How To Avoid Being Misled By Media Narratives?

The year 2016 confirmed for me that media’s job is not to deliver news but to push narratives. The narrative-pushing modern media poses certain challenge for the public. The challenge of identifying the right narrative to believe in.

If you have followed this year’s presidential election in the US, you saw how for over a year, till the very last day, the media vigorously kept saying that Donald Trump had no chance of winning the presidency, and yet he won bigly. After a fiasco like this, how can you believe the media?

When opposing narratives are running through the media, how can one avoid being misled? This is the question I will address in this post – with example of the recent Trump election.

To begin with, I’ll talk about what makes us vulnerable to being misled. During this election cycle I learned a great many things about psychology. One of the things that I learned about is confirmation bias. I knew what confirmation bias was, but I was not fully aware about how powerful its role is in our perception of the world. Another major thing that I learned is that humans are irrational almost all the time. None of our big decisions are based in rationality. NONE. Most of our decisions – small and big – are based not on facts but on how we feel about things. And our perceptions are strengthened by confirmation bias once we have formed a perception – which we do based on how the stimulus has made us feel emotionally. All this makes us vulnerable.

While I was following the election coverage I saw two universes in the media. The MSM (mainstream media) was relentlessly thrashing Trump; calling him a clown, racist, sexist, misogynist, an immature person with mental age of a 4-year-old, Hitler, etc. Nearly everyone in the MSM said that he had virtually zero chance of winning the presidency. And they worked incredibly hard to cover up Hillary’s crookedness that involved crimes as serious as treason. This was one universe.

There was another universe with the opposite reality. In that universe – which comprised of “alternative media” websites and citizen journalism on social media – Trump was not a clown but rather a master persuader. His use of language which was labeled “immature” in the MSM universe was considered to be application of his weapons-grade persuasion techniques. Trump was considered not scary Hitler but the savior of Western Civilization. The folks in this universe worked incredibly hard to expose Hillary’s crookedness and disqualifications.

People who followed the MSM coverage viewed Trump as a clown, racist, sexist, misogynist and whatever else he was branded as in that universe; and those who were solely exposed to the pro-Trump universe saw him as master persuader and the savior of the West etc. and viewed Clinton as the most corrupt candidate ever to run for president.

One of the people influenced by the anti-Trump MSM universe was my boss. He had started following the election coverage after hearing me talk enthusiastically about Trump. His first impression of Trump was that of a joker. Later on, his impression of Trump changed to misogynist, sexist, racist,.. and everything that the MSM portrayed Trump to be. I, on the other hand, had known Trump through the pro-Trump universe, and as such my first impression of him was that of master persuader and a masculine nationalist figure such as the one America needed to save itself. And every step of the way my belief in him grew stronger.

Human irrationality and confirmation bias were at work at their best.

Neither I nor my boss (nor anyone else from the general public) was qualified to understand politics and policies talked about by the two candidates. Nor did we keep a track of every detail that was being mentioned by the candidates and in the news about them, much less factcheck every bit of it. And yet I was sure about Trump’s fitness to be president and about his victory, and my boss was equally sure about Trump’s unfitness and his abysmal prospects in the race.

Every evening my boss would send me links of articles written on the anti-Trump narrative as “proof” that he was right in his assessment of Trump. I could also find as many articles “proving” my assessment of Trump right as I received from my boss and send them to him as my counter points, but I refrained from doing so because I understood that it would not sway his opinions at all. That is because his notion of Trump was built on irrationality and confirmation bias. Mine too was, to an extent, based on the same. I say to an extent because Trump has now won, proving that he is a master persuader, which means my notion of him was not totally based on irrationality.

So, are my boss and everyone who mocked Trump stupid? Not really. They were misinformed. When there are multiple universes in the media pushing different narratives it is easy to get misled.

