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[–]kokish 608 points609 points  (786 children)

As someone who thinks Trump is a complete moron, I think displaying signs that say "Kill Trump" are going about this the wrong way..

[–]iseeyou1312 434 points435 points  (226 children)

What do you mean? They're protesting against fascism by encouraging the murder of a democratically elected president.

[–]RoBurgundy 148 points149 points  (22 children)

In a country where the people have no say by ballot or force as to who the US president is. Are you implying this wasn't well thought out?

[–]nuephelkystikon 8 points9 points  (4 children)

In a country where the people have no say by ballot or force as to who the US president is.

That applies to every single country on earth.

[–]Flynamic 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Including ... the United States?

[–]ShadowSwipe 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Hey, if they want they can petition to become a U.S. state and join us in our pursuit of glorious leaders through voting... Lol. :(

[–]Compl3t3lyInnocent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe you were expecting a /s where the op was a bit more ambiguous.

[–]TubedHorror 46 points47 points  (10 children)

encouraging the murder of a democratically elected president

The Americans call that "regime change" and "democracy movement".

[–]mspe1960 8 points9 points  (9 children)

Ah, so you mean they are copying the worst of the USA. Good stuff, protesters.

[–]redfin45 0 points1 point  (8 children)

Well, to be fair, we also want Putin dead.

[–]salyut3 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Ahhh so they are using techniques taken from American foreign policy then

[–]test_omega 7 points8 points  (15 children)

No, I have it on good authority from people who have all the evidence and will release it any day now that Drumpf colluded with Putin to hack the election, therefore he is not the legitimate president.

[–]ChemZenRedux 0 points1 point  (0 children)

democratically elected

If you say so.

[–]BrokenBiscuit 67 points68 points  (536 children)

The real doom won't be Trump. It will be everyone thinking it's ok to act like he does.

[–]rjjm88 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Trump is an idiot, but the real problem is congress. They can do whatever they want and he'll rubber stamp it. He's supposed to be the check and balance on the retarded shit they're doing.

[–]FarawayFairways 43 points44 points  (9 children)

The real doom won't be Trump. It will be everyone thinking it's ok to act like he does.

The lowering of the bar and the anaestheism of outrage. What America would really benefit from now is a movement that demands better. It needs a groundswell that says we're not tolerating this appallingly low standard of expectation from our leaders any longer. #notgoodenough

Trump 2.0 and a 'continuity Trump' movement are the medium term threats

America is at crossroads (doesn't it always seem to be?) but it isn't clear to me if Trump is the final flash in the tail of a dying dinosaur or the latest stop on a line which has been drifting ever further into the extremes of right wing orthodoxy for about four decades now. If America can't arrest this momentum within the next few cycles then its going to become some sort of elected fascist state by the mid 2030's as that has been the direction of travel for some time and she remains on track

[–]jankadank 3 points4 points  (524 children)

Got to admit things are going preeeetty good here in the US since him becoming POTUS..

Happily surprised

[–]Mrbrionman 29 points30 points  (148 children)

Only if you ignore the FCC destroying net neutrality, the travel ban, jeff sessions attaking marjunia, and the terrible tax bill, etc.

[–]not-a-fan 26 points27 points  (45 children)

FCC destroying net neutrality.

So name something objectively negative that is happening right now.

the travel ban

Source on the negative impacts please.

jeff sessions attaking marjunia

So Jeff sessions is enforcing federal law, isn't that his job. Maybe you should just be mad at congress, that seems more reasonable than being mad at someone for doing his job.

and the terrible tax bill

source on the current negatives taking place in our country please.

Edit: and on a personal level, my family is middle blue collar and within a month from the election we were positively impacted by Trump being elected. The stock of the company my dad works for,which is an American manufacturer, has seen great gains because Trump was elected. My portfolio is doing awesome, although I do not know what it would be like under Clinton, I really wouldn't risk going back.

[–]llapingachos 0 points1 point  (21 children)

How was your portfolio under Obama?

[–]leapbitch 23 points24 points  (8 children)

Also gonna chime in, seen a $12,000 increase in 2018 alone.

Exciting as shit.

[–]not-a-fan 19 points20 points  (10 children)

Why are you getting upvoted? The stock market has been undeniably better under Trump?

