Thoughts and prayers

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  1. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    is anyone asking why it is that the slight democratic majority(if i recall its around a 4% majority) want much tougher gun laws in the usa but the democratic minority are not following the rule of democracy ?
    surely that is called dictatorship or facism ?
     
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  3. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    So?
    Why are you changing the subject?
    What the Republicans would do in an alternative universe is irrelevant.
    Nothing prevents them from offering bills they would vote for, for example. They control Congress - they don't have to wait for Democrats to offer bills. But they haven't done that. They haven't done anything.
    Or you're full of shit again. What are the odds?
    Nope.
    Not a single law on the table, no money on the table, no resources devoted or diverted, nothing but talk.
    Telling other people what to do and how to do it is not at all the same thing as doing something oneself.

    Kind of like offering people thoughts and prayers, while refusing them readily available prevention and help.
     
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  5. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    How did thoughts and prayers turn into a firearms catalogue?
     
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  7. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    That sentence doesn't parse.
     
  8. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Once in office, representatives are not required to do the popular thing.
     
  9. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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  10. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    Thats because they simply do not care about poor kids being killed.
    it means absolutely nothing to them at all.
     
  11. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Whatever, it's a representative Democracy. That's how it works.
     
  12. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Really? Both "representative" and "works" are contentious - if not outright absurd - terms applied to the present situation in America.
     
  13. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    What's the alternative?
     
  14. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    The many alternatives to the fascist takeover and ascendancy of the Republican Party are well documented throughout American history and easily visible in the public arena of modern America.
     
  15. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    That's a party issue, not an issue with the nature of representative democracy.
     
  16. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Exactly. And it always will be.
     
  17. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Then it's irrelevant.
     
  18. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Reform. Comprehensive reform.
    There is nothing wrong with "the nature" of representative democracy; what's wrong is the corruption. That happens in regular, cyclical pattern in every civilization. When it does, you reform it or it collapses.
     
  19. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    ? It's been handled in the past, as the Party issue it has always been - what could be more relevant?
     
  20. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    RainbowSingularity implied that there was some responsibility of representatives to do the popular thing.
     
  21. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    i am not implying.
    i am simply stating an observable fact.

    the projected emotional bent to then attempt to bully emotionally by adding emotive content "popular thing" is someone elses little game of sadistic trolling.
    typical sadistic attempted set-up
    quite telling
     
  22. Jeeves Valued Senior Member

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    Not "the popular" thing, but the thing in their particular policy declaration that their constituents voted for.
    Not exactly cricket, winning an election on the Democratic platform and then turning Republican again.
    This is not a party issue - it's a national issue. Nobody's regulating the sleaze; there is no mechanism for redress.
     
  23. RainbowSingularity Valued Senior Member

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    Trump borrowed Burnys speech notes to defeat Hillary after the alt-right had labelled her a social democrat
    then he climbed back into bed with his wall st sub prime mortgage buddies.
    every now and then he advertises the white supremacists & reads the odd socialist one-liners just to keep the ignorant middle aged white vote and extremists on board.

    as long as they are all trying to kill each other he can sit on the pie Kart and eat all the pies with his other imperialist(industrialist) buddies.

    white middle class USA Culture hates their mum which is why they didnt vote for hillary.
    Trump just gave that a bit of a push and it went off by its self.

    its not really a mystery.
    interesting watching people paint lipstick on a pig though just to play their scratched record over and over to try and stop them from thinking about what they have really created in a society..
    queue USA opiod addiction & other drug addictions.

    biggest Drug addicts in the world. the society & the system creates it.
     

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