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Protest

The largest peaceful protests in American history were against the Bush family’s Middle East Wars. Protesters applied for permits, assembled peacefully, and picked up after themselves when they were through. Local merchants loved them: they stayed in motels, bought t-shirts, ate in restaurants. The economy boomed. Not surprisingly, they were completely ineffective. Lately we’ve had …

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Here Lies

I didn’t know this existed until I heard Donald Trump complaining about it.

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Disconnected

“We seem to have lost the sense that we can freely and happily extend ourselves for others. In modeling our social institutions on business principles, we have become very disconnected from our own noble heart.”  ~Ogyen Trinley Dorje (source)

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Who made who?

Excerpted from Maureen Dowd’s  column in The New York Times, Sunday July 8, 2018: Trump has certainly made political discourse more crude and belligerent. But is he making the whole country meaner, coarser, and less empathetic? Or was the pump primed for a political figure like him because the internet had already made America meaner, …

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“President Trump.”

In this excerpt from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams explains the political structure of his fictional world.  Actually, it would go a long way towards explaining our own: The President in particular is very much a figurehead– he wields no real power whatsoever.  He is apparently chosen by the government, but the …

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Influence

The Man wants to keep us divided along racial, religious, and cultural lines so we don’t unite along economic lines. Communism can’t work if we’re fighting among ourselves, so he’s going to make damn sure the fighting never stops. Usually the influence is subtle. Sometimes, it is not.  

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Seriously!

“…We’re going to take the country back!“  ~Donald Trump (source) What he wants to do is take power away from the impoverished immigrants who run this country and return it to Rich Angry Old White Men, who have been disenfranchised for too long.

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