[–]llapingachos 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Huh? It was just a question. I'm not trying to be contrarian, if that's what you're thinking.

I've seen some really good gains (%100 and up, which I don't credit Obama with) for the past few years but I'm weighted towards tech and pharma and not American manufacturing, so I wanted to know what other people's experiences are like.

Depending on the timeline, whether or not the market has been "undeniably better" is an open question.

We're overdue for a correction, anyway. I'm sure Trump's policies have contributed to real growth but that's probably dwarfed by the size of the asset bubble that's been growing for the past 8 years.

[–]not-a-fan 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Pretty fair assessment. Personally, yes my finances have been great in the last year. My family is blue collar and has benefited greatly. The company my dad works for stock went up 20% within the first few months which was quite a lot of money for someone who has been given stock by his company for the past few decades. I was more so talking about s&p 500, DOW, and nasdaq. 40% in 14 months is actually insane. I gave someone the challenge ITT to take any 14 consecutive months in Obama's presidency and convince me that the economy had better gains than the last 14. I am very interested to see what happens to the economy and deficit in the next several years, also the asset bubble of course.

I thought you were being contrarian. I am just annoyed that anything pro Trump is downvoted and anything pro Obama is upvoted. My profile was not nearly this good under Obama, as my profile is mostly s&p 500.

[–]ontrack 3 points4 points  (2 children)

From March 2009 to April 2010 the S & P was up over 80%. I did very well during the Obama years.

[–]not-a-fan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not bad but neither mine nor my dad's was as good, or the S&P 500.

[–]viperabyss 3 points4 points  (15 children)

So name something objectively negative that is happening right now.

http://beta.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-fcc-net-neutrality-vote-20171212-story.html

the travel ban

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/10/21/a-foolish-take-the-us-tourism-slump/106719412/

So Jeff sessions is enforcing federal law, isn't that his job. Maybe you should just be mad at congress, that seems more reasonable than being mad at someone for doing his job.

Yes, enforcing federal law that has been proven time and time again that it is insane.

source on the current negatives taking place in our country please.

http://fortune.com/2017/12/27/property-tax-prepay-income/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/gop-tax-overhaul-causes-confusion-for-taxpayers/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/04/business/economy/tax-bill-new-york.html

That literally took me 3 min.

[–]ChickenLover841 10 points11 points  (5 children)

http://beta.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-fcc-net-neutrality-vote-20171212-story.html

His bill went up 20% and he has no competitors to choose from. Is that a problem with net neutrality or monopolies instead?

[–]Alaea 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Well you'd have a point if the US gov was actually doing anything to stop the monopolies and anti-competition going on between ISPs.

[–]Tropic33 6 points7 points  (11 children)

The travel ban was a good thing though.. I'm confused is this list supposed to arouse me?

[–]Tristanna[🍰] 6 points7 points  (6 children)

It's not really any different than when Obama was president except internationally we lost respect

[–]jankadank 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Uh, the economy is much better now than at any time under Obama

[–]Tristanna[🍰] 23 points24 points  (3 children)

That is not really any level of accurate if you watched the unemployment rates, gdp, stock market, avg housing price or median wage from 2008 to 2016. If you isolate the election year for 2016 in which there was mass market uncertainty then I guess you could make such a misleading claim. That said, most of what makes a good economy is stability which the Obama administration provided in spades so if Trump is able to maintain this trajectory throughout his tenure then I'll go ahead and give him credit for outdoing Obama on this front.

[–]gummmii 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Exactly this. Economies do not immediately change course, it takes a few years. Late in Trump's first term will start to show the changes he has made to our economy. The current tax break that largely benefits corporations does not bode well.

[–]lexi2706 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Tbf, a recovery was a given, considering that the Federal Reserve was already committed to pumping in trillions of dollars to save the banks. Also, the US stock market has been in a 100+yr bull run. A major pullback is an obvious buy to collect undervalued stocks. Even I knew that as a high school student in 2009. I did expect the recovery to be better and more robust, but Obama wasn't very friendly towards small business so reinvesting capital wasn't happening as much and that showed with the lackluster recovery. Regardless, I used up all the money I saved buying up cheap stocks. The only thing in the stock market I would credit Obama with is in healthcare. Before the ACA passed, I changed my portfolio to heavily weight the health care sector bc I knew that the ACA was going to be a profit machine for the insurance industry (it mandated new customers up to 350M, but did nothing to address health insurance monopolies, & included a clause that ensured that lost profits would be paid by the US govt) and I was right, as soon as the bill passed in Congress, every insurance company stock increased by double digits in one day. With Trump, I bought up manufacturing and tech, along with chip manufacturers due to crypto mining... this one year rivals the previous 8yrs, mostly because I lost gains with the mini-recession in 2015/2016. Your giving Obama credit for the recovery when it was really the Federal Reserve. If he promoted pro-small business policies, I believe the economy & unemployment could have been much better.

