Friday, January 8, 2016

Dilbert, on Trump

Did you know that Scott Adams, author of the Dilbert cartoon, is a political pundit?  Well, he is.  Check this out:

"Trump and Climate Science (Master Persuader Series)"

And this:
"Ranking the Best Political Pundits of 2015"

The key is to understand that Trump has incredible communication skills.  Here is a quote from Adams, from the second link above, that sums it up all too well:
Trump isn’t just changing politics. He is changing our understanding of reality by brushing aside the illusion that humans use reason to make important decisions. This extends well beyond politics.
And this:
In other words, I see that Trump is bringing a flamethrower to a stick fight, but most of you only see a stick in his hand and a lot of random, rude behavior. I can tell you with certainty that none of it is random.

Prediction is easy once you see the flamethrower.