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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #45)

Tue Feb 16, 2021, 08:36 AM

47. Morning, Laura. I was just being exasperated at the usual

frustration and anxious scouting for defeat and discounting victories as soon as achieved. Must be some survival behavior wired into us in the paleolithic era because it doesn't come from the smart part of our brain.

Of course you were spot on of course about the enormous differences in approach and goals between the parties. And in what people are.

The Republicans' big noisy, juicy lies and swinging of their wrecking ball are very strong weapons, but we simply can't somehow use them for good. Protecting the citadel we still hold from the destroyers requires battle tactics of going by its rules, protecting its principles and norms, informing the public, affirming legalities through the courts. (God, how boring! And incomprehensible.) And of course, conspicuously working to create the bipartisanship that should exist, even when we know it'll fail.

That last talking nice to the enemy thing especially just kills those who can't understand why we don't choose "better" weapons. If we really wanted to win, if there wasn't something wrong with us that always makes us lose, we'd get our own copy of Fascist Takeovers for Dummies and use some of those strongman tactics that work for the Republicans -- except changing them for good, of course. Only to achieve principled, constructive, antifascist goals. To put a quick end to our enemies and this frightening time.

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