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America, Why Do People Support Donald Trump?

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posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 08:33 AM
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originally posted by: veracity
a reply to: ipsedixit

Have you ever seen the movie Idiocracy?

Sometimes I think I'm living in the movie Idiocracy, but I will look for it. It's a documentary, if I'm not mistaken. I think I have seen it in one of those on line documentary collections.

Edit: OK. Now I've got it. I'll try to see it somehow.

Here is a write up on it in a UK paper.

www.telegraph.co.uk...


Donald Trump for president: is Idiocracy coming true?

edit on 7-4-2016 by ipsedixit because: (no reason given)




posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 08:39 AM
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It's called "societal amnesia", as in , the lessons learned in the past die with those who lived and learned those lessons.

We are doomed to re-live history because we have no direct memory of learning it by ourselves and tend to discount the warnings by the academic types, as they have been relegated to being thought of as those who can write and teach but can't do, by propaganda and brainwashing and dumbing down via the media and the completely ineffective educational system.

We have a form of "societal ADD", the attention spam of maybe, a goldfish.

Blub.

I'm a goldfish baby, so why don't you feed me?....



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 08:43 AM
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Because they are sick of supporting you, lol , I mean come on these 535+ scumbags have been destroying America with their control agenda, and now the chickens have come home to roost. If Trump keeps his word to expose the criminals in government and hold them accountable, keep the American people in the loop on everything going on of concern to citizens, that is what the American people have wanted in the last 6 or 7 elections, genuine transparency and accountability.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 08:50 AM
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a reply to: DonVoigt

At one point in his career Donald Trump was 900 million dollars in debt, to the banks. They are responsible for him being able to clear that debt. Anyone who thinks that the financial oligarchy in the United States, the people who have given you this America, do not have a hold on Trump, is naive.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 09:18 AM
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originally posted by: DonVoigt
Because they are sick of supporting you, lol , I mean come on these 535+ scumbags have been destroying America with their control agenda, and now the chickens have come home to roost. If Trump keeps his word to expose the criminals in government and hold them accountable, keep the American people in the loop on everything going on of concern to citizens, that is what the American people have wanted in the last 6 or 7 elections, genuine transparency and accountability.


And what makes you think he is any different than the 535+ scumbags mentioned?

Because he tells you so?



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 09:41 AM
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Let me see:
Secure the borders,
Cut taxes,
Shrink govt departments,
Eradicate waste,
Root out corruption in Washington,
Reshape NATO to deal with terrorism,
Destroy ISIS infrastructure and resources,
Stop the outflow of jobs from the US to foreign countries,
Ensure the vets are both held in the highest esteem and are properly supported,
Demand fairness financially when supplying military forces to other countries for their protection,
Get rid of political correctness.

Isn't the real question more like, Why do people NOT support him?

Further, why do people not only not support him, but go to radicalized extremes to insult him and portray him from everything to hating anyone not white to actually being Hitler reincarnated. Nothing he has ever said or done points to the extreme criticism.
The fact the campaign of pure hatred against Trump is even happening should give you some clues to answering the question in bold.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 09:50 AM
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a reply to: ipsedixit

Ive got to rewatch the movie, just for sh*ts and giggles and fears



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 10:04 AM
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a reply to: veracity

Only fools believe that.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: woodwardjnr

How is he getting away with anything he gets attacked every day. I think they spent the most on him in negative ads in history all for saying things that are common sense. King Obama is the one getting way with almost 300 executive actions.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 10:56 AM
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The anti-Trump and pro-Trump movements seem to be a bit extreme and silly. On the anti-trump side you have people calling trump the next hitler and making him out to be the anti christ. Then, on the pro-Trump side you see people believing every promise and half-assed plan that Trump says. His anti-PC loud-mouthed attitude and his willingness to talk to alternative media attracts alot of alternative news viewers. Such as alex jones viewers.

Yet, Trump can say anything to get into the white house and uber pro-trumpers seem to forget that politicians can freely lie.

It amazes me how strong people are for , or against Trump. I guess big ego, charisma and lots of promises go a long way.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: blueman12

I very liberal and im not against him, I think hes a great guy. I just don't think he spends much time thinking about the issues of America that he is supposed to improve, as in I don't think he has spent more than about 3 mins on each issue. I also think he does not know if he is a republican, independent or democrat.

I just don't think he should be president. If he is, I don't think America will fall apart but he will not make it better, already he is dividing America and more so the republican party.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 12:33 PM
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a reply to: RomeByFire

He might turn out to be a scumbag but he's not the same scumbag



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 01:06 PM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
a reply to: muse7

You obviously don't understand the meaning of authoritarian.

Socialism (bigger, more powerful federal government) is authoritarian.

Classic liberalism and libertarian principles (smaller less powerful government) are the polar opposite of authoritarian.



You obviously don't understand politics.

Its not a spectrum on one line. It's on two axes - libertarian/authoritarian and left/right.

It is possible to be a socialist libertarian or a conservative libertarian. That's why the likes of Proudhon appeal to the right and the left.

It's possible to be an authoritarian socialist or an authoritarian conservative.

To confuse things further, single issues like animal rights, nuclear disarmament or the EU will cut across everything.

Reducing the complexity of political thought to a simple model like yours will always give simplistic perspectives.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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a reply to: Whodathunkdatcheese

It's a horseshoe.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 01:09 PM
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originally posted by: ipsedixit
a reply to: Tiamat384

Hitler started out saying mean things. According to Ivana, the Donald used to keep a book of Hitler's speeches on the bedside table. His political persona is that of a "milk and cookies" Hitler, granted, but it is still worrying.


The people who dug the pits at the death camps didn't start as fully formed hate machines. They were ordinary people who found someone to blame for their problems, who hankered after a nicer, more wholesome golden age, who were told what they wanted to hear by a charismatic leader. One barely conscious step at a time, history happened.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 01:18 PM
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They support Trump because they're desperate, weak, and scared.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 01:20 PM
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a reply to: BrokedownChevy

You do sound terrified. That is why you are insulting.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: Tiamat384

Of what? He can't win and even if he does it doesn't really matter. Actually I'm quite comfortable. Sorry to hurt your feelings. Don't take politics so seriously and you won't be so sensitive over it.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 02:10 PM
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a reply to: Tiamat384

It is true, the majority his followers are desperate weak and scared.

They hate Obama and want a change so bad that they cannot see straight.



posted on Apr, 7 2016 @ 02:29 PM
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ANY WAY YOU VOTE IT IS THE LESSER OF THE EVIL, YOU CAN'T WIN.



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