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So I met this time traveler...
"What year is this, kind sir?"
"This is 2020, finally the End of it."
"Oh, the start of the lockdown decade? Splendid!"
 

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Jan 6th 2021: GOP Leaders are asking how to end the pandemic, racism, ignorance, stupidity & demagogism.
Something tells me not to ask ask these specimen for advise in those matters...
 

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Your remark is not inclusive. It's specimen and speciwomen.
Now there is a place that officially has joined clownworld... How do those performance artists expect to be taken seriously ever again?
 

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Who the heck is Ina Ugurati?

I've never heard of her! But all the newspapers write:
Ina Ugurati on Capitol Hill, was hingt on D.C.
 

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OT, but I can't resist to note that testing is for cowards. Real programmers don't test their outpourings. It was hard to write, so it should be hard to use, right?!
 

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IMHO, there is a meta-language joke in the phrase "Ina Ugurati on". A text parser has chopped the text of the word "Inauguration..." into bits and pieces. Symbolically, the US is also in bits and pieces.
 
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Usually an inauguration of the chief of state has to be protected by such an enormous number of troops only in authoritative/dictatoric countries. This and the storm of the Capitol revealed two inconvenient truths:
  • democracy requires good education (maybe including lessons on modern italian & german history)
  • about 1/3 of the american people do not want democracy, at least not in their own country.
 

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about 1/3 of the american people do not want democracy, at least not in their own country.
I know it's unpolite to argue in a joke thread, but I think the number is closer to 1/4 than to 1/3. Or more accurately: About 1/4 of the voters love democracy and are very proud of it when their favorite candidate wins, not so otherwise.

To be honest: I have multiple citizenships, including Germany and Brazil. All of these countries have a certain fraction of voters that are populist, anti-democratic, not in favor of civil rights for everyone. All I have to say is "AfD" and "Bolsanaro". So a number of 1/4 is not all that surprising. Even if it is dangerous and inconvenient.

I think good education might help some. In addition to the history you suggested, here in the US we need more understanding of for example the civil war, reconstruction afterwards (which undid everything the civil war was fought for), the aliens and seditions act. To learn from one's mistakes, one has to actually remember them.
 
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