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Re: tribalism - future world order?

On Wed, Jun 29, 2016, 18:31 Zenaan Harkness <zen@freedbms.net> wrote:
Tribalism. Seems to be the way of things. This article summarises the
countries that have broken up since WWII - from Africa to Europe and

Is North America immune?

One day, chickens must come home to roost.. Karmicly, Americans continue
to tacitly consent to their government's meddling in so many other

Across the globe, 'people want to rule themselves and be themselves':


Trump is going to lose by a landslide. The American press are pretending it's not a shutout because otherwise they'd have nothing to report and people would accuse them of being biased. They are, and people accuse them of it anyway, but Trump is so unpopular that it appears inconceivable that he could have been nominated by a mainstream party, but the only reason he's even on the stage is that the Republican party is in the process of self-destruction. This is unprecedented in living memory, and certainly since the existence of television or radio and the 24 hour news cycle, so few people realize that this is what it looks like.

Go read up on the election of 1872. The roles of the parties were basically reversed, with the Democrats being the dying party of the angry white man, throwing their support to the nominee of the Liberal Republicans because they hated Grant so much. Grant himself was surrounded by scandal but still managed to get the Republican nomination uncontested and then win by a landslide. I imagine he was more popular than Clinton, but then again Greeley was undoubtedly far more popular than Trump. As were the two guys who split the electoral vote after he died.