As I was reading LesMisanthrope's recent thread titled Anti-Trump Snobbery
it gave me
an idea for a new thread but I've posted quite a few threads in the mud-pit recently so I want to take a more philosophical approach in this thread
rather than just attacking ideologies I don't agree with. As LesMis points out, much of the hatred towards Trump is aimed more at his mannerisms and
personality rather than his ability to get stuff done. They just don't like what type of person he is and think he's a bad role model.
I don't think this is a totally unreasonable stance to take, Trump can of course be a buffoon and he has a huge ego that often leads to him saying and
doing foolish things. I can see why people may be concerned he will make the U.S. look foolish to the rest of the world. However I think what those
people tend to ignore is that he's intentionally trying to troll people with things like his CNN wresting tweet. And it had exactly the effect he
intended; they took it way too seriously and ended up ruining themselves over a tweet.
This is the thing about fools, some of them have a weird type of intelligence that should never be underestimated. Trump didn't get where he is now
through pure luck, he is not the complete idiot people like to make him out to be. Look at the pictures on the old tarot cards, the fool is often
depicted as the joker or jester, someone who likes to play tricks, the original troll basically. They are often depicted as standing contentedly near
the edge of a cliff as if to temp fate, never taking life too seriously, never letting it drag them down.
The Fool or The Jester is one of the 78 cards in a Tarot deck; one of the 22 Trump cards that make up the Major Arcana. The Fool is unnumbered;
sometimes represented as 0 (the first) or XXII (the last) Major Arcana in decks.
The Fool (Tarot card)
Another interesting little tidbit; my avatar depicts the Goddess Eris holding her famous Golden Apple of Discord. According to Greek mythology the
apple was "tossed in the midst of the feast of the gods at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis as a prize of beauty, thus sparking a vanity-fueled
dispute among Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite that eventually led to the Trojan War". Eris basically trolled them, showing how easily great destruction is
caused when people take stupid little things way too seriously instead of just being able to laugh at them.
A modern day jester or troll essentially does the same thing, they get people riled up over silly memes and they adopt a very care free attitude to
life which I think is best expressed by the classic troll face image. Now I'm not saying trolls are a good thing, many trolls just think it's about
hurting people and they miss the whole point. It's a form of political comedic commentary, it shows us just how much power a simple meme can have, it
shows us that foolish things can have a great impact on the world, just look at the damage caused by CNN memes.
The Fool is a Trump card because he has a power that you may not expect if you simply judge the book by its cover, he possesses a strange type of
wisdom which also often comes across in tarot card artwork, there is even a page on Wikipedia about the
. That's not to say being foolish is always a good thing or that all fools are wise, but
if you look at history you'll see a common trend that weird quirky people who don't fit the norm are often the same people at the helm of great
things. They may appear completely unfit for the job but then do great things.
The question here is not whether Trump is "presidential enough", it's whether you can learn to be content with the world you live in and stop taking
everything so seriously, because there's no rule saying a President cannot be a fool, G.W. Bush certainly wouldn't have been President if that were
the case. If you're worried about the world hating you let me just assure you as someone who lives outside the U.S. that myself and many others are
able to look past his occasional foolishness because we can see the good he is doing for the world.
I personally do not want to march full steam ahead into a globalist one world government hell hole as all these progressive politicians seem to want,
and I've despised the MSM for a very long time so I love to see him destroy them without even breaking a sweat. If you read my past threads you'll see
I initially did not like Trump because I thought he was too much of an egotistical idiot but I soon came to believe he may actually be a good thing
for the world and what I've seen occur since the elections has only strengthened that belief.
Essentially it comes down to the fact that you cannot always get what you want, but some times you'll get what you need instead, even if you don't
like it. You will fight and resist with all your might but the jester will avoid your punches in a drunken fashion without even trying. Btw if you're
wondering what that painting is, it was done by Jan Matejko in 1862 and is titled "Stańczyk". I just slapped Trumps face on there for a little bit of
Stańczyk, the male figure depicted in the painting, was the court jester when Poland was at the height of its political, economic and cultural
power during the era of the Renaissance in Poland, during the reign of King Sigismund I the Old (reigned 1506–1548). He was a popular figure;
besides his fame as a jester he has been described as an eloquent, witty, and intelligent man, using satire to comment on the nation's past, present,
and future. Unlike jesters of other European courts, Stańczyk has always been considered as much more than a mere entertainer. Stańczyk's
fame and legend were strong in his own time and enjoyed a resurgence in the 19th century, and he remains well-known to this day.
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