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Sick of You

Submitted by ub on Thu, 10/10/2019 - 07:18

Our so-called leadership is gutless, spineless and shameless. Like a bloodsucking parasite living off our hard-earned tax dollars, making no sense and killing us. Do most Americans wish he would just go away and never return?

How could We The People have allowed it to get to this stage? Not just with despicable words but actions, which have consequences.

Who has managed to defend, or justify unspeakable acts while playing dumb, keeping quiet and therefore being complicit in silence?

HearIng no evil, seeing none and saying nothing, while enabling and empowering outrageous war crimes going as far back as Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and now Syria by allowing death and destruction with invasions, drone strikes, and black sites.

By abandoning US Farmers and other Americans in Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands... etc.

On this World Mental Health Day, may we also add that a recent study published in the journal PLOS One found that politics is a source of stress for many Americans. "The major takeaway from this is that if our numbers are really anywhere in the ballpark, there are tens of millions of Americans who see politics as exacting a toll on their social, psychological, emotional and even physical health," says Kevin Smith, lead author of the study and chair of the political science department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.02218…

Political involvement exacts costs but scientists have typically defined these costs in relatively narrow, largely economic terms. Though anecdotal evidence suggests that the costs of politics may, in fact, extend beyond economics to frayed personal relationships, compromised emotional stability, and even physical problems, no systematic evidence on these broader costs exists. We construct and validate batteries of survey items that delineate the physical, social, and emotional costs of political engagement and administer these items to a demographically representative sample of U.S. adults. The results suggest that a large number of Americans believe their physical health has been harmed by their exposure to politics and even more report that politics has resulted in emotional costs and lost friendships.

Psychometric analysis indicated high internal consistency for the items within each of our four categories of physical health, emotional health, regretted behavior, and social/lifestyle costs