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America has taken another step to civil war, what with an immoral police shooting causes riots across the western world. On top of that, the riots seem to have been started by undercover agents, to make the peaceful protesters look bad. Seth Abramson has reason to believe this is part of Trump's plan, given how he refused to handle CoViD. It wouldn't surprise me either, the man is mentally eight years old, afraid of nothing, fanatically dedicated to his job, unable to work with others, and has no qualms about killing people! What's to stop him bringing segregation back in the wake of this? Clearly, this situation is going to get a LOT worse!

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1 hour ago, Wiw said:

America has taken another step to civil war, what with an immoral police shooting causes riots across the western world. On top of that, the riots seem to have been started by undercover agents, to make the peaceful protesters look bad. Seth Abramson has reason to believe this is part of Trump's plan, given how he refused to handle CoViD. It wouldn't surprise me either, the man is mentally eight years old, afraid of nothing, fanatically dedicated to his job, unable to work with others, and has no qualms about killing people! What's to stop him bringing segregation back in the wake of this? Clearly, this situation is going to get a LOT worse!

We're only about in the middle of it. This kind of crap has been going on, globally and even in the U.S. and other First World nations, in some form, for decades, and will probably on the misery for quite a while longer. Also, Trump is not the worst there's been, nor likely the worst there'll likely be in the mix. This isn't the climax you're portraying - only another milestone on a long and tumultuous death of spiral of civilization that no leader or significantly empowered socio-political movement or group of like-minded people anywhere seem able - or even desiring - to stop, or even see the problem for as big, wide-scale, and touching on as many nations, demographics, and socio-political ideologies in the blame and responsibility as it is (most people want to feel they belong, somehow, to completely groups that have all the answers, and only others are to blame, and thus becoming utterly deluded as to whose to blame and what real solutions are).

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19 minutes ago, Wiw said:

Well, when you put it like that... what are we supposed to do, just wait to die? I mean this all sounds terribly gruesome...

"Waiting to die," is not productive either - that is very highest incarnation of the Deadly Sin of Sloth. Besides, as I said, I don't this apocalyptic end is really imminent or near - these kind of "big scares," have happened in the past. Massive protests were made against Nixon, and he had protesters shot and he rallied up construction workers to go beat up student protesters and stuff - and some people called him a Nazi, too. He hasn't been in office  for 46 years, now...

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3 minutes ago, Actinguy said:

Americans are far too lazy to go to civil war.


Our civil wars are fought in the ballot box these days.  Vote.

Yes, the Civil War the common voter cannot win and only the corrupt, entrenched Establishment Duopoly and the corrupt Plutocratic Oligarchs that have them on their payroll, will always win - because the deck is stacked in their favour. Until the current Duopoly has been humbled by both having lost complete control of the Federal Government in the same election, and the rigged, anachronistic nature of U.S. Federal Elections is broken, and true, free-and-fair, politically healthy multi-party elections are enabled, the U.S. Federal Government's institutional hostility to binding and mandatory citizen initiative and participation in Government matters out regular elections is ended, the unaccountability, lack of transparency, and hold up of Federal Government officers from MEANINGFUL and REAL due process and civil and criminal consequences, the barring of big campaign money, including by 'backdoor influence," is stamped down on once and for all, and the FEC and Federal Courts are chosen to specifically be NONPARTISAN, not BI-PARTISAN or by party spoils and patronage appointments, respectively, then the changes that are really needed, and the real choice and the empowerment of the voters, will remain absent, as it was been for well over a century, at least.

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But again, what's stopping Trump from suspending civil rights legislation and reintroducing racial segregation across the nation? "There is nothing they will not do if allowed, and nothing they will not be allowed to do"?

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4 hours ago, Wiw said:

But again, what's stopping Trump from suspending civil rights legislation and reintroducing racial segregation across the nation?

The fact he has a hostile House of Representatives, hasn't appointed his party patronage and spoils judges he wants to, and past Federal court precedent has already declared most of that stuff Unconstitutional anyways, and the fact most of the laws needed to do that are in State, not Federal Government jurisdiction. The fact he's NOT actually a Fascist dictator, despite a lot of the hyperbolic media and opposition portrayal of him that's way out proportion with reality. That's probably what stopping him.

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1 hour ago, Wiw said:

Not that the Constitution matters anymore, anyway.

You're also ignoring the fact that State Governments jealously guard their jurisdictions - infamously so. And Trump has a very large, active, and politically empowered opposition he doesn't have the wherewithal or power to simply steamroller or of just "crush into insignificance." This is NOT "Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith."

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28 minutes ago, Patine said:

This is NOT "Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith."

Although if it were, you can bet I'd be utterly consumed by the dark side at this point.

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15 minutes ago, Wiw said:

Although if it were, you can bet I'd be utterly consumed by the dark side at this point.

"Impossible to see. The Dark Side clouds everything."

Seriously, though. Please get a grip. You're not helping anyone, not even yourself.

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45 minutes ago, Patine said:

You're also ignoring the fact that State Governments jealously guard their jurisdictions - infamously so. And Trump has a very large, active, and politically empowered opposition he doesn't have the wherewithal or power to simply steamroller or of just "crush into insignificance." This is NOT "Star Wars: Episode III, Revenge of the Sith."

Boog time. Also 

Prequels > originals > sequels

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1 minute ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

Boog time. Also 

Prequels > originals > sequels

The Prequels were underappreciated gems, and SOOO quotable in socio-political dialogue, especially in the 21st Century. Some idiots online (usually one other forums, or online games) like to juvenilely shut any discussion of the Prequels that doesn't involve utterly slamming them down by making quips in Gungan Creole...

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