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Sun Jul 29, 2018, 04:54 PM

Donald Trump IS NOT A LIAR

He does not lie 100% of the time.

He spoke the unvarnished truth TWO TIMES during the campaign:

1. He said the election was RIGGED. True.

2. He said if I voted for Hillary, there would be a criminal in the White House. 2 for 2!

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Reply Donald Trump IS NOT A LIAR (Original post)
AZ8theist Jul 2018 OP
sinkingfeeling Jul 2018 #1
Demovictory9 Jul 2018 #2
Different Drummer Jul 2018 #3
TomSlick Jul 2018 #4
SeattleVet Jul 2018 #5

Response to AZ8theist (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 04:57 PM

1. But he is a liar.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 04:58 PM

2. ..

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Response to AZ8theist (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 05:22 PM

3. As the old saying goes...

even a blind pig finds a truffle every now and then.

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Response to Different Drummer (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 05:31 PM

4. How fancy!

In south Arkansas, we say "Even a blind hog will find an acorn now and then."

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Response to AZ8theist (Original post)

Sun Jul 29, 2018, 09:57 PM

5. You are correct, he is not a liar.

He is a bullshitter.

https://ieet.org/index.php/IEET2/more/Messerly20170206

Emeritus professor of philosophy at Princeton Harry Frankfurt‘s book, 'On Bullshit', was a surprise best seller a few years ago. Given the public musings of our recently installed President, I thought it time to revisit the main idea of the book.

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To reiterate the main point. Liars know the truth and try to hide it; bsers don’t know or care about the truth and try to hide their lack of commitment to it. Thus bullshitting is more like bluffing or faking. Surprisingly, Frankfurt thinks bullshit is more dangerous than lies because it erodes the possibility of the truth existing and being found. As he puts it:

It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth … Producing bullshit requires no such conviction. A person who lies is thereby responding to the truth, and he is to that extent respectful of it. When an honest man speaks, he says only what he believes to be true; and for the liar, it is correspondingly indispensable that he considers his statements to be false. For the bullshitter, however, all bets are off … He does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of truth than lies are.

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More in-depth analysis at link.

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