In order to avoid being misled by media narratives, one must understand the following three concepts:

We are irrational

When following media narratives, ask yourself if you are really qualified to accurately assess the individual or the situation you are forming an opinion about. In almost all cases, we are not. We are forming opinions all the time based on how we feel about the person or the situation. And how we feel about someone or something depends on how it is being presented to us.

In Trump’s case, people who followed the MSM saw Trump as racist, sexist, misogynist etc. because that’s how he was presented to them, not because he really is all that. Trump has been a public figure for years, but never has he been accused of any such thing until he ran for president. You ask why?

Confirmation bias

Once you form an opinion about someone or something based on how you feel (or how you are made to feel) about it, confirmation bias kicks in. Then you will start to notice and even actively seek information that will confirm your opinion, and everything that conflicts with your view will become virtually invisible to you.

In Trump’s case, once his initial image was formed in both the universes, every speech, statement and move made by his aides provided confirmation bias to the people on both sides. As more time went by, those who thought Trump was unfit to be president saw him even more unfit, and vice versa took place on the other side.

Cognitive dissonance

Once confirmation bias sets in, everything that conflicts with your view becomes virtually invisible to you. But what happens when something happens that is not only conflicting with your confirmation biased-fueled view but is also too in-your-face to be ignored? You guessed right: cognitive dissonance.

Cognitive dissonance is mental discomfort you feel when what you see (reality) does not match with your beliefs. The stronger your beliefs, the more the dissonance. To counter cognitive dissonance, you make up irrational hypotheses to justify your views in the face of conflicting information.

Look at the numerous hypotheses that have come out about why Trump won, none of which credit his persuasion skills or his intrinsic fitness to be president – because that would conflict with their views of Trump! There could not be more glaring example of cognitive dissonance.

How to proceed?

Be cognizant of the ubiquitous human irrationality, confirmation bias and cognitive dissonance, and learn about all point-of-views presented in the media.

In Trump’s case almost all of the MSM was against him, but people with Internet access and genuine interest in politics have no excuse for not scrutinizing both narratives. Once you start the practice of looking at all sides along with being aware of the aforementioned psychological traps that will keep you from objectivity, you will start to recognize patterns.

Pattern-recognition comes about with experience. Once you start recognizing patterns you will see a bigger picture about everything (patterns appear only in bigger view) and you will be better able to choose the right narrative.

During the Trump election I saw the following:

  • Hollywood celebrities were for Hillary, army Generals were for Trump.
  • Pro-immigration liberals were for Hillary, nationalist conservatives were for Trump.
  • Young people were for Hillary, experienced were for Trump.
  • MSM were for Hillary, citizen journalists and social media were for Trump.
  • Beta males were for Hillary, masculine men were for Trump.

These are just a few of the many observations, but they are enough to provide a clear pattern that made me choose Trump as my candidate. Supporters of Trump across categories, in my view, are superior class of people.

You may not see the same pattern as I see here. But this is just one pattern. There are always more patterns, complex and multi-layered, some too intricate to articulate. The point is, if you avoid the psychological traps and study all the narratives, the patterns will emerge that will make you better informed.

Will it always make you choose the right narrative? That’s too much to expect, I’d say. Does it seem like a lot of work then? Maybe, but it’s still worth it.

Trump Wins: Triumph Of The Righteous

Trump wins the presidency of the United States.

People on the other side are shocked. Many can’t digest Trump’s victory. They are thinking, everyone on TV kept saying he was a clown, racist, misogynist, Hitler, and whatnot. Until the election day the media put his odds of winning at no more than 20%. How could he win!

The other side never believed in Trump’s message of Make America Great Again. They believed that America was already great. They were wrong. I think America is now set to be great again. I believe in Trump. And you should too, if you’re uncertain.

Let’s examine why people should believe in Trump.

Trump did not win on his own. In primaries, yes. He won the Republican party’s nomination by knocking off all other candidates completely on his own using his best in class persuasion skills (the link refers to the A-class commentary on the election and a treasure of literature on persuasion). But it was not possible for him to win the presidency because he was practically one man fighting both the opposition as well as his own party.

