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NCDem47

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This Trump/July 4 thing is one big troll

Seriously.

Trump loves stirring it up and working those against him up into a tizzy.

Every maneuver for his event tonight has been to notch up the drama and suck the air out of everything. And look. Dozens of threads dedicated to outrage over this nonsense. Yes, I realize the irony of my post which just adds to it. And no, I'm not turning numb to his behavior and the acceptance and normalization of it by certain segments of our society. I am mad as hell what he has done to co-opt a holiday that is meant to celebrate independence and freedom from tyranny.

Enjoy your 4th of July as you always do. Won't most people be out and about and not tuned in to TV at all? I predict it will be a flop and we'll all just move on the next atrocity. It's all but assured he'll proclaim the event a huge success no matter the outcome. Sad. But don't let it ruin your day. There's always tomorrow when we can all get back to work throwing him and Republicans out of power.

Anyone else watching Years and Years on HBO? SO much to think about! SPOILER WARNING

The limited-run series follows a U.K. family in 2019 and propels them 15 years into the future. While the series showcases main characters and U.K. politics, America plays a major role in shaping world events: Trump has won a second term. Pence is elected after that. Trump drops a nuclear bomb on a Chinese island in a disputed area of the South China Sea just days before leaving office and and the U.S. is sanctioned. Somehow, it doesn't start a world war, so people go on with their lives. There's a huge collapse of an American bank creating a financial catastrophe that ripples throughout the world. And that's only after two episodes! This is all portrayed in a very convincing and realistic way that you could believe things would unfold in a similar fashion in the real world.

My household has been talking about the show and its vision of the future non-stop.

For me, it's really stirred up this idea that - in this modern, technological world - we think we have control of our lives, but we don't. We've become complacent and society is frail enough that it could fall apart at any time. And then what would money, democracy, or human rights even mean and how could we hold our families together?

I'm liking it, but it's chilling. Definitely wakes people up and gets viewers to not take things for granted.

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