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Trump Game

America Great Again

It's January 20th 2017, Donald J. Trump overcame odds and vicious opposition from outside and inside the Republican Party and is being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. But what would a Trump presidency be like? Now you can play this fun little Excel based game as Trump himself. Make the hard choices that are needed to "Make America Great Again!" or fail as miserably as your critics think you will. This game is based in an Excel spreadsheet because I program in VBA; Excel's programming language and because it makes it more accessible to average Americans...not just elites in Washington :-). You are free to redistribute it to anyone. I suggest you ALWAYS download copies from rodericke.com/trumpgame just in case some vile Hillary supporter tries to make a fake that deletes 30,000 emails from your computer.

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Download the small Excel file. It is in the .xls format so even people with older versions of Excel can play
  2. Open the file and enable content/macros if prompted
  3. Simply read the situation box and click on the options links to act on the situation.

THE GOAL

Besides "Making America Great Again" is to see how many turns your Trump Administration can last. Each click of the options links is a turn.
Enjoy and share the game with friends...and Democrats too. Someone send a copy to Hillary and Obama!!!
P.S. As this Excel spreadsheet works on macros, it most likely will NOT work on a mobile device but you can try.

RODERICK EDWARDS

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American Stereotype

Americanism

Whether it is accurate or not, most countries have stereotypes of its culture. Mexico may be of sombreros and tacos. France may be of berets and wine. Russia may be of ushankas and vodka. Most of these stereotypes were solidified before the 20th century. So, what is the American stereotype? It cannot be merely of the cowboy hat and beer since that Western culture was only one later societal tradition. In Eastern America, men would often be known to wear top hats or powdered wigs and drink cider, beer, and whiskey. At some point, Americans were associated with "mom and apple pie" as a symbol of wholesomeness. In more recent times, perhaps Americans are stereotyped as fat, lazy, hamburger and pizza eating gun fanatics.


Maybe this is part of the problem Americans face. We have no real cultural identity. What does it mean to dress like an American? While Europe is made up of many distinct little countries, America is a large melting pot or salad bowl of cultures until there is no distinct stereotypical fashion, food, or drink associated with Americans. People from other cultures therefore often look down on Americans for not understanding their own identity-culture; such as how Hispanics may feel a camaraderie that non-Hispanics don't have. But is this really a flaw in Americanism? Culture identities based on race or region are often archaic and limiting, if not actually insulting. Why should someone of Spanish or Portuguese descent automatically be saddled with all the concerns and actions of every other person of the same descent? Further, it is ironic when many of the people advocating Hispanic this or that are actually descendants of aboriginal cultures that were victimized and raped by the Spanish and Portuguese conquistadors. So, in effect, these "Hispanics" are lauding and championing the very Spanish and Portuguese cultures that destroyed and enslaved their ancestors. READ American Stereotype about American Stereotype

Why I Call Some People Leftist And Why It Matters

Left wing or Right wing

Labels and classifications are used in life as shorthand. Are they 100% accurate? Not always but they do capture the basic concept. For example, sometimes a group of people are classified as "people with disabilities". What is a disability? How limiting must it be to be classified as a disability? What if the person doesn't think they are disabled? Further, the word Christian. Who does that encompass? The Roman Catholic Church once considered all non-Roman Catholics to be non-Christians. READ Why I Call Some People Leftist And Why It Matters about Why I Call Some People Leftist And Why It Matters

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