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Are You a Deplorable? Take This Quiz to Find Out

By Robert Sproul follow Robert Sproul   2016 Dec 19, 12:17pm 3,531 views   12 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


"Though it was Hillary Clinton who made "the Deplorables" public, the elites of both parties share the same fear and loathing of anyone who questions or resists their control."
"Regardless of your ethnicity, class or religion, if you perceive the institutions that govern American life as corrupted, riddled with favoritism and spin or as broken, you're a Deplorable. If you question or resist the dominance of self-serving neoliberal elites, you're a Deplorable.
This isn't the elites' definition, of course, because resistance to their dominance can't be identified as the defining factor. If this truth were revealed, the various tribes of Deplorables might realize they have more in common than the corporate media will let on."

Take the quiz:
1. If you agree with this characterization of American Elites: "The self-satisfied cosmopolitan culture that sprang up among the affluent 20% or so of the industrial world’s population, who became convinced that the temporary ascendancy of policies that favored their interests was not only permanent but self-evidently right and just."............
http://www.oftwominds.com/blogdec16/deplorable12-16.html

1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (16)   2016 Dec 19, 12:19pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag      

I friends with anyone that makes Hillary shit her pants and grow more cry wrinkles.

2   marcus   ignore (11)   2016 Dec 19, 1:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Yes, and also: if you believe in freedom, family values, good over evil, and America, then you're a republican.

3   Entitlemented   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 19, 2:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says

Yes, and also: if you believe in freedom, family values, good over evil, and America, then you're a republican.

What if you want smaller government, reduced laws where laws already exist, and the return of the Guillotine...... Dont forget us Libertfrategalitarians you'all................

4   marcus   ignore (11)   2016 Dec 19, 2:10pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I've often liked Charles Hugh Smiths observations. But tell me does he (or do any sane Trump voters) actually think Trump is going to:

1) End the war on drugs or substantially alter our prison industiral complex ?

2) Stop the never ending wars and drone strikes ?

3) Change the corporate concentration of the media to just a few major corporations ?

4) Do a better job preventing the entrance of illegal immigrants

5) Change college quotas for admissions

6) Do anything to limit or lessen the dominance of America's neoliberal elites ?

7) Reverse globalization ?

I don't know. I thought "the deplorables" were people that either liked or were willing to overlook a lot of Trumps demogoguery, populist bullshit, his history, his seeming low intelligence and his scary lack of decorum or impulse control.

5   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (7)   2016 Dec 19, 2:42pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

You keep speaking of low intelligence.

I don't think low intelligence means what you think it means.

6   Robert Sproul   ignore (0)   2016 Dec 19, 3:31pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says

I've often liked Charles Hugh Smiths observations. But tell me does he (or do any sane Trump voters) actually think Trump is going to:

CHS doesn't mention Trump. He, I believe, is just trying to explain why the Status Quo, and it's standard bearer Hillary, is so reviled.
Having people hate you can be confusing for anybody, and the Dem's seem desperately confused.

7   marcus   ignore (11)   2016 Dec 19, 4:07pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

No, he's trying to erase the true way the name arose. And replace it with a better meaning. Nifty trick if you can make it stick.

Fucking White Male says

I don't think low intelligence means what you think it means.

Maybe you're right. Trump told us he has words, in fact he said he has the best words.

He said, "I'm like, ..intelligent and shit"

(okay - maybe he didn't say "and shit" but it came off that way.)

8   marcus   ignore (11)   2016 Dec 19, 4:43pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

I guess we're clear then on the amount of nuance in your perspective.

I heard a good quote from Jonathan Haidt the other day, "if you don't understand the other side of the debate, then you don't understand your own side of it either."

Or something to that effect.

9   marcus   ignore (11)   2016 Dec 19, 4:46pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Great discussion. Not that I would expect you to be interested (CIC), if even capable of taking it in.

10   marcus   ignore (11)   2016 Dec 20, 2:11pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Ironman says

marcus says

"if you don't understand the other side of the debate, then you don't understand your own side of it either."

Well, you're the absolute poster boy for that statement.

In that case you must appreciate the work of Jonathan Haidt (video above) much more than I do. Btw, he's not a liberal. Although I guess he's known for in depth interesting analytical discussions, so he might as well be a liberal. Am I right?

Probably way too much neutrality for some. But not someone such as yourself, that understands both sides so well.

11   anonymous   ignore (null)   2016 Dec 20, 2:51pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says

I guess we're clear then on the amount of nuance in your perspective.

I heard a good quote from Jonathan Haidt the other day, "if you don't understand the other side of the debate, then you don't understand your own side of it either."

Or something to that effect.

That's a great quote.

The first lesson to learn to be a successful trader/handicapper

Know thy enemy, know thyself

12   marcus   ignore (11)   2016 Dec 20, 5:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

errc says

That's a great quote.

The actual quote:

"He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that."
John Stuart Mill


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