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February 3, 2017

Ignore Trump

Filed under: Politics,The News — Steve Ruis @ 12:37 pm
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Yes, I am advocating that we do just this, at a time when people are running around with their hair on fire screaming “Trump wants to do this … Trump wants to do that.”

Ignore him I say.

There are two good reason for doings this. The first is that Trump doesn’t have an ideological or policy-driven mind. He has no ideas. He takes other people’s ideas that seem to resonant and attract attention and runs with them himself, but the ideas are not his.

We need to be laser-focused on what members of Mr. Trump’s administration are doing, though. (How that term ever got promoted is beyond me, lasers can’t be focused.) Mr. Trump himself is the embodiment of distraction. If we watch him, we miss how the magic trick is done. Ever second we watch him, is a second things are done out of out sight.

Pay him no attention.

This is the second of my two points: Mr. Trump seems to need attention … more than anything else and that includes money. If we withhold our attention, then maybe … maybe … we can get him to do something for us, rather than his current work for his puppet masters.

It is a long shot, but it might work. If not, you will have the satisfaction of denying him his heart’s desire.

So, from now on, do not use his name. Talk about “this current administration,” or “this official” or “that agency,” do not use his name and pay no attention to his antics. If you do, we lose.

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6 Comments »

  1. Your points are valid. However, it’s the media that would need to change their focus more than the average citizen, don’t you agree?

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    Comment by Nan — February 3, 2017 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

    • Well, you could also stop watch (I have done so). You could complain about coverage of the President’s antics in newspapers and blogs. You could ask for coverage of events not involving the President. Lotsa ways to do this.

      On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 12:45 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — February 3, 2017 @ 12:48 pm | Reply

  2. Absolutely agree. And that seems to be the opinion in Australia, with some Govt. official saying they’ll just have to work around him. That’s in the linked article bellow the quote taken from it

    “For this to happen is unconscionable. I think that probably where we need to take this is [to] rise above it, make sure we don’t let this derail a vital relationship because it’s too important to let go. But we need to be on our guard because this guy is totally unpredictable … He’s completely clueless.”

    http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/us-says-trump-will-honour-refugee-deal-as-shorten-demands-answers-20170202-gu3x7e.html

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    Comment by john zande — February 3, 2017 @ 4:41 pm | Reply

  3. I think you’re right. I’d even go further and say we should all “disconnect” more. People in this administration have developed a technique to make themselves ubiquitous in the media. That’s an old method used by most totalitarian regimes.

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    Comment by The Pink Agendist, née Mr. Merveilleux — February 3, 2017 @ 5:35 pm | Reply

  4. “This administration”? Can I use “this sorry excuse of an administration” instead?

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    Comment by List of X — February 3, 2017 @ 7:28 pm | Reply

    • Hoe about “this lame ass administration”?

      On Fri, Feb 3, 2017 at 7:28 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — February 3, 2017 @ 9:21 pm | Reply


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