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Title: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: fencerider on February 28, 2017, 07:03:03 PM
During the campaign Trump said he would unite the people of the U.S.. Now that he has chosen some of the worst people possible for cabinet positions, it's clear that he has no desire to unite anyone.

At the same time Donald Trump is addicted to popularity. It really bugs him that less than 50% of the people like him. He is motivated to do anything he can to get 100% of the people to like him.

Is his ideology or desire for popularity going to win out?
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Sorginak on February 28, 2017, 07:08:36 PM
That is the Republican way.

"Let's make America great again" is only in reference to the rich, not to everyone who is American.

He does not have it in him to make the population like him.  Besides, he will learn that being president is not akin to television show ratings.

He left that stage and entered an entirely different field of which is he completely clueless.



Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Unbeliever on February 28, 2017, 07:24:45 PM
They don't want to unite the U.S. - they've got us sufficiently divided, now it's time for them to go to the conquering phase.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 02, 2017, 05:06:42 AM
"Can Trump unite the US?"  Like Lee did The North...
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 02, 2017, 07:04:28 AM
"Can Trump unite the US?"  Like Lee did The North...

The North wasn't as united as you think.  Draft riots, Copperheads, suspension of Habeus Corpus by Lincoln.  The North was already united, before 1861, in hating Southerners, and being all self-righteous New England turkeys.  The South wasn't very united either ... most thought that Jefferson Davis was running a dictatorship, and hoped that tyranny in Richmond would end after the war.  A lot of Southerners were draft dodgers too.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: SGOS on March 02, 2017, 07:17:41 AM
During the campaign Trump said he would unite the people of the U.S..
There is no reason or advantage for any politician to achieve such political harmony.  "Unite the people" is code for "everyone should think like me."
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 02, 2017, 07:53:35 AM
The North wasn't as united as you think.  Draft riots, Copperheads, suspension of Habeus Corpus by Lincoln.  The North was already united, before 1861, in hating Southerners, and being all self-righteous New England turkeys.  The South wasn't very united either ... most thought that Jefferson Davis was running a dictatorship, and hoped that tyranny in Richmond would end after the war.  A lot of Southerners were draft dodgers too.

That was my point.  Even the opposition and threat of Lee invading the North twice wasn't sufficient to unite the North.  But they managed to win anyway."Draft riots, Copperheads, suspension of Habeus Corpus by Lincoln" couldn't stop it.  They had a rational government structure and the South did not.  And railroads.

The South had good Generals and dedicated soldiers, but they all thought in terms of their beliefs.  So they lost.

Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 02, 2017, 01:12:16 PM
Yes, railroads and industry in the North were important.  That and the British Empire didn't invade the US from Canada, as they were tempted to do.

The North barely won.  Like Churchill later said about US foreign policy ... we try everything possible that doesn't work, first.  The North did that also.  Churchill admired Lee, hated Grant.  I still like Grant, over McClellan.  Grant understood war isn't chess, it is a bar room brawl.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Unbeliever on March 02, 2017, 04:22:05 PM
Yeah, Chump can unite the U.S. with the new Soviet Union when it arrives...just think, it'll be the U.S. & S.U.!
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: PopeyesPappy on March 02, 2017, 04:27:02 PM
More like the SUUS. Pronounced sux.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 02, 2017, 06:45:35 PM
Yeah, Chump can unite the U.S. with the new Soviet Union when it arrives...just think, it'll be the U.S. & S.U.!

We were already the USSA under the Democrats.  Weren't you paying attention since George McGovern?  And what do you have against totalitarianism, or Russians or communists.  We already have that in the US ... are you bigoted against foreigners?
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: trdsf on March 03, 2017, 12:38:35 PM
At the rate he's going, yes, he will unite the country.

Against him.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Atheon on March 03, 2017, 12:45:28 PM
He meant "untie".
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 03, 2017, 06:21:25 PM
At the rate he's going, yes, he will unite the country.

Against him.

