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Someplace else I suggested that Trump had a disease which those around him also catch and that explains whey they act as they do. On reflection there is also another possible explanation.
It goes like;
Trump is a criminal and can recognize other criminals
Trump only hires criminals that he has recognized as such
Still, not all are criminals because he made mistakes in hiring

I am basing this on Trump's capacity to screw it it.

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Years ago I read that wisdom is the blending of knowledge and experience. And without wisdom, a person can't really understand things (particularly human psychology).

Knowledge is what we might learn from books, or be told by teachers. Experience is what happens to us. Neither one alone creates understanding of events, or why things are the way they are.

I confess that I am having a great deal of trouble understanding Trump and QAnon followers, though I think I have a fairly good grasp of what Trump himself is.

It would be easy to simply declare that the Followers are morons, idiots, or gullible suckers (I have done that, quite often, actually, when fact-based discussion fails), but that is just an expression of frustration coming from my inability to understand why anyone would fall for such obvious con games. The fact that I have some long-time friends who are currently some distance down the rabbit hole forces me to make an attempt to understand why.

The only way to find understanding, according to my knowledge base, is to find and recognize scams that I have fallen for, and try to interpolate. I know that there have been instances of me believing cons, but virtually all the obvious ones were when I was much younger (less experienced). There is also the possibility that I am presently under the influence of some delusions and am not aware of it, but I'm inclined to think that if a person is able to ask that question of themself, then at least the door is open to a higher degree of consciousness.

But for now, the only thing that can be said with certainty is, "Ooga, booga, zork!"

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Originally Posted By: Irked
Frazzle-blithith! Preach! Thpppffffttth!

Doesnt this belong on the 3 word game thread?

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