Tainari88 wrote:Finfinder, the amount of things you don't know about the Spanish speaking political world and the amount of reality that people live in very poor nations and the stark poverty one witnesses here in Mexico on a daily basis makes one wonder how any person in their right mind thinks the solution to poverty? Is electing a racist, bigoted piece of shit billionaire is the only way to go for working class representation. .
I know enough. Why do expect everyone to be an expert and classically educated in these areas? We have been through this before you refused to point out policies that prove Trump is what you say.
Americans are generous and kind peoples why do you expect us to take care of the world? I don't believe in Democrat or liberal politics. Do you hate me now ?
Tainari88 wrote:I don't have time Fin to go over all the stuff you said about not having natural resources and how Puerto Rico can't make it on its own? It is ridiculous. There are tiny nations with less material and human resources than Puerto Rico is and they are making it on their own for a very very long time.
Great then!! And as I said before I support Puerto Ricos independence, but it does tip my curiosity and reduces the validity of your lectures why you left PR to make your money in the US and Mexico?
Tainari88 wrote:Corruption? The USA has corruption in its government Fin yes or no? Clinton, Reagan, Bush, etc. They all had corrupt lobbyists and pay offs by wealthy donors. Grover Norquist said that the Republican Party BRAND was no new taxes and basically tax cuts for the rich or being fired. No government. Drown it in the bathtub he said. Why are programs like Social Security, Veteran's benefits necessary? Who uses those services? Super rich people? Mostly not. Why are they necessary? I question everything. I look into the reasons behind these policies. It is always some lame excuse for not doing what needs to be done. It is crazy. The amount of effort the tiny elite expend to deny rights, and wealth to the largest body of wealth the world has ever known. The working people of the world. Why do they INSIST on denying people rights? Why? Explain that to me? .
Of course there is corruption here you think its better with Bernie or a Democrat ? I really find you an interesting person, we are talking about Puerto Rico so again I'm fascinated by the approach you take for a person that fashions themselves an intellectual. Wouldn't you be better served taking ownership of the corruption problems in PR instead of always this deflection. Do you think you can change opinion when you treat people this way? Until you want to get real and take ownership you have lowered your own arguments and criticism of the US.
Tainari88 wrote:The Latin Americans are a class divided society. The rich in Latin America live incredibly well. The poor don't. But there is no evidence at all in our nations that a poor person somehow thinks that some billionaire rich buffoon who is a racist against Latinos and Blacks....is somehow the man who is going to turn it all around Fin. That shit is just too much to understand for people like us Latin Americans who have lived poverty in our families, our nations and in our histories. We have strong class identities. It says? We are poor people, peasant people or just plain urban folk without MONEY. The billionaires and millionaires in Mexico, Latin America, etc. are NOT THE POORS BUDDIES and so on....the USA? Got a bunch of confused foolish voters thinking Trump is going to get rid of the elite in DC. Only totally confused and frustrated people do that.
For us? I got stopped in a parking lot while buying basics today, milk, eggs, bread, etc. at a store here...the parking lot attendant was an old man. Miguel. Retiree who gets tips helping shoppers put the groceries away in the cars...five pesos here and there and he goes home with five dollars about 100 pesos if he is lucky for helping lug groceries in the sun....he asked me about my Spanish. It doesn't sound Mexican Fin. He asked me where I was from.....I told him. He said, "What is going on in Puerto Rico? Why are you with the USA? That racist man insulting the people of Mexico and he is rich and an arrogant 'fresita' (a word used by Mexicans that is slang for a rich stuck up silver spoon in their mouth spoiled rotten asshole person)? I explained why we were with the USA. He said, "How come you can't vote if you stay in Puerto Rico? In your own community? But once you leave Puerto Rico and go for living in the USA your political rights are restored? That is like telling a Mexican to leave Mexico to be able to vote in Mexico. That is INSANE." Miguel the dude....he thinks it is crazy.
How does one explain the insanity of colonialism and all the crap it dictates?
No, the right and the left fight it out violently in Latin cultures. Spanish civil war. The Mexican Revolution, the Cuban Revolution, the wars of Independence in South America with Simon Bolivar. Etc. etc. The real FIGHT is between Right and Left about what is the solution to POWER. To lack of progress. To rights. To freedom.
BJ here doesn't believe in equality. I have explained how it has to do with rights. Not abilities and not talents and not variations in intelligence etc. It is about RIGHTS and innate value of all human rights and being a human with human needs. Socialism. To each according to their abilities and to each according to their needs.
The RIGHT in Latin America is snobby, oppressive, violent, and are oligarchs and classist and racist and everything else. Just like the RIGHT tends to be in the USA. In Europe, and in many places. It is about IDEOLOGY and political philosophy.
We go back to what is the essence of why the Right thinks the way they do and the Left doesn't think the way the RIGHT does.
It is about three things, RIGHTS, EQUALITY, and INNATE HUMAN VALUE AND MEETING NEEDS and ABILITIES.
That is it. Until those problems are resolved the Right and the Left in all HUMAN nations are gonna have fights to the bloody end of time.
I already went over what I think the Right is in the brain. Reptilian, Fear Based and Regressive.
I think I believe this world is in movement and changing and always evolving. Groups evolve Fin. Individuals don't. That is a fact of anthropology. A fact. Not opinion.
Staying stuck in fear and reptile reactions in politics won't fit an internationalist economic system change like modern capitalism is.
That is it.
I will fight for the opposite of fear. That is where my politics are at.
I can go line by line of your post but I thought about it. I think you have some good and insightful things to say. I just don't understand why you waste all that by drawing a line in the sand with all this contempt you have for people that haven't lived your life yet such harsh criticism for a life you never lived. Wouldn't you be better served at being a teacher with compassion and understanding instead of this righteous and comtepted indignation for your students. Is this the only way to go, teaching people, or alienating them?
You limit yourself by being so closed minded and I hope you can find some peace within yourself to move forward with your insights in life. You are not convincing people you are just stoking your own personal hatred and fear.