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Thucydides Trap

as it is a well established fact that long ago, Putin began making a strategic investment in Trump-and hit a grand slam.

Brilliant for the #3 power to have their agent fomenting conflict between the Great Power and the Rising Power. All the while fraying the traditional alliances that constrain #3.

Meanwhile, other agents such as social revolutionary Steve Bannon sow domestic conflict among the people of the Great Power and its former allied states.

A domestic alliance of Oligarchs and their lieges- 40 years in the making- wait in the wings to fully consolidate their power over the former Great Power.

 

 

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Senior Advisor

Re: Thucydides Trap

Peak oil.

Honored Advisor

Re: Thucydides Trap

So Putin (not at all proven) rigged the Republican convention and  spent $100,000 in Facebook ads (Hillary`s campaign was $1 billion) , long longshot Trump gets elected ....and now Trump is doing what for Putin????  That Rube Goldberg contraption doesn`t make sense even in the Bizarro World.

 

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Frequent Contributor

Re: Thucydides Trap

A straw man blizzard.

The GOP was ripe for the taking after Bush and then the Tea Party.

Putin made a strategic moonshot investment that hit a grand slam, and once that close, did in fact push it over the finish line. While the GOP proved to be like the Panzers beating the Polish Lance Cavalry, the Dems were more like France.

There is now a propaganda war being fought for the future of Western Democracy. This forum is a tiny little skirmish in it.

The oligarchs, foreign and domestic, are now playing the oldest game in the book. Turn The Folk against The Other and they'll lick your boots 'til the cows come home.

Many here believe that things couldn't get any worse, so just blow it all up. I'm of a mind that the post-war liberal western project has been OK when compared to most everything else.

Honored Advisor

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This is something I really don`t know the answer to, Nox.   Okay 5 years ago you were against all the big corporations, they didn`t pay taxes or whatever.  Now those same corporations hate Trump so now you`re on those corporation`s side?   You`re against Brexit you appear to want China to continue financially raping us, you want open borders that will bankrupt us educating their kids and providing healthcare...you do realize the only reason you corporation buddies want open borders is for cheap labor to exploit?

In your world view you hate Trump so badly that you`d give a scorpion a ride on your back while you swam across the river if it would keep Trump from getting re elected.  Your world view has gotten you some strange bedfellows. You like antifa because they fight with neo-nazis...but do you like neo-nazis because they fight the communist antifa?

Senior Advisor

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If Adam Schiff has a mountain of evidence that Trump colluded with the russians and was installed by putin now would be a good time to expose it. Muller and his team of dems failed.

Frequent Contributor

Re: Thucydides Trap

Heirs to a McFarming franchise with a unique social safety net are The Real Victims!

Honored Advisor

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That`s what fuels you, jealousy?  The BTO down the road married to the homecoming queen and Donald Trump is a composite of that rage?    That makes sense, okay that`ll be $900 for the diagnosis, take 2 Aleves, work and make your own luck.

 

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Frequent Contributor

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No.

Just curious about the full extent of your victimhood.

That hypothetical BTO has now, for the most part, also been dragged into The Cult of Victimhood.

Presently a whole lotta victims are working overtime to explain why it wasn't self inflicted.

Honored Advisor

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"If you`re not growing, you`re dying" was sold to every business and especially to farmers.  If you inherited 200 acres and a line of machinery just happy with that and no debt and a part time job somewhere.  Happy with old pickup, turn down offers of $400/acre to rent out land and plod along.  But the question is when AOC and the rest of the Zulus get wind of your quiet paradise, will they leave you alone?  See a lot of Zulus think your 200 acres was somehow an ill-gotten gain...taken from Pocahontas` tribe and what not.   200 acres X $5,000/acre is $1 million...."He`s a millionaire go git him!!!".