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  1. Zugzwang
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    10 Nov '18 20:09
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/09/us-democracy-trump-white-rural-minority-majority

    "US democracy is in crisis. But Trump is only the symptom.
    A system that favours the white, rural minority over the diverse
    majority will soon lose legitimacy in the eyes of its citizens."

    "That’s because of America’s electoral college system, which awards
    the presidency to the winner of the right combination of states rather
    than the popular vote. That mechanism gives disproportionate power
    to smaller, rural states, which – as we saw again on Tuesday – are
    almost unvaryingly conservative.

    The same is truer still of the Senate, in which a nearly empty, rural state
    such as Wyoming – population 580,000 – has the same representation
    as California, home to 39 million people."

    "Alexander Hamilton, no less, was a fierce opponent of granting
    two senators to each state, regardless of population, accurately
    prophesying that “it may happen that this majority of States is a
    small minority of the people of America”."

    "A system that repeatedly gives power to the losing side – favouring
    the white, rural minority over the expanding and diverse majority –
    will soon lose legitimacy in the eyes of its citizens. That is America’s
    true constitutional crisis."

    Some racist white Americans here have expressed their admiration
    for the US political system (the Senate and the Electoral College) that
    gives disproportionate power to (white-dominated) less populous states.
  2. Joined
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    10 Nov '18 20:14
    @duchess64 said
    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/09/us-democracy-trump-white-rural-minority-majority

    "US democracy is in crisis. But Trump is only the symptom.
    A system that favours the white, rural minority over the diverse
    majority will soon lose legitimacy in the eyes of its citizens."

    "That’s because of America’s electoral college system, which awards
    the pr ...[text shortened]... the Electoral College) that
    gives disproportionate power to (white-dominated) less populous states.
    can you be our token negro?
  3. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
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    10 Nov '18 22:26
    @mott-the-hoople said
    can you be our token negro?
    Can you be our token assshole?
  4. Joined
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    10 Nov '18 22:29
    @mott-the-hoople said
    can you be our token negro?
    Can we drop by your trailer and cut off your mullet ? 😛
  5. Joined
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    11 Nov '18 00:54
    @mghrn55 said
    Can we drop by your trailer and cut off your mullet ? 😛
    ask your mom.
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