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Fri Mar 10, 2017, 03:51 AM

Deadly "virus" hitting hard and it isn't a health issue...

Nope. It is not a health issue.

It started in the pit of my stomach and has been gnawing at my life for months. Since there actually were/are multiple health issue viruses running rampant in my community and I work closely with a wide swatch of the public, I figured I was always just fighting off the latest batch. But it wasn't like any other "virus" I'd dealt with. Very different and worrisome.

Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. This, I now realize, is something much different and it is indeed scaring me.

It's a tight ball of hate like I have never felt before. Every single day of this cretin's position of power, new, fuckingunbelievable atrocities are started, suggested, threatened, put in place that continually destroy decency, compassion, humanity, the country, the earth. Every single morning noon and night he and the wretched ilk of soulless arrogant goons called the Republican Party are plotting planning and executing treacherous foulness against the people of this nation and systematically destroying the air water land of this earth.

Every waking moment.

And I recognize now that it isn't an airborne virus that makes all my food taste terrible, all my steps harder to take and all my breaths catching in my throat. It's hate.

I actually hate these men. I. hate. Them.
I've never experienced this. Ever.
Scary as hell. Numbing. Debilitating. Anger laced. Yet I, along with millions of others, keep plodding along. I can't console or nurture anyone anymore because I have no words of comfort available now. I have nothing. My nurturing nature has been silenced. It's such a vacuum of existence. So foreign and painful with no visible wounds.

And it hasn't been two months. Not two months of this monstrous, nauseating, vile agenda.

I can only grasp at straws of hope that some who haven't been infected in the same way...some who have the security of funds and some semblace of real power and not just stubborn advocacy can and will actually do something to stop this foul virus.
(Goddess, Jesus, Buddha, God, Mother Mary, Dr. Who What When Where and How...anything!!!!!)

No, it isn't a health issue.
It is a hate issue.

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Reply Deadly "virus" hitting hard and it isn't a health issue... (Original post)
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 OP
caroldansen Mar 2017 #1
Doreen Mar 2017 #2
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 #11
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2017 #3
BlueMTexpat Mar 2017 #6
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 #10
BlueMTexpat Mar 2017 #14
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 #18
Skittles Mar 2017 #4
erinlough Mar 2017 #5
littlemissmartypants Mar 2017 #7
mnhtnbb Mar 2017 #27
lillypaddle Mar 2017 #8
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 #12
ProudProgressiveNow Mar 2017 #9
March 4th Mar 2017 #13
Bernardo de La Paz Mar 2017 #15
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 #17
madokie Mar 2017 #16
volstork Mar 2017 #19
Delphinus Mar 2017 #20
Name removed Mar 2017 #21
democratisphere Mar 2017 #22
Hekate Mar 2017 #23
Hekate Mar 2017 #24
Guilded Lilly Mar 2017 #25
Hekate Mar 2017 #29
Laffy Kat Mar 2017 #26
cwydro Mar 2017 #28

Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 03:56 AM

1. I know. It's all demonic. The Republicans are all demonic. Pray to bring them down!

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 04:21 AM

2. I sure hope the venting helped a little.

Think of this, you gave me a new name for him "virus-n-chief" and his "bacteria cabinet." I know the feeling and right now we need to stick together and fight it until we find the cure. Hang in there you are not alone in this.

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Response to Doreen (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:20 AM

11. Having this forum does help immensely. Thank-you :)

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 04:42 AM

3. Don't fool yourself. Hate IS a health issue. Lose the hate. Keep the determination, resistance &

Lose the hate. It doesn't help you or the community.

Keep the determination, the resistance, the persistence, the organization, the focus, the concentration. All of those are accomplished more effectively without the toxic hate.

Dr. Who would never give in to hate.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 05:20 AM

6. Good advice!

But it is so difficult to follow when these latter-day Nazis are wreaking havoc with literally everything I have stood for throughout my 70+ year life!



For me, the determination, the resistance, the persistence, the organization, the focus and the concentration that you speak of are all there. But dismay, horror and real fear drive them, together with my utter loathing for what these people are doing.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:19 AM

10. Yes, I resist, too. It keeps me "sane"...

And somewhat focused. The focus is part of the overwhelming "nothingness" of my brain now. What the hell does it even MEAN?

It's that virus I mentioned that is plaguing me. It isn't ME. I am feeling the ugliness of what I imagine is easily practiced and readily coursing through just about every Republican vein. They may handle it with ease but it is unnerving to me.

Once I recognized what it was, it startled me. Saddened me, exhausted me. I haven't come to total grips with it. It won't own me, but it is nevertheless a new foreign body to deal with in a body that at this point in my life had become very secure with self-awareness and comfortable with my psyche.


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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:41 AM

14. You really nailed it about

why it really is impossible to talk to many Republicans today. That hatred that is "easily practiced and readily coursing through just about every Republican vein" is indeed a "foreign body," alien to basic humanity and humanity's aspirations. Too many have it and are doing nothing to fight it. Such people have truly have lost their souls as well as their minds.

So long as you find that "foreign body" unnerving when you recognize it in yourself, you are not in danger of losing yours.

