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Also, figure out how separate patriotism from military adventurism, imperialism, and all other reckless interventions.

 

I really liked Trump's reluctance to jump into foreign conflicts, I just wish he had a better grasp of soft power. Isolationism in military position only.

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14 hours ago, Sociotard said:

Also, figure out how separate patriotism from military adventurism, imperialism, and all other reckless interventions.

 

I really liked Trump's reluctance to jump into foreign conflicts, I just wish he had a better grasp of soft power. Isolationism in military position only.

 

As American troops in Saudi oil fields demonstrated, that reluctance tends to wane when money is involved. Particularly Trump's money.

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1 hour ago, Lord Liaden said:

The Decline of the American World. A not-brief but not-lengthy read, this article surveys opinions from a range of political and diplomatic observers of America based in Europe, and provides a pretty thorough and balanced "outsider" perspective.

 

I'll also recommend this Atlantic article, linked to the one above:  Anne Applebaum: History will judge the complicit.

 

I heard the author discussing her article on the radio. In brief, how people become collaborators with an occupying foreign power. She finds Trump administration officials making the same excuses that were used in Vichy France and in other tyrannies. No, she's not saying Trump is Hitler or Stalin. The point is how people who know better, or should, come to betray their country and their ideals.

 

Dean Shomshak

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The Journal said (I didn't read the whole article because I wasn't supposed to be reading the paper in the first place) that all the facebook groups that targeted Coronavirus problems with lies and urban myths are now doing the same thing with Black Lives Matter

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I thought after 1/2 a year of 2020 madness I was prepared for most anything and then...

 

Kanye West running for President.

* Campaign slogan: “YES!”

* Vice presidential choice: Michelle Tidball, a preacher from Wyoming.
* Platform: The Wakanda Management Model.
* Party: The Birthday Party.

 

My brain hurts.

 

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A recent poll indicates a pretty unified Dem electorate this time around.  Sanders primary voters support Biden 87-4, and Warren voters support Biden 96-0 over Trump.  In 2016, 12% of Sanders primary voters voted for Trump over Clinton.  

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Still mad my choices are "Sexual predator" and "Too handsy in the office and sniffs your hair, so sexual predator too but different grade, I guess"

Actually worse than 2016, when I had to check the box for "not a Predator, but stuck up for one for 8 years"

 

But hey. I'm in Idaho. Our border with Montana looks like Biden leaning in to smell hair.

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