My admiration for America after 9/11 took a knock
when in the
American voter fell for the naive and useless
When they re-elected Obama at the
that was it for me.
I am no longer pro-American,
any more than I am pro-France or pro-Germany.
Instead, I am pro-West.
The West has multiple leaders.
Now, after two terms of that good-looking celebrity fool Barack Obama,
they elect an immature TV celebrity full of random ideas,
It feels like a long time since I really admired America.
Now it must be said that Trump is better than Obama.
He may talk like a ten year old, but some of his instincts are good.
His actions are better than his awful words.
I still dream of a Reaganite, neo-con, intelligent, muscular America.
no atheist should be President. "Any president who doesn't begin every day on his knees isn't fit to be commander-in-chief of this country."
Ironically, he said this at a religious "liberty" conference.
Ted Cruz was introduced by a maniac Christian pastor,
who supports the death penalty for homosexuality.
Shame on Ted Cruz for sharing a platform with this Christian fascist. This is as bad as sharing a platform with
(US President 1801 to 1809)
in an 1825 letter
says he has always regarded the
Book of Revelation
"merely the ravings of a Maniac, no more worthy, nor capable of explanation than the incoherences of our own nightly dreams.
What has no meaning admits no explanation. and pardon me if I say, with the candor of friendship,
that I think your time too valuable, and your understanding of too high an order, to be wasted on these paralogisms."
Well that puts Ted Cruz and Kevin Swanson in their place.
is another Christian religious conservative.
He is hard to take seriously since his religious beliefs are so completely ludicrous.
Republican Presidential candidate
Ben Carson believes Noah's Ark existed. (Tweet of 29 Oct 2015.)
What embarrassing ignorance.
Ben Carson speaks about science,
He has a whole talk attacking science.
He says Darwin was encouraged by Satan to come up with evolution.
He basically rejects all science since the 18th century.
See transcript of quotes
from this religious nutcase.
For the love of God, America.
I know Hillary Clinton isn't impressive, but this guy?
What in the name of God was wrong with Romney in 2012?
Three celebrity fools in a row (2008, 2012, 2016).
The days of me admiring the American voter are long gone.
sums up how incredible this is:
"Ads don't work, polls don't work, celebrities don't work, media endorsements don't work, ground games don't work."
Trump had none of those things. And he still won.
Great post-election analysis:
You Are Still Crying Wolf, by Scott Alexander, 16 Nov 2016, argues that Trump is not really a racist or fascist. He is just awful.
"I don't think people appreciate how weird this guy is.
If you insist that Trump would have to be racist to say or do whatever awful thing he just said or did, you are giving him too much credit. Trump is just randomly and bizarrely terrible. Sometimes his random and bizarre terribleness is about white people, and then we laugh it off. Sometimes it's about minorities, and then we interpret it as racism."
He says there are a million things to talk about
apart from calling Trump racist:
"Stop calling Trump voters racist.
Stop centering criticism of Donald Trump around this sort of stuff, and switch to literally anything else.
Here is an incompetent thin-skinned ignorant boorish fraudulent omnihypocritical demagogue with no idea how to run a country, whose philosophy of governance basically boils down to "I'm going to win and not lose, details to be filled in later", and all you can do is repeat, again and again, how he seems popular among weird Internet teenagers who post frog memes."
Blocked on Twitter by the regressive left and Islamists:
I love debate.
I love ideas.
But the Western left
and their friends the Islamic right
do not return the favour.
Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block.
See Who blocks me on Twitter.
I will debate almost anyone.
Stick to ideas and I will debate you.
But I do have rules.
See Who I block on Twitter.
The Twitter dark age, 2016 to 2022:
I am on Twitter at
Twitter was a great place for debate before 2016.
You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas.
Starting in 2016,
Twitter became increasingly broken.
It became full of reporting and bans and censorship.
In 2019, Twitter even started
for no reason that was ever explained, or could be appealed.
arrival of Elon Musk
in 2022, Twitter's dark age of censorship may end.
Let's hope so.