Book Review: MAGA Mindset

20 Oct

MAGA Mindset: Making YOU and America Great Again

-Mike Cernovich

In the last few months, much has been written – including by yours truly – about the rise of Donald Trump. Attempts have been made to explain his appeal, ranging from paeans to his political skill to appalled denunciations of anyone willing to say, in public, that he (or she) is a Trump Voter. Even when Trump appears to flounder, his campaign picks itself up and keeps going. This book tells you why.

MAGA Mindset is not specifically about Trump, although – as you might have guessed – it discusses Trump and his appeal in some detail. Instead, it is a background study of the present-day cultural conflict – I would really call it a civil war – within America and, in at least some aspects, the rest of the West. Such an assessment is long overdue, yet often lacking. Politics, as always, cast a long shadow over any such assessment.

Trump is, at least to some extent, the inevitable end result of the current political and cultural situation. Having secured their grip on power, the elites – both Republican and Democratic – have used the power of social disapproval to crush their opposition. Accusations of everything from racism to Islamophobia have been used to suppress dissent, lives have been ruined by daring to question the religion of social justice. Worse, in a sense, a new racism has been spreading, a racism directed at straight white men.

Ironically, this is a direct result of social justice campaigns. By fanning the flames of identity politics, the SJWs created their own enemies. White nationalism is fuelled by a sense that whites are the victims, not perpetrators. One may argue that this isn’t actually true, but it doesn’t matter. In politics, perception is all that matters.

When legitimate complaints get ignored, people get mad. Trump was smart enough to understand that the GOP had left countless voters – its own voters – feeling excluded and ballsy enough to court them himself.

Why did this happen? Cernovich argues that the RNC ‘Cuckservatives’ effectively betrayed their own voters. There is some truth in this. At the same time, I think this goes a little further than Cernovich suggests. The elites already had it all – they didn’t want or need to rock the boat. It was easier for them to do nothing, to refuse to take a stand. On one hand, they were fearful of being accused of Bad Think – racism, for example; on the other, the last thing they wanted was someone proving that they weren’t needed. Their attacks on Trump were fuelled by an awareness that Trump’s success undermines their position, even if Trump loses. Trump has already shattered their grip on power. And don’t they know it.

Cernovich argues, moving away from Trump to some extent, that one can accomplish anything with the right mindset. One can only be defeated if one accepts defeat. Trump’s success comes from two factors – the willingness to dream big and the willingness to keep going, even after setbacks. He is correct in many ways – but Big Government works hard to make it difficult. Fighting them can be immensely demoralising. But we have to carry on regardless.

This is a historic election. And this book goes quite some way towards explaining why.

Even if you don’t like Trump, even if you recoil in horror at the thought of President Trump taking office next year, you need to read this book.

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69 Responses to “Book Review: MAGA Mindset”

  1. robert godfrey October 20, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    It is not a one way street, just look at the commetns coming out of the Tory party recently to see that, a petition to make support for EU membership Treason, the infamous ‘Citizen of Nowhere’ speech, the ‘remoaners’ diatribes (I remember 43 years of compromises, concessions and various other initiatives to keep eurosceptics happy, and now? Now they have won 49% of the voting public are tratiors and scum and should be silenced with extreme force if necessary [seriously the Express comments sections are calling for death camps for Remainers, note comment SECTION, not column, this is the readership at work, but the comments are allowed to stand and get voted very highly]) So yes, their is a borderline civil war, and the ones calling for genocide of all their opponents are, this time, the right. Oh and I recoil in horror at Trumps comments about desiring nuclear proliferation, and promise to use nuclear weapons. A man who has no qualms about using WMD should not have the launch codes, and he clearly does not.

    • shrekgrinch October 20, 2016 at 9:59 pm #

      Where does Trump desire ‘nuclear proliferation’?

      Nuclear proliferation means those who signed up not to use or supply nuclear weapons & related technologies via The Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons break the treaty by doing so anyway. The term does not apply to those nations that are not part of the treaty or decide to leave it, like India has done.

      I don’t recall Trump ever saying anything in support of that.

      And where does he ‘promise’ to use nuclear weapons and in what context?

      Good luck establishing the latter has Trump’s inarticulate manner of speaking makes determining said context as he meant it difficult to establish, usually. That is why I demand that this condition be met in your response. 🙂

      Also, the US has a first-use nuclear weapons policy. And that predates Trump. While wimpy former presidents have never said anything to reinforce that publicly in such an obviously open manner, it was always there in reality. Obama was just asked back on Sep 5 to clarify it and he didn’t change the policy. So even if Trump ‘promised to use nuclear weapons’ every other president implicitly did the same if the defense of the nation called for it the moment they took their oaths of office. Therefore, your faux outrage concerning this is just that — faux outrage.

      I also submit to you the supreme illogic of destroying the credibility of US nuclear deterrence by NOT making sure that the other side doesn’t get the idea that we are too weak to use nukes/use nukes first. Because such imbecility only increases the chance of a nuclear war, not decrease it. Especially in a situation where the ‘other side’ in question (Russia) not only also has a first use nuclear policy, but has actual war plans to use them on a tactical level on the battlefield as a matter of standard policy — even to the point of giving battle theatre command staff authority on their own to decide to use them.

      Yet that is what every leftard politician does when he/she says something stupid that basically translates as “Ooooh….nuclear weapons are TOO terrible to EVER be used! Can’t we just sit around a campfire and sing Kumbaya?”

      • R Godfrey October 20, 2016 at 11:00 pm #

        http://www.breitbart.com/video/2016/03/29/trump-i-hate-proliferation-but-it-would-be-better-if-japan-saudi-arabia-and-south-korea-had-nuclear-weapons/ I even sourced it from fraking Breitbart, so no allegations of anti-trump bias could be made. Nuclear weapons are to terrible to be used, incinerating millions of people in a second, except as vengeance for having the same done to you (and I know vengeance is petty but sadly MAD is human nature) is a crime up with the worst humanity has ever committed. It also risks a civilisation ending accident, putting the WMDs in the retaliation box and making that clear, is the safest of the ways to deal with these damned things, they exist and can’t be wished away, but playing with the end of civilisation is not a game for the sane. Hell looking at the number of times the Cold War nearly went hot by accident is not conducive to good dreams. So no it is not ‘faux outrage’. Trump terrifies me, a man driven to frothing incoherent rage by any criticism and who treats every defeat as a conspiracy against him, and with his noted contempt for other people (the way he treated staff and contractors for instance) with his ego, and nuclear weapons? Terrifying, for the same reason NK with credible ICBMs would be, he may use them if thwarted, or insulted for petty egoism. Oh and no I don’t like Hilary, she is a frankly terrible candidate, but Trump is a genuinely terrifying and incoherent egoist, with a side order of sociopathic tendencies. I am more likely to survive a Hilary DINO administration than a Trump one. Simple. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpxr9ZUp7N0 More comments, but basically incoherent from the man himself.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 7:01 pm #

        Yes, Faux Outrage…because Hillary would be signing on to the same First Use policy as well.