[–]SqueakyClean4 11 points12 points  (24 children)

Yep. My 401k and portfolio are amazing, projected to pay about 4K less in federal taxes, illegal immigration is at a low, unemployment is incredibly low, African American unemployment at record low levels and I have enough salt in my pantry from the violent left on this website to last a lifetime.

[–]dmitchel0820 2 points3 points  (2 children)

dow-jones-industrial-average-last-10-years

Unemployment rate

It seems really strange to give Trump credit for this.

4K less in federal taxes,

And unless you're in the top 0.1% those taxes are going to go back up in 5 years. The only ones who get to keep those tax breaks are the ultra wealthy.

I have enough salt in my pantry from the violent left on this website to last a lifetime.

Unfortunately, this is the maturity level we've come to expect.

[–]pushkar000 3 points4 points  (9 children)

You'll pay more in taxes in the next decade. You are paying for your own bonus from your future wages. Trump isn't giving you free money because he's a kind fellow. Your unemployment will shoot up once expected major industry shifts take place.

He's doing stuff that's good for you, now. Not a fan of this shithole stuff, bit juvenile imo to latch onto some words said behind closed doors. But he's by no means looking at the future of your country.

[–]Tropic33 4 points5 points  (3 children)

He's doing stuff that's good for you, now.

OH NO THE HORROR!!!!

Not a fan of this shithole stuff

We were talking about the actual effects on our taxes, which matters most to Americans then peoples inability to recognize that Haiti/Africa/El Salvador are collective shitholes.

[–]pushkar000 8 points9 points  (2 children)

OH NO THE HORROR!!!!

I mean ten/twenty/thirty years later when theres a democrat in power struggling to compete against the new industrial powerhouses of the future due to things trump did today, who will you be blaming?

If its good for someone its good. But we should recognise what exactly it is. Some parts of the tax cut are not bad. Some are just you paying your own bonus from your future wages which is...I mean its your own money. Trump's giving you your own money. You decide whether that makes him good or bad. Other parts of the tax cut are hard to judge right now. People are blaming Trump for making the rich richer. Lets see how that pans out before blaming anybody.

[–]FuckingIdiotHere 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I'll probably be an old asshole blaming whoever the news tells me up blame.

[–]lexi2706 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You'll pay more in taxes in the next decade.

Thanks to the democratic senators who were unwilling to make it permanent. But I'm confident they'll sign it into law IF they end up taking back Congress.... they don't want to be known as the party who raised taxes on the lower 90%

[–]IrishB_Cubed 4 points5 points  (220 children)

I'm not happy with him being president and I really dislike this new tax bill and the threats to medicaid, but yeah, things could be a lot worse and I am glad they are not.

[–]jankadank 16 points17 points  (219 children)

I luv the new tax bill. Found out I’m getting a bonus due to the surplus in profits due to the lowered tax rate to go along with the already more I’m keeping due to my tax being lowered

[–]dalifar1069 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Me too but I'm more worried about a possible cheese embargo. I love Swiss cheese a lot.

[–]Mirrorflute88[S] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Doesn't everyone? Casein (which is found in cheese) is addictive.

[–]dalifar1069 1 point2 points  (0 children)

AHH that expains everything!

[–]cattitude7 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Agreed. However, the sign says "Kill Trump with his own weapon". These people aren't native English speakers so maybe it's just a bad translation of a French or German idiom that hasn't such violent connotation in its original language. Any French/German speakers want to weigh in on this?

