Instead of celebrating that they didn’t lose the midterms quite that badly, Democrats – and I don’t mean the leadership but good, well-meaning folks who vote blue – need to think long and hard about what they are doing to create this environment of fear, especially among the young and the working class people.
I know it was started with the best possible intentions. But it didn’t work. Now is time to dial back. There’s something we can all do to move away from this dead end. Everybody needs to make a conscious decision to stop using words “racism, fascism, authoritarianism, -phobia” outside of scholarly research on fascist Italy, etc or clinical psychology. Stop using the words “hate and hatred.” They’ve been used more than enough. It’s time to give them a rest. Stop using the expression “harmful speech” and “hate speech.” This rhetoric isn’t helping. It’s making us all prisoners of fear.
We already have a generation of permanently scared youngsters on our hands. We have colleges where people exist in fear. Let’s just all step back and it do this any more.
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“I know it was started with the best possible intentions.”
EMBRACE YOUR WORST POSSIBLE INTENTIONS
AND HONOUR YOUR MISTAKES AS SOME OF THEM
Beelzebub has a devil put aside for you …
… for YOU
… YES, YOU!
“Stop using the words ‘hate and hatred.'”
Stop making the words lose their power by misusing them!
But the truth is that I have no hate or hatred for any of these people.
I actually don’t visualise them as anything concrete or specific at all.
Similarly, they also don’t register as anything I’d forgive … or forget.
Which makes that inevitable skull smashing period a lot easier to cope with.
So much for Lewis Carroll. 🙂
“It’s making us all prisoners of fear.”
We are not locked in with them.
They are locked in with us.
THIS IS AN EMERGENCY ACTION MESSAGE
STAY CALM AND KEEP SMASHING SKULLS
THAT IS ALL