Disgusted by the Trump administration part II

  • Fri, Jul 19, 2019 7:46 PM

    Some people in Sweden were messing with ASAP rocky as he and his crew were walking down the street basically he got attacked and fought back. He gets arrested and apparently they have some law where they can hold u for 3 weeks without charge and without right to lawyers I guess. U can look it up in Twitter and judge for yourself. Trump said today he would intervene for Kanye’s friend. You really don’t have to be “woke” jacksass 

    Fri, Jul 19, 2019 7:58 PM

    ASAP rocky is a New York rapper who used to date Kendall Jenner 

    Fri, Jul 19, 2019 8:33 PM

    At the end of the day....people like Geeblock arent voting for trump no matter what.  Trump could pass out $1000 bills and they still arent voting for him.

    Fri, Jul 19, 2019 8:40 PM
    posted by Spock

    At the end of the day....people like Geeblock arent voting for trump no matter what.  Trump could pass out $1000 bills and they still arent voting for him.

    Please define people like gblock. For 1000 I would vote for your mom 

    Fri, Jul 19, 2019 9:22 PM
    posted by geeblock

    Please define people like gblock. For 1000 I would vote for your mom 


    Fri, Jul 19, 2019 10:55 PM
    posted by geeblock

    ASAP rocky is a New York rapper who used to date Kendall Jenner 

    So you know exactly who that is but didn’t know most of the well known African American politicians and political/economic “thinkers” I listed (like Sowell)?

     

    That isn’t a good look. 

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 12:18 AM

    I would say more people in America are familiar with a musician with two platinum #1 albums than economists, in general.

    Say what you want about what that means for the country.

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 1:03 AM
    posted by GOONx19

    I would say more people in America are familiar with a musician with two platinum #1 albums than economists, in general.

    Say what you want about what that means for the country.

    This is exactly where I went.

    If I were to ask virtually anyone around me, multiple times as many would know A$AP Rocky as would know Sowell.  I think that's more an "America" thing than anything.

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 1:27 AM
    posted by O-Trap

    People with Semitic heritage live all over the world.  Hell, there are over a million in New York City who self-identify as Jewish, and another 3 million through the rest of the US.

    Israel, meanwhile, is a nation state.  Now, the prevailing religious identity of the people is Jewish by a longshot (though as I recall, the next highest portion is Muslim), but Israel and Semites are not interchangeable.

    I get what you are saying.  Like Trump's limits on travel for about half a dozen nation states with a prevailing religious identity to be a ban on "muslims" affirmed by some federal judges.  Or the whole "shithole" countries comment does not bring a conviction of racism.  A whole lot of other factors should be looked at before breaking out the anti card.

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 1:49 AM
    posted by majorspark

    I get what you are saying.  Like Trump's limits on travel for about half a dozen nation states with a prevailing religious identity to be a ban on "muslims" affirmed by some federal judges.  Or the whole "shithole" countries comment does not bring a conviction of racism.  A whole lot of other factors should be looked at before breaking out the anti card.

    Conceptually, yes.   One can be anti-Israel because they're anti-Semitic, but being anti-Israel doesn't automatically mean you're anti-Semitic.  To conflate them is a fallacy of affirming the consequent (If p, then qq, therefore p.)

    If Omar opposes Israel BECAUSE its majority makeup is Jewish, then that's obviously anti-Semitic, but one can oppose Israel for other reasons, which would not be.

    Note: I'm not saying Omar doesn't have anti-Semitic sympathies.  For all I know, she might.  I'm just not going to accuse her of it without knowing more.

    Similarly, with Trump's limit on travel to nations in the Middle East, if it was BECAUSE of their religious makeup, then there's at least a level of religious intolerance to it (since Islam isn't a race, it'd be hard to call it racist, technically) ... something government in the US isn't supposed to play favorites on ... but you can certainly ban travel to and from other countries for reasons other than the religious makeup of the population (though I personally think it's still bullshit to tell people where they can and can't travel).

    The "shithole countries" thing wasn't racist.  It was tactless and even ignorant to a degree (not unlike most of the times I've heard Omar open her mouth) ... but not racist.

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 1:58 AM
    posted by O-Trap

    This seems silly.  I don't believe in treating the nation of Israel as any special kind of ally.  Nor, frankly, do I see the justification for taking land from one group of people and handing it to another without the former's consent, which is what caused a lot of the modern conflict.