        As for proliferation, clearly you didn’t even read the article but just zeroed in on the headline:

        Trump was then asked, “So, some proliferation is okay?” He answered, “No, not some. I hate proliferation. I hate nuclear more than any.”

        That was the only time he mentions the very word ‘proliferation’. And again, he clarifies when the dumbass libtard-for-Hillary ‘reporter’ tries to misrepresent his position:

        Trump was then asked, “So, you’re saying you don’t want more nuclear weapons in the world, but you’re okay with Japan and South Korea having nuclear weapons?” Trump said, “I don’t want more nuclear weapons.”

      • Don Yu October 21, 2016 at 7:40 am #

        Well I can see you will be singing Kumbaya when North Korea use nuclear weapon on you since if South Korea and Japan get it then all bets are off.

        Trump said Korea and Japan should get Nuclear weapon.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

        “Trump said Korea and Japan should get Nuclear weapon.”

        So? That doesn’t mean he is promoting nuclear proliferation. They would leave the NPR treaty and so the very term ‘nuclear proliferation’ would not apply to them.

        This isn’t just Trump but many defense and foreign policy types have been promoting this idea for some time. Why put Seattle and SF at risk of Chinese nuclear attack to protect Osaka and Tokyo under the US’ nuclear deterrence? If Japan and South Korea go nuclear they will leave out deterrence umbrella and protect themselves. That, in turn puts added pressure on China and North Korea with a lot less risk to American cities all at the same time.

        When the Big War in Asia comes, it will be rubble of Asian cities glowing in the dark and not American, too.

        Just the THREAT to Beijing that we’ll push Tokyo to go nuclear can work wonders in leveraging them to behave how we see fit….like reigning in North Korea.

  2. shrekgrinch October 20, 2016 at 8:12 pm #

    1) “In politics, perception is all that matters.” Or as I say it, “In politics, perception IS reality.” And most people just read that as mere words and instantly forget them too, I find. Peoples’ ideological bias practically destroys their otherwise functional reading comprehension skills when harsh truths like that are thrust into their faces.

    2) They have been doing this before Trump. Remember the crack down on the Tea Party, with the tacit approval of the GOP Elites? John McCain, Cuckservative Extraordinaire, even purged the Arizona GOP of tea party ‘insurgents’ directly and ‘brutally’.

    3) But they failed. The Tea Party as a real identified group was but one of many. See, that is how insurgencies operate. They are headless and there are multiple, independent groups that form and coalesce around ‘specialties’…like Project Veritas and James O’Keefe. These groups may or may not cooperate with each other as the situation dictates, as is happening now. I highly recommend Kurt Schlichter’s book on this subject ‘Conservative Insurgency: The Struggle to Take America Back 2009 – 2041’. It is freaky how a lot of what is happening now he called out in that 2014 book. But mostly I recommend it because he describes the Conservative Insurgency totally well.

    4) The Democrats are also undergoing their own revolt by their hard core members too. They are not as far along but will probably catch up if Shrillary loses this to Trump. See ‘Bernie Sanders’ for why I state this.

    5) America is and has been in a cultural civil war for at least 15 years. So forget anything getting done in Congress and if it does, when the other side gains some sort of advantage in two of the three branches, they will be able to override it and impose their own until the process repeats.

    For you foreigners reading this, this is particularly a perilous time because whatever commitments a more culturally unified America made to you decades ago aren’t worth the ink used to write them down on whatever pieces of paper they were on. Presidents have unilateral power to withdraw from any and all treaties the US is in and Congress can’t do a thing about it. SCOTUS clarified this a while back. That is why Trump is threatening to withdraw from NAFTA and why the elites are scared to death about it. He just has to issue an EO to do it. Probably not even that. And that bogus Paris ‘Agreement’? That’s toast within minutes of Trump taking the oath, too. More likely he will just ignore it as that would maximize rubbing in everyone’s faces what a joke the ‘agreement’ was and still is. He will probably play hardball with NATO too, but more behind the scenes.

    Also another word of warning to you foreigners reading this: Continued interference in US elections will be remembered by both sides and can thus backfire for you in a big way.

    Remember the phrase in item #1: “In politics, perception IS reality.” And the reality is: too many Americans, we could care less how you ‘feel’ and get a tad bit touchy about what we PERCEIVE to be interference by you in our elections and choice of leadership. In other words, you may not think that you are ‘interfering’ but rather only ‘expressing’ your point of view, but the average American Joe Sixpac Voter sees it how I just explained it.

    Don’t believe me? Back in 2004, a bunch of Brits did a Guardian-promoted letter campaign to voters in swing counties of swing states to not vote for Bush. It wasn’t taken well and an elderly lady even used the letter she received to file a report of ‘terrorism’ with the local FBI branch office.

    The Guardian morons even sent Brits there to bug people in their homes. It didn’t go over very well:

    “I just read a hilarious proposal to involve your readership in the upcoming US presidential election. At least, I’m hoping that it is genius satire. Nothing will do more to undermine the Democratic cause in Ohio than having patronizing Brits wander around Clark County telling people how to vote. Just, for a second, imagine if the Washington Post sent folks from Ohio to do the same in Oxfordshire. I’m saying this as a Democrat, and as someone who has spent the last few years in the UK. That is, with all due respect. Please, please, be rational, and move slowly away from the self-defeating hubris.”

    From: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2004/oct/18/uselections2004.usa2

    That was back in 2004. The repercussions will be more sever as the political polarization has risen to the top levels of the US now. So, want to face the Russians alone? Keep up the mass stupidity as outlined in the above. The effects just won’t stop with some little old lady complaining to the FBI.

