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Forum Post: Non Compromise

Posted 2 weeks ago on Nov. 12, 2020, 10:04 a.m. EST by agkaiser (2468) from Fredericksburg, TX
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"There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Lines and Dead Armadillos." So says Jim Hightower.

Trump is a liar, a fool, a traitor and the worst president of my lifetime. But he's not in the middle of the road. The fact that he openly takes a position may be what draws so many plain folks to his flock. They believe they understand him. Whether racists, misogynists, anti gay, religious zealots or simply unsophisticated and naturally intolerant, his supporters see what they're looking for. That assuages the angst associated with non-comprehension of complex issues.

Trump is easy for his base to understand. He requires no tedious research or anything resembling hard work to support. And now he's lost the election to Biden but hides from the reality. Prominent Republicans support his denial. Are they afraid of losing his base? ... Especially w.r.t. the upcoming senate runoffs in GA?

He looks like a very sore loser embarking on a scorched earth policy: For instance transition funds are being held up by Trump appointee - according to The Guardian and others.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/09/donald-trump-refusal-to-concede-transition-sabotage-fears-joe-biden

loyalty tests and destabilizing attacks on the military chain of command "Trump fires Esper as Pentagon chief"

https://apnews.com/article/joe-biden-donald-trump-counterterrorism-christopher-miller-mark-esper-634cd9a8cc00690b7ec8993b8bd64719

His instability is evident in his delusional claims of political victory. They're adopting a bunker mentality, in my opinion. Will he commit suicide like Hitler allegedly did?

If he continues scorching America's democratic earth, only the Republican Party is likely to get badly burned. They're all good Germans to the bitter end.

Video link https://youtu.be/fntu7mIfJms

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[-] 2 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 weeks ago

But "As long as poor white Americans have so little hope of a better life ... the'll continue to seek a leader in his mould" - from ...

ad iudicium?

[-] 0 points by grapes (5232) 2 weeks ago

We should stop seeing the U.S.A. through this Black-White mirage. We Americans ( of the U.S.A. ) have responsibility towards bettering the lives of our fellow Americans -- be they Black or White, or whatever else. This zero-sum talk about a bogus legacy notion of supremacy from Colonialism only serves to perpetuate the skincolor struggle amongst hoi polloi in a "Divide and Rule" strategy ( e.g. as the British Empire had practiced in India, Middle East, etc. to help create the Gordian knots of post-colonial hatred and terrorism.)

I agree with the author of the article's view about our American Rustia. I'd been there before so I think that I know something about that "Giants in the Earth"-like feeling. Joe Biden is perhaps too old and probably too rednecked to get why identity politics is passé. He had the notion that any Black person who didn't vote for him wasn't Black. The Demonkrapts have long abandoned the needy people of the U.S.A. Trumpland's Trumpism is a symptom, not a cause of the mass discontent.

Trumpism is a worldwide movement arising from the ruling élites' indifference towards bettering the lives of their societies' marginal populations. The justification for reducing societal inequality can come from Utilitarianism in whose practice an amount of wealth transferred from a well-off person to a suffering-from-poverty person tends to increase the overall happiness of the society ( if done voluntarily; we the Earthlings are working off the karma accumulated a long time ago so our many countries are still oscillating between mutual recriminations while pointing to different generations of ancestors; we don't need the { often bloody for all involved, be it Russia or China afflicted by corrupted Communism -- on this issue is where the softer but not brittle countries whose governance track closely the will of their peoples tend to avoid chaos and achieve domestic prosperity in the long run; Switzerland and Germany are such examples "peace is the handmaiden of { Hong Kong's post-1967-riots/post-Red-China's-Cultural-Devolution largely led-by-the-no-more-from-Colonial-Department Governor MacLehose drive towards } prosperity -- note the water pipe @4:02 symbolizing in steel and life-sustaining substance the peace accord between Hong Kong's two parental socialist-mixed-with-colonial empires as "a bastard who came from a rape is still family to responsible parents;" with the aluminum/aluminium silvery water basin, in which I had played with my guppies, having been requisitioned to store potable faucet/tap water for days on end, my quest to discern the law governing whether things would float, sink, or be made to go either way was effectively halted" and "war is the mother of { Lebanon's, especially Beirut's } paupery"; thus down divergent paths of prosperity/paupery went the two "Pearls": one of the Orient and the other one of the Middle East where the peacekeeping U.S. marines were murdered en masse so Bye, Bye, Bon Voyage; yeah, it's indeed Allahu Akbar ! } chaos from these under-damped oscillations, we need critical damping.) For reasonable people, the law of diminishing return as applied to owning wealth is valid.

The genius of Capitalism is to harness human greed as an engine of economic progress by brainwashing everyone into making money, thus putting the serving of customers to obtain money before satisfying one's own wants with the money so obtained ( an exception is the usage of quasimoney credit which can lead to a pseudomoney breakdown every so often in order to balance the excessive "hot air" of an economic bubble against the reality: is popped corn corn kernel? yes, as long as one doesn't chew to collapse it; is cotton candy substantive sugar? yes, as long as one doesn't lick to collapse it ! ) The downfall of Capitalism comes from failing to turn these people's minds around when they've made enough money. How much money is enough depends upon what one desires but desires can be modest or endless. Capitalism ( and just about every other thing ) inevitably collapses due to its excesses.

Trump worked like a teenager driving the family car backwards in a traffic circle "Mak[ing] America Great Again" to unwind the excessive odometer mileage recorded of a night's out wanton-partying, lest he be butt-spanked by Mom and Dad when they should find out his rule-breaking from the family car's odometer reading.

[-] 1 points by ImNotMe (1488) 2 weeks ago

From Trumpland to Thailand, consider ...

What U say above may or not be sensible but these days - I have very limited time/patience for U.

ergo, nosce te ipsum et fiat lux!