@ganda said in Official Political Discussion Thread:
Are we just gonna go full Banana Republic, or does America deserve better? Let me know Republicans.
You know the answer but you might not know a lot of Republican are just as disgusted with this. I keep my line of communication open with my pro-Trump friends. The alternative is worse that we just all go back into our bubbles. The far left is just as deluded as the far right. But I do agree that threat from the neo-fascist is greater at the moment.
The root cause is the same, ignorance and tribal thinking. A lot of pro-Trumpers have no idea of the man before his reality TV days. this is where a bit of knowledge comes in handy. I was negging the deals way back when “Trump University” were posted as deal in FW. Tribal thinking is taking the R and D label very literally without regard to gauge a person’s action against one’s truly held value. Comey said it best when he asked if similar words or action are still ok if it’s flipped against your side?
The problem is bigger than Trump and it’s not limited to the states… Viktor Orbán, Silvio Berlusconi, Rodrigo Duterte, Andrzej Duda, and to a lesser degree, Shinzō Abe and Narendra Modi are all example of the modern day demagogue movement. Concentrating on the personalities doesn’t fix the problem, got to fix the issue with education and dialog.