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I remember people here years ago assuring us the GOP was finished because of demographics. All the stupid old racist white guys were supposed to die out, and be replaced by left-leaning black and latino voters, backed up by women.

Nope. Turns out there's an inexhaustible supply of stupid old racist white guys, and stupid old racist white guys are inexplicably popular with stupid old racist women. And stupid racist young people too.

I don't know why anyone is surprised that the US is a fascist country. There are two giant fasces behind the Leaders' seats in Congress. That really ought to be a clue.

Progressives, meanwhile, have yet to create a memorable symbol for progress.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Nov 9th, 2016 at 05:15:01 AM EST
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Progressives, meanwhile, have yet to create a memorable symbol for progress.

They're still working on consensus.

by rifek on Thu Nov 10th, 2016 at 01:46:46 AM EST
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Progress is a process, not a specific outcome.  It generally involves talking to people rather than killing them, and "success" is situational and defined relative to what came before or would have happened otherwise. There is therefore no universal definition or symbol which can encapsulate it unless you wish to invoke an absolute like God or Love. However even such absolutes can be problematic as one person's God can be another's demon even if, as in the Abrahamic faiths, they are allegedly worshipping the same God.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 10th, 2016 at 09:11:52 AM EST
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Progress requires resources and an entropy pool.

Newsflash: The civilization is in an overshot management mode for a while already --- whether by top-down dessigns or bottom-up rage. Hence the joys of Brexit, Trump.

by das monde on Thu Nov 10th, 2016 at 10:44:47 AM EST
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Yes, but "We don't have consensus" is the standard, left wing excuse for doing nothing.
by rifek on Sat Nov 12th, 2016 at 12:51:19 AM EST
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