    6) And physical ‘self-sorting’ has occurred on a massive scale as middle-class native-born Americans have been fleeing the Blue States in droves to relocate in the Red States. Within the Blue States, those that haven’t moved out of state are moving to ‘red exurbs’ as well. And this Great Sort will continue..especially with the effects of the idiotic housing ‘policies’ of the Blue States continues unabated. At a certain point in the not-so-distant future, enough of it will have happened so that a real, on the ground civil war between states can become possible as well as an ethnic-based one due to huge population resettlements by the La Raza crowd in the Southwest. Oh, and ‘Whitey’ has had enough, in case anyone has not noticed. Trump’s ‘teflon coating’ and the Dems’ huge losses amongst white people prove that beyond all doubt. Before white guilt reinforced by political correctness kept ‘Whitey’ in check. No more. That ship has officially sunk.

    If Trump loses, this timeline towards open conflict will actually accelerate as Hillary will become 10x as repressive against conservatives than Obama ever was. You can see the pattern of her despotic behavior in the WikiLeaks documents as well as in her open record. And it will flare up even more as the conservative insurgency has reached regime-threatening levels for the elites and her in particular as anyone with half a brain can see by watching how this election has turned out so far.

    In other words, more Ted Bundy and Ruby Ridge confrontations at the very least.

    • R Godfrey October 20, 2016 at 11:20 pm #

      Oh and also, if you want us out of your politics, stay thehell out of ours. Stop your corporations trying to buy our politicians, stop telling us we are dirty socialist wimps, it is, if we are not allowed to have an opinion on your political madness, none of your damn business. But it is clear that american conservatives have never believed in democractic government, every time they loose they go straight to terrorism and then have the damn cheek to call protest groups terrorists. When was the last time a protestor blew up a building or walked into a church and gunned dowm the congregation? When? But no, of people do not agree with your extremist agenda, they are obviouly evil, apparently, and more, violence against them is legitimate. But in that case is violence against Trump legitimate? You have declared that the looser in an election is entitled to run an insurgency, with the examples you gave clearly a violent one, or is that solely the right of, WASP conservatives?

      • shrekgrinch October 20, 2016 at 11:36 pm #

        You seem to be under the impression that the bulk of the American public even cares, let alone is paying enough attention to even comment.

        They aren’t.

        “every time they loose they go straight to terrorism”

        Wow! DNC gets caught red handed sending thugs to start violence at Trump rallies and then a GOP office gets firebombed and you harp on the GOP?

        You want to talk about terrorism involving elections, you have to include over 100 years of just that by the KKK under the aegis of the Democrat Party too. Note how you totally ignore that.

        “You have declared that the looser in an election is entitled to run an insurgency”

        I have done no such thing.

  3. Sithicus October 20, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    The Left should not be afraid of Donal Trump. They should be afraid of the guy that comes after Donal Trump.

    • shrekgrinch October 20, 2016 at 10:02 pm #

      They’ve already been caught red handed trying to steal this election via voting fraud, thanks to Project Veritas.

      So if they should ‘win’, they had definitely be afraid starting on November 9. Because things are only going to go downhill for the folks who feel that they have been defrauded. It’s going to be a massive mess.

      • R Godfrey October 20, 2016 at 11:02 pm #

        So basically, if Trump wins it was honest if he looses (as the polls show he will, by a fecent amount) terrorism against the US government and I would guess people who dared vote against him, is legitimate? Wow, so much for liberty, vote for Trump or die it seems.

      • shrekgrinch October 20, 2016 at 11:26 pm #

        “So basically, if Trump wins it was honest if he looses (as the polls show he will, by a fecent amount) terrorism against the US government and I would guess people who dared vote against him, is legitimate? Wow, so much for liberty, vote for Trump or die it seems.”

        Really? The Dems have been caught flat footed sending goons to incite violence at Trump rallies, a GOP office was firebombed and you throw all this on Trump and his supporters?

        My POINT is that the government has practically lost all legitimacy at this point with too many voters. And the last two times in American history that has happened, we had the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. You do the math with what ever weighted value concerning that you wish to.

        This guy did a good job of explaining that here:
        http://theweek.com/articles/655708/after-trump-loses-ominous-american-future-imagined

        “if he looses (as the polls show he will, by a fecent amount)”

        What polls? You DO know the history of polling in this country right? Those are all rigged or just badly done, too. Polls called it against Reagan in ’80. Against Daddy Bush and for Dukakis in ’89. The called it for Kerry in ’04 and that turned out to be a flat out lie and the media got caught. Some of those by large amounts.

        Example of the polls being rigged:

        https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/10/11/media-polling-fully-exposed-about-that-nbcwsj-clinton-11-point-poll/

        The problem for the ‘political industry as we know it’ is that there is way too much information available for people about what is really going on. It is unprecedented really. And I am not even including the dirt released by WikiLeaks, either.

        Badly done polls are those that call people on landlines in the middle of the day. Vast majority are not working people, usually. And the polling samples are predominantly democrat dominant too. AND there is proof that there is a sort of ‘bradley effect’ going on, too. They also cling to Likely Voters but that very definition omits newly registered voters. And the GOP has registered a lot of voters vs what they had in 2008. A lot of Dems have switched sides because they have abandoned Clinton. The number of them doing so in Pennsylvania alone is a whopping 12% of the entire amount of registered voters. That’s another thing you non-Americans don’t quite get: National polls don’t mean a whole lot in a race where key states are really tight.

        And then there are the voter participation rates in the primaries. The GOP saw a 150% increase while the Dems saw a 9% DECREASE. That latter DESPITE all the turnout Bernie got (in other words, if Bernie didn’t run that participation level probably would have been a lot worse).

        America does not have a national election for POTUS, btw. It has coordinated State elections for POTUS.

        And, I don’t know what ding-bat sources is telling you that Trump is behind by a ‘decent’ amount (probably that bogus +11 point poll for Hillary that was exposed to be a Hillary SUPER PAC funded poll as I provided the link for in the above), but the polls I’ve been seeing show Trump has closed in….especially after the last week of WikiLeaks dumps have taken its terrible toll on her.

        Oh he might still lose. I grant that. But not because of what the polls say. One thing millions of people have learned already is that they just can not be trusted.

