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SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN: Trump is driven by one thing and one thing only: the search for glory

By Scott Barry Kaufman on July 24, 2016


......I believe we need to look deeper at the underlying motivation behind virtually everything Trump does, from his choice of teammates to his tweets to his private and public statements. In my estimation, Trump is driven by one thing and one thing only: the search for glory. Everything stems from this one simple fact, and everything falls into place in a predicable fashion once we fully understand the operation of this fundamentally human drive.


“Hence the fear of defeat made further triumphs always necessary. Moreover, the feeling of grandeur, increasing with every triumph, rendered it increasingly intolerable that anybody, or even any nation, should not recognize his grandeur.”

“Since the person’s real interest in a pursuit does not matter, he mustbe the center of attention, must be the most attractive, the most intelligent, the most original– whether or not the situation calls for it; whether or not, with his given attributes, he can be the first. He mustcome out victorious in any argument, regardless of where the truth lies.”

“The checks on imagination are malfunctioning in the search for glory… The more his irrational imagination has taken over, the more likely he is to be positively horrified at anything that is real, definite, concrete, or final. He tends to abhor time, because it is something definite; money, because it is concrete; death, because of its finality. But he may also abhor having a definite wish or opinion, and hence avoid making a definite commitment or a decision.”

“He forgets; it does not count; it was accidental; it was on account of circumstances, or because others provoked him; he couldn’t help it, because it was “natural.” Like a fraudulent bookkeeper, he goes to any length to maintain the double account; but unlike him, he credits himself only with the favorable one and professes ignorance of the other.”



You know who will get hurt by a Trump presidency?

Every fucking group you think you're defending with your purity.

The Rude Pundit
Proudly lowering the level of political discourse
Trump, Russia, Clinton, Email, and the Great Cosmic Jokes of This Stupid, Stupid Election


And don't fucking get upset when we say that not voting or voting for Stein or Johnson is as good as voting for Trump. It's as good as voting for Trump because Clinton is the only candidate who can beat him, and any vote not for her is a net gain for Trump, and that shit'll matter in states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, and elsewhere. And, yeah, fuck you if you think that voting for Clinton to stop Trump ain't enough of a reason. It is enough of a reason. It's always been, in every election, enough of a reason. Sorry, sunshine, that's the fuckery of democracy.

Fuck you for not knowing your history and not wanting to do everything you can to stop someone like Trump from ascending to the White House and appointing Supreme Court justices, which will fuck us all for the rest of our lives. You know who agrees with us and disagrees with you? Bernie Sanders. Elizabeth Warren. Michael Moore. President Obama. And a fuck-ton of liberal writers (and a shitload of conservative writers, but fuck them where they stand anyways).

Do you think we're all just lying to you? Do you think people across the left are liars or shills, including the dude you worshipped all this time? Or maybe, just maybe, we are sounding a warning bell, telling you that this shit is real. A Trump presidency is realer in its consequences than a Clinton one, however bad you think a Clinton presidency might be. Fuck, the Washington Post took the really unusual step to say, "Yeah, fuck this. Trump is a psychopath. Stop him." That's unheard of.

Don't damn us to be Cassandras. Don't let us stand there in 2017 and forward and say, "Told you so." Probably from our cells in the gulag.


Trumpenfuhrer actually boasted about our "friends" in Russia and China supplying the emails.

Donald Trump on Monday attributed the Democratic National Committee hack that led to the ouster of its chair to “one of our many, many ‘friends’” in Russia or China.

At a campaign event with running mate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence in Roanoke, Virginia, Trump said although outgoing DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz worked “very, very hard to rig the system” in favor the of presumptive nominee, Hillary Clinton “threw her under the bus” after emails between top DNC staffers were leaked online.

“Little did (Wasserman Schultz) know, Russia, China, one of our many, many ‘friends’” – Trump emphasized with air quotes –“came in and hacked the hell out of us. Can you imagine?"

Trump was discussing the cyber attack on the DNC, which has been widely attributed to Russian intelligence forces.




Hey, it worked for Bush

Make Your Own Reality!
By: Tristero

Oh, yes. And those of us who remember Bush Jr., can't help thinking of this while watching John Oliver's brilliant, caustic comments:

The aide said that guys like me were "in what we call the reality-based community," which he defined as people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. "That's not the way the world really works anymore," he continued. "We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."


One more demonstration that Trump is not, as many in the media will have you believe, an anomaly in an otherwise reasonable and serious national party, a party with decent-thinking national figures that was hijacked by some orange-furred infestation .

No. Trump is Republican values incarnate. And the attitude that Trump has towards reality is the same as Gingrich and as Ryan. If I feel it, it's a fact.

Hey, it worked for Bush.


With all due respect...

With all due respect to the story du jour, a Presidential election has never been decided by who serves as the chair of the party.


Bernie sanders: Leaked Emails In No Way Change My Support For Clinton

Sanders: Leaked DNC Emails In No Way Change My Support For Clinton
Allegra Kirkland
JULY 25, 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) remains committed to supporting Hillary Clinton after WikiLeaks released a trove of emails revealing that Democratic National Committee officials tried to undermine his presidential bid.

Asked Sunday on NBC’s “Meet The Press” if the emails gave him “any pause” in his support for Clinton, who he endorsed in June, Sanders said, “no, no, no.”

“We're going to do everything we can to protect working families in this country,” Sanders said, saying the election was not about Clinton or Trump but about “the people.”

He treated the email hack as a distraction, saying it was important for Democrats to remain unified in their opposition to Trump, who he called “the worst Republican candidate” he’d ever seen.

“Donald Trump would be a disaster for this country,” Sanders said, pointing to Trump’s rejection of man-made climate change and proposal to lower taxes for America’s wealthiest. “He must be defeated.”


The Trumps at breakfast...

Just your every day normal American family:


Dismayed by Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse Hillary Clinton

Dismayed by Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg Will Endorse Hillary Clinton
The former mayor of New York City, who chose not to run for president this year, will back Mrs. Clinton in a speech at the Democratic convention.

Hillary smacks Donald

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