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Response to Kaiserguy (Reply #9)

Fri Jul 26, 2019, 11:24 PM

12. The messaging coming from that side is intended mainly to muddy the waters. Confuse. Sow doubt.

Leave people off-balance about whatever-it-is. And if there's nothing but a muddle (especially if it's MULTIPLE muddles every day, cascading furiously down upon each other like a waterfall from Hell)? That's the whole point. It's such an avalanche that those it's aimed at are eventually likely to throw up their hands, say various forms of "fuck it!", and give up. Or tune out. Or otherwise not stand up to it. You've heard the metaphor about how it's "like trying to drink out of a fire hose." The old Dan Rather maxim about how "if you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle 'em with bullshit" comes to mind, too.

When I was younger and studying karate, our sensei always stressed "Jab! Jab! Jab-Jab-Jab! Keep jabbing! Jab! Keep jabbing! Keep 'em busy! Keep 'em busy! Keep jabbing! Don't stop jabbing! Keep 'em busy!" MAN does that ever come back to me now, lo these 20-some-odd years later. You wear down the opponent that way. And then, more likely than not, the opponent gives up or tires more quickly and fails to keep up an effective defense. Keep 'em busy. Wear 'em out. I think that's what trump is trying to do. Lies, changes his mind sometimes within the same day, denies, delays, makes shit up, blames it on somebody else, stonewalls, makes excuses, tries to rewrite the incident or the quote, tries to distract, threatens to sue (or does file suit), claims he doesn't remember.

WHY are we putting up with this? Why the Hell?

IMPEACH. At least it leaves a permanent mark. It'll ALWAYS be there in the history books. For all time.

on edit - By the way, Welcome to DU, Kaiserguy!

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