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USPol - Thoughts, predictions, and concerns. 

My biggest concern WRT this election is how a psychopathic narcissist who has never been above 50% in popularity, during the worst pandemic in a century, can still get over 200 electoral votes. I predict the republicans will nominate Don Jr who will decide that the reason his father didn’t get a second term is because he didn’t go far enough. I am serious. The USA needs to be split up before it fails epically.

re: USPol - Thoughts, predictions, and concerns. 

@scully it's the rural people in rural states who have nothing in common with the liberally minded citydweller. Nothing new there, it's the same in Europe too. Right wing means heavily on the disenfranchised and desperate masses, most of whom are in small towns and rural territories. You don't just cut those people off your country, those are the people who feed us computer lunchers. You make programs to make their lives better so that they are not full of anger, desperation and hate.

Also your electorate system is shit. Campaign for changing it. That is within your reach.

re: USPol - Thoughts, predictions, and concerns. 

@egret Rural v Urban is a simplification. I live in a rural area that thankfully is more progressive than others. That’s New England. Not Deep South. (And I understand the politics. I spent a long time in DC and I have worked in public policy and have lobbied Congress). What I don’t see is anyone with real solutions. This is the misinformation age. It will only get worse. Deep fakes, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

re: USPol - Thoughts, predictions, and concerns. 

@scully don't be a doomer, that won't help you, nor the community. Also New England is not representative of the inland and southern states and economic realities there. Your surroundings are the exception.

re: USPol - Thoughts, predictions, and concerns. 

@egret Don't kill the messenger. My point is the US would be better off having a "divorce" rather than fighting itself continuously. The 244-year itch. You may continue to call me names, but please don't tell me about community. I live and breath community where I live. I volunteer. I am on boards. I do pro bono work. I vote every. damn. time.

re: USPol - Thoughts, predictions, and concerns. 

@egret I have a clearly worded CW. I have opinions, and I have expressed them politely. I do not spend a great deal of time talking politics; however, it is an unusual election to say the least, and I do not appreciate being told my opinions are bad for the community.

re: USPol - Thoughts, predictions, and concerns. 

@scully My apologies, I did not wish to offend. I have limited knowledge of the Reconstruction era, but what I know tells me it failed to achieve its goals. But breaking up the nation will surely lead to war over resources, military, everything. That is only in the interest of China and Russia. As much as I'm not a fan of the US, the only way for you people forward is reform.

re: USPol - Thoughts, predictions, and concerns. 

@scully This is what I meant by 'don't be a doomer'. It is healthier to look for solutions that do not bring further strife and suffering, rather than reaching for the knife to cut what offends you. Would your life be better with a breakup and war of your nation? Would the people you wish to remove yourself from benefit from this? And who gets to decide who should pay the price? Are you willing to kill another for your life to improve?

I'm a runner, not a fighter. I left Hungary for political reasons last year. It is not a regime, not a country, not a mindset I'm willing to associate with. I found a home in the Netherlands. Hungary was never one, I did not feel at home since I was 17. Turning 35 this year I hope to be no longer a man without a country.

Again, I apologise. Maybe I should in fact start afresh from CW posts.

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