Trump made an appropriate response to corona virus

Donald Trump made a controversial statement on Twitter when the corona virus started making its way into the news and daily life. He compared it to the flu. “Nothing is shut down.. Life goes on.”

He downplayed the event. Even though the virus was spreading across China outside of China, and the death rate was higher than the flu, and it was more contagious than the flu, Trump tweeted that it’s not a big deal and to carry on as usual. 

Did Trump want old people to die? Did he want the economy to grind to a halt? Did he actually think the Chinese were lying and that it wasn’t a bad illness? 

No. He didn’t. Trump has more information than anyone on the planet. He had advisors that told him this is no flu. He also had advisors that told him what would happen if things shut down – life would never be the same. Someone had to make the statement he did. It couldn’t have come from a medical professional – since it is a disease to take seriously, and it had to come from someone high up in his organization. It took courage to say that it’s just a flu, when he and everyone else knew it was not just a flu. 

America depends on the financial markets. It’s our competitive edge over other countries. Our markets allow for ingenuity and technological advancement, top colleges, and enough top industry and financial gatekeepers to attract the brightest students, employees, and entrepreneurs from all over the world. It’s this that keeps us ahead of China and other nations in arms and money races. Without dominance in arms and money, the US takes a backseat to nations that allow for fewer individual freedoms to decide international policy for others. We don’t want that. Trump knows we don’t want that. 

Our financial system was hanging on by a thread. Money had been pumped into it for decades, incentivizing reckless spend, inefficient hiring, but also innovation. And it gave those inefficient employees a chance to make some money so they could spend it on things that have to be made by someone else. Thus the economy keeps moving. It all depended on belief that the dollar is better spent elsewhere than held on to. Which, when money is pumped into the economy which makes inflation rally, it makes sense to do. When that money is moving around and not held onto, innovation is incentivized by those dollars. 

I said Trump had courage because he made a promise to try his hardest to keep life going on as we know it. That meant a call on individual lives from people who will get sick and die because of lack of action in shutting things down. However, it could also mean the markets crash and people lose their jobs, savings, homes, and livelihoods. This is what Trump was seeking to protect in his tweet. 

His actions weren’t courageous because it was the right thing to do. His actions were courageous because it’s what *most of you* wanted to happen, but couldn’t admit publicly. So you left the President to say it for you. Trump did a dangerous thing by tweeting it’s just a flu. 

Instead of the virus killing off a 14% of the population, most of which is unproductive over a few months, which would be horrible and have major world consequences, we shut down the financial markets. Now we’re going to face mass unemployment and an economy that will never get back to where it was. 

Lives would end over the illness and more because they weren’t prepared. But it was the last Hail Mary thrown so that you, basic girl and haze bro, could get your pumpkin spice latte and IPA. Without the latte and IPA that you can show to your friends on Instagram, you are without meaning and direction. Trump tried to save you from that. 

It could never work. 

Stupid Believers

This was fun to write. 

It’s interesting how propaganda works. How many of you are religious? Believers of a book written 2000 years ago, long before modern science began to uncover worldly truths? 

I’m on your side here. Let’s make fun of the rest of the world. 

Religious propaganda has influenced billions of people. It influenced the founding fathers of the United States and it influenced the Bible Belt – the southern states that are stereotyped as not being as intelligent as us on the coasts. 

It’s the atheists, the agnostics, the non-believers, that are better than this cheap propaganda. 

Sorry, “better than”. 

You see, atheists, and the classes they populate, fall prey to another kind of propaganda. Advertising. 

These dumb hicks from ‘bama and east California, they don’t fall prey to your ads. They see an ad for an iPhone 13 and say, “Y’all don’t need that, y’already got a phone. That just ain’t no good.” 

The superior in intellect, those that resemble the founding fathers in courage and wisdom, but choose to write blogs to carry out their revolution, they say something similar, “You don’t need a new iPhone. The utility of adding three cameras to the back is not worth the opportunity cost of working weeks or more likely months at a job that doesn’t care for you. Plus the dopamine rush of having a shiny new object to show off to the neighbors won’t do me, or the neighbor any good.” 

It’s you heathen middle-brows, the average person, the basic bitch and hazy bro that gives into advertising. You, smart as you are for having disproved a man that peacefully recommended not wanting things and said by practicing virtue you can be better than your animal instincts. You told him he didn’t exist. 

