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Lonestarblue

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1. The level of anger in the US is unreal.
Mon May 23, 2022, 04:59 AM
May 2022

And that anger has been deliberately cultivated by leaders in the Republican Party as a strategy for winning elections, along with hatred of others. But two events seem to have sent the cultists of anger over the edge: the election of Barack Obama and the election of Donald Trump. The racists came out in full force with the election of a black man to an office they believed only for a white man, and they proceeded to put racial politics on a fast track to anger and hatred. The seeds were already there, and Trump simply exacerbated the situation by giving permission for the anger and hatred to come out into the open and to be acted on.

I think we will survive as a nation, but possibly not without some really dark years ahead. I hope to be wrong and hope for some leader who can take us off the precipice and start inspiring a society that believes in preserving the country more than in destroying the people they’ve been brainwashed to hate.

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