It is true that in terms of the laws of nature and time, that change is a constant. However in the pursuit of personal happiness, nowhere in the laws of nature is it written that one has to be content and accepting and happy about the change or perceived change. Change can be pleasant, but most of the time it is disruptive. If we do not fight against change in the wrong direction, then we are as guilty as those who are changing our direction.
Over the past several years, I have become an ardent admirer of Thom Hartmann. Easily one of the smartest, most decent men in the United States of Arrogance. During that time, I have often been amused at Thom’s use of the phrase “Little Penis Club”. Though I don’t regularly use the term, it is a reference to insecure, pathetic little white men who don’t feel like men without their racism, their trucks and their guns.
There’s a caveat I must begin with. “Cult” isn’t necessarily bad. For the times, Jesus was the leader of what would have been considered a “cult.” That “cult” was wrongfully considered by Roman and Jewish authorities to be dangerous.
But I do believe our two party-based system has become too cult-like in the worst ways…
Primary exit polling data clearly indicates Sander's Progressive positions attract an overwhelming winning coalition of Progressive, disillusioned Democratic and Republican, and, most important, Independent voters. Even some attendees just interviewed at the Republican Convention have suggested they would be sorely tempted to vote for Sanders' Progressive issues after a bit of prayer and fasting!
We were for Obama -- But He Betrayed his rhetoric. Can you see why people are reluctant to support Hillary? I'll never forgive those who placed a questionable Hillary over a Clear Winner like Bernie.
Obviously, the impending possibility of a fascist like Trump makes me do anything to Vote Against him. But I have to say I am not enthusiastic about Ms. Clinton. I was SO into the "hope & change" promised by Obama. He got a Nobel PEACE Prize for it! But that was before all the things he did contrary to what he'd campaigned upon. And these are things He did (with cabinet selections, etc.) before the republican embargo.
Is it possible that the far right wing of the Republican party forced Donald Trump to pick Mike Pence as his VP so that, when they find a reason to dump Trump, they can have Pence assume the role of President ("... with powers that will make martial law look like anarchy.")
Of course, that's assuming Mr. Trump has any chance of being elected.
The assertations from most of the left wing wing radio hosts are correct, Why to they en masse spend the vast bulk of their shows making assumptions as to method of governance, promoting false ideals, and bashing Trump, his family, and things Pence said 20 years ago. What happened to "people can change?" a phrase I have heard Thom utter many times when defending democrats flip flopping.
As you fight back your daily nausea over the destructive fear and hatred seeping out of Cleveland this week, here is a Jim Hightower's take on the future of our Progressive Revolution. Warning for those of you still preaching doom, from Hightower's extensive political experience, his believes we won and he provides evidence to support his conclusions.
As I understand it he was a veteran, but never saw combat.
The medications he was on were:
Ativan - which according to Wikipedia is recommended for no longer than 4 weeks use.
Valium - which messes up REM sleep
Lunesta - which is considered only slightly effective in treating insomnia.
All three drugs have neuropsychological adverse effects, supposedly rare, which can incude agitation, combativeness, suicide ideation, and hallucinations. All three can cause dependency and have some truly nasty withdrawal and rebound symptoms.
Dear White supremacists, You KNOW (don't you?) you are so superior to other, lesser, races. Are you wimps or sissies? Why is it you fear having others in OUR great White country? We have to have someone to do OUR menial labor don't we? Are you weak little punks who fear the inferior? Are you great White Masters -- or are you Chicken-$h** cowards? Are you afraid of homosexuals -- or are you conflicted, self-hating, closet cases?
I don't believe your jive.