Nyall from Baltimore: Jon or Eric, can you explain to me why anyone votes for Trump?
Jon: If you don't like Trump, the Media and politicians are to blame for his rise and dominance.
Resources are scarce, the world is competitive, and, unfortunately, selfish and dishonest people too often get ahead. Even information and education are scarce and access is controlled by people who don't necessarily want the average person to get ahead. So, we are left with a lot of unnecessary confusion and disagreement in the world, and I think dishonest people in the Media and in politics (who think they are smarter than they really are) try to justify their own complicity and corruption by convincing themselves that the public is stupid, dangerous or out of control. It makes them feel better about controlling and distorting information, etc. But, I think it's all much simpler. I don't think the public is out of control and needs to be controlled. Instead, corrupt leaders need to do more to help people instead of focusing on themselves. If we weren't lied to so much, people wouldn't be acting so crazy and be so angry. People are sick of politicians and Trump is capitalizing on that.
Here's an article by John Pilger, an honest journalist, who explains the reality and magnitude of the problem: http://johnpilger.com/articles/war-by-media-and-the-triumph-of-propaganda
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Jon and Allen analyze the GOP Primary ahead of Super Tuesday 3:
Allen: Yeah, it's great! It's funny that he gets crushed so much for changing stances. He basically says what he thinks and sometimes changes when he receives new information; seems pretty reasonable
Jon: Two debates ago, he changed his stance on something while on stage, but people still trust him because he actually talks to them.
Allen: Yes, he did. And, it actually makes more sense than TrusTed who won't even consider any view other than his own. Ted just knows he's right all the time.
Jon: Lying Ted and Little Marco. Can you imagine getting away with calling well known politians that on national TV over and over, to their faces? It's nutz! And people love it!
Allen: This election cycle is definitely entertaining. Yep, Lying Ted and Little Marco. He called Ben Carson Pathological then got his endorsement. Amazing!
Jon: Carson and Christie will get cabinet positions or something. I think Trump wins GOP nomination and chooses a woman for VP. Could be Palin again.
Allen: I hope he does, a black woman!
Jon: Pretty sure will be a woman to take votes from Hillary.
Allen: It would be crazy if we end up with a contested convention.
Jon: Yes. We will basically know on Tuesday.