Who helped Trump win?

Julian Assange (WikiLeaks), James O’Keefe (Project Veritas), and people like Mike Cernovich, Stefan Molyneux, Paul Joseph Watson, and countless other citizen journalists, meme artists and social media users.

And who helped Hillary win?

All of MSM (Mainstream Media), Google-Facebook-Twitter, the Obamas, and might I also add, Jay Z and Beyoncé. (Add to the list Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Lena Dunham,.. Almost all of Hollywood.)

Now here’s the important questions people should ask themselves that may clear their mind:

  • What do all who helped Trump have in common?
  • And how they are different from those who helped Hillary Clinton.

People who helped Trump:

They all served truth that the establishment suppressed. WikiLeaks by definition leaks government secrets in service of the public. Project Veritas provided footage (here, here and here) obtained through a series of sting operations that exposed many a corrupt schemes – involving mass voter fraud, inciting paid violence at Trump rallies which the media then would blame on Trump – by DNC and the Clinton campaign to sabotage the righteous campaign of Trump.

All the people who made Trump’s historic victory possible are the bearers of truth. Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is a hero who has literally given up his life to bring truth to the public.

People who helped Hillary:

The biggest arm of Hillary’s campaign has been the mainstream media – which is distrusted by whopping 94% of people. To call the media biased would be flattering. This time around they were downright hoaxing. The mainstream media stopped even pretending to be neutral. They were blatantly biased, they lied, spread hoaxes, colluded with the Hillary Camp (as proven by WikiLeaks), got caught and kept doing the same in their desperation. But in the end, they failed. The truth prevailed, thanks to the Internet. The mainstream media probably got dealt a death blow.

Google, Facebook, Twitter,… All of them proved that that are sold to the globalists. Google largely censored positive stories about Trump and hid negative stories about Hillary, manipulated its auto-complete search feature. (I tested it myself too.) Facebook kept the biggest stories about Trump from trending. After all, they funded Hillary’s campaign to defeat TrumpTwitter shadowbanned Trump’s tweets and even deleted some! There is so much evidence of all this that the mind boggles.

Obamas. To know what lying bunch of hypocrites the Obamas are one needs to look no further than 2008 and see what they said about Hillary while campaigning against Hillary. Obama has lied and showed his true colors at numerous occasions this election season. He lied about being unaware about Hillary’s use of illegal private email server to handle work related and classified emails (again, proven by WikiLeaks). He lied about Donald Trump being the first presidential candidate who said that elections could be rigged whereas he himself in his 2008 campaign was talking about elections rigging, not to mention numerous other presidential candidates and other politicians have expressed concerns about fraud and rigging in elections.

Jay Z and Beyoncé, among other scums. What to say about them. They are scums. Hillary said Trump is evil for uses lewd language. But she invites Jay Z and Beyoncé, who are the epitome of cultural degradation to perform at her rallies. And oh that reminds me, Michelle Obama even considers Beyoncé to be a role model for her daughters. And they say Trump is bad because he can not be a role model for the kids. Such hypocrites!

See the contrast between people who helped Trump and those who helped Hillary? Go through all the links in this article, then dig the Internet. There’s a lot more.

And then, my friends, decide which side looks righteous.

Dummy’s Guide To Persuading Hillary Supporters To Vote For Trump

In this post I’ll talk about how to talk to Hillary Clinton supporters to influence them to change their mind to vote for Donald Trump. I am calling it Dummy’s Guide for even though Trump supporters are on average smarter than Hillary supporters (in fact, the smartest people I know are on Trump’s side), when it comes to interacting with people on Hillary’s side many of them are taking what in my opinion is the fatal approach from persuasion standpoint. I will talk about it in a bit.

