Can you think outside your "safespace"?

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Can you think outside your "safespace"?

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Has America has gone off the tracks and is headed toward dissolution or alternately, a civil war one day. Obviously, this would be a terrible thing and ironically, twenty years ago, it would have been laughable. Today, the joke isn’t so funny because we are a deeply unhealthy society with a dysfunctional government and for all our money, success and storied history, be it good, bad and down right ugly, we as a People seem to be on an increasingly dangerous trajectory. First I'll share 7 reasons, then the reason for this sort of thinking.

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I don't have a " safe space " I'm not so fragile that I'd break down from a few mean words.

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1) A Post-Constitutional Era: Liberals don’t believe in the Constitution. Typically they deny this, but that’s exactly what a “living” Constitution means. You make it up as you go along. The Founders foresaw the instability and danger that would be created by this approach, which is why they wanted us to be a constitutional republic, not a democracy. Unfortunately, America has in many ways already become a post-constitutional democracy and we’re one liberal judge away from abandoning the Constitution altogether. Once we get to that point, America just becomes the representation of that old saying, “Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for dinner.” Of course people are not lambs and when large numbers of them believe they aren’t being treated fairly, they do have the option of getting away from the wolves.

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

2) Tribalism: The “you only have to listen to people you already agree with” nature of social media has dramatically ramped up the level of tribalism in the United States. The Right has gotten much more tribal since Donald Trump rose to prominence and the Left has taken tribalism into hyper-drive. Increasingly, liberals treat a range of opinion between Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton as legitimate while everyone else is viewed as a white supremacist Nazi primitive that must be driven down into the gutter for society to move forward. This makes any sort of dialogue or cooperation nearly impossible. When every issue is a zero sum war where one tribe must win or lose, a lot of people quite understandably ask, “What do we gain by staying allied to this other tribe?”

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3) Federal Government Too Powerful: Federalism is a safety valve on the American pressure cooker. As long as people in San Francisco can, for the most part, live the way they want to live while the people in rural North Carolina can, for the most part, live the way they want to live, it’s much easier for everyone to get along. When people are unnecessarily forced to live under rules they find abhorrent because the federal government has become an octopus that has inserted its tentacles into every minute crevice of American life, it creates discontent on a wide scale. If most Americans wanted to live like people in San Francisco, they’d live in San Francisco.

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

4) Moral Decline: As Samuel Adams once noted, “A general dissolution of principles and manners will more surely overthrow the liberties of America than the whole force of the common enemy. While the people are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their virtue then will be ready to surrender their liberties to the first external or internal invader.”
A large number of Americans HAVE LOST their principles, manners and virtue and it shows through from the sort of politicians they elect, to their rudeness online, to the sort of shallow hedonism and fame whoring they find appealing. Americans are increasingly becoming a soft and decadent people which is problematic because the challenges may change, but we can be certain that Americans will face future challenges every bit as difficult as the ones past generations had to tackle. This is frightening because if you look at the “principles, manners and virtue” of Americans today, they don’t seem capable of dealing with monumental events like the War of 1812, the Civil War, the Depression or World War II. Most people in their twenties probably couldn’t tell you why all those events were such challenges in the first place. When America faces a challenge bigger than we can handle because of ineffective politicians and our “amusing ourselves to death” population, there are no guarantees our republic will survive.

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

5) The Debt: America is a freight train heading toward a cliff, but because we’re not moving toward the edge at lightning speed, no one seems all that concerned. However, the fact of the matter is that a reckoning is coming. At some point, probably within the next decade or two, we will face a debt-driven economic collapse; borrowed money will stop flowing into the United States and Medicare/Social Security as we know it will fall apart because we will not have the money to pay it. If and when we get to that point, all bets are off because if regions of the country see an advantage to splitting off from the United States at that point, they will do it.

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

6) Lack Of A Shared Culture: There has never been a time when American culture was more fragmented than it is today. By that, I mean that there are legions of people with millions of fans or followers on the Internet that the vast majority of Americans have never heard of in their lives. We don’t have that shared love of anybody or for that matter, anything. Conservatives and liberals disagree on economics (capitalist/socialist), religion (friendly to Christianity/hostile to Christianity), the Constitution (support/believe in a living Constitution i.e. no Constitution), etc., on and on. The average conservative and the average liberal disagree on 95% of the issues and in the few limited cases where they do look at things the same, they won’t support a proposal by the other out of sheer tribalism. Over the long haul, there has be something more to hold a country together than, “We wear Nikes, like pop music and play golf.”

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

7) Gun Grabbing: Liberals have fallen in love with the idea of ignoring the 2nd Amendment and confiscating all firearms. The logistics of doing this in a nation with hundreds of millions of guns (many of which are off the books) when many police departments and tens of millions of Americans would not cooperate is seldom discussed. Another thing that seldom seems brought up is that large numbers of conservatives would see this as a prelude to the government’s use of force against the citizenry. When it is discussed on the Left, there seems to be an assumption that lone resisters might get into firefights with dozens of police or soldiers, as opposed to ganging up with other formerly law-abiding Americans to waylay gun confiscators, politicians and anti-gun activists at THEIR HOMES in guerrilla actions that would be silently applauded and supported by hundreds of millions of Americans concerned about their freedom. Confiscating guns is a dangerous and stupid idea that could in and of itself end our republic if a serious attempt were ever made to implement it.

an 11 year old kid was killed during this past david hogg punk anti-gun march

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

why this posting? I was reading this:

California School District Says Parents Can’t Pull Kids Out Of New LGBT **** Ed Class

Wait, what? So the county is specifically violating the law to make sure everyone is indoctrinated?
war cry an scalping comes to mind

we mostly come at night..... mostly

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

In response to “why this posting? I was reading...

well...it IS California----sanctuary state of America where the laws are made to be broken.
But yah.....telling someone what they could or could not expose their kids to?
I don't think so

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Freeranger Freeranger

the mailman normally stuffs the mailbox with stuff, not today
he knocked on my door, heyman, heyMan what's up
handed me a package NOT from AMAZON
"alright! I been waiting for this"
he smiled, I expect something cool at Christmas
off he went
got me a new swivel knife


rather fancy smancy
it's Ergo Handled

I got lots of sharp things.......

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

Yeah, I've been thinking outside of any "safe space" of the current societal dictates of acceptance, since I was a little kid.

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Piper2 Piper2

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this was taken at 3am Thursday morning

the farther I am from so-called civilized society
the better off I am
there are no safe spaces out here
I like it that way

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

In response to “this was taken at 3am Thursday...

True, there are only spaces that are safer than others. Cool picture...

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Piper2 Piper2

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still about 2 feet of snow in the woods

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

In response to “this was taken at 3am Thursday...

An aurora! How often do they occur in your neck of the woods?

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Masha Masha

In response to “An aurora! How often do they occur in your...

pretty much
all the time:)

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

I haven't built an echo chamber for myself, thankfully. That's more than I can say for many here.

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Logan Logan

I don't have a " safe space " I'm not so fragile that I'd break down from a few mean words.

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

In response to “I don't have a " safe space " I'm...

who's being mean to you?
I'll go an give them some mean

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

In response to “who's being mean to you? I'll go an give them...

No one, I mean just in general

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Sunny_the_skeptic Sunny_the_skeptic

Can you?

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DWF DWF

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no safe spaces out here


you attend Penn St.?
Penn State’s 98-Year-Old Outing Club Is No Longer Allowed To Go Outside
I don't like to assume genders

there are 2 that look like bug bait

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Neanderthal_Momdoer Neanderthal_Momdoer OP

I say the best safe space is a balanced mind.))

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Masha Masha

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