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Trump voters: We want to return to a US without immigrants, feminists, Muslims, or uppity minorities

Actually got... A return to a US with a disease and no antibiotics and no vaccinations to combat it.

When you wish to return America to some "past glory", be careful what you wish for, for you might get the past reality.

Quick question: How many lives is the "halo effect" cognitive error worth?

Halo effect (sometimes called the halo error) is the tendency for positive impressions of a person, company, brand or product in one area to positively influence one's opinion or feelings in other areas. It is a type of cognitive bias and is the opposite of the horn effect.

A simplified example of the halo effect is when an individual noticing that the person in the photograph is attractive, well-groomed, and properly attired, assumes, using a mental heuristic, that the person in the photograph is a good person based upon the rules of that individual's social concept. This constant error in judgment is reflective of the individual's preferences, prejudices, ideology, aspirations, and social perception.

Trump, Navarro, Jared have some money so that means they're automatically smart and that means they're automatically experts when it comes to COVID... as they see it.

This is why we're not telling them to just shut up, anyone else saying this; there would be a general strike. These morons would be marched out of the White House in handcuffs.

Soooo... having money means "smart"? Having money means "you need to listen to this person"? This effect - How many lives is it worth losing over exactly?

There needs to be a mass movement to bar employers from asking what your qualifications are

When the economy comes back and people are putting in applications and employers start putting "Hiring" signs on front doors; there also should be a movement to discourage and even bar employers from asking how you are even qualified for the job you are applying to.

Jared Kushner and the administration started this oh-so-wonderful trend with the whole "that's a nasty question" kind of response, so I say that we need to keep it going.

Jared Kushner has no experience in diplomacy or foreign affairs, but that didn't stop him making a middle east peace plan. Jared Kushner has no experience in public health, epidemiology, logistics around medical supplies, etc.; but that definitely didn't stop him from becoming the guy in charge of the response and the head of the coronavirus task force.

Last time I checked, we're a country of equality under the law. I'm not a generally unqualified person, I've got two degrees in sociology and a background in customer relations, I'm pretty good at those things... So judging by the logic we've seen, that if you're qualified in A, then you MUST be qualified in B, C, D, E...

So if I want to be the director of surgery at the local hospital or the chief officer at the power plant, and you're the employer, then you shouldn't care about what my fake news-created "qualifications" are or my "work history", you'll only be talking to people who are biased against me. You should care about my winning smile, that I applied to this job opening more times than everyone else, and the fact that I walked in, tazed security, sat down at a desk, and started doing the work. Isn't the ability to wing it the only thing that matters today?

And since people are so enthralled by the idea of non-politicians going into political positions, there will be a demand for it, I'm sure. If you're a not-firefighter, I'm sure the people who are thrilled by not-politicians becoming the potus will also be thrilled by you becoming a firefighter, right? Right?

Well, wish me luck everyone, I've decided to become a manager at the store across from me, and I'm not just going to apply, I'm going to get it... lest they are part of the deep state conspiracy against me if they even think of asking how I'm qualified to be manager and then they can expect to get sued.

While issues of infrastructure and preventing pandemics may not be all that fun and exciting

Compared to, say, making your administration's priority about exposing the "Ancient Deep State Conspiracy" against you, fighting the One Je-Globalist known as Emmanuel Goldstein- I mean George Soros and his control that reaches into everything from Antifa and Black Lives Matter to why Muslims are your neighbors, and giving winks and nudges to Birthers, QAnon and their conspiracy theory about the Democratic Party being a Pizzeria-running Satanic Cabal with George Soros and/or Ilhan Omar at the helm, and white nationalists with their conspiracy theory about white people being replaced because they are really afraid of not being in the majority for some reason, like being a minority means you're second class or something... Anywho...

The issues in the title are a reflection of... REAL LIFE.

Remember that going forward, America. Thank you.

Can't help but laugh at the R line that impeachment and investigations prevented Trump from prepping

for COVID.

Democrats and the left didn't force the Trump Administration to take on an "own the libs" agenda - They did that on their own volition.

Democrats and the left didn't force the Trump Administration to do things to "stick it to Obama"... including slashing the pandemic response team - They did that on their own volition.

Democrats and the left didn't force the Trump Administration to focus on shadowy cabals of "globalists" that supposedly control all the media and the banks, asinine conspiracy theories about George Soros bringing immigrants in to replace white people, and the "deep state" which is anyone who can act as a check to the Trump Administration, and giving winks and nudges to QAnon when they could have been focused on real, but maybe not as exciting, issues like focusing on a crumbling infrastructure, antibiotic resistance, or how to respond to a pandemic - They did that on their own volition.

Democrats and the left didn't force the Trump Administration to make sure people are saying "Merry Christmas", to take on that oh-so-important issue of making sure your ears don't hear the abominable phrase "Happy Holidays" instead of preparing for that emerging virus in Wuhan - They did that on their own volition.