Note that by this time majority of both Trump and Clinton supporters have made up their mind about which candidate they support, and nothing coming out of either side is going to sway their support. So you are looking to influence the tiny minority of people who are not yet firmly decided and are tilting towards Hillary due to mass brainwashing by the mainstream media campaigning for Crooked Hillary. But do not get discouraged. Every single vote for Trump is important.

Hillary supporters may be brainwashed, ignorant, media zombies, but do not make a mistake of calling them that on their face. That is the fatal approach. When you are trying to persuade someone of something, insulting them is the last thing you want to do. Telling Hillary supporters that they are brainwashed implies that they have a weak mind, which feels like insult and they will never change their mind after that. Calling them stupid is downright insulting, you don’t want to do that.

Instead be Socratic. Here’s how you go about it: Do not disagree with their position, but act like you yourself are unsure of which side is better. If you declare at the onset that you are a Trump supporter it will trigger their defense mechanisms and they will close their mind to anything you say next. Do not tell them that you are on the side of Trump; pretend that you are having a neutral discussion and ask them questions and counter questions that bring out their illogic and ignorance, if only to themselves.

Your aim is not to win an argument with them. Or for them to admit to you that they were wrong and change their mind in front of you. Your aim is just to make them question themselves about their beliefs by subtly helping them with logic and facts. Subtlety is the key. If you come off as aggressive, you have failed before you have started. At all times you have to show that you are neutral and that you are looking at the situation from both sides. You might also have to agree (or pretend to agree) with them from time to time. Agree, and after some time question their stance. Remember, they don’t have to change their mind right now. You just plant the seeds in their mind and some people would change their mind before the election day.

Below are some of the points Hillary supporters use to disqualify Trump from presidency, followed by my tips on how one can address each of the points.

TRUMP IS RACIST!

Ask them why they think Trump is racist.

They will say Trump called for banning Muslims from entering America. Ask them if Islam (religion of Muslims) is a race or a religion. Obviously, it is a religion. So Trump is not racist. As for banning them from entering America, point out that Trump initially asked for temporary ban on Muslims coming from terrorism-infected countries until proper vetting mechanisms were devised.

They will say Trump called all Mexicans rapists and criminals. Ask them if Mexico is a race or a country. Obviously, it is a country. So Trump is not racist. As for calling Mexicans rapists, point out that Trump called illegal Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals, not all of them.

Ask them again if they can point out any racist remark Trump has made. It either involves Islam (which is religion) or Mexico (which is country). They can’t cite a real racist remark made by Trump, because he has never made any.

TRUMP IS MISOGYNIST!

Ask them why they think Trump is misogynist.

They might say, because Trump has insulted women by calling them fat, slobs, pigs etc. Now this one is tricky, because he indeed has called women names. But there is a logical explanation for it, which is this: Those women were contestants of a beauty contest, which means they had signed up to be objectified. When a woman is in a contest where she is going to be judged solely by her beauty, commenting on her beauty is not misogynistic. As an entertainer, Trump was doing his job. But that is a logical explanation, and you don’t want to counter this point by logic. It won’t work.

Hit it in a way that works. Start by asking them what counts more, words or actions. Get them to admit that actions count more than words. Then ask them if they have heard the tape on which Hillary is laughing about helping a pedophile get away with raping a 12-year-old girl. Ask them if they know Bill Clinton’s rape victims and how Hillary has silenced them. Ask them if Trump’s words (which he spoke as entertainer) make him a bigger misogynist than Hillary whose terrible actions destroyed some women’s lives.

TRUMP CAN’T BE ROLE MODEL TO KIDS!

Ask them if they know who the role models of their kids are. If they don’t have kids of their own, ask them whom do most kids see as their role models. If they are honest to themselves, they will know that most kids have their role models from TV – mostly Hollywood celebrities and pop stars. Then ask them why they think that is the case.

By questioning them make them realize the fact that kids choose their role models from the personalities they are exposed to frequently – which is people they see on TV. Popular role models are the likes of Miley Cyrus, Beyonce, Jay Z, etc. Then ask them if they find it troubling that kids are seeing these TV personalities who are destroying their culture as role models, and if they have taken any steps to avoid their kids’ exposure to these celebrities who impress all the wrong things on kids’ minds.