Stay strong and keep yourself as physically healthy as you can. Stay as far away from toxic people and situations as you can. I realize that may be hard in the workplace or in "red" areas, but try not to let anyone "push your buttons" - always easier said than done, but still.... Listening to music you love, reading good literature, interacting with friends and family you love and then working as hard as YOU personally can to make whatever difference in whatever way you can will help. Remember that you are NOT alone. We are legion and we were indeed the majority - even in the 2016 debacle!

If you haven't already become part of Pantsuit Nation, see whether you know anyone personally who is and who will nominate you because I believe that the site is still private to avoid the "anti-everything" bots. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantsuit_Nation There are so many inspiring stories from so many wonderful people there.

There are also many inspiring groups that have arisen from the Women's March on Washington and they spell out how to remain active and make positive contributions.

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Response to BlueMTexpat (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:56 AM

18. Thank-you. Genuinely.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 04:48 AM

4. for the life of me, I cannot understand

WHY do so many people vote for a party that LITERALLY does *NOTHING* to help them, and ACTIVELY tries to hurt them???

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 04:59 AM

5. I haven't had a good nights sleep since November.

Toss and turn and think. It is a virus.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 05:27 AM

7. Action conquers fear.

Haul water, chop wood.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 03:18 PM

27. I take photos to lessen the pain. I look for the beauty Trump can't destroy.

But I have not been the same since the election.

I have chronic anxiety.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 06:09 AM

8. I hear you

I hate him and those enabling him, too. Ryan and McConnell are two that especially come to mind. Well, okay ... Chaffetz, too.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #8)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:27 AM

12. The list keeps growing. Hideous men. Some are smart as wellbut

but the profoundly ignorant are just as lethal.
Ignorance is a nefarious partner to power.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 06:48 AM

9. K&R nt

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:28 AM

13. This belongs in Greatest Threads

 

Rec!

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:46 AM

15. March for Science is on Earth Day, April 22. I will be marching.

Find a march near you.

https://www.marchforscience.com

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:52 AM

17. Thank-you. Columbus may work. Passing this on!

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 08:49 AM

16. I'm coming down with it too

shucking old friends like a crazy man

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:15 AM

19. Well said.

You have perfectly described how I have been feeling since the election. It scares me, too. Thank you for this elegant articulation.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:22 AM

20. I'm so sorry.

I have felt this too - and have considered going to a therapist. Don't want to do drugs or drink, but want this out of my life. Some days, Death would not be unwelcome.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 09:53 AM

22. Actually republiCON demonic stress will kill you.

I believe many will and are suffering all types of physical and mental afflictions and some will die from their stress related disorders.
NOTE: No sarcasm intended.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 12:09 PM

23. Therapists are reporting a huge uptick in patients negative emotions:fear, anxiety, anger, all of it

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If you possibly can, I recommend some mental therapy.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Fri Mar 10, 2017, 02:00 PM

24. Staying Sane During Bush/Cheney: activism in real life plus DU

You need to know you are not alone in witnessing this horror show, and you need a way to balance.

Having an outlet with likeminded people in real life is key. Back then, I met the Veterans for Peace thru our local anti-war marches, and was invited to join them. (Full disclosure: I'm a civilian.) Ultimately I became a liaison to other groups like the ACLU and 2 different pacifist groups. We shared information and strategies and put on town hall meetings. We resisted.

A friend of mind found a retreat being given by the American Buddhist scholar and deep ecologist Joanna Macy on practicing peace in times of war. It was incredibly empowering and included practice on what to do and say if the FBI or similar came knocking at your door demanding entry. At the end of our two days we all looked each other in the eye and vowed to open our doors to each other in the middle of the night if need be. In groups of three we shared our names, addresses, and phone numbers. We prepared to resist.

DU was wonderful. It was -- and is again -- a great source of information. Just don't spend all your time here. I mean that.

The crisis times we are living thru are different and yet the same. You need to take ownership of your own feelings and find a way to empower yourself. Easier said than done, I know. But just writing all this down has made a difference for me this day. I hope others will share their experiences as well.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 02:51 PM

25. Thanks for posting Hekate...much appreciated...

I took the afternoon and evening off to go make some jewelry and breathe! Just wanted you to know that I was not ignoring your well spoken input, but was off embracing my creative soul.

Balance has always been my personal savior when ugliness threatens my overloaded psyche. I know my better nature still has the strength to keep control...just have to adjust the teeter totter of my heart and brain more now that I've recognized the unnerving hate element these men are spawning. It is very real.

And knowing that I am not alone genuinely helps.

DU has definitely been a wonderful outlet for my soapbox practices and an essential educational source for my advocacy needs. And it has been an odd "home" through all of this chaos.

Thank you, again and yes, I would appreciate anyone's input on how to sanely combat this very strange new "order".

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 03:24 PM

29. We will all need each other in times to come

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 03:13 PM

26. My usually very low blood pressure is now clinically hypertension.

It started in mid-November. I never had an issue AT ALL until then; that, along with a worsening insomnia. I have a uncharacteristic short fuse. I've almost entirely stopped baking, which is an activity I usually enjoy. My usually vivid and exciting dreams are now nightmares. I miss the old me. I feel tired.

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Response to Guilded Lilly (Original post)

Sat Mar 11, 2017, 03:19 PM

28. Don't give them that power.

They'll never do that to me.

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