Staying Safe in the Trump Era

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    "If hate could be turned into electricity, it would light up the whole world." Nikola Tesla

    Tribalism and groupthink dominate parts of America today. It sometimes seems hate has a president. It started with birtherism and then Mexicans, Muslims followed and policies towards LGBTQ added to the cake. What happened America. And to add to the issue, Evangelicals and Christians remain silent, happy they got a few ideologues in the courts. The irony is astounding.

    ''Words matter': Trump accused of fueling attacks on Hispanics as violent hate crimes hit 16-year high'

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    'Poway synagogue shooting suspect pleads not guilty to federal hate crime charges'


    "Evil when we are in its power is not felt as evil, but as necessity." Simone Weil

    "Humans universally make Us/Them dichotomies along lines of race, ethnicity, gender, language group, religion, age, socioeconomic status, and so on. And it’s not a pretty picture. We do so with remarkable speed and neurobiological efficiency; have complex taxonomies and classifications of ways in which we denigrate Thems; do so with a versatility that ranges from the minutest of microaggression to bloodbaths of savagery; and regularly decide what is inferior about Them based on pure emotion, followed by primitive rationalizations that we mistake for rationality. Pretty depressing."

    Overcoming Us vs. Them
     
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    Hate crimes dropped but violence against individuals rose.
    Check the changes in the criminal justice system.
     
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    Trump accused of Reichstag Fire, Gulf of Tonkin Incident, the Great San Francisco Earthquake, and the Black Death.
     
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    There is no known device made to measure the projection here.
     
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    It started with Obama saying our country is getting browner and you did not build that and letting in too many uncultured immigrants and legalizing illegals. Most Americans hate the newcomers and many of them hate us and there you have it.
     
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    When has the planet not been like this?

    God bless you always!!!

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    When people with (D)s by their names are in control.....Then everything is peace, daises, and love beads.
     
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    What happened to Russia, Russia, Russia?
     
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    It started there? Maybe because trumps racists couldnt handle any of the above.

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    MAWA.
     
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