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(3,307 posts)
Sun Nov 22, 2020, 11:56 PM Nov 2020

Sigmund Freud said it in 1927 on why Biden cannot "move forward" and why trump and...

his family, associates, enablers must face justice.

If we turn to those restrictions that apply only to certain classes of society, we meet with a state of things which is flagrant
and which has always been recognized. It is to be expected that these underprivileged classes will envy the favoured ones their
privileges and will do all they can to free themselves from their own surplus of privation. Where this is not possible, a permanent
measure of discontent will persist within the culture concerned and this can lead to dangerous revolts.
~~ Sigmund Freud - "The Future of an Illusion"

The discontent may not lead to revolt as perceived in a violent form, but as a lack of confidence in Democratic voters, I feel that most would feel they have been used and betrayed which would be very harmful for the next set of elections.

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(89,115 posts)
4. among non whites, MORE opposed Trump than Supported him
Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:33 AM
Nov 2020

among whites MORE SUPPORTED him than oppposed him.

His entire support is based on white supremacy .


(3,307 posts)
6. The quote has nothing to do with what you are referring to, it has to do with what Obama did
Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:20 PM
Nov 2020

or did not do. He should have investigated Bush, Cheney, and others but instead he decided to "Move Forward" which left people who had committed crimes running around and becoming "artists", etc.

What Freud warns is about the powerful/rich class getting away with murder and the people from lower classes seeing it happen, knowing that THEY, the lower classes, cannot get away with murder like the powerful can. The consequences of such inaction can bring even violence (the French Revolution), and from the Democratic Party view it can bring such level of dissatisfaction with our Democratic leaders, including Biden, that next election they may say "if this guy did not punish the criminals, why should I vote for him again?", in other words, people will feel betrayed like many Democrats felt because Obama decided to move forward.

The theories that say that trump won because Democrats forgot the poor and blah, I find it hard to accept. I believe a lot of Democrats, and I know a few, were so enraged that Obama did not investigate Bush et al, that they could not get over it in eight years, so they stayed home, or went for the stupid "I will punish the Democrats and vote for trump" thing. Biden needs to allow investigations to go on, he may not need to get involved, but he must not get in the middle, he needs to allow it to run its course.

This has nothing to do with the color of your skin, this is about how masses react to injustice. Not sure how you got on the race train with what Freud wrote.



(75 posts)
7. A million times this !!! It was a colossal mistake to let the bush admin folks walk.
Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:26 PM
Nov 2020

I love Obama dearly, but this mistake was a big one. A huge one.

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