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Offline Rushy

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Americans think democracy is in peril
« on: February 02, 2024, 03:07:07 PM »
https://abcnews.go.com/538/americans-democracy-peril-2024-election/story?id=106803471

Considering that America doesn't have a democracy, one has to wonder how in the world it could be imperiled. But, pedantic arguments aside, why are majorities of both political parties absolutely convinced the American government is soon-to-collapse?

Surely, it is not healthy to be so absolutely convinced the current sitting president, Joe Biden, didn't actually win the 2020 election. But, in contrast with that, it also surely isn't healthy to be convinced Trump winning the election would somehow result in him making elections illegal. Are both sides really itching to force "my politics" into the office so much that the allowing the other side to win is unacceptable? How has such a large portion of the American population become so divorced of reality in a world where reality is more accessible than ever?


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Re: Americans think democracy is in peril
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2024, 06:16:13 PM »
There are far too many people who believe "they" want to enslave us, kill us, use lasers from space to burn hawaii so they can buy up cheap land, inject us with nanites to turn is unti 5G antennas, etc..

I am convinced that a large chunk of the population is so used to being told that the world is ending that they just make up the worse things they can to explain a situation that keeps them angry and afraid.

When the villagers respond to every cry the boy makes of wolf, they start seeing wolves everywhere.
The conviction will get overturned on appeal.

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Re: Americans think democracy is in peril
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2024, 01:26:46 AM »
The reason that both parties are preaching collapse is because it's in their best interest.

No one ever went broke selling fear and anger.
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If the world is flat, it means that I have been deceived by a global, multi-generational conspiracy spending trillions of dollars over hundreds of years.
If the world is round, it means that you’re just an idiot who believes stupid crap on the internet.