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Thu Sep 23, 2021, 06:46 PM

5. Brings to mind a certain scene from the film "The Dead Zone" (based on King's outstanding book)

The problems existed BEFORE him, and have grown more malignant AFTER him, but he is the brick on the accelerator in the car speeding towards the abyss. There is NO HOPE of stopping the car while that brick remains wedged against the accelerator.

Trump is the titular and spiritual head of this snake of a party.
He has many enablers and co-conspirators to be sure, but the virulence and danger to the fabric of the republic have been accelerated since 2015 to a nearing of terminal velocity now.
There are sayings about how to deal with snakes...and what portions of it must be excised first.

There are also clear signs that without a major course adjustment, the United States itself is in danger of disintegration and ruin to placate the ego and supplicate the idiocy of one overly entitled loser of a 'man'...we are set against each other even though our differences are small when compared to our shared heritage and similarities...there are those who profit from this and there are those who live to exacerbate this...

Our elections are called into doubt for no substantiated reasons, because a loser cannot accept the verdict of history without a hissy fit that suits a 3-year and a plate of brocoli.

Our politics devolve into wanton cruelty just because cruelty has replaced morals to display "strength" (while actually hiding behind weakness in plain sight) because a sawed off excuse for masculinity uses such tactics and brazenly celebrates the depravity of it.

Our health is threatened by amoral hustlers, pimping out bullshit to gain a temporary edge in a mythical poll, or even by grabbing 'power' without an actual mandate - because a turd in a badly tailored suit gives tacit approval to this and provides shelter and comfort to anyone willing to step out further on the limb of insanity with him.

Our nation is in peril because a loser in life and elections cannot handle the truth.

Our neighbors (at least in Texas) are financially incentivized to spy on and bring lawsuits against us and our doctors and to invade the privacy of our most painful decision points because a filthy pig-man used a wedge issue to pack courts and steal the jurisprudential soul of our government for partisan advantage and through duplicity unbelievable were we not suffering its very slings and arrows today...

Our children are imperiled by simply going to school and trying to protect themselves and others through use of surgical masks - the same goddamn things that made surviving surgical procedures more than a crap shoot...because a senile bastard in search of power in the shadow of his own (hopefully imminent) demise does not like the way a mask looks.

WARNING... BEYOND HERE THERE BE DRAGONS...

When it comes down to it, if you believe your eyes and ears and senses, if you value science and rationale thought over make-believe and fantasy, if you are convinced that the future - whether through climate inaction, political machinations or social upheaval - is set on a grim course by one man and his demented following...what would you do?

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While I am never one to advocate the doctor's decision here, I have become one who can understand how one might be pushed to such a conclusion. Dark days are here, and worse is yet to come as I fear we are more twilight sky than morning day break...it is said that its always darkest just before the dawn, but I disagree...the fading of the light and the encompassing of the dark feels like the encroaching veil of blackness

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