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Old 12-05-2016, 03:25 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by CleverBomb View Post
Honestly, I haven't the slightest idea. Maybe he was lying to everyone all along and he's actually some kind of moderate. So far I haven't seen too much evidence of that, and his choice of VP and advisors suggest otherwise, but who knows? We could get lucky.

And not everyone has the option to leave, even just to relocate to a more tolerant state. Some will need to lower their profile, others will stand and fight. This is not new, but it's a setback on a scale that the younger generation hasn't experienced.

We're a much more tolerant nation than we were back in the 1980s, despite the resurgence of the haters. This isn't to minimize the impact of what happened, and what will happen -- real people will be hurt, and real people will die avoidable deaths. But the battlefield of popular opinion is far more favorable now than it was back then.

It's significant that the president-elect lost the popular vote by two and a half million votes, the largest such margin in history. That's not just small consolation, it's a demonstration that despite the electoral structure, America is still the nation we thought it was.

Maybe this belongs in the political forum we don't have here right now and may not get back, but I thought it needed to be said.
But... Are we much more tolerant. There have been newspaper accounts in our local about Women , and Women wearing Hajibs that have been harassed by racist characters yelling "trump" ... The level of intolerance is of concern
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