Rule of Life

People who couldn’t accept that Trump was doing anything right operate within the same mistaken philosophy of life as those who can’t accept that Biden could do anything right. They are guided not by their own interests but by a nebulous illusion of belonging. This illusion is a trick to make them betray themselves, time and again.

An important rule of life is: never get emotionally attached to people who don’t know you exist and don’t get invested in the first opinion you form about something.

5 thoughts on “Rule of Life”

  1. I don’t like Biden and didn’t vote for him. But I’m not currently feeling super worried about his presidency, if I’m honest. Sure, he’s done some bad things, but is it a catastrophe? Not really. I’ll freak out when there’s something to freak out about.

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  2. “People who couldn’t accept that Trump was [and now Biden MIGHT do] anything right operate within the same mistaken philosophy of life…They are guided not by their own interests but by a nebulous illusion of belonging.”

    I’m not quite sure what the last sentence in the above quote means, but here’s my take on both Trump and Biden:

    I didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 because I had NO IDEA what kind of bizarre President he would be. I was pleasantly surprised when the former liberal Democrat starting passing moderately conservative Republican domestic policy, assigning strictly conservative judges to the courts, and was the first President in decades to start no new wars. The stock market loved him, too, and I didn’t really care about his nutty Tweets and “I’m the greatest ever!” stump speeches as long as basically everything in the country went as I liked.

    So far Biden has done just about everything WRONG, passing non-stop executive orders that have the sole purpose of undoing everything Trump accomplished: ending his border control policies, removing due process for the accused in college sexual assault cases, allowing biological male athletes to compete against biological females in school sports. crippling American access to vital fossil fuel sources, ending state right-to-work laws, rejoining unwise foreign pacts (the Paris Climate Accords and perhaps the Iranian Nuclear deal), reheating our foreign wars in the Middle East, supporting voting law changes that would guarantee Democratic Party victories for almost every future election, and now proposing tax increases that will affect many more middle-class citizens that he promised during the campaign, etc, etc.

    I don’t see hope for improvement: Biden is clearly growing more cognitively impaired every day, surrounded by circling progressive vultures like AOC and Elizabeth Warren, ready to strike whenever they sense a fatal weakness of will or mentation on his part, and eager for the day when VP Harris is compelled to take over at some point prior to 2024.

    IF Biden actually follows through with his proposal to let undocumented aliens apply for US entry from their home countries in Central America, as he claimed he would on ABC News two days ago, this will be a major improvement in our current immigration polices — not nearly enough to stop our current “open borders” policy — but a good start that I will gladly give him public credit for. (IF he somehow starts making other wise choices that as yet I don’t see on the horizon, I will support and praise those moves as well. But I’m not holding my breath.)

    I’m not a “Never-Biden” person who thinks he’s hopeless, let alone evil. He’s a decent enough person, but way out of his depth at his advanced age, and losing his tenuous grip on his job and his own mind at a pace that only his handlers and fellow Democrats can fearfully pretend to deny.

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    1. I agree completely with this analysis. That’s exactly how I feel. I don’t expect much from Biden for reasons you outlined. So I’m grateful even for the smallest sparks of lucidity. It’s great that he brought this concept of applying for asylum in situ into the public consciousness. If he manages actually to carry through on this – that would be great.

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  3. “An important rule of life is: never get emotionally attached to people who don’t know you exist and don’t get invested in the first opinion you form about something.”

    Very sage words Clarissa. I think there is something pathological about people who get so invested in famous people like movie celebrities or politicians.

    On a similar topic, you were also right about Ron DeSantis. Initially I thought he was a bigger buffoon than Trump, but he seems to be proving everyone wrong:
    https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/03/18/ron-desantis-profile-covid-florida-2024-476777

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