Maybe so, maybe not. Environment or upbringing? Keeping quiet is no longer an option as all our voices are needed in the face of the unprecedented challenges to our democracy. When confronted I'm seeing some very unstable reactions from family and long time friends. Most have shown themselves while we grew up together to be greedy or bitter people. They pick self serving policies and ignore rational discussion. Many immediately become aggressive. Their vilifying of those worse off than themselves and those who would defend them show the underlying insecurity of their indefensible beliefs. The anonymity of social media have solidified their stand since they can rage against reality while surrounded by those who share their delusions. I don't hear liberals making threats to politicians nor backing those who would starve the poor. We won't retrieve most of them from the dark side but we may win some over or influence some of their most drastic views. My first diary Kossacks !!
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