If he has a brain tumor, I wouldn't be shocked. Seriously.
Damn. I just read this again! Good stuff brother.Great read. I know some of us out here have already put two-and-two together and have already envisioned a lot of this. I believe that's why many of us are so pissed at the current political environment. It is my opinion that the current conservative politics WILL be the worst for us if a collapse happens. Hell, it may even cause the collapse.
I won't get into particulars other than to say that a huge carbon footprint, true ignorance to social and political issues, trampling of a constitution, dependency on corporations, profitability-over-sustainability, and brainwashing with radical ideologies will surely end badly. It doesn't surprise me that conservatives are so protective of the 2nd ammendment - and, I thank them for that seeing I don't get asked about my political views every time I buy a gun. But, I think they sense it too. They look at the world through mostly uneducated eyes, see chaos, and don't know how to [or care to] solve it. So they do what humans have always done, they gather the tribe, pray, latch onto to any leader who acts tough, and just start killing everything that looks and acts different hoping that stability will follow. Sort of like the Middle East, South Africa, WW2 Germany, etc. I'd just like to personally thank President Trump for egging this shit on, probably hoping he can rise from the ashes as our supreme leader and lead us all to the promised land. TrumpLand, where unicorns actually do exist, and best of all, we get to kill them. I think Charles Manson had a similar delusion.
But take it from a college educated, USA loving, gun toting, former DOD, reformed southern redneck who was once a whooping and hollering, rebel flag waving, poor white trash idiot - Donald Trump is the fucking devil, and the Democrats, barring certain individuals, are a lot wiser and way more patriotic than half the country believes they are.
Would you please explain that to me? I'm not deeply studied on various political systems.
You assume that anyone who is appalled by the actions and words of the lawless Buffoon that is currently occupying OUR Whitehouse has an unbending loyalty to the Democrats? Wrong..An unbending loyalty to the Democratic Party in the cause of delegitimizing Trump renders many on the left incapable of even positing the possibility they may be mistaken on any number of issues.
When the book was published in '68 it actually became a bestseller... but, the public has a bad habit of believing anything in print, and seldom considers the authors or their motives. Even the publisher thought the book was horrible and had it reworked by Utz Ultermann, a Nazi author who used a pseudonym for his work. He shared the royalties with Von Daniken. But, old Erich was a con artist convicted multiple times for fraud and embezzlement. He wrote his next book from prison....I read Chariots of the Gods...
Trump has delegitimized himself, with his own big mouth, criminal actions, and childish behavior. As to unbending loyalty, that is not true for millions of swing voters. Clinton won the popular vote by a narrow margin despite the fact that millions of midwestern swing voters went for Trump simply because they will never vote for a woman. And lots of people don't like the Clintons. If Clinton had been a man and someone other than a Clinton, that margin would have been a landslide. If the Dems can get their act together and field an acceptable, and sufficiently moderate, candidate in 2020, I doubt Trump has much of a chance. He has proved to be simply too much of a loose cannon, divisive, undignified, and unpredictable. Most swing voters I have talked to are sorry they voted for the idiot.An unbending loyalty to the Democratic Party in the cause of delegitimizing Trump renders many on the left incapable of even positing the possibility they may be mistaken on any number of issues. . .