[–]Influenz-A 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Mit eigenen Waffen schlagen would be very normal in German:

Defeat with his own weapons, I don’t know where “kill” comes from. It could still be they just looked up “schlagen” in English and got “kill” as a synonym. Doesn’t sound tooo far fetched

EDIT: strike that, I think the button symbolises nuclear weapons, so I think they are just idiots who want to kill a single person with a nuclear warhead

[–]Drakkeur 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm french but the sign shows a red button wich implies nuke (there's even the nuke symbol on it), so they are actually implying that we should nuke Trump (or the US ?), it's even worse

[–]not-a-fan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I wonder if you hadn't prefaced your statement with "as someone who thinks Trump is a complete moron" if you would have received 1/3 of the upvotes you did.

[–]dshicistan 1 point2 points  (6 children)

they display "kill Trump with his own weapons"

[–]Captcha_Imagination 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree but this isn't Syria. When the Swiss are holding a sign like that, it's kinda scary.

[–]Lucrums 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What does the rest of that sign say? Or are we just going to behave the same way as trump and only reference what interests us?

[–]Fyrabe 205 points206 points  (8 children)

Actual headline:

Due to Trump's attendance, the annual demo against the World Economic Forum mobilized a larger (but still very small) crowd.

You think I would make it big in the journalism world?

edit:

Fun fact: this is the first visit of a US president to Switzerland since Bill Clinton's attendance in 2000.

[–]flyingorange 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I thought US presidents regularly go to Davos...

[–]namzug3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

you will go far

[–]Ogooglebar86 94 points95 points  (14 children)

Ugh this looks more like an anti-capitalism protest where Trump happens to be a figure of capitalism they are protesting. It looks more like something you'd see from Antifa.

[–]TheMaskedTom 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There are regularly protests against the WEF, with people coming all around Europe to say how capitalism is evil and stuff. I guess this year they just added Trump to their protests for extra buzz.

[–]hops4beer 320 points321 points  (141 children)

Some were clad in black and carried placards saying “No future for capitalism”, “Eat the rich” and “Kill Trump”, also setting off flares.

This will surely bring moderates to their side.

[–]questbkk 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Some were clad in black and carried placards saying “No future for capitalism”, “Eat the rich”

In a country even more capitalist than the USA, where there are banks whose sole existence is to hide people's wealth

lol.

[–]badassmthrfkr 67 points68 points  (14 children)

“Kill Trump”

Is that legal?

[–]Fyrabe 47 points48 points  (2 children)

Probably not.

The same happened at an anti-Erdogan protest. Created quite some drama with the Turkish government and a criminal investigation was opened in Switzerland.

[–]asraniel 4 points5 points  (0 children)

An investigation has already been started

[–]Flynamic 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My lord, is that ... legal?

[–]GnuMag 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Murder is not legal, no.

Source: Half a decade of law school.

If you want a more proper answer: Depends on Swiss law, but most likely not. It might count as hate speech, threats, encouraging criminal activity, or something like that, depending on the law.

[–]KazarakOfKar 40 points41 points  (21 children)

Europe was the Birthplace of ANTIFA; by comparison US ANTIFA branches are posers.

[–]hops4beer 15 points16 points  (5 children)

I had no idea, the first time I heard about them was after that incident at Berkeley.

[–]AllezCannes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

You think moderates can't consider both to be useful idiots?

[–]Maribou22 50 points51 points  (24 children)

Actual title: Antifa being Antifa

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Comunists being Comunists.

[–]alekzander01 15 points16 points  (29 children)

lives in wonderful first world nation

wants to destroy its current economic system and cause major unrest and havoc in it

What even are these people. Revolutions happen when the peasants starve, now we have fat fucks in prosperous nations wanting chaos?

[–]Agilofing 9 points10 points  (19 children)

Revolutions happen when the peasants starve

They peasants have always been starving -- there's no correlation between starvation and rebellion. Case in point: the American Revolution. Do you think the American colonists were starving?

now we have fat fucks in prosperous nations wanting chaos?

American colonists in 1770 had some of the highest standards of living in the world. Prosperity makes one more desirous of liberty, not less.

[–]olikam 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Some background info:

It used to be that we have anti globalisation protests before the WEF every year. Often it would go overboard a bit (combination of police and protesters). There would always be property damage and sometimes people would get injured.

The last couple of years it went pretty much away, no one seemed to care anymore. I actually can't recall if they did protest the WEF last year.