        So be advised: Caveat Emptor.

      • Rob Godfrey October 21, 2016 at 10:29 am #

        On my phone so this will be short. It is the state by state putting Hilary in a decent lead she has to win her 70% likely or better states to win the election, Trump has to win his 30% and 40%, popular vote has her about 4% ahead. Now we can have a conversation about fptp voting but as it stands Hilary is probably going to win. On paid protesters source please. On political violence, in a democracy it is not legitimate, it was not legitimate when OWS associates did it, it will not be legitimate when and if Trump supporters do it.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

        “On paid protesters source please”

        What planet have you been on lately? It’s all in the DNC Wikileaks memos and three people have been caught on video admitting to it — one of whom visited Obama 41 times in the White House. Where have you been?

        “It is the state by state putting Hilary in a decent lead she has to win her 70% likely or better states to win the election, Trump has to win his 30% and 40%”

        None of which matters if Dems don’t show up. You DO KNOW about the Dems chronic problems with non-reliable voters right? Right? I don’t think that you do.

        Large segments of the Democrats Coalition of the Losers are very unreliable voters. Mostly blacks, latinos and young (Millennials). They only show up in adequate numbers when someone charismatic that they like is running on a national ticket. This is why the GOP does so much better in congressional midterm elections (Obama wasn’t running in those). This is why Kerry lost. And Hillary is less charismatic than Kerry ever was, too.

        Voter enthusiasm is already great for the GOP and Trump this year. GOP voter primary participation was up 150% over 2008. The Dems was down 9% or so. Large swaths of Democrat voters switched sides to vote for Trump and they are the ones who are responsible for entire towns being covered in Trump lawn signs right now.

        Again..WHAT planet are you on? Planet Guardian or something?

      • R Godfrey October 21, 2016 at 12:05 am #

        For some reason I get a reply button here, but not under your post that brings up the KKK, so this reply is pertinent to that post, not this one. I am perfectly aware that the Democrats used to be the conservative party in American politics, with the Republicans as the pro workers rights and civil liberties party, the party of Lincoln was most definitely leftist “And, inasmuch [as] most good things are produced by labour, it follows that [all] such things of right belong to those whose labour has produced them. But it has so happened in all ages of the world, that some have laboured, and others have, without labour, enjoyed a large proportion of the fruits. This is wrong, and should not continue. To [secure] to each labourer the whole product of his labour, or as nearly as possible, is a most worthy object of any good government.” The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln edited by Roy P. Basler, Volume I, “Fragments of a Tariff Discussion” (December 1, 1847), p. 412. No republican could say that now. Since the ‘Southern Strategy’ completed the parties realignment, the Dems and Reps have swapped places, ideologically.

        The KKK endorsed Trump (or some of them did, as far as I can tell they have fractured into as many factions as members) the first time any of them have done so in years, so are the KKK a Dem supporting group? No. On your endorsement of insurrection, choose your words more carefully, you gave the impression of claiming that repression would increase (gasp your desire to take full ownership of other peoples lifes because of a bronze age death cult may get thwarted, the horror…) and that a ‘conservative insurrection’ against a ‘repressive’ president Clinton, would form, now, resistence against genuine repression is usually claimed as legitimate and that is certainly the impression I got of what you where saying, that ‘repressive policies would be enacted and as such legitimate insurrections would follow, if you are against them, call them what they are, criminal thugs engaged in political violence (sometimes full blown terrorism)

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 12:29 am #

        “The KKK endorsed Trump (or some of them did, as far as I can tell they have fractured into as many factions as members) the first time any of them have done so in years, so are the KKK a Dem supporting group? ”

        Some of them endorsed Shrillary too. And that has nothing to do with the historical facts as I mentioned.

        “you gave the impression of claiming that repression would increase (gasp your desire to take full ownership of other peoples lifes because of a bronze age death cult may get thwarted, the horror…)”

        No, *I* did not. You are falsely claiming I did. You think you can get away with it by using the ‘gave the impression’ clause. But that is all on you and your imagination, not what I actually said.

        Furthermore, you didn’t state that was an ‘impression’ before. You flat out said I claimed it. So much for intellectual honesty on your part. So now I suspect (with good cause) that you only came up with this ‘impression’ nonsense to cover yourself because I called you out on it.

        Furthermore about that: “gasp your desire to take full ownership of other peoples lifes because of a bronze age death cult may get thwarted, the horror…”

        I never said anything about any such ‘desire’ as you describe it. You made all that up in your head and are now trying to pass it off as established, proven fact. Yet more of a hit on your intellectual honesty credit score.

        “criminal thugs engaged in political violence (sometimes full blown terrorism)”

        Yeah, like what Goons For Clinton have been exposed red handed doing at Trump rallies and firebombed GOP offices, you mean?

      • R Godfrey October 21, 2016 at 12:18 am #

        Wait you mean the Project Veritas that even Glen freaking Beck called out for lying? http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2011/03/10/does-raw-video-of-npr-expose-reveal-questionable-editing-tactics/ If they lied then, why on earth would they be telling the truth now? If you have claims try to show me the respect I am trying to show you, and find a source that is neutral (if possible) or at least not knwon to spout partisan propaganda to blatantly.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 12:21 am #

        Please explain how Project Veritas lies when the folks doing all the talking on the videos are the ones doing the blabbing.

      • R Godfrey October 21, 2016 at 6:07 am #

        Again with oddly placed reply button. Hang on, so if I used editing software to make it seem you admitted doing something unspeakable, and published a story using that manipulated footage as a source, you would not count that story as being a lie? What then would it be?

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

        Footage isn’t manipulated. Those being recording are expressing themselves freely. They just have no idea they were being recorded. You seem to think that somehow makes what they said to be ‘untrue’ in some way, which is illogical.

    • shrekgrinch October 20, 2016 at 10:06 pm #

      Also, this article reinforces your point (even if it is told from a leftard’s POV):

      http://theweek.com/articles/655708/after-trump-loses-ominous-american-future-imagined

      • R Godfrey October 21, 2016 at 12:54 am #

        Again random reply button placement leaves the answer here. Project Veritas lied, as laid out by The Blaze, by editing a section to give a false impression, and then running a story based upon that false impression, the raw footage shows the NPR staff refusing to slant a story for cash, repeatadly, the short clip is edited to make it seem they agreed to do so. (Damn I am having to defend the Blaze against attacks from a right winger, this is novel.) on the kkk endorsement, you are correct, some did endorse Hilary, and she did the right thing, the same thing Reagan did (one of the few things I will credit him for) rejected them and their money. Trump did not, but I yield a partial touche on that one.

