What is Donald Trump's Greatest Failure? (Page 9)
Apropos of the earlier post which made reference to the "Q" conspiracy theorists. I was under the impression that the "Q" anon stuff was just the crackpot ravings of some fringe lunatics whose paranoia has gone completely off the rails. I can understand why they might be suspicious of what they call "opinion journalism," but everybody knows that every media outlet is biased in one direction or another, but after looking into the "Q" material, these appear to be the same people who think the moon landing was a hoax and that all vaccinations are part of a nefarious plot to render us impotent and powerless against the government, which, to them, is the absolute pinnacle of all evil.
It gets worse, but I don't have the patience to itemize all their brands of lunacy Suffice it to say that this sort of conspiracy obsession is endemic now and the question really ought to be is this: WHY are people so addicted to crackpot conspiracy theories? Is it the influence of Trump and his insanity about the "deep state"? Or does it indicate some bizarre new social pathology whose appeal seems to be that it offers facile and easy explanations for the complexities of a world that they find simply too terrifying in which to live ?
I have spent considerable time thinking about this and I think the latter explanation is closer to the truth than not. Rather than using logic and empirically derived evidence from the facts, some people simply chalk it up to the idea that its ALL one vast, labyrinthine conspiracy because its easier and more comfortable to embrace than the uncomfortable and laborious task of simply looking for the truth which, as Mr. Poe has correctly pointed out, is not always necessarily hidden in a deep, dark well. Sometimes, its right there staring you in the face---if you have the patience, the brains and the tenacity to dig for it.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it. The rest of it sounds very much like a form of controlled insanity which serves some deep and dark emotional or psychological need that I simply cannot and never will share.
Fractured fairy tale: Echo your Right real Journalism is nearly impossible to find . We had a Journalist threatened with Arrest . TV station Raiided by the Anti Terrorist Squad . It was more a warning to others . Whatch what you print.
Especially cable its all Opinion pieces
Thanks....you make a good point and I gave the matter a lot of thought before I posted it.
Angry Beaver: Trump only cares about himself
Apr 22, 2020
What has our country become when a captain of a navy ship is relieved of his duties when he sounded the alarm about the outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship trying to protect his sailors, and then fired because Trump was embarrassed? To all those military people that voted for Trump: Trump has shown you he only cares about Trump and not you. I hope you vote differently in the upcoming election.
(Edited by Angry Beaver)
Angry Beaver: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/04/americans-are-paying-the-price-for-trumps-failures/609532/
Angry Beaver: https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/488983-donald-trumps-response-to-coronavirus-proves-erratic
Angry Beaver: pril 25, 2020, 4:51 AM AEST
By Carol E. Lee, Kristen Welker and Monica Alba
WASHINGTON — Members of President Donald Trump’s coronavirus task force and aides in the West Wing were shocked on Thursday when he promoted the use of light and disinfectant to treat the deadly respiratory illness, according to administration officials.
As Trump went off script to suggest people with the virus could be cured by UV rays or disinfectants “by injection inside,” White House officials began texting one another to ask where he got that idea because they thought, as one adviser put it, “this was going to be bad.”
None of them seemed to know, as Trump did not consult with any task force members or administration officials before making his impromptu statement, which has now been universally rejected by health experts, the officials said.
Instead, it appears Trump conflated and misinterpreted scientific information discussed with him in the Oval Office before Thursday’s daily briefing, according to the officials.
Trump suggests light and disinfectant treatments for coronavirus
April 24, 202002:34
During the meeting some advisers — including the acting undersecretary for science and technology, Bill Bryan — shared with the president some new but promising information about testing that’s been done on coronavirus, officials said. It included a discussion about how the virus is killed on surfaces with disinfectants and on hands with soap or sanitizer and studies about the effectiveness of light, temperature and humidity, as well as a mention of treatments for various conditions such as radiation, officials said.
The plan was to stress during the daily White House coronavirus briefing that disinfectants should be used on surfaces, but then “the president took it a couple steps further,” one administration official said.
“It was totally ad-libbed,” the official said, adding, it was “off-the-cuff.”
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Dumbarse of the year award goes to......... D Trump!
(Edited by Angry Beaver)
Angry Beaver: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/sep/11/the-day-donald-trumps-narcissism-killed-the-usfl