Tuesday, July 12, 2016




Battling in the Darkness


Irrationality combined with spite
Laced with paranoid self-righteous zeal
Makes a combination hard to fight,
Since adversaries treat with nothing real.

Projection of self-doubt with willfulness
Combines to seal out decent, common sense.
So, even virtue shown with skillfulness
Cannot penetrate Obduracy’s defense.

Alas! The joy of honest thoughts exchanged
Is lost midst warring egotists stalemated ––
Entrenched by suppositions oft deranged ––
Employed to see all mutually berated.

Thus trapped in darkness blindly on we fight
Afraid to see our faults exposed to light.


~ FreeThinke





65 comments:

  1. Something IS WRONG with America if we not only allow, but to have a CROOKED person like Hillary Clinton to be not only running for president but leading in the polls.
    Is THIS POS the best that this great Nation has to offer?
    America, think about what you are doing before you cast and waste your vote on this piece of TRASH!
    Think of your responsibility as an American!
    Think about what she will do to your children's future.
    We must NOT allow this trash to become our leader. And the leader of our military !

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  2. Just My Opinion.July 12, 2016 at 7:46 AM

    Both the media as well as the BLM bunch once again put forth a false narrative of “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot;” long disproved by experts in the field of forensic , but still we have these unwarranted protest marches by the usual suspects.
    Sorry but I can not agree with these troublemakers .

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  3. A rational conversation is impossible right now. Right-brained emotion rules the day.

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    1. Apparently so, So far, not ONE comment that even makes a feeble ATTEMPT at discussing the content of today's post. In fact most appear not to have even bothered to SCAN it –– so doltish, self-absorbed and vastly incurious are they.

      What a waste of endless opportunities to do a bit of good!

      The trouble is that most don't even want to TRY to do good. Instead, they positively revel in bilious expressions of distaste, disapproval and loathing.

      Blogging certainly brings ut the worst side of human nature as it encourages the development of a hearty contempt for humanity, doesn't it?

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    2. Geoffrey BramballJuly 12, 2016 at 2:41 PM

      I think this poem is quite good. The theme is timeless, yet you capture the spirit of these troubled times.

      Good show, old chap!

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    3. FT,
      It's not only blogging which has stooped to such vile exchanges. I see similar comments at the WaPo and the NYT. Sheesh.

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  4. How very eloquently you have painted the perfect picture... of YOU.

    Finally being honest with yourself FreeThinke.

    Its a start.

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  5. Call it like it ISJuly 12, 2016 at 8:41 AM

    Throughout his 2008 Presidential campaign and term in office, questions have been raised regarding Barack Obama's family background, economic philosophy and fundamental political ideology. DREAMS FROM MY REAL FATHER proposes a divergent theory of what may have shaped our 44th President's life and politics.

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    1. The comment above was made in my name but no by me. Someone lifted a copy of my comment at RN and sock-puppeted it here. That seems to be happening regularly to other people's comments now, also at WYD.

      FT already knows what I think of him, no point to going over it again.

      Screen shot taken.

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    2. Ficarotta BastardiniJuly 12, 2016 at 10:05 AM

      GERT:
      Gastrointestinal Eruptive Ranting Titmouse

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    3. It's unlikely that Gert and I will ever become friends, but I feel honor-bound to say that I appreciate his coming over here to denounce the tattling impostor whose sole purpose seems to be spreading its much ll will, clamor and dissension as he, she or it could muster.

      Thank you, Gert.

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  7. All you reichwing hypocrits here at FreeThinke's and WYD's stink(e) pile of horse Shit and who wallow in the BS on their sites, are delusional and just plain ignorant .

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    1. In Free Thinke's cornerJuly 12, 2016 at 9:29 AM

      What's the matter RN, Ashsmed to use your name? Or are you just spreading your HATE sgsin this morning ?

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    2. Craptain TanfasticJuly 12, 2016 at 10:07 AM

      Lestard from Ratturd Nation chimes in again!

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    3. Of course! One would have to have the IQ of a fence post, a door sill, or a toilet seat not to recognize the direction from which this all wind blows.

