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    Elections.
    Hope is the denial of reality

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    I get where you're coming from, but that's a bit hit-and-miss, and ultimately there appears to be little in the way of accountability and punishment that can help deter both officials and legislators. Odds of republican senators losing to democratic candidates aren't infinitesimal, but they are low in comparison to the odds for reps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimless View Post
    I get where you're coming from, but that's a bit hit-and-miss, and ultimately there appears to be little in the way of accountability and punishment that can help deter both officials and legislators. Odds of republican senators losing to democratic candidates aren't infinitesimal, but they are low in comparison to the odds for reps.
    Ultimately, all branches of government are responsive to the people. And if the majority of voters want their elected officials to be scumbags, there's nothing you can really do. You can try going through the courts, but A) they'll probably rule against you, and B) the immoral majority will find a way to bypass their decisions. In the end, the only mechanism for change is elections. And if non-Lewks can't be bothered to vote, they deserve everything they get and then some (except the cases where the Lewks go out of their way to prevent them from voting).
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    It's frustrating when the victims are not eligible voters.

    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-...mpression=true

    Lately, at bedtime, Helen hides in the closet and refuses to go to sleep, afraid that her family might leave her in the night. Sometimes Noehmi wants to hide, too; she buried her round face in her hands, weeping, when she recounted one of Helen’s declarations upon her return: “You left me behind.” But Noehmi decided to share their story with me because she worries that other families are still living out a similar search. “I fear there are still other children suffering,” she said. “Other families are feeling this anguish, this struggle, and they need us to act.”
    This entire story is heartbreaking, and there are many, many more like it. I understand some people believe brown people from shithole countries aren't really human, that brown parents can't really feel any genuine love for their children, that it's okay to subject brown children to psychological abuse... but, honestly, people who think that way are scum.
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    Most don't actively hate non-whites. But they are indifferent to their fate. Everything is subordinated to tribal warfare (i.e., making the libs cry).
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    Hatred is just garnish; it's the routine dehumanization that is so revolting, even when it finds its expression in indifference.
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