Originally Posted by wojt
that's why he has my sympathy
he is a terrible messenger of a really important message, let's face it he is ignorant on too many issues, had not improved his knowledge much since the last year, he's arrogant and an asshole.
Having said that, would Trump do anything to help it? Maybe, but knowing history of politics probably not. But he is more likely to do so than Clinton who is in exact opposition to what these people want. Probably it will end like Obama, but at least it would be like standing on the cliff and taking a step side ways not ahead, so who knows maybe there is a patch of dirt there.
I'd give him more credit if he wasn't running for President. It's a meaningful message, but he has no answer or even the vestiges of an answer. Unless the people he's harnessed can mobilize and get heard by more serious voices, nothing is really going to change.
And speaking as one of those Coastal Elites, a lot of this stuff runs directly in contrast to my interests. I'd be happy to fund some programs to bring those parts of the country into the 21st century, but I really don't want the same kind of country that the average Trump supporter seems to want.
Both USA and EU are getting more oligarchical, more and more wealth is in the hands of fewer and fewer people, outsourcing jobs, uncontrolled immigration are doing harm to working class while they benefit the rich(yea im an undercover commie). Another aspect is pussification of our culture, constant calls to apologize for everything. What's sad is that for example calls for video game and tv censorship came from the religious left now they come from supposedly liberal left. It feels like many country will become much like Sweden but with inferior healthcare and social services
I do feel west is losing something and might collapse in matter of decades.Maybe another crash and we could have another bolshevik revolution in some European countries, it does happen when people are sufficiently pissed and they are on the trail there. Brexit was largely an act of defiance to global corporatism voting Trump for many people would be very much like that.
There's a certain irony in a narcissistic New York City plutocrat standing in opposite to the status quo.
The US is weird in that we've historically been capable of making dramatic changes, but only when it appears to be too late. We don't have the weight of history that constrains some other cultures. We're kind of sweeping back towards a couple simultaneous low points, and I think this election is sort of an epitome of that. Might take some painful events, but I think the "death of the West" is dramatically overstated. Still better to live here than anywhere else, that's for damn sure.
constant calls to apologize for everything. What's sad is that for example calls for video game and tv censorship came from the religious left now they come from supposedly liberal left
This is almost equally a phenomena of the religious right. Some people just really love being victims. There's already a significant backlash against this, and I wonder how long it'll really remain influential. It's not really perpetuated by the government anyway, so I'm not sure how it ties into a Presidential election other than making a statement.