A most excellent rant by Sargon of Akkad on the Donald Trump situation

A bit long, but he makes some very excellent points:

 

UPDATE:  Just came across this video that seems relevant to the discussion:

 

Interestingly enough, my sister-in-law, who called me a racist and said I want the whole world for just white atheists and would kill everyone else if I could when I pointed out that even Amnesty International would not take Nelson Mandela’s case because he actually was guilty of terrorism and that his actions delayed the coming of racial equality in South Africa by decades – well, that sister-in-law also happens to be sporting a ‘Bernie’ sign on her front lawn…

Data-point validated!

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5 Responses to “A most excellent rant by Sargon of Akkad on the Donald Trump situation”

  1. juggernaut Says:

    Only saw 5 min of the first video but it’s worth saying that Trump feeds off of the negative attention. Publicity is publicity. These scandals that he’s been having every week are only a boon to his campaign. By getting 24/7 free media coverage, he’s effectively shutting out all of the other candidates. Hillary, Bernie, Cruz and Kasich combined don’t get as much coverage as him.

    Most people don’t understand this but the violent protests, the altercation with the paparazzi, nude pictures of his wife, the KKK earpiece scandal, all of this has only been helping him edge himself over the competition. Insofar as the media only focuses on these scandals and not the real issues, Trump’s clumsiness and vagueness on policy won’t be an issue.

  2. CodeSlinger Says:

    juggernaut:

    By the same token, the media is doing Hillary a huge favour by focusing on Trump.

    She can’t afford any scrutiny at all. She has too many skeletons in her closet.

    What worries me is the very real possibility that people will stay mesmerized by Trump until the moment it is announced that Hillary is the new POTUS.

    There is no other way she could get in.

    • Juggernaut Says:

      Yes, Hillary benefits from less scrutiny and Trump feeds off of his controversy.

      And your scenario is what is most likely is going to happen.

      As it stands, I really find no meaningful difference between the candidates. Depends what color of fascism you want. When alls said and done, it’s going to the be same presidency.

      • xanthippa Says:

        Juggernaut,

        while I agree wholeheartedly that both stand for totalitarian fascism and horrible policies, I do see one difference between them.

        Hillary is the ultimate insider. She is connected to the cabal of global oligarchs, if not downright part of them – and plays their game.

        Trump, on the other hand, is also a member of an elite – but not the same one. He is a 1%-er, certainly, but the global oligarchs do not have control mechanisms in place over him.

        Which is why the Republican party will fight against a Trump nomination.

    • CodeSlinger Says:

      Juggernaut:

      Yes. Exactly.

      But then, I haven’t noticed a substantive difference between the candidates since Kennedy ran against Nixon.


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