        Why would you vote republican then if you oppose ths imposition of Christian tyranny?

        I flat out claimed you supported armed insurgents against a Clinton administration because until you said otherwise it seemed clear from your post that you did, and you are not the first person I have seen offering that narrative, oh and you where using the phrase cuck, which previously I have only heard in relation to White Supremacy ln the alt right (how the bunch of extremists in washington, who will block anything that a Dem won a mandate for are to soft boggles my mind, but that is an aside)

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 5:16 am #

        Sorry. Can’t claim that they lied when they were not the ones doing the talking.

  4. bretwallach October 20, 2016 at 11:21 pm #

    Maga Mindset is one of those rare books that only has 5 star and 1 star reviews at amazon – not a single review in between!!!

  5. shrekgrinch October 20, 2016 at 11:28 pm #

    Hey Chris, I have a comment in ‘Waiting for Moderation’ hell because I included more than one link in it. FYI.

  6. bexwhitt October 21, 2016 at 1:39 am #

    I don’t like Trump, if he fell down the stairs of his unnecessarily large airplane and died I would not be sorry.

  7. Don Yu October 21, 2016 at 7:55 am #

    @shrekgrinch it would help more if you don’t write extreme right wing that is not based in fact and truth. At the end of the day if Trump wins and see his actions and if he loses then Trump and you will be judged by your actions.

    People gave me grief when I said Trump was like Hitler but more and more I think I was right. As he incited violence against everyone especially against the minorities by blaming them all the ills of the world but at least Hitler had a plan but Trump don’t.

    Please don’t say that I should not compare people to Hitler because I believe that we should always be vigilant against another rise to power of similar people like Hitler and Stalin.

    • sjallen343 October 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm #

      Always get a little chuckle when people compare anybody to Hitler. Stalin killed far more for the (broadly speaking) same reasons and hardly ever gets name dropped in the same emotive way. Leaving aside the mass killings, any other leader in his position would have started the same war. It was always going to happen. Just quietly while you’re there, look up the reasons why Japan felt the need to bomb Pearl Harbor. Nobody is innocent.

      Which brings me to Putin. Again, not innocent. But he’s undoubtedly the best politician of the age and the only one trying to fix the problems that the US created in the middle east. Syria is perfectly fixable and Putin has been doing just that. The US is just getting in the way and looking foolish at the same time. Here’s a funny thought, how about the two world powers who have a stake in this, you know, work together? Like Trump said he wants to? Would it be that bad to just listen for a gods damn change?

      TL;DR: Trump is the anti-war, anti-government, anti-spending, pro-equal opportunity candidate here with a proven business record that involves working through massive debt. Who just happened to say something non PC eleven years ago in a private conversation. Find me one person who would survive this pathetic and cowardly media circus if they had all of their own private conversations replayed to the world. Thats right, slink on back there.

      Clinton is complicit in Libya, Iraq, Syria etc… She also intimidated a rape victim and silenced several other women who complained about her husband while he was in office. Also committed two felonies while Secretary of State which was confirmed up by the FBI investigation. Listen to the Director again, he said she did it but they weren’t going to charge her for it. He even reiterated the charge wording! But anyone else who does it will be charged.

      But hey, it might be fun to watch the States burn under Clinton.

      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

        Working together on Syria is possible, the Assad family still in power is not, for a very simple reason, either they murder millions of people (or more likely more millions flee) to stay in power which doesn’t solve the problem, or they get overthrown, in another civil war, which doesn’t solve the problem.

        On Trumps business record: he has a proven record of refusing to pay bills and loosing vast amounts of money, we can’t be sure how much ofc, but if he had put his fathers ‘small loan’ in a track fund linked to the stock market he would have far more money than Forbes and Fortune estimate he has now, and they tend to be pretty accurate. http://fortune.com/2015/08/20/donald-trump-index-funds/

        tldr: the only ‘fix’ Putin has in mind for Syria is a borderline genocide to put Assad back in power of a huge pile of corpses, with the few survivors kept in line by large numbers of Russian ‘observers’ to stop them rebelling against the brutal tyrant that rules at Putin’s sufferance, if you consider a people that feel betrayed and full of (justifiable) anger just waiting for the chance to fight, and having been failed by the few moderates left alive at this point, left with no practical opposition except Jihadist’s as a powder keg waiting to go off, as a ‘fix’ then sure Putin’s bomb them all including aid convoy’s and hospitals approach would indeed be the best way to get that result, and get you an armistice of ‘until Assad shows the merest whiff of weakness’

    • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm #

      First of all, the part you quoted — and thus referencing to your resonse — wasn’t even written by me. Pay attention.

      And I am not writing ‘extreme right wing’. Nor what I am writing about ‘that is not based in fact and truth’. Just because you say so w/o even providing specific examples and disproving them doesn’t make your claims stick.

      “Please don’t say that I should not compare people to Hitler because I believe that we should always be vigilant against another rise to power of similar people like Hitler and Stalin.”

      Sorry pal, you just lost automatically according to Godwin’s Law.

      Especially since all you lefties do is act like the Boy Who Cried Wolf about that. Every four years the GOP nominee is literally Hitler, only to be resurrected as one of the “good Republicans” later in contrast to the new guy who’s literally Hitler. People are seeing right through that, rolling their eyes. Hey don’t harp at me because of this. Look in the mirror for the cause of that problem.

      “As he incited violence against everyone” He did no such thing. The Dems have now been caught for sending stooges to incite the violence at his rallies and such. Then they firebombed a GOP office. They are the ones committing the violence.

      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

        HE did incite violence, or at least it is a reasonable interpretation of his statements about ‘second amendment people’, and again SOURCE YOUR CLAIMS, far right and hard right propaganda sheets that have been caught lying more than once, are not sources they are propaganda rags, and will be shown the same contempt as trying to use RT as a source. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCkQbASQWF0&ab_channel=WhyNeverTrump and his offers to pay the legal fees if his supporters ‘knock the crap out of’ a protester isn’t incitement? But their, on that video multiple examples damning hims from his own mouth.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

        “or at least it is a reasonable interpretation of his statements about ‘second amendment people’”

        No. That was an UNREASONABLE interpretation made up by Leftwingers who make all kinds of shit up just like you tend to.

