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  1. Isn't this the guy who fired his black police chief after he supposedly spoke out against police brutality? I am not Bernie or Bust and I do want more conscious leadership in the White House. However, based on his sketchy past and corporate backing, I cannot in good conscious vote for him if he is the nominee.
  2. Not to be too pessimistic but I wouldn't be surprised if Trump gets another 4 years. A new Gallop Poll shows his approval rating increased. The impeachment has seemed to rally his base even further. I think it really depends on voter turn out and who is the nominee. If Pete get the nomination (which I doubt because he doesn't have minority vote) the attacks against him will be brutal. And that is aside from the fact many people just wont be inspired to make that trip to the voting booth. I think we forget how much the average American is disengaged from the politcal process.
  3. There is a very real possbility that society as we know it will collapse in the not so far future. In fact, there was a report not too long ago about Pentagon officials predicting the collapse of the US military within 20 years due to climate change. https://www.google.com/amp/s/futurism.com/pentagon-report-predicts-military-collapse/amp As extreme weather disasters get more frequent/severe/expensive and food shortages become more common due to droughts it isnt too hard to imagine how society could slowly unravel. I really don't think it will be the type of collapse that happens abruptly due to one major event. Nor do I think it will be the end of mankind. Instead, I foresee a gradual collapse of our global industrial civilization. And this may ultimately be a good thing for the human species and the planet as a whole. It will pave the way for mankind to redefine itself and create a new story. But this is a long term benefit. Short term, collapse will be dreadful, dramatic and just plain ugly. Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler comes to mind depicting societal collapse in America.
  4. No mention of how climate change is and will exacerbate the refugee crises??? No mention of how western military intervention & foreign policies has ensued chaos and opened the flood gates for waves of refugees to flow into Europe??? If you really want to solve the problem, why not examine the source???
  5. Thank you for the video. On a side note I wish we could all vote to send Trump on a 4 week long Vipassana retreat.
  6. Thanks for those resources. He has some very good points regarding eco-fascism. I don't think it is brought up enough in current political discourse. I don't agree completely with his ideology and do see the value of entrepreneurship. However, given the severity of the climate crisis humanity may have no choice but to abandon stage orange capitalism. If we dont scale back and live within the bounds of earth's resources we face destruction.
  7. Not true at all. By not taking any U.S. casualities Iran positions itself on a moral highground. Now the ball is in Trumps hands. If he stikes its bad and if he doesn't its still bad. Iran will not come back to the negotiation table now without even more greater and demanding consessions (and rightfully so). They will probably increase uranium enrichment and develop even stronger ties with Russia and China. Trump's childish need to detroy Obamas legacy (by ripping up the Iran deal) basically destroyed any the United States credibility and has only jeapardized our ability to exert influence in the region. To some of his uneducated and short sighted supporters this may look like a win but it isn't. Trump has placed himself and this country in an even larger quagmire. We are witnessing the waning power of the American Empire. Being a bully doesnt work and it will be a hard felt lesson.
  8. This would be an absolute strategic disaster and I doubt the U.S. has the resources or the will to maintain an occupation. Why do you think it hasn't happened before? Iran is not Iraq in size, geography or militarily. The only long term stabalizer would be for the U.S. leaving the region completely in coordination with the Iraqi goverment. Perhaps we could still have some troops in the region to prevent any resurgence of ISIS. However the U.S. has ultimately lost the war and we need to come to terms with it. Trump only hastened this defeat with his terrible foreign policy. Russia and Iran have more influence in the region than ever before and we have lost our credibility and influence on the world stage. I think the Iranian strikes were very strategic. Any further escalation by America just further paints America as the aggressor and further isolates it. Iran is simply using Trumps bellicose policy against him and positioning itself on the moral high ground. This is important because it complicates the potentiality of America building any international (particularly Europe) coalition against them.
  9. For anyone who wants insight into how a conflict with Iran would go, watch this.
  10. Join the anti-War movement
  11. These times seem eerily similar to 2002/3. I remember being 14 years old sitting in my wood working class and everyone glued to the TV watching the Iraqi invasion unfold. My young mind couldn't grasp the significance of it then. Since then I've known high school class mates who were killed, family members who've came back dismembered and/or mentally disturbed. Now in my early 30s I've seen the world change rapidly before my eyes. The rise of nationalism in Europe and in America An increasingly worrying climate crisis Increase wealth inequailty and corporate power/greed So many of these issues could have been prevented and/or mitigated had we not spent the past two decades mired in war. Now in the opening of 2020, it seems like things are getting worse. We need to denounce this, even if it means getting out on the streets.
  12. How do you define winning? Also him having half the country's support means absolutely nothing. His voters are just as delusional as he is, hence why they voted for him. Sadly, most people are deeply misinformed and misguided (both on the left and right). The average American is fed a constant stream of lies via mainstream media and isn't open minded enough to seek out independent media, let alone do their own research to validate what their being told. It is for this reason that voters by and large can't be trusted to make conscionable decisions at the ballot box.
  13. That's absolutely terrible news. Unless you want to hasten the collapse of global industrial civilization. Another 8 years of Trump and his denial & inaction on climate change is a death sentence to the planet and a segway into eco-fascism. And that's aside from the broken healthcare system we have, the student loan crisis, increased wealth inequality, increased corruption in politics etc. None of which he will even attempt to address.
  14. I agree but perhaps not for the same reason. Its a distraction and its such a weak position to impeach him on that it may ultimately work in his favor come election time. I am no fan of Trump and I do believe he should be held accountable. However, we should hold him accountable on acts that ARE actually provable & impeachable offenses. I take the same position that Tulsi takes on this. The fact that so many progressives are supporting impeachment on this issue is a strategic blunder. We are basically being manipulated by the neo-liberal establishment. Just because we both (meaning progressives & neo liberals) despise Trump doesn't mean we go into battle with them. We must stand on principle regardless of how much a despise Trump. We beat Trump in the issues that matter. Student loan debt. Climate change. A broken healthcare system. Bribary in politics. etc etc