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The Tools of the Dictator----Fear, A Scapegoat, Intimidation and Donald Trump

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posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 02:53 PM
I see ole Jeb stepping balk in about the end of May. I don't know where its coming from but it's there andit's possible!!!

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 02:54 PM
a reply to: mikell

In this strange election year, almost anything is possible.

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 05:09 PM
a reply to: kendix1960

I'd say the biggest reason is well covered by your OP. Fear, hate, Black PR and pointing to outside the U.S. 'opinions' time and time again.

The result is a big yawn.

edit on 21-2-2016 by nwtrucker because: (no reason given)

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 06:04 PM

originally posted by: BatheInTheFountain
I mean, we started a NATION, as a Constitutional Republic, as a response to a Tyrannical Roman Empire backed Oligarchy and Church STATE....and made it work...when there was nothing here but frontier and dessert.

We made it work? I think you're looking through rose-colored glasses. There were the Native's filling the land, there were the Spanish further out west. We only let rich, white men vote for the first few decades.

Modern America, the America that you grew up in didn't really form until after the civil war. Then it didn't flesh itself out until after World War 2.

People seem to have this belief that America was better in past times, like...Leave it to Beaver was a real place and we only really needed Sheriff Andy Griffith to keep us safe. Or maybe a little sooner, when we all had money and beat the commie's in the 1980's...except the debt we racked up, the explosion in incarceration and the illegal 'military actions' we started.

Face it, there's never been an American Utopia. There have been aspects that we'd like to see come back...but some of those came at a price that we decided wasn't worth it. I think FDR was the bee's knees but I absolutely detest the idea that American's thought it was OK to lock up our entire Japanese population in American concentration camps with armed guards in towers and barbed wire.

When guys like Trump say things like 'Make America Great AGAIN,' I really wonder what they're talking about.

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 07:13 PM
All I know is, because of Trump, Hillary is going to be POTUS. The Presidency cannot be won without the black vote and Trump is never getting that block of voters. I thought Carson was a good guy but he was NEVER going to get the southern white vote and the rest of the bigots across the country. So, what is wrong with the republican voters?

Oh, Trump knows he needs the black vote, so watch the democrat come out in him now.

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 11:10 PM
a reply to: MOMof3

I think you're correct that Hillary would defeat Trump if the election turns out to be between the two of them. But I don't think Trump will even try to make a pitch to the black community, and I truly hope Trump never gets nominated for President.

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 11:23 PM
a reply to: [post=20399460]BatheinTheFountain

Above reply sent in error and was intended for a different member. Actually I think the items you listed as some of the things that made America great are very good. Thank you and sorry for the earlier mistake.

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 11:25 PM
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

Good list of things that made America great.

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 11:32 PM
a reply to: Discotech

I'm glad you also see the similarities between Hitler and Trump but I don't think we were socially engineered to accept these things to arise for any reason, let alone for a new world war. The kind of traits associated with Hitler or similar traits associated with anyone else must always be utterly rejected in the name of humanity!

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 11:50 PM
a reply to: BatheInTheFountain

I don't like Bernie Sanders and his rank socialism either, and he does indeed use buzz words in his speeches. But Trump does play on the fears of many disgruntled and disgusted Americans who are rightly concerned that we haven't formulated an effective policy to defeat Isis and who don't want to see their jobs sent to China and Mexico or see illegal immigrants enter the country and commit crimes on our streets.

But that having been said, Trump's actions have demonstrated a distinct tendency to violate the First Amendment rights of those Americans legally in this country to free speech and assembly if they are Muslims, or are dressed like they may be Muslims. He has demonstrated the same tendency toward persons who heckle him and disagree with his views.

posted on Feb, 21 2016 @ 11:57 PM
a reply to: nwtrucker

Trump' s by words are indeed fear and hate as well as bigotry and racism.

posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 12:04 AM
a reply to: ausername

Obama is indeed the other side of the "one eyed jack." Trump was in many ways created by and is now able to gain traction for his campaign by Obama's pathetically weak and ineffectual presidency.

posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 12:24 AM
a reply to: and14263

Yes and that is precisely the problem. Obsession with celebrity instead of issues and ideas. We need a candidate willing to tell it like it is and who doesn't just tell folks what they want to hear in order to get their votes.

posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 01:16 AM
a reply to: VictorVonDoom

Lying politicians who promise everything and then deliver nothing is as old as dirt. Actually It is Trump's racism and bigotry together with his lack of any concrete policies with which to solve the nation's problems that are the real issues here. Indeed world leaders have no respect for him, and Trump will not be able to effectively deal with them when a serious global crisis arises, due both to his explosive temper and his lack of experience handling complex international affairs.

posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 01:34 AM
a reply to: ExoticSpaceTiger

I absolutely agree that the only thing Trump is good for is as an entertainer. He is totally unqualified for the office of president of the United States and one can only hope that the American people deny him that office in the coming primaries, and see him for the racist bigot and demagogue that he is before it is too late!

posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 01:45 AM
a reply to: GD21D

He is indeed an empty suit, and the idea is to make sure Trump doesn't get elected in the first place so that he can never get that mandate. I'm glad you can't stand him and hopefully many more people will be unable to stand him when it comes time for them to vote at the various presidential primaries during the coming months.

posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 02:26 AM

originally posted by: proximo
a reply to: kendix1960

Your nuts. I cannot believe how people want to call trump a racist because he stated rapists, and criminals were coming over the border.

They are - it is a fact. Obviously it is an extreme minority but hyper sensitive liberals want to use it as evidence he thinks all Mexicans are rapists. That is an absurd leap that only a person who is desperate to see a racist in everyone can come to.

That is bad enough logic, but to then go further and say that statement makes him a racist dictator on par with hitler is so stupid it defies comprehension. He has said nothing like Mexicans are inferior, or that they will be barred from entering the country, only that they need to come in legally, and criminals should not be allowed. There is nothing racist about that no matter how hard you try to spin it. It's the same policy the majority of the rest of the world has - including Mexico.

Now he is promising to make America great again, as hitler did for Germany, but come on what is he supposed to say, I will keep America status quo? If you just look at the economy, it is indisputable it has deteriorated rapidly the last 15-20 years, and all the candidates want to improve it.

Also you call him extreme right wing - um no he is very clearly a moderate if you look at his positions.

Look, he isn't a great candidate he has flaws, but I do think he is the best running.

I am glad you had the energy to write all that, Thanks... Trump may not be the brightest bulb but I do believe he has the intellect to surround himself with real shakers and movers who when given a goal or a mission will do the bidding. There are so many things in the country that could be fixed and fair for everyone and all it would take is someone who does not bow down to the next oligarchy campaign contributions... Someone who truly believes the way to America's greatness is jobs and safe borders..

Hopefully he is not just another empty suit with hope and change on his lips, but someone who truly believes America's best days can lay before the country and not in some by gone days.

Our trade deals and companies leaving for more tax advantageous countries along with their cheap labor has decimated our manufacturing sector.. Many taxes and laws on the books harm small businesses and present such an obstacle for small businesses that heck why do an on the book business..Obama care ... you name it ... many people feel they got ripped by nothing but lies and ineptitude ..

So can Trump effect a change ? I dunno and neither do the moneyed neocons (or anyone else) who are used to buying their way into a favorable deal or who like the status quo.

If he gets into office with his ego I expect him to give some of his promises his best shot by surrounding himself with sharp individuals who know stuff he doesn't.... Providing some liberal idiot does not shoot him first...

posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 03:29 AM

originally posted by: GD21D
I'm not a fan of Trump to be honest. I think he understands how to appeal to the lowest common denominator by telling idiots what they want to hear. He's a savvy entertainer and businessman, and that, in my opinion, is what appeals to a lot of people. As far as any rational policy, Trump is basically an empty suit.

With that being said, why all the hyperbole of terms like "dictator"? Do people even understand what a dictatorship is? If Donald Trump were a potential dictator, why would he even utilize the electoral process? People intend to vote for him. You may not like him.... Hell, I can't stand him.... But if he's elected then he has mandate. Sorry, but that's the way democracy works. Sometimes the guy you don't like get's elected. Sometimes you're on the outside of popular will. It's just the way it is.

Instead of smearing someone with hyperbole, your time may be better spent promoting better ideas.

It's fear of their worldview getting crushed.

Of channeling chicken little from an ivory tower, looking down their little beaks at us and wondering why we aren't freaking out like they are.

We aren't afraid of global warming, either.

posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 03:33 AM

originally posted by: kendix1960
a reply to: whyamIhere
I most definitely want to make America great again but I also want it to be a country we can all be proud to a part of and one which we can all admire. Trump is the last person who could do that for America. He would do just the opposite!

I gotta get me one of them crystal balls what you got.

Is that how you know he would do the opposite?
Do you admire the country now?

When was the last time you admired your country?

posted on Feb, 22 2016 @ 03:42 AM
a reply to: kendix1960

The question is how and why can a racist zenophobic megalomaniac and supreme demagogue have such broad appeal to the American electorate when our friends in Canada and Europe know him for exactly what he is?

The same way our all loving and forgiving god gets his will get you what you want, simply insert a persons flavor of fear and you are well on your way//...

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