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Everyone Needs To Calm Down

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Derek Hunter

Aug 13, 2019

If this one thing doesn’t happen, our country is finished. If this law isn’t passed, people will die. If this policy isn’t ended, the economy will collapse. Our very democracy teeters on the edge of the abyss, and lives are at stake! To listen to the news these days, it’s over, everything. The only thing we don’t know is the manner of our destruction. Will it be a trade war, some white supremacist, a movie, or the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man?

Of course, the thing about life is, no matter what you throw at it, it goes on. Even without you.

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Outrage used to be something that would increase gradually, a dimmer switch that was turned up sparingly when warranted. Now it’s a toggle switch stuck in the “on” position and every perceived slight is a shot of nitrous oxide to the engine.

Though it mostly is, it’s not just the left. The movie “The Hunt” was in the headlines last week, until it was pulled from distribution over the weekend. The stories about it were that is was a movie about liberals hunting down Trump supporters, or “deplorables,” because someone saw a script with a line using that word in it. Conservative media played it up for clicks and views because that’s what they all do.

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None of this is to cheapen tragedy, it’s to calm artificial fears. Be alert, obviously, but live your life. We’re living in a time that would be unrecognizable to anyone who lived before us. Their daily lives were a struggle to survive, to get enough food to make it through the day so they could do it again tomorrow. People were drafted into wars by leaders they’d never heard of to fight countries they didn’t know existed, and a simple cut could get infected and kill you.

We don’t realize how good we have it because those in power get more mileage out of scaring the hell out of us. Don’t let them get away with it.

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The problem is so much of the media (Right & Left) are pushing

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The Sweet Meteor Of Death Story.

Fear Like Sex Sells.

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