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(Why) American Discourse is Delusional";Eudaimonia and Co.

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When 'American discourse is totally divorced from really  when the good guys cannot really distinguish basic empirical truths, and discourse cannot identify obvious and catastrophic dangers to democracy — then --that is t he bad guys’ best friend, and  anything goes;  a democracy can hardly endure. Here are the  perspectives that mainstream elites use to give credence to reality: 'The economy’s  never been better, although 70% of Americans can’t raise $1000 for an emergency, 80% live paycheck to paycheck, the majority struggle to pay basic bills, and the average American now dies in debt.  Those aren’t concentration camps — they’re “detainment facilities.”  It’s not bona fide authoritarianism when all three branches of democratic government have been captured by fanatical extremists.Are you beginning to see what I mean?'

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Words Matter. They do. so here is Things Trump Said Recently Verbatim like this:

" Can you believe" "Are you a citizen of the United States of America?"

"Sir you can't ask that question."

"Why?" "Because a court said you can't."

"We have three very unfriendly courts. They fight us all the way. The judges don't like us too much, I guess. But think of that, Herman, think of that question. "Are you a citizen?" We spendthis is another thing that's so crazy$20 billion on a census, $20 billion. They spend $20 billion! I said, "Twenty billion WHAT?" Twenty billion dollars. On a census. They go through houses. They go up. They ring doorbells. They talk to people. How many toilets do they have? How many desks do they have? How many beds? What's their roof made of? The only thing we can't ask is, are you a citizen of the United States? Isn't it the craziest thing? Twenty billion. Pretty amazing."

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