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#1  Postby Stein » Mar 19, 2020 12:53 am

This is what is happening throughout the world right now, and President Trump is simply its most acute symptom. Too many in power have swallowed the hate/Kool-Aid reflexively aimed today at all specialists, researchers, professionals, etc., in those disciplines requiring the most rigorous kind of training and knowledge. That reflexive devaluation of such disciplines is the chief trend of our time. It has also become the most lethal, with the kind of John Wayne bullshit aimed at this crisis by the likes of President Trump and Prime Minister Johnson, before overflowing hospitals elsewhere throughout the globe slowly force the Trumps and the Johnsons to abandon their denialist filth. Unfortunately, medicine is merely the most pertinent of those disciplines at the current hour, as whole countries buckle under the devastating impact of ignorant goons deliberately ignoring urgent data generated by people whose only crime is more knowledge than most --

"Oh, how dare the specialists insult us and our shlongs by reminding us we don't know everything. OUR MANHOOD DEMANDS WE FIRST VENERATE JUNK PULLED OUT OF OUR ASS, BEFORE WE EVER RESPECT THE INSOLENCE OF THOSE WHO IMPOSE ON US A FUND OF KNOWLEDGE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH ... THROUGH ... REEEEEESEARCH?? -- WHO NEEDS RESEARCH? THAT'S A DIRTY WORD. WHO NEEDS ANYTHING OTHER THAN OUR SHLONGS AND THE JUNK PULLED FROM OUR LORDLY ASSES??

B O W
D O W N!!!!!

WE KNOW WHAT'S WHAT. WHAT DO THE SPECIALISTS DO? THEY .... RESEARCH?? YUK! RESEARCH. YUK! DON'T INSULT US FURTHER!!"

Lives are now lost to the greater glory of the bigoted anti-intellectual Jihadists. HEIL TRUMP! HEIL JOHNSON!

A key to Trump's staying power so far involves an aspect spotlighted in a Glasser article for The New Yorker. Trump has tapped into this sick powerful trend on the Internet that is effectively imposing a warped alternative reality everywhere --

"Trump has spent years devaluing and diminishing facts, experts, institutions, and science—the very things upon which we must rely in a crisis—and his default setting during the coronavirus outbreak has been to deny, delay, deflect, and diminish"

https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-f ... 0vvTXyqfVQ

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#2  Postby Stein » Mar 19, 2020 12:56 am

This is what is happening throughout the world right now, and President Trump is simply its most acute symptom. Too many in power have swallowed the hate/Kool-Aid reflexively aimed today at all specialists, researchers, professionals, etc., in those disciplines requiring the most rigorous kind of training and knowledge. That reflexive devaluation of such disciplines is the chief trend of our time. It has also become the most lethal, with the kind of John Wayne bullshit aimed at this crisis by the likes of President Trump and Prime Minister Johnson, before overflowing hospitals elsewhere throughout the globe slowly force the Trumps and the Johnsons to abandon their denialist filth. Unfortunately, medicine is merely the most pertinent of those disciplines at the current hour, as whole countries buckle under the devastating impact of ignorant goons deliberately ignoring urgent data generated by people whose only crime is more knowledge than most --

"Oh, how dare the specialists insult us and our shlongs by reminding us we don't know everything. OUR MANHOOD DEMANDS WE FIRST VENERATE JUNK PULLED OUT OF OUR ASS, BEFORE WE EVER RESPECT THE INSOLENCE OF THOSE WHO IMPOSE ON US A FUND OF KNOWLEDGE MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH ... THROUGH ... REEEEEESEARCH?? -- WHO NEEDS RESEARCH? THAT'S A DIRTY WORD. WHO NEEDS ANYTHING OTHER THAN OUR SHLONGS AND THE JUNK PULLED FROM OUR LORDLY ASSES??

B O W
D O W N!!!!!

WE KNOW WHAT'S WHAT. WHAT DO THE SPECIALISTS DO? THEY .... RESEARCH?? YUK! RESEARCH. YUK! DON'T INSULT US FURTHER!!"

Lives are now lost to the greater glory of the bigoted anti-intellectual Jihadists. HEIL TRUMP! HEIL JOHNSON!

A key to Trump's staying power so far involves an aspect spotlighted in a Glasser article for The New Yorker. Trump has tapped into this sick powerful trend on the Internet that is effectively imposing a warped alternative reality everywhere --

"Trump has spent years devaluing and diminishing facts, experts, institutions, and science—the very things upon which we must rely in a crisis—and his default setting during the coronavirus outbreak has been to deny, delay, deflect, and diminish"

https://www.newyorker.com/news/letter-f ... 0vvTXyqfVQ

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#3  Postby proudfootz » Mar 19, 2020 1:01 am

Thank God we don't have to rely on Bible colleges to inform us about disease control.
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Re: Trump COVID-19

#4  Postby don't get me started » Mar 19, 2020 8:00 am

Willful ignorance, anti-intellectualism and the promotion of emotionalism as the default setting in reacting to the world all combine to make a witches brew of panicky thoughtlessness, self-defeating knee-jerk-ism and strident noise-making.

