HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » This: Dems went from bein... » Reply #43

Response to Squinch (Reply #40)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 06:56 PM

43. You know, they believe in nothing they can define in words, but

they do have strong feelings-based predilections, leaving them very vulnerable to manipulation by others who connect those feelings to their own goals and direct them against...us.

Right now, it seems that the attack-enemies political mode most conservatives have been in for so long has been forming, far more strongly than I guessed, into an anti-liberal and anti-secular movement (bizarrely) revealed by this election--and by the people come out of the shadows to gloat in Washington--that is truly frightening.

Scarily, both anti-liberalism and anti-secularism DO both come from the gut of most conservatives, and both support a genuine powerful ideology bent on destroying our liberalism-based republic. The replacement would be determined by whichever faction would win out, of course, a libertarian or an economic or religious fascistic pretense of a republic, turning us into the world's most technologically advanced, poor, underdeveloped nation.

From what I've read, for those specifically supporting this, this is what's behind the admiration for Russia -- now seen as an ally in a global battle against liberalism and secularism.

We have a huge job to do, but it may be that our greatest ally will be the extremist leaders themselves, for all their current victories. They're powerful in money and passion but fundamentally incompetent to run a large nation. And they are extremists, and the true scope of the revolution they plan is not something they can admit to even their own followers.

At least all this is the nightmare that keeps returning to mind whenever I wake up in the middle of the night. We came so close to hopefully being able to tamp discontent down with further growth of prosperity and personal security.



Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 72 replies Author Time Post
rainy Dec 2016 OP
Squinch Dec 2016 #1
Hortensis Dec 2016 #19
Squinch Dec 2016 #40
LineLineLineLineReply You know, they believe in nothing they can define in words, but
Hortensis Dec 2016 #43
Lord_at_War Dec 2016 #47
JI7 Dec 2016 #50
Squinch Dec 2016 #51
Afromania Dec 2016 #2
truebluegreen Jan 2017 #59
Afromania Jan 2017 #62
truebluegreen Jan 2017 #63
spanone Dec 2016 #3
edhopper Dec 2016 #4
truebluegreen Jan 2017 #60
edhopper Jan 2017 #67
SidDithers Dec 2016 #5
Maru Kitteh Dec 2016 #55
Starry Messenger Jan 2017 #65
world wide wally Dec 2016 #6
Charles Bukowski Dec 2016 #7
Post removed Dec 2016 #8
Charles Bukowski Dec 2016 #10
benEzra Dec 2016 #45
uponit7771 Dec 2016 #12
Jake Stern Dec 2016 #14
bdamomma Dec 2016 #9
gulliver Dec 2016 #11
uponit7771 Dec 2016 #13
gulliver Dec 2016 #22
Willie Pep Dec 2016 #17
DemocratSinceBirth Dec 2016 #24
Willie Pep Jan 2017 #64
gulliver Dec 2016 #28
lancelyons Dec 2016 #31
MineralMan Dec 2016 #15
Different Drummer Dec 2016 #16
spin Dec 2016 #18
LenaBaby61 Dec 2016 #20
pnwmom Dec 2016 #21
Initech Dec 2016 #23
question everything Dec 2016 #25
kentuck Dec 2016 #26
scscholar Dec 2016 #27
zentrum Dec 2016 #29
MountCleaners Dec 2016 #33
zentrum Dec 2016 #41
m-lekktor Dec 2016 #57
lancelyons Dec 2016 #30
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2016 #32
anniebelle Dec 2016 #34
hunter Dec 2016 #35
LWolf Dec 2016 #36
baldguy Dec 2016 #37
uponit7771 Jan 2017 #61
johnp3907 Dec 2016 #38
moondust Dec 2016 #39
Post removed Dec 2016 #42
DemocratSinceBirth Dec 2016 #44
Naamah Dec 2016 #46
JI7 Dec 2016 #48
JI7 Dec 2016 #49
liberal N proud Dec 2016 #52
YOHABLO Dec 2016 #53
SharonClark Dec 2016 #54
lunasun Dec 2016 #56
Larkspur Dec 2016 #58
nini Jan 2017 #66
eniwetok Jan 2017 #68
Blue_Tires Jan 2017 #69
eniwetok Jan 2017 #70
Blue_Tires Jan 2017 #72
smirkymonkey Jan 2017 #71
Please login to view edit histories.