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This is from my friend, Donna Kilgore Kimble. Donna is an English professor and poet. For those that think that the silent majority has spoken, I suggest that you read her words very carefully.
I learned much from this election:
1. We are a stupid, unread, gullible people, and rural, uninformed masses are able to dictate what the educated masses must do.
2. We are so small-minded that, even faced with the truth, we would rather stick with our prejudices than change our choice of candidate or party.
3. We consider a person who thinks a problem out and changes his mind weaker than one who stubbornly follows the wrong path.
4. The American media has been compromised to the point that it reiterates right-wing spin and has no plan to seek the truth, half-tells it, or lies by omission.
5. The people who are most likely to be hurt by this administration's policies are the ones who most arduously support them.
6. Complaints about disenfranchisement, dirty tricks, and scandals have no effect on this country.
7. Dirty tactics are rewarded. From small groups controlling textbooks in the classroom, to awarding of contracts, to Supreme Court positions, minorities and the poor are null and void.
8. People who don't go to war or even report for duty can ridicule and sully the reputation of those who do and send other young people off to war.
Folks, I am sitting out the next four years. However, the same thing may happen then. What I am finding interesting is that many articles now are coming out that the voting machine tallies do not match the exit polls, and since no paper trail can confirm, this is now being called voter-gate. I wonder if any more of this will come to light. We should be afraid, verrrrrrry afraid!