The Mexicans deserve it? A country of 122 million people and one of the US' biggest trading partners DESERVE to be insulted by the President of US? Why?
The lack of professionalism and respect shown by Trump is absolutely astounding. Even more astounding is how many people think it's acceptable for him to behave in this way, and to speak to people the way he does.
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Hillary decided to send Trump a message to let him know how she felt.
He opened the letter to read a coded message
Trump was baffled so asked his kids but no one could understand.
FBI, CIA, NSA had no idea. So he referred it to MI6.
Within minutes, MI6 replied "Tell trump he is reading it upside down".
Stole this from somewhere else, remember the US is the richest nation in the world.
The highest inequality in the developed world, parlous levels of equality of opportunity for large sections of society. A health 'system' that abandons ill people to an early death or bankrupts them to pay for a medical procedure. Add to this, chronic levels of poverty and homelessness.
High levels of insecurity in work and minimal employment rights for very many, high levels of personal debt and all out assault on environmental regulations and quality of life by the administration that seems to despise anything even distantly related to the natural world.
An underfunded education system which is about the lowest ranked in the developed world and a racial divide which is more than an embarrassment; it's a disgrace.
The country's infrastructure is an international joke as much of it it hasn't been renewed in eighty plus years.
The reality for so many Americans is pretty bleak.
I thought this sums up the current state of play really well particularly when you continually see people get sucked into the the culture war obsession while being stripped of wealth and freedoms.
There is no 'right' v 'left': it is Trump and the oligarchs against the rest
So why do we continue to hear and use the same old “right” and “left” labels?
I suspect it’s because the emerging oligarchy feels safer if Americans are split along the old political battle lines. That way, Americans won’t notice they’re being shafted.
In reality, the biggest divide in America today runs between oligarchy and democracy. When oligarchs fill the coffers of political candidates, they neuter democracy."
I like the ABC. They promote tolerance and equality, and denounce racism. Apparently this means I am a 'lefty' according to many in this thread....I've never considered myself to be a lefty before, probably in the centre if I had to use that type of label.
It seems that anyone who dislikes Trump and/or Hanson etc, or does not subscribe to their beliefs and policies is labelled as a 'lefty'. This label seems to be attributed to those who have any kind of empathy for refugees, or would prefer to look after the environment rather than destroy it, for example. I don't understand how these attributes are now seen as negatives by those who call themselves 'right-wing'. Are these not simply beliefs of someone who values kindness and likes to help other people in need, or thinks that maybe we should not pollute ourselves into extinction?
There's this perception that 'leftys' are mad because Trump won. People are upset Trump won because he is a very nasty individual. He is a racist. He promotes and encourages fear. He is proud of his lies. He is narcissistic. He has no political or military experience. These are very dangerous characteristics for the leader of the free world. It's nothing to do with left, right, centre or whatever labels you want to ascribe to people. This man could ruin and destroy millions of lives.....people are worried.
What is a lefty? Noco and WayneL I'd like to hear your definition of the attributes and features of a lefty in 2017. Am I complete wrong in my understanding of this label?
Please avoid wide-ranging and vague labels such as Fabians, Socialists etc. Be more specific.
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