The flip side of this, is the fact that I've felt this way for so long, gives me pause at the current state of panic people seem to be in.
Has anything changed? Really?
From where I'm standing, it's a matter of degree, not kind. Obama condoned torture, raining death from the skies, Guatanamo bay (a concentration camp, kids), persecuting whistleblowers...
He was just all charming and black while doing so. Still a fascist.
I dunno. Maybe the orange guy opened peoples' eyes? 🤷
... I'm not really going anywhere with this, just thinking out loud.
Which is probably a bad idea, given the sensitive nature of this topic.
But it's been on my mind a bit lately. I consider myself very lucky to live in a tiny insignificant, safe and friendly country. Very, very lucky.
Also, lest anyone think I'm belittling efforts to fight current developments: that is not my intent.
This stuff needs to be fought. Even those of us outside the U.S. who don't consider it "our fight" would be wise to assist. The U.S. matters.
But it's not about Trump, really. Or gab. 🙄
Democrats are the lesser evil, so by all means get them elected. Deplatform assholes online. Etc.
These are useful steps. But, IMO, insufficient. America has to rethink her attitude in fundamental ways. 😔
@HerraBRE I read "Unlearning the myth of American innocence" https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/08/unlearning-the-myth-of-american-innocence a few months ago and my mind keeps returning to it.
@varx It's a good piece, thanks for the link.
Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes, and No One Is Talking About It
There are several hits for that figure, but I don't know how it was arrived at. This article is one year old too.
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