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America’s image overseas improves dramatically with Trump out of the White House. Right-wingers think this is a bad thing.

Biden at the G7. With Trump out of the picture, Boris Johnson plays the role of the buffoon.

Given that most of the world hates Dona;d Trump nearly as much as I do, it’s not surprising that America’s standing in the world has increased greatly now that he’s out of the White House.

The Washington Post sums up the results of recent polling:

Trust in the U.S. president fell to historic lows in most countries surveyed during Trump’s presidency, according to Pew.

Under Biden, it has soared. In the 12 countries surveyed both this year and last, a median of 75 percent of respondents expressed confidence in Biden to “do the right thing regarding world affairs,” Pew found, compared with 17 percent for Trump last year. Sixty-two percent of respondents now have a favorable view of the United States vs. 34 percent at the end of Trump’s presidency.

So, good news, right

Not according to J.D. Rucker at the Liberty Daily, who takes aim at the polls in a post titled “Foreign Favorability of Biden Skyrockets and Mainstream Media Pretends this is a Good Thing.”

As Rucker sees it, this is because Biden is kind of a sucker; and people in other countries think they can basically just kick him around.

President Trump’s departure from the White House has been met with joy by the international community. It’s not because they have supreme confidence in Joe Biden’s ability to make America strong. It’s because they know that, like Barack Obama, Biden will weaken America. The international community loves this. They love a United States President who panders to their demands like Obama and Biden. They love an America with leadership that is “woke.” In other words, they love it when America is on the decline.

Biden’s America-last policies have already resonated with the international community, according to a new poll by Pew Research. This bodes ill for the United States as Biden’s skyrocketing popularity among foreign nations means they realize just how much weaker America is right now.

Yeah, that’s just not how any of this works. Foreigners hated Trump because he was making the world a more dangerous place, throwing out years of diplomacy with Iran, weakening NATO and other international bodies, allowing himself to be bamboozled by anyone willing to flatter him, from Vladimir Putin to Kim Jong-Un. I could go on and on. It’s no wonder that the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hands on the Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds to midnight under Trump. It’s going to take a lot of work on Biden’s part to even begin to undo the damage Trump did to our country and the world — and it’s not clear when and if our allies will be able to fully trust us again.

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mouse sparrow
mouse sparrow
3 months ago

@Jon

“Most pregnant women don’t want abortions.”

Wrong.

You don’t know anything about that.

You don’t seem to know much about anything.

Please stop talking.

ETA: can you not assume Dalillama isn’t trying those things or other ways of changing things?
Are you in her house? No? Please shut it.
She can complain and try to change things at the same time.
She doesn’t have to tell you she’s currently trying to change things when she complains.

@Dalillama

I apologise if I’m misgendering you, or speaking over you.

Last edited 3 months ago by mouse sparrow
Dalillama
3 months ago

@Jon

not engaging with its fragile democratic system in order to well address any of that.

Tell me, son: exactly how much time and work have you put into “engaging” with our alleged democracy? Have you, personally, ever organized political fundraisers, stumped for candidates, stuffed envelopes, phone banked, or otherwise actively participated in the political processed outside of voting and repeating propaganda? If so, how much electioneering have you, personally, done? Have you ever organized or helped organize a community mutual aid group? How much of what you’re arrogantly recommending have you, personally done?

(And yes, I have done all those things and more. You haven’t the faintest idea how out of your depth you are here)

Last edited 3 months ago by Dalillama
Dalillama
3 months ago

@Mouse Sparrow
You’re good, no worries.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

Most pregnant women don’t want abortions.”

Wrong

I do not think you want to argue that most pregnant women want abortions and I think you’d feel uncomfortable in trying to argue such a thing
I’m going to hope that you misinterpreted the statement you’ve quoted as “most pregnant women are anti-abortion rights.” Which is a different proclamation altogether.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

@Daliama
”Tell me, son: exactly how much time and work have you put into “engaging” with our alleged democracy?”

I am guessing more than you’ve done in the 2020 elections or plan to do in future elections in the US.
Its a ludicrous idea to think the left doesn’t give a shit about US elections eh lol?
”Have you, personally, ever organized political fundraisers, stumped for candidates, stuffed envelopes, phone banked, or otherwise actively participated in the political processed outside of voting and repeating propaganda? If so, how much electioneering have you, personally, done? Have you ever organized or helped organize a community mutual aid group? How much of what you’re arrogantly recommending have you, personally done? 
(And yes, I have done all those things and more. You haven’t the faintest idea how out of your depth you are here)”

To most of your questions well yeah.
I even travelled to Georgia to help get out people to vote in the senate elections there lol.

you probably at this stage think that was a waste of time and money because there’s no such thing as democracy in the us and elections don’t matter etc etc. but idk I can’t help but feel it was worth it.
Hey Roe V wade’s probably about to get gutted soon. If Breyer retires under Biden And replaced with another liberal I think that’d a good thing in the long run. Increase the chance of the Supreme Court reversing the decision to overturn Roe.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

I’m just wondering, but are you a centrist or right-leaning, by any chance?

@Mouse sparrow

Oh I should answer this. No. If I was I’d probably be inclined to either be silent or cheer on Dalima’s rhetoric so far because it’d only serve my political side.

Gerald Fnord
Gerald Fnord
3 months ago

To be fair, decent folk found it a bad sign when white supremacists and fascists liked Trump a lot because we think those people are dangerous and wrong, so to people who think all foreigners are basically dangerous and wrong foreigners’ approval of Biden is quite naturally a bad sign.

