01/06/2018 (Sat) 14:00:41
There's crazy people devoid from reality on both sides of the political spectrum and nobody seems to care. Democrats are talking about the rights of transgenders and microagressions while Trump nearly constantly displays corruption and nepotism. There were a ton of valid reasons to criticize Obama, and yet republicans picked a blatantly false rumour that he was a Kenyan to capitalize on and incorrectly called him a socialist. Politicians in western europe haven't had to explain themselves for decades (everyone just assumes they've had to give up on their campaign promises to form a government). Populism thrives on the attention span of the facebook generation, all they really have to do is deliver punchlines.
Meanwhile, Eastern Europe is slipping into authoritarianism. Putin is supporting this process, because he'll pocket those dictators or their successors and turn them into strawmen. Reagan saved the day the last time this happened and steered Hungary back to democracy, but now Hungary is already too far gone and Poland will have Hungary's veto on its' side, rendering any EU measures useless. Furthermore, the white house shows no signs of wanting to do anything about Poland, meaning the EU will soon have no choice but to dissolve and reform, which is going to lead in the formation of a new Warsaw Pact and basically a new Soviet Union. China is still threatening its' neighbors, taking their land and taking over the rest of world through soft power. These fucking faglords and their counterparts on the "alt-right" are just distractions from the swangsong of western democracy.