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Sat Nov 18, 2017, 09:37 AM

 

When the Mueller investigation collides with the Trump Presidency,

The very foundation of our country will be rocked. The american people will sleepily ask, What was that?

In general, The American people remind me of these Americans from our past.

At one of the very first battles of the civil war, people from a nearby town brought their children and fucking picnic baskets to watch the show. They were completely oblivious of what was about to happen and what would happen over the next 4 years. Their children got to witness mens brains being blown out. They fled in terror. I wonder if they took their picnic baskets with them?

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Response to shockey80 (Original post)

Sat Nov 18, 2017, 10:52 AM

1. Come on

I get your point but that was over 150 years ago. Life was a lot different back then. Life was short and brutal and people dixnt have 20th or 21st Century sensibilities or ideas of death. The Civil War marked some profound changes in warfare and it's not reasonable to think ordinary people could have anticipated that.

Some of our sensibilities are an evolution, which you would hope for. Evolution means progress, right? Improvement? It's a good thing. We would hope to be better.

Our ideas of death aren't necessarily an improvement but that's another issue. The point of looking back is to learn something, not to pass judgment on people out of their own time and out of their own context. Finger wagging serves no constructive purpose. The moving finger writes and having writ moves on. Nor all thy piety nor all thy wit shall lure it back to cancel half a line. Nor all thy tears wash out a word of it.

Yes people did picnic. Yes, they ran away in terror. Yes, that's hard for us to fathom.

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Sat Nov 18, 2017, 12:11 PM

2. Times change, stupidity stays the same.

 

They were idiots. Trump voters are idiots. The german people of the 1930s were idiots. The people of the south during the civil war were idiots. It's the same kind of stupidity. The kind where people destroy themselves. What is happening now is self inflicted. Millions of Americans are going to have their lives wrecked before this madness ends.

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