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Calling for "unity" and 'healing" after last week's deadly attempted coup at the US Capitol - some very quotable caveats

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GOP Overtly Turned Against the Will of the People

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In actively trying to subvert the results of the election, the GOP has shown unapologetically that aside from power, what they want above all else is the ability to tax the American people without actually having to represent them. ... a dangerous…Continue

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Coalition of Atheists & Theists Urge Biden to Restore Religious Freedom for All (Friendly Atheist)

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Yesterday [actually 19 November, 2020], more than 100 religious and non-religious group leaders published a letter urging…Continue

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COVID-19 spreads twice as fast

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From the beginning of the pandemic, we were told that one infected person spread the disease to 2 others on average, called its R0. New data says the reproductive number for COVID is 4.5. "... a global average of about 4.5 new cases per infected…Continue

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Unfolding Fascist Takeover Is Getting To Me

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It's 2:51AM and I'm awake from a nightmare. It feels as if what's happening to our country is eroding my mind, at least my mental stability. This was the tipping point.…Continue

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How do you see the gradual easing of the lockdown laws happening in countries other then the US

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How is everyone. i hope you're doing ok and keeping well. The UK government has just extended the lockdown for a further three weeks. I unlike some people I understand the reasoning behind this decision, but I have to admit that my government has to…Continue

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion - Unless you live in Indiana.

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Indiana, being the Alabama of the north, is front and center this week. Governor with presidential ambitions Mike Pence signed into law the "Religious Freedom" act. Basically vilified by all those who are part of the thinking human race, it is just…Continue

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Comment was by Stephen Brodie on Sunday

Loren I also watched unfit last night on prime. Even though I knew what was coming, after all, I had lived through it. From the first minute to the end it totally shocked me at just how many insiders knew or suspected that Trump was really crazy. Shocking. 

Comment was by Loren Miller on February 18, 2021 at 8:46am

I never much listened to Limbaugh, but the fact is, Stephen, that he was a pox on American media, if not American journalism (I mean, he was no one's idea of a journalist), and the primary thing he did was to further the wedge driven between us with his incendiary rhetoric.  The problem is that others took after him: Hannity and Ingraham and O'Reilly, never mind the nutcases at OAN and Newsmax.  The insistence of these people on a badly skewed and inaccurate version of the facts does real damage to our democracy.

I'm not sorry to say I'm glad Rush is gone.  Thing is, he left too many of himself behind.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 18, 2021 at 4:37am

I as an Atheist and Humanist I could never bring myself to feel glad at the news of Rush Limbaugh's demise, unlike many Conservative Christian's who rejoiced at the death of Christopher Hitchens. We can disagree with people without wishing harm to them.

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Comment was by Loren Miller on February 17, 2021 at 7:51am

Last night, I watched Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump, and it was pretty good. Unfortunately, it was missing the most qualified observer of Trump's behavior: his niece, Mary, who penned Too Much and Never Enough, perhaps the most scathing analysis of that man who was FORMERLY President of the United States (Oh, that feels good to say!). Even without her input, I think Unfit is worth your time.

The Republican party at this moment is involved in some pretty serious internecine conflict, trying to determine its direction from this point and whether Trump has any place in that future. Certainly, the temptation to continue down the path of fascism and authoritarianism has to be strong, but we all know it's also the path to the destruction of American democracy and it must be resisted at all costs. In having raised its head, fascism has alerted the other side of the aisle to its presence and the threat it represents, and the fight between these two philosophies will be UGLY at best.

One way or another, the impulse Trump catalyzed must be defeated, and whether the Republican party survives that contretemps remains an unresolved question.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 17, 2021 at 3:01am

@Joan. My error if I didn't explain myself properly, I wasn't talking about the divide in American politics but the rise of Fascism and racism on the European continent and why we have to fight it. The rise of racism and Anti-Semitism and attacks on LBGTQ people has to be fought against.

Comment was by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 17, 2021 at 12:08am

As I see it, Trump's power depends on racism, authoritarian culture, the news and social media profiting from pushing hatred and conspiracy, economic control by big corporations (especially fossil fuel, financial, and weapons), and Russia-based propaganda.

Republican leaders openly admit they can no longer win elections if all citizens could vote. That situation historically leads a party to try and seize control by other means.

There's a psychopathology people can fall into because it's easier to blame others for your problems than to so uncomfortable self-examination. The rescuer/victim/persecutor triangle. Every action is interpreted as one of those roles. Victims can collect self-pity "stamps" to cash in on guilt free violence and persecution. Victims evade all responsibility. The world view narrows down to exclude all other roles or motives. Republicans have fed this red meat dynamic for decades, blaming minorities and the poor and liberals. But entire cultures can get locked into this pathology. And nobody who succumbs to it even notices that their world doesn't match reality.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on February 16, 2021 at 10:02pm

@ Stephen, I wonder if the word, "fight" is the best word here. I don't want to take on the mantle of crushing to death my opponent or gouging out his/her eyes. I do agree, it will take more energy than just asking my adversary to please sit down and reason with me.

What can I do to inspire strong, decisive thoughts and actions in those with whom I agree? Perhaps I can animate those who take positive action in response to expected food shortages or embolden them to experiment with different options.

Maybe I can influence others of my cohorts to take note of their lifestyles and make deliberate changes in the direction of their liking. I hope to excite some of them to decide if they like the lives they create for themselves. 

I may instill a sense of urgency in them about the meaning of climate change as I convince them we are not victims unless we think of ourselves as unable to take decisive action. 

If we successfully inspire, animate, embolden, influence, excite, instill, and convince those for whom we care perhaps we will be able to outsmart Old Man Trump!. 

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on February 16, 2021 at 9:13pm

The future Trump danger.

Comment was by Joan Denoo on February 16, 2021 at 7:14pm

@Loren, I agree with each of your points. Our response has to be calm, reasoned, clearly articulated or all of us will be overrun by the Trump-Mob. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on February 16, 2021 at 6:39pm

I failed to give the location for Rahm Emanuel's quote. 

https://youtu.be/1yeA_kHHLow

 
 
 

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