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Random political thought thread.

The Cat

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The USA has almost always been an empire pretending to be a nation.

Our nationalism tends to be veiled imperialism in actuality
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Doctor Cringelord

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All nationalism is in the end imperialism. The only catch is that most nations never got powerful enough that megalomania really shows.
While true, I think USA is one of the more unique cases. Technically it began as a nation ruled by a single demographic class, yet our imperialism didn't grow out of a single shared national identity. Most americans didn't even refer to themselves as americans until after the War of 1812, before identifying based on region or their old world national identities.

And even during the move toward post-white class rule, there's still often a hawkish imperialist sentiment underlying
 

yeghor

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While true, I think USA is one of the more unique cases. Technically it began as a nation ruled by a single demographic class, yet our imperialism didn't grow out of a single shared national identity. Most americans didn't even refer to themselves as americans until after the War of 1812, before identifying based on region or their old world national identities.

And even during the move toward post-white class rule, there's still often a hawkish imperialist sentiment underlying
And nations are confined to their borders.
 

Kephalos

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What does Florida state law say concerning prosecutorial discretion? Does the Florida governor have the (state) constitutional power to suspend, override and/or remove a state prosecutor? I'm not familiar with the legalities of the matter, but it does seem to me to be a relevant factor, you know, before calling someone an honest-to-goodness Fascist. Mr. Warren should not have openly declared his intentions to nullify a state law in his district: a less than zealous prosecution of certain crimes in favor prosecuting others at least gives one some room (and the benefit of keeping a low profile) for what Mr. Warren was intending to do.
 

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I will never not enjoy Germany taking it in the ass over its titanically stupid energy policies.

Shipping disruption continues as Rhine water levels fall again in Germany

Looks like all that coal you now need because you couldn't be bothered with nuclear energy can't be shipped to you power plants because the Rhine is too low for the barges.

All this is foreplay though, the real fun starts once the temperature starts to drop.

It's going to be an interesting winter in Europe.
 

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What does Florida state law say concerning prosecutorial discretion? Does the Florida governor have the (state) constitutional power to suspend, override and/or remove a state prosecutor? I'm not familiar with the legalities of the matter, but it does seem to me to be a relevant factor, you know, before calling someone an honest-to-goodness Fascist. Mr. Warren should not have openly declared his intentions to nullify a state law in his district: a less than zealous prosecution of certain crimes in favor prosecuting others at least gives one some room (and the benefit of keeping a low profile) for what Mr. Warren was intending to do.
Warren's buttfucked.

DeSantis’ action against state attorney Andrew Warren has its precedent

This action taken by DeSantis shows you what Trumps proposed schedule F would do. Remove people from the civil service capable of influencing policy, unwilling to do the work of governing under a GOP administration.

The unfireable nature of our civil servants has turned them into a necessary component of any admin hoping to govern. If they undermine the admin at every turn government becomes impossible.

DeSantis has shown this year that its possible to take the fight to the left. Attack them where they live, attack their purse strings, attack their power.
 

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This is what I am saying from the start, from purely electoral perspective this was a pretty stupid move by the GOP. All they had to do is sit there and there would be a red tsunami in November, but they just had to touch the only thing they should not. I mean I just don't see other explanation for some pretty big shifts in polls lately. As the video says: some voters will take it out on them.


Plus there are long term consequences. What means that this will be on every election and ballot until further notice. Also some people will surely move out of the deep red states over this. What will hurt local economy and those people will only reinforce some swing or blue state. What will make them less competitive while GOP already struggles in that game in many places.
Plus this is really bad timing since 1945 was 77 years ago and that means that the boomers that are the spine of the base will start to visibly fade in numbers soon. What means that you should start thinking about how to bring younger more liberal people into the fold (and this just doesn't help your case). Since even on the boomer level this was fairly controversial major decision that has practical implications.

So this will almost surely be lose-lose for voters and GOP. Pointless drama.
 

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I'm just going to come out and say it, consequences be damned. I don't think certain people have changed, it's just that it's turned out they're who I thought they were the whole time.

Bring in your friends to go after me through dupes again if you must.
 

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100 yrs after the 19th amd passed one wonders if our two party system is uniquely vulnerable to the sexes sorting themselves along political lines.
 

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You do the exact same shit of passive agressively going after people. That is 95 percent of your posts
 
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