Originally Posted by Elahrairah
There is no point in mentioning Bush being born into privilege and Obama not, when their ending results are very similar. Personally they could be very different people and im sure this would have something to do with it, but politically they headed in the same direction by choice.
When as you stated its them "rolling with the times", which of course is the times of corporate interest. The times of showing more concern for the profits of oil companies, private military and arms manufactures. This is not a written in a prophecy, its not predetermined. It can be broken and it would be fantastic if we could have a generation of children who did not grow up only knowing war for the interests of those who do not give a shit about the lives they taking.
With all due respect, Are you fucking kidding me?
Bush ruined the economy, created AND continued a clusterfuck of foreign policy, allowed his cronies to fatten their pockets, let corporate crime go unpunished and did absolutely nothing to ease racial tension and social inequality in the country.
He handed Obama a fractured USA, and Obama is handing Trump a much better country than it was given to him.
Obama worked his way through the sistem, wasn't handed education, contacts and party favors on a silver platter because of his economic or social status, and was much more open to working with the opposition than Bush or Trump.
This isn't open to debate. This is math and statistics.
And regarding war, Obama managed to reduce US troops on foreign soil. make deals with hostile states that reduced their threat without military intervention, and, despite its record, the use of drone warfare is much more humane and less destructive than Bush and Clinton's direct military intervention policies.
And if you can be as glib and cynical to support Trump, the very face of 80s elitism, economic greed and disgusting morals, while waxing philosophical pretentious bullshit about how things will never change because it's all manipulated by the military/oil industrial complex, then fuck you for just rolling with it while complaining and doing nothing.
You just shrug your shoulders and justify your bitching because that's the way things are?
I thank the fucking heavens you are a minority in these boards.
People here are dealing with a future president that has triumphed on a platform and populist support that threatens not only decades of civil rights advancements , economic progress and international relations, but their very rights, safety and the futures of them and their families.
You make me want to fucking puke, you spineless, self-defeatist shade of a human being.
Next time you open your mouth to complain and justify your viewpoint, remember that you just threw in the towel long ago.