[ExI] Donald Trump
William Flynn Wallace
foozler83 at gmail.com
Sun May 8 01:11:52 UTC 2016
1. Trump knows people are basically irrational.
2. Knowing that people are irrational, Trump aims to appeal on an
3. By running on emotion, facts don’t matter.
4. If facts don’t matter, you can’t really be “wrong.”
5. With fewer facts in play, it’s easier to bend reality.
6. To bend reality, Trump is a master of identity politics — and
identity is the strongest persuader.
Among many other things, here's why he won't: she will chew him up and
spit him out in the debates bill w
On Sat, May 7, 2016 at 6:47 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 7 May 2016 at 22:04, Bill Hibbard wrote:
> > A lot of interesting comments on this list about Trump.
> > He is one of many symptoms of a global phenomenon of
> > social disruption caused by technological change. In
> > particular, lots of people are not needed by the
> > market, or no longer needed at the price they used to
> > get (this also applies in planned economies, which
> > ultimately must respond to some sort of "market forces"
> > in order to remain viable internationally). Not being
> > needed really hurts and makes people crazy.
> Dilbert on 'Why Trump will win by a landslide'.
> Bullet points:
> 1. Trump knows people are basically irrational.
> 2. Knowing that people are irrational, Trump aims to appeal on an
> emotional level.
> 3. By running on emotion, facts don’t matter.
> 4. If facts don’t matter, you can’t really be “wrong.”
> 5. With fewer facts in play, it’s easier to bend reality.
> 6. To bend reality, Trump is a master of identity politics — and
> identity is the strongest persuader.
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