Discussion in 'Politics, Philosophy, and Religion' started by Kargath, Mar 6, 2016.
At least we're not the Philippines. >_>
That guy is awesome. Not awesomely good but awesomely something.
The campaigns, candidates and parties America deserves. Though, the focus on and desire for likability (not exclusive to this election or America at all) is probably due to inherent human limitations (read: time, motivation, money) when analyzing or understanding the implications of multiple branches of policy. We're not just talking about average joe here, either. So, even when we do touch on policy, we end up tying it back to likability. (ie: trick-down economics doesn't work=Trump wants to help the rich)
though, even by normal standards this election is pretty bare of policy
One week until Armageddon.
At this rate, I'm not even sure we'll last until the election.
This has been wacky and could well keep going even after the election is over, but I'm not sure either choice has any near term implications for me personally, as long as something like World War III doesn't happen. The country as a whole may be a different story, but being on a downward trajectory isn't really news.
...Clinton is willing to attack Russia, & Trump wants to pick an unprovoked fight with China. Both scenarios are essentially World War III.
And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"
Not to defend Trump, but given China's continued attempt to enforce their claim on almost all of the South China Sea based on an incomplete Ming Dynasty map, probing of Japanese territory, support for North Korea, and frequent espionage, it's hard to call a fight with them unprovoked. An excessive response to what they've done so far, sure, but the biggest difference between them and Russia is that they're secure enough to act relatively subtly. Trump or Clinton could find a dozen justifications to fight either one if they really wanted to.
I sure wish we could have a good president.
at least in three days the ****ty election part of the election is over
And potentially the end of the world begins.
And Jill Stein crawls back in her hole and hopefully I won't ever have to hear about her ever again.
I envy the history students of the future.
^^Implying that there is a guarantee of there actually being a future.
While we're at it, here is The Vic Berger Trump Collection:
This is my thread now.