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Author Topic:   Be It Stealth or Cyber: We Are In A War With China
vimesey
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Message 3 of 54 (882158)
09-14-2020 10:08 AM
Reply to: Message 2 by jar
09-14-2020 9:40 AM


Tribalism needs an enemy, sadly. It’s been right wing populism’s tactic throughout history - point at a bogey man villain, and people will vote you in. They’ll even back you when you take away their vote, because of the emergency posed by the bogey man villain. When people slowly begin to realise that the bogey man was just that - a fictional bad guy - it’s too late, the damage has been done.

(ABE: this is not to support the Chinese government, whose human rights record is disgusting. It’s to point out that Trump couldn’t give a toss about human rights - he just likes having a foreign bogey man with a different coloured skin).

Edited by vimesey, : No reason given.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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vimesey
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Message 16 of 54 (882186)
09-15-2020 4:31 AM


Me:

Tribalism needs an enemy, sadly. It’s been right wing populism’s tactic throughout history - point at a bogey man villain, and people will vote you in. They’ll even back you when you take away their vote, because of the emergency posed by the bogey man villain. When people slowly begin to realise that the bogey man was just that - a fictional bad guy - it’s too late, the damage has been done.

RC Apologist:

theyre the new nazis and if we don't reelect trump they will destroy the world

Nailed it.


Could there be any greater conceit, than for someone to believe that the universe has to be simple enough for them to be able to understand it ?

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