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Help? I would like to build a simple website that allows users to tweet out my content

For example, let's say I wanted to build a website that has delightful memes, short blog posts and articles about why Don Jr. sucks.

My main purpose is to consolidate all this info so people can tweet it out (or post it to FB) quickly and easily at opportune times. Like the times DonJr is leading an "AOC sucks" chant --- I want my site to be a way to flood social media with mockery and posts about why Don Jr sucks #DonJrSucks.

Is this wordpress? Is this wix? Something else?

Any suggestions on where to start, and perhaps resources to help me learn how to build such a site?

I already know how to buy a url and point it. And that's about all.

Thank you!

Let's not let the GOP smear machine pick our candidates. nt

trump is a troll. we (including media) need to stop responding to his tweets seriously.

the best response is "yeah that troll. whatever."

"Trump calls for closing the border." "Trump calls for stripping media of Pulitzers."

This is TROLLING. These are TROLL statements. He says what he thinks will entertain his goon followers and own the libs.

Certainly it is gross that twitter continues to allow this abusive troll and his spawn to slander, threaten, target, harass and bully people using their platform.

But there is no need for the media to have a 45-minute panel about "whether or not Pulitzers can or should be stripped."

He's practically forgotten what he tweeted 3 minutes after he tweeted it. Why is the media still talking about it like it was a policy pronouncement from Abraham Lincoln.

Twitter thread: Trump, the ACA, and Sadopopulism

I think it is hard for good people to understand bad people. It is hard for good people to believe how devious and concertedly evil bad people are. We need to dive deeper than "trump just wants to win" ""GOP just wants to win at all costs." There is a such a deep depraved evil behind it that we need to understand. We need to understand the true nature of the poison they are injecting into this country. I think this twitter thread does that.


This thread was written by Teri Kanefield:
Author, lawyer (U.C. Berkeley). I tweet about the law, books, politics, and history. All my threads are here as blog entries: http://terikanefield-blog.com




BEGIN THREAD:

The Trump administration is backing the full elimination of the Affordable Care Act:
@JoyAnnReid, maybe it isn’t spite. Maybe it's what Yale prof. @TimothyDSnyder calls Sadopopulism.
"What the heck is that?" you ask? . . .


1/ Snyder talks about sadopopulism here:


Sadopopulism explains how oligarchy—those who seek to have both power and wealth—stay in power. It works like this: Sadopopulist leaders enact policies designed to inflict suffering on the people . . .


2/ Policies such as tax cuts for the rich and eliminating health insurance for millions of Americans creates an abundance of suffering. The leader directs that suffering into anger at the "enemies" (immigrants, minorities, migrants seeking asylum, Democrats, etc."


3/ If the GOP repeals Obamacare, 21 million Americans could lose health insurance👇
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/health/obamacare-trump-health.html
Think how many families this will hurt. When families can't afford the medical bills, they'll be thrown into poverty. Loved ones will die unnecessarily.


4/ Trump then channels all that suffering into anger at immigrants, minorities, and the Democrats who champion their rights. See how clever this is? Trump enacts legislation that (1) makes him richer, (2) hurts his constituents and (3) keeps his base enraged.


5/ When the people are suffering, he consoles them by promising that he is hurting their enemies.
He's the strongman protecting them from minorities who are displacing them and beggars at the gates who want to take what they have.



6/ NYT reporter Maggie Haggerman explained that Trump’s base “thrills at his fights with the establishment, seeing him as warrior against self-satisfied elites who look down on many Americans.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/22/us/politics/trump-two-years.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage



7/ What Snyder is suggesting there is that the repeal of Obamacare isn't spite.
The repeal of Obamacare part of a larger pattern of policies and legislation specifically designed to inflict suffering on the very people who put Trump into office.


8/ Just before the 2016 midterm elections, Trump tweeted this: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1055077740792160256 … Now that it's clear the Trump administration is working to repeal all parts of the ACA, you might expect his base to dislike discovering that he lied to them.
Nope. They don't mind at all!


9/ Here's the part that is just as bizarre as the effectiveness of sadopopopulism: Trump’s base loves it when he lies.
Scholars Hahl, Kim, and Sivan, in “The Authentic Appeal of the Lying Demagogue” explain why Trump’s base loves it when he lies.
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003122417749632


10/ The authors explain that those who want to destroy the political establishment enthusiastically embrace a “lying demagogue” because they know that the lies are destructive and they want to be destructive.
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0003122417749632


11/ The reason: They believe the establishment puts the needs of others ahead them, the “real Americans."
The best explanation for why Trump’s supporters not only accept but actually cheer his lies comes from Hannah Arendt’s the Origins of Totalitarianism.


12/ When a demagogue’s followers learn that he has lied, “instead of deserting the leaders who had lied to them, they would protest that they had known all along that the statement was a lie and would admire the leaders for their superior tactical cleverness.”
H/t @jenmercieca


13/ If Trump’s supporters believe that this👇 lie tricked people into voting Republican, they’ll cheer the lie.
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1055077740792160256
They will cheer—even though many of them will suffer when Trump makes it harder for them to get health care.


14/ They cheer as Trump and his inner circle enrich themselves at their expense.
They cheer the strongman who hurts them and who lies to them because they think he's "protecting them" and hurting their enemies more.
There you have it, folks: Sadopopulism.


I'm adding this for the people who are saying that Sadopopulism=fascism.
Nope. There's solid evidence that the Nazis redistributed much of their plunder to the German people. 20th century fascists thus differ from the 21st century variety . . .


. . . in key ways. Modern oligarchs want to be billionaires AND powerful. https://www.amazon.com/Hitlers-Beneficiaries-Plunder-Racial-Welfare/dp/0805087265
I often apply "fascism" to what we're seeing today, but there are distinctions between 20th and 21st century fascists.
The concept of Sadopopulism captures the distinction.


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If you haven't read On Tyranny by Tim Snyder, Yale professor, get it and read it. It's a mini book and full of plain, concise straight-talk about the signs of tyranny unfolding around us. Includes some suggested responses.

trump is the most evil, dangerous demagogue in American history. nt

Seth Abramson: Has anyone asked Matt Schlapp how he knew Mueller would be "gone"?

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/status/1111411053768802311

For 2 years trumpers were BRAGGING about collusion with their "Thank You Russia!" signs.

and carrying giant Russian flags in marches and bringing Russian flags to rallies.

Well, now we are going to make you eat those Thank You Russia signs because no one believes your "No Collusion" crap or the Barr Cover Up.



the only reason the Anita Hill hearings are a liability for DEMS against someone like TRUMP

is media bias.

NO I am not saying I'm pleased with how it was handled.

I am saying, given there is a fascist raping racist criminal lawless treasonous dictator in the White House, the only reason it would ever be a primary campaign issue is because of media bias against Dems.

Talk about asymmetrical warfare.

For the love of God trump has raped/assaulted 20 women and bragged about wanting to bang his own daughter. This all exists in the media blind spot. The media is still dutifully following rules the GOP bullies laid down for them years ago. It's like they have been lobotomized.

I demand fairness. We all should and must.

"The bias of the mainstream media is toward sensationalism, conflict and laziness." -Jon Stewart nt

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