[ExI] Am I the only one freaked out by this?

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 25 19:51:21 UTC 2017

Time will tell, of course, but his actions so far don't instill confidence.


​Am reading The Folly of Fools, by Trivers, an evolutionary psychologist.
Here is part of a paragraph:

"When a feeling of power is induced in people, they are less likely to take
others' viewpoint and more likely to center their thinking on themselves.
The result is a reduced ability to comprehend how others see, think and
feel.  Power, among other things, induces blindness toward others."  ​

Couple this with a strong ability to warp and deny reality and you have a
recipe for big trouble.

bill w

On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1:25 PM, Dave Sill <sparge at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 12:53 PM, BillK <pharos at gmail.com> wrote:
>> All this Shock! Horror! about the future Trump years is because we are
>> in the wrong bubble.
> No, I think it's because we're outside the bubbles and we've heard what
> he's said and seen what he's done in the past years and week.
>> If we were in the bubble of the half of the
>> population that supports Trump we would be cheering him on now as he
>> tries to provide some help to those struggling to pay their rent and
>> get food on the table.
> You don't seriously think he cares about anyone other than himself, do
> you? I mean, of course he "cares" about his family, but Joe Plumber? Don't
> make me laugh.
>> Half of the people are in dire straits after
>> all their jobs have disappeared overseas or are now done by robots.
>> Sure, Trump will make many mistakes and do dodgy deals, but so did
>> Bush and Obama. In the other bubble, in fly-over country, at least
>> they are no longer being ignored by Washington and treated as
>> worthless.
> Time will tell, of course, but his actions so far don't instill confidence.
> -Dave
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