The Immortal Goon
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Sep 22, 2016 The Immortal Goon commented on Don't Be the Trump of Portland.
Everything else aside, Mexican (and other) immigration is an economic positive to a the country, especially a country that is 183th out of 244 in population density.

You, however, moved to a city that is the 27th most densely populated out of 20,000, contributing to a demographic crises that has forced many of us to work three jobs so we can try to hold on as you pushed us out of our homes.

Though in fairness—I suppose that someone that evicts undesirables from their homes, brags about having the BEST clothes, and after six months claims to have mastered the politics of the area to the point he can dictate what everyone else should think and how they should live—probably has a pretty good handle on what it means to be the Trump of Portland.
Jun 8, 2016 The Immortal Goon commented on Never Trump.
Every smug and self-satisfied screech to support Hillary makes me feel better about throwing my vote away to a fringe Maoist or Trotskyist. The Tea-Baggers ran the GOP further into lunacy by bravely embracing the reactionaries and forcing their party to follow them. Hillary and her panicked supporters encourage us to abandon the left entirely and become the moderate Republicans of twenty years past. Sanders made an attempt to stop the drift to the right (misguided as it may have been) and you are cackling over his body in smug satisfaction in a race to follow the moderate Republicans as they race to the place occupied by Tea Baggers, who rushes to occupy the space left behind by the Know-Nothings and the Klan.

Go ahead and join their procession to the right. You'll always lose until the youth you mock and try to break stands up for itself. To paraphrase Lenin paraphrasing Engels:

"is it not natural that youth should predominate in our Party, the revolutionary party? We are the party of the future, and the future belongs to the youth. We are a party of innovators, and it is always the youth that most eagerly follows the innovators. We are a party that is waging a self-sacrificing struggle against the old rottenness, and youth is always the first to undertake a self-sacrificing struggle.

"No, let us leave it to the establishment to collect the 'tired' old men of thirty, revolutionaries who have 'grown wise', and renegades from Social-Democracy. We shall, always be a party of the youth of the advanced class!"
Jun 6, 2016 The Immortal Goon commented on Poll: Should Portland Public Schools Enable Climate Change Deniers?.
I voted Yes to, "Do You Think That Schools Taking Away Books That Enable Climate Change Deniers is a Good or Bad Idea?" Even though it was not a yes or no question, and I want to vote No for the other question, "Should Portland Public Schools Enable Climate Change Deniers?"

So...Yes, I guess? Basically, science is pretty clear on this topic. We should be pushing science, not conspiracy theories or whatever space Truthers, Flat-Earthers, anti-vaxers, and creationists occupy.
May 15, 2016 The Immortal Goon commented on Portland Amnesia.
Honestly, I have met so many transplants that I'm not sure why you think your personal journey, one of thousands I'm forced to deal with, should be special to someone conceived, born, and raised here. Sometimes one of you will rise above and become someone I want to bother knowing, but it's hard to escape the feeling you're in the majority here and we can only bunker down and hope the masses pouring in find another hip new urban experience to ruin.
May 10, 2016 The Immortal Goon commented on Um, Budweiser Is Changing Its Name to "America" This Summer.
If you don't accept a Belgian company's demands to accept a rice-based beer substitute, you're not a real American, apparently.