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    true, true, but Trump demonstrates a non-contact with reality...I suppose I should feel sympathy but some people just naturally elicit in me a desire to slap the sh*t out of 'em.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I'll give it a shot.

    Exactly 50 years ago there was the Woodstock event, quite a legendary thing. Perhaps some people here have even memories about it, if so I'd be interested to hear your thoughts about it. I'm too young to have memories and I'm not American anyways, but my father knew about it when he was a young 'un and told me about it later too.

    I'm sure the hippies meant well and wanted to have a revolution of peace and love and yet...

    As Peter Fonda said it, (he died yesterday btw):


    Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqkYf3pOnow


    Also it is said that the "Manson murders" finally put an end to the hippie era. So if the past generation(s) of hippies and all the loving, aware people failed to change the world in any truly meaningful way and I'm not saying that they didn't try. Hell, music back then and after it especially in the 70's was amazing and probably we will never get the hear anything like that again.

    Will this generation and the next ones after it finally make a difference as we are going to the Age of Aquarius, meanwhile as we are in the middle of Kali Yuga, the darkest of spiritual times? What does it take? Can we make the necessary change as individuals towards harmony and peace even if society doesn't? I don't wanna blow it myself.

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    'finally put an end' to me is not a good euphemism. Whenever I see references to Woodstock in particular the theme song about Yasgar's farm it never fails to evoke in me the spirit of hope, love, and universal togetherness. It was the spirit. A metaphor about what humanity could be...it was the proper vision. And it was lost very quickly.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    How do you evoke that vision again? Now that it would be needed more than ever before.

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    I have never lost it...we have to find it within ourselves...it has always been there and always will be...just waiting to be recognized. We need to understand by giving we receive...it absolutely could not be more fundamental to even us sad humans.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    How do you live in peace with your garden and your children when folks want to come and take it from you?

    How do you stop folks from wanting to take it from you?

    The are societies and communities around the world (small ones) which recognize that if one member is unhappy, the whole group is unhappy.

    There is a group of folks in the Amazon who sleep in hammocks which are all anchored to a center post in a room. There must be more than one person sleeping for counterbalance. They dream share. They do this every night. They don't war with themselves.

    Because they understand that every member of their community matters.

    That's the vision.

    Our tribalism is our biggest hurdle.

    And the idea that everything has to be competition.






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    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    On a completely different note...

    For me this could go in the humor thread. I have no regard for the Mooch, I think he's a self-serving so-and-so. He's joining the ranks of those Republicans who are becoming truly worried about their party.

    He's talking to USAtoday about Trump:

    He continued: “He’s actually worse than a racist. He is so narcissistic, he doesn’t see people as people. He sees them as objects in his field of vision.”
    Scaramucci said he hopes a Republican will run against Trump, who he called "this jack*ss," in the primary and win. “And so listen, there’s gotta be somebody in the Republican Party that’s worried about 2024 and the identity of the Republican Party.”
    Scaramucci said he bases his attacks on Trump's leadership abilities, not on personal qualities.

    I’m attacking him by asserting presidential leadership; this is where the bar is, this is where you are,” Scaramucci said. “You’re bullying. You’re angry. You’re detached.”
    “You know, this is like ‘Game of Thrones.’ We need an Arya Stark, okay? We gotta take this guy out because this is like the Night King,”


    It's not hard for me to imagine Trump just shattering. He's pretty fragile (which is why he bullies).

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    I wonder how Scaramucci could not have recognized that until now? He did, he just thought there was something in it for him...which, as my Venezuelan neighbor explained to me from his practical experience there; that is what fuels the success of such pitiful human beings.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    I'm sure he did as well. He's just saying it now because it gets attention. I do think he wants to keep his political party strong and so his concern in that regard is more real now than before.

    Folks thought Trump would 'pivot'. They said he'd 'become Presidential'.

    The same folks who chanted "Look at the Record!" for so long suddenly didn't/don't want to with Trump.

    The whole 'personal responsibility' schtick sure was a crock, wasn't it?

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    I feel Trump would have been a far better Dem than Rep, it does not matter which party he leads of course, both similar same, unless one invests of course and from observation and my own experience generational voting is pathetic, am looking forward to the now future where MW's are embraced.

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    Trump was a Dem until he ran for President. He said so throughout his life.

    Flip-flops matter...until they don't.

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    No flip flop as same frying pan, unless ones invested imo.

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    I think I'm going to be taking my leave from this thread again for a while. I'm getting a little fed up with seeing US politics being discussed wherever I look on this forum.
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Tisa a very strong present narrative Aragorn, not created to annoy you imo.

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