Close by saying that you don’t think it matters if Trump is role model material, because kids won’t be watching Trump on TV day in and day out. And even if they do see him as president on TV, Trump won’t be behaving in ways that put bad impressions on kids’ minds. On the other hand, the kids are already being exposed to the all the bad language and much worse images on TV every day (much worse than those they disqualify Trump as role model for). And what is worse, they are already picking their role models from the degenerate celebrities on TV.

Ask them if they have never used cuss words. And if they have, ask them if that disqualifies them from being role models to their own kids.

TRUMP IS HITLER!

Ask them why they think Trump is Hitler.

Ask them if they know that Hillary Clinton called half of Trump supporters – which is millions of Americans – deplorables. Tell them Hitler hated German citizens. Draw a parallel by showing that Hillary hates Americans. Isn’t that more like Hitler? Ask them if they can cite any instance where Trump has attacked ordinary American citizens.

TRUMP IS A DICTATOR!

Ask them why they think Trump is a dictator.

They might say, because Trump is not heeding their party leaders, and not taking advice from people who tell him to tone down his rhetoric. Ask them the meaning of dictator, then ask them how disagreeing with people on how to run his own campaign make him dictator. Isn’t it like if you refuse someone’s advice on how to live your life, they would call you a dictator!?

They might say, because Trump threatened to put Hillary in jail if he is elected (during the 2nd presidential debate). Ask them if they are saying it because they have read headlines calling Trump dictator for making that statement, then tell them how he was misquoted by the media. Trump said during the debate that if he is elected president he will ask his attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor to look into Hillary’s situation. Isn’t that a legal process to follow for criminal investigation? And that is certainly different from saying “I will put you in jail.”

TRUMP SEXUALLY ASSAULTED WOMEN!

This argument comes from Trump’s infamous “pussygrab” tape and the emergence of several women accusing Trump of sexual misbehavior 15-20-30 years ago! On the tape Trump is heard saying that if you are rich then women let you do anything. He says the words “they let you”.

First ask them what is the meaning of assault. Then ask them if a woman lets you do something how is that an assault. They might say, just because they let Trump do it doesn’t mean they were happy about it. Ask them if they are not making assumptions.

Avoid temptation to call them out on their ignorance of the nature of women. That would be deeply insulting to them, and thus will not help the cause.

When they point to the several women coming out accusing Trump of sexual misbehavior, ask them why they think all these women are coming out a few weeks before the election. Ask them if they know about WikiLeaks releasing hacked emails from DNC that are exposing Hillary’s corruption, and ask them what they make of the release of Trump tape on the exact same day that WikiLeaks released emails exposing Hillary. Point out to them that for nearly every WikiLeaks dump there is a woman accuser coming out against Trump and the media is hardly covering WikiLeaks. Ask them why would it be so?

TRUMP KISSED WOMEN WITHOUT PERMISSION!

Smile and ask them if they have managed to kiss any woman with permission. The idea is so ridiculous! If you are talking to a woman, ask her if you can kiss her and when she tells you to shut up, well, your point is made.

Avoid temptation to call them out on their inexperience with women.

TRUMP SAID “PUSSY”!

Ask them if they know what is going on in Germany (and Europe) after mass immigration from Syria. Get them to acknowledge that Europe has become a hellhole with terror attacks, rapes and sexual assaults by the Islamist migrants become almost daily occurrence.

Ask them who do they think would protect them and their families better from the two candidates. 1) Donald Trump, who is against mass immigration from terror-infected Islamist countries or 2) Hillary Clinton whose dream is open boarders. Ask them if it is wise to not elect Trump who is clearly the better bet for protection from terrorism, just because he says the word pussy?

Ask them if they have never said the word pussy themselves. And if they have, does it makes them bad human beings regardless of all of their good traits.

