The Maoism of Donald Trump

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  1. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

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    Op-ed in The New Yorker comparing Donald Trump to Mao.

    http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-maoism-of-donald-trump



     
  2. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    Leave it to Lefty New Yorker to arrive at a Mao comparison, while having let this one escape it's "journalistic integrity" :D

     
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    Well, it's nice to hear a baby boomer mention how people work hard.

    Still, creative thinking - that's toxic to folks like Beck.

    But for the first minute and three seconds, talking about choices and implying "responsibility" therein, she sounds remarkably right-wing for a lefty. ;)
     
  4. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    Do you guys actually subscribe to the New Yorker? Do you know what sort of articles it publishes?
     
  5. Limey77 macrumors regular

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    You mean factual, well researched, erudite and informative articles that are read around the world?

    A fine example of American journalism of yesteryear - a shame more publications today can't meet its standards.
     
  6. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    I just look at the cartoons.
     
  7. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    Personally, I would have liked to read the Foreign Affairs article mentioned in the piece.
     
  8. SHNXX macrumors 68000

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    Well, Donald has cult of personality and authoritarian tendencies, but Mao Zedong is responsible for millions of deaths.
     
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    trump is responsible for billions in loss so in some circles thats worse.
     
  10. jerwin macrumors 65816

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    It's pretty difficult to express a political viewpoint in china without adhering to to the official ideology-- which still describes itself as Maoist. Given that the original Foreign Affairs article describes Trump as unusually popular in China, it makes sense to make these sorts of comparisons.
     
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    Not to mention that the writer seems to be of Chinese origin, so I assume she knows more about China than most posters here.
     
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    This article is long overdue.

    Given the fear of Trump that exists in the liberal progressive camp, it is surprising they didn't resort to this type of slander until recently. Now that Hillary Clinton is damaged goods as more and more truths about her surface, it's a full on assault against Trump. Not alone in this acerbic effort to harm Donald, it does seem like it may be far less effective than the Clinton Camp would hope.

    Perhaps the time has finally arrived, delivering the slap of reality that the acerbic old politico has evaded for decades. Bubba was Teflon, Mrs Bubba isn't. :eek:
     
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    Yeah, you can tell they're in panic mode by the way they're suddenly shining a negative light on everything their opponents do. This is something we've never before seen during an election season.

    SHAME ON YOU, LEFTIST COMMUNISTS! YOU'RE RUINING THE POLITE DISCOURSE THAT IS AMERICAN POLITICS
     
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    I thought that sort of thing was a liberal pipe dream, best left to wither on the vine.
     
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    But they do care enough to kill the messenger,
     
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    Don't do that, you'll confuse them!
     
  18. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Left out of your deflection was the fact that many on the conservative side of the aisle also fear Trump just as much and make similar attacks.
     
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    The left is officially drowning in its own stupid.
     
  20. jnpy!$4g3cwk thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Please detail the slander in the op-ed. (Since it is slander you are talking about, details matter.)
     
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    I beleive you have your parties mixed up. It's not the left which is fronting people like Alan West, Michele Bachmann, Herman 999 Becky Stan Stan Cain, Doctor McStabby "Grain Silo" Ben Carson, Sharon Angle, and the legitimate rape guy for office. That's all on the right.
     
  22. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    So nasty. You're on a roll with the usual Leftist superiority complex castigating some accomplished individuals that you just don't happen to agree with.
     
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    Some things ARE superior to others, whether you want to admit it or not. Those individuals are accomplished alright....accomplished nuts politically. (Carson was however a brilliant Doctor...should have stayed in that field though, politics is not his thing).
     
  24. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    At least you admit it.

    One thing you can say about each and every one of those righties with complete truth and honesty is that the are not under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
     
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