    We treat a lot of nations that have taken land from a lot of people as "special" allies.  I agree the taking of land is a cause of modern conflict just would add that it has been a major cause throughout all of history.

    Presently we have these "proxy conflicts" where nations hide their land grabs and control behind militant groups.  The economic strangle we are putting on Iran is not much different than what was placed on the Japanese for their open land grabs before their decision to attack Pearl Harbor.  The fact is the world is governed by the aggressive use of force.  I know that sucks.

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 2:18 AM
    posted by O-Trap

    The "shithole countries" thing wasn't racist.  It was tactless and even ignorant to a degree (not unlike most of the times I've heard Omar open her mouth) ... but not racist.

    Tactless if said publicly.  The comment was as I remember private and leaked for the cause of political damage.  Every human being has said things in private that are tactless.  Among confidants and advisors you should be able to go off the cuff and maybe say some tacky things not meant for public consumption.  

    Anyways it does not really matter in the case of Trump because he says tactless other things in public on a regular basis.

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 7:22 AM
    posted by jmog

    So you know exactly who that is but didn’t know most of the well known African American politicians and political/economic “thinkers” I listed (like Sowell)?

     

    That isn’t a good look. 

    You will give geeblock shit about anything, won't you? It's almost impressive. 

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 8:40 AM
    posted by O-Trap

    This seems silly.  I don't believe in treating the nation of Israel as any special kind of ally.  Nor, frankly, do I see the justification for taking land from one group of people and handing it to another without the former's consent, which is what caused a lot of the modern conflict.

    In that way, I could be said to not like Israel.  Of course, it wasn't my land, or my people's land, that was taken, so it would be silly of me to actually get angry at the idea of Israel as a nation, but were it my land, I could see it maybe.  Doesn't mean I'd hate an ethnic people group, particularly when there are potentially more in the US than there are in Israel, not to speak of the rest of the world.

    I would agree in general, although a debate on the wisdom of something done a full generation before I was born (two in your case) seems to be an academic exercise as opposed to anything truly instructive.

    Those who are attempting to school me in understanding the difference between Israel and the Jewish people (I do understand) should go back and review the quotes made by various members of Gal Qaeda. Quotes that are directly aimed at the members of a religion, not a nation. It would be similar to someone dropping an "N-bomb", then saying they can still have credibility in a discussion on race relations.

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 12:47 PM
    posted by queencitybuckeye

    I would agree in general, although a debate on the wisdom of something done a full generation before I was born (two in your case) seems to be an academic exercise as opposed to anything truly instructive.

    Those who are attempting to school me in understanding the difference between Israel and the Jewish people (I do understand) should go back and review the quotes made by various members of Gal Qaeda. Quotes that are directly aimed at the members of a religion, not a nation. It would be similar to someone dropping an "N-bomb", then saying they can still have credibility in a discussion on race relations.

    Oh, I agree that it's completely an academic/philosophical exercise.  I have no dog in the fight and wasn't there when it happened.

    I don't know if you're referring to me as someone trying to school you or anybody else, but I'm only trying to express that it's possible to oppose a country as a singular entity (even calling it a shit hole or some such) without holding a racist view of people associated (in this case, loosely) with that country.

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 1:11 PM
    posted by O-Trap

    I don't know if you're referring to me as someone trying to school you or anybody else, but I'm only trying to express that it's possible to oppose a country as a singular entity (even calling it a shit hole or some such) without holding a racist view of people associated (in this case, loosely) with that country.

    It's absolutely possible. Right up until one utters an ethnic slur. Then one loses the opportunity to be believed that their motives are pure, and not borne of hatred for the larger group.

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 4:56 PM
    posted by Fab4Runner

    You will give geeblock shit about anything, won't you? It's almost impressive. 

    Did you read his take on the POTUS 2016 election and gerrymandering? I admit I have been on him a lot since then, but really wasn’t before that debacle. 

    Sat, Jul 20, 2019 10:34 PM
    posted by queencitybuckeye

    It's absolutely possible. Right up until one utters an ethnic slur. Then one loses the opportunity to be believed that their motives are pure, and not borne of hatred for the larger group.

    That's fair.

    Sun, Jul 21, 2019 11:21 AM

    His tweet about A$AP Rocky and Kanye makes me lol every time I look at it. What a bizarre situation. 

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