• GulbuddinHekmatyar@lemmy.ml
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    5 days ago

    To be fair, these people kept on screaming for years about how they’re a constitutional republic… not a democracy…

    Not that this is a good thing, of course…

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      Republics ARE democracies, that’s what stops them from them just being a dictatorship. They’re literally too stupid to be pedants.

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      4 days ago

      they’re a constitutional republic… not a democracy…

      Its such a tired line, coughed up by people who aren’t familiar with what “democracy” or “republic” actually mean.

      Screaming about the Tyranny of the Deep State while doggedly insisting American democracy isn’t supposed to exist in the first place. Barking like rabid dogs, because you see Chinese Communists and Radical Islamic Extremists hiding in every shadow, while insisting we bring in more cheap oil and manufactured goods to subsidize our consumer economy. Angry memaws and pepes demand their kids pump out more blue-eyed blonde-haired babies to Save The White Race, but nobody wants to spend another thin dime on Medicaid or public daycare or curb the crippling economic impact of higher education.

      The contradictions in the American system are really rearing their ugly heads.

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        I’m merely saying the message… these people go on vibes-based analysis/superstructure, though subconsciously, in their heart, they want to protect their settler-colonial interests of the economic base

        I mean, the classification of ‘white’ was probably invented to do so…

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          It keeps fucking changing. You’ve got anti-Castro Afro-Cubans running around self-identifying as white. You’ve got East Indian crypto-scammers identifying as white. You’ve got FOB Taiwanese and Filipino ex-pats who barely speaking a lick of English identifying as white. You’ve got Latino used-car dealers and LA Deputy gang members identifying as white.

          Meanwhile, Republicans still joke about pasty faced Bill Clinton being our First Black President.

          The term exists entirely as an excuse to do violence to one’s neighbors.

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      They say that ONLY because the word republic sounds like Republican and democracy sounds like Democrat…it doesn’t go any deeper…that is why it has appeal to them, not the facts behind it.

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      Iran and Russia and China are constitutional republics. It means nothing. Just another GOP dog whistle.