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Folks in my neighborhood are prepping for the upcoming winter.
Most of us are at best a bit on the elderly side, though in the past year or so there have been a number of younger families moving into the area. Our prepping is geared more toward cleaning up our gardens, making arrangements for weatherproofing our homes as best we can and checking with friends and family to insure our sidewalks will be cleared when the snow starts falling.
I would estimate that of the approximately 300 people who live in this area 75-80% of us don’t pay income taxes so I’m pretty certain Mitt Romney and the GOP have no interest in how this neighborhood functions—except when they need a scapegoat for the bad economy.
Oh, we don’t prep like those doomsday preppers you may have seen on your TV. Unlike one of the promos I saw, I don’t know a one of us that have boxes of pasta packed tightly together under our beds.
Nope. We’re more likely to pass any extra foodstuffs we might have along to the neighbor who just lost her husband, or the single mother who’s working a couple of jobs but still having a hard time paying the rent.
You see, we’re a community. We may not always know each other by name, but we still look out for each other as best we can.
That sense of community is the exact thing that the Republican party wants us to forget.
They have spent decades trying to convince us that we are alone, we are seperated, we are under seige. And they have succeeded. And they will continue to succeed if they are allowed to take the upcoming election.
The paranoid fringe that is the driving force behind the GOP 2012 platform will corrupt every good thing that made this country worth living and dying for. And we will all lose.