- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I don't think he's a racist. That said, I don't think as many people ar racist as many people suggest. I think he's absolutely a race baiter, and one who uses race to his absolute political advantage. I believe his motivations however are fueled by a desire for power in general than by any true malice, hatred, or degradation of another race or any belief of true superiority, higher nature, or better standing of his race over another.
This doesn't make him any less of a scummy human being.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.Not that I'm agreeing with his statements, but I'm not fully sure what you're defining racism as.Racism is the belief that inherent different traits in human racial groups justify discrimination. In the modern English language, the term "racism" is used predominantly as a pejorative epithet. It is applied especially to the practice or advocacy of racial discrimination of a pernicious nature (i.e., which harms particular groups of people), and which is often justified by recourse to racial stereotyping or pseudo-science. Racism is popularly associated with various activities that are illegal or commonly considered harmful, such as extremism, hatred, xenophobia, (malignant or forced) exploitation, separatism, racial supremacy, mass murder (for the purpose of genocide), genocide denial, vigilantism (hate crimes, terrorism), etc.
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.
The concept of race is archaic, unscientific bilge. Inevitably those who are bullied join together to defend themselves, using, often, the codwalloppy labels of the bullies. I do wish America would drop this silly idea altogether and find something sensible to think about.
They are humans, with all the weaknesses.
And how about hundreds of years of disrespect,hatred,bigotry,oppression vs the now tens of years ????
Of course, again, neither is right....but its high time that "they" admit to having started this mess centuries ago....
And, as I say, we are working with humans, not perfect creatures by any means...
So, learn to tolerate !