So yeah, it was totally the impeachment and investigations which held Trump up and prevented him from preparing for this pandemic.

Totally... totally.

Something tells me people calling it a "Chinese virus" don't know anything about viruses

If I remember my biology right, a virus...

* Is not really a lifeform
* Hijacks the functions of plant, animal, and bacteria cells they infect to make more viruses
* Hijacks the cells in a way so they don't just explode into new viruses but are gradually depleted and are diverted from the things they normally do
* Injects material into the cell, it changes the cell by injecting DNA and RNA into the cell. And that's pretty much what a virus is, it's DNA (or RNA) covered by a shield of proteins.

In layman's terms and a way to see it through the lens of pop culture is that viruses, the crystal-shaped structures that we all know, is sort of like the face-hugger in terms of Aliens, an intermediary phase at most. A virus does the real work changing your DNA and altering your cells to make more of it.

So... for all those white nationalists who want to get coronavirus and then spread it to "non-white" people, for all those "unheard Americans" who will never shut up and listen, and for that President calling it a "Chinese virus"; if a "Chinese" virus is changing your DNA and your cells, what's that make you?

March, 2017: Trump supporters call for liberal genocide and deportation of Jews at Arizona rally

Maricopa County burnished its reputation as the Trumpiest in America last weekend as hundreds of locals, including heavily armed militamen, white nationalists and even a few elected officials, gathered to support the 45th president. The ensuing "March for Trump" was as horrifying as it sounds.

Some even dared to tell Dan Cohen of the The Real News Network how they'd make America great again now that Trump was in office. And Muslims weren't the only religious minority unwelcomed.

"If she's Jewish, she should go back to her country," a 13-year-old Trump supporter said of a protester.

"I just want to let them know that I can't wait for the liberal genocide to begin," an Oath Keeper shouted at a small group of protesters. "That's the way to make America great again," he later told Cohen. "Liberals are destroying the country."


And now three years later, we are seeing the end-result of this mentality.

This is what "owning the libs" has made.

Never let that go.

February, 2017: They floated the idea of committing genocide against Muslims...

Now three years later, who's willing to bet they want to put politics aside and work together behind Trump... which means not talking about his disastrous handling of the coronavirus?

Tom Jones, a soft-spoken man with white hair and wearing a slate-gray jacket, held up a copy of The Terrorist Next Door by the conservative author Erick Stakelbeck in the private dining room of a seafood restaurant in Kernersville, North Carolina, on a recent Thursday evening.

Jones’s presentation was repeatedly interrupted by comments about killing Muslims from Frank del Valle, a staunchly anticommunist Cuban immigrant, with little or no pushback from the others in the room.

Can we not kill them all?” Del Valle asked, about 15 minutes into the presentation, during a discussion about the differences between the Sunni and Shia sects of Islam.


“I am beyond that point,” Del Valle replied. “I’m ready to start taking people out.”

Goodwill (A member of ACT! for America) responded, “I can understand that. We’re not there yet.


I'm never going to forget stuff like this, and neither should you. Trump supporters can take their "owning the libs" and their "jokes" about killing liberals and Muslims and shove off when they tell us to come together.

Never forget - This whole regime is based on "owning the libs"

Look at the way the Trump administration and the right-wing has operated for the past couple of years:
The Summer’s Hottest Trend Is Owning the Libs
Governing by Owning the Libs
How 'owning the libs' became the ethos of the right
Trump's new website is all about how to own the libs during the holidays

And now they want us to unite behind Trump? No thanks.

I'll just look at the bear market or coronavirus spreading throughout the US and say "You really owned those libs, huh?"

The potus elected by first world problems/angry conservative man problems can't solve a real one?

Who got Trump elected? People with first world problems and angry conservative man problems...

"Why can't *I* say the n-word?"
"Why do I have to press 1 for English?"
"Why do people say 'Happy Holidays' to me when I want to hear 'Merry Christmas'?"
"I'm not racist but..."
"No, all lives matter! (Except refugees)"
"Gay marriage ruins the sanctity of my third marriage!"
"YEAH!" (Response in question to letting a person without health insurance die)
"Sure there's a shooter, but the shooter is white and not a Muslim, so... win."
"I don't want higher taxes for billionaires because I'll totally be a billionaire someday."
"Gotta undo what the black man did!"
"I'm so happy to have a president who isn't politically correct!"

Those are Trump's people, that's his base, and they elected him to solve their oh-so-pressing issues.

And now there's a real issue that's spooking the economy, shutting down public meeting places, scaring people in general, hurting people, killing them, and more... and the man they elected doesn't seem all that equipped to solve that real issue?

I'm shocked. Simply shocked.
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