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Mon Dec 14, 2015, 06:56 PM

I think Trump and the right in the USA have woken up the world over.

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Just look at Trumps reaction to terrorism vs. that of the French. They were proud of how they chose LOVE OF MANKIND over fear. The whole world was proud of them. And they went out and voted that way. Nothing like a little right wing fascism in the USA to turn a slow buzzing fear of the wannabe nazis in France into a white hot 3D understanding of what is really at stake: a way of life. The right wing jack-booted ones want to come off as benign defenders of a nation's recent past way of life when nothing could be further than the truth. In the last 200 years, the greatest ideas were tried and society moved way ahead. This is not what the right wing wants. And having the example of a hard right wing on multiple continents is a great wake up call to the left. Basically the right tries to lull people. Kind of like those on this discussion forum who are implementing the Great 2016 Shut Down of thought and emotion on the DI and elsewhere online. But they forget one thing. Lulling doesn't work if the right wing is coming at you from many directions. That makes wave on top of wave that heightens lefty feeling. And the French, full of all sorts of feelings on what it meant to be french these past months, went with strategic voting and won the day. Usually it is really really hard to implement strategic voting. Happened in Canada in October too. The right wing in the USA was a major unheralded factor in the election. So Justin Trudeau' Liberals won. And Stephen Harper's right wing conservative lulling did not.

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Mon Dec 14, 2015, 07:05 PM

1. Those results are what is giving me hope that the US can swing far to the comparative left

like they did. I guess we will find out in a few months. France was supposed to go hard right, but it did not seem right when I was watching some French TV. It seems that a lot of the world is wanting to move away from the corporate and banker control of everything after what they did to Greece.

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