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Lincoln never imagined today’s white victim zeitgeist, pouting persecuted supremacists, their clenched jaws and fists. Civil war rages in limbic memory. Encoded somewhere, the panic attacks and mirages. Nobody is qualified because everybody is responsible. So many whites have graduated from the struggle, showcasing their diploma from the mill. Lincoln never imagined modern virtual vitriol, merciless memes lashing out at specters, infusing, inciting depravity among the sleep deprived. These words are battleships aimed at the reviled. The unshielded summon civility. They beckon familiar principles. But rabid cougars wait in hiding, eager to pounce. All the feeble markets for platitudes have failed, as subliminal cavities endure each generation. Mental lynch mobs, rebel flags, supremacy’s utopia. Lincoln never imagined a 21st century cartoon president, a white nationalist clicking social network epithets, a whining overgrown tormenter with a cult of Stalinist believers. Where are the intelligible? How is all this animated fury converted? What is the lesson plan? Who will bury the code? How long this agonizing journey into normality? Lincoln never imagined. Published Tuck Magazine 0/4/ 2019

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Date: 6/22/2020 5:24:00 PM
Fear is the enemy, along with selfishness. We need strong communities rather than more bureaucracy. I am afraid there are too many people who are friendless. I meet with a friend in my street once a week to keep perspective and share something chocolate and and a coffee sometimes fortified. My wife is also from another culture and we don't have a President in NZ. I was also in Lions where equality was part of the success of the organisation. Best regards David in NZ
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Thomas Wells
Date: 6/22/2020 6:20:00 PM
Hello David, You make many great points. Everyone can do something to connect to others. In the U.S. there is still a segment of the population fighting the Civil War that ended in 1865 and we do have a president pushing the nation perilously close to dictatorship. I've heard great things about NZ. I would love to visit someday. Take care my friend!
Date: 5/15/2020 5:43:00 PM
Hello Thomas Wells, I wonder if all these questions will be answered. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 5/17/2020 12:48:00 PM
Hello Thomas yes you are right we can only hope. I hope all is well with you. Enjoy your day my friend.
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Thomas Wells
Date: 5/15/2020 6:09:00 PM
Hi Darlene, We can only hope. Have a great evening. Thanks!
Date: 5/2/2020 2:54:00 AM
Great Write. Thanks (Heartfelt from "another Indian")
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Date: 5/1/2020 11:24:00 AM
NICE
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Thomas Wells
Date: 5/1/2020 2:53:00 PM
Thanks much!
Date: 5/1/2020 10:26:00 AM
Inspiring. Hope people who read this gets your message and puts it into practice
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Thomas Wells
Date: 5/1/2020 2:52:00 PM
Thank you friend! Your feedback is so important. I agree with you. I think we have a lot of work to do!
Date: 4/16/2020 7:55:00 PM
I enjoyed this very much as Lincoln is one of my heroes. Very well done my friend. But no one is perfect. He closed over three hundred newspapers and stifled anyone who disagreed with him. He was focused on winning the war and no law or person was spared if they did not achieve that end. From a democratic perspective... he was a bit of a monster. He was one of the most corrupt President's in American history but he won the war... so his shortcomings are overlooked. Have a great day my friend.
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