Donald Trump ran not only to “Make America Great Again” but to “Make America SAFE Again”.
But he doesn’t take intelligence briefings on a daily basis and he doesn’t believe the CIA.
Also, threats of terrorism and terrorist acts have subsided over the last couple of months. It seems unusually calm after the turmoil of the last year with Paris attacks and Belgium.
If acts of terrorism are more likely to occur during transition periods, what’s in store for us next year?
And what would Trump do about it? I mean, other than blame the victims.
Ok, well, that was a sunny, positive thought! Have a nice day!
I’m reading the new Michael Lewis book, The Undoing Project. Chapter three explains exactly how Trump won the presidency. It’s the chapter on the Tversky similarity index and decision making. There’s no math in the book as far as I can tell and the similarity index is easy to understand. The pharmaceutical industry relies on it and the tanimoto similarity index when doing data analysis on high throughout screening of compounds for activity against protein targets. Ok, gettin too geeky here.
Anyway, after this chapter I put the blame on the press. Yup. Can’t get around it. They took the ill gotten booty and published it. They made a BFD over the FBI probe of Hillary’s email and the Comey Letter.
Yes, Russia hacked. Yes, the Republicans highjacked the FBI. Yes, yes, yes, the Trump campaign was complicit in both. But it wouldn’t have gone anywhere if the media had not been determined to have an exciting photofinish by creating a false equivalency. Some of this has already been said but it’s HOW it was done and how Americans’ decision making process was manipulated that makes this seem like a really stupid move by the media or just malicious.
Someone once told me to never confuse malice with stupidity. If that’s my working hypothesis then my conclusion is that the vast majority of media “journalists” and “editors” need to be fired. We can’t have this shit and operate as a free Democracy.
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