topum (topum) wrote,

This is fun

I like how people who voted for Trump with his campaign (and previous record) full of inconsistencies, u-turns and lack of explanations are now surprised that this is also how his presidency is.

Also, I think that pretty much any American president would be doing pretty much the same things internationally, regardless of what they said during their campaign. Because once they are briefed as acting presidents and get all the info we never get to see, it just becomes clear that it is not based on any of that democracy, freedom, oppression, women's rights, equality stuff but on completely different and much more pragmatic things. And nobody gives much shit about those other things when they go against one's interests, they are only used internally when they can help one achieve what they need. And this is how they are used in foreign policy too, selectively as tools to achieve what you need.

It is also fascinating how we have now given ourselves the right to lie, slander and be economical with the truth at all levels from governments to media to individual activists (these are legit or even necessary tools now apparently because the other side is even worse). Who knew that the day would come when people would fake threats notes to themselves and then pose as victims based on that "to start a conversation" and defend that it is even somewhat legit and justified to do so.

This post-truth society is going to be fun.
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