Here was me back in the late 1990's at the dawn of the internet age thinking what a great thing the internet seemed.
Instead of knowledge for all, it has revealed that a significant number of our fellow citizens have the intellectual sophistication and emotional restraint of a below-average highschooler.
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Re: Trump COVID-19

#5  Postby newolder » Mar 19, 2020 9:30 am

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#6  Postby The_Piper » Mar 19, 2020 2:19 pm

That sounds like a bad Yogiism.
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Re: Long live ignorance

#7  Postby The_Metatron » Mar 19, 2020 3:15 pm

The people who elected those tools you mentioned need to learn a lesson, that much is true.

There are some lessons they won't learn until they start to die.

Here comes the motherfucking lesson.
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Re: Trump COVID-19

#8  Postby TopCat » Mar 19, 2020 3:34 pm

newolder wrote:people-are-dying-who-have-never-died-before


Amusingly plausible, but apparently fake news.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump ... ed-before/

And:

https://www.politifact.com/factchecks/2 ... ave-never/

Trump is a dick, for sure, but it seems counterproductive to accuse him of things he didn't do.
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Re: Long live ignorance

#9  Postby Fallible » Mar 19, 2020 3:51 pm

This is exactly the same as the thread you started about Trump 3 minutes previously, isn’t it?
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Re: Trump COVID-19

#10  Postby newolder » Mar 19, 2020 4:17 pm

I was under the impression that this is the topic for fake news/parody. If not, I'll delete. No worries.
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Re: Trump COVID-19

#11  Postby newolder » Mar 19, 2020 8:53 pm

"Trump will be forever known as the president that was so full of shit the country ran out of toilet paper"

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Re: Trump COVID-19

#12  Postby NineBerry » Mar 20, 2020 4:36 pm

So, there's the press conference I am currently watching on CNN.

Firstly, Trump surrounded by people a few centimeters away. How is that giving a good example that you should keep your distance from other people?

Secondly, journalists asking about the Malaria medication. First, the medical expert says "We don't know if it will work. There is only anecdotal data so far". Trump says "I think this will work. I can feel it. And you know I am a very smart guy".
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#13  Postby newolder » Mar 20, 2020 4:42 pm

^ Quickly followed by:

Reporter: "What do you say to the American people who are scared right now?"

Dotard: "I say that you're a terrible reporter."

Also, paraphrasing the discussion on the malaria drug:

Fauci: "We need clinical trials and let's see the data."

Dotard: "Roll-up, roll-up! Snake-oil cures all!"
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#14  Postby Fallible » Mar 20, 2020 6:18 pm

I watched a Trump Coronavirus press conference the other day. I couldn’t get over how utterly sycophantic everyone around him was, and how much of a bully and self-publicist he still is even at a time like this. I just could not stomach it.
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#15  Postby newolder » Mar 20, 2020 6:21 pm

During a rant about the "Deep state" today, even Dr. Fauci felt compelled to touch his face. :picard:

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Re: Trump COVID-19

#16  Postby Fallible » Mar 20, 2020 6:23 pm

:lol: :nono:
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#17  Postby laklak » Mar 20, 2020 6:26 pm

He's gonna give us free money, so he's a Great Guy. The Greatest. Very stable. Ask anyone.
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Re: Trump COVID-19

#18  Postby Fallible » Mar 20, 2020 6:30 pm

Indeed, indeed. The episode I was referring to above contained an incident when he was taking questions from the press. One journalist started out with ‘Mr President, your popularity has been decreasing...’ That was as far as he got. He never had a chance to ask his question, because Trump immediately interrupted with ‘according to who? According to who? My popularity is rising and (something along the lines of how amazing he is and how shitty journalists are)’, and he just moved on to the next question. Childish bully.
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#19  Postby LucidFlight » Mar 20, 2020 6:32 pm

Fallible wrote:I watched a Trump Coronavirus press conference the other day. I couldn’t get over how utterly sycophantic everyone around him was, and how much of a bully and self-publicist he still is even at a time like this. I just could not stomach it.

Those press conferences are some of the best in history. A lot of people have done press conferences and some are great, and some not so great. A lot aren't that great, but some are incredible — I've seen them. But some recently have been very, very good with a lot of information. Other conferences have had some information, which isn't a lot, but it's some. Trump's conferences have a lot of information and nobody has ever seen information like it before, not since World War II, when they did a lot of things, but we are doing more things now — a lot of things. Some countries are doing some things, but we are doing more things, more than any other country — incredible things. Great things, right now, maybe tomorrow or tomorrow morning, and the day after that, and in the days coming. Many things.
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#20  Postby Fallible » Mar 20, 2020 6:33 pm

:lol: Scarily good.
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