Okay for the record I don't even think Trump actually is racist, I was just giving it as an example if he actually was awkward old man racist.
How is that really helpful? Let's not talk about hypotheticals, let's talk about what he's actually been doing.
To be fair though you're technically right "mild" racism that isn't KKK lynching racism from someone holding a lot of power can still manifest as "institutional" racism, subtly or otherwise. My point still stands though
How does your point still stand? I gave you some reasons why I think your argument is empty, and you say "you're right, but you're not right". What does that mean?
that statement he made about Mexican immigration is apparently the evidence, because he's been trying to clarify that for some time probably realizing he worded it questionably - yet he's remained constant on the temporary Muslim ban issue - a stance extremely controversial that, he, mind you, is open about and has not rescinded. If he's open about that why would he not be open about the racism he supposedly holds towards Mexicans?
None of these sentences make sense to me. Are you suggesting that because he openly agrees with people that criticize his own idea (which is fucking mental to begin with, HE SAID IT and yet he agrees it's a whacko idea - what a lunatic) and yet didn't recognize his Mexican statement was crazy, somehow creates an inconsistency? I don't see how it does. It certainly doesn't clear him of any racist attitudes. There are many reasons why he might be inconsistent: 1) He's always inconsistent. 2) It is more acceptable to say something about Mexican immigrants than it is about Muslims at the moment. 3) There was more built up pressure on him to retract or admit the absurdity of everything he said because by the time the Muslim ban came around he had been in the political race for a while. That Mexican comment was an early shock that people took for granted.
But my point is the actual inherent racism presumed of Trump is not proven.
What do you mean by proven? How do you "prove" someone thinks less of another race of people except by judging their words and actions? Which is what everyone is doing with Donald Trump.
People will support the thing "closest" to their views
So why the fuck do you want to support a guy who's views are closely linked to open white supremacists?
And he lies about it... here's Trump pretending not to know who the KKK are (which would make him an ignorant, uneducated buffoon unfit for office) let alone Grand Goblin Wizard David Duke, despite earlier having known exactly who he was, therefore making him a liar who would rather not disregard racist votes (a classic republican strategy): http://www.politifac...-about-former-/
Now before this is jumped on, keep in mind "closest" to your views really really REALLY needs to be looked at relatively
I don't even know what that's supposed to mean. The reason they support him is because he belittles minority groups and empowers the bigots. He says whatever he wants and doesn't care, just like they want to. He throws people out of his rallies, he says he'll pay for any legal fees of his supporters if they get sued for roughing up a dissident. He gives them a space to output their apish energy and never tells them they're wrong. That's incredibly dangerous and hateful, already inspiring violence, and if he becomes President it so far seems very likely he'll REALLY turn the other cheek - not just to his supporters, but to existing police brutality.
I mean ffs London is minority ethnic English
Seriously... what are you basing that on? White British is by far the majority even in the most racially diverce city in the UK, and that's even ignoring British born people of another racial group.http://www.londonspo...n-by-ethnicity/
I absolutely positively refuse to give up on my one chance of smashing that system.
By voting for a billionaire who is exactly "the system". Just because he has no political skill, doesn't mean he's not the status quo. He openly said when he first started running that he used to be the one buying off politicians. Do you really think he's gonna remove money from politics so future elections can change America for the betterment of the people? Highly doubtful, he'd be going against his own interest. He' surrounded entirely by businessmen, and now literally fusing the two. Not just legal bribery and super PACs, but an actual corporate leader in direct control with absolutely no experience at all and showing no capability from his campaign either.
The best you can hope for is that by allowing Donald Trump to become President the facade of democracy is so shattered that there is a meaningful revolution of some kind, but that's flipping a coin.
Although Hillary is horrific, but you do at least know what she's going to do and can rally against her. Bernie has wrecked her against all odds whether he wins or not, so she has a lot to account for. Trump is a wild card who's going to completely divide the country. Those racially motivated radicals who support his extreme ideas and everyone else. I bet if he wins there will be clashes on the street honestly. The scary thing is, then he'll be in control of the police.
Yes, I am voting for Trump 95% for foreign policy reasons and some of his opinions.
What is his foreign policy exactly? Does he have "policy" on anything? He says things, he never goes into detail (except as Mathijs pointed out, that he loves torture and waterboarding, which is fucking mental, regressive and medieval), so what do you really know about his so called policy? It seems to me you're mostly guessing and assuming what he's gonna do based on his inconsistent ramblings. As far as I'm aware he's never released any detailed document or used any credible source of information to back up his (still unformed) strategy.
Search "trump foreign policy" on Google and you get a nice load of quotes that are completey contradictory. Some of his worse ones though, that are not a change of strategy at all:
"He said he wants U.S. troops on the ground in Syria, but more importantly, “I want other countries to get on the ground fighting ISIS.”" -- More occupation? More US soldiers killed? War against the Syrian government now?
"“We will send a clear signal that there is no daylight between America and our most reliable ally -- the state of Israel,” Trump said." -- Great, no peace for Palestine, just more support for a rogue nation with nuclear weapons.
"“We will totally dismantle Iran's global terror network,” Trump said." -- War with Iran then? Finally, the military industrial complex will love that, they've been tying for decades.
"Says Trump in a campaign ad: “I will...quickly and decisively bomb the hell out of ISIS, will rebuild our military and make it so strong no one -- and I mean, no one -- will mess with us.”" -- Can it get any bigger than it already is? How much more money can go into it?
"The career diplomats who got us into many foreign policy messes say I have no experience in foreign policy. They think that successful diplomacy requires years of experience and an understanding of all the nuances that have been carefully considered before reaching a conclusion." -- Cool, a lack of a nuance is EXACTLY what US foreign policy needs... as if that hasn't been the problem all along.
And remember this is the guy that used footage from Morocco in a campaign video and pretended it was the Mexican border. So I dunno what his position is and you can't rely on someone you don't even understand to lead your country.