Donald Trump Rally in Colorado Springs

fishEH

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IDK about LDS specifically, but that's not unheard of, esp with Harry Potter. LOTR though is odd because Tolkein was devout Christian.
I used to play waaaaay back in the day with my cousins. Eventually, the oldest sister didn't want to DM anymore (that was the other problem with D&D in the 80's...it's unparalleled properties as a vagina repellant 😁) and things eventually fell apart as 2 person games get lame.

Im surprised at the Christian connection because I had a boss from the LDS community. Harry Potter and LOTR (I thought Star Wars too?) were explicitly banned by most parents for promoting the occult.
 

SGaynor

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Trump’s Darwinian Truth
The president understands how to condition people to accept his truth at a very deep and very dangerous level.

Which brings us back to why Trump goes to the trouble of taking the word of foreign dictators even when he must know that it cuts across the grain of reality.

It’s because Trump has a loyal following who generally accept his truth as thetruth. He needs these followers to learn from example how to relegate their trust solely to him and doubt every other source of information. For this to happen, he has to show how he himself is never going to doubt the word of other despots. The lesson he’s teaching the American public is that in every situation where a dictator publicly declares something, Trump will find a way to take the dictator’s word for it and cast doubt on all the disparate checks on reality.

It’s conditioning. We are all Pavlov’s dogs and he is going to keep ringing that dinner bell until we’re salivating for a meal that’s never going to arrive.

When you see Trump’s behavior through this lens, it all makes sense. He’s not trying to convince the people who are unconvinceable. He’s trying to condition his followers to such unblinking loyalty that they can eventually relegate the rest of the country to a frustrated nuisance that can be silenced.

When that happens he can finally file for divorce with the confidence that he’ll get the house and full custody of the kids.

And if you’re thinking “don’t be ridiculous,” then you’re either in on the job, or just not paying attention.
 

SGaynor

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So Trump never said he believed Putin when Putin said Russia didn't try to interfere with our election?

Trump never said he trusts Kim so we should reduce the sanctions against NK?

Trump never said he believed MBS when he said he didn't have anything to do with the Khashoggi murder?

Trump never said any of that? Or do you believe Trump that those guys never did anything bad?
 

gimebakmybulits

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He’s trying to condition his followers to such unblinking loyalty that they can eventually relegate the rest of the country to a frustrated nuisance that can be silenced.
On the other hand, if I'm to believe you then you will be forced to admit that Trump is far smarter than you've been willing to admit............
 

brian4d

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I just can't wait until the report comes out and starts throwing the Obama and Clinton gangs under the bus. You will see liberal heads explode.