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Tue Dec 21, 2021, 09:43 AM

Shouldn't the fascists be the Resistance? Why are we who love democracy the Resistance?

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An article linked here a few days back got me thinking. Maybe I was wrong thinking before.

Undeniable there are major forces that are relentlessly on the side of democracy and therefor, us.

The relentless march of demographics forced the hand of Rs in Texas to create even more anti-democratic congressional districts, made possible by the gutting of the voting rights act. That can be fixed and all fascist election manipulations. The filibuster is white power baked in by tradition.

Examples, the relentless march of facts is on our side, don’t need fixing, needs more time.

The relentless march of Science, needs no fixing cause it’s does not take sides.

The world is marching towards democracy, not fascism, in my eyes.

The world is not going to move towards fascism and neither is America, it’s not a logical system, except in preservation of the traditions of white power baked into the legal, electoral and legislative systems by various and sundry means, protected by written law and unwritten, white created… tradition?

The relentless march of so many forces totally beyond the control of, to me, the real white power in America, the lawmaking places and court places. The Proud Boys are peashooters in comparison.

My personal getting around to thinking…why are we the Resistance when it is us they fear?

Why when all the relentless forces are allied with us in war, shouldn’t they be the Resistance?



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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Original post)

Tue Dec 21, 2021, 10:00 AM

1. Several reasons...

 

1) protecting democracy is hard work... because

2) anyone protecting it is easily exploited... because

3) those eager to protect democracy will resist accumulation of large power, because that undermines democracy... and

4) those eager for violence will always be the agressor


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Response to zaj (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 21, 2021, 10:51 AM

2. Absolutely agree, democracy should be seen to be the aggressor, without using violence

as fascism must. And much harder work, he’s sir, because we don’t use violence, that’s the easy math.

My thoughts were more about reversing the terminology and seeing the built in barriers.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Original post)

Tue Dec 21, 2021, 01:01 PM

3. The insurrectionists call themselves "Patriots." We are their "enemy."

Typical wartime tactics, propaganda. Justifies their scorched earth policies against this country.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 21, 2021, 01:06 PM

4. I fear we have fallen into a psychological trap. We should be and are the flood, they the dam.

Well said.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 21, 2021, 01:13 PM

5. Yes, the GOP is using psychological warfare against Dems and the country.

Typical psy-ops. Used by the CIA an KGB. And the military.

We could use techniques to to combat the propaganda if we wanted to do so.

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