This year there was an unapproved demonstration, but it was tolerated by the police and it appears that it went over without any incidents. I personally think that this is a testament to the local police force, they learned quite a bit from the past and niw focus on the important stuff. For example today the protected the house of parliament with a rather large amount of officiers, but didn't try to shut down the protest.

[–]used_jet_trash 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Historians will refer to this as the postironic period.

[–]Lamentati0ns 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When politics catches up to the postmodern era

[–]Fatfrodo 17 points18 points  (2 children)

But why?

[–]ShadowEntity 3 points4 points  (0 children)

far left groups regularly protest the WEF in Davos. The fact that Trump is coming might draw some people outside of the anti-capitalism croud. But it's not the reason those protests exist in the first place.

We'll see if it's any different around the WEF itself on 23-26 January.

[–]pingpongdingdong42 48 points49 points  (32 children)

Anti globalists are protesting against Trump? Am I taking crazy pills?

[–]myles_cassidy -1 points0 points  (8 children)

Switzerland are the real anti-globalists, and the real small government. They know Trump and the republicans are full of shit when they pretend they are. I personally don't agree with the Swiss system of government, but it's funny since they are what the republicans pretend they are.

[–]black2fade 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Yup, the Swiss protesters are dumber than a bag of rocks. Trump is the poster child of anti-globalists.

[–]insertnamehere405 65 points66 points  (30 children)

Protest against trump but not against other foreign leaders?Can anyone name a foreign leader that kills political opponents or people who criticize them? Why not Protest the Kim dynasty you know the dictator who kills people who try to flee his country. I disapprove with other foreign leaders but you don't see me marching in the street what a bunch of loonies.

[–]Masterkid1230 26 points27 points  (15 children)

Well they did protest against Erdogan a few months back in a very similar manner. So it's not like Trump's special or anything. They're just people with a lot of free time I suppose

[–]SleevelessArmpit 16 points17 points  (1 child)

That's not cool, you gotta stand together with other people to hate on Trump and wish him dead. That's how you make it in the cool kids group. And what scores more views Trump or Kim?

[–]CyberAssassinSRB 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It's protests against capitalism, and it seems that Trump is a big and successful capitalist figure so they protest him?

[–]Smogshaik 1 point2 points  (5 children)

Swiss here. Protests against other regimes/leaders/problems/issues of capitalism are done very often. One of the most popular topics in the left-wing scene of Zurich is the fate of a Basque activist who is imprisoned in Switzerland.

Maybe you didn't know better, and involuntarily went for a pretty whataboutist comment. But it is kind of naive you have to admit.

[–]Agilofing 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Why not Protest the Kim dynasty you know the dictator who kills people who try to flee his country.

Because Switzerland and the DPRK have almost no relations with each other. Switzerland has no trade with the DPRK; Switzerland is America's 14th largest trade partner. There are 8 Swiss nationals in North Korea; there are ~77,000 Swiss nationals in America.

Their capacity to influence the DPRK is limited (they basically can't reduce their trade any lower than zero). Their capacity to influence the U.S. is much greater.

So it makes sense that they protest against injustice that they can influence rather than injustice they can't influence.

[–]kellysmith 83 points84 points  (18 children)

If the Swiss have nothing better to do, they could come down to Brazil and actually protest about a country chock full of problems.

I mean....Swiss protesting Trump? The richest per-capita paradise country on the planet protesting about a excentric powerful billionaire. Talk about first world problems.

[–]myne 76 points77 points  (8 children)

There was a Trump protest in Melbourne, Australia not long after he won. Came across it by accident. Couldn't help thinking it was possibly the most pointless protest ever. Protesting the democratically elected leader of a foreign country. Talk about impotent. Might as well protest the extinction of the wooley mammoth.

I would have paid $50 for a maga hat right then and the just to see their reactions.

[–]kellysmith 32 points33 points  (6 children)

Specially for me being from Brazil, our problems here are like a Syrian uprising and civil war, then opening the Internets to read these news...I mean do people really have time in rich countries to worry about this stuff from across the world?

[–]austen125 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Human society always needs something or someone to be mad at. Once a society does not have legitimate discomforts, or an opposing enemy that can and is trying to wipe them out, or a government thats decisions have left their country starving, then they will fabricate a subject and blame everything wrong with their world on that subject. Most people complaining about Trump live very comfortable lives and their life styles have probably not changed at all since he became president. Honestly it's kinda fun to watch.

