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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #50)

Wed Feb 17, 2021, 01:51 PM

51. Laura, it's not that you're not right to a degree, but...

I seriously think a large part of the general constant dissatisfaction with Democrats is created by decades of tsunamis of critical-to-hostile interpretation and propaganda -- combined with an openness and vulnerability to criticism on the left that conservative loyalists just don't have. Not that there're not always some reasons for dissatisfaction, of course, but that it's cultivated and kept in constant malignant growth and flower with high-nutrient fertilizer.

Even friendly "very thoughtful people" are paid to critique and discuss what should be done, although as outsiders they seldom know what they would need to for proper evaluation. We're also marinated, though, in decades of insidious messages that Democrats are constantly shooting themselves in the foot, and even committed Democrats don't go unaffected. Yes, we may want to do good but we just can't, Democrats always fail. Throw in the hostiles, and on average almost everything is portrayed as, and ascribed to, incompetence and liberal weakness and cluelessness, and to corruption, callous indifference to suffering, crony capitalism, etc.

The payoff is huge. How else would predatory Republicans and their big donors have managed to get people to not vote against them in spite of all the harm they do to everyone? To convince half the left to genuinely believe Democrats are really at fault for everything? (Republicans? We could have stopped them but didn't.)

To get Mary to feel that even with a majority we were already failing? 80 million didn't vote last November after 4 years of trumpist disaster and with death counts soaring again. Probably 70 million believe that claiming there's no one to vote for is a respectable, even pleasingly sophisticated, excuse.

Yeah, this is one of my buttons. End of rant.

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