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1 hour ago, maqroll said:

Ironic, isn't it?

That was my initial thought. Mostly due to this right wing nutter fighting the very amendments they seek to protect. 

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1 hour ago, Davkaus said:

Every one of the soldiers that helped clear his path is complicit in his crimes.

That's a difficult discussion. While I agree in some situations, soldiers have to be some what protected from poor leadership. They ultimately are under orders. 

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5 hours ago, Wainy316 said:

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson
 

 

Just about the only positive thing you could say about Trump's Presidency is the fact he hasn't started a war and it would be typical if his first one turned out to be a civil one.  This is **** nuts.  

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Eventually this video will engender the same feelings to future generations that videos of Nuremberg rallies do to my generation.

 

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Not good. Blacks and Mexicans fighting each other in Chicago.

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So Biden copped a bit of flak recently for saying that if you struggle to decide between Trump and him you ain't black.

In light of recent events I really can't see what he said wrong.

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1 minute ago, maqroll said:

Not good. Blacks and Mexicans fighting each other in Chicago.

It's the start of the race war Bannon wants. His w*nk material is  "The Fourth Turning"

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 But by his own telling, much of the foundation for his political beliefs can be found in the book, which predicts that America is hurtling toward a crisis on par with the American Revolution, the Civil War and the Great Depression.And the grim future that the book foresees helps explain the underpinnings of the president’s conservative, nationalist “America First” agenda, one that Mr. Bannon has played a large role in shaping.

Mr. Bannon’s motives say the central premise of “The Fourth Turning,” with its religious subtext and dark premonitions, is a convenient excuse to sow fear and justify extreme action. Many academic historians dismiss the book as about as scientific as astrology or a Nostradamus text.

In their book, Mr. Howe and Mr. Strauss note the roughly 80-year intervals between catalytic events in American history like the Declaration of Independence (1776), the attack on Fort Sumter (1861) and the bombing of Pearl Harbor (1941). They predicted the next crisis would begin around 2005 and reach its climax sometime before 2025.

“History is seasonal, and winter is coming,” they warn.

Precipitating each fourth turning, the authors wrote, is a breakdown of the existing civic order and the institutions that prop it up.

Mr. Bannon, who has said the Trump administration will see to the “deconstruction of the administrative state,” believes these institutions are already crumbling, and he seems more than happy to pilot the wrecking ball that demolishes them entirely.

In an interview, Mr. Howe recalls getting an email about 10 years ago from Mr. Bannon, whom he had never heard of at the time, asking if he would participate in a film about the book. “We kind of blew him off,” Mr. Howe, who is now a demographer at the investment firm Hedgeye Risk Management, said recently.

Mr. Howe, who eventually agreed to be interviewed for the film, said that Mr. Bannon seemed to have no qualms about the destruction part of the cycle. “There is something beneficial about the creative destruction that comes with a fourth turning,” Mr. Howe said. “There has to be a period in which we tear down everything that is no longer functional.”

Mr. Bannon’s suspicion of powerful institutions and the men and women who run them might seem at odds with his personal conservatism. He is a Catholic, a former Navy officer and a traditionalist in many ways. But Peter Schweizer, an author and frequent collaborator with Mr. Bannon on films and books, said Mr. Bannon believes the nation’s elites arrogantly underestimate their own role in creating crises and then overestimate their ability to solve them.

Just google "The Fourth Turning" if you want some wacko neo-fascist BS.

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32 minutes ago, TheAuthority said:

Eventually this video will engender the same feelings to future generations that videos of Nuremberg rallies do to my generation.

 

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White House posts video of Trump's church walk

Unsurprisingly, the police clearing protesters with tear gas did not make the White House's clip of the president's walk to St John's church. 

The White House posted this video - with soaring soundtrack - in the past few minutes.

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Amazingly “bold” strategy by Trump.
How do we quell the violence? A combination of behaving in a way they’ll hate us even more and turn up the dial of the violence towards them.

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6 hours ago, Keyblade said:

This is infuriating.

 

That's the video I was referring to! How can that kind of get up for a normal citizen ever be considered acceptable? It's utterly **** mental 

They spend there whole life celebrating their military heroes for fighting against the enemies of America...then pop down to Walmart to buy the gear... Then sit and watch fox news to learn who the "enemies" are... 

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6 hours ago, Keyblade said:

This is infuriating.

 

 

Severe understatement

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I can only assume this is why he stood in front of the church holding a bible. 

This is a big chunk of his base. 

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7 hours ago, Wainy316 said:

"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Thomas Jefferson
 

 

Whats the Tyranny score now and when does that reach last resort and who decides ?

How does one know who to target if the Tyranny reaches an unacceptable level ?

After the last resort Olympics and the Tyranny is arrested so too speak,  what does the Constitution suggest is phase 1?

If a Government is chosen by the people,  for the people or whatever,  something seems to have gone wrong?

Are these fair questions,  just interested.

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9 minutes ago, DCJonah said:

I can only assume this is why he stood in front of the church holding a bible. 

This is a big chunk of his base. 

There’s no hope for them is there. 

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13 minutes ago, Genie said:

There’s no hope for them is there. 

that little book.... the guy who reads it and interprets it as telling him that trump can go to war with north korea is no better than those reading it and interpreting it as black people being inferior, its an enabler for whatever crackpot bullshit belief you have 

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1 hour ago, Genie said:

Amazingly “bold” strategy by Trump.
How do we quell the violence? A combination of behaving in a way they’ll hate us even more and turn up the dial of the violence towards them.

I think it's becoming increasingly clear that he has little interest in working the violence.

The Riechestag Fire comparisons are alarming.

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59 minutes ago, DCJonah said:

I can only assume this is why he stood in front of the church holding a bible. 

This is a big chunk of his base. 

He’s manipulative. He knows exactly what he is doing. Subliminal text everywhere to rally his ‘troops’

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36 minutes ago, villa4europe said:

that little book.... the guy who reads it and interprets it as telling him that trump can go to war with north korea is no better than those reading it and interpreting it as black people being inferior, its an enabler for whatever crackpot bullshit belief you have 

Imagine how progressive and advanced the human race would be if religion didn't exist. 

For another thread though 

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