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Comment #5613273 by For Connolly

For Connolly Nov 9th 2016, 2:04 PM #

If you remove social justice and social mobility from a society, and shift the wealth to the ones who don’t need it, you leave a population suffering and desperate for radical change. In the absence of political leaderships the gap between the masses and the ruling class widens, and you run the risk of the worst kind of person stepping into that space.

Much of the propaganda of the Nazi party in the 1930s involved making Germany great again, and of blaming minorities for the country’s woes.

Am I calling Trump the next Hitler? No. Am I saying he knows how to manipulate the worst of human natures by using a message which unfortunately has worked so spectacularly well in the past?

Yes.

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    Favourite Jason Culligan
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    Nov 9th 2016, 2:47 PM

    @For Connolly:

    In fairness, successive governments (including that of Bill Clinton) laid the groundwork for what we are seeing today. Cities like Detroit which used to be seen as global production powerhouses are now desolate wastelands thanks to almost unrestricted globalisation and lack of oversight by the government.

    The people who voted for Trump have directly suffered from globalisation. He was smart enough to offer the working American a return to the days of the US being a production powerhouse and Clinton promised them more globalisation and increased job outsourcing. There was only one logical outcome.

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    Nov 9th 2016, 3:12 PM

    @For Connolly:

    Meanwhile the Open Border extremist above continues to champion what most people do not like or want – mass-immigration.

    Tell me what African or arab wants to their ancestral territory to be opened up to the whole world, do you think they should? If you do you are an enemy of the ordinary people everywhere. Connolly would not have approved of a policy which exploits the ordinary people opening up their ancestral resources to the world.

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