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US Government is an Oligarchy

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    Dutch Wrote: Thanks Jared, but you don't get the picture; read my thread again and let it sink in. Indeed you are unable to see the "big" picture; that is your problem. The "big" picture is an bit larger than Oregon , Ireland, or the US. Try to picture the US from the "outside" and not from the "inside" as details only as I said many times. Don't just lift out one thing, but observe how the "world" looks at the US and its behavior. By the way I mentioned the Congo or Sudan; I guess you don't know or don't want to know; Oregon is paradise compared to there. Get the picture!! Sorry Jared you've got a lot to learn. Lifting pieces of an thread out of context are Trump tricks, not suited for an Democrat out of Oregon.. ( I said: "go work in the Congo or Sudan........, Oregon is something different............)

    So, if I follow you correctly, the only way I can have an opinion about anything at all is to go work in the Congo, Sudan, or some other deeply impoverished country? Is that the only way I'll be able to "get the picture"?

    Just because someone doesn't agree with 100 percent of everything you say doesn't mean they are naive juveniles who are too young or too indoctrinated to understand extremely complex issues.

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Dutch Wrote: Thanks Jared, but you don't get the picture; read my thread again and let it sink in. Indeed you are unable to see the "big" picture; that is your problem. The "big" picture is an bit larger than Oregon , Ireland, or the US. Try to picture the US from the "outside" and not from the "inside" as details only as I said many times. Don't just lift out one thing, but observe how the "world" looks at the US and its behavior. By the way I mentioned the Congo or Sudan; I guess you don't know or don't want to know; Oregon is paradise compared to there. Get the picture!! Sorry Jared you've got a lot to learn. Lifting pieces of an thread out of context are Trump tricks, not suited for an Democrat out of Oregon.. ( I said: "go work in the Congo or Sudan........, Oregon is something different............)

    So, if I follow you correctly, the only way I can have an opinion about anything at all is to go work in the Congo, Sudan, or some other deeply impoverished country? Is that the only way I'll be able to "get the picture"?

    Just because someone doesn't agree with 100 percent of everything you say doesn't mean they are naive juveniles who are too young or too indoctrinated to understand extremely complex issues.

    No Jared ; the only thing I ask from you is to read something carefully and analyse it before you give "piecemeal" comments.

    Looking at the situation in this country right now; you can't have the opinion like, it will blow over and our laws will protect us; forget it. The situation is becoming very serious and just talk will make things only worse. Even Obama warned for Trump, but no one did listen. The result will be much worse, the longer he stays on. Thus I don't share your optimism.

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    Dutch Wrote: No Jared ; the only thing I ask from you is to read something carefully and analyse it before you give "piecemeal" comments.

    I've been accused of a lot of things on this website, but giving piecemeal replies isn't one of them.

    Dutch Wrote: Looking at the situation in this country right now; you can't have the opinion like, it will blow over and our laws will protect us; forget it.

    You can have that opinion if you understand the history of this country and the Constitutionally mandated separation of powers not only between the the three main branches of the Federal government, but also among the fifty individual states.

    As former Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill once famously said - "All politics is local."

    Dutch Wrote: The situation is becoming very serious and just talk will make things only worse. Even Obama warned for Trump, but no one did listen. The result will be much worse, the longer he stays on. Thus I don't share your optimism.

    So what do you suggest we do? Have a military coup d'├ętat? He is the (illegitimately) elected leader of our country after a handful of people in a few so called swing states overruled the will of the American people and anointed him President. Obama did warn us about Donald, but enough angry white people in a few states ignored him because they were ready to have a "real man" (aka white man) as President again.

    My optimism comes from understanding that this country has seen its strife before and has always found a way out of it. We, as do many other countries, have a history of taking two steps forward and one step back. Donald is our step backward, but I have confidence that we'll step forward again...unless he gets trigger happy and decides to start a nuclear war because some world leader sent a mean tweet his way.

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    I think the unchecked strength is a problem because his team (R) has majorities across the majority of This country. Congress nor Senate will challenge anything. He has the Supreme court. A few said they would have done more on the travel ban. Military is next. I read a few days ago that the statistics on finding military rule would be acceptable is way up. Young adults were often in favor.

    This country should protest with voting registration at those places. Many will suffer and many will pay far more.