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  •  I'm posting less and less, as well, out of despair (7+ / 0-)

    or resignation, I suppose.

    Even here on DKos, which is supposed to be the land of progressives - whatever than means, these days - I find myself overwhelmed by people who support state surveillance of private citizens and the corporate control of our governance - particularly when it's "our" guy in that ovular-shaped office, hatching all kinds of human and civil rights offenses.

    What's the point of even talking about it any more? Not enough people care and we seem destined for a very grim future.

    Do people not realize how much of what our government is doing now is exactly what the Soviets did?

    I have a daughter and she is very much a person who needs things around her to stay the same. It would be traumatic for me to drag her off to another country. (And I'm not sure where I'd go. Need a place that doesn't have resources the US wants and has a fairly self-sustaining economy, with the ability grow food and provide power for itself and minimal to no financial relationship with power countries.)

    But, it seems almost inevitable now that at some point, when she is a bit older and can either see her way to coming with me or is ready to be on her own, I will emigrate. Or maybe I'll see if I can live with some Native Americans. I'm far too heartbroken about what this country is and feel far too betrayed by both our "leaders" and my fellow citizens, who don't seem to really care about the fundamental aspects of democracy. I'm even seeing people define the word 'democracy' with words which actually define capitalism. They really can't tell the difference.

    •  I understand completely (4+ / 0-)

      One day at a time UnaSpencer. That's all any of us can do.

    •  More people care than have in a long time. (3+ / 0-)
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      WheninRome, GreenMother, UnaSpenser

      What I see:
      I see the number of people who realize that the government is being run like Brezhnev-era Russia increasing every day.

      The dead-enders promoting authoritarianism are getting less and less popular.  Perhaps because our authoritarian rulers suck, being less competent than Brezhnev -- and that's saying something.

      Change is coming.

      I have a daughter and she is very much a person who needs things around her to stay the same.
      Unfortunately, change is coming whereever you are.  :-P
      •  yes. and she knows it too. she's actually not (0+ / 0-)

        against change. she just has an internal clock that she's very attuned to. She seems to know when she's ready and nobody can tell her she's ready before then.

        I just mean that she isn't ready for her immediate surroundings to change, just yet.

    •  Truer words never spoken (4+ / 0-)
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      GreenMother, allenjo, Praxical, UnaSpenser
      betrayed by both our "leaders" and my fellow citizens, who don't seem to really care about the fundamental aspects of democracy. I'm even seeing people define the word 'democracy' with words which actually define capitalism. They really can't tell the difference.
      This was not an accident. The two have been purposefully conflated with each other by the state, corporate media and the educational system for decades.

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