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by Rick
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I feel like you're not getting the main point of the article. The article argues (and I agree) that part of the reason we have the present situation is precisely because we've continued to say "ah well, I gotta choose this awful candidate because the other guy is worse". What's the *realistic* alte...
by Rick
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I’m with you KRB80, I think good will come (is already coming) out of this mess. But if it is allowed (by Reps) to go too far, America might fall so far that is very difficult, if even possible, to come back from. Trump and the Reps might just succeed in breaking America and the world for a generati...
by Rick
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Yes, the Dems are flawed. But the flawed-ness of Trump and the Reps is of a whole different order of magnitude. If a morally/ethically responsible person were to have to choose between Trump/Reps and Dems ... which is the only realistic choice out there right now, Bernies have no chance to ascend to...
by Rick
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I honestly think that if Trump moved towards a formal policy of Russia as ally and Europe as enemy, 75% of Republicans and perhaps 90% of Trump’s base would cheer him on. America’s gone mad ... too much entertainment and tv/movie/vgame fantasy, not enough reality. This is how a republic ends, not w...
by Rick
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Queequeg wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:53 pm
Rick wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:37 pm
This is how a republic ends
The lion is an apex predator, but will be brought down by a parasite in its bowels.
Orange has no bowels, his mouth is directly connected to his arsehole. In fact, some say that they are the same organ.
by Rick
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I honestly think that if Trump moved towards a formal policy of Russia as ally and Europe as enemy, 75% of Republicans and perhaps 90% of Trump’s base would cheer him on. America’s gone mad ... too much entertainment and tv/movie/vgame fantasy, not enough reality. This is how a republic ends, not wi...
by Rick
Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I'm (WAY) only kidding!

Trump would probably accuse Mooji of being an anti-"Make America Great Again!" terrorista with direct ties to Satan. And his cheerleaders would (pretend to) believe him!
by Rick
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

In psychonational terms ... America's shadow is coming to light under Donnie. This could be a good thing, there is a huge amount of creative energy in the shadow. Destructive too. Getting in touch with one's shadow is never easy, so we shouldn't expect that. And it's dangerous, for obvious reasons. ...
by Rick
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Thanks for the Snope’ing.

Got more (vetted) Trump family tree goodies to share? Or do I have to wait for the HBO series,

Trumped!
An American Comitragedy:
The Rise and Fall of Donald J. Trump


?
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

A vetted trustworthy "proven-true" fact? Or more of a "might have happened" ... ?
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I don't know them, I'm doing my best to avoid all contact with Trumpiana.

But for my/our edification, what are some ditties about Trump's family tree that would help me contextualize him, understand his thoughts/actions?
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Queequeg wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Trump is not culturally Anglo, he's descended from Continentals.
And here I thought he descended from this dude:

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by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Ah yes, this editorial has the final quote I was searching for, thanks for finding it for me: "Any student of history knows that it is moments like this summit that set in motion chains of events that are difficult to stop. The democratic alliance that has been the bedrock of the American-led libera...
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I got a big kick out of reading earlier this week that European leaders were treating Trump like a way-out-of-his-depth petulant spoiled little boy.

Hey, Caligula had Incitatus, we have Trump. (Personally, I'd be happier if a good strong horse were leading the country.)
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

That, of course, is less likely to work as a strategy when visiting the population of another country. :smile: Let's hope so! ;-) I was referring to my fellow 'merikans believing (or pretending to) whatever The Orange One and his Fox News Shills say. 100 distinguished scholars from all sides of the...
by Rick
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

I have met no British person..not one..with a good word for him. Fake news! The proof: 'They like me over there' says the Orange One. “It is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictator...
by Rick
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Let's widen the field a bit: What % of Trump supporters are striving to do the right thing for the entire world rather than just America? And what % care about doing what's right for the entire country rather than just their personal tribes? I'd hazard a guess that the smarter conservatives (admitt...
by Rick
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

And rather than dispel that fear and rage, Trump feeds it because he thinks it is what will keep him in power, on top of the hill. And Republican congresspeople feed it along with him, for the same reason. Or, less cynically, they have a vision of a tougher, more self-protectionist, better America a...
by Rick
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Big messages to deplorables ???
Replies: 120
Views: 2822

Re: Big messages to deplorables ???

Frickin' homo sapiens! Enlightenment is wasted on 'em! :popcorn: Let's widen the field a bit: What % of Trump supporters are striving to do the right thing for the entire world rather than just America? And what % care about doing what's right for the entire country rather than just their personal t...
by Rick
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time away
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Time away

I second that, I always read Vasana postings happily. (Wayfarer postings too!)

Have a good break ... we'll still be here when you return haggling over the ultimate immanent empty not-real/not-unreal nature of "reality."

:cheers:

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