Better an anti-leader than no leader at all.  And yes, that would go farther in turning the public against the White House ... though I give Bill Clinton, George W and Barak a gold star for trying (to alienate everyone).
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: aitm on March 03, 2017, 06:28:10 PM
If he uses Mao's technique's ....probably
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 03, 2017, 06:35:28 PM
If he uses Mao's technique's ....probably

You should hope not.  The Chinese are good at cooking dog ... Chairman Deng was particularly famous for the dog recipes he developed during the Long March.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 05, 2017, 01:13:23 AM
If he uses Mao's technique's ....probably

There are many paths to eliminating democracy.  Mao's was one, Lenin's was another, Hitler's was another.  It only takes any one way at the right time.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on March 05, 2017, 01:17:20 AM
Short answer: no.
Long answer: noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 05, 2017, 01:27:14 AM
Short answer: no.
Long answer: noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

"No" to what?  You weren't specific.  Do try to do better in the future...
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on March 05, 2017, 01:28:34 AM
No
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 05, 2017, 01:33:06 AM
No

Ah, I see you are just a no-ist.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on March 05, 2017, 01:34:05 AM
Nope
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 05, 2017, 01:57:34 AM
Nope

That could use some elaboration.  Are you able?
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on March 05, 2017, 01:59:08 AM
The. Title. Of. The. Thread.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 05, 2017, 02:01:18 AM
The. Title. Of. The. Thread.

Forgive me, I thought you were actually trying to respond to a post.  Silly me.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 05, 2017, 08:09:57 AM
Forgive me, I thought you were actually trying to respond to a post.  Silly me.

It is complicated.  Sometimes we post to the last post, sometimes to the OP, sometimes because of voices talking in our heads ;-)
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: The Skeletal Atheist on March 05, 2017, 02:10:00 PM
It is complicated.  Sometimes we post to the last post, sometimes to the OP, sometimes because of voices talking in our heads ;-)
Leave the voices out of it! By the way, Napoleon says you forgot to wash your hands last time you went to the restroom and Abe Lincoln says you snore!
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 05, 2017, 02:26:52 PM
Leave the voices out of it! By the way, Napoleon says you forgot to wash your hands last time you went to the restroom and Abe Lincoln says you snore!

I consider dreams to be another reality.  Last night it was vivid ... I was with other kids, maybe 12, in an in door play center.  They had 3d movies, that had VR that didn't require stupid glasses.  And they had rocking horses, that rocked like a pendulum (the opposite the normal way), like a swing).  The support for the rocking horses and the horses themselves were physical yet invisible.  Us kids had a blast.  I met Napoleon once in a vivid dream.  Paris circa 1800.  We had a short chat in French, which I understood, yet at the time I didn't know that much French.  Inspired me to study French, just in case I go to France again.  Lincoln speaks American English, so no sweat.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 05, 2017, 04:19:02 PM
Leave the voices out of it! By the way, Napoleon says you forgot to wash your hands last time you went to the restroom and Abe Lincoln says you snore!

I wonder if most people are even considering that Trump is sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom and thinks it is a below-par accommodation...
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: trdsf on March 05, 2017, 06:26:58 PM
I wonder if most people are even considering that Trump is sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom and thinks it is a below-par accommodation...
I hadn't even considered the fact that Asshole might be sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom.  Now, contemplating that makes me nauseous.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 05, 2017, 10:57:06 PM
I wonder if most people are even considering that Trump is sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom and thinks it is a below-par accommodation...

Actually Lincoln participated in vivid dreams just before he was assassinated.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 05, 2017, 10:58:35 PM
I hadn't even considered the fact that Asshole might be sleeping in the Lincoln bedroom.  Now, contemplating that makes me nauseous.

I felt the same way about Obama.  Lincoln actually said, no "n word" could be considered the equal of an "w word".  But he was just not choosing to channel Karl Marx, unlike our modern SJWs.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: SGOS on March 06, 2017, 08:55:24 AM
I wonder if most people are even considering that Trump is sleeping in the Lincoln Bedroom and thinks it is a below-par accommodation...
Yeah, the place must be a real dump by his standards.  No wonder he wants to govern from his penthouse.  He could do it too, Sara Palin set that precedent when she governed Alaska.  Just imagine.  World leaders calling the shots from their kitchen while they put together a casserole for dinner.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 06, 2017, 12:23:04 PM
Yeah, the place must be a real dump by his standards.  No wonder he wants to govern from his penthouse.  He could do it too, Sara Palin set that precedent when she governed Alaska.  Just imagine.  World leaders calling the shots from their kitchen while they put together a casserole for dinner.

