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  # 1710582 27-Jan-2017 11:39
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Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

Well yes, as this is purely and simply a hate thread.

 

 

 

 

I'm sad to read that is your opinion.

 

I consider it to have become a "resistance to hatred" thread - which is much the reverse of what you seem to see.

 

 

With all due respect, a lot here is a hate thread. You refer to Trump as hated above, so he is hated back. I take resistance to hatred referring to resistance to Trump.

 

While I dont disgaree with any of the hundreds of adjectives posted here, more important issues exist. Your recent post on trade, Rikkitics recent on immigration, there will be many more as they come to effect or at least as more details come to light. Will he see out the term, Moslem visas, many, many topics. The topics are very topical, and then the repercussions. I think almost all of us here agree on our opinions of Trump


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  # 1710585 27-Jan-2017 11:41
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Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

Well yes, as this is purely and simply a hate thread.

 

 

 

 

I'm sad to read that is your opinion.

 

I consider it to have become a "resistance to hatred" thread - which is much the reverse of what you seem to see.

 

 

 

 

I live in hope that Mr Trump will moderate his language etc. Like many post election politicians he seems to be taking a bit of time to come down from the hustings hype. Soon the reality and enormity of the task to which he has been entrusted will hit home and he will realise that he

 

cannot walk across the Pacific and he cannot part the seas.





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  # 1710589 27-Jan-2017 11:49
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tdgeek:

Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

Well yes, as this is purely and simply a hate thread.

 

 

 

 

I'm sad to read that is your opinion.

 

I consider it to have become a "resistance to hatred" thread - which is much the reverse of what you seem to see.

 

 

With all due respect, a lot here is a hate thread. You refer to Trump as hated above, so he is hated back. I take resistance to hatred referring to resistance to Trump.

 

While I dont disgaree with any of the hundreds of adjectives posted here, more important issues exist. Your recent post on trade, Rikkitics recent on immigration, there will be many more as they come to effect or at least as more details come to light. Will he see out the term, Moslem visas, many, many topics. The topics are very topical, and then the repercussions. I think almost all of us here agree on our opinions of Trump

 

My main concern about Trump isn't that he won't recant racist/misogynist statements, lies, threats to torture, kill innocent people etc, but that as people gradually lose interest, then resistance falls and acceptance of his agenda grows.

 

Can we live happily ever after under increasingly draconian authoritarian rule by the elites?

 

History suggests not - there will be bloodshed.

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  # 1710594 27-Jan-2017 11:54
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Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

Well yes, as this is purely and simply a hate thread.

 

 

 

 

I'm sad to read that is your opinion.

 

I consider it to have become a "resistance to hatred" thread - which is much the reverse of what you seem to see.

 

 

I think this states it quite well. We can't see into the future, but if we look at the past, there is good reason to fear the forces that could be unleashed by someone like Trump. 

 

 





I don't think there is ever a bad time to talk about how absurd war is, how old men make decisions and young people die. - George Clooney
 


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  # 1710638 27-Jan-2017 12:26
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MikeB4:

 

Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

Well yes, as this is purely and simply a hate thread.

 

 

 

 

I'm sad to read that is your opinion.

 

I consider it to have become a "resistance to hatred" thread - which is much the reverse of what you seem to see.

 

 

 

 

I live in hope that Mr Trump will moderate his language etc. Like many post election politicians he seems to be taking a bit of time to come down from the hustings hype. Soon the reality and enormity of the task to which he has been entrusted will hit home and he will realise that he

 

cannot walk across the Pacific and he cannot part the seas.

 

 

Thats where I see it. He can say and "start" to do what he wants (as in the orders he loves to sign), but he is playing with the big boys now, and he is not a big boy. He is out of his league. China isn't happy, Mexico isn't happy. We talk about division in the US, he will divide the US from the globe. Maybe thats not a bad thing. Maybe the GOP will come to the rescue with a new leader in a year or so, who knows. He can't do whatever he wants, either its too hard, or the consequences he has yet to appreciate past his ego.. 


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  # 1710641 27-Jan-2017 12:29
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Funny that. Some people complained Obama signed too many Executive Orders...

(Fact is Obama signed less than some previous Presidents).

But we know Trump is not one to stop because of one lie or another.




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  # 1710643 27-Jan-2017 12:32
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Rikkitic:

 

Fred99:

 

tdgeek:

 

Well yes, as this is purely and simply a hate thread.

 

 

 

 

I'm sad to read that is your opinion.

 

I consider it to have become a "resistance to hatred" thread - which is much the reverse of what you seem to see.

 

 

I think this states it quite well. We can't see into the future, but if we look at the past, there is good reason to fear the forces that could be unleashed by someone like Trump. 

