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reggieandlee

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Fri Jan 19, 2018, 10:03 AM Jan 2018

BTRTN: The End of the Year of Living Complacently

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Trump's inauguration. Born to Run the Numbers wonders why Americans are not more outraged.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2018/01/btrtn-end-of-year-of-living-complacently.html

Excerpts: "Our very political climate is changing, far more rapidly and with more immediate potentially disastrous consequence than even the disruption that our ecosystem that is having upon our planet. Donald Trump is not weather, he is climate. He is changing who we are, how we interact with other nations, and how we govern ourselves. And yet the simple truth is that we the people aren’t doing much about it."
"When a democracy functions well, individuals in political parties are loyal first to the nation and second to the party, and are therefore capable of objectively assessing the actions of their own. Read again, if you will, the lists compiled above, only this time imagine Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton committing any single one of the offenses on this list. Just one. Can you imagine the Republican vitriol, venom, and calls for impeachment that would have faced Obama or Clinton if they had committed any of those heinous acts? When the party in power pardons its own leader for every offense but crucifies its opponent for any offense, you do not have a functioning democracy."
"Martin Luther King, Jr. did not virtually cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Four college students at Kent State University did not die in a Vietnam War Protest chat room. Civil disobedience can’t be emailed in. It is a real, human, flesh and blood outrage intentionally staged directly in front of the town hall."

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