Category Archives: demagogic

Why Trump is Machiavelli’s marshmallow and Putin is Machiavelli’s Prince.

At the Helsinki summit, critics have described Trump as weak. They have noted his body language, his behaviour, and his posture to argue Trump looked soft, weak, and outclassed by Putin who looked, solid, strong, and in control. Trump’s defenders … Continue reading

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The Trump leak saga continues

Axios published a story that recounts the president meeting with his communications staff after the inappropriate McCain comments were leaked.[1] At the meeting, his staff accused each other of being a leaker and the story leaked.[2] None of this is … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Internet Apologizes”

These reflections are a response to this article: http://nymag.com/selectall/2018/04/an-apology-for-the-internet-from-the-people-who-built-it.html Once again, we find technologist evangelists waking up to good and evil. Yet, none have returned what they have gained from touting their utopian vision. The great and the good prided … Continue reading

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If it is time to let Trump be Trump, who will he blame when it goes wrong?

Trump claims he will become the president he wanted to be but others denied him. His claim shows his uncertainty and inexperience. Instead of an answer that reassures us, it provokes more questions. First, if Trump was unable to assert … Continue reading

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Saint Trump and Saturday Night Live

When Saturday Night Live (hereafter SNL) lampoons someone they exaggerate the gap between the person’s reputation and reality to reveal their identity. In this approach, SNL exaggerate some trait to show the person as ridiculous. For Trump, this does not … Continue reading

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Facebook Employees need a reverse Voight-Kampff Test.

In the film Blade Runner, a test, the Voight-Kampff, is administered to potential replicants. It measures their blush response to questions that will elicit a strong emotional response.[1] This brings us to the Facebook. Given the number of ethical lapses … Continue reading

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A legitimate president knows “Hypocrisy is the homage that vice pays to virtue.”

Over the past year, we have been treated to, or rather forced to endure, the unsavoury aspects of a president’s personality. Over the past year, we have tweets and public statements that show us something that is usually hidden. We … Continue reading

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Did Mike Cernovich lie to 60 Minutes?

Recently, Mike Cernovich has had a lot of media exposure. A couple of weeks ago, he was featured on a 60 Minutes segment about Fake News.[1] Earlier this week, he claimed he published a scoop about Susan Rice, who was … Continue reading

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The injustice of Donald Trump revealed

Donald Trump is going to demonstrate how he negotiates, how he gets the big deals, how he gets his kicks. He is not clever. He is not smooth. He is not a great negotiator. Instead, he will brutalize the American … Continue reading

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Did Napolitano mean that GCHQ works like Southern Investigations?

When Andrew Napolitano spoke on Fox News, he tried to support Trump’s claim that Obama wiretapped Donald Trump[1] even though no one could find evidence for it.[2] He said that his sources told him no one would find evidence because … Continue reading

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