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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 10:54 AM

Talking in circles

Me: So, your hero said in January that this coronavirus crisis is just a Democratic hoax. Was he lying?

My brother: No, he wasn't lying. Yes, it's a hoax. This is no worse than the common flu. The number of people who have died is much less than the flu.

Me: Then why did he declare a national state of emergency this week?

My brother: To calm the markets and the economy. That's the hoax. The panic caused by Democrats to take down our economy is the hoax.

Me: So, if the virus is not serious then why did he ban travel from China and Europe... travel bans that helped to tank the economy?

My brother: He did that to protect us from the Chinese virus, and then Democrats screamed racism.

Me: Well, you just said that the "national state of emergency" is to protect us from panic, not from the virus. Why is he adding to the panic?

My brother: He's not adding to the panic. He's got the situation under control, he's got everybody's concerns under control.

Me: Are people panicked about both the virus and the economy?

My brother: No, just about the virus. People know the economy is strong.

Me: Then why didn't he just stick with his original thought, and keep telling us that the virus is nothing to worry about, instead of banning travel because of the virus?

My brother: I already answered that. Democrats want a panic to take down trump.

Me: You're making zero sense. Keep your hands away from your face.













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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:15 AM

1. Sad!

Sorry to hear that.

Your Brother sounds like someone who has been indoctrinated into a cult. That's different from just having a partisan bias or strong views. His responses obviously sounded canned, (programmed sound bytes) and devoid of personal analysis, insight or reflection.

I guess it is easier to just fall into a media trance, for some, rather than to make the effort to see through it. We have so much toxic media parading as news and valid sources of information now that it is hardly surprising.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:17 AM

2. The stupid runs deep in trump's America.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 11:26 AM

3. Sounds like the conversation I'd probably have with my rwnj cousin, if we were still talking.

They share a common trait with the Con; they will never admit they were wrong. In fact, they often double down.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 12:50 PM

4. Same here, but my cousin would have HAD to add "but Hillary's email" and "Obamacare".

He wouldn't have been able to stop himself. Fox "news" has them well-programmed.

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