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The State of State Affairs:A Post From RMV

by daedal2207
Yes,the media sure are pouring on the smoke these days: talk about Teflon politics,the man's dirtiest trickery are presented as the works of a saint by CNN.(TRUMP)
Over the past month we've been with family in Alabama and on the Viking cruise talking with perhaps a hundred or more ordinary middle class,college educated people.Many,if not most, ostensibly liberal thinkers who strenuously reject Trump but then say that they couldn't support Hilary as"too long immersed in politics".As if being a Senator  and Stateswoman sullied her soul.for them Hilary didn't pass"purity laws" and being pure of heart,so they themselves couldn't deign to condescend for anyone less than a saint.So with great self righteousness they explain to Jinny and me that they intend to skip the election inasmuch as neither candidate deserves their God Almighty vote even if it means the country goes to hell.(i.e.Trump)I was often tempted to ask if they had EVER volunteered to ring doorbells or make phone calls,but Jinny would probably kick me(under the table) for starting a fight.If my history is correct Mussolini did get the trains running on time and Hitler swore to protect the German people against the communists then spreading across Europe.(our course on the Main and Rhine included so many German cities utterly obliterated by Allied bombers... You get what you vote for!) My brother tells me that Humphrey lost to Nixon in 1968 in a race complicated by 10 million Wallace votes.(Thus allowing the Vietnam war to continue an additional 4 years,killing tens of thousands of Americans..RMV

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  1. For my response, I wish to engage the assistance of others:

    “History will have to record that the greatest tragedy of this period of social transition was not the strident clamor of the bad people, but the appalling silence of the good people.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    "The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found but made, and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination." ~ John Schaar

    Voting is how we create that future in the realm of politics. Don't just envision the future, create it.

    “If one candidate is appealing to your fears, and the other one's appealing to your hopes, you’d better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope!” ~ Bill Clinton

    Trump is appealing to our fears; Clinton is appealing to our hopes ... Hillary's husband was right.