 

 

 

 

I feel this is where you two and I disagree. I don't see an authoritarian elite state and historical bloodshed, nor Trump unleashing forces. Bark is worse than his bite. GOP will reign him in when the globe yawns and can't be a$$ed with him. Trade deals may be common, amongst everyone else. But I don't see the WW3-like argument. He is out of his league, he will get that when he tries to implement his silly ideas. 

 

As you say, we cannot see into the future, but that is my take on it. Over coming months, possible weeks, we will see more of a pattern. His executive orders to me are meaningless, its his action or inaction that will be more meaningful. Such as his jail her, then she has served us wonderfully for 30 years. 


 
 
 
 


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  # 1710644 27-Jan-2017 12:33
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freitasm: Funny that. Some people complained Obama signed too many Executive Orders...

(Fact is Obama signed less than some previous Presidents).

But we know Trump is not one to stop because of one lie or another.

 

 

 

Now now he does not lie, he doesn't, he present alternative facts. One mans fact is fiction, another mans fiction is fantasy. Trump redefines it all.





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  # 1710645 27-Jan-2017 12:33
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Fred99: That's not leaps and bounds from Hitler's policy to publish names and photos...
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I doubt many people here can read German so you will have to explain exactly how that image is related and how it is not leaps and bounds away.

If you fail to do that it's more or less close to godwin violation and following that we could expect the thread to fill up with various images of that nature without any attempt at showing relevance.

Also.. base64 images are a pain to quote. try it sometime. inline links are way easier.

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  # 1710646 27-Jan-2017 12:35
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Also the State Dept top guys left the building... Those are career people, not kind of people you can pluck from private sector and hit the ground running.




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  # 1710647 27-Jan-2017 12:38
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It was a tactic Hitler also used to get his way. Publicise and scapegoat those who do not agree with you or do what you want and let mobthink do the rest.

 

 





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  # 1710648 27-Jan-2017 12:40
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One of Trump's tweets this morning:

 

 

Here's the article: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jan/25/compromise-doesnt-work-political-opponents-chelsea-manning

 

The "weakness" referred to is actually a (metaphorical - hopefully) "call to arms" to fight dirty tyrants like Trump (and his supporters) by using similar dirty tactics - rather than to "go high" (which probably more relevant to this topic, was a failed tactic for Hillary Clinton).  Trump's obsession with Obama is often "whataboutism". Trump's the president now - he should be head down / backside up and start behaving like one.

 

I wish I didn't have to agree with what Manning is saying - but Trump will not be taken down by reasoned rational discussion.


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  # 1710649 27-Jan-2017 12:43
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Rikkitic:

 

It was a tactic Hitler also used to get his way. Publicise and scapegoat those who do not agree with you or do what you want and let mobthink do the rest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That doesn't work so well these days because of our levels of education, literacy,  mass media so hmmm ummmm Redneck USA, dammit . We're screwed :P 





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  # 1710652 27-Jan-2017 12:53
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Fred99: That's not leaps and bounds from Hitler's policy to publish names and photos...
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I doubt many people here can read German so you will have to explain exactly how that image is related and how it is not leaps and bounds away.

If you fail to do that it's more or less close to godwin violation and following that we could expect the thread to fill up with various images of that nature without any attempt at showing relevance.

Also.. base64 images are a pain to quote. try it sometime. inline links are way easier.

 

It stated "(The) Jewish Criminals".

 

Hitler published lists and photos of Jewish criminals as part of a propaganda technique to (further) turn the German public against Jews.

 

That Trump appears to be planning on doing similar by collating and making public lists of crimes committed by "aliens" which is ominously comparable.

 

There is no Godwin violation rule applying in this thread - MF has granted a specific exemption, IMO for very good reason as the comparisons are relevant.
The result has not been the thread filling up with "various images of that nature" - and anyway the image I posted was (very) relevant.
That makes me wonder if the Godwin's rule serves much purpose in this entire site, as where it's allowed it's seemingly not abused, on threads where Godwin's is invoked, it's usually part of an ad hominem attack which itself is against FUG anyway - but that's another topic, it's not my site and I don't make the rules.

 

Base64 images (pasted to image editor on web browser) don't cause me any issues to edit/quote - perhaps open or join an existing thread in the GZ forum to discuss if there's a problem when posting using mobile devices.


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  # 1710666 27-Jan-2017 13:12
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Godwin's thought on Godwin's Law:

 

 

"If you’re thoughtful about it and show some real awareness of history, go ahead and refer to Hitler or Nazis when you talk about Trump. Or any other politician"

 

 

(Mike Godwin, December 14 2016)

 

 


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