aggrandizing clown.
It's a very bad situation. Electing a circus performer as president was a horrible idea in the first place.



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« Reply #400 on: Today at 01:05:45 pm »
GET off the COUCH you Lazy BUM_! Turn the damn Internet off and lay some GOD DAMN Tile_.
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« Reply #401 on: Today at 01:07:41 pm »
GET off the COUCH you Lazy BUM_! Turn the damn Internet off and lay some GOD DAMN Tile_.
I would appreciate it if you kept profanity off my thread.

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« Reply #402 on: Today at 01:09:40 pm »
There has never been one second of my life that my 'freedom' was in peril. I do not fear our government. I think our taxes are, for the most part, a bargain considering what we get in return. And lastly, not one US soldier in any war died for "my freedom". If the outcome of every single war the US ever fought in had been reversed or they had never been fought at all, life would not be radically different than it is now.   So let's get back to talking about something positive .

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« Reply #403 on: Today at 01:12:16 pm »
For those of us who are strong and healthy, we help those who are not. We don't walk over them or see them as a threat. The way Trump and his supporters behave and the ideologies they espouse are sickening. Their version of patriotism is un-patriotic. their version of Christianity is immoral. They are a disgrace.

It's time for us to reacquaint ourselves with what the ideals of this nation really are.










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« Reply #404 on: Today at 01:12:24 pm »
Things your wife mumbles for one thousand Stew
Better get the Tampons Ready for Reuben_. He's rattled unknowing building an octagon-.

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« Reply #405 on: Today at 01:12:58 pm »
I would appreciate it if you kept profanity off my thread.

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