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The Cognitive Dissonance of Donald Trump

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posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 06:27 AM
I hate to make such an obvious "argumentum ad populum" but in this case, the evidence is overwhelming: either Donald Trump is portraying an ignorant, crazy man (my personal opinion) ... or he really is an ignorant, crazy man, and the stresses of the campaign for President have revealed that..

Read any one of his public statements: what you see, without question, are the words of a self-centered, arrogant, childish buffoon.

This isn't about Democrat v. Republican, nor politician v. populist nor even corruption v. integrity ... this is a matter of a megalomaniac demagogue who has apparently completely and utterly "jumped the shark."

The fact that so many of you are absolutely blind to this basic reality tells me all I need to know.

Arguing this point or any other with this level of mentality is moot.

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posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 06:27 AM

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posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 12:17 PM
a reply to: ObserveConvince
Nope. You are wrong, and need to do some serious reviewing of the facts.

The system is bull#!

Yes, we get that part. Bernie was our pick. Trump is actually part of "the system."

No growth last 8 years!
That is an easily debunked, proven lie.

Uncontrolled immigration!

No, it's not uncontrolled. It has slowed to a trickle compared to Bush's term - and those applying for refugee or political asylum are very carefully vetted. Have been all along. Up to two years worth.


Yes. The world is full of it. Everyone agrees with that. Everyone. I have heard no one say that everything's perfect. Unfortunately, psychopaths are 'corrupt' by nature. Electing one isn't going to fix that problem.

Stop Terrorism though any means!
Like......Cruz's "glow in the dark sand" carpet-bombing plan? Like...spending trillions more to have a shiny new fleet and arsenal and ordnance to make everyone else look like they're driving a Yugo or an exploding Pinto? Stupid strategy.
The truth is that he is a very good business man with horrendous social skills and even stinkier personal insight.
He is a disordered individual.

He is, truly, unfit - either by design, or by basic personality traits.

posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 12:22 PM
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Don't worry, the dummy will be smacked down with the Constitution. It is becoming abundantly clear that he has no clue what the hell it was written for.

If He gets elected and starts trying to implement the things he babbles about, and it is nothing but nonsense, he will find himself in the center of a coup.

The guy is a #ing idiot.
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posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 04:01 PM

originally posted by: Bobaganoosh
I will counter with Hillary Clinton. There is enough here to bury the b!tch.

I would vote for Negan over her.

Who cares about "words" and "feels".

Find another hero.

Enough said.

Words and feels? Read my post history, I'm on record being against PC nonsense as anyone here, but this is politics. Words come with agendas, which can become a real problem when Narcissistic assholes are given mandates from people willing to overlook "the feels". People dismissive of the feels can be commentators, comedians, musicians, but they can't be president. The tribalism and human tenancy to go ape # makes me extremely reluctant to overlook leaders who disregard the feels. The feels are god damn important in politics. We've been spoiled enough to never experience living in a truly divided country. A large part of that is the phony politicians who walk on egg shells to avoid pissing off the idiotic hordes of apes.

Who the hell do you think trump is that he could # on everyone and get away with it? Why would you want him to? If you think he's your nanny and protector against scary people fine, but shouldn't you at least expect him to not do it like a #bag?

posted on Aug, 4 2016 @ 09:19 PM
If any of you have watched the videos that show how he thinks and how he acts.. as well-meaning and genuinely sincere as he seems to be (I honestly don't have any animosity toward him.... I actually kinda like him, and also feel bad for him, because it's not his fault!) ---- you guys, he's got a serious issue.

But anyway, he is who he is. One of my siblings is like that, too......

passionate, and recklessly wrong.

But not yet successful.


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posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 12:12 PM