      HOWEVER, the less exposure given to this Source of Endless Irritation, –– and the less SAID about it ––, the better. Okay?

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    4. Craptain TanfasticJuly 12, 2016 at 2:06 PM

      Will do, Sir!

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  8. I'm hoping that as soon as that Horrible, RACE BAITER IN CHIEF abandons the White House, takes that Lying Bitch with him, that things just might start to go back to the way they were BEFORE he gave us his "HOPE & CHANGE"!!!!

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  9. I just hope and pray Black Lives Matter and The New Black Panther Party continue organizing protest in every American city all summer long. I hope they block highways,block intersections, throw bottles, throw bricks, set shit on fire, curse at the police on camera and create general mayhem all summer.
    They will pave the way for Donald Trump to enter the oval office in Jan. 2017. And keeps that POS Hillsry out!
    Thanking you in advance.

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    1. You make a good point, Rusty. It's downright foolish to interfere when an enemy is in the process of self-destructing –– or making an ass of himself.

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  10. Charles B. NewmanJuly 12, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    Let the "Black Lives Matter" bunch of racists, along with the new black panthers keep on doing the dirty things that they do , like talking trash, cursing, threatening cops, looting stores etc, etc. The whole world is watching and listening, keep showing your true colors. You are really proving alot of people right. They're just making a bigger hole for themselves to get out of. And the beat goes on............snd this is the TRASH thst Hillsry Clinton defends!

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  11. I am familiar with Shaw and her blog and the hatful things that she writes as well as the comments there by other bloggersznd I gunk that she is one of the most HORRIBLE people on the Blogisphere today . We need LESS of her snd MORE of people like Free Thinke Nd this country would be a better place.

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    1. Thank you,of course, but I don't think Miss Shaw is a horrible person. Her politics strike me as sadly misguided, but she, herself, has many excellent qualities to recommend her. I know her well enough to be sure of that.

      Our "Blog Personalities" are often at odds with our "Better Angels" –– and that goes for most of us.

      Now, Miss Shaw's compatriots at Aggressive Distortions –– the Flying Monkeys who spread poisonous gossip and ill will with unholy zeal and maniacal glee –– are another matter. Most of them appear to be authentic natural-born shits. };^)>

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  12. The funniest thing about Regressive Erections is how all the old white people think they are speaking for black folks, but what has changed, really? Progressive leftwingers have always taken a condescending view of minorities.

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  13. Bottom line they are ALL full of crap, and they don't even know it.

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    1. You're probably correct, but ain't it a shame?

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  14. News Flash! This just in from Bloomberg News;

    Unemployment amoung Blacks has gone up 20 percent.
    Hanging around streets and in Barber Shops has gone up 50 percent.

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    1. Cora Witherspoon said

      Better a Barber Shop than a Crack House, don't you think?

      Let's try to put as positive a spin on the sad news as we possibly can. What good does it do society to spread information and opinion that lead to feelings of hopelessness and despair?

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  15. The AG Loretta Lynch is being brought before Congress today to testify about what she knew or didn't know, did or didn't do in the Hillary email scandal.
    Wherever you stand on this I hope you know that if you went out in the yard right now and spent two hours digging a hole, then spent the next two hours after putting the dirt back in the hole you just dug.... you'd accomplish more than Congress will today.
    Be they Dems or Republicans the people in that town are mostly skilled lawyers who could talk their way out of a sunburn.
    It is theater, little or nothing more. Watch if you like but I'm going outside to enjoy the sunshine . I can't stand any more LIES and Bullshit.

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  16. Don't think for one minute that Hillary didn't have access to Bills info while he was President, because I don't for a moment think she didn't

    And besides, it's irrelevant if you don't care about Bubba sexually harassing women and Hillary's making it difficult for them to get justice, because this is about Hillary and her actions, not about Bill or Bush. You can play the "somebody else did something too" game, but it doesn't change anything. Time to move on and STOP Blaming Bush for all of Obamas' failures.

