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While they sink, the 2% continue to levitate, ever higher in an unsustainable extravagance of their own, smarter and smarter and richer and richer, able to wield ever more powerful tools of advantage and exclusion, divorced from reality to a degree that makes the rest of us seem positively connected -- which we're not. No wonder they say the nation is divided !
I'm not too bothered by chaos. Sometimes it's good to shake things up. And if there is anything that Trump is accomplishing, it's to shake up the traditional way of doing things.
Trump: "They will be met with fire and fury and frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.â€�
Isaiah 66:15: "For, behold, the Lord will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.â€�
"Perhaps in that flight of birds . . . the leader was not really a bold spirit trusting to its own initiative and hypnotizing the flock to follow it in its
deliberate gyrations. Perhaps the leader was the blindest, the most dependent of the swarm, pecked into taking wing before the others, and
then pressed and chased and driven by a thousand hissing cries and fierce glances whipping it on."
George Santayana, The Last Puritan
SDR/Peter/others of left-leaning sensibilities: We get it. Things suck and are getting ridiculously suckier under a regime so unqualified it actually revels in it. No one with a human soul is missing that and I'm not sure daily reminders of it on a Wright chat site are an effective coping mechanism. It's just getting a bit exhausting and counter productive. "If you want it to heal, stop picking at it" and call your representative to complain instead.
The flip side is that Roderick is either a Woody Woodpecker-esque instigator for sadistic fun or he actually thinks the Faustian bargain of voting for Trump didn't stain his soul.
I will say that it bewilders how anyone can continue to be an apologist for what's going on is beyond comprehension. I get it that a lot of the dim, the disgruntled, the cohorts, the callous, or the basically bigoted could be ginned-up into voting for the side-show that was candidate Trump.
I get it if people didn't like Hillary or Bernie, or the Dems in general to have stomached a vote for them. The Dems are clueless, for sure. The fact they ultimately lost to the Republican side show in 2016 is a referendum on how out of touch and entitled they acted.
But to have thought it worthwhile to throw your lot in with someone who nakedly represents the worst caricature of all that is shameful about this countryâ€”and then continue to defend the daily downward spiral of incompetence is what is truly shocking (unless, again, sadistic cartoon Woodpecker).
I have an idea... If someone cares to set up a poll asking whether the thread should be discontinued, and more than 50% agree that it should end, I will honor that and stop posting.
In the meantime, isn't it easy enough to ignore the thread if it's going nowhere? I'm truly sorry if it is boring or offensive.
He has now threatened nuclear war. My opinion is that the man is truly insane. He has full and total control of the nuclear arsenal. He has surprised everyone continuously, always doing and saying the unthinkable. What assurances do we have that he won't act on his threats?
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Start a personal frustration diary, vote your conscious (because it appears you have one), bug your congress-people, sign petitions, etc. Those are all more constructive than this ceaseless diatribe. (and yes, one could just ignore it...but it's just as valid to argue that one could just not post political rants on an architecture chat site to begin with...which seems more logical?)
Let's get back to what this site is supposed to be about: Architecture and Design.
With respect to our "leader", sanity is linked to one's personal sense of reality...which is subjective and easy to corrupt.
I don't think Trump's insane...he's definitely got a personality disorder and is certifiably an a$$hole...which is sadly a worse condition than insanity.
I count this thread as one of my useful avenues of connecting to political tempers outside of myself.
The time is unique and I think this type of forum is needed.
There seem to be no trolling voices here.
Only genuine and different pressures.
However, it could be improved if RG had some help,
... not that he needs it.
"If they do not now accept our terms they may expect a RAIN OF RUIN from the air, the like of which has never been seen on this earth."- Harry Truman
"North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States...They will be met with FIRE AND FURY, frankly power, the likes of which this world has never seen before.â€� -Donald Trump