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Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:35 PM

Facing it: The wingnuts will *have* only a Balkanized, scorched earth country.

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And I realize that my contentious terms ("wingnuts" ) seems like playing their game, but not really.

There is no reaching out, yielding to, or converting them. They wonít have it, period.

We must just put our heads down and focus on our Democratic agenda: Civil Rights, Civil Liberties, Social/Economic Justice, and Stewardship of the Planet. That is all.

When the opposition poses hostile stunts that canít be ignored, fine, we must deal with those, expeditiously and forcefully and get back to our agenda. Otherwise, we can just be watchful of the rest of their noise that is not threatening and just keep plugging along with our agenda. Any of them who are willing to give and take, fine, we'll do that.

Our own pitfall to watch out for is falling under the spell of The Charismatic Leader with Baggage. Weíve been through that before, when we have to shunt our agenda work aside in order to devote all of our energy instead to defending a seriously flawed leader. When one of those charmers is a choice, we need to wipe away a tear and nominate a less charming but more steady character. It takes too long and too much work to finally win power just to squander it away to one person.

No one person is above our agenda. We honor but don't worship.






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Response to UTUSN (Original post)

Fri Jan 8, 2021, 11:44 PM

1. I know our side is morally and ethically correct. As demented as white wingers are,

I think they honestly believe their deplorable view is right too.

I know they are racist, greedy, hateful, religious fools, rubes, and maybe worse, but they do believe it. Thatís tough to conquer. We canít give in, and they wonít.

Wish we could reason with them. I donít have the answer except screw em, we are right.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 9, 2021, 12:10 AM

2. Yip, they might honestly believe but we can treat them as Terrible Two(s) and do our own work.

It's a waste for us to stay at that level of battling.






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