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Wed Jan 6, 2021, 06:59 PM

Asked my Trump-voting Dad if he was watching events in DC today.

I was factual, and did not provoke with my opinion: "National Guard coming to clear the Capitol of Trump Supporters."

His Response: "Not as bad as all of your friends last summer burning down everything."

Now I feel like I've failed as a son. How could I let him get so brainwashed? It is a sad day in America, and it should have been a happy one. Everything Trump touches dies, and he touched our Democracy.

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Reply Asked my Trump-voting Dad if he was watching events in DC today. (Original post)
maxsolomon Jan 2021 OP
MontanaMama Jan 2021 #1
maxsolomon Jan 2021 #6
MontanaMama Jan 2021 #10
634-5789 Jan 2021 #2
Karadeniz Jan 2021 #3
AmyStrange Jan 2021 #15
BusyBeingBest Jan 2021 #4
maxsolomon Jan 2021 #8
BusyBeingBest Jan 2021 #13
yardwork Jan 2021 #5
badboy67 Jan 2021 #7
maxsolomon Jan 2021 #12
The Genealogist Jan 2021 #9
TeamPooka Jan 2021 #11
fearnobush Jan 2021 #14
jimlup Jan 2021 #16
maxsolomon Jan 2021 #19
GemDigger Jan 2021 #17
irisblue Jan 2021 #18
Books_Tea_Alone Jan 2021 #20
maxsolomon Jan 2021 #21
oro Jan 2021 #22

Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:00 PM

1. I'm sorry.

That has to hurt. I donít think we can retrieve these people.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:02 PM

6. Thanks. Today is just heartbreaking.

I shouldn't have texted him at all.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:04 PM

10. I keep trying with a few people in my life too.

I always regret it. Itís hard to write off people you love. Today is terrible.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:01 PM

2. You haven't failed. Your dad has.

He's been brainwashed, along with 74 million others. It's in my family too, but I refuse to speak to them. That's the cure.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:01 PM

3. I'm sorry... Parents can be such problems to raise!!!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:07 PM

15. +1

 

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:01 PM

4. He's just being defensive, he knows it's horrible. He'll eventually

come around mentally and emotionally, but he may never be able to admit TO YOU that he was misguided. As long as he can admit it to himself, that's the important thing.

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Response to BusyBeingBest (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:03 PM

8. Thanks, that's a good perspective.

He did apologize for saying "my friends".

I don't even think anything was burned down in Seattle.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:05 PM

13. It's going to be a touchy topic for a while, let him resolve his

feelings and save some face.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:01 PM

5. It's not your fault. He's brainwashed.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:03 PM

7. Movie: "The Brainwashing Of My Dad" (2015)

The truth behind the right-wing media machine that changed a father ó and divided the nation

https://www.thebrainwashingofmydad.com

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Response to badboy67 (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:05 PM

12. I saw it when it was made, and didn't take action.

In that movie, the only thing that lets the filmmaker take action is her dad's senility. Mine isn't senile, and he's 2000 miles away.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:04 PM

9. From one child of a brainwashed father to another...

you can't be his babysitter. My father died years ago, but not before about a solid decade and a half of Rush Limbaugh & Co brainwashing. I remember when he would listen to music on the radio. He rarely listened to anything but right wing propaganda from 1990 on. I'd imagine if he were alive today, he'd either have supported this awfulness, or at least absolved them with the holy water of whataboutism.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:05 PM

11. Your dad has failed you. No offense but fuck that guy.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:06 PM

14. Proud shits and Boogalowlifes burned them down

And BLM was blamed for it

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Response to fearnobush (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:10 PM

16. There is evidence that it was Boogalowlifes ...

I have not heard it myself but I know that it is being investigated. Unfortunately, that doesn't make the news stream. Particularly on riechwing media.

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Response to fearnobush (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:18 PM

19. Maybe. Riots and looting are global reactions to oppression.

The looting here in Seattle was not false-flag looting. It was opportunistic and organized.

But, even with the CHOP Occupation, no one burned anything down - that I know of. And the PBs definitely came up from PDX to provoke.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:12 PM

17. The big difference is our protests are about killer cops and theirs is

because their guy didn't get enough votes. They were shitty when they won and they are even more horrid now when slapped with reality of a loss.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:15 PM

18. My conversation with my mom just now was similar.

I am so sad

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Response to Books_Tea_Alone (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:29 PM

21. I've seen it. It didn't make me feel any better.

Only the Dad's Senility made his un-brainwashing possible. They told him his radio broke and was stuck on NPR.

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Response to maxsolomon (Original post)

Wed Jan 6, 2021, 07:34 PM

22. Luckily my Nixonite parents aren't here to see this

 

but if they were and were for Trump I'd cut ties. If you can read and write you know racism when you see and hear it. There are many people whose fear of a diverse America outweighs any principles or self-refliction they may or may not possess to begin with. I don't feel sad about people who'd support an insane fascist like Trump.

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