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"I have no idea what I did, but I'm taking full credit for it." - ThisOldTony
"Common sense is so rare these days, it should be classified as a super power" - Random T-shirt
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Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, weighing all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
I recall an incident in which some colleagues had a video conference with execs, one calling for business attire. When they stood up at the end of the call, their shirts and ties were revealed to be complemented by Hawaiian shorts.
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about?
Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you
Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
It's just that all the smog has been washed out of the air. Don't expect it to last...
In Israel, we have one day in autumn (fall for USians) when almost all commercial activity stops and the smog over Tel Aviv clears - the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). That is the only day of the year when it is barely possible to see the sea from where I live (about 30 km inland, 200 m above sea level).
Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two make four. If that is granted, all else follows.
-- 6079 Smith W.
Our society is pretty sick. I predict full scale fascism, probably inside 8 years unless a civil war derails it.
It's a sad day when I'm hoping for civil war.
I don't want to leave. I'd be leaving behind the only family I'm close to, a friend of 30 years, and various and sundry other loved ones. I feel like I'm abandoning them. I know I will feel sick keeping up on American affairs from abroad. Assuming I do get in to canada, I'll feel terrible for the advantages I had that I couldn't grant my own brother or sister, or all of my friends that are racial, ethnic, gender, or sexual minorities - people I'm close to and/or people that will suffer american fascism the hardest.
I don't want to leave. But I don't think I can stay.
No matter what someone believes it's hard to ignore that a good portion of the population believes The Big Lie. People will simply disagree about what the Big Lie is. (Election was stolen/Election was not stolen - we were always at war with europa/we were never at war with europa)
We're in a post-truth point in this society, and post-truth is pre-fascism.
Things have gone totally post modern here. It's no longer about what is true.
What is true is now what people in power tell you is true.
The election was legitimate and *not stolen* only because of who has the power right now. Not because it's the truth.
Let me see if I can explain this better. The truth in this country, right now, is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is power. People in power dictate what is "true"
Because a significant portion of the population wants it that way. It feeds their alternate reality bubble, because in addition to being lied to, they're being validated and affirmed.
But it doesn't just affect them. It affects everyone now. We have to impose "truth" at gunpoint. The scary thing is, they will impose their "truth" at gunpoint and again, it comes down to power at the end of the day.
People are so divided that they can't even agree on what is objectively real.