Ad Hominem

I believe people don’t debate respectfully anymore. It’s so obvious because in debates nowadays, people insult each other and call each other names. It’s all childish, and scary, especially when done by people in power. I think if you’re arguing in a debate, and it’s the truth you’re really telling, it should be able to stand on its own, so it does not require you as its defender to resort to name-calling and shaming. The truth alone is enough, for it can’t be argued against or tampered with. I just think the person that gets angry, that does this type of thing in debates, often verifies their opponent is right, and loses credibility by attacking people this way.

Minneapolis Votes To Disband Police Department

I shared recently how Trump might be going after climate change activists and unnecessarily call many more people he disagrees with domestic terrorists similarly to Antifa in the future, which make it, along with wanting to use the military to squash protests, seem like he’s on a quest of becoming more and more like a dictator. And now, also, there’s all kinds of calls to defund and deactivate the police on social media and elsewhere. Right now I disagree with that because I fear there would be more chaos and destruction than what we’re already seeing and not all cops are bad. It just unfortunately happens a lot in life that someone part of a group does something they shouldn’t be doing and it ends up making everybody else in the group get unfairly labeled and look bad too. I think that’s why in my own life I try to judge individuals rather and more than groups, although it takes more work, because it’s much more effective and causes less trouble. But if many of these places start disbanding the police and crime increases, it presents Trump, who already is constantly repeating mantras of “law and order” on Twitter, an opportunity to benefit, by getting the support of people that want the police reinstalled and to sound and become even more like Hitler, who said, “The streets of our country are in turmoil. The universities are filled with students rebelling and rioting. Communists are seeking to destroy our country. Russia is threatening us with her might and the republic is in danger. Yes, danger from within and without. We need law and order. Yes, without law and order our nation cannot survive. Elect us and we shall restore law and order.”

Down With The System?

Right now in the United States, there are many people that want to overthrow the current system and have an anger towards rich people, which I think they will use to overthrow some of them too, in addition to the system someday. One thing I think that fueled this anger and desire to get rid of the system was the recent college admissions scandal. But when I look at it, I think that’s an example of rich people doing things they shouldn’t be doing that’s outside the system. So, I think sometimes when people want to overthrow the system, maybe what they should really want and mean and say is that they want to get rid of abuses outside of the system, corrupt people like that. But sadly, I worry even if these people get what they want and the system changes, things still will not be perfect, there will never be a utopia, simply because I believe nothing will ever be perfect because people aren’t perfect. Like I said before, revolutions, changes in general, are tricky; sometimes they work out exactly as intended, and sometimes, like in the book Animal Farm, they do not.

Trump says he wants to “open” the country by Easter

I find the timing of this interesting. Easter is of course a holiday celebrated by people for Jesus rising from the dead, and is about rebirth, renewal, and the decay of winter and a move towards warmer months, sunshiny days, which people hope will cause the spread of coronavirus to lessen, as the common cold and flu does when winter is gone. If things do work out by this timeline, then I could see Trump doing what he always does, brag, and try to be more like Joe Biden, celebrating and preaching unity, in the buildup to the election. And with the economy he can have another The Art of the Comeback moment potentially. Me personally, I don’t see how you vote for him anymore with his failure to take warnings before it happened and be prepared. So he’s taking hits right now because of it, by people that think the same as me about him with the crisis, but I can’t get rid of the idea in my head he could still benefit from it.