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The Cognitive Dissonance of Donald Trump

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posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

I said that we have control over only ourselves. If we CHOOSE to join a mob of like thinkers, we can do serious structural modification. We can't force others to behave like we want, though.




posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 02:54 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Annee

It's becoming more clear to everyone by the day. He won't let this Kahn thing go, he backpedals and flipflops at whims, denies ever meaning anything he said when he's asked about it (but not until), explaining that he was being 'sarcastic'.

He's a scheister supreme. I don't even dislike the guy, actually, I find him very fascinating as a case study in uber-successful neurosis. Wall Street and Capitol Hill are loaded. He's in his league, but out of his league at the same time. He is a conman.

LOL!!


Oh yeah, for sure.

I've found him fascinating as well over the years, even read a couple of his books (he didn't write). But, I did work at a publishing company - - so I do know this happens.There's a very well known self help guru (not Deepak), that everything is supported by one book - - which was actually ghostwritten.

He was a regular guest on Howard Stern - - as far back as before Howard had his third daughter. So, long time.

He really thinks he's more then he is.

What he actually is, is a bully. Its just not going to work as president of the USA.

What are people thinking? (they're not).



posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: Agent365
Hey guys, honestly, neither candidate is good for office. We have no control over who wins or who we get to choose from. Either we come together and topple them or sit back, relax and enjoy the show.


I agree, to a point. Neither one is GOOD for the country. We have less control than we think about who is elected. And the answer is for US to come together and be "the people" that the Constitution and Declaration of Independence talk about.



That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Declaration of Independence.

But, sadly, our country is divided by fear and the "team mentality" keeps us divided. That's not an accident. Fear is the easiest way to control someone. The ISIS soldiers are controlled by the very same method. Cult members are controlled by fear.

Buzzy is so right. We are being controlled by fear, but we have the ability to denounce fear. We can refuse to be afraid and take back control of this country. Not in a military, violent, or angry way, but by using the system that's in place, while REFUSING to be controlled by fear.



posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 03:42 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic

originally posted by: shooterbrody
Those people do not accept hillary has done anything wrong


That's simply not true! If that were the case, Bernie wouldn't have been as popular as he was. This is not a contest of "the flawed one" vs "the perfect one". Neither one is flawless. One simply has a lot more flaws than the other.


Don't you just love how our arguments are always restructured into the ridiculous?


That is such BS. I have done nothing but show specific instances of Hillary lying, her scandals, crimes, and the exact way she VOTES. As a Necon. And not one of you maroons has ever directly responded to ONE of those specific examples. Instead you post nebulous, 'why are they so mean to us' responses that have exactly nothing to do with what I show. At some point, it gets so ridiculous that we don't even bother showing the truth to you people, you just ignore it. SMH.

This is a perfect example of something that reminds me of a member of my family. The way she acts toward other people is the exact opposite of how she THINKS she comes across to other people. It's amazing to watch, and it's hard to believe. Now, what's that called? Oh yeah, cognitive dissonance. SMH. Find a mirror.



posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: Benevolent Heretic

originally posted by: nomoredemsorreps
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
Why anyone watches mainstream media at all is beyond me,


Mainstream media is only ONE source I watch. And that includes FOX News. I also listen to some conservative radio shows and read liberal and conservative internet sites. I take in all sides of the discussion, then decide for myself.


Where is all the anger about the lies that Hillary told to the mothers and families of the men killed in Benghazi????


What are you talking about? There is plenty of anger out there about that. I don't like Hillary! I wish Bernie had won. Hillary does lie to cover her ass. But, by my personal assessment, Hillary is far more fit to lead the country than Trump. Clinton AND Trump both have negative points. Let me illustrate...





"you have NO RIGHT to spout off about being 'inspired' by anyone"


Donald??? IS that you?




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posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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Speaking of cognitive dissonance...

Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban and Michael Bloomberg campaign for Hillary Clinton


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posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
He is a conman. He's just not able to con everyone at the same time. Some people see through it.


Nothing about his entire approach to this speaks to him being a CONFIDENCE MAN. Go read about them. He an accomplished eccentric who tends to bring about a love/hate relationship from people (especially now being in the world of the Left/Right Mentality hyper-binary-biased maniacs.

Could it be that the the napalm welcome mat he was thrown by the controlled corporate media+political establishment that are pawns of the Power Elites that own this nation its government (TPTB / The TRUE Patriarchy / NWO / whatever you prefer to call 'them'), could it be the endless napalm and hand grenades they've been lodging at him endlessly might have helped make him this extra reactionary at this point? Nah! He's just an ahole, right?


Those who are huge fans - his mob - they are his targets (victims for now). Now. Once he's voted in, he'll turn that skill on Congress, other world leaders, and anyone else who gets in his way.


Bravo! Way to speak in slanted absolutes in all of this.

What does that even mean? Is he actually trying to TAKE OVER THE WORLD in all of this? After he does that then there will only be The Moon in his way to take over the cosmos, and he'll minionize all of humanity in his aims of destroying it?





a reply to: Konduit
Hell ya!
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posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: Konduit

I don't speak "meme"...



posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 06:07 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Damn BH, that has to be the weakest attempt I've ever seen you make.



posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 07:05 PM
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originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: Zanti Misfit

Yes considering that everyone knows that Hillary should be up on indictments as we speak.......but instead is running for president.




