[ExI] Trump asks "​Why Can’t We Use Nuclear Weapons?​"​

Darin Sunley dsunley at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 16:31:46 UTC 2016

If the "serious" politicians, on both sides of the aisle, wanted us to be
able to take seriously the idea that a presidential candidate like Trump
could be an existential threat to the country, they probably shouldn't have
spent the last three decades describing, in turn, Ronald Reagan, Bill
Clinton, George W Bush, and Barack Obama as similar existential threats.

"But this guy's /really, really/ bad!" just isn't terribly convincing, in
and of itself. We've heard that story before.

On Wed, Aug 3, 2016 at 10:17 AM, Will Steinberg <steinberg.will at gmail.com>

> Jesus fuckin shit.  Not that I'm surprised because this is what I've been
> telling people. However, what surprises me is the idea that anybody on this
> list can read repeatedly about Trump's cavalier and naïve attitude
> regarding the proliferation and use of nuclear weapons, and continue to
> equate potential Trump presidency with a potential Clinton presidency in
> terms of existential danger.  It blows my mind that anyone who claims to be
> intelligent and especially anyone who supports H+ and the ascendancy of the
> wisdom and technological prowess of the human species would do anything but
> vote for Clinton.  I understand the value of a third-party protest vote or
> of abstaining, but this isn't the time for that.
> Really I do highly respect the knowledge of everyone here but if you
> aren't doing everything this election to keep Trump out of office then you
> might want to trade in your Mensa card for a dunce cap.  Or maybe for a
> bomb shelter and some iodine.
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