Change doesn't happen over night. It takes time for things to happen. Some of his policies only kicked in after he left. I say we should wait at least another year and a half to see Trumps impact. Especially the debt issue given his tax cut and how that will eventually damage the economy.
Which policies? This is a joke. Let's say the doctor gives you a pill - you take it for eight years. Throughout those eight years you feel pretty shitty. Then he decides to give you a different pill - almost immediately you feel better. You continue to feel better for the next two years and onwards. Is it really a logical inference that the first pill was just waiting around ... dormant ... and that that was responsible for your recovery? Everything you're saying is illogical, backed with nothing.
America is the most racist country in the western world. It is a country based on fear and they always need an enemy. Trump knows this and is using it to his advantage. Even this week he has backed that fat women's comments about black people by attacking the network and not her. And let's not forget his inability to back down from the Park 5 who he called to be killed even after they were found innocent. (Park 5 involved a group of 5 black men wrongly accused of murder in New York. Trump took out ad campaigns calling for the death sentence of them. They were all found not guilty)
Most racist country in the western world? Because that’s something you can measure, isn’t it?
A country based on fear is likewise conjecture. They always need an enemy? That’s not America, that’s human beings – you are no exception, evidently.
Trump is using this in his favour? Well that’s funny … because none of Trumps policies have anything to do with race.
I don’t even know what you’re referring to after this point – I don’t pay attention to ‘outrage pieces’ by the always uninformative media.
On ‘Park Five’ note that when someone you can empathise with, especially a woman, is raped and viciously assaulted – it tends to enrage said person, a lot. That’s all there is too it. It’s a side effect of human empathy and bias of concern. You have expressed this in a misleading manner, as I’m sure it has been expressed to you – it certainly has nothing to do with race.
What I would affirm is that your ability to reason is poisoned. This is common. You will not reason to conclusion, you already have your conclusion. That conclusion you have inherited, whether from friends, family, idols – not from reason. Further, your innate human biases make it very difficult to break out of your dogma. Just know that your concept of ‘truth’ is unsound. Disregard the influences, disregard the dogma, and think for yourself. It’s a rare thing, but you will be better for it.
American evangelicalism is arguably just as bad. How many murders have happened across America caused by right wing christian idology.Gays beaten up, suicides caused by forced conversion or inability to accept difference. Westbro allowed to do what they do. America is a sick country and the cause of that is the American interpretation of christianity. I also think the use of religion in general in America is wrong and simply a tool to control the public.
Trump is merely a symptom of the bigger problem. America itself.
Arguably? You can argue it, sure, but it’s completely baseless.
Firstly, it’s less strict. The Qur’an is a pretty concise book, not so riddled with contradictions as – say – the bible. Its doctrine is authoritative and leaves little room for interpretation. That doctrine is militant. Understandable being that the entire religion is the realization of the power fantasy of one, truly despicable man. It is designed to conquer, and to dominate.
American Evangelicalism is an interpretation of the teaching of Jesus, a fairly decent man by any accounts, and further from centuries of thought from various other philosophers compiled into a book, the Bible. A book that demands interpretation, and yet is evidently not militant in nature.
Being that Evangelicalism influences about 25% of the US population, and that the US has the third largest population in the world, and that the media is more than willing to report on crimes that support their ideology – you’d expect to hear of such crimes now and again. Probably isn’t many, still, or you’d likely be seeing the statistics all around.
And it all falters in comparison to what happens in Islamic communities … do I even need to expound? Small numbers of people assaulted for their sexuality? How about being executed, or at least imprisoned? Occasional suicides that could be considered the result of forced conversion? How about execution for Apostasy? Inability to accept difference? How about the Qur’an’s constant insistence that non-Muslims are ‘enemies’, and all that comes with that?
Which should we fear, a cold, or a cancer?
And yes, America is such a problem in the world. A country that is built on freedom – such an awful thing where the rest of the West alternates between authoritarianism and self-destruction. A country that persistently breed innovation, that makes for real human progress. A country that stands against the insanity that has taken the west – self-hate, censorship, blindness to reason.