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The U.S. is now a country that exists in two completely different realities simultaneously.

Thanks to the usual RW hate media sources and the backwater effluvium of social media, one reality believes, in cult-like devotion, that Trump and the Republican Party are the true saviors of a white Christian America. And in their minds, *everything*, including the unflinching hatred and oppression they advocate and foment daily, is their salvation. They decry education, deny science, and any facts/events that measurably reveal the eye-popping inadequacies of Trumpism. There is NO room for Democrats/liberals/progressives in this particular “reality.”

The other reality, in which Democrats and progressives reside, believes in fair play and common sense— ironically, two qualities that are completely absent in conservative belief. Here, education is valued, women are equal and must not be subjected to a (again, ironically) BIG government that wants to control their bodies, their healthcare, and by extension, their very lives. This reality also has room for, and a desire to embrace POC and LGBTQ folks. And there is an urgent need to slow down the devastating effects of climate change, which are already here.

Big problems: 1) Both of these realities have ossified— they will NEVER be in agreement and harmony, because they’re been increasingly compressed into their prime-number-level basics. The two differing positions and philosophies are incompatible and intractable.

2) The Democratic/progressive reality is under serious attack from the right. Old-school Soviet-style disinformation is trotted out daily. The president and Fox News exist in complete symbiosis. The hope for a free and fair 2020 election is guarded.

3) Just where/how the two opposing forces go from here is uncertain, but based on what’s known, there will be little or no compromise. One of these two realities will eventually consume the other, unless the two different Americas become two physically different countries (small chance of that happening)
It is imperative to GOTV for actual, objective, truthful REALITY ->->-> straight Democratic ticket, up and down.
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