Americans have been misled by the Democratic Party in more ways than one. It appears that African Americans have been completely spellbinded into putting all of their faith into Hillary Clinton. Many people have been flooding the internet about the evil mysterious powers of the Hindu Indians, and now, Donald Trump has had powerful rituals placed upon him. One Hindu Indian even stated that the Khan family was from Pakistan, but has their roots in India. It is a known fact that Ghazala and Khizr Khan speak the Urdu language. Urdu is a direct dialect of Sanskrit, which is the language of Satan and the 200 fallen Nephilim. Urdu means "language of fire". In the Surah 2 of the Holy Quran, it talks about Iblis (another name for Satan) and djinn being created of fire. And the language they spoke was Sanskrit. Their genetic descendants on earth speak dialects of Sanskrit, which links them to their gods. Thus, it is no coincidence Mr. Trump got caught up in a planetary battle because he sought to take on globalization, which is to say in laymen terms, is the New World Order. Hillary Clinton, once becoming President, will transform right before the eyes of all beings on earth. What she has been working on for man many years is laying down the ground for the New World Order at its root. That means America will no longer be America. It will be tied into a global system
Lets just set the record straight for one minute. Its a known fact that the CIA and the FBI has been infiltrating people within the Trump supporters. They were destroying him from the inside out by playing white supremacist roles. And on top of that cops have been killing minorities, a caucasian serial sniper has been killing minorities in Arizona, and genocide within minority communities has heightened. Yet the blame is being placed on Donald Trump. What foolish and misguided notions placed and used on the American people! Paul Ryan, the GOP house speaker, has powerful ties into the Illuminati, which is why he and Mr. Trump will never get along. The forces behind the GOP who manipulated Trump's Vice President pick is really working towards Hillary's Presidency. This is why Republicans keep joing her clan. Its was set up that way all along! The KKK and most white supremacists are socialists and communists. They really have nothing in common with Donald Trump, but NBC Evening News, CNN, and countless other news media outlets, are performing miracles to not only support this false narrative, but to also get Hillary elected. And once she is elected, hell will come down on poor African Americans, latinos, and caucasians. The entire Presidential Campaign is a game, and is filled with lies! Mr. Trump was doing good prior to exposing his plans for America. Hillary and the Obamas have people in every community listening to everything. And each thing Mr Trump declared was disected by the Illuminati's best learnt men and women.
Most powerful women have mentally manipulated the working class and lower class of women into accepting that Hillary's presidency will be a step up for women everywhere. What they fail to realize is that Hillary is working for a powerful group that has ties to the Bilderberg Group. Killing down the population is the first thing on the list for 2017. Hillary will dazzle you all with lies, and will come with proof that this is not her plan, but rest assure that this was her plan all along. Many extraterrestrials exposed her in the 1980's and the 1990's, along with her verbally making declarations for her support to the New World Order. As Hillary said when she ran the Governor's Office in Arakansas, the New World Order will be led by the first female President for America. She has fornicated with many lesbians in the past who now hold very powerful positions, and has been destroying all women who didn't support her. Even Madeline Albright is tied into the lesbian coven of witches. Many Secret Serrvice Agents, ex-CIA and FBI Agents have also sworn that a Hillary Presidency will be the death of American, and to millions of Americans. Since President Obama and the Clinton has been casting their spells on the American people, African Americans and latinos are being killed by cops and others at phenomenal rates.

posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 12:13 PM
And in all locations where Hillary has rallied for support in Pennsylvania, white supremacy has intensified. In Central and Northern Pennsylvania, many minorities are being targeted, maliciously arrested, and is forced to spy on and report one another to very racist cops. In a place called Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where white supremacy has been in control for decades, African Americans and latinos are being call the -N- word while sitting in their yards. Many of the caucasian youth are tattooed with swastikas and other so-called white supremacist symbols, in hopes of instilling fear in the small race of minorities. The worst are those flying Confederate flags at their homes and on their vehicles! There is a grocery store in Bethlehem called "Giant Grocery store", at 3926 Linden street, where racism is at its highest. When minorities go into that store, they are maliciously watched with provocative glances. If a minority male raises his voice for any reason, police will be called, and lies will be mixed with some truth to get him arrested. Hundreds of minorities swear that they have never encountered such racism in Pennsylvania like what occurs in Bethlehem. And the sad thing is that what Donald Trump stated, illegal aliens are taking over America, but caucasians in America only seems to be attacking the black race, which makes no sense.
If we begin with the issue of the so-called, “Rightwing” and the division of the GOP, we can call out those who refused to support Trump are jumping ship to support Hillary Clinton. People like Brent Scowcroft who was the foreign policy adviser to four GOP presidents, said in a statement last month, that Clinton “has the wisdom and experience to lead our country at this critical time.” Richard Armitage, former deputy secretary of state to George W. Bush, told Politico last month, “If Donald Trump is the nominee, I would vote for Hillary Clinton.” According to the political site, insider Laura Bush hinted that she would support Hillary Clinton and since the Bush family hasn’t made it official – they certainly have said that they have no love for either Trump or Ted Cruz. No one wants to assume anything but of course rumors fly like bats at twilight. It is this that tells me that again the left/right paradigm is a joke and we are fools for believing that it accomplishes anything, but suckers us into playing along with their illusion of choice.
We know that there have many talk show hosts who have addressed the issues that are plaguing the Democratic convention. The perspective of course is highly- slanted towards using the evidence of malfeasance as a way to indicate that the other side namely the Republicans are not as corrupt and that we see genuine honesty being portrayed by so-called conservative puppets. Let’s be honest, the elite’s sycophants in the media encourage the public to play along with the two parties’ fake combat with one another. That is the difference between what we are saying, and what they want you to believe. When it is all said and done you will eventually see that the result of all of this pomp and circumstance will be an agreed selection of a candidate willing to cater to elitist peddlers of a new socialistic order.

