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LtColVindmansVagina 3 points ago +3 / -0

Yeah... sorry about that. There's a fine balance between being depressive and seeing the true nature of the problem. In all honesty we've been in a constitutional crisis since the late 90s/early 2000s and it has been accelerating. I truly think Trump tried to come into POTUS with good faith and right the ship, but that the one thing we've learned is just how deep the swamp is and how sticky the quagmire we are in is. At some point we are either going to break free of it politically or we are going to have to take matters into our own hands. The commies have shown a willingness to, the question is at what point do we?

AstronoMink 2 points ago +3 / -1

All this--this discussion here--is why I'm ready for a 1776 2.0 in my lifetime.

Trump is only one man, and to expect him to be able to reverse the growth of a corruption that is decades and many thousands of participants deep with the sort of feet-shuffling most Americans are doing in their unwillingness to get dirty is unrealistic & unfair. It is dumping our responsibilities as individuals & our duties as citizens on him. But I don't see that feet-shuffling ending until the last possible minute when the people's hand is forced.

I'm a Millenial/Gen Z in-betweener, so I am young, but old enough to understand what is going on--I see all of this is as the great crisis of my generation. I'm convinced that it's going to happen because everything points in that direction, and it is a matter of when, not if, the straw breaks the camel's back.

Millenials & their parents will be the weak men that created hard times, and Gen Z & their children will bear the brunt of that burden. They will be forced to become strong men for the sake of this country & for any hope of freedom existing throughout this world.

And if they don't, America & the single greatest becon of light that it is for the rest of the world--which, as a first-generation American that has seen all sides of the table growing up outside the lens of America's soft bubble, I know very well that is exactly what America is--will be lost to history for many centuries to come.

I don't see this kind of talk as doom & gloom so much as mental preparation for the coming reality. And there is no better teacher than reality, after all.

Trump is just the man (important beyond words, but still just one man) representing our last ditch attempt to avoid going down that road. And if God wills it, he will either successfully buy us a few more terms, so that a better generation can finish the job, or he will be the one to prepare us to lead the charge.

LtColVindmansVagina 2 points ago +2 / -0

Agreed with most of what you've said. 👌

Honestly I don't really buy the generational blame game. It's too broad. I'm not sure if I'm a tweener between X or millennial or what but I'm probably mostly a millennial. Some of us from my age group fought in 2 wars, and bore the entire weight of that sacrifice on an incredibly small number of backs, with the press and the public aligned against us.

Gen X was the generation in control of the education system and a lot of local government during those years. They're the ones that pushed for trophies for everyone and all of this other nonsense, so it's probably more appropriate to criticize them to be honest. I guarantee you if the shit goes down there's gonna be a very, very hardcore and scary group of millenials who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq involved.

Again tho I'm not about generational blame. I'm about families that keep American values alive. There's tons of based Z'ers, X'ers, Millenials, you name it