The far left is not the future of anything really

September 05, 2019 08:27AM
They've always been here, these ones are just the latest iteration of the same old thing.
Just like the far right. You're insane if you think the people that voted Trump into office are dying off. They breed quickly afterall.
And those individuals tend to be far more susceptible to indoctrination because they grow up in an environment where it is all they know, and reinforced daily.

The two far sides of each party are great at idealism, but the reality is most Americans prefer a more moderate approach to governing, with things based more on functional common sense instead of irrational idealism.
But hyping moderate policies doesn't keep people glued to their news media feeds and outlets.
Sensationalism does, which is why these people who really have done nothing special garner so much press. They're a convenient focal point for someone like Trump who needs to always have an enemy of America coming to destroy his base's simple rustic way of life. And he knows there are enough people in his thrall that will vote for him so long as he keeps to the same message, no matter how stupid it is to the rest of us.

It's not about content or substance anymore, the media just wants a headline.
And for all the headlines, the country still just keep plugging away.
Policies will lean left at times, and it leans right at times, but never to the degree all the fear mongering on each side says it will. All the far left/right candidates promises that they say they will do if they are in office never really come to pass. Medicare for all, free college, guaranteed income. It just will not happen, and if you're voting for someone on those type of BS promises you're not much better than someone who voted for Trump based on his lies.

The Affordable Care Act was not overturned despite Republicans having majorities in both houses and the white house, and having spent the better part of 8 years saying that was their only goal. Because talking points are far easier than reality.

I do find Omar quite dislikable. Same with AOC. Because they have no record in Congress worth standing on, and I have no respect for anyone that spends their time tweeting about things rather than doing things. Sadly, this is just what American politics is devolving into. A perpetual lowering of the bar to the lowest common denominator, where what you say matters far more than what you do. I would blame Trump, but he's just the result of the decline, not the cause.

I'm not 100% sure when it started. But social media has been nothing but a pox on humanity in my opinion since it allows people to seek out validation of whatever opinion they hold and have it reinforced, while at the same time completely disregarding the existence of contrary view points, so I'll use that as a convenient scapegoat. The less exposed people are to differing view points and able to insulate themselves in a world that only reinforces their own, the more certain they become of the righteousness of their own, no matter how objectively stupid they are.

That and 24 hours news channels that began not trying to report news, but to manufacture it from bull shit, just to keep people watching.

Eh. At least there's Thera.
Subject Author Posted

Holy. Shit.

GoldenApple August 27, 2019 11:02AM

Even if its true.. what's the holy shit?

kadsuane September 04, 2019 03:24AM

He has a muslim fetish

MiyagiYojimbo September 04, 2019 09:29AM

In psychology, we call this "projection".

GoldenApple September 05, 2019 12:25AM

She's just intensely dislikeable.

Death_Claw September 05, 2019 05:17AM

Only to the far-right

GoldenApple September 05, 2019 06:33AM

"very likely the future of the American left"

PaulO September 10, 2019 05:42AM

She polled 9% approval among swing state Democrats.

Death_Claw September 06, 2019 02:35AM

Hey buddy get out of here with that we choose our own truths and feelings over facts round these parts. n/t

jalim September 06, 2019 03:26AM

I love when you talk about facts in this particular spectrum..

kadsuane September 09, 2019 05:00AM

Not sure what you mean.

jalim September 09, 2019 05:25AM

Mostly that you almost always ignore actual facts and your go to medium for information seems to be memes.

kadsuane September 09, 2019 08:52AM

Excuse me sir, do you have a moment to talk about Pinochet?

MiyagiYojimbo September 09, 2019 08:27AM

As a dirty half-breed mutt

MiyagiYojimbo September 05, 2019 08:42AM

The far left is not the future of anything really

zannon September 05, 2019 08:27AM

It never ceases to amaze me...

Death_Claw September 06, 2019 07:04AM

"People who call everyone else [racist, et al.] see no issue making sweeping ignorant generalizations."

The Faithful of Nazmorghul October 26, 2019 02:13PM

Expanded...

Death_Claw September 06, 2019 07:17AM

I am pretty sure reality has repeatedly shown trickle down economics are a fairytale

Quas September 06, 2019 05:02PM

Somewhat disagree...

Sam February 09, 2020 06:42PM

Ok.

Death_Claw September 06, 2019 07:50PM

Enlighten me. How does it work?

Quas September 07, 2019 02:19AM

Re: Enlighten me. How does it work?

Death_Claw November 04, 2019 12:06PM

Le sigh

Quas November 05, 2019 02:45AM

So help me out here..

jalim November 05, 2019 05:29AM

Re: So help me out here..

Quas November 06, 2019 02:40AM

The companies in question..

jalim November 06, 2019 04:34AM

Re: Le sigh

Death_Claw November 05, 2019 03:52AM

Re: Le sigh

Quas November 05, 2019 05:22AM

Re: Le sigh

Death_Claw November 05, 2019 07:02AM

i think you've had a lot of kool-aid

The Forsaken(VIP) November 21, 2019 04:33PM

RE: Capitalism disproportionately rewards the one with the capital vs. the laborer

jalim November 22, 2019 06:48AM

No I don't

The Forsaken(VIP) November 22, 2019 07:12AM

It comes down to negotiating power

daurwyn November 22, 2019 09:38AM

professional sports

Quas November 22, 2019 12:24PM

You're being simplistic with this argument....and wrong in a lot of ways.

Sam February 09, 2020 06:52PM

Re: You're being simplistic with this argument....and wrong in a lot of ways.

Quas April 25, 2020 05:20AM

They DO have a great deal of leverage. It's just that very few of them know how to use it. (n/t)

Frosty November 22, 2019 03:06PM

Regarding the concentration of wealth in general...

Death_Claw November 05, 2019 04:11AM

Keep repeating the lie often enough... someone eventually will believe it

kadsuane September 10, 2019 09:20AM

2019 calling the 1980s...still waiting for that trickle down (n/t)

HairyOrangutan September 06, 2019 07:36PM

I'll respond just for fun.

zannon September 06, 2019 10:01AM

I agree with nearly everything you've said except for that slander against Cocaine Mitch

Sam February 09, 2020 06:54PM

Re: I'll respond just for fun.

Death_Claw September 06, 2019 08:26PM

This is hilarious.

Frosty September 05, 2019 08:13AM

It's over, we're done.

MiyagiYojimbo September 05, 2019 08:20AM

Well at least we know. Not knowing is the worst! (n/t)

Frosty September 05, 2019 08:56AM



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