All of those who show themselves at these conventions, both Democrat and Republican, play for the same goals, the fragmenting of the body politic and working towards the common goal of winning government power. That is all they care about –and those who don’t play that way are weeded out or they are forced into complying with the well-organized façade. The sense of community that both parties generate is an incidental consequence of good political propaganda and spin. The people enable the criminality and impunity and then protest when they do not benefit from it. This has what we have become; this is what we have morphed into. There are dissidents that are free to protest, because it makes them feel like they are doing some good. However, the elites are free to control us and maintain their sovereign immunity from serving any time in prison for maintaining impunity and corruption. Meanwhile the con is that they tell you to vote because it maintains appearances, primarily the appearance of looking democratic as opposed to being an oligarchy.

Most Americans replace objective reality with illusions and choices that they base on emotion. When they are all caught up into the emotional and inspirational moment of all of the showmanship of a convention, they turn anything that will defuse the high they are receiving. Little do they know that all of that contact high is a result of neuro-programming and for that moment the brain cannot or refuses to register that lies entertain. Honesty disturbs. Honesty produces the truth – and the truth sucks for those who after their political honeymoon realize that they have chosen wrong again. Politics is entertainment – it is not the all American red, white, and blue feel good action that you want to believe it is. It is now evident that it is a glossy emotionally charged form of hyper reality that certainly preempts the reports of how we live in a police state and that the whole so-called celebration of freedom and integrity is dominated by imagery and hype, with the goal of money and profit. It is now just another form of entertainment and fantasy meant to ensure that nothing in the way of real truth reaches the people. Are there people out there still shooting each other? Is the brutality and plans for insurrection worth mentioning? Are the disenfranchised being told that their complaints about a rigged process being ignored for the illusion of party unity?

posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 12:13 PM
Alicia Keys has to give her pitch about the bravery of gun control, Paul Simon has to sing his old heart out in order to get a crowd walking out of the DNC to unify, this after Sarah Silverman yells form the platform that the “Bernie or Bust” people are ridiculous. The left, and even some of those who say they play on the right, are working overtime to force Hillary Clinton down everyone’s throats. Bernie is obviously complicit in it, imploring all of his hardcore supporters to vote for Hillary too. Now that WikiLeaks has published the fact that the Democratic National Committee rigged the primaries against Bernie in Hillary’s favor. When he implored his supporters to vote Hillary to defeat Trump, Bernie heard loud boos from his supporters. Many of them walked out disgusted that he just knuckled under the pressure. His wife Jane was caught on a hot mic afterwards telling him, “They don’t know your name is being put in nomination. That’s the concern.” If that is the case, who pressured him to bow out, was he threatened? Was there some sort of ideological blackmail going on? This is obviously an act of malfeasance.

We are told that the DNC was supposed to be neutral in the primary between Clinton and Sanders. Unfortunately, WikiLeaks dumped a massive amount of e-mails from the Democratic National Committee onto the web just Hillary Clinton was preparing to celebrate her presidential nomination at the Democratic convention. In the thousands of internal e-mails, it was revealed that a Democratic Party official tried to use Bernie Sanders’ supposed religious beliefs to derail his presidential campaign. They wondered if he was really Jewish or perhaps an atheist, which apparently would have been good fodder to destroy his campaign. The e-mails confirmed that the party establishment was vying for a Clinton presidency long before the primaries were decided. Once again, people can’t be bothered with the idea that the whole election is a sham and that the selection has already been made. This move and the jump ship attitudes of the anti-Trump brigade of the GOP has fueled conspiracy rumors that Donald Trump may very well be a plant and that he might’ve made a backroom deal with the devil as part of the normal course of corrupt business as usual in Washington. In the 1990’s, Hillary claimed there was a right-wing conspiracy against her and Bill. Wouldn’t be the most awful irony if Hillary benefited from a conspiracy to undermine both the GOP and her own party just so she can be president?

