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Darkassassin07 , in Fears grow that Trump will use the military in ‘dictatorial ways’ if he returns to the White House
@Darkassassin07@lemmy.ca avatar

What do you mean fears are growing??

He's openly and repeatedly said he's going to be a dictator. Literally his plan right from day one.

If anything, fears are growing that America will just lay down and accept this.

CharlesDarwin ,
@CharlesDarwin@lemmy.world avatar

But muh inflation! Muh gas prices! Something something genocide in Gaza. Also, BidenSoOld!
/s

ShittyBeatlesFCPres ,

I feel like genocide is an ok thing to care about. My vote doesn’t matter since I’m not in a swing state. I’m going to vote for Biden anyway but if someone in a firmly red or blue state wants to cast a protest vote against genocide, that’s not a vote for Trump.

pm_me_your_quackers ,

It is, but whatever makes them feel better

winterayars ,

Genocide is definitely an ok thing to care about but it is not a reason to vote for Trump. There isn't really an anti-genocide candidate right now. Or like, in the last 20+ years of presidential elections.

jezebelley ,
@jezebelley@leminal.space avatar

When you're going to have a near 100% republican turnout for Trump any liberal who abstains from voting is essentially voting for Trump.

vexikron , (edited )
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In the end, we American Exceptionalism'd our way into collapse, disrepute, poverty, strife and very possibly the end of everything we thought made America Exceptional.

Fitting, ironic, horrifying.

The right is busy being very dumb, angry and violent.

The elder liberals are barely now realizing how badly they fucked up, but are unable to conceive of anything that could possibly effectively change this course, because of reasons that boil down to things that make them slightly uncomfortable or may mean they will have to live slightly less wealthy lives.

The younger liberals and leftists are so poor and broke so often that when they do have some money, they drown their depression and neuroses in escapist media and fandom contests, and when they get tired of that or cant afford it, they bicker amongst themselves in ways that are ultimately also barely ever productive at making things better.

Though some meaningful progress has occured on some fronts, it is nearly certainly nowhere near enough to dam the coming tidal wave of a massive economic downturn for the masses, driven by corporate greed, decaying infrastructure, and the inescapable ramifications of climate change.

The few corporate chosen ones will, like Patrick Bateman, become masters of rhetoric amd feigning genuine care while actively becoming wealthy off of making everyone else more poor, and due to their inherently hyper competitive lifestyles they will become better amd better at this as the weaker, less adept ones fall off.

Shits gonna get real wild when living conditions collapse even further and oppression kicks into a higher gear.

Ghostalmedia , (edited ) in Nikki Haley Is Mad at Joe Biden for Calling Her Out Over the Civil War
@Ghostalmedia@lemmy.world avatar

Here’s the thing about the states that seceded - they drafted ordinances of secession with a declaration of causes for secession, and they all say they’re leaving the union because they want to enslave black people.

There is no debate about this. It was written down by the confederates.

Georgia’s first paragraph in their declaration of causes:

The people of Georgia having dissolved their political connection with the Government of the United States of America, present to their confederates and the world the causes which have led to the separation. For the last ten years we have had numerous and serious causes of complaint against our non-slave-holding confederate States with reference to the subject of African slavery. They have endeavored to weaken our security, to disturb our domestic peace and tranquility, and persistently refused to comply with their express constitutional obligations to us in reference to that property

Mississippi, second sentence:

Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun.

South Carolina, first paragraph:

The people of the State of South Carolina, in Convention assembled, on the 26th day of April, A.D., 1852, declared that the frequent violations of the Constitution of the United States, by the Federal Government, and its encroachments upon the reserved rights of the States, fully justified this State in then withdrawing from the Federal Union; but in deference to the opinions and wishes of the other slaveholding States, she forbore at that time to exercise this right. Since that time, these encroachments have continued to increase, and further forbearance ceases to be a virtue.

Texas, 3rd paragraph in after babbling about dates and tranquility:

She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery-- the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits-- a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time. Her institutions and geographical position established the strongest ties between her and other slave-holding States of the confederacy.

Virginia, first paragraph:

the Federal Government, having perverted said powers, not only to the injury of the people of Virginia, but to the oppression of the Southern Slaveholding States.

deezbutts ,

Just a note, I think secession instead of succession?

Ghostalmedia ,
@Ghostalmedia@lemmy.world avatar

secession

Thanks. Dyslexic guy here. So I make stupid typos like this a lot. 😅

Lemminary ,

Can I ask where you found this? I want to learn where I can look this up in the future when some doofus claims a different reason for the civil war

TheActualDevil ,

Not the same person but I googled "causes for secession" and clicked the first link.

First link.

Lemminary ,

Thanks, I wasn't sure how to look them up. I'm largely unfamiliar with the topic and didn't know what a "causes" meant in legalese so it flew over my head. 😅

Ranvier ,

They're readily available, if you Google any state followed by letter of secession they will pop right up.

Here's Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina', Virginia, and Texas:

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/primary-sources/declaration-causes-seceding-states#georgia

There isn't a letter for every state, some didn't write a letter and just passed a law saying the union is dissolved or something like that.

Here also is the confederate constitution:
https://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_csa.asp

I will direct your attention to this line -

(4) No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.