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  17. Warf Schitzer, Clinton News NetworkJuly 12, 2016 at 11:49 AM

    Hillary Clinton Struggles with Young People

    No, she wasn't chasing young people off her lawn by swinging her broom. She has the old, rich white vote lockd up, but she is struggling and failing to get the youth vote.

    "Hillary who? That mean old lady always screaming at people?" is a common response when pollsters ask young voters about Hillary.

    "She dat old lady married to the pedo, right? Wasn't she president already?"

    Just 26 percent of young whites and 49 percent of Hispanics have a positive opinion of the former secretary of state. Both groups overwhelmingly say she is not trustworthy.

    Those who are informed don't like her. "I just don't see her being honest and straightforward," said Alexander Tomas, an 18-year-old Hispanic from Fort Worth, Texas.

    Pollsters have pegged the median age of Mrs. Clinton's supporters at 87 years old.

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    1. Do you have a source for these amusing ramblings ,or are you making it up as you go along?

      Sometimes, –– in fact too OFTEN –– it gets harder and harder to differentiate between honest reportage, satire, and BURLESQUE.

      Reality now appears to be a veritable travesty of itself.

      Or don't you agree?

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  18. It is time for a collective reckoning, a moral accounting, a radical self-appraisal and calling out, fellow white Americans. Our explicit and implicit participation in crimes against black people has gone on for too long.

    What allows us to justify murder? What selfish gene prevents us from intervening in the face of blatant injustice? What history of lies and distortions have we sold ourselves that keep us in our isolated boxes of superiority and denial? What truth would we have to tell about ourselves to unravel these strangulating tentacles of racism and violence?

    I was a cop – but I still don't know how to survive a police stop
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    What systems would we have to abandon or lose or claim as bankrupt?

    Which one of us hasn’t seen the outright slaughter going on in the recent videos of police shootings, and the videos before them, and the lynchings before them?

    Who doesn’t know the history of the very intentional policies that created abject conditions that so many black people are forced to live in: the poverty, the lack of opportunities, education, jobs, the exclusion? Which one of us doesn’t understand the daily terror that occupies the lifeblood of every black woman, man and child in America which inhibits their ability to breath, live and thrive? Which one of us hasn’t noticed the prisons filled with millions of black folks who are held and incarcerated at a rate 14 times higher than whites?

    And if we don’t see or know these things, why the hell don’t we? Why have we created and allowed such a distance between us and the black people around us? Why have we inured ourselves to their suffering, their sorrow, their fear, their desires, their dreams?

    It’s time now to put our white asses on the line for the freedom of our black sisters and brothers – time to be willing to forfeit our privilege and status; time to admit the failure of a racist ideology and framework. Time to stop criticizing the tactics or methods or emotions of revolutionary movements that rise with bravery, heart vision, passion, patience and heroic kindness in response to the most grotesque atrocities, murders, degradations, terror, isolation and exclusion.

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    1. White Girl (mmm... this feels soooo gooood!!!)July 12, 2016 at 2:04 PM

      Because nothing will change until we are all willing to shut up and listen and serve, willing to stop making it about us: our feelings, our hurts, our guilt. Until we are willing to say this structure that we created and mastered has failed, to stop saying that agonizing and aggressive phrase “all lives matter” when we know full well they don’t, even to many of us.

      Until we are willing to be wrong, willing to be lost, willing to be quiet. Can we be quiet? Can we shut up? Can we just shut up for one moment, shut up and stop talking about us? How the pain and righteous rage of black people affects us? How blamed we feel, how no matter what we do it stays the same, how they will never forgive us blah blah blah. Can we step out of the center of the picture for enough time for a healing to happen?

      Dallas is a tragedy for all of us – and shouldn't shut down calls for justice
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      Can we own our selfishness and fear and need for comfort and our desperation for power? Can we give ourselves in service without directing or determining? Can we walk behind black folks or beside them? Can we allow ourselves to get close, real close, and rub up against the burning pain of those we have abused and enslaved, raped, incarcerated, shot, lynched, ignored and degraded? Can we die that death and not make black people responsible for our guilt and neglect?

