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Posted: Jan 20, 2016 - 4:15am

 RichardPrins wrote:
The One Weird Trait That Predicts Whether You’re a Trump Supporter
And it’s not gender, age, income, race or religion.

 

If You Support Trump, You May Be an Authoritarian (Also: If You Support Clinton, Rubio, Sanders, Cruz …)

He’s hardly alone in wanting to use government force to control others.

=============================================


not that i agree with everything in it but this also reminded me of something i read long ago...
The Ominous Parallels

Each of the philosophic principles essential to the rise of Nazism in Germany has a counterpart in present-day America.


Is the freest country on earth moving toward totalitarian dictatorship? What were the factors that enabled the Nazis to seize power in pre-war Germany? Do those same conditions exist in America today? These are the questions raised — and answered, with frightening clarity — by Leonard Peikoff, Ayn Rand's intellectual heir, in his powerful book The Ominous Parallels. "We are drifting to the future, not moving purposefully," Peikoff warns. "But we are drifting as Germany moved, in the same direction, for the same kind of reason."Some of the "ominous parallels" between pre-Hitler Germany and the United States that Peikoff identifies are:
  • Liberals who demand public control over the use and disposal of private property — social security, more taxes, more government control over the energy industry, medicine, broadcasting, etc.
  • Conservatives who demand government control over our intellectual and moral life — prayer in the schools, literary censorship, government intervention in the teaching of biology, the anti-abortion movement, etc.
  • Political parties devoid of principles or direction and moved at random by pressure groups, each demanding still more controls.
  • A "progressive," anti-intellectual educational system that, from kindergarten to graduate school, creates students who can't read or write — students brainwashed into the feeling that their minds are helpless and they must adapt to "society," that there is no absolute truth and that morality is whatever society says it is.
  • A student radical movement (from the 1960's through the violent anti-nukers and ecology fanatics of today) who are, Peikoff maintains, the "pre-Hitler youth movement resurrected." The radicals are nature worshippers who attack the middle class, science, technology, and business.
  • The rise of defiant old-world racial hatreds disguised as "ethnic-identity" movements and "affirmative action."
  • A pervasive atmosphere of decadence, moral bankruptcy, and nihilist art accompanied by the rise of escapist mystic cults of every kind — astrology, "alternative medicine," Orientalists, extrasensory perception, etc.
In an introduction to Peikoff's book, Ayn Rand describes The Ominous Parallels as, "the first book by an Objectivist philosopher other than myself" and goes on to say that, "If you do not wish to be a victim of today's philosophical bankruptcy, I recommend The Ominous Parallels as protection and ammunition. It will protect you from supporting, unwittingly, the ideas that are destroying you and the world."In brilliantly reasoned prose, Peikoff argues that the deepest roots of German Nazism lie not in existential crises, but in ideas — not in Germany's military defeat in World War I or the economic disasters of the Weimar Republic that followed, but in the philosophy that dominated pre-Nazi Germany. Although it was mediated by crises, Peikoff demonstrates that German Nazism was the inevitable climax of a centuries-long philosophic development, preaching three fundamental ideas: the worship of unreason, the demand for self-sacrifice and the elevation of society or the state above the individual."These ideas," Peikoff says, "are the essence of Nazism and they are exactly what our leading universities are now spreading throughout this country. This is the basic cause of all the other parallels."



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Posted: Jan 20, 2016 - 1:26am

 kurtster wrote:

Just finished watching.  I would say she made a very compelling argument for Trump.  I've seen a lot of speeches and a few endorsement speech's in my day and what she just got done there was one of the best I've ever witnessed.  

The take away line from her is the status quo has got to go.

 
Here's Scott Adams take on this. http://blog.dilbert.com/post/137647328886/the-palin-endorsement-master-persuader-series

The Palin Endorsement.

Because I know you will ask…

In the 2D world of traditional politics, Sarah Palin’s endorsement of Donald Trump looks like a yawn because she’s seen by many as a policy lightweight. But in the 3D world of persuasion, where Trump lives, it is probably a home-run.

Trump’s biggest obstacle is his perceived lack of empathy, along with voter suspicions about his motives. Palin’s endorsement says, in effect, that she doesn’t see anything dark in his soul. You can dislike Palin’s politics, but she is ridiculously likable on a personal level. And that likability probably translates into some sort of irrational trust about her people-judging skills.

This keeps all the media attention focused on Trump – on a safe and fluffy topic – and guarantees that no one will ask him to name the heads of state in the Middle East for at least one week.

Palin’s history with Cruz gives this story legs at least until every pundit has said every obvious thing you can say on the topic.

Getting the Palin endorsement is a perfect play for the Master Persuader. It touches all the right bases.

 

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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 5:50pm

This is going to be more entertaining than the average Avengers movie. Teflon Man and the Slack Widow are in...



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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 5:09pm

 kurtster wrote:

The First Corinthian says to the Second Corinthian ...

 
{#High-five}
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 5:08pm

 RichardPrins wrote:

... and start talking about the Two Amendment.

 
{#Lol}
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 4:45pm

 haresfur wrote:
Two Corinthians walk into a bar...
 
... and start talking about the Two Amendment.
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 4:40pm

 haresfur wrote:

Two Corinthians walk into a bar...

 
The First Corinthian says to the Second Corinthian ...
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 4:39pm

 haresfur wrote:
 kurtster wrote:
Live listen ... starts @ 6.00 EST or about 5 minutes from now.  Palin is supposed to be there to announce her support.  Palin supported Cruz in his Senate campaign in Texas.

Just last night I heard Clinton adviser and supporter, Democrat Doug Schon say that he could vote for Trump, especially since Hillary just declared that she would be Obama's 3rd term.  Something big is happening.