Margaret Thatcher claimed to do that, from the kitchen of #10 Downing Street.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: trdsf on March 06, 2017, 03:32:28 PM
Yeah, the place must be a real dump by his standards.  No wonder he wants to govern from his penthouse.  He could do it too, Sara Palin set that precedent when she governed Alaska.  Just imagine.  World leaders calling the shots from their kitchen while they put together a casserole for dinner.
Wonder how long it's going to be before he has everything gilded.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 06, 2017, 04:44:25 PM
He meant "untie".
And he's going to use unclear weapons.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Unbeliever on March 07, 2017, 06:55:52 PM
It is complicated.  Sometimes we post to the last post, sometimes to the OP, sometimes because of voices talking in our heads ;-)



(http://www.politifake.org/image/political/1206/if-you-hear-voices-in-your-head-bush-god-iraq-politics-1338909930.jpg)




(http://www.hearthevoices.com/image/Bushsm.gif)
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 07, 2017, 07:17:13 PM
That was actually Dick Cheney on the phone to W ;-)
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: fencerider on March 11, 2017, 12:54:11 PM
would you like to trade wacky Trump for Darth Cheney?
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 11, 2017, 04:15:13 PM
would you like to trade wacky Trump for Darth Cheney?

Excellent question.  There are no intelligent life forms in the US ... including Hillary.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 14, 2017, 02:58:58 AM
would you like to trade wacky Trump for Darth Cheney?

I'm thinking about that option.  Is "talented and sick" better than "nuts and screwy"?
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: trdsf on March 14, 2017, 03:18:59 PM
would you like to trade wacky Trump for Darth Cheney?
Hm... Trump claimed he could shoot a guy and get off scot-free.

Cheney actually did shoot a guy and got off scot-free.  And his victim apologized to him.

Now that's some mad skills, evil-wise.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 18, 2017, 04:21:17 AM
Hm... Trump claimed he could shoot a guy and get off scot-free.

Cheney actually did shoot a guy and got off scot-free.  And his victim apologized to him.

Now that's some mad skills, evil-wise.

Given a choice between the Star Wars emporer (Cheney) and and some Stormtrooper General (Trump) I would choose pretty much anyone else.  As sick as this sounds, could we have Bush back?
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 18, 2017, 09:31:22 AM
Given a choice between the Star Wars emporer (Cheney) and and some Stormtrooper General (Trump) I would choose pretty much anyone else.  As sick as this sounds, could we have Bush back?

I voted for Reagan, in spite of Bush.  And subsequently have never voted for any of the Bush crime family.  I am not always wrong in how I un-vote.  Who I do vote for is another issue ;-)
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 19, 2017, 01:47:12 AM
I voted for Reagan, in spite of Bush.  And subsequently have never voted for any of the Bush crime family.  I am not always wrong in how I un-vote.  Who I do vote for is another issue ;-)

Actually, looking back at my post, I might have gotten the names reversed.  But does it matter much?  Cheney/Trump, Trump/Cheney, no BFD...  Each wants to be Emperor...
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 19, 2017, 08:30:52 AM
Actually, looking back at my post, I might have gotten the names reversed.  But does it matter much?  Cheney/Trump, Trump/Cheney, no BFD...  Each wants to be Emperor...