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      Can we stop punishing people we have harmed for reminding us we have harmed them? Can we be that honest, that generous, that vulnerable, that humble that we are able to provide support and kinship without being thanked or getting credit? Can we serve without expecting to be worshipped? Can we stop issuing instructions and offer our bodies for action instead? Can we make this terrible wrong of racism the center of our thought and moral occupation?

      The truth is we are as much sinew as we are symbol. Our whiteness is our skin color, but it’s also a torn sheet draping the dead, a flag of privilege that will not surrender, a town called separateness. Our whiteness is that poisonous sky right before it rains, the color of shame.

      So can we sit and be still for a minute and let the onerous truth and sorrow wash over us? Then, in that cataclysmic silence, when we have touched into the tidal wave of our responsibility, we will know what lengths we have to go, what risks we will have to take to dismantle this mad hatred – and how fiercely we will have to love to right this wrong.

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    2. Wolfie AssgrabbleJuly 12, 2016 at 2:16 PM

      Pure tripe! Fish guts! Slobbering liberal slime!

      Liberal White Guilt

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    3. Hardly GUILT! Let's call it what it is –– pure, unadulterated MALICE. Today's Left is so deranged they've dropped all pretense at being reasonable and decent. Instead they thrive on picking at every scab, rubbing salt into every wound, throwing gasoline on every fire they can find, and STARTING fires when they can't find any to exacerbate.

      Didn't Eve Enseler wrote The VAGINA MONOLOGUES a few years back?

      The sole purpose in life of people of her wretched ilk and dubious background is to foment as much IRRATIONALITY, UGLINESS, STUPIDITY and DESTRUCTIVE PASSION.

      Why?

      Because it creates enough confusion to give THEM opportunities to grab the Levers Power amidst the havoc and swirling chaos THEY cause.

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    4. Liberal crap like that really steams me. Steams me good!

      How dare she tell every body to sit down and shut up? Her fat mouth is still going 90 mile an hour. This is the moronic sewage that passes for liberal thought. What total CRAP!

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    5. Yes, and that's precisely why I let it stand. It condemns ITSELF with utmost eloquence. Only Jesus could forgive these types. I'm sorry, but I cannot.

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  19. Pamela D. Hart said; The Clintons do have a long history of shady dealings and happenings. All of which were "logically" explained. And it's very sad that they can be above the law. No one should be.

    I never cease to be shocked!!!

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    1. Major Dick PeckerwoodJuly 12, 2016 at 3:48 PM

      FreeThinke,

      I submit to you that the above comment is a false flag operation, carried out by communist infiltrators.

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    2. Just a Copy and Paste of a remark made by Rusty Shackleford, which I already responded to earlier.

      FYI: I never worry about fake ID's, since ALL of us are fakes anyway. WHAT we SAY may have significance, but WHO WE ARE does not matter in the least. At least that's my firm opinion about the carryings on in the Never Neverland of Cyberspace. ELSEWHERE I'd p
      probably .think differently.

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    1. No one here took your name in vain, Dave. In fact no one even MENTIONED you. Therefore, both your complaint –– and your advice –– are irrelevant.

      Even worse, nothing you said related to the poem which us intended to be the centerpiece of this post.

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    1. I bet Thoughtful One doesn't even realize the self-condemnation in his statement.

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    3. It's just poor old LES giving us MORE of the SHIT of which we all wish he'd give us LESS. };^)>

      Pathetic really.

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  26. The overwhelming number of death of Blacks does not occur at the hands of the police, but at the hands of black thugs and criminals. But, the progressive socialist democrats, nor the President saw fit to admit that, all that they saw was the same old same old Gun Control crsp, the racist police, the fact that the white's need to re reeducated, and everything else that's wrong wit America. These people should be ashamed of themselves.

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    1. Agreed, but the enemedia will do everything they possibly can to PREVENT that knowledge from escaping into the hands of the general public.

      That's undeniably true, but it would be more interesting to try to understand WHY its's true, since it makes no sense and helps NO ONE.

      Does anyone have ideas to contribute in THAT subject?

