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Response to lutherj (Reply #53)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 10:33 PM

60. You are spectacularly misinformed then, lutherj. The "warmonger" meme is false...

...to the point of slander.

Only a few weeks before the election I had lunch with one of my longtime friends in the antiwar movement, and she filled me in on how Hillary was going to take us straight into war with I-now-forget-who, because she just looooves her some war.

I felt sick to my stomach, not only for my friend's sake but for all those I used to work with that she was still so involved with. I tried to draw my old friend out on her deeper understanding of probable threats from, say, China. China has global ambitions, and all the instances I mentioned were as Greek to her. Nope, Hillary was a warmonger, and probably worse than Trump.

We parted in sadness at each other's ignorance, and have not spoken since.

The point of this little anecdote is that spreading this false meme has real consequences, and I don't mean the loss of a friendship. I mean the loss of a presidency.

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