I would like to thank in particular the Trumpers who responded to my post. By distorting what I said and personally attacking me for the heinous crime of criticizing their god, they have given me a greater understanding of why anyone could follow such an obvious fraud, liar, and all-around dirtbag. I've blocked two of the worst, because their usefulness has ended. But the way in which they emulated Trump by attacking me for daring to criticize him, and deliberately misstating what I said, tells me that there are some people who TRULY ADMIRE this racist, bigoted, misogynistic, xenophobic, lying, fraudulent, bullying man-child.
An earlier respondent said that those qualities were exactly why he was loved by his followers. I didn't really believe that--I thought that such persons were a tiny, tiny minority in the world--but I know better know. Thanks, Trumpers!
"ARE UNITING" is not the same as "have united" or "are united." I said they are moving toward a common goal.
It's such a shame that your rabid partisanship "Trumps" your reading comprehension skills. In a strange way, though, you have perfectly answered the question I asked to begin this thread. Why do people love Trump? Because they are willing to utterly ignore reality, and they actually ADMIRE the lies he makes up about his critics. So you are now officially a Little Mini-Trump! Congratulations!
All the illegal Mexicans should go back (except for the few hot ones, that's about 75% that should go back from here in LV).Quote: Joeshlabotnik
It's an asinine idea that has gotten far more discussion than it deserves:
1. If built in Mexico, it would be an invasion of the territory of a sovereign nation--an act of war.
2. If built in the US, it would necessitate seizing by eminent domain the landholdings of every single individual and organization that owned property abutting the border.
3. Your silly comment aside, it would cost a truly insane amount of money, and "they" couldn't pay for it even if we somehow convinced them to (and calling an entire nation criminals and rapists is a sure-fire way to get them to see things your way).
4. Trump would not have the authority to make it happen.
5. The eventual cost from the choking off of cross-border trade (either by complete closure or creating bottlenecks) would be in the trillions--hard to swallow for those business-savvy Republicans.
All that aside, anyone who thinks that the presence of Mexicans, legal and illegal, in the US is anything but a strong net positive needs to get back on his/her meds before it's too late.
<snip>Now, as we are somehow poised on the brink as Germany was in 1933<snip>
<snip>All that aside, anyone who thinks that the presence of Mexicans, legal and illegal, in the US is anything but a strong net positive needs to get back on his/her meds before it's too late.<snip>
You also seem to think its ok to make fun of one's skin color. All great ideas.
I never made any derogatory remarks about anyone's skin color. You may have had poor enough comprehension skills to misread something I said regarding Republican hatred for Obama because he's black.
YOU made fun of a specific person's skin color.
Nonsense. I said no such thing. You are welcome to misconstrue anything I said, but that doesn't make your interpretation correct. I notice that you didn't supply a direct quote of that thing I supposedly said. If you were referring to Republicans making racist comments about Obama, note that I put the relevant phrase in quotation marks. Do you know what quotation marks are and what they mean?
Go back and read your own posts. You made fun of someone's skin color.
I generally agree with just about everything RonC posts, (OK, just the vast majority ;-).
However, even though it is usually used as a 'cheap PR stunt', I never have a problem with someone/anyone drawing correlations between circumstances in pre-WWll Germany and circumstances that exist today. Or you can use pre-Castro Cuba, or any of many possible correlations to conditions that existed that led to bad choices by the people there at the time. You have to remember, you must remember, that it is the people that hold the power. The gov't anywhere/anytime does not hold the power, the people loan it to the Gov't in their own self interest. This is good, usually. When enough people decide that the loan should be called in, things can get dicey in a hurry.
Do not dismiss the masses, they are the masses. They cannot be stopped if momentum reaches a critical point, even on the road to ruin.
Now I personally don't believe that any correlations between Trump and Hitler are realistically valid for a host of reasons. Just in case I missed something, I always encourage everyone to ponder the consequences of the choices that we, we the masses, make or don't make.
Choices you make, consequences you get. 2F