TRUMP IS UNHINGED, CAN’T BE TRUSTED WITH NUCLEAR CODES!

Ask them what makes them think Trump is unhinged. Is it Trump’s rhetoric? His insults of his opponents? If so, point to them that Trump is not a seasoned politician so he doesn’t talk like one. Moreover, he has been a reality TV star for years, so his mannerisms are different from those of politicians’. Does that make him unhinged? If so, how is he so successful in multiple fields and multiple businesses?

When you talk about his success as a businessman, they might point to his 5-6 bankruptcies to showcase his failures. Tell them that Trump has over 500 successful business entities to his name. If a businessman starts 500 ventures, and 5 of those fail, how is that a bad track-record?

Ask them if they have heard that as of this month (October 2016), Obama administration has declared cyber-attack on Russia based on Hillary’s unsubstantiated claim that Russia is providing DNC’s hacked emails to WikiLeaks in an attempt to influence the US election.  1) There is no proof that Russia is behind the hack. 2) This could aggravate Putin and could lead to WWIII involving nuclear. Ask them if that seems more like actions of the unhinged.

TRUMP PRAISES PUTIN!

Ask them this: Who do you think Putin would work better with. 1) Someone who says America and Russia has a common goal of defeating ISIS and that we can work together to achieve that, or 2) Someone who continually badmouths Russia and Putin and accuses Putin, without evidence, of influencing the US elections? The goal is to make them realize that Putin can actually be a good ally to America against terrorism.

There are countless other points they would bring out against Trump, but you get the drift.

Just remember to be polite, remain calm and don’t try to win over them.

Be as informed about both the sides as you can be. Follow people like Mike Cernovich, Paul Joseph Watson and Stefan Molyneux to keep up to date on the events and analysis.

Take America back, and make it great again!

Check out Scott Adams’ post about Unhypnotizing a Clinton Supporter, and the followup post.

Donald Trump – A Case For Laymen

Donald Trump is one man running not only against the corrupt political establishment, but against Google, Twitter, Facebook et al (companies sharing agenda with the power-hungry globalist elites, and blatantly, even illegally, censoring Trump’s attempts to connect with people), entire mainstream news media, and his own party leaders.

People who carry bad opinion of Trump get all their information form the mainstream media. In other words, they are thoroughly misinformed.

Hillary Clinton is the epitome of corruption.

How many people know about…

  • Hillary’s email scandals
  • Cover-ups of her poor health and brain damage
  • Her foundation’s pay-to-play scandal
  • Her lies about Benghazi
  • Her lies about landing “under sniper fire” in Bosnia (proven on video tapes)
  • Her shady ties with Wall Street
  • Her taking huge donations from Saudi leaders, the most misogynistic people in the world
  • Her silencing of Bill Clinton’s rape victims
  • Her helping a pedophile get away with raping a 12-year-old girl and later laughing about it (it’s on tape)

The list can go on.

Not only that, she has stolen the party nomination from Bernie Sanders. This was also proven through WikiLeaks release of hacked emails from her party, following which Democratic party chair resigned. Hillary Clinton become a presidential nominee by committing election fraud.

The mainstream media never highlights all that. But everyone would know that Trump called some woman fat when he was a reality TV star or passed some lewd remarks about women 11 years ago (like many normal men do in their man-to-man talks), and therefore he is misogynist. That’s media misinforming the public.

They all have common agenda.

When the entire establishment and all media is against one man, you know that man is your man. No more needs to be said.

It remains to be seen if on November 8 America celebrates its ascend to greatness, or free-fall to becoming another Germany, i.e. a hellhole filled with literal rapists and terrorists from the Middle East. After all Crooked Hillary is – by her own admission in a recent interview – a fan of Angela Merkel who destroyed her nation with her liberal immigration policies.

This election is the election of a lifetime for Americans. And Donald Trump is their last chance to save the Western Civilization. Or else, another Europe is waiting to happen.

