Tuesday, January 03, 2017
We hope Trump's future improvisations will be on the theme of America First, but...
If "bullshit" means talking about what you don't know about (not really lying) when certain circumstances seem to call for it, as Chilton Williamson pointed out in a review on the subject of bullshit (Chronicles Jan. 2017), then Donald Trump's political style is not really bullshitting, he seems to be using a technique he uses in making business deals, it is more like jazz improvisations on a theme.
We hope Trump's future improvisations will be on the theme of America First, but as I mentioned here before, even though Trump seems to be making buddies with Putin, that may end up being bullshit on his (and his advisers) eventual theme of creating another bi-polar world, with the U.S., Israel, the Sunni states, and a few Europeans on the Western pole, and Russia, Iran, China and a few European states on the Eastern pole. I don't see Putin abandoning Shi'ite Islam and I don't see Trump abandoning Israel.