        He was referring to their power at the voting booth, pure and simple. When asked later for clarification, he said so.

        Any other ‘interpretation’ was just that — shit made up by Leftards who hate gun owners.

        “his offers to pay the legal fees if his supporters ‘knock the crap out of’ a protester isn’t incitement?”

        What? Protestors from the Democrats were the ones starting violence. Called Birdogging. We have Dem hacks on video admitting to it. Trump knew this at the time it was happening.
        As for offering to pay the legal fees, it was for those charged by Dem prosecutors who were simply defensing themselves from such thugs, obviously.

        Again WHAT planet do you live on?

      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

        at the time he said: ‘By the way, and if she gets to pick –if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day, if — if — Hillary gets to put her judges in’ Their is no none violent interpretation of those words, none, to claim otherwise takes..well I don’t know what it takes, but their is NO peaceful interpretation of, as he did, saying that after an elected president gets judges appointed, second amendment people could ‘maybe do something about it’ (the elections would be over, votes counted etc, so what does that leave? Guns, that’s what, No other interpretation possible.)
        ‘Equal results for equal work’ is equality, if I, as a man bring a project in, on time and under budget, I would expect a woman who did the same to have the same promotion and bonus prospects, or a black man, or a latino, that is flat out not the case now. No, simply, NO,if the show was about looks that mutant frog faced pedophile (he is so good at getting those cases delayed and delayed, the amount of fear and guilt pouring off him is amazing) would not have been presenting it, simples.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

        ‘By the way, and if she gets to pick –if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know. But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day, if — if — Hillary gets to put her judges in’ Their is no none violent interpretation of those words, none, to claim otherwise takes..well I don’t know what it takes,

        No, there isn’t. All in your head.

        He says THREE things:

        First statement:
        “By the way, and if she gets to pick –if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks.”

        Meaning, if she gets elected Republicans can kiss goodbye the Supreme Court. Duh! Nothing there that isn’t otherwise a statement of the obvious. Nothing violent about it, either.

        Second statement:
        “Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”

        Meaning, folks who really dig the Second Amendment (gun owners predominantly) might make such a fuss (through the NRA or otherwise) that it causes seats to be lost for the Democrats. Case in point, even Bernie Sanders who is from a large gun-owning state (Vermont) never wanted to touch that ‘third rail’. This is a given aspect of American political discourse on the subject even if you are ignorant of that. But, Trump also expresses the idea that he isn’t sure even if that will work….which segways into his final statement:

        Third statement:
        “But I’ll tell you what, that will be a horrible day, if — if — Hillary gets to put her judges in” (Second Amendment would be gutted as a result…so, upshot for those how cherish it: Do everything possible to see that Trump is elected and she isn’t).

        Reiteration of the consequences of the first statement he made. So what? Again, statement of the obvious. Whole point of all three sentences: “Vote for Trump or lose your Second Amendment rights to gun-hating Hillary!”

        NOTHING remotely in that comes anywhere near ‘inciting violence’.

        ” Guns, that’s what, No other interpretation possible”

        Nope. I just proved otherwise. You just don’t want to acknowledge any other interpretation because Occams Razor pretty much puts paid to your interpretation in favor of mine.

        Yours is just a faux interpretation to serve your intellectually dishonest agenda, pure and simple. And it wasn’t even ‘yours’ but rather that parroted by the Left wing media. AND as a Brit who can’t even comprehend what it is like to live in a nation where gun rights are constitutionally enshrined (hell, you Brits don’t even know what ‘constitutionally enshrined’ really is either, since you don’t have a constitution) but under assault buy a despotic, constitution-hating faction, your interpretation doesn’t count for anything really.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

        These are the people who Trump was trying to protect his supporters from:



      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

        on the rolling protests, we learned off the tea party, we just bring fewer guns and much fewer sexual assaults. But then Christians have always had trouble with the idea of consent, it comes from being members of a death cult where women are nothing but property I guess, and rape is a method of securing a wife, if you take their holy book as true.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 8:56 pm #

        “But then Christians have always had trouble with the idea of consent, it comes from being members of a death cult where women are nothing but property I guess, and rape is a method of securing a wife, if you take their holy book as true.”

        Now you are completely losing it. What does your pathological hatred of Christians have anything to do with proving any of the BS you have been claiming and/or disproving what I have been proving? Nothing.

        But it does expose that you are a person who is just trolling on here. All trolls lose it eventually, as you have done.

        Notice how you just folded when I counterpointed about why Trump ‘inspected’ the chicks for his show? Because you can’t respond to that w/o admitting that it is true or saying something even more outrageously whacked than your Christian-hatred bashing.

    • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 7:46 pm #

      ” if he loses then Trump and you will be judged by your actions”

      Why am *I* going to be judged? And why if only Trump loses?

      Explain.

    • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

      ““As he incited violence against everyone””

      Yeah, right…

      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-elections/woman-town-meeting-donald-trump-rally-smears-30-cars-smooth-peanut-butter-protest-a7369991.html

  8. robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    oh and Trump as equal opportunity is a sick joke right? The man who was forcing women to parade for him on the apprentice months ago or get fired as ‘equal opportunity’? Man you should do stand up.

    • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 7:32 pm #

      He didn’t force those women to parade in front of him. Again, the outright falsehoods and/or blatantly deliberate mischaracterizations you say to further your intellectual dishonesty.

      Yes, equal opportunity. As in everyone should have the same chances to attempt to succeed which isn’t the same thing as everyone have the same equality of results from those attempts. That’s what Chris meant and you know it.

      But having a world where equality of results is not forced upon individuals is anathema to the Leftards. So you hate that.

      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 7:54 pm #

        Yes, he did, they have come forward with the same witness statements, he told them to parade and do twirls so he could gawk at them, or they where off the show, that is the use of intimidation and coercion to force a result. that is not equality, equal results for equal work would be equality, but it is clear a woman in Trumps company does not get that, they have to be ‘eye candy’ for him, as well, to stand a chance.

