Tatetopa Posted May 12, 2022 #26 Share Posted May 12, 2022 9 hours ago, Myles said: honestly, I don't care if a president doesn't attend the inaugural. I see politicians as scoundrels. You see them in primaries telling us how evil and bad their competitors are and then the loser endorses the same person they said was unfit to hold the position. I understand that, I feel that way too a lot of the time. But we can't give up or stop fighting. It seems boring and dull, but it is a serious if slow burning conflict. It starts on local levels with involvement and community organizations. People have to start getting together with other local people, their neighbors, and start changing things on a local level, then state, then national. We can never wait for one party or the other to "take our country back", because whoever takes it will keep it. Its not about confrontation or armed conflict either. As an example, people in Portland are sick of the violence and degrading of amenities. We are sick of our politicians and have an election coming up. Fortunately for us, Portland has about 20 neighborhood associations for the various areas of the city and suburbs. They are contacting people, pushing candidates in the next election, pushing city policies to mitigate the plethora of campers we have, volunteering to clean up parks and streets, and erasing graffiti. Other people are working with charitable organizations and government to provide homeless shelters, food, medical care, drug counseling and other services some people specialize in and can volunteer extra time. But there is other stuff too. I mentioned in another thread a church helping to locate and distribute baby formula. I have helped elderly people keep fruit trees pruned and grow way more vegetable starts than I have room for to give away at neighborhood fairs and other events. Everybody can do something, and every talent is needed. If I remember correctly, that was what it was like when America was great. 2 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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