Would Donald Trump’s supporters like to travel in an airliner flown by an amateur?

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    Apr 02, 2016 7:09 PM GMT
    Wise words:

    Donald Trump must be the most dangerously ignorant man ever to run for the leadership of a modern democratic country. His lack of the most basic information on world affairs approaches a sublime state of transcendental unknowing in which facts are irrelevant and only beliefs matter.

    One must wonder whether the people who seem so enthusiastic about amateur political leadership would be inclined to travel in an airliner flown by an amateur pilot, or to be operated on by an amateur brain surgeon? Why is politics the only area of professional life in which experience and expertise are inherently suspect? Perhaps this is some misunderstanding of the nature of democracy. “Government by the people” is taken to mean that the country should be run by people who know no more than you – who sound just like you on a bad day in which everything and everyone in authority seems to be letting you down.

    Wherever this ends, it has given us a warning about the fragility of civilised democratic life and the tireless appeal of demagoguery. Maybe that’s a warning that needs to be repeated regularly because high-minded intellectuals are constantly being caught out. In Italy, in the 1930s, they were saying: “This can’t be happening here. This is the country of Dante and Michelangelo.” In Germany, they were saying: “This can’t be happening here. This is the country of Goethe and Beethoven.” I’m sure in America now, there are reasonable people saying: “This can’t be happening here. This is the country of Jefferson and Lincoln.” Well forget that. It can happen anywhere. All it needs is for somebody to jump up on a chair.


    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/02/would-donald-trumps-supporters-like-to-travel-in-an-airliner-flo/
  • tj85016

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    Apr 02, 2016 8:44 PM GMT
    oh, so you need to be a "seasoned" political bought-off scum bag to hold office now? icon_lol.gif

    that's the problem with you big government morons
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    Apr 02, 2016 8:48 PM GMT
    The state of California survived having 2 grade B movie actors for governor. The state of Minnesota survived having a professional wrestler for governor.

    So I'm keeping my fingers crossed.   icon_eek.gif