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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,137
    edited January 4
    2021
    mickeyrat said:
    brianlux said:
    brianlux said:
    History will very harshly judge both Trump and this country as a whole over the last four years.
    Hopefully.

    If not, the future is more bleak than I can imagine.
    It depends on who’s writing the history book.

    the winners write the books....
    then the US won't be writing them. 
    Oh come on now. We'll get through this time...
    That depends on what you think getting through means. Short term (relatively), sure, probably. Long term? I doubt it ... All of this shit going on in the US seems to be a pretty clear indication that the USA is on its last legs as it stands. These things are all historically and inevitably harbingers of the decline and eventual fall of societies. Maybe somehow the US can pull its shit together to prevent that, but I don't really see any reasons to just assume that, especially not when you add all the problems that climate change is going to be creating over the next 50 years.

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,134
    2021
    I'm sure people thought the US was doomed to fail during times like the Civil War and the Great Depression as well. Let's not pretend we have not gone through difficult moments before. Things are horrible right now, but they have been worse. 
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,137
    edited January 4
    2021
    I'm sure people thought the US was doomed to fail during times like the Civil War and the Great Depression as well. Let's not pretend we have not gone through difficult moments before. Things are horrible right now, but they have been worse. 

    I don't really think that makes a difference. Times change. That's kind of like apples and oranges. Back in the times you're talking about, the creation of the middle class was still in the future, manufacturing was still growing in the US, the country was still expanding, climate change and everything that comes with it wasn't a factor, the economy wasn't global, the gap between rich and poor has grown exponentially since then, technology hadn't taken over. There weren't fascists at the highest levels of government. Just because things worked out (in ways) in the past it doesn't mean they will just continue to work out forever. All societies fall eventually.
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,134
    edited January 4
    2021
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'm sure people thought the US was doomed to fail during times like the Civil War and the Great Depression as well. Let's not pretend we have not gone through difficult moments before. Things are horrible right now, but they have been worse. 

    I don't really think that makes a difference. Times change. That's kind of like apples and oranges. Back in the times you're talking about, the creation of the middle class was still in the future, manufacturing was still growing in the US, the country was still expanding, climate change and everything that comes with it wasn't a factor, the economy wasn't global, the gap between rich and poor has grown exponentially since then, technology hadn't taken over. There weren't fascists at the highest levels of government. Just because things worked out (in ways) in the past it doesn't mean they will just continue to work out forever. All societies fall eventually.
    There may not have been fascists at high levels of government back in the 1860's but there were ruthless racists who wanted to enslave human beings based on their skin color and they tried to secede from the union because of it, which lead to over 600,000 dead Americans. lol. Things have been bad before!

    I get everything you are saying. My point is everyone has recency bias and it's hard to imagine what things were like back in those days. Apples to oranges, sure. But I'm willing to bet people had similar thoughts about the decline of the country back then too. 
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 24,498
    Medal of freedom lol Jordan & Nunes 😂😂😂😂
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    Medal of freedom lol Jordan & Nunes 😂😂😂😂
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  • josevolutionjosevolution Posts: 24,498
    Medal of freedom lol Jordan & Nunes 😂😂😂😂
    And who could forget that American hero, Rushbo?
    😂😂 you can’t make this up scorched earth policy what’s next attack Iran? 
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  • Meltdown99Meltdown99 None Of Your Business...Posts: 8,125
    I'm sure people thought the US was doomed to fail during times like the Civil War and the Great Depression as well. Let's not pretend we have not gone through difficult moments before. Things are horrible right now, but they have been worse. 
    I heard the US was doomed to fail when I was in high school in the  80s...yet here the US is... more powerful than ever...
  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,314
    it depends what you consider "failed". one could argue it's already failed, with all the bullshit that's going on now, and has gone on, in the last 4 years. if trump were a smarter man, he would have exposed even more of how broken it is. 
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,134
    2021
    I'm sure people thought the US was doomed to fail during times like the Civil War and the Great Depression as well. Let's not pretend we have not gone through difficult moments before. Things are horrible right now, but they have been worse. 
    I heard the US was doomed to fail when I was in high school in the  80s...yet here the US is... more powerful than ever...
    We are definitely not more powerful than ever, especially after the last four years. But we still here!
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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,137
    2021
    I'm sure people thought the US was doomed to fail during times like the Civil War and the Great Depression as well. Let's not pretend we have not gone through difficult moments before. Things are horrible right now, but they have been worse. 
    I heard the US was doomed to fail when I was in high school in the  80s...yet here the US is... more powerful than ever...
    We are definitely not more powerful than ever, especially after the last four years. But we still here!
    I'm talking the long game here of course, not the short game. I am saying it's in decline. The decline of societies, barring very particular circumstances, takes centuries. I do strongly believe that the US is showing all the signs of being in decline right now. It's a long way down, but like I said, I think climate change will speed things up a bit.

