Apocalypse Now?

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Apocalypse Now?

Postby iambiguous » Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:42 pm

We read a lot now about "what will happen" after the election if things don't go the way that liberals and conservatives insist that things must go.

So, let's keep track of what is reported in the media [left and right] of what actually does happen.

In fact, it's already begun: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/01/us/t ... e=Homepage

'Trump Backers Block Highways as Election Tensions Play Out in the Streets

'Law enforcement authorities are increasingly worried, not just about what they have already seen, but also about what has been threatened, especially online.


'Vehicles with Trump flags halted traffic on Sunday on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey and jammed the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge between Tarrytown and Nyack, N.Y. Another pro-Trump convoy in Virginia ended in a tense shouting match with protesters as it approached a statue of Robert E. Lee in Richmond.

'In Georgia, a rally for Democrats was canceled shortly before it was scheduled to begin on Sunday, with organizers worried about what they feared would be a “large militia presence” drawn by President Trump’s own event nearby.

'As the nation races toward Election Day, the tensions and acrimony surrounding an extraordinarily divisive campaign, coming on the heels of a summer of protests and racial unrest, are bleeding into everyday life and adding further uncertainty to an electoral process in which Mr. Trump has not committed to a peaceful transfer of power.

Sunday’s incidents came a day after a group of Trump supporters in Texas, driving trucks and waving Trump flags, surrounded and slowed a Biden-Harris campaign bus as it drove on Interstate 35, leading to the cancellation of two planned rallies. The F.B.I. confirmed on Sunday that it was investigating the incident.

On Saturday, President Trump tweeted a video of the incident with a message, “I love Texas!” After the F.B.I. announced it was investigating, he tweeted again, saying, “In my opinion, these patriots did nothing wrong,” and instead “the FBI & Justice should be investigating the terrorists, anarchists, and agitators of ANTIFA.”'


Now, I know we can count on the conservatives and the Kids here to note all the mayhem that ANTIFA and the "Communists" bring about.

So, let's see how this all unfolds in what may or may not actually become a kind of "apocalypse now".
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=176529
Then here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=185296
And here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=194382

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Re: Apocalypse Now?

Postby iambiguous » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:42 pm

Here we go...

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/05/us/e ... e=Homepage

'Calling on election officials to “count every vote,” protesters marched through the streets of several American cities on Wednesday in response to President Trump’s aggressive effort to challenge the vote count in Tuesday’s presidential election.

'In Minneapolis, protesters blocked a freeway, prompting arrests. In Portland, hundreds gathered on the waterfront to protest the president’s attempted interventions in the vote count as a separate group protesting the police and urging racial justice surged through downtown, smashing shop windows and confronting police officers and National Guard troops.

'In Phoenix, about 150 pro-Trump protesters, some of them armed, gathered outside the county recorder’s office where a closely watched count of votes that could help determine the outcome of the election was being conducted.

'In Detroit, another group of pro-Trump poll watchers gathered earlier in the day outside a ballot-counting center, demanding that officials “stop the count” of ballots after the Trump campaign filed suit to halt the count in Michigan.'


And...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2 ... est-votes/

'More than 100 protesters wearing MAGA hats and draped in Trump 2020 banners congregated outside a Maricopa County, Ariz., ballot-processing center where poll workers were counting votes Wednesday night.

'They chanted in unison, “Count the votes!” and “Let us in!” as police kept the group away from a building where officials labored for the second straight night to process ballots in Arizona’s most populous county, which could sway a tight race between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden.

'Many of the protesters were galvanized by an unfounded claim that swaths of pro-Trump ballots had been disqualified because voters used Sharpies to mark their choices, a rumor some dubbed “SharpieGate.” (The claim shouldn’t be confused with a previously declared “Sharpiegate” over Trump’s use of a hurricane map altered by a marker.) Rep. Paul A. Gosar (R-Ariz.) tweeted about the rumor Wednesday morning and later showed up to speak at the protest.'


Let's go conservatives, the right wing media must have their own "set of facts" here.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=176529
Then here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=185296
And here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=194382

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Re: Apocalypse Now?

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:54 pm

iambiguous:
Now, I know we can count on the conservatives and the Kids here to note all the mayhem that ANTIFA and the "Communists" bring about.
So, let's see how this all unfolds in what may or may not actually become a kind of "apocalypse now"

K: no, no, no and NO... it isn't terrorism if our guys do it, it is only
terrorism if the other guy does it....get that right!!!!!

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Re: Apocalypse Now?

Postby promethean75 » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:43 am

Alright back to the movie. This part in this scene is the greatest. The whole scene is magnificent but this part, man. Oh man. And dont even go there and try to analyze shit because what he's saying is too deep for y'all.

https://youtu.be/mPPGMNOLaMw?t=79
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Re: Apocalypse Now?

Postby iambiguous » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:38 am

promethean75 wrote:Alright back to the movie. This part in this scene is the greatest. The whole scene is magnificent but this part, man. Oh man. And dont even go there and try to analyze shit because what he's saying is too deep for y'all.

https://youtu.be/mPPGMNOLaMw?t=79


Tell that the the kids. Though, sure, without analyzing it for them. 8)
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=176529
Then here: viewtopic.php?f=15&t=185296
And here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=194382

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