"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those who speak it." Orwell
"“The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.” Plato
"The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant" Robespierre
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
One More Example
Okay, I'm not gonna keep posting clips of Sam Seder, but, following on my previous post, this makes an additional couple of points. First, there's no way you'll hear a discussion like this -- thoughtful, controlled, detailed, searching -- on any right-wing radio I know of. And, second: it, yet again, hovers around the edge of the central question regarding Tea Partiers, people who love Trump, or ones who'd vote for Cruz: why? WHY?? For gods' sakes, WHY????
I get their frustration and anger. It's well-explained in the above clip. But why, why, why vote for the people and the party least likely to do anything about it, much less even care? It's like hating child-killers and moving in with John Wayne Gacy.
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I have wondered the same thing for many years until I ran across The Dunning–Kruger effect:ReplyDelete
Basically The Dunning–Kruger effect posits that stupid people don't understand that they are stupid.
The Dunning–Kruger effect:
"If you're incompetent, you can’t know you’re incompetent; The skills you need to produce a right answer are exactly the skills you need to recognize what a right answer is."
Not knowing that one is stupid, is all part of being stupid!...QED
Trump's campaign for the presidency is just the new, repackaged Trump University. Trump is playing them for suckers, which is the only game that he's ever played.ReplyDelete
Yeah, and the thing is that even assuming Trump eventually loses, there'll still be those millions of people who thought he'd make their kind of president. Trump might go away, but they won't.ReplyDelete
He is, potentially, on his way to doing the country one favor: upsetting the dangerously overloaded and unbalanced Republican cart.ReplyDelete
Or, pardon another metaphor, but the Republican tent has filled to bursting over the past seven years as it stretched to accommodate the tea party and other unsavory segments. They welcomed the angry crowd into the buckling stands, and now they're confused at how the show is coming to a halt while tent ropes start pulling out. The party performers are shocked that the main ring is no longer the center of attention. They didn't really see the wild-eyed, orange-haired huckster working the cheap seats. When they finally did, they simply dismissed him and his cheap trinkets. Too late!
I am nervously looking forward to the showdown in July, hoping that the party denies Trump - who bolts from the tent as his own party.