Every US President (who is also CinC) is an emperor ... at least since 1945 (and US globalism).  They don't want to, they were/are.  Are you supporting Pat Buchanan?  He wrote "A Republic, Not An Empire" .. if memory serves.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: fencerider on March 20, 2017, 11:42:41 AM
the Empire started out as a Republic.

people are afraid of Trump not because he's the evil genius like Darth Vader. They are afraid of Trump like Dark Helmet because he's a moron
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2017, 01:26:37 PM
the Empire started out as a Republic.

people are afraid of Trump not because he's the evil genius like Darth Vader. They are afraid of Trump like Dark Helmet because he's a moron

You will play Barf the Mawg, right ;-)
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 20, 2017, 03:29:01 PM
Of course he can untie the US, you dyslexic bastards. He's off to a great start.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 20, 2017, 06:03:15 PM
Of course he can untie the US, you dyslexic bastards. He's off to a great start.

Why would I want to associate with anyone, who doesn't post to this forum? ;-)
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Gawdzilla Sama on March 20, 2017, 07:39:47 PM
Why would I want to associate with anyone, who doesn't post to this forum? ;-)
Why would I want to associate with anyone. Who doesn't post to this forum? ;-)
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 21, 2017, 04:37:21 AM
Every US President (who is also CinC) is an emperor ... at least since 1945 (and US globalism).  They don't want to, they were/are.  Are you supporting Pat Buchanan?  He wrote "A Republic, Not An Empire" .. if memory serves.

No the previous Presidents did not think of themselves are Emperors.  President Gore did not, President Obama  did not, and President Hillary Clinton did not. 

Just suggesting that the last 3 candidates who got the majority of votes were all Democrats were not imperial-style emperor wannabes.

Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 21, 2017, 07:03:24 AM
No the previous Presidents did not think of themselves are Emperors.  President Gore did not, President Obama  did not, and President Hillary Clinton did not. 

Just suggesting that the last 3 candidates who got the majority of votes were all Democrats were not imperial-style emperor wannabes.

But ... but ... you are clearly a supporter of the D-party Persian emperors, not the R-party Roman emperors.  You are just prejudiced against Italians ;-)
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 22, 2017, 04:11:38 AM
But ... but ... you are clearly a supporter of the D-party Persian emperors, not the R-party Roman emperors.  You are just prejudiced against Italians ;-)

The last 3 Democratic candidates won the popular vote and only 1 became President.  The Electoral College system is broken.

The Persian/Roman analogy is false, you know that, and I expect better from you.  Rise to the better you...

Look, Baruch, you can do better than dumb snarky posts.  I can see you are knowledgeable.  Get yer game up buddy! I want a challenge, not a joke.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 22, 2017, 01:21:50 PM
The last 3 Democratic candidates won the popular vote and only 1 became President.  The Electoral College system is broken.

The Persian/Roman analogy is false, you know that, and I expect better from you.  Rise to the better you...

Look, Baruch, you can do better than dumb snarky posts.  I can see you are knowledgeable.  Get yer game up buddy! I want a challenge, not a joke.

I know you ... aren't you the guy who was going to make a mint, building FEMA camps? (sarc).  If I directly challenged anyone, it would hurt.  It would be rude.  It would be uncivilized.  I am not here to play the Etienne card.  I like you people.

I get you didn't enjoy the last election cycle ... I didn't either.  Put forth a Constitutional amendment to change the Electoral College or even to change the Constitution completely (ban all Republicans from citizenship).  Get it passed legally ... stop being Jefferson Davis (hated that 1860 election ... his folks lost, so they are taking their ball equipment home and not playing the Yankees anymore).
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 24, 2017, 04:41:28 AM
I know you ... aren't you the guy who was going to make a mint, building FEMA camps? (sarc).  If I directly challenged anyone, it would hurt.  It would be rude.  It would be uncivilized.  I am not here to play the Etienne card.  I like you people.

I get you didn't enjoy the last election cycle ... I didn't either.  Put forth a Constitutional amendment to change the Electoral College or even to change the Constitution completely (ban all Republicans from citizenship).  Get it passed legally ... stop being Jefferson Davis (hated that 1860 election ... his folks lost, so they are taking their ball equipment home and not playing the Yankees anymore).

FEMA camps?  Not that I recall. 

