And not a freaking soul is noticing this grab for power.
God is a comedian playing to an audience that is afraid to laugh.
Wandering the information superhighway, he came upon the last refuge of civilization, PoFo, the only forum on the internet ...
late wrote:Kind of, too many Dems are too beholden to corporate interests.
DINO, if you want to be blunt about it.
Rancid wrote:I think we are heading into a cyberpunk kind of future. Perhaps it's time to roll over and take it.
Historically, Republicans liked big oil and defense for example. However, given the coming de-emphasis of oil, big oils isn't as much of a threat to freedom anymore. Further, big tech is merging with the defense industry more and more. We see companies like Microsoft and Amazon doing projects for the defense industry. Hence why I think we will start to see Republicans align more and more with big tech just like democrats have already done. Republicans and Democrats will continue to collude to keep the possibility of a 3rd-4th party out of American politics. This is likely to breed more far right and far left movements in America.
1) The main problem is the disappearance of the middle class and excess wealth accumulation in the hands of the few. That will destroy the USA.
2) The elite social media moguls control the narrative in America. They tend to be liberal and live in such a different isolated social strata (Ivory Tower) that they truly think they know what is best for the average person.
3) IN the next 4-8 years there will be greater control of the info that is passed to the masses. The media and journalists will be subordinate to the giants of social media. Cancel culture will be the order of the day. Many voices will be silenced.
4) Those that were once middle class will be unemployed but will have UBI, free health care, and free education. The question is? What will they do?
5) The highly educated millenials and Gen Z types are destined to be less successful than their parents. Bernie Sanders is correct in his analysis, but like Marx his prescription is wrong.
3. IN the next 4-8 years there will be greater control of the info that is passed to the masses. The media and journalists will be subordinate to the giants of social media. Cancel culture will be the order of the day. Many voices will be silenced.
late wrote:3) You can't let the crazies run wild.
That is bit problematic late. Who defines who are the crazy ones?
late wrote:It's a potential problem. It boils down to accuracy, which is not hard to determine.
You would want a politically independent authority to make the call.
Drlee wrote:There is nothing in the US constitution that says I have to believe liars or listen to people who are deluded.
Pants-of-dog wrote:At this point, it seems clear that Trump supporters like the ones who stormed the Capitol are the “crazy” ones.
They are obsessed with race identity politics and they obviously are all “cancel culture” when it comes to Biden or anyone they perceive as being more left than they are.
I personally would not use the term “crazy”. People with mental illnesses deserve more respect than to be compared to those folks.
Julian658 wrote:The above does not make sense. Perhaps your are trying to be clumsily be funny.
Who decides who get cancelled?
The Capitol rioters were part of the racist faction of the right. Racism is, by definition, race identity politics. So all the racist Trump supporters are advocating race identity politics.
And the rioters decided that racist Trump supporters are the ones who decide who get cancelled, and they also gave themselves the right to decide for all US residents.
Julian658 wrote:Nice straw man POD. I said that they broke the law. Therefore they deserve whatever they get.
...fighting racism with ID politics causes more racism (on both sides of the equation).
National Guardsmen in DC in charge of security of Joe Biden are under high scrutiny and may be found not trustworthy if they are Republican white males. That is what I call not so subtle discrimination. Look up congressman Cohen on this one. That is as nasty as it gets POD.
If I say the sky is pink you could disagree and I would be labeled as the crazy.
Who is more accurate? You or me?
Someone makes the call. What are the consequences if the call is not favorable.
Pants-of-dog wrote:Since I never said you claimed otherwise, this accusation is baseless.
If you want to accuse this Cohen person of racism, support your claim.
You condemn the lawbreaking, but not the intent to cancel democracy nor do you condemn the racism.
Julian658 wrote:Do you ever wonder why Trump won in 2016? It was a reaction to ID politics.Your opinion on this, is not evidence. Trump's election in 2016 isn't evidence, either. It's actually proof that GOP is more into identity politics than the DNC. It was entitled white Americans feeling they aren't being treated fairly, that are the main base for Trump.
Julian658 wrote:I did not say racism. I said discrimination.A component of racism is discrimination.
Julian658 wrote:You guys tend to be authoritarian.Being against discrimination and racism is not authoritarian, although a person who was racist and being condemned for it might claim this as a form of self-proclaimed "victimization".
late wrote:You broke it, you bought it.
Godstud wrote:Your opinion on this, is not evidence. Trump's election in 2016 isn't evidence, either. It's actually proof that GOP is more into identity politics than the DNC. It was entitled white Americans feeling they aren't being treated fairly, that are the main base for Trump.
A component of racism is discrimination.
Being against discrimination and racism is not authoritarian,
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