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March 25, 2017

Coyote Gravity


The spate of silly comparisons between Trump and the Mule from Asimov’s Foundation series are right in one respect.
Trump is an element that our social planners did not foresee. Not because of mutant mind-powers, but because of an intellectual blindspot on the part of those who thought they were charting the destiny of the nation. He couldn’t possibly win, they thought. Our media propaganda machine is just too strong, they thought. Now they’re scrambling to figure out how they got it so completely wrong. Or they should be. Instead, too many on the Left are doubling-down on the same kind of clueless snobbery and basket-full-of-deplorables rhetoric that cost them the election to begin with. The problem can’t be with them, oh no. It must The People who let them down. Instead of behaving like the good little Marxist automatons that they’re supposed to, they went and elected the Worst Candidate Ever, seeming embodiment of everything the Left despises capped off with an obvious toupee. Now after eight years of Hope and Change and post-racial utopias, it’s back to Amerikkka being the source of all evil in the world, with rich white male Christian Republicans at the root of it all. - - Christopher M. Chupik | According To Hoyt

Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 25, 2017 7:56 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This makes perfect sense in light of "Why you're wrong and I'm right" which expands on a recent article in The New Yorker called, "Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds."

Posted by: Donald Sensing at March 25, 2017 8:19 AM

When it comes to hiring an employee attitude is far more important than aptitude.

Aptitude can be overcome with learning and experience.

A shitty attitude is almost impossible to overcome.

The former is external and the latter is internal.

A shitty attitude can usually be rectified with a crack on the side of the head. Absent that, just don't hire the misfit.

Posted by: ghostsniper at March 25, 2017 12:17 PM

The slimes of our times, imposing themselves on the sane, caused the invocation of Asimov's First Law of Robotics, and Trump, the unpredicted black swan.
It's now we, the soulful robots, against the soulless asinine automata, the Wrongs.
We owe our efforts now to the humanes to come.

Posted by: Howard Nelson at March 25, 2017 7:31 PM

I consider Trump more of a Harry Seldon.

Posted by: Ama at March 26, 2017 12:37 PM

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