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Rob Berra
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I was thinking "terrorism" myself (the blood of the hostages will be on your hands"), but DV fits really well too.
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Not that we're supposed to be using religion to shape government policy in the US, but Sessions started it.
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China's global economic dominance is virtually assured at this point. The US might have been able to check that rise as recently as the eighties or, possibly, the nineties, but that window is pretty much closed now. We sold the world's birthright for a mess of cheap consumer goods.

The dollar will probably remain the global reserve currency for a while, if only from inertia, and the renminbi may never assume that rôle, but the US is steadily losing its position as the world's most powerful economy. It's not really surprising; we have neither the size, population, nor resources of China (or India, for that matter). Our economic dominance came from our good fortune in (a) being a huge new resource dump acquired and developed late in Europe's history and (b) having an infrastructure built up enormously during WWII and completely undamaged by it.

In a desperate attempt to shore up falling popularity at home (hopeless as long as he keeps acting like himself, but he can't grasp that) and not appear weak (which, ironically, he has done in spades with his behavior around the G7 meeting), Trump basically swapped something valuable in terms of global political stability for a pretty but worthless promise from Kim.

The US will stop military exercises with the RoK, and the DPRK will delay doing its part indefinitely with "negotiations" over disingenuous details of de-nuclearization. The US' influence in Asia will be weakened while China's will be strengthened. Global politicians and pundits will laugh, openly or privately, at Trump for giving away the store, but they won't be laughing when China starts to broaden its influence from merely a maker of much of the world's consumer goods.

Expect joint China/DPRK military exercises in the next year or so. They will loudly say these are categorically different from US/RoK exercises (friendly neighbors, after all, not those evil global imperialists, the USA), but they will also be a means to show dominance over Seoul and, thereby, the Korean peninsula.

Kim is doubtless beside himself with glee at having put one over on Trump. He will doubtless take pride in having manipulated the US President (although, realistically, that's appallingly easy), while being constitutionally unable to see that China is using him in turn as part of a much longer game. The US (and the world) will need to elect an Obama-squared to undo Trump's damage, if it can be undone, and leaders of that calibre do not grow on trees.

http://www.businessinsider.com/trumps-north-korea-statement-beginning-the-end-for-us-world-power-2018-6
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This speaks to me, which makes me a bit wary. I actually do think we need to understand 45's supporters, because that's how you defeat them.

Sun Tzu said "If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles." Now, that presupposes knowing ourselves, which the Democratic Party leadership does not seem to be doing at all well, although rank-and-file members and allies see the flaws all too well. (I'm also uncomfortable calling fellow citizens "enemies," be their politics never so abhorrent)

However, understanding the right-wing mindset is essential. It's become quite clear that many of these people simply cannot be reached by facts, in no small part because their leader has poisoned the well with his incessant cries of "fake news." Support for 45 is, for a large part of his demographic, more a matter of dogma than rational analysis of facts and trends. As Jonathan Swift wrote in 1721, "Reasoning will never make a Man correct an ill Opinion, which by Reasoning he never acquired." So understanding the basis of support for 45 may lead to fruitful avenues whereby to attack and weaken that support.

Far more important to understand, of course, are the waverers, the uncommitted, and the non-voters, for it's there that victory is more likely to be found.

Be optimistic without being complacent. The tide of society is moving toward a more just, fair, sustainable future, and what we're seeing now is a desperate rearguard action by people who want to maintain privilege and inequity, the racial supremacists and the millionaires, "temporarily embarrassed" or otherwise. That's why the ever-more-blatant gerrymandering and the frantic rush to appoint judges to lifetime seats; they are trying to slow or stop an inexorable tide.

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