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Forum Post: Edited Why The GOP Did Not Crumble Under Trump. Chris Hedges video addresses this https://youtu.be/GxSN4ip_F6M edit

Posted 8 months ago on Dec. 30, 2020, 11:25 a.m. EST by gsw (3367) from Woodbridge Township, NJ
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The one silver lining of the 2016 election, some thought at the time, was that Trump’s incompetence could bring down the GOP forever, and make the GOP irrelevant, and expose them

Chris Hedges addresses this and many issues https://youtu.be/GxSN4ip_F6M

Well, we didn’t know that despite the shit show of 4 years, USA still buys the GOP line, and it has even expanded wins, below the national level, people are buying Crap logic crap thinking, and believe more in conspiracy, and seemingly think less systematically.

We need a new free production, like FOX news, like an evangelical church broadcast, a movement to bring the truth out, but in a fun way.

Maybe it needs to be like a religion, to avoid taxes. So it may need non political, like was OWS, but steeped in ideas.

OWS had brought people together, was new and powerful in its message, of power to the people, and discussion of ideas, to improve our humanity.

How can we do that in a fun way for people? A spectacle, but with ideas and demands that can lead to Change in thinking in this country, especially in Red states USA?

Maybe use Jesus political ideas better

https://text.npr.org/951095644

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[-] 1 points by gsw (3367) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 8 months ago

Donald Trump's gift to America: Realizing we've never been a liberal democracy Is Trump a threat to liberal democracy, as elite voices tell us — or a reminder that we've never gotten ther

Copelovitch told me he began tweeting about "life under competitive authoritarianism" as a way of "linking these three things together: the anti-democratic institutional biases of U.S. politics, the unprecedented lawless authoritarianism of Trump and the GOP's active embrace of restricting democracy. I've kept it going largely because the developments have continued throughout the last several years, to the point that I believe there are real, serious concerns about the state of Americ https://www.salon.com/2021/01/02/donald-trumps-gift-to-america-realizing-weve-never-been-a-liberal-democracy/ an democracy."

This is an especially important point: Copelovitch sees the awareness of these concerns as a real dividing line "between people arguing that 'the system has worked' over the last two months to prevent Trump's attempts to steal the election, and those of us still warning that the unprecedented authoritarian threat to U.S. democracy persists, despite Biden's victory."

Part of what defines that division is a deeper sense of how the system isn't working. Copelovitch has written earlier tweets referencing Robert Dahl's 1989 book "Democracy and its Critics" and noting that the U.S. basically violates the core criteria of democratic process that Dahl defines, especially relating to voter suppression, gerrymandering and the apportionment of U.S. Senate seats. "When you start to compare the U.S. by these criteria, to other countries' political systems, you quickly notice that we don't stack up well at all," he told me. "If you look at, say Germany or New Zealand, which have mixed-member proportional representation systems, you realize that our electoral institutions have institutionalized minority rule and locked in policies at odds with what large majorities of Americans seem to want on almost every issue." The $2,000 stimulus checks blocked by Mitch McConnell last week are merely the most recent high-profile example.

[-] 1 points by gsw (3367) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 8 months ago

Culture of Despair, Chris Hedges timely analysis of our current national condition. Is Biden solution? No more of same. Demoralization of electorate by design, just vote against what you hate, result is packaged anger, public unable to speak across the divide, poisoned by lies, like a sports channel is news, while real images ignored,

Copy paste, link https://youtu.be/GxSN4ip_F6M

[-] 1 points by gsw (3367) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 8 months ago

Chris Hedges https://youtu.be/GeE5WnTUsF8 America the Farewell Tour. A lot of content that says critics have all been marginalized through algorithms, and corporate mainstream, Fox has blacked out left voice, there is no broad voice

[-] 1 points by gsw (3367) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 8 months ago

Alternatively, a YouTube channel with OWS themed content

[-] 1 points by gsw (3367) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 8 months ago

We have to carry our cross to spread truth. Help humanity.

Oh joy and fun. Compose a song of hope, an anthem for change and wisdom.

First order, tackle conspiracy, and conspiracy that tramples the 99 percent

[-] 1 points by gsw (3367) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 8 months ago

An album of music.

Qanonon isn’t real

Conspiracy has made you a 21st century prisoner

Why do you believe in simple answers

[-] 2 points by gsw (3367) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 8 months ago

Maybe Borat would have interest, returns and establishes a talk show, for truth and justice, learns COVID wasn’t made in a lab, Quanon is a line to keep the 99 imprisoned mentally, and 1 empowered politically

[-] 2 points by gsw (3367) from Woodbridge Township, NJ 8 months ago

Borat could solve homelessness with rvs, make an rv park of the people, have them construct the infrastucturebuild solar and water works, and construct a tv broadcast station