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If the UN invaded the USA and deposed Trump, would you.... (Original Post) Rollo Jan 2017 OP
3 and 6. TexasTowelie Jan 2017 #1
6. But you don 't have 'cheer' as an option. sinkingfeeling Jan 2017 #2
LOL! I was thinking the same thing. eom fleur-de-lisa Jan 2017 #4
Didn't think of that... Rollo Jan 2017 #9
Is your DU name an relation to Charles Ives' imaginary character - Rollo?" pangaia Jan 2017 #3
Had to look that one up... Rollo Jan 2017 #8
I was just pulling you leg. Lol 😎 pangaia Jan 2017 #10
The avante-garde were awesome... Rollo Jan 2017 #11
When I was in college we put on a *complete* performance The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2017 #16
Number 6 sarge43 Jan 2017 #5
my head would just finish spinning off eShirl Jan 2017 #6
Cheering might be premature True Dough Jan 2017 #7
How much US help would there be? jack69 Jan 2017 #12
Considering there is no way to get an UN army to America hack89 Jan 2017 #13
Is there a Canadian border wall? Rollo Jan 2017 #14
How do you get an UN army to Canada? Nt hack89 Jan 2017 #15
Through Quebec, of course! Rollo Jan 2017 #19
Of course. hack89 Jan 2017 #20
Not per se, but I recall the Korean War was carried out after the UN approved it. Rollo Jan 2017 #21
Yes - but it was the US military that fought that war hack89 Jan 2017 #23
This: OrwellwasRight Jan 2017 #17
It always seemed like hyperbole was actually hyperbole before. NewDealProgressive Jan 2017 #18
Considering that Russia would have to be on board of UN action MosheFeingold Jan 2017 #22
What UN army? sarisataka Jan 2017 #24
I had the same question. braddy Jan 2017 #26
The gaslit alternative fact army of course. Afromania Jan 2017 #30
Even if the UN had an army sarisataka Jan 2017 #31
6 of course! nt avebury Jan 2017 #25
6 get the red out Jan 2017 #27
3 and 6 gopiscrap Jan 2017 #28
7 none of the above Afromania Jan 2017 #29
the UN peacekeeping force is mostly comprised of US soldiers La Lioness Priyanka Jan 2017 #32
7) keep my options open and be prepared to move quickly rurallib Jan 2017 #33
3,4,5,6 and dance in the street irisblue Jan 2017 #34
Six Jhall5 Feb 2017 #35
6 samnsara Feb 2017 #36


(2,559 posts)
8. Had to look that one up...
Mon Jan 30, 2017, 06:56 PM
Jan 2017

While I studied music for a while, I was never quite in to Mr. Ives. But now that I know who his "Rollo" was, I suppose I could be offended, but then this is all just 1's and 0's.

Moi, I was more fascinated with edgelings like Erik Satie, who had a sort of mad genius. I mean, he called the police on a woman who was infatuated with him.

Did you know what "Volvo" means in Swedish?

Actually, it's not Swedish, but can be loosely interpreted as the Latin version of "I Roll".

Has nothing to do with me, even though I can be dependably boring when the situation calls for it.


(24,324 posts)
10. I was just pulling you leg. Lol 😎
Mon Jan 30, 2017, 07:02 PM
Jan 2017

Satie, Scriabin and others..very interesting lives and music.

I actually played in the second performance of Ive's 4th Symphony back in..1966 or 67.



(2,559 posts)
11. The avante-garde were awesome...
Mon Jan 30, 2017, 07:23 PM
Jan 2017

And, I think, an inspiration for the Marx Brothers.

The famous stateroom scene in "Night at the Opera" was probably loosely based on an actual avante-garde "performance" in Paris in the teens or 20's when the audience was instructed to show up at a certain location, each with a suitcase. Well the location happened to be a rather small room. It was probably much like the movie, except I doubt anyone got paid.

Satie's "instructions" in his scores were also hilarious. Completely non-sequitur but occasionally deep.

Sometimes I get psychic relief by conjecturing that Trump is just a botched reincarnation of Erik Satie.

True Dough

(16,531 posts)
7. Cheering might be premature
Mon Jan 30, 2017, 05:55 PM
Jan 2017

unless the UN is removing Trump's administration as well. With Pence running the show, things would still be woeful.


(2,559 posts)
21. Not per se, but I recall the Korean War was carried out after the UN approved it.
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 10:06 AM
Jan 2017

Of course Trump could veto a UN SC resolution, assuming he wasn't too busy tweeting about the size of some trivial event.


(39,164 posts)
23. Yes - but it was the US military that fought that war
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 11:36 AM
Jan 2017

with token representation from other nations.

The UN without the US military has no ability to attack the US.

18. It always seemed like hyperbole was actually hyperbole before.
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 02:47 AM
Jan 2017

Like when I would call Republicans fascists and shit, there was always a little honest part of me that knew I was exaggerating certain things. You know? I adamantly opposed them on practically all the basic issues but I didn't think they were honest to gods, full on ready to start the Fourth fucking Reich crazy people. Not like this.

But they really are. Friends and family of mine are really fervent supporters of the worst of this. The ugliness and hatred I see from people who never expressed any political position before this Тяцмр travesty has been very disappointing and not a little shocking. People I really thought were cool buy right into the racial defense mode crap with little prodding. I'm afraid this could get ugly, in real life.

Your question is purposefully absurd. Nice.


(3,051 posts)
22. Considering that Russia would have to be on board of UN action
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 10:26 AM
Jan 2017

Do you really think this would be good for the world?

Obviously Trump is an ass, but even he looks like a kind-of OK guy compared to the tin-pot dictators that run most every country outside Western Europe, the Anglosphere, and Japan.

That asshat in the Philippines (? country in Asia) that's killing drug dealers/users? I believe he called Obama a "monkey."

Various actual cannibals in Africa? Eating dissenters has a chilling effect on political discourse.

Saudi Arabia where gays are murdered? And women's privates are mutilated so she cannot orgasm?

China that has slave labor and Internet black out?

Iran that prays for genocide of Jewish people and everyone in the USA? Whose leaders are in a weirdo cult that actually wants Armageddon?

Ergoden in Turkey who wants to be the next Sultan (or "Grand Poo-Ba or whatever it's called to be the boss of all Islamdom).

Seriously, grow up. Trump is a bad guy, but on the scale of bad guys in the world he's a 6.5 and there are plenty of 10s.


(17,360 posts)
31. Even if the UN had an army
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 05:35 PM
Jan 2017

I would hope they would have learned from us how well invasions for regime change work...


(61,752 posts)
33. 7) keep my options open and be prepared to move quickly
Tue Jan 31, 2017, 09:26 PM
Jan 2017

something like that could spark a nasty war I don't want to get caught up in.

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