Psycho-Babble Social Thread 1093023

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Could someone give me a hug

Posted by Dinah on November 8, 2016, at 23:38:30

I'm scared.

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug Dinah

Posted by Clearskies on November 9, 2016, at 2:08:32

In reply to Could someone give me a hug, posted by Dinah on November 8, 2016, at 23:38:30

> I'm scared.

(((DInah)))


 

Re: Could someone give me a hug Clearskies

Posted by lil jimi on November 9, 2016, at 3:37:10

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Dinah, posted by Clearskies on November 9, 2016, at 2:08:32

> > I'm scared.
>
> (((DInah)))


i'm scared too.

((((Clear))))

((((Dinah))))

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug

Posted by Dinah on November 9, 2016, at 7:59:15

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Clearskies, posted by lil jimi on November 9, 2016, at 3:37:10

((( Clearskies )))

((( liljimi )))

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug Dinah

Posted by Poet on November 9, 2016, at 9:24:04

In reply to Could someone give me a hug, posted by Dinah on November 8, 2016, at 23:38:30

Hi Dinah,

((((Dinah))))

((((USA))))

Poet

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug Poet

Posted by Dinah on November 9, 2016, at 9:35:03

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Dinah, posted by Poet on November 9, 2016, at 9:24:04

((( Poet )))

((( USA )))

((( World )))

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug Dinah

Posted by Tabitha on November 9, 2016, at 14:29:26

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Poet, posted by Dinah on November 9, 2016, at 9:35:03

((((Dinah))))

((((Everyone else who's scared))))


P.S. Dinah it's great to see you posting again!

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug Tabitha

Posted by alexandra_k on November 10, 2016, at 16:47:18

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Dinah, posted by Tabitha on November 9, 2016, at 14:29:26

(((Dinah)))

Pretty shocked from this end, too.

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug

Posted by baseball55 on November 10, 2016, at 18:45:56

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Tabitha, posted by alexandra_k on November 10, 2016, at 16:47:18

Virtual hugs for everyone!

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug Tabitha

Posted by Dinah on November 11, 2016, at 11:26:41

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Dinah, posted by Tabitha on November 9, 2016, at 14:29:26

Thanks, Tabitha!

Funny how you long for "home" when you're scared.

(Also.... I live in Louisiana.)

 

Ditto! (nm) baseball55

Posted by Dinah on November 11, 2016, at 11:27:29

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug, posted by baseball55 on November 10, 2016, at 18:45:56

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug alexandra_k

Posted by Dinah on November 11, 2016, at 11:28:24

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Tabitha, posted by alexandra_k on November 10, 2016, at 16:47:18

You've every right to be. :(

 

One tiny good thing...

Posted by Dinah on November 11, 2016, at 11:32:06

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug alexandra_k, posted by Dinah on November 11, 2016, at 11:28:24

I think I may come out of this a better person. I had certain assumptions about this world and the people in it that have proved to be completely wrong.

I think I'll be more understanding of and receptive to calls for social justice in the future. I thought all that was behind us.

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug Clearskies

Posted by Dinah on November 11, 2016, at 11:35:14

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Dinah, posted by Clearskies on November 9, 2016, at 2:08:32

Almost forgot to ask how you're doing? I'll bet it is so much nicer in weather where you are. One day I am going to leave the heat behind me. I was watching everyone in sweaters on TV. I'm still not wearing sleeves outside at all.

 

Re: One tiny good thing... Dinah

Posted by baseball55 on November 11, 2016, at 18:39:39

In reply to One tiny good thing..., posted by Dinah on November 11, 2016, at 11:32:06

I feel that way also. My daughter and her millennial friends are engaged like never before.


> I think I may come out of this a better person. I had certain assumptions about this world and the people in it that have proved to be completely wrong.
>
> I think I'll be more understanding of and receptive to calls for social justice in the future. I thought all that was behind us.

 

Re: One tiny good thing...

Posted by baseball55 on November 11, 2016, at 18:46:02

In reply to Re: One tiny good thing... Dinah, posted by baseball55 on November 11, 2016, at 18:39:39

Also, I teach at a state university where many of my students are in their mid-20s to early 30s. I have taught through a few elections and never really talked about them in class. But this time, when I went in to all three of my Wednesday classes, students asked - can we talk about this first? So I let them talk for 30 minutes of the (50 minute) class.

