Everything Wrong with this Country in One Tweet

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This:

I am not even talking about Trump’s tweet. That’s what he does. It is the second one, that is the one killing us, and the pace is quickening.

There is NO question we see tons of shit thrown by liberals, too. We can be “elitists” and we can be snobs, we can be hateful towards Trump, and lump-in all his followers in to an equal degree. Me, too. Guilty of that.

What I haven’t seen once is a straight declaration of Conservatives as our “enemy” or an enemy of the United States. Not once.

I have tried to make a point of infuriating conservatives on Twitter, by noting “I disagree, but don’t hate you. I don’t have time to hate, and I don’t hate fellow Americans.” If you want to shut down a tweet storm fast, throw that at them. They never reply. Never.

The tweet above is simply random, I’ve seen dozens, hundreds perhaps, just over the last week. The word “enemy” is the one that ought to send fear up and down your spine. Yes, Trump used it first, and that, too, is telling.

“Enemies” imply a duty to ignore the law – temporarily, since all dictatorships are “temporary” until a problem passes over, which it never does – an “enemy” is someone you have duty to “fight” violently, if needed. I saw it used today in a tweet, praising Trump for fighting all his enemies, “foreign and domestic.”

That’s funny, because I haven’t seen Trump fight a foreign enemy, have you? Oh, he’s imposed “tariffs” on China, and he takes money from Iran. But fight? That seems to be reserved for his enemies here. Has he once called out a foreign leader with the same palpable, dripping, hatred he has for certain Democrats, or the press, or ANYONE who dares to call him something unflattering?

I don’t think so. I think he – and the hard Republican right – now hate us more than any foreign entity, with the possible exception of violent Islamic extremists, and even they got invited to Camp David, until they weren’t. Which is probably more telling.

This will destroy the country. I call it the “Cold Civil War.”

There will not be some modern-day “Gettysburg.” General Mattis isn’t going to call upon his “loyal Marines” to take back “the military” from a criminal president. No one is going to make real war against a government owning hundreds of satellites, guiding thousands of drones, the type that can send a missile through the window of your garage. “Real War” is becoming something that rich nations do to countries that – for all intents and purposes – can’t fight back. Real war is too dangerous in rich countries. It’s the MADEWON doctrine now, “Mutual Assured Destruction Even Without Nukes.”

So “war” of the shooting kind isn’t going to happen. No Hot Civil War.

But the Cold Civil War will look like war in every other way. We’ll cease to function like a first world nation. Nothing will get built, kept up, all that. We’ll hate each other right down to third world status. Got the government to prove it, too. Violence in the streets, mass poverty, pollution, and rich enclaves walled-off from the “hordes,” with armed soldiers guarding the gates. Our destiny, the type of thing you can find now in plenty of Latin American states, some in the Far East and Africa, we are headed that direction. They “hate” each other, too.

I guess all that I am saying is that when we “fight” for democracy, “fight” for the planet, “fight” racism, “fight” for the poor, and health care, and all that, let’s remember that the “fight” can – if it goes to far – destroy the exact thing we’re fighting for. Because none of that is happening without democracy, and if democracy doesn’t survive, the planet won’t be saved, the poor won’t be assisted, it will only get worse.

It is a fact, two democracies have never warred upon each other. It just doesn’t happen. A cold civil war wouldn’t happen in a functioning democracy. But we’re ceasing to function as a democracy. Fellow citizens regard others as the enemy, and so to them it is “war.”

Let’s watch our wording and our actions. I will go first.

In the end, this shouldn’t be that hard, for anyone. Jesus said – above all else – love one another. And the fact that they hate me doesn’t mean I have to hate them back. That Jesus guy led by example, and I suspect that’s the best way to “fight” this.

