originally posted by: ManBehindTheMask
originally posted by: okrian
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: okrian
Sounds like you're on the losing end. Feels good? 😎
What exactly am I losing? We've all lost under Trump. This is all a bit bigger than ATS stars. American politics has been dragged down to 4th grade
ego-led idiocy and it's going to take a good while to crawl out of this pathetic pit.
Lost what? I made more money this year and had to pay less in Taxes, the employment rate is the highest its been in 50 years, the employment rate for
minorities is the highest its ever been, NK however shaky its been, has stopped launching tests and picking fights, and opened the zone between
themselves and SK.
Were pulling out of more areas of the world than we have in the last 17 years.
The economy is on an upswing.........
Hes launched initiatives to decriminalize homosexuality world wide......
Keep in mind I openly and vehemently campaigned against this guy........but youre just talking complete bollocks at this point......
Youre literally brainwashed by the left and the media, Trump has become like tick you cant stop, its almost clinical.
Your particular story is anecdotal and anecdotal stories should never be presented as evidence as they are often not representative of the numbers at
large. You know this. But ATS is a bastion of anecdotal stories used to try to whitewash and propagandize.
Employment rate & economy continued down the same path it had been going before Trump without any sort of diversion from it's path once Trump took
office. So Trump managed to not mess that up and just keep up what was already happening. Praise be to Trump.
It doesn't matter if Trump says we are pulling out of "more areas of the world". These are just empty words (like many of Trumps proclamations).
Civilian deaths are up under Trumps war on ISIS (which doesn't seem to be over despite his very Bush-like exclamation of 'missions accomplished'), he
is under the spell of feeding the corporatist MIC untold trillions, he's still selling arms to terrorists, bowing down to horrible dictators, &
bombing countries over rumors. His weird approach of telling the military leaders that he knows more than they do (despite not reading press briefings
& despite any experience at all) yet opening up the floodgates to the corporate side of the military is telling... to say the least.
Trump saying a line or two about homosexuality does not change the constant barrage of policies put forth by his administration that have marginalized
the LGBT community and stripped their ability to fight discrimination. Please don't tell me that you think that Trump has the LGBT vote. They are well
educated on his policies and have been critical of the left as well for their shortfalls. But there is little comparison these days, just look at how
many people Trump has brought on that believe homosexuality is a "mental illness" and believe in conversion-therapy.
The left? What left? The democrats and the media are center-right corporatists all the way. They bow down to the same mighty dollar as the Repubs. The
USA doesn't have any sort of left wing representation.
This diversionary tactic of blaming the media isn't going to work. We've all heard Trump's own words and seen his actions. The right just can't
believe that people listen to Trump and hear absolute crap. And that's merely what we can see and hear since the dude is about a non-transparent as
you can get. He used to be able to use money to silence those that took issue with him, that won't work anymore.
Trump will be his own demise. I'm just more shocked that people don't see a blatant wolf in wolf's clothing. But I have faith in my fellow Americans
to see things as they are... eventually. But it isn't like Trump hasn't given them enough ammunition, so who knows.
As to a few of Xue's state-sponsored propaganda points...
Trumps tax structure is not helping the average American (but it's doing great for his billionaire pals), despite the cherrypicked and loudly touted
anecdotal stories that the right loves to blow out of proportion (see above).
North Korea relations are not good, if you haven't noticed (just look at the last week). And there is zero indication that NK has ceased it's nuclear
ambitions... despite Trump's sad inability to stop bragging about non-accomplishments. Nothing has changed.
The public at large did not support Trumps fake national emergency.
The echo chamber and right-wing media has got the right so far gone that they seem to think that the democrats in this country are left-wing.
Tell me this... how is Trump's division making the USA a better place? Think back to the campaign trail and how his behavior has changed the way
everyone talks to each other now (and you've got to know that it's definitely not in a good way). Think about how he talked about his own competitors
wives and families. Think about the number of times he's makes spiteful accusations without a lick of evidence. It's been that way since back when you
didn't support him. He hasn't changed. You have. People on ATS have. He somehow got you convinced that everyone is against him and he had nothing to
do with it. Sorry, but he has everything to do with it. For all the reasons that are buried in your memory (plus new ones).