@seantos, yeah agreed. At this point we don't really have anyone in the electoral sphere to work with except Howie Hopkins of the green party, and I think trying to affect change through elections is just not going to work.
I'm slowly trying to build up a collection of things to read and listen to to help people understand how we got here and where to go from here over at /a/TheRadicalLeft, so if you're curious join and check it out.
Tbh honest, Bernie was the BEST out of all the candidates. Not saying he's the best ever. But given the circumstances I think we gotta work with what we have. But sadly now it doesn't look like Bernie's winning the presidential bid.
Wow, so it wasn't even a one-off, a lot of people thought about it! IIRC, the comic was Bloom County, the one with Opus the Penguin. I don't remember for sure, I was pretty young and most of the jokes went over my head.
Simpsons also predicted a President Trump back in the 90s or early 2000s i think.
I made myself vote for HIllary even though it hurt my soul. Never again.
It's crazy, I remember when I was a kid I read some comic books from the 80s making fun of the idea that Trump would run for President and win despite being braindead. It was supposed to be funny, and I guess back then it was. Historians will look back on this time with confusion.
Yup. I have to admit, even though I thought Trump meant WW3 in 2016 I still was going to vote for him for a few months until he really just went off the deep end. Posting in r/The_Donald was kind of fun back then. It started to get really toxic after awhile though the better he did in the primaries.
I won't vote for him. I never did. I wanted Bernie but ended up sucking up my pride and voting HIllary.
Whoever said those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it was unfortunately, painfully correct. There's a reason so much fighting happens over historical narratives -- if people can think history is on their side, they will commit atrocities without batting an eye.
Sometimes I get despondent about how stupid people are. All of us, including me. We are so easy to manipulate, all it takes is propaganda and groupthink.
Shameful. I thought we learned not to do that in the 1940s.
Seantos, yeah, definitely. Fascism is on the rise globally. It's disheartening and terrifying. I've got friends in Canada and Sweden who said I'm welcome to bring my family up and crash with them if the US goes full fascist since we're of demographics that are likely to be genocided, but they warned me the fascist parties were getting stronger in those countries too so it may only be a matter of time before we all have to fight.
It's not looking good.
I've heard this whole nationalist movement is a global one. It's not just the US.
Exactly like the president of the Philippines. Have you heard about that man? Scary how he's manipulating the whole country.
Of course. We point and laugh, but the frightening thing is that he bumbled his way into power by being a master propagandist and manipulator. His followers worship him. It is a cult of personality. He is not their President, he is their God-Emperor
People support this man? What a joke
In case it wasn't clear after he praised the Charlottesville Nazis, getting praised by Trump is a sign of being a bad person.
Also, lol at this big-brained individual proudly waving the traitors' Confederate Flag next to a defaced Union flag, with the Gadsen anti-tyrrany snek on it. That snake would bite and poison Trump. Homeboy doesn't even understand the symbols he's using.
Such an idiot