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In Topic: The Trump Presidency Thread

19 August 2017 - 08:59 AM

View PostFCP Bob, on 18 August 2017 - 05:15 PM, said:

Talia‏ @2020fight Aug 17
Are we going to take down this statue of Trump and Mitch McConnell?

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Holy Shit, that is amazing.

I've always said that Italians were the best trolls of all time.

In Topic: The Trump Presidency Thread

18 August 2017 - 02:53 AM

It's not a debate you can win with better facts.

That's how most 'institutional racism' proponents roll. They think that saying the term itself constitutes a valid argument without a need for any factual or logical support.

It's one of those things where maybe 5% of it is true. The other 95% is not true and just irrational hysteria.

In Topic: The Trump Presidency Thread

17 August 2017 - 06:33 PM

View PostGOCUBSGO, on 17 August 2017 - 01:00 PM, said:

Why can't it be that the US elected an idiot who has lived his entire life inside a bubble of wealth and privilege devoid of the realities of oppression or racism that exist in the daily lives of many Americans and therefore can't grasp the importance of denouncing those who seek to oppress?

Who is oppressing who?

The 'oppression theory' is interesting as it takes little anecdotes and tries to extrapolate it into a prevailing thesis that just doesn't scale.

So, fact: young black dudes are waaaaaaaaaaaaay more likely to be pulled over in a traffic stop for a BS reason than an old white lady.

This does not adequately explain why they're statistically less likely to have an IQ over 110 or go to engineering college than a random Chinese immigrant but if you listen to the left, the reason they're not astronauts is because someone in Oklahoma said the N word. This argument tacitly admits that blacks lack the agency to succeed or accomplish anything on their own and they're basically permanent pets of white people with good intentions who intent to live their lives in dutiful service to their well being... because otherwise, racism.

It's just ****ing ridiculous, but that's a huge core of the modern left.

In Topic: The Trump Presidency Thread

16 August 2017 - 06:53 PM

This is the rejection of post-modernism, though. It's absurd to say things like:

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“I can’t believe a once-great empire would threaten everything it has built over generations just because a group of people give in to racism and xenoph…”

... while ignoring factual context. During our cultural apogee (probably the mid-late 1960's), we were barely out of legal, systemic segregation, the completely insane narratives of post-modern social science academia were nowhere to be found and any given Asian on a television show was as likely to look like this...

http://nikkeiview.co.../feelingyu2.jpg

... as anything else.

What made American "great" was not "diversity". To the contrary, our cultural decline has corresponded pretty precisely with changing demography (which is not necessarily causal, although it's definitely reflective of certain things) and now that we're reaching super-duper Diversity Enrichment Level 32 levels, the shitshow ensues.

People who are wondering 'why now' , as far as a pretty unapologetic white backlash, as far as hordes of people tearing down statutes of Confederate memorials and now targeting anyone who was a 'slave owner' when such things were waved off as an absurd slippery-slope fallacy not 5 years ago, need only look at this graph and understand what 'tipping point' means, because we're crossing one. Now.

http://assets.pewres..._1965_20651.png

Whether we Brazilian'ize peacefully or with some kind of strife is to be seen. We no longer enjoy the luxuries of detached idealism. Our demographic bomb just went off. As this continues, more and more fringe losers (left and right) will commit more and more anti-social acts in the name of their identity politic. The left will say that you're being oppressed and join them in the fight against the oppressors. The right will say that if we don't "stop the thugs" now and stand up for "civilization", there will be nothing left "for our children" (all codewords for the barbarians at the gate)

In Topic: The Trump Presidency Thread

13 August 2017 - 10:01 AM

View PostSilentSnow, on 13 August 2017 - 01:26 AM, said:

Lol. In this specific case your post is absolutely false. Almost immediately there was a video posted of the event. It is virtually certain that he was in no way under attack. You can clearly see that he came from an empty street and drove at high speed into the protesters. Lots of witnesses attested that it was premeditated and not incited in any way.

What video? Here are the ones I've seen.

The most commonly seen one. Video cuts on just as he drives into the fray.
https://www.theguard...le-video-report

One from the perspective of the crowd.
https://www.youtube....h?v=Hpzkw3C4tSA

No clue how witnesses to an event might be able to attest to whether or not something was 'premeditated' barring their being psychic in some way... and I seriously doubt a group of left wing protesters who just got plowed down by a right wing driver are going to say anything other than they're tragic victims of a violent extremist. Here's one where they were literally trying to open the guys doors, threatening him with extreme violence and as soon as he nopes out and drives through them, they instantly start sobbing and pleading victim.

https://www.usatoday...sault/91885460/

As noted, totally open to the 'attack' narrative being 100% correct, but not passing judgement until it is established that he was or wasn't attacked prior to flooring it, because I haven't seen any video to indicate on that one way or the other. If there is video and it shows he was not under credible threat of violence, I'll totally accept this was an attack.