Progressive metal and politics
- Feb 15, 2009
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Let's see how well he does against our least viable candidate though.
People vote in their best interest
Welp, Dragon and Tinfoil can deflect it all they want but I think the last couple days is the absolute living embodiment and finale of a failed presidency.
Trump enjoyed 3 1/2 years of a semi-normal presidency in terms of national stability and general 'day to day', despite the over-the-top sociopathy, gaslighting all the worst elements of our society to feed his ego, and the overall corruption and sawing away of institutional table legs. It's been 3 years of careening down the hill knowing the brakes were cut and hoping for a miracle, and naively thinking that prayer was answered every second you hadn't yet reached the bottom.
This is what the bottom looks like.
100,000 people dead from a preventable virus that only was allowed to mature to that point by deliberate divestment in public safety apparatus, vanity and braggadocio encouraging people to flout even basic safety measures as a blood sacrifice for their tribe, and precipitously reopening to fake a return to normal for the sake of gamesmanship.
20% of people unemployed, the majority of are either too afraid to go back, don't want to go back or there's nowhere to go back to. Thousands of small businesses shuttered and not coming back, and several that are hanging on either until they reopen and the full strength of their customers never come back or they're finished off in the second virus peak. The strongest economy in the history of the world brought to it's knees in two months!
Now every major city in this country is on fire or fixing to be, because mob rule looks better than institutional lawlessness. The fish rots at the head. Each level of leadership inherits a shitty attitude and no respect for the people that put them there from the next office above them that gets away with it, until you have cops killing people in broad daylight because they know they'll get away with it. It's a double indictment, first that people were brought to this point and secondly, that leadership couldn't say nor do anything to quell the anger.
He's passing vanity laws against online criticism instead! You could call it 'moving deck chairs on the Titanic' but this example is even worse!
Trump's three years were like Chip Kelly being called a genius because he won games with Andy Reid's roster. Then it's been 3 months of what happens when Chip Kelly had to play with Chip Kelly's roster. A steady decline and then the drop right off the cliff when the last table leg comes out.
MAGA is dead. KAGA is dead. This is the dictionary definition of a failure of leadership. Donald Trump didn't inherit the country before it was consumed by a volcano or swallowed by the Earth, and given an impossible task. He was given infinite opportunities to do right things, and he always chose wrong things, and because lightning did not strike him dead then and there, his cheering section proclaimed he must be right.
He is not an even remotely viable candidate anymore. It would be 4 years just like this last 3 months.
No, they don't. They vote for what they believe their interest is, which is wildly different, and why right wing politicians have to lie to win an election.
If people voted for their interest, we wouldn't have a paradigm where majority votes endup having policies favoring the top 20% revenue people to the detriment of the 80% others.
Education and meaningful votes are an integral part of universal suffrage.
This is why parties whose policies only benefit a minority usually target the public education budget first: they need the voters to be idiots and to vote against their best interest to get elected.
To paraphrase a famous historical quote, 10 wolves and 1000 sheep voting on what to have for lunch isn't a democracy either when 500 sheep were taught at school they're wolves.
It's crazy just how much of that is everywhere you look these days! The news used to be fact-checked and now very little of it is... if any...
There is a difference between news, editorials, and just plain bullshit. This isn't anything new, the only thing that's changed is it's easier to make a website look more polished and legitimate.
Back in the 90's/early 00's, you could tell something was bullshit because the website looked like this:
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And the "crazy papers" were just bulk printed at Kinkos.