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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Apr 3, 2019, 10:05 PM

34. Memo to the GOP.....

Stop being hypocrites. No more hugging, long handshakes or shoulder pats in church.........

Agree with you 100%, sinkingfeeling. We must not allow ourselves to become cold, emotion-free concrete robots. I was raised in a very compassionate, emotional environment by folks that went through the Depression under worst conditions. Communities were very close, with lots of hugs and shoulder pats especially in hard times. Nowadays, we're seeing the very fabric of our communities being ripped apart by huge corporations like Walmart and Amazon and right-wing political forces.

What few seem to be aware of is that the world's cold-hearted plutocrats want and encourage a divided, suspicious, fearful populace so they can totally control our lives. They do that by promoting rampant consumerism, high personal debt and by funding thousands of far right-wing causes like the GOP and UK''s Tories and their mad causes like Brexit, ALEC, Fox Network and talk radio, etc. State actors in Russia, Brazil and other nations now fan the flames via our free media.

I can feel the divisiveness, hatred and fear more recently in conversations with friends and family. There's more smart-ass, snark and negative comments between people than I've ever seen, with much less old-fashioned warm, loving chats sitting at the kitchen table.

I fear this will continue and only get worse so long as extreme economic inequality continues (and, it's getting worse).

Good rant, now mine is done too.......

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