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OftenBen  ·  581 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Turns out Roy Moore was banned from the local mall for pestering teenaged girls.

No more R's no more D's. Kick the bums out.

I feel like I'm having some kind of psychotic break, but I am incapable of caring about these things anymore, it seems. I can get as infuriated as I want, as frustrated as I am capable, and nothing will change. I could have voted Hilldawg and campaigned for her and my state still would have went Red because of the clusterfuck that is the DNC, and all that would have changed is that people with D's next to their name would like me a bit more.

Criminals are no longer punished if they have managed to put enough layers of obfuscation and red tape in the way of prosecutors/law enforcement. Or better yet, in the case of HSBC, they are simply more powerful than the government, and the government admits it.

I know that this is part of the big nefarious goal by those who would see western democracies destabilized. I am watching it happen to me a day at a time, and I still can't make myself give a shit.

kleinbl00  ·  580 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're not having a psychotic break, you're having fatigue. That's what pushed me from canvassing for John Kerry to ignoring politics until Obama's second term. You have no one to root for, you have everyone to root against and there's no upshot to investing your energy in hating into a system you cannot change.

It's okay. been there. As I see it, you're making progress - six months ago, you were berating everyone else for being losers that think this stuff matters. At least now you're turning inwards.

There will come a time when you have someone to root for and once you're ready, it won't take much. I mean, i went door-to-door for John Fucking Kerry.

OftenBen  ·  580 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    There will come a time when you have someone to root for

I cannot imagine such a thing coming to pass, because the nature of how one becomes a powerful R or D has not, and will not change.

kleinbl00  ·  580 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You sure about that? In my life I've seen Ross Perot mount a successful spoiler campaign, seen Ralph Nader give Florida to Bush, and watched a substantial portion of Utah vote for Evan McMullin. Before my life there was Strom Thurmond and the Dixiecrats, who literally came into being because LBJ argued that blacks were people, too.

The Democrats didn't run Hillary in 2008 because Obama was a better candidate. They ran Hillary in 2016 because their alternative was a literal socialist. If there's one takeaway for the Democratic Party in 2017, it's that they would have been better off running a literal socialist than Hillary Clinton. That's gonna take a while to process but at the end of the day, politicians wanna win.

it's early days. Let's check back in a couple years, shall we?

OftenBen  ·  580 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sure, let's check back in.

After something like this happens again.

Among other things.