Hillary’s Twitter Mole

It looks like either Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff is largely stupid like herself, or there is a mole on her team who has access to her official twitter account @HillaryClinton. For the sake of fun would assume the latter and present the work of her Twitter Mole.

Have fun!

The Mole came to my notice with the above tweet. I was taken aback by this tweet from Hillary which is positively advertising Trump. I have written a detailed post about it.

Hillary addresses Trump as President. What is worse is the image which appears in the tweet which looks like a file titled: President Donald J. Trump. Perfect for putting the idea of Donald J. Trump as president in people’s minds.

The first three words of this tweet, especially the way they are placed, couldn’t have done more to impress Trump as president on the people’ minds. Persuasion experts would say what comes in the next line matters not much.

The Mole tell is not in the words but the image that accompanies this tweet which reads: PRESIDENT TRUMP APPOINTS THIRD SUPREME COURT JUSTICE.

PRESIDENT TRUMP. Huge persuasion fail again.

The tweet is accompanied by a video in which Trump, quite humorously and effectively in my view, explains away the controversy around Star of David. Looks like the Mole is trying to save Trump the trouble by spreading his explanation to Hillary’s followers. Moreover, the title of the video reads: A MESSAGE FROM YOUR POSSIBLE NEXT PRESIDENT.

Try finding a Trump tweet or quote mentioning Hillary Clinton as a possible next president in such clear terms.

What is wrong in that idea?! After seeing this tweet one can’t help but wonder if Hillary Clinton is campaigning for Trump. Oh, I forgot, the Mole is!

In the words of Scott Adams: “Couldn’t be happier”? The mole is on fire!

This is probably the best work of the Mole. The tweet comes from Hillary right when the concerns about her mental (and physical) health have reached the mainstream media and the videos showing her bizarre behavior (like this one) are going viral on social media. It is worse than confirmation bias – herself practically admitting to the mental illness! That’s how it looks persuasion-wise.

This tweet comes at a time when Donald Trump has switched from insults and name-calling to giving policy speeches while Hillary Clinton has taken to fear-mongering and branding Trump as dangerous and racist. Could the timing of the tweet be more wrong?

I am amazed at the Mole’s ability to get away with tweeting whatever he wants. Wow, just WOW!

The above tweet, of course, is not the standalone tweet. It is quoting some tweet which reads: “Trump said they didn’t discuss payment. Now EPN directly saying they did, and he said they’re not paying.” EPN is for Enrique Peña Nieto, President of Mexico. Does this prove Trump was lying? Hell no! EPN could be lying, too. And anyway, half the people won’t even read the quoted tweet. A+ for highlighting Trump’s virtue and reminding the American people that Trump will never lie to them.

And the image in the tweet says: Vote 2016. Register to vote blah blah.. The Mole is effectively telling people to register and vote for Donald Trump.

“Donald Trump could actually be our next president.” You bet, Hillary Clinton! Persuasion experts would say when there are two lines, the first line would have much stronger impact on people’s minds. What comes after won’t register as well as the first line. After reading the tweet, people who earlier would have been unsure about Trump would also start believing in him. Way to go, Mole!

This tweets drops while hashtags like #HillarysHealth are trending on twitter, more fiercely than ever after her coughing fit at Cleveland, Ohio speech. A candidate who can barely stand her infamous stool talks about rock solidness.

She collapsed for real at 9/11 memorial service.

Hillary Clinton should be staying away from the words like “corruption”, “emails”, “delete”, “health” etc. which are strongly associated with her own image, and stick to the words like “racist” (what else?) which she has associated Trump with with some success. One is reading this tweet alongside Hillary Clinton’s face. Sure!

Panic-reacting to the backlash about Clinton calling half of Trump’s supporters “Basket of Deplorables” her campaign issued a statement along with the tweet from Hillary. Whose campaign is she talking about when she said “this campaign”? Her own I guess. That’s what it reads like.

