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The Internet Address

   Thread Started January 21 at 2:52PM

The Internet Address

One year and one day ago, The Donald became President of a shaken nation, which has become chaos, and dedicated to the proposition that some men are equaler than others.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war of words, testing whether that nation, or any nation, bombarded with lies from their supposed-to-be-moral leader, will long endure. We are met on the great social media battlefield of that war. Will we return to sanity, or descend further into chaotic waters? Is there flesh and blood, or a gaping hole, where our hearts used to be?
But, in a larger sense, some cannot defend their beliefs, and so attack personally those across ideological divide?we can not tolerate this. Rational men, blue and red, who struggle here, have got to remain civil, far above the putrid swamp of blame. The world is watching, and will long remember what we say here, and will say they were there the day the great experiment of democracy went tits-up. It is for us the rational, to be dedicated here to the banishment of hatred for the other side which so dominates our social intercourse. It should be for us to ban attacking from behind the safety of our keyboard--that from this moment on, we take increased responsibility for the hateful bile that spews from our fingers, that causes the other side to spew in kind, which only causes still more hatred to be spewed in a hateful frenzy of despise and distrust. That we here highly resolve that these junior high taunts will be no more?and this nation, under God, shall have a new peace?and that government of the people, and that means ALL the people, shall not perish from the earth.



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RE: The Internet Address

Reply on January 22, 2018 10:35 AM

smacked wrist duly noted.

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RE: The Internet Address
Reply on January 22, 2018 02:59 PM


Just Abe rolling in his grave and whacking his tall hat against the end of the coffin.

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RE: The Internet Address
Reply on January 22, 2018 05:00 PM
Yes indeed, thanks!

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RE: The Internet Address
Reply on January 23, 2018 12:12 AM
I don't believe in violence, thanks, Sarkems!

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RE: The Internet Address
Reply on January 23, 2018 09:37 AM << Modifed January 24 at 1:59PM >>

What we see here, is this country reverting to the idea that one of us is better than the other...the country began that way, with the use of the ideal of slavery...Now...after years of advancement and progress, these undeserving ones, that happen to be of dark and yellow skin color, are no longer needed.

The idea of a true democracy was simple never in the minds of millions of Americans...so the constitution, and all the additional amendments really mean little.

We are told by a man now sitting in the oval office, that we do not need any more of those people coming from the "Shithole'...countries of Africa...now that they have been used for the benefit of those "deserving"...who will now clean the offices of the wealthy business people, clean the backsides of their parents they choose to place in nursing homes, who will take care of their children, as they go off to make money...who will share in the work of providing the food grown by those that receive the rewards of the sales...who will pick-up their garbage, and do all the things that allow those of an acceptable color shade to be pleased...and so much more...

Surely I do not expect those people from countries, like Norway, would want to come here to do such jobs...why would they?...it was the ignorance of trump that doesn't realize just what he was saying...then perhaps he did, his bigotry and racism is part of his very being, and if we, as Americans, allow this man to further destroy the effort we have attained for equality then we deserve whatever happens to us...

I say that sadly as history has shown, and still shows, that this country began on the ideal of white supremacy and it lives to this day, and will never change...

I'll be back...

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RE: The Internet Address
Reply on January 23, 2018 04:30 PM << Modifed January 24 at 2:02PM >>
It I seem to be concerned with those people like myself, that's true..but I am also concerned with what is happening here...its clear the underlying subject of racism is what trump has used to excite his supporters...its the fear of competition that is behind some of this...there was a time, when there were just non-blacks on the lines waiting to apply for a job, now its a Mexican, or a person from one of the nations that are Muslims, that stands there also...there might also be a man/woman from the Caribbean Islands or a person from one of the 53 (?)African countries...in other words a person of color...

People seem to forget, or don't want to remember, it was men like my father, that came to this country with a trade, it might not have been to the liking of those around us, but he asks nothing from no one...and raised my family...and oh yes he was drafted into the Navy in 1943...he was good enough for that, but its clear he wouldn't be acceptable to the now sitting president...you see he wan't a well educated man, just a hard working one...that believed in education and demanded that his children believe in it also...and we have.

Keeping the country safe is a good thing, applaudable and necessary...but now that Mexico has refused to pay for it...We will accept that burden to satisfy trump and his supporters...perhaps taking monies away from things that would be helpful to all of us Americans..

What does trump want to be done with the 800,000 (?) million people that were brought here, some as babies, are we to send them back to a country they have never known...there are those that are now serving in the armed forces, are we going to send them back too...take the young people out of school, some still in college...demand that they leave their jobs also.

The deportations are happening right now, one 40 years old man with a family, and a job, was deported after living here peacefully since the age of 10...leaving a family of 3 children and a wife behind...why?...because trump and his supporters say so.

I could go on and on, and I will, but for now I have to go out...


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RE: The Internet Address
Reply on January 25, 2018 01:03 PM
Well said, and I totally agree--thanks much for both your comments!

   

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