DTCarter
DTCarter
3 months ago

@jon

Not the OP, but I feel quite comfortable saying most pregnant people want abortions. It’s a medical procedure and it’s between that person and their doctor. Do you feel the same hand wringing over something like knee replacement surgery?

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

Not the OP, but I feel quite comfortable saying most pregnant people want abortions. It’s a medical procedure and it’s between that person and their doctor. Do you feel the same hand wringing over something like knee replacement surgery?

@DTCarter
I really don’t think you do.
I believe a person can have 1 or 10 or a thousand abortions if they want.
Its their body, their choice, they’re prerogative.
Now having said that; most pregnant women do not want to have an abortion even when they have access to it.
Recognizing that a group of people should have the right to do something does not necessitate believing a majority of that group wants to exercise that right.
You are not being especially progressive by confidently saying most pregnant women want to personally have abortions.
You are being unreasonable.

opposablethumbs
opposablethumbs
3 months ago

Well at the roughest of rough guesstimates, and with the caveat that this is absolutely back-of-an-envelope off-the-top-of-my-head, it could be most – say about 7 billion humans on earth, about 3 1/2 billion people who can/could/will be able to get pregnant at some time in their life, maybe about 2 billion post-pubescent and pre-menopausal people capable of getting pregnant at the current time … how many have poor or no access to reliable contraception and/or reliable control of their own fertility by any means? And given that the less access you have to reliable contraception, the more likely you are to be pregnant without having chosen to try for a pregnancy, so … it could plausibly be most.

Last edited 3 months ago by opposablethumbs
DTCarter
DTCarter
3 months ago

@jon

You are once again missing the point that abortion is part of healthcare. What most pregnant people want is safe and appropriate care for their individual situations. This may or may not involve abortion. Pregnancy and childbirth are inherently risky and the United States has a shockingly high maternal mortality rate for a developed country.

Exercising the right not to die from subpar healthcare is not a unreasonable position.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

Exercising the right not to die from subpar healthcare is not a unreasonable position.

@Dtcarter no that’s not an unreasonable position.
Confidently stating most pregnant women want to get abortions is.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

how many have poor or no access to reliable contraception and/or reliable control of their own fertility by any means? And given that the less access you have to reliable contraception, the more likely you are to be pregnant without having chosen to try for a pregnancy, so … it could plausibly be most.

No it really isn’t plausible for most pregnant people to personally want abortions.and it’s unreasonable to think it is.
The idea flat-out ignore trends based on individuals and culture in regards to abortion at the very least.

Surplus to Requirements
Surplus to Requirements
3 months ago

@DTCarter:

United States has a shockingly high maternal mortality rate for a developed country.

The United States isn’t a developed country. It’s a giant banana republic masquerading as a developed country and has been probably since Reagan, if not earlier.

Several big clues:

  • Lack of universal healthcare
  • High infant and maternal mortality rates
  • Strong influence of religion on public policy
  • Ramshackle infrastructure
  • Shoddy disaster response, unless an enclave of the wealthy is in the footprint
  • Huge gulf in living conditions, treatment by police and the legal system, and access to opportunities for upward mobility between the top ~10% of the income distribution and the rest.
  • Extractive industries have dominant influence on policy
  • Little reinvestment into communities outside of the main enclaves of the top 10%; general flow of wealth from towns and villages to the capital and large port cities, and/or out of the country.
Bookworm in hijab
Bookworm in hijab
3 months ago

@ Surplus, nice mic drop! * applauds *

DTCarter
DTCarter
3 months ago

@ Surplus to Requirements

“The United States is not a developed country.”

Fair enough, but I was pointing out a statistical category as measured by WHO. It’s not an endorsement.

Your bullet points are true and useful information but I feel like it’s misdirected if it’s meant for me.

Last edited 3 months ago by DTCarter
Dalillama
3 months ago

Ye gods and little fishes! Of all the hills to fucking die on, man. Statistics suggest that a majority of the people who are pregnant at any given time would prefer not to be. The evidence for this is that availability of contraception, abortion, and legally guaranteed bodily autonomy for AFAB people invariably leads to a precipitous decline in the birthrate.

Bookworm in hijab
Bookworm in hijab
3 months ago

DTCarter,

Your bullet points are true and useful information but I feel like it’s misdirected if it’s meant for me.

FWIW, I didn’t read them as directed at you so much as using your comment as a springboard. That’s how I took it anyways.

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

Ye gods and little fishes! Of all the hills to fucking die on, man.”

Yeah that maintaining most pregnant women want to abortions is a really bad hill to die on.
This is not some noble progressive stance respecting human rights.
It’s a cartoonish characterization of what the arguments for adequate access to abortion stems from.

Statistics suggest that a majority of the people who are pregnant at any given time would prefer not to be. The evidence for this is that availability of contraception, abortion, and legally guaranteed bodily autonomy for AFAB people invariably leads to a precipitous decline in the birthrate.”

Ah you’ve tried to subtly tack on wanting an abortion with wanting to be pregnant or get pregnant at a certain time with wanting to get an abortion.

Which is quite frankly dishonest but not surprising

Jon
Jon
3 months ago

Abortion rates in countries that have legalized it, and those who haven’t are not significantly different.https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/abortion-rates-don-t-drop-when-procedure-outlawed-it-does-ncna1235174

The justification for Giving adequate access to this procedure to be done safely was never strongly based on the majority of pregnant women wanting to get it.
It was that they should be able to choose how to handle a private matter concerning their bodies.

Dalillama
3 months ago

@Jon
What the fuck is your obsession with abortion and what percentage of a group you will never ever be part of wants* to have and abortion/would like to if they became pregnant?

*By your peculiar definition of “want,” which appears to not include people who want to cease being pregnant.