Saturday, August 6, 2016

Fareed's Zakaria: Trump is a B.S. artist


I've seen many people try and figure out Donald Trump. Many are right because Donald is many things but I think Fareed is pretty damn close to the mark. Donald is a world class bullshit artist that has nearly destroyed the Republican Party and has made a mockery of American politics. 

If you look at Donald's life it's all been about bullshitting. The money, women, power, business deals,  TV shows, tabloid headlines and Presidential campaign have all contained Donald's bullshit. Just look at all the lies and stories that he'd make up at the spur of the moment. So along with being a narcasistic sociopathic bigoted bully he is perhaps the worlds most successful bullshit artist that is trying to be  President.  , 

You might think that this bullshit part is harmless. A quote from the book Fareed mentions, On Bullshit by Harry G. Frankfurt, is very interesting:

"However studiously and conscientiously the bullshitter proceeds, it remains true that he is also trying to get away with something" 

This explains Trump lack depth in understanding of most subjects, aside from himself. He has already admitted he hasn't read a book in ages as he claims he's too busy. It has been noted by those that have been in his office that he has no books just papers and magazines(usually about him).Besides building a wall and banning Muslims he has put forth very few details of what his actual ideas or policy's are. 

It's scary that someone so thin skinned and lacking basic knowledge of the job he's seeking would be trusted to lead our country. I thought we were better than that. .

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