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Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:16 PM

39. we have no constitutional remedy for this kind of situation - the America that was, is gone

The nation that we were will never magically reappear as if the events of 2015-present/ongoing/whenever this fucking nightmare ends never happened. We are diminished, and forever changed with respect to the ideals that at least some of us thought our nation was founded upon. The war is over, and we lost.

But, here we all still are, so we're going to have to deal with it some way or another. I don't think an annulment would be feasible (but I'll go check out what Reich as to say about it...); I think we're going to probably have to just adapt and move on...I doubt the full truth of what happened will ever be fully revealed to the public (as it might completely shatter everyone's concept of America to the point that we really would be done, as in society falling apart and it all turns into the movie The Road Warrior or something), and we'll have to live with the consequences of the Republicans' criminal conspiracy, theft of the election, and subsequent packing of the courts with right wing assholes.

How we move forward is going to depend on the political will of the huge segment of the population that is disaffected and disengaged from politics. I think there will also be exponentially increasing impacts of climate change over the next decade that will change people's perceptions on the issue, so that may become a much larger issue, particularly among younger voters.

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