Directly challenging other people would be be rude?  No.  Unless it makes your father hurt you again.  You can challenge me all you want; just make sure it is factual.  I'm not your father.  Challenging ME won't cause you any problems except on this discussion board when I point out your posts sometimes don't make any sense.  You do sometimes make good thoughtful posts.  I respect those. 

You can challenge other peoples' posts without being rude, uncivilized, or hurtful.  Facts work best.  Snark doesn't. 

I get annoyed when you suggest silly things like "stop being Jefferson Davis".  My ancestors were all Union Abolitionists and some Quakers who believed in a The Union and equality for all.

I get your little jokes; I just can't understand why you have to make them all the time.  So you make a joke about the Yankees baseball team and the Yankees are Northerners.  Whoop .  We all get it; we all could do that. 

Stop trying to be cute.  Start trying to be more serious.  You might get the respect you want.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 24, 2017, 07:29:42 AM
1.  I don't need the respect of ape men.  They are fun to throw poo at.
2. You are not my father, i am not your father.
3. I am sorry if you didn't like your father, and in particular if he didn't deserve your respect.
4. Your ancestry keeps coming up (as it does for most of us).  Puritan ancestry?  No wonder you are ....
5. When someone talks like Jefferson Davis, walks like Jefferson Davis etc ... then you are probably a secessionist.  Not necessarily a slaver.  Most Southerners didn't have slaves, we couldn't afford them.  But I know that Damn Yankees (the ball team) don't have a prejudiced bone in their bodies.  In fact, the New Englanders wanted to secede first ... because they hated he Southerners so much.  Bigotry cuts both ways ... and Puritans are insufferable hypocrites ... and self righteous war mongers, just like that fool Ashley, from that movie where the North showed its ... civilizing behavior.
6.  And you never addressed my point ... why not just get a Constitutional Amendment, if you hate the EC?
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 24, 2017, 08:54:08 AM
1.  I don't need the respect of ape men.  They are fun to throw poo at.
2. You are not my father, i am not your father.
3. I am sorry if you didn't like your father, and in particular if he didn't deserve your respect.
4. Your ancestry keeps coming up (as it does for most of us).  Puritan ancestry?  No wonder you are ....
5. When someone talks like Jefferson Davis, walks like Jefferson Davis etc ... then you are probably a secessionist.  Not necessarily a slaver.  Most Southerners didn't have slaves, we couldn't afford them.  But I know that Damn Yankees (the ball team) don't have a prejudiced bone in their bodies.  In fact, the New Englanders wanted to secede first ... because they hated he Southerners so much.  Bigotry cuts both ways ... and Puritans are insufferable hypocrites ... and self righteous war mongers, just like that fool Ashley, from that movie where the North showed its ... civilizing behavior.
6.  And you never addressed my point ... why not just get a Constitutional Amendment, if you hate the EC?

Congratulations.  You scored a 0.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on March 24, 2017, 09:10:42 AM
Funny you mention Mao tactics. One of his tactics was to cull 10% of the population every year, in order words, murder them. Now I doubt he ever reached the threshold of killing 100 MILLION people year after year, but they killed A LOT of Chinese citizens to keep the Communist party in power.
Strange enough I have a feeling Trump and his minions would be fine doing the same thing if they thought they could get away with it and guess which group would immediately be on one of their shit lists.. Atheists..
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 24, 2017, 09:17:29 AM
Funny you mention Mao tactics. One of his tactics was to cull 10% of the population every year, in order words, murder them. Now I doubt he ever reached the threshold of killing 100 MILLION people year after year, but they killed A LOT of Chinese citizens to keep the Communist party in power.
Strange enough I have a feeling Trump and his minions would be fine doing the same thing if they thought they could get away with it and guess which group would immediately be on one of their shit lists.. Atheists..

