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January 17, 2017

Fear of the unknown

Filed under: News — Scottie @ 00:37

Thank you for a well written and much needed post. I feel a slight bit more reassured when I know others have the idea of standing up and not letting the more vulnerable among us be harmed without a fight. We must not forget what is normal, what is right, what is expected. When all that is proper is trashed by the few, it is for the majority to stand up as a group and say it won’t be accepted. tRump got away with all he did due to the short memories of some, the long racism of others, and the disregard of his life and actions by those who wanted him to favor their single issue. He played them all while never hiding what he was. It was right there for everyone to see, but so many simply did not care. I also am not discounting the fake news stories and the false equivalencies of the media which equated a trumped up email scandal with true scandals of tRump. By pretending that both sides had equal deficiencies the media kept their income coming in while they lead the public to a totally erroneous conclusion. Lastly I want to address those who voted against their own interest, the things that mattered most to them because they were angry at the DNC for perceived bias in the primary. First the fact is that Hillary got over 11 million more votes than Bernie did. Second Bernie wanted the resources and attention of a party he refused to join. He was not a democrat, not before, not during , and not after. He should have run on the party he was, an independent. SO those who either refused to vote or threw their vote away for a candidate who couldn’t win simply voted for trump. That was the effect of their actions. Now of the two which one would better fit their interests. It sure is not tRump, who is busy dismantling everything Bernie was in favor of. Hugs

Ends and Beginnings

November 22, 1963 – John F. Kennedy is assassinated.

February 21, 1965 – Malcolm X is assassinated.

April 4, 1968 – Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated.

June 5, 1968 – Robert Kennedy is assassinated.

In the span of five years the citizens of the United States lived through four very traumatic assassinations. I was two years old when JFK was assassinated and seven when his brother Robert was killed by Sirhan Sirhan.

I remember nothing about this period of time but I imagine for my parents and other adults it was a period of great concern for this country. How couldn’t it be? A President, two African-American leaders and the second coming of Camelot all killed in five years.

On this day that we honor the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. I thought about all the fear of the unknown that must have taken place during…

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  1. Hi Scottie,

    Well-written commentary on E&B’s post. However, I disagree with you about Bernie. He probably did make a mistake running as a Democrat, but he needed the financial backing the party could provide. As far as what he represented, to me, he was head and shoulders above Hillary and most definitely, a FAR, FAR better choice that the tRump.

    But of course, it’s all history now so we just have to grit our teeth, hope for the best, and do what we can to keep things at least somewhat on an even keel.

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    Comment by Nan — January 17, 2017 @ 12:34

    • I have no issue with people who felt that Bernie had a better message than Hillary. That is why we have primaries. I do take issue with two things. I agree that he needed the financial backing, the logistic support, the voting lists of the party. IF that was the case that he was willing to demand those things and feel he had a right to them, he should have joined the party. If he did not want to do that, he should have tried to run an independent campaign. It seemed to me he wanted to have his cake and eat it also. He was not entitled to what he felt he should get. The other thing I took issue with is those who supported Bernie, who later did not vote for Hillary when she won over Bernie. They felt he was robbed. However they forget she won by getting more votes. To people who voted for her like me and Ron, it smacked of saying “I didn’t get my way so I will take my ball and go home”. Now I am not saying all Bernie supporters did this. I feel there are great people who voted as they felt they should. I actually support that. I just those who either did not vote or who voted third party would have thought harder about what a tRump administration would do to the very causes they supported and wanted Bernie to do. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — January 17, 2017 @ 12:45

      • Your points are well made. Unfortunately, this whole election was a disaster in more ways than one. Hopefully we will never have to go through such ugliness and dissension again … at least until the next time. 😉

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        Comment by Nan — January 17, 2017 @ 13:20

      • Oh I so hope you are right. I agree completely. Nan I am not able to emotionally handle this election. I am mentally worn and beaten down by this election. I am stunned at the ugliness as you say, I couldn’t believe people in my country to act this way. I was also dismayed that actions they would punish their children for doing they supported in a man for president. The only hope, the only good thing to come from it was the affirming of support from grand people like you and the others I have met online. The bad part is some very disagreeable people have taken the new administration as permission to act in the worst manner possible. Hugs

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        Comment by Scottie — January 17, 2017 @ 13:27


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