Good Answer Aunt B .



posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: Olivine

" Would the criticism carry any more weight for you if it came from a Would the criticism carry any more weight for you if it came from a Harvard-educated psychiatrist? "


No it would not . I might Also Ask You if this Harvard-educated psychiatrist by Any chance is of the Full Blown Socialistic, Communistic, Liberal Progressive , Politically Correct Wuess Persuasion ? If so , there ya Go.........
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posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 07:36 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

He's terrible, just TERRIBLE for puppies! Lmfao, this has to be a joke...



posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 09:04 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

a confidence trickster. a con-man. a shyster. a card-shark. a manipulator. snake-oil saleman. a sociopath. a hustler, a swindler, fleecer, scammer. A genuine and sincere fraud. A conniver. Deceiver, a slick and smooth talker, an enchanter (witness Paul Ryan).

It's kind of sad, really. Sad that someone so privileged somehow turned out to be the way he is.

And even sadder that he doesn't realize it. And neither does a huge bunch of our citizenry.




le sigh


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posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 09:12 PM
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Just wanted to stop by and say:

Ted Cruz made a speech during the early season about finding out whether sand glows in the dark......
about carpet-bombing and total devastation......of the Middle East.

yikes.
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posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 10:32 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Just wanted to stop by and say:

Ted Cruz made a speech during the early season about finding out whether sand glows in the dark......
about carpet-bombing and total devastation......of the Middle East.

yikes.


Yikes is right....

apparently his father thinks Cruz is the anointed one to bring on the apocalypse.

www.alternet.org...

This from G. Beck

www.mediaite.com...

uno mas

www.nowtheendbegins.com...


Makes Trump look like a nice guy, reasonable and logical by comparison....
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posted on Aug, 3 2016 @ 10:37 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

If the message is completely lost on you, I think you need to develop more than just your language skills.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 12:13 AM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Let me just say, it must have taken a while to gather all of the information and type out your thoughts about Trump and the way he treats other people. I applaud your efforts. I think its great to have an opinion. "Gloves coming off" is a figure of speech. It solidifies at campaign rallies that he is willing to fight for the people he is taking with.
Him being upset had nothing to do with the DNC being televised. Unfortunately, you read that wrong. He was referring to the electronic age and how not so long ago messages were by courier and therefore more private (referring to clintons mishandling of classified information).
Trump was also not criticizing or wanting to take away mr Khans first amendment rights. He was simply stating that Khan had no right to assume that he had never read the constitution, specifically. Mr Khan has displaced anger. I feel bad for him and his family personally. The reason his son died was because of a war that Mr. Trump was against from the beginning, had no involvement in, and one that Bush started (which was a mistake) and Obama ended (which was another mistake).
Focusing on POWs for a minute, McCain is a war monger. He has done so much to harm this country with his nation building and interventionist ideas. He is a career politician that would sell this country to the highest bidder. He is the reason why I did not vote at all in 2008. He was also a POW, and your past doesn't matter if you're a terrible person.
I don't think you have any idea what political correctness is. Sure its being nice, but its so much more than that. Its being nice to the extent that you ignore the many problems plaguing this country because your afraid they won't elect you, or your afraid of offending one group or another. Obama is so politically correct, he hasn't said anything to defend police officers, and has invited black lives matter to the white house.
I don't think Trump is perfect, but one thing he has going for him is that he is NOT politically correct, and he is NOT part of the establishments status quo, and he is NOT a career politician. We don't need another clinton in the white house for the same reason we didn't need another bush. They know too much about manipulating our system of government for their own benefit.



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 12:17 AM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss

a confidence trickster. a con-man. a shyster. a card-shark. a manipulator. snake-oil saleman. a sociopath. a hustler, a swindler, fleecer, scammer. A genuine and sincere fraud. A conniver. Deceiver, a slick and smooth talker, an enchanter (witness Paul Ryan).

It's kind of sad, really. Sad that someone so privileged somehow turned out to be the way he is.

And even sadder that he doesn't realize it. And neither does a huge bunch of our citizenry.


In 'fully' defining a CONFIDENCE MAN, with it all you've done is help demonstrate that Trump doesn't fit the entire mould, while also inadvertently demonstrating that essentially ALL career politicians do (which he isn't where Hillary IS).

Glad we "agree"!

GG
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posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 12:19 AM
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a reply to: Allenb83

Dude, make a thread!



posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 06:04 AM
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Trump was also not criticizing or wanting to take away mr Khans first amendment rights. He was simply stating that Khan had no right to assume that he had never read the constitution, specifically.


It was not an assumption, it was a conclusion based on statements Trump himself has made. In fact, his response to Mr. Khan suggests he does not understand what rights are. If he stays in the race long enough to attend the debates, Trump will probably be asked questions like: "What is the significance of the Seventh Amendment?" Watching him flip out will be both entertaining and frightening.



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