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(7,463 posts)
Fri Jan 15, 2021, 12:26 AM Jan 2021

How does he get away with it? None of us have seen anything like this during our lifetimes.

The common responses are: Shock. Dismay. Loud sounds. Threats! Then either the offender backs down or they don't. And he who does not back down generally wins. Depending on skin color and socioeconomic status, or course.

Think of prehuman tribal behavior -- lots of kabuki, not so much killing. Apparently nature rewards spectacle but not so much the act of violence, especially within a basic tribal unit. In our case it's a massive tribal unit, at least in theory -- and just like with the small tribe it all comes down to the combined emotional makeup and behavior of individual members, the sounds they make, the choices they make.

Every once in awhile a guy comes along who has an ability to do the kabuki better than anyone. He can stomp and shout, churn and burn, glower and take power beyond all other members of his tribe. Many submit to his kabuki -- it's just too impressive, too loud -- and over time, they become mildly programmed to hear his voice above all others.

And if that guy is a ultra-narcisisstic child-raping bloodthirsty beast, well -- the programmed just hear the voice, and see the stomping and churning.

But when that comes crashing down as rotted human structures often do, the survivors tend to mark that particular guy's type of kabuki as fricking dangerous and we gotta never do that. Mostly. A small percentage always loves bad kabuki, it's just genetic.

So they live long and prosper. But a couple of generations down the line everyone living has never seen such a thing and would never believe it could happen to them -- they are the futuristics, after all -- and when it does everyone steps back and displays shock and dismay, then loud sounds and threats. And if that doesn't work -- well, it happens all over again but in a different way.

Humans! Gotta love that million-year old subroutine stuff. If you don't read enough, you're doomed to repeat it.

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How does he get away with it? None of us have seen anything like this during our lifetimes. (Original Post) byronius Jan 2021 OP
He's done with "Getting away with it." NNadir Jan 2021 #1
I shall trust your scientific opinion and very much hope that is the case. byronius Jan 2021 #2
When I see that, I'll believe that. dchill Jan 2021 #3
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Jan 2021 #4
The BIGGER they ARE THE HARDER Cha Jan 2021 #5
He has never really been held accountable and probably never will. CentralMass Jan 2021 #6
What I fear is that his antics have moved the out the borders of accountability. And when the mitch96 Jan 2021 #7
If you have an audience for your lies.... kentuck Jan 2021 #8


(33,696 posts)
1. He's done with "Getting away with it."
Fri Jan 15, 2021, 12:28 AM
Jan 2021

He is going to be the first President of the United States to die in prison.

We have just begun to learn the truth about this thug.

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(14,158 posts)
7. What I fear is that his antics have moved the out the borders of accountability. And when the
Fri Jan 15, 2021, 08:41 AM
Jan 2021

repukes get back into office in the future, they will push it even further... uffda...

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