Trump has donated to Democrats. The Clintons attended Trump’s wedding. Their daughters, Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump, are friends. Trump even says that he was once a Democrat. According to Politico, Trump has donated more than $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation. Records have shown that his donations have favored Democratic causes. The conspiracy theory that Trump is a Democratic wrecking operation aimed straight at the GOP’s base is now gaining ground again. This would make Trump a False Flag candidate. So has the fact that what is happening is an illusion taken hold yet? We know it is an uncomfortable thought, but have you ever seen such a political mess that goes beyond the divisive and into the criminal? Isn’t it obvious that Trump is a caricature of conservatism – taken straight out of a comic book? We mean, many true believers are thinking that everything is above board and there are no conspiracies in Washington, right? It is apparent that the conventions are nothing more than a psy-op and that people are ignoring the glaring clues that this signs, seals and delivers the old axiom there is no right, there is no left – there is no red state. No blue state – just the state versus you.

August 7, 2016

posted on Aug, 7 2016 @ 08:09 PM
a reply to: marksoros

It appears that African Americans have been completely spellbinded into putting all of their faith into Hillary Clinton. Many people have been flooding the internet about the evil mysterious powers of the Hindu Indians, and now, Donald Trump has had powerful rituals placed upon him. One Hindu Indian even stated that the Khan family was from Pakistan, but has their roots in India.


Just, no.

And it's "spellbound". I quit reading when you said "spellbinded".

Your posts, being "walls of text," will go mostly unread. Try breaking them up into short segments.

Meanwhile, no. Spell"binded"? No.

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posted on Aug, 10 2016 @ 11:43 AM
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

I don't really believe Trump is the nicest guy in the world, but compared to Hillary he's a prince. Thus, he has my vote.

posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 08:09 PM
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

This thread is ridiculous. We have people saying how bad Trump is for name calling, all the while calling Trump names throughout. The hypocrisy is rampant...

posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 08:40 PM

originally posted by: Wide-Eyes
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

This thread is ridiculous. We have people saying how bad Trump is for name calling, all the while calling Trump names throughout. The hypocrisy is rampant...

Yeah, it's absolutely stunning the cognitive dissonance of Clinton voters. I don't think they really understand what 'cognitive dissonance' really means. They really need to find a mirror, because no matter WHAT Trump said or says, he has DONE nothing yet to harm nearly the number of people in the world that the Clintons and Bushes and the rest of the Neocons have MURDERED.

Do I trust Trump? Absolutely not. The guy is awful thin-skinned. But I already KNOW, from reading evidence how 'thin-skinned' Hillary is. All one has to do is read the articles by ex-Clinton staffers to know this.

Haven't heard any ex-Trump employees say anything but great things about him though. So he gets a pass until he starts mimicking Neocons and invading countries, and completely the police state that is the USA these days. That's what really worries me about Trump...his no fly lists, and talk about terrorism, which is complete bs and a scam.

If you stop bombing the crap out of innocent countries because you don't like the leader, then perhaps they won't want to kill you either!! Not that they've done a very good job of killing us. You have a better chance of being struck by ten freaking bolts of lightning than you ever do of being harmed by a terrorist. Unless that 'terrorist' is the FBI, railroading some dumb angry teenager into building a bomb, and then arresting them and patting yourself on the back for stopping the 'terrorists' you just freaking CREATED.


posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 08:44 PM
a reply to: nomoredemsorreps


posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 08:58 PM

originally posted by: nomoredemsorreps

Yeah, it's absolutely stunning the cognitive dissonance of Clinton voters. I don't think they really understand what 'cognitive dissonance' really means. They really need to find a mirror, because no matter WHAT Trump said or says, he has DONE nothing yet to harm nearly the number of people in the world that the Clintons and Bushes and the rest of the Neocons have MURDERED.

Trump = Slum Lord and equivalence of Corporate Raider (backed up by facts). How do you assess someone politically that has never been in a political position?

Clinton's? A lot of speculation of wrong doing - - - very little fact.

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posted on Aug, 27 2016 @ 09:18 PM
a reply to: nomoredemsorreps

Haven't heard any ex-Trump employees say anything but great things about him though.

Because they sign a contract that prohibits them from discussing their employment. That facade will be cracking soon.

posted on Aug, 31 2016 @ 08:19 AM
a reply to: Krazysh0t

You come of very pompous in this thread.
My fifty years on this earth have taught me many things. This gets re enforced every day though.
The easiest person in the word to fool is the one that thinks he/ she is the smartest person in the room. ( or the board)
You've been fooled.


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