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kleinbl00  ·  348 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Impeachment Hearings"

I guarantee you do. Canada is very frank about the fact that their population would collapse without immigration. At the same time, the more young people who leave, the deeper the hole the country falls into before the grifters and charlatans die off. Progress comes one funeral at a time.

On a basic level, Trump happened because there were a bunch of people who felt their current representation didn't hear them. Trump makes them feel heard.

(cue American President "drink the sand" speech)

Speaking from a fatalist, Machiavellian perspective, the world was better off when they were voiceless. Most of them are good, honest, earnest people whose lifestyles were doomed for reasons unrelated to the choices they made but now that they're staring at The End they're looking for someone to blame and simple beats complex any day. If the Democrats had made the slightest attempt to take care of their concerns we wouldn't be here but the Democratic party has been busy waving their hands and praising globalism.

So the best possible outcome now is to shame them into listening to Trump less. I'm not sure how you defeat populism, but I hope this is a start.

ButterflyEffect  ·  348 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think I really need to see what happens legally and politically from all of this. What the 2020 elections look like across the country. I'm having a lot of trouble identifying with this country and am worried about the long term impact on an underlying cultural and human condition level.

kleinbl00  ·  348 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I cannot leave this country for any amount of time without seriously contemplating emigrating. You were in freakin' Bhutan of course you're sick of this place.