I really wish you would explain this. It sounds pretty apocalyptic. Are you planning the second coming? I’m pretty sure you’ve missed the point regarding Bernie Sanders and his ideas. He is a politician and not a messiah. He has immense integrity, but he has some flaws.
Interestingly, he campaigned for Hilary. I don’t think this was a weakness. I think he put his own ambitions aside for the good of the country. I find that to be noble. Believe it or not, some of us who voted for Hilary did the same thing because ideals are not going to help when you get beat down by the brown shirts.
Reality is not one thing or another. It is one thing and the other. People reach varying conclusions based on the same information. That doesn’t mean everyone that laughs at Stephen Colbert is being brainwashed by the oligarchy.
I’ve asked you this once before and I’ll ask it again based on this quote. How do you see this “great awakening” coming down? Is it going to be democracy or are we going to hand out little red books? Are we going to find common ground with those with whom we disagree or are we just gonna sweep them out of the way? Are we going to exterminate them? What are the implications of what you are saying?
I am finding very little daylight between your attitude and the attitude of the extreme right. Intolerance, in whatever form it takes is still intolerance. There are some things that should be opposed regardless. Racism, sexism and all the other isms are beyond argument. But how people interpret Obama taking a $400,00o payment for a speech is not a do or die disagreement.
If you find it distasteful, I understand. But I also understand the other argument, the one that says he took money from Wall Street then turned around and gave $2,000,000 of his own money to help fight youth unemployment in Chicago. Everything is not cut and dried. Maybe he takes money from the rich and gives it to the poor. You know, like Robin Hood. My point is you can’t fault people for seeing the world different than you. You haven’t lived their lives.
The more I watch this country the more I believe that we need to start listening to one another instead of vilifying one another based on the ballot that we cast or the flag we fly off our trucks. There are people behind all this ideaology. They have families and bills. They have grudges and grief. If I have learned anything from Trump it is that a lack of empathy is a deadly thing.
So if you think your great awakening is going to happen by getting rid of all those with whom you disagree I am sad to say you are going to be very disappointed. I think one of the most beautiful ideas in America, one that has somehow been lost in the Trump era, is the idea that we can agree to disagree and work it out at the ballot box. I hope we get back to that very soon.