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  1. Yes, its looking increasingly likely that a transition to Green will be marred with political violence and instability. Americans have to learn through immense suffering that right wing policies are bad. I'm afraid that by the time a large enough number realizes it we'll be knee deep in a far right theocracy with the full power of the state to supress any resistence. We're entering into some very grim territory. As a minority I am very concerned. There is very real sense of fear amongst people in my personal life. I'm seeing people I would have never thought buying and training in firearms.
  2. This is pretty MAJOR and has some pretty terrifying implications for voting rights in America. https://www.npr.org/2022/06/30/1106866830/supreme-court-to-take-on-controversial-election-law-case? https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2022/06/30/politics/supreme-court-state-redistricting-voting-rights/index.html https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/06/supreme-court-dangerous-independent-state-legislature-theory.html https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore_v._Harper If SCOTUS rules in favor of Moore (who is the pro-Trump side of the case), then ISLD will become US law. Here are some of the potential consequences of ISLD: * State legislatures are allowed to throw out electoral college electors in federal presidential elections and replace them with whoever they like, overriding the public and giving every vote in their state to their preferred candidate * State legislatures are allowed to destroy ballots for any reason they like in federal elections * State legislatures are allowed to create new ballots for any candidate they like in federal elections (ballot stuffing)
  3. All those psychedelic trips and floatation tank sessions and not an ounce of wisdom
  4. It isn't fascism but its usually one of the first things fascistic regimes outlaw. It doesn't make sense to bicker about which idividual action is considered fascism or not. The culmination of everything the far right is doing in this country IS fascism. And I wish I shared your optimism. Most Americans are far more concerned with the economy and increasing rates of crime and that will reflect in their voting decisions this coming November. The overturning of Roe v Wade is terrible but it won't stop Americans from voting for Republicans if they perceive them to be better for the economy and reducing crime.
  5. Far right MAGA Republicans having a bias towards the white straight Christian male identity is not a media narrative. Lol. Its quite overtly in some of their rhetoric. One of their main and perhaps legitimate gripes is the perception that the white straight Christian male is becoming less privileged and less influential with time, given the increasing diversification of America. Yes, there are non-white communities that are doing quite well economically but that won't insulate them from an authoritarian regime that is rooted in maintaining white straight Christian male dominance. Furthermore, their economic prowess doesn't necessarily translate into political power.
  6. Unless your on the receiving end of their wrath and are apart of the scapegoated "other". If you're not a straight, white Christian male or can easily disguise yourself in that demographic you can expect life to get a little bit harder and have a much lower margin of safety.
  7. Hopefully this will impact voter decisions come November. One can only hope. We're in a very dangerous moment in history right now. I fear that if Trump's brand of Republicans take the house and senate they'll become more emboldened and overt in their attempts to undermine Democracy. It sounds hyperbolic but 2022 and 2024 could be our last chance to change the direction of this country for a very long time.
  8. Until Democrats have a high enough majority in the House and Senate literally nothing will get done. Republicans refuse to budge because they're taking bribes from the gun industry. This is the country we live in and its pretty bleak and grim.
  9. What's your point here? Are you suggesting that we shouldn't be very concerned even if its a real possibility?
  10. After a literal coup attempt and Republicans openly abandoning democracy we have every reason to be paranoid
  11. I had an experience during a solo retreat in the Rocky Mountains in 2020. After a long day of meditation I decided to spend a little time sitting on the balcony before bed. Being in the mountains and away from civilization I thought it would be a good opportunity to do some star gazing. I looked up and saw several balls of light whizzing through the sky. My first impression was that they were meteors. That quickly didn't check out because they began making all sorts of erratic movements. It was almost as if they were putting on a "dance" just for me. I smiled and was grateful for the experience but began to get a little spooked out so I went back inside and layed down with all of my lights on for the rest of night. My second experience was a home and within the last year. I decided to take my dog out on the back porch as I usually do at night. I sat on my chair and saw a light in the distance being completely still in the sky. I looked for strobe lights but didn't see any. I stared at the object for several more minutes and then it "dematerialized". It was as if it just faded out of existence. It was a completely clear night as well. I've seen planes disappear from view on cloudy days so this wasn't that. One thing that stood out to me as I reflect on these experiences is my state of consciousness during the time. I was extremly calm immediately before the experience. My state of mind was crystal clear and at peace. In fact the moments prior to these sightings had an almost magical & mystical feeling to them. Hard to describe.
  12. https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/utes3n/spacex_paid_250000_to_a_flight_attendant_who/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2022-03-25/black-tesla-employees-fremont-plant-racism-california-lawsuit There are some pretty dusturbing and aerious trends with Elon Musk and his companies. I never saw him as a genuinely good person and things like this only validates it for me. Its amazing how many people worship this guy.