        Still no response to how digitally altering a recording to say the exact opposite of what was actually said is not ‘lying’ I mean someone skilled in video editing could probably cobble together Trump admitting to being a paid agent of a foreign power, would make the video generated a lie, as this was, or would you not class that as a lie, an untruth?

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 8:18 pm #

        “Yes, he did, they have come forward with the same witness statements, he told them to parade and do twirls so he could gawk at them, or they where off the show”

        That’s a CHOICE. They didn’t have to do it. It is a standard practice in the entertainment industry and is LEGAL, too. Because looks matter in entertainment…especially TV and film.
        He was checking them out to see if they looked good or not to be on his show. What? You think Fugly Betty has a chance against Jessica Alba or even should?

        Now if they said he insisted that they spend some quality time on the ‘casting couch’ (which IS ALSO industry standard practice even if it is not-so-legal), that might be something different. But they didn’t.

        Again WHAT planet do you live on?

        ” digitally altering a recording”

        Show the original, ‘non-altered’ recording then. Oh, and what he did the mainstream media does each and every day. It’s called ‘editing’. It is something that you have no problem with otherwise, apparently.

        And that has nothing to do with the recent recordings that have revealed wide spread voter fraud and Democrat-fueled violence at Trump rallies…which was what was being discussed. O’Keefe just let them talk what they wanted to talk in a conversation format. There are not editing from when it starts to when it finishes.

        “equal results for equal work would be equality”

        Nope. Everyone should have the same chances to attempt to succeed isn’t the same thing as everyone have the same equality of results from those attempts.

  9. robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

    The recording is in that link I posted, to a right wing website no less, Glen Becks, The Blaze., so no MSM, not ‘leftist’ a blog full of hard and extreme right wing opinion pieces. What on earth does it take as proof for you? I went out of my way, past a .neutral’ source, to a source from the same ideology as you, to prove that Project Veritas are liars, and yet…you repeat sourceless ‘big lies’ again and again, and refuse to source them, again and again, that is dishonest at best.

    • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

      Actually amendum: providing signs for protesters is NOT ‘paying them’ it is not paying them when the Tea Party provided buses to move protests around, it is a fact of protest now, like it or not, the various tea Parties do it, MoveOn (which members pay subscription for btw) does it, so your point? It does not make the protesters ‘actors’ or any such thing.

    • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 8:53 pm #

      “The recording is in that link I posted, to a right wing website no less, Glen Becks, The Blaze..”

      So what?

      “What on earth does it take as proof for you?”

      Actual proof. Show me the proof where the videos released showing Dem activists deliberately causing the inciting of violence at Trump rallies and also systematic voter fraud are fakes. You have not done that. Instead, you bring up other videos that have nothing to do with either of them and your only beef is that they were edited like any other media-produced footage always is.

      “to a source from the same ideology as you”

      That doesn’t define ‘truth’. That doesn’t mean anything…except maybe to you and how you view the world. You just ‘assume’ that means others do as well.

      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 8:55 pm #

        you ‘proved’ that with a lie you can complete distort a clear call for the assassination of a political opponent into a slightly less clear call for the assassination of a political opponent,

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

        There was no clear call for ANY assassination. See, you also just got caught changing your stance AGAIN. It was ‘interpretation’ before. Then after I ripped that ‘interpretation’ to shreds…you suddenly transform it into a ‘clear call’, instead.

        Your intellectual dishonesty and trollish behavior know no bounds, it seems. Well, except for your expressed hatred of Christians, I suppose.

      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm #

        wow, so telling the truth is trolling now? Providing clear unequivocal evidence is trolling?

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

        You are deliberately and dishonestly mischaracterizing things, changing your stance and what you said when it is proven what a crock it was, etc. THAT is classic Trolling behavior.

        Your real problem is that you have been caught by someone who won’t take your shit anymore and has exposed it. And it is for all to see on these threads, too. OUCH!

      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 8:59 pm #

        ‘your only beef is that they were edited like any other media-produced footage always is.’ so the meaning of footage is always completly reversed to suit the far right agenda of the people showing it? I went to that site to remove any possible accusation of using a source biased against Project Veritas, one that would have been shouting for joy if the video had been real, and to their credit, they proved it wasn’t, but that means nothing to you apparently.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 9:02 pm #

        “so the meaning of footage is always completly reversed to suit the far right agenda of the people showing it?”

        1) That is what the leftwing media does all the time. That doesn’t make it right, but it sure does show how you don’t really care about such things because you aren’t raising faux-hell about it either.

        2) I don’t see any proof that that happened in the videos being discussed. Of course, you can’t produce such proof so you talk about other videos that have nothing to do with the ones being discussed.

        3) Like how you distort Trump’s comments on judges and the Second Amendment into being “a clear call for assassination” when it wasn’t, your credibility really sucks.

      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 9:05 pm #

        you sir are distorting a clear call for murder, not me. Anyway, I am going to stop replying for a while, my temper keeps nearly getting the better of me, and that will not help.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 9:09 pm #

        “you sir are distorting a clear call for murder”

        No, I am not. Because no such clear call exists and you even claimed it was an interpretation until you ‘suddenly’ decided to pretend it was a ‘clear call’ instead after I ripped your ‘interpretation’ up to shreds.

        And by making that bogus interpretation/claim, you insinuate that those who support the Second Amendment are all murderers or murder-wannabes automatically, btw. That makes no sense…just like your raw and wacko hatred for Christians makes no sense.

        “Anyway, I am going to stop replying for a while”

        Yeah, smartest decision you have made. I applaud you.

      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 9:32 pm #

        I really should learn to stop answering the alt-right extremists, but your ‘smartest decision you ever made’ threat is a bit hollow considering you do not know where I live (tho I suppose you could find out easily enough) do not even pretend it was not, like you keep doing for trumps call for murder, both are utterly clear sir, your lies and spin will not change the truth.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 9:40 pm #

        “I really should learn to stop answering the alt-right extremists,”

        So someone who calls out your intellectually dishonest bullshit is an ‘alt-right extremist’ as a result. In that case, I wear that badge proudly.

        Oh, and you are further destroying your credibility when you say you would do one thing (no longer respond to me) but fail to carry it through, btw. Just making that observation in case you haven’t realized it yourself.

