[ExI] Trump's lies

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 05:50:55 UTC 2016

On Aug 23, 2016, at 10:40 PM, Adrian Tymes <atymes at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 8:41 PM, Dan TheBookMan <danust2012 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On Aug 23, 2016, at 7:36 PM, Will Steinberg <steinberg.will at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Well, in Stein's case...... https://twitter.com/drjillstein/status/715230945679380481
>>> "Nuclear power plants = weapons of mass destruction waiting to be detonated. Time to shut them down. #EndNukes"
>> Do you feel she's lying there? Lying would mean she believes otherwise, but is presenting that position as if it were true. In her case, I'm guessing she probably really does hold that view.
> Unfortunately, if we excuse "but they really, honestly believe it, regardless of what the facts say", there have been a few studies showing Trump may be psychopathic enough that, by that standard, he is incapable of lying: he can convince himself of whatever he believes is expedient at that moment, regardless of external fact or even his own personal experience.

I was focusing on Jill Stein above. My point is that she may actually believe what she tweeted -- and not in some crazy, psychopathogical sense of believe, but in the pedestrian sense. I don't know enough about her, but I'm guessing she's just accepting opinions offered by her crowd -- the same crowd that believes a host of other anti-nuclear power views. 

I'm not a Trump supporter, so you don't have to sell me on his character flaws.


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