George W. Bush: No Longer the Decider

SanFranciscoZionist8/17/2010 10:10:33 pm PDT

re: #705

I was looking at top 10/bottom 10, and came across this of yours in the top:

Yes, this was a very safe place on the internet for an Israel supporter (battered or not). And you are absolutely correct, many here did lose their ever-loving minds.

It was weird to watch. It got worse and worse, and stranger and stranger, and then of course, the flouncing began.

It was absolute, sheer, raw fear. What amazed me (seeing as how I thought those folks were conservative in the way I am), what surprised me was that I could see absolutely no trust in our way of life and our form of government, at all, a very surprising thing for me to see from people I honestly expected to have more sense.

Anhooo - I just came across your comment and wanted to comment, so … there ya go.

Thanks. It’s good for me to see various perspectives on what was going on at the time.

I think you put your finger on it…fear and lack of trust. As though everything was going to collapse based on one presidential election. Pick the wrong guy, and it’s ALL OVER.

I grew up in a neighborhood with a lot of immigrants from the then-USSR, and I remember that when Clinton was elected, a lot of them were very frightened. They had no context for a peaceful transfer of power across party lines, and they expected violence.

It was odd for me to see Americans think in a similar way.

Thanks for taking the time to respond and give me more insight!