      If so, we're all ears.

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  27. America is indeed moving in the wrong direction. and, the biggest problem is so many blame it on all the wrong people, the wrong party, and all the wrong issues. And drump will only make things worse.

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    1. Only an irrational and or blind partisan could escape the truths in President Obama's wonderful speech and his remarks made today, A speech rich with truth, and, most importantly, a unifying speech, Those with open heart and ears will hear and respond as the President wishes. Those with hearts of stone and closed ears are indeed the internal enemies of The United States of America. But unfortunately the depraved Rightwingers will never understand .

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    2. Charles Oscar Jones said

      As good an example of purely partisan bollocks as one could hope to find anywhere. The president may not be a fool, but he is stuck up, self-centered, cold-hearted, and probably the most open advocate for extreme left wing policies of anyone who's ever held the office.

      Such characters always need a lot of useful idiots to help them stay in power. I'd feel ashamed to be one of them if I were you, which thank God I am not.

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  28. Sometimes if you let people talk, they will show you just how STUPID they are! And Obama fit into that situation perfectly at today's Memorial in Dallas.
    President Obama should be ashamed of turning the memorial service of five assassinated police officers into an ugly lecture on race, bigotry, Jim Crow, gun control, poverty, bad schools and how police officers treat black folks. He also went out of his way to defend Black Lives Matter. He assured us they are a "peaceful" movement. Mr. President: today was about the five police officers. It was not about Baton Rouge. It was not about Minnesota. It was about uniting. Yet once again, you have divided us. Shame on you, sir. Shame.

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  29. Wiser Words Were Never Spoken! And I quote .
    "Dallas police chief David Brown. A thirty year veteran of the Dallas police department. A man who worked his way up from the bottom. A black man who grew up in Texas. A man whose son was killed by the police, after his son (with mental problems) killed a police officer. Here are a few words from chief Brown on guns and protesters:

    "It’s challenging when people have AR-15’s slung over and shootings occur and crime and they begin running, and we don’t know if they’re going to shoot or not. It’s been the presumption that a good guy with a gun is the best way to resolve some of these things. Well, we don’t know who the good guy is or the bad guy is if everybody starts shooting."

    "I'm the kind of person that I probably wouldn't protest or complain," he said. "I get involved and do something about it by becoming part of the solution."

    "Get off that protest line and put an application in, and we'll put you in your neighborhood and we will help you resolve some of the problems you're protesting about,"

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  30. In today's news. Google it for proof.

    Reports indicate that Lewinsky was furious when she learned that she was not Bill’s only lover. In his tell-all book “Crisis of Character,” Gary J. Byrne revealed that he stood outside the door while Bill had sex with many women, including former Vice President Walter Mondale’s daughter, Elanor Mondale.
    “I stood guard, a pistol at my hip, outside the Oval Office, the last barrier before anyone saw Bill Clinton,” Byrne recalled. “The last barrier before Monica Lewinsky saw Bill Clinton. Yes, I’m that Secret Service officer.”

    Byrne also recalled one occasion in particular, when Lewinsky arrived at the White House while Bill was with another woman. The agents did their best to ensure that Lewinsky didn’t find out what he was doing, but their efforts failed.

    “She pressed the officer about the delay and wanted to know why she was left standing in his security booth,” Byrne wrote. “He lashed back. ‘You have to wait. He’s with his other piece of a**. Wait till he’s finished.’”

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    1. All that may be true, but it has NOTHING to do with today's subject at this blog, and what GOOD doesn't do to sort through all that old dirty knew anyway?

      The Democrats of today and others who lean left, don't care anything at all about character, morals, good decorum, appropriateness of behavior in a given situation, or basic human dignity.

      Let's just take that as a given, and move on, please.

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  31. Obama Brought SHAME to the Nation today at the Memorial for 5 Dead Police Heros.

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  32. Think about this;July 13, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    For some reason these deaf, dumb, and blind Liberal's can't understand that the overwhelming number of death of Blacks does not come from the hands of the police, but at the hands of black thugs and criminals. But, the progressives will never admit to that.

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