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Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:42 PM

Feels like we are about to learn a big lesson about

karma, right now.

Not karma in the sense of some mysterious, unknowable, all-controlling force evening things out. No. Even better.

The karma that says if you lie, cheat, treat people badly, the backlash is inevitable. People finally figure it out, and you will pay. With your dignity, self-respect, reputation. Whatever shreds of civilization or humanity you hold dear.

That eventually, all people wake up. Well, almost all. The scales fall from their eyes, and they see clearly - most, anyway - the truth.

People are convinceable, malleable, subject to their own vanities, insecurities, and petty motives. It's not so hard to lie and poke, for awhile.

But time after time, story after story, tells of the ultimate consequences of such behavior It can take awhile. A long, long time. America still has schools named after Robert E. Lee. Drumpf made it into the White House. Is still there.

It feels like there's a reconciling afoot. Reconciling with the truth of who America is, that they have hidden from us. But we see you.

This grotesque display that is before us the final 3 weeks of this election cycle is a reminder that we are always capable of backsliding. Progress takes effort. But we are up to it.

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cilla4progress Oct 2020 OP
Eliot Rosewater Oct 2020 #1
cilla4progress Oct 2020 #2
brush Oct 2020 #3
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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:43 PM

1. God I hope so, I know putin doesnt give a shit abour karma, he just kills his opponents.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:44 PM

2. You don't have to give a shit about it.

It just happens.

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Response to cilla4progress (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 04:47 PM

3. Good thoughts. One can't just keep violating norms and doing evil things without...

it catching up to you. And that applies to individuals and organizations as well as nations.

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Response to brush (Reply #3)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 05:02 PM

4. What I was saying -

but you did it so much more succinctly!

Felt good, though. Spew.

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