Mini-Me Trump Compared Syrian Refugees to Skittles

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    Sep 20, 2016 12:47 PM GMT
    Infantile Trump, Jr. has been following in his father's footsteps (recall his previous plagiarism, gas chamber, and other sophomoric comments---see, e.g., http://www.someecards.com/news/politics/donald-trump-jr-tweets/ (listing Mini-Me's kindergarten-level tweets)). Now he's comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles. The food analogy has been used before to imply that, if a few people in a group are bad, it would be dangerous to take a single one in. "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people," said Denise Young, vice-president of corporate affairs for Wrigley America. Let's repeat that: "Skittles are candy. Refugees are people." Must I compare Mini-Me to a rotten pufferfish? No, I must not: Pufferfish is a toxic, poisonous fish; Mini-Me is a vicious piece of shit, so there's clearly no comparison.

    See, e.g., http://www.bbc.com/news/election-us-2016-37416457 (demonstrating Trump Jr.'s infantilism).
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    Sep 20, 2016 1:26 PM GMT
    Syrian refugees are Skittles? Does that mean they come in all kinds of colors?

    I hope someone does a PhotoShop (that I can't do myself) of Syrian refugees in an internment camp. With their skin colored to look like different Skittles. A red child, a yellow man, green woman, and so forth.

    Apparently that apple didn't far fall from the tree. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 20, 2016 2:30 PM GMT
    Candy Skittles--not the drag queen--felt it had to distance itself from tRump? Is this not slightly telling? Is this not somewhat nuts?

    Who's next, Jessica Rabbit?

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    Sep 21, 2016 12:39 AM GMT
    The artist who took the pic was a refugee. Trunk STOLE the photo without compensation, typical of him. The Skittles Co and the photographer are not pleased to be associated with this analogy.
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    Sep 21, 2016 1:08 AM GMT
    Nazi Who Originated Donald Trump Jr.’s Skittles Analogy Was Hanged at Nuremberg

    https://theintercept.com/2016/09/20/nazi-who-originated-donald-trump-jr-s-skittles-metaphor-was-hanged-at-nuremberg/Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet comparing Syrian refugees to Skittles has deep roots. The concept dates back at least to 1938 and a children’s book called Der Giftpilz, or The Toadstool, in which a mother explains to her son that it only takes one Jew to destroy an entire people...

    The book’s author, Julius Streicher, also published a newspaper that Adolf Hitler loved to read, Der Stürmer. The newspaper published anti-Semitic, anti-Catholic, anti-communist, and anti-capitalist propaganda. In 1933, soon after Hitler took power, Streicher used his newspaper to call for the extermination of the Jews...

    Streicher was hanged at Nuremburg in 1946 for crimes against humanity....

    Trump’s tweet has clear parallels to Streicher’s children’s book, where a boy named Franz learns about the Jews from his mother:

    “However they disguise themselves, or however friendly they try to be, affirming a thousand times their good intentions to us, one must not believe them. Jews they are and Jews they remain. For our Volk they are poison.”

    “Like the poisonous mushroom!” says Franz.

    “Yes, my child! Just as a single poisonous mushrooms can kill a whole family, so a solitary Jew can destroy a whole village, a whole city, even an entire Volk [nation].”
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    Sep 21, 2016 1:41 AM GMT
    UMayNeverKnow said
    For the slow witted:

    An analogy is a comparison in which an idea or a thing is compared to another thing that is quite different from it. It aims at explaining that idea or thing by comparing it to something that is familiar.

    Ah... DUH! This is RJ, remember. Not one of your Right Wing straight sites, overrun with poorly educated Trump fanatics. The members of this site are smarter than most sites to which I've belonged (Republicans excepted).

    It's one of the attractions it has for me. You, and the other Right Wing fanatics who pop up here every election cycle, are merely distractions, and negatives on this gay site. Hopefully after November you'll fade away. As you usually do for a time.

    I think we know what an analogy is. The problem with Donald Jr's analogy is that it's a bad analogy, and offensive to human beings. Humans that even Syrian refugees happen to be. Despite people like the Trumps, and you, not wanting to acknowledge it.

    The same Skittles candies that the Black "thug" Trayvon Martin was carrying, when George Zimmerman murdered him. Now there's another image that resonates favorably with the Trump base. How disgusting.
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    Sep 22, 2016 2:14 PM GMT
    UMayNeverKnow saidFor the slow witted:

    An analogy is a comparison in which an idea or a thing is compared to another thing that is quite different from it. It aims at explaining that idea or thing by comparing it to something that is familiar. Metaphors and similes are tools used to draw an analogy.

    Yes, people are not candies, but the analogy is spot on. There are some good candies (people) but just enough poisonous ones (bad people who intend to do us harm) to deem the risk of eating a handful (letting them in the country) deadly.

    Ask the people affected by the stabbing Somali immigrant in MN how they feel. Ask the survivors of Orlando. San Bernadino. NYC. Boston.


