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Joe BidenCongratulations to our presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden!

Response to mobeau69 (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2019, 10:35 AM

8. Sounds like a way to re-brand the term "Democratic Socialism" It won't go anywhere.

 

This is pretty much the gateway to Democratic Socialism. I'd like to think it is an effective road to Democratic Socialism but I'm not convinced it will be.

I'm not sure the Trump-voting "Christian" can be swayed. These idiots have bought into the Prosperity Gospel (capitalism), not the Social Gospel and they, somehow, see Trump as a mandate from God. Thank you Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Franklin Graham and others.

My reading on most of these Trump-voting "Christians" is they are only Sunday-morning Christians these days anyway. The rest of the week they are combatants in the harsh, evil capitalist society we have created in the US. A form of Hunger Games/Game of Thrones where they must aspire to become a rich, asshole like Trump to survive.

This is by design on the part of the GOP. They want people at the serf level believing they can become a lord, lady or even king of the realm through hard work. But that immigrants and Muslims (the "other" are preventing them from achieving that goal. This makes it easy for the GOP to insert immigrants, Muslims and others as the "enemy."

The older white women and men who voted for Trump are the long-term Christians and believers, but they're listening to the younger ministers and pastors who are Prosperity Gospel people and single-issue anti-abortion people. So they vote for Trump when Joel Osteen or Creflo Dollar say vote for Trump. Those older people were taught to listen to authority and not question. They do what their "authorities" tell them to do.

I'd like to think people are going to finally wake up and see Trump, his administration, and all of his actions as the exact opposite of their Jesus' teachings. I just don't see that happening though. It's far too difficult to get people to admit they were wrong in the first place because it is cognitively painful. Much less admit that and then make an affirmative change in the proper direction. That's just not how the human psyche works.

I hope I'm wrong.
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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