  10. robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    Oh actually sorry, the video I talk about has a bearing, it is a video from the same source proven to have been manipulated, thus discrediting the source, now I am sure someone with better video editing skills than me could do the analysis and show how the latest ones have been manipulated as well, but alas I do not have the time or skills to do so.

    • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 9:12 pm #

      “Oh actually sorry, the video I talk about has a bearing, it is a video from the same source proven to have been manipulated, thus discrediting the source”

      No, it doesn’t. Especially given how thoroughly discredited you are right now.

      ” now I am sure someone with better video editing skills than me could do the analysis and show how the latest ones have been manipulated as well”

      Doesn’t matter what you are ‘sure of’ given how ‘sure’ your psychopathic hatred of Christians and gun owners are. I’d rather have real proof that the videos in question have been ‘manipulated’ as you claim.

      “…but alas I do not have the time or skills to do so.”

      Nice save, that. You are at least learning.

      • robert godfrey October 21, 2016 at 9:27 pm #

        I hate psychopaths yes, so? Surely everyone should? I mean people worship the deranged beast called YHWH, I have never understood that, he begot his only son by raping a child, he kills at whim, what on earth is their worthy of praise?

        I was polite and gave you an out, but you turned it into typical hate fueled right wing derangement where a clear call for murder (which I being polite, allowed you the out of calling an interpretation) is in fact puppies and rainbows, and a well organised protest is a deep criminal conspiracy. I do not get that, your candidate calls for the protesters to be beaten, for the opposite candidate to be killed if she wins, and it is the protesters who are the enemies of democracy? Oh hell right now I do have to stop answering.

      • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 9:37 pm #

        “I hate psychopaths yes, so? Surely everyone should?”

        Again, you deliberately misrepresent what I said.

        “but you turned it into typical hate fueled right wing derangement where a clear call for murder…”

        Ahh. the ad hominem final attack of the Troll who realizes when he’s met his match.

        Nice touch sticking to the ‘clear call for murder’ lie.

        “your candidate calls”

        Who said he was ‘my’ candidate? How is calling out YOUR bullshit make him ‘my’ candidate?

        “for the opposite candidate to be killed if she wins,”

        Again, what happened to ‘interpretation’? That was your first line of BS you kept insisting upon.

        “the enemies of democracy”

        America is a Republic, not a democracy. Learn some basic Political Science 101.

        “Oh hell right now I do have to stop answering.”

        Yes, you should done that about two days ago. But it is never too late to stop looking like an intellectually dishonest troll.

  11. Sithicus October 21, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

    Shrekgrinch, why do you even bother arguing with robert godfrey? He’s a leftist fucktard who will try to twist your every word, will lie straight to your face and is more then willing to utilise every trick of typical Social Justice Wanker.

    • shrekgrinch October 21, 2016 at 10:33 pm #

      Because I refuse to lie back, spread my legs and just wait for it to be over with, that’s why.

      And, in the process, I exposed him doing each and everything you just pointed out. I particularly liked exposing his bait & switch and ‘imaginary reality’ tactics. He got really pissed in the end over that.

      And you read all of that, didn’t you? 🙂 🙂

      As long as one person read it and saw what he truly is and was doing, it was worth it.

      • sjallen343 October 21, 2016 at 11:47 pm #

        I read it.

        Serious question though, because nobody I know has any different answer.

        Why is Trump’s comments worse than Clinton’s murder of Ambassador Stevens? Why are people offended more by someone saying dumb things than someone who is responsible for ISIS, Libya and Syria?

        Obama and Clinton are pushing hard for war with Russia. See any speech by Putin from the last five years. Can be summed up by “Hey Obama, why are you putting nuclear weapons right there on my border? If you keep doing it I have to take steps to protect my people.”

        Trump doesn’t want war with anyone. That alone should be enough for most leftist voters. I honestly don’t understand.

      • shrekgrinch October 22, 2016 at 12:12 am #

        “Trump doesn’t want war with anyone. That alone should be enough for most leftist voters. I honestly don’t understand.”

        Because they are by definition Two Year Olds in Adult Bodies. They don’t deal with reality but their Pretend World and anyone who exposes it for being just that…all imagination, no reality…is The Enemy.

        I honestly do not know how they function in life. Truly. I got them pegged down for what they truly are in most cases, but that one still baffles me.

        And for the record, I am not a Trump supporter. Some guy on here seemed to think I was. I am merely someone who takes on the Left’s bullshit. See above for their Two Year Old reaction…which includes ‘imagining’ what they think I am and said even though I did not, like how they *imagine* that Trump’s comments about ‘Second Amendment People’ was a call for assassination when it was no such thing.

      • Stafford1069 October 31, 2016 at 7:35 am #

        “As long as one person read it and saw what he truly is and was doing, it was worth it.”.

        It was. Thank you. Educational, like you channelling Sgt. Heretic.

  12. Sithicus October 22, 2016 at 8:44 am #

    Putin warns Americans: You’re being distracted!

  13. Vapori October 23, 2016 at 11:20 am #

    Putin actully has many points and is surly one of the more able leaders currently in power. I’m just not sure how good is for the persons who elected him, or how good he is for his political allies.

    Someone who is in power as long as him also often has the effect for his competitors that nobody wants to rock the boat too much by exchanging a powerful president.

    and of course, it was stated that perception is all that matters in politics. And it is true in the short term, and these short term perceptions often lead too long lasting changes often changes not wanted initially.

    Most of the major problems modern nations face today have not just a single reason or two.. but 4-6 major reasons.. and countless more smaller factors.

    I for excample doubt that Donald will be a good president if he get’s elected sadly the same is true for Hillary.

    I want to know what is seen as those hard realities, as it is true that i don’t know enough about Trump or Clinton for that matter to make a qualified comment in that regard, after all I’m not an American.

    But no matter who gets ellected the megathrends of the world will not change the underlying changes in the economy, the demography and the formation of bigger power and trading blogs the againg of the deverloped world, climate change, the powder keg of the middle east and some regions in africa, the advancement in technology all that has impacts.

    I do not feel that Trump or Clinton will do the right thing too address those. (Trump actually less then Clinton) But in the end that is an american choice, still it effects the rest of the world, so most people will express their Option, after all the Americans also express their option often when other people vote. (or at least that is the perception of many people outside the US)

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