Heil Hitler

hitler trumpAfter a very quiet evening last night everyone looks visibly upset this morning and even embarrassed of their own country. This morning commute to walk felt like a citywide walk of shame.

 

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    SCOTT ADAMS’ BLOG
    TOP TECH
    BERKELEY START-UPS
    How to Identify the Brainwashed
    Posted August 9th, 2016 @ 10:04am in #Trump #Clinton

    If you have been following this blog since last year, you know I have been saying Trump was playing 3D chess against 2D opponents. And by that I meant Trump was using powerful persuasion techniques while the rest of the field was flailing away with facts, reason, policy details, and other things that don’t change anyone’s mind.

    Then, in late spring, at about the time that Bernie Sanders’ flamed out, Clinton ascended to the 3D playing field and stayed there, thanks to help – I assume – from one or more weapons-grade behavioral psychologists who joined the cause. For the past few months both candidates have operated in the third dimension, where emotion and persuasion rule, and facts are irrelevant.

    Recently, Clinton has been winning in the third dimension. She abandoned her 2D rational arguments about experience and policies and started hypnotizing voters into believing they have the power to predict the future if they try hard enough. And in that imaginary future, Donald Trump is incinerating the world with nuclear fire because he can’t take advice, or he’s a narcissist, or he’s unstable, or he’s Hitler Version 2.0. This approach is excellent persuasion, and it is working for Clinton.

    Don’t expect to hear anything honest or true come from the mouths of either candidate for the rest of the campaign. Both candidates are skillfully building imaginary castles and make-believe demons out of your cognitive dissonance and your confirmation bias. You’re seeing the best-of-the-best persuaders (and helpers) operating at the highest level. Facts and policies are sitting this one out.

    If you are an American voter, in all likelihood you are deeply hypnotized already and don’t know it. I mean that literally. At this point, nearly every voter is in a deep hallucination. I could give you lots of reasons why I know that, but you wouldn’t believe any of them because cognitive dissonance won’t let my words penetrate your bubble of non-reality.

    But I’ll try, just for fun.

    If you support either Clinton or Trump for president, you are under the illusion that it makes sense to hire a 70-year old (approximately) for the most important job in the land – and one that could last eight years. That would be absurd in any other hiring context. But you are brainwashed to believe it is perfectly fine in this case. It isn’t.

    Likewise, if you think either Clinton or Trump have good policy ideas, that is evidence that you are brainwashed. As a civilian, you have no idea which policies are better for the economy, or trade agreements, or immigration, or for battling ISIS. But you think you do because you have been brainwashed into believing that voters can know that sort of thing. They can’t. The candidates don’t know either.

    But my favorite way to identify brainwashed citizens is by the way they start comments on social media. The brainwashed start with one of the following openers and then go on to offer either sarcasm or no argument at all.

    Look for these tells to identify the brainwashed:

    1. LOL

    2. Wow.

    3. So…

    4. In other words…

    5. OMG

    6. HAHAHAHA!

    7. (Any personal or professional insult)

    8. Hitler analogy

  2. Interesting observations. It is amazing to me that 70 year olds are hired for a job that requires so much travel, ridiculous stress, and so many headaches. It would be hard enough to do this for a young and 100% healthy person, let alone for someone of that age. What’s more puzzling is that presidency is the only job that appears not to require previous experience in the same field. When you interview for any other job out there, you are being asked for previous experience. We now have a president who has no experience in military or political issues whatsoever. That’s just great.

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