Why You Can Never Use Facts With a Donald Trump Supporter

People like to believe that they’re logical, rational, intelligent creatures. Then again, people like to believe in Noah’s Ark, Santa Claus, and the Easter Bunny as well.

The fact is that when people make a decision, they often do so with no idea whether they’re making the right decision or not because they have no idea how much (or how little) information they actually have to base their decisions on.

Because people don’t know how much they know or don’t know about a given topic, they can only make decisions based on incomplete data. The problem isn’t that everyone uses incomplete data but that far too many people believe they’re making rational decisions based on complete information.

That’s like crossing a busy highway, believing you’re invincible to getting hit by a car, and then getting hit by a car. The moment you fool yourself into believing you’re 100% right when you’re not, that’s where the problem comes in.

Once people make decisions based on incomplete data and fool themselves into believing they’re making obviously logical choices using complete data (when they’re not), the next slippery slope to delusional thinking occurs when people identify with their choices.

Instead of making a decision (based on incomplete data and being aware of it) and being willing to look for facts that may contradict their beliefs like a scientist testing a hypothesis, most people come to a decision based on incomplete data, then identify with their decisions.

If you confront these people with facts that contradict their beliefs, they’ll simply ignore any and all facts. Once many people make up their minds, they’ll actively and rabidly resist changing their minds because that would mean admitting they were initially wrong, and being wrong means a loss of identity and ego.

So the next time you run across a Donald Trump supporter, don’t bother parading facts to make your case because facts will never change the mind of someone who steadfastly believes they’re  always right all the time. Facts simply remind them that they could be wrong and admitting being wrong is a direct threat to a person’s identity.

Can you change someone’s identity? Nope, and because far too many people associate their beliefs with their identity, you can never change someone’s beliefs either, even with a mountain of facts. As long as you threaten someone’s identity, they’ll never listen to you and will likely dig in and further entrench themselves with their mistaken beliefs because holding on to a mistaken belief is far better (in their minds) than admitting they could possibly be wrong.

This innate fear of being wrong is what limits people. As long as you’re afraid of being wrong, it’s far better not to try anything at all. If you do nothing, you’ll never be wrong. (You’ll never be right either, but that’s besides the point with people who fear being wrong.)

If you fear being wrong, you’ll defend your beliefs with violence if necessary. Education and facts can never overcome stubbornness and fear, and that’s exactly what motivates so many people.

Confronting people with facts will never change their minds because they’re already convinced that they’re already right. Trying to change someone’s fixed mind is like trying to change the mind of a rock. The only difference is that a rock still has the possibility of changing for the better.

To read more about why people dislike being wrong, click here.

Why We Need Donald Trump

Many people are hoping Donald Trump will get impeached or be forced to resign. While this might seem like an improvement to liberals, there’s actually a good reason why liberals need Donald Trump to stay in office, because without a highly polarizing figure like Donald Trump in the White House, it’s harder for liberals and progressives to rally their base.

Back in World War Two, the British and Americans came up with all sorts of plots to assassinate Hitler. Many of those plots were never executed but many of them were never started for one reason. The Allies correctly guessed that keeping Hitler in power was more detrimental to Germany’s future than taking him out.

Hitler micromanaged his admirals and generals, second-guessing them because he (like Donald Trump) believed he was smarter than everyone else, even in situations where he had no experience.

Hitler lost confidence in his navy so he refused to let Germany’s major ships attack for fear of losing them. Hitler held back Germany’s jet fighter program that could have introduced jet fighters much earlier in the war and turned the tide against the Allied effort to take back Europe.

Hitler kept making such poor decisions throughout the war that he was actually an asset in helping the Allies defeat Germany. The Allies feared if they eliminated Hitler, someone far more intelligent would take over, and having an intelligent leader running Germany would be a far greater threat than having a bungling Hitler in charge instead.

And that’s why the world needs Donald Trump to stay in office. As long as he spews vicious attacks on immigrants and the media, and insists on delivering lies that are easily proven false, Donald Trump reveals the true face of the GOP leaders around him.

The GOP cares only about profits for themselves while blaming non-whites for all the problems in the world. Having Donald Trump bluntly state this in public is bad enough, but when GOP leaders remain silent, that’s even worse because it reveals the GOP’s true intentions all along.

The GOP never wants to help people. They simply want to rewrite laws for their own benefit and enrich themselves in the process. Donald Trump makes this obvious. Removing Trump from the White House means the GOP can go back to saying politically correct statements while still pursuing their same deceptive agenda enriching themselves at the expense of everyone else. Without Trump making this obvious, liberals and progressives will likely go back to sleep and falsely believe the Democrats are the solution when the Democrats are little different from the Republicans.