[–]kellysmith 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Once a society does not have legitimate discomforts, or an opposing enemy.....

Funny that I just saw a post from /r/teslamotors

People lining up to buy a luxury car before it's released.... This world really is some disproportional shit.

That guy's sole concern is looking at his $ 2000 phone waiting for the store to open so he can buy a car out of Jetsons family.

[–]Claylock 4 points5 points  (2 children)

That's sort of the same theory Carl Schmitt had about holding a society together. You have to have an enemy image, whether it exists or not, so that your people can have the same fearful state of mind to keep them complicit. American society is really good at this, we've been doing it for the last 100+ years.

[–]ChickenLover841 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The problem with fake enemies is the real issues get ignored.

I'm not going to claim the US is innocent when it comes to Africa, but any time there's a discussion about fixing the problems the US gets blamed as the main cause. Meanwhile the citizens there are getting royally fucked daily by their government who also push that narrative non-stop.

[–]cyberGupi 13 points14 points  (5 children)

As a swiss dude. I still search for all the money i apperently have. I probably do something wrong as apperently everyone else in switzerland is rich.

[–]alekzander01 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Hah, I bet none will step foot in Brazil because they think it's a shithole (they definitely used that word before this whole scandal)

Definition of Champagne Communist.

[–]_california_dreamin_ 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Anti-globalists protest Trump? Literally what?

[–]Montana_Fish 14 points15 points  (7 children)

Donald trump is living rent free in the globalists heads.

[–]myshl0ng 19 points20 points  (5 children)

"Anti-globalists"

"Kill Trump"

"Eat the rich"

So what do they want?

[–]Perunsan 6 points7 points  (2 children)

If you read the article it's actually anti globalization protests , which are pretty common during these kind of events .

[–]CadetPeepers 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Anti-globalists protesting against Trump

?????

[–]lexi2706 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think these are AntiFa-like protestors who don't like the neoliberal world order... I mean, I don't either, but I also don't like full-on communism or socialism.

[–]maxentiuslucius 8 points9 points  (6 children)

That’s funny I was just in Switzerland, it’s rich off chocolate, ski resorts and banks the source of capitalist wealth and has an extremely high minimum wage.

[–]queen-of-derps 2 points3 points  (0 children)

public transportation, rent and general living costs are also higher than in other countries (that's why tourists in Switzerland say everything is expensive). Of course the minimum wage has to be higher. Not to say Swiss have it bad. It's very lucky to be such a stable country. Just because Swiss people have a fine life doesn't mean, they're not allowed to express their public opinion and political rights.

[–]TheMaskedTom 4 points5 points  (4 children)

Technically we don't have minimum wage by the way.

Edit : as people are asking for a source, see the wiki, and a reminder that we voted on imposing one (and refused it) not too long ago

[–]photenth 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And just because the banking market is a high percentage of the GDP doesn't mean Switzerland has nothing else. Pharma and Bio/Chemistry related sectors are doing really well and I'd argue even with less Banking Switzerland would do pretty good.

[–]Unscripted_A 5 points6 points  (10 children)

Except....isn't Bern the capital?

[–]photenth 3 points4 points  (5 children)

Actually Switzerland has no capital.

[–]Unscripted_A 0 points1 point  (4 children)

That was correct up until 1848. Bern, Zurich, and Laussane all had a bid in to become the capital. Bern was considered the compromise.

My original confusion came from misreading the beginning of this article. I read it as taking place in Zurich as opposed to simply being reported out of Zurich.

[–]photenth 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I know I'm nitpicking here but it's not the capital but federal city.

[–]Unscripted_A 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Gotcha. I've never heard that term before. What's the technical difference if you don't mind me asking?

[–]photenth 0 points1 point  (1 child)

So the federal city Bern just acts like a capital but in no law it's defined as such. It's insanely nitpicky but it was specifically made to be that way.

[–]Unscripted_A 0 points1 point  (0 children)

TIL. Thanks!

[–]jinjoro 7 points8 points  (1 child)

200 communists demonstrate against trump, like someone give a shit about them

[–]mrGeaRbOx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Odd that these protesters and Trump supporters both claim to dislike "globalists".

I wonder if it's the anti-capitalists or the Trump supporters who are confused as to the source of globalization?

