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by JimC
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?
Replies: 8712
Views: 359032

Re: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?

Millions have no interest in politics, what good is their opinion on these matters? What is the harm of acknowledging their inability to contribute meaningfully to difficult decisions? Sorry, Sean, but this is an incredibly elitist position. So, the great unwashed should be kept away from decision ...
by JimC
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?
Replies: 8712
Views: 359032

Re: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?

No, I didn't. The majority opinion saw efforts at desegregation as moving too quickly. The majority supported the Gulf War, and majority opinion did not support gay marriage until --I think-- ~2005. The "until" underlines the fact that there is some reality in my possibly naive suggestion that the ...
by JimC
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?
Replies: 8712
Views: 359032

Re: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?

But for a lot of issues, and going forward, if the expectation is that democracy will lead to good outcomes, the people have to be capable of producing those outcomes, and it seems to me that this is not dependent solely on their ability to participate. These are 2 separate issues. The basic need f...
by JimC
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?
Replies: 8712
Views: 359032

Re: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?

But for a lot of issues, and going forward, if the expectation is that democracy will lead to good outcomes, the people have to be capable of producing those outcomes, and it seems to me that this is not dependent solely on their ability to participate. These are 2 separate issues. The basic need f...
by JimC
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?
Replies: 8712
Views: 359032

Re: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?

And I agree that the zeitgeist is changing, but that makes the rabidly conservative side of politics even more dangerously desperate...
by JimC
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?
Replies: 8712
Views: 359032

Re: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?

That's true. But the problem is linking favorable outcomes to participation. It's clear that majority rule doesn't ensure a favorable outcome . Arguing that increasing involvement will produce the policy we want to see then strikes me as little more than a recognition of the fact that today, the mo...
by JimC
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?
Replies: 8712
Views: 359032

Re: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?

If we had the will of the people in the US, we'd have had Gore instead of Shrub, we'd have Hillary instead of Trump, the Senate would be controlled by Democrats, and the Scotus would be 7-2 liberal-conservative. The trouble with the US isn't too much democracy; the problem is that there is barely a...
by JimC
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?
Replies: 8712
Views: 359032

Re: All Things Trump: Is it over yet?

Some get that fucking nuclear football away from him!
by JimC
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Trump Pandemic
Replies: 2363
Views: 93587

Re: The Trump Pandemic

C'mon, Tero! You know you can get to 50% if you really try!
by JimC
Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Great Reset
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: The Great Reset

The right is getting crazier and more irrational as time goes by. Perhaps that's a good thing...
by JimC
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: The Great Reset
Replies: 10
Views: 199

Re: The Great Reset

Damn, I thought we'd be able to keep the plot secret for at least a while longer! :lay:
by JimC
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)
Replies: 870
Views: 152499

Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Might see if they have it in our Library...
by JimC
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Literature & The Arts
Topic: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)
Replies: 870
Views: 152499

Re: What are you reading now? (Chapter 2)

Not showing, Sean...
by JimC
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Strange bedfellows
Replies: 22
Views: 281

Re: Strange bedfellows

Amongst the hatred and iron-fisted racially based nationalism of the nazis was always a weird strand of emotion, superstition and irrational beliefs...
by JimC
Wed Nov 25, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: News, Current Events & Politics
Topic: Republicans: continued
Replies: 2149
Views: 174186

Re: Republicans: continued

Après moi, le déluge...