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Ahahahahaha he actually won. This is why I love America, it's a country that can get spoon-fed data from all around the world about a candidate being insanely detrimental for the country politically and economically, and they'll nevertheless vote him as Mr. Jock 2016.

All hail Trump!

 

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America got lucky(?) with this one. He is what they brought upon themsleves. Vox populi & all that stuff.

Still better than Hillary, imho. I don't like her at all. Something about her is just creeping me out. Obligatory inb4 "U afraid of womans, m8?!"

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Woah, I thought the election was rigged as Trump said. I guess it was double rigged, rofl.

Hopefully the balance between Russia and the US will be kept the same.. 

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Hope Trump appeases Putin and avoids a World War Three (much like Reagan).

But, as far as I know, Trump is a populist (one of many in the world). He'd do anything to improve his domestic image. So, if one day in America they wake up warlike, war it is.

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47 minutes ago, Narcosis said:

Are you happy now?

ARE YOU HAPPY :sachi:

Not really. Hillary was a lame candidate but Trump's a potential disaster and Pence... dear God we now have to pray for Trump to stay alive and not go to jail because Pence is fucking worse.

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I think Colbert said it best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXhFGO8R7aU

This hell of an election is over, now stop this divide, stop this mutual fear and hate and accept that neither side is THAT bad. Trump isn't really a massive idiot who will set the country back 20 years and Hillary isn't really a corrupted hag who would have have caused WW3. We can still get through this.

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8 minutes ago, Amuzie said:

Will Trump being the president affect the VN and or anime community at all?

*Obligatory "he will make anime real" answer*

Except for some memes, I don't think so. Him being in charge might as well be a plus for us since all people that scream "censor XYZ" seem to be against him

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Whether you like him or not, Trump is a clear testament that the entire mainstream media and the government trying to hammer down a candidate isn't the solution. (unless the plan was to elect him all along through reverse psychology i guess) 

He is a meme and he was damn good at memeing his way to the White House. 

Fix America's electorial system is you don't want this shit to repeat itself. 

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As always, the human capacity for total blindness to reality and selective listening astounds me...  damned populist politics.  Nixon ruined things for everyone.

Edit: Incidentally, I plan to just ignore national politics for the next four years... it isn't like anything good is going to come of this.  This reminds me of 2010, when a bunch of morons who believed the talk of 'death panels' elected a bunch of rowdy incompetents and so-called ultra-conservatives who act like three-year-olds for the first time... 

Edit2: I will vote in 2018, if only to get rid of Paxton and Abbot (the AG and Governor of Texas), but I honestly have lost what little faith I had in human nature over the last eight years...

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I was hoping that we would buck the international trend toward nationalism, populism, and protectionism, but I suppose I shouldn't have expected sense from a country that thought electing people who called themselves the Tea Party was a good idea... 

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30 minutes ago, Nosebleed said:

Whether you like him or not, Trump is a clear testament that the entire mainstream media and the government trying to hammer down a candidate isn't the solution. (unless the plan was to elect him all along through reverse psychology i guess) 

 

This and this is the only reason he won in my opinion. You are saying you want equality and free speech in media but the next second you are ridiculing every Trump supporter and throwing dirt right and left. It is so freaking sad to see celebs, TV stations and I don't know what doing anything to give Hillary support and bash Trump.

The same happened in Sweden  2 years ago when we had our election. Media, celebs and everyone with just a small dose of influence was bashing one of the parties because their roots were racist and extreme. The solution isn't bashing and hating on someone. The solution is to bring the conversation public and pierce the political party and their key political issues. Bring it to the light and discuss it. You can't sweep something like immigration/housing/medical care/education under the carpet for example. You have to tackle it with your own solutions and pierce the bubble to break the other side. The Swedish democrats got almost 13% and destroyed the political stability we got for a long time. And it gets worse for every year.

But no let's have a kindergarten level on the politics. That's doing great. 

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5 minutes ago, SilverLi said:

This and this is the only reason he won in my opinion. You are saying you want equality and free speech in media but the next second you are ridiculing every Trump supporter and throwing dirt right and left. It is so freaking sad to see celebs, TV stations and I don't know what doing anything to give Hillary support and bash Trump.

The same happened in Sweden  2 years ago when we had our election. Media, celebs and everyone with just a small dose of influence was bashing one of the parties because their roots were racist and extreme. The solution isn't bashing and hating on someone. The solution is to bring the conversation public and pierce the political party and their key political issues. Bring it to the light and discuss it. You can't sweep something like immigration/housing/medical care/education under the carpet for example. You have to tackle it with your own solutions and pierce the bubble to break the other side. The Swedish democrats got almost 13% and destroyed the political stability we got for a long time. And it gets worse for every year.

But no let's have a kindergarten level on the politics. That's doing great. 

It’s seen as elitist snobbery. There’s growing resentment toward the intellectual left (or the liberal elite) because of how they treat people whenever there’s an election, or if the right win. One of the first things claimed is how everybody’s stupid. No, they’re not stupid, they just have different concerns and you dismissing those concerns will just cause deep resentment. It's just arrogance, and conceit. 

I agree with you 100% here.

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Now of course I'm not American so what I have to say here may not mean much, but it seems to me who's completely blind are those who made of trying to understand Trump supporters not a political quest but an anthropological one. As in, asking among themselves "why would people vote for Trump??" and proceeding to formulate responses based on "they're white" or "they're just angry" instead of actually asking these people. I mean, the new left seems so infatuated with their worldview that they're willing to alienate everyone they see as enemies so as not to allow impurities into a perfect system, even if it gets them less votes or excludes actual political dialogue (by that I mean, well, participating in elections).

I mean, I saw some guy on Twitter claiming Trump actually underperformed amongst white people and performed better amongst black and hispanic people when compared to Mitt Romney in 2012. That shouldn't be ignored, should it? And yet, the first reaction from people I saw on Twitter was sad tweeting and self-indulgently talking about how hate and bigotry won. I mean Jesus Christ, fuck you, you're not a magical girl and neither is Hillary.

Assuming a large group of unrelated people is inherently dumb, evil or crazy has never ever ever ever granted us anything good - and it has proven to be harmful yet again.

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2 minutes ago, Okarin said:

Isn't the institutional left the same everywhere, though? They make really bad losers. If they win, however, all is lollipops and rainbows.

If they win they expect you to swallow it and like it. If they lose there's something wrong with the system and it needs fixing :P 

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