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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    who? me? well excuse me for giving a **** about the truth. and excuse me for stopping you from being about to lie without consequences.
    they're bottom of the barrel, loser's.
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    The part where he is suggesting that Baltimore's faults lie solely with the African American community.


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    You must have forgot to quote that bit.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Is Donald Trump the equivalent of Martin Luther king for the uneducated, jobless etc

    Was reading a study which says those who support Trump are most likely to be uneducated (no degree), no job and largely white.

    Discuss.

    I've also noticed median income in the US has fallen and labour force participation has drastically declined since 1998.
    Even mentioning Trump in the same sentence as MLK is incredibly insulting to MLK.

    Shame on you for sullying the name of one of the most esteemed men in history, and likening him to Donald Trump, who is nothing more than a glorified clown.
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    In many ways yes he is. But why is that a bad thing? The jobless and the uneducated are still people and they are people who don't feel like they have a voice.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Is Donald Trump the equivalent of Martin Luther king for the uneducated, jobless etc

    Was reading a study which says those who support Trump are most likely to be uneducated (no degree), no job and largely white.

    Discuss.

    I've also noticed median income in the US has fallen and labour force participation has drastically declined since 1998.
    1) Why can't the jobless, uneducated whites have a hero figure ? Why are they not allowed ?
    Why do their feelings not matter, but the feelings of immigrants, blacks and every other minority do ?

    2) What's wrong with jobless whites anyway ? If they represent the American public, we have to accept that.

    3) Why must people only believe in open borders, open immigration and multiculturalism to be acceptable ?
    Not everyone believes in those ideas anymore.
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    Oh my goodness, really?

    I'll bite, but this is the most ridiculous comparison. Martin Luther King, Jr., throughout his life served to build consensus, staying true to a non-violent philosophy of resistance to the evils of segregation in all of its forms. He aimed for a fully integrated society. He aimed for federal legislation to guarantee civil rights. He preached the tropes of love, hope, and justice, through the consideration of his faith in God, and as a third-generation preacher. After 1965, his ideology becomes a bit more jaded, with justice the key trope, although his faith in God, and that justice will come sooner rather than later arguably strengthens. MLK worked with whites, Native Americans, Jews, Catholics (MLK was a Baptist preacher). He won the Nobel Peace Prize of 1964, and realised the awesome responsibility of what it meant. He realised the inconnectedness of the struggle to achieve civil and human rights, between America, South Africa, and the various contemporary decolonisation movements. His ideology was essentially 'positive', in the sense that he wanted to add to every one's lives. The aspect where he fought for economic justice -- for whites, as well as African Americans and everyone in America -- was in keeping with his ideological shift to emphasising Justice. His opposition to the Vietnam War, his belief in the UN as a force for good, and his dream of a world where international disputes were not settled by war, but through nonviolent means, was in keeping with his ideology. A series of interviews with Alex Haley in 1965 (which appeared in Playboy magazine, of January 1965) and of course, the Letter from Birmingham City Jail expand on his ideology much better than I could do here. Also, his 1967 address to the National Conference of New Politics in Chicago was particularly power in emphasising the three evils of society: racism, materialism and militarism.

    And Trump, well....
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    (Original post by jammy4041)

    And Trump, well....
    And Trump what?
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    (Original post by Farm_Ecology)
    And Trump what?
    Trump hasn't done anything to be compared to MLK.

    Trump promotes a culture of hated between racial groups, especially because of his antagonism of Hispanics and people of Hispanic origin. Building a wall, paid for by Mexico -- seriously? It only serves to reinforce stereotypes and play on people's fears. He is uncommitted to the philosophy of nonviolence, for another thing. Do you think the tropes of love, hope and justice apply to Donald Trump?
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    (Original post by jammy4041)
    Trump hasn't done anything to be compared to MLK.
    I think the comparison was more Trump as a rallying point than a description of his character.

    (Original post by jammy4041)
    Building a wall, paid for by Mexico -- seriously? It only serves to reinforce stereotypes and play on people's fears.
    How does it?
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Is Donald Trump the equivalent of Martin Luther king for the uneducated, jobless etc

    Was reading a study which says those who support Trump are most likely to be uneducated (no degree), no job and largely white.

    Discuss.

    I've also noticed median income in the US has fallen and labour force participation has drastically declined since 1998.
    that is a pretty good way of summing up Mr Trump. the professional shysters politicians have turned their back on the ordinary Joe. now he is returning the favor.
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    Have you considered that Trump might attract the uneducated because it is most of the people who are being displaced by globalisation who are the poor uneducated people? The left as usual bashing the people they are supposed to represent. What does having an education even mean? Are you counting liberal arts students who almost always vote Democrat due to indocrination? I looked at the polls in Florida and a lot of educated people voted for Trump, it was just overshadowed by the fact a lot of uneducated people did as well.
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    Donald trump will "make America great again"
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    (Original post by jammy4041)
    Trump hasn't done anything to be compared to MLK.

    Trump promotes a culture of hated between racial groups, especially because of his antagonism of Hispanics and people of Hispanic origin. Building a wall, paid for by Mexico -- seriously? It only serves to reinforce stereotypes and play on people's fears. He is uncommitted to the philosophy of nonviolence, for another thing. Do you think the tropes of love, hope and justice apply to Donald Trump?
    Why shouldn't Mexico be responsible for border security? Their poor security policies cost the US a significant amount of money, more than half of illegals who work for under a living wage take up jobs that would otherwise have gone to poor natives.
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    (Original post by jammy4041)
    Trump hasn't done anything to be compared to MLK.

    Trump promotes a culture of hated between racial groups, especially because of his antagonism of Hispanics and people of Hispanic origin. Building a wall, paid for by Mexico -- seriously? It only serves to reinforce stereotypes and play on people's fears. He is uncommitted to the philosophy of nonviolence, for another thing. Do you think the tropes of love, hope and justice apply to Donald Trump?
    See, hysteria-filled nonsense like this is why we can't have a serous debate about these things.

    Trump specifically referred to Mexico sending their criminals into the USA. He has said absolutely nothing about other Mexicans or about any legal immigration. His policy is simply to enforce the immigration laws that already exist. His "wall" remarks were "a wall with a large door". The only people who think he was bad mouthing normal Mexicans and was being racist or divisive are dumb arse simpletons who couldn't even be bothered to look into it for more than 2 seconds.

    You want to see a group that stokes up hatred between groups for their own personal gain? Look at BLM. Actually, look at any of the miscreants who turn up at these "protests" at Trump rallies.

    Look at these mongs for example:



    These are your typical Trump protestors. You'd fit in well it seems.
 
 
 
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