   

I think she is conspiring to get Cruz nominated. Her support for Trump isn't exactly a compelling argument for him.

 
Just finished watching.  I would say she made a very compelling argument for Trump.  I've seen a lot of speeches and a few endorsement speech's in my day and what she just got done there was one of the best I've ever witnessed.  

The take away line from her is the status quo has got to go.

If because you as in y'all are a political junkie, it needs to be seen.   Considering that timing is everything, I would say that it is bigger than Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic convention, which I saw and was blown away just like everyone else.
ymmv ... 
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 4:08pm

 RichardPrins wrote: 
Two Corinthians walk into a bar...
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 4:05pm

#bibletrumping
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 4:00pm

 kurtster wrote:
Live listen ... starts @ 6.00 EST or about 5 minutes from now.  Palin is supposed to be there to announce her support.  Palin supported Cruz in his Senate campaign in Texas.

Just last night I heard Clinton adviser and supporter, Democrat Doug Schon say that he could vote for Trump, especially since Hillary just declared that she would be Obama's 3rd term.  Something big is happening.

   

I think she is conspiring to get Cruz nominated. Her support for Trump isn't exactly a compelling argument for him.
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 3:04pm

 Steely_D wrote:

At least we know the clown car fits two.

Alternate joke: So do we now call her Eva Braun? 

 
Yeah.  

Maybe Trump will give California back to Mexico as punishment to both Calif and Mexico ...
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 3:01pm

 kurtster wrote:
Live listen ... starts @ 6.00 EST or about 5 minutes from now.  Palin is supposed to be there to announce her support.  Palin supported Cruz in his Senate campaign in Texas.
 
At least we know the clown car fits two.

Alternate joke: So do we now call her Eva Braun? 
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 2:55pm

Live listen ... starts @ 6.00 EST or about 5 minutes from now.  Palin is supposed to be there to announce her support.  Palin supported Cruz in his Senate campaign in Texas.

Just last night I heard Clinton adviser and supporter, Democrat Doug Schon say that he could vote for Trump, especially since Hillary just declared that she would be Obama's 3rd term.  Something big is happening.

 


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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 1:26pm

This is going to make a big difference in conservative Iowa.






 







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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 12:14pm

 RichardPrins wrote:

{#Shifty}

 

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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 12:13pm

 rotekz wrote:
(...) Her daughter certainly wants it. (...)
 
{#Shifty}
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 11:55am


John Wayne's family endorsed Trump today and rumors are swirling that Sarah Palin will do the same. Her daughter certainly wants it.






http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/01/19/2811600/

WINTERSET, Iowa — 2016 GOP frontrunner and billionaire Donald Trump secured the endorsement of the family of legendary movie star John Wayne—at Wayne’s birthplace.

Aissa Wayne, John Wayne’s daughter, joined Trump at a podium inside the small museum in her father’s hometown here. She said:

Welcome to the John Wayne birthplace. Now, this is the place in Iowa where legends are made. Now we have somebody that I want to welcome personally here to the birthplace of John Wayne, and that is Mr. Donald Trump. Hopefully, for America, he will be the next president of the United State. The reason I am here to support Mr. Trump is because America needs help. We need a strong leader and we need someone like Mr. Trump with leadership qualities, someone with courage, someone that’s strong like John Wayne. And I’ll tell you what, if John Wayne were still here, he’d be standing right here instead of me. So with that, I just want you to welcome Mr. Donald Trump.

 



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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 11:27am

Donald Trump is running as Christianity’s savior. And it might work. - The Washington Post

(...) And so, today the Post and the New York Times both weigh in with big reported pieces that ponder one of the most interesting subplots of the 2016 presidential contest: Why are evangelical voters apparently so drawn to The Donald, who has been married three times, wants to deport millions, favors a religious test for entry into the U.S., and regularly boasts about his spectacular wealth (and pretty much everything else about himself, too)?

The Times talks to dozens of evangelicals in multiple states and answers the question this way:

In dozens of interviews with evangelical voters in 16 states, from every region of the country outside the Northeast, those supporting Mr. Trump sounded a familiar refrain: that his heart was in the right place, that his intentions for the country were pure, that he alone was capable of delivering to a troubled country salvation in the here and now….

For many others, Mr. Trump speaks the truth and mirrors what they are feeling: fevered anger at President Obama, distress about the economy and fear that terrorists could pose as Syrian refugees to infiltrate the American heartland. Rather than recoiling from his harsh language about immigrants and insults of people he dislikes, these voters said Mr. Trump was merely being honest.

All this has deeply puzzled some evangelical leaders. The Post quotes one evangelical leader describing Trump as a “thrice married owner of casinos with strip clubs,” and adding that he is “the most immoral and ungodly man to ever run for President of the United States.”

But even if Trump is not a very good Christian in the eyes of some evangelical leaders, the Times interviews with evangelical voters suggest that Trump’s personal morality may not matter much to them. Instead, Trump’s success among evangelical voters may be rooted in the fact that, more than any other GOP candidate, Trump is able to speak to their sense of being under siege. Trump somehow conveys that he understands on a gut level that both Christianity and the country at large are under siege, and what’s more, he is not constrained by politically correct niceties from saying so and proposing drastic measures to reverse this slide into chaos and godlessness. (...)
Cruz haz a sad...
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Posted: Jan 19, 2016 - 2:10am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I prefer Kelly:
 

 This is factual straight up for me (obviously we won't build the wall before society collapses).  Doesn't have anything to do with genetics or skin color, for me personally this is hard, cold on the ground facts. I have long ago made a decision to stay away from all metro highly populated areas as much as possible and not go anywhere near large cities if I can help it.  This is my personal choice to have a peaceful and safe life for me and my family.  You can call it what you will, I just call it nothing but a good idea.


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