    The Trump Jr. Skittles analogy (or, more appropriately, "plagiarized" analogy) isn't completely off-the-mark when viewed as a literacy device, although some people might say that the similarities are not significant enough to warrant the comparison (typically, analogies are based on significant structural similarities). Indeed, there are more significant similarities between a pufferfish and Donald Trump, but people rarely, if ever, make that analogy. It's not that people don't understand what an analogy is---I'm sure that even the alt-right Trump supporters on here learned that from elementary school in Alabaster, Alabama. The problem with the proffered analogy is that there's an undercurrent of indecency and inhumanity to it. There's also this thing to which Americans typically subscribe: we compare apples to apples, and oranges to oranges.
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    Sep 22, 2016 2:28 PM GMT
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    The Trump Jr. Skittles analogy (or, more appropriately, "plagiarized" analogy) isn't completely off-the-mark when viewed as a literacy device, although some people might say that the similarities are not significant enough to warrant the comparison (typically, analogies are based on significant structural similarities). Indeed, there are more significant similarities between a pufferfish and Donald Trump, but people rarely, if ever, make that analogy. It's not that people don't understand what an analogy is---I'm sure that even the alt-right Trump supporters on here learned that from elementary school in Alabaster, Alabama. The problem with the proffered analogy is that there's an undercurrent of indecency and inhumanity to it. There's also this thing to which Americans typically subscribe: we compare apples to apples, and oranges to oranges.

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    Sep 22, 2016 3:50 PM GMT
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    UMayNeverKnow saidFor the slow witted:

    An analogy is a comparison in which an idea or a thing is compared to another thing that is quite different from it. It aims at explaining that idea or thing by comparing it to something that is familiar. Metaphors and similes are tools used to draw an analogy.

    Yes, people are not candies, but the analogy is spot on. There are some good candies (people) but just enough poisonous ones (bad people who intend to do us harm) to deem the risk of eating a handful (letting them in the country) deadly.

    Ask the people affected by the stabbing Somali immigrant in MN how they feel. Ask the survivors of Orlando. San Bernadino. NYC. Boston.


    The Trump Jr. Skittles analogy (or, more appropriately, "plagiarized" analogy) isn't completely off-the-mark when viewed as a literacy device, although some people might say that the similarities are not significant enough to warrant the comparison (typically, analogies are based on significant structural similarities). Indeed, there are more significant similarities between a pufferfish and Donald Trump, but people rarely, if ever, make that analogy. It's not that people don't understand what an analogy is---I'm sure that even the alt-right Trump supporters on here learned that from elementary school in Alabaster, Alabama. The problem with the proffered analogy is that there's an undercurrent of indecency and inhumanity to it. There's also this thing to which Americans typically subscribe: we compare apples to apples, and oranges to oranges.

    Another example of someone desperately trying to sound intelligent, yet missing the mark entirely. And another obvious attempt to put down those who don't live in a populated area - if that's actually where you live. Not something I would be proud of. Bet you came from a rural area yourself and you are embarrassed.

    Mr. Inferiority Complex, you suggest an analogy involves comparing like things, e.g. apples to apples. I did a little research for you:
    An analogy is a comparison in which an idea or a thing is compared to another thing that is quite different from it. It aims at explaining that idea or thing by comparing it to something that is familiar.http://literarydevices.net/analogy/

    So refugees and Skittles are quite different, but the concept of a small percentage causing harm is the idea being explained. Not sure if that will clear up your confusion, but I think even those in rural areas would understand.
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    Sep 22, 2016 4:06 PM GMT
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    DOMINUS said
    UMayNeverKnow saidFor the slow witted:

    An analogy is a comparison in which an idea or a thing is compared to another thing that is quite different from it. It aims at explaining that idea or thing by comparing it to something that is familiar. Metaphors and similes are tools used to draw an analogy.

    Yes, people are not candies, but the analogy is spot on. There are some good candies (people) but just enough poisonous ones (bad people who intend to do us harm) to deem the risk of eating a handful (letting them in the country) deadly.

    Ask the people affected by the stabbing Somali immigrant in MN how they feel. Ask the survivors of Orlando. San Bernadino. NYC. Boston.


    The Trump Jr. Skittles analogy (or, more appropriately, "plagiarized" analogy) isn't completely off-the-mark when viewed as a literacy device, although some people might say that the similarities are not significant enough to warrant the comparison (typically, analogies are based on significant structural similarities). Indeed, there are more significant similarities between a pufferfish and Donald Trump, but people rarely, if ever, make that analogy. It's not that people don't understand what an analogy is---I'm sure that even the alt-right Trump supporters on here learned that from elementary school in Alabaster, Alabama. The problem with the proffered analogy is that there's an undercurrent of indecency and inhumanity to it. There's also this thing to which Americans typically subscribe: we compare apples to apples, and oranges to oranges.

    Another example of someone desperately trying to sound intelligent, yet missing the mark entirely. And another obvious attempt to put down those who don't live in a populated area - if that's actually where you live. Not something I would be proud of. Bet you came from a rural area yourself and you are embarrassed.

    Mr. Inferiority Complex, you suggest an analogy involves comparing like things, e.g. apples to apples. I did a little research for you:
    An analogy is a comparison in which an idea or a thing is compared to another thing that is quite different from it. It aims at explaining that idea or thing by comparing it to something that is familiar.http://literarydevices.net/analogy/

    So refugees and Skittles are quite different, but the concept of a small percentage causing harm is the idea being explained. Not sure if that will clear up your confusion, but I think even those in rural areas would understand.


    Oh, Lord, nuanced arguments escape the "smart" ones. OK, you win, ROFL. Congratulations, by the way, on your scholarly Wikipedia research...I'm impressed. You're a smart guy, no doubt.
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    Sep 22, 2016 4:10 PM GMT
    DOMINUS said
    Oh, Lord, nuanced arguments escape the "smart" ones. OK, you win, ROFL.


    Actually, nuanced metaphors escape liberals
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    Sep 22, 2016 4:11 PM GMT
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    DOMINUS said
    Oh, Lord, nuanced arguments escape the "smart" ones. OK, you win, ROFL.


    Actually, nuanced metaphors escape liberals


    I like that phrase--"nuanced metaphors." It has a very sonorous ring to it.