For reasons I believe I've given clearly enough, I'm content if I can simply state my opinion to get it on the table.
No one has ever questioned the fact that you have an opinion but the issue is "Why do you hold that opinions? What is the evidence to support such an opinion or give it any validity beyond just being your opinion?"
You're talking about the half of the country that voted for Trump. I don't think you'd much like the adjectives i'd attach to the other half of the country, so perhaps we shouldn't go there.
Scary isn't it?
But if the evidence showed the other half of the country was so divorced from reality, honesty, reason, morality and all of the evidence I would think we should absolutely go there.
But the fact remains that at this time there is overwhelming evidence that the group you label as "conservatives" is divorced from reality, honesty, reason and morality. If that were not the case then they could present the evidence that supported their beliefs.
Trump though is really playing "Buzz" Windrip as well as any actor so far.
The question now is whether that segment of US citizens who were so totally disconnected from reality, critical thinking, evidence based decision making, honesty and morality that they could vote for Trump is a permanent and persistent characteristic of US society today or simply a short term aberration and anomaly.
And remember, we still have no clue how he appealed to so many of you other than you liked his sales spiel and vacuous promises.
Edited by jar, : add link to earlier pre-election reference to It can't happen here.
But America was already great by every possible evidential index.
It is only in the fantasy world unconnected to reality in anyway that there was any need to Make America Grate Again.
quote:Published during the rise of fascism in Europe, the novel describes the rise of Berzelius "Buzz" Windrip, a politician who defeats Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and is elected President of the United States, after fomenting fear and promising drastic economic and social reforms while promoting a return to patriotism and "traditional" values.
Trump is simply Buzz Windrip and a large percentage of US citizens feel for his carny conjob.
There was a time when it was considered civilized to treat another's very different opinion with some respect.
Utter and complete bullshit Faith.
Not all opinions deserve to be treated with respect, particularly opinions that are shown to be false by reality. It is fine to allow others to hold opinions that are not based at all on reality but not to allow those opinions to be forced or imposed on others.
The fact is after over sixty posts you have still not provided a single piece of evidence that there even is an anti-Trump conspiracy.
No one doubts you read books filled with absurdities Faith, BUT... Fascism does already have a definition and Left or Liberal are not part of it.
To claim a leftist Fascism is simply a sign of ignorance at best and most likely dishonesty.
There are certain characteristics of fascism; extreme nationality, an emphasis on building the military, espousing traditional morality, corporatism, authoritarian charismatic leaders ... none of those are liberal, socialist or leftist but all of them are present in Trump's administration.