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Trump Part 18

Discussion in 'off topic' started by kendo, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    Since it was so aptly achieved by pitting the proles against each other, it stands to reason they'd continue at it when SHTF.
    Though I'm not sure the powers envisioned it so easy an outcome ... or that it would be so complete that the people who didn't buy into it from the start would trudge willingly back to a fresher hell of quiet consumption themselves. But then what can you do - who do you shoot first?
  2. Ciunas Audio

    Ciunas Audio Trade: Ciunas Audio

    I believe that it is the great scam behind capitalism which keeps people hanging onto what's actually hurting them - the scam that you too can be anything you want to be - a millionaire, a billionaire, even a president.
    It's also the scam that Trump has perpetrated - I've seen his supporters saying 'He's a billionaire & yet he talks like my taxi man - he talks my language' - they think he's in touch with the people which is an image he has fully exploited. Nothing wrong with taxi men but if Trump wasn't born into money he would be a down & out bum, not a president

    This scam is epitomised in the 'American Dream' but is also at the core of most politics & is essentially a deep down belief - 'if we get OUR MAN into the seat of power, we will be looked after'
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  3. matt j

    matt j pfm Member

    Bizarrely it works here as well because the man in the street thinks the likes of multi millionaire, never-worked-a-day-in-their-life shysters like Farage, de Pfeffel Johnson and Rees-Mogg are straight talking 'men of the people'.
  4. Ciunas Audio

    Ciunas Audio Trade: Ciunas Audio

    Yea, works everywhere probably because it's a deep seated belief which we all seem to suffer from - self-interest at the expense of others which has probably become magnified in recent decades?
  5. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    Sure. Social media encourages self interest. How much of that overshoot is due to anonymity is hard to say. One thing is for sure, when and if the four horsemen arrive a lot of people are going to be gobsmacked at how fast all the socially manufactured kumbaya bullshit dissolves into self interest set to turbo.

    It's happening right now. Citizens are rioting against governments in Lebanon, Hong Kong and Barcelona. In Chile, the government has declared war on its own people. While in the 1st world, all is well: The Internet is speeding along; Amz's warehouses are full of stuff and the streaming houses are pumping out entertainment. Are we not entertained?
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
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  6. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    I used to think it was bizarre too. Then I concluded that we're simply hierarchical by nature, like most clans of beasts. People will naturally follow anything smelling of leadership. But somewhere along the line our noses were turned against us by the more cunning apes.
  7. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Trump has opened a Golf Course/Hotel in Saudi Arabia: who would have guessed ? Wonder if he paid anything for the land ?
  8. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    Whether the cons own the libs or libs own the cons ... how all elections work out for the voters

  9. mykel

    mykel Fat guy flying.

  10. Ciunas Audio

    Ciunas Audio Trade: Ciunas Audio

    One of the most worrying aspects of Trump & why the GOP won't drop him - at this stage, the RNC has raised $300M+ for re-election
  11. kendo

    kendo Prussian bot

    Nah, that $300 million is the fund for Trump's legal fees. He may need more...
  12. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Trump properties usually aren't actually owned (or planned) by the Trump Organization. It's more of a branding and management enterprise. Someone else likely did all the heavy lifting and financing.
  13. droodzilla

    droodzilla pfm Member

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  14. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Yes probably just a way to funnel money to him. Who said you can't bribe a billionaire ?
  15. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    The GOP has no answers for the substance of the impeachment related charges, so they are doing their best to attack the investigation process. This is one of the more ridiculous, juvenile stunts I have ever seen!
  16. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr pfm Member

    Yes, my reading of this is that they know he’s bang to rights. This is desperate tactics.

  17. Marky-Mark

    Marky-Mark pfm Member

    Playing to a faithful base, that's all it is. Keep the illusion of support in the form of a formidable foe alive in the minds of enemies and continue on with business as usual. Little difference between this tactic and trotting out Roe vs. Wade as a wedge, or the Russian boogeyman as a threat ... all are on tap when required.
  18. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    "Abuse of power is not a crime." - Matthew Whitaker
  19. Hook

    Hook Blackbeard's former bo'sun.

    Rumor is that Cueball will replace Mulvaney as Trump’s (acting) chief of staff.
  20. vuk

    vuk \o/ choose anarchy

    you have to be joking.

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