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Would you care about what 'infinite intelligence' had to say about Election 2016

  1. Misfit Chick profile image73
    Misfit Chickposted 18 months ago

    Would you care about what 'infinite intelligence' had to say about Election 2016?

    We've been watching how divided & angry we are for years & this election put a spotlight on that. I watched this video before the election, which was one of the reasons why I wasn't worried it, at first. But, as many of you know - that perspective literally seemed to fly out the window for me after voting stat revelations. Abraham, a 'soul collective of infinite intelligence' essentially says that this election was about us experiencing 'disempowerment' or the ILLUSION of it. What do you think? Search YouTube for: Abraham Hicks We think it is the best Election ever! (Abraham from 'The Secret')

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  2. lions44 profile image99
    lions44posted 18 months ago

    I was convinced that Trump's methods would not work either. Must have said a hundred times during the campaign that you can't win only by arguing that the other guy is worse than me.  I was wrong.

    For the Trump voter, it was feelings of disempowerment. In some respect, they are correct; not an illusion.  The Iraq War and the fiscal crisis that started in '08 will have lingering effects for years.

    But let's be honest because they won't be: race and ethnic prejudices played huge parts in these feelings. Social media also played a role as disreputable media personalities on both sides were able to gain ground.

    The quote above says it all. I've seen this in practice both in person and even here on HP. When you criticized Trump or any of his so called policy ideas, what was the response?  "Well, Hillary belongs in jail."  "Obama has ruined the country." "What about the emails?"  They were justifying they viewpoints on the state of the U.S. only by pointing out the negatives of the opposition.   Poor rhetorical skill but the arguments were successful. Negative ads work, sadly.

    Can't wait to hear from others.

    1. tamarawilhite profile image92
      tamarawilhiteposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      What about liberal branding of themselves as good and smart and smearing everyone who disagrees as stupid or evil FOR YEARS, reinforced by everything from CNN to SNL?

    2. ptosis profile image77
      ptosisposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Sure Tam - only liberals insult people, everybody else polite. Self awareness

    3. lions44 profile image99
      lions44posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Tamara, you just proved my point. Instead of making a policy statement on Trump or why it will be  a positive experience, you mentioned the other side again.  I know you can make a much better argument than that.

    4. Ivan Tod profile image60
      Ivan Todposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Negative ads or not, Your votes didn't matter at all. Every one needs to stop blaming the media for coercing the public. They don't elect the president and neither do we. If you want to blame something blame your state reps in the electoral college.

    5. Misfit Chick profile image73
      Misfit Chickposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Or you could go watch the video I suggested above that this question was based on; and then respond in a more appropriate way. The reason why *I* see the view of peeps like you & Tam as harmful is bcuz they R SO one-sided. NOTHING is like that.

  3. Ivan Tod profile image60
    Ivan Todposted 18 months ago

    The people who elected the president over 200 years ago still elects him/her today and those people are the ones holding seats within the electoral college.The people at large were never meant or allowed to directly pick the American president, ever! The forefathers of the U.S. were absolutely not going to leave the election of the president up to a bunch of ignoramuses or, 'common people' as they were referred to at the time, and if you actually thought your vote would count on election day then, yes, you are one of those 'ignoramuses', college educated or not. Hillary Clinton having received a few million more votes than Donald Trump simply and unequivocally PROVES that winning the most votes from the populace means absolutely nothing. Therefore your votes for president DID NOT, DO NOT and WILL NOT ever matter. The only illusion is the one, that for decades, has been telling us our votes count in this process. You should all know better at this point and stop arguing amongst each other over how foolish the opposing voters were for choosing their particular candidate. Especially since both sides actually thought their votes would count making all voters of both sides asinine. You should all start the long over due and infinitely more important dialogue concerning how an entire country of people, the "college educated" especially, can be so dumb as to argue over why anyone should "vote" for any particular candidate now that you all know your votes didn't count. I've been saying this right from the start but it would seem that it has either not sunk in or it's been dismissed, out of ignorance, as rediculous.  So, it doesn't really matter what A. Hicks has to say about it as the only disempowerment having gone on in America is the one people have imposed on themselves by not knowing the actual presidential election process, which only serves to validate the adage; 'ignorance is bliss'. Until, of course, that blissful ignorance morphs into insanity, like we've seen since the election.
    This "illusion of disempowerment"  Hicks speaks of actually exposes the truth of the ignorance of the American people concerning their own election process. The worst part is that this is not the first time in recent history that this has happened. So much for learning from history. I would suggest that during the next election you all vote for santa clause. It'll be just as effective as voting for any other candidate...Wake up and smell the cofee, people.

    1. Misfit Chick profile image73
      Misfit Chickposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I honestly can't tell if you actually watched the video - doesn't seem like it. If you did, you seem to be missing the point: YES! This election IS an 'indicator' for 'ignorant' people to realize that NEITHER political party NOR candidate MATTERS.

 
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