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For Trump and GOP, No Hope, Just the Audacity of Lies

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/08/30/trump-and-gop-no-hope-just-audacity-lies

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Michael Winship identifies the Trump presidency and campaign for reelection well.

"They have nothing to sell but fear itself."

It saddens me to see so many people who have allowed this strategy to take hold in their lives.

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For Biden and DNC, No Hope, Just the Audacity of Lies.
For Trump and GOP, No Hope, Just the Audacity of Lies.
Both are equally true. Now go be a good and thoroughly brainwashed US Citizen and only choose either Red or Blue. God forbid that you should ever look beyond the two corporate parties who are only in place to screw you on behalf of their oligarch owners.

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“[False] Patriotism is the last refuge for a scoundrel”
–Samuel Johnson

Pretty much summarizes Trump’s soliloquy in Act IV of RNC 2020.

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the worst is yet to come.

Yes. Agreed.

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The same goes for Biden and the DNC. They only have the fear of Trump to campaign on. If elected they will do nothing regarding policy to actually help the citizens of the USA.

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True enough, but we are allowed only two parties; third parties are continually marginalized and ridiculed.

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Allowed is what a child must consider. Political parties do not make decisions for adults.

“Third parties are continually marginalized and ridiculed.”

First they ignore you,
Then they laugh at you,
Then they fight you,
Then you win.

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Point to a third-party, national-level success.

Green Party in Germany, France, UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal.

Americans refuse to open their minds to non-corrupt political parties.

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If the Greens were taken seriously by U.S. media, that might make a difference. But they’re not.

Why aren’t they taken seriously in the U.S.?

Addiction to corruption, and the lack of intelligence to see how their actions support that corruption.

That’s how. Just plain old stupidity. Or call it “ignorance” if you want to sound more intellectual.

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And yet we cannot even have that these days, no matter how much people try to convince themselves that we live in a system that makes sense.

Most of us look beyond. Clue: there ain’t much out there. We aren’t stupid, we just don’t have viable choices. You can’t just wish that away.
I would challenge us to offer good choices, not the dems eat children approach.

That might be too exculpatory.

Exculpatory perhaps. Complicity through stupidity for sure.

If they are too stupid to know that they’re complicit, then in theory that is exculpatory.

the sad part–the American people have been lied to by their so called “leaders” for so long that they can’t tell the truth from fiction anymore

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American people revel in corruption–only wishing that they too could participate in it as they all understand that corruption is the way to get rich in the American capitalist system

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Rick,

You must know a lot of these folks you talk about here to be able to say such a thing.

I can honestly say, I don’t know anyone who believes they would willingly want to be involved in corruption in order to become wealthy.

What do you do for a living Rick? If you don’t mind sharing this, it may give insight into the reason behind your comment.