I'm not sure Trump even knows the concept "atheist or theist", not being so thoughtful as to even understand the difference, but I think his advisors do.  And THEY are rabid theists (never mind that they break all their own rules).
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on March 24, 2017, 09:23:31 AM
Perhaps we should go to the Council of Elders type of system where only the old and completely out of touch get to make decisions. Oh wait..that's the SCOTUS with a few young guys in there to throw us off..
Yes, we need old tymey religion when men were men and we tossed virgins in volcanoes once in awhile or maybe human sacrifice where we rip the hearts out of live people with stone tools and burn them on the alter and offer up the smoking hearts to the gods..  Yesiree! I likey!
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on March 24, 2017, 09:27:30 AM
I'm not sure Trump even knows the concept "atheist or theist", not being so thoughtful as to even understand the difference, but I think his advisors do.  And THEY are rabid theists (never mind that they break all their own rules).
What Trump probably understands is how religion is an easy way to control people. Atheism not so much. AND STOP USING THE WORD, THEIST. It almost sounds like they know what they're talking about. Don't believe it?  Go ask your average bible thumper if he or she is a theist. They'll almost certainly give you a really dumb look and deny knowing what it means.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 24, 2017, 09:53:38 AM
What Trump probably understands is how religion is an easy way to control people. Atheism not so much. AND STOP USING THE WORD, THEIST. It almost sounds like they know what they're talking about. Don't believe it?  Go ask your average bible thumper if he or she is a theist. They'll almost certainly give you a really dumb look and deny knowing what it means.

I will use the term "theist" just as I use the term "atheist".  Those represent the opposing views of reality.  I'm trusting that I'm not not talking to stupid people here.

Do you want to debate the difference between the terms "theism" and "religion"?

Cavebear
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on March 24, 2017, 10:31:46 AM
I will use the term "theist" just as I use the term "atheist".  Those represent the opposing views of reality.  I'm trusting that I'm not not talking to stupid people here.

Do you want to debate the difference between the terms "theism" and "religion"?

Cavebear
Chill out. Of course you can use whatever word you want to describe 'them people'. Hell, call them used toilet paper cardboard tubes if you want and I won't object. 
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Baruch on March 24, 2017, 12:55:38 PM
Funny you mention Mao tactics. One of his tactics was to cull 10% of the population every year, in order words, murder them. Now I doubt he ever reached the threshold of killing 100 MILLION people year after year, but they killed A LOT of Chinese citizens to keep the Communist party in power.
Strange enough I have a feeling Trump and his minions would be fine doing the same thing if they thought they could get away with it and guess which group would immediately be on one of their shit lists.. Atheists..

Both parties would cull .. if they could.  They may yet succeed.  With the MSM in the cheering section.
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on March 25, 2017, 12:06:38 AM
Chill out. Of course you can use whatever word you want to describe 'them people'. Hell, call them used toilet paper cardboard tubes if you want and I won't object.

Don't get too Allmighty here.  You specifically used the phrase "AND STOP USING THE WORD, THEIST".  The caps were even your own.

I gave a reason why I do.

Now you say you don't object to whatever phrase I choose.  But you DID.  So what is it?  Having a bad day?

Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on March 31, 2017, 09:31:03 PM
How migh and hidey of you cavey my boy. You're allowed to use whatever words you want at any time you like and it won't make you one iota smarter. Try a sense of humor someday and when your face cracks open from smiling you can go sign up for Paul Ryans health care bill to repair the damage. 
Title: Re: Can Trump unite the U.S. ???
Post by: Cavebear on April 03, 2017, 02:45:32 AM
How migh and hidey of you cavey my boy. You're allowed to use whatever words you want at any time you like and it won't make you one iota smarter. Try a sense of humor someday and when your face cracks open from smiling you can go sign up for Paul Ryans health care bill to repair the damage.

Let's consider your post.  First, using "cavey my boy" is poor form. I'm not "cavey" to you, or anyone actually.  Its just a technical point.  Mostly just an example of an insulting approach on your part.

I AM allowed to use (mostly) whatever words I wish, but precise words DO make my posts more meaningful. I'm very careful about words. 

Totally correct that words don't make one smarter.  But smarter people DO use words carefully.

Did you notice that Paul Ryan's and Donald Trump's "repeal and replace" the ACA bill went down in flames?  There are reasons.  As an atheist and presumed rational, I am surprised you are against the ACA.  But that is your choice. 

Even intelligent people make bad choices.