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Response to H2O Man (Reply #22)

Fri Dec 30, 2016, 04:05 PM

43. I also have high hopes because he isn't even President yet

Normally it would take us a very long time to see someone for what they really are. We're breaking all kinds of records in our ability to see him and his minions for what they are early on. I do believe we have each other and the media to thank for this, so I'm conflicted about condemning the media entirely. He was elected less than a month ago and already we have a good and growing understanding of what's going on.

We know what lies ahead in general if not in specifics yet. We know it will change our country profoundly, perhaps for the worse, as far as our Democracy and freedom go. We know there will be much suffering. But many of us are not stupid and we know that the truth is paramount. I think that's pretty good given the circumstances. We're already preparing for the worst in record time.

Our country is going to change. The question is what part do each of us play in that change and in what direction do we go. Many will sit back and allow it to change for the worse. But also many of us are already gathering our wits because we know we'll have a part in the outcome of our future. Regretfully there will be violence, but that may be something we must accept as an eventuality. And Trump's appointments of Generals does not bode well because it smells like coup tactics.

I feel it's necessary to imagine the worse case scenarios and to try to prepare for them because I've always been a true believer that we are no different than any other people in the world and that as such we are just as susceptible to Fascism and Dictatorships.

One advantage, which surprises me to believe because I'm a peacenik is that our citizenry are armed. It might be that in this respect our Founding Fathers got it right too.

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