The tweet is a Donald Trump quote directed at Hillary Clinton. And guess what, no one can disagree with what he says. Hillary called millions of Americans “Basket of Deplorables” just a few days prior to this tweet. Does not matter what is in the video in the tweet.

Here she is asking people to imagine Donald Trump in the role of president. People will obey the Mole!

This is a GIF of a moment from the 1st presidential debate. When Donald Trump attacked her on bad temperament and said that he has a winning temperament, Hillary Clinton convulsed. She looks weird there. It’s a material someone else would post to mock Hillary. But here it comes, from her own account. Well done, Mole!

Wow again! Mike Pence is getting praises from all over for coming out strong and victorious in his first debate with Hillary’s running mate Tim Kaine. Kaine on the other hand is facing criticisms for his poor performance in the debate. So of course Trump has picked a great running mate. By Hillary’s own assertion then, he will great at making hard decisions as president!

“The guide to help you make your choice for president”, says the tweet with a link to the article titled How to Choose Between the Most Corrupt, Least Popular Candidates of All Time. So, Hillary is basically admitting that she is corrupt and unpopular. She implying the same thing about Trump is irrelevant as there is nothing unusual about both candidates speaking ill of their opponent.

GO, MOLE, GO!

I will keep adding to this collection if the Mole keeps firing, which I am sure he will. Added 12 more tweets from Hillary’s Twitter Mole since this post’s original publication.

Courtesy Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) who called my attention to the Mole. Follow him on Twitter or read his blog where currently he is providing excellent commentary and analysis of Trump’s and Clinton’s strategies.

Hillary’s Tweet: Stupid At Best, Sexist At Worst

Hillary Clinton tweeted:

“You’re gonna make the same if you do as good a job.” —Donald Trump on women and equal pay

Scott Adams has rightly dubbed this tweet as the mother of all campaign errors. The tweet surely looks pro-Trump. There is nothing wrong with what Donald Trump has said about women. What was Hillary thinking, one wonders!

I don’t think she wanted to declare that women should be paid more than men for doing as good a job. Although that doesn’t rule out the possibility fact that Hillary is sexist. I’ll tell you why. Hillary Clinton supports the agenda of third wave feminism, which is a movement aimed at getting preferential treatment to women and absolute marginalization of men. That is not equality, but sexism against men. So Hillary is sexist.

But I get it, that Hillary is not soo stupid to reveal that level of sexism in a tweet. Because however dumb the masses be, most people recognize that third wave feminism is evil. That’s why large number of women today refuse to identify themselves as feminists.

It is very hard, however, to see how the tweet is not asking that women be paid more than men for as good a job. Remember that Hillary is an arch rival of Donald Trump in the race for presidency of the United States. The tweet is supposed to be against Trump. If Trump declares he believes in equality of men and women – which is unquestionably what the tweet implies – and someone takes issues with that, that must mean that they want more than equality, that is, preferential treatment of women. The tweet, at its worst, is sexist thus.

Now here’s what I think Hillary’s actual intention behind the tweet is: She wanted to imply that 1) Trump acknowledges that woman are currently paid less, and that is because (he thinks) 2) women don’t do as good a job as men. So he has to say that “you are gonna make the same if…” That’s kind of future tense (are gonna) and with a condition (if).

Well, there is the stupid of Hillary Clinton. Gender pay gap has already been blown away as a myth concocted by feminists. Yes, women are paid less than men overall. But the reason why they are paid less than men is because they work less than men. Women work fewer hours, take more days off, are less ambitious, and choose more comfortable and less risky jobs than men. So yes, average earning of all women across all fields would be less than average earning of all men across all fields. There is plethora of studies that corroborate this. The myth is also busted by Warren Farrell (The Myth of Male Power) and Roy Baumeister in their books (Is There Anything Good About Men?). Thus, the tweet at its best is still stupid.

Hillary Clinton is playing woman card – and playing it rather stupidly.