Maybe there is. That doesn’t mean I was imagining anything when you said hatred and derangement are responsible for Canadian unity.
I think I will give you other peoples take, since you can’t recognize what I am saying with the added note, I generally agree with them, but they don’t represent my views 100%.
I’m sure someone will reply without addressing anything he brings up in substance and say #walkaway is Russian bots.
Is the “someone” comment directed at me? I believe in Discobot and robots in general. If you want conspiracy bots, I will agree that they exist, but I’m skeptical about their relevance so far. Jotham was once our resident expert on the subject, you know…
To paraphase Scott in the video:
I said Trump was going to punch a whole in the fabric of the universe, so you would realize, oh wow, I’m in a bubble!
If you spent your whole life not knowing what a bubble is until Donnie came along, either you’re young, or you drank too much Koolaid. This is perfectly normal, of course, when a country lets its education system crappify beyond reason.
Donnie wants you to fear something real – MS13! But Dems want you to fear something fake – danger from your fellow citizens! And we’re not even allowed to say “fellow” anymore, are we?
Of course MS13 is real. So are mass shooters. So are neo-Nazis. So are people who communicate like this:
And so on, and so on…
Of course most Texans are not assholes. Most gun owners are not mass murderers. Most, um, white people are not neo-Nazis. And most immigrants – even most illegal immigrants – are not MS13. No-one needs to imagine these issues, because they already exist.
So, Scott applies a double standard, and then he tops it off by insinuating that Dems are as extreme on transgender issues as their opponents want them to be.
They said Trump would tank the economy. Not true.
They said Trump would blow up the world. Not true.
They said he wouldn’t get anywhere with North Korea. Not true.
They said he would round up gays and put them in concentration camps.
We’ve been over this before (maybe even in this very thread?), without Scott cherry picking his predictions-about-predictions.
That Donnie would be bad for the economy in general, yes, many people said that. He came in at the right time, i.e. the opposite of Barry’s situation in 2008. A lot can happen in 8 years, or even 6.
What is Scott’s point about world war and North Korea? A few months ago, “fire and fury” was the official line, and @rowland was telling us the war was inevitable and anyone who opposed it was siding with the NK elite (who would mostly escape to China anyway, though Rollo avoided that point). Now that the official line is all about beach condos, whose prediction turned out to be wrong? (This is for another thread, of course. I’m just pointing out that Scott’s argument is not as solid as he thinks it is.)
As for “rounding up gays”, how many people actually said that? If you look hard enough on the interwebs, you can find a “they” for anything. The general prediction was that Donnie would promote an agenda of at least freezing and, to whatever extent would be possible, reversing the results of LGBT activism in recent decades, plus encouraging boldness among anti-LGBT groups. That has so far turned out to be true. (Ivanka & Jared allegedly stopped him from going further. Sounds completely plausible. )
Continuing the paraphase:
What if there were no opinionated voices in the media? Just objective reporting about Trump! But by failing to be objective, the media have become participants in the stories they report on!
Why do we need editorials at all? Why can’t we all just be 100% objective? Physicists have also tried to be 100% objective in their observations of tiny particles, but they keep telling us it’s just not possible.
Scott’s argument here would make sense if he changed to “please be more objective”, but the way he phrases it, it comes across like a complaint that the sun doesn’t always shine.
Because of media bias, people are unhealthy, unhealthy, unhealthy. Did I mention unhealthy, unhealthy?
Yeah, way to make a point. Complain about lack of objectivity and then abandon any semblance of objectivity yourself.
Scott’s idea is not new. The way he spins it is not new either: those who oppose us are mentally ill. Think about all the contexts, historical and modern, in which you’ve heard that before.
The funny thing is, leftish people have also been complaining about the media making people – people in general, not just rightish people – unhealthy. Leftish media have even been complaining about bubbles, though probably not enough.
Donnie said he was going to deport 14m people. Public pressure stopped it from happening. Public pressure also stopped the kids in cages thing.
I’m not sure what his point is here: public pressure is good, or public pressure is bad? Or public pressure is a thing, good or bad?
Chuck and Nancy are not afraid. You can tell, because when you look at them saying they’re afraid, it doesn’t show. When you look at ordinary people saying they’re afraid, they’re writhing with fear.
That’s a bizarre argument. Anyone with a discernible degree of self control has no actual emotions. What does he think of “inscrutable Asians”?
His main point here is that certain politicians are playing the X card and the Y card for PR reasons. Of course they are, whether they’re good actors or not.
The subtext, of course, is the Dems are the ELITE! trope. All you really need to know about that can be found in the old quotations from Donnie & Hillie about how much they like each other.