The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats ostensibly want to help people while enriching themselves while the Republicans want to help themselves while enriching themselves.

Trump simply highlights the fact that America has never been about freedom, liberty, and democracy so much as it’s always been about imposing our will on others by force and deception. Both the Republicans and Democrats share the blame equally, but Donald Trump makes this obvious to everyone.

Removing Donald Trump means the US government risks going back into “let’s pretend” mode again where they pretend to care about people while secretly enriching themselves anyway.

Donald Trump is necessary to highlight the huge problem with both the Republicans and the Democrats because both have mutually created a system of government that enriches themselves at the expense of the people they’re supposed to serve.

We need Donald Trump to continue highlighting the real motives behind our so-called government leaders from both sides. Right now the Republicans (and many Democrats) are mostly silent in challenging Trump, which means they silently agree in his naked power agenda.

We shouldn’t fear Trump so much as we should fear all the people around him who aren’t doing a thing to stop or challenge him. We don’t need to get rid of Trump. We need to get rid of the people in Congress who support him.

The big threat to any nation isn’t a single leader, but the people who support that leader. After all, Hitler didn’t exterminate six million Jews by himself and Trump can’t do anything without the active cooperation of many people who put their own interests ahead of the country, and those are the people we need to get rid of far more than we need to get rid of Trump.

Donald Trump Just Wants to Be Liked

Whether you like or hate Donald Trump, you have to admit that his actions have gotten him into the White House. Yet you have to wonder why Donald Trump behaves the way he does.

He always wants his way, he doesn’t listen to others, and he always thinks he’s right. If you spotted this blustery behavior in a child, you might wonder why a person would act like this and one possible reason is that it’s a way to cover up low self-esteem.

Bullies are often easily intimidated. Because they’re essentially cowards, they overcompensate by acting far tougher than they feel. More importantly, bullies act tough to others because they’re afraid.

They’re not afraid of others so much as they’re afraid that others will see them for who they really are. So they hide behind a false front that puts up a tough exterior right away as a shield. Of course, such a shield not only blocks out threats, but also blocks out love.

Essentially, Donald Trump, like all people, wants to be liked.

There are many ways to be liked, but if you have low self-esteem, you’ll be extremely sensitive to any sort of criticism. (Sound familiar with his constant Tweeting?) You’ll also pretend to be the opposite of how you really feel. Someone with low-self-esteem needs the adoration of others like a drug addict needs cocaine. People with low self-esteem need constant approval from others, but it’s never enough. They need more and they need it all the time.

Someone who holds such a low opinion of himself must continue to draw attention to himself through emotional outbursts and outrageous actions because these give him attention in the same way that a crying baby tossing toys around a living room can attract the attention of the parents.

Notice that Donald Trump feels particularly hurt when he finds people may not like him? Why boast that his inauguration was the most attended in history when it clearly was not due to photographic evidence? Imagine how he feels when he sees more people protesting against him. Even worse, Donald Trump craved attention so he naturally craved approval from Hollywood when he was a reality TV star in “The Apprentice.”

Now most of the Hollywood crowd has turned against him and will never forgive his actions again. No matter what happens to his Presidency, Donald Trump will never be welcomed into the majority of Hollywood circles ever again, and that fact alone must particularly hurt someone like Donald Trump.

Given the fact that he’s already shut himself off from Hollywood and many world leaders, who else can Donald Trump turn to for unending approval? His base of white nationalists.

Expect Donald Trump to perform more outrageous acts like a screaming toddler throwing a tantrum for approval. As Donald Trump’s circle of friends gets smaller and smaller, he’ll get wilder and wilder, pandering to the only people who still like him: neo-Nazis, white supremacists and racists, and angry bigots. Not surprisingly, this group of people don’t embrace facts or care about history. All they care about is themselves, their imagined enemies and threats to their existence, and their own selfishness — exactly the same way Donald Trump feels.

Donald Trump must continue seeking approval from right-wing extremists because they’re the only ones who like him while the rest of the world shuns him.

For someone who only wanted to be liked, having a large percentage of the world actively and visibly protest against you must be the ultimate fear of anyone with low self-esteem. Most people who hold low opinions of themselves only have to deal with a handful of people who don’t like them. Donald Trump has to live in the fish bowl transparent bubble of the whole world, and a growing percentage of the world does not like him.

For someone with low self-esteem, being President isn’t a dream job. It’s Donald Trump’s biggest nightmare.