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Thread: The Trump era should be called the Age of Banality

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    Re: The Trump era should be called the Age of Banality

    As one poster said to me, define pollution.
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    Re: The Trump era should be called the Age of Banality

    Quote Originally Posted by srexob715 View Post
    We also label murderers and thieves and they get upset about just as much as you do! LMAO!
    And germany was full of nazis until you asked them individually and then none were.
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    Re: The Trump era should be called the Age of Banality

    It ought to be known as the era of caustic political division and moral malignancy, coupled with hollow theocratic advances.
    No mercy for the merciless.

    #BDS

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    Re: The Trump era should be called the Age of Banality

    Quote Originally Posted by Xelor View Post
    I have the television on in the background and periodically hear someone make a remark that strikes me as among incredibly banal.

    Just now I head someone say, "Trump is very good at labelling," and cite Trump's calling Marco Rubio "Little Marco." Um, that's a quality that just about any 14 year-old is every bit as adept as is Trump. How much ingenuity does it take for an over-six-feet-tall person to conjure calling a 5'9" tall person "little?" And as goes fabricating names that have no particular basis in fact, well, that takes even less erudition.

    How have we come to become a nation wherein gravitas, prescience and perspicacity are so rare we laud the banal?
    Yes, we have reached that point, even before Trump took office. Our mainstream media conditions our public perception exactly as you have described--we focus on the banal and the trivia, much more concerned with political scandal than with matters of substance.

    Rather than concern ourselves with infrastructure failure or endless war brought under fraud or the need to overthrow certain regimes, we concern ourselves with the size of Trumps hands or Nancy Pelosi's gaffes.

    Social media has certainly made matters worse.

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    Re: The Trump era should be called the Age of Banality

    Quote Originally Posted by marke View Post
    Modern humans are becoming less civil as they become less godly.
    I'm not sure what that has to do with increasingly rarefied discursive gravitas, prescience and perspicacity's concomitance with lauding banality, but TY for offering an answer.

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