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Reason #3751 progressives should oppose Donald Trump presidency

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, December 23rd, 2016 - 26 comments
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26 comments on “Reason #3751 progressives should oppose Donald Trump presidency”

  1. Andre 2

    It’s all good. Russia is upgrading their capability to make the entire planet glow in the dark, too.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/26/europe/russia-nuclear-missile-satan-2/

  2. Karen 3

    There is likely to be a proliferation of nuclear weapons manufacture in other countries, particularly after targeted use in the Middle East by Putin/Trump. Putin wants an Empire, Trump wants to to be the centre of attention, get revenge and to make more money. This is a very dangerous time and, although the rich will be protected from the mayhem that ensues, life is going to become very precarious for the majority of people living in many parts of the world.
    This isn’t Cold War politics.

    3.
    Sarah Kendzior ‏@sarahkendzior 3h3 hours ago
    Now look to shared goals and makeup of cabinet of each country. Islamophobia a unifying factor. Likely target of nukes will be Middle East.

    2.
    Sarah Kendzior ‏@sarahkendzior 3h3 hours ago
    US and Russia are not in a nuclear arms race against each other. Instead, under Trump, shared willingness to use nukes against a third party

    1.
    Sarah Kendzior ‏@sarahkendzior 3h3 hours ago
    Sarah Kendzior Retweeted Donald J. Trump
    Wow what a coincidence that Putin and Trump revel in the wonder of nukes on the same day

  3. Andre 4

    A few more thoughts on the future of the Trump New World. (Not nuke related)

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dystopian-donald_us_585bd9b0e4b0eb5864854137

  4. esoteric pineapples 5

    What disturbs me is the number of people I personally know who support Trump. They must number at least 10 so far and rising by the day. A good number of them are people I would never had expected. Loosing speaking, they are fall into a number of categories 1/ Christians 2/ Those who still believe Trump is going to fight for the working class 3/ Progressives who believe Hilary is the devil incarnate and that Trump will ease tensions with Russia.

  5. Macro 6

    The people behind the Chump should seriously think about cancelling his twitter account. Letting this spoilt brat loose on the world in such a way can only end in disaster. Not only are his tweets illogical in the extreme – how does “strengthen and expand” imply, or in any way lead to “comes to its senses regarding nukes”?
    The child POTUS elect talks big and utters nonsense, and hasn’t a clue as to the tension and anxiety he is raising around the world.
    There are many around the world, who not only look with anxiety on his ill considered utterances, but are also looking at China, and how they might respond after 20 Jan 17.

  6. aerobubble 7

    Positives of rearmament.

    i.) n.korea, Iran, Israel, prolification is reward by disarmment of others, so the reverse is true, spending money on nukes is wasted if they can never be used sparingly.
    ii.) funding nukes funds nuclear power, which s becoming more costly compared to alternative energy.
    iii.) big centralized energy helps big trades of hedging and financial services, as distributed free solar energy undermines market portfolios.

    So, to oppose Trump, buy more solar panels, decentralize energy, but ecars ebikes, and find other ways to undermine Iranian, Israeli, N.Korea, etc militarisation. LIke pointing out at every turn how weak leaders us fear to control, why Assad is a friend of Israel as Israel muslim, christians are thankful they dont live in Syria. Socialism means utilizing the majority, food scarcity shows the great leader in N.Korea is pathetic incapable of both protecting N.Korea from the US but also feed the population.

  7. adam 8

    Look on the bright side, it would appear that a nuclear winter would stop global warming.

    Small hands is a genius!!

  8. One Two 9

    Trump is a symptom, not the root cause

    Root cause is too deep and too complex to rationalize

    Instead take aim at the red herrings!

  9. red-blooded 10

    And this is the same guy who said the US couldn’t afford to keep defending others (his view) and encouraged countries such as Japan to go nuclear, too. Maybe the Christians are right – judgment day is coming!

    As for those “progressives” referred to above who were becoming more open-minded about Trump or who voted for minor parties – sorry, but I think they’re idiots. What has Mr T said or done to suggest that he’s going to be a force for good, since he became president elect? Who has he appointed that inspires confidence?

  10. Chris Scott 11

    Reason #whatever that I don’t understand America’s right wing long term plan.

  11. Chris Scott 12

    So Donald Trump is unfamiliar with the concept of mutual destruction?

    If it were come to him and me I’d gladly opt for mutual destruction but… Pence is next in line. TBH maybe nuclear devastation might be the necessary reboot.

  12. adam 14

    Just wow, I miss him doing nightly work.

  13. Adrian Thornton 15

    The immediate threat to us all is not the Right, no it is the neo liberal Left, ie the Democratic party as it exists today, the remains of the Blair terrorists in the UK Labour all the way to our own Labour party, still infected by the poison of Laissez-faire free market economics mainlined into the party by Douglas, which still has most of them addicted and begging for more, even though it is plainly destroying the party, typical addict behavior.

    With our Left parties captured by and endorsing this plainly defunct political ideology, we citizens are left with no alternative to the relentless onslaught of this fetish of endless growth…so with out the traditional Left progressive option, many citizens will unfortunately then turn to the only dissenting voice on the political map…the radical Right…hence Trump.

    Turn Labour Left.

  14. joe90 16

    Bromance.

    .

    The joint statements set off speculation that the United States and Russia are planning an increase in nuclear capacity that is in stark contrast to standard anti-proliferation policy.

    This is an erroneous interpretation. Trump and Putin aren’t heading to war with each other—they’re heading to war together. Trump is a vociferous defender and admirer of Putin and is suspected by multiple intelligence experts of being assisted and even co-opted by the Kremlin. Russian interference in the US election has been affirmed by multiple US intelligence agencies and has led to calls for a congressional investigation. Rather than engaging in an arms race against each other, Trump and Putin are possibly teaming up as nuclear partners against shared targets.

    Sound fantastical? It’s not: Trump has been obsessed with nuclear weapons for several decades, and has expressed his desire to coordinate with Russia on nuclear policy since the 1980s. In 1984 Trump, backed by Roy Cohn, the political operative who advised Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon, proclaimed his goal of negotiating nuclear deals with the Soviets: “It would take an hour-and-a-half to learn everything there is to learn about missiles,” Trump said. “I think I know most of it anyway. You’re talking about just getting updated on a situation… You know who really wants me to do this? Roy… I’d do it in a second.”

    http://qz.com/871436/donald-trump-nuclear-weapons-putin-and-trump-release-statements-that-hint-at-increased-nuclear-armament/

  15. Philj 17

    I wonder if Labour knows what direction ‘left’ is. They haven’t recovered from ACT policies that Douglas introduced. Sad. Labour has to get sorted, prune out the neo libs and get back to the basics.

    • Macro 17.1

      🙄
      What has that comment got to do with this post on the proposed wracking up of nuclear weapons by Trump??

  16. There is a chance that parts of his policy will awaken the progressive voice throughout America that realises that neither establishment party or the system can cater to the people’s needs anymore.

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