Why have you become so anti-Trump?

Algray

Why have you become so anti-Trump? I used to really like your indep views, like when the deep state was taking over Ukraine. Now I think anyone supporting the Dems/Deep State/Mainstream is a moron. Sorry Mish. I'm very disappointed. This is the most important fight of our lifetimes.

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Tengen
Tengen

How important can it be when the Fed and MIC are guaranteed victory no matter what?

If Mish came out as pro-Biden, that would be worthy of condemnation. There's nothing wrong with being anti-Trump, or more accurately in this case, anti-both. Mish condemned Obama for eight years, now Trump's the guy letting us all down.

Sechel
Sechel

Sounds like you can't reconcile views that are opposed to your deep seated beliefs. Is confirmation bias so important to you?

njbr
njbr

You joined today to say this?

I'm disappointed in you.

Casual_Observer
Casual_Observer

The problem isn't Mish. I would suggest you watch this:

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Herkie
Herkie

C_O this is a great link, I had to stop it at 14:07 where he says HEY remember the TELEPHONE? It struck me as so true. My best friend will text gibberish and very often weeks would go by and I would hear nothing. I tried to call and he simply does not talk on the phone. The voice mailbox is full so can't even leave a message. Turned out his life was going down the tubes and he needed help. Short of flying to Denver I could not get through.

He talks about how social media curates your bubble with algos, how it manipulates for clicks so platforms can generate revenue. But, that does not allow for things like the troll farms in russia which really do exist. There are real enemies that seek to manipulate us in order to undermine our nation for the purpose of destroying it, and we do not have the ability to recognize which posts are authentic dissent and which are dangerous fakes meant to do us harm. We would not be in this state if our real enemies with bad motives were in a red font would we?

In the context of this post at Mish the question was like a hurt manipulative disappointed girlfriend: "Why have you become so anti-Trump?"

It poses no argument, it is simple and direct, and of course all aware people know you will never be able to answer any question that starts with ?WHY? to the satisfaction of the asking party. It is a trap to engage you so that you are open to their side or their feelings. It is also one of the tools of the troll farm when they are losing a valuable resource.

Rational people would not ask this question. It cannot be answered to anyone's satisfaction. It is meant to rope you in and nothing more. If the doctor is right and social media is doing this to us (I think he is) then we do the right thing and dump social media (I do not have F'book and only recently restarted at Twitter) but if there is a war on America being instigated on Twitter for example then it is on that platform we have to fight.

One of the problems is that platforms almost never have UNLIKES or thumbs down so when people post and get that LIKE rush that encourages and reinforces this behavior so people get no negative feedback from posts, only the positive that causes that sugar rush. Reddit allows down votes and they impact your total "Karma" on the platform. But there is peer pressure never to down vote.

Anyway, this is a great link that makes you think so I appreciate your attempts to do that, it is the right thing.

Herkie
Herkie

The question is not why has Mish become anti-Trump; the question is how can anyone with a mind and any love for the nation NOT be anti-Trump.

I have yet to read even one decent cogent argument in favor of Trump remaining president but I have seen all the evidence I need to see that he is unfit for office. Including some of the people I respect most like the generals of the Pentagon who normally never comment on politics, but who now believe that Trump is a threat to national security and the continuation of the nation itself. It takes a serious national emergency for them to cross that line so carries all the more weight.