In doing so, you reinforced your own ideas and your own shitty behavior. You are relegating yourselves to animals, prone to emotional whim and carnal desire. You let your lusts and fears drive your behavior, which makes you open to manipulation by marketing departments, which you are eager to see what they produce for you next so that you can incrementally raise your status over your neighbor. 

There’s a better way. I figured it out, and so did those Trump loving, gun toting rednecks down South. 

They are more capable of experiencing happiness than you. 

Why people hate Trump

Trump is disliked because he’s an arrogant billionaire. Trump is hated because he represents the results of following the laws of nature. He succeeded in business, marriage, and politics by exhibiting the uninhibited, natural behaviors that lead to those rewards.

It makes sense that the modern culture would resent this. The culture is trying to re-engineer what we think is natural. This happens with sex – look at rise in transsexual behavior and legislation, anal sex, and sex dolls. All of these replace the intimacy that naturally comes with sex. Let alone the baby that naturally follows sex and imposes commitments upon the doers. People have degenerate forms of sex not to have children and a relationship based on trust, but instead as a means to be seen as the type of person with high enough status to have lots of sex.

In the workforce, the best workers end up with status through promotions, wealth, and recognition. However, the culture wants us to believe that there is only oppressors and oppressed and that wealth is taken from the poor to be spent by the wealthy. In reality – in nature, wealth is not zero-sum, and economic value is typically created by the wealthy and shared with the lower classes through both taxes and incentivized employment. People join the workplace not to add value to the economy so they can share in trade, but instead join the economy to gain status in the eyes of others.

Despite thorough historical, economic, biologic, theological, and psychological literature on what constitutes natural, there continues to be this push toward a world that is more concerned with subjective equality and feelings not being hurt rather than actual, natural results. 

Why would society push these lies? Mostly because it pays. Having more people in the workplace means companies will have larger profits because there are more people to produce and more money going around to consume. Having people insecure about sex means they will spend more money on products and services that claim to fill these shortcomings.

This is not sustainable. The more people ignore their own biology and the feelings that result from our evolutionary design, the more delusional we become with the natural world around us. We are lying to ourselves.

When we lie to others about what we want out of a relationship or what we want out of a career (status, instead of sharing with someone or the community), we lie to ourselves because our actions go against the natural feelings that occur in all of us.

By hiding our feelings from ourselves, we become less empathetic towards others. We assume our motives are virtuous, and that others’ motives are not virtuous. We become distrusting. When we are distrusting, we are less likely to have healthy relationships with others and less likely to be trusted by producers and consumers in trade. We are less likely to be rewarded in sexual and economic markets.

Trump participates in the natural markets. He built a business by being aggressive, hard working, and cunning – traits that are rewarded in the financial markets. He succeeded in the sexual market by developing the charisma, leadership, and powerful image that is attractive to chicks.

Modern society says that these traits aren’t what lead to success. We are taught that equality is the highest virtue. That giving to the less fortunate is the path to riches. That working long hours in a career is the way to status. That being nice, instead of powerful and charismatic, is the way to a woman’s heart and pants.

These virtues are not rewarded in the natural world. There is tons of evidence that supports this. The bad boy with the tattoos and motorcycle gets the girl instead of the “nice guy”. The sociopath that plays office politics gets promoted to CEO. This is only natural.

If we don’t get material reward, at least we have our dignity because we did the right thing as a culture, right? Wrong. We did the opposite of what is true, and we behaved that way because of dishonest reasons. We wanted the girl and the status, and those things never came. They never came because we never developed the skills necessary to attract these things.

In being dishonest, we destroy our own soul rather than build it up over the competitive womanizers.

Trump’s soul is healthy compared to people that say they hate him. He built the skills to succeed in business and in relationships. This goes against everything our culture tells us from the time we are little. We are unprepared to deal with the world, and we are unprepared to deal with someone who figured it out. We are told he is wrong, but we know deep down that he did the things that would lead to his definition of success, and we did the wrong things because we were lied to about what the right things were.

Do we yell at our parents, teachers, and entertainment heroes – all of our influences that made significant impact on our lives?

Unlikely. We are much more likely to take our frustration out on the man who did the right things. People hate that they’ve been lied to about what success looks like and what it takes to be successful. These people project this hate – the deception they’ve been through, onto others. Plus, our friends, entertainment heroes, parents, and teachers will share our frustration and we can be made together.