Patriotism doesn’t mean “Shut up and trust him”. It means caring about the country and its future direction.

I have to live here.

a) Trump can speak for himself.
b) He doesn’t ask me to be a patriot.
c) I wasn’t speaking about Trump when I referred to pseudo neo-nazi: I was referring to the people I’ve spoken to over the past 18 months that went ga-ga over him.

It is because this is the country I live in and fellow citizens of my country are pseudo-neo-nazis who are using the same tactics as Trump to support their arguments.

Maybe he’s as innocent as the new born spring. But I’d be a fool if I had my eyes shut.

Patriotism doesn’t mean “Shut up and trust him”. It means caring about the country and its future direction.

You can have a little ‘objective debate space’ in a hypothetical imaginary world. But I gotta live here, so that’s why I care.

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Of course some of his supporters are pseudo neo-nazis. They *think* they’re nazi or neo-nazi, but they’re fakes. But they believe it. I’m friends with a bunch of them oddly enough., during my research time when I was looking into this new subculture that I saw forming about two years ago, ,a mixing of mens rights activism, stormfront, 4chan ‘edgy meme’ cultures, all rolling together in a ball and I wanted to understand it better. This is before Trump announced his candidacy.

They exist and see Trump in nearly religious terms. An interesting bunch.

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They believe their memes won Trump the election and get excited when a piece of fluff they generated ends up in mainstream media and they declare a victory.

What they don’t realize is that a Republican _ ANY Republican _ was going to win this election. It’s our cycle.

The fact that he did so poorly is what surprised me.

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We tend to commit human rights violations on prisoners, illegal immigrants awaiting deportation, mental health patients, some children in foster care. The US has its shameful parts.

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I’ve read somewhere recently that, like the USA, even though India seems to be a democracy, it is really an oligarchy where the few rich control the direction of the country.

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