Welcome to saidit! by magnora7 in WayOfTheBern

[–]skodperson 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

G'day...

I will never forget watching Reddit go overnight from being pro-Bernie Sanders to pro-Hillary Clinton, it was one of the most inorganic and unnatural online social experiences I have ever witnessed. by Orangutan in politics

[–]skodperson 1 insightful - 1 funny1 insightful - 0 funny2 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

There is bullshit, and there is bullshit, and there also is other bullshit- and that, my friend, was all three. As a potential antidote, do a web search on “samizdat”: because that is where we are going.

Extremes suck, but where do the early adopters of said.net fall? by CapnCrinklepants in politics

[–]skodperson 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

At this point, it is essentially pure tribalism: "My tribe good, your tribe bad, ook ook (flings feces)".... I don't expect any of the blinkered partisans from either side to be swayed by any damned thing: Trump could start a nuclear war, and the 3 or 4 surviving republican deadenders would still vote for him. The HRC deadenders are the same way: if they somehow prop up her molding corpse after she passes, it'll still Be Her Turn to them.

This is pretty much the same as sports fans who will beat the crap out of each other in the stadium parking lot for supporting the wrong team or wearing the wrong colors. Just subtract the beer, and you have the american political system writ large. cf: the Hutus and the Tutsis in Rwanda for an instructive example of where we appear to be going, and in a handbasket. Wish that I weren't so cynical, but after you get to 60, you start to think "Well, didn't see this coming" a lot more often...