just another cog in the machine
Which is why I specifically used that word, I want to make sure that willful ignorance is recognized as falling into the “dishonest” category.
Far too many times I hear people saying “I’m just asking a question”, when they absolutely should already know the answer to that question, and when someone responds, they ignore the response and shift their focus to some other aspect of the argument.
As long as you acknowledge that willful ignorance is not included in that statement, because that’s not honest.
Quote: “I keep saying it and nobody pays attention, WE’RE ALL BEING CHARGED MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE IN THE WORLD!”
I don’t know about that… a quick search on the Tesla model 3 base version
United States: $40,240
Germany: €41,990 ($44,761 USD)
Japan: ¥5,245,600 ($35,363 USD)
Canada: $54,990 ($40,837 USD)
Australia: $57,400 ($37,004 USD)
That’s such a lame argument.
I can imagine you in Germany in 1945 saying “but if we shut down the concentration camps, all the people working there will get pink slips? Don’t you care about the economy??”
I know this might be hard to understand… but there is a complex world OUTSIDE of America, and the people in that world make decisions based on what’s going on in their lives…
You can blame the American government for HOW they deal with immigrants at the border, but you can not blame them for how MANY are at the border.
American laws have a very small impact on the number people trying to cross the border. The biggest factor for the number of people trying to cross the border is what’s going on in their country, not what’s going on in America.
in the past, most of the migrants entering the U.S. or apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border were coming from countries like Guatemala, and El Salvador. In the last few months it has switched to countries like Nicaragua and Haiti.
-News from countries where the number of migrants at the border went down-“Anti-corruption campaigner wins Guatemala presidential election”
“Over the past year, the Salvadoran government has dismantled some of the hemisphere’s most violent criminal groups. That has turned President Nayib Bukele into an icon in Latin America, with approval ratings of 90 percent.”
-News from countries where the number of migrants at the border went up-
“A United Nations panel warned that the human rights situation in Nicaragua has worsened in the six months since it concluded that crimes against humanity had been committed in the Central American country.”
“More than 2,400 people have been killed in Haiti since the start of the year amid rampant gang violence, the UN said earlier this month.”
Would both parties please bring forward a presidential candidate that was born into a house with a microwave oven, and a telephone that wasn’t rotary or one where you picked up the receiver and told the operator who you were calling.
Yet these things magically don’t apply to the current system…. interesting.
Did you not read my post? Why is it “tyranny of the majority” when it is something you don’t like, and “that’s just how things work” when it is something you do like?
Dictatorship required to fix it… not at all, if the public vote in someone who campaigns with the plan to fix it, then that isn’t a dictatorship at all, that’s democracy.
Otherwise, you can say that every law requires dictatorship. You could say that the existing capitalist model is enforced by a dictatorship
But… I get the impression that for you, a “dictatorship” is when any government does something you don’t like. And when the government does something you do like, “that’s how thing naturally work, and should work”
As a member of society it is my business how the laws work and how the economic system works. And a system that promotes shareholder profit over societal needs is a broken system that needs to be fixed.