I would consider myself hard left a decade ago. My views didn't change that much and now I am essentially without a party and ogling the libertarians which, although a bit delusional, at least are not new Mao Wannabes.
That is because there has been a shift in the left spectrum.I consider myself more on the left, but the ridiculousness that comes from self identified democrats is exceptional. Instead of focusing on how shitty their party is, and WHY they lost the last election and will probably lose the next, they can't stop bitching about how bad Mr. orange man is. I didn't believe "Trump Derangement Syndrome" was a thing until I started seeing it with my own eyes. I had to cut a few people off because I couldn't take their constant mental breakdowns.
So yeah, me lol.
This take is true. It's karma for what they did and continue to do in places like Latin America and the Mid East.My personal favorite leftist take on #resistance Russiagate bullshit is, if Putin meddled after all, it's karma for those coups the imperialist CIA did on behalf of big oil. Payback's a bitch!
I blame neoliberalism for this shit. It's as bad as neoconservatism but more pretentious because it added woke fake-populist bullshit that doesn't even help minorities, women, or workers.Notice something? My critiques are usually from the left. Most of the critiques of TDS lefties are from the right. They literally keep attacking Trump for doing the few things I like him for.
The new Godwin's Law should be how quickly someone gets called "Boris" in an internet forum. And, really, if anything, the stereotypical Russian name should be Ivan.I'm a Conservative but would be considered left if I were American (I'm Canadian, I like our health care system and think most of our welfare programs are overall a good thing). In the US I get the sense that a lot of people just vote with whichever political party is less of a national embarrassment at any given time - Trump may be a fucking moron, but he starts looking pretty good when you put him in the same room as Ocasio Cortez or Maxine Waters. The over-the-top reactions to Trump were pretty great at first but NPCs screeching "ABLEISM RACISM TRANSPHOBIA RUSSIA" at everyone instead of making actual arguments got boring a long time ago.
No one seems to remember the "good" old days of Bush, bible thumpers, and good-ol discrimination based on Ideology... Just like now but from the other side.I'm pretty left leaning for the most part though the current political landscape has made it nearly impossible to talk like adults. Politics is the console wars for normalfags. I avoid the bottomless pit of exceptionalism that is TDS due to one reason: perspective. Growing the height of the Bush years , . To see this generation of lefties demand I treat my friends and loved ones the same way bible thumpers treat their gay offspring over different political positions sickens me. Slight powerlevel, but my family comes from a shithole country. After learning about their country's history and the shit my family lived through to give me a decent life, hearing privileged middle/upper middle white kids sperg over Trump fell on my deaf ears.
I came to that reasoning during the campaign. If the clown got elected (it did) the whole world would be watching over the shoulder every single movement (and that is what is happening) while if "Her" won, we would have another "nobel peace price with tens of thousands of casualties" in the house.If Trump won, every single thing he does - right down to the bowel movement - will be audited.
The outrage over Janet Jackson's nip seems quaint by comparison.No one seems to remember the "good" old days of Bush, bible thumpers, and good-ol discrimination based on Ideology... Just like now but from the other side.
I came to that reasoning during the campaign. If the clown got elected (it did) the whole world would be watching over the shoulder every single movement (and that is what is happening) while if "Her" won, we would have another "nobel peace price with tens of thousands of casualties" in the house.
I'm left leaning and I voted for him.I always thought I leaned to the left, support rights for the gays, pro-environment and all that shit, but the more I get called a nazi or white supremacist because I don't blindly hate everything Trump does makes me question it. I'm not crazy about Trump and I thought it was baffling when he won (the freakouts were hilarious and totally worth it though), but the media going out of their way to demonize him and supporters as mini-Hitlers is disgusting and is causing a big divide between Americans that doesn't need to exist. If Trump runs again, I'm probably gonna vote for him if just because I trust him more than the left right now.
Yeah, that stuff. Except 4, I don't think he has thick skin at all, judging by his whining about SNL making fun of him. But hey, what can you do, presidents are narcissists. I can only imagine how much Obama or Obama shills would have cried if Obama was represented with half the utter fucking hatred that they show toward trump.I had ODS. Obama derangement syndrome. I like Trump because:
- He's got enough money, so how do you bribe him? (Obama was worth 200,000 as senator, now he's worth 100mil+ ???))
- Trump just totally craters his enemies, leaves them in tears
- He already fulfilled a lot of his promises
- He's a big blowhard, and his skin is a foot thick and nothing penetrates it
- He's generally pro gun and anti abortion
- Lock her up!
- Anyone who has seen his rallies knows how good he is at arousing people
- His hair is a miracle of engineering
- He wants us to get back in space
- Pretty decent economy
- brought back a lot of manufacturing, which was thought to be impossible during the Obama years
- A LOT more, but I'm going to bed........
Can you imagine the apoplectic rage media coverage of the death of Anwar Al-Awlaki and his son would be if Obama had a (R) next to his name? They never want to take responsibility, but the ass-kissing the media gave to Obama is a huge part of why the progressive wing got so disillusioned with party leadership and shouty in 2016, and a huge part of the radical Justice Democrat movement the DNC has to deal with now came about.Yeah, that stuff. Except 4, I don't think he has thick skin at all, judging by his whining about SNL making fun of him. But hey, what can you do, presidents are narcissists. I can only imagine how much Obama or Obama shills would have cried if Obama was represented with half the utter fucking hatred that they show toward trump.