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    I've had friends in other countries ask me, incredulously, what is wrong with us because of the shitgibbon's election. Literally. I'm not just making that up to irritate righties. I honestly have been asked that question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    I've had friends in other countries ask me, incredulously, what is wrong with us because of the shitgibbon's election. Literally. I'm not just making that up to irritate righties. I honestly have been asked that question.
    And you can't answer it with just a short answer. Well, you CAN, I suppose, just say our IQ has been diminishing for the past 100 years and be right. But you can't fully explain it without giving a short dissertation on American political history. Then you have to have a certain knowledge about life science to explain what a Shitgibbon is..............
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    Time for my long dissertation about this. Human happiness or the opposite, can show itself in many different ways. Especially the unhappiness can be just that, or frustration or anger and so on. Admittedly some is due to mental conditions, but that is a minority.

    The key is expectations vs realization.

    If you are expecting a 3% raise and get 5% you are happy. If you were expecting 8% and get 5% you are sad/mad/?.

    And to my mind that is one of the causes of inner city social problems. These kids look at TV, see the Cosby show or newer black characters and think "they have all that neat stuff, why don't I?".

    But so does Joe Average(m/f). The wealth inequality combined with having politicians from all sides telling them how much better it will be if you vote for them gives them a high expectation. And the realization never occurs. So they get sad/mad/?.

    And add in that I, who am an old fart, am the last generation that could pretty well guarantee myself a lifestyle better than my parents merely by putting in a moderate effort at school and an average effort at work. The dream of the whole picket fence and two car garage is gone for multiple reasons. It's a small condo and expensive parking for many if not most these days, complicated by the fact that we all need the latest and greatest toys today, regardless if we can pay for them. And again, this leads to frustration.

    Then Trump comes along with a totally different message. Different in that it is easily understood. Mostly wrong but easily understood. And he is so different. So finally they think that maybe he can deliver the eutopia the others promise but never deliver. And this is what we get.

    But the day of reconning has to be coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
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    I completely disagree with this decision. I literally have had to try to explain the shitgibbon's election. It's not a joke. I wish it was.

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