For anyone parroting states rights nonsense. Literally banned the ability of a state to choose on whether or not to allow slavery

Lemminary ,

Sweet, thanks for that!

CharlesDarwin ,
@CharlesDarwin@lemmy.world avatar

Yeahnobutreallyitzaboutstatesrightsandmuhfreedomandtraditionz!

Rapidcreek , in Israel used U.S.-supplied white phosphorus in Lebanon attack

Reminder that the use of white phosphorous, by itself, is NOT a war crime.

It is only when white phosphorous is used as the primary or sole incendiary ingredient in an incendiary bomb that its use is possibly outside of the various statutes on its use.

“Well, what else would those evil [insert slur here] use the horrible compound for?”

Smoke, you clot. It’s the main chemical used to produce smoke. It’s also used as the triggering explosive in larger warheads, since its such a lively explosive.

autotldr Bot , in Trump Doubles Down on Dreams of Being a Dictator

This is the best summary I could come up with:


Donald Trump defended comments he made last week where he said he wanted to be a dictator if re-elected but only on “Day One” in office.

Trump began by complaining that Peter Baker of The New York Times wrote an article referencing his comments.

The event’s guest list was a MAGA who’s who, including former Trump advisor Steve Bannon, Trump’s attorney Alina Habba, the disgraced Rudy Giuliani, and far-right members of Congress Reps. Paul Gosar, Mike Collins and Cory Mills.

“On Day One, I will break up the Biden administration’s illegal censorship machine and any official who has violated Americans constitutional rights will be held very, very accountable,” Trump said in his Saturday night speech.

A Rolling Stone investigation uncovered efforts by Trump and his team to erode democracy by seeding the 2024 election with “garbage” voter data and replacing a longstanding database used to verify voter registration data with a new software, EagleAI, that experts say is “utterly unreliable.”

“Since I know the deep state is listening tonight, once President Trump is back in office, we won’t be playing nice anymore,” Wax said, according to Politico.


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TWeaK , in Texas Democrat leaves Republicans speechless when he uses the Bible against them

Source article, rather than a re-host by yahoo: www.pride.com/…/james-talarico-ten-commandments

TimLovesTech , in GOP Sen. Says He Could Have Beat Up Hearing Witness if Not for ‘Political Correctness’
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Looking at his Wikipedia page it seems like this has been an on going thing with these 2.

On March 8, 2023, Mullin accused Teamsters president Sean O’Brien of “intimidation” during a Senate HELP Committee hearing on the PRO Act, claiming that O’Brien was forcing union members to pay dues and alleging that union leaders had attempted to unionize his plumbing business

On June 26, 2023, Mullin challenged O’Brien to a fight for charity via Twitter in response to an earlier tweet from O’Brien.

On November 14, 2023, when O’Brien again appeared before the committee, Mullin challenged him to fight, saying, “you want to run your mouth? We can be two consenting adults, we can finish it here” and demanding that O’Brien “stand [his] butt up”.

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Boddhisatva , in Missouri GOP Candidate for Governor Was Only ‘Honorary’ KKK Member

He also writes he "did attend in 2019 a private religious Christian Identity Cross lighting ceremony falsely described as a cross burning."

It's okay, everybody. It was a cross lighting, not a cross burning.

TropicalDingdong , in Trump's Team 'Literally Popping Champagne' Over Supreme Court Taking Up Immunity Claim

Democrats could have precluded this whole thing by finding him guilty as a result of the impeachment.

kmartburrito ,

This should have been a bipartisan conviction, but the Democrats were the only ones that cared for there to be accountability. But you know that most likely. It's common knowledge.

Ashyr ,

Every Democrat and some Republicans found him guilty. They needed 60 votes. They got 57 with 7 Republicans finding him guilty.

Zombiepirate , in "Retaliation": Texas AG Paxton Demands PFLAG Provide Names, Addresses Of Trans Members
@Zombiepirate@lemmy.world avatar

Christian Nationalism is a fascist movement, and it has wholly captured the Republican party.

Put simply: voting for Republicans means you are a fascist. That's as much nuance as the subject deserves at this point.

Daft_ish , in 'No legitimate business purpose': Trump sued by Truth Social business partners

Lol

dangblingus , in Fetal personhood laws are about more than abortion: Republicans block bill to protect IVF nationwide

This was all about how Alabama lawmakers sincerely thought you could make human/animal hybrids using IVF right?

Fucking complete gong show. Why don't Americans do something about the gross mismanagement of their country at every single level?

lennybird , in The longer Biden enables Netanyahu, the more his presidency is at risk | Mohamad Bazzi
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Not a good thing to be propping up an ultra right-wing nationalist government. Bibi has been in power for as long (maybe longer?) as Putin and has a lot of the same propaganda methods.

PoliticallyIncorrect , in Trump says he'll use local police for mass deportations if he's elected
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The question it's what America would do without that cheap labor force..

originalucifer , in Why Is Trump Trying to Make Ukraine Lose? The former president isn’t in office—but is still dictating U.S. policy.
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trump is a wanna-be fascist dictator. why is he wanting a foreign dictator to win? because hes fucking jealous. he admires putin

PoliticallyIncorrect , in Biden Calls Chinese Electric Vehicles a Security Threat
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Starlink and Teslas definetly are not threats..

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