"I love the poorly educated." Donald Trump
Yeah, people are making hay out of this. It's not really what young people are thinking, but, the reality is that people who don't support Bernie don't really care what his supporters are thinking. Photo shops like this one appeal to that desire to just dismiss what we don't like. I guess my thinking is kinda out there, but it astounds me that people who create stuff like this are probably the same Republicans who dislike Trump and they do not possess and ounce of curiosity about why people are ditching establishment candidates to support Sanders or Trump. David Brooks wrote a totally dismissive, paternalistic column about Bernie the other day and it's the same stuff, he opines that he just can't understand why in his words "They support a man who wants to fundamentally reshape our cultural values and economic system". IMO, I don't think he wants to understand. I don't think he wants to ponder why young people look at whats been entrenched for decades and call bullshit.
Cuba's a super nice island and stuff. Like, why don't you move there. Socialism is entrenched there, like, like, what could be better?
Cuba is nice from what I hear. I'm not looking for a true socialist society, and I think you know that. I really don't think today's kids are either. Ironically William, it is the people your age who are fighting to keep THEIR socialism. They want to keep their Medicare and they want to keep SS, both of which are truly socialist programs. We already have socialism, we just like to pretend we don't.
No doubt, Roosevelt put us on the path.
It's the same stuff William, before the great depression, we had a massive wealth inequality, a bunch of speculation and a subsequent collapse of the entire crap show. It's not like Roosevelt dreamed from an early age to create the new deal, it was a response to market failure. I know people hate this reality, but when the economy starts to feel like a rigged game, people start to look for ways to scam it or ways to smash it. Look at Trump, he is promising to tariff goods coming in order to bring jobs back. People love hearing that shit, but the harsh reality is that Trump is promising to make us great again by putting handcuffs on the free market. Our trade deals, which most everyone agrees have stolen our jobs, are pure free trader thinking, and Trump is saying he will negate that. I know you don't like it William, but I don't think you are really contemplating the bigger picture of people's motivations here.
Look at my comments comrade. I'm not disagreeing with you. I'm just sitting back and enjoying your defense of The Donald.I didn't realize that markets had a life of their own. I thought that you thought that they could be micro managed by the smarty pants central planners.Guess I was wrong. Guess that like when like, like when, Bernie flames out like, like then you will support the trumpster.
Markets will have no more and no less irrationality than the people who participate in them. I dunno, I see a difference in true central planning, and busting up mega banks who are so big they block competition. I genuinely do believe in competition and sometimes that means engaging in Reaganesque protectionism. Like anything else, that can be taken to a ridiculous extreme.Ayn Rand, Friedman and countless other modern writers on capitalism promised that competition would always keep companies from getting so big they stifle competition. The real world has presented a different example. I don't see me voting for Trump, but I remain fascinated listening to the entrenched voices of both parties pontificate about how unreasonable both Sanders and Trump are. I wanna get you this for Christmas http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/172079012821?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82
That's a cool hat max and the star makes a great target for a sniper. Send me one for Christmas and I'll send you a copy of Wealth and Poverty by George Gilder.
LOL. That just might be entertaining enough to do. Not quite gift of the Magi, but fun nonetheless