do you share fake news?

If so, what the Hell is the matter with you? 😦

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Stupid man with bag over his head

We’ve always had propaganda.

Big Tobacco obfuscation of facts about cancer and smoking, for example.

… ignorance spreads when firstly, many people do not understand a concept or fact and secondly, when special interest groups – like a commercial firm or a political group – then work hard to create confusion about an issue. …

BBC Future – The Man Who Studies The Spread of Ignorance

on White privilege

I believe about half of Trump voters are racistto some degree.

Only a few are White nationalists.

Click PLAY or watch a good background video on YouTube.

In the USA Italians and Greeks are White. But people of Spanish heritage are Hispanic. Weird.

Trump himself may or may not be racist. He’s first and foremost an egomaniac. All about self aggrandizement. He used racism to win the Presidency. And — astonishingly — it worked.

Trump wants to take from the poor and give to the ultra-rich. That will quickly become clear. There’s no way he’ll be able to win a second term. Therefore he’ll have to loot the nation quickly.

Hopefully he won’t destroy the entire World in the process.

Here’s Louis CK’s take on being White.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Good luck USA. I’m out.

I was astonished in 2004 when the American people reelected G.W. Bush to a second term despite the unbelievably bad job he did as President.

Under his watch the world economy crashed.

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Trump is much, much worse in my opinion.

What to do?

I’ll stop following American politics. Try to enjoy my remaining days on this Earth even more with the time gained.

I do blame Trump supporters for what’s about to happen over the next 4 years. 😦

Trump empowers the Alt-Right

Do you know Pepe the frog?

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Pepe is a cartoon-strip creature used as a symbol of right wing extremists. Extremists like Drumpf’s son Donald Trump Jr. who proudly shared this image on Instagram.

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Gov. Mike Pence, Gov. Chris Christie, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Dr. Ben Carson, both of Trump’s eldest sons, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, alt-right icon Milo Yiannopoulos, and Roger Stone.

I first started following American politics because of the Tea Party, a backward, negative, semi-racist and homophobic collection of zealots and hypocrites. Looking back, Michele Bachmann’s antics seem almost laughable.

The Alt-Right is far, far worse. 😦

And they’ve come to public attention because an egomaniac psychopath has had success spouting their hateful rhetoric.

In earlier years, the movement — which combines elements of racism, anti-Semitism, and a general preference for nationalist strongmen over the candidates of either party — was mostly confined to the realm of dark web message boards, 4chan, and obscure blogs. About a year ago, they burst onto the scene and established a new home for themselves in Donald Trump’s campaign.

The Alt-Right Gives a Press Conference

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Drumpf wants to be a dictator like Putin

Breitbart News is the most prominent site for the Alt-Right.

The New York Times describes Breitbart News as a “curiosity of the fringe right wing”, with “ideologically driven journalists”, that is a source of controversy “over material that has been called misogynist, xenophobic and racist”, and is now a “potent voice” for Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign

Drumpf recently named chairman of Breitbart News – Stephen Bannon – his campaign CEO. A nasty man.

I’m depressed for Americans stuck in a nation with so many people willing to support the Alt-Right candidate. 😦

If you want to know more click over to Economist magazine

Pepe and the stormtroopers

How Donald Trump ushered a hateful fringe movement into the mainstream

Drumpf could start a World War

Donald Trump loves war.

“I would bomb the shit out of them.”

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Of course that would results in even greater retaliation. Exactly the WRONG thing to do in response to terrorism.

Best strategy is to withdraw troops from the Middle East. Work covertly against ISIS and other terrorist groups. Eventually they’ll resume attacking each other. Forget about the West.

Iraq worse off today than under Saddam

A total waste of American tax dollars. The USA was attacked by terrorists from Saudi Arabia and Yemen … so G.W. Bush attacked a different nation, one which did not even like bin Laden. 😦

They ruined Iraq.

Made the region far less stable. Saddam Hussein was terrible. But most people in Iraq would agree they were better off with him than since. 😦

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Watch an excellent BBC mini-documentary – How did Iraq get so violent?