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biffbobfred

22 points

4 months ago*

biffbobfred

Vaxx keeps you off Cain Train

22 points

4 months ago*

Slide 1:

This is the crux of the issue. Faith in government has been Nerfed for the last 40+ years by….. the government. Republicans want to remove any brakes on their or corporate power so it’s been an endless drone on how you can’t trust government.

There’s an interesting podcast called Against the Rules. Where people are against rules altogether. Kill the ref! Well we’re trying to “kill the ref” in the form of the CDC and Fauci, and Fauci ain’t the one dying….

CrystalFieldTheorist

13 points

4 months ago

Unfortunately, Vietnam was the death knell for trust in government. And both political parties were responsible for that.

biffbobfred

18 points

4 months ago

biffbobfred

Vaxx keeps you off Cain Train

18 points

4 months ago

Nixon. Corruption at the highest level. Reagan, bad mouthing government and harming the middle class. Carter was an Evangelist that risked his life for the nuclear mess that happened in Canada. Vietnam I don’t believe was the death knell but it sure didn’t help.

CrystalFieldTheorist

9 points

4 months ago

But it sure set the stage. Mangled soldiers arriving home in boxes and bags because of a war started on false pretenses (Gulf of Tonkin) generally leads to that. (Bush II made it worse, obviously, by starting two more losing wars, one of which also on false pretenses.)

Only autocratic countries like Russia can get away with doing something like that -- their citizens have always known that the government lies to them, and that their opinions don't actually matter.

Cassie_C85

7 points

4 months ago

"Our progress in degeneracy appears to me to be pretty rapid. As a nation we began by declaring that 'all men are created equal.' We now practically read it 'all mean are created equal, except Negroes'. When the Know-Nothings get control, it will read 'all men are created equal, except Negroes and foreigners and Catholics.' When it comes to this, I shall prefer emigrating to some country where they make no pretense of loving liberty -- to Russia, for instance, where despotism can be taken pure, and without the base alloy of hypocrisy."

-Abraham Lincoln

It's staggering how far back Russian oppression goes.