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canetoad

(17,219 posts)
10. K & R. but.....
Sat Feb 24, 2024, 12:50 AM
Feb 24

I am so acutely aware of the danger, the catastrophe of another Trump presidency. I just cannot imagine that me, here on the other side of the globe, is one of the few who realise this.

If we were to take much of the reporting on trump, Biden and the election at face value, that is, exactly how it is worded by the various media, it would appear that there is some kind of honest, close contest going on.

This is NOT the case. Much as MSNBC and its presenters are beloved. Much as we trust the commentary of Vance, McQuade, Weissman, Litman and others (and I will not even suggest they are bad people) they are doing a job for money.

To make a living, the media must produce conflict. When they can't produce it out of the hat, they must manufacture it. This is the nature of a multi billion industry that really needs to have people talking about it's last broadcast.

Ok, I'm wandering off the beaten track. I believe that you, my American friends, have been schooled to accept, if not appreciate conflict.There are forces, entities and organisations at work who could outdo Streitcher and Goebells in propaganda and they have invested billions in making you doubt what you see and hear with your own senses.

Stand staunch my friends. I doubt it's as close a race as most media outlets would like to present.

Thank You Pototan BOSSHOG Feb 23 #1
I'm 71 years old and retired, so I doubt you have 45 years on me Pototan Feb 23 #2
I apologize BOSSHOG Feb 23 #3
"dips in the pool" -- LUCKY!! orleans Feb 24 #5
Every day is a pool day here (NT) Pototan Feb 24 #6
"every day" sounds tiresome to me--too routine. "any day" sounds like a fun option orleans Feb 24 #17
Every day, any day. Same thing Pototan Feb 24 #18
sounds lovely. nt orleans Feb 24 #20
No thanks DownriverDem Feb 24 #28
I am a sun person Pototan Feb 24 #36
If it uses chlorine DENVERPOPS Feb 24 #45
Hope repigs Rebl2 Feb 24 #38
I'm 77, and can easily see what the future will bring if Trump wins this fall. patphil Feb 23 #4
Very good advice! ShazzieB Feb 24 #7
I'm 75 and I agree. I've gotten so bitter I just tell young people Walleye Feb 24 #27
Hope there comes a time when judges appointed by Trump have PufPuf23 Feb 24 #8
K&R 2naSalit Feb 24 #9
K & R. but..... canetoad Feb 24 #10
Deleted Dupe Pototan Feb 24 #12
I hope you're correct Pototan Feb 24 #13
That's correct Pototan canetoad Feb 24 #15
Nicely stated opinions canetoad. I tend to agree with your points. erronis Feb 24 #25
What do we do about the so-called progressive who won't get on board with the one most important goal of beating Trump? Walleye Feb 24 #29
Keep srpeading the word. oldmanlynn Feb 24 #11
Exactly correct relayerbob Feb 24 #14
K & R nt ProudProgressiveNow Feb 24 #16
Agree: "you will deserve exactly what you get." betsuni Feb 24 #19
Best example: Susan Sarandon (NT) Pototan Feb 24 #22
I have no patience for people who say they have to "vote their conscience" Walleye Feb 24 #30
It's not just the presidency-- also those state and local elections IzzaNuDay Feb 24 #21
72 here, and birdographer Feb 24 #23
Agree, lately I have taken comfort in being 75 years old Walleye Feb 24 #31
The takeover of the judiciary is nearly complete. Point your friends to project 2025 Hermit-The-Prog Feb 24 #24
When someone doesn't vote, they are giving 2 votes to the person the don't agree with dlk Feb 24 #26
I'm afraid if the young people and progressives allow Trump to win again, I will never forgive them Walleye Feb 24 #32
If they understood they have skin in the game, they would vote dlk Feb 24 #33
I wish there was someway we could open their heads and put some facts into their brains Walleye Feb 24 #34
Apathy or even outright denial is very hard to overcome dlk Feb 24 #35
I seem to Rebl2 Feb 24 #37
Kids, Mr.Bee Feb 24 #39
One of the best posts JustAnotherGen Feb 24 #40
Yeah, problem is, if they vote for Adolph Trump, they will get the government they deserve... PatrickforB Feb 24 #41
3 hard right catholics on the SC wolfie001 Feb 24 #42
I hope they are listening. SouthernDem4ever Feb 24 #43
I have a friend who was a "Stein" protest voter in 2016. 4lbs Feb 24 #44
Her "protest vote" didn't hurt, but I bet her words did. RandomNumbers Feb 24 #48
Biden isn't the only one running. There will be elections JI7 Feb 24 #46
You sound like Hillary. Welcome to reality, is what I would say to your 25 year old friends. boston bean Feb 24 #47
The Alabama Supreme Court on IVF embryos should be another wake-up call Shermann Feb 24 #49
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