posted on Nov, 10 2016 @ 12:00 PM
originally posted by: deadlyhope
a reply to: Bluesma
Value and endorse.. What things?
So if I understood you right, you don't
perceive him as putting forth things like racism, sexism, etc. ?
That helps me understand your point of view a bit...
I honestly was under the impression that that part was sort of recognized and agreed upon by everyone- including his supporters. I thought he was very
proud of these attitudes and made no attempt to hide them.
Was that a mistaken impression then? The people in Europe tend to all have the idea that what motivated those who supported him was that even though
they perceived these aspects to his positions and character, they appreciated the honesty. -And they wanted to sort of "make a statement" about their
As an american myself, I could imagine the appreciation of the honesty- for the same reason the first album I ever bought was the Sex Pistols, and as
a young parent, I was crazy about Eminem - I like rebels, I like those who tear the lid off of taboos and hypocrisy, who make us face ourselves
honestly. I think clowns and coyotes are a necessary part of a community. So I kinda got it that far.
Except I couldn't get to the point of people taking that so far as to decide to make the coyote the iconic leader of the one of the most powerful
nations in the world. The symbol, the calling card, the icon you put out to the world to say "This is what we hope to be, ideally".
But I hear you saying you never saw him expressing such things as racism, sexism, lack of compassion or empathy, etc.
That sheds some light on it then. These aspects seemed very outright to me in his speeches and behaviors- I didn't even think he tried to hide them.
But maybe I need to re-look at those and see if I can perceive them as you did.