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Thu Dec 1, 2016, 10:59 PM

Trump's "trolling" serves a purpose

To destroy truth and "fact" and ,to paraphrase HRC ,"Create his own reality"

""When politics becomes fundamentally unreal, the nature of political decision-making changes. Everything is fiction, so voters can only choose the fiction that best suits their taste and aligns with their self-image. Thus politics becomes devoured entirely by personal aesthetics. Itís the final triumph of what Carl Schmitt called political romanticism, or what Christopher Lasch might call political narcissism: politics as self-expression and nothing else.

Itís no coincidence that authoritarians are the driving force behind this development. The suspension of reality lends itself to authoritarian politics because it makes liberal democracy impossible. Without any sort of fixed reality, we have no shared reference point we can use for political deliberation; and when my policy preferences are rooted entirely in what I conceive of as my self, there is no room for compromise.""


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JHan Dec 2016 OP
TuslaUltra Dec 2016 #1
JHan Dec 2016 #2
TuslaUltra Dec 2016 #3
milestogo Dec 2016 #4
Generator Dec 2016 #5
JHan Dec 2016 #7
msongs Dec 2016 #6

Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:07 PM

1. its so he can play victim

 

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Response to TuslaUltra (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:19 PM

2. That's what abusers do....

they abuse you and when challenged they deny and gaslight you

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Response to JHan (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:22 PM

3. Trump's campaign is just one big gaslight on America

 

especially its minorities too

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:23 PM

4. It makes him look totally undignified.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:30 PM

5. Yes I know

 

But he is making all those that didn't vote for him hate him more. He will have to lock us all up at some point. I welcome the disobedience. Can you imagine summer? It's gonna be fun to see if America holds.

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Response to Generator (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:49 PM

7. It's a depressing reality..

I'm wondering how you counter it, it seems this is where politics is headed anyway.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Thu Dec 1, 2016, 11:47 PM

6. his followers think of it as "refreshing". at least they do for a while til they become his victims

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