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Peace, y’all

Jason

jmiciak@yahoo.com, and on Twitter – where you’ll see me driving them crazy, @MiciakZoom

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DHG
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The Anglo-American world power goes to its destruction at the hands of the Kingdom of God FULLY functional, there will be no meltdown, no dictatorship, no other country destroying it, nor will it be destroyed from within to a point it no longer functions.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
..If you took the time to comprehensively read the Bible, I don’t think you would feel this way. …The world was thought to be flat , with only 3 continents . The earth was the center of the solar system . They had no running water ..Nor toilet paper , not to mention “personally hygiene” . Horse manure all over the place ! …We’ve heard about end times , all our lives and it’s hasn’t happened as yet . ..Those that not only predict the end ,but prey for it , are the televangelists, Evangelicals, and Republicans. …As they tell… Read more »
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J kedz

Maybe not you, but the left has been classifying conservatives as the enemy, even if not using that term, (a rose by any other name….) for a long time, decades if not more. They have just gotten more brazen with trump. Typically, the conservatives have been more passive about fighting back which is why the country has been going more left since the early 20th century. The conservatives are starting to get tired of sitting and taking it.

Chris Whitley
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Chris Whitley

Well I really don’t understand where you are coming from. The right is taking over everything that I see. Me thinks you might be a conservative. That would appear to be the case. And we aren’t a dictatorship yet. One thing to remember. They shoot people in dictatorships that cross the dictator. Could be me could be you. Who knows. I don’t want to know. Not so sure about you.

Inzane
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Inzane

Tired of sitting and taking what?
Most of us did not put Trump in office
You have the Senate & the President.. and so far have done nothing!
One stifles passing legislation so as not to rock
the boat. The other with his thin skin is constantly insulting people that don’t agree with him while the rest of you make excuses or change the topic.
If you don’t understand the message from the blue congress elected last year, I hope you get help with your eyesight & hearing problems.

Dick Panico
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Dick Panico
Sorry , but you seem confused ! The left progressive party have not been aggressive against the Republicans, it’s the other way around. Factually, we got involved in Korea and Vietnam under Ike ( Republican) . We got involved in a war of lies in Iraq , and Afghanistan, that’s still going on , by Bush / Cheney . republicans . Trump got elected with the help of the Russians , and the Republicans defended him and his cronies, after repeating for year’s …“ never Trump “ . …Trump has broken nearly every moral and ethical law , admits to… Read more »
Bill Sanderson
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Bill Sanderson
This country’s only ever been truly united when we pulled together against a common enemy, wether it be the British, the Germans, the Japanese,or the Communists.Tribalism always seems to require an “outgroup”. Trump exploits tribalism. He is isolationist so he invents “wars” against immigrants and Democrats and the Press so that he can goose up his base.I always thought we could come together over the effort to save the planet but the profiteers of industry just aren’t quite done using the planet as their cesspool. Environmental issues run up against “states rights” because pollution does not stop at the state… Read more »
Chris Whitley
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Chris Whitley

Yes trumps excuse for cutting regulations. Wants to cut costs for manufacturing. If you are dead who cares how much it took to kill you. And anti-trust issue in California. Since the seventies they have led the nation on pollution. But since they thumbed their nose at trump he’s going to sue them. Let’s see how would you word that. Companies trying for cleaner air government wants filthy air. 🤢

Stephen May
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Stephen May

The world capitalist class is the enemy of the world working class.

Chris Whitley
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Chris Whitley
No in most instances the left merely states an opinion and the right jumps in saying we are terrorists and hate America and want to fight anyone not like us. Last sentence in particular should resonate with the right. Not like us. Not white, not rich, does not have basement full of guns, does not walk around spoiling for a fight. Hmmm like these left leaning people. The one thing I don’t understand is why the right comes off foaming at the mouth saying I am angry at them. Disturbed yes. Unsure what’s wrong with them yes. Angry no, like… Read more »
Dick Panico
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Dick Panico

…Everything at this point in time , is TRUMP !
He’s become the focus of all things bad at this time .
…Because he’s soo rotten to the core ,
he must be removed .
..Every issue is clouded by his disruption, and he’s oblivious to any truth ,beyond himself.
..Willfully blind and insecure, lashing
out at the “small voters “ , at night , as thou it’s more important than running the country .
..Wasting time and energy , fighting with
“inconsequential “people, while the country
drifts into disaster. It’s unforgivable,and must be stopped