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  • Dec 02, 2016 05:58 PM
    Last: 3yr
    444

    I'm not sure if Clinton will be investigated further or prosecuted, but what should be most immediately concerning in terms of authoritarian control is the fact that his administration would punish flag burners.

    Most obviously, this would censor political dissenters the most and intimidate political opponents.

    Hilariously, they ignore the fact that punishing flag burners would violate the Constitution twofold. Additionally, it is formal practice to burn flags once they suffer from enough deterioration.

    I don't think the next 4 years will be quite as bad as a dictatorship, since Trump's only discernible policy is the policy of Me. If we got a demagogue that was actually earnest in "telling it like it is", then we would be in more trouble.

    However, the fact that his administration's official stance is to deny climate change should alarm people. It means that, at best, the nation just gambled time away for this man and that our children will have to clean up a bigger mess.

    The other issue involves how thin skinned he is. He is a liability in terms of his diplomatic abilities, and overall his political posture suggests we'll be in for a combined rerun of the Reagan era and the Bush era with more bigotry and deregulation sprinkled in.

  • Dec 02, 2016 09:46 AM
    Last: 3yr
    493

    Mattis appears to lack an understanding of ISIS.

    Yeah, Iran acts as the top state sponsor for terrorism. But the more the U.S. aggravates that neck of the woods, the more radicalized groups like ISIS will become.

    A war with Iran is precisely what leaders like Osama Bin Laden would want. He's gone on record saying that his intention was to bait the Bush administration into combat in order to drain the U.S. of its resources. And it worked.

    Now we're back at it again.

  • Nov 24, 2016 02:06 AM
    Last: 3yr
    818

    He lacks the attention span.

    His transition process is falling apart like a Chinese motorcycle because nobody wants to do business with him.

    Really makes you wonder what's going to happen.

  • Nov 24, 2016 12:05 AM
    Last: 3yr
    490
    Dude if Stein pulls this off and Hillary takes the White House, the publicity would give third parties a significant amount of traction in the future.
  • Nov 24, 2016 12:05 AM
    Last: 3yr
    490

    jillstein.nationbuilder.com/recount

    Failed Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on Wednesday announced plans to force a recount of votes in three crucial swing states — a longshot move that could help vanquished Democrat Hillary Clinton, who remained mum on the subject.

    Stein, who garnered a dismal 1 percent of the national vote, said challenging the tallies in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan was needed to answer questions about a possible cyber-attack on electronic-voting machines.

    ...

    Last week, activists reportedly urged Clinton’s campaign to force recounts in all three states, citing data showing she got 7 percent fewer votes in Wisconsin counties that used electronic-voting machines compared to those that relied on paper ballots and optical scanners.

    marketwatch.com/story/jill-stein-pushes...

    I've already donated a bit. The donations exceeded 2 million very quickly. Jill campaigned against Hillary and claimed that both of the primary candidates were unfit, but now she's kind of changing her tune.

    Interesting. As someone with training in cybersecurity, it wouldn't surprise me if the election was hacked.

    Of course, our democracy has already suffered from cyber incidents to defame Hillary, but it's not uncommon for the world's biggest superpowers to directly influence the outcome of foreign elections.

    Here's a list of countries the U.S. alone has influenced through their democracies:

    Honduras

    Guatemala

    Iran

    Haiti

    Congo

    Indonesia

    Vietnam

    Afghanistan

    ...

    Boy, if the audit detects an incident, I shutter to think what kind of mental gymnastics Trump supporters will perform...

    But yeah, there's nothing wrong with auditing the process.

  • Nov 23, 2016 03:05 PM
    Last: 3yr
    1k

    People only take risks seriously once something dire happens to them.

    That's why the rich white people rarely give a shit about this.

    And anyone who's not rich or white, or anyone who's educated, does.

    Trump's campaign platform was anything anti-Obama. Anti-PC, anti-minority, anti-immigration.

    The flipside, which will hoist itself up as his establishment, must logically fall under the category of pro-white, pro-nativist, and pro-discrimination.

  • Nov 20, 2016 08:33 PM
    Last: 3yr
    474
    Chet Ruminski Wrote:

    "There are multiple other members that present excellent material. Since you have been here have you seen a discouragement to them."

    Keeping within the OP's thoughts about dying or lack of activity I was wondering if you have seen a contributing fact to the low activity. Then I digressed, not to disrespect the OP, just curiosity.

    I understand.

    Well, several facebook groups exist for the sole purpose of resisting the Trump campaign and his administration.

    They offer resources and ways to network with like-minded people. Additionally, they have high rates of activity.

    Since the demand for that kind of content is strong, but the activity here is weak, I would have to conclude that the outreach here is weak.

    There was another liberal forum I lurked on before I joined this one, and it harbored so many trolls that they had a clear issue with moderation.

    So, in the case of this discussion board, the deficiencies don't lie so much in the content or internal management.

    To be clear, I'm not trying to defame the forum in any way. Just trying to make an observation about what could be improved.

  • Nov 20, 2016 08:33 PM
    Last: 3yr
    474

    The OP seems to be about advertising the site, or at least an attempt to start dialogue about how the conditions of the site could improve.

    Politics are only auxiliary.

    Correct me if I'm wrong.

  • Nov 21, 2016 01:28 PM
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  • Nov 21, 2016 11:19 AM
    Last: 3yr
    380

    Western society has a tendency to adhere to the just-world hypothesis. "You reap what you sew", "what goes around comes around", etc.

    People apply it as an explanation for why the poor suffer misfortune.

    If you go to East Asia, you'll find that people don't tend to blame others for anything but what was intended to happen.

    The differences between the East and the West on this topic could be chalked up to neuro-linguistics. The English language programs its speakers to victim blame.