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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,134
    2021
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'm sure people thought the US was doomed to fail during times like the Civil War and the Great Depression as well. Let's not pretend we have not gone through difficult moments before. Things are horrible right now, but they have been worse. 
    I heard the US was doomed to fail when I was in high school in the  80s...yet here the US is... more powerful than ever...
    We are definitely not more powerful than ever, especially after the last four years. But we still here!
    I'm talking the long game here of course, not the short game. I am saying it's in decline. The decline of societies, barring very particular circumstances, takes centuries. I do strongly believe that the US is showing all the signs of being in decline right now. It's a long way down, but like I said, I think climate change will speed things up a bit.

    I hear you. My point is that you could have said the US was in decline when it went to war with itself as well. 
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  • OnWis97OnWis97 St. Paul, MNPosts: 3,560
    Medal of freedom lol Jordan & Nunes 😂😂😂😂

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  • PJ_SoulPJ_Soul Vancouver, BCPosts: 48,137
    2021
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'm sure people thought the US was doomed to fail during times like the Civil War and the Great Depression as well. Let's not pretend we have not gone through difficult moments before. Things are horrible right now, but they have been worse. 
    I heard the US was doomed to fail when I was in high school in the  80s...yet here the US is... more powerful than ever...
    We are definitely not more powerful than ever, especially after the last four years. But we still here!
    I'm talking the long game here of course, not the short game. I am saying it's in decline. The decline of societies, barring very particular circumstances, takes centuries. I do strongly believe that the US is showing all the signs of being in decline right now. It's a long way down, but like I said, I think climate change will speed things up a bit.

    I hear you. My point is that you could have said the US was in decline when it went to war with itself as well. 

    I guess you could say that. I never thought of that as decline though. More like an implosion. it probably would have collapsed quickly if the Confederates had won, so that was a really close call, and it would have been a really short game!
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,134
    2021
    PJ_Soul said:
    PJ_Soul said:
    I'm sure people thought the US was doomed to fail during times like the Civil War and the Great Depression as well. Let's not pretend we have not gone through difficult moments before. Things are horrible right now, but they have been worse. 
    I heard the US was doomed to fail when I was in high school in the  80s...yet here the US is... more powerful than ever...
    We are definitely not more powerful than ever, especially after the last four years. But we still here!
    I'm talking the long game here of course, not the short game. I am saying it's in decline. The decline of societies, barring very particular circumstances, takes centuries. I do strongly believe that the US is showing all the signs of being in decline right now. It's a long way down, but like I said, I think climate change will speed things up a bit.

    I hear you. My point is that you could have said the US was in decline when it went to war with itself as well. 

    I guess you could say that. I never thought of that as decline though. More like an implosion. it probably would have collapsed quickly if the Confederates had won, so that was a really close call, and it would have been a really short game!
    I do agree that it looks like we are in a decline though. You might be able to say that about other democracies across the globe with the rise of nationalism. But I also think millions voting Trump out of office was a welcome sign in the right direction, though. Hopefully Georgia comes through tonight. 
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,397
    2023
    yeah i just found one of those medals of freedumb in my box of frosted flakes. they are just givin them away.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon HeadstoniaPosts: 25,314
    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I am drawing up Articles of Impeachment. <br><br>Donald J. Trump should be impeached by the House of Representatives &amp; removed from office by the United States Senate. <br><br>We can’t allow him to remain in office, it’s a matter of preserving our Republic and we need to fulfill our oath.</p>&mdash; Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) <a href="">January 6, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,134
    2021
    Either that or the 25th. Get him the fuck out of here asap. 
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  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 10,892
    edited January 6
    where are all the people who thought Hillary was a worse choice? Would she have tried to overthrow the government?  
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,397
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  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 39,134
    2021
    really hope twitter deletes his account in a couple weeks
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  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 14,305
    edited January 6
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  • guypjfreakguypjfreak Posts: 2,225
    Hope there's no trouble tonight over there... Terrible images on the news... Stay safe one and all.... G
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,397
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  • KatKat There's a lot to be said for nowhere.Posts: 4,433
    omg he's so fake and yes he should be thrown out tonight. This is how he wanted his stupid Washington reality show to go...it's exactly what he planned. 
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  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 18,397
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  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 26,943
    Has anyone gotten McAmeany’s response to the NG deployment? Anyone?
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