Uncommon Sense

September 24, 2018

Interesting Patterns

Filed under: Politics — Steve Ruis @ 8:41 am
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The President Donald J. Trump makes accusations by the score, mostly unfounded, often borrowed from scurrilous “news” sources (what we would call “fake news”). He says “Climate Change is a hoax.” He claims the Assistant Attorney General is conspiring to tape record his conversations and is considering invoking the 25th Amendment to the Constitution (what to do when the President is incapacitated). He claims that the FBI is conspiring against him, Hillary is crooked, Cohen and Manafort are “good men,” etc., etc.

None of these ideas occur to us unprompted, so where does the President get them? The answer is simple. Some he plucks from the ideasphere of the alt-right and some he makes up. All are things he would think of doing or being. “So and so is a liar” comes from the fact that he lies easily, so others probably do, too. Claims that people are doing things just for the money are because he does things just for the money. Claims that people who speak against him are treasonous because he is treasonous. Claims that Climate Change is a Hoax, well just consider a great many of The Donald’s business enterprises: Trump University, etc. He would lie to make money, no?

Instead of reacting to the President’s claims as we would to factual claims, I think it best that we look at them as a reflection (the psychological term is “projection,” I believe) of his own thoughts.

Not a pretty picture.

Addendum Anyone who accepts the claim the Climate Change is a hoax, supposedly perpetrated by climate scientists to acquire grant monies, is an idiot. Most scientists are egotists of the highest order; they would throw their grandmothers under a bus to be able to prove their colleagues are wrong and they are right. Any such conspiracy would be betrayed almost instantly by a scientist counting coup on his “colleagues.” Scientists who “cheat” even to the point of fabrication some data here and there are humiliated and drummed out of the business, soon to become cab drivers as they have no prospects in the scientific community.

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