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Politics What is happening????

Discussion in 'Tilted Philosophy, Politics, and Economics' started by pan6467, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. redux

    redux Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Foggy Bottom
    Trump's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice is certainly moving in the complete opposite direction of Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing and appears to be almost entirely focused on giving more powers to law enforcement officials at the state/local level in a manner that I would characterize as authoritarian. It brought to mind Trump's admiration for Philippine president Duterte and his extrajudicial methods to deal with illegal drug dealers.

    It also plays to Trump's faux populist talking points about "violent crime in the cities" when in fact, with a few exceptions, violent crimes (and property crimes) have been on the decline for the last 20+ years.

    There is certainly a need to focus on improving the safety of police officers who put their lives on the line every day. There is an equally critical need to focus on acknowledging abuses by police that are still relatively common, the need for better training for police and improving police/community relations, particularly in minority communities. All of these were the focus of Obama's Task Force that was tossed into the trash heap upon Trump's arrival.
     
  2. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    Unfortunately, a good portion of Americans these days have no idea what we’re talking about,
    ...for many things

    Ignorance is NOT bliss
    The truck can still run ya down
    Whether one in the crosswalk or not.

    Here, we’ve got a big old orange fascist truck
    No matter what uniform (including a fancy suit)

    Besides, if ya haven’t noticed
    People can rationalize anything...especially an “inconvenience”

    At least Nazi is a big red stop sign
    Even the most oblivious of us can become aware by muscle memory.
    Fortunately/unfortunately, they are still historically number one villain on the hit list.
    People react.
     
  3. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Where ever I roam
  4. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    The Billion-Dollar Disinformation Campaign to Reelect the President

    It’s going to be “special”
    It’s going to be REAL
    It’s going to be surreal
    It’s going to be scary

    Get ready
    Think for yourself
    Give time for things to sink in
    Give a day for validation

    And this is just going to get worse
    And it’s global...not just the US

    We may not let nukes go off
    But we’re all not above messing with each other’s heads

    Don’t panic
    Be aware
    Repeat
     
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  5. rogue49

    rogue49 Tech Kung Fu Artist Staff Member Donor

    Location:
    Baltimore/DC
    I’m signing off from the political section for some time
    I’m investing too much energy, time & mind here.

    If ya don’t know what’s happening by now
    You don’t need me telling ya

    TTFN

    See ya in other parts :)
     
  6. ASU2003

    ASU2003 Very Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Where ever I roam
    Yeah, I do think that there is an active psychological war going on, at least that is the campaign method being used in 2020, and few people know how to combat it.