Saturday, June 24, 2017

Why Do So Many Trump Supporters Still Believe What He Says?

According to some reports Donald Trump's friends are worried about him. They say he's never sounded so agitated, and never looked so bagged.

Which is of course great news, for it suggests that he could be felled by stroke or a heart attack, even before he's impeached or forced to resign.

But what really worries me is the sad state of his supporters.

For so many of them still believe everything he tells them.

Even though he is without a doubt the most depraved serial liar America has ever known. 

There is simply no precedent for an American president to spend so much time telling untruths. Every president has shaded the truth or told occasional whoppers. No other president — of either party — has behaved as Trump is behaving. He is trying to create an atmosphere in which reality is irrelevant.

And if or when he ends up in court, will probably get a life sentence for perjury alone.

So why do so many of his deplorable supporters still believe him?

Even as he prepares to rip their hearts out of their chests ...

And all I can think of is what Stephen Fry had to say about that a couple of months ago.

What we are dealing with here is a bad case of cognitive bias, or the Dunning-Kruger effect...

You know, I'm glad Stephen Fry ends his dissertation by pointing out that the world is not as bleak as some would make it appear.

For as I have said many times before, hopelessness is the bacterial soup Trump and other Cons depend upon to grow.

So some of the dirty old men in our own country should be ashamed of themselves...

And as for those who say we should reach out to them, and other Trump supporters, I say screw that.

I'm going to kick the ones in this country in the face, until they cheer up.

And if I lived in America this would be my message...

They sucked up the Kool Aid, they believed all his lies, they betrayed their country.

And when the Day of Judgement arrives.

If there is any justice, they will share his fate... 


Anonymous said...

You're starting to sound a bit... frustrated Simon. Sounds like you're the one who is cracking under the pressure. Go outside and get some air, Bonne fĂȘte de la St-Jean from sunny Montreal.

And by the one the only person going to court or jail is your old friend Loretta Lynch. :)


Anonymous said...

Simon this article explains it all

rumleyfips said...

What makes you think he hasn't already had some small stokes ?

Anonymous said...

Trump is the leading clown in a Barnum & Bailey circus. Their time has past so they can either reinvent themselves or lock the doors and try and hold people captive a little longer. In true Con fashion they have chosen the latter but the Clown in Chief can't even keep his lies straight much less deliver on things he has promised such as better cheaper health coverage, manufacturing jobs, walls, public safety ....The only thing he can deliver on is a good old fashioned patriotic war as a distraction but the generals are smart enough to know the long term competitor is China and they simply cannot get embroiled in distractions that waste resources. The best the Cons can hope for is that somehow the clown absconds with some of the blame and the Democrats fail to present a positive but believable vision of the future with a leader that people can rally behind.

Anonymous said...

"Why Do So Many Trump Supporters Still Believe What He Says?"
Because you cant fix stupid.

e.a.f. said...

as to my answer to the question: because they have nothing left to believe in. They put their trust in Trump. He promised them all sorts of things. he made them think he actually cared about them. Now, if they have to admit they were conned what does it say about them.

Many who voted for Trump came from states which as voted Dem in the past, but they saw no improvement in their lives. Then along came hope.

When the truth begins to sink in on those who voted Trump, who had little to begin with such as in Ohio, it will not be a pretty sight. Americans don't have the social safety net Canadians do and our's has gapping holes, but we can take ourselves to the local hospital or our kids and get admitted regardless. Welfare and pension cheques are small, but we do get them.

Many Americans are seeing a whole new level of wealthy from which they are excluded and have no hope of attaining and their leaders have done little to nothing to help them and that includes the dems.

when Trump carried on about how bad Germany was and the importing of their goods had to end, it was interesting to see those who worked for Germany companies. I do believe its Georgia, has 138 Germany companies manufacturing there. One man said he had made a point of finding work with a German car company and was thrilled he was making $60K a yr. One could say Georgia is doing better because of the German companies but the other states not so much.

People hate it when they find out they've been hood winked. they don't want to admit it and thus they continue to believe in Trump. (there is nothing about the current Dem. leadership which is that appealing except perhaps Bernie and a few others. they are out of touch)

Simon said...

hi MC...thanks for your good wishes, but I assure you I'm not frustrated, and since I've been out sailing on Lake Ontario I'm getting all the fresh air I need. However, I am worried about you. You're one of the most troubling examples of cognitive dissonance I have ever seen. Your ghastly Thumper is looking like he's just about ready to be taken to a mental hospital, and you think I'm the one who is cracking up? Please get some fresh air, and please stop reading the Rebel and the Washington Times...

Simon said...

hi anon...thanks for the link, and I really like this:

Stupid people, Carlo M. Cipolla explained, share several identifying traits: they are abundant, they are irrational, and they cause problems for others without apparent benefit to themselves, thereby lowering society’s total well-being.

The only way a society can avoid being crushed by the burden of its idiots is if the non-stupid work even harder to offset the losses of their stupid brethren.

It does explain so much. And although I'm naturally lazy I intend to work as hard as I can to deliver us from the Con idiots...

Simon said...

hi is entirely possible that Trump has already had some small strokes, and they would help explain his bizarre behaviour. But I'm thinking more along the lines of tertiary syphilis, and early onset Alzheimers. And just praying that we survive him...

Simon said...

hi're right, he is a clown. And if he didn't hold our fate in his hands I'd probably find him highly amusing. But unfortunately we are only a crisis away from disaster, and I'm starting to wonder whether Mad Dog Mattis and the other generals can adequately restrain him. But yes you're right, after digging our bomb shelters, the priority should be finding a compelling leader and a believable and exciting vision of the future....

Simon said...

hi don't be so gloomy. Give me a Trump supporter, and a souped up electric shock machine, and I can turn those vegetables into geniuses... ;)

Simon said...

hi e.a.f...yes, I agree with everything you say. They want to believe in him so much they just can't accept that he's just a shabby Con artist, lest they also look like idiots. But there's denial and then there's madness. Oh boy, I don't know what to do about them. But I have this amazing plant food, so maybe I should mix up a big batch and water them with it....

Anonymous said...

Fuck Trump!

e.a.f. said...

we don't know if it would help but I have an idea it might not hurt. simply the water might wake them up, poured on them by some Canadian guy at that!

Anonymous said...

Love Sick (Lyrics)

Bob Dylan - Love Sick

The Infamous "Soy Bomb" Incident


I’m walking through streets that are dead
Walking, walking with Trump in my head
My feet are so tired, my brain is so wired
And the Lord is weeping

Did I hear The Donald tell a lie?
Did I hear health care's distant cry?
He speaks like a child; has two scoops with his pie
While he is tweeting

I’m sick of Trump but we're in the thick of him
This kind of Trump I’m so sick of him

I see, I see Spicy by the hedgerow
I see, I see Russians in the window
I watch them 'til they're gone and they leave me hanging on
To a shadow

I’m sick of Trump; I hear the clock tick
This kind of Trump; I’m Trump sick

Sometimes I think of all the Trump blunder
Sometimes I think Wall Street cabinet plunder
Could he ever tweet true? I haven’t a clue
And I wonder

I’m sick of Trump; I wish I’d never met him
I’m sick of Trump; I’m trying to forget him

Just don’t know what to make
Of a President who’s just a fake

Anonymous said...

Trump Sick

It’s All Over Now Baby Don


David said...

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