[–]LeWorld 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seems like the few communist/anarchist in my country grouped up to shame themselves again in front of the international press.

I have nothing against anti-Trump march but fuck those commies.

[–]bring_controversy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very rich coming from a country well known for being a corrupt paradise.

[–]dshicistan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

hopp schwitz

[–]November2025 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Marxists trash killing people is normal!

[–]olikam 0 points1 point  (2 children)

On another note, the number of protestors seems to diverge quite a bit, local media reported anywhere between 500 - 1500.

[–]LD1023 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kill Trump, lmao this sign.

[–]geolazakis 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How will killing Trump, help in any way?

[–]EasternEuropeSlave 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Oh, it's just a bunch of communists. I wonder how many of them posted selfies to the evil capitalist social media from their $1000 iPhones. Bunch of morons.

[–]Smogshaik 1 point2 points  (1 child)

"You can't participate in a society that you wish to improve"

[–]CyberAssassinSRB 2 points3 points  (5 children)

To righties calling these people communists,

No, they are not, they are anti-globalists so the communist world Utopia doesn't go with them, so they are not communists, but they are anti-capitalists, so that would make them... Socialist, right?

So nationalist-socialists aka Nazis.

To lefties supporting or cheering for them protesting Trump, these people are Nazi-lite.

Nazis without "the Jews" propaganda, but being anti-capitalists, the hate towards most successful capitalists(Ashkenazi Jews) goes along.

[–]Lamentati0ns 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Not trying to start something but why is it Nazi to the right and Nazi-lite to the left?

[–]CyberAssassinSRB 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Because Nazi is just short of Nationalist-socialist

Whilst they are by actions and goals Nazi-lite

[–]Lamentati0ns 1 point2 points  (1 child)

understandable have a nice day

[–]Amanoo 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Why do people always protest against something from one country in another country? Why do they think the other country will care? What do they hope to achieve?

I dislike Trump as much as the next guy. Objectively speaking, he's simply an idiot. But I just can't see anything coming from this.

[–]R3DKn16h7 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Well, I kinda understand protesting the arrival of Trump in Switzerland: I do not want him here and I prefer if he stays at home. We really do not need him (and in my opinion, he is not welcome here). The problem is that if you do not want the elected president of a democratic country, is like is you hate the entire country, since he is just the representative of the people. So this could send the signal that we hate all Americans or something, which is not true.

However, we also have other representatives of other countries that are far worse than trump, but I do not see protests against them (except Erdogan, but it might be due to the sizeable number of turkish nationals living in Switzerland).

That being said, that is a very stupid protest, and there are like 20 people participating, which is nothing: just a bunch of lunatics with stupid signs.

[–]CXiiiv 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A whole 500. Damn.

Take away the food and drinks they brought with them and make them buy food and drinks locally

[–]myles_cassidy 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Kind of funny how Switzerland really is a 'small government' country, yet even they see through Trump's bullshit.

[–]MSeanF 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even funnier how so many American trolls have been triggered into downvoting rational statements like yours.

[–]CBRNE 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Not to take a side here, but did Obama ever have citizens of foreign countries (aside from the middle east) protesting him? I ask Obama because Bush JR probably did with the whole Iraq thing.

[–]Wheres_that_to 0 points1 point  (1 child)

No, but he wasn't disrespectful and rude. It's not that people agreed with everything he said or did, just that he didn't act in or say hateful things.

[–]AluJack[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm sure most of these protesters came from the Riethalle. They should demolish that abomination of a building already, it's filled with junkies and play-acting anarchist. All they want to do is to yell about something but they live in a country with one of the best life qualities in the world so they run out of ideas and have to complain about foreign leaders.

[–]HoodSanta 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anti-globalisation demonstrators took to the streets of the Swiss capital on Saturday to protest against a planned visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to the World Economic Forum this month.

they're either really dumb, or really smart.

[–]NWBoomer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Former Welfare and Food Stamp caseworker here - these programs are designed with one goal in mind: to provide taxpayer funding to ensure a lucrative income stream of taxpayer money to private drug test contractors.

Caseworkers pick up most drug users during the course of the intake interview investigstion at the time the client applies for benefits. The caseworker can assign D&A testing and assessment participation as a condition for receiving benefits or reducing benefits for non-compliance. Nothing new here folks, been doing it for decades.