Muslim students and Hispanic students are worried and scared. Many others are worried about losing their health insurance. And on and on. Of course, I live and work in MA, so people feel very differently here, apparently, than in the rest of the country.

 

A Hug for All the World

Posted by Hiddenhurt on November 11, 2016, at 20:37:04

In reply to Re: One tiny good thing..., posted by baseball55 on November 11, 2016, at 18:46:02

This is my hug for all the world
That we turned upside down.
No not judge our nation's love
By the election of a clown.

This is my hug for the USA
That gave back years today.
Who could know that old Jim Crowe
Had followers today?

This is my hug for liberty
That toppled overnight.
I thought the song "Swing Low" was gone!
I'm scared! And I am white!

I wish I could hug the children
More scared, I think, than I.
Who can tell we served them well?
I say this with a sigh,

For well I know this row we hoe
Was farmed to death before--
Democracies to fascists,
Middle class to war--

I've looked into the future;
I dont like what I see.
This is my hug for all the world;
Return the hug to me.

 

Re: One tiny good thing...

Posted by alexandra_k on November 11, 2016, at 23:18:50

In reply to One tiny good thing..., posted by Dinah on November 11, 2016, at 11:32:06

My Mother surprised me. She said she liked him. Because she saw him on 'The Apprentice'. And he was a business man. And if he could be successful with money himself then she could see why people would want to vote for him. Because they'd think he'd help the countries economy.

Not that I like him, of course. I find him... Repugnant. What I saw of the election... And some of the things he was saying about women and people of different races etc...

We had this thing on the news... Just after. A brief message from our youngest politician ever... Or something. A facebook campaign. After lots of people seemed to like it the green party wants them. Only... It looked like a computer simulated person, to me. Air brushed. To appeal to our youngest demographic. Saying nothing of any consequence. Peaceful... Minimilist... Hypnotic... I think one really might be able to pull something like that off, here.

It wouldn't surprise me.

What is the difference, really? With all the government advisors and the like... I mean... In a way probably best not to see it that way... Our votes have to make a difference. The different candidates need to be distinct alternatives or options (or it would be a tyranny, or something).

I don't know...

I really didn't think it would turn out this way, but I do wonder what the difference would be.

I heard someone say something in a seminar... About how the whole universal health insurance thing isn't really working... Because the problem is that there isn't enough providers to give health care to everyone. So there always needs to be something sorting between those who get and those who don't. I mean... Whether it be that some have health insurance or some don't. Or whether it be that the public system says 'there's nothing we can do' to some and helps others... Or whether everybody is insured but certain providers will only accept certain kinds of insurance... Or whether everybody has insurance but some people hear 'sure, we can help' while others hear 'there's nothing we can do'. There always is a sorting thing... Not everybody gets... It really is so very hard to directly compare... Anything, really...

The simulated politician scared me, rather. I don't know if you guys knew at all about the kim.com thing that happened here... He probably would have got it if he wasn't so... Repugnant. Have an avatar and do the whole election campaign online... Sure.

I do feel sad and scared about the world, sometimes.

Civilisation... Is so very much more fragile than I supposed.

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug Dinah

Posted by Clearskies on November 12, 2016, at 18:54:50

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Clearskies, posted by Dinah on November 11, 2016, at 11:35:14

> Almost forgot to ask how you're doing? I'll bet it is so much nicer in weather where you are. One day I am going to leave the heat behind me. I was watching everyone in sweaters on TV. I'm still not wearing sleeves outside at all.

The climate suits me down to the ground. Every season has been moderate in the two years I have lived here. It has been numblingly different to live on my own for the first time. I love it so much, and there so much I am learning about running a household.

So good to see you here.

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug

Posted by pontormo on November 15, 2016, at 8:35:59

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug Dinah, posted by Clearskies on November 12, 2016, at 18:54:50

I don't know whether to be horrified, terrified, or depressed.

The tragi-farce that has begun to be acted in Washington is painful to watch.

 

Re: Could someone give me a hug pontormo

Posted by Horse on November 16, 2016, at 18:54:02

In reply to Re: Could someone give me a hug, posted by pontormo on November 15, 2016, at 8:35:59

> I don't know whether to be horrified, terrified, or depressed.

All of the above?

>
> The tragi-farce that has begun to be acted in Washington is painful to watch.

I feel heartbroken and my startle response is extreme again. To think a white nationalist aka supremist as chief stratigist.


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